Brett Dickie of Brainerd won the 14-year-old boys' title in the Minnesota State Championship BMX races. The races were held Labor Day weekend at Rehbein's Arena in Lino Lakes.
More than 300 racers competed for trophies and the title of Minnesota State BMX champion.
BMX, or bicycled moto-cross races, are sprints that take place on a winding, obstacle filled closed course that's about 1,000 feet long. The protective equipment is similar to that worn in motorcycle moto-cross racing. Cruisers are bikes that have 24-inch wheels. Because of the larger wheel diameter, these are fast bikes, normally ridden by experts.
Dickie attends Crosby-Ironton School, and his favorite activities away from the track are basketball and track and field competition. His basketball team has gone to the state championship three times. He's been BMX racing five years and won the state championship last year in his age group.
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