Pasco commissioners like idea of BMX track, but don’t offer funding

DADE CITY — Delaney Morrison brought her non-profit Ride Local, Inc. to the Pasco County Commission on Tuesday. Her pitch, that BMX should be the next feature in their Experience Florida’s Sports Coast portfolio, collected positive feedback — but no funding.



a man riding a bike down a dirt road: Oldsmar resident Andre LaCroix, 18, practicing on the Oldsmar BMX track.


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Oldsmar resident Andre LaCroix, 18, practicing on the Oldsmar BMX track.

Still, commissioners encouraged her to continue to pursue the idea, which she had presented to the Pasco County Tourist Development Council last month. For a year she has worked with Commissioner Kathryn Starkey and other county officials to find a location and drum up support to build a covered track for future BMX, which is bicycle motocross, competitions and recreation.

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She hopes to combine it with a bicycle park and has set her sights on a 23-acre parcel near State Road 54 and Gunn Highway which is currently owned by

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