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A fond farewell to the NBL and the Grands

After the final NBL Grands, pros bid farewell to a legacy in racing

Updated: September 17, 2011, 1:51 PM ET
By Pat Nugent

Earlier this month, the final NBL Grands took place at Tom Sawyer Park, outside of Louisville, Ky. For the last 30 years, people from across the country have been spending their Labor Day weekend in the dust bowl of Tom Sawyer Park for the NBL Grands. But all that ended this year, as the NBL was absorbed into the ABA, creating USA BMX.

Some view the end of the NBL (National Bicycle League) somberly, while some see a new beginning. According to race legend John Purse, "It's ...

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