COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—USA Cycling is set to open its new BMX training facility at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA with an athlete exhibition and ribbon cutting ceremony today.
Seven of the United States' top BMX athletes and 2008 Olympic hopefuls are scheduled to attend, including three-time world champion and top-ranked American Kyle Bennett (Conroe, Texas), Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif.), Mike Day (Santa Clarita, Calif.), Steven Cisar (Altadena, Calif.), Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash.), Arielle Martin (Pleasant Grove, Utah) and Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla.).
Today's event is open to the public and media are invited to attend. The event will begin at noon with a one-hour media availability session.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will follow at 1 p.m. with athletes, USA Cycling and U.S. Olympic Committee officials. The event will then conclude with a demonstration of the newest Olympic sport by those expected to contend for medals in Beijing.
"The opening of the USA Cycling BMX training facility in Chula Vista highlights the importance of the close partnership between the USOC and USA Cycling in the continued development of the sport of BMX," said Steve Johnson, chief executive officer of USA Cycling. "This facility not only represents the current state-of-the-art in BMX training centers, but will continue to evolve over time to keep pace with the rapid evolution of international BMX racing."