BMX Race Series to begin earlier in downtown Steamboat |

BMX Race Series to begin earlier in downtown Steamboat

— Organizers of the Flying Wheels BMX Race Series have modified the schedule for the final two races in the summer-long series.

Registration for the final two races, including Thursday’s event at Howelsen Hill, has been moved to 4:30 p.m. Organizer Brian Deem hopes the move will allow racing to start at 5:30 p.m. and that the races can finish before darkness falls on the downtown Steamboat Springs BMX race track.

Thursday night’s event will be the ninth in the 10-race series, with the final race scheduled to take place Oct. 6. Cost to participate in the races is $8.

The races are open to riders ranging from striders to adults. Riders will be placed in age divisions that are determined by the size of the field on race night.

The races feature a competitive format where riders take part in three “motos” each night. The winners earn points that are turned into a national points database sanctioned by USA BMX. Those results can qualify riders for regional and national-level events.

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