BMX is sweeping the country and the world.
Racing is clean, exciting fun that whole families can get involved in whether as a racer, spectator, pit crew or track volunteer.
It is an inexpensive sport that the whole family can enjoy.
Calgary's track is located in the heart of the city at 5520 Blackfoot Trail,SE.
I really enjoy watching the action and there is no doubt in my mind that this is a great sport for youngsters to participate in.
In fact people of all ages participate in this sport.
It is a relatively inexpensive sport in relation to hockey or golf.
An annual membership fee for the
Calgary Association is only $150,00 and forfull membership which is valid for all district, provincial and national racing AND includes your Alberta Bicycling License Fee costs will not exceed $130.00 depending on age.
But if you just want to check it out first, the Calgary Association will give you a trial membership for just $60.00 which is valid for Calgary Racing and Coaching and qualifies the rider for the year-end Calgary awards.
Bicycle Motocross,started back in California in the 1970's, and by now over 150.000 enthusiast of all ages are racing all over the country in organized events through local clubs and associations.
It's a sport the whole family can participate in because races are organized by age groups as well as skill levels, such as Novice, Intermediate or Expert, and races are organized in boys and girls classes as well.
Everything is sanctioned by, and operates under the rules and guidelines of The Canadian Cycling Association which oversees Road Racing, Mountain Bike Racing, BMX, Track racing and Cyclo-Cross.
Bike racing of all kinds has become immensely popular and is showing up in The Olympic Sports, not to mention the Tour-de- France.
Most starters in this sport simply use the 20” street bike they already own by making some adjustments such as adding padding to the frame and removing the chain guard and the kick stand.
The Calgary Association will lend newcomers a full face helmet, which is a requirement, and you just make sure you show up in long pants, a long sleeved shirt, gloves and enclosed shoes ( no sandals or open toed shoes are allowed)
Soon you'll be racing around with your new-found friends just like you see in the many videos you see on YOUTUBE.
There is a mountain of literature (over 300 items)on this subject
in my store.
Just click on “books”, then click on “sport” and than enter “BMX” in the search bar,and you will be surprised to see what is available!
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