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USA BMX National Series to stop in Sumner for 2016 race series

The 2016 USA BMX National Series is making a stop in Sumner for its race series next year.

River Valley BMX, 7800 Riverside Rd E., in Sumner has been selected as a host site, with race dates set for July 1 to 4.

“Venue selection for USA BMX’s annual National Series is one of the most exciting and challenging task we face each year,” John David, USA BMX’s chief operating officer, said in a release. “Over the past six years we have had record interest from destinations to host our events and we are thrilled to have so many great new locations.”

The USA BMX National Series is the top attraction in BMX racing and brings together the best North American amateur BMX racers along with the best professional racers from around the world.

The National Series will last 25 weeks and is set to begin Jan. 8 in Las Vegas and conclude on Thanksgiving weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

This national event will feature between 800 to 2,000 BMX race participants and 2,500 to 6,500 spectators.

These events will proceed the 2016 BMX Olympic Trials held on the Supercross track at the Olympic Training Center, along with the return of the Hall of Fame Nationals to Chula Vista BMX.