California to Host Action-Packed BMX Weekend
4 Sep, 2015
A BMX-packed weekend is coming to Southern California on October 9, 10 and 11. The host location is the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA, and the weekend will feature four major attractions:
USA BMX Gold Cup Championship presented by DK Bicycles: For the amateurs, the Gold Cup Championship is the West Coast Regional Final that will determine who gets the Gold Cup Championship #1 plate in each age and skill level. Friday racing begins at 5pm, Saturday racing begins at 11:30am, and Sunday racing begins at 8:00am. Information is available at www.USABMX.com
North American Supercross Series, 3rd stop on Friday and Saturday: USA BMX North American Supercross Series - October 9th & 10th The North American Supercross Series debuts at Chula Vista's Beijing-replica track, for the third stop of the series. After stops in Rock Hill, SC, and Grand Junction, CO, many of the top Elite athletes and Olympic hopefuls in the World will be duking it out for the largest payout in BMX Racing - and hoping to boost their country points for Olympic qualification. Practice begins at 11:00pm and racing begins at 2:00pm.
31st Annual National BMX Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday night: 1st Annual National BMX Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Saturday, October 10th. It's been said time and time again - if BMX were a school, the annual Hall of Fame Ceremony is our high school reunion. From the moment you walk in and get your photo taken on the red carpet, to bumping elbows with some of the greatest stars of our sport, you'll realize that THIS is where BMX history - past and present, meet.
This year's Inductees are: Frank Post (Pioneer), Christophe Leveque (Racer), Bob Tedesco (Industry), Brian Blyther (Freestyler) and Kathy Schachel (Woman). Also, Ron Mackler, will be this year's Special Recognition inductee, and Free Agent's Alec Bob will be awarded the Hall of Fame scholarship award.
6:00 pm Check-in & cocktail reception
7:30 pm Ceremony begins & dinner served
10:00 pm Ceremony ends
The National BMX Hall of Fame museum is open to visitors all weekend. In between all of the action - be sure to stop by the official National BMX Hall of Fame Museum - located right next to the Olympic Training Center retail store - in the Visitor's Center Building.
The BMX museum, features a glimpse of the early roots of BMX Racing, and 100+ Hall of Famers and their accomplishments to the sport. Four decades of BMX Racing are on display - including the bikes of 2008 Olympians Kyle Bennett and Jill Kintner.