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    BMX Nationals

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    If you didn't know already Nashville was picked to host the BMX National Championships this year and they are happening this weekend over at the Music City BMX track the former Dixieland track at Hamilton Creek. I was out there today with my son and it was awesome to watch. Seeing the Pro's out there sailing through the air was amazing. There are several thousand people out there and parking is a bit of a beast but worth it. If you enjoy BMX or bike racing in general you should try to make it out and see some of this great racing. Racing started today and will continue Saturday and Sunday.

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    Nice! Got a link to the schedule? Wouldn't mind checking it out!
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    That was fun. There was a lot of talent at the track this weekend. It is amazing what some of them can do in traffic. Nashville had a good showing too!
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    I finally made it out there on Sunday.
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    I heard there was a walk off by the pro group? something about the winnings amount. anyone got more info?

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    Re: BMX Nationals

    http://www.bmxmania.com/

    Has an article about it.

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    Well, at least we know, they are doing it for the money.
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    Yeah, when you are a Pro, you are doing it for the money.

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    They were gonna get paid, just not what they wanted to get paid. That happens to most of us everyday and we don't walk off the job. I am not saying they are wrong because it is their job. I just think the timing was very bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    They were gonna get paid, just not what they wanted to get paid. That happens to most of us everyday and we don't walk off the job. I am not saying they are wrong because it is their job. I just think the timing was very bad.
    I think there's a difference between not getting paid what you want to get paid and not getting paid what you were told you'd get paid. If you were told you'd get paid a certain amount for doing a job (or winning a race), and then told later that you'd be getting less than that amount, I can see where they would walk off. On the other hand, it seems like it's something they could have worked out after the fact so the fans could still see what they came to see. Fan support is ultimately what gets these guys paid - without fans paying entry fees and buying the products that sponsor the riders, there would be less money for the pro riders.

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    Thanks for clearing that up Josh. You are correct. If I was told I was going to be paid xx amount and then told I was only going to get x, I would be upset but pay is pay. I think there was just a lot of miscommunication. I know I been guilty of miscommunication.
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    Like MTB, BMX is a "doing" sport, not much of a spectating sport. So the fact there are PROs in a sport that has no recreational side like MTB or Road Riding is somewhat of a miracle. There is no real "Pro" path unless you want to make 20K a year and get your races paid for. If you are a Pro Road Racer, there is at least a path if you are good enough to make a living.

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    But now they didn't get paid at all. Something is better than nothing.

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    A little light reading below. My opinion is the pro's/elites got the attention they wanted and proved they could walk away from an event.You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything.

    Official USABMX News Release - USA BMX is a world-class organization who holds itself to the highest standard in BMX racing; from enforcing the rules of racing to membership services. With that said, I want to apologize to every BMX race fan who had to witness the pro walk-off this past weekend.

    This entire episode was a miscommunication on our behalf. When the announcement was made at the beginning of the year about the increased pro payout, it was, unfortunately, not explained correctly. The guaranteed increased year-end payout and the increased per-race payout was based on the UCI purses being lower at UCI events. With the significant expenses involved with running a UCI event, the mandatory minimum payout is what made the UCI events work within the entire pro budget. Unfortunately, these races were erroneously included on the increased pro pay announcement, which is what led to the protest.

    There was never any intention to deceive the riders, it was a simply a case of miscommunication. Obviously, we value our Elite riders and, as such, USA BMX will do as we have for 35 years and do what we say we will do. We stated in a press release that all Pro series events would receive the much higher USA BMX purse, and we plan to honor that. Checks will immediately be sent to those Pro riders to make up the difference. The Elite riders were told on the back of the hill that this issue would be resolved as soon as we got back to the office, and they were given one of my senior staff member’s cell phone number in case they had any questions. It is unfortunate that there was not enough trust from the pros that USA BMX would resolve this issue, and I am disappointed that the Elite riders chose to walk off. Many of them are riders I watched grow up racing BMX, while others were simply caught up in something they didn’t understand.

    Based on the facts, this is the decision that would have been reached regardless of the pros decision to walk-off. Again, I apologize to all of the race fans who didn’t get to watch their favorite Elite riders race Sunday in Nashville. Fortunately, the A Pro, Vet Pro, Women Junior and Men Junior classes all put on exciting main events for attendees and live stream web viewers. In the future, I will make sure that all aspects of pro racing expenses are more closely scrutinized and publicized to avoid any confusion.

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