A forecast of summerlike weather means Sunday should be a great day for an outdoor activity whether you're an athlete or a spectator.
A fun event for the entire family will be the BMX competition at Lions Park in Raleigh. Spectator admission and parking are free.
More than 200 bicycle motocross riders - ages 4 through 50-plus - are expected for the North Carolina State Series Championship qualifier, one of four qualifying events leading up to the September state championship in Charlotte.
It's a big event for the outstanding Lions Park track.
"This will be the biggest race of the year for us because this is the most riders we will have," said Greg Ford, president of the parent/volunteer organizers who run the nonprofit organization Capital City BMX.
Rider registration for the triple-points event runs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and entry costs $30. Racing starts at 1 p.m.
Individuals and families who want to learn more about BMX can sign up for new-rider clinics conducted each month at the track.
Learn more at the Capital City website or call the organization's hotline at 919-834-4269.
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- Teri Boggess