Motocross racer is this week's sports chat guest

Local bicycle motocross competitor Chris Gallegos will be the guest Friday when the Mail Tribune's live, unscripted and interactive sports chat returns for a 20th week.

Gallegos will speak with Mail Tribune sports reporter Dan Jones at noon.

Log on to www.mailtribune.com/mtsportschat to watch or participate. Jones and Gallegos will take questions and comments live.

Gallegos, a Phoenix resident and Medford school teacher, will race in the Oregon State BMX Championships this weekend at River City BMX in Grants Pass.

Competitors range in age from 4 to 50 and older.

The sport involves extreme racing on bicycles in motocross style on dirt tracks with obstacles. BMX racing made its Olympic debut in Beijing in 2008.

For more information, visit

www.angelfire.com/extreme4/medfordbmx/LightSide.html or www.ababmx.com.

— Staff reports

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