|A BMX rider practicing for the weekend event. Photo courtesy of Valarie Sullivan.|
LAKEPORT, Calif. – A fundraiser for the new Kelseyville BMX Park will take place at the Lakeport Speedway on the night of Saturday, June 9.
BMX riders from the area will be strutting their stuff in an effort to raise money to help build and maintain a BMX park in Kelseyville.
The event will take place after racing starts at 6 p.m.
BMX, which stands for Bicycle Moto-Cross, is an athletic sport where specialized bicycles can be jumped over jumps, objects or nothing at all.
Riders are very talented and practice continually to twist, turn and flip their bicycles in synchronized displays of control and talent.
The Kelseyville BMX Group was formed after losing their longtime place to ride on private property.
Going through all of the legal channels with the help and support of Kelseyville parents as well as Supervisor Rob Brown, the group has secured permission to build a public BMX park, located at the Kelseyville County Park on State Street in Kelseyville.
With the support of Dave Furia and Lakeport Speedway, the group is raising funds each Saturday and is currently building the perimeter fence and access lane for the BMX Park in Kelseyville.
The Kelseyville BMX Park will be built and maintained 100 percent by labor and funds donated by the community.
For further information about the project or to donate contact District 5 Supervisor Rob Brown, 707-263-2368; or parent representative Valarie Sullivan at 707-533-3051.