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BMX Racing News, Tuesday-April 20, 2010


Copenhagen rated the best BMX venue in Europe

These days, the BMX venue in Copenhagen is being upgraded with a number of new, permanent facilities, including two start ramps (5 and 8 meters). According to the International Cycling Union, UCI, this upgrading makes the venue the best in Europe.

“There’s no doubt that the Copenhagen BMX venue is the best BMX venue in Europe. With the investment of having two permanent start ramps, not only is it the most versatile BMX track (suited both for elite and youngsters) ever built, but it also show cases the future of BMX. This is what many tracks will look like 10 years from now! The UCI are excited to once again bring the BMX Supercross World Cup to the Copenhagen BMX venue, and of course the absolute highlight will be when the BMX World Championships return in 2011,” says Johan Lindström, BMX Sports Coordinator, UCI.

Register by April 21 for Supercross World Cup in Copenhagen

Registration for round two of the 2010 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup event in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 7-8, is open.

The Copenhagen event is the second in the five-race 2010 Supercross World Cup series. Future stops on the 2010 UCI Supercross World Cup circuit include Chula Vista, California, Sept. 18-19 (2011 season), Frejus, France (2011 season), and Monaco, Oct. 15-16.

The Copenhagen Supercross is open to all elite-level riders holding a USA Cycling BMX international license and riders must be born from 1993 or earlier to be eligible to enter the race.

The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series offers significant international class 2 ranking points that affect an athlete’s individual international ranking, and contribute to a nation’s ranking, which is the primary factor in determining the number of start positions a country receives at the 2012 Olympic Games. The Copenhagen contest is also the eighth race to be factored into the 2010 USA Cycling BMX Power Rankings which is one factor in determining nominees to the U.S. BMX Olympic team in 2012.

For more information on the Copenhagen Supercross, click here.

All championship class riders with an active USA Cycling BMX license can register now by logging on to their “My USA Cycling” account.  Registration costs $165 and is open until 5:00 p.m. MST on April 21, 2010.

About USA Cycling   

Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 66,500+ licensees; 2,200 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,650 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit


Morphine Industries crew hits Tampa for Gator National

(photos courtesy of Jerry Landrum/




Week two of the sunshine state NBL Nationals rolled into Tampa BMX with the Morphine crew in tow.  Once again a smooth track, tons of sun and a lot of racing action to be had.


You ever know that there is something that you need to do but can’t quite remember?  Then someone comes up to you minutes before the motos are going to start and says hey a few of your riders are not on the moto sheets….%@&#......then you remember that you forgot to register them.   Thanks Erma.


Masters – Tim Dinger coming off some podium time at the Easter Classic, came back to Florida for a little more glory.  Unfortunately, it appeared that a Friday late night grub session put the hurt on Tim that would keep him down for the weekend.  We will keep the details to our self but trust we the man was hurting from both directions. 


In true PRO determination, however, he suited up and hit the track on Saturday.  With moments of grandeur in motos, his chicken wrap had gotten he best of him and he did not have what it took to be on the gate in the main. 


Things took a turn for the worse with Tim showing up to the track on Sunday with a fever, chills and an all four on the floor position.  We had mercy on Tim and he pulled out and watched from the sidelines rooting on the rest of the Morphine Industries crew.


Super X - Jason LaRev, hit the track with his skill and flow on Saturday with a uno in motos.  Getting an outside gate in a stacked semi unfortunately proved to be a day stopper.  Jrev showed up Sunday pulling out of racing due to an injury that was sustained the day before.  Rumor has it that a few boys tried to help a little old lady cross the road in Sarasota and things went bad.  You may need to talk to him or Barry to get that story straight.


17-18X – Talbott Cross continuing to better himself on this road back to 100%, rode well both days but came up start to put this tire on the gate in the main both days.  Watch out boys, soon that wrist brace will be off.


13X – Noah Reeves coming off a perfect weekend at the Easter Classic, Noah was looking to make the same statement. Hitting the track, Saturday brought about deuces in the motos and an uno in the semi.  Then coming from lane 8 on the main, Noah finished with a solid 3rd.  Sunday was a repeat of the same with deuces in the motos but he captured a spot higher in the main with another deuce


11X – Richie Dey came ready to race in one of the most hotly contested class.  Saturday, Richie raced his way to a few 1st in the motos and put a finish on the day with a top podium spot.  Sunday heated up with the class determined  to try and keep Richie off the top spot.  Taking no for an answer, Richie took all his motos .  When main time came, Richie hit the gate on the way out and came from behind to take second into the last turn and was pushed of the track running out of real estate to take a second at the line.


Morphine Industries will be hitting the Florida State Series race in Highlands at beginning of May and then Florida State Championship in mid May

See ya there. 

Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; HARO BIKES (, Fly Racing (,  Alienation (, Sinz Racing (, Rennen (, Tioga (, Black Crown (


PRO Race at Pearland BMX


April 25, 2010


This will be during our State Race. Valid ABA PRO Card is required to race.


Three Moto transfer low points gets lane choice.


1 lap main


The Purse is $3100.00. Pay out will be: 1st $1500 2nd $500 3rd $400 4th $300 5th $200 6th $100 7th $50 8th $50


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Formula Europe 2010 Crown International BMX Competition

Formula Europe's Edzus Treimanis and Kevin Sprengers travelled to Seoul, South-Korea for the Crown Haitai International, the first BMX race ever organized in Korea.

The track was a bit unconventional with small pointy jumps, glued sand, that looked like concrete, and a very steep starting hill.

But as usually in Asia, the organizer did a perfect job on the organization. The track was dressed up nicely, the riders were pampered and the event was made into 1 big show.

On Friday a Time Trial was held. The laps were timed with 2 chronometers and an average was taken to determine the seedings in Saturday's race.

Edzus finished in 5th and Kevin in 7th place.

Saturday's Race Day started with an official opening for spectators and sponsors. After this the riders were presented to the public and then it was race time.

Both Edzus and Kevin made it through the Main Event in which Kevin finished in 5th place and Edzus made the podium with a solid 3rd behind Raymon van der Biezen and Olympic Gold Medal Maris Strombergs.

After the Award Ceremony, in which the riders got a nice big check, the event was closed with a nice diner and a performance of a Korean Pop Singer and a traditional band.

The event was a great experience! We thank the organizer and wish Korea all the best for their future in BMX.

Formula Europe is supported by Formula Bicycles,, Shimano, Alienation, Tioga, BES&T, SixSixOne and

Jamalama Gets Hitched!

BMX Mania Best Wishes go out to Mr. & Mrs. Javier Martin Larrea. Long time "Bolivian Transplant To The U.S.", Javier and his new bride celebrated their wedding with 'Finish Line' flags to indicate that they "Made It" to the alter to this great marriage off and running! They will continue to live in Ohio and plan to celebrate with a summer of BMX Racing on the Ohio and U.S. BMX racing circuit, a BMX marriage made in heaven! Javier Martin Larrea -



BMX Racing News, Monday-April 19, 2010

Meet the world’s best BMX SX riders in Denmark

The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is staged in Copenhagen 7-8 May for the third year in succession. Once again the absolutely best world-class riders are competing at Europe’s best BMX track to fight for the overall World Cup victory and vital Olympic points in the time leading up to London 2012. The World Cup is furthermore a trial run for the BMX World Championships 2011 in Denmark. 

Scandinavia’s largest BMX event begins in a few weeks. Once again the spectators are in for absolute world-class sport in Copenhagen. On Friday 7 May the qualification-/time trial takes place and on Saturday 8 May the finals are run. Much is at stake. More than 130 riders from the BMX elite are fighting for crucial points for the world ranking list and the Olympic Games qualification as well.  

The male favourites are among others Maris Strombergs (Olympic Champion from Latvia), Sam Willoughby (no. 1 on the world ranking list and from Australia) and Donny Robinson (from USA and the winner of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Copenhagen 2008). The winner of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup 2009, Ivo van der Putten, from Holland is a strong outsider for the victory this year. The female favourite is Shanaze Reade from Great Britain, who will do her utmost to win the title for the third time in succession in Copenhagen, but le Corguille (no. 1 on the world ranking list and from France) and Buchanan (from Australia) are strong competitors.

Europe’ best BMX track is located in Copenhagen
These days, the BMX track in Copenhagen is being upgraded with a number of new, permanent facilities, for example two start ramps of five and eight metres, respectively.
According to the International Cycling Federation, UCI, this upgrading makes the track the best in Europe. 

“There’s no doubt that the Copenhagen BMX venue is the best BMX venue in Europe. With the investment of having two permanent start ramps, not only is it the most versatile BMX track (suited both for elite and youngsters) ever built, but it also show cases the future of BMX. This is what many tracks will look like 10 years from now! The UCI are excited to once again bring the BMX Supercross World Cup to the Copenhagen BMX venue, and of course the absolute highlight will be when the BMX World Championships return in 2011,” says Johan Lindström, BMX Sports Coordinator, UCI. 

Sports Events Made in Denmark
The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is staged in Copenhagen for the third year in succession. The sporting set up is perfect and the organisers have the energy to further develop the side-activities attached to the main ev
ent. Chief Executive Lars Lundov of Sport Event Denmark explains: “In Denmark we emphasize the re-use of experience gained at previous events to make future events even better. We call it “Sport Events Made in Denmark”. Thus, this year’s World Cup will benefit from the experience gained in 2008 and 2009 and furthermore it is a stepping stone to the BMX World Championships we are hosting in 2011.“ 

Rock ’n’ roll and entertainment throughout the final day 8 May
Beyond the BMX competitions, the final day 8 May offers the audience a great variety of entertainment: the rock band KISS KISS KISS, dj, freestyle BMX-show, competitions for the audience, free “try for yourself” for all kids and much more.

Info about the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup 7-8 May 2010 in Copenhagen
• The world’s 130 best BMX Supercross riders
• Qualification and time trial on 7 May, finals on 8 May
• Action and entertainment all day 8 May
• Ticket for both days 75 DKK (10 €)
• Address: Copenhagen BMX Venue, Ved Slusen 2, 2450 Copenhagen SV
• Web:  

Bike City Copenhagen
The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup 2010 in Copenhagen has been added to the original Bike City Copenhagen
project (BCC), which HRH Crown Prince Frederik is protector for. Copenhagen is the only city in the world, which has been appointed as Bike City by the UCI and between 2008 and 2011 Copenhagen is host of eight major international cycling events.  

Beyond the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup the Bike City package includes among others the prestigious World Road Championship 2011 and the World BMX Championships 2011.  Behind BCC (Bike City Copenhagen) stand as strong partners as the Danish Motor Sport Union (the Danish BMX Federation), the Danish Cycling Federation, Sport Event Denmark, the City of Copenhagen and Wonderful Copenhagen. The Danish Foundation for Elite Sports Facilities has contributed financially to the upgrading of the BMX track in Copenhagen. For more information please visit

Gabriela Díaz wins BMX Silver Medal in 2010 South American Games

Argentina BMX Federation News Release

The South American Games are the continent's multi-sports event. Athletes from countries in Central America and the Caribbean also take part in them.

The Games are the most important competition of the South American Sports Organization (ODESUR). One of the characteristics of the South American Games is that it gathers Olympic sports, like Athletics and Swimming, as well as other sports, not included in the Olympic program, such as Bowling and Karate. The Games are held every four years. Its first edition took place in November 1978, in La Paz, Bolivia.

The Argentina Elite Woman from Cordoba, Gabriela Diaz, obtained Second Place in the Elite Women's class behind the Colombian, Mariana Pajon, Pajon, while other Argentinean riders, Maria Dutto and Florence Soriano obtained the seventh and eighth place.

In the Elite Men's class, Ignacio "Nacho" Katogui was the best classified with a strong Fourth Place and Cristián Becerine finished eighth. The Gold Medal was won by Augusto "Tin" Castro of Colombia and the Silver went to countryman José Díaz, while the Bronze was won by  Felipe Faundez of Chile.

Two of Argentina's best,
Ramiro Marino and Javier Colombo were eliminated in the semifinals.

2010 South American Games - BMX Results

Elite Women ... 1. Mariana Pajón- Colombia 2. Gabriela Díaz- Argentina 3. Andrea Zuluaga- Colombia 4. Stefany Hernández- Venezuela 5. Belén Tapia- Chile 6. Luisa Pardo- Colombia 7. Maria Belén Dutto- Argentina 8. Florencia Soriano- Argentina

Elite Men ... 1. Augusto Castro- Colombia 2. José Luis Díaz- Colombia 3. Felipe Faundez- Chile 4. Ignacio Katogui- Argentina 5. Jonathan Suárez- Venezuela 6. Sergio Salazar- Colombia 7. Fausto Endara- Ecuador 8. Cristian Becerine- Argentina

Cyclecraft BMX Signs Ashley Lynch

To Factory Sponsorship Deal!

4/16/2010 CycleCraft Bicycle Company is pleased to announce the signing of Ashley Lynch to the CycleCraft Factory Team.  Ashley’s first race in the CycleCraft uniform was at the NBL Easter Classic, where she made the podium.  She followed up the next weekend, at the NBL Gator Nationals, with a pair of podium finishes.   Since Ashley has been in the purple and blue now for about a month, it seemed time to release the formal announcement.  And, man, are we excited to have her on the team.

Though Ashley is only in her senior year of High School she has made quite an impact on the BMX tracks during her racing career.  Following a stellar amateur career, Ashley made the jump to Elite late in 2008, winning her first pro race, and has been right in the mix ever since.

The dedication and ambassadorship that Ashley brings to the sport, to CycleCraft, and to CycleCraft’s partners make her a natural fit for the team.  The commitment to excellence, hard work, and fun that Ashley exemplifies is sure to rub off on her other teammates.  We look forward to having Ashley as part of the team and seeing her ascend up through the Elite Women’s ranks.

Ashley, and the rest of the CycleCraft Factory Team, will be hitting tracks all over the Southeast; with stops at NBL National and Regional Series races, select ABA National and UCI races, as well as the always competitive Florida SSA Championship Series.

The CycleCraft Factory Team is supported by a great group of co-sponsors, including: Profile Racing (, No Fear (, Sinz Racing (, Fly Racing (, Intense Tire Systems (, MCS Bicycles (, Odyssey BMX (, CyberHorse Sportswear (, 24/Seven Graphics (, HRP Designs (, Kovachi Wheels (, Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium (




BMX Racing News, Saturday-April 17, 2010

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Future Stars Pre-National Clinics are great for all ages and proficiencies and focus on confidence, dialing in your skills and the fastest lines that will help put you at the front of the pack.

Registration: 11:00am at the NBL Trailer Clinic: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Event: NBL All-American Nationals Location: FBX
Date: Friday, April 23, 2010 Cost: $30
Coaches: Randy Stumpfhauser, Jamie Lilly and Austin Hiatt


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BMX Racing News, friday-April 16, 2010

NBL Senior Management Moves to New Digs in Central Ohio

New Corporate Offices in Gahanna Set the Tone for New Growth!

Hilliard, OH. (April 15, 2010) – Effective May 1, 2010,  National Bicycle League, Inc. (NBL) senior management announced today that they are relocating the corporate headquarters from Hilliard, Ohio to Gahanna, Ohio. Listed in the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Money magazine, the City of Gahanna is one of the most successful communities in the metropolitan Columbus, Ohio area. 

“We’re committed to making the NBL the best in BMX, and as we prepare for this next important and aggressive growth phase, these new offices will enable us to present the NBL in the appropriate light to our members, supporters, and sponsors,” said Gary Aragon, CEO of the NBL. 

“The current office situation was not suited for all that the New NBL is preparing to do in the near and distant future,” added James Bagwell, Chairman of the Board. 

“We are also committed to offering the highest possible quality of life at an advantageous cost of living to our employees,” added Aragon.  “Gahanna offers all that and much more.” 

Gahanna is not only a suburb of the Columbus metropolitan area but also a thriving and distinct city in its own right. Gahanna is supported by a strong economy, an exceptional quality of life, affordable housing and one of the best school districts in central Ohio. Together, these attributes make Gahanna an attractive place for people to live and do business. 

The move includes the NBL’s Corporate Administration, Finance/Accounting, Marketing, Operations, and IT departments. No changes are planned for the NBL’s West Coast Operations, Field Operations and Planning and Innovations departments at this time. 

About the National Bicycle League

The National Bicycle League (NBL) sanctions exciting local, state, and national levels of BMX (Bicycle Motocross) racing across the country and in Puerto Rico. With more than 30,000 members and more than 150 BMX race tracks, the NBL is the largest not-for-profit BMX racing association in America. NBL is BMX!

Qool Quentin Launches Website!

One of the HOTTEST riders on the ALWAYS hot French BMX National Circuit, Quentin Caleyron has launched a hot new web site at! It's all in French but has all the goods on this hot racing star. Check it out at Quentin Caleyron Dot Com!!!!!




BMX Racing News, Thursday-April 15, 2010


British Team Champions hook up with MountainFuel
British Team Champions Intense/Route 55 are proud to announce the team will be supported by Mountain Fuel for the forthcoming season.
Mountain Fuel™ Ltd is believed to be the first Company to exclusively specialise in the formulating and development of Supplements and Foods for Extreme & Endurance sports. The team at Mountain Fuel™ identified the weakness in the market and developed, in collaboration with nutritional consultants, a range of products for the individuals who subject themselves to the physical and psychological demands presented by Extreme sports.
Here is what company director Darren Foote had to say about sponsoring the UK Champion and Elite UK No 1 Kelvin Batey " To have Kelvin Batey be associated with Mountain Fuel is great news; we pride ourselves at Mountain Fuel for quality and having the No1 Extreme & Endurance sports nutrition. This has now been highlighted by Kelvin who sees Mountain Fuel Products as a real Extreme sports nutrition for Elite athletes alike, and we are very proud to be associated with the UK Elite No1, and would like to wish Kelvin and the team winning success for 2010".
Batey, now racing for the Irish National Team will be using Mountain Fuel products through out the season. He said
 "We are delighted to bring Mountain Fuel on board, we think their company image is perfect for our team, these guys are very passionate about their company and products, and have put all that passion and the years of experience they have into designing and producing their supplements.  It will be good to start real training again with a good focus and have the nutritional backing to help me make the gains Ill need over the next couple of years."
Mountain Fuel products ( will be on sale at UK Nationals and some UK 4 X events through out 2010, so be sure to get yourselves over to the NO LIMITS SPORTS COMPANY stand ( and try their products out.

New BMX Mentoring Program, "Ride" Founded

"ride" is a group created by Rocio (RC) Colon which its main purpose is to motivate, support and mentor the new BMX generation, as well as, support all sports in general which are really important in a kid's development.  The group can be found on Facebook at:

RC feels that the old school riders have a lot to offer to the sport, but especially a lot to offer to the new generation getting involved in the sport.  RC's passion for BMX racing goes beyond her own racing goals and she wants to contribute and keep motivating young kids into becoming better riders and better people.

Physical activities and consistent training teach kids so much more than they could ever imagine.  According to RC, a combination of perseverance, dedication and discipline is the key to success, which is the purpose of this group.

We do games, prizes and will be coordinating and sponsoring events in the VA area.  We are not only here in the States, but we will be reaching more new BMX kids in South America as well.

Join this group and let’s have a fun “ride” while learning with the new generation of this amazing sport!











BMX Racing News, Wednesday-April 14, 2010



Gator Nationals Saturday Night Pro Spectacular Event Draws More Than 6000 Fans! 

GAHANNA, OH (April 13, 2010) -- The NBL Gator Nationals, held at Tampa BMX Raceway in Lake Park, April 10-11, drew the largest crowd for any National race this year. According to outside estimates, the race attracted over 7200 racers and fans to take part in some of the most exciting racing to date. It was the third race of the season for the NBL’s Elite Series which featured more than 1000 fast Pros and top amateur riders from across the country on a buttery smooth and lightning fast Tampa track. 

The Saturday evening Pro Spectacular began with some great tunes from area band, Shadow Cabinet. Fun contests and exciting giveaways for fans included $2000 in prizes.  

Pros from the U.S., Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador and Latvia converged for a hugely successful autograph signing, and then the real action began under the lights! Olympic Gold Medalist and reigning NBL champ Maris Strombergs took the lead out of the gate in the Elite Men main and never looked back. The win put Free Agent’s star rider and NBL points’ leader in good position to defend his crown this season. In Elite Women competition, Amanda Carr fended off reigning NBL champ, Dominique Daniels, for the win.  

Local Florida boys, CJ McGuire and Percy Owens, took the Super-Ex and Masters wins respectively. 

You can find video of the mains at The 2010 NBL Elite Series heads to Fresno, California for the All-American Nationals, April 24-25. For complete athlete standings and more information, visit the NBL website at  

The NBL Gator Nationals were proudly sponsored by Kenda Tires (, Intense BMX (, Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camp (, Sinz Racing (, and THE Products (

STAY STRONG team news

STAY STRONG's Australian Junior rider Darryn Goodwin is on a little Euro tour right now and has been out here since the Madrid SX a few weeks back. Stopping off in France the following weekend and racing the first Euro rounds in Besancon he put on a good show with some stylish solid laps and made light work of the pro section even throwing a few no handers over the big dubs for the fans.. He stayed out in France for the French Cup round over in Descartes this last weekend and took a convincing win in Saturday's main event in the competitive National class.. Now over at Stay Strong UK headquarters he will be getting plenty of riding and training in before the first UK National at Cheddar in 2 weeks time before flying out to Perugia Italy for rounds 3-4 of the European Championship the following weekend. 

Darryn and STAY STRONG would like to thank all their co-sponsors for 2010 : Freeagent Bicycles,, FOX Racing, Rockstar Energy, Oakley, Ogio, Sinz, THE, Shimano,  Sun Ringle, ODI, Profile Racing and Vans.

STAY STRONG is the brand and life message of injured BMX rider Stephen Murray who was parallysed from the neck down in June 2007 on the Dew Action Sports Tour in the BMX dirt final in Baltimore MD. For more information on Stephen and his recovery, all products and collaborations made by STAY STRONG plus team and blog updates then please check out the website and webshop on  . We ship worldwide!

Bike shops in the USA and Canada wishing to carry Stay Strong apparel can contact our US distributor S&M Bikes for the latest product and info. .....



BMX Racing News, Tuesday-April 13, 2010

G0211 To Replay NBL Gator Nationals will be replaying all of the action from the 2010 NBL Gator Nationals in Tampa, FL. Show starts at 2:00 PM EST on Tuesday with the day 1 racing. Tuesday's replay will include all amateur motos, semis and main events as well as the Pro Spectacular evening event. Wednesday's replay will be of day 2 racing action and will also begin at 2:00 PM EST.

Bookmark the Gator National microsite now:

Twenty riders attend USA Cycling's JDP camp sponsored by Intense BMX


Chula Vista, Calif. (April 13, 2010) – Twenty aspiring riders, ages 15 and 16, attended the third 2010 USA Cycling Junior Development Program (JDP) camp sponsored by Intense BMX, which was held last week at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

The goal of these JDP camps is to bridge the gap between traditional BMX racing and the Supercross style found at World Cups and the Olympic Games. Chula Vista’s Olympic Training Center is home to the nation’s only Supercross track and it provides an optimal training environment for future Olympians.

"I like the big starting hill because it was a big obstacle for me to overcome and it has helped me build confidence in myself,” camp participant Shayona Glynn (Norco, Calif.) explained about the Supercross track’s start which can be intimidating when compared to the start hills found on traditional BMX tracks.

Glynn was one of two athletes to have her camp fee waived for the April 5-11 camp. She did so by riding her way to the number-one ranking among other females in USA Cycling’s JDP Series which ran from September 18, 2009 to February 21, 2010. 

As the highest-ranked male in the series, Nick Koehler (Tustin, Calif.) was the other athlete to have his fee waived for the southern California-camp.

"As far as the camp, I basically love everything about it,” Koehler commented. “We get to ride the toughest track in the world and show how good our skills are on a tough track. We get to train like Olympians and be in the same environment as people who have achieved so much.”

"It has made me more confident for racing in the pro class in the future and has helped me push my skills to a different level,” Glynn went on about her experience in USA Cycling’s Junior Development Program.

"Having Intense BMX onsite to provide support and products is huge for these young athletes,” explained USA Cycling’s BMX Program Director Mike King. “Bikes and equipment are pushed to the limit on this style of track and it’s nice to know we have one of the primer BMX brands supporting the development of our future Olympians”.

The next USA Cycling JDP camp sponsored by Intense BMX will be held June 21-27. The qualifying period for this camp started with the Gator Nationals in Florida, Feb. 19-21, and will end with the Spring National in Albuquerque, May 28-30. For more information on USA Cycling’s JDP Series, please click here.

Congratulations to the following athletes who participated in the April 5-11 USA Cycling Junior Development Program camp sponsored by Intense BMX: Shelby Stacy (Bakersfield, Calif.) - Shay Glynn (Norco, Calif.) - Dani George (Palmdale, Calif.) - Brandi Milligan (Newhall, Calif.) - Alaina Henderson (Ruby, NY) - Victoria Johnson(Phoenix, Ariz.) - Carly Dyar (Gilbert, Ariz.) - Kaylin Sansone (Brighton, Ill.) - Nathan Padilla (Lakewood, Calif.) - Jesse Day (Simi Valley, Calif.) - Nicholas Koehler (Tustin, Calif.) - Austin Hiatt (Fresno, Calif.) - Jordan Miranda (Bakersfield, Calif.) - Tyler Whitfield (Machesney Park, Ill.) - Blake Paulson (Folsom, Calif.) - Cody Kelley (Riverton, Utah) - Maliek Byndloss (Cape Coral, Fla.) - Damian Cherepko (McKeesport, Pa.) - Jeremy Smith (Dayton, Ohio) - Dan Tritz (Grayslake, Ill.)




Steady start to Sifiso season

These past few weeks have been filled with excitement disappointment and whole lot of other emotions for me. But all in all I am glad to say Im happy to be back on the gate with my past present and future competitors. My journey started in Madrid Spain two weeks back where the first round of the UCI BMX SX World Cup series was held. At the SX round must have been the deepest field of talent I have seen to date and I knew from the get go that it was going to be challenging. The track was pretty technical, high speed and a new selection of jumps they were trying partnered with the cream of the crop field of riders it was always going to be a tough first race back after 8 months.

Practice on the first day went well I felt comfortable on the track and! the gate, I was just so pumped to be on the track again riding and enjoying being at a big race since I had missed out 8 months of it. The following day we had time trials where I road a clean lap not pushing much out of my comfort zone and thus didn’t make the cut of 64 riders to race that evening. Crazy to think that 130 pro riders rock up at the first round of the world cup series and 64 transfer to race and the rest get to watch on the stand. Being on the side lines watching felt different and was frustrating at first but I just got over it and took all I could learn from that experience.

The following weekend was the first two rounds of the European championships in France. I was pretty excited about that race and was looking forward to give it another shot. Round one we had a lot of rain that day but racing was really good, I felt good on the day and was getting the hang of things again and it was slowly coming back to me again. Through my motos and 1/8 I got a! mixture of 1st and 2nds to help me proceed to the quarter finals. In the quarter finals I touched bars in the first turn and rode hard to get back to 5th position but only the top 4 of each heat go through after the motos so that’s where Round 1 ended for me. I was extremely happy with the progress I had from the previous weekend not even getting into the motos.

Day two was another tough day but I felt even better on the track than I did the first day and made it to the semi with a mixture of 1st, 2nds and 3rds so that was also a sign of progress and I really felt as I should have been in the main event .

I know it takes time to get back into the swing of things and I am ready mentally for the next couple of races coming up here in Europe . I know you have to climb the small steps before you get onto the last three BIG ones.

Thanking all my sponsors and fans again for their support over the past few months.

Pictures have been put up on my site

Yours in racing - Skizo105 -



BMX Racing News, weekend update-April 9-11, 2010

NBL Tampa Sunday Pro Podium



check it out, only on BMX Mania!

Elite Men

1 Maris Strombergs

2 Josh Meyers

3 Cristian Becerine

Elite Women

1 Dominique Daniels

2 Amanda Carr

3 Ashley Lynch

Super Ex

1 CJ McGuire

2 Matt Beatty

3 Harrison Britt


1 Percy Owens

2 Joey Albright

3 Tommy Opincar





NBL/Tampa pro spectacular results

Elite Men - Maris Strombergs ..... Elite Women - Amanda carr

Master - Percy Owens ..... Super Ex - CJ McGuire

16-29 Open Wheel - Juan Marin

Complete results on the BMX mania race report page!

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Fresno's FBX To Host

NBL All American National!

Josh Meyers Scores Interview On ESPN online!

Photo/Pat Nugent

For the past couple of years, Josh Meyers killed it in both 19-25 Ex and A Pro. For 2010, the 21-year-old native Floridian made the leap up to the AA class, coming in hot. Taking him less than a handful of races to claim his first win in AA, Meyers is certainly a force to be reckoned with. But it's not all serious race business for Josh; he's got a sense of humor to go along with the AA game face. Read on to check out both sides of Olympic hopeful Josh Meyers.

Check out the entire interview, here.....






BMX Racing News, thursday-April 8, 2010


UCI BMX Supercross Copenhagen, Only One Month Away!

In just one month (on May 8) the finals of the Copenhagen UCI BMX Supercross World Cup kicks off! For the third year in a row the UCI Bike City Copenhagen welcomes the very best BMX athletes from around the world and all the enthusiastic fans. The SX in Madrid had a record number of riders participating – we hope to see them all (or even more!) in Copenhagen.

Let us entertain you!
The official TV commercial for this year’s event has been launched. It will premiere on national TV station TV2 in the weeks leading up to the event. Also, we have just confirmed the live rock act to perform in the breaks during the finals on May 8. It is upcoming Danish band KISS KISS KISS whose debut album includes a couple of great hits with massive radio airplay in Denmark. The band’s track ‘Broken Hearts’ is featured in the TV commercial.

Upgraded BMX venue
UCI track builders Tom and Kyle and local folks have been working hard on the track for a whole week and the work on the new permanent facilities, like the 8 meter ramp, is looking very good. Stay tuned for more info on that one.

Get your ticket today – and book your hotel room!
You can get a 2-day ticket (Friday and Saturday) for only 75 DKK/10 €. Buy your ticket online and skip the queue at the entrance! Book your hotel room today and get a special BMX discount. Info on hotels on the web site.

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ONE/Kenda European Championship round 1 and 2

ONE KENDA press release 


The first rounds in the Junior and Elite European Championship were held in Besançon, France.  

It turned out to be a wet and freezing cold weekend, with lots of wind.


ONE/Kenda’s Aneta Hladikova from Czech Republic did very well on both days with a 3rd place on Saturday and Sunday in Elite Women.




Simone Christensen from Denmark made it to the main without a problem and. She took a 2nd place.

Her brother Chris crashed hard in practice and wasn’t able to race.



Jordy van der Heyden and Rowdy van Harsel from Holland also crashed in the quarters and Toms Skujins from Latvia made it to the semi. 


Check for the videos here: BMX-VIDEOS.COM


Photos: Bruno Giustacchini


ONE KENDA is sponsored by: 







BMX Racing News, Wednesday-April 7, 2010


Morphine Industries Heads South with Sunscreen for NBL Easter Classic


Its spring time and that means racing in the Sunshine State.  It all started this past weekend with the NBL Easter Classic at Okeeheelee BMX in West Palm Beach, FL.  For all of you that came and always wondered why the locals had big legs and big lungs….now you know. High fives, definitely go out to Tommy Cross and Mitch Horne for putting together one of the best tracks on the planet and running a smooth race.

Okee is hometown territory to part of the Morphine Industries team and we represented with a small crew headed by the Master Tim Dinger - (one word – sunscreen dude).


  Masters – Tim Dinger demonstrated his smooth skill and style with moto wins on Saturday to take him to the Main.  Getting a gate 8 spot made the race exciting as he fought his way to the inside and to a spot on the podium with a 3rd place finish. Sunday brought about more of the same with a repeat trip to the Main.  With a spot on the podium in his sites again, he got tangled up in a mishap in the 2nd turn causing multiple riders to take a dirt nap.  Having to check up pulled him of the podium a 4th place finish.


 17-18X – Talbott Cross getting his groove back after a broken wrist rode both days to narrowly miss the main. We are eager to get Talbott off the wrist brace and back to riding a 100%.


 13X – Noah Reeves was on a mission this weekend making his hometown track seem like an easy days work. Noah started the weekend with a perfect day chalking up unos in the motos, semis and Mains. It was like Groundhog Day on Sunday.  Noah repeated the same performance posting up hash marking all the way to the Main. 


 11X – Richie Dey was looking to turn heads by his high flying aerial display over the pro set on the third straight, however, it was business when the gate dropped. On Saturday in class, Richie hit a few top spots in motos and rounded out the Main with a 3rd after slipping a pedal out of the gate. Sunday was not going to be the same.  Richie came out of the gate in the Main with a mission to hit the chalk line first and that is what he did taking the top spot.


The Morphine Industries boys are headed to Tampa for the NBL Gator Classic for another round of sunshine, dirt and glory.  Then headed to Powder Springs for the ABA Dixieland National. See ya there. .... Yo, Joey – Duke Sucks!


Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; HARO BIKES (, Fly Racing (,  Alienation (, Sinz Racing (, Rennen (, Tioga (, Black Crown (

USA Cycling names team for BMX Supercross World Cup in Copenhagen

Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 6, 2010) – USA Cycling announced today the nine athletes it will send to round two of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 7-8. The Copenhagen Supercross World Cup is the eighth event that factors into the 2010 USA Cycling BMX Power Rankings. The final race that will factor into these rankings will be the UCI BMX World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on July 31.

Four men received nominations to the funded team. Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif.) earned a spot on the team by virtue of his number-one ranking in USA Cycling’s elite men’s power rankings while David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo.) and Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev.) qualified based on their spots in the U23 and junior men’s rankings. Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz.) rounds out the men’s squad as a discretionary pick.  

The women’s funded team will be comprised of five riders. Brook Crain (Visalia, Calif.), Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla.), Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash.), and Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn.) were named to the squad based on their results at round one of the Supercross World Cup in Madrid last month, as well as their performances at USA Cycling training camps. Completing the women’s team will be discretionary selection Ashley Verhagen (Simi Valley, Calif.).

For more information about the Copenhagen Supercross World Cup, please click here.

CLICK HERE to view all of the 2010 USA Cycling BMX Power Rankings

All championship class riders with an active USA Cycling BMX license can register for the Copenhagen Supercross by logging on to their “My USA Cycling” account.  Registration costs $165 and is open until 5:00 p.m. MST on April 21, 2010.

2010 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #2 - Copenhagen, Denmark - May 7-8, 2010 -
USA Cycling Funded Team:

- Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif.) - David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo.) - Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev.) - Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz.)

- Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash.) - Ashley Verhagen (Simi Valley, Calif.) - Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla.) - Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif.) - Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Mich.)


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BMX Racing News, Tuesday-April 6, 2010




Pro Riders Will Be Spotlighted During Evening Race

HILLIARD, OH. (April 6, 2010) — The fastest Pro racers in the country will duke it out this Saturday evening, April 10th, at Tampa BMX during the Pro Spectacular at the NBL Gator Nationals. The festivities will begin at 4pm with a Pro Autograph session and “Pit Party” following the first day of National amateur racing. The race will start promptly at 6:00pm. Make sure to find your spot in the bleachers for the best Pro BMX racing! The race will feature Olympic Gold Medalist Maris Strombergs!

Classes for the Pro Spectacular: Elite Men, Elite Women, Masters, Super-Ex, 16-29 Open Money Class

Pit Party/Autograph Session: 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Practice: 5:00 to 5:45 PM

Race: 6:00 PM, Moto 1 – 6:00, Moto 2 – 6:30, Moto 3 – 7:00, Semi – 7:30, Main – 7:45

Podium Presentation: 8:00 PM 

The NBL Gator Nationals are proudly sponsored by Kenda Tires (, Intense BMX (, Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camp (, Sinz Racing (, and THE Products ( 

About the National Bicycle League

The National Bicycle League (NBL) sanctions exciting local, state, and national levels of BMX (Bicycle Motocross) racing across the country and in Puerto Rico. With more than 20,000 members and more than 150 BMX race tracks, the NBL is the largest not-for-profit BMX racing association in America. NBL sanctions racing in a growing number of states across the country offering programs for all levels and ages of riders, both male and female. The NBL National Series is the premier National BMX series in America and comes to a thrilling end on Labor Day weekend of each year with the legendary NBL Grand National. BMX Racing is now a part of the Olympic Games.

St. Pete BMX Hosts Big Spring Fever Pro/Am!

Sponsors - J&R, Profile, Madera, Bombshell, Advent, Hyper

Snake River BMX And Wheels & Thrills To Raise Funds For Track Rebuild!

Snake River BMX Idaho Falls, ID is working hard to raise money for a track rebuild.

Wheels and Thrills wants to do their part, they will donate $10 on any sale of a bicycle or frame for the month of April.

We offer GT and Redline Bicycles, Supercross, Intense, Avent, Redman, Crupi and GHP frames/completes.

Go to  to see specials!

Snake River BMX Track in Idaho Falls, ID is rebuilding the track for the 2010 season!!

(Steve Spencer of GT is going to do the re-build)

Frame Specials on:



   To place your order call

208 785-RIDE(7433)


These frames are on special-The Evo IS frames are$250.00 ..... The Envy frames are $400.00

(plus $15.00 shipping and handling and While Supplies Last)

To place your order call 208 785-RIDE(7433)


These frames are on special-The 2009 Intense Podium frames $250.00 ..... The 2010 Intense Podium Frames $349.99

(plus $15.00 shipping and handling and While supplies last)

To place your order call 208 785-RIDE(7433)

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BMX Racing News, Monday-April 5, 2010





If you have not had the opportunity to dial in our awesome track this is your last chance before the Gator National next weekend! We are normally open on Wednesdays but this week we will have extended hours. Practice will start at 5:00pm and the track will remain open until 9:00 PM !

Practice fee is ONLY $5.00

Come on out and get ready for one of the premier races on the NBL National schedule!



La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Central

The La Quinta has reduced their rate to $74.99 per night!

Only a limited number of rooms are available at this rate.


Phone : (813) 490-9090

Country Inn & Suites Tampa Airport

The Country Inn & Suites has reduced their rate to $89/$99..... per night!

Only a limited number of rooms are available at this rate. 

Phone: (813) 813-784-4920

Caroline Buchanan Reports

from French Euro Rounds and

UCI World Cycling Center!

BMX Mania Editor's Note - Just in case some of you out there need an Australian Interpreter, to translate Caroline's comment about "racing for Sheep Stations", you might want to know the following that we found on Widipedia. In Australia, when playing sports or cards or a game of some sort, but not for big prizes, one might say 'take it easy, we're not playing for sheep stations'. In Australia, a 'Sheep Station' or Sheep Farm as we'd call it here in BMX Mania Hillbilly Land is a big economic force, something of great value as a business. Hence Caroline's comment above about the Euro Girls "racing for Sheep Stations every race", meaning, every race, everyone was going HARD. At BMX Mania, we've had a lot of experience at "Speaking Australian", so there's no extra charge for the translation, it's merely a service of BMX Mania Dot Com. Ain't International BMXing, Great? :-)





BMX Racing News, Thursday-April 2, 2010


Profile Elite Hubs Available Monday!

The long awaited sales-debut of Profile's Elite Hub is Monday, April 5th.

The Elite BMX hub is configured with Profile's new UltraDriver cassette. The UltraDriver has 204 points of instant engagement and no dead spots. We will initially sell the Elite as a hubset. Colors available Monday will be Black and Blue with Red to follow next (at a future date). 

Here's what's new: 

 1. ABEC 5 Upgrade Hub Bearings. Less Resistance = More Speed
 2. All New Cassette Driver with 204 points of instant engagement and no dead spots
 3. New Driver Labyrinth Seal
 4. Aluminum Drivers with oversized bearings for additional smoothness
 5. Heat Treated Knurled CrMo insets on Cone Spacers to hold hub in place better
 6. Matching Anodized Cone Spacers and Volcano Bolt Head Covers
 7  Engraved Logos

MSRP: $439.99 per set 

Aluminum cog and/or Titanium 3/8" bolts extra. With optional Titanium Axle bolts, the front hub weighs 192 grams, and the rear hub (with aluminum 15 cog) weighs 362 grams.

At this time, Profile Elite hubs are only available with aluminum cogs from 13 -18t, or steel cogs from 12t. Other driver options are being evaluated.

Please contact:

Matt Coplon  ( or Gus Lanzilotta ( for more information.

Profile Racing, Inc.
4803  95th  Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33708


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BMX Racing News, Thursday-April 1, 2010



NBL National Race to Take Place at Tampa BMX Raceway in Lutz, Fl

TAMPA, FL. (March 29, 2010) — The best BMX (bicycle motocross) racing athletes in the nation are coming to Tampa on the weekend of April 10th & 11th, 2010 for the NBL’s Gator Nationals Elite Series event! This year’s event includes the third NBL Elite race of the season, where the top National and International stars will be competing. This exciting, action-packed event will go down in the history books at the world-class Tampa BMX Raceway track and is expected to draw more than 3,000 spectators and participants. Over 300 riders from Florida and 200 riders from the Tampa Bay area are expected to attend. 

It takes literally hundreds of volunteers to operate a single race event as large as this. Tampa BMX and the National Bicycle League are both Not-For-Profit 501(c)(3) Charitable Organizations. Tampa BMX Raceway is An all volunteer run organization and depends on national and local donors to support it's mission of serving the youth of the community. Panera Bread has historically supported charities throughout the country and continues to show it's mission to help in the community is as strong as ever. Panera Bread will be providing breakfast and lunch for the volunteers for the entire event. 

The three-day event will kick off on Friday, April 9th with a Future Stars clinic at 11:00am. The cost of this clinic also falls under the Tampa BMX Underprivileged Youth Program where at risk youths from the Tampa Bay community can have the cost waived. On that same day practice by age group is from 2:00 to 6:00pm. On Saturday, April 10th starting at 11:00am and Sunday, April 11th starting at 8:30am, teams and individual athletes from all across the country will compete for 2010 NBL National Series points, as well as awards of the day. The racing action is destined to be exciting for all of the attendees! The event is free to all spectators. To find out more information about the event including full schedules and directions, visit the NBL website at or .