A HUGE surge of adrenaline!
When you get to the top of the starting hill at any BMX track around the nation, you can’t help but feel a huge surge of adrenaline.
As you roll your bike into the starting lane—whether it’s for the first time ever or the thousandth time in years—you know you’re about to experience the thrill of a lifetime. A thrill that no other sport can provide. As you scope out the track one last time before setting up to start, you feel that rush. As soon as the starting gate slams down, the next 30 to 40 seconds are like a wild dirt roller coaster that you control.
From the two-year-old learning to balance on the Strider pushbike, to the expert athlete flying over the obstacles with the greatest of ease, to the seasoned rider who still digs the rush of the ride, every track has something fun for every level of rider. That’s the great thing about going to the BMX track; big or small, novice or expert, you ride at your own speed.
In football, basketball, baseball or soccer, every field of play will always be identical. Not so in this action sport. While every course has a starting gate and a finish line, that’s where the similarity begins and ends. No two tracks are identical. The lengths of tracks will vary as much as the size and arrangement of obstacles. Some are fairly flat while other have faster downhill sections. Some shorter tracks will be 900 feet long while others can be as long as 1,300 feet. Today’s USA BMX tracks are nothing like the rough and rocky tracks your dad or grandfather rode “back in the day.” Today’s BMX tracks are thoughtfully designed and meticulously groomed to be the perfect race courses.