Baking brownies to cover the cost, BMX racer raising money to follow his dreams

Posted at 7:47 PM, Aug 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-25 19:47:03-04

IONIA, Mich. - BMX Racer, Joe Sprague, has been selling brownies for the past five years to cover travel expenses to professional events.

Sprague, otherwise known as the 'Brownie Man,' is becoming the talk of the town.

"I actually do have quite the following, people most definitely know me for my brownies," said Sprague.

The 35-year-old Brownie Man has been competitively racing BMX for 14 years, traveling over the mid-west and beyond. Now, he's raising funds to help cover the cost for this year's Grand Nationals held in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

"A three inch brownie goes for $2 each or three for $5," said Sprague.

Sprague says the money helps support his passion on the race track.

Currently sitting at 61 in the district, Sprague is getting ready for the state championships being held Sept. 13th in Rockford, and another state qualifier in Traverse City. If all goes well, then it's off to the Grand Nationals. Sprague's bike, appropriately labeled 'Brownie Man," is also his main mode of transportation. And the closest track to practice on is 45 minutes from his home. So Sprague has been taking his bike to the streets of Ionia, hoping to perfect his skills before bringing home the big win at nationals.