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BMX Racing this weekend

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City of Akron Press Release
Published: 08-14-2015

AMERICA’S BMX RACERS ARRIVE AT AKRON BMX FOR THE

 USA BMX BUCKEYE NATIONALS

            Akron, Ohio (August 14, 2015) – One of America’s largest action sports, BMX Racing, is returning to the Akron BMX track this weekend and with it will be about 1,000 BMX racers and their families. Both boys and girls will participate in the non-stop races, as well as moms and dads, with ages ranging from as young as 2 years old, up to 70-plus.The USA BMX Buckeye Nationals will be held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 14-16, 2015 at the Akron BMX Track located at 1000 Service Rd, Akron, OH 44306, adjacent to Derby Downs.

During the 11 month long season, the USA BMX national circuit stops in 22 different states, at 31 unique tracks and arenas and Akron BMX is thrilled to host this major sporting event here in the City of Akron. Akron Mayor Jeff Fusco said: “I encourage people from Akron and surrounding areas to go out to the BMX Track this weekend. This is another example of a fun, family friendly event in Akron.”

BUCKEYE NATIONAL SCHEDULE:

< >: Action begins on Friday with practice throughout the afternoon and a pre-race at 5pm.< >: Practice continues in the morning, followed by an Opening Ceremony and national    racing kicks off promptly at 11:30am.< > Competition starts at 8am, with the main events starting at approximately noon.

USA BMX racing is full of nonstop action and the 1,000-foot long Akron BMX track will challenge competitors of all ages. Each race can include as many as eight riders, and will send them speeding down the starting hill, maneuvering and sometimes flying over dirt obstacles, zooming around banked turns in hopes of gaining a spot on the podium. BMX Racing is exciting to watch for all ages.

 Admission is free; parking is $10/per day or $20 for a weekend pass. For more information contact: 

Ed Nelson, Akron BMX Track Director at: 330-417-7104.

 


 

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