Think your bike is light? Try 10 pounds of carbon fiber, aluminum and just enough tread to get you vertical. Durango BMXers might have one up on the rest of us. Every Sunday for nearly the whole summer, Durango BMX has hosted a series of races for local youngsters. Racing on 20- and 24-inch wheels and not afraid of speed or air., these kids are focused. Boasting such titles as National Age Group Champion and District Champions under their belts, Durango riders are well on their way to making a significant mark in the BMXworld. Over Labor Day weekend, the Colorado State Series Final took place in Montrose, and local racers brought home seven state titles.The following riders earned first place for their age groups at the state championship: Kyle Kool Breeze Duran, 9 & Under Cruiser Class; Riley The Raptor Wanzek, 10 year old Cruiser Class; Racin Chase Cushing, 14 year old Cruiser Class; Miranda Gallegos 9 year old Girl Class; Insane Shane Ellis, 8 year old Boys Class; Heart Attack Zach Thorsheim, 11 year old Boy Class. With considerable help from local individuals and businesses, Durango BMX just celebrated its fourth year at the track south of Durango, and is looking forward to many more.

National Champion Christopher The Cheetah Blevins sizes up his
competition before the start of a practice race on Sunday. A racer in the main event on Sunday breezes through the second
hairpin turn. A parent adjusts the brakes of a racers bike. A knobby tire leads the way for a local bike.