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Biggest BMX Event of Year in Rhinelander

Rhinelander's Hodag BMX club is hosting a Redline Cup qualifier for riders looking to score district points and qualification into state and national races.

Around 100 riders took part in Saturday's event.  They range in ages from 5 years old to 55.  
The main event today spanned 27 races or in BMX terms, motos.  
Last night's rains pushed back start times Saturday, and the crew worked hard to get the track in racing form.  
This is the biggest weekend of the year for the Hodag BMX track, as winners of Saturday's races earn points toward he Redline Cup series that involves more than 75 races nationwide.  
The Hodag track was fast with just one pass through per race. One mistake for riders could cost them the trophy.  
While they all want to win points for the series, that's not what it's all about for riders.

"They've all been riding their bikes as long as I have," said 15-year-old experts race winner Jeremy Statz. "Their skill level's pretty good, a lot of national competitors, I'm happy. I just like the environment around, everyone gets along here, and it's just fun to ride a bike."

"It's really technical and there's different obstacles," 13-year-old Dillon Nelson said of the Hodag course.  "When you get older, you get stamps, which is like money in bike shops."



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