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BMX champs tear up the track

October 31, 2005

By: Robbyn DeSpain

Albany-- BMX is a sport that is on display at international events such as the X-games, but it can also be found locally at a favorite family hot spot. A couple of south georgia riders are tearing up the track and sitting atop the standings.

It's a family affair when the Hilton's head to the bike track. Jacob Hilton says, "I just like my family being here to watch me." Eight year old Jacob, his five year old brother Kyle, and of course Mom and Dad, Jackie and Nicky Hilton are permanent fixtures at state BMX races. In just 2 years, the Hilton boys have climbed to the top of the state rankings.

Kyle just won the state championship in his division and Jacob came in second in his age group. He says he loves BMX riding. "Uhm, because it's super fun, and I like to jump air, and the hills are big."

"We had some relatives that had their youngest son who was getting into it, and they invited us to a race. We went and watched them race in Moultrie, and my two just wanted to do it," says father Nicky Hilton.

BMX stands for bicycle motocross and the Hilton's travel around the state competing in this growing sport. "It's a good family sport, the kids really enjoy it. We just want to watch the sport grow locally, and regionally, and nationally," says Nicky.

"It's too cool, it's awesome!," says Kyle.

The next BMX race at the Parks at Chehaw is scheduled for November 19th. To learn more about getting involved, you can go to http://nbl.org or http://ptcbmx.org

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