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BMX Racing News - Weekend update, December 6-8, 2013
|ORIGINAL BMX ART, JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!|
|Check out the original BMX art from Craig
The high quality artwork features current Redline pro riders Alise Post and Sam Willoughby and Redline pro legend, Stu Thomsen.
Craig's Original Paintings and Museum Quality Prints are LIMITED EDITION, they are 16"x16" PRINTS and they are ON SALE NOW!
The museum quality prints are made direct from the original painting and strictly limited to ONLY twelve (12) hand numbered and artist signed prints.
Email Craig at hoop@BMXart.com to place your order, but hurry, they have already been up for sale and have been going FAST......FAST like Sam, Alise or Stu!
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|GT BMX Goes Big At The USABMX Grands!|
WOW! The 2013 USABMX Grand Nationals was another barnburner! This is the race where a racer’s dreams are fulfilled or crushed and there was a lot of crushing. The yearly trek to Tulsa Oklahoma is where the USABMX race season wraps up to determine who the national champions are and the GT BMX team came away with a car load of hardware.
The fast-females of the GT squad dominated their respective classes and then some. A highlight of the event was the jaw-dropping performances from “Flyin’” Felicia Stancil and Sophia Foresta. Both were invited to participate in Saturday nights “NAG 5 Challenge” which pits the top riders from select age groups to compete to see who is the fastest amateur racers in the world. Felicia was last years winner and was focused to repeat and little Miss Foresta was one of the youngest in the field looking to show her stuff against the older competitors. Both handily won their first rounds and found themselves coming together into the final against the other top qualifiers. As expected Felicia jumped out front but with Sophia in her hip pocket pushing her around the track. Sophia fell victim to an inside dive by the third place rider in turn two taking her down. Felicia went on to win the coveted race letting the pro ranks know she is coming in 2014. As for Sophia, she left no doubt that she is coming in hot for next year’s event.
The main event of the weekend was the Grand National race where the racers are focused to win their division to earn the year long battle for the cherished #1 plates. The girls all came out firing dominating their qualifiers all the way to finals with Sophia Foresta (14 Girls), Felicia Stancil (18 Girls) and Heather Allred (26-30 Girls Cruiser) each taking the #1 plates for the year. Team mascot and little sweetheart Brooklyn VanRenselaar came back from a do-or-die qualifier to lock down the #2 plate in the 6 year-old Girls division. And to add to accomplishments, Felicia want to finish out her amateur career with a bang so she jumped into the Open class with the boys and the Cruiser division. By winning all three categories Felicia accomplished what very few have ever done, the “triple” win at the Grands! An amazing feat!
With the bar raised by the girls, the GT boys had their work cut out for them. Leading the charge for the gentlemen was “Cannonball” Jack Kelly. Jack piloted his GT Pro Series Pro bike to an undefeated weekend by not losing a lap. He not only earned the Race of Champions #1 plate but also secured the #1 plate the 10 year old boys division along with earning #2 overall for points against all amateur make racers! What a great season for the quiet little giant from Utah!
In the older amateur boys classes the competition has been at an all time high. The level of talent is amazing to watch and is currently being lead by GT team shredders Sean Gaian and Jordan Miranda. Sean came off an injury early in the season to work his way back in the mix to battle for the top spot in the 17-18 Expert division which was also the largest class of the weekend with 105 competitors! The San Diego local chipped his way through all the qualifying rounds to the final round of eight but an outside gate and some strategic riding from his competitors would hold him to 3rd place which was amazing in itself. Look for Sean to be owning the division in 2014.
Teammate Jordan Miranda was also coming off an injury and was feeling amped up and healthy to show his speed in the super competitive 19-27 Expert and Open classes. Miranda easily made his way to the final rounds putting him the Open final first against all of his top competition. The “Missle” Miranda lead start to finish on his 2014 GT Carbon Speed Series with one of the best laps of the weekend. Looking to repeat in the Expert class final he ended up stuck outside going into the first turn pushing him back into the pack. Jordan was bummed but is taking the result as fuel for his competitive fire for the 2014 season.
GT team cheerleader and one of the elder statesmen of the crew is Jonas Harmon. The congenial Harmon is friends with all of his competitors but you know they don’t like it when he beats them with a smile and that he did by taking the Race of Champions #1 plate for his cruiser division. Congrats Jonas!
The pro division in 2013 has been cutthroat and more competitive than ever. GT team import Joris Daudet from France made his way over for his first ever Grand National as well as partaking in the American tradition of Thanksgiving which he thoroughly enjoyed. The Frenchman used his fluent style and track speed to work his way through the field and into the final of the Elite Pro division final. Never giving up he came back from a few tough situations to take down a huge 5th place for the weekend.
GT Bicycles couldn’t be more proud of the team and its accomplishments on and off the track in 2013. The team radiates enthusiasm, fun and camaraderie then to add in their winning presence on the track lends to the perfect combination for what has become the most respected team in BMX riding. Thank you for an amazing year and we look forward to what 2014 brings!
The 2013 GT Factory BMX Team would like to thank its amazing sponsors who make it possible to perform at their best; Alpine Stars, GoPro, Troy Lee Designs, Tioga, Alienation, SDG, Lizard Skins, KMC, Skullcandy, BOX Components, Promax, Rockwell Watches, Only Protein and Stasis Number Plates & Bike Stands
|Crupi Picks Up Nick Koehler|
Crupi Parts, Inc is excited to announce a new addition to the Crupi family; A Pro’s Nick Koehler.
Throughout the years Nick has proven himself as a strong contender with a number of accomplishments most recently the winner of the 2012 Jr. National Championships.
Nick has also been a part of the USA Cycling’s Development program since it began in 2008 and will be in contention for the 2016 Olympics.
Koehler brings a lot to the Crupi brand and we could not be more excited to have him front our brand.
Want to learn more about Nick? Be sure to follow him through his social media @NickKoehler.
|Answer BMX USA BMX Grands Recap|
To say the 2013 USA BMX Grands was a successful one for Answer BMX would be an extreme understatement.
Beginning with the Saturday Night Pro Spectacular, the wins and awards just kept coming all the way through the final main event on Sunday for Answer BMX and our sponsored racers and teams. So just how successful was it?
Golden Crank Awards - Team of the Year: Answer Rennen Factory Team ..... Pro of the Year: Sam Willoughby, Redline ..... Rookie Pro of the Year: Justin Posey, Dan’s Comp ..... Bike of the Year: Ssquared Bicycles
Grands Pro Spectacular Winners - AA Pro: Sam Willoughby, Redline ..... Girl Pro: Mariana Pajon, Dan’s Comp ..... A Pro: Jeffery Upshaw, Kuwahara ..... Vet Pro: Matt Polhkamp, Dan’s Comp
Grands Factory Team Winner - Answer Rennen Factory Team
2013 Overall Title Winners - AA Pro: Sam Willoughby, Redline ..... Girl Pro: Mariana Pajon, Dan’s Comp ..... Amateur: Maliek Byndloss, Ssquared Bicycles ..... Girl: Kelsey Van Ogle, Phoenix Cycles ..... Cruiser: Shawn Diprete, Answer Rennen ..... Girl Cruiser: Jordy Scotty, Redman Bicycles ..... Trophy Team: The Nationals
That’s 16 great highlights with one thing in common, they were all won on Answer Dagger forks. It seems like nowadays there are lots of choices out there for carbon fiber race forks, but only one brand has been doing it since the 90’s.
When it comes to carbon fiber, stick with the ones that have been doing it longer and better than everybody else, stick with Answer BMX.
Congrats to all of the racers and teams that chose to ride Answer for the 2013 season. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2014. See you in Reno.
|Tommy Zula Video Edit from DK!|
|A quick look at DK Elite Pro racer Tommy Zula's
summer riding and training.
Filmed at Truth & Triumph Tattoo in Dayton, Ohio and at Ohio Dreams in Mansfield, Ohio.
Filmed & Edited by Jamie Allender x Matic.
BMX Racing News - Weekend UPDATE - November 29-dECEMBER 1, 2013
SATURDAY PRO SPECTACULAR FOTOS POSTED!!!!!
|FRIDAY/RACE OF CHAMPIONS AT THE USABMX GRAND NATIONALS!|
|AA Pro Rollout / Main Results Posted To The BMX Mania Rockn' Race Report Page At The USABMX Friday Race Of Champions!|
|Click here To Visit The USABMX grand nationals Race Report Page!|
|BMX MANIA POSTS USABMX GRANDS RACE REPORT PAGE/THURSDAY PHOTO GALLERY!|
|It's all goin' down this weekend with the
grand nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
It's the last race of the year, and the biggest race in the world, so we're kickin' it off with some Hot Shots from Thursday's Practice Day!
Check it all out, here at BMXmania.com/2013grands.htm!
BMX Racing News - Wednesday/Thursday - November 27/28, 2013
|FBN says C-Yaa in 2014|
Bizzarro BMX, Inc. in conjunction with FBN Plastics of Salem, NH is proud to announce the addition of C-Yaa frames as our 2014 title sponsor!
C-Yaa frames, the brain child of Don Olish (Team ORF fame), are produced by Yess with a schedule market release date of June 2014.
C-Yaa model frames include Easton 6061 tubing, wishbone chain stay design, and integrated head tubes.
Stop by the FBN pits this weekend in Tulsa to see a prototype C-Yaa frame.
Special thanks to Mark at Riderz Ready, and Rolando at Blot out graphics for the assistance on this project!
Any grassroots level teams interested in joining the C-Yaa family please contact email@example.com.
Also follow us at facebook.com/CYAABMX for product information, FBN/C-Yaa team announcements and much more.
|Sarah Walker's 96 Dreams!|
| BMX Olympic Silver Medalist, Sarah Walker
has teamed up with fellow BMX New Zealander, Daniel
Franks to host a pretty sweet Sarah Video Blog on
what's up with Sarah's training, racing efforts and
BMX Life, leading up to the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
96 Dreams will be fun for Sarah's fans and a must for anyone who loves BMX at it's highest level and what it takes to get there!
For sure, this one is BMX Mania Approved!!!!!
|TylerVision - Track Training from TiogaBMX on Vimeo.|
BMX Racing News - Monday/Tuesday - November 25-26, 2013
|Morphine Industries Makes an Addition to the Family|
We are stoked to announce the addition of 19 -27X Dakota Cody to the Morphine ranks. Dakota is from our hometown out of West Palm Beach Florida and Okeeheelee BMX. Dakota is a natural fit to the Morphine crew with his well-known style and speed on the track as well as his park and dirt skills.
We are excited to be behind Dakota and have him represent Morphine Industries as he continues to make his mark the 19-27X class and beyond.
Dakota will debut the Pink, Black and White at the Grands this coming week. Be sure to check him out in the 19-27X class.
Dakota joins A Pro – Brandon “Fly Boy” McCoy, 16X – Noah Reeves and 11X – Dylan Shipley to round out the new Morphine crew pumped and ready for the 2014 season.
The pot stirring is not done yet. Stay tuned as we make additional announcements in the next few weeks ans well as release of new product!
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Chase BMX is excited to announce the arrival of the RSP 2.0 Frames!
2014 Chase RSP 2.0 Frame
The best frame in BMX just got a little bit better, as we refined a few areas of the original Chase frame to take the Chase RSP 2.0 to the next level.
The RSP 2.0 features a refined newly shaped integrated head tube that directs the brake cable routing through it. The brake cable runs through the head tube, alongside the steer tube, into the top tube and the cable exits in the rear of the Top Tube- This gives the frame and ultra smooth look while hiding the cable! The RSP 2.0 frames come with brake cable housing already threaded into the frame.
The RSP 2.0 also features a refined BB shell to not only help reduce weight, but offer the rider a stiffer design, that helps reduce flex and put more power to the rear wheel by increasing the surface area and adding strength to the chain stays. Another new feature on the 2.0 frame is the curved seat stay brace, again reducing weight and increasing stiffness slightly from the 1.0 frame. Its a small change, but its the attention to detail on the RSP 2.0 frame is what makes it the best Alloy Frame in BMX racing today.
We are also excited about the new design of the graphics, for a clean, factory look. Chase only uses an ultra hi tech process to utilize super thin decals under the clear coat, than not only keeps your frame looking better, but it also helps keep the weight of the all over graphics on the frame to a minimum. it may not seem like much, but when a race is decided by inches, the reduce weight is a key to victory!
The Frame is offered in 3 color options - Black, White, or Limited Edition Polished. The RSP 2.0 has expanded to 13 sizes, as we have added an Expert Cruiser size.
For more information on the frames, please visit - www.chasebicycles.com
The Chase BMX Factory team is proudly sponsored by Shimano, Fly Racing, Kicker, Tioga, Elevn, Excess, Insight, Thomson, Kingstar, and ODI.
BMX Racing News - Wednesday/Thursday - November 20-21, 2013
"Pro Up" The Front End Of Your Bike!
is excited to offer you the easiest way to upgrade
your BMX bike to have the best front end you can
have with the Elevn Chromoly Fork and Excess 20mm
We now have in stock ready to go Front Excess Pro Wheels in 20 x 1.75 and 24 x 1.75 in both black and white, with the 20mm Excess front hubs.
Pair the wheel up with a Elevn Chromoly butted 20mm fork, and you have the same set up run by some of today's top pro riders!
Check it all out, HERE!!!!!
|USABMX GRANDS TRACK AND EXPO LAYOUT!|
|The USABMX guys all ought to move out to Texas. They
say that everything's BIG in Texas and things just keep
getting BIGGER and BIGGER for USABMX and the Grand
Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma is no exception.
The track is turned around a bit different this year, with the start gate in the far right corner from the Expo / Pits area. AND.....speaking of the Expo area, it just seems to keep growing every year with Vendors, National Sponsors, Factory Pits and Teams and Tracks almost out to the end of the building. Only the "Adventure Zone" holds back the growing pit area from bustin' out the end of the building.
And what a building it is! Tulsa's marquee expo center, the River Spirit Expo, provides one of the largest and most versatile exhibit halls in the Nation, with over 400,000 square feet of space. Billed as one of the largest clear-span buildings in the world, it is well-suited for big equipment and large exhibits and provides easy access for vendors, teams, families and racers alike. The River Spirit Expo is part of Tulsa's Expo Square, one of the premier event complexes in the country and annual host of the Tulsa State Fair.
The USABMX Grands is an annual event for the expo center and is the largest BMX race anywhere in the world! Definitely, "BMX Mania Approved"! See you there!
|Yess BMX To Debut 2014 Frames At USABMX Grands!|
Check out the sweet, stylin' YESS 2014 frame which they'll be unveiling in Tulsa at the USA Grands next week!
- Included 10mm Tensioners built in with optional 15mm
- Integrated head tube (this is not on the prototype but production run will have integrated down to Pro-minus size), Expert and below are still traditional 1" Press-in
- Included quick release clamps for 31.8mm sized frames
- All new tube sets for much more optimized strength to weight ratio (lighter than current frames)
- All geometry will be identical to existing models except ProXL and above will have 1/4" longer Chain stay length. (same as most recent XXL and XXXL)
- MSRP: $540USD (Pro- and above)
- MSRP: $520USD (Expert and below)
- Stock Colors will be Stealth Black or Magnesium (Gloss) White
- Custom colors available as before.
- Eliminating Expert Cruiser size for 2014
Scheduled release date is first quarter 2014: (Decal designs are not finalized and will be changed for production)
If you're in Tulsa next weekend for the USABMX Grand Nationals, make sure and check it all out at the YESS compound, and if you're not in Tulsa, stay in touch with YESS at yessbmx.com.
BMX Racing News - Tuesday - November 19, 2013
BMX Loses "The Ultimate BMX Dad", Big Jeff Upshaw
lost a true BMXer, "Big" Jeff Upshaw this past
weekend. Big Jeff and his wife Tina are the parents
of one of the greatest all round BMX racers, EVER,
"Little" Jeff Upshaw.
Here at BMX Mania, it was always a fun experience bench racing with Big Jeff, who always had a word about EVERYTHING and never hesitated to let you know what his opinion was on whatever the hot topic of the BMX day was.
Jeff had a ton of knowledge of the sport, the riders, the philosophy of the race and the 'politics' of our sport. Sometimes he waged a passionate effort to effect and influence the thinking on things, many times, he shared his knowledge of the sport with someone who didn't know what Jeff knew. One way or the other, he was never shy to share, he loved BMX.
We'll miss Jeff at the races, he had a way of making things fun.....He was just fun to be around, he lit up wherever he was. BMX Blessings on you, my friend, we'll miss you and we'll continue to marvel at your son's ability to ride a bike. None better! God bless you, Big Jeff! - Jerry Landrum/BMXmania.com
Wedding Congrats To Mr. & Mrs. J&R BMX!
main brains at J&R Bicycles Dot com, Kirk Morrison &
Delaney Johnson, recently became The Morrison's in a
Florida BMX wedding.
After a nice honeymoon, the J&R's hustled back to work at J&R's Seminole Florida headquarters, busily shipping BMX stuff to keep the BMX fans rollin' on and off the track.
BMX Mania congratulations go out to Kirk & Delaney, "Best Wishes and God bless.....See you in Tulsa!"
BMX Racing News - Thursday/Friday - November 14/15, 2013
|2012 Olympic BMX Track Rebuild!|
The 2012 Olympic BMX track was one of the best BMX tracks EVER made, but now there's a Legacy to the Legend! The Olympic track has finally begun the journey to turning it in to a public facility. The job is being done by the BMX Builders Extraordinaire at Clark & Kent, so you know it'll be a Dialed In BMX Race Course.
Thanks to Jonathan Hearn at 2024-BMX-Magazine in the U.K. for the cool Photo Report, since we couldn't be there in person to record the awesomeness.
According to Jonathan, it's not completely certain when it will be open to the public yet, but that's the plan, to make it available to the general public.
Just in case you can't remember what it looked like back in August of 2012, check this out......The BMX Fields Of Dreams!
|Alex Fowler Picks Up Soul Electronics Sponsorship!|
|Alex Fowler, pro BMXer and pump track builder, is psyched to announce that he's picked up a new sponsor with Soul Electronics. Alex has hooked up a discount for his BMX brothers and sisters, so follow the instructions above and get your good deal, courtesy of a BMX Brutha!|
BMX Racing News - Tuesday/Wednesday - November 12/13, 2013
UCI World Master's Champ, Kelvin Batey Heads Up GET Racing Team!
After making their debut in the 2013 UK race season, GET Racing is pleased to announce their new team roster and sponsors for 2014.
With big long term plans for the next few years GET Racing have put together a group of riders and sponsors that will develop together under the guidance of Team Manager Scott Evans whos passion and dedication to the team will keep driving things forward.
The team riders range from the 6 and under class all the way through to the Elite with 4 girls adding a bit of girl power to what is a very strong squad.
With National, British and World Champions making up GET Racing for 2014 there is a good mix of ages, characters and abilities in which riders will be able to reach their full potential.
Ryan Evans 6x ... Ralph Grimmett 7x ... Chad Hartwell 11x ... Mackenzie Rennison 11x ... Jake Evans 13x ... Terry Yates 15x ... Kody Evans 15x ... Oliver Webley 17-29x ... Dominic Skidmore Championship/Elite ... Kelvin Batey Elite ... Chloe Yates 8-9 girls ... Olivia Howard 13-14 girls ... Charlie Hartwell 15-16 girls ... Emily Batey Championship Women
As team coach and current Masters World Champion Kelvin Batey moves onto the team after 5 years of managing the Route 55 team. " There is some regret in having to let the Route 55 squad go as we have had some very memorable and successful times but now with GET Racing I am looking forward to seeing where we can take these riders in their careers and hopefully help them get the results their potential is showing at the moment."
"It's a very tight group of riders and parents so I'm already excited about racing in 2014. We are lucky to have such good support from the team sponsors and having rode the new Prophecy frame for the last few weeks I'm already seeing some improvements in different areas of my riding."
Riding alongside Kelvin in the showcase UK class is his training partner Dominic Skidmore #555 who has made the move up to the Championship/Elite after a few successful years in the 17-29 category. "With a few years of experience in the 17-29 class I think its time to take my riding to the next level and having enjoyed riding the pro sections for the last few years I feel I'm ready to compete with some of the best riders in the country. I've been on the team for almost half a year now and with some great support I hope I can also do well at the Europeans and Worlds next year."
The team are proud to be supported by some great companies and thank them for this support for 2014 and beyond
www.prophecy-bmx.com ... www.answerbmx.com ... www.stakclothing.co.uk ... www.getsolutions.co.uk ... www.instarmac.co.uk ... www.vinstallations.co.uk ... www.lifestylefitness.co.uk ... www.sterling-heating.co.uk
Alienation Thrust Hub Video
New from Alienation BMX, the Thrust Hub. Check it out on this video, now!
BMX Racing News - Monday - November 11, 2013
GSX/Elite Trax Launches New Pump Trax USA Venture!
There's a new company around, that's manned by some of the most experienced BMXers on the planet. Pump Trax USA (pumptraxusa.com) is the new effort from GSX, the organizers of the UCI BMX World Cup Series, run by BMX superpromoter, Johan Lindstrom and Elite Trax track builder extraordinaire, Tom Ritz.
THE FUN, SAFE, KID-FRIENDLY, PLAYGROUND ALTERNATIVE! Pump Tracks are sweeping the nation in popularity. They are an alternative feature to add to your park, campground, or backyard. Pump tracks are a great way to get exercise, keep kids from riding bikes in the streets, and can be enjoyed by all members in your family.
WHY CHOOSE A PUMP TRACK? Activities like biking have rapidly grown in popularity because it's an exercise the entire family can do together. Pump tracks will offer active families a new way to come together for fitness and help promote a life-long value of good health choices. Kids will want to ride endlessly, while the varied terrain of a pump track can offer a total body workout that will satisfy any exercise enthusiast.
Pump Tracks are sweeping the nation in popularity. They are an alternative feature to add to your park, campground, or backyard. Pump tracks are a great way to get exercise, keep kids from riding bikes in the streets, and can be enjoyed by all members in your family or community.
EXPERIENCE: THE BUILDERS BEHIND PUMPTRAX USA! Pump Trax USA is a division of Elite Trax Inc. Elite Trax (www.elitetraxinc.com) has many years of experience building BMX race tracks all over the world, including the 2008 and 2012 Olympic BMX tracks. We will use our years of dirt shaping experience to create a safe and fun pump track for you and your bicycles riders.
Contact us now for more info or pricing, we are your pump track experts!
Hit up Pump Trax at pumptraxusa.com
|Amanda Carr Update From Corsa Racewear|
|Corsa Racewear would like to officially thank Amanda
Carr for her support, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Amanda has been with Corsa since its racewear line was first launched, and has been a valued member of the Corsa family.
As we begin the new racing season though, Amanda will now be pursuing other opportunities with J&R Bicycles.
It has been a pleasure working with Amanda as an individual and a professional, and we wish her the best of luck in all her pursuits in the future.
Stephen Gerardi, President/CEO, Corsa Racewear
BMX Racing News - weekend update - November 8-10, 2013
TEAGAN O’Keeffe Joins Factory Promax Team
ANAHEIM, CA—Cycle Group, Inc. (CGI) is very excited to announce that South African National BMX Team member Teagan O’Keeffe will join the Promax Factory Team in 2014.
“Although she is relatively unknown in the U.S., Teagan has a promising future in BMX. She’s young, talented and well liked. We’re really looking forward to working with her and helping her develop as a professional racer,” said Toby Henderson, CGI’s founder.
CGI launched the Promax Factory Team with Arielle Martin and Kory Cook last July after their sponsor severed their contracts mid-season. At the time, CGI was unsure if the team would last beyond the end of the season.
“We were really happy with how things went for Promax. Arielle finished her career really strong and Kory continued to show he could ride with the big boys. With Arielle’s retirement, we had an opening. Teagan has been living and training in Orange County, not far from our offices. Her plan to race the full USA BMX season and UCI GSX Supercross Series fit well with our needs,” Henderson said.
CGI will supply O’Keeffe with a range of Promax components such as brake sets, cranks, stems, bottom brackets, headsets and seat clamps, as well as BOX handlebars, rims, number plates and one-piece saddles/seatposts.
“Next year I want to take my racing to a new level and what better way to do that than with the industry’s leading components and bike set-up. I am so excited to be working with Promax and the opportunity they have given me,” O’Keeffe said.
O’Keeffe will make her debut in a Promax jersey at the USA BMX Gator Nationals in Oldsmar, Florida, March 21. Cook will race at the USA BMX Grand Nationals later this month.
Profile Factory Team Cranks It Up
At The USABMX Disney Cup Nationals!
The last national of the 2013 national season was in Kissimmee, FL at the Silver Spur arena.
The Profile team was ready to get the 3- day race weekend underway and bring home some shiny Disney Cups as well as grab a few extra points going into Tulsa.
Charlie Golwyn, aka Mr. Prickle Pants, got things started off right. He had a dominating performance winning every moto and main, all 3 days in both the 6 and under open and 6 expert classes. Not only did he have triple-double wins, he now has 2 Disney Cups to take home. While it was Profile’s Chandler Denton on this month’s Pull magazine cover, if Charlie keeps us this pace he will have a cover shot soon too!
Caleb Minthorn decided to break out his cruiser since there was no Junior Development class this weekend. He ended up making the podium on both Friday and Saturday for third place each day. That’s 2 cruiser podium finishes. In his 17-18 expert class, he had the second largest group of the weekend with almost 40 riders and quarters. Caleb’s training paid off with smooth rides and transfers into the quarter and into the semis in this ultra-tough class. On Sunday, he was in the semi and poised to transfer but got pushed up and over the third turn. He was so far over and into the stands he could have signed autographs!
Racing 13 girls, Lauren Lanzalotta, started the weekend off right on Friday with a solid performance in her motos and making the main event. She got a tight squeeze on the first straight and took an 8. On Saturday, she again had solid motos and made it to the semi.
Chandler Denton racing 19-27 Expert was riding high and showing why he landed a Pull magazine cover this month. He had one of the biggest classes of the weekend, but managed to get out of the motos and through the quarters, semis and into the mains all 3 days. Chandler finished with a 3 on Friday, a 6 on Saturday, and a 2 on Sunday and he took second overall for the Disney Cup challenge.
Racing 12 cruiser and 12 Expert, Casey was strong all weekend long with a main event appearance each day. On Friday it was in his 12 Expert class where he brought home a podium with a 3rd. On Saturday and Sunday it was in his 12 Cruiser class with a 4th and a 5th finish.
Tanner Engle racing 13 Expert was looking good in the motos all weekend. He was smooth and fast in the semis but was not able to get into the main.
Tyler Faoro, racing Elite Men, showed up on Friday with his new frame that he picked up at Interbike. He was getting the Dkoi bike frame dialed in and was really enjoying it. Tyler’s cheering section was also in attendance in their custom 954 checkered flag dresses. They helped him make it out of the motos but he was not able to make it all the way to the main.
John Pringle had a great weekend making 4 out of his 6 main events including all 3 days in 46-50 Cruiser. On Friday after getting some traffic in the first straight he took a 6 but turned it around on Saturday with a 3rd and a 5th on Sunday. He also made his expert main on Saturday and finished 7th.
The team will be headed to Tulsa at the end of the month to put it all on the table at the Grand National Championships. Stop by and check out some of our new products.
Thank you to Jim, Nancy and the Profile staff for supporting the team.
|Thank you to all our factory sponsors we could not do it with out you.|
|Check out Profile's, Mini Ripper, Charlie Golwyn, Takin' It To the 6X Class At Disney!|
Charlie's, "Profile Crankin" In This Awesome USABMX Video Sweetness From G-Mo!
Strider Bikes Get Revved Up With New Harley-Davidson® STRIDER™ Bike
Officially Licensed Harley-Davidson® STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes
Perfect For Teaching Toddlers How To Ride
Rapid City, SD (November 4, 2013) - Strider Sports International is pleased to announce that the ST-4 No-Pedal Balance Bike for toddlers is the newest Harley-Davidson® officially licensed product. Building on the worldwide success of the original STRIDER bike (over 600,000 sold to date), the new Special Edition Harley-Davidson® STRIDER gives toddlers a bike with the classic look of the most famous motorcycle brand in the world.
Strider No-Pedal balance bikes are the fastest, safest, and easiest way to teach toddlers as young as 18 months to discover the world on two wheels. By using a Harley-Davidson® STRIDER bike, young riders from 18 months to five years get to experience the fun and freedom of riding a bike without relying on restrictive training wheels or tricycles. The new Harley-Davidson® model bike will be dealer-exclusive for six months before being offered through additional channels.
The Harley-Davidson®STRIDER bike is a must-have developmental tool for children aged 18 months to five years. It weighs just 6.7 pounds, is easy to control, and features an adjustable seat and handlebars to accommodate a growing child. The newest STRIDER will be available worldwide by Thanksgiving and will come in two colors: black or pink.
"The Harley-Davidson®STRIDER is truly a special bike," says Ryan McFarland, Founder of Strider Bikes. "The iconic Harley-Davidson® brand evokes an image of feeling the wind in your face on the open road. We know the trademark Harley-Davidson® orange and black STRIDER bike will help children develop that same feeling of freedom and fun."
A recent study conducted over a four-week period with three to five-year-old children concluded that participants benefited from using a STRIDER bike by improving their balance and functional fitness, while likely reducing future injuries during their daily routines.
To learn more about the Harley-Davidson STRIDER bike, visit www.StriderBikes.com/bikes/co-branded/Harley-Davidson.
|Limited Edition Stay Strong GT Speed Series Available, Get Yours NOW!|
|If you're lookin' for somethin' special, you can pre
order the 2014 Stay Strong X GT Speed Series aluminum frame.
The specially branded Stay Strong is one of a kind and bound to be remembered as One Of A Kind!
Orders are now being taken by getting in touch with Marco Dellisola via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hit him up for more info.
Don't wait too long, cuz it's a Limited Edition run , Pro and Cruiser are nearly sold out...
BMX Racing News - weekend update - November 1-3, 2013
BMX Racing News - Thursday - October 31, 2013
|St. Etienne Indoor BMX 2013|
|Al Cayne Grabs Skyway Box Cover!|
Cayne', who IS, BMX Mania Approved,
by the way, has picked up a sweet bit of props in the way of
an awesome photo of his bad self, throwin' down on the cover
shot of the Skyway 50th anniversary Tuff Wheels AND T/A
Crazy Al is a long time web site owner who regularly covers BMX Racing on his site, SugarCayne.com along with a ton of other stuff. Crazy Al's a card carrying BMXer, Ride Hard Al, you ARE the man!
Check out Crazy Al's words on hearing his big honor.
Recently Skyway BMX announced the release of the 50th anniversary Black and Gold T/A and My jaw dropped when I saw that I was featured on T/A box too!
I didn’t know I was going to be featured on both the 50th anniversary Tuff Wheels AND T/A boxes! This is awesome news, I’m super excited about all these great things that’s coming my way!
I just got another boost of energy to keep doing what I’m doing and spread the word about Skyway and the BMX community!
The Frames will be available on PlanetBMX.com and according to SkywayBMX “Pricing and info will be up on the PlanetBMX.com site next week!”
Check out Crazy Al's Web Site, click below!
BMX Racing News - Disney cup weekend - October 25-28, 2013
|It's USABMX Disney Cup Weekend On BMX Mania!|
|Saturday Results-Sam Wins AA - Mariana Wins Girl Pro - Cristian Wins Vet - Siinmaa Wins A Pro|
|Friday Results-Sam Wins AA - Mariana Wins Girl Pro - Javier Wins Vet - McCoy Wins A Pro!|
|MASSIVE FRIDAY/SATURDAY PHOTO GALLERIES POSTED!|
|We've been going to the
since 1998 and it's always been a great race. It's the last
race before the
and who doesn't enjoy going to Orlando and
hangin' out with Mickey Mouse ridin' a BMX bike?
Today, we're motorin' on over to the Silver Spurs Arena for some Pro Practice time, but it's not JUST practice day, it's a full on Pro Points national! Friday is the first ONE of THREE pro points national races over the weekend. All the big dogs will be in the arena and the Redline Pro Duo of Sam Willoughby and Alise Post will be there endeavoring to protect their pro points leads in AA Pro and Girl Pro.
So check out BMXmania.com, Saturday morning for Pix, Points and the Straight Scoop from the USABMX Disney Cup in Orlando, FL USA!
|Benefit Event for Hodgkin's Lymphoma patient Paul Wassenaar|
From BMX Mania Special Correspondent / Robert De Wilde - 2 Moths ago 19 Year old and Bellflower A-Pro local Paul Wassenaar was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Paul is already undergoing treatment.
Paul and the rest of the family are well known in the BMX world and specially in Southern California.
Last Saturday Bellflower BMX organized a benefit race and clinic to show the Wassenaar family their support and help ease the burden.
The event started off with a 2 hour clinic.
A total of 22 Pro's donated 2 hours of their time to give the riders a once in a lifetime experience.
Who doesn't want to ride with 2 time gold medalist Maris Strombergs, former UCI Elite World Champions and ABA/NBL National Champions.
I think it is safe to say that this was the biggest group of pro instructors ever.
Tammy (Bellflower BMX Track Operator) lost count around 60, she estimates about 100 riders attended in the BMX clinic.
Around 190 riders signed up for the race.
After 3rd round there was a huge raffle. A lot of BMX companies donated product for the raffle. All raffle tickets were sold.
All together the event was a great success.
Bellflower BMX would like to thank all the sponsors that gave back to the BMX community. Keep them in mind when you are out and about to buy new product.
All the Pro's that helped with the clinic. Last but not least, everybody that made the trip down to Bellflower BMX to show their support to Paul Wassenaar.
The Wassenaar Family is very grateful and humbled with everything.
Link to Paul Wassenaar Benefit Event.https://www.facebook.com/events/230777313745053/?hc_location=stream
|USA Cycling Junior Development Camp Rider Video!|
weeks ago the last USA Cycling Junior Development camp
wrapped up for 2013 and a couple of the participants put
together this video of their week at camp.
Not a bad camp for BMXers, huh? Check it out, these kids are RAD!
Thanks to J&R Factory RADster, Ryan Pettigrew for the video action!
BMX Racing News - Monday/Tuesday - October 21-22, 2013
Tioga BMX Presents their 2013 UCI BMX World Cup Champions
|It was a LONGGGGGGG 2013 UCI BMX World Cup season and
two of the best persevered, put in the work and made it to
the top of the podium for series championships!
Connor Fields and Mariana Pajon are used to coming in first at the finish line, but a whole season of success is not an easy task. This year after four big time world class UCI BMX Supercross races, they added up enough points to claim first place after a long season.
Here are some congrats from Tioga BMX to Connor and Mariana on their big wins, and a little video gift celebration of their victories with this awesome video!
BMX Racing News - weekend update - October 19-20, 2013
|Alias MX teams up with GHP BMX to do battle on BMX World Circuit!|
Born from a passion for racing and all things motocross, ALiAS strives to set a new standard as they enter the BMX world. They do this through innovation, function, quality, and design.
Founded in November 2011, ALiAS partnered with the GEICO Honda race team just a few weeks into the brand’s inception, giving designers the opportunity to develop and test the new race wear with some of the sport’s top athletes: Justin Barcia, Eli Tomac, Justin Bogle, Wil Hahn and Josh Grant.
For 2014 ALIAS has teamed up with a man who has eleven pro championship titles, 4 NORA cups and is in all four BMX Hall of fame, Greg Hill. ALIAS approached Greg looking for input for their new BMX specific race pants. The result is the lightest BMX specific race pants on the market. In return ALIAS has become GHP’s 2014 uniform sponsor.
Look for the debut of the full line of ALIAS BMX gear at the 2014 USABMX Grand nationals.
BMX Racing News - Friday - October 18, 2013
|Chase BMX / Connor Fields UCI SX Chula Vista & Year End Wrap|
|It was a BIG year for Connor Fields. Connor won a UCI
Supercross Series World Title, a UCI World Time Trial
Championship and a bunch of great U.S. National
Check out this video from Chase BMX to get the story on this great rider with a BIG future!
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