Frier wins BMX title

Abbotsford cyclist wins age group at BMX Grand Nationals

An Abbotsford BMX rider is the best in Canada for his age group.

Zach Frier earned top spot at the Canadian Grand Nationals BMX event in Chilliwack on Oct. 4 and is the number one nationally rankedBMX rider among all juniors.

The 14-year-old has been riding for nine years and is a member of the Abbotsford BMX Club. According to club officials, his ultimate goal isto qualify for the Olympics in either 2020 or 2024.

Frier also won a provincial title earlier this year. He next goes to Tulsa, Okla. to compete for a North American title.

In Abbotsford BMX club news, the group’s indoor season kicks off in November. The club also handed out its year-end awards on Oct. 18.

Winners included: Kamyrn Howlett and Dakota Taylor Kilback (most sportsmanlike riders), Natasha Zilcosky and Oscar Engel (mostimproved riders), Billy Ratcliff (boys points winner), Kamryn Howlett (girls points leader), Ryan McLean (crusier male points winner), BeckySmid and Danielle Welsh (cruiser female points winners) and Kevin Zilcosky (volunteer of the year).