|archived news / February 2014|
BMX Racing News - Monday/Tuesday - February 24-25, 2014
|The Night Steven Tyler Checked Out A Little BMX At The 2001 ABA BMX Grands!|
|One of the coolest cats in Rock N Roll, Steven Tyler
made a visit to the 2001 ABA BMX Grands and BMX Mania was
there to capture the action. Well, not any racing action
went on but Steven did take a few pedals around the track,
and was impressed with what he saw.
After his intro to BMX, some of the top pros who were still hangin' around after Pro Practice lined up for some photos and since the BMX Mania camera was still out and ready for action, it became the official camera for the event.
Steven was super cool about hangin' out. He readily posed, signed autographs and chatted everyone up, he was so easy going and accommodating. Funny thing. Every photo that he took with people, he made an effort to make it 'the best one' of the evening. When he posed with Mike Gonz and Derek Betcher, he grabbed the two riders in a big hug and reached over snatched Gonz' cap off his head and slapped it sideways on his own, making the photo, "just a little bit' more memorable. A very cool dude, who made everyone around him feel good, for sure the coolest celebrity that I've ever met!
But, of course, after I got done taking everyone else's photo with Steven, I totally forgot to get one of my own! Ha! All good and a great night of BMX with Aerosmith's, Steven Tyler!
BMX Racing News - Thursday - February 20, 2014
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BMX Racing News - weekend update - February 14-16, 2014
|Mad Dog Is Back On His Bike In This Awesome WSBT-TV Interview!|
|Way back in August of 2012, BMXer extraordinaire,
Brett "Mad Dog" Banasiewicz suffered a potentially
career ending head injury during practice at a contest in
Virginia. The accident left him in a medically induced coma
for 15 days and his comeback has been long and hard.
One of the local TV stations near BMX Mania World HQ, CBS station, WSBT-TV dropped by 'The Kitchen', Brett's South Bend skatepark and did an extensive interview with Mad Dog and his parents on what's been going on with the hard working BMX superstar.
Click on Mad Dog above to go to WSBT's web site to check out the story!
It's BMX Mania Approved!!!!!
|Jayce Cunning, Turns In An Outstanding BMX Racing Video From Australia!|
|Hot racing video from Australian Junior Elite rider, Jayce Cunning #94, riding like a champ on his home turf, in this outstanding video from Hamish Mackie.|
BMX Racing News - Wednesday/Thursday - February 12-13, 2014
|Alienation BMX Sponsors|
|GT Factory Team!|
The finest name in BMX racing rims, Alienation BMX has announced the sponsorship of the GT Factory Team for the 2014 BMX Racing season.
Alienation BMX was founded by Zach Taylor in 2006 after building another rim brand to a world wide powerhouse. Taylor, who came from a long association with top brands in BMX saw a vacuum to fill in the BMX market and established Alienation BMX as a rider run component business manufacturing the finest of rims in BMX racing.
From the beginning of Alienation BMX racing, the company has aligned itself with sponsored riders and teams of the highest order in BMX racing. This year, one of those teams is the super powerful GT BMX Factory team, which will see some of the best riders around hitting the track with some of the best BMX riders in the world!
According to ALN owner, Zach Taylor, “GT has always run a phenomenal program & it has been a pleasure to be part of that heritage these past few years. GT Team Manager, Steve Spencer has out done himself this year assembling an extremely talented team. We’ll keep them rollin for 2014.”
The team is lead by long time AA Pro/Elite Men’s performer, Tyler Brown, leader of the pack and GT Team Manager. The GT team will be lead on the track by new UCI Junior World Titlists, Felicia Stancil (2013 UCI Jr. Women) and Sean Gaian (2013 UCI Jr. Men) head up a group of performers made up of Olympic BMX Silver Medalist, Mike Day, Aiden Otten, Brooklyn VanRenselaar, Dutch Petersen, Jonas Harmon, Jordan Miranda, Shan Hatfield, and 2012 USABMX National Girls Champion, Sophia Foresta.
Look for the 2014 GT Factory Team to be leading the way around a USABMX National track, a UCI BMX Supercross race or the UCI BMX World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands ….. Rollin’ on Alienation BMX rims!
|Chase / Stay Strong Freedom Park Clinic Report|
Freedom Park Clinic Report through the Photographic lens by Alejandro Garcia (RacerBMX.com)
On February 1, 2014, Dale Holmes Racing held their first Chase / Stay Strong Clinic at Freedom Park BMX in Camarillo, CA. The full team was in full force—Cristian Becerine, Anthony Dean, Bryce Betts, and Dale Holmes.
Freedom Park is almost a two hour drive
current back-to-back Vet Pro #1, Cristian
Becerine, and about a four hour drive for
Team Manager, Dale Holmes. Despite the
longer drive, Dale beat Big C. to the track
by at least 15 minutes. When Dale called to
ask how close Big C. was to arriving, Big C.
joked that Dale likes to get everywhere
early and probably opened up the track
himself. When Big C. rolled into the parking
lot, Dale already had the team pop-up tents
ready, and DHR’s youngest rider and 19-27
Expert, Bryce Betts, was unloading his Chase
bike. Elite rider, Australian 2013 Series
Champion, and Aussie-turned-So-Cal resident,
Anthony Dean, arrived just a few minutes
after the scheduled arrival time.
started with a call to the start hill. Dale
introduced the team and listed their many
accomplishments. Then the clinic
participants were asked to drop their bikes
and head to the first straight for some of
the best advice to prolong a BMX career—it
was time to stretch and warm-up. After
everyone was warmed up, the young riders
were divided into two groups, 10 and over
and nine and under.
Cristian demonstrated how to stand at the ready, waiting for the familiar lights and sounds of the gate start. Then when the riders lined up at the gate, Cristian and Anthony went lane by lane and gave advice to each rider. Even small adjustments in pedal position or posture were not overlooked. Cristian gave one golden nugget of advice. He said that the first pedal out of the gate is important but that the second pedal was even more important. One young rider took this to heart and was so quick out of the gate that he was an entire wheel-length ahead of the two riders beside him, hard on his second pedal by the time the gate hit the ground.
the rhythm section, Dale and Bryce covered
the importance of maintaining speed through
and out of the turns. After a couple of
demonstrations, Dale and Bryce had the young
riders ride the turns high. One young rider
carried more speed coming out of the turn
than they were used to that they wobbled a
bit on the first just coming out of the
turn. These young riders were quick to learn
and quick to apply.
After the break, the groups switched. Then it was on to high-low passing. Despite a few demonstrations by Cristian and Bryce, some of the younger riders did not quite get the speed concept down. That is when Dale made a TM call—have the little riders literally run the drill on foot. One young rider ran down the backside of right before the turn followed closely by another runner. At about the apex of the turn the runner in the back swooped down from high to low for the pass. They took turns running the drill in pairs. Some little runners grinned and chuckled the whole way. A few pairs even went and stayed high-high in order to give Dale a high-five. Now that they had the feel of the high-low pass, the young riders successfully ran the drill on their bikes.
The young riders were pumped to be coached by the DHR Chase / Stay Strong Team. To wind down the clinic, some riders took to taking some jumps alongside Bryce while others wound down with a few full laps.
After the clinic, the team and the young riders got together for pictures, autographs, and goodie bags with sponsor giveaways. Then Dale asked all the young riders a few extra trivia questions. Those that paid attention to the team introduction and answered correctly walked away with extra prizes. It was indeed a great start to the Chase / Stay Srong Clinic Tour.
Cristian, Anthony, Bryce, and Dale were great with the kids, and all the young riders had a great time. Check out DaleHolmesRacing.com for the latest team news including clinics and personalized coaching.
Next Clinic Santa Maria, CA Saturday 15th Feb 1-3. Keep up with the teams latest by following DHR on the latest social media: Facebook Dale Holmes Racing, Instagram DaleHolmesRacing, and Twitter @DHolmesRacing.
And remember, StayStrong!
BMX Racing News - Monday/Tuesday - February 10-11, 2014
FBN Plastics/C-YAA Picks Up Cole Tesar!
Bizzarro BMX Inc, in conjunction with FBN Plastics and C-YAA frames, is proud to announce the addition of Cole Tesar (17-18x)!
Cole is a multi-time UCI World Champion; his resume includes multiple NAG, ROC, USA Cycling and Gold Cup titles! He took possession of his C-Yaa Pro XXL Gen2 frame last week and had the following to say, “The bike is dialed! Love it! “It’s 1000 times stiffer than my last bike and it rides awesome!”
Look for Rock-n-Roll Cole out front this weekend in Louisville outfitted in Fly Racing attire and using Joey Bradford model handle bars, Alienation hoops, Aztec pads & cables, KMC chains, ODI grips and Thomson seat posts. In addition, he’ll be sporting a Riderz Ready team jersey and custom number plate face designed by Blot Out Graphics…and keeping his C-Yaa clean and rolling smooth thanks to Finishline lubricants.
For team pictures, news, and just plain funny stuff check out our Facebook page at "C-YAA BMX Frames" and "like" us.
custom plastic fabricators. C-YAA makers of the
ultimate aluminum Bicycle Motocross racing frames.
FBN/C-YAA is a division of Bizzarro BMX, Inc
BMX Racing News - weekend update - February 8-9, 2014
2 Time BMX Gold Medalist Maris Strombergs Signs Long Term Deal with Speedline Parts
Speedline Parts– Apple Valley, CA
That is right, you read it correctly, the 2 Time Olympic Gold Medalist for BMX, Maris Strombergs has approached Speedline Parts for a long term agreement to run Speedline Components on his Free Agent BMX bike from now to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and beyond.
When we first got the call from Maris about wanting to run our Forks and parts we were flattered. The 2 Time Olympic Gold Medalist, wanted to run our parts!
We have always tried to build the best parts in BMX and that Maris wanted to run them vindicated that for us.
Maris had this to say about Speedline Parts - " I chose Speedline parts because I have always liked their stuff. Its quality, light and looks great. I'm excited and looking forward being a part of making the Speedline brand bigger and better."
Speedline will not only be outfitting Maris with our current line of BMX components, but will be working with Maris to develop some special Speedline / Strombergs gold medal edition products.
Bill Ryan from Speedline said "We are honored to have such a great person and rider as Maris joining us in the Speedline Family. Maris brings with him a talent and experience that is unique to him and will only help our company grow with our goals to continue to build the best in BMX."
Keep your eyes peeled on the Speedlineparts.com website and our facebook for updates and look for "The Machine" to be on his Speedline Equipped Free Agent ride starting at Oldsmar as he goes for the USA BMX Title in 2014 on his way to Rio in 2016.
Maris is sponsored by – Free Agent Bikes, Rockstar Energy Drinks and Speedline Components - facebook.com/maris.strombergs
Speedline Parts proudly supports – Maris Strombergs – 2 Time Olympic Gold Medalist, The Supercross BMX Factory Team including 3x ABA #1 Pro Bubba Harris, Elite Woman Dani George, Elite Men Jeremy Rommel and Elite Men Jared Garcia, Powers Bike Shop, and RRC/Supercross.
BMX Racing News - Tuesday/Wednesday - February 4-5, 2014
|'Redefining Winning' from Donny Robinson: Heart Of A Champion, passion Of A Pro!|
BMX Racing News - weekend update - Jan. 31 - feb. 2, 2014
GHP BMX support program Lookin' For You!
GHP BMX has been around for a long while now and would like to say a big thank you to all our teams out there doing a great job, we wish you all the best in 2014 and will be here to help any way we can.
If you're missing one key component to your team, being connected with the company you are sponsored by..Please consider joining the GHP family.
We care about our teams and riders and pride ourselves in what we're doing here. I have my name on the product, it has to be right or this cannot happen!
I also take great pride in knowing that when my phone rings I am there to connect with anyone of our team managers if they need help.
If you are looking for a close relationship with your frame sponsor and just have not found that relationship, please consider contacting me, firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-359-3932 and we can talk about getting you in the GHP Family! - Greg Hill/GHP BMX
|2013 SOB* List Results|
|*Stinky Old BMXers|
|It's the 2013 Stinky Old BMXers List from 30PlusBMX.com! Check it out sports fans! The Top 12 Old Guy BMXers in the opinion of the BMX Geniuses at 30PLUSBMX.COM. Pretty fast bunch of old dudes, check it out!|
|1 - Shawn Diprete ..... Shawn Diprete is the only 3 time winner of the SOB list. This year he added another NAG 1 title and a cruiser title to his long list of BMX accomplishments. In 2014 Shawn jumps factory's and will be riding for Black Crown.|
|2 - Raul Gomez ..... Raul Gomez sits in second this year although he is the current NAG #1 in his 'Lucky 13' year! Raul is a champion on and off the BMX track, where his biggest wins have been!|
|3 - Eric Rupe ..... Like a great watch, Eric Rupe is timeless. He proudly sits in the third spot looking to jump up a couple next year.|
|4 - Luke Segal ..... Although Luke didn't finish the year off the way he wanted, his peers saw the raw determination from this military hero and acknowledge his place among our list.|
|5 - Shan Hatfield ..... Shan the Man might have ended his season early with a crash at the world championships but no one trains harder and expects more from himself.|
|6 - Todd Parry ..... Todd Parry had a lot of change the past couple years but nothing changes about his winning ways!|
|7 - David Archibald ..... Although Archi only races one bike, he is dominant and determined! Everyone knows this privateers place among the best of the best.|
|8 - Dale Holmes ..... Dale Holmes has done it all in BMX and he continues to grow on and off the track! This year Dale will be racing and heading up a new exciting Stay Strong team.|
|9 - Ben Hershkowitz ..... Hersh- what more can be said about a skinny kid from Arizona.... He's fast and squarely at #9!|
|10 - Jeremy Thompson ..... JT is known in certain circles as the mayor. A two sided crap talking coin who brings it on race day. Jeremy joins Shawn on the new Black Crown team.|
|11 - Brian Simmons ..... Paranormal activity hasn't slowed down this western champion. Brian Simmons squeaks in at number 11 for the Bay Area 510 crew.|
|12 - George Goodall ..... Another ageless wonder, George Goodall makes his debut in the list and we believe he'll be moving up shortly.|
For more on the 2013 SOB List, check em out at ..... www.30plusbmx.com/perspectives/2013-sob-list-results/120.html
|Chase / Stay Strong BMX Clinic Tour At freedom park / Camarillo, CA Saturday!|
|What an opportunity to get some of the best BMX
Hit up Freedom Park in Camarillo, California this weekend to learn what you need to make things happen for you on the track.....you won't be disappointed, these guys are the best!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 1st from 1-3p.m., it's the first stop on the "Chase / Stay Strong" Clinic Tour - full team line-up will be present at Freedom Park BMX in Camarillo, CA.
There will be lots of giveaways and a fun afternoon planned. Hope to see you there. Keep your eyes on our social media pages for more updates on up-and-coming clinics and other programs being offered: DaleHolmesRacing.com ..... Face Book Dale Holmes Racing ..... Twitter @DHolmesRacing ..... Instagram @daleholmesracing
This event is BMX Mania Approved!