Published on : Monday, August 14, 2017
The championships will be held over six days in March/April and feature warm-up sessions, heats and finals. All riding classes are represented by divisional male and female riders aged five to over 50.
The BMX National Championships will be held at the Bunbury BMX Track in 2018 and returning in 2021 to the Perth metropolitan area.
Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said, “Events such as the BMX National Championships encourage high levels of visitation, which provides a boost to the economy, adds further vibrancy to WA and attracts national media attention.”
BMX racing has a massive following, becoming an Olympic sport in 2008 and according to BMX Australia, it was the second most watched sport at Rio 2016.
BMX is one of the fastest growing sports in Australia, with the country attracting the second biggest number of participants behind the USA.
More than 2,000 interstate competitors and supporters are expected for each event, making a significant contribution to the State’s economy, which in turn creates jobs.