BOZEMAN — Gallatin Valley BMX hosted the state championship races on Saturday, where people from ages 3 years old to 80 from different states competed in the races.
“We are very fortunate and thankful that we have the opportunity to continue to provide this program for our youth and families during the summer and that we had the support of our city parks parks program and the way they have put some protocols into place where kids are in full gear and were able to continue to ride throughout the summer and keep a safe environment for families,” said Gallatin Valley BMX's Maggie Svaldi.
The tournament had a special guest racer: Bozeman’s own Cameron Wood, a professional BMX racer for Mongoose Bicycles and the USA BMX foundation.
“All of these kids were excited to have Cam sign their trophies (Saturday) and to see somebody who came from starting BMX at the levels they are and to see him come back from a professional level and be able to inspire them to better their riding ability and strive for more,” Svaldi said.
This was Wood's first time home in about two years.
“I grew up here until I was 16 years old, have a lot of memories around here and in Great Falls as well," he said. "It means a lot coming back. I hope I can inspire kids and hopefully they can set goals and chase their dreams.”
The full results can be found on the Gallatin Valley BMX website.