February 7, 2014
Big Jumps Mean Big Air At USA BMX Riverview
Also known as USA BMX Riverview, located at 12705 Balm-Boyette Rd, the track is a non-profit facility sanctioned by USA BMX and the American Bicycle Association (ABA).
The 1,080-ft.-long track sits on 58 acres of county-leased property and has earned the recognition as one of the hardest and fastest in the state, offering steep backsides, deep turns and downhill sections.
“Everyone is welcome and we have plenty of room for beginners to experienced riders,” said USA BMX Riverview Board member, Troy Harnage, whose three children, Tyler, 9, Wesley, 12, and Dylan, 5, are a staple at the track.
“The great thing about this sport is that you never sit on the bench,” Harnage added. “My kids love coming here and racing.”
“I love this track, competing and traveling to other tracks,”
USA BMX Riverview also attracted Roger Foss of Riverview who now also brings his two children, Jorden, 10, who in his first year of racing won the Sunshine State Association (SSA) race and his sister Jocelyn, 5.
“We heard about this place a little more than a year ago, decided to check it out, and never looked back,” Roger said.
USA BMX Riverview is run by volunteers and at a cost of $5 per practice is open on Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday’s from 9-11 a.m.