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HIGH FLYING FUN

BMX track draws kids of all ages

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HIGH FLYING FUN

A rider gets air while racing on the Spreckels Park BMX track.

HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin


POSTED January 3, 2013 12:24 a.m.

Last week the Spreckels Park BMX track was completely underwater.

And on New Year’s Day they were racing on it the course.

In a testament to the hard work, determination and love for the sport of BMX that the local community has for it, the first day of 2013 was a racing day – drawing people from as far north as Chico and as far south as Fresno that had no access to their own local venues.

The influx doubled the number of motos – the classes that riders are broken into according to age and ability level – and showed how healthy the sport still is.

“We had people as young as 3 and as old as 55 or 60 riding out there yesterday,” said Anderson’s 209 BMX advisor Jon Anderson. “It’s a family atmosphere and we’re going to try and be out there every weekend.”

This upcoming weekend members of the Anderson’s 209 team and the Spreckels Park BMX community will be hosting a beginner’s clinic prior to the start of Sunday racing at the Spreckels Avenue and Moffat Boulevard track. For $5 those that attend will receive an American Bicycle Association membership – a $45 value – and learn the basics of BMX from those that know it best. The $5 will go towards the $10 cost of their first race. The clinic will run from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6.

Racing will convene on Saturday, Jan. 5, and Sunday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m. Registration will begin at 11 a.m.

For additional information visit www.facebook.com and search for Spreckels Park BMX.

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