BMX Racing Events and Competitions
Do you want to know all about BMX racing events and the upcoming competitions? If the answer is YES, then you are in the right place. Whether you are a punter of BMX racing, or you have just bought your first BMX bike, and you are still new to BMX racing, it is apparent that you are concerned with the events and competitions. However, before that, let’s have a brief overview of the sport.
Since 1982, there has been several ups and downs for BMX racing, especially when the basic BMX tricks were changed into a freestyle scene and mountain biking became the trend in the early 90s. In spite of such challenges, the sport reminded firm and maintained its presence. The breakthrough came in 2003 when Olympic status was awarded and in the same year, BMX Supercross event took place. Furthermore, in 2008, it became a full Olympic sport in Beijing.
Apparently, BMX racing is one of the newest Olympic cycling disciplines that is characterized by radical jumps, gigantic leaps, spectacular tumbles, and furious peddling; it will definitely take your breath away!
Now, let’s take an entry-level look at incredible BMX competitions and traditional events.
BMX competitions and traditional events
With the 2016 Olympics scheduled to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is fast approaching, it is apparent that most people are concerned about whether BMX racing will be among the events. Truth be told, as stated in the previous section, BMX races have been included all kinds of international championships and Olympics, and for that matter, BMX racing is will there in Rio. The Olympic BMX Center has already been built at Rio. Be ready to cheer up your team!
That being said, there are series of BMX racing competitions taking place in most parts of Europe. The big UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is one of the world’s premier BMX racing series. It features five events on three continents. In fact, after a successful debut in 2013, the Supercross world cup championship is returning to Manchester’s National Cycling Center for the fourth time in 2016.
During this event, bravest and fastest riders in the world will participate in this competition for prime placing as well as world supremacy at the world championship. Indeed, it is a great event that no one dares to miss!
BMX is short for Bicycle Motocross. In other words, almost all the rules and regulations of the above sport were derived from the famous motocross game. It is believed that the BMX racing started in the 1950s in Netherlands.
However, it immediately went booming in America. Since then, the sport became popular in many European nations like France, New Zealand, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, and much more. In 1981, the International BMX Federation was launched as a sanctioning body the above sport.
This organization ensured that the BMX racing was included in World Championships, and it was achieved in 1982. Nevertheless, before it was involved in the world championship, BMX racing had to become a member of Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the governing body for all cycling sports.