With just under two weeks remaining before the culmination of the 2010 ABA National Series in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the ABA Grand National, the 2011 schedule is complete. With a balance of central, east, and west, the ABA 2011 National Series is sure to reach out to the more than 60,000 ABA members and allow everyone young and old to experience the Series. Once again for 2011 the American Bicycle Association has partnered with USA Cycling and the International Cycling Union (UCI) to provide a schedule that will feature the USA Cycling National Championships and numerous UCI category 2, 3, 4, and 5 races. Each of the UCI races will figure into the points standings for individual and nation's rankings qualification for the 2012 Olympic Games. The So Cal Nationals and USA Cycling National Championships are set for the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. This race will have a national on Friday and Sunday with the USA Cycling National Championships on Saturday, featuring Jr. Elite and Elite racing on the Supercross track. With the 2011 World Championships being held in Copenhagen, Denmark, this World qualifying race is sure to have a great turnout.
The 2011 series has many familiar stops such as Reno and Rockford, but there are also many new and exciting locations such as Nashville and Cape Cod. One of the most notable changes will be the Winter Nationals, which will be held for the first time at Speedworld BMX which features a standard BMX track along with a Supercross track. ABA will integrate the UCI events for the weekend into the Supercross track which features the second Supercross starting hill ever constructed in North America. Equally as exciting is the return of an ABA national event to Las Vegas. The ABA national tour will once again visit South Point Hotel and Casino, the home of the second largest regular ABA National event ever with 378 motos in 2007. The last quarter of the 2011 schedule will be action packed with events like the U.S. Open Nationals hosted in conjunction with the BMX Hall of Fame and the UCI Supercross event. The last two stops will be insane with the three day national event in Orlando for the Disney Cup Fall Nationals and the first ABA national event to ever be hosted in the Caribbean for the Isla del Encanto (The Enchanted Island) Nationals in Puerto Rico. Rincon Star BMX Track will host the final national event of the series and it will no doubt be a celebration of an amazing year.
From Reno to Oldsmar, from Cape Cod to Redmond, OR the 2011 ABA National Series will reach new heights in competition, participation and of course fabulous BMX facilities and racetracks. Follow the ABA 18-Wheeler from town to town on the road to Tulsa for the ABA Grand Nationals, "The Greatest Race on Earth!".
About the American Bicycle Association
ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and headquartered in Chandler, Arizona is "The Sanctioning Body of BMX"©. The ABA organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, nationwide and Canada. With 60,000 active members, 274 racing facilities and a 27 event national race schedule, ABA is the largest promoter of action sports.