Hundreds of BMX riders from Vancouver Island and beyond are bearing down on Cumberland this weekend for a national competition.
The three-day Vancouver Island Nationals includes timed races and is being hosted by Coal Hills BMX Racing.
More than 300 riders, including some from the Prairies and Washington State, are taking part in the event.
This weekend’s competition is part of an eight-race national series that wraps up in Chilliwack next month.
“BMX, it’s for any age. We have little guys from two years old to like 80, 90 that are riding,” said Coal Hills BMX president Rene Larson.
“So it’s a huge family sport, so you’ll have kids riding as well as the parents.”
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Many riders and their families are camping on site and the race weekend is a big boon to the local economy.
The races wrap up at about noon on Sunday.