Wednesday, July 01, 2009

BMX Tracks at Saddleback Park & Escape Country

Erick asks if anyone remembers the BMX tracks at Saddleback or Escape Country...

Does anyone remember the BMX tracks at Saddleback or Escape Country? Ive done some research and it seems Escape Country opened for BMX in 1973 and moved the track a year later to a downhill location.

I have talked to riders that swear they raced Escape in 1972 and Saddleback in 71 or 72. None though can provide exact dates or newspaper clippings or proof. Anyone got any or a photo that was dated BITD so we know its accurate?

My email is if you want to submit something to me. Thanks.

PS I recently got a Escape Country sticker given to me someone had from the old days :)

By the time I moved to California neither BMX track was running (1982).

Read previous memories on Saddleback Park and Escape Country here on OCThen.


  1. Richard FernandezJuly 18, 2009 11:05 AM

    I have a cycle news clipping (results)from 1970, my first race, 4-6 horsepower class....How's that!!!!!!!!!

  2. Richard FernandezJuly 20, 2009 2:56 PM

    How about Corona Raceway's BMX track? Or La Mirada Regional Park BMX Track? Or the one off of 55 fwy and Chapman? Or "the pit" off of 1st and lambert (la habra) Good Times.......

  3. If you went past the BMX & the MX racetracks,you could park & watch the hang gliders launch off the hill glide down.

  4. Richard FernandezOctober 12, 2009 10:48 AM

    My nephew goes to Robinson Ranch Elementary...Last time I was on that soil was the $5000 DG/Bosch Nationals (1981?)Full-on grass track, Hannah/Barnett/Glover......Orange Countie's version of Unadilla.....Anyone know what I'm talking about?

  5. I raced at Saddleback,Corona,Norco,Deanza,Elsinore TT,Rawhide.Remember those?I raced a Yamaha moto-bike bought from Malcolm Smiths in 1974.Then an XR75 and Elsinore 125. Those were the days and awesome tracks.We need more tracks like em!

  6. I used to flag at saddlback during the races


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