19 Facts About BMX racing


The sport of BMX racing is facilitated by a number of regional and international sanctioning bodies.

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Many successful BMX racing racers have gone on to leverage their skills in other forms of bicycle and motorcycle competitions.

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BMX racing became a medal sport at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing under the UCI sanctioning body.

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USA BMX racing is certified under the UCI, which is recognized by the Olympic Committee.

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BMX racing had admired BMX through the American magazines his son brought home.

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BMX racing Australia is the current sanctioning body for BMX racing in Australia.

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BMX racing held the first Italian international race in Pinerolo and organized the first Italian participation in European Championships.

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BMX racing concluded an agreement with the UISP in order to unify their respective national championships and in 1989 ceased the activity.

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BMX racing used his personal trophies that he won racing motocross motorcycles as awards for the winning competitors.

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BMX racing gave out membership cards, wrote the rulebook, and had a points system for scoring and proficiency level promotion.

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BMX racing ran the first state championship in 1972, when he was all of 16 years old.

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BMX racing was a former Hollywood stunt man who promoted races at the famous Indian Dunes, built and managed by Walt James, where many movies and TV shows were filmed.

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BMX racing later opened the Yarnell track, a steep downhill course every bit as treacherous by today's standards as Scot Breithaupt's BUMS track—if not more so.

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That day was the first time in more than 35 years that the sport of BMX Racing was run under a single sanctioning body in North America.

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USA BMX racing utilized mainly ABA rules, but incorporated aspects of the NBL.

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BMX racing introduced BMX to the Netherlands in 1974 after seeing it in the United States.

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BMX racing started the first European BMX sanctioning body the Stichting Fietscross Nederland in the Netherlands in 1978.

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USA BMX allows the use of both systems depending on the racing event and track operator discretion.

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Fourth class of racing in BMX which are held at local and national events are called Opens.

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