BMX To Host Olympic Day

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First State BMX in Milford will join the worldwide celebration of Olympic Day Tuesday, June 25 at their track behind the Milford Central Academy. By offering individuals free access to their full-length track, participants will be given a chance to experience this newly recognized sport by the International Olympic Committee. First recognized at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, BMX made its second appearance at the London Games this past summer.

Part of a larger East Coast BMX Circuit, the First State BMX track is a volunteer driven organization that offers fun for kids of all ages and hosts annual professional races to encourage kids to enter into the sport of BMX. In the recent past, First State BMX has held a National and UCI Continental Race, which qualifies riders for the international events.

In early fall of this year First State BMX will host a US BMX National Race at the track from September 13 through 15. The event promises to bring more than 600 riders of all ages to the city as many riders will need to accumulate more points toward championships in their levels towards the end of the racing season.

First State BMX has approximately 140 members and racers that range from age 2 to 60. The BMX season began in March and will run through the month of December. Practices are held at the track for just $6 and racers can buy practice passes that entitle them to multiple days at the track.

Locals are encouraged to come out to the track, located at 1045 N Walnut Street behind the Milford Central Academy, for practices and races. For more information on the Milford Track visit www.firststatebmx.com, friend them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FirstStateBMX or call the shop at (302) 422-4133.