THE SUNSHINE STATE BMX ASSOCIATION
ALICE BIXLER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
2018 Application Coming Soon!!
The Sunshine State BMX Association Scholarship Program was
established in 2008 to honor Alice Bixler for her many contributions
to the sport of BMX and to the Florida State BMX program. Alice
became involved with BMX in 1974 when she took the neighborhood
kids to the local track in Sarasota. She volunteered at the track as a
scorer. This began her love for the sport of BMX. In 1979, the
Sarasota track was sanctioned with the National Bicycle League and
Florida formed the Sunshine State BMX Association. She was elected
secretary but within a few months everyone on the board resigned
and she became the State Race Commissioner of Florida . . . and she’s
never looked back. Under Alice’s leadership, Florida created the best
and largest state program in the NBL. Florida has grown to 22 tracks
in 2008 since it’s humble beginnings in 1974. The first President’s
Cup race was held in 1984, a state against state competition. Florida
has won the Cup 17 times, and Alice has been there for all of them!
She has also been involved with the NBL in many capacities
throughout the years. She was honored by the NBL as Volunteer of
the Year in 1995 and in 2008, she was inducted into the NBL Hall of Fame.