Bicycle motocross racing, more commonly known as BMX racing, is coming to Long County this weekend.
Ludowici will host its first BMX races on Saturday at the new Long County BMX Track, which is holding its grand opening.
Greg Daw, owner and operator of the new track, said BMX racing is one of the world’s fastest-growing youth sports. It debuted as an Olympic sport in 2008 BMX racing is for people of all ages and promotes competition and good sportsmanship, Daw said.
Riders will compete by age and proficiency, allowing more skilled participants to race against each other while beginners take on riders on the same skill level, the track owner said.
Community members are invited to attend.
Anyone interested in competing in the race or practicing beforehand must have a bike, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and a helmet.
Saturday’s practice begins at 11 a.m. followed by a race at 3 p.m. The fee to practice on the track is $10, which includes race only. The race is free to observers.
On Sunday, the track is open for practice from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. The fee is $10.
The track in Ludowici is at 2006 Buster Phillips Road NE.
For more information, call Daw at 561-876-8932 or go to www.longcountybmx.com.