State Championship Series will be conducted in each State, that possesses at least one sanctioned track. The goal of the series is to determine overall age group champions and distribute award rankings to eligible riders.
GOLD CUP RACE:
The Gold Cup Series presented by DK Bikes involves a rider counting his/her best two scores from Gold Cup events, according to the Gold Cup/State/Provincial Points Table, and his/her scores from Saturday & Sunday at the Gold Cup Final. Riders may race a Gold Cup Final in any region.
In addition to awarding a Gold Cup jacket and #1 plate to the winner in each age & skill level, we also award Gold Cup #2 & #3 plates. Finally, at the Finals, both Saturday and Sunday will also offer quadruple district points for riders.
RACE FOR LIFE:
USA BMX & BMX Canada are among the top fundraisers for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Each year, riders take donation envelopes and gather donations to raise funds for this worthwhile cause. The Race For Life Series was started in 1981 to help a fellow BMXer diagnosed with leukemia.
Check out this video: BMXers help Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Letter from USA BMX COO:
Dear BMXer, Helping other people is one of the finest things that anyone can do in life. This is your opportunity through the sport we know and love to help people in two ways. First, through your gathering of donations for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, you will be helping fight and bring an end to dreadful diseases that affect thousands of people each year. Secondly, you can introduce BMX to friends and neighbors that may not have thought they would ever be able to participate in competitive BMX, as this is one of the few races where you don`t have to be a USA BMX or BMX Canada member to try BMX. Their contributions will be their entry into the finest sport in the world, BMX.
Chief Operating Officer
USA BMX / BMX Canada
Since its inception in 1949, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® has been committed to finding cures for all blood-related cancers, but has not been able to effectively portray the breadth of its mission under a banner that emphasized a focus only on leukemia. Additionally, the Society is deeply concerned with the dramatic and unexplained rise in incidence rates of lymphoma during the last half of the 20th century. So on February 1, 2000, the Society unveiled a new name and logo. The new name, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® , along with a tag line, Fighting Blood-Related Cancers, was crafted to clarify the diseases that the Society fights.
We`re the same organization with the same mission. But we want everyone with a connection to blood-related cancers – patients, physicians and supporters – to understand that we are committed to fighting all hematological malignancies, including leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
The Society was further moved to implement the name change by a startling rise in lymphoma incidence rates. Statistics from the National Cancer Institute show that from the mid 70s into the 90s, lymphoma rates rose by more than 70 percent, which made it the third fastest rising cancer in the country during that period. Today 454,000 Americans have lymphoma. In 1999 alone an estimated 64,000 new cases were diagnosed. New cases of non-Hodgkin`s lymphoma are rising by 1.1 percent per year while death rates are rising by 1.8 percent each year.
To learn more about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® and it`s mission, CLICK HERE.
WARNICKE SCHOLARSHIP RACE:
The Warnicke Scholarship Race was created to help fund The Bob Warnicke Memorial Scholarship Fund which assists students and their families in meeting the costs of undergraduate college education, trade school, etc. USA BMX/BMX Canada members who have a current USA BMX/BMX Canada membership or Track Operators/Officials who participate in BMX racing events sanctioned by USA BMX/BMX Canada are eligible to apply.
Bob passed away on Nov. 16, 1994, at the young age of 48 years old. Bob was well known for his leadership role and for his many efforts in promoting the sport. Bob’s many contributions improved the sport and the image of BMX throughout the years. He will best be remembered for his instrumental role in bringing BMX to millions of viewers through the airing of the “Road to Glory Series” on ESPN2 and ESPN. More than anything else, Bob was a person who cared deeply about the sport of BMX. His dedication showed his commitment to the youth who benefited from his efforts.
The Scholarship Program preserves Bob Warnicke’s legacy of love by contributing to the futures of deserving USA BMX / BMX Canada members in his name.
The American Bicycle Association is proud to announce the release of the 2017 Bob Warnicke Memorial Scholarship Application.
The Bob Warnicke Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to assist students and their families in meeting the costs of undergraduate college education, trade school, etc. USA BMX/BMX Canada members who have a current USA BMX/BMX Canada license or Track Operators/Officials who participate in BMX racing events sanctioned by USA BMX/BMX Canada are eligible to apply.
In 2016, the Warnicke Scholarship program awarded $47,500 to 78 individual students with BMX backgrounds – selected from 92 applicants. As more tracks and riders get involved in the Warnicke Scholarship races, the number and amount of scholarships awarded will only grow.
Scholarship applications must be submitted by March 6, 2017 to be considered. The Scholarship Committee will review the application materials and select the deserving applicants. The awards will be announced May 5, 2017 via the USA BMX website.
To apply for the Bob Warnicke Memorial Scholarship Fund start the application by CLICKING HERE
About Bob Warnicke
The Bob Warnicke Memorial Scholarship Program was established in 1995 to honor the memory of the National Bicycle League’s late vice president. Bob passed away Nov.16, 1994, at the young age of 48 years old. Bob played a very active role in BMX for 10 years and was well known for his instrumental role in bringing BMX to millions of viewers through the airing of the “NBL Road to Glory Series” on ESPN2 and ESPN. His accomplishments in television promotion resulted in his being named the NBL’s Volunteer of the Year at Competition Congress in 1994.
More than anything else, Bob was a person who cared deeply about the sport of BMX. His dedication showed his commitment to the youth who benefited from his efforts. The Scholarship Program preserves Bob Warnicke’s legacy of love by contributing to the futures of deserving USA BMX and BMX Canada members in his name.
USA BMX has joined forces with United States Olympic Committee to offer free day of BMX racing at participating BMX tracks around the United States in celebration of Olympic Day.
Olympic Day is a worldwide commemoration of Baron Pierre de Coubertin’s June 23, 1894, convening of the first International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting at the Sorbonne in Paris, and the founding of the Modern Olympic Games. National Olympic Committees (NOCs) throughout the world will also participate in the international celebration, with each Olympic Committee sending Olympic Day greetings to participating nations.
The goal of Olympic Day is to promote the Olympic values and participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.