May 15, 2015 – (Ottawa, ON) – In its fourth year of operations, the Canada Cup BMX Series will offer a lineup of seven races to the young and fast BMXers of Canada. The series will kick off in June, and will travel to Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, and Alberta to finish in Calgary, AB where the new Canada Cup Champions will be crowned.
The Canada Cup BMX was introduced in 2012 as a way to help bridge provincial competitions to the international stage, and since has been an efficient tool in providing national competition to young riders, which is propelling Canada to some of its best international results since BMX became an Olympic discipline in 2008.
“The 2015 Canada Cup series will offer some great opportunities for young aspiring BMXers to compete against some of Canada’s best,” said Josh Peacock, the series coordinator for Cycling Canada. “The growth of the BMX Canada Cup series has been impressive over the last three years, and we are counting on more young BMXers to join the series this year. With world-class facilities in place such as the Toronto Pan Am BMX Supercross track, the Abbotsford Supercross Track, and the UCI-sanctioned track in Drummondville, athletes young and old will have access to the highest level of competition across the spectrum.”
Toronto, ON, will host the opening weekend of racing for the series on June 13-14 – the first time the city hosts races from the National Series. The much-anticipated Toronto BMX track has been built in conjunction with Toronto 2015 to provide some of the world’s best athletes a world-class track for the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games. The Toronto BMX track features the country’s second ever Supercross start-ramp and will provide a lasting legacy for local and National athletes alike. This event will serve as the track’s inaugural competition and promises athletes and spectators alike a thrilling weekend of racing.
The series head to Abbotsford, BC, June 27-28, for a set of two UCI C1 races at the training home base of the Canadian National BMX Team. The venue, which features a Supercross start ramp for the more experienced, was the host of a UCI BMX Supercross World Cup race in 2012.
The top riders will then travel to Drummondville, QC, host of the 2015 Canadian National BMX Championships and fifth stop on the Canada Cup circuit from July 3 to 5. The races organized by the Club de BMX St-Charles-de Drummond will take place on a newly updated UCI-sanctioned track as of summer 2014. The club began its operations in 2006 and has been hosting races of the Coupe du Québec series since 2008.
The Canada Cup Series will make its final stop in Calgary, AB from August 28 to 30. Organizers from the Calgary BMX Racing Club are excited to host a triple-event weekend, capping off the Canada Cup Series on Sunday with a set of newly crowned Series Champions. Friday August 28th will play host to a UCI C1 event, with Canada Cups 6 & 7 happening on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
James Palmer (BC) and Eliane McAdam (AB) both won the BMX Canada Cup Series Elite titles in 2014, while Hayden Michielsen (BC) and Cayleigh Van Staalduinen (AB) took the top honours of the Junior categories.
Calendar – 2015 Canada Cup BMX Series
Canada Cup BMX #1-2
June 13-14, 2015
Canada Cup BMX #3-4
June 27-28, 2015
Canada Cup BMX #5
July 05, 2015
Canada Cup BMX Finals #6-7
August 29-30, 2015