ROCK HILL — A former Olympics cycling director has been named the BMX Coordinator for the new Supercross track at Rock Hill's Riverwalk.
Mike King, who served as director for USA Cycling's BMX Program for the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, will move to Rock Hill from Chula Vista, Calif., to become BMX Coordinator of the Novant Health BMX Supercross Track, according to an announcement made Tuesday.
Kings BMX career started when he entered his first race at age 5. By the time he was 13, he was named American Bicycle Associations No. 1 amateur. He turned pro at the age of 18. At age 24, he started competing in mountain bike races as well as BMX races.
During his career, King earned Professional World Championship titles in both BMX and Mountain Biking. In November 2013, King was inducted into the US Bicycling Hall of Fame.
"We are excited about having Mike [King] here in Rock Hill and the experience he will bring to our new facility." says David Vehaun, Rock Hill City Manager. "Mike will be instrumental in the development of all of our BMX programs, from beginner programs to international competitions."
The Novant Health BMX Supercross Track will join the other cycling venues, the Giordana Velodrome and the mountain bike trails, at the Rock Hill Outdoor Center. Rock Hills BMX Track is scheduled to open in late spring.