For the US riders looking to qualify for Team USA, it's international travel or bust. That was until the Freedom Freestyle Series joined the UCI Calendar. Two parks and four chances to bump their UCI rankings come to Butler, OH, and Longview, TX.
ROUND 1&2 - Stoke Run SkatePark
Tuesday-Wednesday, NOVEMBER 7-8
Located in Butler, Ohio, Stoke Run Skatepark has been a staple in the region cultivating action sports talent from new to Elite riders. On Tuesday, November 7th, and Wednesday, November 8th, the park will get an Olympic-level visitor as two Class 1 events come to its park.
ROUND 3&4 - Dodson Action Sports Complex
Wednesday, NOVEMBER 29-30
Site of Stop 3 in the 2021 USA BMX Freestyle Series, Dodson Action Sports Complex showed off its rockstar course, and its rockstar community. With neighborhood BMX fans joining the crowd at the C1 held back in 2021, the 2023 stop is bound to bring fans back out to witness runs with Olympic ramifications.
"BMX freestyle will make its second appearance at the Olympic Games at Paris 2024, and it promises to be another thrilling competition. The best riders in the world will be aiming to qualify for the Games and fight for a spot on the podium with their vast array of tricks. Find out everything you need to know about the stars to watch and pathway to qualification below." - Olympics.com