Profile Last Updated: December 21, 2008
BMX racing has become popular again. It first sprang up in the early 70s, and combines specially designed bikes with motocross-style tracks for an adrenalin fueled plain old good time The Calgary BMX society is a non-profit organization that helps promote the sport at all levels. They provide track time and set up race events so you or your kids can hone your skills and learn how to race and ride to your ultimate ability level. BMX racing is particularly good for kids to build their endurance, coordination and strength. It also exposes kids to friendly competition and helps them become more confident.
If you’re interested in starting out, you just need safety equipment and a membership to the Calgary BMX society. You can start out at the track during practice times to gain a feel for your bike, the style of riding and how a BMX track works. If you don’t have your own bike or helmet, you can start with a loaner from the BMX society. Once you feel you’ve gained enough practice, you can start racing. The field is split into age and skill groups so everyone’s got a chance to excel. It’s a great way for kids to compete in an atmosphere that’s still relaxed and fun while learning the value of hard work.
The main track itself is tight, twisty and full of jumps, rhythm sections and flat out straights just like a motocross track. It’s an exciting track to race and learn on and you’ll have fun seeing how much air you can get and how quickly you can shoot yourself around the turns and whoops.
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