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Initialism of bicycle motocross.



BMX (countable and uncountable, plural BMXs or BMXes)

  1. (uncountable, cycling) Bicycle motocross, a form of cycling on BMX bikes, originating in California in the 1970s.
  2. (countable, cycling) A BMX bike.

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BMX (third-person singular simple present BMXs or BMXes, present participle BMXing, simple past and past participle BMXed)

  1. (intransitive, cycling) To ride a BMX bike.
    • 1995 February 21, Joao de Souza, “Re: B.M.X... Flatlanders and Freestylers”, in rec.bicycles.misc[1] (Usenet):
      I BMXed from 1978 (my first race) till not too long ago. Although I don't see too many freestylers in the net, I get in touch with quite a few ex-BMXers like myself on (I'm cross-posting to it).
    • 1997 June 17, KrUtCh [username], “Re: Skate-boarders...losers?”, in alt.skate-board[2] (Usenet):
      Yeah, flippity trick things are fun. I've got a friend who has BMXed for 15-16 years! He rules, and he used to be sponsored.

Related terms[edit]

  • WCMX (wheelchair motocross)
  • MX (motorcycle motocross)

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