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BMX Racing News, Wednesday - December 28, 2011

Thrifty Acres Indoor Redline cup qualifier

Schedule of Events

Friday January13 - Practice 6p - 11p ($8)

Saturday January 14 - Redline Cup Qualifier Triple Points - ($35)

Registration 11:30a - 1:30p

Pre-register Friday night at TAI from 6:30p - 10pm

Online -

Practice begins at 12p Racing to begin ASAP after registration closes


Ohio Dream’s Justin Travis Rider Clinic - 8:30a - 11:30a

$30 per person (30 rider max)

Signup in TAIs registration area on Friday or email to

Sunday January 15

Warnicke Scholarship Race Double Points - ($20) Registration: 9:30a - 11a

Pre-register Friday night at TAI from 6:30p - 10p or Online -

Racing at 12p Strider Race - $5 (held between the motos and mains)

The top 5 riders will receive a $50 savings bonds courtesy of Macatawa Bank

From the West - Directions from US-131: - Take Exit 101, M-57, and go east. Continue on M57 for about 19 miles until you reach M-91. In Greenville, turn left (north) at the intersection of M-57 & M-91 and go for about 2 miles. TAIBMX will be on the right-hand side of the road.

From the East - Directions from US 127: Take the M57 Greenville/Chesaning exit. Exit right (west) onto M57 and travel about 10 miles. In Greenville, turn right (north) at the intersection of M-57 & M-91 and go for about 2 miles. TAIBMX will be on the right-hand side of the road

Address: 1220 N. Lafayette St. Greenville, MI 48838

For information contact Herschell Brown (616.915-2407) or

Places to stay:

The AmericInn - The Official Hotel and Sponsor of TAIBMX - To receive the ‘BMX’ rate you need to phone in your reservation to 1.616.754.4500. -

 The Winter Inn - To receive the ‘BMX’ rate you need to phone in your reservation to 1.616.754.7108 and ask for Barry. -

Candlestone Golf and Resort -

Online Pre-registration -

Thrifty Acres Indoor BMX

1220 N. Lafayette St. Greenville, MI 48838

For information contact Herschell Brown (616.915-2407)






BMX Racing News, Tuesday - December 27, 2011

Strider Sports And USA BMX Team Up To Run Strider World Cup Races

Balance Bike Races For Kids Will Take To The Track At 2012 USA BMX Nationals

Rapid City, SD (December 26, 2011) — Strider Sports is proud to announce a new partnership with USA BMX for the 2012 National Series, putting Strider World Cup racing at every USA BMX National event during the upcoming season. Strider World Cup racing made an incredible debut at the Grand Nationals held last month, and will continue to provide toddlers and young children a venue for friendly competition at every 2012 USA BMX National.

Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are designed to be the first step in teaching children how to ride a bike. The popular Strider World Cup races are held on portions of the BMX track and often on smaller specially-constructed tracks. They give children ages two to five the opportunity to take their riding to the next level — from balancing to racing on two wheels! Additionally, a Strider Adventure Zone will give kids a place to ride their Striders and have fun at each race.

USA BMX Strider memberships are available for $25. The membership includes the racer’s first Strider World Cup race and a USA BMX membership card. Participating in a race at any USA BMX National will qualify the racer for the Strider World Championship in Florida at Sarasota BMX next fall.

"The Strider bike is a great learning tool and an awesome first bike for kids," says BA Anderson, USA BMX CEO. "Incorporating Strider World Cup races into our series is a great way to get siblings of current racers or young children started on the track. We are excited to have Strider on board as a National Series sponsor and look forward to having Strider races at our events."

Ryan McFarland, founder of Strider Sports International, says, “We think USA BMX is the perfect fit for our Strider World Cup races. After witnessing the passion and camaraderie exhibited by BMX racers at the Grand Nationals last month, I am honored to bring Strider into the USA BMX family. We have the same enthusiasm for racing at Strider and can’t wait to share the Strider experience all season long!”

Check out Strider’s YouTube page to see the little groms racing their hearts out at the Grand Nationals.

About the Strider World Cup™ The Strider Cup™ and Strider World Cup™ events are play experiences designed to let toddlers and young kids age 18 months to five years old explore the world on two wheels. Whether it is test riding a Strider™ No-Pedal Bike for the first time or racing Striders on a dirt track with other toddlers, Strider World Cup™ events have something for every family interested in giving their child a head start. Balance, coordination, and confidence all develop naturally when children experience group play and friendly competition on Striders. For more information, visit .

About USA BMX USA BMX was formed in 2011 by merging the ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and the National Bicycle League (NBL) formed in 1974. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, USA BMX is "The Sanctioning Body of BMX"©. USA BMX organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, in the United States and Puerto Rico as well as in Canada under the name BMX Canada. With over 70,000 active members and 350 racing facilities, USA BMX is the largest promoter of action sports.

About Strider Sports International, Inc. Strider Sports Int’l, Inc. designs specifically-engineered, no-pedal bikes that encourage Toddlers to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels. Founded in January 2007 Strider Sports is a company full of passionate riders of dirt, mountain, street, and road bikes. The goal of Strider Sports is to simplify a bike to its essence, so that proper size, light weight and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in young new riders. The patented Strider™ No-Pedal Bike is now distributed in over 35 countries. For more information, visit .

About Strider™ No-Pedal Bikes If your toddler can walk, your toddler CAN ride a STRIDER™! Avoid tricycle tip-overs and training wheel wobbles. Go straight to riding on TWO wheels. STRIDER™ No-Pedal Bikes help toddlers age one to five years old learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling, which develops glittering confidence and amazing bike handling skills. So ditch the tricycle and training wheels, and teach your child to ride a bike sooner, better, and safer with a STRIDER™. Available at .




BMX Racing News, Monday - December 26, 2011 

Vendetta Racing : 16th annual Indoor of Saint Etienne, France Results!!!

What a fabulous weekend for Vendetta Racing !!!

Double victory for Joris DAUDET who was flying over the track !!!

Joris participated this weekend at the indoor ST. ETIENNE. It was his first official race in French with his world champion jersey and he didn’t fail with two victories on Saturday and Sunday.

It was one of the only races in France before April 2012 because he will go to the U.S. from the end of January to the end of March to prepare for the Olympics with a heavy duty schedule of racing in America.

We will give you more "Joris News" from time to time over the rest of the season.

Thank you for your support and here the video’s of finals

Saturday: .....

Quentin Caleyron, was very fast on all the pro jump sections and took the 2nd place on Saturday and the 7th on Sunday !!

Martijn Jaspers took the 5th on Sunday, Arnaud Dubois the 4th on Saturday !

Finally, Thomas Hamon arrived 6th on Sunday and Bastien Merle, first season in Elite Men category, took a strong start and reached the semi Final !!

Congratulations guys !!!

Thanks to the stand put up by Frenchys-Distribution

Vendetta Racing Announces U.S. Sprocket!

We are proud to introduce you our NEW Vendetta Racing U.S. Sprocket!!! MADE IN THE USA!!!

Full Aluminum 6061-T6 with 4mm thickness
Full CNC Machined
Laser ectched inscriptions and 2mm deep machined after anodization
Size : 36t / 38t / 39t / 40t / 41t / 42t / 43t / 44t

Weight : 87 grs in 43t and 102 grs in 44t
Chainring designed for 4 bolts spiders with a 104 mm bolt pattern (Shimano DXR, Saint ....)





BMX Racing News, Christmas Weekend - December 22/25, 2011

BMX Santa Claus, Wishin' Merry Christmas At Peninsula Indoor!

Santa Claus made the scene at Peninsula Indoor BMX for Christmas and bestowed Christmas cheer and lots of great presents for all the good BMXers that race there, and there are LOTS of them at the Port Orchard, Washington facility.

Track Operator, Alan Mazuti tells us that Santa was pretty impressed with the radness going on at the annual Christmas Potluck Dinner and Race!

The Christmas Potluck race has become an annual event with Santa Claus making a surprise visit to Peninsula Indoor. Santa passed out gifts in the form of special Santa Trophies courtesy of Dyekman Trophies and then hung around for pictures afterward.

Peninsula Indoor is the home to some of the fastest riders in the Northwest, Hyper Factory's, Kelsey Van Ogle; ABA #1 Amateur, Josh Klatman; Redman Factory's/16X standout, Lain Van Ogle; and 56-60 Cruiser NAG 1, Danny Bushnell.

Santa could only stay for a while cuz he had a LOT of other good little boys and girls to take care of, but before he left, he did ask BMX Mania to make sure and send ALL THE GOOD BMXERS around the world a Merry Christmas and a WONDERFUL BMXing New Year!


Speed Picks Up Three Heavy Hitters!

Cerritos, California – VSI Products Inc. Speedco Bicycles is proud to announce the 2012 Factory AA Pro Racing Team. Cory Cook, Danny Caluag and Caroline Buchanan will represent the Speedco Bicycles colors at major USABMX events, UCI SX races and maybe even the London Olympics. Their equipment includes high performance parts from Sinz Elite, ITS treads, and THE safety equipment.

Kory Cook – AA Pro/ Elite Men – With tremendous skills and passion Kory is poised to make a name for himself mixing it up with the AA legends. Kory stated “I am very excited to come on board to a huge company like VSI and I am looking forward to putting together some great finishes for VSI and Speedco Bicycles in the 2012/2013 seasons. The decision to team up with VSI was a no brainer. From the very beginning the rider support has been amazing and they have given me everything I need to achieve my goals. All I need to do is perform. With a top of the line Speedco frame, Sinz Elite components and THE gear, the sky is the limit for my future here with VSI.”

VSI veteran Danny Caluag also joined Speedco Bicycles. Danny has been associated with VSI for a long time and we are extremely glad to have him back on the team. While Danny is used to riding an Intense he will be making his debut in Oldsmar on a 2012 Speedco frame. Danny a former National #1 AA Pro and 3x National #1 Pro cruiser title winner. He is no stranger to the podium, so look out for him making his way back to the top in 2012. Danny stated: “I am glad to be back on the VSI team. They have always been like a family to me. Through thick and thin they have always been there and supported me whenever I need it”.

Rounding up the Speedco Factory team will be the addition of Girl Pro/ Elite Women rider Caroline Buchanan. We are extremely excited to have Caroline be part of the Speedco Factory team for 2012. Caroline is a very talented rider and has to be one of the most enthusiastic and approachable people in BMX. A former 2x mountain bike national champion and BMX Australia Olympic hopeful will be rocking Speedco colors at all USABMX events.

“I am very excited about the group of individuals we have riding for us this year. I have known both Kory and Danny for years and Caroline has always been one of the most talented women riders out there, so I am extremely excited to get the chance to work with her this year” stated Brian Schrimpf, VSI's Marketing Manager.

“We are thrilled to have such a solid Elite team for the 2012 racing season. Kory has already put down some solid performances in his first year racing AA Pro and we expect another great season from him in 2012. Danny is flat out an amazing athlete, with a proven track record of success. We are thrilled to have him back on the team. Caroline is fast and will undoubtedly get some wins. The talent that she has on a bike is incredible and we are lucky to have someone like her racing for Speedco”, stated Gregorio De Haro, VSI's COO.

In addition Marc Willers will continue racing Speedco frames on his quest to not only maintain the USA BMX National #1 AA Pro title, but to fulfill his dream of achieving the Olympic gold this summer in London.

Speedco Bicycles manufactures and designs the highest performing BMX race frames. Built with heat treated, hydro-formed 6061 aluminum alloy with rider tuned racing geometry, they feature the industry's first 20mm ready axle dropouts. Contact your local bike shop for more information or visit us online at

USA BMX Announces Online Membership Renewal

Renew your BMX membership now, and you can be entered to win some GREAT prizes. Our online renewal system will allow you to complete your renewal 100% ONLINE and if you renew by Wednesday - you could help your home track to win the State Finals or get an extra Double Point Race next year!

Check out these great prizes available for 10 lucky winners and click on the image to check out our brand-new, online renewal system...

Team Redline just might be looking for you?

If you run a well organized team in the Southeastern US, Team Redline may be looking for you. Currently we are seeking to add a well organized regional team from the South East or Florida to our arsenal of Farm Teams. Key criteria for being selected to represent Redline include; team has good leadership and management structure, active parent participation, participation at local, regional and National events in your region, support of leading riders to participate at Grand Nationals. Participating teams will supply a team photo, individual photo and brief biography for each rider and will report race results through the Redline BMX Team website.

Redline has been winning since 1974 and has supported a Hall of Fame list of past National and World champions that no other brand can match. The Redline brand is all about racing and we support the sport from grassroots programs like yours all the way up to the many Olympians who will be racing to win on Redline bicycles in London this summer.

This opportunity is available to organized and established teams only. Interested team managers should send their team’s dossier to no later than January 10th.

BMX Mania, Photo Of The Day for December 22, 2011 is GT's, Mike Day, high over the UCI BMX Supercross track in Papendal, Netherlands. 2011 marked a return to the BMX track for #365, after VERY serious back surgery. Always good to see Mike on his bike, he's one of the best  bike handlers and all round BMXers, EVER!

USA Cycling debuts BMX Coaching Certification Program for 2012

Colorado Springs, Colo. (December 21, 2011) -- USA Cycling is excited to announce the start of its BMX Coaching Certification program in 2012. The program’s goals include increasing the knowledge of BMX coaches in the United States and developing a community of coaches to share ideas on the training and preparation of current and future BMX racers.

"Launching our USA Cycling BMX-specific coaching program follows a long-term vision we have to help develop BMX riders as well as develop the sport similar to our foreign competitors,” explained USA Cycling’s BMX Program Director Mike King. The U.S. represents half the world in terms of global BMX participation and by providing better coaching opportunities we feel this will translate into smarter athletes in our development pathway. In addition, it will help legitimize BMX and create membership retention at the local level which will grow the sport."

“We are very excited to partner with USA Cycling to offer coaching certification and look forward to the day that all BMX racers will have access to a trained and certified coach,” said CEO of the American Bicycle Association, B.A. Anderson. “The sport has so many qualified coaches already and this certification process will just further solidify that a coach is necessary to reach the highest level.”

The program has two levels of certification. The first level, Level A, will be a home-study, self-paced study course. USA Cycling has created a manual, Introduction to BMX Coaching, to serve as the main resource for the course. In order to become a Level A certified coach, the applicant must score 80% or better on the exam. The exam is also self-paced and home-study. The cost of the manual will be $35 and includes shipping via USPS.

The second level of certification, AA, will require attendance at a USA Cycling Level AA coaching clinic. The clinic agenda will include training plan design, basic bike skills, introduction to strength training, and other related topics. The first Level AA clinic will be held at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA February 17-19, 2012. A written exam will also be required to become a Level AA coach. Anyone is eligible to attend this first clinic; however, in the future attendees will be required to be a level A coach before he or she can register for a AA clinic. Registration is available through your “My USA Cycling” page under VIEW AVAILABLE CLINICS.

In addition to passing the exam, all applicants will be required to “pass” a criminal background check and pay an annual fee ($85 for 2012).

For more information on the BMX Coaching Certification Program, please click here.

2011 Future Pro Challenge

Steel Wheels BMX
Portage, Indiana
Chase Hines Felicia Stancil
1st Chase Hines, 2nd Brandon Ceslok, 3rd Dan Tritz, 4th Tyler Whitfield, 5th Tyler Wagner, 6th Travis Shinabery, 7th Brandon McDowell, 8th Layne Gainer
1st Felicia Stancil, 2nd Shelby Goodwin, 3rd Samantha Brown, 4th Elida Beeman, 5th Heather Collman, 6th Savannah Lahr, 7th Nicole Mirowski,  8th Nicole Maslanka

The Future Pro Challenge is one of the Midwest's premier amateur specialty races, playing out every year and attracting some of the best am racers in the country. Want to feel the HEAT? Check out this hot video by G-Mo, it's RADILICIOUS!






BMX Racing News, Tuesday - December 20, 2011

Factory Crupi wins 2011 aba BMX Team Title!

Baldwin Park, California – Crupi Parts, Inc is proud to announce that our US Factory Team has won the #1 Factory Team Title for 2011. This is the biggest honor a Factory Team can achieve each year and to take this win, the Team had to battle against the best riders and other teams in our industry including Redman and Intense!

It takes so much to make a successful team and to be #1 takes even more. I believe that the importance of having a Factory Team on the track at National races across the country is HUGE as it shows that anyone can race and win on our products and our #1 Factory Team Title proves this!

I just love racing and the excitement of having my team out on the track representing my brand makes it truly fun for me. But none of this would be possible without the effort of each and every member of our Team. First and foremost, I would like to thank our Team Manager Jesse Vargas. Jesse is a true champion in every way. Jesse was the team manager of the #1 Bike Shop team in 2009, then he left that team to come over to Crupi and try his best at winning a Factory Team title. In just 2 years, he accomplished just that and without Jesse's hard work, knowledge of how to run a successful team and the numerous hours he puts in to make the team and our pit area the best it can be, we would not be where we are. Jesse, thank you and congrats on your 2nd Team Title!

Here are the members of the 2011 US Crupi Factory Team that made this win possible.

Nick Adams - 9X

Anna Johnson - 11Girls

Collin Whittington - 12X

Alexis Vitale - 12Girls

Myles Wamsley - 13X

Julian Vargas - 13X

Collin Hudson - 14X (2011 2x World #1, NAG #1 and Am#2) What a year!

Justin Anderson - 15X (2011 NAG #2 and AM#12)

Josh Klatman - 19-27X (2011 NAG #1 and repeats as Am#1)

Dave Archibald - 41-45Cruiser (NAG #2 and Am#8)

Tyler Brown - Elite Men

Congratulations to you all; a well deserved victory! Thank you.

Greg Swingrover ... Owner/President - Crupi Parts, Inc.

Kurt Pickard Video From Crupi BMX

Crupi's secret weapon from New Zealand.

Holder of 13 New Zealand National Titles and a member of the Bike NZ Funded Team.

Look for Kurt to be a serious contender for podium spots at the World Championships and a top pick for New Zealand's Pro for the 2012 Olympics!

Find out all about Kurt here from Crupi BMX!




BMX Racing News, Monday - December 19, 2011

2012 Indy Indoor Pro Am

Saturday, January 21, 2012, 4:00pm at Indy Indoor BMX in Indianapolis, they're going to host a 100% Payback, Pro Am for both Men and Women's pro classes.

Check it out.......It's a great track and facility and if you're within driving distance, the weather will probably be bad, so where better to be than inside racing BMX with a bunch of crazy BMXers!

Location: Indy Indoor, 3602 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Event: 2012 Indy Indoor Pro Am

Entry Fee: $25.00

Payout: 100 % Payback (Payout depends on how many riders show!)

Registration: 4pm to 6pm

Race Time: 7pm

Miss Awesome, herself, Savannah Lahr sez......."This is the same day as the 2012 Team Challenge Race and there will be a Women's Pro Am Class too! Hope to see everyone out there!!"

The track crew sez......."MUST BE at least 15 years old to participate in the Pro Am."

You can contact Savannah on Facebook at

Strider Sports Releases Special Edition

Nitro Circus®, Honda Strider™ and  Strider™ Bikes

No-Pedal Balance Bike For Toddlers Officially Licensed by Honda - Rapid City, SD (November 27, 2011) – Building on the worldwide success of the original Strider bike (over 250,000 Sold to Date), the new Honda-licensed Strider balance bike enables children as young as 18 months to begin their love of all things two-wheeled. 

If your toddler can walk, the Honda-licensed Strider will get your toddler cruising over dirt, grass, and pavement with ease. The bike is mechanically the same as a standard Strider, but is customized with the official Honda graphics and the “Ride Red” logo along with a Honda #1 numberplate. 

Designed to be steady, stable, and safe, the Honda-licensed Strider bike is perfect for children aged 18 months to five years. The Strider weighs just 6.9 pounds, is easy to control, and features an adjustable seat and handlebars to accommodate a growing child. Most importantly, the Strider bike teaches your child balance, coordination, and develops a glittering confidence not seen with tricycles or training wheel bikes. 

“We’re excited and honored to be releasing the new Honda-licensed Strider this Christmas,” said Ryan McFarland, Strider Founder and Chief Enthusiast. “The color of Christmas this year isn’t red, it’s Honda Red! We’re eager for all those little 18-month to 5-year-old riders to open up a Honda-licensed Strider this Christmas…and with it, open up a whole new world of two-wheeled fun and adventure!” 

To learn more about the Honda-licensed Strider, visit

Officially Licensed Nitro Circus-branded Strider No-Pedal Balance Bike for Toddlers - Building on the worldwide success of the original Strider bike (over 250,000 Sold to Date), the new Nitro Circus Strider balance bike takes toddler bikes to a whole new extreme! 

If your toddler can walk, the Nitro Circus Strider will get your toddler cruising over dirt, grass, and pavement with ease. The bike is mechanically the same as a standard Strider, but is customized with the official Nitro Circus graphics and the legendary Travis Pastrana #199 numberplate. 

Designed to be steady, stable, and safe, the Nitro Circus Strider bike is perfect for children aged 18 months to five years. The Strider weighs just 6.9 pounds, is easy to control, and features an adjustable seat and handlebars to accommodate a growing child. Most importantly, the Strider bike teaches your child balance, coordination, and develops a glittering confidence not seen with tricycles or training wheel bikes. 

“We’re so excited about the new Nitro Circus Strider,” says Ryan McFarland, Founder of Strider.  “My sons and I have spent hours watching Travis Pastrana perform amazing feats on a dirt bike. His endorsement makes this a fun new product for us. On one hand, you have Strider, representing the introduction of riding on two wheels; and on the other hand, you have Travis Pastrana and Nitro Circus, representing the pinnacle of what is possible on two wheels! What a cool connection!”

No-Pedal Balance Bike For Toddlers Officially Licensed by Yamaha - Rapid City, SD (December 5, 2011) – Building on the worldwide success of the original Strider bike (over 250,000 Sold to Date), the new Yamaha-licensed Strider balance bike enables children as young as 18 months to begin their two-wheeled adventures. 

If your toddler can walk, the Yamaha-licensed Strider will get your toddler cruising over dirt, grass, and pavement with ease. The bike is mechanically the same as a standard Strider, but is customized with the official Yamaha and GYTR stickers along with Yamaha #1 number plate. 

Designed to be steady, stable, and safe, the Yamaha-licensed Strider bike is perfect for children aged 18 months to five years. The Strider weighs just 6.9 pounds, is easy to control, and features an adjustable seat and handlebars to accommodate a growing child. Most importantly, the Strider bike teaches your child balance, coordination, and develops a glittering confidence not seen with tricycles or training wheel bikes. 

“When I was in grade school, my dad owned a Yamaha dealership, so I grew up riding Yamaha dirt bikes,” said Ryan McFarland, founder of Strider Sports International. “I’ve enjoyed countless adventures on various Yamahas over the years, so our new Yamaha Strider is a really fun addition to our product line. I’m hoping it inspires a whole new generation of little two-wheeled adventurers!” 

To learn more about the Yamaha-licensed Strider, visit

Fisher Outdoor and Shiner Distribution are pleased to present “REDLINE TROY LEE RACING”

Shiner’s Redline Racing team has dominated the UK BMX racing scene for several seasons. Troy Lee Designs have been at the forefront of Helmet and Race kit design for 30 years. For the first time 2012 will see Redline Racing and Troy Lee Designs joining forces to form a formidable force on the UK and International race scene.

Troy Lee Designs first teamed up with Redline racing rider and Junior Men British champion Jacob Roberts for the 2011 race season.  From this initial relationship a vision between Team manager Jai Kemp and Fisher Brand Manager Adam Dayson was formed to partner up for the 2012 season and to create for the first time ‘Redline Troy Lee Racing’, a truly first class and premium BMX team that approaches BMX racing with a ‘factory team’ ethos.

For the race season ahead the team will be riding top of the range 2012 Redline Flight series frames equipped with Answer Scythe pro carbon forks, Tioga tyres and Shimano DXR cranks. Kitted head to toe in Troy Lee Designs, the team will be wearing customised GP speed shop Jerseys and Pants, topped off with the all new D3 Palmer Helmet. Protection is being provided from Troy Lee’s latest Shock Doctor Pads and off the track the team will be wearing clothing from the Troy Lee casual range.

Troy Lee Brand Manager Jon Sangan said ‘ Troy Lee Designs has a long and celebrated history in BMX racing, the D2 Helmet has been the choice of pro racers for years and more recently the D3 has given BMXers the ultimate in both protection and design. Redline is a fantastic brand and has an equally rich legacy in BMX racing. We are not only excited but proud to be joining forces for 2012. With the UK hosting both the Olympics and the World BMX championships in 2012 there couldn’t be a better time to launch the Redline Troy Lee Racing team’.

Jai Kemp has been the Redline Team Manager for the past 5 years and will continue to manage the new Redline Troy Lee Racing team for 2012 ‘I have seen the team grow from strength to strength over the past 5 years” he said, ‘we have always had the best bikes to ride through Redline and for 2012 the team will have the best race kit on the market too. This is an exciting time for Redline racing, we have a new team for 2012 and with Troy Lee Designs on board I believe we are set for success in 2012’.

Since BMX racing’s incorporation in to the Olympics in 2008 the sport has seen a boom in its appeal. BMX tracks and Local clubs are being set up all over the UK and with 500+ national level competitors; the sport has not had such a wide appeal since the 1980s.

The team will also be supported by Tioga tyres, Tacx turbo trainers and Airace pumps giving Redline Troy Lee Racing the some of the best equipment available. 

Redline Troy Lee racing” is proud to announce that the 2012 team riders will be:
Andy Clucas Current National No.1 in the 17-24 Men’s Class. He will be stepping up to challenge the Elite men class for the 2012 national title.

Jacob Roberts 5 x national No.1 and current junior men British Champion, the youngest member of the Olympic Development programme is set to claim national and international titles.

Ayesha McLelland  Current No.2 in Championship Women, An up and coming rider that will be looking to battle for the 2012 national title this year, a future Olympic hopeful.

Alan Hill current World No.1 in the 35-39 Cruiser Class and national No.1 in the masters category.

Cal Strickland current No.4 in Elite men, Cal is the latest addition to the team and will be a title challenger in 2012 whilst looking to stake his claim on the UCI Supercross circuit..

To find out more about BMX racing in the UK, form your local club to the World Championships, visit www.britishcyc







BMX Racing News, weekend update - December 16-18, 2011

Dan's Comp Factory Team Finishes Out 2011 With Big Results At The ABA Grands!

The Dan’s Comp trailer and team rolled into Tulsa with high hopes to end this amazing year with a few more titles and to let the BMX world know that Dan’s Comp has everything for every BMX’er.  This was the first time Dan’s has been at a national in many years, and with a new trailer and all kinds of deals, the boys from Dan’s didn’t rest all weekend.  Look for the guys to be at a national near you in 2012 and check out the best deals on line at

The Friday ROC started off with a big win for Matt Pohlkamp as he and Javier put on a great show as always.   Alden Volle continued his consistent winning ways with podiums in Jr Devo and the ultra tough 15x class.

The Pro Spectacular on Saturday night featured the Matt & Javier show again in Vet Pro with Matt winning one main and Javier the other 2 for the overall win on Saturday.   Matt’s second place finish was enough to capture the 2011 Vet Pro Title. Congrats to Matt!  Every race in this class is always so much fun to watch and the competition is fierce with so many talented guys.

Besides the excitement of determining all of the Pro titles, the bragging rights for the Amateurs in the NAG 5 challenge is one of the most anticipated races of the weekend.   Justin Posey had his sights set on winning this race since early in the year.   Congratulations Justin, you worked hard for that one.  Not to be outdone by his older teammates, Alden Volle came up the big winner in the pit bike race and had all of the riders wondering how he was still pedaling as that was one long track!

Sunday’s races, as always, lived up to the hype with the most amazing and competitive racing at the Greatest Race on Earth.  When the day was over Dan’s had 2 more titles to add to their amazing year as Scott Moreland won the 41 and over expert main and the title and Justin Posey had to settle for a 2 behind his good friend & ultra tough competitor Jared Garcia, but had the points to win the 17-18X title.  Alden was on fire all weekend but had tough luck in his semi for class but rode solidly in the 15-16 open.  Alden has been spending a lot of time racing motorcycles with great success and still manages to be a tough competitor in the talented 15x class.

Weston Pope was still on the injured list from his spleen injury at the Disney race, but he helped out the team as coach, water boy and overall supporter of Dan’s Competition and his racing buddies.  Weston was having a great year with solid performances in London & Chula SX races until he was injured.  Look for big things to come from him.

The boys in green would like to send out a HUGE thanks to Dan’s Competition for all of the support and great times in 2011. It was great to share our big weekend with all of the guys.  Be sure and check them out for all of your BMX needs @ 

We would also like to thank our sponsors for all of the help and confidence in us. Fly racing, Diamondback,  Supercross, GHP, Ssquared,  Answer BMX, Alienation, Tangent, Speedline, and Maxxis .

UCI Pacific Elite Series

Sunset Coast International Event Centre - Pukekohe, NZ

UCI BMX RANKING ROUNDS (Class 5) - 14-15 January 2012

Including the PES – Development Class for UCI 15-16 Male and Female entrants.

Hosted at the Sunset Coast International Event Centre, In association with Pacific BMX Events Ltd

All starts will use the 8 Metre Supercross Ramp.

Friday 13 January 2012 Afternoon practice sessions on the 8 metre gate.

Saturday 14 January 2012 Pacific Elite Series Round 1 – UCI class 5 event.

Sunday 15 January 2012 Pacific Elite Series Round 2 – UCI class 5 event.

PES Development classes for UCI 15-16 male and female riders.

Enquires: Bruce Northwood – Entries: Norm McCann –

Online Entries only will be accepted for this event at

Venue: Sunset Coast International Event Centre Attewell Road Pukekohe

Rules: UCI rules and format to apply to all classes. Refer Racing will be block raced at 30 minute intervals.

Entries: Pre entry only before 9 January 2012. Web entry via

Credit & Debit card payments will be accepted.

Entry fees: $110 per class per day.

Registration: Saturday: 11.00 am - 12.00 midday Sunday: 9.00 am - 10.00 am

Racing Times: Saturday: 1.00 pm Sunday: 11.00 am

Practice times: Friday: Session 1 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm Session 2 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm

Saturday: 12.00 pm - 12.45 pm Sunday: 10.15 am - 10.45 am

Additional practice times will be posted on FACEBOOK

USA Cycling adds collegiate category to BMX National Championships

Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dec. 16, 2011) -- USA Cycling is pleased to announce the addition of a collegiate category at its 2012 USA Cycling BMX National Championships. The event, scheduled for April 1 in Chula Vista, Calif., will take place on a traditional BMX track and will be held in conjunction with the UCI BMX Supercross event the two days prior.

“Since the addition of a collegiate category to the Cyclo-cross National Championships in 1996, collegiate cyclists have been able to compete for national titles in each cycling discipline except for BMX,” explained USA Cycling’s Managing Director of National Events, Micah Rice. “Now, with a collegiate category at BMX Nationals, student athletes will compete for their schools in all five disciplines of the sport.”

“College scholarships for BMX racers have always been a dream for our sport,” commented American Bicycle Association CEO, Bernard Anderson. “With the addition of collegiate BMX racing, we are one step closer to seeing BMX scholarships become reality. These are exciting times for the sport of BMX and this is just one more thing for BMX racers to aspire to.”

In order to participate in the collegiate category at the USA Cycling BMX National Championships, an athlete must be a full-time student.

USA Cycling will publish more details as they become available.

Questions can be directed to USA Cycling High School and Collegiate Program Manager, Jeffrey Hansen at

2011 UK BMX Racing Video From BMX Video Legend, Corinne Walder, Just In Time For Christmas Gift Giving!

Legendary, BMX Video artist, Corinne Walder has cranked out an awesome DVD compilation of the 2011 UK National BMX Scene, and it can be YOURS, just in time for Christmas!

Corinne is the BEST EVER BMX Video Arteest, and who knows, you U.K. riders might just be seen racing around on the video, so pick one up NOW!

A portion of the proceeds of the sale of these DVD's will be donated to Stay Strong BMX, to help out UK BMX Legend Stephen Murray, who has raced many an English National over the years.......Good Deal!


Over an hour of action packed British BMX racing from 2011 brought to you by Corinne Walder.

DVD Includes: Season Preview ... Peterborough National ... Dagenham National ... Braintree National ... Gosport National ... Manchester National ... Redditch National ... The British Championships

EXTRAS: Shanaze Reade Series ... Test Event Birmingham European Championships ... Joris Daudet Edit

10% will be donated to Stay Strong podcast with mike day & bubba harris

GT BMX Factory legend, Mike Day and Supercross BMX Stud, Bubba Harris make the scene at the DaleHolmes.Com Podcast Studios for an interview with Dale and his sidekick, Pete Dylewski.

Mike and Bubba grew up racing together as BMX Kidz and have run thru some pretty heavy duty BMX History, from UCI BMX World Championship, ABA Pro Titles, NBL Pro Titles and even an Olympic Medal along the way.

Join the boys as they chew over some High Speed BMXin at




BMX Racing News, Thursday - December 15, 2011

J&R Bicycles-Speed Bicycles

Year End Team Report


The J&R-Speed team had an incredible season thanks to the support of our parents, riders, and great sponsors.  It is truly a group effort to make it all happen.  Every rider on the team made contributions to help win over 20 nationals during the year, including the Grands.



After the dust settled at the biggest Grands ever, the team wins back-to-back titles, and earns nineteen NAG plates, including four #1 plates.  Bryce Batten retains his #1 plates in class and cruiser, Lauren Whisler wins the 16g title, and Katin Mitchell earns the 8 & under #1 cruiser plate.  Leinani Peralta wins the Grands in 9 girls, finishing NAG #2 for the year.  Kyle Mitchell, Levi Pope, Tristan Mitchell, Rachel Mydock, Austin Fowble, Geoffrey Banser, Zachary Van Kammen, and K.J. Romero all make their makes mains in some tough classes.  Congrats to all!  

The 2012 season will bring a few changes to the team, especially from our Pro riders.  Nick Tuttle, Jason Morris, and Matt Rubeck will step aside to allow a few new riders to join the team.  Thanks for the contributions over the years, including some memorable nationals and road trips!  This will give Austin Fowble a try at the A Pro ranks after his birthday in April.  Some great new additions to the team include veteran SoCal rider Michael Weatherford (NAG #2, 28-35x), Kamren Larsen (NAG #3, 12x), and Texan Hunter Pelham (NAG #1, 15x).

A Special Thanks to all of our sponsors: 

·         The Morrison Family and support staff at J&R Bicycles (

·         Gregorio de Haro at VSI Products (Speed Bicycles, Sinz, ITS, and T.H.E.)

·         Toby Henderson, Michael Gamstetter, and Michelle Enriquez at THE Cycle Group

·         Greg Skibel at Troy Lee Designs (

·         Jerry Landrum and Zachary Taylor at Alienation BMX (

·         Colby Young at ODI Grips (

·         Shimano for supplying shoes to the team

·         Helix Electric, Forrer Supply Company, and Star Software Consulting for contributions

2011 ABA pull magazine Golden Crank Awards
Redman/Rockstar Corbin Sharrah Supercross Connor Fields
Crupi/Pro Gate Barry Nobles GHP Fernie Jacquez
GHP/Extreme Brooke Crain Intense Kevin Shankel
Redline Marc Willers Redline Olijuan Davis
Rennen/Intense Sam Willoughby Redman Tommy Zula
Every year, the ABA runs it's annual Golden Crank popularity contest with readers of it's magazine, and this year PULL Mag announced the winners of the 2011 version at the Saturday night Pro Spectacular at the ABA Grands in Tulsa.

We've listed the top vote getters and the eventual winners of each category. What an awesome group of BMX horsepower, winners all, hard core BMXers and great competitors each one! Congratulations ALL!




BMX Racing News, weekend edition - December 9-11, 2011


Haro's, Brooke Crain leads a fast group of Lady Pros, Saturday night at the 2011 ABA Grands in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Brooke was coming off of a big win on Friday night at the ABA Race Of Champions. Fast, with big jumping skills, Brooke's battllin' hard to make the 2012 U.S. Olympic BMX Team.

THE Cycle Group Gets Ready to Open Doors with Three Industry Veterans

FULLERTON, CA—Following the November announcement of his new company, THE Cycle Group, Inc., Toby Henderson hired his first employees and chose the location of the company’s new offices. Joining Toby are Michelle Enriquez and Michael Gamstetter.

Michelle worked with Toby in the sales department at VSI Products for five years, most recently holding the position of Sales Manager. At THE Cycle Group, she will be Vice President of Operations.

Michael joined VSI in June 2010 as marketing manager. While there, he also played a role in design and product development. As Senior Brand Manager at THE Cycle Group, he will work with Toby designing and developing new product for BOX Components and Promax.

Toby plans to locate the company in Fullerton, California, in Orange County. The hip city has a long association with cycling and the bicycle industry. Fullerton also is home to Fullerton Bikes and the famous Fullerton Loop mountain bike trial. Pioneering BMX brands Torker and Max were headquartered there 1978 through 1984. The building Toby has selected is just yards from where he started T.H.E. Industries.

The day Michelle and Michael started work, temporarily taking up quarters in Toby’s dining room, DHL delivered BOX Components’ first prototypes—four BMX brake levers. Many more innovative high-end BOX Components and Promax BMX parts are in the works.

Box will make its public debut at the Silver Dollar Nationals in Reno January 13. There, ABA National Number One Pro Marc Willers will start the season riding for BOX Components.


Looks like Dale Holmes and the Free Agent Christmas Elves have been busy, Free Agent / Rockstar has just signed David Herman for 2012.

According to Team Manager, Dale, "We've got a lot in store for the Olympic year ahead both domestically and abroad and remain confident David Herman's addition to our team will be integral to our success"

If you're a Free Agent fan, we're not sure exactly what to tell you about the fate of long time Free Agent/Rockstar Factory Pros, Kyle Bennett and Cristian Becerine, cuz, usually, when a rider of David Herman's capabilities gets hired someone 'may' be on the Cut Sheet.

David has had a good year, with being the most productive "Main Maker" for Team USA on the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup circuit. He made 3 of the 4 finals on the UCI SX circuit with a BIG 3rd Place finish at the series final on his home track in Chula Vista, California.

Stay tuned for more, as, according to Free Agent/Rockstar, a full team line-up and sponsor listing will be out soon.


Just in time for Christmas gifting, Alienation BMX has launched a 10% sale on all in stock items, including the finest rims on the planet, cool grips, tires, seat posts and a ton of other great BMX stuff from Alienation. Check it all out at .

2011 Comes Up Huge For Canadian Bike Supply!

Canadian Bike Supply has wrapped up another great season in 2011!

CBS has been an official vendor at the Canadian National Series the past 5 years and really turned up the heat with the team this season.

A huge addition was added with ex-Canadian Olympian Scott 'Big Easy' Erwood returning after a few seasons away from the sport.

Scott came in and dominated the Pro class winning the past four Nationals back to back on route to a #1 Canadian Pro Title.

The team followed suit taking the #1 ABA 2011 Canadian Bike Shop Team title.

CBS/Hyper had a very solid lineup in 2011 with some real stand-up performances.

Isla Hutton in 9 girls and Zoe Nygaard in 10 Girls and 10 and under Cruiser dominated this season and finished with strong wins at the Canadian Grands.

Look for another few girl CBS riders stand out in 2012. In the CBS 'veteran' Class Jeff Ingram in 41-45 cruiser and Jack Hutton in 46-50 cruiser were regulars on the podium.

In the always tough 13X and Cruiser class Spencer Schmidt had a great season and CBS is looking for him to have a very strong 2012 season as is Lenny 'Sarge' Kilgour who came off injury to take 1st at the Grands in the 28-35 Expert Class.

Special thanks goes out to Team Manager/Owner Julie Wylie for somehow managing to run the store and the team all season long.

Also to some great sponsor's in Hyper, Fly, Good4U Nutritional Drink, Atac Sportwear and Armaguard.


NEW YORK – December 8, 2011 – NBC presents coverage of the Emmy award-winning World of Adventure Sports this Sunday, at 2 p.m. ET. Todd Harris brings viewers the final episode of the 2011 season from the Men’s Health Urbanathlon in San Francisco, Calif. This week’s episode showcases the following four events: Red Bull Dream Line, 2011 Score Baja 1000, North Face Expedition to Denali and Teton Gravity Research in British Columbia.

In this Sunday’s episode, BMX dirt champion Anthony Napolitan shows Dream Line, the ultimate BMX dirt trails course. Made from a skill hill in Wabasha, Minn., Dream Line includes a no holds barred jam format contest between several progressive riders.

WOAS will follow COPS Racing Team from the deserts of the Baja Peninsula for the SCORE Baja 1000. This is the 44th year of this event and it’s known as one of the most iconic motorsports events in the world. It draws thousands of people and some of the biggest names in racing.

This season’s North Face Expedition reports from Denali, Alaska. Conditions were not favorable with blue ice and high risk for accidents, but mountaineers on The North Face team utilized the 20,320-foot peak to mentor less-experienced members. WOAS tags along with Hilaree O'Neill, Conrad Anker, Jim Zellers, Giulia Monego, Emilio Previtali, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and Lucas Debari as they learn firsthand, the ins and outs of Denali.

The final segment of WOAS features Teton Gravity Research’s excursion to British Columbia for their new film One for the Road. Despite the snowfall being the worst in nearly 40 years, the team of Ian McIntosh, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and Daron Rahlves are able to ski several first descents near Juneau, Alaska with McIntosh skiing at his highest level to date.

New Zealand Junior Maori Sportsman of the year 2011

New Zealand's Junior Double World Silver Medalist, Trent Woodcock was awarded the ''Mighty River Power New Zealand Maori Junior Sportsman'' of the year award, at Saturday Nights Black Tie event held in Auckland.

With over 1000 guests in attendance NZ's Top Maori Sportsmen & Women are honored for there outstanding results over the past year in there respective sport's.

Top Senior Sportsman Award went to Rugby World Cup Winning ''All Black'' player Piri Weepu,with Top Sportswoman award going to World Champion Canoeist Lisa Carrington, with many of the winning Rugby World Cup squad in attendance, along with Top government dignitaries it was a great night to celebrate sport.

This event capped off a fine year for Trent, after taking his 16th straight NZ National # 1 Title in this years NZ National Champs, claiming the Junior Men's # 1 spot for the second year running.

Then in this years UCI World Bmx Champs in Copenhagen, claiming two podium spots in the Junior Men's age class & Time trial walking away with double Silver Medals.

After struggling with a shoulder injury for the past 12 months, Trent's since had shoulder surgery 6 weeks ago, and now undertakes a break from the sport for a couple of months before getting himself back to full strength leading into next years big events.

Its a big year ahead for the Kiwi boy from down under, stepping it up to the Elite circles in 2012, I'm sure with some exciting racing ahead.

Trent would like to thank all his Sponsors for all their great support he's received over the year, Redline Bicycles, especially Carne$$, for the Tour of Duty this year, TIOGA, Sun Ringle, F1 Ceramic's, Answer, RED8, Bike NZ, Maori Television, Oakley, Jerry Landrum at BMX Mania for all that great work he doe's around the track's with the Camera.

The full television coverage of these sports awards can be see on Maori Television at 8.30pm this Saturday evening 10th December, or visit for details.

Best Wishes & a Merry Christmas to all the BMXers out there.




BMX Racing News, Wednesday - December 7, 2011


The Formula Europe BMX Team and BES&T Sportscare have renewed their cooperation for the 2012 BMX racing season.

Also in 2012, our Team Riders will be using the BES&T Products to increase their performance during Training and Racing.

Check out the new BMX display featuring the current European Points Leader in Elite Men Formula Europe’s Edzus Treimanis.

For more information about BES&T products, check out their corporate website:

Information and News about the Formula Europe BMX Team, you can find on our Team Website:






BMX Racing News, Monday/Tuesday - December 5/6, 2011

2012 Hyper Prototype Race Frame Sneak Peek

CAC-TV's, 'Crazy Al' Cayne scoops up a great preview with Hyper Bicycles', Jud Ciancio all about the HOT NEW 2012 Hyper BMX frames.


'Crazy Al' sez, "I got to get a sneak peek of the 2012 Hyper prototype Race Frame this past weekend and the bike looks sick!"

Jud Ciancio was at Howell checking out the 20″ and cruiser prototypes on the track and Al caught up with him to give CAC-TV/BMXHOOD a preview of what this bike is all about.

Check out the video to find all the details and great features of this amazing new bike and to find out everything you need to know about what Hyper Bikes has cooking up for the 2012 season!

Cycling fans to enjoy more live coverage of Australian BMX Race action

Australian fans will enjoy even more cycling action after an expansion of the broadcast agreement between Cycling Australia and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS).

SBS already provides extensive coverage of international cycling and highlights coverage of the major domestic calendar events. However in 2012 SBS will air live coverage of the elite men's road race at the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Buninyong plus all the action of the weekend's racing at the Cycling Australia Track National Championships in Adelaide.

The agreement will also see expanded coverage of the BMX Australia National Championships and the Mountain Bike Nationals.

Cycling Australia CEO, Graham Fredericks, says the agreement reinforces the role of SBS in the development of cycling in Australia.

"SBS has been our broadcast partner for close to a decade and in that time has introduced cycling to a wider audience and helped us showcase the amazing talent we have in this country," said Mr Fredericks. "They have brought the performances of our international stars into Australian homes and supported the emerging talent racing in our domestic events.

"There is no more fierce contest than the one to claim the title of Australian champion and we're pretty excited that Australian sports fans will now have the chance to witness the racing as it happens."

Mountain bike and BMX events will also benefit from increased coverage.

"The deal will deliver a full mix of boards, bitumen and dirt action for all cycling fans," said Mr Fredericks.

SBS Television Head of Sport, Ken Shipp, says the agreement further strengthens the network's relationship with cycling.

"Cycling is a big priority for SBS and the sport enjoys a high profile that is the envy of other sporting codes," said Mr Shipp. "It has always been our aim to broadcast the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships live and on free-to-air and I'm proud that we have finally achieved that goal."

Summary of SBS Television coverage of Cycling Australia championships and events

  • Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships - Ballarat (January 5-10)
  • Cycling Australia Track National Championships - Adelaide (January 25-29)
  • Australian Mountain Bike Championships - Adelaide (23 - 26 February)
  • Australian BMX Championships - Mt Gambier (17 - 22 April)
  • BMXA Probikx Series - (various dates)
  • Cycling Australia National Road Series - (various dates)
  • Jayco Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards - (late 2012)

Cycling Australia would also like to congratulate the network for its success at this week's Australian Sports Commission Media Awards. The SBS cycling coverage won the Best Coverage of Sport by an Organisation (Broadcast Media) and Mike Tomalaris received the award for Best Coverage of Sport by an Individual (Broadcast Media).



BMX Racing News, Weekend Update - December 3 & 4, 2011

Brew BMX Announces Plans To Stock Sweet/Superlight Frames

BMX Mania Approved! - Yo, Gang! Good news, just in time for Christmas! One of the BEST BMX frames of all times is making an "In Stock" comeback! Steve Garn, the "Brew Dude" is once again going to be stocking Brew BMX frames, that YOU can take advantage of for your BMX Battles, near and far. OR, if you're in the mood for a "Fit Like A Glove" custom frame, Brew BMX can help you out there........Check it out.

BREW is happy to announce the production of stock BMX frames.

We have been doing custom BMX frames for the last 3 years and wanted to produce stock frames again to make them more affordable.

BREW will be making stock PRO, Pro XL and Pro XXL BMX frames.

Other sizes will still be customs.

Custom frames can be as small as the Micro 14” top tube up to Pro XXXXL with 24” top tubes.

All the frames now feature stainless steel dropouts.

Check out specs and prices at , or contact BREW at 336-385-BREW.

Vendetta Racing 2012 Flip Book!

Hey, BMXers! Vendetta Racing is proud to share with you its unique new promotional vehicle, our 2012 Flipbook:

Essentials or novelties, you will find both of them in our new Vendetta Flipbook : from the Tommy Gun fork, American Bars, Yakuza Frame to the new Pivotal Race Seat, US Sprocket, Junior bars ...

All our products are now available.

Also you will find the whole results of our Vendetta team!

Enjoy this 2012 edition!

May the race be with you!

French Interview With Joris Daudet, UCI BMX World Champion!

The Bmxforever's Team had a chance meeting Joris Daudet for an interview.

We're please to be able to share this video with you thanks to English subtitles.


Interview with Joris DAUDET at 70's from Bmxforever on Vimeo.