With the UCI BMX World Championships just over 30 days away and the final confirmation of riders we have 1076 entries for the 2017 challenge championship. These riders will join the 18 elite members of the USA Cycling team and round out the 2017 United States BMX Team. If you have not done so already please click the link below to confirm the details of your entry to the team. Check your email often as there will be a couple more newsletters with final event information as we head into the world championship. Please find details about the packet pickup and team meeting in this email and look for emails later this month for preparation and checklist for race day.
Prepare to pickup the rider team packet with your team jerseys, UCI number plates, and athlete credentials. Pickup will be at the Winthrop Coliseum at Winthrop University located at 701 Oakland Ave, Rock Hill, SC 29733. Pickup will be available from 6PM-10PM on July 22nd. If you cannot arrive for the pickup please be prepared to have another rider pickup your packet as you will need these items to enter the track on Sunday July 23rd for practice.
Team USA Coaching Staff
The 2017 team staff was built around the stability of USA BMX staff and a well experienced base of coaches that have attended decades of world championships as both riders and coaches.
*specific rider coaches for each age will be assigned closer to competition
Team Q&A Webcast - June 20th Save the date of June 20th at 530PM pacific time for a Q&A webcast with some of the team staff answering questions regarding the event. If you have a question or topic you would like discussed please submit via the form below. You can logon next Tuesday at 6PM and watch.
Rock Hill Event Tickets Many of you have asked for event tickets for the world championship. According to the city of Rock Hill:
All riders in the challenge class who are registered for the event and receives a athlete wrist-band, will be able to enter the venue on challenge class competition days (Tue-Fri). This also includes entry on days they are not competing. Friends and families (and managers) of challenge class riders will ALL have to purchase an admission ticket. On Saturday for the Championship class event, EVERYONE will have to purchase an admission ticket
Please visit the link below to purchase tickets for the week of competition.
Before the Team USA packet pickup Winthrop University would like to show you around. Summer is the perfect time to visit the Winthrop Campus! Take a tour of the 100-acre main campus, check out the residence halls, fitness center and other amenities.