UCI BMX World Championships: American hosts at the ready
The final countdown is on to the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and the organisers are at the ready. Before the BMX racing community rolls into town, we fired over some questions to Thad Fisher of FCE Sports Management to get the latest update on preparations.
With the awesome facility already there, what has been added to welcome the racers from all around the world?
Thad Fischer: Every step is being taken in the effort to create a positive experience for everyone attending. Plenty of on-site parking and seating, lots of rider tent space, food trucks, misting stations, phone charging stations, WiFi, RV Parking and great hotel partnerships... just to name a few things.
Is the local community ready for the event?
Thad Fischer: 100%! It all starts on Saturday July 22nd with a great Welcoming Festival in Old Town Rock Hill including live music, food trucks and an opening ceremony. Rock Hill will welcome everyone with some good ole' Southern Hospitality!
How many volunteers are involved with the organisation of the race?
Thad Fischer: Needless to say... but I will say it anyway.... this event, like most, can not happen without volunteers. I would say we will have approximately 700 volunteers donating their time, energy and creativity to this event.
The UCI BMX World Championships in Rock Hill will probably go down as the biggest World's in BMX history. Does it make you proud to be involved?
Thad Fischer: Yes indeed. We are all very proud to host this event for so many people from around the world. I hope that it will serve as a special gathering for the world's BMX community. I would like to take a moment to thank The City of Rock Hill Management and Staff, Rock Hill's City Council, City Manager and Mayor Doug Echols as well as the 1000+ other people who have helped to make this possible. Thank you to our many event sponsors for your valued support and to the Union Cycliste Internationale for choosing Rock Hill to host this great event. We welcome the BMX world with open arms and we hope to see you soon!
For those not being able to witness the event in person, the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships will be hosted on bmxlive.tv/ starting the morning of Tuesday July 25th!