Utah BMX Racing
A popular sport for the entire family, BMX racing is alive and well in Utah. There are a number of sanctioned tracks available year round, providing opportunities for racers of all ages to test their skills.
BMX originated in the state of California in the late 1960s, when teenagers imitated their motocross heroes (most notably Steve McQueen ) on their bicycles. Scot Breithaupt is credited as the founder of BMX. The 1971 motorcycle racing documentary On Any Sunday is generally credited with inspiring the movement nationally. In the opening scene, kids are shown riding their Schwinns off-road. It wasn't until the middle of that decade that the sport achieved critical mass, and manufacturers began creating bicycles designed specially for the sport.
BMX Race Tracks in Utah
BMX Tracks in Utah include:
- 1,200 Foot Long Track
- One of 250 National Caliber Tracks Sanctioned by the American Bicycle Assoc. (ABA)
- Open Spring and Summer only
- Bicycle Safety Clinics Offered TBA
- Riders of All Ages Welcome
- Open to Public for Practice Daily fee is $2.00 per rider.
- For more information please call Darrin at (435) 241-0117.
RAD Canyon BMX(Indoor & Outdoor) South Jordan, Utah
RAD Canyon BMX is a Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation facility, and is equipped with bleachers, rest rooms and a snack bar. FREE admission, visitors and spectators are always welcome. Call (801)699-9575 for more information.
Sanpete County BMXManti, Utah
Virgin Regional BMXVirgin, Utah
Track Phone: (435) 674-1527
Other Phone: (435) 688-8328
Registration: 9:30-10:30am, Race 11am. Fees: $5 Points, $8 Trophy & Points. Virgin BMX runs in the NV State Series. Directions: I-15 North, past St. George City towards the Hurricane Exit, to State Hwy 9, follow signs to Zion National Park. When you reach the town of Virgin, look for Kolob Reservoir Rd., go up 1 mile. Left on dirt road. Track Address: 900 N. Kolob Rd, Virgin, UT 84779
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