The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and Hurricane Group are pleased to announce today that they have signed a new collaboration agreement covering BMX Freestyle until 2028.
Initiated in 2016, the partnership entrusts the hosting of the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup rounds - as well as those of BMX Freestyle Flatland since 2018 - to stages of the FISE World Series.
The inclusion of BMX Freestyle Park by the UCI among the disciplines placed under its aegis in 2016 has given it recognition at the highest level, notably through the organisation of a UCI World Cup - as part of the FISE World Series - and UCI World Championships. This partnership also paved the way for the discipline to be included in the programme of the Tokyo Olympic Games. In terms of practice, it has led to a significant increase in the number of female riders, the creation of national teams, the appearance of new BMX Freestyle sport facilities around the world and significantly increased media coverage.
Hurricane's contribution within the framework of its partnership with the UCI also extends to the design and construction of BMX Freestyle parks, notably for the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships. Hurricane also designed the new BMX Freestyle park at the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) at the Federation's headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland, for trainees who benefit from the training and development programme deployed by the UCI for National Federations and Continental Confederations.
By extending their collaboration, the UCI and Hurricane Group are confirming their commitment to BMX Freestyle (Park and Flatland) with the aim of continuing the development and internationalisation of a growing discipline that is very popular with the younger generation worldwide.