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October 21, 2006

Albany -- BMX bikers pedal their hearts out at the Chehaw track for national and regional racing titles.

More than 2,000 supporters and bikers came out to the races today. People of all ages and from across the country competed in different categories.

Even the oldest BMX racer in the country came to Albany for the event. Seventy-three year-old Phares Parsons of Dalton says racing is the best sport he's ever been invovled with, and it's partly because of the great sportsmanship.

"I've seen the kids all talk to each other, they're all friends. They pat each other on the back. You know it's just a good friendship of everyone. No fussing, no griping," said Phares Parsons.

Some of the proceeds from the races will benefit the Chehaw BMX track. Day Two of the National BMX Race starts tommorow at 8:00 a.m., and up to 650 bikers are expected to kick up some dirt.

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