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A BMX race. First round of the 2005 European BMX Championships held in Sainte Maxime, France on 23 April 2005.
A BMX race. First round of the 2005 European BMX Championships held in Sainte Maxime, France on 23 April 2005.

BMX (Bicycle Motorcross) is a form of cycling on specially designed bicycles which usually have 20 inch wheels. The sport includes racing on earthen tracks, known as BMX racing, as well as the performance of tricks on the bikes, called Freestyle BMX. Image File history File linksMetadata BMX_racing_action_photo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata BMX_racing_action_photo. ... is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Bicycle (disambiguation). ... A rider cornering during a motocross race in Australia Motocross is a form of motorcycle or ATV racing held on enclosed off-road circuits and is the most popular form of amateur motorcycle racing. ... Cycling is the use of bicycles, or - less commonly - unicycles, tricycles, quadricycles and other similar wheeled human powered vehicles (HPVs) as a means of transport, a form of recreation or a sport. ... Freestyle BMX is a creative way of using bicycles originally designed for bicycle motocross racing. ...

Fly 3 Amigos Freestyle BMX bike
Fly 3 Amigos Freestyle BMX bike

Freestyle BMX has grown to include five distinct disciplines. These are Street, Park, Vert, Dirt, and Flatland. These usually involve technical movements of the bike in different ways over varied terrain.


Recently, BMX racing's international governing body, Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), began sponsoring the UCI BMX World Championships. In 2008, BMX racing will enter the Olympics for the first time in Beijing, China.[1] (For the schedule, see Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics: BMX) Entrance of UCI headquarter at Aigle (Switzerland) Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is a professional cycling union that oversees cycling events in the international community. ... UCI BMX World Championships is the world championship for BMX racing (bicycle motorcross) cycling sponsored by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the sports international governing body. ... Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games Medal count Winter Olympic Games Medal count Olympic sports Medal counts Participating NOCs Olympic symbols Olympics WikiProject Olympics Portal Athens 2004 • Beijing 2008 Torino 2006 • Vancouver 2010 ... Peking redirects here. ... Cycling competitions at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics will be held from August 9 to August 23. ...


History

BMX originated in the state of California, United States in the early 1970s, when teenagers imitated their motocross heroes on their bicycles.[2] Children were racing standard road bikes off-road, around purpose-built tracks in the Netherlands.[3] The 1971 motorcycle racing documentary On Any Sunday is generally credited with inspiring the movement nationally in the US. In the opening scene, kids are shown riding their Schwinn Stingrays off-road. It was not until the middle of that decade that the sport achieved critical mass, and manufacturers began creating bicycles designed specially for the sport. This article is about the U.S state. ... Motocross often takes place in wet weather, leading to muddy scenes such as this and hence the term Scrambling. Photo from New Zealand. ... A Documentary About motorcycles racing made in the late 1960s. ... The Schwinn Bicycle Company was founded in Chicago in 1895 by Ignaz Schwinn, and grew to become the dominant manufacturer of American bicycles through most of the 20th century. ...


The BMX bike has grown very popular with youth and has been known to be practical as it is rather small and easy to move. There are also BMX Style Helmets which are made specially for the sport.


By 1977, the American Bicycle Association (ABA) was organized as a national sanctioning body for the growing sport.[2] BMX was introduced in Europe in 1978. In April 1981, the International BMX Federation was founded, and the first world championships were held in 1982. Since January 1993 BMX has been integrated into the Union Cycliste Internationale.[4] The American Bicycle Association (ABA) is an American based Bicycle Motocross (BMX) sports sanctioning body in Chandler, Arizona created by Merl Mennenga and Gene Roden in 1977. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Entrance of UCI headquarter at Aigle (Switzerland) Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is a professional cycling union that oversees cycling events in the international community. ...


Over the last decade, the popularity of BMX has grown immensely. It is now one of the staple events at the annual Summer X Games Extreme Sports competition held largely on both coasts of the United States.[citation needed]


References

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  1. ^ BMX will be added to the 2008 Olympics (UCI press release). Retrieved on 2007-10-15.
  2. ^ a b History of BMX. Retrieved on 2007-10-14.
  3. ^ University of BMX : BMX in Holland. Retrieved on 2007-10-14.
  4. ^ A Short History of BMX. Retrieved on 2007-10-14.
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BMX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2254 words)
BMX (Bicycle Moto-cross(X)) is a form of cycling on specially designed bicycles which usually have 20-inch wheels (smaller than the 26-inch wheels found on mountain bikes and the 700C or 27-inch wheels found on more conventional road racing bicycles).
BMX originated in the state of California, United States in the late 1960s, when teenagers imitated their motocross heroes (most notably Steve McQueen) on their bicycles.
After 14 years in BMX she changed to mountain biking in which she was active eleven years.
Reading about BMX - BMX-Zone.com (917 words)
Nowadays BMX gains importance in Europe too and contests are held nearly in all European countries.
Flatland BMX are usually straight spoked, have a smaller pinion and likewise axel pegs.
They are in principle Street bikes with front brake and are suitably for those who do not yet exactly know what they want to do with their BMX (dirt/street/flatland).
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