FARMINGTON -- BMX bike racing is not a passing fad in Davis County.
The Davis County Commission recently approved two separate one-year agreements with Rad Canyon BMX of South Jordan to allow the business to continue utilizing the county's BMX track at the Legacy Events Center, 151 S. 1100 West.
The two agreements have the BMX bike organization paying the county $5,000 for the use of the track from Feb. 25 to March 10 of 2013. The county also approved a separate agreement that will have the bike group paying the county another $5,000 to use the track from Feb. 24 to March 9 in 2014, according to county officials.
The bike races that have been held at the west Farmington facility have averaged crowds of about 400 riders per event, said Kevin Dilley, Legacy Raceway BMX track operator.
There are 798 active USA BMX riders in the state of Utah, Dilley said.
Davis County Commissioner John Petroff Jr. said he hopes the county, in the near future, can also tie BMX bike racing into the schedule of county fair activities.
Dilley said he envisions bike racing being part of the county fair someday, but suspects that plan is still a long way off.
RAD Canyon, which operates a similar bike track in South Jordan, has held indoor races at the Legacy Events Center the past three years.
For information, visit www.utahbmx.com.