#187 BMX Centre at Centennial Park

BMX Centre

The 2015 Pan Am Games is coming to Toronto and the excitement is building! Sport plays an important role across our globe and with these games Toronto is now part of the landscape. Several new venues were constructed across Toronto and it’s neighbouring cities for these games. One such facility was built right here in Etobicoke, the BMX Centre at Centennial Park.

The BMX Centre, located at the North end of Centennial Park accessible via Eglinton Avenue or Rathburn Road (and close to the 401 and 427 highways), is a newly constructed 4.5 million dollar facility built specifically for the 2015 Pan Am Games. The wide open space and accessibility made it a prime location for the track and, as it is one of only a handful of BMX tracks in Canada, it will be used for BMX events for years to come.

When it was first being constructed the BMX Centre looked little more than a few piles of dirt. The end result however is anything but. The 3.2 Hectare facility was designed and constructed to the highest standards set out by the Union Cycliste Internationale association. The 350-metre track is a closed loop design consisting of four straightaways, three banked turns, and multiple jumps. The best part is that in addition to building an 8 metre starting platform but a 5 metre platform next to it which will be used by younger riders starting off in the sport.

The Pan Am BMX Cycling event was one of the first events to sell out once tickets were announced and for good reason as BMX Racing is an exciting sport. The BMX Centre at Centennial Park is a world-class facility which will bring more events and more visitors to the great city of Etobicoke.

BMX Centre: Where and When in Etobicoke…

WHERE:    Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road, Etobicoke ON M9C 5N3
WHEN:    Saturday July 11, 2015: 2pm – Tickets Sold Out
WEBSITE:    www.toronto2015.org/bmx

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