Featured Venue Friday: Chesapeake BMX

Action-packed berm turns, table tops and step-ups are only among a few adrenaline boosters to all who compete at the famous and respected Chesapeake BMX.

Bird’s eye view of Chesapeake BMX

Nestled in Severn-Danza Park, Chesapeake BMX is one of the top rated tracks among roughly 300 on the East Coast. Being only one of four tracks within the state of Maryland, Chesapeake BMX is a non-profit track relying on their volunteers to help generate exciting events, practices, clinics and race days year round.

Riders of all ages at Chesapeake BMX

BMX is not only for the fearless; it is for anyone at any age, male or female. Eric Huber, Chesapeake BMX Coach, stated, “On most race days we average 150-200 riders, boys and girls, men and women, ranging from two years old to 70 years old.” Some may also think BMX is an expensive sport to test the waters with, but Chesapeake BMX wants to provide the opportunity for all to explore this adrenaline-rushing sport, providing a plethora of loaner bikes and helmets for riders to use. No matter your age, skillset or budget, Chesapeake BMX makes it easy and affordable for riders of all levels and interests to try out the sport they are incredibly passionate about.

When asking Coach Huber about one of the top rated tracks along the East Coast, he stated, “I think what makes us stand out the most is the quality of our track,  the quality of racing and competition that we have and more importantly our volunteers that make all of this happen. Our coaching program really helps us as a whole, which provides opportunities for all levels of riders to come to the track, learn, practice and become the best they can be. Coach Tom and I have watched several racers come into the sport, grow as an athlete and move on to the next levels of competition.”

Competitors in 2017 East Coast Nationals; photo c/o USA BMX

Chesapeake BMX hosts various events that vary from weekly races within the area to regional championships and all the way to the USA BMX East Coast Nationals annually. The East Coast Nationals welcomed riders from 33 states across the country as well as riders from Canada and Australia.

To learn more about the exciting sport of BMX and the number two track on the East Coast, please visit Chesapeake BMX’s website.

 

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