Team USA Qualifier Answers

How do I qualify?

Currently hold a 2017 W1-W8 title position or race a 2018 world qualifier race and finish top 8

I am a 2017 W1-W8, can I race a world qualifier?

NO.  Anyone holding a world number from Rock Hill, South Carolina cannot race a qualifier. 

I am qualified for one of my bicycles (20"or 24") does that qualify the other?

NO.  You must qualify on each class and bicycle you wish to compete.

I qualifed in 2018 at a qualifer, can I race additional qualifers?

 NO.  Once you qualify in a class, you can no longer race additional qualifers in that respective class

Where are the qualifier races?

February 16th in Phoenix, AZ & February 23rd in Oldsmar, FL 

What class do I race at the qualifier?

Challenge class or Master.  The racing age of the rider is age as of December 31st.  There is no proficiency in UCI classes.

What is the difference beteween Challenge & Master class?

Challenge class is an amatuer class, Masters class is for riders 30 years of age and could be considered veteran pro.

Is the qualifier racing under UCI rules?

 Yes.  All UCI rules can be referenced here

Is the qualifier racing under the total point scoring rules?

 Yes.  All UCI rules can be referenced here

Do I receive USA BMX points for the world qualifier races?

 No.  The UCI challenge classes are considered a non pointed open class

I am a Jr Elite or Elite Rider, how do I qualify?

 USA Cycling will handle all championship level qualifying through their own event.  Info can be found here

Do I need a UCI or USA Cycling membership to race a world qualifier?

 No.  However a current USA BMX license is necessary

Can I register for only the challenge class at the qualifier races?

 YES.  It is not necessary to race a USA BMX pointed class 

Is the qualifier race open to everyone?

 It is open to all USA citizens eligible for a USA Cycling license

Can I race more than 1 qualifer, if I do not qualify?

Yes, you may continue to race until you have qualifed in the respective class

Does the qualifier race have a special schedule?

The race will run with the regular Friday national schedule at each event in place of open classes.  Keep in mind UCI classes do run total points, 3rd round will be immediately after 2nd round concludes.

What age classes are offered at the qualifer race?

All full list of UCI classes can be found here.  UCI rules state the riders only race age group and they do not recognize proficiency.

Can I sign up for both masters & challenge at the same qualifier or another qualifier?

No.  Those are 2 different UCI class profiencies.  Once you race (deem) a UCI category you are then obligated to race that category for the entire 2018 season.  

Is there any special documentation you need to race a qualifier?

No.  You only need proof of your USA BMX license.

Where do I find a list of the riders already qualified?

The list is published and updated here

UCI World Championship Answers

When is the World Championship?

June 3-9, 2018

Where is the World Championship?

The race wil be held at the Velopark Baku BMX Track in Baku, Azerbaijan

Do I need a visa to visit Azerbaijan?

Yes.  A 30-Day E-Visa is available at

What is the schedule for the World Championship? 

There is not a final event schedule at this time.  Tentative is available here

Is the event ticketed? 

We are awaiting an answer from the organiser of the race in regards to ticketing and access.

I am qualified to race the World Championship, whats next?

You must purchase a USA Cycling license, once your license number is issued you may proceed to register for Team USA with USA BMX via the link located at

What will the cost be for Worlds entry fees and Team USA jersey?

The approximate cost for entry will be $350 per class.  This does include your jersey, coaching staff, mechanics, and athletic trainers for rider support.

I was not able to qualify, where can I fill out a nomination form? has a submenu for the Discretionary Nomination Form

Can I cancel my registration once submitted?

NO!  There will be no possible method to cancel a worlds registration once your order is submitted.  Due to the registration process with UCI and the jersey we will be unable to refund or cancel a registration once the order is processed.

Now that I have qualified, when can I signup and what is the deadline?

You can sign-up at starting March 1st, 2018 thru March 16th, 2018

I qualified for worlds, but there is no link to register on the website, it only goes to the event page, how do I register??

The registartion is from March 1st, thru March 16th.  If you are not seeing the link you may be on a mobile device.  Please visit from a computer and internet browser as mobile registration does not work due to the compleixity of the registration process.

Do I have to wear a Team USA uniform at the World Championship?

The Team USA jersey in mandatory.  Race pants, gloves and helmets may be of your own liking.

Can I add my own sponsor logo to the Team USA Jersey?

Riders may have sponsor logos added to the front of their jersey. The maximum space allowed for sponsors on the jerseys is 4” x 12” (10cm x 30cm).  Each rider may have last name added to the back of his or her jersey (across the shoulders).

Can I change my sponsor logo after I register?

NO!  The jersey print process will begin once you place your order.  The file you upload will be the logo that is used on your jersey.  Zero changes can be made once you submit your registration order.  Please plan accordingly to upload the proper artwork!

What kind of artwork is needed for my sponsor logo on the Team USA jersey?

Logos for the jersey need to be in a vector type art file.  Adobe, postscript or other high quality artwork is needed.  If you upload low quality artwork its possible your logo will appear blurred upon printing.

Do you need to have a sponsor logo for the jersey?

NO.  This is only for riders that want to add their own logo.

What is the cost of customizing a jersey with either the name or sponsor logo?

$15 per item.

Can I receive extra jerseys with or without names and sponsors on them?

YES.  You have 1 opportunity during the registration process to purchase up to 6 jerseys per registered class.  Any of those 6 jeresy can be customized as needed.  Jerseys are $50 each.

When do riders receive their jersey?

During team usa athelete pickup at the world championship.

Is there a size chart for the jerseys?

We have been told the sizing is very similar to a Fly Racing jersey.  Download a size chart here.

Can we purchase jerseys before we pay for race??

No.  The only opportunity to purchase jerseys is during the registration process.

Do I need a UCI license to race the World Championship?

Yes.  A UCI BMX International license in the USA is purchased and issued by USA Cycling.

Where do I get a USA Cycling license?

The license must be purchased directly from USA Cycling.  USA BMX can not issue a USA Cycling license.

My USA license says its pending awaiting proof of citezenship, how do i fix this?

Email proof of citizenship (passport or birth certificate) to

How do I submit the 12 pages of USA cycling waivers?

Please upload these during the registration process. This file upload will be required to complete the registration process.

On page 12 of the USA cycling packet, what do we put down for "program name" "program date" "event name" "event date" "race activity entered" "club/team name"? on the first 2 pages.?

Please reference UCI World Championship and May 2019 for all programs and events.

On page 12 of the USA cycling packet, what do we put down for annual license #?

Please put your USA Cycling license #, not your UCI ID or USA BMX serial #

In the 12 pages of the USA cycling packet, what is the club/team name and acvity entetered?

Club / Team name is USA, the race & activity entered is "BMX Challenge Championship"

The checklist ask for a 12 page waiver but the registraiton only ask for one?

The web upload will offer you a chance to upload 1 file.  Pleae scan all 12 pages into 1 file or "zip" the files into 1 file for upload.

Will I need my USA Cycling license before I attempt to register for the World Championship?

Yes.  Please plan accordingly to purchase your license and get a member ID issued by USA Cycling before attempting the registration process with USA BMX.

If you make a mistake registering  will some one contact you to correct?

If you complete the registration process you should not have any mistakes as the process will not allow you to checkout with incomplete information.  In the instance an improper or missing waiver is uploaded we will email for corretions.  Logos for jerseys will not and cannot be corrected once submitted.

I registered yesterday but am still getting emails about the deadline to register. How do I find out if all of my paperwork was ok?

If you registered and received a confirmation number or email starting with "STR" then you are complete.  Emails will conitnue to go out with reminders and update to anyone that is qualified.  After the announcment of the team only registered team riders will receive communication.

What bike plate number do I use at the World Championship?

The bike number is issued at the race by UCI and the UCI World Championship plate must be used during the race without any alterations

Can I have my own stickers of choice on my helmet? Possibly a separate sponsor??

UCI does not have regulations on helmet graphics

Is there a host hotel for Team USA?

No, not at this time.

When should I arrive in Baku for Worlds?

We reccomend arrival 3-4 days prior to the 1st race day.  Once there is an event schedule we will be able to provide further details on team meetings & practice.

I cannot arrive for a practice day, how do I receive credentials?

Team USA representatives will make every attempt to have an option each morning of practice for credential pickup.  It is the riders responsibility to arrange enough time to pickup and Team USA will have no guarantee on practice morning the line for pickup will end prior to practice.

Can I watch the event live on TV or webcast?

The host city is responsible and we have no information at this time.

When will the finals for each class be ran?

Final main events and awards for each class will be completed for each day of racing and the respective classes for that day's racing on the schedule.



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