Atwater student to compete with Team USA at the UCI BMX World Championships in July

Ceasar Flores, a 7th grader from Mitchell Senior School in Atwater, has qualified to represent the United States in the UCI BMX World Championships in South Carolina in July. Though he has only been racing BMX bikes for three years,  he has quickly excelled and is ready to show the world what a boy from a small town can do.

Ceasar is one of only 32 other kids in his age group who qualified to represent his country for the World Championships. It has been more than 15 years since the World Championships have been in the United States. More than 3,000 riders from over 40 countries will be heading to race in Rock Hill, South Carolina in July.

Ceasar races two bikes. One is a 20-inch Class bike and the other is a 24-inch Cruiser. Ceasar’s recent rankings include:

  • Northern California State Champion for Cruiser
  • #2 in Northern California for Class
  • #1 in California District 10 for Class
  • #10 NAG (national age group) for Cruiser
  • #2 Gold Cup for Class
  • #3 Gold Cup for Cruiser

Ceasar is the only racer from Merced County that will be participating in the World Championships. His family has started a GoFundMe page to help raise money to cover the expenses of the trip. Let’s all chip in and support Ceasar as he represents Merced and his country on Team USA!