BMX at Olympics

How To Watch: BMX Racing at the Tokyo Olympic Games

By: Angelina Palermo  April 13, 2021

Now is the time to prepare to be the ultimate fan of USA Cycling. Here is everything you need to know about BMX Racing at the Summer Games in July 2021.

How It Works

Bicycle Motocross (BMX) is raced on dirt tracks with rollers, jumps, and turns to challenge their skills. BMX bikes are smaller than normal bicycles because the riders never sit down and need to be nimble on the bike.

Ariake Urban Sports Park

BMX Racing will take place at the Ariake Urban Sports Park in Ariake, Koto-Ku, Tokyo. This course has been constructed in the Ariake district, which is located in the stunning waterfront area close to the Athletes' Village.

The USA has continued to show its dominance in BMX Racing since the sport made its Olympic debut at the 2008 Beijing Games. Connor Fields won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics becoming the first American to do so. The same year, two-time World Champion Alise Willoughby grabbed the silver. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Mike Day took home the silver medal along with Danny Robinson securing the bronze. On the women’s side, Jill Kinter also stood on the podium with a bronze medal.

How To Watch

Catch all the racing on the Olympic Channel and NBC.

Thursday, July 29:

Start Time: 10:00 JST

Men's BMX Quarterfinals

Women's BMX Quarterfinals

Friday, July 30:

Start Time: 10:00 JST

Men's BMX Semifinals & Finals

Women's BMX Semifinals & Finals

Who To Watch

BMX Racing:


Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev.; Chase Bicycles/ Monster Energy)

Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz.; Daylight Cycle Co.)


Payton Ridenour (Pottstown; Penn.; Mongoose Bicycles)

Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill.; Factory Answer SSquared)

Alise Willoughby (Saint Cloud, Minn.; Team Toyota/ GW Bicycles)