Darien Landers of Abbotsford catches some air off the rhythm section at Ranger Park during the ABA provincial BMX finals Sunday.

Darien Landers of Abbotsford catches some air off the rhythm section at Ranger Park during the ABA provincial BMX finals Sunday.

BMXers bank B.C. gold

More than 200 BMX racers from across the province converged at Ranger Park last weekend in hopes of being crowned B.C. champion.

More than 200 BMX racers from across the province converged at Ranger Park last weekend in hopes of being crowned B.C. champion.

Ranging in ages from four to 70, riders competed for podium placements in their respective age groups. In order to ride in the final weekend, they competed in three provincial series qualifiers.

A total of seven Vernon BMX Club riders earned provincial titles on the weekend – Johnathan Milne (7-year-old boys), Jeremy Clark (17 Boys), Faith Riddick (11 Girls), Jeremy Deschamps (13 Cruiser Class), Dean Botterill (46-50 Cruiser), Shylo Orchard (31-35 Women’s Cruiser), Jennifer Bitz (36-40 Women’s Cruiser).

Other Vernon racers turning in notable finishes were: Zach Milne, bronze, 7 Boys; Noah Debalinhard, silver, 12 Boys); Nathan Martin, silver, 15 Boys; Conor Butte-Lansfried, silver, 17 Boys; Hanya Riddick, silver, 9 Girls; and Roger Tepper, bronze, 41-45 Men’s Cruiser.

The Vernon BMX Club’s season continues with local racing at Ranger Park on Tuesday nights until October. The club is always on the lookout for new members. For more information, visit www.vernonbmx.com