Beloved Local BMX Course Reopens In Chautauqua County

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BEMUS POINT – A beloved and well-known BMX course has officially reopened for the first time in years, featuring new improvements for locals.

Charlie’s BMX Track recently underwent updates, making the off-road biking track safer and more fun for racers and spectators alike.

“We’ve been changing a lot of stuff up here,” said Track Operator, Douglas Sundquist.

“With local donations from all of our local sponsors, we’ve started using soil tac, which is a PVA glue that helps keep the dust controlled, which is on there now.”

This racetrack really stands out, in the sense that there is no age requirement or limit to be able to race. Staff explained that anyone can start from the time they can walk, as long as the proper safety gear is worn.

“Nobody sits on the bench, everybody can come out and ride. You can bring any bike from home,” said Sundquist.

Race enthusiasts have gone to this track for a long time, and are happy to see it reopened.

“Charlie’s has been here at least since the 80’s, and I actually for a little while raced up here when I was a child,” Sundquist said.

The reopening couldn’t have been made possible without the time and dedication of those willing to support it.

“Everybody up here is a volunteer, on their own time and the track works solely off of donations from the community,” explained Sundquist.

Races take place on Tuesday nights. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m., with the 7:00 p.m. race starting right after.


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