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When Little Boy Has No One To Race Against, Teens Step Up To Save The Day!

Image shows a BMX Race with a tiny tot leading a group of teenaged riders.

BMX Racing began in the 1960s as an unmotorized alternative to Motocross Racing. For less fortunate kids in the city, it was a way to experience the thrills of Motocross in an urban environment. Empty lots between buildings became makeshift BMX courses. BMX racing has been beloved ever since! But when this little boy found himself alone in his BMX race, a group of teens stepped up!

BMX Racers lined up at the starting gate for a race.
Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Racers in local BMX circuits can start as young as 18 months old. These super tiny riders use a balance bike but are decked out the same as older BMX riders. If you aren’t familiar with a balance bike, or Strider, it is a bike with no pedals. The rider uses their legs to push off the ground to propel the bike. This style of bike teaches balance without the reliance on training wheels.

In one little boy’s BMX race, a young man found himself the only registered competitor in his age grouping. In order to help him “win” his race, a group of teenagers joined his race heat to help keep pace. The result was awesome. It shows us that the upcoming generations have compassion and understanding, and are generally great humans. Watch for yourself:

I’m not crying. You’re crying.

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