|WHAT'S HOT ON BMX MANIA!|
NEW & Hot! - UCI BMX World Championships
2014 RACE REPORTS - UCI BMX World Championships - USA BMX South PARK/STARS & STRIPES - USABMX SOUTH PARK/STARS & STRIPES - UCI BMX SX BERLIN, GERMANY - USABMX SPRINGNATIONALS & USAC AMATEUR NAT. CHAMPIONSHIPS - UCI BMX SX Manchester, uk - USABMX Desoto & USAC Collegiate Championships - USA CYCLING BMX ELITE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - USABMX Gator Nationals/OLDSMAR - USABMX SILVER DOLLAR/RENO
2013 RACE REPORTS - USABMX grand nationals - USABMX DISNEY CUP - UCI SUPERCROSS FINALS AT CHULA VISTA, CA USA - USABMX DERBY CITY NATIONAL - McCollum Park BMX $18000 pro/am - UCI BMX worlds/new Zealand - USABMX south park - USABMX MIDWEST - UCI SX PAPENDAL, THE NETHERLANDS - USABMX NASHVILLE / USA CYCLING NATIONAL AM CHAMPIONSHIPS
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BMX Racing News - Tuesday/Wednesday - July 22/23, 2014
TUESDAY/CHALLENGE PRACTICE PHOTO GALLERY
|2014 UCI world championships underway in Rotterdam!|
|After years of preparation,
Tuesday was the day that BMX
Holland kicked off the 2014
version of the classic BMX race,
the UCI BMX World Championships!
Tuesday & Wednesday are practice days for the amateur/Challenge classes, and racing starts Wednesday with the Opening Ceremony at 615PM, followed by competition in the 17 and Over and Masters classes.
Thursday, racing continues with the UCI BMX World Challenge 5 to 16 year Boys & Girls. Also on Thursday the BMX Museum and Cinema open for the first time of the week and continue thru until Sunday.
Friday, the Challenge racing continues with the Cruiser class, all age groups! Another highlight of the day will be the Prize Giving Ceremony for all Challenge classes. Friday night, the Juniors and Elite will be working on their first practice session of the week.
Saturday, UCI BMX World Championships Time Trial qualification and the Time Trials Super finals will take place along with the Prize Giving Ceremony for the Junior and Elite Time Trials and the Masters class.
For the final day, Sunday, we'll see UCI BMX World Championships Race Qualifying motos for Men/Women Juniors and Elite, the special UCI Flag Hand Over Ceremony (Holland2014 to Belgium2015), then the ⅛ finals, ¼ finals, ½ finals and finals in the super fast Men/Women Juniors and Elite classes! To finish off the day and the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships, the day will end with the Prize Giving Ceremony for the Men/Women Junior and Elite classes!
What a week it is going to be! And, BMX Mania will be here keeping you up to date with one of our awesome BMX Mania Race Report Pages, some smokin' hot BMX Race Action Photos and some reporting of the events along the way.
So, keep it here all week for the BMX Mania Dot Com coverage of the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships, DIRECT from Rotterdam, The Netherlands!
Wednesday Morning ..... The BMX Mania Race Report Page will be open for business and there'll be a photo report of Tuesday's Challenge Practice Session and some goodies for ya from the BMX Expo and the great things that were going on down there, Tuesday, so PLEASE CHECK BACK!!!!! - Jerry Mania
|Rebel Run BMX, Offers BMX Training Camps|
|After a lot of hard work, time,
and dedication over the past year,
we are excited and proud to finally
announce the opening of Rebel Run
Sports Camp, "Texas' premier BMX
training camp". You can check us out
and get info on upcoming camps
atwww.rebelruncamp.com or on our
Rebel Run BMX is the brainchild of two friends with a passion for BMX and for individuals who always try to push and exceed the limits of what we can do as human beings.
Travis Postany and Lee Lewis have traveled the world riding BMX together for 14 years. While they gained all the knowledge and experience one can about the sport, they saw inconsistencies in training and a huge lack of places to learn and practice the sport. Rebel Run BMX was created to share their years of experience with those who are willing to get serious, listen, work, and take their skills to the next level.
If you just want to do a few sprints a day, then this camp is not for you. If you just want to go to the track, jump the second straight over and over, and call it a night, then this camp is not for you. Many say, “Well, you just have to have fun.” We say, “That mentality is killing BMX.”
How can an individual or a sport progress by only doing what is “fun”? The reality is that “fun” will not put you on the podium; “fun” will not get you Number One titles; and “fun” will not push and test and force the limits of a sport or individual, which is what keeps BMX (or any other sport) alive and growing.
Rebel Run BMX is not like any other BMX camp or clinic you’ve been to or heard of. We take a different approach to training that we believe this sport desperately needs and offer an experience you won’t find anywhere else. If you have a goal or dream to do big things in BMX then we can help you reach that.
BMX Racing News - weekend update - July 19-21, 2014
|BMX Mania's On The Road To The UCI Worlds In Rotterdam!|
racing action will soon be heating
up in Rotterdam, Netherlands at the
Ahoy Arena and BMX Mania will be
hoppin' on the BMX Corporate Jet
(Well, actually more like a good
Coach seat on Delta Flight 619!) and
flying in to to rock and roll with
the thousands of riders who are
making their way from across the
world to try to win one of those UCI
World #1's that will be handed out
in both the Challenge/Amateur
classes and the Top Of The Heap,
Elite and Junior categories.
Over six days in the beautiful Ahoy Arena, a RECORD NUMBER, 2841 Challenge and Championship riders will practice and compete on the world class indoor track that will feature both a 5 meter (16 feet) Challenge Start Hill and an 8 meter (26 feet) Championship Start Hill leading to a 300 meter (Approx. 1000 feet) with challenging obstacles, a pro section and paved turns.
BMX Mania coverage will begin Tuesday with the first day of Challenge Practice, and one of our patented BMX Race Action Photo Galleries, so check back, dial us in and see what's goin' on at the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships!
|UCI Announces Record Breaking BMX World Championships Entries!|
Cycliste Internationale (UCI)
has published the entries list for
UCI BMX World Championships
which take place in Rotterdam, the
Netherlands, from July 23 to 27.
A record 2841 participants have announced their presence across the Challenge and Junior / Elite categories. They represent 41 countries, the highest number of countries since Birmingham (GBR) in 2012 when the 2204 participants represented 38 countries.
The 244 athletes registered in the Championship classes (Elite and Juniors) include reigning World Champions Caroline Buchanan (AUS) and Liam Phillips (GBR). These two athletes, who are also leading the 2014 UCI Supercross World Cup standings, will be up against reigning Olympic Champions Maris Strombergs (LAT) and Mariana Pajon (COL). World Champion in 2011, Pajon will be looking to regain the Elite Women’s World title, as will 2012 World Champion Magalie Pottier (FRA). In the men’s competition, double World Champion (2011 and 2012) Australia’s Sam Willoughby will be in the running for a third world title in Rotterdam.
UCI BMX Coordinator Ellen Bollansée welcomed the record number of entries, which reflects the ever-growing popularity and professionalism of the discipline.
“The BMX World Championships are unique in that the week leading up to the Elite racing, age-groupers from all over the world get to race at the same venue,” she said. “The fact that we have nearly 2600 athletes registered for the Challenge classes is a demonstration that cycling’s youngest Olympic sport is booming.
“But the main event of the Championships is of course the Elite racing,” added Ms Bollansée. “All the big names are coming to Rotterdam so the racing promises to be exceptional.”
Photo by UCI / Reigning World Champion Liam Phillips (No 1) will be among the record number of participants in Rotterdam.
BMX Racing News - Thursday/Friday - July 17-18, 2014
|Novant Health BMX Supercross Track Grand Opening Announced!|
|Yeah, buddy! The folks down in
South Carolina who run the Rock Hill
Outdoor Center are Super Psyched
about their new Novant Health BMX
Supercross track. And why wouldn't
they be? Without even having run a
race, they've secured a USABMX Gold
Cup East Finals Pro Series race, AND
a UCI BMX World Championship!
That's OK, they're in good hands. With good coordination from USABMX, USA Cycling and the UCI, they'll be runnin' great races at Novant Health BMX SX track for years!
That all gets 'Kicked Off', August 23rd with a stellar Grand Opening that'll feature BMX Pros, USABMX staff, USA Cycling representatives and UCI personnel as well as a full gate of local officials, Novant Health reps and of course, BMXers, itchin' to get on the track!
If you're in the area, which could be the entire East Coast.....Make it on out and celebrate the new track and take in the USABMX race, Saturday afternoon!
BMX Racing News - Wednesday - July 16, 2014
|hot New Products Available from BRG|
BMX Racing Group has some brand new parts that just arrived in time for the summer BMX racing rush.
New items from Insight, Elevn, and Excess can now be found at better BMX bike shops world wide.
Insight Pivotal Post - Alloy MSRP $24.99
Alloy Post offered in 4 colors and 4 size options, giving you a lightweight Pivotal Post option at a great price.
INSIGHT Pivotal seat post - 22.2x250mm
Black anodized, Polished, Red anodized, Blue anodized
INSIGHT Pivotal seat post - 25.4x250mm black anodized
INSIGHT seat post pivotal - 26.8x250mm
Black anodized, Polished, Red anodized, Blue anodized
INSIGHT seat post pivotal - 27.2x250mm
Black anodized, Polished, Red anodized, Blue anodized
Insight Pivotal Post - Carbon MSRP $54.99 - Insight Carbon Fiber Pivotal post is offered in a short 110mm race version, to help keep the weight to the minimum. Perfect for both the ultimate light weight Pivotal set with with the Insight Mini Pivotal Seats, as well as the Pro sizes Elevn Pivotal and other Pivotal seats. INSIGHT Carbon Pivotal seat post 22.2x110mm, 26.8x110mm, 27.2x110mm
Insight Mini Pivotal Seats MSRP $34.99
The Mini size Pivotal seat is an Exclusive to Insight, this is the only true mini Pivotal seat made in BMX!
Super lightweight at only130 Grams, the seat is offered in 3 colors choices. INSIGHT Mini pivotal seat - Black, Clear, White
Excess Elite 16t freewheel with 60 engagement points: MSRP $49.95
Our new Elite EXCESS freewheel is a 3/32"x 16T with 3 pawls and 60 points of engagements, doubling that of most other freewheels offered today. Offered in a brushed satin and chrome combo finish in 16 tooth only. This is the ultimate Hi-end Pro level freewheel offered at an affordable price!
Elevn 7" Alloy handlebars - Expert + - MSRP $59.95
A new size for Elevn in our Alloy range, the 7" rise bar is Expert + Sizing
6061 T6 Butted Tubing - 7" Rise, 26" Width, 8 Degree Sweep, 2 Degree Up Sweep, 480 Grams
ELEVN Expert + 7.0" SLT alloy Race bar - Black/white graphics & White/black graphics
BMX Racing News - Monday - July 14, 2014
|BMX World Championship Events to Air in the U.S. on Universal Sports Network|
Los Angeles (July 14, 2014) – Universal Sports Network will present national television and online coverage of the UCI BMX World Championship events in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday, July 27, at 4 p.m. ET.
Fans who do not normally receive Universal Sports Network as a part of their television package will be able to watch the BMX action from Holland during week-long free previews from DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, BendBroadband and CenturyLink Prism starting on July 22.
Following MTB World Cup stops in Windham, New York and Meribel, France, the mountain bike season culminates at the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Hafjell, Norway. Universal Sports Network coverage of the week-long event begins Tuesday, September 2 at 5 p.m. E.T.
Universal Sports Network BMX TV Schedule: ALL TIMES U.S. Eastern Time – subject to change
About Universal Sports ..... Universal Sports, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, LP, is the premier multi-platform media destination for Olympic-related sports programming in the United States.
Offering more than 1,200 hours of original programming each year, Universal Sports has exclusive rights to world and national championship events in a wide array of sports, including swimming, track and field, gymnastics, cycling, skiing, figure skating and rugby.
Whether on television, online, or on the go with mobile and tablet applications, Universal Sports offers a four-screen experience to fans of global sports every day of the year. For more information, please visit www.UniversalSports.com .
|Staats BMX, Dude In Charge Interview With Rich Huvard by Sugar Cayne!|
|Staats BMX owner, Rich Huvard
has "been there done that" when it
comes to BMX and he's gotten a hold
of a hot property in Staats BMX, a
long time BMX company that he now
owns and is making some noise with
on the BMX Race scene.
BMX Media Man, Al Cayne sat down with Rich at the recent USABMX Stars & Stripes National recently for a comprehensive look at Staats, BMX As Art and the direction of BMX in general!
It's a nice look at a good effort by some folks dedicated to BMX racing!
BMX Racing News - Friday - July 11, 2014
|McCollum Park BMX Gonna Do It Again In 2014!|
|They're going to DO IT
AGAIN! Last year, Bob Gleyre and
the fine folks at McCollum Park
BMX in Everett, Washington blew
the doors off of BMX racing with
a Mega Purse BMX Pro
Invitational and the results
were spectacular. Sam Willoughby
took the win and a boat load of
cash to take home.
This year, they are able to run a 3 day program, with race for life on Friday the 8th, a double points race on Saturday along with the Pro Am race. Sunday will be a Washington State Qualifier.
They will have plenty of camping on site for free, as well as a couple host hotels that have blocked out a number of rooms at a special rate. This year will also include a Vintage BMX show and swap, as well as some freestyle exhibitions.
The track will be a new layout from last year's race, and they will have 2 VIP sections up for bid, that will include prize packages for both VIP areas. One prize example will be a Connor Fields signed Jersey, and some Swag from Donnie Robinson!
The week leading up to the big weekend will include a rider clinic by KUWAHARA PRO Jeff Upshaw on Wednesday the 6th,as well as a clinic by Connor Fields prior to the race for life on Friday the 8th.
Some great sponsorship packages are still available as well, so get busy, contact Bob and make your presence felt!
Just like last year, the trophies for all 3 days will be spectacular, with the pro am trophies showcasing more creative glass blowing!
For clinic and sponsorship info contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|BIKE CHECK: Jonas Harmon’s 2015 Factory GT Speed Series with 'Crazy Al' Cayne!|
|Our favorite, East Coast
Correspondent, 'Crazy Al'
Cayne, he who loves BMX and has
one of the coolest BMX Racing (And
just about everything else, New York
Style that you can think of!) web
sites around, got together with
Rider, Jonas Harmon
at the recent
USABMX Stars & Stripes national
in South Park, PA and they
did a pretty thorough once over of
Jonas's new cruiser for 2015. Al
done good! Actually, GT didn't do
bad either, CHECK IT OUT, it's
From Big Al ....... "We got an exclusive Bike Check of factory GT Bikes rider Jonas Harmon's 2015 Speed Series! This is an amazing looking bike with lots of cool new features!"
BMX Racing News - TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY - July 8&9, 2014
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|BUSY BMX WEEKEND FOR|
|CHASE BICYCLES AT USA BMX|
|SOUTH PARK, PA NATIONAL AND|
|FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS|
Fields: Round #9 of the USA BMX
Pro Series tour took to the East
Coast of the United States to one of
the most loved tracks in the USA’s
BMX history: South Park, PA. South
Park is one of the most historical
BMX tracks in the United States, and
what better weekend to have the USA
BMX Pro Series tour stop in South
Park, other than the 4th of July
The Stars and Stripes National event had a slightly different schedule for the Pro riders, as they races on Friday night and Saturday. Friday night was a UCI points gathering event as well, giving the riders an opportunity to collect points towards the UCI ranking and Olympic selection.
With the French National Championship this weekend as well, Connor Fields was the lone Chase Factory rider to attend the Stars and Stripes national, but he decently did not let the Chase Bicycles fans down!
On Saturday, Connor rode strong and consistent all day, and made his way info the main event. Connor would battle it out with Sam Willoughby in the final from the Gate drop to the finish line, and finished up in 2nd for the day.
Joris Daudet: Meanwhile, in France, on Saturday, July 5th, Joris Daudet raced in Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, France at the French National Championships.
Joris lead the one main event final for the title from start to finish, with a good battle from Quentin Caleyron, but Joris took the win and title.
French National Elite Men's Final: 1. Joris DAUDET 2. Quentin CALEYRON 3. Damien GODET 4. Moana MOO CAILLE 5. Remi RICCARDI 6. Romain MAYET 7. Amidou MIR 8. Axel LE NAGARD
|U.K. "Ride Like A Girl" Project!|
weekend at Rounds 6 & 7 of the
British BMX series, the women of the
UK's top category launched their
"Ride like a Girl" project.
The idea was the brainchild of Ellie Dewdney and Lauren Smith; co-founders of 'GoBMX' girls only coaching organization; along with Joey Gough; veteran of the UK women's BMX scene and ex World Champ. They were disheartened by the fact that the British BMX Series staged a podium with novelty cheques for the men but not for the women, along with the fact that the women's prize money is only a quarter of that of the men's and the winner receives only half of what the winner would have earned in the mid 1990's.
However, they did not want to stage a protest or complain. They decided the best way to tackle the problem was to begin promoting girls BMX in general and it's female stars. Joey said "Although we feel it's a shame the prize money has dropped so much since a time when the sport was actually far smaller, we felt that rather than simply have a moan, it would be far more pro-active if we set about proving the female riders in BMX are really worth something, to initiate a change in the promotion of females in the sport and in turn how they are perceived by the rest of the BMX World. We need to make ourselves marketable to potential sponsors, so being invited to stand on the podium is an important first step towards that.
"We came up with a lot of ideas, the first being that we would arrange an autograph session with giveaways to give us a chance to meet and inspire a younger generation of riders, and the second a plan to sport t-shirts promoting female BMX that we planned to sell, with the profits going into the podium prize fund at he British Championships later this year....but there are more ideas in the pipeline too."
The "Ride like a Girl" t-shirts the women were sporting on mass, sent a clear and powerful message that riding a bike "like a Girl" is something to be proud of. "We want the younger generation of female BMXers to know there are no limits to what they can do on a bike, we want to encourage them to jump big, ride fast, and be rad.......like a girl, and tell everyone at the same time!" commented Ellie.
The launch at Derby was a huge success with orders flying in for the t-shirts. On top of that after discussions with the organisers of the British Series in the run up to the event, it was arranged that podiums and novelty cheques would be provided for the women's category. Ellie said "We have been overwhelmed with the response this weekend, we have had t-shirt orders from as far as Canada and Australia, and seeing the Championship Women's top 3 up on the official podium was the icing on the cake. It's been quite an incredible weekend, we'd like to thank everyone for their support!"
If you would like a "Ride Like a Girl" t-shirt, visit http://gobmx.bigcartel.com/ but get your order in quickly as you will only be able to order until the end of this week!
(Photos courtesy of SJS Photography)
|Chasing A Rainbow with|
|Only The Best Can Get It!|
UCI Cycling World
Champion you receive the elusive
rainbow striped World Champion
jersey. The BUCHANAN Next Gen girls
are aspiring to be world champions
of the future guided and mentored by
the current 5 time World Champion Caroline Buchanan.
They are in the best hands to chase that rainbow, overcome adversity and find their pot of gold in their journey. Finding their lucky Oakley goggles the girls are able to see their vision clearly through the lens which gives them confidence chasing their rainbow to be World Champions of the future.
Wishing the Next Gen girls Mikayla Rose & Paige Harding good luck at the upcoming BMX World Championships in Holland. BUCHANAN Next Gen... more than just a girls team! Keep your eyes posted for whats to come!
Brought to you by BOX Components.
UCI BMX World Championships: Reunion of Champions
News/Aigle, Switzerland - The
list of participants for the
Champions reads like a
veritable Who’s Who of BMX. It will
take place during the
BMX World Championships
and will reunite Champions from as
far back as the 1970s.
“We wanted to create an extra feature for the public during these Worlds and of course give these athletes the platform they deserve,” explains organizer Eric Kersten.
The idea of a major international reunion was born during discussions between the event organizers and Gerrit Does, organizer of the World Championships in the Netherlands in 1983. Mr. Does called on his extensive contacts worldwide to bring the idea to fruition.
“This is an absolute first and unique happening,” he said. “We also hope we can attract current riders for a unique photo opportunity,” he added.
The main day of the reunion will be Saturday July 26th, with an organized bike ride through Rotterdam for the former Champions, who will arrive at the city’s Ahoy arena in time to watch the Juniors and Elite time trials.
1979 World Champion “PK Ripper” among participants - The reunion will bring back strong memories for the world’s former World Champions, such as Perry Kramer, one of the first ever USA Pros to race in Europe. Namesake for the infamous “PK Ripper” bike, Kramer was crowned BMX World Champion in Indianapolis, USA, in 1979.
“The BMX community is strong and we really try to stay connected,” says Kramer. “I see a lot (of former BMX competitors) at BMX reunions, but to try to get together racers who have earned a distinctive title such as World Champion has not been attempted before.
“It will be cool to swap some ‘World Championship’ stories with some of the other champions.”
Kramer welcomes the globalization of BMX which sees riders from a lot of different countries on the international podium.
“When I won the Pro World Championships back in 1979, all 8 riders in the main event were Californian,” he says.
The former Champion has a hard time naming some of his greatest BMX memories, although winning his first big national race in the 1976 Winter Nationals would have to be one of them… as is travelling to the Netherlands to race in 1980.
“But more of my best memories come from the off-the-track fun we had while touring the USA back in the late 70s and early 80s.”
At the end of his competitive career, Perry Kramer remained in the industry, covering a wide section of American territory as sales rep and accounts executive for Giant Bicycles.
“I actually started working in the bicycle industry when I was still racing. It was a logical step. I still really want to ride bikes all the time and I still race… but on mountain bikes and mostly for fun.”
The 2014 UCI BMX World Championships will take place at the Ahoy arena from July 23 to 27. The unofficial meeting place for the former World Champions during that period will be at the nearby BMX Museum.
|2014 UCI Worlds Commemorative Frame From Crupi!|
BMX Racing News - weekend update - July 5&6, 2014
|Friday, AT the USABMX SOUTH PARK NATIONAL|
|SATURDAY SOUTHPARK PHOTO GALLERY POSTED!!!!!|
|CHECK IT OUT, NOW!!!! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!|
|FRIDAY PRO PODIUM|
|ELITE MEN||ELITE WOMEN||VET PRO||A PRO|
|1 Sam Willoughby||1 Brooke Crain||1 Cristian Becerine||1 Phil Delizia|
|2 Connor Fields||2 Lauren Reynolds||2 Matt Pohlkamp||2 Olijuwon Davis|
|3 Donny Robinson||3 Dani George||3 Jesse Burkes||3 Nick Koehler|
|Race Action Photo Gallery Coming, Saturday Morning, East Coast Time!|
BMX Racing News - Thursday/Friday - July 3-4, 2014
|New Insight Mini Pivotal Seats|
We are excited to announce the addition of the first Mini Pivotal seat offered in BMX from Insight.
At only 130 grams this is by far the lightest and only mini Pivotal seat out! Offered in White, Clear, and Black.
In Stock Now!
BMX Racing News - Tuesday/Wednesday - July 1-2, 2014
|Chase Bicycles UCI BMX SX Round #3 Recap / Berlin, Germany|
The new Chase BMX Race Report Web Edit is now posted. Please take a look back at the Chase Bicycles Pro team from stop #3 of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup tour in Berlin Germany. Connor Fields, Joris Daudet, Anthony Dean, Dan Franks, Melinda McLeod, Stefany Hernandez, Renato Rezende, and Carlos Ramirez talk about the weekend of racing on one of the most unique BMX tracks ever built.
We are excited as the team riders get ready for the UCI BMX World Championships in just a few weeks in Holland, where Connor Fields looks to defend his Time Trial World Championship, while Joris Daudet, Romain Mahieu, Anthony Dean, Daniel Franks, Melinda McLeod, Stefany Hernandez, Renato Rezende, and Carlos Ramirez and the rest of the worlds fastest riders go after the Men's and Women's World Titles.
|Amanda Carr & Kurt Pickard Win Big,|
|Sunday at USABMX Midwest National!|
|J&R's, Amanda Carr leads the way
in Elite Women's racing in to Turn
Two, Sunday at the USABMX Midwest
National at Rockford BMX! She was
joined on top of the podium by
Haro's, New Zealand rocker, Kurt
Pickard in Elite Men. Other winners
in Sunday's pro events included,
Cristian Becerine in Vet pro, Jake
Sherbno in A Pro and Bubba Gonzales
in USAC Boys.
CLICK HERE for more from Rockford!
BMX Racing News - Weekend update - june 27-29, 2014
|David Herman & Dominique Take Top spots on Saturday at USABMX rockford!|
Saturday racing action saw David
Herman and Dominique Daniels atop
the podium for Day One of the USABMX
Midwest Nationals. For complete
results as well as Saturday and
Friday photo galleries from
This weekend we're at Rockford BMX for the USABMX Midwest National. This track is one of the best maintained in the country and the racing action is HOT here in Rockford!
BMX Mania will be in the house all weekend long, taking some of our patented "Happy Snaps" that BMX racers all around the world wait for, drool over and trade with their friends.
Well, it might not be THAT big of a deal, but we love it and we're Rockn' our two Canon cameras, cuz we know you want to check out the latest, so Tune In and Blow It Up! CLICK HERE for more from Rockford!
BMX Racing News - Thursday - june 26, 2014
|Defending champs Fields, Gaian and Stancil headline BMX World Team|
Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 25, 2014) -- The 21-rider team heading to Rotterdam, Netherlands, to compete at the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships, July 23-27, was announced Wednesday by USA Cycling. The talented U.S. contingent boasts all five members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, including two-time defending elite men's time trial world champion Connor Fields (Henderson, N.V./Chase BMX), as well as defending junior world champions Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif./GT Bicycles), and Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill./GT Bicycles) who is now competing in the elite women's division. All three riders will be rocking the rainbow stripes as they take to the course in Rotterdam in just four weeks.
won the 2014 Elite BMX National
Championship in March and is
currently second in the
UCI BMX rankings. He will be
joined by his Olympic teammates from
(Wheat Ridge, Colo./Free Agent
(Lakeside, Calif./Haro Bikes).
Rounding out the strong men's team
are 2014 elite national silver and
(Sun City, Calif./DK Bicycles) and
(Altadena, Calif./Avent Bombshell),
as well as recent fourth-place
finisher at the Berlin World Cup
(Tucson, Ariz./Haro Bicycles), and
up-and-coming riders such as
(Winston Salem, N.C./Dan’s
The men's juniors team is led by defending Supercross world champion Gaian who is currently ranked second in the UCI juniors men's rankings. Joining Gaian on the U.S. team is seventh-ranked Hunter Pelham (Conroe, Texas/ Haro/Promax), 2014 national champion Collin Hudson (Longmont, Colo./Redline), Jacob Abbe (El Cajon, Calif./Tangent), Walker Finch (Fort Collins, Colo./ Haro/Promax), Caleb Minthorn (Sarasota, Fla./Profile) and Alden Volle (Penryn, Calif./Dan's Comp)
U.S. national champion Shealen Reno (Plano, Texas/Hyper Bicycles) will represent the U.S. in the juniors women's portion of the competition in Rotterdam
"We had a fantastic world championships last year with four gold medals and two silvers and are looking for an equally successful performance this year," said USA Cycling Director of BMX Jamie Staff. "We’re excited to watch our two-time junior world champion Felicia Stancil now race the elite women’s class. We have an exciting new talent, Collin Hudson, in the men’s junior class, along with returning world champion Sean Gaian. We're bringing an exciting mix of experienced and up-and-coming riders that we believe will have great success at this year’s world championships
"With the commencement of UCI Olympic nation ranking points beginning at last week’s Berlin Supercross, we will be keeping a close eye on our riders performances and ensure that they maximize their opportunities going forward. These next two years are extremely important for any athlete considering a run towards Rio in 2016."
The UCI BMX World Championships & Challenge are open only to qualified championship and challenge class riders. Competitors must hold a USA Cycling BMX international license and can find out more about qualification and registration on USA Cycling’s 2014 UCI BMX World Championships webpage
2014 UCI BMX
Supercross World Championships
Rotterdam, Netherlands – July 23-27
|USA Cycling Team Roster:|
Jacob Abbe (El Cajon, Calif./Tangent)
Walker Finch (Fort Collins, Colo./ Haro/Promax)
Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif./GT Bicycles)
Collin Hudson (Longmont, Colo./Redline)
Caleb Minthorn (Sarasota, Fla./Profile)
Hunter Pelham (Conroe, Texas/Redline)
Alden Volle (Penryn, Calif./Dan's Comp)
BMX Racing News - Friday - june 20, 2014
|2017 BMX World Championship to bring $13 million to Rock Hill area|
|ROCK HILL, S. Carolina from
— Turns out coffee wasn’t the
main reason a crowd gathered at
Rock Hill, South Carolina’s City
Council chamber recently
was so chatty and invigorated.
Mayor Doug Echols made the official announcement that the city would host the 2017 BMX World Championship at the still-under-construction Novant Healthcare BMX Supercross Track. The forecasted economic impact to the area could be significant. Whereas various sports events brought $18 million of economic impact to Rock Hill during the whole of 2013, the BMX World Championship is estimated to contribute somewhere in the region of $13 million. For a 10-day event.
“The economic impact of this just really boggles the mind,” said John Gettys, the chairman of the Rock Hill Sports Commission. “Start thinking about those numbers when you have some time, and you’ll see why everybody’s smiling today.”
Three-thousand amateur and 300 pro racers will compete in the world championship, which will be held July 26-30, 2017, with practice days on the 24th and 25th. The competitors’ average stay is around 10 days.
Echols, Gettys, and South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism director Duane Parrish did the talking Friday morning. Novant Healthcare BMX Supercross Track head Mike King wasn’t present; the BMX Hall of Famer was part of a three-man delegation, including Rock Hill Parks and Recreation officials Thad Fischer and John Taylor, that was making its way back from Switzerland where BMX’s governing body, Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), made the announcement on Thursday.
A bid launched by the city about three months ago culminated in the awarding of the world championship.
“We’ve been sitting on it,” said Gettys. “It’s such a big deal, we didn’t want to let everybody know about it at the time.”
Rock Hill’s BMX Supercross track is expected to open in August and already has several events scheduled for late 2014. The track’s construction falls in line with Echols’ desire to sell Rock Hill as a destination for sports tourism. For years, the city hosted mega softball tournaments at Cherry Park, tennis events, and the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships at Manchester Meadows in 2012. But never before has the city played host to a world championship.
“When you think of the attention this will bring Rock Hill, South Carolina for a BMX World Championship as an isolated event, that’s one way to think about it, and you could put a period at the end of that,” Echols said. “I suggest to you that that’s not the case. What happens is that kind of exposure, worldwide exposure, is that people begin to look closer at our community for all kinds of reasons.”
Echols continued: “It’s a way of saying to the larger world, this is a special place. And when you have the opportunity to say that, it attracts the attention of others. I believe strongly that these kinds of opportunities lead us to other opportunities. They’re not in isolation.”
The BMX World Championship hasn’t been held on American dirt since 2001, when Louisville did the honor. After stops all over the world, including New Zealand, Great Britain and Denmark in the last three years, UCI was interested in returning to the United States. Gettys said that USA Cycling, which was contacted by the world championship organizers, cited Rock Hill as the perfect locale to host the event.
“Today is truly a day to celebrate,” he said, before adding, “We want championships in Rock Hill.”
|Caroline Buchanan Rocks UCI SX Berlin!|
BMX Racing News - Thursday - june 19, 2014
UCI BMX Worlds return to U.S. in 2017
USA Cycling News Release - Colorado Springs Colo. - The UCI BMX World Championships are returning to the United States for the first time in 16 years as the Union Cycliste Internationale has announced Rock Hill, S.C., will play host to the 2017 event at the Novant Healthcare BMX Supercross Track.
The UCI BMX World Championship has not been held on American soil since 2001, when Louisville, Ky., played host. Three-thousand amateur and 300 pro racers are expected to compete in the world championship, which will be held July 26-30, 2017, with practice days on July 24-25.
“The return of the UCI BMX World Championships to the United States in 2017 will mark the first time these championships have been held on American home soil since BMX was added to the Olympic Games,” said USA Cycling President and CEO Steve Johnson. “The Rock Hill facility is home to one of the world’s finest BMX tracks; and the local organizing committee staff and community leaders have worked tirelessly to secure this bid and we congratulate them on the success of their efforts.”
A bid launched by the city of Rock Hill about three months ago culminated in the awarding of the world championship by the UCI.
“Rock Hill is thrilled to be selected to host the 2017 BMX World Championships, joining a list of great cities like Birmingham, Auckland, and Rotterdam,” said Rock Hill's City Manager David Vehaun. “Hosting the world championships solidifies Rock Hill’s commitment as a premier cycling destination.”
Rock Hill’s BMX Supercross track is expected to open in August and already has several events scheduled for late 2014.
PHOTO: BMX action from earlier this year at the Supercross World Cup in Manchester, England. (photo by Jerry Landrum)
BMX Racing News - Tuesday/Wednesday - june 17-18, 2014
|The Netherland's, Martijn Jaspers Race Update!|
BMX Racing News - WEEKEND UPDATE - june 13-15, 2014
|rain rocks the race, but Strombergs & Buchanan|
|shine with big wins at UCI SX BERLIN, GERMANY!|
|BMX MANIA BERLIN BMX SX RACE REPORT PAGE|
completely different races in the
Men's (Left) and Women's Main
Events. In the Men's
trophy dash, Maris Strombergs
(LAT) set the pace right away and
never looked back, pulling away from
Twan Van Gendt (NED) and
Joris Daudet (FRA). One of
Stromberg's team mates said after
the race....It's amazing, "he
probably can't remember the last
time he was on a Supercross start
ramp and he just comes out here and
looks like he never left!" Certainly
Amazing, and For Sure, "BMX
The Women's Final was a TOTALLY different race, with Mariana Pajon, out front, leading the way around the track from Start to Finish......Well, ALMOST! Caroline Buchanan had some plans cooked up in case that happened and she sprung the last option of three in the last turn. C.B. made her move and passed Mariana on the track that everyone said there was no passing on! Wow! Pajon put a hard charge on the whole idea down the last rhythm section, battling back furiously, but Caroline held on and (See Above) beat her by INCHES at the Finish Line! One of the most amazing finishes EVER.
All in all it was a winner of a race. New, exciting venue with a TOTALLY different track than anyone had seen before at a UCI BMX SX race ..... Lots of rain to try to ruin the moment ..... Lots of GREAT racing to chase the rainy day away ..... Mellowpark was anything but Mellow! - Jerry Landrum/BMXmania.com
Saturday Finals Day Foto Madness on the BMX MANIA BERLIN BMX SX RACE REPORT PAGE!
For more, check out all Thursday & Friday photos which are now posted to the BMX MANIA BERLIN BMX SX RACE REPORT PAGE!
|FRIDAY FROM THE UCI BMX SX WORLD CUP IN BERLIN, GERMANY!|
|THE BMX MANIA RACE REPORT PAGE IS NOW OFFICIALLY UPDATED!|
Go check out our RED HOT BMX
RACE ACTION PHOTOS from Friday's
Elimination Round and Time Trial
Treimanis redeemed his
disqualification in the last
round in Papendal, NL with a big
win in Berlin. In Papendal, the
SuperFast Latvian forgot to
install his transponder and was
moved to the back of the pack,
Dang It! No problem, Ed, cuz,
Friday you laid down another
Ultra Fast Lap, laying claim to
the fastest Time Trial Runs, two
races in a row! Congrats, Edzus,
you rock and are definitely BMX
Caroline Buchanan (BMX Mania Approved!) crushed Felicia Stancil's (BMX Mania Approved!) dream, in the Women's Time Trial Superfinal with a last run victory over the speedy American. CB blazed in at an impressive 31.952 second, a little over a second faster the Stancil.
In the racing eliminations, 48 dudes and 24 speedy women qualified to join the Time Trial Superfinalists in Saturday's final rounds of racing, crowning ONE man and ONE woman, the Big Dogs of Mellowpark.
|UCI BMX SUPERCROSS WORLD CUP IN BERLIN, GERMANY!|
|Thursday Practice Photos Posted!!!!!|
BMX Racing News - Tuesday/Wednesday - june 10-11, 2014
|BMX Mania's On The Road To Berlin!|
|BMX Mania's, Jerry Landrum is on
the road to Berlin, Germany for the
3rd round of the UCI BMX Supercross
World Cup in Berlin's, Mellowpark!
Check in here Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for hot racing photos and the WORD from one of the anticipated stops on the SX World Tour, EVER!
|"Crazy" Al Cayne Hits Up The USABMX East Coast Nationals.....Photos Galore!|
|In this gallery set from the USA BMX East Coast Nationals at Chesapeake BMX in Seven MD I got 1166 more photos of practice and racing action from different parts of the track. I got some really cool shots from the first turn and everybody was hitting the doubles out the 2nd turn so I got some dope shots from there too. I also have a bunch of cool fisheye shots, check it out!|
BMX Racing News - Friday - june 6, 2014
Chase BMX & Tioga BMX team up for the USA Cycling BMX Development Camp Series
|USA Cycling BMX Development Camp
- Chula Vista, CA May 31 - June 7,
Chase BMX and Tioga are proud to once again partner up with USA Cycling for the BMX Development Camp series. The camps are held at the USA Olympic Training center in Chula Vista, CA, where the USA Cycling BMX program is headquartered. With the riders qualifying through the USA BMX race series, they are then given the opportunity to attend the OTC for the Camp and learn from some of the best in BMX on what the transition is like from Amateur BMX racing to Pro level Supercross racing and training.
The riders attend seminars about Training, Nutrition, Sports Marketing, Social Media, Bike Maintenance, and Weight Training. Riders are tested to get base line results to see what they need to improve on the become a better BMX rider. The riders then ride on the 2 Supercross style tracks at the Chula Vista facility with the major focus on the Beijing replica track, as well as 1 day of riding on the advanced SX London replica track. At the end of the camp, the riders are put through a race simulation on the Beijing track to test what they learned. The camp also serves as a talent ID camp for the coaches to find potential riders to be invited back for more advanced camps in the future. The riders were also taken on a field trip to the Oakley world headquarters, where they were given a tour of the facility and spoken to by Oakley Sports Marketing guru Steve Blick.
Tioga and Chase both offer product support as well as put together a goodie bag of items from Tioga and Chase BMX team sponsors for each camper in attendance. Items included a set of Tioga PowerBlock & PowerBand S-Spec tires, Insight Number plate, Limited Edition USA Patriot ODI Grips, Kicker Headphones, Shimano products, and more. Pete Dylewski from Chase BMX and Tioga added "We are excited to help give back to USA Cycling and do whatever we can to help out with the future stars of BMX racing. Its exciting to watch the progression of the sport, the riders at each camp, and give any advise or product support we can to give the riders every advantage we can during each of the camps."
USA Cycling Development Coaches - Arielle Martin-Verhaaren, Jonas Harmon, James Herrera, and Guest rider instructors: Barry Nobles, Colin Hudson, Sean Gain, Shealen Reno, Justin Posey, and Jordan Miranda.
Development riders in attendance: Brian Ensey, Chrystofer Davis, Cole Acord, Colin Whittington, Devyn Willey, Dougie Butcher, Jason Boyle, Justice Gagnon, Justice Richmond, Kelsey VanOgle, Kit Bjerk, Michael Boyle, Michael Gonzales, Shayla Blackmore, Trevor Meegan, Veronica Laughton.
For more information on the USA Cycling BMX Development camps, please visit http://www.usacycling.org/usa-cycling-bmx-development-series.htm or listen to a recent podcast on BMXnews.com http://www.bmxnews.com/2014/05/podcast-usac-development-program/ There are 2 more camps for the 2014 year, visit the USABMX.com website for points tracking info for the series http://www.usabmx.com/site/bmx_points?points_type=USAC§ion_id=48
About Chase BMX: Chase BMX frames were created to bring the BMX racing world a new standard for the Elite level of BMX racing frames. No gimmicks, just straightforward technological advancements to offer you the lightest and stiffest frames. These advantages allow you to get all the human generated power to the ground, and give you the biggest advantage offered from any current BMX frame - The winning advantage. www.ChaseBicycles.com
About Tioga: Tioga is one of the originators of the BMX racing tires. Starting off with the Comp 3, Tioga has lead the industry for almost 30 years with the worlds best tires. Tioga now Produces the PowerBand and PowerBlock - The ultimate BMX racing tires, designed to efficiently transfer pedal power and other rider inputs into lateral motion. In short, you'll roll faster with less wasted energy. The S-Spec version utilizes Tioga's thinnest sidewall for maximum suppleness and weight savings. Size for size, the S-Spec are the lightest BMX tires in the world. www.TiogaUSA.com
About USA Cycling: The vision of USA Cycling is to make the United States of America the most successful country in the world of competitive cycling. The mission of USA Cycling is to achieve sustained success in international cycling competition and grow competitive cycling in America while delivering an exceptional customer experience.
For more info, please visit : http://www.usacycling.org
BMX Racing News - Wednesday/Thursday - june 4/5, 2014
|DHR/Stay Strong/Chase BMX 'Ride To End Obesity' Program Closes Out The School Year With Tremendous Effect!|
|Ride To End Obesity from Dale Holmes Racing on Vimeo.|
BMX Mania Editor's Note: This has got to be one of the GREATEST programs in BMX! Dale Holmes is a visionary in taking his love for BMX to places that can impact young lives for the healthier and better.
Quote of the week, that's FOR SURE, BMX Mania Approved...."definitely something we want to do more of in the future, we want to expand and get more people involved and promote healthy lifestyle, healthy eating, and BMX racing.....get more people on BMX bikes, it's always our goal to get more people to the track!" AMEN! Couldn't have said it better from here at BMX Mania World HQ, Dale, GOOD JOB! - Jerry Landrum/BMXmania.com
From Ride To Obesity Program
..... Terrific ending to our
to End Obesity Program this
semester with a visit to
Bernardo Heights Middle School
The kids were fired up and ready for Exercise/Nutrition Jeopardy. The interaction was great and they all asked how they could stay in touch in the months and years ahead.
We are planning a major school program BBQ at a local track in the Fall to bring all of the schools together and to test their knowledge of what they learned during involvement in our program.
Capture a first-hand glance of our Ride to End Obesity program in action through this edit shot by Corinne Walder. We're stoked to have been able to reach more than 250 kids this semester with a positive message of eating well and exercising, while sharing our passion for the sport of BMX. It's great to have of our team involved and we're looking forward to an expansion in Fall. Learn more, daleholmesracing.com ridetoendobesity.com
#ridetoendobesity #bmxinschools #bmxproforaday #buildinghealthykids
A Corinne Walder Video Edit! = vimeo.com/corinnewalder
|Crazy Al Cayne, BMX Challenge Episode #6: George Costa, Rennen Design Group|
|BMX Mania New York Correspondent (Yeah!), Al Cayne has had a pretty rad 'BMX Challenge' going at the Brooklyn Bike Park and he recently got Rennen Design Group's, George Costa to give the course and his challenge a try, check it out and get the word from the man behind all that cool Rennen stuff, George Costa!|
BMX Racing News - Tuesday - june 3, 2014
|Redline Factory Team Makes Switch to BOX Forks|
| ANAHEIM, CA—Just before the
Silver Dollar Nationals in Reno last
January, Cycle Group, Inc. (CGI) stunned
many with the announcement that it had
signed on as a sponsor of the Redline
Factory BMX Team.
Now, CGI is pleased to announce that its sponsorship extends to BOX forks. “We’re extremely excited about this new deal with Redline. It’s a major big coup for us to be working with the Sam Willoughby, Alise Post, Tory Nyhaug and the rest of the great team, as well as Redline, as a whole. We look forward to a long relationship with Redline,” said Toby Henderson, founder and executive director of CGI.
“We believe that Box components will help our Redline athletes win more races and set them up for success on the national and international stage. We are working hard to extend these technical advances on the bikes we sell to racer’s everywhere as we move into 2015,” said Dirk Sorenson, Redline’s marketing manager.
Starting June 1, the Redline Factory Team riders will begin transitioning to BOX forks. With the switch, the team also will make the move to 20-mil front hubs. Some riders will make the switch immediately, while others may take a little time to get used to the change.
“We understand that this change, as well as any possible differences in geometry, might take some getting used to. With this in mind, and taking into consideration their upcoming race schedule, we are giving the riders some leeway. But we’re confident that once they put the stiffer forks and 20-mil front hubs on their bikes, they will be quite pleased,” said Michael Gamstetter, CGI’s senior brand manager and product designer.
Besides Willoughby, Post and Nyhaug, the team consists of Josh Klatman, Collin Hudson, Hunter Pelham, Jason Carnes, Carly Dyar and George Goodall. In addition to BOX “X”, “XL” and “X2” forks, the entire team uses BOX brakes, seatclamps and number plates.
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