Are you looking to try a new family friendly sport? A sport where no one is waiting on the bench and there are no age requirements? The answer is BMX Racing.
What is BMX racing?
BMX racing has been around since the 1960’s. A California born race that became popular around the same time that motocross was spreading over the US. Being similar to motocross, BMX racing is a type of off-road bicycle racing. Races are an intense 30-40 second sprint on purpose-built, off-road single-lap race tracks. The track usually consists of a starting gate for up to eight racers, a groomed serpentine dirt race course made of various jumps and rollers and a finish line for kids and adults. BOYS and GIRLS as young as 2 years old, and MEN and WOMEN of all ages enjoy the sport.
BMX Racing was introduced into the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Are you ready to try out an Olympic sport?
What you will need to start…
Long sleeve shirt
Bike (BMX or mountain style preferred)
Helmet (If you do not have one, St. Peters BMX has loaner helmets)
When does the racing season start?
The races can run from January – December 15th; however St. Peters BMX is an outdoor facility so our season is weather permitting. We typically start our season around the end of March or the first part of April and continue on through as late as November.
Please check out our schedule located at www.stpbmx.org.
Find us on Facebook - @SaintPetersBMXGateway
St. Peters BMX History -
St. Peters BMX Gateway was started in the spring of 1991. Mike and Betty Feagans were granted permission to open a BMX track at Brown Road Park in St Peters, MO holding their first race in August 1991. We are still racing today and would love for you to check us out.