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The track is ready! 7/21/2014
Monday. The day started with a team managers meeting. And while they were taking the tour, the track building team was hard at work dotting i’s and crossing t’s. There was just enough time for a short interview with Teun Stam from Schijf Group. Schijf Group have gotten quite experienced in building tracks, mostly in the Netherlands, but also internationally. They also have had a supporting role building several World Championship tracks. Here’s some facts:
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Security in and around Ahoy during building the track 7/17/2014
Because of safety measures we want to ask you to not to visit Ahoy at this moment. There are a lot of trucks and machinery around and it is not safe to be here. Please have a look on our Livestream and watch how Ahoy is changing to an BMX Arena!
  
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Entries are published 7/14/2014
Entries for the BMX Worlds (Challenge, Masters & Elite) are published. Check it.
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Training groups Challenge/ Masters are published 7/11/2014
The training groups Challenge / Masters, for tuesday 22 and wednesday 23 july are published. Every country is in a group. Click here for more information and see when you are expected in Ahoy.
 
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Reunion of Champions 7/7/2014
The list of participants for the Reunion of Champions reads like a veritable Who’s Who of BMX.  It will take place during the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships and will reunite Champions from as far back as the 1970s.

“We wanted to create an extra feature for the public during these Worlds and of course give these athletes the platform they deserve,” explains organiser Eric Kersten. 
  
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The Christophe BOUL art gallery of BMX Heroes and Legends 2014 6/27/2014
Do you already know Christophe Boul?
Christophe Boul started with BMX when he was 14 years old, in 1981. He started racing in competition in 1983 and won different prices, highlight being the BMX World Championship in 1993 in Holland!

This summer, Christophe is coming to Holland with his wife and children. He is going to visit “Attractiepark Slagharen” (before Ponypark Slagharen) to show his family where he won the Worldtitle and share these great memories with them. After that he will visit the Worlds in Ahoy! He is one of the participants of the ‘Reunion of BMX World Champions’.
In 2000 he started doing artwork for extreme sports, including drawings of BMX legends.

  
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How will the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships differ from those over 30 years ago in Slagharen? 6/26/2014
That's a good question. The answer of Gerrit Does: “Although the overall experience for riders and spectators will be the same, BMX racing has changed a lot since the early days,” observes Does. “Back then the riders rode a 400-metre track with a three-metre starting ramp. There were not as many obstacles as today so racing was very close and required a lot of pedal power. 

“Now with the eight-metre start ramps for the Elite classes, the top speed at the bottom is around 60kmh for the Elite men and 56km/h for the women. There are many more obstacles so instead of pure power, technical riding is most important. Technically, the riders have greatly improved. The most impressive progress has been made by women,” he adds. 
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What do you do to be fit for the BMX Worlds besides practicing on the track? 6/17/2014
The UCI 2014 BMX World Championships is upon us. Only 35 days to go and the BMX Worlds madness is going wild in Ahoy, Rotterdam! We are very busy with preparations; taking care of volunteers, sponsors, Bike Expo, program book, make sure you will get the right information about the BMX museum. We will contact our partners so we can make sure that Ahoy will be transformed to a true BMX mecca in the last week of July.

It’s also good to know that our (Dutch) riders are ready for the Worlds. Regularly we see awesome racing pictures. But there must be a lot of preparation and training for the Worlds too.
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Flashback Friday 6/6/2014
 At our Facebook page we introduced Flashback Friday. From now on until the UCI BMX World Championships we would like to tell you about the history of BMX, introduced by Gerrit Does.

The first BMX Worlds was organized by the Dutch in 1983, led by Gerrit Does, founder of BMX in the Netherlands. Ponypark Slagharen was the host of the BMX Worlds and it was also the first BMX Worlds on European ground. Since 1978 was the USA the first and only country that had organized the BMX Worlds.
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Check out the BMX-track! 3/27/2014
Last week during the press conference we showed the official BMX track for this World Championship for the first time. When we were developing this track design, we chose to ask input from UCI, as well as from coaches and riders. Bas and his team saw the track that morning for the first time. They were really exited. The most of them called the round in the first as much better! Most riders named the wider first corner a big improvement compared to previous World Championship tracks.

  
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Dutch BMX riders very pleased: BMX World Championship track design revealed in Ahoy 3/19/2014
This morning we has presented the official track design for the 2014 World Championships. Present in Rotterdam were, among others, the national BMX selection and representatives of Red Bull, JVR, Interbest and Lotto; who were welcomed today as new partners of the event.

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Daytickets BMX Worlds 3/10/2014
Last week we made the decision to also sell day-tickets for the challenge days; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We made this decision based upon same feedback from a group of  Dutch followers and an internal meeting with our partners.

  
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Presale starts now! 2/28/2014

Saturday 1 March the Crazy Ticket Presale starts! Order your ticket here. Regular ticket sale start on 12 May, so be fast and order your tickets with discount ! Note: during the presale ticket action you can only buy a Week Pass.

Dresscode: dress in your national colours!

 
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Official programme online! 2/7/2014
The official programme of the BMX Worlds starts on 23 July. There will be an opening ceremony on the 23th of July at 18.15hours. Tuesday and Wednesday there will be training in different categories.
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Book your trip to the BMX World Championships now! 12/10/2013
From 23 july till 27 july 2014 the BMX World Championships will be held in Ahoy Rotterdam. Rotterdam is easy to reach by public transportation and by car. Especially for the guest, riders, teams, officials and media from the UCI BMX World Championship Rotterdam 2014 there is made a selection of hotels in Rotterdam. The Official hotel and the preferred hotels and hostel are offering a special package.


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