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DeSoto is home to Metroplex BMX, the first covered facility built exclusively for BMX racing in the nation.  National BMX races have taken place in this facility since 1999, but during the weekend of March 16th through the 18th the eyes of the nation and the world will turn to DeSoto as they host the Super National/USA Cycling National Championship.  2,000 racers in all age categories will converge on DeSoto beginning on Thursday, March 15, 2012. 

      BMX was been added as an Olympic event in 2008 and the Gold Medalist from the 2008 Olympics will be competing in DeSoto during the Super Nationals.

      “We’re extremely excited to have been selected to host the ABA Super Nationals in DeSoto,” commented Gary Elmore, event organizer and race director for Metroplex BMX.  “Our facility was specifically designed to host top-level national events and none reach the level of prestige that the Super National will bring.  We are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to host world class racers of all ages and abilities.”

      Here’s the race schedule:


              Friday, March 16, 2012

                  Races 12:30 pm to 6 pm


              Saturday, March 17, 2012

                  Race 7 am to 11:30 pm


  If you’d like to see the U.S. qualifiers in this Olympic sport compete, Metroplex BMX invites you to Grimes Park DeSoto, 501 E. Wintergreen Road, March 15th through the 18th.  Admission to all races is free.  There is a fee for parking.  For more information, call Gary Elmore at 817.714-8094 or go to the Metroplex BMX website at www.metroplexbmx.org

 About Metroplex BMX

Metroplex BMX is one of the nation’s fastest growing BMX racing organizations.  A non-profit organization estabilished in 1995, Metroplex BMX is fully sanctioned by the American Bicycle Association (ABA).  Metroplex BMX offers year-round racing in all ABA categories.  The facility plays host to a busy schedule of local, district, state and national races.





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