Opening Day for the 2020 season is tentatively June 6th due to COVID-19!
Rene's first exposure to BMX was in 1996 when her 7 year old son won the Nevada State Championship for his age group. After a short break from the sport, she got back involved when her granddaughter started racing in 2008. Rene has been the Track Operator at Farmer City BMX since 2012. She's usually running around from registration to the announcing tower and everywhere in between. Rene's primary goal is to provide a welcoming environment where families can compete and spend quality time together. When she isn't at the track, Rene works in the Business & Finance field for a Big 10 University.
Ted started racing in 1982 and raced all over the country. He started his racing career in Decatur, IL, where his mom and dad eventually ran the track until it closed and then ran tracks in Mahomet and Rantoul. Ted's parents were heavily involved in the Illinois NBL but Ted quit racing in 1992 . He came back in 2009 and got his daughter into the sport and the rest is history. Between working for the railroad for the last 22 years and fitting racing in, Ted also volunteers as much as possible and promotes the sport to anyone and everyone who will listen.
Greg is a foreman/Pipefitter/Welder for a local industrial piping company and pretty handy at building stuff. Greg raced BMX as a teenager earning a state championship in 95’, State #5 and National #17 in 96’. Greg has kept his interest in cycling over the years and got back into BMX with his son in 2017.
Matt started racing as a child in the 80s. When he looks back on it now and sees all the life lessons it taught him and he wants to pass this on to his children. Matt is a self-employed farmer and father of four and is also married to Brooke. His two youngest race and their family is proud to call Farmer City BMX their home track!
Brooke is a stay at home mom of 4 and a farmer's wife. She has been involved with BMX since her two youngest children could walk. She is a real go-getter and currently sits on the board as Secretary and runs our Concession area. Brooke is active in fundraising for the track whenever she can. She loves that Farmer City BMX offers a family atmosphere and encouraging place for her kids to have fun and learn sportsmanship while developing a competitive spirit.
April works in Customer Service for a major soft drink company. She also works with inventory and accounts payable and has been doing this for the last 5 years. April never knew about BMX until her son started racing his Strider when he was just 2 years old. She came to the track a few times and fell in love with the family like atmosphere. April is the Fundraising Chairperson and with her outgoing personality and love of people, we know she will be doing great things.
Dana has worked in the healthcare industry for 16 years and has been a RN for 8 of those years. Dana is married to Greg and also has 3 children, one who started racing in 2017. Dana is our Parent Rep and works as a liaison between parents and riders to bring concerns or suggestions to the board.