Posted Online: Dec. 07, 2012, 2:20 pm
Quad Cities chosen to host its first USA BMX National
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Press release submitted by Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau
Quad Cities – The Quad Cities was chosen to host the 2013 USA BMX National. It will be held July 19-21, 2013, at the East Moline BMX Speedway. This is the first time the Quad Cities has hosted a USA BMX National that is part of the National series. The season only has 22 National weekends and the Quad Cities was chosen out of 380 tracks across the country to host this race.
There will be approximately 1,500 riders and around 5,000 spectators coming to the Quad Cities next July. It's estimated to have a $2.8 million impact on the area.
To hold this event in the Quad Cities was made possible by Paul DePauw at East Moline BMX Speedway, the City of East Moline, the Quad Cities Sports Commission, Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Quad Cities Hospitality Community.
"This will be the biggest BMX race ever held in the Quad Cities area, and it is a huge event for East Moline BMX," said Paul DePauw, Track Director of East Moline BMX Speedway. "Our track volunteers are the best you can get and we are planning the biggest BMX weekend this area has ever seen. This race will bring some of the fastest BMX riders from all over the country here to the Quad Cities."
More volunteers will be needed to support this new and exciting community event in July. They will be needed to help with concessions, parking, information, and on-site operations. The Quad Cities Sports Commission is setting up an online volunteer form that will be ready soon.
"USA BMX received a lot of attention during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and is one of the fastest growing sports in the industry. The opportunity to host a USA BMX National in the Quad Cities is exciting, and impactful," said Lynn Hunt, vice president of sales, Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau. "The volunteers from East Moline BMX Speedway have proven that they can put on a great show, and make it fun for the riders and their families. We want to thank all the riders and volunteers for their steadfast dedication to the sport and their reputation in the industry."