First, Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there! I hope that the day was spent doing whatever it is that you love to do. It appears that many of us mothers of STX BMX riders enjoy what our children enjoy. Again this year, STX BMX honored the mothers of the local riders by hosting a free (and fun) Mother’s Day race of all the moms willing to take a lap (race) on the track.
This year the Track Owners decided to add a little more fun to the traditional Moms Only Race. They followed it with a Moms vs. the Kids contest. The following mothers took part in the event this year: Becky Click (mother of Colten Taylor, Kody Click, and Samantha Click) of Corpus Christi, Ashley Mormon (mother of Keegan Durbin) of Corpus Christi, Katy Beseda (mother of Owen Beseda and Riley Beseda) of Corpus Christi, Adrienne Chang-Fields (mother of Cheyenne Fields) of San Antonio, and Terry Mondragon (mother of Victor Mondragon) of Corpus Christi.
As the mothers passed the finish line,the children handed their mothers roses and congratulated them on a good race. The results of the 2016 Moms Only Race are as follows:
1st Place – Katy Beseda; 2nd Place – Adrienne Chang-Fields; 3rd Place – Terry Mondragon;
4th Place – Ashley Mormon; and 5th Place – Becky Click
This race is a lot of fun and really gives the moms an idea of what it is like to be out on the track. Many times parents will yell from the sidelines, “Pedal! Pedal! Pedal!” What they don’t realize is that sometimes the child’s legs are tired and he/she just cannot “Pedal! Pedal! Pedal!” anymore. This race, as well as the Father’s Day Race, put the parents in the shoes of their children. For the moment, the parent and children completely reverse roles. While the parent races, each child is given the opportunity (and encouraged) to yell from the sidelines “Pedal! Pedal! Pedal!” I am sure that the next time any parent who has participated in the Moms/Dads Only Race feels the urge to yell “Pedal! Pedal! Pedal!”, he/she will remember just how difficult it was just to complete one lap on their special day. Congratulations to all moms who made the day special just by being a good sport!
Katy is a paralegal, wife, and mother of two boys, both of whom ride BMX. Even Katy has been known to race a moto or two! She is also a freelance photographer in her spare time – SevenTwelve Photography.