USA BMX Releases First 13 Races of 2018

September 29, 2017 by  

USA BMX Releases first 13 Nationals of 2018

The first 13 stops on the 2018 USA BMX National Schedule were released late Friday. This schedule takes us through the end of May, and just prior to the 2018 UCI BMX World Championships.

As in previous years, we’re starting the season in Las Vegas in mid-January. That first race will also be the 2018 President’s Cup, and is a three-day race. There is only one other three-day race in the first part of the schedule, and that is the Music City Nationals in Nashville on May 25-27.

There will be two Worlds qualifiers—one in Phoenix as part of the Winter Nationals, and one the following week in Oldsmar during the Gator Nationals, as has been the practice in previous year.

The traditional mid-May spot of the Spring Nationals in Albuquerque has been moved up to March this year—March 16-18, to be exact. Temps top-out in the mid 70s that time of year in the Duke City, so it should be quite pleasant under the enclosure (or a polar wind tunnel). ABQ will also be a pro race in 2018.

We will be back in Desoto, TX after a few years away from the Metroplex.

Pro Series Wise, there will be six pro series stops from January to May (Phoenix, Oldsmar, Albuquerque, Rock Hill, Atlanta and Nashville), with Oldsmar and Carolina being North American SX series stops.

After a popular race in 2017, the tour will be back in Bako in May (as some are heading off to Baku).

The 2018 USA Cycling BMX Collegiate nationals will be wrapped inside the Cajun Nationals in early March.

Here is the grid, for your perusal:
2018 USA BMX National Schedule - Part I

The new year looks like it will have tons of big National series excitement in store. We are penciling-out the BMX News coverage schedule, and look forward to seeing you in the viewfinder in Vegas, and beyond.

—Mike Carruth