The event will also benefit from a boost from bike manufacturer GT as official sponsor of this opening leg of the Canada Cup BMX Series.
“GT is proud to be an Official Sponsor of the 2015 Canada Cup BMX Series here in Toronto” said Adam Ingrao, VP & General Manager, Dorel Sports Group Canada “This is an exciting time for BMX racing in Canada and GT is committed to the growth of this sport through great events such as this.”
The event will utilize a world-class track at the Centennial Park Pan-Am BMX Centre, starting Friday. The state-of-the-art facility featuring a permanent dual start ramp, will help progress the sport of BMX in the region for generations to come.
Located in Etobicoke, minutes south of Toronto Pearson International Airport, the track will be a training hub for Canadian BMXers across the country. BMX Supercross tracks are the standard for the Olympic Games, BMX World Championships and the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.
The Canada Cup race weekend, featuring two days of UCI C1-level racing, will also showcase an impressive $13 000 prize purse, attracting some of North America’s top riders.
The event kicks off Friday with a “BMX Super Clinic”, allowing younger riders to receive tips notably from National Team coaches Ken Cools and Adam Muys, Team Ontario Coach Brendan Arnold, Olympian and eight-time Canadian Champion Tory Nyhaug, and National Team members Amelia Walsh, James Palmer and Mischa Partridge among others.
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