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BMX bicycle racing is a type of off-road bicycle racing. The format of which was derived from motocross racing. BMX races are sprint races, including various jumps. Races are held on purpose-built dirt off-road single-lap race tracks.
While BMX racing is an individual sport, teams are often formed from racers in different classifications.
Originating in the USA, now spread around the world. The track usually consists of a starting gate for up to eight racers, a groomed, serpentine, dirt race course made of various jumps, and a finish line. The course is banked and has flat corners.
The sport is largely participant-driven, riders start racing from approximately 9 or 10 years of age. Races exist for both men and women. Riders are normally at their peak at between 18 and 21 years of age.
BMX racing rewards strength, quickness, and bike handling skills.
There are a number of regional and international sanctioning bodies. That provide rules for governing the conduct of the races and specify age-group and skill-level classifications.
BMX racing was included for the first time as a medal sport at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and must be considered as the ultimate prize for future racers.
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