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Somewhere in California during the early 70's, a bunch of kids on modified 20" Schwinn Stingray bicycles went out to a vacant lot and created a brand new sport of their very own.

Those kids were probably not even the first. The same scene of youthful energy and American resourcefulness was quite probably going on in Nebraska and/or New Jersey. But it was the California gathering of nameless pioneers who were recorded on film by Bruce Brown's cameras. The resulting motorcycle film, ON ANY SUNDAY, would spread the word like a wildfire.

There was no stopping it now. A new sport created by kids for kids was born. Bicycle Motocross was the name it was given. That name was quickly shortened to BMX. It grabbed the attention of thousands of kids in one short summer. Boys and girls on their modified bicycles were seen jamming through the dirt emulating their motorcycle motocross heroes.

Imitation lead to innovation and quickly the kids were performing tricks and "getting air" that made their motorcycle heroes green with envy.

A Safe & Fun Family Sport

It only takes one trip to a BMX race and you will quickly see that everyone in attendance, from kids to parents, are having a great time. BMX is a safe and fun action sport for the whole family.

Statistics have proven that BMX racing is one of the safest of all youth sports today. Part of this is due to the mandatory requirement of safety equipment every time a rider is on the track. Riders MUST wear long sleeves, long pants and a helmet. Gloves are optional, but always a good idea. As riders get more involved in racing, so does the safety gear; with padded elbow jerseys and padded (on the knee, hips and shins) racing pants.

BMX is a sport catering to the individual. Every rider gets to participate and compete. No one sits on the bench and no one gets cut from the team.