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UCI Awards 2024 BMX World Championships to Rock Hill, SC

Post Date:09/27/2019 6:18 AM

Rock Hill, S.C.— The City of Rock Hill is proud to announce that Rock Hill, South Carolina has been chosen as the site of the 2024 BMX World Championships by Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the international governing body of cycling.  This prestigious event will be held at the Rock Hill BMX Supercross Track in May 2024, just ahead of the Summer Olympic Games in Paris, France that year.

Rock Hill hosted the UCI BMX World Championships in 2017, drawing 3700 riders from 48 countries, with an estimated total attendance of over 50,000 people and a direct economic impact of $19.2 million.  Prior to 2017, the last time the event was held in the United States was in Louisville, Kentucky in 2001.

As with the 2017 event, the City of Rock Hill will work with many partners to form a Local Organizing Committee to begin the process of planning for this international event.   Groups who supported the bid to host the 2024 event included USA Cycling, USA BMX, Governor McMaster’s office and the Rock Hill Sports Commission.  

The UCI BMX World Championships are held annually to crown a BMX Cycling World Champion.  Recent and upcoming host sites include Baku, Azerbaijan (2018); Zolder, Belgium (2019); Houston, TX (2020); Papendal, Netherlands (2021); Nantes, France (2022) and Glasgow, Great Britain (2023).

In addition to the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships, the Rock Hill BMX Supercross Track has hosted UCI BMX Supercross World Cup events in 2015, 2016, and 2019 with the 2020 BMX Supercross World Cup Finals scheduled at the track May 14-16, 2020.   

The Rock Hill BMX Supercross Track is located at the Rock Hill Outdoor Center at Riverwalk, in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The facility is owned, maintained and programmed by the City of Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism department.  The official venue website is www.rockhillscbmx.com.  Rock Hill visitor information is available at www.rockhillrocks.com.

 

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