Calling all BMX riders, the track is open for business
BMX riders now have a place to ride, and train.
The West Kootenay BMX club is opening up operations for Monday nights, beginning August 6.
The track is open from 6-8 p.m.
The program will start as a riding and starting gate practice night with a registration drive and then switch to a race format in the coming weeks.
"BMX racing is a great family sport in which all ages can compete," said the club's emailed press release.
"This includes young children on push bikes to the 61 and over class. And with membership, you can race at tracks all over BC, Ontario, and the US."
Local riders are urged to demo the track for free and take a spin around the jumps and berms.
Mountain bikes, children’s coaster brake bikes, and push bikes are welcome and there will be four sizes of BMX race bikes to try out.
Membership is $55 a year and this allows the rider to take part in races and starting gate practice. There is also a free one day membership which can be a great way to try it out.
The track is located at the Salmo Ski Hill.