USA BMX Kicks Off 2024 Season With National Race in Sarasota

Sarasota BMX track celebrates its 50th anniversary this year

TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 2, 2024)—USA BMX will kick off its 2024 National Racing Series this weekend in Sarasota, where hundreds of professional and amateur BMX riders from across the world will compete at the USA BMX Sunshine State Nationals.

The three-day event will be held Jan. 5-7 at Sarasota BMX at 1590 North Tuttle Avenue in Sarasota. Races begin at 2:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday, with participants racing well into the evening. Parking is $10 per day, and fans are welcome to watch and cheer on their favorite riders as they expertly navigate jumps, twists and turns along the track.

“We are thrilled to welcome back the USA BMX Sunshine State Nationals to the iconic Sarasota BMX track, especially during this momentous year as the venue celebrates its 50th anniversary,” said Pete Harvey, Director of Sports for Visit Sarasota County. “The Sarasota BMX track has played a pivotal role in the local sporting scene, and as we commemorate its 50 years of thrilling competitions and community engagement, we’re looking forward to an exhilarating and fun-filled race!”

WHAT        USA BMX Sunshine State Nationals

WHEN        Friday - Sunday, Jan. 5-7, 2024
●    Friday: Races begin at 2:30 p.m.
●    Saturday: Races begin at 9 a.m.
●    Sunday: Races begin at 8 a.m.

WHERE    Sarasota BMX, 1590 North Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota

“The first race of the year always brings an extra level of excitement and energy,” said BA Anderson, CEO of USA BMX. “What better place to kick off the 2024 season than in the Sunshine State itself -- and especially at Sarasota BMX, which happens to be the oldest continuously running sanctioned BMX track in America that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. We’re so appreciative of the amazing team there that has been working hard to plan what we know will be a tremendously successful national race, not to mention our partners at Visit Sarasota County that has helped champion this event locally.”

NOTE: To schedule interviews with a representative from USA BMX or local riders participating in the USA BMX Sunshine State Nationals, please contact Janelle Brannock at [email protected] or 480-390-0757.

Established as the American Bicycle Association in 1977 and headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, ABA is the nation’s largest cycling organization with more than 70,000 members with combined racing and freestyle events at more than 300 sanctioned BMX tracks across the United States and Canada. ABA empowers and elevates the early stages of bicycle development by creating opportunities through facility development, programs, and national events. As a result, ABA has developed a structured blueprint. A cyclist can progress from humble beginnings on a balance bike to becoming a BMX Olympian by establishing these roots.

Through STEAM, scholarships, freestyle amateur events, the national series, the Olympics and new facilities built across the United States, these four pillars under the USA BMX organization will impact young riders and families: USA BMX Foundation, USA BMX Freestyle, USA BMX Racing and ABA Ethos.

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