Yukon BMX District: OK01
Taylor Park Sports Complex
410 N 11th St
Yukon, Ok 73064
- Email: Info@yukonbmx.org
- Primary Contact: Steve Markcum ((405) 577-0099)
- Secondary Contact: (405-496-1920)
Tired of traditional team sports for your kids? Consider BMX Racing….this Olympic sport gives individuals the opportunity to compete on their level. All skill levels are welcome to give it a try. Our BMX family will help you get started.
USA BMX (Bicycle Moto-Cross) racing is a sport of youthful achievement and the American family. While the young boy or girl BMX racer develops skills at an individual pace, they are learning about winning, losing and trying again. The racer`s family learns that time spent together in support of the racer and the individual achievements is quality time well spent.
BMX Racing started in the late 1960s when “kids from the neighborhood” in Southern California mimicked the motorcycle stars of the day riding their bikes on dirt lots that were at the end of many streets in those days.
They taped paper pie plates to their handlebars with the number of their favorite motocross hero, and raced around improvised tracks, twisting their right hand grip and making motorcycle sounds.
It didn’t take long before those neighborhood kids met up with riders from other neighborhoods, ultimately leading to the first organized BMX race in July of 1969 at Palms Park in Santa Monica, CA.
Fast-forward 47 years, and BMX Racing is still every-bit a family sport as in those early days.
Current-day BMX Racing welcomes and encourages riders from four years-old to well-over 60 years of age. (Fun fact: The eldest BMX racer is Phares Parsons from Georgia, who is 82.) BMX Racing is the ultimate family sport as it encourages all members of a family to come out to the track and cheer for their racer. Whether on the track or on the sidelines, it is not uncommon to see three generations experiencing the fun, fitness, and quality time brought on by our amazing sport.
If this fast-paced sport interests you, the BMX Racing League offers the opportunity to participate and expand your riding skills.
Participants in the League’s program enroll in a five-week "season," which includes instruction from a certified BMX coach, and racing time each week in their very own “beginners-only” environment.
The one-time, all-inclusive tuition provides racers with a jersey, number plate, end-of-season award, pizza party, and free use of loaner bikes & helmets.
BMX Racing League is designed to provide new families with all the tools, knowledge and enjoyment needed to love our sport.
The League places a high priority on safety. To this end, each rider needs a long sleeve shirt, long pants and closed-toe shoes. Helmet and a bicycle are encouraged, but not required. Our tracks have both available for use as a courtesy of BMX Racing League.
If using your personal bicycle, please ensure all reflectors, chainguard and pegs are removed for safety purposes.
BMX Racing is a sport where everyone rides every time, regardless of level of experience. The League allows beginners to learn how the sport works, and gives riders time to progress gradually, riding only with other beginners. At this level, the focus is on fun, developing bike handling skills, spending quality family time, and meeting new friends.
Yukon BMX is a nonprofit organization, and was established in 1993.
The BMX track is located at 411 N 11th St. in Yukon, Okla.
For more information check out our voicemail @ (405) 577-0099
Facebook: @Yukon Bmx Raceway
Season runs from Jan. 1-Dec. 15 weather permitting
Race -Tues. signups 6:30-7:30pm race asap
Race- Sat. with signup from 6:30-7:30 race asap
Spectators are always free.