ROCKFORD (WREX) — Rockford will be seeing around 5,000 visitors this weekend thanks to the USA BMX Midwest Nationals.
According to the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, the event will bring more than 1,500 professional and amateur riders to Searls Park BMX Track. Three local riders will also compete at the event.
The RACVB also expects the added bump in tourism to bring in about $1.1 million to the area.
The event kicks off this Friday and continues until Sunday.