Houston has been awarded the 2020 UCI BMX World Championship leading up to the Tokyo Olympic Games. The 6-day event is expected to draw 3,000 amateur participants and 300 professional athletes from over 40 countries to the North Houston Bike Park.
North Houston Bike Park, currently under construction, is part of a 30-acre extreme sports complex including a world-class BMX Race Track, concrete vert features, street course, pump tracks, tot track, bike trails and an outdoor events center that can seat approximately 3,500 guests. Located just minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport, the $14 million complex is expected to draw cyclists from across the country and perhaps even abroad for recreation as well as training for the X-Games and other major sporting events. The Greens Bayou bike trail will also connect to the park providing recreational and mountain biking options.
“USA BMX is absolutely thrilled that the UCI BMX World Championships will once again return to the US,” stated USA BMX CEO, Bernard Anderson in a press release. “The North Houston Bike Park is absolutely revolutionary in action sports and the participants of the World Championships will be treated to both an amazing venue and incredible Texas hospitality. We look forward to welcoming the world’s best BMX riders to Houston."
The Harris County – Houston Sports Authority worked in conjunction with the United States Olympic Committee, USA Cycling, USA BMX and Greenspoint Redevelopment Authority. The Championship event will take place May 26-May 31, 2020 at North Houston Bike Park.