2010 NEBRASKA BMX HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
On August 21, 2010 we held out first Nebraska BMX Hall of Fame ceremony and dinner in Lincoln, Nebraska at the original Valentino’s restaurant. Over 300 people attended, filling the banquet room, and creating an atmosphere of excitement and celebration. Many memories were shared, and friends were reunited 34 years after our first race at Yankee Hill BMX. We watched a video of “The History of BMX in Nebraska” which Tim Lillethorup produced in the months leading up to the event with the help of Doug Olson, Brad Fanshaw, Chris Heyden and Rex Reason. The video covers our early memories of BMX in Nebraska, the first racetracks, the teams, and the competition. It includes many photos never seen before – photos of the tracks and the riders that put Nebraska BMX on the map in the early 1970s. To pay homage to Nebraska’s first two BMX teams Mr. Bike of Lincoln, and Bill’s Bicycle Barn of Omaha, we inducted 38 riders, track operators and parents.