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Chehaw BMX track gets a make-over

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Chehaw BMX Track Director Graham Sharp Chehaw BMX Track Director Graham Sharp
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Renovation is currently under way at the Chehaw BMX track.

Developments will include rebuilding the current property in order to expand the track, update its features, and increase the tracks difficulty.

Designed by the constructor of the 2012 London Olympics, Chehaw's rebuild will award the track state-of the-art facilities that will host any level of rider in the country.

The track will be taken from a level 5 in difficulty, to the highest difficulty level, 10, while remaining conducive to riders of all skill levels.

And BMX racing has been a big deal at Chehaw. Chehaw has hosted qualifiers in advance of the President's Cup national race, with over 100 BMX riders took to the track.

"A state qualifier which will happen on the 3rd of May and then come the 6th of September we got awarded a gold cup which is a big, big deal for Chehaw BMX," said Chehaw BMX Track Director Graham Sharp.  

Georgia BMX Commissioner Shayne Robinson said in a previous interview "It's very important for the community because it brings riders from out of this area.  I came from Peachtree City, Georgia. We've got riders from Cumming, Forsyth County, they come from all over Georgia. We've got riders from Alabama who come to compete so it's a great opportunity to visit your county, visit your home. They populate all the restaurants here, it's a great boost for the economy."

Construction is underway and is scheduled to be completed by March 29.

 

 

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