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Record Year in 2016 For USA BMX and on Track for Success With Increased Participation and Partnerships in 2017

3 Apr, 2017


USA BMX, the world’s largest bicycle motocross organization, had its most successful year in 2016 in the organization’s history including USA’s first gold medal by Connor Fields and USA’s first female silver medal by Alise Post.  So far in 2017, BMX Racing is already showing positive results with a 14% increase in national event participation.  Paired with the construction of the new USA BMX headquarters facility in Tulsa, 2017 is shaping up to be a banner year for USA BMX.  As an extension of the partnership with the leaders in Oklahoma, USA BMX has built a collaboration between the Tulsa Sports Commission, Mayor’s office, Tulsa Public Schools and the Tulsa City/County Library to bring Nickelodeon’s “Beyond the Backpack” program to Tulsa this May.

“Strong relationships and friendships with our many destination partners have truly been the key to our success.  Leading into 2017, we strategically planned to create unique and creative ways activate opportunities with our partners and the Nickelodeon “Beyond the Backpack” program in Tulsa is a great example.” said USA BMX Chief Operating Officer, John David.  

Olympic silver and gold medalists, Alise Post and Connor Fields 

USA BMX worked hand in hand with the Tulsa Sports Commission to bring Nickelodeon’s “Beyond the Backpack” program to Tulsa.  The program complements Nick Jr.’s curriculum-based preschool programming by providing parents and caregivers with tips, activities, and resources focusing on five pillars: Family Engagement, Health & Wellness, Literacy Skills, Social & Emotional Skills, and STEM Skills (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math).  More than 1500 Tulsa students entering kindergarten next school year will be engaged in this exciting interactive activity.    

Significant USA BMX accomplishments reached by the end of 2016 and already into 2017:

  • 1st - Gold Medal won by an American (Connor Fields of Las Vegas, NV)

  • 1st - Silver Medal won by an American female (Alise Post of St. Cloud, MN)

  • 2019 - Year the new BMX headquarters facility set to open in new home of Tulsa, Okla.

  • 13% - Percent increase in participation at this year’s Bluegrass Nationals in Louisville, KY

  • 24% - Percent increase in participation at this year’s Cajun Nationals in W. Monroe, LA

  • 5 - Pillars offered by Nick Jr.’s curriculum-based preschool programming: Family Engagement, Health & Wellness, Literacy Skills, Social & Emotional Skills, and STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

  • 240 - Number of schools currently offering the USA BMX STEM Program.

  • 18,000 elementary and middle school students went through the USA BMX STEM program

  • $52,500 - Scholarships awarded by the USA BMX Foundation - a new record.

  • $225,216 - Funds raised for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of America through “USA BMX Race for Life Series”

  • About USA BMX: Founded in 1977, the American Bicycle Association (ABA) is the sanctioning body for the sport of bicycle motocross (BMX) in the United States.  The ABA is the world’s largest BMX racing organization with over 70,000 members racing at more than 380 sanctioned tracks across North America.  United States operations are conducted under the brand USA BMX and Canadian operations are known as BMX Canada.  For more information visit www.usabmx.com.

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