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BMX Racing News - Thursday/Friday - august 28-29, 2014
|Strider Sports Pays It Forward with Rider Fund|
Rapid City, SD (August 13, 2014) - Strider Sports International, the world's premier manufacturer and marketer of no-pedal balance bikes, is pleased to announce the creation of the Strider® Rider Fund to facilitate giving bikes to organizations that serve children.
"Our mission statement talks about why we exist, but the new Rider Fund shows how we "walk the talk", says Founder and CEO, Ryan McFarland, who has committed one percent of Strider Sports' gross revenue from all sales worldwide each month towards the Rider Fund. "Plus, for every STRIDER™ bike registered at www.StriderBikes.com/register, we will commit another $1 to the Rider Fund."
To further the reach of this program, Strider Sports will convert every $100 in the Rider Fund to $300 worth of Strider bikes and products! The bikes and products will be donated through a grant application process. Based on prior year's sales data, Strider is expecting to donate more than $250,000 worth of STRIDER bikes and products to charities this year alone! Of these donations, half will be earmarked specifically to support Special Olympics chapters and the Young Athletes Programs all across the US.
Strider announced the Rider Fund in June at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, and after only 3 months has already donated over $112,000 worth of STRIDER bikes for distribution to applicants from non-profit organizations!
STRIDER Balance Bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help people learn to balance and ride on two wheels. There are STRIDER bike models for all ages; from 18 month old toddlers and elementary aged children to teens, adults, and even seniors, as well as for all abilities.
For more information about the Strider Rider Fund, and how you can contribute, go to www.StriderBikes.com/join-the-cause.
|Outdoor Gear Canada to Distribute Redline BMX in Canada|
Gear Canada to Distribute
Redline BMX in Canada.
Accell North America (ANA) and
Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC)
have signed a multi-year distribution agreement making OGC
the exclusive distributor of Redline BMX bicycles in Canada.
“Redline is one of the greatest names in the BMX world,’’ said Jeremy Deme, Manager of OGC’s new BMX division, OGC BMX. “With Redline and WTP, plus our new parts and accessory brands, we now have an extraordinary program for Canadian BMX dealers and riders.”
OGC BMX officially launches with the 2015 season and is also the exclusive distributor in Canada for the Fiend, Federal, Merritt, Eclat, Fuse and Salt brands. “After an extensive study of the Canadian bicycle market we felt that Outdoor Gear Canada has the best infrastructure, marketing knowledge and sales network to build a robust business for Redline BMX in Canada. We are very excited to be partnering with OGC,” said Chris Speyer the CEO and President of Accell North America.
Redline is owned by Accell North America which also owns Raleigh, Diamondback, Lapierre and Seattle Bike Supply.
For more information, please contact: Jeremy Deme, OGC BMX Division Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org - Outdoor Gear Canada, 10555 Henri Bourassa Blvd. W, St-Laurent, Québec, Canada H4S 1A1
BMX Racing News - Wednesday - august 27, 2014
|Caroline Buchanan Wins Big At Crankworx!|
|BMX Superstar, Caroline Buchanan, recently hit up
the Crankworx MTB Festival
in Whistler, B.C. in Canada and walked away with a
BIG win in the Pump Track event
and a Podium placing 3rd Place finish in the
Dual Slalom race......Not
bad for stepping off of the BMX right after an exhausting
UCI BMX World Championships
in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Hop off the jet, race the best in the world and come out smiling....Just another day in the life of BMX Superstar, Caroline Buchanan. Check out CB's adventures above!
BMX Racing News - weekend update - august 22-24, 2014
USA Cycling BMX Development Camp – Chula Vista, CA August 17-23, 2014
The ultimate BMX Racing summer camp
took place during the week of August 17-23rd at the Chula
Vista Olympic Training Camp. Chase Bicycles and Tioga
partnered up with USA Cycling for the BMX Development 4 Camp
series in 2014. The camps are held at the USA Olympic
Training center in Chula Vista, CA. Riders qualifying
through the USA BMX race series, are given the opportunity
to attend the OTC for the Camps and learn from some of the
best in BMX on what the transition is like from Amateur BMX
racing to Elite level racing on Supercross style tracks for
the World Cup tour, as well as the proper training,
nutrition, and recovery techniques.
We would like to thank our supporters
for sending items for the Camp riders. Companies include
Kicker, ODI, Shimano, Insight, Elevn, Tioga, Chase, and Fly
BMX Racing News - Tuesday - august 19, 2014
|Steven Cisar, Battlin' For BMX!|
Directed by Corinne Walder
BMX Racing News - weekend update - august 15-17, 2014
|McCollum Park Pro Am, blows out the big bucks!|
For the 2nd year in a row, McCollum Park BMX in Everett, Washington ran a Big Money Pro Am race.
Year 2 featured a Jeff Upshaw Mini Camp, Connor Fields Clinic, Tons Of Big Name BMX Pros, a guaranteed $10,000 purse and Hole Shot Award Money!
Whew! What a ride? Bob Gleyre, the Track Director / Organizer put on a heck of a show and there were hundreds of riders out for the weekend and all the Pro Festivities!
When the dust settled, there were lots of Big Checks to pass out and an exciting weekend in the rear view mirror along with big plans for another round in 2015, so keep it real and keep in touch with Bob and the folks at the track, cuz they'll put on a Killer Show once again!
Photos by Mike Albright Photography
BMX Racing News - Thursday - august 14, 2014
|Yess Picks Up New Zealand Distributor|
is pleased to announce
is taking over the distribution of all YESS BMX products in
NZ from 1st of August 2014.
Previous distributor David Fox has done a great job for YESS and will be continuing his involvement with the brand as the team manager of the high performance NZ YESS Factory Team.
We are excited at the possibilities the new arrangement with Action Downunder present for the brand to grow and develop further.
With the commitment to excellence from all involved from the
YESS factory, the distribution team at Action Downunder
(including brand manager, current 30+ national champion
Tim Ferguson) and all the current YESS factory and grass
roots team athletes, YESS is ready to take on the new
2014/15 NZ season.
BMX Racing News - Monday - august 12, 2014
BMX MANIA is back online after a great trip to Bulgaria!
|After kind of "Checking OUT"
after the UCI BMX Worlds in
Rotterdam, we're back on the gas
with trying to keep up with what's
happening around the world of BMX
Our little adventure in Bulgaria was quite successful with a GREAT Summer Camp for kids and young adults from all over the worlds. As well as Bulgarians, the camp was made up of Russian, Turkish, South Korean and American students and staff, and we had a great time together in the mountains. But that was then and now Jerry Mania is back doing another thing that he loves ..... making noise about BMX Racing! ..... Don't forget to ride your bike! - Jerry Mania
TRA BMX Announces 2014 Double Cross & Dirt Jump Comp
|Pro Invitational Event, October 4th|
Bethlehem, PA (July 29, 2014) – TRA BMX is proud to announce the 2014 TRA Double Cross and Dirt Jump Comp, a pro invitational slopestyle trail event that will take place October 4, 2014 at the TRA compound near Bethlehem Pennsylvania, home of Posh and Catty Trails. The event will include over 30 top dirt riders from around the globe including select Red Bull athletes competing for an $8,000 Pro Purse. The course will feature massive bowl jumps and nonstop downhill trail action by Dirtsculpt’s Dave King. With support from Red Bull, Dan’s Comp, S&M, FIT, iON, Odyssey, United, Empire, Doublecross Bikes, Hyper, SNAFU, Soilworks, Blackman’s Cycle, Axlerad Screen Printing, and STAY STRONG, plus coverage by Red Bull Media House, Transworld Ride BMX, DIG, BMX Plus, Can You Dig It, and more, the event will bring some of the top riders in BMX together for an epic event with a backyard vibe and a worldwide reach.
The event will include two contests, the Dirt Jump Comp and the Double Cross – a one-on-one downhill trail race. TRA owner and contest organizer, Mike Gentilcore, explained the motivation behind the new event: “This event is part of TRA’s mission to bring the pro-level dirt courses from the big TV contests into a setting that the core industry can be part of. It’s an opportunity to promote the core brands that support the sport and include many of the top trail riders you don’t normally see in the larger contests. The Dirt Jump Comp will feature a relaxed rider-judged format where everyone can throw down and have a great time on an epic course you don’t typically see in a backyard setting“
For the Double Cross part of the event, Mike added: “We’re running a head to head race right on the Dirt Jump Comp course. The course will be built double-wide with a line down the middle, 100% trails, nothing more, nothing less. This is BMX racing on trails like riders across America build for themselves every day, the way it should be. We presented the concept to the Red Bull athletes last year and everyone was psyched on it. The course will feature a drop-in right into the first bowl jump to keep the action flowing, and steep lips and landings for big airtime. And since this is a TRA event, you can bet clipless pedals and carbon fiber equipment will be nowhere in sight. We’re looking forward to doing something that’s been a long time coming for both the riders and the sport of BMX, independent of anything else out there.“
Video coverage of the 2014 TRA Doublecross and Dirt Jump Comp Pro Invitational will be produced by Red Bull Media House and made available online post-event. For more information, check out www.TRABMX.com and the non-profit for Posh and Catty trails at www.PAWOODS.com. You can also check out behind-the-scenes footage from Dirtsculpt’s Dave King, the creative force behind some of the world’s largest BMX dirt events including ESPN‘s X-Games, Red Bull‘s Dirt Conquers, and more, at www.Dirtsculpt.com.
BMX Racing News - Monday - august 4, 2014
|BMX Mania Is Off The Grid The First Week Of August!|
|After the UCI BMX World Championships, BMX Mania Dot Com webmaster, Jerry Landrum flew out of
Schipol Airport in Amsterdam for a ten day Summer Youth Camp
project in Bulgaria. While I'll be in charge of media, photos
and video for the week of camp, BMXmania.com will be on a little
summer holiday from Monday/August 4 until Sunday/August 10.
So, during the week off, if you're hard up for a BMX Racing FIX, maybe you might wander by our archived NEWS area, where you'll find years and years of BMX Racing NEWS to take a walk down memory lane 8!
Or, maybe you might like to check out some of the PAST RACES that we have stored in the inner sanctum of BMX Mania! Lots of fun stuff to check out and relive for your BMX Racing habit.
But don't worry, I'll be back, next weekend with lots more BMX Racing News for you to check out, Rad Racing photos and just fun stuff from the Wild World of BMX Racing.......It's what I do!
BMX Racing News - weekend update - August 1, 2014
|Unreal UCI Worlds Is Over!!!!!|
|It's been a week already since the end of the
World Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Sorry,
but BMX Mania took off immediately from Rotterdam for a
personal project in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and we've been out of
touch with the BMX world. But, WOW, what a week, last week
with day after day of great BMX racing, highlighted by
Mariana Pajon (COL) and "Slammin" Sam Willoughby
(AUS) winning the
Women's and Men's Elite World Championships!
The UCI Worlds certainly had the highs and lows this year as both of the reigning World Champs, Liam Phillips (GBR) and Caroline Buchanan (AUS) saw their chance of being "Re-Titled" go down in flames in the most dramatic of fashion. Liam was brought down in the 1/8th Final in a wild crash with Damien Godet (FRA) that saw Damien come in HARD in Turn Two, sliding across the turn and hitting Phillips, putting them both out of contention. Caroline saw her chances to repeat go up in flames when she crashed out in Turn One after misjudging the triple jump in to the First Turn and severely injuring her wrist. Ever the tough BMXer, CB came back in the next round of quarter finals and WON her quarter. Sad to say for the true champion, she just couldn't quite make it in the Semi Final, what with the pain, medications and bandages all dragging her down from what looked like a SOLID change to win "Two In A Row". Caroline Buchanan.......A true BMXer!
The new Champions? Well, not exactly newcomers to the top of a podium, Sam and Mariana both win their 2nd UCI Elite World Championship, both with wire to wire wins in the finals in Rotterdam on Sunday!
BMX Mania made the trip to the Big Race again this year to cover it for The Fans, and while we'd like to apologize for the 'slow coverage', we are slowly getting all of the photos that we were able to grab, posted on our . So check it out, we've got results, some Challenge Race Coverage and as always, some exciting Elite Racing for you from the top of the mountain in BMX, the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands!
More Elite Racing Pix posted today, Saturday, August 2, please check back, we're not done yet!.....
|Thrill BMX Takes On The UCI World Championships 2014 in Rotterdam (Holland)|
|Edzus Treimanis scores a BIG UCI World #4 for
The BMX World Championships and World Challenges were organized on July 23-27 in the Ahoy Arena (Rotterdam, Netherlands).
The Worlds week was kicked off by the World Challenge. Jan Seidl (Czech Republic) made it to the semis in Boys 9. He was in qualifying position when he came in contact with an adversary and both went down injuring both knees. We wish him a speedy recovery. Rune Deburchgraeve (Belgium) had a bad gate in the 8th finals and didn’t make a transfer spot.
In the Championship Classes we had a competitor in each category: Marie Hossay (Belgium) in Junior Women, Kristens Krigers (Latvia) in Junior Men, Aneta Hladikova (Elite Women) and Edzus Treimanis (Latvia) in Elite Men.
A lot of controversy about yet another Worlds on a small indoor track, big starting hill, small jumps and a lot of crashes, especially in the Championship Classes.
The Championships started with Time Trials. Marie Hossay finished 26th in Junior Women and didn’t qualify for the Super Time Trials in which the TT World Champion is crowned.
Our 3 other Thrill Europe Factory Pilots did qualify. Kristens Krigers qualified 7th, the same spot he also took later in the Super Time Trials. Aneta Hladikova took 16th place in the Time Trial and 15th in the Super Time Trial. Edzus Treimanis qualified with a 7th time. His Super Time Trial put him in the hot seat, but shaking his head at the finish line indicated that he knew it wouldn’t be good enough for a podium spot. He finished 8th in the Super Time Trial.
In the Championship’s Race on Sunday, Marie Hossay, Aneta Hladikova and Kristens Krigers had to race the qualifications. As a rider in the top 16 of the UCI Ranking, Edzus automatically qualified for the 1/8 finals.
Marie didn’t make it through the qualifying motos.
Aneta put in some solid laps and qualified with a 4th, 3rd and 2nd place for the elite women quarters. She was in qualifying position but lost a lot of speed in the last turn and was overtaken just a few meters before the finish line.
Kristens Krigers crashed hard during practice when he collided in mid-air with another rider and landed on the paved turn. It didn’t look like he would be able to race, but 10 minutes before the start he got up and to everybody’s surprise announced that he was going to race. His fellow countrymen nicknamed him “Zombie” for this event, as no normal person would race in this shape. He continued to impress as he qualified for the quarters and improving every lap with a 2nd place in the semis and winning the semi. In the main event he crashed in a similar way giving him 8th place for the day. He got back on his bike to finish his lap… hard as nails!
After some warming up laps and gates, Edzus Treimanis was ready for his 1/8 final with instant elimination. With some low profile racing and good turns he managed to make it to the main with all 2nd places. In the main event, Edzus was fighting for a podium spot when the 2 leaders rubbed elbows. 1 of them went down and took out the entire competitor field. By the time he managed to get back on his bike, 3 riders were gone leaving him with 4th place, a solid result in the most important race of the year.
The riders will take a short break, but soon they will start preparing for the second part of the season with 2 more rounds in the World Cup SX Series.
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|Caroline Buchanan's UCI Worlds Race Report.....For The Fans!|
For more on Caroline's dramatic UCI BMX World Championships in Rotterdam.....