History of Cycling BMX Racing

While informal bicycle racing existed to different extents, it was in Southern California that the sport of BMX started to become organized and resemble the modern sport. Original influencers included Ron Mackler, who was a park attendant in Santa Monica and set up races at Palms park in 1969.Scot Breithaupt, a 13 year old aspiring Yamaha motocross support rider, developed the BUMS (Bicycle United Motocross Society) track in Long Beach California, and was influential in setting up multiple tours such as the Yamaha Gold Cup.