EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s outdoor BMX track is getting a major facelift this summer. Emerald Valley BMX, the non-profit organization that operates the track, is paying for the $50,000 remodel through donations, savings, race fees and parking fees from University of Oregon home football games. The group says while they do annual maintenance work, this is the largest remodel the track has seen since it was built and it’s long overdue.
Track Operator Antonio Fellows says, “The sport is changing and it’s becoming more competitive and in order to be on pace with those changes, these types of upgrades are necessary.”
Changes will include a new electronic starting gate, a special track sealant to stabilize dirt and control dust and overall, a more challenging course for developing riders. Crews got started last week and expect to finish up in time for a state qualifying race on August 22nd.