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July 2009


Today's BMX Racing News ..... Friday, July 31, 2009

SCR & ED @Emery Park BMX Wichita, Kansas


Friday July 31st , Single points race , Sign ups 6:30 -7:30 PM , Cost $9 , Awards 1-3 ,Trophy or Stamps

Saturday Aug. 1st , Earned Double race, Sign ups 4:00 - 5:30 PM , Cost $20 , Awards 1-3, Plaques or Stamps

Sunday Aug. 2nd , State Championship Race , Sign ups 9:00- 10:30 AM , Cost $20 , Awards 1-3, Plaques or Stamps

Raffle ( $1 ticket ) for FREE  1 night stay at Best Western Airport Inn.

You can use for Kansas State Final weekend Aug 21-23

Kansas State Final's @ Emery Park BMX Wichita, Kansas


Any ABA member can race Kansas State Final

Friday August 21st Single ,  Sign ups 6:30 - 7:30 PM, Cost $9 Awards 1-3

Sat. August 22nd  Pre Race Double , Sign ups 4- 5 :30 PM ,Cost $20 Awards 1-3

Sunday August 23rd SCF , Triple , Sign ups 9- 10:30 AM,  Cost $30, Awards 1-8

Emery Park BMX

2339 E. Macarthur Road Wichita, KS 67216          Track Hotline: 316-522-8214

Directions motels and much more visit

Swap meet each multipoint weekend, bring your BMX items for sale.

Hey, all of you Elite Racers out there who want to go.....

Adventure Travel has airline tickets for the

UCI Supercross World cup in South Africa Aug 14-23

Only $1275 out of New York

For more info, contact Gary at 253 531-1757

Tour De Northeast
Rennen/Intense regains team points lead


10 straight days of riding in the Northeast portion of the country, and all within a seven hour drive! Back to back national race weekends, a summer camp and a pre national clinic. Now that’s how a team earns it’s keep.

Our first stop was in Horseheads, NY (Find Binghampton, NY and head west for another 70 miles. There you have reached the middle of nowhere!) for the ABA's Empire State National. Friday’s rainy practice session didn’t stop road trip attendees Courtney Applewhite (17+ girls) and Austin Loebe (16x) from picking up wins on Saturday and Sunday to help Rennen/Intense to two Factory Team wins. Pat Parker also picked up a pair of wins in 19-27 expert, while TJ Maniscalchi (11x), and myself (28-40x) scored seconds.

After Sunday’s mains we packed up and headed four hours east to Bethel CT for our 6th annual summer camp. Kayla Gaddis, Allen Currier, myself, Courtney and Austin headlined a great four-day camp experience. Day 1 saw 38 attendee’s, while rain on Tuesday cut into that figure. Wednesday and Thursday’s numbers ran right back up into the 30's. Thursday’s Precision Fitness training session, lead by Todd Cambio, left us all (campers and instructors) a little drained, but most had something left in the tank for a G-Cog testing session to conclude the camp. 

Friday morning we made the half hour jaunt over to Trumbull, CT for a mid-day pre-national clinic and practice session. Once again the weekend of national team racing was dominated by the Rennen/Intense squad. Austin, Courtney and Pat once again took home a weekend double. On this weekend though they had a little more help on the team sheet. Randy Bitinaitis (40-44cru) controlled his class, as did Rochelle Wooding (13 girls) and her brother Ross (17-24 cru). Max Egdorf had little trouble in owning the 17-18 expert class as well. Others in attendance in support of the team were: Kelley Kelley (41+ X), George Costa (26-34X), Kayla Gaddis (Elite Women), Dave Maltezos (26-35x), Nicole Bitinaitis (10 girls) and even an appearance from “the” Justin Lopes (30+ open).

Sunday Morning parade lap, Kelley Kelley carriers the flag for Rennen/Intense 

With these two wins Rennen/Intense once again took control of the NBL National Team overall point’s lead! At trips end our numers looked like this: four team wins, over 20 main event wins, and over 75 different kids taught. Not to shabby for 10 day period......... 
Next up for the team is another ABA national event in Raleigh, NC in Mid August, other then that we plan to rest (meaning tear up any local money opens in sight), and heal up till the NBL year end show down in Louisville, KY on Sept 3rd to the 6th. Shawn DiPrete (ACL tear) and Melissa Woodruff (crushed toes from a gate) continue to recover from injury's and work towards NBL grands returns.

Rennen Design Group ( makers of the finest gears, chain rings, cogs and the ultimate training tool “G-Cog”! Intense BMX ( makers of the ultimate racing frames and tires. For more information log onto

Co-sponsored by: Alienation, Black Crown designs, Cane Creek, Delta/Aztec, Finish Line Lubes, FLY, Johnson BMX Plates, KMC, Morphine Industries, ODI, PowerBar, SINZ, THE, Thomson and Twenty6 products.


Rennen/Intense is a division of  Bizzarro BMX, Inc.

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







Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday, July 30, 2009

"Stompin' Stu" DVD available at Custom Cycle Supply!

Coral Springs, Florida, Custom Cycle Supply is pleased and excited to announce that we will be distributing the latest DVD from John Swarr and Mark Eaton... "Stompin' Stu" the story of BMX legend, Stu Thomsen.

From the makers of award winning film, Joe Kid on a Stingray. Stompin' Stu is a true story about perhaps the most dominant BMX racer in history, Stu Thomsen. This film is a history of BMX champion Stu Thomsen told with short stories by racing rivals, fans and family members. From his battles off the track to his battles on the track, Stompin Stu is most importantly a film about being inspired.

Starring: Stu Thomsen, Perry "PK" Kramer, Jese James, Tommy Brackens, Eddy King, Scot Clark, Greg Hill, Skip Hess, Linn Kastan, Scot Breithaupt, Bob Hadley, Greg Grubbs, Brent Patterson, Brian Patterson, Lance Patterson, Ronnie Anderson, Bob Haro, Dennis Dain, Tanya Thomsen, Hans Thompsen, Mageline Thompsen, Jacob Thompsen, Steve Giberson, Bob Tedesco, Dana "The Duke of Oakley" Duke.

Bonus Features: Stu's attic, Stu's signature bike (The SE STR-1), exclusive interviews with Linn Kastan (Founder of Redline Bicycles) on the history of the Redline flight crank and Redline, Skipp Hess (founder of Mongoose Bicycles) on the history of Mongoose, The Duke of Oakley on the first Oakley goddles and more!

Proud Sponsors: National Bicycle League (NBL), Oakley and Redline Bicycles

This DVD will be available at better bike shops everywhere.

Dealer inquiries please call Custom Cycle Supply.

Check out the trailer...

Get Ready For The NBL Grands With Maryland SuperClinic!

Check out our Clinic Schedule and Menu!

For more info, contact - Carley Young - Matthew Silvia - Matt Kelty
 OR, you can call the track  at 401-969-5177 or 352-346-0783

We would like to thank our sponsors for giving us some goodies from the riders who attend the clinic.

Alienation BMX and Fly Racing have donated things for the goodie bags and

anyone who participates in all three days of the clinic will receiver a Stampeed T shirt.

We hope everyone ABA or NBL will come and enjoy riding with the pros and learning a few new skills.

Walker claims BMX world championship double

New Zealand rider Sarah Walker riding her ABD bike, collected her second rainbow jersey after winning the cruiser class title at the UCI BMX World Championships in Adelaide. Walker (New Zealand) added the cruiser title to the BMX elite world championship she won at the Adelaide Showgrounds the day before.

It is her second Cruiser world championship, winning for the title in Canada two years ago and she placed third last year. Walker, who was on cloud nine after her world championship double, said it had been difficult to focus today after her brilliant victory last night.

“I did manage to get plenty of sleep because I really wanted to give it my best shot today,” Walker said. “But I had the attitude today that I was so pleased with my performance whatever happened. So I pretty much muddled through the motos.”

She did more than that, winning all three impressively in the three fastest times in all the qualifying heats.

“Then I just talked myself into focusing. I played some music and got myself into the zone. I knew I could do the double and really concentrated on putting down a smooth lap.”

Walker nailed the final, bursting first out of the start and winning by more than a second in 32.218, the fastest time of the day. She finished ahead of yesterday’s silver medallist, Manon Vanetino from France with Lithuania’s Vilma Rimsaite third.

“This hasn’t sunk in yet. This morning I really didn’t have the time to think that I had become a world champion because I had to prepare for today. This is a huge confidence boost for me. I came to these championships with confidence in my own ability because I knew I had done the training and the hard work. Now I know I can be the best and I can foot it with the best. I’ll take some time now to re-evaluate things and plan ahead. There’s a lot to do and still a lot of improvement in me. We have the Olympic qualification starting this year and I have more world championships to come”.

“But the big goal is obviously the London Olympics. That is the ultimate dream. “











Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday, July 29, 2009




Maliek Byndloss doubles at WORLDS for ONE/Kenda

ONE KENDA press release


ONE/Kenda’s US Cycling champion Maliek Byndloss from Cape Coral, Florida, USA

doubled at the Worlds in Adelaide Australia.


ONE/Kenda’s Maliek Byndloss won both cruiser (13/14) and 20 inch (14 Boys) in the

2009 UCI World Championship.


Maliek will be going to the USA Olympic training facility in California when he gets back.

In Elite Women Gabriela Diaz from Argentina took 8th in the final after she crashed.

Next race:  Supercross South Africa – August 21-23

Photo: Bruno Giustacchini 


ONE KENDA is sponsored by: 


VRP/Bike Alley/Vitamin Water global impact!

Two riders hit the scene in Australia representing the USA Kyle and Kyle. Kyle Stan started off with a strong 3 rounds crushing the competition but then in quarters he had some bad luck battling for first and would end up crashing to finish his hopes for the title. Next we have Kyle Fernandez who rode great but after some stacked racks he also didn't make the podium. There is always next year…you both still made the team and USA proud!

So back out West in the USA, the team had a strong showing in Utah. Dani George went out to get her last two wins for the season and that is exactly what she did picking up first both days dominating the competition. She was followed up by Josh Klatman who took home a huge win in class on Saturday! Finally our oldest young guy David Archibald cleaned house taking home wins both days in the 36-40 cruiser class.

From there we head out to the East to New York The Empire State. VRP/Bike Alley/Vitamin Water had one rider representing and EJ Pasowicz wouldn't disappoint with a perfect weekend doubling in the Cruiser and Class. EJ has been training hard and it is starting to pay off with some strong finishes.

Now we head up to the Great Northwest in Canada where Josh Klatman wouldn't be outdone by EJ where he picked up a double double in Cruiser and Class winning both days to move closer to that number one Nag spot. Josh has been on fire since his return from his injury in Bakersfield.

Hopefully August treats the team as good as July did with a lot of good races and big wins to come.

Great job team and keep up the good work!



Chandler, AZ - Seven legendary members of the BMX Racing and Freestyle community will be inducted into the National BMX Hall of Fame at the San Diego Hall of Champions on September 17, 2009. The Chula Vista Olympic Training Center will be the new home of the National BMX Hall of Fame and on Friday, September 18, 2009 at 10:00 am there will be a dedication ceremony to unveil the new facility at the training center.


The seven honorees represent BMX racing and Freestyle BMX from the 1970’s and 1980’s and one industry contributor. The inductees are Danny Oakley (1960’s and 1970’s pioneer); D.D. Leone (1980’s Professional Racer); Troy Lee (BMX Industry contributor, Troy Lee Designs); R.L. Osborn and Mike Buff (legendary BMX Action Trick Team); Eddie Fiola (freestyle Pioneer); Jeremy McGrath (past BMXer lifetime achievement award). There will also be special recognition given to Clayton John (retired ABA President) and Bernie Anderson (retired ABA Chairman of the Board), current BMX Hall of Fame members, for their recent induction into the U.S. Bicycling Hall Of Fame in Davis, CA.  


“It is a great honor to induct these individuals into the National BMX Hall of Fame and it is only appropriate that these individual's accomplishments will be highlighted for future generations in the BMX Hall of Fame” stated B.A. Anderson, American Bicycle Association’s CEO.




Danny Oakley: Danny began organized BMX racing in 1970 and retired in 1981. He was instrumental in establishing organized BMX racing, and numerous tracks in Southern and Northern California, during a time when organized BMX did not formally exist. A few such tracks are The Downhill Track of Baldwin Park in 1970, Landels Park, Hamann Park and The Downhill Track of Mount Tamalpais in 1974. Danny Oakley, a true Legend of our sport, raced for such legendary teams as Bikette & Dirtmaster, Rick`s Bike Shop, Silver Shield, MotoPRO, Speedo and Mongoose. He was instrumental in forming Pro Products, Inc., MotoPRO and Speedo. Moreover, Danny was instrumental in designing product for Pro Products, Inc., MotoPRO, Speedo, B.M.X. Products, Inc., and Mongoose, including the infamous Moosegoose, a 20 inch BMX race frame Danny designed for taller riders and racers (Danny is quite tall himself). He has conducted BMX Racing Clinics and Demonstrations in the United States and in Europe. He has participated in NBA, UBR, NPSA, CBA and ABA sanctioned races. Danny raced and won numerous titles and championships, such as 4-Time West Coast Champion, 6-Time Northern California Champion, NPSA National Champion and NORA CUP, to name a few. Danny was one of the racers that were featured in the BMX episode of CHiPs. 


D.D. Leone: Born Dominick Donald Leone Jr., but better known in the BMX world as "D.D.", he began racing in 1980, at the age of 14 years old. From Louisiana, D.D. was known as the original "Ragin' Cajun" and helped put Louisiana and the Southeast on the BMX map. He raced for over 12 years, participating in over 2000 races and won or placed in 1300. Like most racers, he started off racing for local shops. His determination and winning ways on the national scene got him some much needed recognition and before long he was hooked up by Redline with a "Factory" sponsorship 1982. Later in his career, he rode for Free Agent and Kastan. D.D. was always in the hunt for the ABA Pro Cruiser title. He officially retired from BMX and is currently working and living in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. He is also involved with the local BMX scene in Louisiana helping out at ABA's Gretna BMX track.


Troy Lee: Troy was a long time motocross racer that started Troy Lee Designs in 1981 by following in his father's footsteps of helmet painting. Troy first worked with BMX racer Dave "Custom Cully" Cullinan by custom painting his helmets. This led to Troy working with many of the top BMX pros around the world. Troy expanded his business from helmet painting to helmet manufacturing in the mid 90's, with the "Edge" helmet being the first. Then in 1998, Troy launched a full apparel line. Today, his business has grown from helmet painting to one of the top brands in the industry. Troy Lee Designs now has a catalog that spans over 50 pages of product, including the innovative bicycle helmet, the D2, and a line of protective gear. Troy enjoys working with "the world's fastest racers" from F1 to Indy Car to NASCAR, Motocross to Enduro to Freestyle, Dirt Track to Road Racing, MTB to BMX, and everything in between. Troy's main goal is to make and design the best products in the world for the "the world's fastest racers".


R.L. Osborn & Mike Buff: Although they are best known as the "Godfathers of Freestyle", both R.L. and Buff got their start as BMX racers. At age 11, R.L. was part of the first ever "BMX test team" for Bicycle Motocross News (from late '75 to late '76). An entrepreneur at the early age of 14, R.L. started up his own company, Hot Stickies. As the son of BMX Hall of Famer, Bob Osborn, R.L. went on to become one of the main test riders for BMX ACTION magazine. In 1978, R.L. teamed up with fellow BMXA employee Bob Haro to form the very first freestyle team, which made its debut at ABA's Winternationals in Chandler, AZ. Local Torrance hot-shoe racer Mike Buff joined the BMX ACTION test team in 1979. Buff soon crossed over to freestyle and in the absence of Haro, the longtime teaming of R.L. & Buff began. As the "Nerd herd", R.L. & Buff were vital in setting BMX trends during the 80's, from jumping styles in bike tests to the 4x4 vehicle craze, to clothing fashions and hairdos. Each year from '82 until '88, the BMX ACTION trick team (as well as R.L.'s later sponsorship with Redline and General) spread the BMX gospel. In all, R.L. and Buff took their annual Summer Tours to 48 states in the U.S. and over 15 countries, taking BMX to places where racers and tracks couldn't, turning many kids on to BMX in one form or another.


Eddie Fiola:  Eddie is a true legend in BMX and arguably the best rider to EVER ride a skatepark. Eddie is credited with being the first rider to do a 540 in a pipe.  Eddy won four "BMX Action Nora Cup" awards and five "King Of The Skatepark" titles. At the time, the "King Of The Skatepark" competitions were as big in the freestyle world as the X-Games and Dew Tour are today. In the early days, Eddie was sponsored by Bottema Forks, SE Racing, Haro, and Premier Helmets. At the end of 1982, Eddie was hired by Kuwahara to design, ride, and promote the E.T. Freestyle bike. Eddie was also the man behind one of the most famous freestyle bike designs to this day, the GT PRO Performer. It had a very unique design for it's time and is a stand-out among collectors. He also brought the Potts mod to the table by working extensively with Steve Potts. Eddie is credited for taking his idea to Steve who designed the technical end of things. Eddie applied it in the skatepark and the Potts mod is still in use to this day! Eddie was known for running many "different" things than the norm in his day. He ran 1 3/8th wheels in the skatepark when no one else was. He would show up with either an all white, all black, or all yellow bike and uniform with his trademark, an upside down #1, on his back. Eddie toured all over the world and brought freestyle to the masses, performing at BMX tracks, BMX nationals, bike shops, arena's, and even performed at Anaheim Stadium at the Superbowl of Motocross. You name it, Eddie performed for the fans. But before all that, Eddie was a racer. He was an Orange Y and Ascot local and has a great history in the BMX racing scene. Even in his heyday, the "KING of skateparks" would show up unannounced and incognito to race at local races. He was known for getting out front and busting out some tricks, which were HUGE for that time, like a 360 over a double jump, to impress the fans. It is rumored that the character of Cru Jones in the movie "RAD" was loosely based on the life story of Eddie Fiola. Although Eddie did not play the main character, he was a stunt double in the movie. Today, Eddie works in the movie industry as a stunt man and is credited with working on such great movies as The Italian Job, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and The Dukes of Hazard, just to name a few.


Jeremy McGrath: Often referred to as "MC", "Showtime", and "The King" (meaning the "King of Supercross"), Jeremy is the winningest Supercross racer ever, winning seventy-four 250cc Main Events and capturing seven 250cc Championships between 1993 and 2000. He also earned twelve AMA Motocross titles, 2 Motocross Des Nations titles, and an X-Games Gold Medal and Bronze Medal in his career. As a young boy he began racing BMX and became one of the leading BMX racers in the nation and even had a "factory" ride with VDC. At the age of 15, McGrath decided to try his luck at BMX's big brother, motocross, where he was able to translate many of the racing skills he had mastered throughout his years of racing BMX. After just three years riding as an amateur, McGrath made his AMA debut in 1989 and the rest, as they say, is history. Throughout all his fame and success in motocross, Jeremy always kept his BMX roots. He worked with GT bicycles and even had a complete BMX bike dubbed the "Showtime" model.



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.


For more information and updates on the 2009 Induction Dinner and Award Ceremony, go to


West Coast A Pro standout, Matt Faulk will do your graphics, web site or whatever for you if you want.......He's Awesome, check this out!

Carlsbad, CA – July 27, 2009 – San Diego-based iHook Creative has moved its offices and launched a brand new look with a redesigned website.

iHook calls Encinitas their new home with the office overlooking Moonlight Beach.  To accompany the new address iHook felt a new website was in need as well, describing the refreshed website as “on point”. The cross over agency moves to a more open environment giving visitors a better representation of their scope of work and services.

“Our clients have always liked our website but I felt it was inadequate at showcasing our work and services, I’m so exited about the direction we’re taking.  New office, new website, these components are our launching pad into a new era of agency work, with many new projects and partners, we couldn’t be more thrilled for what the future holds in store,” says Matt Faulk, iHook Creative founder and art director.

New website features include an open design scheme, new content, updated client login area, and an innovative portfolio viewer which allows visitors to view projects by service, category, industry and client.

About iHook Creative   

iHook Creative (iHook) is a digital agency located in San Diego, California. At its core, iHook achieves results with the prefect blend of trendy and traditional design. As a team of brand strategists and leading web / graphic designers, iHook has performed work for leading corporations including Disney, Weight Watchers, Miller MGD64, and Rockstar Energy Drink. By partnering with large and small businesses across Southern California and the country, iHook has solidified itself as a leading creative and strategic studio offering services including media and communications planning, digital strategy consultation, web site design and development, SEM, photography, video production, print design and communications, 3d graphics, and consumer insight and research. iHook's mission statement is to deliver communication through design. To learn more information on iHook Creative visit











Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Four new World Champs - Willoughby’s record

Official UCI BMX Press Release

South Australian rider, Sam Willoughby, became the first BMX rider to win back to back junior elite world titles recently at the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships in Adelaide, in front of his home crowd.

After winning his first title on debut last year in China and after his main rival, USA rider, Denzel Stein, crashed out in the semifinal Willoughby looked a certainty for the double crown. Willoughby set the local cheer squad into a frenzy by winning every heat and qualification race during the day.

"There was still seven other guys in the gate, so I still had to do what I had to do,” Willoughby said after his amazing win.

Willoughby will now go down in record books as the first junior champion to win two championships in the history of the sport.

Second place went to Norwegian rider, Andre Fossa Aquiluz. The home crowd went wild as another South Australian rider, Anthony Dean from Adelaide placed third.

Columbian rider, Mariana Pajon, became the UCI BMX World Champion Junior Elite Women’s title holder today after a convincing win. In what she described as "an important victory for her country," Pajon cleared second placegetter Merie van Benthem (NED) by over a second, with fellow Dutch rider Maartje Hereijgers collecting third.

New Zealand rider, Sarah Walker, became the elite women’s world champion after a four month break from riding following her fourth place at the Beijing Olympics. Walker has returned to the sport with a renewed passion and plans for “gold in London.”

Strong French rider, Eva Ailloud, placed second with USA rider Arielle Martin third.

Olympic silver medallist, Laëtitia le Corguillé, was injured after a crash in the practice session yesterday and decided not to race.

Bronze Olympic medallist, Donny Robinson, became the new number one ranked Elite Men’s rider, with countryman and silver Olympic medallist, Mike Day, just 0.896 of a second behind. Third place went to Ramiro Marino from Argentina.

Defending Champion and Olympic gold medallist, Maris Strombergs from Latvia finished a respectable fourth.

Enrico Carpani - Chef de Presse UCI / UCI Press Officer

Photo credit: UCI/Getty Images

Elite and Junior Champions Crowned at the Canadian BMX National Championships


BMX Mania Editor's Note - OK, sometimes we get behind here at the BMX Mania World HQ.....We are currently recovering from the LONG trip to and from the UCI BMX Worlds in Adelaide, Australia but we no longer can put off posting this outstanding bit of news from Canada! A big BMX Mania SO SORRY goes out to all of our Canadian BMX fans and friends who didn't get this gem up and runnin' on the Mighty One, but here tis, with our apologies and it's still a great piece of work even though it's late. - Jerry Landrum/


June 21, 2009 (Kingston, ON) - Canadian Olympic team members Scott Erwood of Surrey, B.C., and Samantha Cools of Airdrie, Alta., were crowned the men’s and women’s champions on Sunday at the BMX cycling nationals. The competition also determined a selection pool for the senior and junior teams for the BMX world championships scheduled for July 23-26 in Adelaide, Australia. Canada can field three men and three women in senior competition at the worlds and two men and one woman in the junior category.

Cools, seventh at the Olympic Games last year where BMX made its official debut, dominated Sunday’s final for the victory. Danielle Brisson of Abbotsford, B.C., was second and Rosemary Adams of Surrey was third.

“I was able to put it all together in the final,” said Cools. “I knew if I had a good start I would be hard to catch. I just got stronger during the race. It’s the kind of race I wanted in my preparations for the world championships.”

In the men’s final, Erwood prevailed over Patrick Lebel of Calgary and Ontario’s Randall Neave.

“The track was in really good shape after all the rain on Saturday,” said Erwood, who reached the quarterfinals at the Olympics and is eyeing a berth in the semis at the worlds. “I capitalised on a good starting position and had an awesome race. Winning the nationals was one of my big goals this season.”

In the women’s junior final, 16-year-old Abby Graalman of Red Deer, Alta., overcame a serious injury suffered last season, to earn her first career national crown. Brookelyn Wilkinson of Abbotsford was second and Sarah Biron of Nicolet, Que., was third.

Graalman broke her collarbone last July in practice and went through a lengthy rehabilitation process.

“I’m a little surprised to win the gold medal today,” said Graalman, who started riding BMX at age seven. “It’s been a long and difficult recovery and I only started feeling comfortable riding recently. But I know in this sport you cannot win unless you go all out. I really focused on that first straight then once past the first corner I gave it my all.”

In the junior men’s race, 17-year-old Tory Nyhaug of Coquitlam, B.C., took the gold. Erick Nicol of Calgary was second and Michael Beaudoin of Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Que., was third.

“I felt strong and consistent all day and it went really well,” said Nyhaug, a BMX rider since age four. “We all had good starts in the final and it was really tight but I got through the first difficult section cleanly and that was the difference in the race.”






BMX Participants from Minnesota, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, New York, California and Colorado have already Pre-Registered plus more riders from AZ, WY, KS, SD, NE are reporting they’re coming to the event.

Racers may compete each day to earn a State Games of America gold, silver or bronze medal while receiving ABA points (Sunday is ABA double points). For the double point race on Sunday Pikes Peak will further award double point State Games plaques and we'll have a team competition (ABA national format) awarding State Games plaques 1st to 3rd, team sheet entry is $10 (plaques only no monetary payouts). Each Day Medalists are Honored Olympic Style on Podiums!

In Addition to medaling each day & Double point Sunday plaques check this out.....There Will Be:


Here's the race schedule:
Friday July 31st.............Sign ups 5:30 to 7:00pm, $10 entry, racing ASAP with lights
Saturday August 1st......Sign ups 4:00 to 5:30 pm, $10 entry, racing ASAP with lights if needed
Sunday August 2nd.......Sign ups 9:00 to 10:30am, $25 entry, racing ASAP

You can sign up at the track, but if you can take a moment to pre-register online it will streamline the event. On the homepage of our website: WWW.PIKESPEAKBMX.ORG the first paragraph tells about the games ending with "Register Today Online: click here". That will take you directly to the location you can pre-sign. By doing so you will not need to stand in line race day, but instead simply check the pre-sign sheet posted to make sure your name is listed (like at a national). When you pre-sign print out your confirmation and bring it along.

To get the scope of the AWESOMENESS of these games you'll want to attend the opening ceremonies on Thursday at The Word Arena in Colorado Springs. In attendance will be 10,000 plus participants from across the USA competing in 31 Olympic events. All BMXers are invited in the Olympic style " Parade of Athletes" into the arena along with all the other athletes by state!! There will be performances including one from American Idol star Carly Smithson. The torch lighting will include 2008 State Games Female Athlete of the year, BMX's very own, Caitlin Kelty carrying the torch, freestyle wrestling 2008 Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo will cap off the torch run & light the Olympic flame cauldron commencing the games.
4pm Pre-Festivities begin, 6pm doors open, 7pm Program & Torch Lighting Begin. For more info check the "upcoming events" tab on our website and click on Thursday July 30th. If you plan on attending the opening ceremonies as an athlete to walk in the Parade of Athletes into World Arena you should arrive by 6pm as we'll start lining up by 6:15/6:30 & your admission is free. Parents, family members & friends please purchase your tickets on line soon as the seats are filling up. Here's the link for ticket sales: at the following prices: $10 for adults, $5 for youth (18 & under) & seniors (55+).

Who’s qualified to race?
1) Any Colorado resident. In addition to being State Games of America the event is also considered to be our home state games
2) Participants from 2007-2009 your local state games in BMX (ABA or NBL sanctioned)
3) Residents of a state which do not have BMX in their games or any states that do not have a state games may compete in SGA

We have discount rooms with Howard Johnson's. Info is on our website under "lodging" tab. Ho Jo will be the cheapest by far but other nearby hotels are: Best Western-Academy Hotel (719) 598-5770, Comfort Suites (719) 536-0731, & Hilton Garden Inn (719) 598-6866

If you have any questions about the games post a comment here or email me:

This is another great first for the sport of BMX!!!

Thanks, Charlie Mandry

This is an ABA Sanctioned Race, ABA Rules Apply, ABA Points, ABA Membership Required

Team Free Agent at the UCI World Championships

Team Free Agent is back from the 2009 UCI World Championships down in Australia. A good weekend for the Team, so so close to being a perfect weekend but I guess that's Racing. This years Worlds was the biggest ever to date showing racing is still on its way up.

First bit of good news from the Worlds, Team Free Agent won the Team Trophy and became World Team Champions for the 3rd year in a row.

Olympic and defending World Champion Maris Strombergs was feeling good all weekend in Australia and qualified through to the final in 1st place winning his semi final. Ramiro Marino also made the Elite men's final coming in behind Maris in the 1st semi and it looked like we were going to get 3 Free Agent riders in the final when Cristian Becerine took the lead in the 2nd semi final only to get hit from behind going into the first corner and crashing, ending his chances of a shot at the title with his 2 team mates.

As the final took off Maris was battling hard for the lead going into the first turn with the USA's Donny Robinson, but being so tight he had to brake to make the turn and exited the first turn in 7th. Instead of quitting Maris fought back so hard to get back up front, catching all the way to 4th place at the finish which shows his heart and determination no matter what place he is in. Maris was given a lot of respect from the fans for his never give in attitude this weekend for sure and showed everyone never to give in till the end.

While all that was going on Ramiro Marino rode a great race to come home 3rd and a place on the podium and bronze medal, nearly taking silver but just missing out on it to the USA's Mike Day.

Elite Men results: 1st Donny Robinson ... 2nd Mike Day ... 3rd Ramiro Marino (Free Agent) ... 4th Maris Strombergs (Free Agent)

Other FA results: Nicole Callisto Elite Women 7th ... David Oquendo Junior Cruiser 2nd ... Dale Holmes Masters 2nd ... Dale Holmes Cruiser 1st (World Champion) ... Marco Dell'isola Free Agent ... UK/Stay Strong, Cruiser 1st (World Champion) ... Andy Shaw Free Agent UK/Stay Strong, 30 plus 7th ... Santiago Endara Cruiser 5th ... Ramiro Marino Elite Cruiser 7th (Crashed while winning)

In all we came away with 2 World titles and the World Team Trophy.

Keeping you posted, Dale Holmes Free Agent BMX Team Manager.


Willoughby creates history by being the first ever

Junior Elite rider to Win back to back Titles.

Adelaide rider Sam Willoughby set a record in front of his home crowd by being the first ever rider to win back to back titles in the Junior Elite Class. If that was not impressive enough alone both those titles where won with out Willoughby dropping one lap at either of these events winning every single heat.

Friday evening Sam was having dinner with the family and the question was asked how he was feeling and if there was a lot of pressure for Saturdays race, Sam replied, “I am really enjoying the track, I feel comfortable on my Yeti and the whole year I have been racing in every body elses back yards, now they have all come to mine. I feel better than I would normally do at an ABA round as I have my family, friends and fans here supporting me.”

Saturday morning the crowds started to flow in and fill up the Show Grounds seating in the stadium and the fog horns and cheers let all the riders know that their fans where ready for some hot fast racing. During warm up Willoughby got out onto the track and right from the word go laid down some of the fastest and smoothest laps, letting the rest of the riders know that he meant business.

The opening ceremony was held with a rider from each country doing a lap around the track and a superb dance show going around the stadium, the Defence Force then abseiled from the roof of the stadium and the racing was declared open.

Throughout Sam’s motos he did not drop a heat and won every single lap including his 1/8, quarter final and semi final. Sam’s main rival coming from the USA Denzil Stein had an unfortunate crash on the third straight in his semi final while lying second and did not make the main for these two young riders to have their final show down of the year that everybody has been waiting for.

Going into the main Willoughby had two other Australians with him, Anthony Dean, Michael Chasteauneuf and the rest of the gate was filled by Andre Aquiluz (NOR), Tony Nyhaug (CAN), Corben Sharrah (USA), Riley Star (USA) and Joris Daudet (FRA).

The riders sat on the start gate while the commentators where reading out their names, when Sam’s was read out the roof was almost lifted off the stadium, Willoughby commented after the race “when they read my name out on the gate and the crowd went mad, and that gave me at least another 10%.

When the gate dropped Willoughby was out the blocks and once exiting the first corner in first place he continued to open the gap between him and the other riders. Behind him once they hit the second straight all sorts of drama started to unfold, Joris Daudet from France clipped the top of the first pro double sending him down, Anthony Dean managed to miss Daudet but fellow Australian rider Michael Chasteauneuf ended up running into him and going down. Crossing the finish line in a convincing win was Sam Willoughby followed by Andre Aquiluz (NOR) and fellow Australian Anthony Dean rounding off the podium.

Willoughby's winning time was quicker than the winning time of the Elite race, his time was 28.289 and the winner of the Elite race Donny Robinson crossed the line at 28.648

Final Results:

  1. Sam Willoughby (AUS)

  2. Andre Aquiluz (NOR)

  3. Anthony Dean (AUS)

  4. Tony Nyhaug (CAN)

  5. Corben Sharrah (USA)

  6. Riley Stair (USA)

  7. Joris Daudet (FRA)

  8. Michael Chasteauneuf (AUS)

To watch the races go onto and check his website for the latest photos from World Champs.

Mark Squire / SYNERGY - Sports Marketing and Management /









Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday, July 27, 2009


BMX Mania Travel Day!

You may experience a little turbulence on BMX Mania over the next day or two

as our staff travel from the UCI BMX Worlds in Adelaide, Australia.

Check back for more BMX Racing news, Tuesday!


Elite & Junior Cruiser racing Concludes UCI BMX Worlds!

Results Posted On BMX Mania race report page!


World champions crowned at

UCI BMX Worlds in Adelaide, Australia


D. Robinson, S. walker, S. willoughby & M. Pajon

take gold medals - all results posted

on the BMX mania race report page!

Wonderboy Willoughby wows at home

Official BMX Australia News Release

Hometown hero, Sam Willoughby, 17, has become the first elite junior male to win back to back titles after he successfully defended his crown in today's racing at the UCI BMX World Championships in Adelaide, South Australia.

Willoughby was on fire from the first moto (qualifying round) and made light work of the second round, quarters and semis to go into the final as the top ranked rider. He hit the front from the gate and was never headed posting a sizzling time of 28.289sec to claim the gold medal. Team mate, Anthony Dean, 18, also from Adelaide, claimed bronze with the Australian pair split on the podium by Norwegian silver medallist Andre Aquiluz.

"Everything came together, all the hard work I had done was all aimed at this race and it all came together when it needed to so I'm really happy with how I just relaxed and took the home crowd in my stride and did what I had to do," said an overjoyed Willoughby who had been under intense pressure in the lead up as the hometown favourite. "It (the pressure) kind of got to me a bit in the first couple of weeks after I got back home to Adelaide (from the USA) with all the local media hype about going back to back but I managed to block that out and it's come together just how I wanted it to.

"When they announced my name at the start and I put my arm in the air, to know that many people are behind you lifts you up another ten percent," said Willoughby. "It was awesome.

"I made a couple of mistakes in the final and I felt like the noise from the crowd picked me up and kept me going."

Willoughby, who celebrated by downing a tub of vanilla ice cream, won't have much time to revel in the win with his focus now on the Supercross Series with the first round in in South Africa in late August.

"i just want to keep progressing and my long term goal is obviously London 2012 so this is a small stepping stone towards that. "

Dean was thrilled to medal in the competition after having a shaky start in the qualifying motos and struggling with leg cramps during the afternoon's racing.

"I had a crash in first moto but then progressed through to the semi where I was second and I felt good for the final," said Dean. "It was a wicked course, even though I crashed, and I really enjoyed it, great fun."

Both riders now move up to the elite category.

Seven of the eleven Australian team members qualified for finals. In the junior women's final West Australian Lauren Reynolds, 18, and Queenslander Rachel Bracken went in as favourites for a medal after solid performances in qualifying but Reynolds came unstuck on the first burm (corner) and crashed out of contention. Bracken posted a solid ride to finish fourth.

West Australian Khalen Young, 24, was a strong performer all day in the men's elite rounds but almost missed the final after five riders, including him, crashed in the sudden death semi final. Young was the quickest to recover, remount his bike and finish the course to stay in the competition. Beijing Olympian Luke Madill also qualified for the final. However there was no stopping American Donny Robinson who won the crown ahead of fellow American Mike Day with Argentinia's Ramiro Marino claiming third place.

The UCI BMX World Championships are being staged at the Adelaide Showgrounds in South Australia from 20 to 26 July.

The Elite & U19 riders of the Australian team are listed below for reference.

BMX 20" - Elite Men

BMX 20" - U19 Men

BMX 20" - U19 Women

** Indicates reigning Australian Champion

More Congrats For Sam

Check Sam’s Website tomorrow for a full update, but Sam has successfully backed up last year World Title this year. He did it without dropping a lap during the whole event and finished off with the fastest lap times of the Junior and Elite Classes.

Sam would just like to thank SA Plasterboard, Yeti, Oakley, Sinz & THE, and for the bars and cranks

official Friday Challenge Results posted!!!!


Massive photo and race report to be posted!!!!

check out the BMX mania UCI BMX worlds race report page!!!!









Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday, July 23, 2009


official Thursday Challenge Results posted!!!!

Massive photo and race report posted!!!!

check out the bmx mania uci bmx worlds race report page!!!!

Wednesday/practice UCI Worlds photos posted

Check out what's happenin' on the

BMX Mania race report page!


The LIVE Webcast of the BMX Worlds Championship is available through the following links:

Around 2 000 riders from forty nations will converge on Adelaide, Australia, this weekend for the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships... and will be there covering all the action LIVE from 07:30 - 10:00 CEST (05:30 - 08:00 GMT) on Saturday July 25th.

This World Championships is the first since the sport made it's Olympic debut in Beijing last year, and already marks the start of the qualification process for the London 2012 Olympics.  Many of the Olympic medalists and finalists will be in attendance, hoping to add the prestigious World number one plate to their existing titles.  52 different World Titles are on offer across the various categories, so it's certain to be a packed 4 days of racing.

Over 1,500 spectators are expected over weekend, but Freecaster's coverage means many many more will be able to see who wins this year's World Championship finals LIVE, as the race unfolds.

About the UCI BMX World Championships: The annual Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), BMX World Championships have been held all around the world since 1993. The first World Championships was held 1982 in Dayton Ohio, USA Since then winners race in age and championship classes in both 20 inch and 24 inch or cruiser class. All riders making the final are awarded plates with 1 to 8 which they can use in international competitions. Elite riders receive medals while other divisions receive trophies. The coveted World Championship jersey with rainbow stripes will be awarded to the elite and junior men's and women's winners.









Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Injury forces Buchanan out of BMX Worlds

Canberra's Caroline Buchanan has been forced to withdraw due to injury from this week's UCI BMX World Championships being staged at the Adelaide Showgrounds in South Australia.

"I've never had a big injury and never had to miss out on a race before so it's pretty disappointing," said Buchanan.

The 18 year old reigning Australian Champion injured her back during training last month in Austria and, whilst she is recovering well, doctors have advised her to pull out of the Championships and concentrate on her recovery.

"I was training starts on an old BMX gate and it didn't drop when it should have," said Buchanan. "I kept going though and did a scorpion faceplant over the gate and hyper-extended my legs over my head.

"It wasn't too bad at the time and I didn't feel much pain," said Buchanan who soon after raced and won the four-cross event at the Maribor round of the Mountain Bike World Cup in Slovenia. "Apparently that, and the long flight back to Australia, did more damage to my back so I got an MRI done when I got home and it showed a tear in a disc in my lumbar region."

Buchanan had originally hoped to recover in time for this weekend's racing but doctors warned against rushing back into competition.

"All the doctors said this sort of injury needs to heal so if I had trained too early and pushed it at any time it could tear more or bulge and then it would a really long recovery time," she explained. "The doctors said six weeks and this weekend is five weeks and I've been really 'babying' it along, not lifting anything, not bending, not sitting on the couch, sleeping on my side and doing lots of physio work to get it right.

"It would have been great to race in front of a home crowd with everyone there to support me but my focus is now on preparing for the Supercross Series with the first round on next month in South Africa," said Buchanan. "It has been pretty difficult getting back into it but everytime I complete a new exercise and there's no pain I get a little more confidence back.

"I wish the Australian team all the best for this week," she said. "I have been speaking to them and they all seem really well prepared."

The Elite and U19 riders will be on the track for the first time on Friday with finals racing scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

The Australian team contesting the Championships is listed below for reference.

BMX 20" - Elite Men

BMX 20" - U19 Men

BMX 20" - U19 Women

** Indicates reigning Australian Champion





Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday, July 21, 2009


UCI BMX worlds kick off in Adelaide, Australia

Massive Tuesday Challenge Class Photo Gallery Posted!

Click Here To Experience The BMXness!


It's been ten years since a Dutch rider has earned the No.1 European title. Back in 1999, the No.1 Euro plate was held by a young, moppy-headed BMXer named ROBERT deWILDE. And now, exactly one decade later, a rider from Holland has brought home the No.1 European Championship title to their country.

Redline congratulates MARTIJN SCHERPEN on taking the overall Euro title for 2009!

The ten year drought for a Dutch-owned No.1 Euro title was ended recently at the Euro Championship finals, held on a tight indoor track in Denmark. And with pure consistency for the final two points races of the series, Scherpen did exactly what was needed: 

"Coming into this event," Scherpen explained, "I was leading by just a mere 3 points in front of Belguim's Arnaud Dubois. On Saturday I won all my motos and so did he. We both didn't lose a point until the final. In the main event, I had a pretty bad gate and got shut down by Hamon straight out of the gate, but I managed to finish in 5th while Arnaud finished 3rd."

The way the Euro point system works, this tied the two titles contenders going in to Sunday's final race.

"Again on Sunday, we both didn't lose a point" states the main webmaster for, "And in the main, I picked lane 1 - with Arnaud in 2. The pressure was on! But I got the best gate start for me of the entire weekend and snapped hard. I had a little bit of trouble coming over the 2nd jump and slipped a little in the first turn, which messed up my momentum for the 2nd straight. I didn't see Arnaud in front of me, so I thought he must be somewhere close. But he wasn't. In the last turn I saw that he crashed on the first straightaway. My Dutch teammate Roy van den Berg won the main again, but I wound up with the most points and overall title. Now I finally can call myself the 2009 European Champion!"

With the Dutch National Team and their Redline Flight bikes dominating the entire Euro Champ series all through 2009; outnumbering all others in practically every single main event - and now a No.1 European title, REDLINE bikes couldn't be more pleased. We congratulate Martijn, as well as the entire "Orange Crush" for an incredible season of racing!

Top 3 in the overall ranking foor 2009 Euro Champ Series:

1. Martijn Scherpen ~ NETHERLANDS/REDLINE
2. Arnaud Dubois BEL
3. Roy van den Berg ~ NETHERLANDS/REDLINE


UCI World Cycling Centre’s BMX trainees at World Championships

Eight BMX trainees from the World Cycling Centre (WCC) in Aigle, Switzerland, travel to Adelaide, Australia, this week for the UCI BMX World Championships.

Representing six different countries, the eight trainees will confront the rest of the world’s elite during the championships, which take place from July 24th to 26th.

Two of the trainees, Yvan Lapraz (Switzerland) and Samantha Cools (Canada) leave for Australia with national titles in their pockets. The two athletes, trainees at the WCC since 2005 and 2007 respectively, won their National Championships on June 21st.

The other BMX trainees who will compete in Adelaide are Steven Wong (Hong Kong), Niklas Laustsen and Mette Jepsen (Denmark), Emilio Falla and Alfredo Campo (Ecuador) and Ishwar Martijn (Aruba).

All new ONE frame for 2010

After the excellent results by riders on the race proven ONE frames, ONE decided to take it to the next level.

They came up with an all new frame.

Of course this new frame will still have the famous teardrop downtube, that always let's you see it is a ONE.


- 7005 T4/T6 heat treated

- Hydro formed toptube

- Hydro formed chainstay

- Integrated headtube with the lasered ONE logo on both sides


The geometry has remained as it was. This has proven to be excellent.

ONE's Ultimate One, as this frame is called, will be available in November in BLACK, WHITE and RAW.

Sizes available will be PRO, XL, XXL and Pro Cruiser.

At this moment the designing wizard at ONE Bicycles is creating a new design for the decals to proudly show

the brandname of the first ever Olympic Champion BMX frame.

As you may expect, this will be special...

BMX Mania Web Guy Interviewed on Adelaide Extreme sports Show

BMX Mania Web Master, Jerry Landrum will be interviewed on Adelaide's "Xtreme Sports Hour" an interactive call in video show.

Hosted by Adelaide media personality, Nathan Strempel, Jerry will appear on the show as the first guest, Wednesday beginning at 6PM Australian Central Time.

To catch Mr. Mania on the airwaves, dial in to either of the below internet connections.

The show will also be available as a podcast after the original air date. -

Formula Europe Wraps Up the European Championships!

Last weekend the Final Rounds of the European Championships Series and the European Challenge were held in Fredericia, Denmark.

In the Championships Category, Rihards Veide and Edzus Treimanis were competing. Max Ganser had a bad crash in practice and could not race.

Niklas Laustsen and Steven Wong were still in the UCI Centre in Aigle preparing for the Worlds.

Rihards Veide take 6th place both mains in the Junior Men Category and shows he’s ready for the Worlds after his injury making all mains in the last 5 rounds.

Rihards is ranked 14th even though he missed 6 rounds due to his injury.

In Elite Men, Edzus Treimanis just missed out on both mains with a 5th in the semis, but giving him enough points to stay in 6th place of the overall ranking, his best Elite Ranking so far.

In Elite Cruiser, it took Edzus some time to get used to the 24" and he just made it through the motos, but managed to struggle through 1/8 and 1/4 final to strand in the semi in another 5th place.

In the Challenge Lucie Meerholz, Bastien Merle and Nico van Dartel were competing.

Lucie Meerholz made the main of the Girls 13 category taking 4th place.

Bastien Merle made both finals of the Boys 16 and Cruiser 15/16, but crashed twice giving him 8th place in both.

Nico van Dartel couldn’t find his rhythm in the Cruiser 30/39 and was out in the motos.

He couldn’t compete in the Men 30+ on Sunday because his bicycle was stolen from the Team display on Saturday evening when he was taking photos of the podium.

Rennen/Intense NBL Nashville Race Report


Race One (of our three weekends in a row) found the Rennen/Intense team in Nashville, TN (Some say it’s the Las Vegas of the South EAST???) for the NBL’s Music City Nationals (7/11 & 12). Rain couldn’t dampen the great weekend, on a great racetrack. Here’s how our riders fared:


Max Egdorf: Coming off a hard fall and subsequent ambulance ride to the hospital in South Park two weeks ago, Max showed no signs of injury and dominated the 17-18x class. Two big main event wins and one moto position away from a perfect weekend.



Max(#3) with a lead down Nashville’s long first straight.


Austin Loebe: Cleaned up the 16-29 money open class and made $250 for his work over the weekend. He also scored a second and a first in the 16x class.


Shayne Robinson: Shayne didn’t have a class of her own, but this woman is ALWAYS in a class of her own both on and off the track. Getting mixed DOWN ages in a woman’s cruiser class both days didn’t bother her as she scored two main event wins and a perfect weekend. Shayne is well on her way to regaining the title she lost in Louisville last September.


Will Murray: Our loan pro team rider for the event fared well in the Elite Masters class, but was just off the podium both days with a 5th and 4th in the mains.


Courtney Applewhite (17+ girls), Damian Cherpeko (15x), Chris Meaker (35-40x) and Rob McAllister (40-44 cru) all were in attendance in support of the Rennen/Intense Factory Team and fared well making all their mains. Courtney highlighted the group with a 2nd on day two.


Look for most of the team at an ABA East Coast event in Horseheads, NY this weekend for a Factory Team battle.


With just one more stop on our 2009 NBL National schedule, our focus turns to Trumbull, Ct on July 25th/26th for our final chance at team points before September’s Grand National in Louisville, KY.


As always, thanks to everyone for all your support!


Rennen Design Group ( makers of the finest gears, chain rings, cogs and the ultimate training tool “G-Cog”! Intense BMX ( makers of the ultimate racing frames and tires. For more information log onto


Co-sponsored by: Alienation, Black Crown Designs, Cane Creek, Delta/Aztec, Finish Line Lubes, FLY, Johnson BMX Plates, KMC, Morphine Industries, ODI, PowerBar, SINZ, THE, Thomson and Twenty6 products.


Rennen/Intense Factory Team is a division of Bizzarro BMX Inc.


Here at REDLINE, we get all sorts of E-mails from all sorts of people. And it seems that after JASON CARNE$' great episode last year on M-TV's "MADE" - there has been huge interest lately about BMX from producer's of Reality TV shows.

In fact, we just got this request from a casting producer for ABC Television’s hit primetime reality show, WIFE SWAP.

Right now they are trying to cast families in which at least one person in the immediate family is heavily involved with the BMX world (either in racing or freestyle). And they gave us permission to get the word out to find the perfect 'hardcore BMX family" that would be willing to air their BMX lives to the world and "swap moms" with most likely an opposite or anti-Action-Sports Mom.

For those unfamiliar with the show WIFE SWAP, the premise is to take two different families and have the Mom’s switch place to experience how another family lives. Half of the week, Mom lives the life of the family she is staying with. Then she introduces a “rule change” where she implements rules and activities that her family has (like "racing BMX at the local track!") , for the remainder of the week.

It’s a positive experience for people to not only learn but teach about other families and other ways of life. *Note: there is another similar show on another network, that focuses more on conflict and is not as positive and fun as ABC's edition.

WIFE SWAP airs on Disney-owned ABC television on Fridays at 8pm - the family hour!

Requirements: Wife Swap is now accepting families with at least one BMX'ing child between 7 and 17 and should reside in the continental U.S. (There may be other children living in the home who are older or younger than the required age… as long as one child is in the required age range - and active in BMX racing or BMX freestyle.)

This is a very unique experience that can be life changing for everyone. Families featured on the show will receive a financial honorarium for lost wages, time and commitment.

For BMX families who are interested in getting their 15 minutes of TV fame and having some fun - please contact Greg DeLucia at:





Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday, July 20, 2009


UCI BMX worlds kick off in Adelaide, Australia

check out the BMX mania track panorama!

The riders are streaming in to Adelaide, the team managers are getting all of the last minute details ironed out, the track crew has finished up the Mucho Gnarly track and the riders are itching to get out there and start practice, Tuesday.

Check back Tuesday for Smokin' Hot Photos from the different country's practice sessions, some behind the scenes gossip and news and the FLAVOR of the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships from the Adelaide Showground's in Adelaide, Australia!

Sam Willoughby Defends His Junior Title In Adelaide

To all of you that support Sam Willoughby and will be cheering him on to defend his Junior Elite World Title in front of the home crowd follow him on his new website .

Sam will be writing a piece later this weekend on his lead up to the worlds and pre-race preparation with the Australian High Performance Team.

Sam will also be updating his website with Twitter feeds daily leading up to the Worlds.

It's The Twittering Team USA!

Are you a Tweetster?

Wanna know what's happening behind the scens at the USA Cycling pits during the UCI World Championships in Adelaide, Australia?

Well, you can catch the USA cycling national squad posting worlds updates on twitter.

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AND, (Just a little secret for YOU, dear BMX Mania Reader!) this contest has better odds than ANY lottery, casino or 50/50 you've ever seen.

Zach and Tony over at Alienation were wondering how to celebrate the Fourth Of July / Independence Day holiday and came up with one of the great social programs of our time. All you got to do is to tell them WHY YOU NEED A NEW BIKE. Easy! The lucky winner will receive a FANTASTIC, Red, White and Blue Diamondback BMX with all the parts.

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Bolivian BMX Pro Diego Carvallo Joins

VBS-Kenda National Team 

Diego Carvallo has raced BMX throughout South America and represented Bolivia in the 2007 Pan American Games held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil where Jason Richardson won the Gold for Team USA.

This summer, Diego packed his bike and came to America so he could train with fellow Pro Javier Larrea and compete against the world’s finest BMX racers at state, regional and national venues.

VBS-Kenda Team Manager Joe Pittenger first met Diego at an Ohio NBL State Qualifier and felt he would be a good fit with the VBS crew.

They will attend many of the same races in the Midwest this summer where Diego can offer advice to the younger riders while they help him practice his English skills.

Diego attended his first Elite National as a Pro in May (Fresno, Calif.) and most recently made the main and finished 5th in the Elite Open at the Big A Midwest National on June 7, 2009 (VBS-Kenda finished 1st in Team NBL competition).

Thus far Diego has used Kenda’s venerable K-Rad tires (1.95 front/1.75 rear) but plans to try the new folding bead Kontact Elite before returning home this fall.










Today's BMX Racing News ..... Sunday, July 19, 2009




At the recent French BMX Championship in Carquefou, the fans were all checkin' out some brand new BMX number plates from STRIKE BMX PRODUCTS.

The hot looking new BMX PLATES are available in two sizes, Pro and Mini and three colors.

Designed and made of 3M crash resistance plastic, these plates are printed on their back to prevent scratches by friction.

Additional protection was added with a protective varnish to ensure their quality.

STRIKE also offers background color plate stickers to UCI regulations that are specially designed to be ideally suited for Fast BMX Racing Action!

For more information on STRIKE BMX PRODUCTS, you can visit their official web site at or you can find a store near you at .







Today's BMX Racing News ..... Saturday, July 18, 2009


ABD onboard as official bike sponsors of the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships

BMX Australia today announced BMX bike brand ABD has become a sponsor of the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships in Adelaide between 23 – 26 July.

BMX Australia event manager John Leary said, ‘We are delighted to welcome ABD’s sponsorship of the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships. It is great to have such a well renowned BMX brand involved in the pinnacle BMX event of 2009.’’

The sponsorship of the UCI BMX World Championships cements and celebrates ABD’s ongoing commitment to BMX racing and we look forward to working with the company in the future.’’

“After such a long association with BMX racing at a local and national level it is fantastic to be supporting the World Champs this year,” says Managing Director, John Struthers. “With the recent addition of BMX to the Olympics it’s an exciting time to be involved in BMX racing and I’m sure we’ll see even more people getting into BMX racing in Australia after the World Champs.” 

A lot of New Zealand and Australia’s best road race cyclists and mountain bike racers have started in BMX.  We’re proud to be a part of that development of cyclists,” added Struthers.

“We wish all the racers the best of luck for the racing,” says Struthers, “particularly the ABD riders!”

ABD has had a long association with BMX racing. The brand stemmed from the Avanti stable has sponsored several world class riders in NZ and Australia including 2007 World Champion Sarah Walker; nine times NZ National Champion, Richard McLachlan; 2004 World Junior Elite Champion, Michael Fenwick and the high performing elite rider, Matt Willoughby. 

Not content with being a strong player at the elite end of the sport, ABD has also been instrumental in developing the local BMX racing scene in Australia and New Zealand and continues to support a number of local tracks and riders through its association with its network of AvantiPlus stores.

ABOUT ABD - The pillars of ABD over the years have been the strength and breadth of the range, the quality, value for money and the wide availability of the bikes through the Avanti dealer network across Australia and New Zealand.  The race range begins with ABD Mini for youngsters entering the sport and runs right through to the ABD Team Issue Elite frame and Team Issue Cruiser frame. If you’re not into racing or you want to ride and ‘hang out’ with your mates on the weekend there’s a whole range of street bikes for every budget and performance expectation.

You can check out some of ABD’s exciting new 2010 range of bikes coming soon at the ABD expo stand during the world champs, plus visit the ABD stand and you will have the chance to meet and get autographs from some of ABD’s sponsored riders.  Alternatively go to  to see the full range or visit your nearest AvantiPlus or Avanti dealer.



The NBL Music City Nationals in Nashville, TN turned in the biggest numbers of the season so far and with only three more races left on the circuit, the NBL Elite Series chase will come down to the NBL Grands once again.  Music City BMX hosted the season’s top race again and with all kinds of entertainment and extra’s the event has quickly become one of the best races of the season. Here’s a look at the how the standings sit with only the NBL Golden State National and LCQ left before the Grands.

2009 NBL Elite Series Standings (through Nashville)





1 Maris Strombergs CA 190-8


Dominique Daniels AZ 200-11 1 Dale Holmes CA 185-8 1 Joshua Meyers FL 200-16
2 Randy Stumpfhauser CA 164-10 2 Alise Post MN 173-10 2 Tommy Opincar TN 181-12 2 Matthew Kelty DE 171-10
3 Cristian Becerine CA 158-12 3 Madison Pitts FL 151-10 3 Tim Dinger NC 172-10 3 Logan Collins TN 169-12
4 Robert De Wilde CA 127-8 4 Amanda Geving FL 134-7 4 Philip Potosnak PA 136-10 4 Weston Pope IN 166-11
5 Augusto Castro CA 121-10 5 Ashley Verhagen CA 120-6 5 Percy Owens FL 132-6 5 Fausto Endara EC 161-8
6 Matt Pohlkamp OH 107-8 6 Stephanie Barragan CA 106-6 6 David Bittner CA 124-6 6 Tyler Faoro FL 149-10
7 Javier Colombo CA 107.8 7 Allie Dragoo MI 86-8 7 Domingos Lammoglia FL 121-8 7 Randall Neave FL 117-8
8 Barry Nobles AL  76-6 8 Ashley Kneram FL 75-5 8 Eric Rupe CA 112-6 8 Marty Wisehart KY 97-10
9 Kyle Bennett TX  75.4 9 Amanda Carr FL 71-4 9 Scott Moreland IN 96-10 9 Gavin Lubbe CA 94-8
10 Mike Day CA  74-4 10 Rachel Smith OH 63-4 10 Jason Carnes TX 76-6 10 Vance Wiesendanger CA 74-7

Next up – The Golden State Nationals at Manzanita Park BMX in Prunedale, CA – August 1-2. UGP Opens are $10 so make sure to get qualified for the UGP Open Championship.

Visit the NBL website to see full results and standings.

The 2009 NBL National Series is brought to you by BAWLS Guarana (, Intense BMX (, Kenda Tires (, UGP ( Sinz Racing (, THE Industries (, in association with GO211 ( and Camp Woodward (














Today's BMX Racing News ..... friday, July 17, 2009


European BMX Champions crowned....Scherpen Wins Euro Title!

Roy VDB goes wild with three wins!


Overall ranking, Elite Men

1. Martijn Scherpen NED ... 2. Arnoud Dubios BEL ... 3. Roy van den Berg NED ... 4. Ivo van der Putten NED
5. Raymon van der Biezen NED ... 6. Edzus Treimanis LAT ... 7. Thomas Hamon FRA ... 8. Jordy van der Heijden NED


Elite Women Overall Results

1 Eva Ailloud 2 Laëtitia le Corguille 3 Manon Valentino 4 Jana Horakova 5 Willy Kanis

6 Aneta Hladikova 7 Magalie Pottier 8 Lieke Klaus 9 Amelie Despeaux 10 Vilma Rimsaite


Friday/Elite Men's Cruiser

Roy van den Berg became European Champion on the cruiser on Friday, with Ivo van der Putten and Vincent Pelluard in 2 and 3.
1. Roy van den Berg NED ... 2. Ivo van der Putten NED ... 3. Vincent Pelluard FRA ... 4. Jordy van der Heijden NED
5. Romain Riccardi NED ... 6. Thomas Hamon FRA ... 7. Rob van den Wildenberg NED ... 8. Martijn Scherpen NED

Saturday/Elite Men

On Saturday Roy got his second win of the weekend, with Thomas Hamon on 2 and Arnoud Dubios on 3.
1. Roy van den Berg NED ... 2. Thomas Hamon FRA ... 3. Arnoud Dubios BEL ... 4. Vincent Pelluard FRA
5. Martijn Scherpen NED ... 6. Morten Therkildsen DAN ... 7. Sebastien Kartfjord NOR ... 8. Ivo van der Putten NED

 Sunday/Elite Men
On Sunday Roy won his 3 race in 1 weekend in a row! Ivo van der Putten got 2nd and Martijn Jaspers who was in his first Elite final ever completed the Dutch Podium with a 3rd place.
1. Roy van den Berg NED ... 2. Ivo van der Putten NED ... 3. Martijn Jaspers NED ... 4. Morten Therkildsen DAN
5. Maik Baier GER ... 6. Martijn Scherpen NED ... 7. Sebastien Kartfjord NOR ... 8. Arnoud Dubios BEL


Olympic medallists confirm for BMX Worlds

Four Olympic medallist have today confirmed they will compete at next week’s BMX World Championships in Adelaide. Headlining the field is current world champion and Olympic gold medallist, Maris Strombergs from Latvia. Olympic silver medallist, Mike Day (USA) and bronze medallist, Donny Robinson (USA) also today confirmed and a part of a strong American contingent.

According to UCI BMX Sports Co-ordinator, Johan Lindstrom, “Maris Strombergs is the man to beat! He has shown great consistency throughout the season and wants to keep that jersey for another year.”

In the record books only a few riders have back-to-back wins at the World Championships, explained Lindstrom. “However the USA, French and Dutch teams have strong riders that will put up a challenge for Maris.”

The women’s podium is wide open with the recent withdrawal of two- time World Champion, Shanaze Reade (UK). Reade was aiming to compete in three cycling World Championships this year but an operation on her shoulder has put her on the sideline. Reade now misses the opportunity of claiming her third consecutive World BMX Championship title.

Out to take the top spot will be Olympic silver medallist, Laetita La Corguille (FRA). World bronze medallist, New Zealand’s Sarah Walker, will be favourite to win while Canada’s top rider, Samantha Cools, is expected to be hot on her heels. Showing top form recently is French rider, Eva Ailloud after an impressive third in the first round of the World Cup Supercross in April.

“The competitive level amongst the women has never been better,” said Lindstrom. “We can expect to see some heated battles for sure.”

It will be the junior men’s race though that will attract the local fans from Adelaide. Current World Junior Champion, Sam Willoughby from Adelaide could rewrite record books if he wins on Saturday. Willoughby could become the first rider ever to claim two World Junior titles. Willoughby will have to contend with strong American pair, national champion, Corben Sharrah (USA) and Denzel Stain (USA)

The junior women’s race also has two Aussie favourites with silver world medallist Lauren Reynolds out to make amends from missing a national title along with bronze world medallist, Rachel Bracken also in the mix. Defending World Junior Champion Manon Valentina from France is expected to put up some fierce opposition.

Australia’s Beijing Olympians, Luke Madill and Nicole Callisto, will return to international competition.  Billy Jolliffe (Newcastle) could also be a strong chance after recent form saw him take the national title in Perth two months ago.

Construction has started on the indoor BMX track which will ne housed indoors at the Adelaide Showground. Olympic track builder, Tom Ritzenthauler, will construct the 310 metre long track in just five days.

Competition gets underway on Thursday 23rd July with the elite races on Saturday 25th July. Racing will continue on Sunday 26th July.

Announcement: “6th annual Bizzarro Racing summer camp

to feature CSCS training and the first public testing session of G-cog”

Bethel Supercross BMX in conjunction with Bizzarro BMX Inc presents it’s 6th annual summer camp July 20th to July 23rd, 9AM to 4PM. Cost is recession-friendly at $60 a day, or $230 for all 4 days!

Join Female pro Kayla Gaddis, local favorite Allen Currier, the drill instructor herself Courtney Applewhite, and the young “phenom” Austin Loebe, all under the guidance of London Wilmot. As in years past we will feature unique offerings like all-female training times, and CSCS (certified strength and conditioning specialist) training on Thursday morning with Coach Todd Cambio (former top 5 nationally ranked BMXer) of Precision Fitness, LLC. Come meet new friends, HAVE FUN, ride till you drop and learn (or brush up!) on your racing and training techniques.

As a special offering in 2009 we will personally introduce you to the world’s first true electronic BMX power meter, the “G-Cog”. In the past you could only see and feel a G-cog at a National event, but even then there were only a few who got a chance to see what the raw return data consisted of and looked like.

On Thursday July 23rd, G-Cog CEO George Costa will be on hand at camp to speak first-hand with parents and riders who want to learn how to utilize their training time more efficiently. Want to see how much power you’re laying down, put your numbers up against your buddy’s. Just want to see what G-cog is and consists of and what all the fuss is about. Come listen to what George has to say!

Note: Even if your not a paid camp attendee or parent you will be allowed in to Bethel Supercross at 3:30pm Thursday free of charge to see, hear, and even try out the G-Cog training device! Contact the track for directions at (203) 798-6373.

Psykopath needs some psyko riders!

We need riders to come out and throw it down.

Have you ever wanted to be in a Rap Music Video on a BMX bike, while now is your chance Local video shoot with Bay Area rappers, Bring those scaper bikes, and bmx bikes and throw those tricks, and maybe you may end up on a music video.

Local non-profit is shooting a video with/for AR with special guest San Quinn this coming Saturday (7/18) at 2PM.
The location is 9700 Sunnyside Street, Oakland, CA 94603.
The video is for the song dedicated to end gun violence in the Bay Area " Don't Take My Shine".
This is an unpaid opportunity to be the back drop during the dramatic finally to the song/video.

All are welcome.

The video/song is designed to promote peace!
We want you to attend our video shoot with PEACE in mind.
Feel free to email with any questions.









Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday, July 16, 2009


Eight named to funded team for USA Cycling BMX World Cup in Pietermaritzburg

Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 12, 2009)—USA Cycling announced today the eight athletes it will send to the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup event in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on August 21-22. The Pietermaritzburg Supercross is the second of four UCI BMX Supercross events in 2009 and will also serve as the first of 16 races that factor into the 2010 USA Cycling BMX Power Rankings for both the elite men and women categories. This is also the same venue that will host the 2010 UCI BMX World Championships on July 21-25, 2010.
Four men – Nicholas Long (Lakeside, Calif.), David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo.), and Denzel Stein (Desoto, Texas.), – received automatic nominations to the funded team while Joey Bradford (Monterey, Calif.) earned the coaches selection.  Long and Herman were automatically selected as the top two riders in the current 2009 USA Cycling BMX Power Rankings in the U23 category while Stein was atop the Junior Men rankings. 
Four women – Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash.), Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn.), Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif.), and Taylor Wolcott (Roseville, Calif.), were all selected as coaches’ picks.  Martin, the 2009 Overall Women’s Supercross champion leads this group as the most experienced rider while Post will be entering her fourth Supercross World Cup competition. Both Crain and Wolcott are graduates of the new USA Cycling Junior Development program where they spent extensive time training at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The youngest of the women at 16 years of age, this will be Crain and Wolcott’s first attempt at racing the Supercross World Cup series 
To view the current 2009 USA Cycling BMX Rankings, click here.
To view the current 2009-10 UCI Supercross World Cup standings, click here. 
UCI BMX Supercross World Cup
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Aug 21-12, 2009
USA Cycling BMX Funded Team: 
Nicholas Long (Lakeside, Calif.)
David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo.)
Denzel Stein (Desoto, Texas)
Joey Bradford (Monterey, Calif.) 
Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash.)
Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn.)
Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif.)
Taylor Wolcott (Roseville, Calif.)
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 ..... Tuesday, July 14, 2009




Have a vintage BMX bike you would like everyone to see?

Participation in the show is FREE!

What is a vintage BMX bike?

For this show it is any BMX bike that is over 10 years old

FREE Parking & Admission

Vendor space is $10.00 for the day (no food or beverage vendors please)

We will have an inflatable obstacle course and a bounce house for the kids to play on

Onsite concessions stand, picnic tables, and clean restrooms

The Wave Pool will be open (entry fee required)

Reunite with old friends or make new ones

Waterford Oaks BMX getting RAD since 1974

Jeff Upshaw clinic at Waterford Oaks!

As if the Vintage BMX Bike Show wasn't enough to celebrate, Waterford Oaks' 35th Anniversary, they've kicked in a Pro Clinic with Jeff Upshaw, too!



Coming soon, get signed up while there is still room!

MCS Nashville Rap Up!

This past weekend the MCS Factory Team made the trip up to Nashville, Tennessee for the NBL Music City Nationals. Leaving on Thursday morning, we made the 15 hour drive up. We got there just in time to place the trailer and scoop Cory Watts up at the airport. It was a long day to say the least.

Friday was gonna be a scorcher! Temps were up in the 90’s and I don’t think it could have been more humid than it was. But the track looked really good and the riders all liked it, so that helps to balance it all out. Robert Cambell and his Nashville Parents group did and awesome job getting ready for the race. However, there was nothing anyone could do about the weather coming in...

Saturday was just as hot and sticky as Friday, then something took the edge off... That something was a storm system that was rolling through. It didn’t fully dump on us, but it rained enough that the tarps came out and the race was on a 3 hour delay, that’s an eternity sitting around waiting to get back going again. But finally, the all clear was given and back to it we went.

The racing in “The Ville” was awesome! Riders were battling it out in almost every single main. One miscue and you were shuffled back through the pack. Our guys had a pretty good weekend... Raul Gomez took first both days in class and a first and a second in cruiser. PTP, having just moved up to 26-34X, showed that he is gonna be a contender with first both days. Cory Watts took second on Saturday and backed it up with a first on Sunday. Newly turned 16X Bryan Kipp took a digger in the first turn for a short day in class and then a fourth in open, then came back for a 4th on Sunday. Open wouldn’t go the best it could have for our guys, Kipp got two fourths, Cory got two fifths and PTP got a sixth and an eighth. Our 11X, Tucker Rice, scored a third and a second in class and a second and a third in 11-12 cruiser.

Overall, we had a great time in Nashville. Personally, I’m calling in the next “Must-do National of the summer!” The track is great, the people are nice, the city is fun, what more do you want. If you didn’t make it this year, make sure it is on your schedule for next year. See you at the Grands!

Schanewolf  Crew Rocks out In The Music City

The Schanewolf crew hit the music city Nationals with a bang.  With over 15 riders in the house the wolf’s crew was ready for battle in the ultra competitive Team NBL division.  With all the top teams in the house, HBR, Intense Dynapep, Accel and Blue Chip the team competition wouldn’t disappoint.

In Elite Masters, Phil Potosnak continued his main making streak by landing himself solidly in star studded Elite Masters main events on both Saturday & Sunday.  Phil took home a 6th on Saturday & a 7th on Sunday.  Not too bad as Phil is still getting back to form from an early season wrist injury. 


In the Amateur ranks it was clearly a great weekend for the ladies of the wolfs crew.  Leading the way was newly acquired Kendra Stoddard in 13 Girls.  Kendra took home two firsts in both her mains on Saturday & Sunday, holding off tough competition.  Also putting in a solid weekend was another new comer to the Wolf’s squad.  Nicole Mitchell was lay’n down the ponies all weekend long in 5-7 Girls & took home runner up honors on Saturday, but with a brilliant move in the final turn took home the gold on Sunday.

On the boys side of things it was a solid team effort from Diamond Grant, 15 Nov, Kaiser Kayton, 7X, Justin Simpson, 12X, Treyvonne Waymeyers, 10X, Ethan Burns 10X & the brothers Shaw, Walker & Luca.  All of the boys put in rides which placed them on podiums through out the weekend. 

After all the great riding the Wolf’s crew was happy to take home runner up honors in the team competition on both days of racing.











Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday, July 13, 2009


wild weekend at NBL Nashville!

check out complete results and mega FOTO sections

on our bmx mania race report page!


official results posted!!!!!

(Saturday night Update: 3 hour rain delay at the race, photos will be posted Sunday morning!)


4th Annual ROSEVILLE "Rockford of the West" Show & Swap


Roseville, California - 4th o' July, 2009: While many kids were contemplating how long of a fuse they'd need for their homemade M-80's, the U.S. BMX scene converged in Northern California for the next rounds of the ABA National circuit.

And for the fourth year in a row, Oak Creek BMX track played host to what's become an annual Vintage BMX Show & Swap - dubbed by some as "The Rockford of the West."

This year, collectors from as far north as Red Bluff - as west as San Fran - as east as Reno, and as close as Citrus Heights came out in force with some pristine pieces of BMX history.

Collectors and spectators were able to take a step back in time and re-live the 1970's and 80's BMX era, and with a ballot in hand were asked to vote for their favorite bikes in each of 9 categories.

Later that evening, Redline FLIGHT crank trophies were awarded to the following winners:


>>>>>>>>>>    CATEGORY WINNERS & TOP-5 NOMINEES (in order)  <<<<<<<<<<<<

(Check out the Winners and Runner Up bikes by clicking on the graphics below!)

Best of Show: 
WINNER:  '76 G-Boy (owner; Perry Wills) 
'83 Patterson 24 (owned; Jacob Killbourne)
'83 Skyway T/A (owner; Kelly Schall)
'85 Haro Master (owner; Mel Wagner)
'84 Redline RL-20 ProStyler (owner; Ernesto)

Best 70's Bike:
WINNER: '76 G-Boy (owner; Perry Wills)


'79 Redline Microline (owner; Xach Wagner)
'76 DG Racer  (owner; Dean DeLocker)
'76 Dan Gurney Monoshock (owner; Jacob Killbourne)
'79 Mongoose  (owner; Dean DeLocker)

Best 80's Bike:
WINNER: '83 Skyway T/A (owner; Kelly Schall)

'83 Bandito (owner; Ernesto)
'81 SE QuadAngle (owner; Perry Wills)

 '82 GJS  (owner; Troy Pelly)
'86 RL 20a (owner; Bobby Oh)

Best 90's Bike:
WINNER: '94 S&M Dirt Bike (owner; Doug Williams)

'97 GT Speed Series (owner; Matt Wharton)
'92 Redline (owner; Dean DeLocker)
'95 Boss "Bad Boy" (owner; ??)
'93 Kastan "Squareback" (owner; Marty Wendt)

Best Freestyle Bike:
WINNER: '85 Haro Master (owner; Mel Wagner)
'85 Redline RL-20 II (owner: Bobby Oh)  

'84 Redline RL-20 ProStyler (owner; Ernesto) 

SE Quad F/Ser (owner; Perry Wills) 

'85 Redline RL-20a (owner: Bobby Oh)

Best 26 Cruiser: 
WINNER:  '80 Cook Bros. (owner; Perry Wills)

'82 SE "OM Flyer" (owner; Jacob Killbourne)
'79 S&S beachcruiser (owner; Jimmy Roth)
'81 DG Looptail (owner; Jacob Killbourne)
'81 DG Vulcan (owner; Jacob Killbourne)

Best 24" Cruiser: 
WINNER:  '83 Patterson 24 (owner; Jacob Killbourne)

'83 GHP (owner; Perry Wills)
'08 Knight "Eddie Fiola-replica" GT Pro Performer (Mel Wagner)
'82 Champion "Orange Sunburst" (owner; Perry Wills)
'83 Powerlite 24 (owner; Andy Giannini)

Best MonoShock:
WINNER:  '75 Dan Gurney (owner; Jacob Killbourne)


This was another Barrette Bros. Production.













Today's BMX Racing News ..... weekend update, July 11-12, 2009

Learn from the best!



Greg Hill offers in depth BMX training clinics!


Greg Hill will teach and demonstrate the skills and techniques that will give you the competitive edge.


You'll learn everything from bike handling and conditioning, to mental preparation and diet.


This program is designed to develop your riding ability as well as your self confidence.

Greg Hill, the winningest BMX racer in history is now offering a limited number of students the opportunity to train and learn the secrets of BMX race-winning at the World-class level.


Greg is available right now for one on one BMX Training OR in the words of BMX Mania Dot Com's, Jerry Landrum......"You can't go wrong with one of Greg Hill Speed Seminars! The Greg Hill clinic at our Hire Park BMX track, my home track, was THE BEST BMX Clinic I have ever been involved with!"


According to 2008 NBL Elite Men's National Champion, Randy Stumpfhauser, "I grew up looking up to Greg Hill when I started racing, and now to be working with him promoting his company and also training with one of the best BMX racers of all time is something I never would have dreamed of when I first started. He has helped me physically, but more importantly it is awesome to be able to talk and get feedback from someone who has been where I am and knows the challenges and struggles of racing at the professional level. He has helped me raise my game."

Contact Greg Hill Speed Seminars today and supercharge your BMX racing now by attending one of our BMX training programs or BMX clinics.





Today's BMX Racing News ..... Friday, July 10, 2009



Morphine Industries Dominates the Podium at Rosedale and Pontiac


The Morphine Industries crew laid low this past weekend, except two A Pro/Super X riders, Gavin Lubbe and Tyler Faoro.  They hit both sanctioned races, dominating the top of the podium with 3 of the four wins.



A Pro – Gavin Lubbe went to Rosedale for the ABA Summer Nationals.  This was Gavin’s last race before he heads to the World stage to compete for his homeland, South Africa.  He hit it in style, taking the top podium spot on Day 1 and Day 2 in A Pro.


Super X - Tyler Faoro headed to Pontiac, MI for the NBL Great Lakes National as he continues his tour of the Midwest.  Tyler made his presence felt once again as he battled with Jeffery Upshaw for the top spot on the Podium in the Elite Open.   Tyler took the 1st in the main on Day 1 and settled for 2nd on Day 2.


Tyler and the Morphine Industries team will be hitting Nashville this weekend for the Music City National.  We will be introducing our newest member of the family upon the NBL - Olijuwon Davis. Be prepared boys, cuz you ain’t going to know what hit ya!              


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

Crupi Latino America Team!

Arcadia, California - Crupi Parts, Inc now has all it's riders in place to finally introduce the Latin America Crupi Dream Team!

These Elite riders from all over South America have proved themselves in their countries as #1's, on their continent as the best South America has to offer and around the world as top contenders at any Elite event!

As the world of BMX racing begins preparation for the 2012 Olympics, look for these Crupi riders to be training hard all over the world on their quest for Olympic Gold!

Jonathan Suarez - Venezuela

Carlos Oquendo - Colombia

Emilio Falla - Ecuador

Federico Polo - Argentina

Along with Latin America Team Manager Hernan Godoy of Chile, we would also like to announce Crupi's new photographer and artist from Colombia, Daniel Bedoya.

It takes many things to make a team successful and Daniel is the guy who captures our South American riders on film and then with his creativity puts it together for all to see.

Congratulations Daniel on being part of Crupi's World Team!

ATR/Alienation Summer Pro-Am series

There are 2 races left in the ATR/Alienation Summer Pro-Am series.

Each race will feature a $1,000 guaranteed purse.

Race # 3 will be this weekend,Sunday July 12, at Faribault BMX in Faribault, MN & race # 4 will be held on Aug 9th at Pineview Park BMX in St.Cloud, MN.

These races will be held in conjunction with each track's state qualifier.

Anyone who feels they can take on the best of Minnesota, come & take your share of the cash!

More info can be found on


Add another check to the DK team. Joining up for the 2009/2010 race season,
Tommy Zula will now be riding for DK Bicycles.
Zula, a 17 year old shredder, is no stranger to the UCI podium this year.
UCI Delware - 1st
UCI Desota, Tx JR Mens- 2nd
UCI Rockford, IL - 3rd
17/18EXPERT South park - 1st

Look for Tommy at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center Supercross race this September.

Welcome to the team Tommy!

2XU links up with UCI BMX World Championships

BMX Australia announced today that sporting apparel brand 2XU has linked up with BMX to become supporting sponsor of the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships to be held in Adelaide on the 23-26th July. The 2009 UCI BMX World Championships is the biggest BMX event in the world with over 2000 competitors from 42 countries competing over four days of extreme racing.

2XU engineers world leading sporting apparel and is fast becoming the most technical sports brand on the planet.

“With 2XU’s history of supporting cycling around the world, we are excited to welcome them as a sponsor of the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships,” said BMX World Championships Event Manager, Mr John Leary. “BMX Australia are looking forward to assisting 2XU achieve further growth and we are also working on future projects to build the relationship between BMX and 2XU.’’

Director of Sales & Marketing at 2XU, Mr Aidan Clarke, said, ‘“As Australia’s leading high performance sporting apparel brand, we’re delighted to be on board for this thrilling high performance international event.”

Elite road cyclists and mountain bikers around the world have been enjoying the training and recovery benefits of our industry leading compression apparel for some time and we now look forward to BMX riders adopting this performance enhancing apparel with equal haste.”

2XU will have a pro shop on site at the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships where all attendees will be offered the chance to test and purchase the latest products and join the Team 2XU database for awesome prizes.






Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday, July 9, 2009




The NBL Stars n’ Stripes National in South Park, PA is a classic on the NBL circuit for good reason.  It’s one of the most popular tracks in the USA and has a rich history of action dating back to the 70’s when BMX was in the formative years.  This years National may have proved to be the turning point in the season for several title-hungry riders looking to be on the podium come September at the NBL Grand Nationals.

GHP’s Randy Stumpfhauser continued on his hot streak taking back-to-back wins. The wins helped catapult Stumpfhauser to within 26 points of Olympic Gold Medalist, and World Champion, Maris Strombergs of Latvia (Free Agent). Celly Smelly’s Matt Pohlkamp, who doubled last year at South Park, put his new Diamondback to good use earning an impressive second and third – his best performance of the year. Free Agent’s Cristian Becerine raced his way to a second on day one and is now third overall in the standings.  With 5 more left in the series, the battle for the title is set for a huge showdown on Labor Day Weekend.

Fly’s Dominque Daniels, came into South Park with the overall series lead and walked away with two huge wins.  Redline’s Alise Post, who won both days in Fresno, was expected to challenge for the win but it was Intense/Dyna-Pep’s Amanda Geving who rode in for both second place finishes. Post did score a third on day one ahead of BMXTruth/Fly’s Madison Pitts.  Daniels continues to lead the chase by a good margin ahead of Post and Pitts.  Post will need to score huge in Nashville to stay close. Adding even more excitement to the mix, Jamie Lilly came out of retirement to race on Saturday and earned a respectable 4th.  Welcome back Jamie!

Excalibur/TLD’s Josh Meyers has emerged as the man to beat in Super-Ex and he confirmed it with two big wins.  Free Agent’s Fausto Endara kept Meyers honest with two second place finishes but the rest of the pack was a mix of riders not currently ranked in the top five.  Kovachi’s Jason Larev scooped up a third on Saturday and BMXmania’s Vance Wiesendanger earned the same result a day later.  Meyers padded his lead and is a mere three points away from capping out.  Geico Powersport’s Matt Kelty, who was injured in Fresno, and Dan’s Weston Pope trail Meyers in the overall chase.

With five more races left in the series, the Masters championship is heading for a three-way battle. Intense/Dyna-Pep’s Tommy Opincar was second both days at South Park but consistency has paid off as he now sits atop of the standings. Standard’s Doug-E-Fresh Crowell, in his first appearance as a Master, and Philip Potosnak split wins at the Stars n’ Stripes and played the spoilers. Tim Dinger has also used consistency to his advantage and sits only ten points back of Opincar on the year. Free Agent’s Dale Holmes, who already has five wins under his belt, took the weekend off but will no doubt challenge for the title in Louisville, Kentucky.

Next up – The Music City Nationals in Nashville, Tennessee, July 10-12. NBL will host a Future Stars Rider Clinic on the Friday from 11am-2pm. UGP Opens are $10 so make sure to get qualified for the UGP Open Championship. 

Visit the NBL website to see full results and standings. 

The 2009 NBL National Series is brought to you by BAWLS Guarana (, Intense BMX (, Kenda Tires (, UGP ( Sinz Racing (, THE Industries (, in association with GO211 ( and Camp Woodward (

2009 NBL Elite Series Standings (through Stars N’ Stripes)

ELITE MEN                                                             

1.       MARIS STROMBERGS         CA     190-8 * 2008 Olympic / World Champion

2.       RANDY STUMPFHAUSER     CA     164-10 * 2008 NBL Elite Champion

3.       CRISTIAN BECERINE            CA     114-10

4.       AUGUSTO CASTRO              CA     98-8

5.       ROBERT DEWILDE               CA     98-6

6.       JAVIER COLOMBO               CA     83-10

7.       BARRY NOBLES                  AL     76-6

8.       KYLE BENNETT                   TX      75-4

9.       MIKE DAY                            CA     74-4

10.   MATT POHLKAMP                OH    69-6 

ELITE WOMEN                                                                  

1.       DOMINIQUE DANIELS           AZ     194-9

2.       ALISE POST                         MN    173-8

3.       MADISON PITTS                   FL     141-8

4.       ASHLEY VERHAGEN           CA     120-6

5.       STEPHANIE BARRAGAN      CA     106-6 * 2008 NBL Elite Champion

6.       AMANDA GEVING                FL     94-5

7.       RACHEL SMITH                    OH    63-4

8.       ALLIE DRAGOO                    MI      56-6

9.       MARIANA PAJON                 CL     47-2

10.   ASHLEY KNERAM                FL     43-3 


1.       TOMMY OPINCAR                TN     174-10

2.       TIM DINGER                         NC     164-8

3.       DALE HOLMES                    CA     147-6

4.       PHILIP POTOSNAK               PA     124-8

5.       DAVID BITTNER                    CA     124-6

6.       ERIC RUPE                          CA     112-6

7.       DOMINGOS LAMMOGLIA      FL     104-6

8.       SCOTT MORELAND              IN      96-8

9.       PERCY OWENS                   FL     95-4

10.   JASON CARNES                  TX      76-6 


1.       JOSHUA MEYERS                FL     197-14

2.       MATTHEW KELTY                DE     171-10

3.       WESTON POPE                   IN      166-11

4.       LOGAN COLLINS                  TN     165-10

5.       FAUSTO ENDARA                EC     161-8

6.       TYLER FAORO                     FL     130-8

7.       GAVIN LUBBE                      CA     94-8

8.       RANDALL NEAVE                 FL     81-6

9.       MARTY WISEHART              KY     79-8

10.   VANCE WIESENDANGER     CA     74-7

USA Cycling and American Bicycle Association unveil BMX Junior Development Series



Colorado Springs, Colo.  (July 7, 2009)  - USA Cycling, the national governing body for the sport of cycling in the United States, in conjunction with the American Bicycle Association (ABA), is proud to announce the USA Cycling BMX Junior Development Series.  The series will consist of USA Cycling branded events at all ABA sanctioned BMX tracks and ABA National Series events. 


The series will qualify riders to participate in USA Cycling high performance training camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. There will be four camps per year, and qualified riders will have opportunities to train with Olympic athletes on the Beijing Olympic replica track and the new ABA sanctioned track, which will replicate the 2010 UCI World Championship track. These athletes will also receive instruction in nutrition, strength training and recovery. 


“To insure the continued success of American riders internationally, we need to identify potential riders at an early age that have the skills necessary to compete on an Olympic level BMX Track,” stated Mike King, USA Cycling’s BMX Program Director. “The exciting component of the development series is the fact that every rider is afforded the opportunity to qualify for participation at these valuable camps at the Olympic Training Center."


This level of training is becoming more and more essential for athletes to compete at the Olympic or UCI Supercross level and for a rider to reach his or her full potential.


“It is always exciting to see the impact on an athlete after experiencing the sports medicine and sports science facilities available at an Olympic Training Center,” said USA Cycling CEO Steve Johnson. “The facilities are unsurpassed in the world and offer invaluable feedback on a rider’s training capacity and potential.”


The ABA, with 30 plus years of experience in BMX programming, has proven to be an invaluable partner in helping to create this series. The organization will facilitate all points tabulations and event logistics at all national and local series events.


“We have been working very hard to create this strategic partnership with USA Cycling and we recognize that ABA has an obligation to promote and support Junior Development in order to maintain our competitive edge in Olympic BMX racing," stated ABA Chief Executive Officer B.A. Anderson. “We are thrilled that riders will have the opportunity to qualify for these essential training camps by participating at ABA local and national events.”





STERKenBMX and GHP BMX congratulates Danny Hartwig with his Dutch National Championshipstitle cruiser 40+ 

Amsterdam, July 6, 2009 –  During this weekend’s Dutch Dhampionships GHP BMX Europe took home some good results.

Four riders of the GHP BMX Europe team qualified for the Dutch Championships, Demi Schuring (girls 7-8) Sander Schuring (boys 10) Danny Hartwig (cruiser 40+) and Niels Tepper (Elite Men).

Niels Tepper crashed during practice on Sunday morning, leaving him with some bruises, at the end of the day Niels made it to the semifinals where he had a bad gate finishing 5th.

Sander Schuring had some tough motos in class boys 10, he made his way through to the semifinals where he got stuck in the pack.

Demi Schuring’s first year in the girls 7-8 shows that she is good competition to the other riders in her class, she finished 4th in the finals.

And in cruiser 40+ Danny Hartwig, Dutch Champion 2008 had to defend his title.

Leading from start to finish, coming home 2nd in the first moto he left the other competitors nothing else then looking at the back of his GHP jersey which resulted the rest of day in finishing 1st every round.  

Danny got his second Dutch National title in cruiser 40+, 2008 and 2009 Danny Hartwig Dutch National Champion.

Look for all the race action on




GHP BMX Europe is proud to present the first European clinic of John ‘Jackal’ Purse on the 18th of August till the 21st of August at the BMX track of the Wheely’s in Baarn, located at about 30 km from Amsterdam. We offer some good hotelpackages for riders from abroad that want to attend the clinic. Send your application to for more information.

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 ( .

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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 - -

Bicycle Components Releases Hot New Products!

More new product from Bicycle Components: Hey everybody, first off I'd like to take this time to welcome GHP as a co sponsor for BC.

We decided to jump on board with GHP's grass root's program, and the bikes are great.

I would like to thank Greg and Matt Zito for all they're help.

Now, on to new product, we have our new proto type solid gears out, they look great, and will be offered in Black, Red, Blue, and Clear Ano. and will be available for $24.99.

And yes, for another $5.00 you can have your name or nick name engraved in the sprocket. 

We also have stems, and will be offered in a 51MM and 56MM length with smaller sizes to come.

If you would like a closer look at the sprocket, you can see one on Zach Zito's bike at the GHP booth in Utah this weekend. 

To order any of our product, or for more information, contact Mike at DH Racing 775-351-1901











Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday, July 8, 2009



NBL Music City Elite National July 10-12

Nashville, TN


Nashville by far will be the best BMX race of the year without a doubt.

The track is dialed, smooth, and faster than ever.  

With the addition of the NEW PRO-GATE starting system the facility is world class.

The racing is going be hot as the weather, clear skies are forecasted for the whole weekend, Nashville is surrounded by plenty of shade and lakes so no worries.

We all know how good the vibe is for this event, good history, good racing, good friends, and national points.  

The Elite Men, Elite Woman, Super X, and Master class Saturday main event winners will receive an additional award - Gibson Epiphone guitars!!

Yea baby!!

For the AM’s who make the main event Saturday, each rider will receive collector’s item AXE HEAVEN mini guitars – yes these are mini replicas of the best guitars in the world.  

Music City BMX and the National Bicycle League will host one awesome Elite event and look forward to seeing all you rockers in Nashville. Gimme Gimme Shelter!!

coolest race this summer!




Southwest National Event Guide - All you need to know about the coolest race this summer!


Don't miss what will be one of the Best National Events of 2009!


The temperature may be hot outside, but it will be a cool 75 Degrees inside. Once you make your way into this World class facility, you will never need to leave the air conditioning. The track will be built in the arena and everything else will be located in the Exhibit Hall.



Please support this and future BMX events by reserving your hotel accommodations using the following link. We realize that you have a choice when it comes to reserving your housing, and appreciate your booking your hotel rooms with our preferred hotels available by clicking here:


Parking Guide:

When arriving to the Arena you will need go East on Congress St.  Turn right onto Granada Ave. going South.


Parking will be as follows:

Lot A - Car parking ONLY.  No trailers or RVs

Lot B - RV and general parking

Lot C - Car parking ONLY.  No trailers or RVs


Parking fees:

Car Parking- $5 per day

Vehicles with Trailer- $10 per day

RVs (no hook-ups)- $10 per day


Address: 260 South Church Ave., Tucson, AZ



Arena Opens to Public:

Friday- 11:30am

Saturday- 7am

Sunday- 7am


Team and Rider pit space available inside: Teams and riders will be allowed to pit inside for a nominal fee. You will need to call ahead to reserve your spot. Simply call Shannon @ 480-961-1903 x144! $50.00 per 10`x10`


The Arena : Tucson Convention Center (TCC) - The TCC features great floor space for the track and seating for more than 5,000!




Exhibit Hall : Registration, bike-lockup, vendor row, team pits, and more!


Bring your Bike Lock! Absolutely no bikes in the bleachers!

The ABA staff will set up a massive bike lockup area. With no bikes being allowed in the seating area, bring your lock and cable to insure the safety of your ride.


RV Onsite Parking: $10.00 per day No Dumping. For reservations, please contact Bill Rickett at 520-791-4101.


Directions: From I-10


From East Tucson

Travel west on Broadway. As you approach downtown stay in the left-hand lane and merge onto Congress. Travel approximately 1.5 miles on Congress and turn left on Church Ave. Proceed south, crossing Broadway, The Tucson Convention Center Parking Lot A is located on the right side of the street.



ABA BMX would like to thank all the 2009 National Series sponsors:


Dan’s Comp ( BAWLS Guarana ( Bawlstyle ( Redline Bicycles-( FLY Racing-( Intense BMX-( T.H.E. ( Tioga-( Tangent-( ( Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex (


Without their support, we couldn't make the 2009 ABA racing season such a huge success. Support the sponsors that support ABA BMX racing.












Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday, July 7, 2009

2009 ABA Summer Nationals  Roseville, Ca. 4th of July weekend

There are 2 guarantees when you go to Roseville in July for an ABA National.  It is going to be hot and the racing is going to be even hotter.  The Factory GHP Race team showed up and put some great results in to finish 3rd on Saturday.

The mains started off great with the Pros electing to race 1 moto due to the heat.  The Gate dropped and Stumpy was gone.  He rode strong all weekend, but this lap was perfect.  When he came across the finish line no one was even close.  He followed up on Sunday with a Second, splitting the motos with Strombergs.  Moto 2 was so close that it was decided after watching the video and Stumpy got it.

Other wins from the GHP team came from Don Fisher in 31C, making a move in the first turn and never looking back.  Congrats, this was a big win for Fisher.  Also Robby Patterson was strong as always winning 17-18 C on Saturday with a bump and run move on Klatman in the last turn.  In 17-18X he finished a strong second.  Sunday was a different story,  we should have known that it would be tougher for Robby when he came walking out of the trailer and tripped missing the steps and landed on his back.  Someone so graceful on the track should be able to maneuver down three steps pretty easily, but not so.

Zach Zito came back from a broken hand in Bakersfield to make all 4 of his mains and finishing as high as fourth in the tough 13x class.  New GHP Factory rider Robert Gulvin finished 4th and 8th in the 13X class and showed great speed over the weekend.  He seems to like his new bike and is a great addition to the team.

Robert Harris Vet pro came out to do battle and battle it was.  He finished off the weekend with a couple of 6ths overall.  He hit the ground and came back to get in the mix.  Stephanie Baldwin took 2 fourths in the 9G class and finished 5th on her cruiser Sunday making herself a 100% main maker over the weekend.

This was a very positive weekend for GHP and we would like to thank all of our sponsors.  Tioga, Rhythm/Crupi, Troy Lee Designs, ODI, Capital Contractors, and HRP Designs. 

The next stop for GHP will be in Salt Lake, look for TP -40 on a 20 making his debut back on the bike after a little break from playing some semi-pro football....

Ivo van der Putten Wins Elite Men's title At Dutch National Finals

The Dutch National Championships were held this past weekend at the world famous track in Valkenswaard, and Ivo van der Putten turned in another big win, capping off a great run with a hard fought victory at the Copenhagen UCI SX race and now the Dutch National Championship.
Elite Men's Results

1. Ivo van der Putten
2. Martijn Jaspers
3. Jelle van Gorkom
4. Sander Bisseling
5. Kevin Sprengers
6. Frank Heijne
7. Niels Verrijt
8. Roy van den Berg
Roy van den Berg finished 2nd, but was disqualified by race officials after he and Frank Heijne collided in the first straight taking Frank out along with several other riders.

Wanna check it out?

No problem, cuz, all the good stuff is always at


VRP/Bike Alley/Vitamin Water puts on a 4th of July firework show in Northern California at the Summer National

Summertime was in full force in Roseville with temperatures reaching close to 100 degrees and VRP/Bike Alley Vitamin Water added to the heat with a firework show of their own with winning scores both days to take home the weekend title. 

This one started off with their National #1 Girl leading the way in front of her home fans and in between her photo shoot for the front cover of an upcoming ABA BMXer. She took home two open victories and two more class victories with ease to add to her National point total for the 2009 season. 

This was followed up with who else their "Little Big Man" Kyle Stan. He was once again on fire with wins in class and cruiser both days and continues to win by a lot. Kyle now gets ready to go for the World Title in Australia. This was also Kyle's last race as an 8 year old and I am sure he wasn't the only one celebrating his Birthday…right all you 8 year old dad's out there!

Next was VRP/Bike Alley Vitamin Water's Josh Klatman from Washington State. After a few disappointing mains on Saturday due to some bad luck Josh would come back with a vengeance on Sunday to take home the cruiser win. He is back from his injury in Bakersfield in a huge way and should continue to roll through the rest of the season. Keep the UNO cards out…the kids enjoyed it.


Great weekend for all the VRP/Bike Alley/ Vitamin Water riders that also had some strong finishes which include David Archibald, Dani George, Kyle Fernandez, Matt and Megan Chism and EJ Pasowicz who took part in a hot but fun time.

Travis - thanks for the Vitamin Water it was much needed and helped fuel the team to another victory!













Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday, July 6, 2009


King of the Empire Pro/Am series

The King of the Empire Pro/Am series has reached it's halfway point in the season. Round 3, at Catamount BMX in Bennington, VT was run on June 13th.

With scrambled motos and random gates several riders were in contention to make the "A" main. Justin Ledoux took the last starting position in the main over Justin Wade on a tie breaker. Forcing Wade into the "B" main where he went on to win the BMXUnderground "No Bull" B Main and a $20 bill for his efforts.

With the "A" main in the gate. All eyes were on Super X rider, Nick Stodolski. Nick raced this series last year and walked away with NOTHING. He did manage to win the "Empty Pockets Award" being the only rider to race the entire series and not make any money. The big question on everyone's mind was whether Nick was going to pull this one off or would he blow himself up again. He was working a perfect through the motos and drew gate 6 for the main. The gate dropped and Nick pulled the holeshot into turn one. Blaine Stottlar, who was flying all day, and Ryan Nilsen fell into second and third respectively. Cody Buck made a strong charge through the rhythm section and a sweet move in the third turn to pass Nilsen for third. It was follow the leader from that point on for the podium finishes.

Stodolski exorcised the demons of last year and proved to himself that "Yes Nick, you can win from the outside." We're proud that 'Little" Nicky won his first money as a pro in our series.

We would like to thank the sponsors of race three: Felt Bicycles, Alex rims, Fly Racing products, & 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 Amy Hermann and the staff of Catamount BMX.

Round 4 will be held at New Paltz BMX in New Paltz, NY on August 1st.

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

1st Annual HarborSHRED/FREEDOM JAM BMX competition 

 Mexico, NY – May 7, 2009 - A weekend of BMX and the 1st Annual HarborSHRED at FREEDOM Park BMX competition will be held on Saturday, July 25th, 2009 at Freedom Skate/BMX Park in Mexico, New York.  The event had originally been scheduled to take place 10 miles away in Oswego, NY but has recently been relocated to Freedom Skate/BMX Park.  The contest is a Pro/Am Jam Style contest with some of the top riders in BMX participating in this event to raise money for free and low cost parks across Upstate New York.  Each year nearly 250,000 people attend Harborfest, a 4 day festival in Oswego, New York. The organizers of HarborSHRED at FREEDOM are hoping to capitalize on the influx of visitors to the area to offer yet another option to the weekend’s festivities.  Harborfest provides a wide variety of events, entertainment and a world-class fireworks display over Lake Ontario each July.  Freedom Skate/BMX Park, located at 18 Watson Avenue in Mexico, NY was built in 2008 and is Central New York’s only completely free skate/bike park.  

The idea for the contest originally came from two local non-profit parks, Freedom and Red Planet, to organize a competition as a fundraiser to keep both parks free or low-cost. Both Freedom and Red Planet are committed to ensuring that safe, quality facilities are available to all riders, regardless of ability to pay. “In typical BMX style, this event has grown from being a dream to an absolute reality through the grassroots efforts of many fellow like-minded companies, all of whom support action sports and giving riders a place of their own to enjoy their sport of choice,” said Susan Linerode of Freedom Skate/BMX Park.  “We have been fortunate to partner with four New York bike companies namely: FBM, Sunday Bikes, Kink and Bulldog Bikes to make Harborshred at Freedom Park happen.” 

The contest will begin at noon on Saturday July 25th, 2009.  There will be jam style heats with heat winners progressing to the finals. Harborshred at Freedom has a $2,500 contest purse and a separate prize for "best trick.”   A current list of riders scheduled to participate can be found on the event website:  There are still limited spots available to ride in the event.  Please e-mail for more information or to register to ride in the event.  Registration fee is $20 per rider. 

We look forward to seeing you at Harborshred at Freedom Skate/BMX Park and thank you in advance for your help and support to keep parks free and available to all riders. 

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Hot Video From The Euro BMX Rounds in Cheddar U.K.








Today's BMX Racing News ..... Weekend update, July 3-5, 2009



MBK Powers Arnaud Dubois To Best Season EVER!

After the 13th and 14th rounds of the Elite BMX European Championship in Cheddar (UK), Arnaud Dubois is looking to win his first European Elite title! 

With his MBK MX540 frame Arnaud is doing his best season of his young Elite career!

After his French cup title in the pocket, Arnaud had a really good weekend in Cheddar scoring a 3rd and 1st place!

Arnaud has never been so close to the title with only 6 points separating the leaders before the two last rounds in Denmark this next weekend!

The two last races will be for sure exciting!

We will keep you updated!

Live from Carquefou in northwest of France at the Final of French Championship.

The days are sunny with very hot temperatures, track is very nice and liked by all the riders!!

Results from Saturday's racing:

Elite Men : 1- Thomas HAMON 2- Vincent PELLUARD 3- Francky GAGNU

Elite Women : 1- Laetitia LE CORGUILLE 2- Manon VALENTINO 3- Amélie DESPEAUX

Junior Men : 1- Benjamin BACHELARD 2- Thibault ROSSI 3- Lorin MARTINEZ

 Final Cruisers 13/14 : 1- Amidou MIR 2-Mael LEVAY 3- Jérémy RENCUREL

Final Cruisers 19/29 : 1- David MULOT 2- Rémy Wock-Taï 3-Pierre-Alexis BARGE

Final Cruisers 30/39 : 1-Mickaël CLERTE 2- Martial PIERRU 3- Samy JAHIDI

Final Cruisers 40 and over : 1-Stéphane RODET 2- Luc KOEHLER 3- Gilles FAIVRE

Girls 13-14 : 1- Eva THOMAS 2- Camille MAIRE 3- Floriane BRUNEL

Boys 13-14 : 1- Elliott SILLY 2- Thomas DOUCET 3- Benjamin JANSSENS

All videos are online at with Results and pictures put online live from the track.

ABA Summer Nationals

Oak Creek BMX

Roseville, California

July 3-5, 2009


Friday Pre-Race Pro Finishes

A Pro - 17 Riders 1Nic Long 2Josh Oie 3Jason Morris 4Justin McLintock 5Tommy Bellew 6Kyle Cushman 7Vance Wiesendanger 8Alan Hudson






ONE/Kenda news round up

ONE KENDA press release


The last few weeks the last rounds before the final rounds in Denmark were held in Belgium,

Norway and England.


ONE/Kenda’s European Champion Tommaso Giustacchini from Italy was sick in Belgium, but

took a 2nd place and a 1st in Cheddar, England.



Toms Skujins from Latvia took an 8th place in round 13 in Elite Men in Cheddar.

Aneta Hladikova from Czech Republic got 6th and 7th in Dessel Belgium, and 4th

in Sandness Norway, but broke her arm in round 12.

She will be out for 6-8 weeks.


Arturs Matisons from Latvia will not compete this year. He tried practice in Norway,

but his ankle has not recovered enough to get back in competition.


In the US Maliek Byndloss is kicking ass. Maliek won the Stars and Stripes National

in Pittsburgh, Pa, both classes, both days.



Check for the videos here: BMX-VIDEOS.COM


Photos: Bruno Giustacchini and Jerrod Huffman





The Redline Queensland team - which consisted on Tristan Kronk, Mitchell Hoad, Lachlan Harvey and Katie Van Zanden won the Team Trophy.  With the Redline Australia team placing a close second - consisting of Karl Mustchin, Kai Sakakibara, Saya Sakakibara and Melinda McLeod

Well done to all the riders who came away with an Australian plate. Special mention has to be given to the riders who placed in the top three.   

The girls showed the way coming away with four 1A plates.  Rachelle Smith from WA was the only rider to do the double 1A in her 12yr girls 20" class and in 12yr & under girls cruisers.  It was also Rachelle's fourth time receiving 1A. Speakingof multiple titles - Melinda McLeod, from QLD, won her fifth Australian Title and placed 3rd in 15-16 yr girls cruisers. NSW's Saya Sakakibara also defended her No.1-Aus plate and showed why she is currently ranked No.1 in the World. 

Mitchell Hoad from QLD moved up one place from last years result, having a great race and placing second in his final, while WA's Karl Mustchin charged hard against a strong field for his final and placed a very close second.  

Katie Van Zanden from QLD rode well all weekend and took third in her final, as Tristyn Kronk from QLD made his first Australian final and finished strong. The Trystinator came away with a No.3 ranking. And everyone's favorite BMXin' family from down unda' - the Callan Clan; were in the hunt all weekend long for a national title and placed on the third step of the podium.  Ziggy in Senior Women and Josh in Junior Men both came away with No.3 Australia plates, while Dad Damien placed 6th on his cruiser.  

Below are the results of the entire Aussie Redline Team.  
We are looking forward to seeing as many of you in Adelaide for The World Championships in July. 

Cheers! --Jeff Mills






Ash Pemberton

Senior Men



Melinda McLeod

16 Girls

#1 Aus


Adam Hilliam

15 Boys



Sarah Harvey

14 Girls



Tristyn Kronk

13 Boys



Liam Hilliam

13 Boys



Lachlan Harvey

12 Boys



Katie Van Zanden

10 Girls



Troy Elliot

11 Boys



Mitchell Hoad

10 Boys



Kev Hilliam

45+ Men



Ziggy Callan

Senior Women



Josh Callan

Junior Men



Luke Pretlove

25-29 Men



Damien Callan

40-44 Men



Luke Tanner

14 Boys



Hannah Throns

14 Girls



Rachelle Smith

12 Girls

#1 Aus

#1 Aus

 Karl Mustchin

30+ & 35-39 Cruiser



Paul Throns

45+ Men



Kai Sakakibara

13 Boys



Saya Sakakibara

10 Girls

#1 Aus


Justin Braybon

17-24 Men



Redline and their Aussie distributor BMX International would like to thank Janette Tanner for helping organize a Redline function on the Wednesday night at Jimmy Deans, Paul Throns for setting up the Redline pits for warm up and drinks, Kent Elliot for taking heaps of fantastic photos, and Jeff Mills for doing a ton of grunt-work and reporting. 


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ABA BMX HALL OF FAME MOVES TO U.s. Olympic training center!

BULLDOG BIKES HOSTS THE UrbanX Invitational Games


Come check out Jimmy Mac and the Bulldog Bikes team performing our signature exhibition show as well as hosting the first UrbanX Invitational Games this weekend, July 4th - 6th, at the Afro-Punk Festival at BAM in Brooklyn. The games are made up of a box-jump contest, the longest 180 jump contest and a game of BIKE.

There will be over $5000 in prizes given away!!!!  

Here is our performance and competition schedule:
Saturday July 4th - 
Performance: 5:00 - 5:30pm
Performance: 7:00 - 7:30pm
Sunday July 5th - 
Competition: 2:30 - 4:00pm
Performance: 6:55 - 7:15pm
Monday July 6th -
Performance: 4:35 - 5:00pm
Performance: 7:10 - 7:30pm
We hope to see you all there!!!!!

All Girls Skills Week


The special All Girls Skills Week at Nate Strieby's BMX Summer Camp is over for July, and it was a fun one.  The camp was downsized from 10 campers to 5 campers to make sure everything ran smoothly, and it was full to the brim... with Martha Strieby, 6 ladies took full advantage of all the great facilities we rode all week. 


Some stellar riding was showcased by Elite Women Francis Maycroft and Kyla Reed, and Martha showed everybody her street skills.  Vet Pro James Reed; Pro dirt and park riders Jody Donnelly, Chris Gerber, & Justin Hardin; and Pro street riders David Grant & Nick Carunchia all hung with the girls and showed them some skills, and helped them a bit.  Every rider shown at some skill, and everybody fed off each others enthusiasm and had an awesome time.

The whole week was sooo fun, but there were a few highlights:  the foam pit sessions with all the girls learning new tricks, the Maycroft sisters dropping in off a 6' quarter for the first time, Marion Track Operator Paul letting us stay and ride till after 9pm, Kyla firing up her first spine ramp, Martha hitting a flip into foam, Katie pulling a roll back, Francis firing up the big step at the Strieby compound first try, James manning up and jumping the gap double the young guns wouldn't try, the Solution Ramp Park guys giving us great hospitality, the Sagendorf sisters riding a ton of stuff they had never ridden before and learning all kinds of new things, and many, many more. 


Check out the photos at   If this looks like something you want to do, give us a ring.

The week was so fun, and the girls learned so much, we have decided to have another All Girls Skills Week on August 3-6.  Price for this special camp week will be dropped to $150, so spread the word, and ladies, if you want to come, get ahold of us early, we are keeping the number of entries at 5.

Here are some photos from the week:


All the ladies Jenna learning one-handers Desiree hitting the Euro gap

Kyla stylin' the street spine


Katie dropping in at Tim's Martha carving Strieby track Francis blasting the Vert Wall Girls at Hogin Park BMX  

Progress Continues On Olympic Training Center ABA Track At Olympic Training Center


According to BMX Mania Correspondent, the new ABA track at the U.S. Olympic Training Center is progressing well. The volunteers are getting the track all dialed in to get it in top notch shape before the upcoming ABA National there.













Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday, July 2, 2009


Dual World Championship title aims

Talented BMX rider, Caroline Buchanan, who recently took out the National BMX Championships and the National Mountain Bike Four Cross title in January, is now aiming to go one better and claim a world title in both disciplines this year. The 18 year old intends to start her world title chase when she competes in this month’s UCI BMX World Championships in Adelaide. Buchanan then hopes to cap off a stellar year by adding a mountain bike world title to her already impressive list of sporting achievements in four cross on the World Cup circuit. Final team nominations for the World Championships will be announced in August and Buchanan is confident of a spot.

In another world first both cycling World Championships will be held in Australia and for Buchanan the Four Cross world title will be conducted just meters from her home in Canberra.

At the BMX World Championships, Buchanan will line up with the current Olympic silver medalists, Laëtitia le Corguille (FRA). While current World Champion, Shanaze Reade from Britain, is ruled out following injury, her absence will give riders like Buchanan a chance to claim the crown. Likely challengers could be world ranked riders, Eva Ailloud (FRA) and Sarah Walker (NZ), currently first and second respectively. Also in the line up will be Australia’s Olympic finalist, Nicole Callisto from Perth.

Buchanan departs in ten days time to join the BMX National Team’s training camp in Adelaide prior to the championships. Racing in the BMX World Championships gets underway at the Adelaide Showground between the 23 – 26 July.

MedjetAssist, Just In Time For Your UCI Worlds Travel!




Formula Bicycles would like to welcome back Deak Brown after being on the injury list since the race in Reno last year. Deak has gone through major surgery and long hard rehabilitation for his ankle, (as you can see by the picture to the left) and will be making his return to racing at the ABA Summer Nationals in Roseville this weekend. After his long layoff Deak has made the decision to reclassify to A-Pro until he gets his skills and speed back. During his off time Deak has not been idle, Deak has been travelling all over the US and Canada doing race clinics with SuperCamp.







Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday, July 1, 2009




FLY Racing is happy to announce is new 2010 web site up and online at

Check out the all new 2010 F-16 race wear including the Limited Edition Lime Green color option. Also new is the Kinetic, Kinetic Mesh, Kinetic Girls, Evolution, and Patrol race wear. The new gear looks sweet and you'll be sure to standout at any race wearing the new FLY 2010 race wear.

New helmets are also coming soon for 2010 including the carbon F2 Helmet and Trophy  II helmet. We have updated graphics on our top of the line Formula MX helmet. We've also added the new Kinetic "Electric" helmet that is available now!!

In addition to all the new sick race wear we have an all new line of men's, women's, and kids casual wear. All new t-shirts, jackets, hats, hoodies, socks, wallets are coming soon.

And of course to get you to and from the races we have re-worked our luggage line that still includes the popular Tour Bag, Moto Vault, Carry-on Bag, and several more options. All new features and looks on many of these models.

You can expect to see the new gear in your local bike shop or at your favorite mail order in August but don't hesitate to get your favorite gear on order now.

Hope your having a great summer racing! See you at the races.


Leukemia Victim needs your help!


Northern Indiana local BMX rider Brad Bauters and the founder of 574 Trails, is currently hospitalized with his second relapse of leukemia.


Two local riders, Mike Rines and Chad Newman are hosting a benefit jam to show our support for Brad and could use your help.


The Benefit Jam For Brad will be at the 4910 trails in Fort Wayne, IN on the 25th of July 2009.


Please help us show support for Brad he could use it. For more information, please contact Mike Rines at .


Formula's, Andre Norles




Formula bicycles would like to congratulate Andre “Mighty Mouse” Norles for making the Varsity Football team at his high school. Due to this latest accomplishment Andre is going to step away from BMX and the Formula Factory team and focus on football. Andre has been riding since he was 5 years old and for Formula for the last three years. He loves to race and travel. Having fun while winning is even better. Andre will continue to race but not at many nationals. Formula wishes Andre the best and leaves an open door for him to return should he decide to ride BMX competitively in the future.


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