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BMX Racing underway in Detroit Lakes area

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sports Detroit Lakes, 56501

Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Though the season has begun, any kids interested in BMX racing are still welcome to come to the track Wednesday nights and check out the 412 group.

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There are also a few events coming up this summer for club members.

“Anybody can come down and watch,” said Cindy Myhre, who runs the club.

“We have concession stands down there, and if they are just interested in it and want to watch, there’s no fee to watch.”

The track is located behind the El Loros Mexican restaurant on the back part of the Becker County Fairgrounds.

Registration on Wednesday nights is from 5:45 to 6:45, with racing starting right after that.

The next big event for the DL 412 BMX racers will be on July 10.

The Bob Warnaki Sponsorship Race was made possible because “this gentleman donated money to the USA BMX Foundation and we just have to have one of those races each year,” Myhre said.

Racers do need a membership to participate.

Then on Aug. 16, the Race for Life will be held. Registration is from 6 to 7 that evening, and racing will begin about 7:15.

“Each track, you pay $10 to race and we give $5 per rider back to the USA BMX and it also gets donated to Race for Life.”

The day after the Race for Life, the local club will have its state qualifier race.

“Each track has to have a state qualifier, and kids have to qualify at at least four state qualifiers to be able to be qualified for a state number plate.”

There are about 12 tracks in Minnesota, she added.

Registration that day is from 10 a.m. to noon, and it is $20 to race that day.

BMX racing is open to kids as young as 4 years old and the age groups go up to adult.

There are three classes to the racing world: novice, intermediate (after eight wins) and then expert (after 20 wins). From there, people age 16 or older can turn professional as well.

If anyone is interested in the 412 BMX Club, contact Myhre at dl412bmx@aol.com or find DL 412 BMX on Facebook. 

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