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Walla Walla Valley BMX Hosts State Championship Race Event Saturday | Sports

BMX riders of all ages, and some from as far away as California, are expected to hit the Fort Walla Walla Park track on Saturday, June 4 for its annual state championship race starting at 11 a.m.

Admission is free for spectators on the bleachers and the track offers plenty of space for lawn chairs.

Each year the SCR event highlights a season of Walla Walla Valley BMX filled with weekly shopping from april to september

Walla Walla Valley BMX is one of more than 300 USA BMX-sanctioned tracks across the country, and the annual SCR draws several riders here to compete for points in a season series.

The track is also open to everyone, whether it’s a two-year-old learning to balance on the Strider stroller or more experienced riders – they’re categorized by age, gender, riding skill and ride size. wheel – as long as they have a helmet, long sleeved shirt, long pants, closed shoes and a bike with a rear handbrake and no pegs.

Riders must also be USA BMX members.

Anyone interested in trying out BMX racing can sign up for a one-day free trial membership. After the trial day, an annual subscription must be purchased in order to continue racing.

Regular USA BMX membership costs $60 per year for one rider while families can add a second rider for $55 with all others for $50 each.

Each race also has an entry fee, with those for Walla Walla Valley BMX costing $10.

As for equipment, Walla Walla Valley BMX has a limited number of bikes, helmets, riding pants and jerseys available.

These can be purchased around Walla Walla at several stores including Bike barn at 1503 East Isaacs, United StatesHonda at 1371 Dalles Military Road and Tom’s cycle at 1744 Portland Ave.

Walla Walla Valley BMX will also host a fundraising event on June 12 called Race for Life, supporting the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Prior to the races starting at noon, there will be an open house (10 a.m.) followed by registration.