BMX Racers


Have you ever heard of a bunny hop? How about a no-footed can can? These are just two of a BMX freestyler's tricks. If it's speed you need, there are BMX racetracks from coast to coast. Hop on to your pedals-it's time to enter the world of the BMX racer.

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Have you ever heard of a bunny hop? How about a no-footed can can? These are just two of a BMX freestyler's tricks. If it's speed you need, there are BMX racetracks from coast to coast. Hop on to your pedals-it's time to enter the world of the BMX racer.

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Children's Literature - Cindy K. Schofield
Getting the holeshot (the first position) out of the gate may keep you from getting into a tangle with other bikers, but there is a whole lot more to BMX racing and this little book covers most of it very well. This is the only book in the "Kid Racers" series that is about a kid-powered vehicle, but the author is able to generate as much excitement about the sport as any of the books about gasoline-powered racers do. The book follows the format of other informational books with a table of contents, glossary, bibliography/webliography and index that are helpful if a reader is looking for information about a specific concept and provides good early reader experiences with the nonfiction format. Bicycle motocross (BMX) was born in 1974 following Schwinn's introduction of the Sting Ray bicycle in 1963 and the release of the motorcycling racing documentary film Copy Cats in 1971. Since the first race the sport has grown to include 75,000 racers in the United States and tens of thousands more worldwide of all ages and varying levels of expertise. The author provides a history of the sport, including a timeline of significant events, descriptions of the five racing categories, types of bikes and the varying qualities to look for, safety gear, basic racing techniques and practice and racing venues. Short biographical sketches of some of the stars of the sport are presented and a description of how the sport can be a family endeavor are included. Overall, BMX Racers is a book that provides a good introduction to the sport and may inspire girls and boys to dive into this challenging activity Reviewer: Cindy K. Schofield
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766037533
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Kid Racers Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Let's Ride! 4

2 Bmx Spelled Out 6

3 Bmx Is Born 8

4 Different Ways To Bmx 10

5 Start With the Basics 12

6 Finding a Bike 14

7 The Racing Bike 16

8 The Dirt-Jumping Bike 18

9 Freestyle And Flatland Bikes 20

10 Safety Gear 22

11 Ride Smart, Ride Safe 24

12 Where To Ride 26

13 Track Power 28

14 Star Tracks 30

15 Race Day 32

16 Be a Winner 34

17 Best of the Best 36

18 Its Tricky 38

19 Family Fun 40

20 Camp Woodward 42

Glossary 44

Further Reading 46

Index 48

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