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Dozens turn out for Olympic Day at Spokane BMX

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Dozens of kids and parents in Spokane kicked off the day celebrating International Olympic Day by taking to a new sport; BMX bike riding.

2008 summer Olympic bronze medalist Donny Robinson, who created the program, was at the track Saturday morning teaching kids as young as six years old how to ride a bike BMX style. "Parents remember what it was like to ride their bikes until the street lights came on. Now kids have the opportunity to do it in a more thrilling environment than ever," said Robinson.

Kids with pedals and some without got their first taste of what it's like to ride on a course rather than a flat street. The goal of this program is to introduce them to BMX racing and to promote sportsmanship and fun. 

“It's about fun, it's about friends, it's about family, it's about fitness, and its just giving a chance for kids who don't necessarily take to team sports to give bicycle riding a shot,” said Robinson.

The BMX racing league is a one of a kind program that is helping kids of all ages reach their goal of becoming professional riders and to have fun

"It's a brand new way to introduce kids to the sport,” added Robinson. 

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