BMX Day will be celebrated throughout Alberta on Sunday, May 29.
Alberta BMX and Alberta Bicycle have partnered up to celebrate and promote the sport of BMX.
Brad Christensen President of the Cochrane BMX Club expects over 100 people to hit the track from 10 am- 2 pm, with members coming not only from Cochrane, but Calgary, Canmore, and some other outlying communities.
Christensen adds this is an Alberta wide celebration.
"Every BMX track in Alberta will have their own BMX Day running on Sunday," he says. "So 11 cities in Alberta will be having a same event as Cochrane."
It is the first time the Cochrane Club has hosted the event and Christensen says it's a great opportunity to come check it out.
"It is open for anyone who has seen the sport or wants to try it. It is really for anyone who wants to try the track, it is called open track.
If you don't have any equipment Christensen adds, the club will help out.
"We have loaner bikes, loaner helmets, and gloves. As long as a child or parent wants to come try it out, they can just bring a long sleeved shirt, some pants, and some good shoes; we have all the other stuff -they can try it out on the track for a couple of hours."
The event is designed to bolster registration, and Christensen comments they are always looking for new members to add to the growing club.
"Our membership is growing over the past few years at a pretty fast pace, we are definitely on pace again to beat our membership from last year and we're pretty early into the season yet, we're almost at last year's membership. We will be growing again this year and that is a good thing for us."
Christensen says it has already been busy; a warm, dry spring allowed the track to open a couple of weeks ago to have some open track days and local race nights.
"After Alberta BMX Day is the official kick off but most of the places have been going for a couple of weeks already."
The season ahead looks promising for the BMX Club with lots of great young riders coming up.
"Our 8 intermediate, innate expert groups are running some pretty high place. Katie Scott, a 14 year old expert female rider is one to watch out for again this year."
It going to be an exciting action packed year on the track, and Christensen invites everyone to come check it out.