Ordinary folks can ride beside Olympians at Chula Vista BMX. The facility's outdoor track, part of the USA Olympic Training Center, is designed for and open to beginners and Olympians alike. Operated by pro Tyler Brown, the track hosts weekly races where riders soar over dirt jumps and other adrenaline-pumping obstacles.
To prepare novices for their first contest, Tyler leads weekly clinics that focus on BMX fundamentals, such as pedaling and pumping over jumps. He also instructs sessions for advanced bikers, which hone in on more technical skills like race strategy and how to dismantle training-wings during airborne tricks. Rental bikes and helmets are available to all visitors, who must wear long sleeves, long pants, and closed toe shoes.
2010 Pricing: Camps: $150each / For both Camp AM & PM $200 Private Adult(Ages 15 & up) 30 min= $40
60 min= $60 Jr. Private(Ages 4 to 14) 30 min= $30 60 min= $50 Pre-Paid *Package Discounts 3 Session Pkg $125 / Jr. $100 6 Session Pkg $300 / Jr. $250 10 Session Pkg $500 / Jr. $400
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