Quick Intro: BMX History
The BMX history is relatively short in the big scheme of sports, but to it's participants, it's as much a part of life as food and water. A truly physical event, the sport teams riders and bikes in a race to the finish.
The beginning of BMX history is fabled to have started at a celebration in Holland. A track was laid out in the style of Motocross, and youngsters on bicycles made their way around the dirt track in a competition of skills and strength. The sport came to America later on after the introduction of a bicycle called "The String-ray" by the Schwinn corporation. This bike was designed for use in off-road riding. The BMX history grew from this introduction.
In the summer of 1969, a group of youngsters in Los Angeles talked the caretaker of Palms Park into building a dirt track for them to race on. An event was organized to initiate the park and the pedal race. Then in 1974, the NBL or National Bicycle League was founded by George Esser, and the first official races became BMX history. The sport spread from coast to coast in a only a few short years, and has been recognized as an official sport ever since.
BMX history continues to grow in modern day. The sport was officially added to the Olympics in 2008 and debuted in the Beijing, China games. BMX riders now turn professional and compete under sponsors for high dollar victories. There is no end in site for BMX history.