BMX Grand Nationals wrap up special year in Tulsa

Posted at 7:45 PM, Nov 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 08:07:29-05

TULSA, Okla. — The USA BMX Grand Nationals in Tulsa is a Thanksgiving weekend tradition.

Even though 2020 threatened to postpone or cancel the event, the BMX family came together to create the most special edition in recent memory.

Families spread themselves throughout the Expo Square Pavilion, cheering on their favorite riders as they hit the familiar dirt track. However, the masks, sanitizing stations, and announcements over the PA system made the 2020 Grand Nationals a much different experience.

The energy, USA BMX COO John David says, was as high as ever.

"The BMX community is resilient, and they're just thrilled to have an opportunity to be here," David said. "It's a year unlike any other."

David says the 2020 trophies will be among the most coveted ever, as riders have endured local tracks opening and closing throughout the year, and have had significantly less track time.

The message from the BMX community to Tulsa is one of thanks. David says the tradition, strange as this year's edition has been, was important to keep alive in a year filled with so many uncertainties.

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