BMX racing back on

No fewer than 91 riders showed up to participate in Friday night’s race at the Colorado River BMX track on Highland Drive in Bullhead City. “I had expected only 50 to 60 riders,” said BMX Hall of Fame member Turnell Henry, who operates the track. The course had reopened May 8, after the World Health Organization performed a risk-assessment “matrix” on BMX and deemed it a low-risk entity. “That made things a lot easier,” said Henry, noting the Mohave County Parks Department stated CDC social-distancing guidelines should be practiced. The track was slated to host a Gold Cup and State Qualifier on April 25, but that event has been postponed indefinitely. Henry said he plans to host races every Friday, barring “excessive heat” warnings. “I want to thank everybody for their help, including Larry Kendrick and Lance Engel, plus a lot of volunteers,” he added.

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