Off Road

A BMX Bike Track

bmxLouis Armijo Sports Complex at 2800 South Broadway, T or C

BMX” stands for bicycle motocross. According to Wikipedia, “BMX began in the early 1970s when children began racing their bicycles on dirt tracks in southern California, inspired by the motocross stars of the time. The size and availability of the Schwinn Sting-Ray and other wheelie bikes made them the natural bike of choice for these races, since they were easily customized for better handling and performance.”

Over the years, BMX branched into different styles including freestyle (tricks done in skate parks or on flat land) to dirt jump (high flying).

The track in T or C includes challenging hills and turns, but is suitable for both racing and stunt riding. Parents can sit on a nearby bench and watch the action, possibly with their hands covering their eyes.As with most sports, protective gear for riders is always strongly encouraged.

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Information obtained from website: sierracountynewmexico.info