BMX riders in various age groups competed over the long weekend at the Sumas Mountain Nationals at Abbotsford Exhibition Park. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

BMX riders in various age groups competed over the long weekend at the Sumas Mountain Nationals at Abbotsford Exhibition Park. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Close to 600 riders compete at Sumas Mountain Nationals

BMX competition held June 29 to July 1 in Abbotsford

  • Jul. 3, 2018 10:06 a.m.

The first-ever Sumas Mountain Nationals ran from Friday to Sunday (June 29 to July 1) at the Abbotsford BMX Club at Exhibition Park, with close to 600 riders from across the country competing.

Among those taking part were about 60 riders from Abbotsford.

The event featured both amateur and professional racers, and had riders of all ages competing.

The pros practised and raced off the eight-metre-tall Supercross start hill, which was nicknamed “Sumas Mountain.”

Abbotsford BMX is home to one of only two Supercross hills in Canada.

Athletes from across B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Oregon and California competed.

VIDEO BY: Joshua Watkins