ALBUQUERQUE, NM - May 16, 2014 - Almost half of the 48 athletes who competed in the 2012 London Olympics will be competing this weekend at Albuquerque's BMX Arena for the USA BMX Spring Nationals Series. The National Series welcomes some of the sport's most competitive athletes to the covered Duke City BMX arena on Avenida Cesar Chavez just east of the Albuquerque Isotopes Park.

Among the weekend's competitors is Latvia native, Maris Strombergs, who took home Olympic gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 games, as well as silver medalist Sam Willoughby, the reigning USA BMX No. 1 champion out of Australia. Albuquerque local, Kalvin Davis, 22, is also among the weekend's leading contenders in the 19-27 Expert Division. He was also responsible for rebuilding the course at Duke City BMX this past year.

Competition began at 1:30 p.m. today, with races scheduled throughout the weekend. Races are typically 35-second sprints, with registered competitors spanning from 2-76 years old. Action starts on Friday with morning practices and afternoon racing. The main events begin at noon on Sunday. Find the complete schedule here:

USA BMX Spring Nationals Schedule

Day 1 - Friday, May 16th
Gates Open: 7:00 a.m.
Practice: 8:00 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Race: 1:30 p.m.

Day 2 - Saturday, May 17th
Gates Open: 6:30 a.m.
Practice: 7:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Race: 10:30 a.m.

Day 3 - Sunday, May 17th
Gates Open: 7:00 a.m.
Race: 8:00 a.m.

The Spring Nationals are expected to bring more than 1,000 professional and amateur riders to Albuquerque over the weekend.