Coal Hills BMX racers make road trip

Trio turns in good runs at Silver Dollar Nationals in Reno, Nevada

ALEASHA WIEBE WAS one of three Coal Hills BMX racers to compete at a big race in the U.S.




Three young Coal Hills BMX racers travelled from the Great White North to the USA –  specifically Reno, Nevada – on Jan. 11-13 for the 2013 Silver Dollar  Nationals.

Racing began Friday night with Aleasha Wiebe competing on her 20″ bike. She finished with a second and a third racing boys on her Cruiser.

On Saturday the Coal Hills kids were up early and ready for a long day of racing. Wiebe hit the track first in 15-16 Girls with 18 riders. Competition was fierce and although she raced hard she failed to qualify for the main event.

Quinn Webber was next in 9 Cruiser. He raced hard with 23 other nine year olds and while he was valiant he failed to make mains. Big brother Aiden was next in 12 Cruiser and he was incredible in making his main event, finishing fifth out of 13 racers.

Wiebe was up next on her Cruiser and despite racing hard failed to make mains. Quinn was up in 9 Expert but missed mains despite going hard in a large class of 46 riders. Aiden was up with 36 others in 12 Expert. He also raced hard but didn’t qualify.

There was a total of 319 motos Saturday, 178 Friday and 278 on Sunday. On Sunday, Wiebe made semis in 20″ but not in Cruiser. Quinn raced like a trooper but failed to qualify on both bikes while brother Aiden raced hard on Cruiser and made his main on 20″, finishing seventh – a great job in a very tough class.

“This was a new experience for the Coal Hills kids and they did an awesome job representing our track at a major U.S. BMX race,” a Coal Hills spokesperson said.


– Coal Hills BMX



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