USA BMX has announced a multi-year contract with Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County that allows Chesapeake BMX in Severn, Maryland, to host the East Coast Nationals in 2024, 2026 and 2028.
“These valuable partnerships are the reason why we can continue to bring world-class events to tracks in both rural and urban areas across the country,” said BA Anderson, chief executive officer of USA BMX. “The folks at Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County and the Maryland Sports Commission are equally as committed to providing exciting events that draw not only locals but fans of the sport from across the nation.”
For the 2024 season, USA BMX will hold 30 national racing events at sanctioned tracks across the country, beginning with the Sunshine State Nationals in Florida in January and concluding with the Grand Nationals in Oklahoma over Thanksgiving weekend.
“We’re grateful to USA BMX for awarding us a multi-year contract and we look forward to building our partnership with them,” said Kristen Pironis, executive director of Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. “By connecting our county’s sports facilities with athletes and their families, we not only bring about economic impact to the region but also introduce our destination to those visiting from across the globe. Through this opportunity, we will welcome thousands of spectators and participants who will eat in local restaurants, stay in area hotels, visit shops and attractions, and make lasting memories at the track and in Anne Arundel County.”
Chesapeake BMX previously hosted the East Coast Nationals in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2022. Chesapeake BMX co-operators Tom Sinchak and Charles Ellis have been at the track for the previous six East Coast Nationals.
“Chesapeake BMX is a shining example of what happens when you provide an environment where everyone is welcome and everyone rides,” Anderson added. “This is the track that everyone wants to be a part of because it has become a central part of the community. Tom and Charlie not only care for the track itself but care for each and every rider and family that is part of the Chesapeake BMX community. That’s the recipe for success.”