This past weekend in Redmond, Oregon, the USA BMX Great Northwest Nationals at the Hooker Events Center attracted a 35.41% increase in participation over last year. For the fourth time in eight stops, the USA BMX National Series boasted a double-digit percentage increase over last year.
"We knew that coming off of an Olympic year things would be good," said John David, COO of USA BMX. "With two new early season venues in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Louisville, Kentucky and a date change in Oldsmar, Florida, the 2013 season has gotten off to a record start. We are very pleased with our early season surge and are seeing many of our long-term venues seeing significant increases."
In addition to last weekend's increase in Redmond, the weekend before saw a 16.47% increase in Powder Springs, Georgia. The Super Nationals in DeSoto, Texas saw an 11.08%, and the Winter Nationals in Phoenix, Arizona in early March boasted a 46.08% increase.
With RFP's for the 2014 season arriving daily at USA BMX, and gauging that early-2013 are a good indication of what's to come, the future continues to look bright for the family sport of USA BMX. With warm weather just around the corner, USA BMX will start visiting many of its outdoor venues around the United States and Canada.
"We have some incredible venues and great locations on this years' schedule," said David, "and we are excited to receive the proposals for 2014 - which are due May 15th, and can't wait to put together a solid schedule for the 2014 USA BMX National series."
To get more information on USA BMX, visit the website at www.usabmx.com or to request an RFP to host a 2014 USA BMX National event, e-mail: email@example.com
About USA BMX: The American Bicycle Association (ABA) was formed in 1977 and is headquartered in Gilbert, Arizona. USA BMX organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. With over 70,000 active members who compete on a weekly basis at over 380 racing facilities in 49 states, the Olympic sport of BMX Racing continues to grow. USA BMX, with a 30 event national race schedule, is the largest promoter of action sports in the country.