Cornwall BMX Track hosting Canada-US Qualifier in 2019December 9, 2018
It was a great first season for the Cornwall BMX Track, and season two is already shaping up to big bigger and better.
The facility in Guindon Park has been selected by USABMX and BMX Canada to host a DK Gold Cup Regional Qualifier in June 2019. It’s one of the biggest BMX events on the calendar and it’s expected to attract upwards of 250 competitors from across eastern Canada and the United States.
“There are only two other annual events that are bigger in BMX and those are National and Grand National races,” said Dan Drouin, President of the Cornwall BMX Club.
It will be a three-day event spread out over the weekend of June 21-23, starting with a local race on a Friday, the DK Gold Cup Regional Qualifier on Saturday and a BMX Canada Provincial Qualifier on the Sunday. In addition to the competition, participating families will have plenty of time to explore the Cornwall area.
“It’s a great honour for us be selected to host this incredible event and we couldn’t have done it without the help of the people in this awesome community,” said Mr. Drouin. “The people of Cornwall have been so generous with their support, on all levels, and that is why this is happening and putting us on the map in the BMX world. Our club built a fantastic track, but it’s the community and the riders who participate that really make this sport so fun. We’re helping kids of all ages get and stay healthy while having a blast doing it. It doesn’t get much better than that.”
The race weekend will be open to all riders who hold a BMX Canada/USABMX licence.
About the Cornwall BMX Track
Located off of the Floral Drive entrance to Guindon Park on Vincent Massey Drive, the Cornwall BMX Track is one of North America’s newest BMX tracks. It also holds the distinction of being the longest BMX Canada sanctioned track in Ontario. The track is home to the Cornwall BMX Club which holds race nights at the facility throughout the summer.
For more information on the track and the Cornwall BMX Club, please click here.
Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!
Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 936-0842. You can also stop by our Visitor Information Centre inside the Cornwall Community Museum (160 Water Street West) in Lamoureux Park.
Article by Kevin Lajoie