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    John David calls 2008 an odd year for BMX racing.

    The best riders are currently vying to qualify for the Beijing Games, where BMX (bicycle motocross) will make its Olympic debut in August.

    It’s unknown territory for the sport, but the Olympic designation seems to have triggered a surge of excitement about BMX throughout the United States, according to David, the director of the American Bicycling Association (ABA) BMX.

    – Excerpt from The Bend Bulletin, April 4, 2008


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