USA Cycling and ABA announce 2011 BMX Junior Development Series
Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 9, 2010) -- USA Cycling, the national governing body for the sport of cycling in the United States, in conjunction with the American Bicycle Association (ABA), is pleased to announce the 2011 USA Cycling BMX Junior Development Series.
The series will consist of USA Cycling branded events at all ABA sanctioned BMX tracks and ABA National Series events, and will qualify 15- and 16-year-old riders to participate in one of four USA Cycling Junior Development BMX Camps presented by Intense BMX.
The camps provide participants with high performance training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., exposure to the Supercross World Cup track and the experience of a day in the life of a U.S. Olympic athlete. Camp-goers will also receive instruction in nutrition, strength training, and recovery. Each of the four camps has its own unique qualifying period of Junior Development Series events to determine which riders receive automatic invitations.
The first camp will take place Aug. 16-22 with a qualifying period of May 31 – July 18. The qualification events include:
June 4-6: Summer National - Roseville, CA
June 11-13: East Coast National – Charlotte, NC
June 18-20: Mid West National – Rockford, IL
July 2-4: Great Salt Lake National – S. Jordan, UT
July 9-11: New England National – Westfield, MA
July 16-18: Star Spangled National – Severn, MD
The second camp is slated for Nov. 3-9 with a qualifying period of July 19 – Oct. 17. Qualification events for this camp consist of:
July 23-25: Badger National – Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Aug. 6-8: Southwest National – Tucson, AZ
Aug. 13-15: Quaker State National – Clark Summit, PA
Aug. 20-22: Cornhusker National – Lincoln, NE
Sep. 3-5: Blackjack National – Reno, NV
Sep. 17-19: U.S. Open National – Chula Vista, CA
Sep. 1-3: Redline Cup East – East Kettering, OH
Sep 8-10: Redline Cup Central – Kansas City, MO
Sep 15-17: Redline Cup West – Boulder City, NV
The third and fourth camps, as well as their qualification events, will be announced later in the summer.
For more information about the USA Cycling BMX Junior Development Series, or USA Cycling Junior Development BMX Camps presented by Intense BMX, please click here.
About USA Cycling
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 66,500+ licensees; 2,200 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,650 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org.
About the American Bicycle Association
ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and headquartered in Chandler, Arizona is “The Sanctioning Body of BMX”©. The ABA organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, nationwide and Canada. With 60,000 active members, 274 racing facilities and a 27 event national race schedule, ABA is the largest promoter of action sports.
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