BMX racing is rad and totally back from the ‘8 0s

( CNN) The 1980 s are alive and well in the heartland of America. BMX. Three notes that conjured — for anyone Generation X and older — a cultural Trapper Keeper of desirable owneds including Nike Air, Atari, Walkmans, Vans, MTV and of course that conduit of children freedom and insurrection, the Bicycle Motorcross.

Fit Nation: Around the World in 8 Hastens will air three times on Saturday, October 21 between 1 p.m. and 6 p. m. ET and one time between 5 p. m. and 6 p. m. ET on Sunday, October 22.

Picture unsupervised latchkey kids picked around VCRs in suburban basements to watch grainy, too recopied BMX videos of maneuvers and hastens. This happened and it was totally awesome.

Born out of the ‘7 0s motorcycle hasten panorama in southern California as kids tried to imitate the adults on their own dirt bikes, BMX was a “sport created by kids, for teenagers, ” showed John David, COO of USA BMX. It was more than a hobby trend or fad, it soon became a slice of ‘8 0s boy culture. There were even big screen cinemas: 1986 ‘s “Rad, ” 1983 ‘s “BMX Bandits” starring 16 -year-old Nicole Kidman, and of course the boys of 1982 ‘s “E.T.” all rode BMX bicycles.

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