Hundreds gather for Cornhusker Nationals BMX races in Lincoln

The Cornhusker Nationals BMX races took place at Star City track in Lincoln this weekend in the midst of COVID-19.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Cornhusker Nationals BMX races took place at the Star City track in Lincoln this weekend in the midst of COVID-19.

The Cornhusker Nationals brought in 700 bikers and fans from all across the country to race and watch the games unfold. The event takes place every year in a different location, the last time this event was held in Lincoln, it was 2016. The national games start in January and end around Thanksgiving weekend but this year looked a little different in the wake of COVID-19.

“We were actually not doing any events for three months, we got our season kicked back off in June and we have been working with local health departments and cities to see what locations we can go to and actually use the safety measures put in place to obviously to make sure the curve flattens” the National Coordinator for the USA BMX, Chris Luna, said.

The Cornhusker Nationals brought in one participant from Minnesota who said he was really happy to be there.

“This is incredibly fun especially with the competition I have here, it’s incredibly challenging but it’s a lot more fun then sitting at home” Bryce Blumer said.

The event was approved by the Health Department to go on with the races.

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