Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Olympic Day Race Open to the Public

Saturday - June 27, 2015 is our annual Olympic Day race. The race is open to everyone. You can ride a bike? Bring your bike and join us. You need to wear long sleeve shirt and long pants plus a full face helmet. No membership required. Parents need to sign a waiver for all non USA BMX members.

Registration and Practice 9am to 10:30am. Race at 11am. No entry fee. Our spokesperson during the Opening Ceremonies will be Paul Schulte, a 2x Paralympian gold medalist. Paul plays for the USA Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team. Plus he is the father of our very own 5 and under novice rider, Brady. We are so fortunate to have Paul in attendance on this special day.

We will use the Olympic scoring system for this race. Olympic medals for all riders presented on the podium. Please, invite all your friends and neighbors to join us for an enjoyable day of celebration. Bring your cameras as it will be a day for taking pictures of all activities to share with the USOC. We have a few BMX bikes and Striders for loaners plus helmets. All you mothers and fathers who have always wanted to ride the track, this will be the day to try it out. More details as we get closer. Mark your calendar. June 27.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mother's Day Results

Sarasota BMX proudly congratulates our brave mothers who raced the Mother's Day race on Sunday at Cape Coral. It was the high light of the day. There were more people standing along the fence for this event then for the Pros. Sorry, pros but the mothers took priority this day even with the podium presentation of gift cards. We think you all agree it was their day!

There were four groups and this is how our girls placed. Stefanie - 1st, Jana - 1st, Kathy - 2nd, Jen - 3rd, Carole - 5th, and Tammy - 2nd . We are hoping they will become members and we will have female cruiser classes each Friday night.

We are so proud of our Sarasota girls. They did such a fine job!!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Can you Topple the Champs?

The results of the first ever Sarasota Track Champion Challenges are in! The riders had a great time and gave the spectators an awesome great show! The race gave the riders from around the area an opportunity they have asked for, to race up in class and really challenge themselves. The excitement and energy from the older riders was contagious. The challenge races were run in the break between regular motos and the mains. By the time we ran the races we had 21 challengers. All during the motos the younger riders kept adding themselves to the race as the energy built. There was even a roll out for the 16 and over class. Congratulations to our Sarasota BMX Track Champions!

The Track Champions
7 and Under: Colin Gilliland
8 to 9: Cooper Woolf
10 to 11: Tyler Harnage
12 to 13: Wesley Harnage
14 to 15: Open (three riders from this class challenged up)
15 and over: Robert Schaefer

We hope to see you at our next Friday race May 17th. There is no race next Friday because of the SSA state qualifier. Who wants the title?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Become a Sarasota Track Champion

Want to be the Sarasota Track Champion?

Starting Friday Sarasota BMX will start a new race challenge. The winners of the Sarasota Track Champion challenges will get their names prominently displayed on a plate at the track. The track champion classes will be free mixed opens. At any Friday race night the Track Champ can be challenged by one or more riders for title. If the Champ is not present, the challengers will battle for the title and the absent Champ must earn it back next week. Any Champ that wins more than three weeks in a row will get bumped up to the next age class. Any Champ that gets bumped up has three tries in the older class for the title before they can move back down. Riders may challenge up in age class if they think they have what it takes. Challenge races will be run first.

The classes will be as follows:
7 and under
8 to 9
10 to 11
12 to 13
14 to 15
16 and over

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dave Miller Nominated for Hall of Fame

Sarasota BMX is proud to announce that one of our long time volunteers Dave Miller, has been recognized as an Industry leader in the sport of BMX Racing. His many years of hard work in bettering our sport has earned him this honor. We thank him and Erma for their loyalty and dedication.

Congratulations to our very own Dave Miller for making the public nomination list to the 2015 National BMX HOF.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tuesday Night Races

Sarasota BMX is adding some Tuesday night races in the month of April and May. All local races through April will count as single point races towards the SSA points. Your best 8 races will count plus you get 4 bonus points for additional 4 races. We are adding these races to help the riders who still need them. Come join us for the first week night race which will be this Thursday evening, April 9th, we added this one because of the track not racing on Friday evening. We will also race on Tuesday nights on the following dates April 14, 21, 28.

Registration and Practice will be from 6 to 7:15pm racing at 7:30 with two moto transfer and the main with no breaks, This will get everyone home early. Race fee is $5 with no awards. Practice for Striders will be same as always. Strider races in April will be April 17th and on April 25th will be the Strider Championship on Main Street at Lakewood Ranch.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Double Point and Bob Warnicke Race Weekend

Sarasota BMX - Two Days of Racing
Double Point SCR race and Bob Warnicke Scholarship Race.

BWR on Friday April 3rd
Reg and Practice 6 to 7:30 PM - Entry Fee:$10 - Race 8pm - Strider race at 7:45pm

SCR - Double District Points Saturday April 4th
Registration and Practice 9 to 10:30 am - Entry Fee:$20 - Strider fee $10. Race at 11am. Strider practice and Race at 10:45 am. Awards go three deep.

A reminder to all riders who wish to race at the SCR final in Okeeheelee in September, you need 4 SCR races to qualify for the final. You can find the schedule of the FL SCR races on www.usabmx.com

We will be doing raffles and donations at both races for Cohen. Unfortunately our fund raiser was rained out on Friday night, so we will be doing both days next weekend. Please come out and join us as this family needs our help.