BMX Olympic Race Day Giveaway
I recently came across a statistic (admittedly, on Facebook) that while the US accounts for 6% of the world population, we comprise 34% of the world’s obese. I can’t vouch for its accuracy but I have no trouble believing it. Some of our country’s obesity problem is related to poor eating habits, but let’s not forget the other half of being fit: eating right and exercising. These days, exercising is something people do at a gym or follow in a video or class, but there was a time where exercising was just being involved with the great outdoors and getting your heart pumping.
The Olympic games are coming up in London and while I’m sure everyone will be dying to see what Kate Middleton wears to the events, they’ll be even more excited to watch representatives of their countries participate in the world’s largest gathering of athletes. The Olympics promote more than friendly international competition, though. The theme for this summer’s Olympics is “Inspire a Generation.” Inspire a generation to do what, exactly? When Pierre de Coubertin started these modern Olympics in 1912, he introduced the motto, “The most important thing is not to win but to take part!” Perhaps the Olympics of today wish to inspire our generation of children to take back the outdoors, to take part in something more than an interactive video game and retail therapy at the mall. It’s time to run around, skate, bike, jump, swim, surf, and play.
In the spirit of the Olympics and to encourage children to get out and get fit, USA BMX, together with the US Olympic Committee, are offering FREE race days at 300+ BMX tracks around the country, from June 22nd to July 1st.
You can find the nearest participating track by visiting the USABMX website.
GIVEAWAY FOR MY READERS!
To sweeten the deal for those of you lucky enough to be reading this, USABMX is offering a free BMX membership and $50 online gift code to the NBC Universal Store to one of my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment here before 11:59pm Pacific time on Thursday, 6/21. You may only leave one comment. If you subscribe to my blog, you may leave a second comment letting me know you did that. You will need to provide a mailing address in order to receive the USABMX membership.I will draw a winner using Random.org. Winner will be announced on my blog on Friday 6/22, which happens to coincide with the kickoff of the USABMX Free Race Days.
Hope you find yourself at a track in the very near future!
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