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Manteca BMX track dedication Thursday
The Anderson 209 BMX Team riders are ready to ride at Thursday’s dedication of Manteca’s new BMX track. - photo by HIME ROMERO
Manteca’s new BMX track is being dedicated Thursday at 4 p.m.

Thursday’s dedication at the Spreckels Avenue and Moffat Boulevard facility will include remarks by Mayor Willie Weatherford as well as the rest of the City Council that includes John Harris, Vince Hernandez, Debby Moorhead, and Steve DeBrum. Anderson will also speak. In addition the Anderson 209 BMX team will conduct a demonstration. Light refreshments will be served.

The track is a joint private-public undertaking involving AKF Development, the City of Manteca, and Anderson 209 BMX.

A more extensive event involving team members and riders from the general public will take place on Saturday at 1 p.m., following the 2010 Manteca Senior Games BMX competition. There will be some professional demonstrations as well.

Anderson 209 BMX plans are to organize all comers’ competition for the general public in the coming months. The track will be like any other city park. It will be open from dawn to dusk for general use unless an American Bicycle Association competition is scheduled.

The BMX course is 1,200 feet long with three 180-degree banked turns. It also has various jumps on the course and one rhythm section. It conforms to ABA design standards.