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Cross Creek BMX Officials Trying to Save Track in Fountain; Hosting Double Points State Qualifying Race Aug. 26

 

August 9, 2017

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BMX racers in action at the Fountain track in the Cross Creek park.

A Double Points State Qualifying Race is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Cross Creek BMX track located at 8115 Parkglen Dr., right behind Cross Creek Park in Fountain.

Cross Creek, the Fountain Valley's only BMX track, is a USABMX-sanctioned track. The track is open to the public and there is no charge to bike the course except for Saturdays when only BMX-sanction riders compete on the course.

Damian Gomez, who is training to be track operator at Cross Creek, said track representatives were excited about the qualifying race. Registration is from 10-11:30 a.m. and the race starts immediately after the close of registration.

"This event will bring riders from throughout the state, as riders are trying to set themselves up for that coveted #1 plate in the state of Colorado in their age group," Gomez said.

"We have competing riders from the age of 2 all the way to their mid to upper 60"s.

The track, which has been opened in September, 2011, is open to riders from dusk to dawn every day. The riders start the 1,500-foot course by heading down a long hill and then must navigate a number of hazards including doubles, rollers triple rhythm sections, and hairpin turns to finish the course.

"We have a lot of kids running the track on any given day," Gomez said. "The track is a family place where local residents can ride their bikes, build confidence, improve their moral and get a sense of self-accomplishments.

He added, "It's a place for parents and their kids to build a strong family bond with each other and with other families that are a part of this sport."

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BMX racers in action on their track.

The track is operated by a non-profit organization. Due to financial problems, the track is on verge of folding. Gomez said he hops the qualifying races and the Saturday races will attract a large of spectators who will see the value of the track and help support it.

"It would hurt to see the track closed, not only for the riders, local and from out of town, but also for the community, Gomez said. "We want to bring the track back to life and the best way to do that is having local families come to the track and see what all the excitement is all about and then getting involved with BMX riding."

"He concluded, "Not only is the track non-profit, it's 100% run by volunteers so nobody gets paid to work at the track, we just do it for the love of BMX, the kids, and the community."

For more information, see the track's Facebook page or visit crosscreekbmx.org.

 

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