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BMX racing news, Friday - April 29, 2011





Nobody better than Kyle Bennett to illustrate the whole concept of smooth!

Smooth as "Butter", that is!

Caroline Buchanan Video Blog: Fast Times In South Africa!

paralympian Lex tries BMX!

Arielle Martin Verhaaren, Team USA BMXstar, checks in with one of the most amazing BMX videos we've EVER seen!

She's gotten to know one of Paralympian's at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Elexis "Lex" Gillette, and being a true crazy BMXer, got him to try it out. Lex is totally blind and the result is amazing!

He even wrote the song used in the video after he "saw" BMX racing as a sport that the riders shared with him!

Check it out! You will NOT be sorry!

Free Agent/Rockstar, Chula Vista Clinic!
The Free Agent/Rockstar BMX Racing Team showed up at the ABA track in Chula Vista, California for a GREAT clinic, that included more Olympians and AA Pros than you can imagine! Worth a look.....can't read the book! Click above to embrace the experience!









BMX racing news, Thursday - April 28, 2011

Elevn Racing is proud to announce the addition of 2 new sizes

in our line of 13 Butted Handle Bars: 8.25" & 5.75"

Elevn Racing handlebars have been designed to be the ultimate BMX race bar. Each Bar is made with ultra light Heat treated 13-butted tubing, giving you handlebars that are extremely lightweight yet still strong and stiff.

The 8.25” model weighs in at a mere 799 grams and the 5.75” at 690 grams.

Size info:

8.25: 8.25 Rise, Back Sweep 10.5, Up Sweep 1.5, ¾” Cross Bar

5.75: 5.75 Rise, Back Sweep 11, Up Sweep 2.55, ¾ Cross Bar

Both of these sizes are offered in Black with White Logos and White with Black Logos.

All 5 sizes: 8.25”, 8”, 7.5”, 7”, & 5.75” are available in 2 colors, black or white. The 8”, 7.5”, and 7” also are offered with Blue or Red Decals in both colors.

Elevn offers a full range of 4130 chromoly forks to complement our handlebars. Perfect for the demands of a Supercross track, but light enough to keep your bike weight low & you faster on any type of track.

Our Forks feature double butted, tapered legs, CNC machined dropouts, and a double-butted steer tube with alloy stem lock cap makes this one incredible fork.

Offered in black or white: Pro Lite, Pro, Pro 24, Expert, & Mini/Junior.

For more info, visit

Elevn BMX is a division of the BMX Racing Group

Morphine Industries Does Double Duty in Georgia!

It seems like just yesterday that we were at a BMX race in Georgia. Oh yeah…its because our last race was in the peach state just two weeks ago! But there is something about Georgia BMX that has been good to us recently, so we figured why not go back to the well and see if we can’t reel in a few more wins! Here’s how it all went down in the A-Town while the other half was handling business in the sunshine state.

Olijuwon Davis proved that he is a man on a mission in the PRO class with WINS both days. Not only did OD lead every lap from start to finish, both days but he always has a smile on his face and takes time to talk to the little groms that look up to him. He is a Pro’s Pro and we are psyched to have him as a part of our family. – Even though he tends to barf as soon as he crosses the finish line! Haha

Jason LaRev had some high expectations for himself after dominating on his home track at the last two nationals held on his turf. This year, he layed down some power and style all the way to the PRO main event both days with 4th and 6h place finishes. 

Doran Bradshaw put on a clinic in 36-40x & 36-40 cruiser getting the double-double for the weekend. He gives credit to his rehabilitated knee but we are thinking it was because he was on the ABA Dixieland t-shirt. Either way, it was good to see him back to form!

Charlie Hunt (newest member of the factory team) - Another super nice guy that will do anything for you. Too bad a few of the guys in 28-35x didn’t share the same love and decided not to sign his papers to reclass, so Charlie had to sit this one out. But no worries... Charlie will get to gate up soon and get his redemption. 

Pics courtesy of Mike Carruth @

Two In A Row From Morphine Industries As They Hit Hotlanta for NBL Georgia Peach Nationals

The NBL Georgia Peach Nationals signifies the start of spring and the push into the full-on race season. Morphine Industries sent a crew to the Peach state to shake it up. Peachtree BMX is a cool tight fast track set in a park just outside Atlanta. What’s with the golf carts everywhere?


Elite Men- Mike Kapes hit the track Saturday with finesse and speed as usually. Mike roared through motos and saddled up to the gate at the main event. At the gate drop, Kapes and Kelty battled for the lead with Mike taking the top spot at the white line.


Sunday, Mike was ready to do it again as he once again blasted through motos to line up for the main. This time his speed got the best of him as he overshot a double and bonked the next double causing him to fall back and take a fourth at the line.

Masters – Tim Dinger, with a freshly healed arm, hit the track for a one day Masters showdown. ..and show he did. Dinger flowed through the track and the field racking up hash marks all the way to the end topping the podium. Unfortunately, Masters did not run on Sunday so, Tim was unable to repeat and line his pockets.


16 Expert - Damian Cherepko came down to join the crew from PA to take his frequent spot on top. Damian, like his teammates rolled over the field in his motos and took his place at the main. After the gate dropped it was over as Damian finished his day with a first place.


Sunday started off in the same manner with Damian horsing the field in motos. However, a close encounter with the asphalt turn stopped Damian short of making his weekend a perfect one.

12 Expert – Richie Dey started off the weekend on Saturday working his way through stacked motos. However, he fell short in the semi getting caught on the outside and not making the cut.

Sunday Richie was determined to make up for his absence in the main on Saturday. Once again , he had to bang with the best to get through to the main. This time, he made his way through the pack to take the last spot on the podium, a third place.


The Morphine crew was split this past weekend with riders hitting the NBL Florida State Qualifier in Port Charlotte and another group hitting the ABA Dixieland Nationals in Hotlanta, GA.


Rumor has it that Dixieland will be experiencing the newest member of the Morphine Industries Factory laying down the hammer. Enjoy! Welcome, Charlie.


Citroen South Africa is running aN ambassador program which will only allow 3 of the current ambassadors keep their deal.

Sooooooo, to make sure that Sifiso "Skizo" Nhlapo, who's a big part of the BMX family keeps his ride please go vote for him on the below link.

"Vote for Skizo to be the new Citroen C3 Picasso ambassador.












BMX racing news, Wednesday - April 27, 2011

USA Cycling names seven to funded team for BMX Supercross World Cup #2

Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 26, 2011) -- USA Cycling is pleased to announce a roster of seven athletes it will send to round two of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Papendal, Netherlands on May 28. This World Cup is the fifth World Cup event to count into the 2010-2011 UCI BMX rankings and it also allows riders to accumulate points toward a country’s start spots at the 2012 Olympic Games.


An automatic qualifier to the team, Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles) will lead the men’s contingent as the number-one ranked rider in the UCI’s Supercross World Cup standings. Sharrah is not only fresh off of his win at the USA Cycling BMX National Championships, but the 19-year-old rider also took the win at round one of the Supercross World Cup in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa earlier this month. Sharrah will be joined by two other automatic qualifiers: David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Intense BMX) and Josh Meyers (Treasure Island, Fla./Ss quared-Answer), who earned their spots on the team as the eighth- and 12th-ranked riders in the UCI’s Supercross World Cup standings. Rounding out the men’s team will be discretionary pick, Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro-Rockstar).


Three talented ladies will make up the women’s team as Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro-Rockstar) and Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles) both earned automatic nominations to the team by virtue of their 12th- and 13th-place rankings in the UCI’S Supercross World Cup standings. Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) will also represent USA Cycling as a discretionary selection in Papendal.


The Papendal Supercross World Cup is open to all elite and junior-level championship class riders, born before 1994, that hold a USA Cycling BMX international license. Eligible riders can register for the event now by logging on to their My USA Cycling account. Registration costs $165 and is open until 5 p.m. MST on May 11, 2011.


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

2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #2
Papendal, Netherlands
May 28, 2011
USA Cycling Funded Team:

Men: Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles) - David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Intense BMX) - Josh Meyers (Treasure Island, Fla./Ssquared-Answer) - Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro-Rockstar)

Women: Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro-Rockstar) - Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles) - Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX)

Metro BMX In Bakersfield, CA 'Pre' U.S. Nationals Insanity!

'Buy' Our Tower For The National!

Aruba BMX Builds New UCI Certified Track

The government of Aruba has reconstructed a BMX track (under David King) and will be open soon.

It is UCI certified so that is great.

Here is a clip when it was tested by one of our Redline sponsored riders.

The riders and cycling community in Aruba are psyched to have this track built at this time, it is a great push forward and the sport here in Aruba.

Long County BMX Hosts Huge Race Weekend!
Long County BMX will be having a weekend of racing! 4/29 practice. 4/30 Race for Life Double Points and 15 & over Pro Am Open. 5/1 Redline Cup Qualifier.

The track will be putting up $2500 for the purse of the Pro Am.

For all the details you can check out our website or check the track facebook page

Long County BMX 2006 Buster Phillips Rd SE Ludowici, GA 31316











BMX racing news, Tuesday - April 26, 2011

Yess BMX Promo Video!
Yess BMX Promo Video Spring 2011 from Rival Schools on Vimeo

In 2011 Yess Products, renowned for building the finest frames in the industry, is ready to launch its own line - Yess BMX. Yess Products has been building frames for other brands for almost two decades and their quality has been second to none. This year they are bringing that commitment to quality and design innovation to create the next level in Aluminum BMX frames. 

The Yess frame hasn't changed much in a decade - mainly because it has worked flawlessly - but Yess has continued to put in the R&D to develop frames that exceed the performance demands of top riders. The new generation of Yess frame is a continuation of that commitment to performance. Yess frames are track tested by BMX legend Ken Cools and the New Zealand national team, and their input combined with Yess design and manufacturing mean this frame will be beyond anything available in today’s market.

There will be 10 sizes available (7 – 20” and 3 – 24”) ..... For more information, check out  ..... Join us at​yessbmx

Video Credits: Rider/Alex Tougas ..... Director: Rival Schools ..... Music: The XX

Opening SX Papendal, NL

The season is starting up in Holland and the BMXers are very exited about the season and the upcoming UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Papendal/Arnhem in May.

The Dutch BMX Federation opened the SX track at Arnhem with an awesome day with some real nice festivities. Pat Mc Quiad the head of the UCI was there to open the track and the Dutch National Team Riders were there to give a little show for the press/crowd.

Late October 2010, the construction of a brand-new permanent track started at Papendal. This track will in many ways be similar to the Olympic track in London, England, where the 2012 Olympics are to take place.

The UCI SX race is May 27 & 28 and ought to be one of the best of the year with LOTS of fast Euro's, plus a stellar turnout of international riders coming in for the big show.

Photos - Brian Smits/Serious BMX Mag

Team Moley Gosh Shines At NBL Peachtree National

The long drive down to Peachtree City was well worth it for Team Moley Gosh, immediately welcomed by summer like weather and a first rate BMX track and surroundings!

Peachtree BMX is set in a well- crafted forest clearing, tall pines surround the park, and a half pipe was at the far end also!

Team Moley Gosh had some highlights but wasn't equipped with their top line-up. Pistol Pete and "Speed Queen" Melanie Cline were unavailable, but that didn't seem to bother Savannah Lahr! Slingshot Savannah was unbeaten and untouchable all weekend-A perfect score and could be seen launching the doubles in straight number two!

Garrett Rosh put up top scores this weekend and now leads the National series in cruiser!

Jeff Longere, James Bisson, Kyle"K-ROB"Robinson and Team manager Adam Berkley were also able to battle their way to mains this weekend!

Zach Northern, Austin Calhoun and Bill Elkin fought the stacked classes but came up with a handful of fifths in semi's(we've all been there)-Bill could be found taking soil samples three times on Sunday...

On a sad note some CREEP stole James Bisson's S.E. P.K. Ripper right from our pit area on Saturday during the mains. Moley Gosh would like to thank all of the fellow racers and NBL staff for making it such a fantastic weekend!!

Also like to thank our Co-sponsors, Fly Racing, SE Bikes, JWBMX products, Jam Designs, Answer BMX, Rennen, MadMaxMar, and new cosponsor Alienation BMX.

Also, V neck Moley Gosh shirts are now for sale, place your orders on or call Sweet Katie at (630)320 3700






BMX racing news, Monday - April 25, 2011

Ride the Nation Monday Blog

April 25, 2011 - Spent the weekend in sunny Sarasota, FL for the NBL’s annual Easter Classic race, where BMXers from the coldest parts of the country come to thaw out and warm up for the Grand National Championship, which is only 4 ½ months away. The Sarasota track was prime and ready with fresh clay. It not only looked pretty … it was pretty awesome! There’s no better way to wake up from the winter blahs!

While checking out vendors’ row, I ran into Weston Pope. He’s the genuine deal on the track with so much talent and a hell of a future. Speaking of the future, he told me he's getting married in July......Read More, Here!





BMX racing news, Friday - April 22, 2011

Win A Free Bike With The Alienation Easter Egg Hunt!

Alienation BMX is jammin' an awesome contest that will see the lucky winner win a Kink Transition Bike, COMPLETELY tricked out with Alienation Parts. That sucka has GOT to be worth a TON of cash!

Here's what you're playin' for!

Alienation parts outfitted on Kink Transition Bike:
Rims: 36H 7up’s
Spokes & Nipples: Powder-coated stainless steel spokes with our hexagonal brass nipples
Tires: Front = 2.2 Graffiti; Rear = 2.0 Graffiti
Seat: Misfit
Post: Midget Stick
Stem: Iron Maiden
Grips: Backlash

Contest Rules

The Easter Eggs are scattered not only throughout the Alienation website, but also on other participating BMX community sites.  The list of sites to look for the eggs will be listed today, April 22nd on

The FIRST person to post the full list of exact urls or links where the eggs are found will win the complete bike.

All submissions must be posted on the official Alienation Facebook wall at the following:

Again, the first person to post all the hidden egg links on our Facebook wall will win the bike.

For all the words about the contest on the Alienation Web Site, click on Mr. Bunny above!








BMX racing news, Thursday - April 21, 2011







A few riders from the BlackCrown Factory team braved the stormy weather and headed to Morristown, TN for the NBL Challenge Series race on April 16th and 17th. This wasn't the usual Morristown trip. This race was outdoor on the SUPER FAST downhill track. Once the track was uncovered after the severe storms rolled through Friday night, the race started a little late but ran smooth. Great job to the track crew!

The only complaint was with Mother Nature. The wind was crazy! Some say 40 mph wind gust and I'm not doubting it. It was even said that the wind was messing up McAllister's hair, If you know him, you know he doesn't have much to mess up!!

Here's how our small group of team riders faired for the weekend.

13X Nick Connelly was back... and even though he eased his way back into racing after recovering from a broken wrist, he won both mains on his Hyper Assault 20" and Cruiser Saturday. He then came back Sunday and got back to being him old self grabbing a perfect score on 20" and only losing 1 moto on Cruiser. Welcome back Nick!

16X Ty Robinson was flying! With the crazy wind, he was one of the few riders to jump anything on Saturday. With the super fast first straight, Ty looked to be having a blast on the track. He took wins both days.

19-25X RJ Livesay was hating the wind. He's always complaining about something. He did however get down to business and take home the top spot on Saturday. Sunday was a different day, RJ looked really fast, but for some reason kept getting passed down the last straight finishing 2nd. Hard to explain BMX sometimes!!

40-44 Cruiser Rob McAllister was able to open up his power on the long downhill first straight. This was the smallest race his cruiser class has had all season and Rob took advantage of it. He grabbed 2 wins for the weekend.

A-Elite Chris Murphy was also back on his bike taking some practice laps while his shoulder is healing up nicely.

With only 4 riders, BlackCrown was able to win the team competition as well. Grabbing 1st both days while battling against 4 other teams in the competition.

We also want to mention our 2 young guns were on the west coast racing the USAC National Championship. 7X Andrew Sperano and 8X Preston Evans both had a good day qualifying for the World Championship which will be held in Denmark in July! Way to go guys!!

Thanks to our great family of sponsors for believing in us and supporting us. Hyper BMX frames (, Fly Racing (, Profile Racing (, Monster Energy Drink (, Rennen (, Morphine Industries (, Sun Ringlé (, Maxxis Tires (, and Georgia Carpet Finishers

Final Euro Rounds Coming, July 7 - 10, to Haaksbergen, The Netherlands

Join us at the Final Rounds BMX in The Netherlands 7th – 10th July


Haaksbergen, The Netherlands, is from 7 July – 10 July the proud host of the #11 & #12 Final Rounds of this season’ UEC European Championship BMX.


The Dutch offer you the opportunity to participate at an event which is going to be talked about for many years.


Our focus is on the races and to make sure everyone gets a good view two massive stands will arise around the track with a capacity for 4250 BMX fans.


Two large LED screens will make sure that every jump will catch the eye of our spectators.


And when it’s quiet on the track there’s a large fun area of promotional stands with BMX products, Freestyle demo’s and food & beverages.


But riders, most of all: Round 11 on Saturday is the only European match that’s classified as an category 3 match!


Are you mapping your route to the UCI BMX World Championships in Copenhagen?


Make sure you get down to Haaksbergen, participate and earn most valuable world ranking points for your country!


See you on the 7th of July in Haaksbergen!


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BMX racing news, Wednesday - April 20, 2011

Chula Vista Factory Intense & Factory Speed Team Results

The Factory Intense and Speed Teams both rode great in Chula Vista at the ABA SoCal National and USA Cycling National Championships. Lead by Elite Men Marc Willers (1st Friday and Sunday) and David Herman (2nd Friday and Saturday) Intense finished 2nd and Speed 3rd on Friday and 1st and 2nd on Sunday.

In Saturday’s big event on the Chula Vista OTC track, Rusty Nesvig grabbed the gold in Junior Men, Herman the silver and a very-sick Arielle Martin bronze for Factory Intense. Speed’s Bryce Hocking finished 6th in Junior Men, while teammates Nick Koehler and Shelby Stacy crashed hard in their motos. Nick was able to take a later run at the semis, but Shelby pulled out after a horrendous crash over the first jump in moto one.

Other new US Champions include Intense’s Madison Martinez in 11 Girls, Speed’s Felicia Stancil in 13 & 14 Women’s Cruiser, Cole Tesar in 15 Boys and newcomer Kevin Pauls in 12 Boys.

Between the two Nationals on Friday and Sunday, the Factory Intense Team picked up 24 total podium spots (12 each day) with five wins on Day 1 and seven on Day 2. The Speed Factory Team grabbed seven podium spots on Day 1, of which five were firsts, followed by eight podium spots and six wins on Day 2. Add to that the podiums and wins grabbed by J&R/Speed riders, the lone Rennen/Speed rider Justin Wike and Dominique Daniels, and Speed had a total of 29 podiums with 19 wins over the weekend.

Besides Marc Willers’ domination of the Mens Elite (He was perfect for the weekend.), we also want to mention the dominant riding by Rusty Nesvig in 17-18 X and Junior Elite Men, Madison Martinez (five firsts) and Kevin Pauls who raced his first National in the Speed Factory colors and took three wins in 12 Boys.

Needless to say, we’re pretty stoked with how things went in Chula Vista.

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Speed's, Marc Willers:

It Was a Perfect Weekend in Chula Vista, California

Turning up to racing this weekend in San Diego, CA, I felt I had a point to prove. With that track being at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, I was prepared to have some heat coming from all the local U.S. riders who live on campus.


With the U.S .riders having their National Champs on Saturday, us foreigners were only allowed to race Friday and Sunday. It was pretty much a perfect schedule for me as it gave me a day to eat and refuel in between.


Racing couldn’t have gone any better for me. Starting Friday I won all my motos and semi-final comfortably. When the gate dropped in the main I came out solid and had a good battle to the first turn with a rider on my outside. Getting the jump into the first turn perfect I pulled into first and stayed there until the finish getting my fifth ABA win of the season.


Sunday was basically a carbon copy, winning all motos and the semi and getting my favored lane choice for the main. Feeling super relaxed on the gate I felt things were going to go to plan, and that they did. I lead once again from start to finish and had a perfect weekend, not dropping a lap or a holeshot.


That now gives me six wins, a 2nd and a 3rd with two other finishes that I plan on dropping at the next ABA race. It’s a weird-but-good feeling knowing that only four months into the year, I have enough points to be up for a Pro Title that isn’t up for grabs until November.


Here’s a link from ESPN


All videos and info can be found on my Twitter and facebook@marcwillers


Thank you to all who are supporting and helping me and thanks to my sponsors, Speed, Sinz Elite, THE, ITS, Swatch, Shimano, Bikenz and Sparc.





BMX racing news, Tuesday - April 19, 2011

USA National Championships
W/Free Agent/Rockstar!

So you didn't make the USA Cycling National Championships this past weekend at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA? Neither did we but Dale Holmes was there and you can 'Get A Glimpse' of what was goin' on thru Dale's eyes.

From Free Agent/Rockstar's, Pro T.M., Dale Holmes, featurin', the US National Championships at Chula Vista, CA April 15-17, 2011. Impressions by: Khalen Young, Jason Richardson, Greg Hill, Greg Romero, Rusty Dial and Stephen Larralde. Featuring: Stephen Murray check presentation to Danny Meadows.

Jagger Co. Picks Up Top Canadian Rider, Steven Creighton

Jagger Co. is pleased to announce that it has signed Canadian Elite Men Steven Creighton to its Speed/THE program for 2011!!  Steve will be riding the new M546 Speed Bike equipped with SINZ Elite and ITS parts and wearing THE colors!

Jagger Co. Distribution (who is already running the Intense/Fly National Team) is starting a new program with Speed and THE for 2011. Being the new Speed and THE distributor for Canada we wanted to push those lines across the country and we think that the addition of Steven will really help to achieve this goal.

Steven who lives in Nanaimo, BC is a young and determinate rider who wants to make his mark  among the top pros. Steve made his semi-finals at the Youth Olympic games in Singapore last year and took 2nd place in Junior Men at the 2010 UCI Race in Abbotsford. In his first race with the new Speed Machine at the ABA race in Oregon, he took 6th in a deep field of A pro, only a few days after getting his new ride, witch goes to show that both Steven and Speed have what it takes!


We have been watching Steven racing for the last 2 years and are pleased with the work and the effort he is putting in his BMX career, he’s showing that he is serious and deserves a chance to reach the top.


Visit our Jagger Co. Website for more info and visual of Steven



Morphine Industries Roars into Port Charlotte BMX


Photos courtesy of Rich Snipes.


While the rest of the country is just ramping up their state season racing, the sunny state of Florida is full on and coming down the back side. Port Charlotte BMX was the place for the final stop state qualifier before the state championship race next month.


Elite Men- Mike Kapes hit the track Saturday with a stacked class to flex his speed and skill. Starting off the day with a win in the first moto continued his forward progress to the main event. Starting off the Main with a slamming the gate put mike off the pace. He was forced to take the slower Pro side of the second straight and fought for a sixth place at the finish.


Sunday started with Mike airing it out in practice on the second straight with a heroic triple. The landing proved to be too much for the pedal which bent and left Mike with sore ankle. Shaking off the ankle proved to be easy as the competition heated up and Mike went to the main after rolling through motos. Charging the track from lane eight ain’t the easy way to the podium, but Mike railed the first turn and pulled riders through the rest of the track to take the second spot at the white line.

14 Expert – Noah Reeves made his appearance at Charlotte after missing quite a bit of the state racing this season. Needing to make up for lost time, Noah rolled through motos and continued straight on through the main with a perfect 1-1-1-1 for the day.


Noah started off Sunday with the same momentum racking up a 1-1-1 in motos. However, he came up short at the finish line by the width of a tire taking a second ending a great weekend of racing.

12 Expert – Richie Dey showed up with the best looking ride in the place, showing off his newly pimped out purple and white HARO. He took command of both Class and Cruiser on Saturday putting on a clinic of domination. Richie smoked both groups with an impressive 1-1-1-1 for a perfect day across the board.


On Sunday Richie, continued on flying through motos and taking his usual place at the main gate. However in class he struggled to keep his bike down out of the gate, riding a wheelie all the way down the starting hill. Richie fought back to take a spot on the podium with a three. Determined to not have the same result in Cruiser, Richie torn out of the gate and lead from wire to wire to take the top spot.


Morphine Industries Riders dominated at two other nationals during the weekend racking up a dominating 11 perfects for the weekend. The crew will continued to be split up as we race and represent around the country. Upcoming races in Sarasota, West Palm and Chula Vista are on the near horizon.

Factory Felt / SC Actionsports Racin' all around the U.S.

Loaded up the new Felt trailer and off we went to Petersburg VA for the next stop on the NBL race schedule. Upon arriving at the track I immediately noticed the dirt berms something we don't normally see nowadays at most NBL tracks. The front straight was short so whoever had a snap had the advantage.

Did someone say snap cause Dylan Perez 17-18x had it all weekend winning the 16-29 open class both days...I think I might have seen the cobb webs come flying off him down the front straight. Anthony Catlow 13x/cr battled hard with Cameron Moore all weekend and took home two second place finishes and perfected both days on cruiser.

Coleman Habib 12x/cr put on a clinic in 12x and cruiser all weekend taking double perfects. He then took a shot at Cameron Moore in the open and just could not pull it off great riding from both competitors. Gabe "The Flying Chihuahua" Hatem 10x/cr was just that FLYING! There was no second straight smoother than his all weekend. Gabe finished with two seconds in class and a 1st and a 2nd on cruiser.

Marcus Christopher 8x/cr made his debut in the red and black and after some first moto jitters he righted himself and never looked back. Marcus finished with double wins in class and cruiser. The team did great posting a 328 on day#1 for a third place finish overall and then put the pedal down and took home the win on day#2 with a 336.

Congrats to all the riders that attended the race and we'll see you in Florida.

The Factory Felt team was not only killing it in VA but Samantha Brown 15G was at the Powder Springs ABA national on the same weekend and in true Felt fashion she was on fire all weekend taking home wins both days.

So you're thinking OK Felt had a fantastic weekend on the eastcoast....well we were also on the westcoast at the NBL national in Las Cruces NM.

Ricky Castro 10x/cr took his Felt Sector Expert and put on a show in New Mexico! Ricky finished the weekend with perfects in class and two big wins in cruiser. The team was busy busy busy this past weekend and had a very successful weekend at that.

I would like to thank all the sponsors that help make this happen Scotty Cranmer SC Actionsports, Alan Foster at Felt Bikes, Ray Hudson at Fly, Gus at Profile Racing, Pete at BRG, Rob at JohnsonBMX Number Plates, Alex Rims and of course the riders and parents. - Carlos Perez/T.M. Factory Felt / SC Actionsports

Factory Felt/ Sc Actionsports Peachtree City & "Alaina Returns" Race Report
Race To Georgia!

You could not ask for a more perfect setting than Peachtree City BMX and 80 degree weather to start the outdoor NBL national season. We rallied up the Factory Felt / SC Actionsports team and took to the Georgia red clay like ants to jelly.

Right out of the box William Parker 9x/cr was on fire laying it down all weekend with wins in class and cruiser. In the 10x/cr class Ricky Castro and Gabe "The Flying Chihuahua" Hatem put on a tandem synchronized display of jumping which bought oohs and ahhh's from the crowd. Ricky finished on the podium in class and took home the win in cruiser. Gabe battled hard all weekend with 2nd in class and 2nd in cruiser.

Coleman Habib 12x/cr dominated his class with wins both days and took home a 1st and 2nd in cruiser. Coleman has to be one of the most improved riders in his class and is starting to be prove it by winning a stacked 12-13 open on Sunday. Anthony Catlow 13x/cr was flying all weekend taking 2nds in class and winning both days in cruiser.

Dylan Perez 17-18x was still brushing off the northeast snow and made it to his semi's both days. Samantha Brown 15G podiumed on day#1 and dominated on day#2 with a big win. Joey Lynn Henderson 14G rode well on day#1 making the podium and went down hard on day#2 pulling herself from the main.

All in all it was great being able to enjoy some sunshine and warm weather in Georgia. The track was in great shape! The turnout was very impressive with over 200 motos for both days. The National team competition was super strong with 16 National teams and 16 NBL teams competing for the NBL bonus money. The Factory Felt / SC Actionsports team took a fifth on day#1 and a third on day#2 placing in the money both days.

Alaina Returns! ..... On another front Alaina Henderson Elite Women made her comeback from that horrible injury and was at the ABA Winter Nationals in Speedworks BMX Surprise Arizona. Alaina was the Alaina of old shaking off the cobwebs and making her main both days in a very talented field of Elite Women. This girl has to be one of the toughest most determined Elite riders in the country look for her to continue to ride hard and make mains all year long.

I would like to thank our great sponsors Felt Bikes, SC Actionsports, Profile Racing, Vans, BRG, Fly Racing, eFinwear, JohnsonBMX Plates and Alex Rims. Carlos Perez - TM Factory Felt / SC Actionsports

UCI Cycling National Championships
Sharrah and Post win Elite Titles as 36 BMX national titles are awarded in Chula Vista

Official USA Cycling News Release:

Chula Vista, Calif. (April 16, 2011) — Over 400 athletes vied for national titles at the fifth annual USA Cycling BMX National Championships on the campus of the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. on Saturday.


Riders of all ages and abilities, from 5-year-old beginners to seasoned pros like defending 2010 USA Cycling BMX National Champion Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro-Rockstar-Kenda) survived the heat to deliver an action-packed day of BMX racing.


In the elite men’s main, Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles) continued the momentum he gained with last week’s win in the first supercross in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. With a flawless performance, Sharrah topped silver medalist David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Intense Bicycles) and Tyler Brown (Chula Vista, Calif./Factory Crupi). “My goal is to be up there in the top three going into mains,” Sharrah said. “I was able to do that and I got the win. It feels really good. The year’s been going well. The first ABA nationals went well and the first supercross went really well.”


Alise Post (St. Cloud, Minn/Redline) rode away from silver and bronze medalists Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro/Rockstar) and Arielle Martin (East Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) to win the elite women’s gold medal. “Went out there for my first moto and had a great lap and it all just snowballed from there,” Post said. “It just got better and better on every lap. I live here, so it was just like any practice session. I had fun and it all worked out. It’s awesome to win a national championship. It’s been a long time coming. I’ve had some bad luck in the past whether it’s a crash or not the best race. I think what the USOC and USA Cycling are doing with putting their national championship on the supercross track is pretty cool, so I’m really happy to have won it.”


In the junior men’s race, three USA Cycling National Development Program participants took home the hardware. Rusty Nesvig (San Diego, Calif./Factory-Intense) earned the Stars-and-Stripes jersey ahead of Justin Posey (Winston-Salem, N.C./Dan’s Competition) and Lain Van Ogle (Auburn, Wash./Redman) in the junior men’s race. “I just had a good gate. I was staying focused,” Nesvig said. “I knew I had to get a good snap to stay up front. Once I had the hole shot, I just had to keep it smooth and it was all good from there.”


With the 2012 Olympic Games on the horizon America’s brightest BMX stars shone brilliantly in Southern California on Saturday. “I’m very pleased with how everything went,” USA Cycling’s BMX Program Director Mike King said. “I wasn’t too surprised by the results. Corben’s been hot lately and Alise has been a little banged up, but she’s showing that she can hang in there. “I’m very excited about how our juniors ran today. They’re the future of the program and think they ran great.”


In addition to the elite and junior elite fields that highlighted the day, amateur racers provided plenty of action as well. Riders between the ages of five and 50 not only competed for the right to slip into a Stars-and-Stripes jersey on the podium’s top step, but also for eligibility to represent the U.S. at the 2011 UCI BMX World Championships from July 27-31, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The top eight athletes in each age group earned invitations to the amateur world championship event.


See below for a list of winners in all categories, or click here for complete results. Click here to check out a PHOTO GALLERY of all the action. Watch video snippets of the action courtesy


2011 USA Cycling BMX National Championships

U.S. Olympic Training Center; Chula Vista, California

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Elite Men: Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT)

Elite Women: Alise Post (St. Cloud, Minn./Redline)

Junior Men: Rusty Nesvig (San Diego, Calif./Factory Intense)

Junior Women: Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro-Rockstar)


Challenge Level National Champions

Girls 8: Madelynn Desantis (Simi Valley, Calif./Sycamore BMX) ... Girls 9: Leyna Jones (Oxnard, Calif./Sycamore BMX) ... Girls 11: Madison Martinez (Santa Clarita, Calif./Factory Intense) ... Girls 12: Anais Hill (Austin, Texas/Young Guns BMX Factory) ... Girls 14: Kelsey Van Ogle (Auburn, Wash./Redman) ... Girls 15: Rachel Mydock (Glendale, Ariz./Jr ... Girls 17+: Shay Glynn (Norco, Calif./Profile Racing/Monster) ... Boys 5-6: Tyler Grigsby (Rio Linda, Calif./Form-Elite Bicycles) ... Boys 7: Peter Choat (Bakersfield, Calif./Hyper Bicycles) ... Boys 8: Jack Kelly (Kerns, Utah/Factory Extreme-GHP-Fly) ... Boys 9: Patrick Coo (Bellflower, Calif./Bike Alley-Redline-Rocks) ... Boys 10: Anthony Saldivar (Ontario, Calif./Bike Alley-Redline-Rocks) ... Boys 11: Shayne Lewis (Chula Vista, Calif./Factory QSI BMX) ... Boys 12: Kevin Pauls (Simi Valley, Calif./Factory Speed) ... Boys 13: Ryan Pettigrew (Watsonville, Calif./Jr ... Boys 14: Walker Finch (Fort Collins, Colo./Redman) ... Boys 15: Cole Tesar (Huntersville, N.C./Factory Speed) ... Boys 16: Maliek Byndloss (Cape Coral, Fla./Ssquared-TLD-Answer) ... Men 17-24: Kalvin Davis (Albuquerque, N.M./505 Racing) ... Men 25-29: Brandon Panuccio (Phoenix, Ariz./Vendetta-Elite Bicycles) ... Men 30 +: Stephen Larralde (Riverside, Calif./Free Agent-Rockstar) ... Masters Class: Matt Pohlkamp (Cincinnati, Ohio/Dan’s Competition)

Cruiser Class (24”) National Champions

Boys 12 & Under: Sean McElroy (Palmdale, Calif.) ... Boys 13-14: Ryan Pettigrew (Watsonville, Calif./Jr ... Boys 15-16: Maliek Byndloss (Cape Coral, Fla./Ssquared-TLD-Answer) ... Men 17-24: Chase Hines (Summerville, S.C./SE Racing) ... Men 25-29: Brandon Panuccio (Phoenix, Ariz./Vendetta/Elite Bicycles) ... Men 30-34: Stephen Larralde (Riverside, Calif./Free Agent-Rockstar) ... Men 40 – 44: Jason Carnes (Austin, Texas/Redline) .... Men 45+: Eric Rupe (Woodland Hills, Calif./GT-Oakley) ... Women 13-14: Destiny Ford (Rio Linda, Calif./Ssquared-AtomLab) ... Women 17-24: Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill./Factory Speed)


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 70,000 licensees; 2,400 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,900 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year, manages 17 national championship events and is responsible for fostering the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit




BMX racing news, Monday - April 16, 2011


BMX Mania Editor's Note - We've signed on to sponsor a cool undertaking that Jim and Tammy Warren and their BMX racin' daughter, Neva are launching this week. Ride The Nation is a 3000+ mile road ride that will see them pedal around the eastern half of the country over a four month period to promote the sport of BMX Racing and visit a LOT of NBL tracks as they make their way. We'll be hosting a weekly blog that you can follow with BMX Mania Specific news from the ride, on a dedicated page where you can read the entire ride. Hats off to the Warrens, it's a HUGE undertaking and ought to be an interesting one! Riders Ready......Pedal For 3000 Miles!


Every seasoned BMX rider knows the importance of a lightweight bike.  I’ve seen some take extreme measures to lighten their bike beyond the latest carbon fiber components.  I’ve seen holes drilled in seats and even number plates, to shave ounces off of the total weight.  


So what self- respecting BMX parents would put their 12 year old “veteran rider” on a 70 lb. bike from the 1990’s?  That would be us:  Jay and Tammy Warren.


Together with our daughter, Neva, we are “Ride the Nation”, a family of 3 that is bicycling 3000+ miles, leaving this Wednesday, April 2oth and riding until September to promote our beloved sport of BMX, as well as a few other goals.  


Our 12 year old daughter’s road bike, when loaded with pannier bags and bed rolls, weighs 70 lbs. It is not a high end, advanced road bike but rather an affordable 1990’s mountain bike (turned touring  bike) with a steel frame and racks to accommodate clothing panniers and camp gear.


If you’re thinking we’ve made our child the “pack mule” for this trip, rest assured, she has the lightest load.  I’m the BMX mom and my 1990’s L.L. Bean mountain bike weighs 88 lbs. fully loaded with front and rear pannier racks, 4 pannier bags and one front basket.  


My husband’s 1990’s Giant Iguana mountain bike and second hand “BOB” single wheel trailer, together weigh 118 lbs, when fully loaded.  Of course, his load includes our daughter’s BMX race bike, which is substantially lighter than her road bike.  (Do the math:  4 bikes, 3 riders)


Wanna Read More? Check It Here!. . . . .








BMX racing news, Friday - April 15, 2011

Chase BMX Complete Bike Spy Shots!

The complete bike from Chase BMX is out and about, with this spy shot of what's going to be unveiled at the USA Cycling National Championships / ABA SoCal Nationals, this weekend.

If you are going to the those races this weekend in Chula Vista, CA stop by the Shimano booth to check out the first showing of the Chase BMX bike loaded up with parts from BMX Racers Group and their sponsors Tioga, Thomson, ODI, etc.









BMX racing news, Thursday - April 14, 2011

Rich Montalvo Video Genius From Sunshine State Series - Charlotte Qualifier Day One

Elite Men | Day 1

For More, Check Out Rich On Facebook!

SpeedTech BMX Storms ABA’s Dixieland & NBL’s Battlefield Nationals

The speedTech crew hit the East Coast hard this past weekend sending teams to both National events.  The crew did a great job on both days with many of the riders taking wins & podiums in the expert & cruiser classes.

Leading the charge in Virginia was Bryce Easter taking with two 2nds on Sat in 10X & 10 Cruiser.  Bryce would continue the hot streak on Sunday with 2nd in 10x & 1st     10 cruiser. 

Mikey Hewitt also took a 4th on Sunday after some hard luck, but bounced back on Sunday for a 2nd in 11X.  Chris Green had a rough weekend as he hit the dirt a couple times, but managed to keep it in the main events in 12X & 12 cruiser both days.

Dixieland Nats- ABA – The team sent 10 riders to this race with hopes of adding to it’s streak of podium finishes in the ultra competitive bike shop division. 


The team managed a 3rd place on Sunday with great rides from Emeligh Larson, Dalton Simons, Cole Simons, Masato Pischke, Ian Noerenberg, John Noerenberg, Steven Penland & Charlie Biggs.  Having a small hiccup the team didn’t run a sheet on Saturday as we were a little late getting to the track….ooops…..


All in all the team had a great weekend at both races.  We wanna thank all of our sponsors for the support the year and hope to see everyone at the next race!










BMX racing news, Wednesday - April 13, 2011

Hot New Wheel Sets From Excess!



Come join the fastest BMX racers in the world and learn tricks and tips to make you a future World Champion.

Free Agent/Rockstar racers Maris, Dale, Cristian and others will be in your area this summer helping you grab the holeshot over your competition.
Here is the FA/Rockstar Clinic Tour schedule

Spreckles Park BMX – Manteca, CA – April 30

Whittier Narrows BMX – El Monte, CA – May 7

Boulder City BMX – Boulder City, NV – June 3

Nellis BMX – Las Vegas, NV – June 4

Bellflower BMX – Bellflower, CA – June 11

Elings Park BMX – Santa Barbara, CA – July 13

Freedom Park BMX – Camarillo, CA – July 14

Go211 Presents Live Coverage Of The USAC National Championships!

Tangent Factory, Tears Up The ABA Silver Dollar Nationals


BMX Mania Editor's Note - Yeah, this event happened three months ago, and our face is lit up with embarrassment due to the lateness of publishing this report. It (Along with a couple other news stories that you'll see over the next couple days!) got buried in our BMX Mania In Box and we need to get the word out, so HERE TIS! Tangent Factory/Pro Rider's Shop.....One of the coolest teams on the circuit, check em out, it's good stuff!


The Tangent Factory riders kicked off the 2011 BMX Racing season at the annual ABA Silver Dollar Nationals in Reno, NV.


Like usual this was a team event for the Tangent riders and we were all there in full force and ready to kick off the year. Results went as follows…


Peyton Allen- Cruised through motos on both bikes Saturday, having a little trouble in 20” semis he did not make it out but came out swinging in his 9 and under cruiser main and locked down a 4th. Sunday was his time for revenge and he did just that, snagging a very nice 2nd in cruiser and came away with a respectable 3rd in class!


Jacob Abbe- Showed up for the weekend ready to race. Saturday he made it through the 32 riders in theJr Devo boys class, qualifying into the main and grabbing a 6th. In class Jacob was going for a move in his main and ended taking a digger and having to settle for 7th. On Sunday Jacob ran into some bad luck and missed mains in class and Jr.Devo.


Taylor Wolcott- It was great to see Taylor racing this weekend after all the hard times she’s been through in the last couple weeks, you could see she was out there doing it for her dad as I think many people in that building were over the weekend. Reno was Taylor’s first race with the factory Tangent team and man did she represent well! Taylor came away with a big 2nd on Saturday and was charging hard for the win! Well deserved. Sunday Taylor found herself right back up there in the main even and was able to get a good 4th place finish. Not a bad way to kick off the new season of racing for her.


Kevin Shankel- After watching Kevin practice it was hard to not call him to be up for the win in the 19-27ex class all weekend but some bad luck struck his way Saturday keeping him out of the main. Sunday he got himself into the main and was looking to win but a first turn pile up would make Kevin settle for an 8th for the weekend. You know Kevin will be looking to make revenge at the next race and will be looking for some “W’s”.

Matt Baisley- Saturday Matt made it through moto’s in A-pro and pro cruiser just fine. Come quarter time though an outside gate and some mistakes around the track is where he would end his day on 20”. Trying to redeem some motivation he was able to lock down a 5th in pro cruiser for the day. Sunday, didn’t play any different for Matt and he wouldn’t find himself in the main again. Luckily he was riding his cruiser well and got another solid 5th place finish on Sunday.


Riley Stair- Had a great weekend in AA. He was nudged out both days in semi’s but making it that far in that group of riders right now gets you many kudo’s! Look for this kid to be hitting a main even very soon in the Elite class!


Tangent/Riders Pro Shop would like to thank it’s following sponsors- Fly Racing, Kenda tires, Alias, Alienation, Shimano and Thompson for all there help.


All photos, Dan Mooney /








BMX racing news, weekend edition - April 8-10, 201


Click here for complete race results & photo report posted on the BMX mania race report page!

Team USA scored a big win today in South Africa as Corben Sharrah, GT Factory rider took home the Gold in Elite Men at the UCI BMX SX race. Corben was followed by Khalen Young/Haro Factory and Joris Daudet/GT France.

Manon Valentino Doubles In South Africa With UCI SX Race And Time Trial Wins!

The little French girl, Manon Valentino/GT France, hit it BIG today at the UCI BMX Supercross final in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa with a HUGE win in Elite Women's competition. In one of the crazier finals in recent memory, The final saw early favorite, Sarah Walker/ABD Factory rider from New Zealand, come out of the gate late, and trying HARD to work her way back up to the front of the pack, but having a hard time, moving up a place, back a place, and back and forth before finally settling for a 3rd on the podium behind Gabriela Diaz/ONE Bicycles from Argentina in 2nd.

Keep in touch with BMX Mania for all the results and killer photo gallery to be posted on the UCI SX S.A. Race Report Page!

Corben Sharrah wins Supercross World Cup opener on Saturday for USA Cycling


USA Cycling Media - Pietermaritzburg, RSA (April 9, 2011) Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles) picked up his first Supercross World Cup win on Saturday at the series opener in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.


After qualifying fifth in the time trial superfinal, the 19-year-old Sharrah worked his way through the early rounds and won his semi-final before moving into the main where he powered his way to the top step of the podium.


In the main, Sharrah got the hole shot and looked to be in total control as he led into the first berm. While the pack jostled behind him, he never lost control, racing to the win ahead of Australian Khalen Young and time trial superfinal winner Jores Daudet of France. Fellow American David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Intense BMX) also represented the U.S. in the men’s final, working his way to seventh-place.


“This track really suited my style of riding,” said Sharrah afterwards. “I had a really good gate and won the big battle to get into the first turn first. When I realized I was leading, it was all about staying calm and focused. That was the critical part for me. It feels fantastic to win the first World Cup of the season.”


On the women’s side of competition, Americans Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro-Rockstar) and Alise Post (St. Cloud, Minn./Reline Bicycles) made it to the semi-finals, but missed out on spots in the main after placing 5th and 7th respectively.

French bmx Team Sweeps UCI BMX SX South Africa Time Trials!


Men's Thursday Practice Pix Now Posted, Go Here!

Weather Trubs At UCI BMX SX/South Africa!

Click Here to check out the BMX Mania "Weather Report" on the UCI BMX SX Race Report Page!

With a week's worth of weather already making things hard for the organizers, rain dealt a blow to the UCI BMX Supercross race in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Thursday night. When riders got up, Friday morning, practice was moved back two hours to allow the hard working track crew to get things dried out and ready to go.

Friday marks the beginning of the process of elimination with Time Trials taking place to qualify riders in to Saturday's race competition. Friday ALSO begins a new format for Time Trials, with the implementation of the Superfinal. The Superfinal will see a rider's chance to qualify out of the Time Trials and IN to actual racing competition, by completing only ONE, yes, sports fans, you read that right......ONE Time Trial run.

For this weekend's race in PMB, there are 103 Elite Men competing for 64 spots, and 38 Elite Women competing for 32 spots.

Different? Yes. Controversial? Maybe. It remains to be seen, keep it here for more.

Make sure to check out the BMX Mania UCI BMX Supercross Race Report Page for tons of Elite Women's photos from Thursday's practice.


Free Agent/Rockstar's, Dale Holmes checks in with a little video predicting on the outcome of Saturday's Finals at the UCI BMX SX S. Africa race. The heavy hitter predictors include, Haro's, Derek Betcher; GT's, Mike Day; Team Jesus's, Tony Hoffman; Free Agent/Rockstar's, Steven Larralde and MTB Video Legend, Clay Porter.













BMX racing news, Wednesday/Thursday - April 6 & 7, 2011







Alienation Grass Roots sponsorship for 2011

Alienation is now accepting applications for our 2011 Grass Roots Support Team. 

This sponsorship opportunity is set up for the individual racer/team and is designed to give back to hard core BMX racers everywhere.

Want to join some of the best riders and teams in the sport riding Alienation product?

Gain access online to place your team orders from home.

Teams like the Australian BMX National Team, BMX Mania Factory Team, Dan’s Comp, Supercross, Haro,  Formula/Europe, GT, Hyper Factory BMX, J&R  Factory, MJT BMX, Morphine Racing, New Zealand National Team, Rennen/Intense, and more.

Top level riders, like our Alienation Factory Pro’s, Jeff Upshaw, Tommy Zula, Ramiro Marino, Mariana Pajon, Barry Nobles and Dominique Daniels.

Please contact Rob Morgan at for more information.









BMX racing news, Monday - April 4, 2011

(You may experience a disruption in the force over the next couple of days, due to BMX Mania travel schedule to South Africa! Thanks for your patience!)

UCI BMX Supercross South Africa Preview!

COMING, this weekend FROM BMX MANIA!!!!!

Yes, Sir! BMX Mania's on the road to the first round of the 2011 UCI BMX Supercross Series in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

This is the third year that big UCI events are being hosted in PMB and if past performance is an indicator, the race ought to be ON! Throw in the fastest BMXers on the planet, a little Tom Ritz magic on the track and you WILL want to tune in.

Check us out, Friday, Saturday & Sunday for the BMX Mania Field Report page for HOT race action photos, results and to get the story on what's happenin' with the first big UCI SX race of the season! Keep it here for gnarly UCI BMX SX Racing Action, brought to you by BMX Mania Dot Com! - Cool graphics by &

Lightest production mini cruiser in the world!

The Worlds Lightest Production Mini Cruisers are rolling out of the Supercross Playground

With the introduction of the 8 and under Cruiser class at the ABA and the Race all you want for the same fee at the NBL, there has been starting to be a bit of a demand for Cruisers for the little guys to get them a bit more track time at the National Weekends. Well Supercross saw the demand and tooled up and built a short run ( no pun intended ) of ENVY Mini Cruisers for the little guys. And at 2lbs 3 ounces ( 960 grams ) in the mirror polished finish it is between 8-12 ounces lighter than the the other mini cruisers on the market, that is 3/4 of a pound!

The Supercross ENVY Mini Cruiser utilizes EASTON ULR 7005 Taperwall Tube Construction just as the rest of the Supercross BMX ENVY line up. So it is just as strong as it is light.

Be sure to head over to your favorite Supercross BMX Dealer today or click on over to the new for more information on the new Supercross ENVY mini Cruiser and all of the other fine Supercross BMX products.



The Tangent/Riders Pro Shop team is very excited to release the news that super fast and very talented Junior Women's rider, Taylor Wolcott will be joining the Tangent Factory Team!

Taylor has been a long time rider of Tangent products and been part of the family/cartel for quite some time. It made nothing but perfect sense to bring this young talented lady to the team for the 2011 season and help her reach her goals of representing the USA at the 2012 Olympics. We are very excited to have her part of the team and can’t wait for a great year of riding from her.


Taylor kicked off the season opener in Reno with a couple of great finishes! She locked down a 2nd on Saturday and came away with a 4th on Sunday. Watch for this girl to be making many podiums and pushing to grab some wins all season long.

 Team Intense/ Monster lookin’ Peachy at the

Georgia peach national


Spring is here, the time has changed and the peach trees were blooming.  Heading due North up I-75 for an 8.5 hour tour makes this the 3rd closest trip the team gets to take this year just to hit a NBL National event.  Peach Tree City is well known for their Southern hospitality and it was at it’s finest with both Shayne and Anthony Robinson hosting the race for the entire weekend.  The track was smooth and fast and with the high level of competition showing up for practice this was definitely going to be a race to remember.

As Saturday rolled around the temperature was in the 80’s, the competition was getting fierce and with Monster Energy drink sponsoring the race the team was amped to put on a good performance.  The stage had been set for the Intense/ Monster team to show up big and that is just what happened.  The team finished both days 1st with point totals 345 and 347. 

 "A" Pro rider Justin (J-Ride) Riddell Happy 18th Birthday grabbed a 4th in A pro on Sat and a 5th in the Elite men’s open on Sunday.  You can never count this kid out with the skills he has in his arsenal.  Teammates for 7 great years (I love you bro)

37 X and Cruiser, Mike (Mr. Consistent) Powers rode awesome all weekend long grabbing a 2nd, 2nd on Cruiser and a 8th and a 2nd on 20.  His nickname precedes him because he usually always podiums unless he does not hear the gate cadence lol….sorry had to.

38 X and Cruiser, Todd Lackey (Lack) took a lot of GA clay samples home with from the cruiser mains both days (8th’s) but shocked opponents on the 20 inch that C.J. Mcguire let me borrow grabbing a 2nd on day 1 and a 5th on Sunday.  I think I like that bike more than the cruiser after this weekend lol

50+ Cruiser, Steve (The Latin Lover) Gonzales was short 1 lap perfects on both Saturday and Sunday….finishing 2nd and 1st in his mains.

Woman’s Cruiser Patty (German Girl) Gonzales stayed consistent riding out of class and grabbing a pair of seconds for the weekend.  She also is learning how to ride the 20 inch taking a 2nd and a 3rd on that small thing….don’t worry the new Intense is in the mail.

17 X Geoffrey (G Ban Man) Banser was showing some of the sickest nose taps that I have ever witnessed.  He’s back in Cape Coral, living with Powers and riding and training on his bike like he should be.  He and Riddell are the best of buds and riding and training together just might help both out tremendously.

16 X King Kong Kody Wong had a stacked class and got squeezed a little on Sat settling for a 4th  and knocked over the corner on Sunday not making the main…..but never count him out because he was on fire in the cruiser class taking a 2nd  on Saturday and a 1st on Sunday.

14-girls, Sarah Gross (I don’t like this track lol) never lost a lap all weekend and showing all the girls in the South that she wants that #1 15 girls National plate in September.

And special thanks to my young gun riders for always riding hard and running extra classes to help the team out.  There were many 1st place finishes by our young riders. 12X, Eli Garcia (Little Sexy),10X, Joey Leto (Golden Boy), 10X, Bentley Garcia (just Sexy), 9 X, Dylan Shipley  (Baby Riddell), 10 G, Halle Friedel  (Halle Berry), 9 G, Campbell Lackey (lil Powers) 8-Girls McKenzie Gayheart  (MC Kenz), 7X Drew Friedel (Mad Man), 6-C Fisher Houston (Big Fish), 5-C Zane Garcia (Baby Sexy)

All of our young riders were showing off their mad skills and jumping everything around the track…….

 Our next National stop will be at the Easter Classic in Sarasota, Fl. Followed by the Gator National in WPB. We hope see everyone there or check us out at ( 

Thanks to our great family of sponsors: VSI Products for always believing in us and supporting us. (, Intense BMX frames the best in BMX, ITS, THE, Monster Energy Drink, Subway, Scream and Fly racing, Compass Banners and Signs, Profile Racing, Pro Gold Lubricants, Troy Lee designs, Hawk Racing, Animal Customs, Ernie’s Southern Off road and Club Rodeo.

Morphine Industries Hits Hotlanta for NBL Georgia Peach Nationals

The NBL Georgia Peach Nationals signifies the start of spring and the push into the full-on race season. Morphine Industries sent a crew to the Peach state to shake it up. Peachtree BMX is a cool tight fast track set in a park just outside Atlanta. What’s with the golf carts everywhere?

Elite Men- Mike Kapes hit the track Saturday with finesse and speed as usually. Mike roared through motos and saddled up to the gate at the main event. At the gate drop, Kapes and Kelty battled for the lead with Mike taking the top spot at the white line.

Sunday, Mike was ready to do it again as he once again blasted through motos to line up for the main. This time his speed got the best of him as he overshot a double and bonked the next double causing him to fall back and take a fourth at the line.

Masters – Tim Dinger, with a freshly healed arm, hit the track for a one day Masters showdown. ..and show he did. Dinger flowed through the track and the field racking up hash marks all the way to the end topping the podium. Unfortunately, Masters did not run on Sunday so, Tim was unable to repeat and line his pockets.

16 Expert - Damian Cherepko came down to join the crew from PA to take his frequent spot on top. Damian, like his teammates rolled over the field in his motos and took his place at the main. After the gate dropped it was over as Damian finished his day with a first place.

Sunday started off in the same manner with Damian horsing the field in motos. However, a close encounter with the asphalt turn stopped Damian short of making his weekend a perfect one.

12 Expert – Richie Dey started off the weekend on Saturday working his way through stacked motos. However, he fell short in the semi getting caught on the outside and not making the cut.

Sunday Richie was determined to make up for his absence in the main on Saturday. Once again , he had to bang with the best to get through to the main. This time, he made his way through the pack to take the last spot on the podium, a third place.

The Morphine crew was split this past weekend with riders hitting the NBL Florida State Qualifier in Port Charlotte and another group hitting the ABA Dixieland Nationals in Hotlanta, GA.

Rumor has it that Dixieland will be experiencing the newest member of the Morphine Industries Factory laying down the hammer. Enjoy! Welcome, Charlie.

Limited Edition 24 Inch Quad Loops Out, Now! (Not for long, tho!)

Talk about LIMITED EDITION! This year we’ve decided to only produce 150 24” Quad Loops for the USA market.

This is the most limited edition Quad yet!

The first batch of 50 are shooting out to SE dealers right now.

But don’t fret, we have 100 more that will be available later in the spring.

But that’s it for the 2011 production!

So if you’re down with the classic black & gold, then you better get on it.

If you’re looking to get one of these ultra hot bikes this year, you better start hunting.

Check the SE dealer locator & start the hunt!



Big Discounts On Pro-Gate Air Rams. The Tech Wizards at Pro-Gate have SLASHED prices on their 110v and 12v air rams by $100 USD now making them $765 USD!


Redline P79 revealed!

Everyone has been curious to know what Project 79 is. Could this be it?

Legacy bonus for BMX riders in KwaZulu-Natal

Max Cluer (left) of the Local Organizing Committee and Event Director Alec Lenferna survey the scene at Alexandra Park as the track for the UCI BMX Supercross in Pietermaritzburg on 8 and 9 April nears completion. - Photo, Dave Macleod / Gameplan Media

Pietermaritzburg - Following in the footsteps of the FIFA Soccer World Cup, BMX racers will enjoy a massive long term advantage from next weekend’s UCI BMX Supercross at Alexandra Park in Pietermaritzburg after the city confirmed that the track would remain in place after the event as a permanent legacy project.

Mayor of the Msunduzi municipality Councillor Mike Tarr confirmed that the prime site next to the Pietermaritzburg cricket oval and the existing cycling velodrome would be a permanent home for BMX racing in the area.

“The course for this Supercross will be reshaped after the event for national and provincial championships, as well as the development of the sport in the city. This is in line with what we saw in 2010, when Harry Gwala and Wadley stadiums were left as legacies of the FIFA Soccer World Cup,” said Tarr.

“Most importantly it is the legacy that will be left behind that alludes to the City of Choice being a sporting city. Likewise, the UCI Supercross will have a similar kind of an impact,” he added.

The bold move by the city has been warmly welcomed in cycling circles where the sport of BMX racing has been seriously hampered by the lack of permanent facilities.

One of the leading figures in the cycling community to welcome the decision was Jeff Minnaar, father of current mountain bike star Greg Minnaar and one of the original founders of BMX racing in the province.

“For years we’ve been trying to have a BMX facility opened at Alexandra Park as BMX is so conducive to introducing youngsters to cycling of all kinds and so to now have a facility which everyone can go to and which is central for most really is great,” said Minnaar.

“Previously the interest these international events have generated hasn’t been harnessed as well as it should have but now with the track remaining behind afterwards there is no reason why that interest in the sport can’t continue for a long time after the event.”

“For the youngsters in the area to be able to go along the same track that they saw their heroes competing on is going to have such a great impact on the growth of the sport long term,” he added.

One of the region’s champions of BMX racing Sharlene McGilvray, reigning world champ in the Women’s Masters Cruiser class, feels the permanent facility is just what the sport needs to convert the resurgence of interest in BMX racing into world class medal contenders.

“We’ve needed another track in Pietermaritzburg for such a long time because the more tracks we have then the more kids we are able to give the opportunity to ride and develop and so to finally have this one is incredible,” said McGilvray.

“With this facility being so visible I’m pretty sure it will naturally become such a community orientated track which everyone will be able to benefit from which is great for the development of the sport of BMX,” she added.

The novice and intermediate riders aren’t the only ones excited by the decision. Coach of CSA’s BMX High Performance programme Jonnathan Chislett is hopeful clever management will enable even the top riders in the country to benefit from the facility.

“If we can adapt the track after the Supercross in such a way that enables the younger intermediate riders to still get the most out of the track whilst still keeping it advanced enough for our top riders to be able to come here for training camps or on their own then I really think we’ll see BMX grow even faster than it is at the moment,” said Chislett.

The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Pietermaritzburg takes place at Alexandra Park on 8 and 9 April.

Yess! They’re Back!

Yess is back and ready for big things in 2011!

Yess Products, renowned for manufacturing the finest frames in the industry is now ready to launch their own line, Yess BMX, for 2011.

Yess Products has been building frames for other brands for almost two decades and their quality and craftsmanship has been second to none.

Several signature manufacturing techniques will contribute to their spawn of the next level in Aluminum BMX frames!

With their original design being used over the last decade, development and design of this frame has continually evolved and now is the time for the new standard in BMX Racing.

With the help of New Zealand National Coach Ken Cools and members of his high performance racing team for testing, feedback and support, this frame will be beyond anything available in today’s market.

There will be 10 sizes available (including 3 Cruiser sizes)

For more information and ordering options, check out their website with the MSRP set at $449.95usd 5 colors available (Yellow, Black, Red, Green, and White)