Pro BMX team visits riders in Weston


With summer now officially underway, more BMX riders and skateboarders are wheeling around town. On Friday, some of them got the chance to learn from professionals at Kennedy Park in Weston.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) organized the event that featured Outcast, a pro BMX team from Nashville.

"Extreme sports is something that's on the rise and we'd like to pour into that," Jeff Tarras, a spokesman for the FCA, said. "We want to make sure that these kids realize that their sport is worth while when all the other sports get all the attention."

Members of the team put on a demonstration and worked with less experienced riders to improve the extreme sports skill level in the area.

"It's underground thing, it's extreme sports, it's not exactly the most favorite thing," Trevor Heyd, a member of the Outcast BMX team, said. "Schools don't have programs for them for the most part, so it's one of those things that we like to back up."

Outcast travels the nation making about 40 stops throughout the year in hopes of bringing popularity of extreme sports with them.

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