USA Cycling announced today the process that will select the 2020 Olympic Team for the exciting discipline of BMX Racing, now in its fourth Olympic Games, and the new Olympic discipline of BMX Freestyle. The organization has published the Athlete Selection Criteria for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo for BMX Freestyle and Racing on its website. The USA Cycling Selection Committee set forth to create criteria that would not only select the best athletes, but was objective and easy for athletes and their coaches to understand.
The maximum quota of athletes for the BMX Freestyle discipline is two athletes per gender. Quota slots will be initially filled in order of their ranking in the USA Cycling Olympic BMX Freestyle Rankings as of May 12, 2020. Points towards an athlete’s rankings will be awarded for their best four finishes in UCI Freestyle World Cup events plus the 2019 World Championships between January 1, 2019 and May 12, 2020. Athletes must finish in the top 8 in these events to earn Olympic BMX Freestyle Ranking points.
The maximum quota of athletes for the BMX Racing discipline is three athletes per gender. Like BMX Freestyle, quota slots will be filled per gender by athletes in order of their ranking in the USA Cycling Olympic BMX Racing Rankings as of June 2, 2020. Points towards their rankings will be awarded based on their best ten finishes in the finals (top 8) at UCI BMX Racing World Cup events plus 2019 and 2020 World Championship events with a Maximum of twelve scores counting between January 1, 2019 and
Name: Jeff Purdy Age: 25 Hometown: Bayport, NY Hook-ups/Sponsors: GT Bikes, Daily Grind, DNSBMX, Stink Pit
The favorite list:
-Spot to ride: A new one (preferably with slanted surfaces) -BMX video: Etnies Grounded -Website: DigBMX -Web video: Jordan Hango 2017 Fall Drop -Food: Sushi -Twitter to follow: not a fan -Person on Instagram: @the__provider (Colin Provost) -Travel destination: Long Beach to visit the homies -Riders to ride with: Too many to list but shouts to all the DNS, Daily Grind, and Stink Pit homies!
Name shop: Powers Bike Shop Location: Downtown Richmond VA Years in business: 14 years.. since 2004 Employees: 2 full time, and bunch dudes that are down to help whenever
Did you ever go to school to learn how to run a BMX business or did you just 'send it'? Powers Bike Shop: Is there a school for that? hahaha. I just sent it, like I do everything in my life!
Were your BMX industry contacts already made before you started your shop, or did you meet more people along the way? Powers Bike Shop: I have definitely met way more on the way, but I worked at other bike shops prior and met a few.
The Source are establishing a new venture in the US so they are looking for a leader who has a track record of managing and motivating people and working in and around BMX. The Source USA Warehouse Manager. Something for you?
-Job Title: Warehouse Manager -Hours: Full Time, Monday to Friday -Location: Our warehouse in Louisville, KY 40210, USA -Salary: Competitive; based on experience -Overall Objective: To lead a small warehouse team to assist in the process of getting goods in and despatching them to customers quickly.
You will be an important part of a small successful team focusing on being the best and most famous BMX retailer in the World. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, managing and developing a small team based in our new fulfilment warehouse in Louisville, KY.
Name: Emores Jackson Petty Age: 26 Hometown: Huntsville, AL Hook-ups/Sponsors: Remnant Street Wear. Really great relationships with Animal and Cult. They’ve been supportive over the years. No sponsors tho.. Would love to build deeper relationships with a few brands.