Rescheduled SCR is Sat., July 9th!
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. She is really excited to work with such a great crew of people!
Lee is a sheet metal worker foreman and HVAC technician. He raced BMX as a kid and help build the original track. He has raced BMX, motocross and R/C cars all over Illinois as well as many other states. Lee came back to BMX two years ago with his son and has ranked in the Top 5 in District and State 20" and cruiser classes. Lee has dedicated a lot of his time at the track as was honored to be nominated as the Assistant Track Operator. He says he can't wait for the next two years and is excited to watch FC BMX grow!
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. Greg has various skills but most importantly he is the master fabricator of FCBMX's newer gate.
Willie started racing again with his son back in 2011 after taking a hiatus from the sport. Willie has many unique talents and has always been willing to jump in and lend a hand with whatever we need. Willie has served previously as a board member two other times and we are so glad to have him back. Willie works magic with a skid steer and we can't think of a better person to work side-by-side with Greg.
Emily is one of Farmer City's most experienced, long time riders who started racing here when she was only 8 years old. Emily was a track operator at the Mahomet BMX track back in the day and also helped the original team build the FC BMX track (ok she played with the other kids while her parents helped). Emily races the cruiser class and so does her adult son. Emily and her children have raced BMX at one time or another over the last 40 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 in charge of Fundraising and grant writing. April's outgoing personality and love of people make her a perfect fit and we know she will be doing some really great things for Farmer City BMX.
Holly's father and grandfather introduced her to the sport of BMX at the age of 12. It took off from there and she developed a major love for travel and bikes. Holly has held state, regional and national ranking titles over the years. In September 2020, she had a nasty accident that put her out of the sport competitively. Last year she came back and is working with our Beginner clinics helping young novice riders develop skills and the love she has for the sport.