COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Cycling and Woodward, owned by Park City-based POWDR, announced a new partnership on Tuesday lasting through 2028.
“This partnership between Woodward and USA Cycling furthers my commitment to coach and support U.S. BMX athletes and encourage riders of all ages and abilities to pursue their dreams,” said professional BMXer, former Woodward camper, and USA Cycling National Team Coach Ryan Nyquist.
“I have been on the other side as a young, up-and-coming rider who didn’t have access to a formal coaching program. Leading the ODA program and growing this sport is a dream come true and an amazing opportunity for the next generation of riders.”
Woodward West in California and Woodward Pennsylvania will host the BMX Freestyle Olympic Development Academy this summer. The Pennsylvania location will also be hosting the USA Cycling BMX Freestyle National Championships in May.
“Woodward has been committed to being a training ground for BMX campers for over 25 years, we have fostered riders of all levels creating a community of collaboration and progression” said Brian Varner, Woodward Programming Director.
“Hosting the USA Cycling BMX Freestyle National Championships and ODA, is the next step in that commitment. This partnership with USA Cycling shows our emphasis and vision to grow the sport and support the next generation of future Olympians.”
2022 Olympic Development Academy BMX Freestyle:
June 26-July 2: Week #4 ODA – Woodward West
August 7-13: Week #10 ODA – Woodward PA
2022 National Championship Schedule – Woodward PA:
May 20: USA Cycling BMX Freestyle National Championships (Elite and Junior 17-18)
May 21: USA BMX Freestyle Series – Round Four
May 22: USA Cycling BMX Freestyle National Championships (Junior 13-15 and 12 & Under)