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City Breaks Ground for South Texas BMX Raceway Track

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Ground was broken at the Manuel Q. Salinas Park Wednesday morning for the South Texas BMX Raceway track.

Representatives from the South Texas BMX Raceway gathered with city officials to celebrate the highly anticipated development project.

The goal is to give BMX fans a place to go and enjoy this thrilling sport. When completed, the 1,000-foot track will be an official BMX Raceway, essentially a race track for bicycles; and it's all thanks to the Click family.

"They're going to operate it and run races and practices, and workshops and camps, and it's a great use of a public space," said Stacie Talbert of Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation. "And you know, maybe the city wouldn't be able to develop, but here we have a business that's going to come here and partner and create some additional opportunities for kids to get out of the house, enjoy the outdoors and be active."

"It's one of the fastest growing sports in the United States," said Jeffery Click of South Texas BMX. "It's actually become an Olympic sport in 2008, and in 2012 they ran it again. There's actually Olympic competing centers and training centers in San Diego that do national, statewide and local events."

If all goes as planned, the BMX park will be open to the public later this year.

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