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WELCOME TO FOOTHILLS BMX

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THE TRACK AND SANCTION

Located in the picturesque hills of northwest Connecticut, the Foothills BMX facility is nestled in a cozy setting which incorporates great areas for viewing. The track is 1165 feet long and incorporates 5 asphalt turns.

We operate under the sanction of USABMX after 16 years under the NBL banner.

The Litchfield County BMX Group Incorporated is focused on making your visit to Foothills BMX an enjoyable experience.

The track will be closed to the public in 2023 on non-event days, use of the track for personal events including, but not limited to Birthday parties, private parties, training, private practices, just to name a few are prohibited. The track will maintain a sign-up sheet and use of the track will be monitored at all times. The track maintains 24-hour live video surveillance. It's unfortunate that it has come to this, but for far too long people took advantage of the facilities.

Directions

From the North:
Rt. 8 South to exit 45. Turn right at end of the ramp. Turn right at traffic light (Kennedy Drive). About ½ mile up the hill, turn left onto Alvord Park Road.

 

From the South:
Rt. 8 north to exit 45. Turn right at end of the ramp. About ¼ mile up the hill, turn left onto Alvord Park.

MISSION STATEMENT

Dedicated in working together in providing the youth of our community with a fun filled recreational sports program that promotes responsibility, character building and family togetherness.

Great News

NEWS

Get the Latest

Welcome back to Foothills BMX Racing Series! For the most real time updates, please follow us on FB! Website is updated once a week!

This week:
Gate Practice- Refer to FB Page for date and times

No Racing 10/15 & 10/22

October LAST BLAST OF 2023!
Sunday October 29th
Halloween Trunk or Treat Race!
Single Points $10
Race at Noon- reg. closes 11:30am
Best costume prizes!

Year End Awards Picnic by invitation only 11/05/2023!



Want to hang your businesses banner at the track all season in 2024. Please email foothillsbmx@gmail.com for information.

We are looking for new sponsorships in 2024, our success relies heavily on donations and racetrack sponsorships, if you're interested in sponsoring and advertising your business at Foothills in 2024 please reach out to foothillsbmx@gmail.com.
 

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Roger Plaskett Memorial

Donated by Full Circle Bike Shop

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Ezra McMenamin 2023 Plaskett Memorial Bike recipient.

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2022 TRACK CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to ELIZABETH DOYLE and CHRIS PEDERSEN for Winning our 2022 Track Championships

Track Championship Awards Sponsored and Provided by Hobby and Trophy World - 22 McDermott Ave. Torrington CT

Elizabeth Doyle

Female Track Champion

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CHRIS PEDERSEN

Male Track Champion

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HOURS OF OPERATION

Thursday: Gate Practice 6pm-8pm 

Sunday: 9AM-3PM Race Day 

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2022 CLASS CHAMPIONS

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BEN HAGAN

NOVICE CLASS

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MYLES FOURNIER

INTERMEDIATE CLASS

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BRODY KESL

EXPERT CLASS

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ELIZABETH DOYLE

GIRLS CLASS

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CHRIS PEDERSEN

MALE CRUISER CLASS

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MARISSA LYMAN

FEMALE CRUISER CLASS

Signing Check

Donations

Follow this link for Information about Donations and Rider Sponsorships

OUR VOLUNTEER
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our “Foundation of Teamwork” has proven to be the building blocks to our success. Our success goes far beyond our 

board of directors. All of our volunteers at Foothills BMX makes every Sunday Funday a memorable one.

Thank your Volunteers!

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DESIREE RANSOM
PRESIDENT 

In June of 2021 Desiree took over the position as President of Litchfield County BMX. She is also working behind the scenes this year as the Track Treasurer. She has been around the sport for 8 years. She says her two BMX'ers have learned Sportsmanship, Determination, Teamwork, and Pride. We feel that these attributes have also rubbed off on Desiree as well. Without her dedication to promoting the sport of BMX and attracting sponsorships and donations along the way, none of this would be possible. We are excited to have her on board as she enters her second year as Track President and First year as Track Treasure.

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BRIAN KESL
TRACK OPERATOR

Brian started as our Track Vice President in 2019 and 2023 will mark his first official season as our track operator! Brian is a key player in the success of Foothills.  You will find him and his son Brody working hard on the track before race days to make sure it is smooth and ready to race every Sunday.

Not only is he our track operator, but you will also see him personally riding and racing on the track. 

He will undoubtedly have the best seat in the house when he watches his son Brody race.

Please welcome Brian as our newest Track Operator in 2023! 

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Justin Hagan 
Vice President

Justin and family have been enjoying the atmosphere of Foothills since 2018. Justin is a Finance Director at Meriden Hyundai and Genesis and a perfect addition to the board of directors at Foothills BMX. His son's Benjamin and Connor really love BMX racing and really love the time they spend on the track! Justin enjoys collecting sneakers, building Lego, and watching his boys grow up. Justin's wife Shana Hagan is also helping out this year expanding our Balance bike and younger rider programs.

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Al Torrizo
Secretary

Like most of us Al came to the track with his children a few years ago, Al returned with them on a Sunday Funday to watch the races. They were immediately hooked and signed up for USABMX. You'll likely see his family racing together at tracks throughout Connecticut and the local area. Al looks forward to working together with our team to make Foothills a destination for regional racers!

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Desiree Ransom
TREASURER

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SCOTT GONYER
RACE ANNONCER

On the microphone in 2023 from Plaskett Tower! Scott has been around BMX for a couple of YEARS! He took on the task in 2020 of filling some pretty big shoes in the tower on the hill, he has done a phenomenal job and we are grateful to have him.  We also think his predecessor would be proud. If Scott isn't in the tower he's on his bike racing around the track for his new race team Axle Nuts Racing, or watching his family race. Volunteering at Foothills on Sunday's is definitely a family affair for the Gonyers, you can typically find his wife Sarah loading the gates on the starting hill! If you have a chance to read our weekly race reports they're brought to you by yours truly!

Welcome back Scott!

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CHRISTI BODWELL
TRACK CLERK

We welcome Christi to the board in 2023! She will be the new face of Foothills on race day at the registration window. Christi was introduced to BMX Racing in the spring of 2022 when she attended our open house with 2 of her sons and the rest is history! Now with 4 of her children racing BMX, Foothills has become their second home during the race season. Christi enjoys watching the camaraderie amongst the riders on and off the track and is looking forward to serving as the Track Clerk for the 2023 season.

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ANNE MACNEIL
 HEAD SCORER

We are pleased to have Anne return in 2023 as the head scorer of Foothills. Anne was also a very familiar face at the registration window in 2021 and 2022 as she was our fill in clerk when needed. Sitting at the finish line all day on Sundays does have a perk or two, she gets a close-up view of her son Liam's race finishes.

The volunteer list could go on for miles at Foothills and these individuals make up the backbone of our track community, without their generosity to make every Sunday Funday, this would not be possible! Remember to thank a volunteer for all of their hard work and dedication!

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