The grand opening for Oldsmar’s BMX Supercross Track is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6:00 p.m. Credit: City of Oldsmar.
Oldsmar’s newly renovated BMX Supercross track will open to the public on Thursday, October 15, just in time for the big Gator Nationals event taking place at the facility that weekend.
The grand opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. at the track, which is located at 3120 Tampa Road in Oldsmar’s Canal Park.
City officials had hoped the project, which began earlier this year, would be completed in August or September, but weather and other factors led to the delay.
“The weather has caused us to get a little behind, but we’re going to make it by, I assume, sometime in late August,” Oldsmar Leisure Services Director Lynn Rives told Oldsmar Connect over the summer.
“We’ve also got a couple issues with some walls that I’m having them redo, but other than that, it’s going pretty good.”
Artist rendering of the Oldsmar BMX Supercross track. Credit: STANTEC
The $2 million remodeling project converted the city’s existing 13-year-old track into a world-class venue, adding a towering 20-foot high hill and courses for professional as well as amateur riders.
The facility is one of only two of its kind in the country and provides another track for professional riders to train for Olympic qualifying.
Indeed, officials believe Oldsmar’s BMX Supercross track is one of the finest facilities of its kind in the world.
“Our track is definitely going to be a premier track for BMX,” Oldsmar Mayor Doug Bevis said during the City Council meeting on September 3. “Thanks to Lynn and all your hard work.”
“I like ours better!” Councilmember Dan Saracki said after seeing photos of a similar facility in Grand Junction, Colorado.
The new Oldsmar BMX Supercross track.
If You Go:
What: Oldsmar BMX Supercross Grand Opening
When: Thursday, Oct. 15, 6:00 p.m.
Where: 3210 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, 34677 (Canal Park)
What: The grand opening ceremony will feature a ribbon cutting, speeches by city officials and music from local rock cover band Stormbringer.
Info: City of Oldsmar website; Facebook.com/Oldsmar BMX Supercross