Get BMX news with free Apple apps

By Marlon Votta - Aug 19, 2011

BMX started in the early 1970s when children began racing their bicycles on dirt tracks in southern California, drawing inspiration from the motocross superstars of the time. The size and availability of the Schwinn Sting-Ray made it the natural bike of choice, since they were easily customized for better handling and performance. BMX racing was a phenomenon by the mid-1970s. Children were racing standard road bikes off-road, around purpose-built tracks in California.

Though originally denoting a bicycle intended for BMX Racing, the term “BMX bike” is now used to encompass race bikes, as well as those used for the dirt, park, street and flatland disciplines of BMX. When I was a kid if you didn’t have a BMX you weren’t cool, the best were either Diamondbacks or the Mongoose. These bikes are used for everything from racing to amazing new tricks, one of the best tricks I could do was take a few layers of skin of my elbows. These bikes are still part of kid’s lives today and the racing side of it has come a long way. We thought it would be a good idea to let you in on a few free apps available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

BMX Terms by fiddlemeragged is the ideal app for those who are confused about BMX racing. When the riders are conversing about this sport, you will be able to understand their chat. Maybe you love watching the racing but cannot understand the commentators. This application available through the iTunes App Store will help you as a reference to commonly (and not so commonly) used terms. Select a phrase and this app will describe everything to do with BMX biking and racing.

ABA BMX by ABA BMX is a news app for BMX fans. Download this at the App Store and get quick access to news. Learn about schedules, points, and the ABA rulebook. Gain access to the Nationals Moto Sheets if you are at a BMX national’s event. Get the best view watching in landscape and find out all you need to know.

BMX Grub by Grub, LLC will let you in on all the current news. This application is available at the App Store will give you information on loads of brands from Diamondback to Mongoose and many more. Find out about certain riders, their bikes and events. Find out about the shops that stock them and submitting you own news.

Nowadays BMX bicycles are available in different models for racing, freestyle, dirt jump and flatland racing so helpful apps can help user decide which type is ideal for their requirements. These are just a few free apps available, although there are more to buy including games at the App Store.

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