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Recon Tour looks for next pro BMX rider in Pitt County

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WINTERVILLE, N.C. -

On Saturday afternoon, the recon tour tricked into Winterville to look for the next big professional BMX rider.

Pitt County was the fifth stop on the ten city nation-wide tour.

Michigan native, Joe Nix, has been traveling the country competing in the tour. When he found out one of the stops was the "Pro Town" city, he couldn't pass up the opportunity to test out the private ramps.

"It's awesome. Nice ramps, really smooth. One of my favorite parks," said Nix

Pro rider and event organizer, Mike Spinner, says he happy he can provide this opportunity to young riders.

"I actually came up from an amateur contest series. This year I realized there wasn't going to be any. We got to fill this void. So, that's when we teamed up with Monster Army, and Hook it, and myself, we got to have an amateur contest for kids," said Spinner.

While some riders were here to compete for a spot in the finals in Florida, Greenville rider, Nikeolas Logan, says it's all about learning new tricks.

"This right here is fun. Just to get to see the people come out from all over the world and ride this place and just come to my local town and just kill it," said Logan.

The Recon Tour is set to stop in four cities on the west coast before the finals in Florida.

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