Calgary, Alberta (August 25, 2021) – The Canadian BMX Championships and the third Canada Cup of the season will be returning to Calgary on August 28-29 for an exciting weekend of competition. After being cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, the event is back with over 500 riders of all ages and categories already pre-registered. Participants who wish to register onsite can consult the technical guide for more information.
Saturday will see riders competing for the maple leaf jersey in the Junior (17-18) and Elite (19+) categories for women and men, with medals awarded in the Challenge classes for age group racing from as young as 5 years old. Despite certain defending champions missing the event due to injuries, several high-profile athletes will be in attendance and looking to earn titles, including the UCI BMX World Championships Junior women’s silver medalist Teigen Pascual, first-year Elite Molly Simpson, as well as Alex Tougas, who will be returning to competition in the Elite men’s category after suffering from an injury in 2019. s
“We are thrilled to be hosting the 2021 Canadian BMX Championships and look forward to seeing all the riders, especially since the event was cancelled for the 2020 season,” said event organizer and President of the Calgary BMX Association, Jonas Tremel. “The event’s online pre-registration numbers have surpassed our expectations for this event and proves that the BMX community is eager to be back to racing.”
On Sunday, riders will compete in the third round of the BMX Canada Cup national series. Full event details can be found here.