The BMX track opened in 1983 and is still going strong today
(WINNEBAGO COUNTY, WI) August 23, 2023 – Winnebagoland BMX is celebrating its 40th season of racing in Oshkosh this year. The track, which hosted its first race on May 21, 1983, has seen many improvements in recent years and is poised to have its best season ever as the sport continues to grow.
Winnebagoland BMX is a sanctioned USA BMX track that provides a safe, sanctioned place for kids to exercise, socialize, and develop skills. BMX is a family sport offering something for every level of rider.
"Throughout 40 years of racing at Winnebagoland BMX, we've seen kids grow up to be parents, and now their kids are getting involved in racing as well," said Winnebagoland BMX Treasurer, Beth Brewer. "It’s a growing community with a lot of passion for racing."
Age groups range from two-years-old and up and have different skill levels per age group. To keep races competitive, riders race other riders with the same or similar skill levels.
"We have two-year-old’s racing, and then we have people as old as 66 years old racing," said, Brewer. "That's part of the appeal of BMX racing and why this track has remained here in Oshkosh for 40 years."
More than 300 BMX tracks are located throughout the country. Wisconsin has five tracks and Winnebagoland BMX continuously ranks as one of the best tracks in the state, last year ranking number one.
As the top ranked ranked BMX track in Wisconsin, Winnebagoland BMX has the honor of hosting the Wisconsin State Finals BMX Race.
"The BMX racing community takes notice when Winnebagoland BMX hosts prominent races like the state finals," said, Brewer. "These large racing events have brought Olympians and other riders to Oshkosh, which has really put Winnebagoland BMX on the map."
During the 40th anniversary season, Winnebagoland BMX held its State Qualifier Race the weekend of June 24 and 25 and plans to hold the Wisconsin State Finals Race the weekend of August 25 to 27.
A proclamation for the 40th anniversary season of Winnebagoland BMX will be presented by Winnebago County Executive, Jon Doemel, during the BMX Old School Showcase at the BMX track September 9.
The Winnebagoland BMX Club, Inc. of Oshkosh is seeking donations to "Raise the Roof" and raise $40,000 to fund a canopy over the racetrack start line. Donations more than $350 will get a 2-foot by 4-foot sign to advertise a business or organization.
Contact: Beth Brewer, Winnebagoland BMX Treasurer, 920-379-6104