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BMX (an abbreviation for bicycle motocross) is BMX Racing a form of off-road cycling on bikes with 20 inch wheels and knobbly tyres. It originated in the United States, where teenagers tried to imitate their motocross heroes on their pedal cycles. The sport features races on sandy and hilly tracks as well as performing tricks and stunts on flat ground, wooden ramps or obstacles found on the streets.

Since 1982, there have been World Championships for BMX-Racing, sanctioned by the International Cycling Union (UCI)and 1987 saw the first Freestyle World Championships.Freestyle BMX has been growing in popularity since it became part of the ESPN X-Games in 1998.

BMX racing is being added to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

There are different styles of BMX, like street BMX is done on the streets.Dirt BMX,is almost the some as BMX Racing except your not racing.Flatland BMX is done on nice,smooth,flat pavement and riders test their hand-eye and foot coordination.Vert riding is done in a halfpipe.Park BMX,which is done in a skate park.

There are famous riders in BMX ,such as: Dave Mirra, Ryan Nyquist, Mat Hoffman, Vic Murphy, Chris Doyle, Robbie Mirranda, Troy McMurray,Mike "Rooftop" Escamilla, Colin McKay, Ronnie Chalk, and many more.