From 1977-1985 Clayton John, a one-time Penn State Cycling coach, owner of John’s Derailleurs BMX (State College, PA) and ABA president, ran a BMX track in Stormstown, PA. This big time, downhill BMX track was located on farm land right outside of State College, PA. Stormstown BMX was the first ABA (American Bicycle Association) race track in the north-east (’79) and was the site ABA Nationals in 1981. The track eventually closed in 1985 when John took his bike company to Arizona and spend the next 25 years as the president of the ABA.

Clayton John helped put central PA and the east coast, for that matter, on the map for bicycle motocross (BMX).

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