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August 2009


Today's BMX Racing News .....  Monday, August 31, 2009


Latvian Formula Europe Riders

keep on winning National Races


After a short break after the Worlds, the Latvian Formula Europe Team riders started their after season schedule with 2 weekends packed with races.

The weekend of August 15+16, they headed to Smiltene for National Championships Series Rounds 5&6. On Saturday they raced Round 5 and an Open Race, on Sunday Round 6 and the Club Cup, making 4 races in 1 weekend

On Saturday, Rihards Veide took the win in Round 5 in the Junior Men Category. Edzus Treimans had to settle for second in Elite Men. In the Open Race Junior and Elite Men combined, Edzus took the win and Rihards had a bad gate and finished in 5th.

On Sunday both Formula guys took the top spot in their respective categories in Round 6. In the combined Club Cup, Edzus took the win, with Rihards in second!

The weekend later, there was another weekend with 3 races and a Time Trial in Ventspils.

On Saturday, the riders started with the Time Trial with Edzus winning in a time of 33.20 and Rihards was again second fastest guy of the day in the combined Junior and Elite with a time of 33.33!

After the Time Trial, the Latvian Master Cup was raced with both riders winning their again in their respective categories. In the Open Race afterwards, Edzus took the win and Rihards got 5th after slipping on the gate.

On Sunday, the "Lemberga Cup" was held. Edzus and Rihards ended this weekend in the same way they started it, with a victory in their Category.

With 1 more race to go in the series, both Latvian Formula riders are in the lead for the National title. Last race of the National Series is on their home track in Valmiera on September 5th.

Formula Europe is supported by Formula Bicycle Company, Shimano, Ufoplast, Formco, EuroBmx, Swatch, SixSixOne, AlienationBmx and

ONE/Kenda news

ONE KENDA press release 


Although things may have appeared slow, nothing is less true.

ONE/Kenda’s Gabriela Diaz from Argentina took 2nd place in South Africa at the 1st ever Supercross there. In her 2nd major international race this year, Gabriela showed she has not

lost her speed and skills.


Things in South Africa look good for the 2010 Worlds.

In Latvia, Elite rider Toms Skujins, took 3rd place in the Latvian National Championship.


Behind the scenes ONE is working on their new frames and the team for coming 3 years.

The future looks good….












Today's BMX Racing News .....  Weekend Update, August 29-30, 2009



After capturing a combined three Gold and one Silver at the UCI Supercross in Copenhagen and the BMX World Championship in Adelaide, Tioga riders get a clean sweep by taking the Elite Men’s Gold, Silver and Bronze at the UCI BMX Supercross in South Africa.

The winning for Tioga on the World stage started with the first UCI Supercross in Copenhagen, Denmark, where Tioga riders and National Dutch Team members Ivo van der Putten and Martijn Scherpen won the Elite Men’s Gold and Silver. The streak continued with Gold for Donny Robinson in Elite Men’s and Sam Willoughby in Junior Elite Men’s at the UCI BMX World Championship in Adelaide, Australia.

Now Tioga riders up the ante with a clean sweep, winning the Elite Men’s Gold, Silver and Bronze at the UCI BMX Supercross in South Africa.

Australia’s Sam Willoughby took the Gold, USA’s Donny Robinson got the Silver and Dutch rider Rob van den Wildenberg with the Bronze all crossing the finish line on Tioga PowerBlock tires.

Now on to Chula Vista, where Tioga riders on the PowerBlock will undoubtedly strive to keep the winning streak alive.

About Tioga: A design driven bicycle components company focusing on function with style. In over 30 years in the cycling industry, Tioga has created numerous industry advancing components from the Comp-III BMX racing tire and the T-Bone stem to the standardization of the 1-1/8" steering system.

Tioga’s new generation of components are not only functionally designed to accommodate athletes with serious skills, but also styled to reflect their commitment to the sport.

Rennen G-Cog THE Helmets


Rennen Design Group is thrilled to announce the completion and delivery of the "Rennen G-Cog THE Helmets!"


These helmets will be exclusively for the soon to be announced official G-Cog sponsored riders.


These riders will receive a Coach level G-Cog device, a Custom G-Cog/THE helmet and a slew of Chainrings/Cogs to help them take their training to a new level.


The group of riders selected are a diverse group who are at the top of their game, looking to take things to the next level.


Training with G-Cog will help them achieve their goals. G-Cog is the Worlds first True Electronic BMX Powermeter!

Keep your eyes open at the ABA Raleigh NC national for a preview of the riders, also one of our riders will be in South Africa for the UCI Supercross which is sure to be "Insane"

We at Rennen would like to personally thank Pete Dylewski and Toby Henderson of THE for working with us on this project without their involvement this idea would not have happened.


They stepped up when no else would to help us realize our vision for these helmets.


Please support the companies that help support BMX! - -


Rennen G-Cog SOFTWARE VERSION 1.3 Released

Rennen Design Group, developers of G-Cog, the ultimate BMX training tool, are pleased to announce that a new version of the G-Cog software, version 1.3, has been released.  This new version includes many changes and major enhancements to functionality.  Short descriptions of a few of these new features are below.

G-Cog main tab page – The starting point of the application.  For this release, we rearranged the software starting point a bit to make things easier to find and the software simpler and more efficient to work with.

New rider wobble chart that shows the side-to-side motion of your bike in degrees during your ride.  Rider wobble is a completely new calculation and chart that we planned from the beginning and have completed in version 1.3. 

Ride settings panel-  The ride settings panel is a way for you to customize the software application to your bike setup.  In release 1.3 we added: rider height, rider inseam, crank length and rollout (which we calculate from your wheel diameter and gear ratio and display in the software).  These new additions will make training with G-Cog even more customizable and specific to the rider.

Rider Notes-  With G-Cog, each time you go out and do sprints or race, you record data.  After you download this data to the G-Cog software application, you can analyze the data and it is automatically stored on your computer so that you can compare your performance over time.  In release 1.3 we added the ride notes feature so that you can save information specific to your race or training session along with your performance data.

G-Cog is a revolutionary BMX training tool that enables you to measure Power, Torque, Speed, Acceleration, Distance, Rider Wobble and Reaction Time (Integrated speaker plays ABA, NBL/UCI cadence).  G-Cog will help you validate your training and give you confidence that you've put the work in.  Now it's time to let your results speak for themselves.

The Future of Training is Here! - George Costa/Owner - Rennen Design Group  781-632-5480 - -











Today's BMX Racing News .....  Friday, August 28, 2009

Manuel Devecchi BMX Wedding


Ruckus Pro Issue Stem

Ride like the BIG DOG himself, Matt Pohlkamp!

Now you can run the same stem as Matt Pohlkamp himself!

All the same great features as the original Ruckus but now with white powder coat finish, stainless hardware, and a FREE number plate. 100% MADE IN USA

CNC machined from 6061-t6 aluminum, this stem is built to handle the demands of the track as well as the trails. 

Machining on every side minimizes weight without sacrificing strength.

Special steerer slit design along with 8mm bolts ensure the bars stay straight and upright. Weight 10.3oz (53mm). MSRP $80 

Stop by the JW booth at the NBL Grands or visit to get one for yourself. Supplies are limited!

Lauren Reynolds Dot Com!

On of the Kool Kidz in BMX, Australia's, Lauren Reynolds has kicked off a sweet looking web site at!

It's full of news, photos, biographical info and tons of other "Lauren Stuff" that you might want to check out.

Lauren is a rad jumper and hits the track as hard as anyone out there, she's bringin' that same dedication to her web site.

Lauren Reynolds Fans Unite!

Check it out at, it's BMX Mania Approved!












Today's BMX Racing News .....  Thursday, August 27, 2009



Back to School time, at

It's Back to School time, and has just what every BMXer needs to look cool when they return to school. Clothing and hats from MacNeil, Pryme, Redline and Torker are all available from the fine folks at



Limited Edition Intense BMX Podium Frames

Is getting ready to go back to school getting you down? Well Intense BMX has a way to cheer you up. We are offering a super limited edition race frame - available now!
This limited edition Podium race frame features an all-new top tube design that saves weight without sacrificing strength and a new team inspired graphics kit. The new top tube has an area for your number and a number kit is included with every frame along with a SINZ integrated headset. This rare edition of the frames will not last, so make sure you get one today!
The limited edition Podium frame comes in white with either red or blue graphics and 15 frame sizes.
Frame Sizes offered (Top Tube Lengths)- Mini(16.5), Mini XL(17.5), Junior(18), Junior XL(18.75), Expert(19.5), Expert XL(20), Jr Pro (21.5)(Takes 1 1/8 or 1 3/8 Wheels Only), Pro (20.5), Pro XL (21), Pro XL + (21.25), Pro XXL(21.5), Junior Cruiser(18.75), Expert Cruiser(20), Pro Cruiser(21), Pro Cruiser +(21.5).
MSRP for the frames are $389.99 and can be found at bike shops world wide.



For more information on the line of Frames, Complete Race or Dirt Jump Bikes offered from Intense BMX, please visit
Intense BMX is a division of VSI Products.









Today's BMX Racing News .....  Wednesday, August 26, 2009


UCI BMX Chula Vista Registration

Registration now open for third round of 2009 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Chula Vista

Colorado Springs, Colo. (Aug 17, 2009) -- Registration for the third round of the 2009 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup event in Chula Vista, California on September 18-19 is now open.

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 pm MST on September 9th. USA Cycling will be the only organization conducting the registration process and only pre registrations will be honored. No race day registration will be accepted on site. No exceptions.

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

The third of four races on the international circuit, the Chula Vista event marks the third UCI Supercross World Cup event of the 2010 UCI BMX season. The final stop of the four race Supercross series concludes in Frejus, France on October 9-10.

The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series offers crucial international 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 Chula Vista contest is also the second race to be factored into the 2010 USA Cycling BMX Power Rankings which is one of the factors that will determine nominees to the U.S. BMX Olympic team in 2012.

Click here to view the UCI Supercross race parameters, or click here for the Chula Vista Supercross competition guide.

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 consists of 64,000+ licensees including 1,500 coaches, 4,000 student-athletes, 2,200 officials, 1,800 clubs and teams, 350 professional cyclists, 200 certified mechanics, and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,500 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists through various initiatives and programs. Additionally, USA Cycling conducts national championship events for all categories of amateur and professional cycling. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit

King Of The Empire Pro/Am Series

The King of the Empire Pro/Am series has completed the 6th and final qualifying round in the series. Round 6 was hosted by Tri-City BMX in Rotterdam, NY. 

It was some riders last chance to get the minimum of 3 qualifying races. For others it was a chance to better their score heading into the championship on Sept 19th.

With fifteen riders registered meaning that there would be semis to get into the main. It also meant that riders not in the main event would automatically be set up in the "BMX Underground No-Bull B-Main". 

With rain on and off throughout the event meant treacherous track conditions. The slippery turns came up and bit several riders. A problem with the starting gate caused a re-run of the first semi and a heartbreaking crash that took out the Shoreham main winner Blaine Stottlar. The second semi went smoother and had Factory Rennen/Intense rider Max Egdorf, Nick Stodoloski, Matt Bonnett and Cody Buck making the A- Main. Joining them from semi 1 were 2 more Rennen/Intense riders Ross Wooding and Kelley Kelley as well as Sean Mabin and Justin Ledoux.

The B-Main had Stottlar, Ryan Nilsen, Josh Harvey, Sam Havranek, and Timmy Zimmel. With Scott Doland and Chris Aman getting DNS's. Stottlar got the holeshot and never looked back after a hard charge by Nilsen at the line. It was a small amount of redemption for Blaine and he at least won his $20 registration back for the day.

The gate went down in the main and it was Egdorf with the holeshot followed closely by Wooding, Stodolski and Kelley. Bonnett went down on the wet track while attempting a move for fouth in the second turn and took Ledoux and Buck with him. Sean Mabin cleared the carnage cleanly. The podium finishers were Egdorf, Wooding and Stodolski. With Kelley and Mabin rounding out the money positions.

We would like to thank the sponsors of race five: Avent, Bombshell, Rennen Design Group, and ODI Grips. We would also like to give a special thanks to Commissioner Jay Severson and the entire NYS BMX staff for all the work that you do for the state series. Thanks also goes out to track director Claudia Nilsen and the staff of Shoreham BMX. Without your hard work leading up the race, this never would have happened.

To date the series (6 qualifiers) has awarded over $2500.00 to it's riders. This money is raised by raffling off various products that our sponsors have been kind enough to donate. Also through rider registrations.

On a side note. I ANYBODY ever needs lottery tickets purchased. I suggest contactin Pam Dibiase. Her two sons, Patrick and Christian have won five frames (Staats, Anarchy, 2- Avents and a PK Ripper), a set of Bombshell 175mm crank arms and 2 Rennen chainwheels during this season. It's uncanny how lucky these two kids are.

The "King of the Empire" Championship race will be held on Sept. 19th at Tri-City BMX. Only qualified riders may race the Championship.

For more information, race results and point standings visit the King of the Empire website at

USA Cycling partners with Intense BMX to foster Junior Development Program

USA Cycling is excited to partner with Intense BMX to expand its efforts to develop America’s extensive pipeline of Bicycle Motocross (BMX) athletes. With a focus on the future, the national governing body has plans to increase its development initiatives, including the enhanced USA Cycling Junior Development Program (JDP) sponsored by Intense BMX.  

As a partner in USA Cycling’s JDP, Intense BMX will provide crucial support for its series of quarterly junior development camps. Intense BMX will not only offer product support, along with products from SINZ Racing, Intense Tyres, and THE Products, but also on-site mechanical services and support for the more than a dozen 15-16 year-old campers who will be in attendance at each of four annual sessions. Intense BMX will also help fund the top male and female graduating rider from each year’s camp series attend their first international BMX Supercross event.  Congratulations to the 2009 JDP winners, Brook Crain (Visalia, Calif.) and Justin Riddell (Cape Coral, Fla.) who recently earned the opportunity for funded competition in the Pietermaritzburg Supercross (Crain) and the Frejus Supercross (Riddell) World Cup events.  

“We are excited to further give back to the sport of BMX and, in many different ways, assist the up-and-coming junior riders in BMX who are the future of our sport,” stated Pete Dylewski, marketing manager of VSI products, the parent company of Intense BMX. 

This week USA Cycling will welcome 15 junior men and women to its third JDP instructional camp on the campus of the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. These athletes were invited by USA Cycling coaches based on several factors, including past results and future potential. The camp’s agenda will feature training sessions on the replica of the Beijing Olympic track, instructional clinics on nutrition, weight training and sports psychology, baseline physiological testing and Q&A sessions with professional BMX riders. 

The camp, set for Aug. 24-30 will be the first in the 2010 series.  

Complementing the guidance of USA Cycling BMX Programs Director and former world champion, Mike King, several additional coaches will provide direction and instruction to camp attendees. U.S. Challenge Class team manager Brian Fell, along with certified USA Cycling coaches and BMX experts Jerry Bradford and Jeff Glynn, will serve as volunteer coaches at the August camp. Pete Dylewski from Intense BMX will also be on site with the team support trailer offering assistance to the camp athletes.  

Click here to learn about USA Cycling's BMX Junior Development Camp qualifying system or here for the current point rankings. 

Attendees for the August USA Cycling BMX junior development camp in Chula Vista include: 


Shelby Stacy (Bakersfield, Calif.)

Audrey Zuloaga (Las Vegas, Nev.)

Carly Dyer (Gilbert, Ariz.)

Dani George (Palmdale, Calif.)

Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill.)

Shay Glynn (Norco, Calif.)

Lauren Whisler (Corona, Calif.)

Jazmyne Harvey (Buena Park, Calif.)


Nathan Padilla (Lakewood, Calif.)

Jesse Day (Simi Valley, Calif.)

Nicholas Koehler (Tustin, Calif.)

Lain Van Ogle (Auburn, Wash.)

Jordan Miranda (Bakersfield, Calif.)

Tyler Whitfield (Machesney Park, Ill.)

Dakota Sanger (Winston, Ore.)

Sutter Choisser (Rocklin, Calif.) 

* Maliek Byndloss (Cape Coral, Fla.)
* Anthony DeRosa (Toms River, N.J.) 

*nominated riders who were unable to attend 

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 consists of 64,000+ licensees including 1,500 coaches, 4,000 student-athletes, 2,200 officials, 1,800 clubs and teams, 350 professional cyclists, 200 certified mechanics, and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,500 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists through various initiatives and programs. Additionally, USA Cycling conducts national championship events for all categories of amateur and professional cycling. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit










Today's BMX Racing News .....  Monday, August 24, 2009

UCI BMX SX S. Africa Race Day Photos, stats & more

Coming today From BMX Mania!



Sam Willoughby & Sarah Walker

score big wins at S. Africa UCI BMX Supercross

official results on the BMX mania Race Report Page





Help the Athlete Recovery Fund raise $100,000 just by checking out a video!

Athlete Recovery Fund Mission Statement:


To provide professional athletes in BMX, FMX and Skateboarding with financial support after a severe injury and granting funds for rehabilitation, equipment, long-term disability and educational scholarships.







Athlete Recovery Fund has partnered with Ball Park, Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports and Transworld Media to create a PSA / Viral Video. 
Athletes from BMX, Skate and FMX have contributed their stories and action sports footage to create a cun video with a serious purpose.  Every time the video is played in it's entirety Ball Park will donate $1 to the Athlete Recovery Fund all the way up to $100,000!
Participants in the video include:
  • Stephen Murray
  • Daniel Dhers
  • Mike Spinner
  • Allan Cooke
  • Tim "Fuzzy" Hall


  •  Robbie Maddison
  • Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg


  •  Paul Rodriguez
  • Jake Brown
  • Neal Mims

Thanks to all the guys who made time to put this video together!

Thanks to Ball Park, Alli and Transworld for making this opportunity possible.  Show your support and check out the video.
There is also a embedded code there so you can post the video on your profile with MySpace!

Also on the website is your chance to pick up the official ARF T-shirt!  These are printed on Americal Apparal 100% cotton t's.  There are womens fitted and mens sizes ready to ship today!  Click on the PayPal link and order yours today. Our Price: $20.00 ..... S & H: $5.00

 Keep an eye out on for future items at discount that will automatically contribute towards ARF.  Transworld annual subscriptions will be available soon!
Lastly check out and read through some of the updates to see what we have been up to!

CCA Chula Vista Training Camp


Canadian Cycling Association Announces team for Chula Vista Training camp to be held on the Chula Vista SX BMX track on August 24th to 29th

The Canadian Cycling Association announced today a twelve-member team for the Chula Vista training camp. The camp is a continuation from the BMX talent ID camps held earlier in the spring. Testing results from the ID camps and well as National Championships were taken into consideration for selecting the roster. With all the talent in the country is a very difficult task to bring the list down to twelve athletes.

The Chula Vista camp is only the first camp of many to come. We have a lot of talented rider’s in this country and a lot of upcoming junior athletes as well. We plan to continue to create opportunities like this in the future so that we can bring more athletes to SX tracks.


Canadian Team for Chula Vista training camp


Elite Men

Elite Women

Scott Erwood, Surry B.C.

Jim Brown, Airdrie AB

Patrick Lebel, Calgary AB

Mischa Partridge, Duncan B.C. 

Sam Cools, Airdrie AB

Danielle Brisson, Abbotsford, B.C.

Rosemary Adams, Surrey, B.C.

 Kaila Sweeney – Airdrie AB 

Junior Men

Junior Women

Tory Nyhaug, Coquitlam B.C.

Steven Creighton, B.C.

Nick Benetti, Surrey .B.C

Amelia Walsh, Ayr ON

The camp will consist of five days of track training on the Chula Vista SX track.  Through-out the camp athletes will be tested for selection for the funded team to attend the Chula Vista SX World Cup on September 16th to 20th.

Camp will be led by Head Coaches Adam Muys and Brendan Arnold











Today's BMX Racing News .....  Friday, August 21, 2009

Damien Godet & Sarah Walker

Take Time Trial Honors At

UCI BMX Supercross South Africa

Photos - Courtesy of

check out the BMX mania race report page!

Complete UCI SX Time Trials Results,

Friday report and photos!



Mark Squire - Synergy Sports Marketing & Management - August 22, 2009

SOUTH AFRICA: Two time BMX World Junior Champion Sam Willoughby from Adelaide continued his impressive rise up the BMX ladder of success when he won Round 2 of the 2009 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, presented by Swatch in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on Saturday.

The current elite men’s World Champion and World No. 1, Donny Robinson from the USA placed second with Rob van den Wildenberg of the Netherlands rounding out the podium positions.

Willoughby made history by being the first rider to claim back-to-back Junior world titles only last month in front of his home crowd and did not disappoint again today by winning every heat plus his quarterfinal and semifinal.

In the final, 18 year old Willoughby started in the favoured inside lane, with Robinson on his left in lane two. Willoughby’s powerful start gave him the edge and this secured the all-important holeshot into the first turn.

With a bike-length gap opened up, Willoughby keep his lead into the technical third straight. Willoughby gave his signature one arm up salute across the finish line to claim his first Supercross World Cup win. “I’m really excited with this win! It’s the right end to a perfect day I guess,” said the charismatic Willoughby. “I had lane two in my first heat, but won that and held Lane 1 for the rest of the day which proved decisive.”

Robinson was full of praise for Willoughby but felt that the inside lane was undoubtedly a factor in the final result.

“Sam is improving all the time. He’s a real talent and so consistent. I would have loved to have had lane one for the final, but he made the most of it and he never made a single mistake. I planned to run at him in the third straight, but he was flawless through there."

Van den Wildenberg was thrilled with third place. “This is my first ever podium in a World Cup, so I’m very happy,” smiled the Dutchman. “I over-jumped the first jump which threw my rhythm out a bit and from there I just followed Donny’s line and held my position.”

In the elite women’s race it was a clean sweep for newly crowned World Champion, Sarah Walker from New Zealand. The 21 year old Olympian was a hot favourite after qualifying fastest on Friday but a hand injury during practice put her in doubt. Walker recovered enough to win comfortably ahead of Maria Gabriela Diaz from Argentina in second. French rider Eva Ailloud claimed third. The best placed Australian was Rachel Bracken who crashed in the final but rode across the line to place fifth.

An enthusiastic crowd watched the first elite BMX race of its kind in Africa which is a precursor to the 2010 UCI BMX World Championships, which will also be held in Pietermaritzburg next July.

Pietermaritzburg UCI BMX World Cup
Saturday 22 August 2009
UCI BMX World Cup Supercross Rd 2, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa


S Willoughby (AUS)  28.637 1, D Robinson (USA)  +0.712 2, R van den Wildenberg (NED)  +1.093 3, Q Caleyron (FRA) +1.203 4, R van der Biezen (NED) +1.702 5, N Long (USA) +1.774 6, R Marino (ARG)  +2.493 7, M Scherpen (NED)  +3.087 8.


S Walker (NZL) 34.774 1, M G Diaz (ARG) +1.104 2, E Ailloud (FRA) +1.327 3, M Pottier (FRA) +1.389 4, M van Benthem (NED) +2.283 5, R Bracken (AUS) +12.945 6, A Post (USA) +39.078 7, J Horakova (CZE) DNF

2010 UCI BMX Permanent Career numbers assigned 

UCI is pleased to announce the 2010 permanent career numbers for Elite Men and Elite Women. These numbers must be used at all international BMX events for the 2009-2010 season.

In 2006, the UCI introduced the permanent BMX number system for Elite Men and Elite Women. With this system, riders can choose a “career number”, which they have the exclusive right to use for their entire Elite class career. This will give riders a possibility to market themselves and to give media and spectators an easy way to identify riders.

This has proven to be very successful, where top athletes now have been established numbers. Riders like #77 Robert De Wilde (NED) and #365  Mike Day (USA) are certainly nowadays always easy identified with their numbers.

In addition, the number 1-8 is reserved for the finalists of the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships, where Donny Robinson (USA) will display the #1 on the back of the rainbow jersey, while Sarah Walker (NZL) will stick to her familiar # 96.

To view the complete list of permanent numbers, see link or attachment:








Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday, August 20, 2009



New Rhythm Pro Cranks

Arcadia, CA We are very proud to announce the release of the new Rhythm Pro crankset.

Much like our current model Rhythm crank but stronger like the Shimano DXR crank.

This new Pro crank features a 2 piece design with an external bottom bracket and designed to work with any 104mm BCD (4 bolt chain ring).

Our new pro cranks are a great alternative to the expensive DXR’s.

Here are the specs and details about this crank:

1. Available now!

2. Sizes are 170, 175 and 180mm and in black, white and silver colors

3. Suggested retail price on these cranks is just $269.99

4. 104BCD for use with a 4-bolt chain ring

5. Featuring the BOB bottom bracket system (Big Outboard Bearing)

6. Steel pedal inserts for maximum strength at the pedal position

7. Uses standard Shimano tools to remove bottom bracket

8. Pinch bolts on non-drive arm for easy and secure installation

Find more details on these cranks at or contact your local dealer to get yourself a set today!










Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday, August 19, 2009



The UK version of "The Firm" was formed after the past weekend of the UK Nationals in Manchester after sweeping the board in the 15-16 age category.

History was made on day 1 when all 4 of the riders on the Freeagent/Route55 team riders in the 15-16 age category made the final, taking all 3 podium places and a 5th place in the main - the first time a podium was taken by 3 riders all of the same team in a UK national. The race was won by Dominic Skidmore after only having been racing for a year and coming from mid pack in the first corner to take the win. Jack Hall, the Series points leader brought home the 2 spot followed by Grant Hill in 3rd, making his debut for the team. The youngest of the quartet, still only only 14, brought home agreat 5h place after being in 4th on turn 2 and getting pimped for 4th and stopping a clean sweep of the age group for the black and red machine.

Day 2 saw Hall come back strong to take the win and the overall series title despite this being his first year in the 15-16 group and there being 2 races left. A big achievement for what will be a big name in the furure. Skidmore backed up his win on day win to reverse positions with Hall from day 1 with Perry and Hill coming home for an extremely respectable 4th and 5th place. Pure dominance from what is now called "The New Firm" in the UK with many people commenting that each rider is looking hungry and confident in their riding - something quite daunting for the rest of the class and the Junior Men who will race 3 of the quartet in 2010.

The younger riders on the team were flying all weekend and both brought home some of their best results all season with Lewis Locker taking 5th place in the 8x category and Taylor Johnson bringing home a great ride for 4th. Watch these 2 pocket rockets for the back end of the UK season as they have been on a constant rise on their positions through the season.

The Old Warhorse, Lee Alexander had some hard crashes through the weekend but did the team proud by making both mains in the Masters category and taking 2nd in the tough 40+ cruiser. A real team player and one who all the guys on the team respect and look up to.

Kelvin Batey was back in Elite after a tough weekend a few weeks back after sustaining some bad injuries at the UK European Round. He came from 8th to 4th on day 1 after clipping out on the gate and came through with a good lap to finish 2nd on Sunday.

The FA/Route55 BMX Race Team are proudly sponsored by Tioga, THE, ODI, Sinz and The Source under the ever watchful eyes of ever present Team Managers Benn Thombes and Kelvin Batey.

Many thanks for the photos to OJ Francis ( and Abi Taylor ( check out their sites for some top photos from the UK Race Scene.

BMX athletes from the Czech Republic train on UCI World Cycling Center track

Date: 07.08.2009 - UCI Communication Services

Three BMX athletes from the Czech Republic are currently training at the World Cycling Centre (WCC) in Aigle, Switzerland, in preparation for the next round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.

Elite women Jana Horáková, Romana Labounkova and Aneta Hladikova are at the WCC from August 5th to 9th. Jana Horáková finished fourth in the UCI BMX World Championships in Adelaide, Australia, on July 25th – the second time that she has finished at the foot of the victory podium at the World Championships, after Taiyuan, China, in 2008. She reached the semi-finals of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing last year, and currently lies 11th in the overall standings of the UCI BMX Supercross after the opening round in Copenhagen, Denmark, in May.

The next round of the Supercross series will take place in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, on August 21 and 22 before moving to Chula Vista (USA) in September and Fréjus (France) in October.

Aneta Hladikova will return to competition after a forced break due to injury. She finished sixth in the Cruiser competition at the 2008 UCI BMX World Championships in Taiyuan. Romana Labounkova finished 4th in the same race.








Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday, August 17, 2009





Round Three of the UCI BMX Supercross series is happenin' this weekend in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.


We'll be checkin' in Thursday with Fun And Fotos from the Thursday practice and of course, action packed BMX Racing

from the Friday and Saturday Time Trial and Racing, cuz you KNOW that the UCI SX racing will be Fast And Furious

and you'll want to check it out on BMX Mania Dot Com!


Andres Jimenez

on MCS Bicycles!


MCS Bicycles is pleased and excited to announce that we have added Andres Jimenez to the MCS Factory Team.

Hailing from Colombia, Jimenez will be calling the United States home for the remainder of 2009 and on into 2010.


Jimenez will be focusing on the UCI races both in the USA and the SX races around the globe.

"We are very excited to have him come on board!" Said Brian Fell, MCS Marketing Director.

"He brings a lot of experience and world wide exposure to the program." he added.


Having gotten 4th place at the Beijing Olympics and most recently a 7th place at the

World Championships in Adelaide Australia, Jimenez has showed that he

has the potential to get the job done. Jimenez's first race for MCS will be the

UCI SX in South Africa on August 22nd.











Today's BMX Racing News ..... the weekend update!!!!!, August 15/16, 2009




OFFICIAL NBL PRESS RELEASE –Friday, August 14, 2009


The 2009 NBL Grand National is scheduled to take place September 4th through the 6th at Derby City BMX in Louisville Kentucky. The track has been groomed and polished and awaits the top riders in BMX to showcase their skills and capture those coveted NBL National #1 plates.


For those early birds, the weekend starts out with a bang on Wednesday (2nd) with the “Future Stars” Clinic kicking off at 3:00pm. Top Elite pros join the NBL to assist riders in their final preparation for the biggest event of the season. Thursday (3rd) is dawn-to-dusk paid practice with two scheduled practice sessions for each group. Free practice sessions begin on Friday (4th) morning with single sessions scheduled for all groups.


Highlights of the holiday weekend include Friday night’s Last Chance Qualifier (start time 3:00pm) for the Elite Men and Women as well as Super-Ex and Masters. The UGP Open will run in conjunction with the Elite L.C.Q., and puts up over $4,000 in prizes for those qualified Amateurs.


Opening ceremonies begin at 7:30am on Saturday (5th), with the “Grand Daddy” of all BMX races dropping the gate for amateurs at 8:00am. Amateurs will complete the first two rounds on Saturday. Check out your favorite Elite riders on Saturday at the NBL autograph session scheduled for 2:00pm.


Saturday afternoon (4:30pm) is the Big One, the NBL Elite Championship. Elite riders from across the country and around the world will compete for NBL Elite titles. There will be plenty of action with three full rounds of motos, followed up with qualifying rounds and the mains. The Elite Championship podium is scheduled for 7:00pm Saturday evening with awards for the Championship race and Year-End awards.


Sunday continues on with the third round of amateur racing action starting at 8:00am and continuing through the final gate drops in the mains.


Check out the NBL website at or BMX Today for additional schedule information.


Alienation signs on WPS to distribute product


August 10th, 2009- Alienation BMX (Alienation Inc) is pleased to announce the addition of Western Power Sports to its US/Domestic Distribution channel.

In an effort to make Alienation race-specific product more available to the Domestic Dealer base, WPS and Alienation have joined forces to make this great partnership happen.

“We needed a shot of adrenaline to make our race-specific parts more viewable to the dealers here in the US.  I really think Ray Hudson and the team over at WPS is a great way to do this” commented Tony Degollado, Alienation BMX Brand and Sales Manager.

In this partnership, Alienation will have a great selection of product featured in the upcoming WPS catalog, a book that only comes out once annually (Interbike launch).

Zach Taylor, Alienation BMX Vice President had this to say about WPS coming on as an Alienation Distributor “I am both honored and excited that Ray Hudson has given us an opportunity to sell the Alienation brand within the WPS channels. 

WPS has proven itself to be a leader in the world of BMX, and we anticipate great things to come from this agreement”.

For more information on Western Power Sports or Alienation BMX, please click on the links below. ...


GT's, Arielle Martin is wantin' to give away her bike, and you can be the lucky winner!

Well, it's not exactly Arielle's bike, cuz then you'd know all of her GT Factory Bike Setup Secrets and you'd be in trouble with GT Security and it'd get crazy and well, you know what we mean.

Arielle's got a bike just like hers all lined up and ready to ship to your doorstep if you'll just ask her the Best BMX Question Ever!

Go ahead, ask her anything! Maybe you want to know something about being one of the fastest BMX Ladies on the planet, or possibly, how it felt to be in the Olympics last year or maybe how . Anyway, you get the picture.

To enter, fire up your BMX Brain Computer and aim it in the direction of the Best BMX Question Ever and then click Arielle's banner above and you KNOW, she's sittin' there, waiting for you to dazzle her with your Best BMX Question Ever!

Click on Arielle's banner above, to enter!

GHP Announces, Back - 2 - School SALE: -  All GHP Completes - Jackal 20" and Twenty 4's are on special for $295.00 shipped.

Pick your color between Red or White for your back to school transportation. You can even hit up the track with your back to school ride as it's race ready .

All orders can be placed via the web store, please use BMX BACK 2 SCHOOL COMPLETE PROMO as your source code in the comment section of the online ordering form.

All order over 250.00 will also receive a GHP t-shirt with your order, please reference your size in the comment section of your order. So check out the GHP website as your source for all race and back 2 school special's -










Today's BMX Racing News ..... Friday, August 14, 2009


Roger Rinderknecht fractured his arm during a training session / ends his season

Winterthur, Switzerland, August 14th – Roger Rinderknecht broke his arm during a training session at his local BMX course. The number 3 of the current UCI Mountain Bike 4X World Cup ranking is now prevented from riding for about six weeks.
On Tuesday, August 11th, Roger performed his daily training at his nearby BMX track in Winterthur: “In my last run of the day, I overshot the first double at the pro-section and pedaled as hard as I could to make it over the next double, which is the biggest of the course. At top speed I slipped out of the click pedal right before the big double. I managed to jump, but got a quite bad spin and crashed hard into the landing”.
The left upper arm broke immediately. Roger got surgery the next day: a marrow nail was implemented and fixed with four screws. Roger will keep the nail for the next season and get rid of it at the beginning of the winter break 2010. According to the doctors, there will be no physical restraints because of the nail and Roger will be back at 100 percent of his riding performance soon.
The Swiss GT team rider is already on the best way. He did fine at his first physiotherapy session and he can’t wait to be back on his bike soon. But first of all he is looking forward to come back home to his family.

For more general information about Roger Rinderknecht, please visit the rasoulution website or Roger’s homepage: and
For high res pictures or general requests about Roger, please send us an email:
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Cycling Australia’s Elite Development Squad consists of five riders who train and compete under the guidance of High Performance Coach and former BMX professional, Wade Bootes.

The riders are:

  • Rachel Bracken (30.06.1991 Aitkenvale, QLD);

  • Caroline Buchanan (24.10.1990 Kambah, ACT;

  • Josh Callan (08.04.1991 Healesville VIC);

  • Lauren Reynolds (25.06.1991 Clifton Park, WA),

  • Sam Willoughby (15.08.1991 Trott Park, SA).

The squad is focused on development as the riders step up from junior ranks.

The highlight of the past four months has been the UCI BMX World Championships which were held in Adelaide between 20 – 26 July.

Squad member Sam Willoughby became the first elite junior male to win back to back world titles, successfully defending his 2008 championship.

Sam Willoughby on the podium in Adelaide with team mate Anthony Dean (bronze) and Norwegian rider Andre Aquiluz (silver). Photo: Evan Jeffery.


Sam Willoughby                                                         Rachel Bracken in action in Adelaide

Photos:  Evan Jeffery. 

Coach Wade Bootes would like to provide team sponsors with his perspective on the performance of riders at the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships:

“I am pleased to report that Australia had the equal most riders to qualify to finals and the equal second most medals from all of the nations that competed in the Elite classes at the 2009 BMX World Championships. 

High Performance National Team Results

Podium:  Two of 11 riders

  • Sam Willoughby – Perfect Laps all weekend and back to back titles.  Fastest lap of all men.

  • Anthony Dean – Great result for Anthony, being part of the team inspired and encouraged Anthony to perform to his best.

Finalist:  Seven of 11 riders.

  • Luke Madill – Luke’s best performance internationally to date, his years of racing experienced helped him weave his way to the final.

  • Khalen Young – A great comeback for Khalen who really embraced the new team dynamics, his skills and talent of being a true racer pushed his way to the final.

  • Michael Chasteauneuf – Again Chasty steps up for big races, but due to a crash in final by clipping another rider through the pro section cost him a top four  spot in the final.  Once Michael finishes his apprenticeship, he will be able to focus on racing internationally more.

  • Rachel Bracken – Rachel has developed so much in the past six months and is a true player in the women’s field, once Rachel believes that she is a good as the others, Rachel will step up to another level again.  Placed 7th fastest lap of all women.  Rachel is planning to relocate closer to the QAS in Brisbane and Gold Coast.

  • Lauren Reynolds – Outstanding riding all weekend, with just a little bad luck in the final, a little over excited when coming into big finals with a home crowd caused Lauren to forget about the process of winning the race.  Lauren came up short on the first double which did not allow her to get to jump the big double, put her in 2nd or 3rd positioning in first corner and ended up sliding out, giving her 8th place on the day.  Placed 6th fastest lap of all women.

Quarters: Nine of 11 riders

  • Josh Callan – Looked good during the day after being sick the week before after returning home from USA, Crashed in ¼ not his fault while in qualifying position.  Placed the 5th fastest lap of all men in his 1/8th final.  Once Josh finishes School this year, he will have more time to focus on racing.

  • Brian Kirkham – Four weeks since Surgery and a massive crash in practice that was not his fault, Brian made it to the ¼’s.  When healthy, Brian will have great potential by gaining more international racing experience.  Brian is considering his options of work and racing.

Eighths: 10 of 11 riders

  • Billy Jollife – Some great laps and was taken out in 1/8’s down the start ramp.  Billy requires more National and International consistency.

  • Matt Willoughby – Matt did not transfer out of Moto’s due to shoe malfunction in last moto.   Matt requires more National and International consistency.


Finalist: USA – 8, AUST – 8, FRA – 3, NED – 2, NZL – 2, COL – 2, ARG – 2, NOR – 1, CZE – 1, LAT – 1, CAN – 2.

Podium: USA – 3, AUST – 2,  NED – 2, NZ – 1, COL – 1, FRA, -1, ARG – 1, NOR – 1.”

Results April – July, 2009

Category – Name             Program                    Results

Elite Development Squad

Junior Women:

Lauren Reynolds                EDS/WAIS                 National            International

                                                Probikx                     1st

                                                Nationals                 8th crash

                                                Overall Series           1st

                                                SX Denmark                                    6th

                                                World Champion                           8th crash 

Rachel Bracken                  EDS/QAS                   National

                                                Probikx                      2nd

                                                Nationals                  7th crash

                                                Overall Series            2nd

                                                SX Denmark                                     16th

                                                Worlds                                               4th

Junior Men:

Sam Willoughby                   EDS/SASI                    National         International

                                                Probikx                       8th crash

                                                Nationals                   8th crash

                                                SX Denmark                                      33rd crash

                                                UCI                                                     2nd

                                                ABA                                                    4th

                                                UCI                                                     2nd

                                                ABA                                                    1st

                                                ABA                                                    5th

                                                Worlds                                                1st

Josh Callan                           EDS/VIS                      National         International

                                                Probikx                       6th crash

                                                Nationals                   3rd

                                                Overall Series             2nd

                                                SX Denmark                                      39th

                                                UCI                                                    6th crash

ABA                                                                    4th

                                                Worlds                                               20th crash

Senior Women:

Caroline Buchanan             EDS/ACTAS               National         International

                                                Probikx                       1st

                                                Nationals                   1st

                                                Overall Series              1st

                                                SX Denmark                                      12th

                                                MTB World cup                                 1st

                                                MTB World Cup                                 2nd                                                                                   

Associated Members of HPP 

Senior Men:

Brian Kirkham                        AM/SA State Team National         International

                                                Probikx                       1st

                                                Nationals                   5th

                                                Overall series              1st

                                                SX Denmark                                      35th Crash

                                                ABA                                                   Crash Broken Collarbone

                                                Worlds                                               25th

Luke Madill                            AM/NSWIS                 National         International

                                                Probikx                       3rd

                                                Nationals                   2nd 

                                                Overall Series             2nd

                                                SX Denmark                                      34th

                                                MTB World Cup                                 4th

                                                MTB World Cup                                 2nd

                                                BMX Worlds                                       6th

2009 EDS Domestic Race Schedule






Sept 26th

Probikx Rnd 1

Ashmore, QLD

Overseas at time

Nov  28th

Probikx Rnd 2

Eastfield, VIC

Not all will Attend


2009 EDS International Race Schedule

August 22nd 23rd


Sth Africa


Sept 18th 19th *




Oct 10th 11th




Oct 17th-18th


California, USA

Sam only

Oct 31st


Florida, USA

Sam only

Nov 28th

ABA Grands

Oklahoma, USA

Sam only


2009 EDS Camps 




Aug 16th 17

Pre SX Sth Africa

Sydney, Aust

Sept 12th-14th


Sydney, Aust

Sept 20- 29th

Pre SX France

California, USA

Sept 30th – 0ct 5th

Pre SX France

Aigle, Switzerland


Media - The UCI BMX World Championships held in Adelaide in July received significant media exposure. 


Cycling Australia  

The Cycling Australia BMX High Performance Program is utilising the Queensland Academy of Sport’s facilities and also has the support of the other State Institutes and Academies.  The aim is to expose the riders to as much international racing experience as possible in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.


The Cycling Australia BMX High Performance Program Elite Development Squad extends its sincere appreciation to sponsors.   We could not do it without you!

v     Tioga Tires and Seats

v     Stealth Hubs

v     Alienation Rims

v     Thomson Seats Posts

v     Hogs Breath Café

v     Santini

v     Skins 

Many thanks also to the Queensland Academy of Sport where the program is based.



Well, Formula has been busy over the last 3-4 months reorganizing, attending races, moving offices, getting ready for 2010, making enhancements to frames and complete bikes and defining new product offerings, BUT we forgot to make time for race reports so here is our Year-To-Date update in a nutshell.

Formula Bicycle Company is proud to represent the following partners:

Profile Racing (,  Fly Racing (,  Maxxis Tires (,  FormCo (, Alienation (, Tektro Brakes (

For more info, please check out, or call
619-906-8734, or email


A special report on Lee Lewis, who is currently on a mission going after the 19-27 X title in the ABA and the 19-25 X in the NBL. Bakersfield (ABA) – Saturday Lewis got a 3rd 19-27 Expert and Sunday holeshot to crash. Roseville (ABA) – Saturday 2nd 9-27 Expert and Sunday crashed in qualifying. Salt Lake City (ABA) – Saturday 1st 19-27 Expert and Sunday 1st 19-27 Expert. Fresno (NBL) - Saturday 1st 19-25 Expert 3rd 16-29 Open and Sunday 1st 19-25 Expert 1st 16-29 Open. Prunedale (NBL) – Saturday 1st 19-25 Expert 1st 16-29 Open and Sunday 1st 19-25 Expert 1st 16-29 Open. Tucson (ABA) - Saturday 1st 19-27 Expert and Sunday 1st 19-27 Expert. 

Lee is currently NAG 2 in the ABA by a few points and tied for National #1 in NBL 





Saturday 1st  11-12 open 2nd 12 Expert Sunday 1st  11-12 open 3rd  12 Expert 


Saturday 1st  11-12 open 2nd 12 Expert Sunday 1st  11-12 open 2nd 12 Expert



Saturday 1st  11-12 open 2nd 12 Expert Sunday 1st  11-12 open 2nd 12 Expert



Saturday 1st  11-12 open 2nd 12 Expert Sunday 2nd 11-12 open 3rd 12 Expert


Salt Lake City

Saturday 1st  11-12 open 1st  12 Expert Sunday 1st  11-12 open 1st  12 Expert






Saturday 4th 13 Girls

5th 13-14 Mixed Open

Sunday 2nd 13 Girls

1st 13-14 Mixed Open



Saturday 1st 13 Girls

1st 13-14 Mixed Open

Sunday 1st 13 Girls

2nd 13-14 Mixed Open



Saturday 1st 13 Girls

Sunday 1st 13 Girls


Salt Lake City

Saturday 1st 13 Girls

Sunday 1st 13 Girls



 Current ABA Nag Standings: 

Trey Maeker  NAG 3     Lexa Jones  NAG 2     Walker Finch  NAG 2     Carlie Ferree NAG 1     Shelby Stacy NAG 7     Lee Lewis NAG 2 

Current NBL National Standings 

Lee Lewis - National 1



TREVOR MORLEY  Saturday 4th 17-18 Expert Sunday 4th 17-18 Expert


Blue Springs


LEXA JONES  Saturday 2nd 11Girls Sunday 1st 11 Girls


TREY MAEKER  Saturday 1st 7 Expert Sunday 1st 7 Expert



LEXA JONES  Saturday 2nd 11Girls 3rd 11-13 Girl Cruiser Sunday 2nd 11 Girls


TREY MAEKER  Saturday 2nd 7 Expert Sunday 3rd 7 Expert




Saturday 6th 14-16 Girl Cruiser 5th  15 Girls Sunday 5th 14-16 Girl Cruiser 6th 15 Girls



Saturday 6th 15 Girls 4th 14-16 Girl Cruiser Sunday 2nd 14-16 Girl Cruiser 8th 15 Girls



Saturday 6th 15 Girls 2nd 14-16 Girl Cruiser Sunday 2nd 14-16 Girl Cruiser 4th 15 Girls



Saturday 4th  Girls Jr. Development 4th 15 Girls Sunday 3rd  Girls Jr. Development 5th 15 Girls



 At the ABA US Nationals in Bakersfield the Formula Factory Team and the ASD Team had their annual bar-b-que. This year we decided to cater the event by having Grills Gone Wild Catering from Bakersfield, come in and handle the food service for us. We had carne asada, chicken, salads, drinks, and all the trimmings. We had a great turn out, lots of food, and no-one went away hungry. 

Special thanks goes out to Brett Frith – Dirt Worx in Bakersfield for sponsoring the Grills Gone Wild and as always a special thanks goes out to Robert Stacy for his support of the Formula and ASD teams. 

Thanks to Grills Gone wild and Ericka for handling the arrangements. Grills gone wild can be reached at Ph: 661-588-1504 or 661-619-0919.






Powerhouse Racing, a non-profit California Corporation formed in March 2009, is pleased to announce the joining of forces with Red 7 Ride Company. Red 7 Ride Company has deep and historic roots in the retail motocross and motorsports industry and has now fully established itself with BMX. This newly formed partnership is affective immediately and will continue throughout the 2010 season. This venture will benefit both organizations substantially by creating added exposure and new marketing opportunities. 

“Red 7 Ride Company operates a highly evolved and structured business” states Victor Esparza – President of Powerhouse Racing, “and with the extension into BMX, Powerhouse feels this alignment will strengthen not only the Powerhouse brand, but the Red 7 Brand as well within the BMX industry. We look forward to a positive and long lasting relationship.” 

Red 7 Ride Company anticipates solid growth and added retail market share for BMX bikes, parts, and accessories.

“Powerhouse represents what we are looking for in involving ourselves with a BMX team” Gilbert Medina - CEO of Red 7 Ride Company adds, “with the amazing growth Powerhouse has achieved in such a short time and an ever growing team of top riders, we feel the timing is perfect. Powerhouse Racing loves what they do and we want to be a part of it. It feels like family.” 

Powerhouse Racing is deeply rooted at its home tracks the world famous Orange Y and Bellflower BMX. 

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Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday, August 13, 2009


hot rod industry race In Louisville


ejection seat



Tim and Carrie Strange are not only good friends and clients, but dedicated BMX racers, and when you combine their love for cars and BMX racing, well, things are gonna get a little wild.


They organized the Hot Rod Industry BMX Challenge to coincide with this year's Louisville Street Rod Nationals, and hauled Resilience and a few bikes to Virginia for what turned out to be a great time.


Guys like Jesse Greening, Dave Tucci, Roger Burman, D.W. from Welder Series (hello, eh!) and our pal Scott from Billet Specialties joined the action with employees from hot rod shops all over the region, as well as top companies like Vintage Air, Art Morrison, Classic Instruments (the guys who built our gauge pod in the Buick!), California Car Cover and more!


It was a veritable who's-who of the industry, and the action pitted past Trendsetters against Monster Garage builders, former Hot Rod TV, Overhaulin' and Rides personalities against Ridler and AMBR builders.


Simply awesome, and a unique way to not only get everyone back in touch with an activity many of us enjoyed in our youth, but a great exercise in weeding out the not-so-in-shape fellas.


As Tim puts it, "We also ways try to merge our two lives...BMX and hot rods. That's why we started the BMX team through the shop, to try to help some kids and get them to some races, or have a fun place to hang at the races.


I remember how excited I was as a young rider when I got asked to be on a makes ya feel good when we see our riders, even getting Senior year pics taken in our jerseys!


We also are always trying to help the sport of BMX grow, and we thought this was a fun way to possibly get some past riders back into it, and to get some exposure in different markets, and maybe bring in some outside sponsors to BMX.


You don't know till ya try, and talking don't do much..."










Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday, August 11, 2009


King Of The Empire Pro/Am Round 5

The King of the Empire Pro/Am series has completed round 5 of 6 at Shoreham BMX in Shoreham, NY.

Some riders looking to knock off a bad score were on hand at Shoreham BMX for the next to last qualifier in the King of the Empire Series. Low rider count did not cool off the hot competition on the track with 6 of the fastest riders in the state on hand.

Once again the hot rider in the motos was Matt Bonnett scoring a perfect in the qualifying rounds. Joining him in the main event were: Blaine Stottlar, Factory Rennen/Intense rider Kelley Kelley, Sean Mabin, Scott Doland, and Ryan Nilsen.

With everyone loaded in the gate for the main the obvious favorite was Bonnett or Stottlar, who has been flying on the track this year. The gate went down and it was Stottlar with the holeshot with Kelley, Mabin and Bonnett in tow through the first turn. Bonnett passed Mabin on the exit of turn 3 and took off after Kelley down the back straight. Stottlar, in the meantime was enjoying a comfortable lead heading into the last straight and crossed the line with the win. Kelley held off a hard charge by Bonnett in the rhythm section to take second with Matt filling out the podium finishers.

At the conclusion of round 5 there are currently eight riders that qualify for the championship race and year end awards. There are 5 riders that must race the last round at Tri-City in order to qualify. Amateurs need to keep in mind in order to race the pro/am championship you MUST also qualify for the NYS championship race meeting all of their requirements.

We would like to thank the sponsors of race five: SE Racing, Hyper Bikes, ODI Grips, Rennen Design Group, & Johnson Racing plates.

We would also like to give a special thanks to Commissioner Jay Severson and the entire NYS BMX staff for all the work that you do for the state series. Thanks also goes out to Betty and Bruce Mulligan and the staff of Shoreham BMX.

Round 6 (the final qualifying round) will be held at Tri-City BMX in Rotterdam, NY on August 22nd.

For more information, race results and point standings visit the King of the Empire website











Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday, August 10, 2009


Golden State BMX partners with

Intense BMX, Sinz Products and THE Industries

for their State Series events!



Gilroy, Ca -  Golden State BMX is proud to announce that Intense BMX has partnered with GSBMX along with two additional VSI brands, Sinz Products and THE Industries. Intense BMX are the makers of the Podium Series bikes among other top quality BMX frames, complete bikes, and tires and their products fit in very well with our programs.


“Intense BMX, along with SINZ and THE Products, are very committed to BMX and giving back on all different levels, from Local Racing to the Olympics, and we are excited to have the opportunity to promote their brands at the State and local levels here in California! We look forward to a long lasting relationship!" Mary Garcia Calif. Co-Commissioner.


Intense has been dominating the frame market for the past 5 years and has become the leader inBMX racing in a short period of time. Intense boasts one of the world’s highest quality BMX frames, The Podium, offered in 15 sizes to choose from. 

Intense BMX is manufactured by VSI Products of Cerritos, CA. VSI Products also manufactures, Intense Tyres, THE Industries, SINZ Racing Products, and Vigor Helmets. For more information on VSI Products, visit  ""


For more information about Intense BMX visit: Products" , THE Industries  " or Golden State BMX


AND.....By the way, while you're checkin' out all the good stuff about NBL California and the Intense Family hookin' up, check out the hot lookin' new Cal BMX web site, built by none other than X-Games Gold Medalist and Way Back BMX Racing Boy Wonder, Joey Garcia! Suh Wheet! See Below!!!!!


The Jackal Clinics In Europe / Times Changed!



STERKenBMX and GHP BMX announce changes in program clinic John' The Jackal' Purse, Amsterdam, August 10, 2009


GHP BMX Europe is proud to present the first European clinic of John 'The Jackal' Purse on Friday the 21st, Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of August at the BMX track of the Wheely's in Baarn, located about 30 km from Amsterdam.


If you want to attend the clinic there is a possibility to camp next to the track. Send your application to for more information. A Friday Night Special has been added to the program, 16 Junior – Elite riders (Men‐Women) will get all tips and tricks from one of the best Pro's still rockin' BMX ..... John "The Jackal" Purse.


This unique clinic will start at 19.00 – 22.00, we have some spots left if you want to be in this clinic. Send your application to for more information.


To intensify the existing cooperation between GHP BMX and BMX Playground, Laurens Zonto Dingen will be at the clinic to tell about the future plans of the BMX Playground.



Special thanks go out to our sponsors and partners ; Payebel Wood ( , Panama* – club, restaurant in Amsterdam ( GHP BMX ( , Rhythm wheels (, Tioga ( , Squashcity Fitness Amsterdam ( , GHP BMX Shop (, BMX Playground (


Information: STERKenBMX and GHP BMX Jeffrey Sterken Phone: 0031(0)6 ‐ 222 517 09 Email: -



VRP/Bike Alley/ Vitamin Water is in the Zone in Tucson…the fun zone that is.


The team had a blast in the fun zone inside the convention center which included basketball, air hockey, pool, foosball and video games just to mention a few of the activities provided. This was a great idea provided by the ABA!


The team also found some time to do a little racing. If you haven't seen the new ABA BMXer yet, check it out! Jordan Nopens is featured on the front cover sporting her number one national title number plate. So what did Jordan do, do what she does best win, win and win some more. She doubled in open and class over the weekend adding to her win total for the season. Way to go Jordan on your way to battling for the National title again in 2009.


From there we go to EJ Pasowicz who is starting to roll and gain momentum as the season moves along. The 10x class was loaded with some of the top nag riders including the 2009 World Champ Richard Holec. Congrat's to Richard Holec for a well deserved victory at the 2009 Worlds in Australia. Saturday EJ grabbed a solid 3rd in cruiser and followed it up with a 2nd in class where Anthony Bacardo and EJ battled for the top two spots. This was followed up with a 2nd in cruiser on Sunday and a 3rd in class behind Anthony Bacardo and Richard Holec who got the win and proved why he is the World Champ. 


Kyle Fernandez had a stacked class and when it was all said and done he proved why they call him "The Conquistador". He was on a mission slamming into turns and powering his way through the competition. Kyle finished with a 3rd in cruiser on Saturday and after some intense bar banging spoke snapping battles Kyle grabbed a 2nd in class passing Alex Jones at the finish line. On Sunday "The Conquistador" was back on a quest grabbing a 2nd in cruiser and a 3rd in class behind Alex Jones and DJ Stephen…not a bad duo to follow.


This takes us to Dani George who was fresh off her wins in Utah. She starting the weekend off strong winning Friday nights USAC JR Development race to take the lead in points. She followed that up with a 2nd on Saturday and a 4th on Sunday giving her a solid finish for the weekend. Great job Dani and keep up the hard work! 


Then we go to the brother sister tandem of Matt and Megan Chism. Megan was ready to battle this weekend finishing with a 3rd on Saturday and a 5th on Sunday helping her move back into the top 10 Nag standings. Matt fought and battled hard all weekend making his semis both days but finishing one rider short of the main. Keep up the hard work Matt…we still give you a 1st for style. 


Great job team and keep up the good work!









Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday Update, August 10, 2009



King Of The Empire Pro/Am Round 4

The King of the Empire Pro/Am series has completed round 4 at New Paltz BMX in New Paltz, NY.

The NY area was inundated with rain for days prior to the event. But with clear skies in the forecast for race day, Jerry Patterson and the staff of New Paltz BMX worked tirelessly and had the track in race condition after a short delay to the scheduled start time.

The recent rains were blamed for a small turnout for the open with only 11 riders registering. But that didn't diminish the competition on the track. Once again all the motos were scrambled and with random gate assignments kept everyone but the front runners wondering if they were going to make the cut.

The hot riders in the motos were Rennen/Intense riders Pat Parker and Ross Wooding and Kingston Point BMX rider Matt Bonnett. Each one heading into the main with two moto wins apiece. The main was set after the third round and found Parker, Bonnett & Wooding joined by Cody Buck, Ryan Nilsen, Justin Ledoux, Sean Mabin and Rich Nelson.

The gate dropped and Parker and Wooding pulled the field down the first straight from gate 8 and 7 respectively. Emerging from the pack in third was Bonnett with a low entry into the first turn. Bonnett's front wheel clipped Wooding's rear wheel sending Bonnett across the track, up the turn and into a billboard. The rest of the field cleared the carnage cleanly and took off down the second straight. With all the battling for position in the pack Parker and Wooding checked out on the field. The final results was Parker, Wooding, Nelson, Ledoux, Buck, Mabin, Nilsen and Bonnett.

There were no photographers around to capture any of the action. But Crazy Al Cayne was on hand with his trusty video camera. I also managed to tape the main (up until Matt hit the wall) I was laughing too hard to continue taping. Hey, he's my son, I can laugh if I want.

The video footage is located at: and

We would like to thank the sponsors of race four: Intense BMXSun rims, Fly Racing products, ODI Grips, Ciari parts, Rennen Design Group, & Johnson Racing plates.

We would also like to give a special thanks to the entire NYS BMX staff especially Commissioner Jay Severson. Thanks also goes out to Jerry Patterson and the staff of New Paltz BMX.

Round 5 will be held at Shoreham BMX in Shoreham, NY on August 8th.

For more information, race results and point standings visit the King of the Empire website












Today's BMX Racing News ..... Weekend Update, August 8 & 9, 2009


Supercross Racerhead FL Stem

The new Racerhead FL came to be by a round table discussion in the shop one night. Kris and Mikey ride park and trails as much as they ride the race tracks and wanted a cool front load stem to slap on to their new Passion frames.

So we sat down sketched something up, took it to the machine shop and made a sample, it was close, but we wanted it to be a little sleeker, and a little lighter, so we refined it down three more times to get what we wanted. Then we slapped them onto Kris and Mikey's personal trail bikes and let them have at it. After a few months of testing and making sure it was what they wanted we put it into production and what you see today is the final result.

A superlight 9 ounce piece of carved and whittled 6061 Aluminum billet. ( 9 ounces includes all 6 Grade 8 Allen Bolts )

The Racerhead FL is available in 2 sizes the 53mm ( 9.0 ounces ) and soon a 48mm for the smaller riders that will be even lighter.

Available in Black, Red, Teal and Purple for $59.95 at your favorite local Supercross BMX dealer.

For more info please check

ABA BMX Hall of Fame Tickets On Sale Now!!!

The ABA BMX “Hall of Fame” is the who’s who of BMX and consists of riders and industry members who have made notable contributions to the sport of BMX racing.  Each year since 1985, a select few BMX (Bicycle Motocross) riders and industry veterans have been inducted into this elite group of individuals. In addition to the “Early BMX Pioneers”, “BMX Racers” and “Industry Members” categories, a “Freestyle Pioneers”category is being added to the BMX Hall of Fame for the first time ever. This will be a great addition to the National BMX Hall of Fame, allowing many talented riders to be honored.

The public is encouraged to attend the September 17th , 2009 ceremony. The ceremony will be limited to the first 300 individuals to purchase tickets; all proceeds will go directly to the National BMX Hall of Fame Scholarship fund. The ceremony will include a reception, dinner, silent auction, and the opportunity to meet and greet all of the honorees. Sales of event sponsorship and table packages as well as individual seating will begin on July 29th, 2009. The ceremony will be held at the San Diego Hall of Champions located in San Diego ’s Balboa Park at 2131 Pan American Plaza , San Diego , CA 92101 .

Tickets may be purchased at

Here is the latest list of notable attendees---

Clayton John President of ABA for over 25 years, 2009 member of the US Cycling Hall 'O Fame.
Bernie Anderson
ABA owner, Rebel, Blazer owner, member of the US Cycling Hall 'O FameJim Melton Founder of JMC Bicycles
Dennis Dain Factory Ralph's and Redline
John Crews Factory Speedo, Patterson, Redline
Cheri Elliott Factory Skyway, Boss - 3-Time ABA National #1 female
Ernie Alexander - Founder of NBA
Bobby Encinas Factory Shimano, NBA #1
Bob Haro - Founder of Freestyle and Haro # Plates and Bicycles
Stu Thomsen ABA's- 1st National #1 PRO
Jeff Kosmala - ABA's 1st National #1 PRO Cruiser 
Dave Clinton - 1st Superstar of BMX! Factory Kawasaki ,Weinert, DG, Shimano, Diamondback, and NBA #1
Eric Rupe - Factory SE Racing, Schwinn, Profile, Mongoose, GT 9-Time ABA Nationals #1 3-PRO Cruiser and 6-VET PRO
Mike King - 2-Time ABA National #1 AM and 1-Time ABA National #1 PRO
Eddy King - Factory Wheels & Things, Torker, and Diamondback
Toby Henderson - Factory Raleigh, Hutch, and SE Racing
Cash Mathews - Factory Webco, Mongoose/BMX Products
Brian Lopes Factory SE Racing, Elf, Hawk, multi-time ATB National and World Champion
Greg Grubbs Factory Redline and Jag
Greg Hill Factory FMF, Schwinn, Redline Shimano, GT, GHP
Jeff Bottema Factory DG, Raleigh, Team Murray
Dale Holmes 5-Time World Champion
Woody Itson 
Factory Hutch

Perry Kramer Factory Mongoose/BMX Products, SE Racing, P.K. Ripper himself!
Danny Oakley Factory Mongoose/BMX Products, The man the MOOSEGOOSE was made for!
Eddie Fiola Factory SE Racing, Haro, GT, 5-time King Of Skateparks
Jeremy McGrath Factory VDC, 12-time AMA Champion
DD Leone Factory Redline
Mike Buff BMX Action Trick team member. SE Bikes
Troy Lee 
Founder of Troy Lee Designs

Scott Clark Factory Speedo, Robinson, Rondo, Redline, Team Murray, NBA #1 PRO

Maris Strombergs 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2008 World Champion
Mike Day Olympic 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist
onny Robinson 2008 Olympic Bronze medalist, ABA National #1 PRO Cruiser, 2009 World Champion


BMX Summercamp In Denmark!

From Friday the 31st July until Sunday 2nd august, 160 BMX riders in all ages enjoyed the fantastic coaching from Thomas Allier, Denis Labigang, Jan Baltzersen, Henrik Baltzersen and 9 other coaches at the amazing BMX facility in Sallingsund, Denmark.


The riders were grouped in 10 groups, according to age and skills, and each group had a coach appointed. The four head coaches circulated among the groups, giving inspiration and technical advices, how to improve your technical skills. Each group had 8 lessons over the weekend, including things like gatestarts with time measuring, jumps, manualing, trails, foam pit, bunny jump, rhythm section, turns, and fighting the corners. After the ordinary lessons, a race was arranged every day, starting out with the groups (two full gates). Three motos were completed and on day one the best two moved up to next group and last two moved down. On day two, one moved up and one down. The result was a very exiting race on Sunday, where the riders were very even, despite of age and sex.


The parents behind Sallingsund BMX Club ( offered a package solution for riders and family, including food and camping, so that parents and other relatives could enjoy the activity, without having to bother about food and others. The estimated numbers of persons in total, reached approx. 400 at the camp. The result was one big BMX family with the same interest and with an amazingly positive approach to the sport of BMX.


On arrival Thomas Allier and Denis Labigang, were a little overwhelmed with the big number of participants, but everything turned out smoothly and nice, and after the weekend both were certainly positive impressed of the camp. Riders learned a lot, and the 9 extra coaches got a lot of inspiration to the continued work at their own clubs.


The success has inspired the organisation behind the camp, to try to bring the event a level higher next year, by inviting riders from other countries to participate. Increasing the number of participants, means that the camp will be made over a longer period, but with other activities included. Could be things like windsurfing, sailing, carting or just doing “normal” tourist excursions. Kind of family event, even for family members that doesn’t see BMX as the one and only ;-).


Nothing for sure yet, but the idea is born. - René Skjold


SBS, the Australian government media outlet will broadcast a 52 min special on the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships held in Adelaide from the 23-26 July 2009.

The program will be televised on Sunday 9th August  at 12:00 noon . Check local guides for details or go to

From Adelaide. The best BMX riders from around the globe. The first world championship since the sport made its impressive debut at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. (Sport)

Thanks to the UCI for making this program available. For further information on the event go to

Ed Mroz joins team and new jerseys press release
The crew met Ed Mroz, from Delaware USA, when he took a trip to Australia in January 2009. He borrowed Shane Jenkins' (the head honcho) cruiser, and race gear and competed at a round of Melbourne's Track Attack series. Although injured in practice he went on to scare the locals in the final. Ed wears the current Deleware ABA #1 plate, and looks to defend that title this year with plans to take on the tough 40-44 cruiser class in the NBL on his Supercross RCR. After spending the first half of the year injured you can expect to see Ed flying the colours across the US from now on.

"Ed is our second US based rider, joining Jason Bergstrom from Tennessee. He shares the passion for the sport that all the team riders possess and is a great addition to the team. We are proud to have him on board and flying the team colours." said team manager Shane Jenkins. Not only should you expect to see more of Ed on the track but we should expect to see a whole lot more racing photos out of the US.

Welcome aboard Ed.

Ed is the first of the team riders to be wearing the 2010 jersey.

Customised replica jerseys are available only through the One Bicycles website. Not only can you chose your own size but also your own name across the back and your country flags for the sleeves. Check out for more information.

The team is proudly supported by One Bicycles, Supercross BMX, Dirt Designs, Tioga, THE, Profile, Sun Ringle, and Tektro Brakes.









Today's BMX Racing News ..... Friday, August 7, 2009


BMX gets go-ahead in San Lorenzo, California

Reprinted from the Oakland Tribune and written by Jason Sweeney

SAN LORENZO — After three years of planning and effort, the final hurdle was cleared Tuesday night for construction of a bicycle motocross, or BMX, track.

The school board unanimously approved a five-year lease that will allow for a half-acre BMX practice track to be built in the fields behind the San Lorenzo Adult School, 820 Bockman Road.

For the past three years, BMX riders and their parents have been working with the office of county Supervisor Alice Lai-Bitker, the Hayward Area Parks and Recreation District and the school district to bring a track to the area. Local BMX riders currently have to travel to tracks as far away as Santa Clara or Livermore.

The unused fields behind the adult school were identified as an appropriate location, but residents of nearby Skywest Townhomes objected to the project at community meetings, voicing concerns that the track would bring noise, graffiti and crime to the area and would become an eyesore.

An agreement that the park district approved earlier this year addressed those concerns, said Larry Lepore, superintendent for the district.

Among the conditions, the track will be used only on Saturdays and two weekdays per week, with adult supervision required, according to the agreement. Also, a buffer of trees will be planted between the track and the townhomes.

The track will operate similar to a Little League baseball field, with the National Bicycle League responsible for construction and operations, the agreement says.

At Tuesday night's meeting, three people spoke in favor of the track, including Life Goes on Foundation founder Arthur Renowitzky of San Lorenzo, who was paralyzed after being shot during a robbery. Renowitzky told the board that the track would offer local youth a positive outlet for recreation, and expressed the desire for a hand-cycling track for children who use wheelchairs.

Unlike previous meetings about the track, no one spoke in opposition.

School district trustee Norm Fobert said the fields behind the San Lorenzo Adult School have gone largely unused since the school was converted from an elementary school.

"It was our opportunity to share our facilities with the community," he said.



Psykopath Race from the Golden State Nationals in Prunedale, CA Elite Series
Psykopath was in the house this weekend in Prunedale Ca, our Factory Team had some good laps and a few results, Super X Jesse Langland was looking fast all weekend, and scored a 5th in the main event, on Sunday he had low points going into the main and crashed pretty hard his last moto which side landed him for the rest of the day.

Elite rider Augusto Castro just came back form the UCI BMX worlds in Adelaide, Australia, and was feeling a little ill could only race on Saturday. 

Super X rider Alan Hudson missed the main on Saturday but made for it on Sunday and scored a 7th in the main. 

Super X rider Kyle Zondervan only raced on Sunday and had some good laps and missed the main by one spot. 

19-27 expert team manager Nick Valenica made his mains both days in this tough class. 

Elite Masters Rider Carl Renowitzy has been out for over a year and took a boat ride to the main both days. 

This weekend the Factroy Team will be in Tucson AZ for the ABA National. 

Other Psykopath News last night the San Lorenzo’s School Board approved the Youth BMX program.

Big thanks to the riders that showed up, AR and his Life Goes on Foundation (LGO)BMX committe, Psykopath Industries Team, Alameda County Supervisor Alice Lai Bitker, her staff Rubien, Shawn Wilson, Larry @HARD, Hayward City Councilman Kevin Dowling and many others.

This will be a great youth program and AR and his staff at LGO are excited to be a part of this new program in the East Bay.

Photos courtesy of Jesse Flippen @ WWW.FLIPSPHOTOS.COM

World Champion Looking for Sponsor


Vinny Moriera, just won the World Championship UCI BMX recently in the the HIGHLY competitive 30 & Over Men's class. 


Vinny has been racing for over 12 years and is looking to continue his success in the United States in 2009 and 2010. 


Vinny has had a few sponsors in the past but has never really had a true sponsor to stand by him and support him as he endeavors to become the best.    


He currently trains and lives in Orlando, Florida. 


During the Worlds he was representing Brazil his home country. 


Vinny is the kind of rider that typifies what BMX is all about and if you need a great teammate and more importantly a great person on your team Vinny is a must to have. 


Vinny was unable to make a lot of nationals this year because he lacked help but where ever Vinny rides he podiums. 


Vinny hopes to be turning Vet Pro in the near future and needs some support.


For more info regarding this awesome rider, you can contact Vinny by email at


Coach/Bryan Meyer - Factory Cyclecraft 26-34 X - - Performance Specialist for athletes - Dwight Howards Performance Coach












Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday, August 6, 2009

Mike's Bikes Forges Hot New Racing Alliance!

Mikes Bikes Racing is proud to announce that it has forged an alliance with one of BMX racing’s biggest names SUPERCROSS! Mikes Bikes Racing will bring its strong and talented Midwest based team to the SUPERCROSS family uniting in what will be simply put, Incredible!

Congratulations to Bill Ryan on his 20th anniversary with SUPERCROSS. Words cannot describe the excitement that we all share in bringing these two families together under one banner. You may have seen a couple of our riders tearing up the track on Bill’s newest master piece, the SUPERCROSS "ENVY", at the ABA Land O’Lakes national in MN. As our riders took hot laps on the Green Machine they quickly realized that this frame is the real deal.

The SUPERCROSS ENVY is the next variation of their World Famous Supercross EVO Race Frames. It is incredibly clear that they are continuing to push the edge of the Aluminum Race Frame technology. The new SUPERCORSS BMX ENVY race frame has roots that run so deep others would kill for its pedigree. Hand built from custom spec’ed Easton ultra light taper wall tube set, while maintaining the World Championship, ABA and NBL Pro Title winning full race geometry you end up with a Pro size race frame that tips the scales at a scant 2.75lbs.

With this newest frame added into the SUPERCROSS arsenal it makes the line a perfect fit for our family of riders. Our Mike's Bikes National Roster Includes: Elliot McGrath, Trenton Duval, Cody Freels, Taylor Riedemann, Zach Tossett, Austin Walden, Logan Grace, Cory Caliendo, Krista Bernick, Kate Larson, Christina Riedemann, Chey Ballard, Gunner Gaudette, Dylan Riedemann, Jet Gaudette, Jordan Gross, Brad Stover, Keller Crotty, Jesse & Jamie Sathre, Jordan & Loren Scheifert, Orion Newark, Austin & Carson Edwards, Chris Ohara, and Kevin & Anna Moore.

Mikes Bikes Racing & SUPERCROSS invite you to join us at tracks across the country. Just remember to bring a good camera as it just may be the only way you can slow our teams riders down enough to get a good look that will surely turn you Green with “ENVY”.

Make sure to stop by the Store and Team pits at the ABA’s Mile High Nationals, The Redline Cup Central Finals, and “The greatest race on earth – The 2009 ABA Grand’s.

For more exciting news and photos visit our team site:



This is a cool opportunity to get some skills from Hall of Fame racer Greg Hill, ride 2 tracks, camp out & ride the Fresno Woodward park facility, all within 48 hours!

 Contact Rob Riofrio for more info at 559-351 7527.

A group of riders will be heading put from Manzanita Park BMX, Tuesday night if anyone needs a ride!

This is what summer is all about! Riding, riding and more riding!!!







Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday, August 5, 2009


BAWLS Pro Matt Pohlkamp Rocks the Cover of BMX Today!

That’s right! BAWLS Pro Rider Matt “Ruckus” Pohlkamp has made the cover of the August issue of BMX Today!


Matt’s insanely sweet and ever-so popular helmet has been turning heads at BMX events all over the country for two seasons – and now it graces the cover!


Pohlkamp has been racing hard all season and is looking for another top finish amongst the BMX Elite at the NBL Grands this September!


Ride Hard this summer with BAWLS Guarana!


Our Summer-long BMX Bike contest ends at the end of the month.


ENTER 2 WIN a limited-edition BAWLS BMX racing bike – made exclusively for BAWLS by Intense BMX at


These bikes are just what the pro racers ride and are not available in stores, so hurry up and register for your chance to win one of these sweet BAWLS rides!







Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Morphine Industries Dominates the Podium at Golden State Nationals in Prunedale




Morphine Industries’ top riders Tyler Faoro and Gavin Lubbe showed up to the Golden State Nationals in Prunedale this past weekend to display their colors.  Both riders, fresh off impressive weekends, with Tyler Faoro taking a 1 and 3 in Trumbull and Gavin Lubbe representing his homeland, South Africa in Adelaide at the World BMX Championships.


Super X – Gavin Lubbe started the weekend off with a first, putting him on the top spot on the podium for Day1.  Gavin returned Sunday for another great day taking a second and a return appearance on the podium.


Super X - Tyler Faoro looking to keep his podium streak going, threw down a great performance to take a third place finish and a spot on the podium for Day 1.  Tyler came back on Day 2 with a strong performance finishing just off the podium with a 4th place finish.


Both Tyler and Gavin are in the top five making a push toward the Super X title up for grabs next month in Louisville.


Morphine Industries will have riders in Tucson next weekend for the ABA Southwest Nationals and the following week in Raleigh for the ABA East Coast Nationals.  Be sure to come check us out.


Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; Staats Motocross Bicycles (, Alienation (, Fly Racing (, Lost Energy Drink (, Tioga (, Sinz Racing (, Rennen (

UCI BMX World Championships...Long-awaited gold for Robinson

Union Cycliste Internationale, Communication Services

Donny Robinson, Juniors champion in 2001, probably never thought he’d have to wait eight years to find himself on the top step of the World Championship podium. The American rider’s victory on Adelaide’s covered track represents the pinnacle of one of the finest careers of any BMX specialist. He took bronze at the Beijing Games and won the 2008 UCI Supercross World Cup.

Saturday proved an excellent day for the United States team, with a second place for Mike Day, who repeated his magnificent Olympic performance.

Maris Strombergs, who was favored to win after dominating last season’s major competitions, had to settle for fourth place. He was beaten to third place by Ramiro Marino of Argentina, after committing a tactical error at the first corner of the 310-metre track inside Adelaide’s Showground complex.

No surprises in the women’s event

There were no surprises in the women’s event, however. Sarah Walker of New Zealand, who came third in Taiyuan behind Shanaze Read and Anne-Caroline Chausson – neither of whom were present in Australia – beat Eva Allioud of France and Arielle Martin of the United States by a comfortable margin.

Willoughby plays to the crowd

The Adelaide crowds, out in force as always, went wild over the achievements of Sam Willoughby, who made World Championship history by winning a second consecutive gold medal in the Juniors category. The talented young local rider beat Norway’s Andre Fossa Aquiluz and another Australian, Anthony Dean, demonstrating his enormous potential. He could soon find himself competing in the Elite category, possibly as early as next year.

Victory for Latin America

BMX being a very popular discipline in Latin America, the Juniors category victory of Columbia’s Mariana Pajon, a finalist in 2008, came as no surprise. The win over Dutch riders Merle van Benthem and Maartje Hereijgers will no doubt serve as a springboard for the future career of the eighteen-year-old Pajon.

Until such time as we see these names again alongside those of Robinson, Walker, and all the other champions of a discipline that continues to excite with its unique intensity, the Adelaide World Championships undeniably represent a new step forward in the worldwide development of BMX.


Finally, in the Cruiser class events, Walker and Pajon repeated their victories, while France and the Netherlands took their only gold medals of the week with Joris Daudet in the Juniors and Ivo van der Putten, who won the first leg of the 2009 UCI Supercross in Copenhagen.

ABA/NBL Sanction War regional Race Series!

The 2009 ABA/NBL Sanction War Series! Saturday Aug. 8th & Sunday Aug. 9th

Registration for the Columbia BMX Track on Aug. 8th is 4-6 PM. Entry is $12. Race will be under NBL rules using UCI cadence. Trophies will be awarded. Pro-Am will be 100% payback plus $500+ purse!

Registration for Donnie Ballew's Ultimate Challenge BMX on Aug. 9th is from 12-2 PM. Entry is $12. Race will be under ABA rules using ABA cadence with the exception of the Pro-Am. Trophies will be awarded. Pro-Am will be 100% payback plus $500+ purse!

Please Note: That the registration times on the 8th still allows for you to have time to race at Supercross BMX in Spartanburg and make it down to Columbia for registration without any problems.

Series points from both days will be tallied and the special HRP Designs Sanction War number plates will be awarded to the rider with the highest points per Age Groupings for Class and Cruiser. In cases where ABA and NBL have an overlap in their Age Groupings more than 1 plate will be awarded as necessary.

Pro-Am Event Sponsored In Part By: STEADMAN HAWKINS CLINIC of the CAROLINAS





Hayward, CA - Please support Hayward’s Life Goes on Foundation (LGO) on Tuesday, August 4th, at 7:30pm at 15510 Usher St, San Lorenzo, CA 94580 while the non-profit attends San Lorenzo’s  School Board meeting to seek approval for an afternoon program designed to benefit children and those living in wheelchairs.  


LGO needs citizen support to persuade the school board to pass the measure for LGO to begin staffing and operating an after school program which will offer free use of a both a BMX track for kids & a hand cycle program for the disabled peoples of the county.


The concept already passed through H.A.R.D (Hayward Area Recreation Department). The school board’s approval is the final piece of the approval process to initiate the program. LGO estimates hundreds of children and adults will benefit from its proposed initiative.


“It is crucial that people in wheel chairs, like me, have an opportunity to enjoy outdoor recreation sports such as hand cycling”, said Arthur Renowitzky, founder of Life Goes on Foundation. “This proposed after school program of  a BMX bike track combined with hand cycling tracks will provide able & disabled people of Hayward a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy fun & exercise,” added Renowitzky.  “I am hopeful the community & local media will attend the board meeting and show their support along side with LGO and H.A.R.D for this exciting program.”


About Life Goes On Foundation:

Life Goes on Foundation is a nonpolitical nonprofit organization working in the Bay Area to help bring an end to gun violence amongst youth and to find a cure for paralyzing spinal cord injuries. Life Goes On Foundation was founded in 2007 By Arthur Renowitsky. That year, Arthur was tragically shot at a San Francisco night club by an unknown assailant, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down.  Arthur rose from a coma and months or rehabilitation with a desire to raise awareness of gun violence amongst youth and to find funding for a cure for paralyzing spinal cord injuries.

For more information please visit: or









Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday, August 3, 2009


Team Redman New Zealand

Victorious at UCI BMX World Championships

in Adelaide, australia!


Following on from their highly successful NZ National Championship campaign, where they scooped up 7 NZ #1 titles, the team were focused on achieving great things at the upcoming World Champs.  They had their best year yet, gaining 3 W#1 Titles, and another 9 finals placings.



They also came second in the Trade Teams competition, behind USA Phantom/Ontrac team and just in front of the man himself, Mike Redman’s, Redman Bikes USA team.



Manager Geoff Wright ; ” We are so thrilled with their performances, this talent group of riders has come such a long way on the world stage in such a short amount of time. Every rider gives us 100% and you can’t ask for more than that.  We are very proud of them, and look forward to the new season fast approaching us”.



World # 1 - Rico Bearman (5-6 boys)
World # 1 - Tahlia Hansen (12 girls)
World #1 - Nick Fox (15-16 CR)
W 2 - Abby Fox (12 Girls)
W 3 - Tau Edwards (10 boys)
W 5 - Zoe Fleming (11 Girls)
W 5 - Josh Hearle (8 boys)
W 5 - Mikayla Bearman (8 girls)
W 6 - Nicole Wright (15 girls)
W 6 - Daniel Franks (16 boys)
W 7 - Tia Hastings-Thurgood (5-7 girls)
W 8 - Abby Fox (12 girls cr)

Trade Team results (12 teams entered)
1st - USA Phantom Ontrac (365 points)
2nd - REDMAN NEW ZEALAND (332 points)
3rd - REDMAN BIKES USA (328 points)
4th - Crupi Europe 1 (314 points)
5th - Crupi Europe 2 (305 points)


For more info:





DK Dirt Circuit Jump Comp This Weekend!

Young/Silvia/Kelty Clinic Goes Camping!!!!!

How cool it this????? Let's all go BMX Camping!

Due to the amount of requests about camping at the BMX track for the 3 day camp Carley Young, Matthew Silvia and Matthew Kelty decided to camp out too.

So if you would like to join us your more then welcome. We ask that you pay a $25.00 camping fee to cover your cost for dinner and snack. Anyone over 18 can stay, anyone under 18 will need a parents consent and under 12 will need a guardian.

We are camping in tents if you have a motor home there are no hook ups. Please bring all the equipment you will need for your own tent as well as flash light and bug spray.
Any rider who brings a first time rider will receive 20% off their 1 day or 3 day fee. Please make sure that they have all equipment needed to ride.

We are allowing short sleeve shirts but you MUST have elbow pads and gloves, also allowing shorts but you MUST have knee pads on. 1\2 shell helmets are ok but please also bring your full face helmet.

Bring plenty of sunscreen it's going to be a hot one! Looks like were getting a good turn out hope to see you out on the track!

Sunday Pro Results

From Prunedale!

on the BMX Mania Race Report Page!


Intense/Phantom/On-Trac Dominates Worlds in Adelaide, Australia...Wins Trade Team

Going to Australia posed the trip of a lifetime for many of our young riders. And for their parents, too, at least the ones that could go! The rest of us were watching twitter, reading or eventually in the wee hours of the morning. The chance to compete against the world�s best riders just sweetened the trip that much more. And anyone who has traveled the world will tell you, it is hard to find a place more welcoming and accommodating than �down-under�.

The USA racked up a hefty total number of wins, titles and trophies. The USA racked up 19 Gold medals, 7 Silver medals and 11 Bronze for a huge total of 37 medals, second only to the hosts, Australia! It was perhaps the most dominant performance ever by a USA team. With so many great performances, Team USA won the overall National competition ahead of the Netherlands and Aruba. Kudos to the riders, the coaches and Mike King!

A lot of that hardware came from our yellow-dressed riders! It is with great joy and pride that we congratulate several new World Champions and medalists from the team.

Kristen Long was attending her first world championship and boy did she make it count. Kristen won her 13 Girls class in convincing fashion and is now World Champion! She was overheard telling dad, �I guess now we HAVE to go to South Africa so I can defend my # 1!�

Felicia Stancil is likely the most promising female rider in the US in her class and if there was ever any doubt before, there shouldn�t be now! Felicia not only wins her 14 Girls class but also wins 13/14 Girls Cruiser and double-doubles at the World Championships making life simple when it comes to number plates! She is stronger and more skilled than many Elite Women at only 14 years of age.

Taylor Wolcott competed in a tough 16 Girls class and took 3rd for a Bronze medal to USA teammate and Gold Medalist Brooke Crain. Taylor And Brooke are two of the most talented and promising up-and-coming Junior Women in the USA right now.

Wyatt Bell put together a great showing for the competition taking home a Silver medal in 7 Boys.

Ethan �E-Dogg� Wolthers was the defending World Champion coming into this race and he proved how he got it last year by destroying his class again this year. E-Dogg takes the 8 Boys class successfully defending his title.

Another defending World Champion on the squad was Brock Heffron. Brock had another dominating year at the Worlds not only taking first in 12 Boys but following that up with winning 11/12 Boys Cruiser for a World Class double-double!

Cole Tesar put a string of exceptional laps together throughout the competition and killed it in the main event winning the 13 Boys class by several bike lengths, taking a World Champion title home to momma Josette! No doubt he won�t have to clean his room for a while� J

15 Boys was never in question with Rusty Nesvig proving he is the fastest 15 year old on the planet. Rusty takes home the skinny digit home to �The Godfather� and Mom Chris as the new World Champion in that class.

And saving the best for last, Nic Long, has truly arrived on the Elite stage. Nic has been winning and podiuming all year long in his first Elite season. In his first World Championships, Nic not only makes his main, he also takes 5th behind USA teammates silver medalist Mike Day and Gold Medalist Donny Robinson. Nic ends the season ranked # 3 in the world for Elite men. A great rookie year in that class. Congratulations Nic � we are really proud of you. Rumor has it a new car is in his future�

With all these amazing performances, it is no wonder that Intense/Phantom/On-Trac easily took the Trade Team victory ahead of Redman New Zealand/J & R Bicycles and Redman Bikes. Now back to the USA and the challenge of defending the ABA Factory Team Title in November in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Greatest Race On Earth . For more information about the team, contact . To see all the races from 1/8ths on, go to .

We�d like to thank our great, world class sponsors for all their support in these Herculean endeavors! They include Intense BMX (, On-Trac Garage Doors (, Phantom BMX Products, Fly Racing (,THE Products (, SINZ Racing (, Intense Tire Systems, ( ), FSA (, BMX Jerseys (


StephaniE Barragan dominates in prunedale!


August 3, 2009 – We are down to the wire in the ’09 NBL season and BAWLS Pro Stephanie Barragan is doing everything she can to secure top finishes with a huge win in Prunedale, CA at the NBL Golden State Nationals! In the last Elite Race before the NBL Grands, Stephanie left it all out on the track at Manzanita BMX! 


Stephanie closed the weekend and made the podium her 2nd home with a 1st place win on Saturday and 2nd place finish on Sunday. These top finishes should put her in the top five in NBL points going into the Grand Nationals this September. Stephanie is also on the verge of a top finish in the ABA this season - she currently sits in 4th place (in points) with plenty of races left to close the gap.


BAWLS Pro Danny “Easy Money” Caluag has also been putting his stamp on the world of BMX, closing in on his third-consecutive ABA Pro Cruiser Championship this November! Danny has a few more races to widen his lead before the ABA Grands on Thanksgiving weekend, and he and Intense/BAWLS teammate David “The Herminator” Herman are looking to continue their strong seasons at the second 2009 UCI Supercross Race August 21-22 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa!


Have you entered to win a BAWLS/Intense bike yet? The contest lives on for our last of these amazing bikes at

For more BAWLS BMX news, photos and sponsorship info, visit!!

Stile Industries 2 Day BMX Camp, August 29th & 30th

At Comp Park & Capital City BMX!

How To Race BMX instructional DVD

Cost for the clinic is $100.00/rider.  Clinic runs from 10:00AM / to 4:00 PM on Saturday & from 10:00AM / 2:00PM on Sunday. 

The camp will be run at Comp Park BMX Garner, NC on Saturday & Capital City BMX Raleigh, NC on Sunday. 

Sign ups are being taken at the track during racing & practice hours. 

You can also contact us via e-mail at or by telephone at (919) 841-3710 to pre-register for the camp. 

We are requiring that all campers leave a deposit of $50.00 at time of registration to hold a spot, the balance will be due before the day of the camp.

For more track info, please visit - ...



Jagger Co. is proud to announce it as come to an agreement with Fly Racing Products for 2009-2010.


Jagger Co. as been appointed National Distributor of the high end Fly Products for Canada, this agreement applies for both Fly BMX & MTB products. With Fly incredible quality and selection, we are able to cover all of the rider’s needs or styles. Top clothing and accessories was probably our only weak spot in our products selection, but now it’s a thing of the past said Jagger Co. representative. Fly Racing  will joined an already stellar line of products in the Jagger Co. catalogue with ; ANSWER BMX / SINZ BMX / INTENSE TYRE SYSTEMS / VIGOR HELMETS / ANARCHY BMX / KRUSHER PROTECTIVE GEAR / SCG SHOES


Fly Racing will also be involve as a Team Co-Sponsor for years to come and to start this new program with a bang, Canadian Fly Team rider, Amelia Walsh from Milton, Ontario, as won the Junior class (both days) at the last UCI Race held in western Canada this past month. She’s now getting ready, along with her teammates to represent proudly her sponsor at the Canadian Championship in Kingston this past June!


Team announcement to come! DISTRIBUTION SECTION


After more then 10 years of representing great bikes companies, Jagger Co. as step it up a notch by signing a multi-years exclusive agreement with Intense BMX for Canada and we’re very proud to be the Distributor of the #1 Bike in the US!


Jagger Co. will continue to work with his long time partner Haro Bikes for its Stunt Team division, but racing will be all Intense as of now. With a great selection of sizes and products, we can cover any racer’s needs, from beginner to AA Pro and help our dealer’s expand their business.


New territories are now available for interested dealers and Jagger Co. representative will be on location at both BTAC and Interbike Show’s to guide riders and shops through the new product lines.



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Today's BMX Racing News ..... weekend update, August 1 & 2, 2009

Pro Results From The

NBL Golden State Nationals!

Maris Strombergs continues his dominance of the NBL Elite Series with a big win in Prunedale!

Elite Women, Stephanie Barragan takes important NBL win

Dave Bittner Scores high points in Masters

Gavin Lubbe claims victory in tough super class battle!

official pro results and Friday/Saturday photos

on the BMX Mania Race Report Page!

Dirty Souls, Carl Lein Qualifies For

British Cycling National BMX Championships

Dirty Souls BMX guru, Carl Lein is battling in the UK BMX Wars and is sitting 3rd in the over 40 class in the North Region and has qualified for the British National Championships.

Recently, Carl has won the 6th round at the Gold Coast track and took 3rd at Manchester.

Carl has been stylin' in his C28/NOTW gear, and is feelin' pretty awesome, comfortable and stylish in his Sponsor's Stuff.

For more info on C28 / NOTW, you can chek em out at and Carl's Moto Ministry can be seen at the Dirty Souls BMX web site.