Aug 12, 2023
Marysville BMX Track Lands National Event
By Nikki | on August 02, 2023 UCDD Photo UNION COUNTY – Union County Tourism, in partnership with the City of Marysville, Marysville BMX track, and Visit Dublin announced today that Marysville BMX
By Nikki | on August 02, 2023
UNION COUNTY – Union County Tourism, in partnership with the City of Marysville, Marysville BMX track, and Visit Dublin announced today that Marysville BMX track has been awarded the Buckeye Nationals on August 16-18, 2024.
In June, the partnership submitted a comprehensive proposal to host a national event, which will be the first time a USA BMX National Event is to be conducted at the USA BMX-sanctioned Marysville BMX track, 618 N. Main St.
“We are incredibly proud and honored that USA BMX has selected Marysville to host an event of this magnitude,” said Terry Emery, City Manager for Marysville. “The Buckeye Nationals event will bring athletes and spectators from across the United States, drive economic impact through visitor spending, and expose the Olympic sport to residents and youth in a new way.”
The American Bicycle Association owns and operates the USA BMX National Championship Series. A USA BMX National Event is part of an annual 30 race National Series, which attracts competitors from across the U.S. and Canada.
The Buckeye Nationals event at the Marysville BMX track will take place over the weekend of August 16-18, 2024, running Friday from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
USA BMX has a 45-year history of running quality, family-friendly, memorable races across the nation and since its inclusion at the 2008 Olympics, has seen worldwide growth and exposure to the sport. National events on average draw 800 to 2,000 athletes and a combined total daily attendance of the athletes and spectators of 3,300 to 7,500 people.
“We are grateful for the vision of City leadership to build this world-class USA BMX course in our community,” said Tonya Mabry, Union County Tourism president and owner of Dalton Union Winery & Brewery. “This event promises to provide a fitting stage for a weekend of exciting racing and unsurpassed visitation.”
According to USA BMX officials, one racer is typically accompanied by at least three other individuals. Based on conservative estimates, the Union County race is expected to generate from 2,000 to 5,000 hotel room nights and an average of $3 million in economic impact.
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