The whole content of this blogpost is my personal reference but feel free to read if you are planning to attend and hopefully this will help guide you as well for the upcoming event. Go USA!!!
If positions remain after considering the preceding criteria, then athletes may be selected by the USA Cycling Selection Committee following USA Cycling Principles of Athlete Selection (www.usacycling.org).
TAKE NOTE: CRITERIA FOR DISCRETIONARY NOMINATION
If a rider fails to qualify in the 32 available start positions through the automatic criteria or from the 2016 World Championships, riders can fill out a Discretionary Athlete Nomination form from the world championship information page located at the USA BMX webpage. Each athlete will have to fill out the electronic nomination form by logging onto to http://www.usabmx.com/worlds, and scroll down and click on “BMX Discretionary Athlete Nomination Form.”
The deadline to submit Discretionary form is 5:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on Friday, April 28th, 2017.
The Discretionary Athlete Nomination forms will only be accepted before the deadline April 28th, 2017, no exceptions. Riders submitting forms will be thoroughly reviewed by the USA Cycling Selection Committee. Rider results will only be considered from the 2016 USA BMX National Age Group (NAG) final standings, the current 2017 USA BMX NAG standings and International events from August 1, 2014, to May 1, 2017. USA BMX will not add riders to a class to simply fill available start positions. The final USA Cycling World Challenge BMX Team roster will be posted to USA Cycling’s website no later than Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
USA CYCLING BMX CHALLENGE CLASS TIMELINE
March 7: Registration opens for 2016 W1-W8 & Phoenix, AZ qualified riders
April 5: Registration opens for Rock Hill, SC qualified riders
April 12: Registration opens for Redmond, OR qualified riders
April 26: Registration opens for Austin, TX qualified riders
April 28: Deadline for submission of athlete discretionary petitions
May 12: Deadline of participant registration for W1-W8 & qualified nominations
May 19: Discretionary nominations announced
May 26: Deadline of participant registration for discretionary nominations
May 29: Any remaining USAC Forms due to USA BMX by 5:00 PM MDT
May 31: Final Announcement of World Championship Challenge Class Team
July TBD: UCI published entries
QUESTION???When is the best time to travel? Here is the schedule.
TEAM USA will have a TEAM meeting for Riders & parents for quick briefing &or distribution of jerseys & number plates so keep an eye for that schedule coz it is IMPORTANT!!! normally it is a day before practice unless schedule change.
Saturday track viewing 7/22/2017
Sunday & Monday is practice by country (they will post later for the time)
Tuesday is for cruiser class ONLY
Wednesday & Thursday is for 16 & under Challenge class 20″inch
Friday is 17 & over 20″ challenge class + Masters
Saturday is for Elite
So you kinda want to be there at least thursday/Friday July 20 or the most July 21 😉 (just a suggestion)
Overview of what’s going to happen…
Only riders are allowed to go inside the event area..parents will have a designated meeting area with their child (this will be discuss by the USA TEAM in the team meeting). MOBILE phones would work to communicate with older riders (just a suggestion). But we are in the millennium where kids know how to use phone as young as 2 hahhaha
MAKE sure they bring food/snack & water for them to have at the pit area. DON’T overpack like I DO! put some extra tubes in their bag. I suggest use just ONE BAG for all their stuff so it DON’T get lost. Remember, there will be 32+ riders in each age class for TEAM USA in one pit area.
I will keep updating this page so KEEP BROWSING FOR more Updates.
Please visit this very well written blog by one of the bmx mom http://bmxjournal.com/news/so-you-want-to-race-worlds
Thanks Courtney Staton!