FARMINGTON -- Local BMX bikers will again have an indoor place to race as snow threatens the outdoor fun.
On Tuesday, Davis County entered into an agreement with RAD Canyon BMX for the rental of Legacy Events Center to stage indoor BMX races in March, 2012.
"BMX is probably the fastest growing event in the winter," said Mike Moake, Davis County Legacy Events Center marketing and event coordinator. "You just bring a bike and have a helmet and you can join."
The races will be held March 2-3 and March 10-11. RAD Canyon BMX will pay a $5,000 rental fee for the facility and will also hold clinics before the races.
Kevin Dilley, who will serve as track operator in conjunction with RAD Canyon, said there were close to 250 riders during the last winter series held in 2011 at the Legacy Events Center.
"They have such a great facility and do a great job putting on a show," Dilley said. "They have all the facility we need to do a great show."
RAD Canyon, which operates a similar bike track in South Jordan has held indoor races at the Legacy Events Center the past three years. The company tried an outdoor track at the Legacy Events Center for the first time during the summer and Dilley said RAD Canyon wants to have another outdoor track during the summer of 2012.
Dilley said that a group of 10 to 20 volunteers will build the indoor track after the county grades the dirt. Since the dirt in the indoor arena is stacked so deep for horses, Dilley estimates that there is 25 inches of dirt to work with. The majority of that dirt will be left on the ground, but there will be plenty, Dilley said, to be used by the track constructors.
"They put everything in the middle, and then we come in with tractors and start building the obstacles and jumps," Dilley said. "It's such a huge undertaking."
But Dilley said the work is worth the effort because so many people enjoy the races.
"What's nice about it is you can be at any skill level and still participate," said Davis County Commissioner John Petroff, Jr. "It's also for all ages."
During Tuesday's Davis County Commission meeting, Commissioner Bret Millburn mentioned that since there is no age limit, perhaps Petroff might take part.
"I'll need a motor on my bike if I go," Petroff said.