The events included on the 2006-07 UCI BMX Continental Calendar carry special significance as points earned at these races play an important role in both an individual’s overall UCI ranking and the United States’ ranking as a nation which determines the number of start positions at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
All UCI Continental Calendar events are given a ‘category 3’ status by the international governing body which gives American athletes a major opportunity to secure UCI points. Only UCI World Championships and BMX Supercross World Cup events offer more points as category 1 and 2 events respectively. All Junior and Elite competitors must have a USA Cycling BMX international license to compete in these UCI events.
“With BMX now an Olympic Sport, the UCI Continental Calendar provides a significant opportunity for both the United States and American athletes,” commented Steve Johnson, USA Cycling chief executive officer. “Success at these events are critical in securing the maximum number of start positions for the United States in Beijing and establishing our top candidates for the Olympic Team.”
2006-07 UCI BMX Continental Calendar – US Dates
November 4: NBL Silver State National – Las Vegas, Nev.
December 28: NBL Christmas Classic – Columbus, Ohio
February 24: NBL Lake Mead National #1 – Boulder City, Nev.
February 25: NBL Lake Mead National #2 – Boulder City, Nev.
March 31: NBL Gator National – Sarasota, Fla.
April 7: NBL Easter Classic – Orlando, Fla.
April 28: NBL Freedom National – Woodbridge, Va.
May 19: NBL Golden State National – Prunedale, Calif.