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Local bikers flocking back to an old Lansing race track

Posted at 6:07 PM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 18:07:22-04

LANSING, Mich. — Local bikers are flocking back to an old race track in Lansing.

A group of volunteers are hoping that their hard work will help make the Capital City Family BMX track a place to be once again on the weekends.

In years past, the track was packed with racers and spectators on the weekends. After a few down years, a group of volunteers have taken over the track in hopes of bringing it back to what it used to be.

"My kids grew up here, raced here since it opened in 2000 but they all got older and moved on with their lives and so we hadn't been a part of it for a couple of years. July 2nd I came to the track and saw the shape that it was in and that's when I decided to step in and it really snowballed from there," Steve Dyer, track operate at Capital City Family BMX said.

"It's really sad to see nobody here anymore so definitely to get it back up so the community kids have a spot to be and stay out of trouble and stuff," Brittany Jennings, Capital City Family BMX volunteer said.

The track provides opportunities for riders young and old and the time and energy the volunteers have put into the track isn't going unnoticed.

"I mean it means the world especially to people that want to be competitive like myself. To have it close is everything I try to get out here as much as I can to practice. This is my home," Tanner Gidley, a BMX racer said.

Saturday is race day here at the Capital City Family BMX track. So bring your family and friends. The track is also looking volunteers. For more information on how you can get involved, head over to Capital City Family BMX's Facebook page.

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