Okotoks BMX Club

  • 5 of the clubs original members were on hand to have their picture taken with former world champion USA rider Bubba Harris who provided the ceremonial first drop of the new Pro-Gate “Safe gate” which was a first in Canada at the time. From Left to right – Owen Nakamura, Chris Nakamura, Tyler Paget, Travis Morrow, Cam Helm and Bubba Harris. (2007 Photo)

  • One of our younger riders taking advantage of the indoor track in Olds. Remeber that you have to be registered with a club and have a valid 2013 ABA licence to ride in Olds.

  • A family that rides together, AB's together. Here we have coach Marco with his kids all proudly displaying their newly won AB plates from the Medicine Hat provincial championships!

  • It is very important to make sure your bike and gear fit you properly! If it doesn’t, you compromise your safety..and it kinda looks funny don’t you think?

  • A blast from the past from the 2006 Cochrane BMX provincial that moved to Morley Indoor due to Tornado warnings and torrential rain! It’s pretty neat to go back in time to see these Okotoks riders when they were younger..Can you name them all?

  • What better way to keep from going in 4 different directions? Go in the same direction! The Kroon family is a dedicated bunch and a huge part of Okotoks BMX! Click Here for a great story by the Western Wheel.

News&Events

Okotoks BMX/Kidsport Golf Tourny

As I’m sure you have heard, Okotoks BMX is running a charity/fundraising golf tournament Monday, Sept 15 at D’Arcy Ranch Golf Course in Okotoks. We will be splitting all proceeds with the amazing youth sports organization KidSport Okotoks, which ensures all kids can play organized sports, BMX included, regardless of their families financial situation. An amazing cause, and something that the Okotoks BMX club greatly supports.

The Okotoks BMX track is 100% maintained and funded by the Okotoks BMX Club, board and our fabulous parents – so this fundraiser is our biggest to date, and is imperative in assisting with the future running of our club and the track as a whole in the Town of Okotoks.

Our current Okotoks BMX board is working diligently with the town to lock down our permanent location which will allow us to build and maintain a permanent provincial level track which would not only enable us to produce some crazy fast BMX riders (future Olympian anyone?), but also submit Okotoks to host provincial races. How amazing would that be not only for our club, all riders but the town businesses and residents as a whole!

Stay tuned for further information as it becomes available. Quick and dirty summary - currently the club has been advised we are able to remain in our current location, temporary track with a year to year lease. Unfortunately this does deter us from applying for and obtaining grants, as well building some amazing permanent additions ie: fences, asphalt corners, permanent stands, proper draining systems, outside lights, logo boards etc. – which is why fundraisers like this are that much more critical right now. Good news is, the town has confirmed regardless of what occurs with the land we are currently on, they will as a town, ensure we have a location for our track. Great!

With all that said, when we receive the go ahead of a long term commitment in Okotoks, we need to be able to rock and roll with the building of a permanent track – by supporting/contributing or plain out promoting this event you are doing your part to ensure this occurs.

Click Here for the current golf package – due to some incredibly generous donators we have had multiple basic $200 spots open up, which will allow more people to be able to join this amazing event without having to contribute at the sponsorship level. Although, we do still have a few sponsorship levels left to fill if you know of an organization/company who would be interested in assisting the club, but also have their logo proudly displayed all season next year at the track.

This tourney is almost 80% sold as of today, but not sold out completely yet, which is what our goal obviously is -so grab some buddies and make a day of it! Lunch/Dinner, Green Fees/drink tix, amazing prizes, silent auction, booze barrel draw and many, many other crazy fun events planned for day.

If $200 is a bit steep for ya – here is your golden chance to win a team of 4 ($800 value) for only $20! We are selling 100 tix for $20 apiece and will be drawing for a team of 4 – if we sell out the first batch of 100 tix relatively quickly, we’ll do it all again! Tix will be sold at the track Tues/Wed nights until sold out – or contact sandyfokkens@hotmail.com to purchase tix.

As well – we have started accumulated some “Adult Juice” for our booze barrel raffle to be held at the golf tourney– so please drop off any donations of booze, wine, beer, coolers – whatever you are able to donate to the moto shed any Tues/Wed night from now until Wed, Sept 10. This is going to be one of our big $$ makers, so any little bit helps!

We are also looking for a few more volunteers, silent auction items etc, so you don’t need to be a golfer to ensure the success of this fundraising event!

Please contact sandyfokkens@hotmail.com, 403.862.7409

Alberta Games Qualifier

 

Here is the info that you need to know for riding on Wednesday June the 7th at the track to qualify for the Alberta Summer Games:.

In person registration accepted until 5:45

Riders list posted at 6 Motos will be mixed in with our district race.

All riders must sign a waiver form that can be found on the Alberta Summer Games website and turn it in along with your proof of a valid ABA licence. .

Getting Ready for provincials

Good Morning Class!

Today’s lesson is brought to you by the letters C and J, and by the #70!

That’s right! Our very own Elite riders Cam Helm, and Jeff Jacobson would like to throw a pre-provincial bmx camp on the weekend of June 7th and 8th

The cost will be 40 dollars for just sat or 70 dollars for the whole weekend!!

Times will be 10 – 4 weather dependent

Cash or check will be accepted on sat morning

Waivers will be there to sign

They would like a parent or guardian there for kids 13 and under for the duration of the camp

Bring snacks

Water will be provided

No concession will be open

They would like you to be there around 8:30 – 9 oclock for registration

Riders must have their Alberta Bicycle License and be registered with any club!

Open to all ages and welcome riders from other tracks

The boys want to see the kids get prepared for the first big race of the year!