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National BMX Competition Bringing 750 Riders Back to Albuquerque in 2020

World Championships qualifier competition highlights ABQ’s strength in sports tourism

The City of Albuquerque, in conjunction with Visit Albuquerque, announced today that the USA BMX Spring Nationals will return to the Duke City in 2020 at the City of Albuquerque BMX Track next to Isotopes Park. The Spring Nationals are becoming an Albuquerque tradition—with 2020 marking the 16th straight year in our city.

“We are delighted to bring back one of Albuquerque’s most exciting sporting events in 2020,” stated Mayor Keller. “Albuquerque has a proven track record of success hosting national events like the Spring Nationals. With our climate and our local love of sports and the outdoors, we know this year will be another good one.” He added, “Events like this one highlight the importance of continuing to invest in local sports infrastructure, maximizing our potential to attract even more national events to Albuquerque.”

According to Visit Albuquerque, in 2019 the USA BMX Spring Nationals in Albuquerque welcomed over 750 riders and had an estimated $1 million in direct visitor spending impact.

“We are thrilled that Albuquerque will once again host the 2020 USA BMX Spring Nationals. Our very dedicated local BMX community, a top-notch facility, and the previous successful national events are a winning combination and make hosting an event of this caliber a reality,” said Tania Armenta, President & CEO of Visit Albuquerque.

In 2019, over 50 riders qualified in Albuquerque for the 2019 UCI BMX World Championships and made the trip to Belgium. The 2020 Spring Nationals in Albuquerque will again be a World Qualifying event and will advance riders to the World Championships in Houston, TX.

About City of Albuquerque BMX Track: The City of Albuquerque’s BMX track is one of the largest covered BMX facilities in the country. The track is home to numerous state, national, and even world champion BMX riders, along with countless kids on bikes from ages two and up. Located directly east of the Isotopes’ Baseball Park, in the sports arena district of Albuquerque, the BMX track welcomes riders on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays almost every week of the year, in addition to several special event weekends. The facility is managed in partnership with Duke City BMX.