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Kootenay riders compete in provincial BMX series

Members of the West Kootenay BMX club — Arlo and Dylan Henderson, Cale and Sydney Seftel, Lyndon Schiewe, Harper Henderson, Nova Schiewe, Sonny Kerr, Coda Punchard and Serene Schiewe — proudly sport their medals won over two days of racing in Salmo and Grand Forks. - Submitted photo
Members of the West Kootenay BMX club — Arlo and Dylan Henderson, Cale and Sydney Seftel, Lyndon Schiewe, Harper Henderson, Nova Schiewe, Sonny Kerr, Coda Punchard and Serene Schiewe — proudly sport their medals won over two days of racing in Salmo and Grand Forks.
— image credit: Submitted photo

To give riders more bang for their bucks, the West Kootenay and Grand Forks BMX clubs coordinated their provincial championship races so riders could compete in three races over two days on July 26 and 27.

With more races to make the drive worthwhile, riders of all ages and their families came from around  the region including Kelowna, Kamloops and Langley to race in Salmo on Saturday morning and then in Grand Forks on Saturday night and Sunday.

“The word is getting out now how wonderful our track is here in Salmo,” said Lyndon Schiewe, founder of the West Kootenay BMX club.

“We have the only track with a water feature,” he added, referring to the water-filled trough that riders have to jump or ride through.

BMX racing is a family sport and even two-year-olds on push bikes can compete.

In Salmo, the track is located at the bottom of the ski hill. Races are held every Monday night from 6 to 8 p.m.

New or just curious riders are encouraged to come out and give it a try.

For more information see West Kootenay BMX racing on Facebook or contact Lyndon Schiewe at 250-357-2874.

 

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