Walt Disney World Resort will provide a unique location that has never before been experienced in the sport of BMX. The sport of BMX is one of the very first “Action Sports” to host a national level event at Disney.
“Since we announced that ABA had reached an agreement with Disney’s Wide World of Sports to hold a national event, the enthusiasm and excitement could not have been better. Parents and racers have expressed their interest in participating in a race that combines the love of BMX with the Disney magic!” exclaimed Clayton John, President of the ABA.
The ABA’s professional track designers and construction crew began on-site preparations of the BMX track earlier this month. With loads of dirt brought in specifically for the BMX track, and countless hours of pre-preparation, Disney’s Pop Century resort will become home to Florida’s newest world-class BMX track, at least temporarily. The dirt course is approximately 1100 feet long and combines jumps, obstacles and bermed corners. Racers riding specially prepared BMX bicycles compete on the course separated by age and skill level. The prizes include trophies for amateurs and cash prizes for the pros; however, the ultimate reward is the points that are earned. The valuable points are accrued throughout the year and ultimately earn riders prized number plates, the best being a coveted #1.
“We are excited to host this ABA event as BMX racing is one of the hottest emerging sports in America, making it a perfect fit among the growing list of nationally-recognized sports events taking place at Disney,” said John Bisignano, Manager of Account Development for Disney Sports Attractions. “Having this action sports event represents another step in our commitment to broaden the variety of prestigious sports events we're able to offer athletes and guests at Disney, particularly Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex, which is the leading sports venue for amateur and professional sports in the country.”