“Dear USA BMX Track Operator:
It is with great pleasure that I present to you the attached 2012 USA BMX National Schedule. This information is being sent to you first and will not be published on the web or via press release until Monday. Our pledge to you is to keep you as informed as possible and ensure that you receive breaking news before anyone else.
The creation of the 2012 schedule has been incredibly complex due to both the timeline and the combination of the NBL and the ABA national series. Several locations on the ABA series had already been approved and contracted prior to the dissolution of the NBL. We are confident the series we have constructed will allow the membership of USA BMX to actively participate in the National Series, and we have worked diligently to make sure that three national weekends (6 national scores) are accessible. However, we also understand that there are parts of the country where more races are needed and we will do our best to address that in the coming years. In fact, we will now immediately shift to working on the 2013 national schedule.
As we all know the sport is evolving at a rapid pace and the development of future USA BMX programs are no exception. From the creation of the USA BMX program we indicated that the national series would have some events that were run under the traditional ABA transfer system and others under the traditional NBL total points system. Since the conclusion of the webinar conducted in September our office has been bombarded with feedback regarding running a series with two different operational structures. Much to our surprise there has been an overwhelming amount of feed back in favor of choosing one structure and that being the transfer system for nationals. Ironically most of this feedback came from former NBL track operators who were very concerned about confusing riders with multiple systems and preferred the simplicity of one. As will be the case with USA BMX now and moving forward, you spoke and we are listening, thus the 2012 USA National BMX Series will be hosted utilizing the transfer system.
The new schedule does contain some exciting components to take note of. March 30-April 1 will be a huge weekend at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. This year the UCI Supercross event will be paired with the So Cal Nationals for amateurs on Friday and Sunday and Saturday will be the USA Cycling National Championships for the amateurs on the Chula Vista BMX track. The UCI SX will take place on Friday and Saturday on a brand new replica of the London Olympic track. Then on Sunday we will host the USA Cycling National Championships for the pros on the SX track as well. Three amazing events wrapped into one weekend. Additionally, as 2012 is an Olympic year, the BMX Olympic trials will be paired with the US Open Nationals June 15-17. New for 2012 are the Eastern and Western Divisional finals which will take place in Louisville and in Reno simultaneously on Labor Day weekend. Under the new USA BMX structure these events will be 3 day national weekends with national event days Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
I hope you are as excited as the team here at USA BMX about the future of our sport and possibilities for our tracks and riders. With unity in our hearts and the London Olympics in our sights, 2012 will truly be a special year.
United We Race!
CEO USA BMX ”
USA BMX 2012 NATIONAL SCHEDULE
Jan. 13-15 Silver Dollar Nationals UCI Class 5,5 Reno, NV Reno-Sparks Events Center
Jan. 27-29 Sooner Nationals UCI Class 5,5 Guthrie, OK Lazy E Arena
Feb. 10-12 Gator Nationals UCI Class 3,4 Oldsmar, FL Oldsmar BMX
Mar. 2-4 Volunteer Nationals Morristown, TN Great Smoky Mountains Expo
Mar. 16-18 Super Nationals UCI Class 5,5 Desoto, TX Metroplex BMX
Mar.30-Apr.1 SoCal Nationals/USAC National Championships UCI Class 6 Chula Vista, CA Chula Vista BMX
Mar. 31 UCI BMX Supercross UCI Class 2 Chula Vista OTC SX Track
Apr. 13-15 Great Northwest Nationals Redmond, OR Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Apr. 20-22 Winter Nationals UCI Class 4,5 Phoenix, AZ Black Mountain BMX
Apr. 27-29 Cajun National Monroe, LA Ike Hamilton Expo Center
May 4-6 U.S. Nationals Bakersﬁeld, CA Metro BMX
May 11-13 Dixieland Nationals Powder Springs, GA Cobb County BMX
May 25-27 Spring Nationals Albuquerque, NM Duke City BMX
June 1-3 Music City Nationals UCI Class 5,5 Nashville, TN Music City BMX
June 8-10 Great Lakes Nationals Davison, MI Richﬁeld Park BMX
June 15-17 US Open Nationals Chula Vista, CA Chula Vista BMX
June 16 U.S. Olympic Trials Chula Vista OTC SX Track
Jun29-July1 Great Salt Lake Nationals UCI Class 5,5 South Jordan, UT Rad Canyon BMX
July 6-8 Stars N Strips Nationals UCI Class 5,5 Pittsburg, PA South Park BMX
July 13-15 Las Vegas Nationals Las Vegas, NV South Point Hotel and Casino
July 20-22 Midwest Nationals UCI Class 5,5 Rockford, IL Rockford BMX
Aug. 3-5 Quaker State Nationals Pottstown, PA Trilogy Park BMX
Aug. 10-12 Southwest Nationals Tucson, AZ Tucson Convention Center
Aug. 17-19 Cornhusker Nationals Lincoln, NE Star City BMX
Aug31-Sep2 Black Jack Nationals /Western Divisional Finals Reno, NV Reno-Sparks Events Center
Aug31-Sep2 Blue Grass Nationals / Eastern Divisional Finals UCI Class 5,5 Louisville, KY Derby City BMX
Sept. 7-9 Badger State Nationals Wisconsin Rapids, WI Central Wisconsin BMX
Sept. 14-16 New England Nationals Trumble, CT T.R.A.C.K.
Sept. 21-23 East Coast Nationals Greenville, SC Donnie Ballew`s BMX
OCt. 26-28 Disney Cup Fall Nationals UCI Class 5,4,5 Orlando, FL ORL BMX
Nov. 22-25 President’s Cup Race of Champions UCI Class 4 Tulsa, OK Quick Trip Center
USA BMX Grand National