Olympic Day Race celebration held at Rum River BMX in Isanti

With the 2012 Summer Olympics just around the corner, Rum River BMX teamed up with USA BMX to bring a taste of the Olympics to Isanti.

Pictured, in back, from left are Dr. Nagobads (Olympic hockey team doctor), John Gordon (Curling), Kent Thometz (speed skating), Leif Erickson and Cliff Moore. In front are Ty Nelson, Leonard Lilyholm (Hockey), Bob Plummer, Jim Streeter and Ted Cannon.

Pictured, in back, from left are Dr. Nagobads (Olympic hockey team doctor), John Gordon (Curling), Kent Thometz (speed skating), Leif Erickson and Cliff Moore. In front are Ty Nelson, Leonard Lilyholm (Hockey), Bob Plummer, Jim Streeter and Ted Cannon.

On Friday, June 22, four very special Olympians, John Gordon (Curling), Leonard Lilyholm (Hockey), Kent Thometz (Speed Skater), and Dr. Nagobads (Olympic Hockey Team Doctor) joined the over 200 BMX racers, their families, and Rum River BMX’s incredible volunteer team to enjoy a great evening of family fun.

To celebrate the upcoming Olympics, Rum River BMX and USA BMX offered a free event to racers of all ages and abilities. With over 60 brand new riders in attendance, it was an incredible night of high flying action from the veteran racers and amazing memories for the newest to the sport. Each group of riders competed for Gold, Silver, and Bronze metals. Each participant received a commemorative Olympic Day Race certificate and a chance to hear first hand from four of American’s proud Olympians. It was a night to remember.

Rum River BMX has live racing action every Tuesday night through August, switching to Fridays and Sundays during September and October. Multiple practice nights are also available during the summer and fall if you and your family would like to give this Olympic sport a try yourself. If you missed the Olympic Day Race, you can still watch it and all the exciting racing action online at www.rumriverbmx.com.

Don’t miss the BMX Racing Action in London scheduled for Aug. 8 – 10 and cheer on Team USA, including Minnesota’s own Alise Post.

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