Dan Deschamps of Bomb Town BMX watches as Rhiannon McIntyre of Beanie’s Bike Shop assembles one of two new bikes Beanie’s donated to the loaner fleet. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com
Ryan McIntyre of Beanie’s Bike Shop works on one of two brand new BMX bikes Beanie’s donated to Bomb Town BMX for their loaner fleet. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com
Kellie Michel, center, owner of KJM Auto Body and Glass, Kinna Morgan and Dan Deschamps show off two BMX bikes donated by KJM to Bomb Town BMX. Michel said KJM is happy to give back to the community for youth activities to keep young people busy and hopes that parents will remember to support her small business. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com
BY MAIRE O’NEILL
Two local businesses have donated brand new bikes to Bomb Town BMX to build the non-profit’s loaner bike fleet.
Kellie Michel of KJM Auto Body and Glass on Knecht Street donated a DK NMZ Sprinter Pro and a DK Nano Balance bike. Ryan and Rhiannon McIntyre of Beanie’s Bike Shop on Trinity Drive donated a DK Micro-Mini and a DK Mini. The bikes are currently on display at the two businesses.
Bomb Town BMX has worked hard over the last year to get approval and funding from Los Alamos County for the County BMX track which is located on North Mesa near the stables. The County approved $100,000 for improvements at the site in November which is expected to be spent on a starting gate, installing electrical power and water hydrants to be used in maintenance of the track.
Bomb Town BMX hopes to host USABMX races and practices at the track this summer on a weekly basis. Meanwhile, the group is raising funds through a Go Fund Me account, business sponsorships and Bombtown T-shirts and jersey sales at Beanie’s Bike Shop.
The groups organizing team members are Dan Deschamps, Brian Watson, Justin Jergenson and Gina Jergenson.