February 2024 and the first UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup is happening this upcoming weekend in Enoshima, Japan. It will be a long trek to the land of the rising sun for the first round of 2024 with two other stops on the calendar for this year being Montpellier, France in May and Shanghai, China in October. With this being an Olympic year there are two more key events on the schedule before the Games take place in Paris this summer. The Olympic Qualifier Series will determine 6 of the 12 riders in each gender who will get a ticket to the Place de La Concorde in July. Add the UCI World Championships to the list (Abu Dhabi - December) and it's going to be a full season being a high level Park rider.
The three UCI World Cups this year will have Flatland as well. It was time they had a full World Cup
The Management Committee of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) met from 2 to 4 May in Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy). Following its approval by the Management Committee, the UCI also publishes today the full calendar for the 2024 UCI BMX Racing World Cup.
The discipline's flagship series will get underway in Rotorua, New Zealand, with two rounds, on 10 and 11 February. This will be the first time that the country - which hosted the 2013 UCI BMX Racing World Championships in Auckland - will host BMX Racing’s flagship series. Built in 2019, the current track at Rotorua BMX Club - home club of London 2012 Olympic silver medallist Sarah Walker - measures 440m and was the venue for the 2023 Oceania BMX Racing Championships. Rotorua is also known for hosting mountain bike events, most notably the discipline’s UCI World Championships in 2006.
The third and fourth rounds of the series will take place in Brisbane on 24 and 25 February. This will be a first for the Queensland capital. Australia becomes a regular stopover for the UCI BMX Racing World Cup, having staged rounds in 2008 (in Adelaide, which also hosted the 2009 UCI World Championships) and again in 2020 (in Shepparton and Bathurst). The Brisbane BMX Racing track is part of the Sleeman Sports Complex, the Olympic training centre for Australian BMX Racing and track cycling specialists, as well as athletes from many other sports.
USA Cycling and Woodward - a global experiential action sports company - create a pathway for riders of all abilities with their new partnership lasting through 2028. From beginner BMX riders all the way up to Team USA, this partnership provides a constant platform for learning and progressing year-round. In addition to hosting the USA Cycling BMX Freestyle Nationals Championships and the USA Cycling Olympic Development Academy, Woodward becomes the official training facility and sponsor to the BMX Freestyle National Team.
“This partnership between Woodward and USA Cycling furthers my commitment to coach and support U.S. BMX athletes and encourage riders of all ages and abilities to pursue their dreams,” said
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The Role: Talent Development Coach - BMX Freestyle
Following the success at the Tokyo Olympic Games, British Cycling turns its attention to Paris 2024,