FIRST-TIME RACERS at the Coal Hills BMX track in Cumberland display their trophies. The new season is now in full swing and new riders are always welcome.

New BMX season blasts out of the gate

Racers of all ages in action at Coal Hills track in Cumberland

The 2013 BMX season got underway under cloudy, threatening skies in Cumberland at Coal Hills BMX Track.

A new year brought out the regulars and a few new riders to BMX and after a month of gate practise they were ready to go out and ride hard. The track was ready and the volunteers were ready, so it was time for the gate to drop on the 2013 season.

We had racks of racers from Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River and of course Cumberland. The youngest was three- year-old Elliot Purch; the oldest was a pair  of 41-year-old racers. Here are the results:

4-Year-Old Striders: 4-year-old old Nicholas Bews 1st,

3-year-old Elliot Purch 2nd.

36-40 Cruiser: Andrew Templar 1st, Aleasha Wiebe 2nd, Joe Koropecki 3rd, Paul Simard 4th.

5 & Under Novice:  Rayden Eldred 1st, Jeremy Purich 2nd, Brailyn Webster 3rd, Cohen Beaton 4th.

6 Novice: Austin Salt 1st, Brayden Dixon 2nd, Emily Bews 3rd, Nathan Cox 4th.

7 Intermediate: Sean Queenan 1st, Macklin Johnson 2nd, Justin Yaretz 3rd, Lukasz Kuzma 4th, Mathew Simard 5th.

8  Intermediate: JellyBean Christian 1st, Evan Yaretz 2nd, Arlend Berry 3rd, Hailey Tufts 4th.

10 Intermediate: Adicus Bird 1st, Samuel Kuzma 2nd, Euan Henderson 3rd.

12 Intermediate: Hayden Fieret 1st, Tyson Tufts 2nd, Nathan Simard 3rd.

16 Intermediate: Yuriah Kaska 1st, Zackery Fieret 2nd, Aleasha Wiebe 3rd.

If you are interested in BMX come out to Cumberland Monday nights at 6 p.m. for gate practice and we can answer your questions or you can just watch.

BMX is for all ages so it is a family sport. We currently have many families participating – mom and kids, dad and kids, brothers and sisters. Check our website at or visit us on Facebook.


– Coal Hills BMX



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