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BMX Racing News - Weekend update - March 8 & 9, 2014
2014 PowerBar performance BicycleMotoXross squad
Bizzarro BMX Inc, in conjunction with Nestle SA, is proud to present the 2014 PowerBar performance BicycleMotoXross squad. This elite group of riders has proven they have what it takes to perform on the big stage, at the highest of levels, and deserve the privilege of promoting the world’s leader in sports nutrition!
Derik Bergh (Answer) – An ambassador of the sport both on and off the track, coming off his most successful amateur season with an eye on the top rung of the ladder in 2014.
Shawn Diprete (BlackCrown) - Your USA BMX reigning Cruiser Class National Champion and a prime example of what hard work and dedication can help you achieve.
Layne Gainer (FastSigns Goodyear) - Layne has unreal track speed and a dedication to training that will one day carry him to the highest levels of the sport.
Austin Loebe (Answer) - After super successful amateur and rookie pro campaigns, Austin is now one of the premiere “Young Guns” of the Elite pro class.
Elliott McGrath (C-YAA) - One of the nation’s best instructors with the unique skill of putting into words what he also excels at on the track.
PowerBar was created by athletes, for athletes, to help athletes reach their goals by providing nutritional tools for optimum athletic performance. All PowerBar products are backed by decades of leading-edge sports nutrition science and innovation and always live up to the highest standards. We aim to meet the nutrition and energy needs of all athletes, from world-class champions and dedicated amateurs, to beginners and those who just want to improve.
Bizzarro Bmx Inc. a Nonprofit Corporation established in 2006, with the sole focus of the promotion of the sport of Bicycle Motocross.
|USABMX & Town of Gilbert, Arizona Announce Plans To Build BMX super facility|
According to a USABMX Facebook news blast, there's a USABMX / Town of Gilbert (AZ) Open House this coming Tuesday, March 11th at the Gilbert Town Hall and it's got some BIG plans behind it that could build a World Class BMX Supercross style covered race facility (Hmmmmm! Maybe a destination for a UCI BMX Worlds on U.S. soil?), a home for the USA BMX Hall Of Fame and a sweet suite of offices for USABMX. Check out all the info below and if you're within striking distance, drop by and lend your support!
From USABMX & Town of Gilbert Open House Facebook PagE (Click Here For More) - USA BMX & the Town of Gilbert are working together to finalize the development of a BMX super facility which will include a covered BMX arena (complete with both an amateur track and Elite track with Supercross starting hill), training facilities, BMX Hall of Fame & Museum, bike park and the USA BMX HQ.
But, we need the help of local riders to show support for
this state-of-the-art facility!
BMX Racing News - Monday/Tuesday - March 3 & 4, 2014
|Alex Steeves off Phoenix on BlackBox / Basic / Tradition|
Frame news. Had the very first Prototype Basic Bike Co. in hand at Reno. USA Made and USA 7005 Series Aluminum. We plan to get the team and the teams we co sponsor going first with frames then will have batches made for sale to the public.
Plan to have the teams all decked out by the end of February and then into production for sales in March. Frames will be coming in Black, Blue, white, and red. Custom Hydrographics are in the works, as well as custom paint schemes.
Our mission statement is "bringing it back to the basics with anything but basic". Old school and Mid school peeps will feel me most on this. My goal with the company is to bring back the great all around frame that takes today's technologies in tubing advancements, and the possibilities in making trick bb's, head tubes, and dropouts but keeping all the gimmicks out of the picture.
We also took a huge look into geometry of a frame and how riders ride them at certain ages and where they advance into different riding styles. Not to mention the true differences in the way someone rides and positions them selves on a bike from your average 5'8" person to your 6'5" person.
Another big reason I am doing this is due to my pure need to be a bike geek since I can remember. I started racing when I was 3 and never looked back. I was always that kid looking at every new part, every frame geometry and seeing things as they were.
So as I got older I always knew exactly what I wanted out of a frame and just still have not found it.
Now I just figure why not do it myself, having one of the best frame builders ever in the sport making them here in the US. I can make them how I want and feel they should be, leaving all the gimmicks at the door. This also stemmed from having my own team now as well and just trying to find that frame co. that everyone wanted, well it doesn't exists. That is where I come in and try to at least make that true for our team.
The other thing that we are doing that has not been done in a long time is bring out a company from the true love of BMX and starting from the ground up. No major money backer, no reason to do this other than to make a kid love their bike.
|Caroline Buchanan Can Ride MTB Better Than You!|
|Caroline Buchanan can RIDE! And, she doesn't just ride 'anything', she can pedal just about anything with cranks on it. Check out the latest/greatest riding video from CB! She puts her Airborne......well......airborn! Fast, Furious and top quality riding, this video will NOT disappoint!|
BMX Racing News - weekend update - March 1 & 2, 2014
|Trent Jones Smooth Race Video From New Zealand!|
|World Class, Trent Jones sends in this video to showcase his riding. Smooth, stylish and fast, it's good stuff, from the Land Of BMX Videos......New Zealand!|
Morphine Industries is proud to add three new Sponsors to the Family
Pure Bicycle Company, Profile Racing and Dirt Factory will join longtime family members Fly Racing, Alienation and Hawk Racing to complete the Powerhouse that will back the factory team during the 2014 race season.
We are excited about our elite group of Sponsors that will provide support and strength to our Factory Riders and our Brand.
We look forward to the 2014 season as we work together to promote and provide them value as part of the Morphine Family.
Be sure to check out the members of our family: Pure Bicycle Company (www.thepurebicyclecompany.co.uk), Profile Racing (www.profileracing.com), Fly Racing (www.flyracingbmx.com), Alienation (www.alienationbmx.com), Hawk Racing (www.hawk-racing.com), Dirt Factory
|BRG IS Excited to announce the arrival of HOT new products|
All new, Ultra-light Polly Carbonate Pivotal seats from Eleven. Race Specific and feather weight, these seats will help you lighten up your bike and have you looking ultra stylish on and off the track. The Elevn PC Pivotal seats are offered in 3 colors - Black, White, and Clear. - MSRP - $29.99
Elevn 7.0 Pro Lite Show Chrome 1 1/8th Fork – Limited Edition 10mm Axle Double Butted, Tapered Fork Legs, with a triple butted steer tube. Light Weight and strength where you want it, with a beautiful Show Chrome Finish, Alloy Lock cap for steer tube included Weight 25.9 Ounces - MSRP - $154.99
Kingstar offers a new 1” full integrated hideaway headsets:
Campagnolo compatible size, silky smooth sealed bearing (OD:41.8x45°x45°)
Hideaway top cup & cap have the Kingstar logo laser etched
4mm alloy bolt and slotted bearing race for easier installation. Weight: 80 Grams. Colors: Black & White. MSRP: $34.95
|Black Box/Basic/Tradition team is excited to bring on Tj Ramirez|
team is excited to bring on Tj Ramirez and family
to the team!
Tj goes way back in the Bakersfield BMX days, his parents ran the track there for some years and the Ramirez family has always been a treat to have around.
We are looking forward to the 2014 season and beyond helping to achieve the goal of winning the USABMX Grands once again and regain his #1 NAG Title! Watch for him in 19-27x and 17-20 Cruiser.
|Get Your Game On with Joey Bradford and Analytic Athletics Professional BMX Racing Training Programs|
|Want to take your BMX Racing
game to the next level with one of the fastest in the world?
Joey Bradford has raced at the highest level for YEARS,
here, there and everywhere in the world of BMX and
his experience can be your
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Now you can take advantage of Joey's expertise, knowledge of the sport and experience on the international BMX racing stage with a custom designed program that JB will design just for you.
Check out Analytic Athletics on Facebook, Instagram or contact Joey direct at email@example.com, you won't be sorry, Joey Bradford's a legend!
BMX Racing News - Monday/Tuesday - February 24-25, 2014
|The Night Steven Tyler Checked Out A Little BMX At The 2001 ABA BMX Grands!|
|One of the coolest cats in Rock N Roll, Steven Tyler
made a visit to the 2001 ABA BMX Grands and BMX Mania was
there to capture the action. Well, not any racing action
went on but Steven did take a few pedals around the track,
and was impressed with what he saw.
After his intro to BMX, some of the top pros who were still hangin' around after Pro Practice lined up for some photos and since the BMX Mania camera was still out and ready for action, it became the official camera for the event.
Steven was super cool about hangin' out. He readily posed, signed autographs and chatted everyone up, he was so easy going and accommodating. Funny thing. Every photo that he took with people, he made an effort to make it 'the best one' of the evening. When he posed with Mike Gonz and Derek Betcher, he grabbed the two riders in a big hug and reached over snatched Gonz' cap off his head and slapped it sideways on his own, making the photo, "just a little bit' more memorable. A very cool dude, who made everyone around him feel good, for sure the coolest celebrity that I've ever met!
But, of course, after I got done taking everyone else's photo with Steven, I totally forgot to get one of my own! Ha! All good and a great night of BMX with Aerosmith's, Steven Tyler!
BMX Racing News - Thursday - February 20, 2014
The panhandle of Florida’s longest operating
|BMX Track-Trails / Skatepark|
Go to ……www.ecdandv.com or on FaceBook under Emerald Coast Dirt & Vert for more info on the park and its sponsors!!
|Call 850-796-2326 for more info.|
|Studs/pros - $1000.00 cash prizes Overall Top 3 plus top 4 cash awards for each venue|
|Groms/amateur –HUGE SWAG FROM DK BICYCLES for the overall top 3 places and also for the top 4 in each venue|
|Entry Fees- 20.00 per venue or Sign up for all three for 50.00|
|Park- Saturday at 11:00 am|
|Dirt- Saturday at 2:00 pm|
|Track/Time Trials- Saturday at 6:00 pm|
|Awards ceremony/dinner at Fokker’s Sport Pub in downtown FWB|
|Weekend Passes available for 25.00 for all USABMX|
|members (includes reg. fee at ECDV) to ride the Dirt|
Jumps, Skatepark and BMX track!
New Jumps and New Park Setup for 2013-14!
Come experience the only Complete Extreme Sports Park in the Southeast and a weekend filled with BMX Madness you won’t soon forget!!!!!!
|For more info…………..|
|Emerald Coast Dirt & Vert|
|126 Jet Drive|
|Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548|
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BMX Racing News - weekend update - February 14-16, 2014
|Mad Dog Is Back On His Bike In This Awesome WSBT-TV Interview!|
|Way back in August of 2012, BMXer extraordinaire,
Brett "Mad Dog" Banasiewicz suffered a potentially
career ending head injury during practice at a contest in
Virginia. The accident left him in a medically induced coma
for 15 days and his comeback has been long and hard.
One of the local TV stations near BMX Mania World HQ, CBS station, WSBT-TV dropped by 'The Kitchen', Brett's South Bend skatepark and did an extensive interview with Mad Dog and his parents on what's been going on with the hard working BMX superstar.
Click on Mad Dog above to go to WSBT's web site to check out the story!
It's BMX Mania Approved!!!!!
|Jayce Cunning, Turns In An Outstanding BMX Racing Video From Australia!|
|Hot racing video from Australian Junior Elite rider, Jayce Cunning #94, riding like a champ on his home turf, in this outstanding video from Hamish Mackie.|
BMX Racing News - Wednesday/Thursday - February 12-13, 2014
|Alienation BMX Sponsors|
|GT Factory Team!|
The finest name in BMX racing rims, Alienation BMX has announced the sponsorship of the GT Factory Team for the 2014 BMX Racing season.
Alienation BMX was founded by Zach Taylor in 2006 after building another rim brand to a world wide powerhouse. Taylor, who came from a long association with top brands in BMX saw a vacuum to fill in the BMX market and established Alienation BMX as a rider run component business manufacturing the finest of rims in BMX racing.
From the beginning of Alienation BMX racing, the company has aligned itself with sponsored riders and teams of the highest order in BMX racing. This year, one of those teams is the super powerful GT BMX Factory team, which will see some of the best riders around hitting the track with some of the best BMX riders in the world!
According to ALN owner, Zach Taylor, “GT has always run a phenomenal program & it has been a pleasure to be part of that heritage these past few years. GT Team Manager, Steve Spencer has out done himself this year assembling an extremely talented team. We’ll keep them rollin for 2014.”
The team is lead by long time AA Pro/Elite Men’s performer, Tyler Brown, leader of the pack and GT Team Manager. The GT team will be lead on the track by new UCI Junior World Titlists, Felicia Stancil (2013 UCI Jr. Women) and Sean Gaian (2013 UCI Jr. Men) head up a group of performers made up of Olympic BMX Silver Medalist, Mike Day, Aiden Otten, Brooklyn VanRenselaar, Dutch Petersen, Jonas Harmon, Jordan Miranda, Shan Hatfield, and 2012 USABMX National Girls Champion, Sophia Foresta.
Look for the 2014 GT Factory Team to be leading the way around a USABMX National track, a UCI BMX Supercross race or the UCI BMX World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands ….. Rollin’ on Alienation BMX rims!
|Chase / Stay Strong Freedom Park Clinic Report|
Freedom Park Clinic Report through the Photographic lens by Alejandro Garcia (RacerBMX.com)
On February 1, 2014, Dale Holmes Racing held their first Chase / Stay Strong Clinic at Freedom Park BMX in Camarillo, CA. The full team was in full force—Cristian Becerine, Anthony Dean, Bryce Betts, and Dale Holmes.
Freedom Park is almost a two hour drive
current back-to-back Vet Pro #1, Cristian
Becerine, and about a four hour drive for
Team Manager, Dale Holmes. Despite the
longer drive, Dale beat Big C. to the track
by at least 15 minutes. When Dale called to
ask how close Big C. was to arriving, Big C.
joked that Dale likes to get everywhere
early and probably opened up the track
himself. When Big C. rolled into the parking
lot, Dale already had the team pop-up tents
ready, and DHR’s youngest rider and 19-27
Expert, Bryce Betts, was unloading his Chase
bike. Elite rider, Australian 2013 Series
Champion, and Aussie-turned-So-Cal resident,
Anthony Dean, arrived just a few minutes
after the scheduled arrival time.
started with a call to the start hill. Dale
introduced the team and listed their many
accomplishments. Then the clinic
participants were asked to drop their bikes
and head to the first straight for some of
the best advice to prolong a BMX career—it
was time to stretch and warm-up. After
everyone was warmed up, the young riders
were divided into two groups, 10 and over
and nine and under.
Cristian demonstrated how to stand at the ready, waiting for the familiar lights and sounds of the gate start. Then when the riders lined up at the gate, Cristian and Anthony went lane by lane and gave advice to each rider. Even small adjustments in pedal position or posture were not overlooked. Cristian gave one golden nugget of advice. He said that the first pedal out of the gate is important but that the second pedal was even more important. One young rider took this to heart and was so quick out of the gate that he was an entire wheel-length ahead of the two riders beside him, hard on his second pedal by the time the gate hit the ground.
the rhythm section, Dale and Bryce covered
the importance of maintaining speed through
and out of the turns. After a couple of
demonstrations, Dale and Bryce had the young
riders ride the turns high. One young rider
carried more speed coming out of the turn
than they were used to that they wobbled a
bit on the first just coming out of the
turn. These young riders were quick to learn
and quick to apply.
After the break, the groups switched. Then it was on to high-low passing. Despite a few demonstrations by Cristian and Bryce, some of the younger riders did not quite get the speed concept down. That is when Dale made a TM call—have the little riders literally run the drill on foot. One young rider ran down the backside of right before the turn followed closely by another runner. At about the apex of the turn the runner in the back swooped down from high to low for the pass. They took turns running the drill in pairs. Some little runners grinned and chuckled the whole way. A few pairs even went and stayed high-high in order to give Dale a high-five. Now that they had the feel of the high-low pass, the young riders successfully ran the drill on their bikes.
The young riders were pumped to be coached by the DHR Chase / Stay Strong Team. To wind down the clinic, some riders took to taking some jumps alongside Bryce while others wound down with a few full laps.
After the clinic, the team and the young riders got together for pictures, autographs, and goodie bags with sponsor giveaways. Then Dale asked all the young riders a few extra trivia questions. Those that paid attention to the team introduction and answered correctly walked away with extra prizes. It was indeed a great start to the Chase / Stay Srong Clinic Tour.
Cristian, Anthony, Bryce, and Dale were great with the kids, and all the young riders had a great time. Check out DaleHolmesRacing.com for the latest team news including clinics and personalized coaching.
Next Clinic Santa Maria, CA Saturday 15th Feb 1-3. Keep up with the teams latest by following DHR on the latest social media: Facebook Dale Holmes Racing, Instagram DaleHolmesRacing, and Twitter @DHolmesRacing.
And remember, StayStrong!
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