Hodag BMX teaches kids to race

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BMX racing is the rush of adrenaline every kid is looking for.

I like to go fast,” intermediate racer Zakk Sorley said.

Hodag BMX hosts “New Rider Clinics” to give racers of all ages the thrill they need.

I feel like I am 12 years old every single time, even though it’s been 20 years,” track operator Robbie Deede said.

Once each month, riders get the chance to learn the ins and the outs from experienced instructors.

I like teaching people–giving tips and showing people things that you’re supposed to do and not supposed to do,” Sorley said.

Whether you are two-years-old learning to balance or an expert flying over obstacles, Deede says he has made it his mission to share his passion for riding.

There was a point in time where everything flipped and I said I am going to do this forever,” Deede said. “This place means so much to me and I hope that it means a lot to these kids.”

If the riders decide they don’t want to take on the sport permanently, Deede says it’s a great excuse to get out of the house and enjoy summer.

I like getting kids excited about riding, being outdoors; I think there is enough video games being played right now,”Deede said.

The next New Rider Clinic will take place in August.

Alexis Geffin

Alexis Geffin

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