BMX (bicycle motocross) is a sport that has its roots in motocross and was born in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Over the years, the sport has evolved and developed, but its origins can be traced back to the pioneering individuals who first raced and rode BMX bikes. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the BMX pioneers who shaped the sport into what it is today.
Motocross Inspiration: The Beginnings of BMX
BMX originated in California, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and was heavily inspired by motocross racing. The sport began when kids started racing their bicycles on dirt tracks modeled after motocross courses. This new type of racing quickly caught on, and the first organized BMX race was held in 1971 in California.
Schwinn Stingray: The First BMX Bike
In the early days of BMX, the Schwinn Stingray was the bike … Read More