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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1978, semi-acronym from bicycle motocross.


BMX, an abbreviation for bicycle motocross, is a cycle sport performed on BMX bikes, either in competitive BMX racing or freestyle BMX, or else in general on- or off-road recreation. BMX began when young cyclists appropriated motocross tracks for fun, racing and stunts, eventually evolving specialized BMX bikes and competitions.

BMX (gene)

Cytoplasmic tyrosine-protein kinase BMX is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the BMX gene.

BMX (disambiguation)

BMX may refer to:

  • Bicycle motocross, a sport of racing on bicycles on motocross style tracks
    • BMX bike, a bicycle used for casual use and sport, and designed mainly for dirt and motocross cycling
  • Big Mountain Air Force Station (IATA: BMX), a military use airstrip located near Big Mountain, Alaska
  • Cytoplasmic tyrosine-protein kinase BMX, an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the BMX gene