We had a great night for our 'Race For Life' it was cold but the kids enjoyed the great racing weather. Thank you to all the children who went out and collected money for this great cause. We had three children who brought in over $250, their names went in a drawing with Joey being the winner, he received a helmet, race jersey and race pants, thanks to Hap's Honda for the donation. Ty and Luke also received back packs for their outstanding efforts. With everyone's combined efforts our track will be sending $2000 to the Leukemia Society. Each rider received a RFL certificate. They all love showing off their awards from the podium.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Sarasota's 'Race For Life' will be on February 20th. This is a fund raiser which we do each year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. If you haven't picked up your Donation Envelope, you may do so at Registration. Now is the time to start asking your neighbors, friends and family to help you out. Besides collecting money, you too can win prizes. USABMX has many prizes that each rider can earn, plus our track will be giving a helmet, race jersey and race pants to one lucky winner. All riders who collect $250 will get their name put in a drawing. Riders who collect $500+ will get three chances in the drawing. Best wishes to everyone.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
It was a weekend of celebrations at the track. Jacob's 4th Birthday Party was on Saturday. It looked like a practice night, with his many friends who came to enjoy the track and the party. Lot's of children riding the track for the first time on a Strider or pedal bike.
Jacob's cake had a BMX track with bikes, so cute. He had so much fun with his friends, he didn't want to leave. We might have seen two mothers trying out the track for the first time. It was a perfect day for having a party and riding except for the wind.
Another Birthday Party on Sunday. Thatcher Ford celebrated his 3rd Birthday with 30 of his friends who were all 1 yr old to 4 yrs old. Every Strider Bike was in use. It was a beautiful day and the children had a lot of fun riding.
I am hoping we will get some of the fathers to come back and sign up as they were having too much fun today, you would have thought they were re living their teen age years. Thatcher enjoyed his BMX cake which was decorated with a few Strider finger bikes.
To learn how to host a birthday at the track, click here.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Left: The Florea guys, Jacob placing 1st in the 3 yr old Strider class, his brother Josh placing 2nd and Dad Brent also taking a 2nd. A true Sarasota family in their Sarasota jerseys. Tonight Jacob raced his last Strider race as a 3 yr old, tomorrow morning he is waking up as a 4 yr old. He also raced his very first pedal race this evening in the 5 and under Novice class. He started racing Strider as a 2 yr old after he won a Strider Bike at the National Night Out.
Right: Cooper Woolf and Russell McCord received their Intermediate certificates this evening. Cooper has been racing for less then a year and has already moved to Intermediate, he is tearing up the track. Russell started when he was 3 yrs old on his Strider. It didn't take him long after he started racing pedal bike in the 5 and under Novice (as a 4 yr old) to advance to Intermediate. The rate he is going won't be long till he is a 5 Expert.
Congratulations to all of you, we are proud to have you as part of the Sarasota BMX family.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Sarasota BMX wishes to welcome our newest riders, we are excited to have all of you as a part of our family. We have practice on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Skills Clinic on Wednesday night. Race on Friday night. Strider races are 1st and 3rd Friday evenings. You can pick up a monthly schedule at Registration which will list any changes. There will be a 'New Rider' meeting at your first race, let the girls at registration know it is your first race. An official will explain the race procedures, the reading of the moto sheets and the basic rules along with presenting your first race trophy. This will be the beginning of your new adventure - BMX racing.
Welcome to: Kevin Woolf, Leonel Gramajo, Hannah Brown, Audrey Jackson, Ira Jackson, Thomas Jackson, Sebastian Mejia, Mason Jacobsen, Zach Osbourne, Brett Ellis, Sebastian Vittone, Kevin Luck, Katelynn Coons, Cohen Daveluy, John, Bittinger, Mike Phillips, and welcome to our newest Striders Braden Jacobsen, Presley Rietz, Mason Beckham, Anthony Beckham, Brantley Gagne and Ava Luck. This will be a great year - 2015.
Friday, January 9, 2015
Friday, January 9... Race this evening, registration 6 to 7:30 pm.
Trophy Race - $7. Strider racing this evening at 7:45 pm - $5
District Points and SSA points. Riders get local SSA points this year, so keep racing as they will use your best 8 local plus you can earn 4 bonus points, one point for each race over the 8 minimum up to 12 races. So keep racing as many locals as you can, remember the best 8 will count. We will see you this evening. It will be great racing weather.