Greg Jansen, of Steamboat Springs, launches off of a jump in 2006. Flying Wheels BMX course will have an open house Monday to introduce riders to new features, new events and a brand new 10-race series.

Photo by John F. Russell

Greg Jansen, of Steamboat Springs, launches off of a jump in 2006. Flying Wheels BMX course will have an open house Monday to introduce riders to new features, new events and a brand new 10-race series.

Open house is Monday for Steamboat BMX course

Monday event to introduce new course features as well as a 10-race series

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Flying Wheels BMX course open house

  • Monday, May 30, 2011, 5 p.m.
  • Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Parkway, Steamboat Springs
  • Not available

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The Flying Wheels BMX course will have an open house Monday to introduce riders to new features, new events and a brand new 10-race series.

Starting at 5 p.m. at the track near the base of Howelsen Hill, director Brian Deem and track President Gina Grether will answer questions and talk about pricing for the 2011 season. Riders also can take to the course for free Monday as long as they wear a helmet and long pants. Deem said children will ride first, followed by adults.

“The track has been established for many years,” Deem said. “But just since this year we’ve taken the track to a national-caliber level. We’re sanctioned by the (National Bike League) and it’s official instead of just a dirt park.”

The course has all the features riders could want, and Deem said they have been grooming the course, leaving it in prime condition.

“Kids that are 6 can ride it,” he said, “and kids that are pros can jump it.”

The new 10-race series will begin June 9. Deem isn’t yet sure how much it will cost to participate in the series, but he said riders will likely pay a yearly track fee and then have to pay for individual races.

In addition to the races there will be a practice day several days before the race to help riders out.

“It’ll almost be like a mock race,” he said. “You don’t hold points. But we’ll run the electronic starting gate. Practices are very important.”

Deem encouraged anyone interested in the course or riding it to show up Monday.

“We will organize everybody and give them a quick rundown and what the future holds for the summer,” he said, “so whoever shows up is on the same page.”

For more information about the course or the race series, call 970-871-9500 or email steamboatspringsbmx@rocketmail.com.

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