BMX club on a roll

A heartfelt thank you to the Western News for your ongoing coverage of our club’s events — we are getting new riders.

On behalf of the Penticton BMX Club, I would like to thank the many businesses who donated to our BMX season open house, held April 2. These contributions led to the fun and success of our event. On April 7, 41 BMX riders came out to our first race night of the 2011 season.

A big thank you to: Bike Barn; Bush Pilot Enterprises; Freedom, the Bike Shop; Loco Landing; Quality Plumbing; Ride Okanagan; South Main Market; Tony’s Meats and Deli; Wise Guys Car Wash; and Whole Foods Market. We would like to thank Collee Mini Excavating and Bobcats; Valley Bobcat Service; and Westminster Equipment Rentals for their support and equipment donations used in the maintenance of the BMX track this season. As well, the City of Penticton Parks Department for preparations at Lion’s Park for the BMX open house.

Thank you to the following businesses who also supported our BMX calendar: Acklands Grainger; Freedom, the Bike Shop; NAPA Auto Parts; Penticton Honda Centre; Penticton Lock and Key; the Penticton Western News; Sherwood Trophies; Tim Hortons; and The Gym Penticton.

Penticton BMX is a local, non-profit organization, run by parent volunteers. As a family sport, we have girls, boys, men and women of all ages competing in local races at Lions’ Park on Monday and Thursday nights from April to October. Penticton BMX welcomes anyone who can ride a bike. The sport of BMX racing allows riders to experience pride in personal and peer accomplishments, while also promoting a positive attitude about sport and fitness.

The BMX club greatly appreciates the generosity of local businesses and the community. We encourage users of the BMX track to kindly support these businesses.

See you at the track.

Kathryn Golbeck,


on behalf of Penticton BMX