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Houston Awarded 2020 UCI BMX World Championships

HOUSTON AWARDED 2020 UCI BMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS To be hosted at brand-new North Houston Bike Park DOHA, Qatar—Union Cyclist International announced today that Houston, Texas, has been selected as the site of the 2020 UCI BMX World Championships. The Harris County – Houston Sports Authority worked in conjunction with the United States Olympic Committee, USA Cycling, USA BMX and Greenspoint Redevelopment Authority to present the winning bid to the UCI. The Championship event will take place May 26-May 31, 2020 at 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. Adjacent to the Bike complex is North Houston Skate Park, the largest skate park in North America, featuring over 78,000 square feet of skateable surface, and Dylan Park, a park designed for children of varying abilities. The skate park had over 120,000 visitors this year, including skaters from 23 different countries. The UCI BMX World Championships are held annually to crown a BMX World Cycling Champion and are expected to bring 3,000 amateur participants and 300 professional athletes from over 40 countries. Participants and their families are estimated to stay an average of 10 days in Houston. The UCI BMX World Championships will be the last stop before the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.