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Racing gets down, dirty and fun at Steamboat BMX track

New course in Steamboat is a hit with riders new and old

The men of the 30-plus Rookie category of Thursday's BMX race in Steamboat Springs — from left

If you go

Team Flying Wheels BMX race

series schedule

■ Aug. 18

■ Sept. 8

■ Sept. 22

■ Oct. 6

■ Oct. 20

When: Registration for races begins at 5 p.m. and racing usually starts at about 6:15 p.m.

Cost: The events are open to contestants of any age and ability. Those trying out the sport can race once for $8. After that, however, a $25 club membership fee is required, along with $8 for each event.

Online: For more information, visit http://www.ihigh.com/staemboatspringsbmx/





The men of the 30-plus Rookie category of Thursday’s BMX race in Steamboat Springs — from left, Jon Freckleton, Jim Kohler and Chip Ellis — race at the year-old course set up at the base of Howelsen Hill. The event was the fifth in a 10-race series planned for the track this summer. While some of the evening’s riders knew how to navigate the course quickly, others were attacking it for the first time.
Joel Reichenberger