Fans of BMX can look forward to having a national competition return to the Rockford area this week.
The 2018 USA BMX Midwest Nationals will take place from Friday through Sunday at the Searls Park BMX Track in Rockford. More than 1,500 racers will compete at the event, which is expected to generate an estimated $252,000 for area businesses.
The competition starts on Friday at 1 p.m. It will continue on Saturday with at 11:30 a.m., before wrapping up on Sunday at 8 a.m.