BMXers reach new heights

The Nanaimo BMX Association had a contingent of eight riders at the U.S.A. BMX Grand Nationals championships in Tulsa, Okla.

Piper Graaten of the Nanaimo BMX Association takes second place at the U.S.A. BMX Grand Nationals last month.

Piper Graaten of the Nanaimo BMX Association takes second place at the U.S.A. BMX Grand Nationals last month.

Local BMX riders kept pace with the very best last month.

The club had a contingent of eight riders at the U.S.A. BMX Grand Nationals championships in Tulsa, Okla. and won some towering trophies.

The best local result came from Alexander Booth, who won the No. 1 plate in his five-and-under expert division. Piper Graaten claimed the No. 2 plate in the five-and-under girls’ race.

Chris Johnson, Nanaimo BMX Association president, praised the entire team in a club press release.

“These riders raced their hearts out and represented BMXers on Vancouver Island as the champions they are.”