ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Rock Hill is cashing in on yet another huge bike race.
Tuesday, the city announced the BMX Supercross World Cup is coming to the Novant Health BMX Supercross Track in September 2015.
The track is also hosting the 2017 BMX World Championships. Two major events in two years is helping solidify the city's goal of becoming the BMX capital of the Southeast, if not the United States.
"If you build it, they will come," said BMX Coordinator Mike King with the City of Rock Hill, referring to the track which is still under construction, but scheduled to open later this month.
King, a former professional BMX racer, says only five locations host the Supercross World Cup each year worldwide.
In the U.S, it's traditionally been the BMX birthplace: southern California.
Rock Hill is now stealing that thunder because racers want the newest, biggest and best.
"It's going to be unprecedented," King said.
He is also fielding calls from racers inquiring about moving to Rock Hill.
"They're saying well, if I made the journey from southern California, there's no reason why I can't call this place home."
The Supercross World Cup is expected to have 200 athletes from 25 countries. Riders will be competing for points which could land them on Olympic teams.
Three to 5000 spectators are expected to attend.
Officials don't yet know how much money the 2015 race will add to the local economy and places like hotels, shops and restaurants like the Hot Rod Grill, where Dean Spatz cooks a mean hamburger.
"It's going to be substantial," Spatz said. "Especially for a small business trying to survive, anything is going to help, anybody that's here."
The 2017 BMX World Championships is expected bring in more than $7 million to the local economy.