BMX racing took off in California, inspired by motocross. It fast became popular and made its olympic debut at the 2008 Beijing Games.
Bicycle motocross (BMX) started in the late 1960s in California, around the time that motocross became a popular sport in the USA. The motorised version of the sport was the inspiration for the human-powered competition.
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BMX racing offered exciting action at a low cost and the infant sport became an instant hit, especially in California. This led to the foundation of a sanctioning body for BMX in the USA in the early 1970s. Over the following decade, the sport gradually gained in international popularity.
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Cycling bmxBmx racing took off in california, inspired by motocross. It fast became popular and made its olympic debut at the 2008 beijing games.