Monday, April 21, 2014

Race Schedule for this Week

Special Week Race Schedule

April 22 - Tuesday Race, Reg 6 to 7:15, Race at 7:30 pm,
$5 - 2 moto transfer

April 23 - Percy Clinic - 6 to 8pm - $10 (members only)

April 24 - Practice - 6 to 8 - NO EARLY practice for Striders

April 25 - Race CANCELLED 

April 29 - Tuesday Race, Reg 6 to 7:15, Race at 7:30pm,
$5 - 2 moto transfer 

April 30 - Percy Clinic - 6 to 8pm - $10 (members only)

A Message about the 40th Anniversary Event

A Message From Alice Bixler

Today was such a wonderful day. I need to tell all of you that I truly was overjoyed by all the fun everyone was having. But I must say, I would of never got involved in BMX if the neighborhood kids had not told me about the new BMX track that was opening. Then when my son David really like racing and did so well and when my son Steve was old enough he started racing. We had some really great times and a chance to really communicate with my sons on those rides to and from the races. The sad day was when my sons no longer wanted to go to the races with me. I love my sons and I am very proud of both of them. They went through a lot having me as their mother. After they quit I was wondering were I would fit into this great sport but thank the Good Lord all of you became my children.

We have had some really great races. All those President's Cup races. You all never let me down. Year after year you came through. I was so glad that some of you came out today. It was wonderful talking old school BMX and I so enjoyed the bench racing. They reality struck and it was back to current day, entering the riders in the race and getting the race started. It was with great pride that I can say we had 298 riders and started on time. We had a hiccup or two once the race started but I was pretty proud that we were in the mains before 7 and done by 7:30pm.

Great job to all who helped. Especially the folks in concession. I could not believe how much money concession made today and the 50/50 $245.00 to the winner and guess who won, Percy Owens. Good job. The Easter Egg hunt was great. We even had the Easter Bunny come and visit. Percy and Carly did the clinic with almost 30 riders. We know you two put on the best clinic and it showed by how many riders wanted to be trained by you. Thanks everyone for coming out. And thanks for my own parking spot. I loved the sign. You all are so wonderful and make me smile inside. Thanks for a terrific day. Love you all.

More photos from the 40th anniversary race can be found here:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Celebrate 40 years of BMX

40th Anniversary Race Schedule

On April 19th there will be a DOUBLE DISTRICT POINTS race. Roll Back Race Fee is only $5 with awards to all. Race is at 4pm with Registration from 1 to 3pm. A Special Race Remembrance for all riders. We will have a Special Race T-Shirt that you can purchase. 

Easter Egg Hunt for ages 1 to 8 from 10 am to 11 am with a gift to all children. 

The Skills Clinic by Percy Owens and Carley 'Ride Like A Girl' Young will cost $20 and each rider will receive a goodie bag. The clinic will be from 11am to 1 pm. Sign ups will be from 10 to 11am. This will be a great opportunity to get your skills sharpened for the Florida Cup Championship. 

J&R Bicylces will be there all day, get your shopping list ready! KDM Apparel, Must Be A Sweet Tee, and Strider will be there, also. 

To all BMX'ers from the past please join us, bring your memories to share with everyone. Bring your bikes and you can join us in an Old Timers Race. This will be for anyone who raced in the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's and 2000. We are looking forward to a great day of sharing Memories and Friendship. Plan to stay the entire day, plenty of good food.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Track Work Party

On April 5-6 at 9am, we will be having a work party at the track. A fun day for our volunteers to work together, cleaning up our facility in preparation for the Championship race. Free Lunch. Come join us. If you have any of the tools listed (Rakes, paint brushes, pressure washer) please bring them as we will be raking, pressure cleaning and painting, etc.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Get Ad Space in the Florida Cup Brochure

Sarasota BMX is selling ads for a Brochure that they are putting together for the Florida Cup Series Championship on May 16-18. The brochure will be given to all riders at the race. We are selling ads in order to raise money to off set the cost of the Awards Ceremony which will be held on May 18th at the Robarts Arena. In order to keep the ticket cost ($3) down we will raise money to help pay for the use of the arena.

Cheri Morris has volunteered to do this for the track but she needs everyone's help. She will need several volunteers to walk around at the track to sell ads and also at the Okeeheelee Qualifier. The ads are $5 to $10 for a shout out to your rider or $25 for a Business size ad. Plus half page ads are $125 and full page is $250. This brochure will include info about the weekend, schedule, Pro Bios, etc. Please help us out. You can inquire on this at registration also. Anyone can buy an ad, you do not have to be from the Sarasota Track to be included.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Fools Race

April 1st - Tonight we have a $5 race. Reg and Practice 6pm to 7:15 pm and race at 7:30pm. Running late? Call ahead 941-957-4393. No Strider race but we still have early practice for the Striders - 5 to 6pm on BMX track and 6 to 8 on Strider Track.