Mon, Oct 31 2011 10:45 am |
USA BMX National Schedule released for 2012
October 31, 2011 – Gilbert, Arizona For the first time in the long history of BMX in the United States, there will be one national schedule. In June of 2011, the American Bicycle Association acquired the assets of the National Bicycle League and formed USA BMX. With the formation of USA BMX comes the advent of one national schedule, one sanctioning body, and in the end … one national champion.
The USA BMX schedule kicks off in January in Reno, Nevada and will conclude over Thanksgiving weekend with the Grand Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With 27 stops in between the season opener and the Grand National, including the Olympic Games in London; 2012 promises to be an exciting year for the action-packed sport of BMX racing.
One of the highlights of the 2012 USA BMX schedule is the United States Olympic Trials; which will be held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California over Father’s Day weekend (June 15-17). This stop will feature the US Open Nationals in conjunction with Olympic qualifying for the Team USA. Eight of the country’s fastest elite racers will be vying for one of 3 spots on Team USA, with the winner earning instant qualification to compete in London for the 2012 Olympic Games. March 30-April 1 will also be an amazing weekend in Chula Vista with the combination of the USA Cycling BMX National Championships, UCI BMX Supercross and the USA BMX So Cal Nationals. New for 2012 are the Eastern and Western Divisional finals which will take place in Louisville and in Reno simultaneously on Labor Day weekend. Under the new USA BMX structure these events will be 3 day national weekends with national event days Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Rockford, Illinois, will once again play host to the Midwest Nationals. Last year the event was awarded the Best Single Amateur Sports Event by Sports Travel Magazine and this year will celebrate its 25th year. In addition to many of the familiar stops on the National Schedule, USA BMX will also be visiting several new locations. With a balanced schedule from coast-to-coast, riders and fans alike will be sure to have a stop (or two) near them.
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