Want to be a BMX racer? Now's your chance.
The five-week spring season BMX Racing League is aimed at teaching beginning riders, including children, the basics of the sport.
Mike Carruth/BMX News
The spring season of the BMX Racing League starts April 3, and USA BMX Chief Marketing Officer Rob Gardenhire says it’s a great opportunity to introduce the whole family to BMX. The five-week season is aimed at teaching beginning riders, including children, the basics of the sport.
Gardenhire says interest in BMX has picked up nationally since its debut at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. At the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Americans Connor Field and Alise Post Willoughby won gold and silver medals, respectively. Many Tulsans are taking notice because of USA BMX’s plans to build an indoor Tulsa track and move its national headquarters and hall of fame here in late 2019.
USA BMX hopes to capitalize on local interest through the racing league, which also will have a fall season, according to Gardenhire. “The goal is to get kids and their parents excited about BMX,” he says.
April 3-May 3 — USABMX Spring Racing League
For children ages 4-15 and parents age 25 and up. 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sand Springs BMX, 2600 S. River City Park Road, Sand Springs. $130 per rider; loaner bikes and helmets available. Visit bmxracingleague.com or sandspringsbmx.com.