GILBERT, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Fifteen USA BMX tracks in six states held “soft” reopenings for practice and races last week under state and city social distancing guidelines established during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This weekend, about 10 additional tracks will open for racing and/or practice, said Craig Barrette, USA BMX’s creative director, who noted all schedules are subject to change. USA BMX sanctions 320 North American tracks.
Last weekend, four tracks held races in Oklahoma and Texas, “which is small, obviously, but significant as everybody begins ramping up and reopening their local programs,” Barrette said.
At the Katy and Cowtown tracks in Texas, racing was held in groups of four. U.S. practices took place on 11 tracks, with the Florida venues in Cape Coral and Daytona limiting it to groups of 20 and 10 per session, respectively.
This weekend, 14 U.S. tracks will hold races. States opening tracks this week will be Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Wyoming. At the Bonzai track in Little Rock, practice will be held only on Fridays, Sundays and Tuesdays for now. At County Line track in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, practice will be held this weekend in groups of nine.
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