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A short history of BMX racing

BICYCLE Motocross (BMX) originally started when children began imitating motocross riders on their bicycles. Old bikes were used on roped-off tracks with turns and jumps, which gave the pedal-powered fanatics a sensation of racing motocross. The number plates on the bicycle and the trophies at the finish line made it feel real. Pictures and footage date back to the mid-1950s in the Netherlands where motocross racing was already popular. BMX was developed as a sport in the USA in the late-1960s/early-1970s, with youngsters taking their Schwinn Stingray bikes to improvised tracks all over California… read more >

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