Though we enjoy what we do each and every day for our clients in the power industry, we are always happy to take a break from the everyday routine to help out our community—especially when we can help kids! Our guys spent last Friday afternoon in West Jordan upgrading Rad Canyon BMX’s outdoor track. From May through October, the track will host practices, statewide and local BMX races—including the Great Salt Lake Nationals— and a new race league for beginners and their parents to learn the sport.
Grade Tech got involved with local bicycle motocross racing when Rory Hall’s (Grade Tech Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer) children got involved in the sport several years ago. When Rory saw that the track operator needed some help and equipment to prepare the racing surface, he volunteered Grade Tech for the job. In February 2020, Grade Tech built the indoor track at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Event Center and continues its support of the organization with upgrading the outdoor track this year.
According to Rory, Grade Tech has the tools, the expertise, and the passion to build the Rad Canyon BMX tracks. “I love being able to help out local organizations like Rad Canyon BMX,” he said. “What better way to give back to the community that supports us than to use our skills to build something that will bring joy to hundreds of local kids and families? And who knows more about moving dirt than us—it’s what we do!”
This year’s summer track took approximately 8 hours to upgrade the build. The job involved Grade Tech’s loaders, skid steers, specialized equipment, and several volunteers to operate the equipment, groom, shovel, and rack the track.
We are happy to say that the track is in good shape and ready for the season!