BRIGHTON - Riders hit the track again Tuesday night for competition at Brighton BMX.

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Waide Neal, track operator, said the races are different than trick riding with racing classes for people of all skill levels.

“It’s different than trick riding,” Neal said. “You’ve got a start line and you got a finish line. Racers ride two or three races to determine a winner. It’s for kids of all ages with different class levels including a cruiser class.”

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Neal added that one of the nicest about the Brighton BMX is the atmosphere created by the racers and their families.

“It’s a family sport. At this track, and every track I’ve gone to, the atmosphere is fun, family-friendly and welcoming to anybody,” Neal said. “There is sort of brotherhood and sisterhood that I personally haven’t found in a lot of sports. I played football, I played baseball and they were good sports, but finding BMX I feel like I’ve found home. When I step on the track I feel like I’ve stepped in my living room.”

Charles Thomas also contributed to this story.

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