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BMX Racing News - friday - February 5, 2016

Crupi.....Racing BMX Since 1982!



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Tough Tools.....“We are pleased to partner with EliteTrax as the official long-handled tool of choice. We are excited the Razor-Back tool line will travel with the EliteTrax design and build team around the world to help create world-class BMX tracks. Whether you're building a road, laying a foundation or shaping a great BMX track, we offer a Razor-Back tool that professionals can depend on to deliver great results” said Vice President, Marketing and Product Development Eric Bernstein

For Tough Jobs.....“We are extremely happy to team up with Razor-Back tools,” said Tom Ritzenthaler, main builder and founder of EliteTrax Inc. “Building these BMX tracks around the world is hard work and we depend on great tools to get the job done to perfection. The Razor-Back tools are strong, dependable, and move the dirt with ease. The fact that they can handle airline baggage abuse is just a bonus,” laughs Ritzenthaler, who travels around the world with his Razor-Back tools in a custom ski bag.

We Build BMX Tracks For Your Needs.....It doesn’t matter if you are looking for rebuilding your local BMX track, or wishing to construct an Olympic size training facility, we got you covered. No job is too small or too big for EliteTrax. Together with our partners, we can design and build a BMX track of the highest standard. Follow EliteTrax on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to receive updates and a chance to win Razor-Back tools

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BMX Racing News - Wednesday - February 3, 2016

Amanda Carr, BMX Thailand's Finest, welcomes Speedco Bicycles to her 2016 BMX Racing efforts around the world!

Currently in contention for a berth in the 2016 Olympic Games by way of the country of Thailand. She will compete in the 2016 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series and the UCI BMX World Championships to further her dreams of competing in the 2016 Olympic Games.

And now.....Amanda will be competing on a brand new Speedco Velox carbon frame, the new hot ticket for BMX speed. The Speedco Velox Pro XL frame weighs in at 2.65 pounds. It features a BB86 shell, 73mm to 65mm massive tapered down-tube, tapered head tube, internally routed cable, and a 15mm dropout with integrated chain tensioner.

Watch for Amanda as she battles her way to a landmark 2016 season on her Speedco ride. She's got the goods, the desire and the heart. Watch out, World of BMX!




BMX Racing News - Wednesday - January 27, 2016

11th Annual Midwest
Oldschool Show & Swap

It's time for the 11th Annual Midwest Oldschool Show & Swap organized by "Old School" Ed Nowdomski. The DATE is Saturday February 11th 2012. PLACE : Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center, 17840 Laraway Road, Joliet, IL 60433. The location is across the street from route 66 Drag strip and speedway with 17,000 sq feet of heated indoor building with concrete floor and awesome State Of the Art Conference Room for banquet.

If you plan on selling or vending please contact Ed for a $10.00 reserved spot with chairs and tables. The $45.00 Pre-Registration Includes 1 Banquet Food Ticket, 1 Show T-shirt,  10 Raffle tickets. T-shirts are pre-register.....only. No T-shirts sold at the show. T-shirt only pay-pal $20.00. PAY-PAL: please include T-shirt Size.

Banquet Food Tickets the day of show is $25.00. If you don't pre-register, you are not guaranteed that you'll get one.

Schedule of events: 8:00-10:00 set up.....10:00-2:00 Voting.....2:00 Show Ends Voting Ballots turned in.....1:00 Banquet, Guest speaker, Food served, 3:30 Raffles and Awards.

Classes for show are as follows:

1970's 20 inch 1st and 2nd place.

1980-82 20 inch 1st and 2nd place.

1983-85 20 inch 1st and 2nd place.

1986-90 20 inch 1st and 2nd place.

1991 and up 20 inch 1st and 2nd place.

Retro 1st and 2nd place.

Cruisers 1970-1985 1st and 2nd place. Cruisers 1986 and up 1st and 2nd place.

Freestyle all years 1st and 2nd place.

Best Of Show.

Spectator entry is Free, Showing your bike is Free, Parking is Free ! !

Ed says, "We had around 250 bikes walk thru the door last year and it gets bigger every year, so please pre register. Some vendors so far will be: George Monty, Midwest Donation Program.

More info on donations and vendors will be posted. NEED DONATIONS FOR RAFFLE TABLE ! ! ! If you are interested in helping with donations for the raffle, contact Ed 219-381-5135.



BMX Racing News - friday - January 22, 2016

Global Supercross/GSX, Out As Contractor Of UCI BMX Supercross World Cups!

Johan Lindstrom at the 2006 UCI BMX World Cup in Frejus, France. After 15 years of running UCI BMX Supercross World Cups, Johan and his Global Supercross/GSX organization will be replaced by UCI BMX for 2016.

The BMX Rumor Mill was working overtime Thursday as the word leaked out that Johan Lindstrom's, Global Supercross organization was no longer going to be running the day to day operations of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cups beginning with the 2016 season.

GSX fell victim to financial woes and the result was that without the financial backing, UCI BMX pulled the plug on the contract which was up for renewal this season.

When reached for comment, Johan had this to say....."It all came down to finances really, where our investors decided to pull the plug. We weren’t able to reach an agreement with UCI for 2016 without financial backing so that’s the end of it… 23 events over 5 year delivered beyond and above requirements without any hiccups – all because of the amazing (former GSX) crew. End of an era.."

"We are still continuing with track building and I'm heavily involved in the Sarasota project and don’t be surprised if you see the crew (as individuals) still involved in UCI events worldwide, they are still the best of the best…"

The 2016 UCI BMX SX season begins, March 26 in Santiago del Estero, Argentina so the UCI will have to be working quickly to get up to speed with an event that it has never had to run in detail before. Will Kevin MacCuish, UCI BMX Director and the cycling pros at UCI be able to get up to speed quickly enough to pull off a compacted UCI SX season? It ought to be interesting......Hang on to your grips, BMXers, it's going to be an interesting 2016 UCI SX season!

Johan Lindstrom, GSX Director, at one of the many UCI SX races that he ran over the last five years.



BMX Racing News - Tuesday - January 18, 2016

SE Bikes Picks Up AA/Elite Pro, Jeremy Rommel!
One of the longest standing BMX brands in BMX, the legendary SE Bikes managed by the legendary, Todd 'Wildman' Lyons has announced that they have signed sponsorship agreemtn with Faster Then Fast, Jeremy Rommel, long standing Supercross BMX Factory Dude (6 years!).

Jeremy is a regular on the UCI BMX SX World Cup circuit (Series Ranking/33rd), and a power in the USABMX Pro Series.

BMX Mania congrats go out to Jeremy, who is one of the coolest cats in the Pro Ranks, riding for SE is a big deal, Go Fast and make mains!

From Jeremy Rommel and SE Bikes! ..... I'm excited to announce that I am now apart of SE Bikes!

I'm really stoked to be a part of the SE crew with Todd Lyons!

Todd is a true legend in the sport and one of the pros I idolized as a young kid.

It's going to be an honor riding for such a legendary BMX company. I will still be running Speedline components on my new SE ride.

I want to thank Bill Ryan and the entire Supercross family for all the support and great the last 5 years, and it has been exciting to be a part of it.

Fly Racing always takes care of me and keeps me in the best gear, thanks to Eli Piccart my trainer for the support, Turnell Henry who has been a great mentor to me from the time I was 6 years old, and the Apple Valley BMX crew, for running one of the sickest tracks in BMX.

My biggest thanks goes to who I can't thank or love enough... my Mom! She has supported me 100 percent from day one with everything. She loves BMX just as much as I do, and she truly is a great BMX mom.

 Thanks for the invite SE. Let's get 2016 started!!!




BMX Racing News - friday - January 15, 2016

“I can’t express how grateful I am that Barry Knight, BMXA and everyone is 100 per cent behind me as I try and achieve my goals and get to Rio and win a medal.” - Anthony Dean/BMX Australia High Performance Team Member
When Anthony Dean crashed to the ground during a routine training session in Brisbane last week his dreams of competing in the BMX competition at the Rio Olympic Games flashed before his eyes.

The world number seven, who was a reserve for the Australian team at the London Olympics Games, broke his collarbone in two places, bruised his ribs and gave himself a hell of a fright, spending the afternoon in hospital.

Dean was given two options to mend the busted collarbone – 12 weeks off the bike to let the injury heal itself or undergo elective surgery to have a plate inserted so he could return to the BMX track within six weeks.

With 12 weeks on the sidelines, Dean’s chance of making his Olympic debut in Rio was all but shot so the 24-year-old chose the second option - but there was one big problem – he didn’t have up to date health insurance and was staring down the barrel of a hospital bill that would have crippled his Olympic preparations.

Enter BMX Australia and their President Barry Knight.

Upon hearing of Dean’s situation, Knight rallied the BMX Australia board and they made the one-off decision to fund Anthony’s surgery in Adelaide, keeping the popular rider’s Olympic dreams alive.

When I heard about what happened to Anthony my first thought was whether he was okay,” Knight said.

“Once we knew his biggest problem was the busted shoulder and everything else would be alright we went about working out a way to support him financially so he could get the operation and continue with his Olympic dream.

“This is not something that BMX Australia has done before but we had to take the case on it’s merits and make a one off decision for the good of a valuable member of our sport."

“BMX Australia exists for its athletes and members. It’s a family sport and the Dean’s are a BMX family. There’s just no way we could turn our back on someone in such a situation.”

An emotional Dean said he was overcome with the support he had received from within the BMX community.

“I have had so many well wishes from people within the BMX community both here in Australia and overseas that I am quite overwhelmed,” Dean said.

“Right before I went into surgery I got a call from Barry Knight at BMX Australia to wish me luck and let me know that BMXA would be helping cover the cost of the operation.

“It was such a load off my mind and enabled me to start moving forward as soon as the operation was done, rather than be lying there wondering how I’d get the money and how it would effect the budgets I need to get to races to prepare and qualify for the Olympics.

“I can’t express how grateful I am that Barry Knight, BMXA and everyone is 100 per cent behind me as I try and achieve my goals and get to Rio and win a medal.”

Dean will now spend the next three weeks at home in Adelaide recovering and beginning the first phase of rehabilitation on his shoulder, before returning to his training base in California with the aim to be back on the start ramp in full health by the first round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Santiago Del Estero in Argentina at the end of March.

Even if he makes it to Argentina, he will miss several important events over the coming months.

“I’ll miss the Oceania Championships in New Zealand at the end of this month, the National Championships in Bathurst in early March and also the opening round of the USA series but I’m focussing on what I am going to do, not what I might miss,” Dean said.

About BMX Australia - BMX Australia is recognised by the Australia Sports Commission as the National Sporting Organisation for BMX racing and Freestyle BMX within Australia. BMXA is an affiliate of UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale), the international cycling federation.

BMX Australia is the second largest BMX nation behind the United States and is an organisation with 17,000 members from the age of 2 years – 80 years. There are 8 Members Associations and 120 member clubs across the country.

BMX Australia exists to provide Australians with the opportunity to compete in BMX from junior levels through to elite competition, including the National Series, National Championships, World Championships and Olympic Games. It is responsible for delivering these benefits to Australian BMX riders in collaboration with the Members States and Territories.

BMX Australia’s vision “to lead Australian Sport through successful partnerships, participation growth and performance excellence” ensures that we strive to success, building a strong and positive public profile and continue to develop high quality athletes, coaches and officials at all levels of our sport.

2016 Chase Element Frames now in stock!
The Chase Element is our 2nd frame along the RSP Series and we did not cut any corners to bring you a race ready frame.

Chase introduces the Aero seat post tube, seat post, and seat post clamp into BMX racing with our new Element and RSP 3.0 frames.

Using innovations developed to help reduce times in road racing, Chase is excited to incorporate an Aero System Seat tube and seat post on the new Element Frame.

Each new Element and RSP 3.0 will excessively use the Elevn Aero Seat Post and Aero QR Clamp. This is to not only to help gain fractions of a second on the track with improved aerodynamics, but the Aero tubes also offers a slightly stiffer feel.

We know BMX bikes don’t need to go fully aero testing into a wind tunnel, but when races are won or lost by fractions of a second, every advantage will help.

5 Sizes available - Expert XL, Pro, Pro XL Pro XXL, and Cruiser. Offered in our Chase Pro Team Color Edition - Polished and blue USA MSRP of $359.99



BMX Racing News - weekend update - January 8/10, 2016

Dale Holmes Racing Signs With Stay Strong!
Poway, CA – For 2016, Dale Holmes Racing is proud to introduce the Stay Strong/Dale Holmes Racing team and its riders who will be competing in both the 2016 USABMX National Series and the UCI World Cup.

Led by team owner Dale Holmes, the Stay Strong/Dale Holmes Racing team riders include USABMX National Elite #4 for 2015, Anthony Dean, who is also currently ranked #5 in the UCI World Cup Series and podiumed 10 times throughout the 2015 season domestically and internationally.

Joining Dean, Dani George current USABMX Elite Women National #4 and UCI World Cup #7 will continue on with the Stay Strong/Dale Holmes Racing team in 2016.

The team is honored to be able to represent Stephen Murray and to continue being a part of the Stay Strong family. Stephen is and has been an inspiration to all of us.

“2015 was a great year for the Dale Holmes Racing team, especially with both Dean and George putting in a solid year and ranking well in both the USABMX and UCI World Cup Series.

Dani will be spending the year at the Olympic Training Center in 2016 to train alongside Team USA and to give her the best chance of qualifying and representing Team USA at the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio.

The team has seen tremendous growth in both its after school program, Ride to End Obesity, and in its summer day camp, BMX Pro for a Week, offered through a partnership with the YMCA of San Diego County.

We look forward to continued growth in all areas of the team both domestically and internationally and in having both Dean and George on the gate in Rio”.

For more on Stay Strong/Dale Holmes Racing check out,

Facebook: Dale Holmes Racing

Instagram: @DaleHolmesRacing

Twitter: @DHolmesRacing



BMX Racing News - Monday/Tuesday - January 4/5, 2016

DK Bicycles/LKI Team video edit,  behind the scenes

The LKI / DK BMX team headed to Nerang BMX track in Queensland Australia recently to prepare for the 2016 season.

LKI where behind the scenes filming to release an edit in preparation for National Titles coming up this month.

Team Riders, Corey Stafford, Bodi Turner, Aaron Nottle, Dylan Scruton, Jye Hombsch, Sara Jones, Absent - Shelby Green.

Video & Photos - Luke Wolhuter, Real media productions




BMX Racing News - friday - December 25, 2015

2016 Australian BMX National Championships - 'Bathurst, Thunder Down Under'
Monday, 29 February - Sunday, 6 March 2016

BMX Australia will conduct the '2016 BMX National Championships - Bathurst Thunder Down Under' on 29 February - 6 March at their new facility in Bathurst, NSW. Coinciding with the National Championships will be the final round of the 7-round National Series.

The National Series will see competition over the first two months of the year on some of the best tracks in the country, with racing to beheld in south-east Queensland, Queensland’s far north coast and Victoria before finally concluding with the event’s showpiece in Bathurst.

The championships, that will feature thousands of riders from every state and territory in the country, including our representatives for the Rio Olympic Games, will be the pinnacle of the 2016 domestic racing season.

Coinciding with the National Championships will be the final round of the 7-round National Series. The National Series will see competition over the first two months of the year on some of the best tracks in the country, with racing to be held in south-east Queensland, Queensland’s far north coast and Victoria before finally concluding with the event’s showpiece in Bathurst.


23 DECEMBER 2015 ..... BMX Queen, Caroline Buchanan, and Jayco are pleased to announce the “Buchanan Next Gen Jayco Scholarship”.

These two $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to the winners of the 14 and 15 girls’ age groups at the Australian National BMX titles in Bathurst in March, 2016. The scholarships will assist the two Australian girls to travel to the BMX World Championships in Columbia in May, 2016.

This new initiative replaces the NextGen Girls Team which was started in 2013 to help financially assist girls to the BMX World Championships and mentor them. This new structure will continue to assist young female riders through the $3,000 scholarship format.

“I am pleased to still be able to continue to support young female BMX riders from Australia. It really is rewarding to see them racing and experiencing the sport on an international level,” said Buchanan.
“I am excited to join forces with Jayco to encourage young females in my sport,” said Buchanan. “When I was younger I was lucky to go to a World Championships. I gained significant knowledge and the experience helped me to focus on BMX and continue my dreams.”

“BMX Australia supports Caroline in her efforts to give back into the community of BMX,” said Barry Knight, BMX Australia President. “We think this positive move to assist young female riders will develop the next group of female athletes on the podium.”

The lucky recipients will also receive a Sony Action Cam to document their journey.

With the BMX National Championships fast approaching, recipients will need to apply by filling in an application form well in advance of the National Championships.Any Australian 14 or 15 year old female rider planning to compete and committed to racing at the World Championships will find the application form and further details coming here soon.


Applications are also available through request from:
14 year girls class 1 x $3,000 scholarship
15 year girls class 1 x $3,000 scholarship








BMX Racing News - Monday - December 21, 2015

Speedco Bicycles Signs Three Time UCI World Champion, Ryan Martin

"I find it a huge honour and am grateful to have the opportunity to represent Speedco Bicycles for the foreseeable future. Speedco and Avian are producing top of the line products that will help me compete at the highest level." –Ryan Martin

"I’m really stoked on the opportunity to sponsor such a talented kid. With three consecutive UCI World Championships and two wins at the Grands during his US debut, I think it's safe to say he's not slowing down any time soon! We are looking forward to giving Ryan the support he needs to win without the pressure of performing for a factory team sheet. Look for Ryan out front aboard his gloss red Speedco Velox carbon frame, equipped with all AVIAN components, when he starts his hunt for the 2016 USABMX National #1 Amateur title at the Gator Nationals in Oldsmar, Florida,” -Derek Betcher / Brand Manager

“Speedco is about passion and performance. I am happy to have a racer who is performing at the top of his class on the hottest new frame on the market. Ryan and Speedco will have a great year showing off the new product around the world from atop the podium”. -Kirk Morrison / CEO

About Speedco: Speedco Bicycles is an industry leader and manufacturer of the Velox carbon frame, the lightest and most responsive frame on the BMX race market. For more information on our products, or our team of riders, visit us at, follow us on social media @Speedcobmx, or write us




BMX Racing News - weekend update - December 12-13, 2015

St. Etienne Friday Pro Practice Photos Posted!
Yeppers! It's Travel Time for BMX Mania Dot Com and this week, we're on the road to the Saint Etienne International BMX Invitational in St. Etienne, France!

This yearly event is one of the great races in Europe, with Elite riders from all over the world being invited to attend and of course, the Best Of The Best from Europe making the scene and launching some GREAT BMX racing in a spectacular indoor setting.

Look for recently crowned USABMX AA Pro Champ, Joris Daudet, who is actually French but is now 'kind of' from the US of A to be one of the featured riders in St. E. Also, word is out that Elite Women's Gold Medalist, Mariana Pajon will be snappin' great starts on the indoor gate, and, WE will be there to bring you some good coverage and Great Photos (In My Humble Opinion) from the great Euro Indoor Racing Action.

We can't wait! Euro racing is some of the best in the world and we've seen lots of Euro Rounds and even some local Euro race action over the years, but NEVER made the scene at the Saint Etienne Indoor, so check this bad boy off of the BMX Bucket List, St. Etienne BMX Indoor, HERE WE COME!!!!!

Go To for all the Race Action!!!!!



BMX Racing News - thursday/friday - December 3/4, 2015

Factory BOX Team Signs Thrill as New Frame Sponsor, Adds Jones, Gaian to factory team roster!
Starting at the USA BMX Winter Nationals in February, Jared Garcia and his new BOX Factory pro teammates Trent Jones and Sean Gaian will race for the first time on Thrill BMX frames.

Thrill recently signed a multi-year deal to sponsor the team. Virtually unknown in North America, Thrill frames have been sold in Europe and Asia for several years. Currently negotiating with distributors, Thrill plans to offer its frames to the U.S. market starting in 2016.

“We are very excited to add this sponsorship to our deepening relationship with Thrill. BOX and Thrill share a desire to innovate and push the envelope on product design. We look forward to collaborating with them and helping Thrill establish a foothold in the US market over the next few years,” said Toby Henderson, BOX’s president and founder.

Thrill frames feature 20-mil dropouts, PF30 bottom bracket shells and tapered headtubes, which are compatible with BOX hubs, cranks and the forthcoming X5 forks. Thrill has been an OE customer, spec’ing BOX components on its BMX bikes.

Joining Jared Garcia on the team for 2016 are Trent Jones (23), New Zealand’s top-ranked elite man and along-time #BOXRider and Sean Gaian (19), a former Junior World Champion, top-ranked A-Pro and developing Elite racer. Garcia and Jones both have strong shots at representing their countries in Rio at the 2016 Olympic Games. Marc Willers, BOX’s original factory rider, recently raced his last Elite race at the USA BMX Nationals, Nov. 27-29 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Willers will continue to ride for and represent BOX as brand ambassador.

BOX also is adding Harry Leary and Danica Anderson to the team. Both will race on Thrill frames, too. Leary and Rich Anderson, Danica’s father, are both early BMX legends and have known Toby for more than 40 years.

Other co-sponsors of the team include Fly Racing, KMC and Maxis Tires.





BMX Racing News - Wednesday - December 2, 2015


Joris Daudet wins the USA BMX Grands AA Pro Main event and the 2015 #1 Pro Title!

After 9 months of an epic USA BMX Pro race season, the 2015 USA BMX Pro title would come down to 3 riders going for the overall title in tonight's final event of the year.

Joris Daudet, Connor Fields, and Sam Willoughby all came into todays final race in a virtual points tie, with the title to be decided by the result of this last event.

All 3 riders made their way through the qualifiers during the day program of the #GreatestRaceOnEarth, and the biggest race on Earth. The riders would then come back for the big show at night, and what a race it was!

Things kicked off with the Semi Finals, where Connor and Sam would meet up, but placing 1st and 2nd, they moved into the main event.

In Semi #2, it was Joris and Anthony Dean that transferred info the finals as well.

The overall title would come down to how the 3 riders would end up for the night, with the best placing rider to take the title.

In Main #1, Joris grabbed the hole shot, and took the lead over teammate Connor and Sam was in tow in 3rd. The 3 would ride the entire track in that position, and finish 1-2-3. Main #2, was almost a carbon copy, as the 3 riders in the title chase would once again go 1-3 with Joris, Connor, and Sam.

In the Final main event, it was once again Joris with the best start, and now Sam was in 2nd.

Joris would ride into the record books with 3 first place finishes and becoming the 2nd French rider in USA BMX History to take home the overall #1 Pro title, with Christophe Leveque being the other.

Connor would finish 3rd overall for the night and the season and Anthony Dean was 4th for the night and year as well.

This would cap off the greatest season ever for the Chase BMX team, with Joris taking the title, Connor finishing 3rd, and Anthony 4th overall for the season.

Chase BMX Would like to congratulate Joris, Connor, and Anthony for a great season, as well as to Sam Willoughby. Thanks also goes out to all the fans and to our partners and sponsors of the Chase BMX race team!



BMX Racing News - usabmx Grands Weekend - November 27-29, 2015

USABMX GRANDS.....Saturday pro finals, friday,





BMX Racing News - Monday/Tuesday - November 23-24, 2015

What??????? It's no big deal to see some old '50 Something' pedallin' down the street on his bike!

Nope, not true, carbon breath! That's none other than Eric "Big Daddy" Rupe on his sweet new Vendetta cruiser, makin' haste down the track in his sweet team colors, in a full page ad in the USABMX Pull magazine! AWESOME!

Of course, Eric is no stranger to full page ads and cover shots in BMX mags thru his 41 years of racing BMX. (Including 33 years as one of the most successful BMX Racing pros of all time!) 'Big Daddy' has done it all and seen it all in his career but is psyched by the support of his sponsorship at Vendetta and them using him as an advertising frontpiece.

Congrats Eric Rupe and Vendetta, that's one choice piece of BMX racing advertising! -

BMXer, Skate Park aficionado and action sports clothing magnate, Rocky Rupe (Speaking of Big Daddy!) is all on the gas about his new Ugly Kid Clothing line. Ugly Kid has a whole bunch of hot new stuff on the way and the count down is (Literally) on You KNOW you want to check things out, so why don't you go over and check it all out!

10 years ago at the forefront of the “anti-bullying” movement, Ugly Kid Clothing was created by a few friends in high school. We were not in a band or a part of a sports team, just a few individuals that wanted to create something of our own. The initial goal was to move away from the “Revolt/ Rise against” message that most companies appeared to be sending, and push our own “Rise Above/ Do Something Awesome for Someone” message.

From that moment on, we were consumed with the “Ugly Kid” lifestyle brand. We knew that we had created something that the world could relate to and everyone would want to be a part of it! We wanted to spread the word in any way that we could. Stickers, hats, shirts, pretty much anything that we could put the name on we did. The idea of pushing positivity and forward progress spread like wildfire. Finally we had something that we could be a part of, and everyone wanted to be a part of it with us.

Check Out UK BMX History!
Yeah, BMX History at it's finest! Maybe you have never had a chance to stop by or ukbmxhistory on Instagram, but it's for sure worth the visit, cuz the staff at those two BMX Historical outlets are ON IT with tons of historical and hysterical BMX Radness!

The U.K. BMX scene has been very influential over the years with many of the greats of our sport coming from the island kingdom. If you check out UKBMXHISTORY, you'll run across cool stuff about the Legends of UK BMX, such as Jamie Staff, Stephen Murray, Andy Ruffell, Neal Wood, Dale Holmes, Dylan Clayton, Tim March, Alan Woods, Geth Shooter, Craig Schofield, Anthony Revell, David Maw, Sarah Jane Nichols, Tom Lynch, Wayne & Gary Llewellyn and many more. AND, it's pretty cool that a lot of these BMX Legends visit UKBMXHISTORY and comment about the Good Old Days and what's going on with BMX these days.

12,000+ Instagram followers can't be wrong, UKBMXHISTORY is on to something. The sites have access to a TON of ancient BMX magazines (particularly long ago UK ones) since the early 80s and they post old race and freestyle pics and many great shots they happen to come across.

The Instagram page has really taken off with over 12,000 followers in less than a year. It's obvious that the UKBMXHISTORY staff are all BMX history nerds like so many of us in the BMX community and love the history that helped to build the sport of BMX racing to what it is today.

The website is a bit more racing but on Instagram they also post some tasty freestyle and back in the day BMX pics mainly from the UK BMX scene but it's awesome that they do post a lot of US history as well. When they dig up more time, the plan is to document more of British race history for the site.

Drop by and UKBMXHISTORY on Instagram and check em out, it's a trip down memory lane that's worth the effort!

Long Live BMX!




BMX Racing News - Wednesday - November 18, 2015

Yess BMX France picks up Romain Riccardi
Yess BMX France is proud to announce the addition of BMX racer Romain Riccardi, to the Yess BMX team.

Romain Riccardi current Italian Champ will ride all the UCI World cup event, Euro races and French Championship on the new Yess Elite Frame and Pride Racing parts products.

Romain will help the Canadian brand on the new project. Romain commented: “I have decided to join Yess BMX after 6 years on GT Bicycles. I can’t thank enough GT for the help during the last 6 years. I will chase my Olympic qualification on a Yess Frame” He add : “My first ride on the Yess frame is incredible, on the other hand I like the brand mentality ! It’s one of the last brand who produce bike by hand in Canada and the quality is perceptible on the track !”

Yess BMX manager Renny Husada had to say "We are excited to have Italian Champion represent us in Europe as well as represent us in the Worlds as he has proven himself to a serious contender in the Elite class. We look forward to watching him race our newest frame for 2016"

The current Yess French team is composed of Axel and Karl Le Nagard. A new French co factory team will join the factory team this year.




BMX Racing News - weekend update - November 14, 2015

french BMX remains standing!
In honor of those who have died in the terrible attacks on the country of France, FABMX1.COM shares this show of support and message of hope to the world from those who love BMX and what it stands for in one of the strongest BMX countries in the world!

Here at BMX Mania Dot Com, we send our prayers and strength from to all of the MANY die hard French BMXers who we know love freedom, love what BMX stands for and wants the BEST for people everywhere!

The message from FABMX1.COM is.....

"On this terrible day for France, after the attacks recently in Paris, which left more than 120 dead, the staff at FABMX1.COM unites in grief and thinks of the strong families and those innocents who have suffered pain and hardship from religious fanatics who believe in unspeakable human stupidity.

France remains standing, the BMX world remains strong and our best representatives will prove it. Vive la France and BMX!"



BMX Racing News - thursday - November 12, 2015

EliteTrax Announces South Lake Tahoe BMX & Pump Tracks Grand Opening

The radsters over at EliteTrax are pretty excited about the Grand Opening of one of their latest projects, Lake Tahoe BMX & Pump Tracks at Bijou Bike Park in South Lake Tahoe, California.

The track is located in the Bijou Bike Park in South Lake Tahoe, California.
BMX Radness, EliteTrax Style among some awesome Tahoe nature!
The Advanced Pump Track at Bijou Bike Park.
Jumpin' the doubles on the Pump Track.
Big Air in South Lake Tahoe! - David Clock Photography

And the folks around Lake Tahoe are getting excited as well. Check out this video report from the construction site in July......Mountain Resort Television Tahoe


For More Info: / South Lake Tahoe BMX /


ELITETRAX IS THE PREFERRED TRACK CONSTRUCTION COMPANY OF THE INTERNATIONAL CYCLING UNION (UCI) - In the late 1990s, many of the top riders felt they had achieved all they could in BMX Racing after repeatedly competing on the same tracks with the same flat start, roller, & table elements. Many elite riders even left BMX for other cycling sports in search of a new challenge.

Tom Ritzenthaler, a former BMX rider already an experienced track builder, knew changes were needed to revitalize the sport & inspire a new generation of athletes & fans. Pulling from his extensive knowledge of BMX tracks, Tom teamed up with UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) and later founded EliteTrax and began to design tracks with innovative, never-before-seen elements that challenged riders and excited the entire industry.

Thus began the revolution of BMX Racing and the emergence of the Supercross format. With Tom & EliteTrax at the helm of the track revolution, BMX Supercross is now a global phenomenon in the cycling world with several hundreds of professional riders competing in front of massive crowds.

EliteTrax continues to lead the revolution it created by shaping & elevating the sport with the highest quality & raddest tracks in the world.


EliteTrax Effect on BMX Supercross racing - In early 2000, Tom Ritz and UCI pioneered the downhill format, then followed with the modern eight meter start ramp and later on with ProGate, the development of the random start gate.

EliteTrax helped propel BMX SX to become a recognized Olympic sport. In 2008, EliteTrax designed and built the track for the Olympic Games in Beijing, China, the first introduction of BMX SX to the Olympics and to a whole world of new fans.

Since the 2008 BMX SX Olympic debut, Tom and the Crew have only worked harder: EliteTrax designed and built the first ever BMX Supercross Combo track at the 2010 UCI BMX World Championships,, worked with Red Bull in creating most innovative racing track ever with the Red Bull R.Evolution track, designed and built the standard BMX track for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in China, designed and built the BMX track for the 2015 Pan-Am Games and is leading the design for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games BMX SX track.




BMX Racing News - Monday - November 9, 2015

Rock out, Have fun and dial in your BMX skills with Rhythm Rocks!

Check out this great idea from BMX Pro, Josh Smith! 'Rhythm Rocks' looks to be a fun way to polish your BMX Racing Skills, check it out!

From BMX Pro, Josh Smith - BMX RHYTHM ROCKS is a “skills training” tool that can help you increase your track speed and have more fun on your bike!

In response to the current “training trend” that BMX racers have taken to I have realized how much we often ignore the best part of BMX.

We all got into racing BMX not just because we wanted to go fast down the first straight, but because we love to ride.

The BMX RHYTHM ROCKS dice set allows you to dial in your track skills that will let you have more fun on the bike, push your limits, help you accomplish goals, and ultimately, win races!

So whether you’re the weekend enthusiast or the diehard title contender, grab a set of BMX RHYTHM ROCKS and take your racing/riding to the next level!

BMX RHYTHM ROCKS are sold for $10 and can be purchased directly from Josh Smith in person (USA BMX Grands as well!), or through mail-order by sending $13 ($10 + $3 shipping) via PAYPAL to Make sure to include your address in the details section when ordering!

Check out this promo video to get an inside look at what BMX RHYTHM ROCKS are all about!


Josh Smith ..... Email:




BMX Racing News - Tuesday/Wednesday - November 3/4, 2015

BMX Pro Podcast With Maris Strombergs
Check out the BMX Pro Podcast Show – episode 3 with Podcast Host, Dale Holmes, Dr. Jason Richardson and guest, Two Time Olympic BMX Champion, Maris Strombergs.

Join Dale and Dr. J as they check in with 'The Machine' about his BMX History, training concepts, his two Olympic Gold Medals and a lot of other awesome BMX conversation.

Check it out, HERE at!




BMX Racing News - Wednesday/thursday - October 28/29, 2015

On Pace with BMX Mania Team Member, Shannon Taylor
BMX Mania Team Member, Shannon Taylor has released a cool video detailing his day to day training, BMXing and 'down home' summer at his home in Warsaw, Indiana.

Shannon's currently attending Marian University where he's majoring in some serious studies and some World Class BMX and MTB racing for the Marian Knights, one of the premier university cycling programs in the world.

We're quite proud of Shannon at BMX Mania, he's one of the most dedicated BMXers that we've ever come across and a great team member.....Check out his 'On Pace With Shannon' vid, it's pretty sweet!

Cascade Velo to Distribute TRUTH BMX Frames and More

October 14, 2015, Bend, Oregon:  Cascade Velo and Mechanicsville, MD based TRUTH BMX Products form a partnership to distribute Truth BMX parts and frames.   

“I am excited to be able to offer Truth BMX Products to Cascade Velo’s dealer network.” Cascade Velo owner, Mike Albright said,  “I really like what Eric and Tony Spears have going on at Truth and look forward to phasing in more Truth BMX Products like handlebars, stems and their new 4013 cro-mo frames.”

To start, Cascade Velo will be offering the Aluminum Main Event frames in mini, junior, expert, pro, pro xl, pro xxl, junior 24", expert 24", pro 24", pro xl 24" sizes.  Offered colors include black, blue, red, white, yellow, neon pink, neon green and polished.  Custom colors are also available.

Cascade Velo is also accepting resumes for 2016 team co-sponsorship deals! Teams must be supported by an independent bike dealer (bike shop) to be eligible.  

Team Managers; send all inquiries to

For more information check out:





BMX Racing News - Monday - October 26, 2015

Chase BMX Race Report - USA BMX North American SX Race - Oldsmar, Florida
Connor and Joris are on the podium both days once again,

with Connor winning on Saturday!

The 2015 USA BMX Pro series is winding down, as the series recently moved to Oldsmar, Florida.

This would be huge weekend for the BMX Pros, as this was not only the last stop of the Pro Tour before the USA BMX Grand Nationals, but this would be one of the USA BMX North American SX events, where not only the newly rebuilt Oldsmar track would be huge, but the prize money would be giant and the chance to gain some more points towards the overall 2015 USA BMX Pro title would be priceless.

Joris and Connor currently sit 1 & 2 in the overall points, so if they want to put any separation between each other, or 3rd place in the points Sam Willoughby, they would need to do it this weekend.


The newly rebuilt Oldsmar BMX track had the riders excited to race on the newest Supercross track built in the USA and battle it out for the huge Pro prize purse.


On Friday night, Connor and Joris would race the opening day of the 2 day event for the final stop on the USA BMX pro tour, before the Grands weekend.

Arriving to the Oldsmar track, both riders were excited about the new facility and were looking forward to another great weekend of BMX racing and hoping to make their way onto the podium each day.

On Friday, they were both able to achieve that. Both riders made their way easily through the qualifiers and into the Friday night main event.

When the gate dropped, both had a good start, but were slightly edged out by Sylvan Andre, as he took the holeshot. Connor and Joris would battle it out, as Connor passed Joris on the 2nd straightway, and pulled up to Sylvan, but was unable to pass him for the win.

Connor would finish 2nd with Joris just behind in 3rd, for another great finish by the Chase BMX Pro team riders on the USA tour!


On Saturday, the guys once again rode strong all day. Once again they both made their way into the main event.

As the gate dropped on Saturday night, it was Sam Willoughby with the lead, with Joris and Connor all over him. Down the 2nd straightaway, Joris made the pass on Sam and they entered the 2nd turn and drifted slightly high.

This was just enough for Connor to try to make the move on the inside, and he was able to pass both riders, taking over the lead.

Joris would pressure Connor the rest of the lap, but Connor would hold off Joris and take the win! That makes 7 wins for both Connor and Joris this season, and making Chase the most dominate Pro team on the USA BMX tour in 2015!

What a great weekend for the Chase BMX Pro’s as they now go into the Grands, with both looking at winning their first USA BMX #1 Pro title.

It will all come down to the Saturday night Pro main event at the Grands, and we are so excited to see both of the Chase BMX pros going for this great title!


The riders now have a little over a month to prepare for the USA BMX Grand Nationals, where both Joris and Connor will be up for the USA BMX #1 Pro title.

Sam Willoughby will be the rider that wants to upset both of them for the overall title, so it will be an exciting weekend of BMX racing, come Thanksgiving time in Tulsa!



BMX Racing News - WEekend update - October 16-18, 2015

Sunday Evening Update: UH OH! Internet connection troubles! It was a tough weekend for BMX Mania online, but we've got our trubs sorted out and are back online. We'll be posting the weekend's photos early this week, so please check back. In the meantime, we've got Friday's BMX Race Action Photos posted and dialed in, so if you need some good stuff, you can visit the Oldsmar Race Report Page from USABMX Oldsmar, by clicking here!

alise post & sylvain André
win big in Oldsmar!
1-Sylvain Andre (FRA) 1-Alise Post (USA)
2-Connor Fields (USA) 2-Mariana Pajon (COL)
3-Joris Daudet (FRA) 3-Melinda McLeod (AUS)
BMX Mania's On The Road To Oldsmar!!!!!
Yes sir! It's the Series Ending race in the USABMX Supercross Series and the destination is the Brand New AWESOME Supercross track in Oldsmar, Florida!

Oldsmar has been the destination for lots of USABMX nationals but the City of Oldsmar and the Florida Sport Commission are all excited about the hot new track that has been totally renovated and includes BOTH a 5 meter amateur AND 8 meter elite starting hill!

Keep it tuned here over the weekend for some hot BMX Race Action photos from the USABMX Gator Nationals in Oldsmar, Florida!






BMX Racing News - WEDNESDAY/Thursday - October 14-15, 2015

Speedco Velox carbon frame Photos Unleashed!
The speedco bicycles website was recently launched and they've got some studio photographs of their new Velox carbon frame slated for a December release.

The Velox is the lightest frame on the market of its size, weighing in at 2.65oz in the Pro XL size, and will be available in 3 pro sizes as well as 3 sizes for the smaller rider.

Check out the website to learn more








BMX Racing News - Monday/Tuesday - October 12, 2015

Strange Motion/Kicker BMX Team 'High Flyer', Caden Bowers, Hire Park Local Hero, throws down a little style to celebrate the end of the 2015 BMX Season at the track's end of the season 'Chili Cook-off' race. BMX Mania has been involved with BMXing at Hire Park for 30 years, and so we trucked on over to the track on Saturday to check things out and snap a few action shots at the race. Check out the fun, Monday afternoon as hit up some BMX Mania Local Action!!!!!









BMX Racing News - thursday/friday - October 8-9, 2015

Sidi Stands up for Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is something that invades many peoples lives at some time or another. October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ciclista America thought we should participate. That said, we think that most of us are very "aware" of breast cancer, so Ciclista America's direction, and contribution, will focus more on supporting a cure.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is our Federal government's agency that helps coordinate the training that physicians receive to learn new techniques and treatments and more significantly conducts research towards a cure. It also plays a role in identifying fraudulent research organizations. The NCI already have their basic operating and administrative costs covered by an appropriation from Congress, therefore donations to the NCI are used entirely to fund additional research towards a cure.

Ciclista America's program will allow retailers to advertise and promote select models/colors of the Sidi's ladies shoe line at 10% off retail for the month of October only. Ciclista America will then donate 100% of our profits from the sale of these shoes in October to the NCI.

The Sidi models/colors that are a part of this program are:

Wire Air Women in white/flo pink. New for 2016 Retail price for October: $449.99

Genius Fit Women in white/flo pink. Retail price for October: $224.99

Drako Women in white/flo pink. New for 2016 Retail price for October: $449.


BMX Racing News - Tuesday/Wednesday - October 6-7, 2015

Tickets for the 2016 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester will go on sale exclusively to British Cycling members with 20% discount today (Tuesday 6 October).

The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is returning to Manchester’s National Cycling Centre from 9-10 April 2016 when Great Britain’s 2015 world cup series champion, Liam Phillips, will be looking for his fourth consecutive win at the event.

Racing will begin on Saturday 9 April with three rounds of qualification motos for Sunday’s supercross finals before the top ranked 16 men and 8 women in the world race against the clock in the time trials. The action will continue on Sunday 10 April when Saturday’s qualifiers will meet the world’s top 64 men and 32 women in the supercross racing, each battling for a place in the elite finals. An autograph session will open both days of the competition, offering fans the chance to meet with some of the best athletes in the sport.

The Manchester round is the second event in a five-stop global series which will also see rounds held in Santiago del Estero (Argentina), Papendal (Netherlands), Rock Hill, South Carolina (USA) and Sarasota, Florida (USA). The competition is set to be fierce as the best riders on the planet battle for series points as well as some of the last qualification points on offer for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

How to get tickets ..... Tickets will be available exclusively to British Cycling members with 20% off from 2pm on Tuesday 6 October until 11:58pm on Sunday 11 October.

Anyone wishing to take advantage of this and other exclusive ticket offers can join British Cycling from just £20 during this period.

Tickets will go on general sale on Tuesday 20 October via Ticketmaster.

More information about the event, including the racing schedule and full list of ticket prices, can be found on the event website



BMX Racing News - weekend update - October 2-4, 2015

2016 Chase Bicycles Edge & element range announced and available now!
Chase Bicycles is proud to announce the launch of the 2016 Edge complete BMX Race bikes.

Pete Dylewski gives you a brief overview of the new bikes for the line.

For the full info on the Edge and Element Complete bikes, please check out



Chase Bicycles is proud to launch the 2016 line of Element complete BMX Race bikes.

Pete Dylewski gives you a brief overview of the new bikes for the 2016 line.

For full info on the line, check out

We are excited and proud to show you the line of new bikes from Chase Bicycles.

From our race team, to our dedicated staff of employees world wide, we are sure you will agree that the 2016 Chase BMX Bikes are the best bike in BMX racing today!

From Christophe Leveque and myself, Pete Dylewski, thanks so much for going on this ride with us!


















































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