Mountain Biking and BMX are fast, action-packed sports, with riders racing against each other on dirt tracks and rough terrain! Both sports are relatively new to the Olympic Games with Mountain Biking making its debut as an Olympic sport in 1996 and BMX as recent as 2008. Kiwi Olympic hopeful Sarah Walker will be making her second appearance at the Olympic Games representing New Zealand in BMX. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics she placed an impressive 4th but is going for gold this year. We wish her and the entire New Zealand team all the best!
Make sure you come along to the library for our free school holiday activities all about Paralympics and Olympics 2012. Meet a Paralympian and try out their special sporting equipment! For more information phone 499 4444 or visit us online.
You might also like to take a look at some of the libraries’ BMX and Mountain Biking books: