BMX is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. In fact, it became an Olympic sport in 2008. Your family can participate in the bike-racing sport here in Middle Tennessee with Music City BMX.

Music City BMX hosts practices and races at Hamilton Creek Park (2901 Bell Road, Nashville). Boy and girl are put into age-specific groupings and skill levels to compete in three-lap races around a quarter-mile dirt and asphalt track. The track boasts jumps, roller and banked corners to heighten the action.

Little kids as young as 2 years old can get in on the fun, too. They don't need to know how to pedal a bike; they can participate using balance bikes or striders. Parents can ride as well.

"The kids have a great camaraderie rather than pitting one against another," says Robin Atwood of Music City BMX. "There are great physical benefits, too. It's a great cardio workout that builds lower body and core strength while teaching excellent hand-eye coordination," Atwood adds.

RACING SEASON SCHEDULE

The 2019 season will ramp back up Sunday, March 17 with the official season opener taking place Sunday, April 7. Races take place every Sunday through Dec. 15. Registration and practice take place from 2 - 3 p.m. The races are from 3 - 5 p.m. Race registration is $12.

Practices take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 - 8 p.m. for $5 a pop. During the summer, a Friday Night Lights series will take place.

Prices are subject to change for certain specialty races during the season. Dates and schedules are subject to change, too, due to weather. Find scheduling updates on Music City BMX's Facebook and Twitter pages.

Bike and helmets are available to rent. Long sleeves and pants with closed-toed shoes must be worn.

For more info about Music City BMX, call 615-361-5533, e-mail info@musiccitybmx.com or visit musiccitybmx.com.