Building Nova Scotia's 1st BMX Bicycle Race Track for kids
Vote to build the **first BMX bicycle race track in Nova Scotia for our kids!**
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A BMX race track is dirt track that meets the standards set by the BMX sanctioning bodies. It will serve hundreds of children and teenagers in Eastern Passage and the neighboring communities and beyond!. It will provide a safe and controlled environment for riders to use their BMX and mountain bikes. There are over 50 BMX race tracks across Canada, but none in Nova Scotia. Our track will be supported by the EPBMX club that will provide weekly training and organize race meetings and Summer Camps allowing kids to participate in what is now an Olympic sport.
We are proposing the BMX track be located on a small piece of unused land on the Eastern Passage Commons area. The Eastern Passage Commons is home to three elementary schools, Tallassee Community School, Ocean View Elementary and Seaside Elementary, making this a perfect location for the BMX track. This idea has already been presented to Halifax Regional Municipality staff and our Councillor and the idea was very well received.
BMX racing is extremely good exercise for the riders and safe. We see kids on BMX bikes everywhere in our community, but with no real safe or controlled environment for them to ride on. Providing a BMX race track and supporting BMX racing club would be a fantastic opportunity for our kids to participate in an exciting sport.
Media interest in our idea has included:
- CBC TV News - TV Interview with Councillor Jackie Barkhouse, Geoff Hoare (EPBMX) and kids from Eastern Passage
- Weekly News - Interview with EPBMXs Courtney Boutilier and Geoff Hoare
- News 95.7 - Radio interview with EPBMXs Courtney Boutilier on the Jordie Morgan show.
- Chronicle Herald - Half page article and interview with Geoff Hoare
More information on our project is available on our web site www.epbmx.ca or join our existing 314 members on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/epbmx