*04/15/09 - American Bicycle Association and USA Cycling Announce UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Event.

Gilbert, Arizona- April 15, 2009 — The American Bicycle Association and USA Cycling are proud to announce the North American round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup presented by Swatch to be held September 18-20, 2009 at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. This event will be held in conjunction with the American Bicycle Associations U.S. Open Amateur National event on a newly constructed ABA BMX track on the grounds of the US Olympic Training Center.

“This is a very exciting event for the ABA and the entire BMX industry to be involved with” stated BA Anderson, ABA’s Chief Executive Officer. He added that “Holding an Amateur event in conjunction with the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup will only fuel the Olympic dreams of US amateur riders, which will help insure the continued success of future US BMX Olympians.”

The ABA is constructing one of the most challenging amateur BMX tracks ever seen on the grounds of the Chula Vista training center to host ABA’s US Open National Event. The Amateur facility will remain a permanent ABA sanctioned facility running local BMX events and continuing to grow the sport in the southern California region. This facility will also provide the USOC and USA Cycling with the tools necessary to further develop future Olympians and continued improvement of the junior riders.

Tracy Lamb, USOTC Director stated “When the USOC built the Olympic replica track our goal was to host an International competition, now with the ABA’s help we have realized that goal.” Tracy went on to add “The function of our facility is to provide athletes with the proper training facilities for their sport. Working with the ABA to develop an amateur component for our facility will allow us to focus development efforts at a much younger age”.

The ABA, after hosting several successful UCI Continental events and 2 USAC BMX National Championships, is offering what will become one of the most prestigious Elite and Amateur events to ever be held for the sport of BMX. Elite riders will compete on one of the only permanent Olympic style BMX tracks in the world located at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. This is the same facility that hosted the 2008 BMX Olympic trials and where Team USA BMX athletes trained for Beijing. The event will feature over 100 of the best male and female Elite riders and past Olympians from all over the world.

USA Cycling’s CEO Steve Johnson said ”The USOC has been a tremendous partner, helping with much needed infrastructure to continue developing our USA BMX athletes. The addition of this event will give the US riders the home track advantage in earning coveted UCI points.” Steve went on to add “the newly developed amateur ABA track will also add a location to host development camps for future junior elite riders.”

Johan Lindstrom, UCI BMX Sports Coordinator stated “The UCI is excited to bring the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup to Chula Vista. With the magnificent facility that the US Olympic training centre is offering, the ABA being an experienced event organizer and the support from USA Cycling there’s no doubt that the event will be a great success”.“

The San Diego Sports Commission is proud to be partnering with UCI, ABA, and the Olympic Training Center to host this event. BMX has a rich history in San Diego and there is no better place to have a world-class BMX event” Alan Kidd- President, San Diego Sports Commission .“Having the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in San Diego is exciting to say the least. Having the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley as the host Hotel is an honor. We look forward to all the fun and excitement and success the week has to bring”. – Gordon Luster, General Manager, Hilton San Diego Mission Valley.

UCI RACE SCHEDULE

Below you will find the time-marks for the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup (Men/Women class configuration). The final schedule will be drawn by the Chief Commissaire and the UCI BMX Coordinator.

Day 1 (Thursday)
Registration
Riders briefing
Elite Men Practice - Group A
Elite Men Practice - Group B
Elite Women Practice - Group C

Day 2 (Friday)
Transponder fitting
Elite Women Practice - Group C
Elite Men Practice - Group B
Elite Men Practice - Group A
Elite Women Time trials qualification #1
Elite Men Time trials qualification #1
Elite Women Time trials qualification #2
Elite Men Time trials qualification #2
Team Manager meeting

Day 3 (Saturday)
Warm up Elite Men
Warm up Elite Women
Elite Men 1/8 Finals 1st round
Elite Women 1/4 Finals 1
Elite Men 1/8 Finals 2
Elite Women 1/4 Final 2
Elite Men 1/8 Finals 3
Elite Women 1/4 Final 3
Elite Men Quarterfinal
Elite Women Semifinal
Elite Men Semfinal
Elite Women Final
Elite Men final
Awards ceremony

ABA RACE SCHEDULE

Final Times to be determined

Day 1 (Thursday)
Registration - TBA


Day 2 (Friday)
Registration - TBA
Practice - TBA
Race Start - TBA

Day 3 (Saturday)
Registration - TBA
Practice - TBA
Race Start - TBA

Day 4 (Sunday)
NO REGISTRATION
Race Start - TB



Hotels Accommodations:

Host Hotel
Hilton - San Diego Mission Valley - hotel web page
901 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108
619-543-9000
Heated Outdoor Pool, Jacuzzi/Whirlpool, Complimentary Health Club Full Service Business Center / Room Service (6:00AM – 11:00PM) / Complimentary USA Today / Smoke-free hotel / Same-day Dry Cleaning/Laundry • Accessible rooms Service
Complimentary transportation to the San Diego Trolley, Fashion Valley and Mission Valley shopping centers based upon availability
• Within walking distance to restaurants and shopping
• Valet or underground self-parking is available at additional cost
• Discount tickets to SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway Museum and other local attractions
ROOM RATE Room Single /Double Rate Run of House $109.00 The rate is available three days prior and three days after the official event dates based upon availability. Rates net, and subject to the city occupancy tax currently 12.5% •Group will receive complimentary internet in sleeping rooms and discounted parking of $7 (normally $14) •A complimentary Lounge Room will be available to all BMX guests, equipped game stations, TV’s, computers and lounge chairs

La Quinta Inn - San Diego Chula Vista - hotel web page
150 Bonita Rd. Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 691-1211 opt. 6
$79 per night for a King Standard Room or a Standard Two Double Beds.

Comfort Inn & Suites
632 E Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: 619-426-2500
Room Rate: $89

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown
1430 Seventh Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-696-0911
Room Rate: $69

Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel - hotel web page
1433 Camino Del Rio South · San Diego, CA
619-260-0111
Rate of $109 per night for a single or double(2 queen beds)

*Entire Post Copied from www.ChulaVistaSupercross.com

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