BMX club offering clinics for potential riders

Penticton BMX Club is offering clinics to anyone interested in learning how to handle a bike.

Penticton BMX Club is offering clinics to anyone interested in learning how to handle a bike.

As club president Jeff Babuin said, the four sessions offer people the chance to become better riders.

“It’s about having fun on your bike,” said Babuin.

The first session was scheduled for April 16 with the last one being May 7 and is every Tuesday as long as the weather co-operates. If the track is too wet, sessions will be rescheduled. Babuin, who is working on earning his coaching tickets for cycling, said BMX is more an individual sport for people who like to ride and “don’t want to compete in a team sport.”

“It’s a great sport,” he said. “See if you like it or not, hopefully we get quite a few people to sign up and start racing.”

With a few people already signed up, Babuin is hoping to get enough to have a few groups.

At $40 for the sessions, he said it’s affordable and the money goes towards supporting the club.

All the sessions take place at the BMX track at Lions Park on Warren Avenue.

The club also has its Race for Life fundraiser coming up on May 25. Money from that goes to the children’s hospital for kids ill with leukemia or lymphoma. The club will release details on that in the near future.