Melbourne's Rampfest will host Australia's best riders for the 2021 BMX Freestyle National Championships this weekend, including a trio with their sights on the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The 2021 AusCycling BMX Freestyle National Championships is open for riders of any age or skill level with national titles and rankings on offer for male and females in Juniors Under 15; Amateur 15 & Over, Master 30 + and Pro/Elite categories.
What is BMX Freestyle?
BMX Freestyle sees riders perform a series of tricks during a '1-minute run' across a ramp-filled course, where tricks are judged based on difficulty, originality, style and execution.
BMX Freestyle will make its debut on the Olympic Games program in Tokyo later this year.
Riders to watch at Nationals
The 2020 AusCycling BMX Rider of the Year Loupos will sport the rainbow jersey as reigning world champion, while the 2017 world champion Martin will be aiming to defend his national crown.
World number six and current national champion Natalya Diehm suffered a broken wrist in training last month, and while originally ruled out of the competition, she has been cleared to ride.
Feeling good coming into Melbourne, had some time to fine-tune some stuff in my routine and riding. I'm prepared heading into the 2021 AusCycling BMX Freestyle National Championships and looking forward to going for the championship on Saturday and getting some competition under my belt heading into Tokyo.
I'm excited to be riding down in Melbourne this week, preparing for the nationals over the weekend. Obviously, there has been limited events, and I'm just stoked to be riding another event. All competitions are great practice for riding under pressure, which is good preparation for the Olympics.
2021 AusCycling BMX Freestyle National Championships
9am - 12pm - Open Practice (for all competitors)
12pm - 1pm - Am Practice
1pm - 2:30pm - Am Qualifying
2:30pm - 3:30pm - Pro Practice
3:30pm - 5:30pm - Pro Qualifying
9am - 11am - Junior & Masters Practice
11am - 12pm - Junior Competition
12pm - 1pm - Masters Competition
1:15pm - 2pm - Am Finals Practice
2pm - 3pm - Am Finals
3:15pm - 4pm - Pro Finals Practice
4pm - 5:30pm - Pro Finals
6pm - Presentations