For the past few summers I've been attending BMX races with GT Bicycles to document their professional and amateur teams. In addition to photographing the riders, it's always been a point to capture the entire scene that is BMX racing. Growing up in Arizona this is what my family and I did two to three times a week...head out to the local track on a Wednesday evening or a Saturday afternoon and try to bring home a victory.
A few things have changed since my years of whipping around the track on a 20-inch bicycle (clipless pedals and super technical track designs being the top of the list)...what remains the same is BMX racing is still a family affair. Age has no limitation, whether you're five or fifty years old, there's a racing class you can sign up for and give it your best. It's good to see the ABA and NBL (which is now USABMX) are still making it a point to keep it open (and inviting) for everybody interested. Blotto
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