USA Cycling announced today the 18 athletes that will be representing the United States at the 2021 UCI BMX Racing World Championships in Papendal, The Netherlands on August 17-22. Reigning World Champion, Alise Willoughby, will be looking for her third world title. Five of the Elite riders, Alise Willoughby, Felicia Stancil, Payton Ridenour, Connor Fields and Corben Sharrah, will be representing Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics on July 29-30, 2021. “Even though we are focused on the Olympic Games, we are still excited to have a World Championship this year in Papendal. We all missed the Worlds last year in Houston due to COVID, so I know everyone will be excited to travel and get back to racing,” said Jamie Staff, Director of BMX. “We have a strong line-up in both the Elite and Junior classes and we hope to bring home some hardware. Post Tokyo, we will be focused on our Junior racers as we look ahead to Paris 2024 and LA 2028.”
Junior Men Charles Biggs (Rock Hill, S.C.; Rockstar Rift/Tangent) Nolan Cardwell (Belmont, N.C.; Rival Racing) Brandon Crain (Riverside, Calif.; Factory Answer) Drew Polk (Avon, Ind.; Hyper Bicycles)
Junior Women Sierra Altendorf (Everett, Wash.; Raise for Rowyn/CMU Cycling)
USA Cycling National Championships Individual - Rock Hill, South Carolina - 28 March 2021.
Elite Men: 1 11 FIELDS Connor USA 60 UCI points 2 338 LARSEN Kamren USA 45 3 187 GARCIA Jared USA 40 4 63 VANKAMMEN Zachary USA 35 5 46 GUSTAFSON Kenneth USA 30 6 259 SMITH Jeremy USA 25 7 24 SHARRAH Corben USA 20 8 406 WOOD Cameron USA 15
USA Cycling National Championship - Houston, Texas - 06 March 2020 Elite Men: 1 11 FIELDS Connor USA 60 points 2 259 SMITH Jeremy USA 45 3 63 VANKAMMEN Zachary USA 40 4 555 HOUSE Riley USA 35 5 187 GARCIA Jared USA 30 6 406 WOOD Cameron USA 25 7 338 LARSEN Kamren USA 20 8 937 UPSHAW Jeffery USA 15
Elite Women: 1 1 WILLOUGHBY Alise USA 60 points 2 6 STANCIL Felicia USA 45 3 32 CRAIN Brooke USA 40 4 99 GEORGE Danielle USA 35 5 880 VAUGHN Daleny USA 30 6 10 RENO Shealen USA 25
USA Cycling published the first three stories on their newly launched storytelling platform, In Our Own Words. The platform was created to give USA Cycling members a place to share their experiences, passions and interests in their own words – a space to talk about the things that are important to them. It is envisioned that stories will cover a range of topics including such things as mental health, diversity, inclusion, clean sport, overcoming adversity, SafeSport and more.
"In Our Own Words is aimed at giving our members a way to speak candidly about issues that are important to them so that we can start having critical conversations and addressing common issues within our community," said Kelsey Erickson, SafeSport Director for USA Cycling, "We are excited to provide a space for members to share their experiences and we hope that this platform will evolve into place where our members can feel heard, recognized, supported and able to engage in productive dialogue on the important issues raised."
The first set of articles feature the voices of some familiar faces in American Cycling, including Phil Gaimon and Katie Compton, as well as a contribution from an anonymous member, with topics ranging from Depression and Overcoming Injuries to defending the sanctity of cycling and its athletes through reporting SafeSport violations.
"Our members need to know that we support them on and off the bike," said Rob DeMartini, President
USA Cycling announces an official partnership with apparel and lifestyle brands Champion Athleticwear and the Levi’s® brand. This first-of-its-kind partnership will be centered around designing and creating an apparel line for the USA Cycling's BMX Freestyle National Team that includes the athletes, coaches and staff. The apparel will notably be shown as part of the BMX Freestyle kit at the sport's inaugural debut in the Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020.
Through the partnership, Levi’s® and Champion will help USA Cycling bring BMX Freestyle to the masses. They will receive global visibility on the Team USA BMX Freestyle kit during international competitions; allowing them to bridge the unique circumstances that BMX Freestyle brings through its
USA Cycling announced today the 17 athletes that will be representing the U.S. National Team at the 2019 UCI BMX Racing World Championships in Zolder Belgium on July 27th. Among the riders are 2016 Olympic Gold and Silver medalists Connor Fields and Alise Willoughby as well as 2017 World Champion Corben Sharrah, 2017 was also the same year that Willoughby claimed her World Title.
USA Cycling announced today the process that will select the 2020 Olympic Team for the exciting discipline of BMX Racing, now in its fourth Olympic Games, and the new Olympic discipline of BMX Freestyle. The organization has published the Athlete Selection Criteria for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo for BMX Freestyle and Racing on its website. The USA Cycling Selection Committee set forth to create criteria that would not only select the best athletes, but was objective and easy for athletes and their coaches to understand.
The maximum quota of athletes for the BMX Freestyle discipline is two athletes per gender. Quota slots will be initially filled in order of their ranking in the USA Cycling Olympic BMX Freestyle Rankings as of May 12, 2020. Points towards an athlete’s rankings will be awarded for their best four finishes in UCI Freestyle World Cup events plus the 2019 World Championships between January 1, 2019 and May 12, 2020. Athletes must finish in the top 8 in these events to earn Olympic BMX Freestyle Ranking points.
The maximum quota of athletes for the BMX Racing discipline is three athletes per gender. Like BMX Freestyle, quota slots will be filled per gender by athletes in order of their ranking in the USA Cycling Olympic BMX Racing Rankings as of June 2, 2020. Points towards their rankings will be awarded based on their best ten finishes in the finals (top 8) at UCI BMX Racing World Cup events plus 2019 and 2020 World Championship events with a Maximum of twelve scores counting between January 1, 2019 and
The USA Cycling Board of Directors has named Rob DeMartini as president and chief executive officer of USA Cycling. DeMartini joins the organization from New Balance Athletics, Inc. where he spent the last 12 years as president and CEO. He will begin his new position in February 2019. “Our entire Board and management team enthusiastically welcome Rob as our new CEO. His passion and ambition for both the future of USA Cycling and our sport is inspiring. He also brings the proven leadership, commercial skills and resources to elevate USA Cycling and to do more for our members, partners and athletes,” said Bob Stapleton, USA Cycling Chairman of the Board.
During his time at New Balance, DeMartini accomplished one of the highest periods of growth in the athletic footwear and apparel industry, driving the company from $1.5 billion annual revenue in 2007 to $4.4 billion in 2018. He led the expansion of international sales and guided the brand as it regained its position as a leader in specialty running while also focusing on cultivating company culture.
“As I join USA Cycling, I look forward to working closely with Chuck Hodge (chief of racing and events)
USA Cycling announced today the 12 athletes that will represent the United States in Freestyle BMX at the 2018 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships taking place November 5-11, 2018 in Chengdu, China. Among the competitors is 2017 World Champion, Hannah Roberts for the women and Nick Bruce who is currently ranked first in the UCI standings on the men’s side.
“The USA Freestyle riders are excited to contend in the 2018 World Championships. All our riders will be ready to contest for those prestigious UCI medals and have a good start to the qualifying period for the 2020 Olympic Games,” said Jamie Staff, BMX & Sprint Track Performance Director.