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The world governing body for cycling, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) have released their 2017 BMX track guide, in the hope of maintaining consistency across the board as the sport matures. BMX was first integrated…

The world governing body for cycling, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) have released their 2017 BMX track guide, in the hope of maintaining consistency across the board as the sport matures.

BMX was first integrated with the UCI in 1993, and since then has enjoyed rapid growth to the point that it was an Olympic sport by 2008. Due to this, the elite level of the sport has matured and become more professional at a rapid rate.

The track guide has been put in place to assist with consistency in track construction, with new venues for major events aimed at providing a suitable level of challenge, while also managing risk.

Essentially the goal of this guide is to ensure that facilities are built in a way that aligns with the UCI’s vision and guiding principles for BMX tracks.

Importantly, the vision outlines that a BMX track should provide a platform for fair and close racing between riders of roughly equal skill throughout its entire length. It should do this without placing riders at undue risk, and should allow such racing in a broad range of weather conditions.

To read the full guide, please CLICK HERE.

You can also download a copy of the guide by clicking the image below.