Coming soon to FNC Park!
BMX stands for Bicycle Motocross. Races are short (a minute or two) on simple dirt tracks with lots of jumps and turns. The bikes are also simple, with a single speed and 20 inch wheels. Modern BMX bikes evolved the single-speed sting rays that many parents remember as their first bikes. Up to 8 competitors race at a time.
What we're planning for BMX at FNC park
The track in Oxford will be designed to be fast and fun to ride for all ages. Age group races for boys and girls from age 5 to adults are planned as well as weekly practice nights. The BMX season is typically runs from March to November. The track in the diagram begins with a gate to control the start and an elevated ramp to provide a burst of speed to get riders over the first jump. Banked turns will connect 4 runs of about 200 ft in length. Each run has a number of jumps, spaced so that younger riders can ride over each jump while older riders can clear two at a time.
Possible Design of BMX Track at FNC Park (from Kevin Stuart)
The details of management of the track and races are still being worked out. The bike shops in town are helping with track design and sponsorship. There are two national organizations, NBL and ABA that sponsor regional and national competitions. On many tracks a parent volunteer committee will help with track maintenance, scheduling and running races.