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September 6, 2011 > BMX Competition

BMX Competition

Submitted By Daniel Garza

The world's best BMX athletes are coming to San Jose in the third annual Warriors of Wood BMX competition Sept. 17 and 18, thanks to the San Jose Police Activities League (SJPAL) at PAL Stadium.

X-Games BMX gold medalist, Ryan Nyquist, who is volunteering his time to organize Warriors of Wood says, "I can't wait for the upcoming event." Proceeds from the event go to the San Jose Police Activities League (SJPAL) to build a BMX facility at PAL Stadium near King Road and Highway 280.

Warriors of Wood differs from other BMX events because the jumps and ramps are made of wood, some 17 feet tall. Except for the annual Warriors of Wood competition, the last Bay Area event to draw such world-class BMX talent was the 2006 Mountain Dew Action Sports Tour.

As many as 30 pro riders from around the world are expected to compete. Prizes will be awarded for Best Overall on the Jump Course and Best Trick in the Jump Course.

Preliminary competitions and finals take place on Saturday, with a $5 admission fee. On Sunday, amateurs will get to ride with the pros in a "Pro-Am Street Jam" that will be free to the public. (participants under 18 will need signed parental consent).

For tickets: (408) 272-9725 or www.sjpdpal.com

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