NEW ULM, MN- The Minnesota State BMX Series rode into New Ulm for its fourth stop of the summer.

More than 300 riders from across the region, ages nine and up looked to qualify Sunday in order to participate in the state championship in Isanti, MN.

River Valley BMX is one of eleven tracks in Minnesota and both competitors and fans were eager to get going.

Rain made things difficult early, forcing crews to do a little extra to ensure the dirt was ready for racing.

Following a four hour delay, boys and girls were excited to finally have the gate drop so they could show off their speed.

River Valley BMX track operator Dan Bauer says "It's a lot work, a lot of enjoyment. The thing that gets me the most is seeing the kids with a smile on their face, that's what keeps me going."

The next state race will take place at Faribault BMX on Saturday, with registration beginning at 10 a.m.

For more information on the sport, you can visit usabmx.com.

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