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BMX Racing News - Monday - July 28, 2014

Elite & Junior Winners At UCI Worlds In Rotterdam!

1 Sam Willoughby (AUS) 1 Mariana Pajon (COL) 1 Niek Kimmann (NED) 1 Domenica Gonzalez (ECU)
2 Tory Nyhaug (CAn) 2 Alise Post (USA) 2 Sean Gaian (USA) 2 Shealen Reno (USA)
3 Tre Whyte (GBR) 3 Laura Smulders (NED) 3 Romain Racine (FRA) 3 Tatiana Kapitanova (RUS)
Check out complete results on the 2014 uci worlds Race Report Page

The 2014 uci worlds Race Report Page
Has Been Posted, Click Here For More!
Elite Men Elite Women Junior Men Junior Women
1st Sam Willoughby (AUS) 1st Laura Smulders (NED) 1st Niek Kimmann (NED) 1st Sandie Thibaut (FRA)
2nd Corben Sharrah (USA) 2nd Caroline Buchanan (AUS) 2nd Collin Hudson (USA) 2nd Azuero Gonzalez (ECU)
3rd Joris Daudet (FRA) 3rd Mariana Pajon (COL) 3rd Brandon Te Hiko (AUS) 3rd Shealen Reno (USA)

The 2014 uci worlds Race Report Page

Has Been Posted, Click Here For More!

Apologies to anyone who has been trying to access the UCI Worlds Report Page and couldn't find it!
Somehow the link to that page got corrupted but it has been fixed!
So Sorry About That, It's been a LONNNNNNG week!!!!!





BMX Racing News - Tuesday/Wednesday - July 22/23, 2014

2014 UCI world championships underway in Rotterdam!
After years of preparation, Tuesday was the day that BMX Holland kicked off the 2014 version of the classic BMX race, the UCI BMX World Championships!

Tuesday & Wednesday are practice days for the amateur/Challenge classes, and racing starts Wednesday with the Opening Ceremony at 615PM, followed by competition in the 17 and Over and Masters classes.

Thursday, racing continues with the UCI BMX World Challenge 5 to 16 year Boys & Girls. Also on Thursday the BMX Museum and Cinema open for the first time of the week and continue thru until Sunday.

Friday, the Challenge racing continues with the Cruiser class, all age groups! Another highlight of the day will be the Prize Giving Ceremony for all Challenge classes. Friday night, the Juniors and Elite will be working on their first practice session of the week.

Saturday, UCI BMX World Championships Time Trial qualification and the Time Trials Super finals will take place along with the Prize Giving Ceremony for the Junior and Elite Time Trials and the Masters class.

For the final day, Sunday, we'll see UCI BMX World Championships Race Qualifying motos for Men/Women Juniors and Elite, the special UCI Flag Hand Over Ceremony (Holland2014 to Belgium2015), then the ⅛ finals, ¼ finals, ½ finals and finals in the super fast Men/Women Juniors and Elite classes! To finish off the day and the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships, the day will end with the Prize Giving Ceremony for the Men/Women Junior and Elite classes!

What a week it is going to be! And, BMX Mania will be here keeping you up to date with one of our awesome BMX Mania Race Report Pages, some smokin' hot BMX Race Action Photos and some reporting of the events along the way.

So, keep it here all week for the BMX Mania Dot Com coverage of the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships, DIRECT from Rotterdam, The Netherlands!

Wednesday Morning ..... The BMX Mania Race Report Page will be open for business and there'll be a photo report of Tuesday's Challenge Practice Session and some goodies for ya from the BMX Expo and the great things that were going on down there, Tuesday, so PLEASE CHECK BACK!!!!! - Jerry Mania

Rebel Run BMX, Offers BMX Training Camps
After a lot of hard work, time, and dedication over the past year, we are excited and proud to finally announce the opening of Rebel Run Sports Camp, "Texas' premier BMX training camp". You can check us out and get info on upcoming camps or on our Facebook page.

Rebel Run BMX is the brainchild of two friends with a passion for BMX and for individuals who always try to push and exceed the limits of what we can do as human beings.

Travis Postany and Lee Lewis have traveled the world riding BMX together for 14 years. While they gained all the knowledge and experience one can about the sport, they saw inconsistencies in training and a huge lack of places to learn and practice the sport. Rebel Run BMX was created to share their years of experience with those who are willing to get serious, listen, work, and take their skills to the next level.

If you just want to do a few sprints a day, then this camp is not for you. If you just want to go to the track, jump the second straight over and over, and call it a night, then this camp is not for you. Many say, “Well, you just have to have fun.” We say, “That mentality is killing BMX.”

How can an individual or a sport progress by only doing what is “fun”? The reality is that “fun” will not put you on the podium; “fun” will not get you Number One titles; and “fun” will not push and test and force the limits of a sport or individual, which is what keeps BMX (or any other sport) alive and growing.

Rebel Run BMX is not like any other BMX camp or clinic you’ve been to or heard of. We take a different approach to training that we believe this sport desperately needs and offer an experience you won’t find anywhere else. If you have a goal or dream to do big things in BMX then we can help you reach that.




BMX Racing News - weekend update - July 19-21, 2014

UCI Announces Record Breaking BMX World Championships Entries!
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has published the entries list for the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships which take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from July 23 to 27.

A record 2841 participants have announced their presence across the Challenge and Junior / Elite categories. They represent 41 countries, the highest number of countries since Birmingham (GBR) in 2012 when the 2204 participants represented 38 countries.

The 244 athletes registered in the Championship classes (Elite and Juniors) include reigning World Champions Caroline Buchanan (AUS) and Liam Phillips (GBR). These two athletes, who are also leading the 2014 UCI Supercross World Cup standings, will be up against reigning Olympic Champions Maris Strombergs (LAT) and Mariana Pajon (COL). World Champion in 2011, Pajon will be looking to regain the Elite Women’s World title, as will 2012 World Champion Magalie Pottier (FRA). In the men’s competition, double World Champion (2011 and 2012) Australia’s Sam Willoughby will be in the running for a third world title in Rotterdam.

UCI BMX Coordinator Ellen Bollansée welcomed the record number of entries, which reflects the ever-growing popularity and professionalism of the discipline.

“The BMX World Championships are unique in that the week leading up to the Elite racing, age-groupers from all over the world get to race at the same venue,” she said. “The fact that we have nearly 2600 athletes registered for the Challenge classes is a demonstration that cycling’s youngest Olympic sport is booming.

“But the main event of the Championships is of course the Elite racing,” added Ms Bollansée. “All the big names are coming to Rotterdam so the racing promises to be exceptional.”

Photo by UCI / Reigning World Champion Liam Phillips (No 1) will be among the record number of participants in Rotterdam.




BMX Racing News - Thursday/Friday - July 17-18, 2014

Novant Health BMX Supercross Track Grand Opening Announced!
Yeah, buddy! The folks down in South Carolina who run the Rock Hill Outdoor Center are Super Psyched about their new Novant Health BMX Supercross track. And why wouldn't they be? Without even having run a race, they've secured a USABMX Gold Cup East Finals Pro Series race, AND a UCI BMX World Championship!

That's OK, they're in good hands. With good coordination from USABMX, USA Cycling and the UCI, they'll be runnin' great races at Novant Health BMX SX track for years!

That all gets 'Kicked Off', August 23rd with a stellar Grand Opening that'll feature BMX Pros, USABMX staff, USA Cycling representatives and UCI personnel as well as a full gate of local officials, Novant Health reps and of course, BMXers, itchin' to get on the track!

If you're in the area, which could be the entire East Coast.....Make it on out and celebrate the new track and take in the USABMX race, Saturday afternoon!






BMX Racing News - Wednesday - July 16, 2014

hot New Products Available from BRG
BMX Racing Group has some brand new parts that just arrived in time for the summer BMX racing rush.
New items from Insight, Elevn, and Excess can now be found at better BMX bike shops world wide.

Insight Pivotal Post - Alloy MSRP $24.99

Alloy Post offered in 4 colors and 4 size options, giving you a lightweight Pivotal Post option at a great price.
INSIGHT Pivotal seat post - 22.2x250mm
Black anodized, Polished, Red anodized, Blue anodized
INSIGHT Pivotal seat post - 25.4x250mm black anodized
INSIGHT seat post pivotal - 26.8x250mm
Black anodized, Polished, Red anodized, Blue anodized
INSIGHT seat post pivotal - 27.2x250mm
Black anodized, Polished, Red anodized, Blue anodized
Insight Pivotal Post - Carbon MSRP $54.99 - Insight Carbon Fiber Pivotal post is offered in a short 110mm race version, to help keep the weight to the minimum. Perfect for both the ultimate light weight Pivotal set with with the Insight Mini Pivotal Seats, as well as the Pro sizes Elevn Pivotal and other Pivotal seats. INSIGHT Carbon Pivotal seat post 22.2x110mm, 26.8x110mm, 27.2x110mm
Insight Mini Pivotal Seats MSRP $34.99
The Mini size Pivotal seat is an Exclusive to Insight, this is the only true mini Pivotal seat made in BMX!
Super lightweight at only130 Grams, the seat is offered in 3 colors choices. INSIGHT Mini pivotal seat - Black, Clear, White
Excess Elite 16t freewheel with 60 engagement points: MSRP $49.95
Our new Elite EXCESS freewheel is a 3/32"x 16T with 3 pawls and 60 points of engagements, doubling that of most other freewheels offered today. Offered in a brushed satin and chrome combo finish in 16 tooth only. This is the ultimate Hi-end Pro level freewheel offered at an affordable price!
Elevn 7" Alloy handlebars - Expert + - MSRP $59.95
A new size for Elevn in our Alloy range, the 7" rise bar is Expert + Sizing
6061 T6 Butted Tubing - 7" Rise, 26" Width, 8 Degree Sweep, 2 Degree Up Sweep, 480 Grams
ELEVN Expert + 7.0" SLT alloy Race bar - Black/white graphics & White/black graphics





BMX Racing News - Monday - July 14, 2014

BMX World Championship Events to Air in the U.S. on Universal Sports Network

Los Angeles (July 14, 2014) – Universal Sports Network will present national television and online coverage of the UCI BMX World Championship events in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday, July 27, at 4 p.m. ET.


Fans who do not normally receive Universal Sports Network as a part of their television package will be able to watch the BMX action from Holland during week-long free previews from DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, BendBroadband and CenturyLink Prism starting on July 22.


Following MTB World Cup stops in Windham, New York and Meribel, France, the mountain bike season culminates at the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Hafjell, Norway. Universal Sports Network coverage of the week-long event begins Tuesday, September 2 at 5 p.m. E.T.


Universal Sports Network BMX TV Schedule: ALL TIMES U.S. Eastern Time – subject to change


TV Time



July 27

4 p.m.

UCI BMX World Championships

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Staats BMX, Dude In Charge Interview With Rich Huvard by Sugar Cayne!
Staats BMX owner, Rich Huvard has "been there done that" when it comes to BMX and he's gotten a hold of a hot property in Staats BMX, a long time BMX company that he now owns and is making some noise with on the BMX Race scene.

BMX Media Man, Al Cayne sat down with Rich at the recent USABMX Stars & Stripes National recently for a comprehensive look at Staats, BMX As Art and the direction of BMX in general!

It's a nice look at a good effort by some folks dedicated to BMX racing!







BMX Racing News - Friday - July 11, 2014

McCollum Park BMX Gonna Do It Again In 2014!
They're going to DO IT AGAIN! Last year, Bob Gleyre and the fine folks at McCollum Park BMX in Everett, Washington blew the doors off of BMX racing with a Mega Purse BMX Pro Invitational and the results were spectacular. Sam Willoughby took the win and a boat load of cash to take home.

This year, they are able to run a 3 day program, with  race for life on Friday the 8th, a double points race on Saturday along with the Pro Am race. Sunday will be a Washington State Qualifier.

They will have plenty of camping on site for free, as well as a couple host hotels that have blocked out a number of rooms at a special rate. This year will also include a Vintage BMX show and swap, as well as some freestyle exhibitions.

The track will be a new layout from last year's race, and they will have 2 VIP sections up for bid, that will include prize packages for both VIP areas. One prize example will be a Connor Fields signed Jersey, and some Swag from Donnie Robinson!

The week leading up to the big weekend will include a rider clinic by KUWAHARA PRO Jeff Upshaw on Wednesday the 6th,as well as a clinic by Connor Fields prior to the race for life on Friday the 8th.

Some great sponsorship packages are still available as well, so get busy, contact Bob and make your presence felt!

Just like last year, the trophies for all 3 days will be spectacular, with the pro am trophies showcasing more creative glass blowing!

For clinic and sponsorship info contact

BIKE CHECK: Jonas Harmon’s 2015 Factory GT Speed Series with 'Crazy Al' Cayne!
Our favorite, East Coast Correspondent, 'Crazy Al' Cayne, he who loves BMX and has one of the coolest BMX Racing (And just about everything else, New York Style that you can think of!) web sites around, got together with GT Factory Rider, Jonas Harmon at the recent USABMX Stars & Stripes national in South Park, PA and they did a pretty thorough once over of Jonas's new cruiser for 2015. Al done good! Actually, GT didn't do bad either, CHECK IT OUT, it's BMX Mania Approved!

From Big Al ....... "We got an exclusive Bike Check of factory GT Bikes rider Jonas Harmon's 2015 Speed Series! This is an amazing looking bike with lots of cool new features!"






BMX Racing News - TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY - July 8&9, 2014

Connor Fields: Round #9 of the USA BMX Pro Series tour took to the East Coast of the United States to one of the most loved tracks in the USA’s BMX history: South Park, PA. South Park is one of the most historical BMX tracks in the United States, and what better weekend to have the USA BMX Pro Series tour stop in South Park, other than the 4th of July weekend.

The Stars and Stripes National event had a slightly different schedule for the Pro riders, as they races on Friday night and Saturday. Friday night was a UCI points gathering event as well, giving the riders an opportunity to collect points towards the UCI ranking and Olympic selection.

With the French National Championship this weekend as well, Connor Fields was the lone Chase Factory rider to attend the Stars and Stripes national, but he decently did not let the Chase Bicycles fans down!

On Saturday, Connor rode strong and consistent all day, and made his way info the main event. Connor would battle it out with Sam Willoughby in the final from the Gate drop to the finish line, and finished up in 2nd for the day.

Joris Daudet: Meanwhile, in France, on Saturday, July 5th, Joris Daudet raced in Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, France at the French National Championships.

Joris lead the one main event final for the title from start to finish, with a good battle from Quentin Caleyron, but Joris took the win and title.

French National Elite Men's Final: 1. Joris DAUDET 2. Quentin CALEYRON 3. Damien GODET 4. Moana MOO CAILLE 5. Remi RICCARDI 6. Romain MAYET 7. Amidou MIR 8. Axel LE NAGARD

U.K. "Ride Like A Girl" Project!
Last weekend at Rounds 6 & 7 of the British BMX series, the women of the UK's top category launched their "Ride like a Girl" project.

The idea was the brainchild of Ellie Dewdney and Lauren Smith; co-founders of 'GoBMX' girls only coaching organization; along with Joey Gough; veteran of the UK women's BMX scene and ex World Champ. They were disheartened by the fact that the British BMX Series staged a podium with novelty cheques for the men but not for the women, along with the fact that the women's prize money is only a quarter of that of the men's and the winner receives only half of what the winner would have earned in the mid 1990's.

However, they did not want to stage a protest or complain. They decided the best way to tackle the problem was to begin promoting girls BMX in general and it's female stars. Joey said "Although we feel it's a shame the prize money has dropped so much since a time when the sport was actually far smaller, we felt that rather than simply have a moan, it would be far more pro-active if we set about proving the female riders in BMX are really worth something, to initiate a change in the promotion of females in the sport and in turn how they are perceived by the rest of the BMX World. We need to make ourselves marketable to potential sponsors, so being invited to stand on the podium is an important first step towards that.

"We came up with a lot of ideas, the first being that we would arrange an autograph session with giveaways to give us a chance to meet and inspire a younger generation of riders, and the second a plan to sport t-shirts promoting female BMX that we planned to sell, with the profits going into the podium prize fund at he British Championships later this year....but there are more ideas in the pipeline too."

The "Ride like a Girl" t-shirts the women were sporting on mass, sent a clear and powerful message that riding a bike "like a Girl" is something to be proud of. "We want the younger generation of female BMXers to know there are no limits to what they can do on a bike, we want to encourage them to jump big, ride fast, and be a girl, and tell everyone at the same time!" commented Ellie.

The launch at Derby was a huge success with orders flying in for the t-shirts. On top of that after discussions with the organisers of the British Series in the run up to the event, it was arranged that podiums and novelty cheques would be provided for the women's category. Ellie said "We have been overwhelmed with the response this weekend, we have had t-shirt orders from as far as Canada and Australia, and seeing the Championship Women's top 3 up on the official podium was the icing on the cake. It's been quite an incredible weekend, we'd like to thank everyone for their support!"

If you would like a "Ride Like a Girl" t-shirt, visit but get your order in quickly as you will only be able to order until the end of this week!

(Photos courtesy of SJS Photography)

Chasing A Rainbow with
Caroline Buchanan...
Only The Best Can Get It!

Becoming a UCI Cycling World Champion you receive the elusive rainbow striped World Champion jersey. The BUCHANAN Next Gen girls are aspiring to be world champions of the future guided and mentored by the current 5 time World Champion Caroline Buchanan.

They are in the best hands to chase that rainbow, overcome adversity and find their pot of gold in their journey. Finding their lucky Oakley goggles the girls are able to see their vision clearly through the lens which gives them confidence chasing their rainbow to be World Champions of the future.

Wishing the Next Gen girls Mikayla Rose & Paige Harding good luck at the upcoming BMX World Championships in Holland. BUCHANAN Next Gen... more than just a girls team! Keep your eyes posted for whats to come!

Brought to you by BOX Components.

UCI BMX World Championships: Reunion of Champions

UCI News/Aigle, Switzerland - The list of participants for the Reunion of Champions reads like a veritable Who’s Who of BMX. It will take place during the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships and will reunite Champions from as far back as the 1970s.

“We wanted to create an extra feature for the public during these Worlds and of course give these athletes the platform they deserve,” explains organizer Eric Kersten.

The idea of a major international reunion was born during discussions between the event organizers and Gerrit Does, organizer of the World Championships in the Netherlands in 1983. Mr. Does called on his extensive contacts worldwide to bring the idea to fruition.

“This is an absolute first and unique happening,” he said. “We also hope we can attract current riders for a unique photo opportunity,” he added.

The main day of the reunion will be Saturday July 26th, with an organized bike ride through Rotterdam for the former Champions, who will arrive at the city’s Ahoy arena in time to watch the Juniors and Elite time trials.

1979 World Champion “PK Ripper” among participants - The reunion will bring back strong memories for the world’s former World Champions, such as Perry Kramer, one of the first ever USA Pros to race in Europe. Namesake for the infamous “PK Ripper” bike, Kramer was crowned BMX World Champion in Indianapolis, USA, in 1979.

“The BMX community is strong and we really try to stay connected,” says Kramer. “I see a lot (of former BMX competitors) at BMX reunions, but to try to get together racers who have earned a distinctive title such as World Champion has not been attempted before.

“It will be cool to swap some ‘World Championship’ stories with some of the other champions.”

Kramer welcomes the globalization of BMX which sees riders from a lot of different countries on the international podium.

“When I won the Pro World Championships back in 1979, all 8 riders in the main event were Californian,” he says.

The former Champion has a hard time naming some of his greatest BMX memories, although winning his first big national race in the 1976 Winter Nationals would have to be one of them… as is travelling to the Netherlands to race in 1980.

“But more of my best memories come from the off-the-track fun we had while touring the USA back in the late 70s and early 80s.”

At the end of his competitive career, Perry Kramer remained in the industry, covering a wide section of American territory as sales rep and accounts executive for Giant Bicycles.

“I actually started working in the bicycle industry when I was still racing. It was a logical step. I still really want to ride bikes all the time and I still race… but on mountain bikes and mostly for fun.”

The 2014 UCI BMX World Championships will take place at the Ahoy arena from July 23 to 27. The unofficial meeting place for the former World Champions during that period will be at the nearby BMX Museum.

2014 UCI Worlds Commemorative Frame From Crupi!

A Word From ..... The folks over at Crupi are all fired up about the UCI Worlds in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and they're going to celebrate the moment with a "2014 Worlds Limited Edition Frame".

It looks pretty darn sweet, and you'll want to move fast to get one of only one hundred collectible frames......See above for all the details!







BMX Racing News - weekend update - July 5&6, 2014

1 Sam Willoughby 1 Brooke Crain 1 Cristian Becerine 1 Phil Delizia
2 Connor Fields 2 Lauren Reynolds 2 Matt Pohlkamp 2 Olijuwon Davis
3 Donny Robinson 3 Dani George 3 Jesse Burkes 3 Nick Koehler
Race Action Photo Gallery Coming, Saturday Morning, East Coast Time!




BMX Racing News - Thursday/Friday - July 3-4, 2014

New Insight Mini Pivotal Seats

We are excited to announce the addition of the first Mini Pivotal seat offered in BMX from Insight.

At only 130 grams this is by far the lightest and only mini Pivotal seat out! Offered in White, Clear, and Black.

In Stock Now!

MSRP $34.99





BMX Racing News - Tuesday/Wednesday - July 1-2, 2014

Chase Bicycles UCI BMX SX Round #3 Recap / Berlin, Germany
The new Chase BMX Race Report Web Edit is now posted. Please take a look back at the Chase Bicycles Pro team from stop #3 of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup tour in Berlin Germany. Connor Fields, Joris Daudet, Anthony Dean, Dan Franks, Melinda McLeod, Stefany Hernandez, Renato Rezende, and Carlos Ramirez talk about the weekend of racing on one of the most unique BMX tracks ever built.

We are excited as the team riders get ready for the UCI BMX World Championships in just a few weeks in Holland, where Connor Fields looks to defend his Time Trial World Championship, while Joris Daudet, Romain Mahieu, Anthony Dean, Daniel Franks, Melinda McLeod, Stefany Hernandez, Renato Rezende, and Carlos Ramirez and the rest of the worlds fastest riders go after the Men's and Women's World Titles.

Amanda Carr & Kurt Pickard Win Big,
Sunday at USABMX Midwest National!
J&R's, Amanda Carr leads the way in Elite Women's racing in to Turn Two, Sunday at the USABMX Midwest National at Rockford BMX! She was joined on top of the podium by Haro's, New Zealand rocker, Kurt Pickard in Elite Men. Other winners in Sunday's pro events included, Cristian Becerine in Vet pro, Jake Sherbno in A Pro and Bubba Gonzales in USAC Boys.

CLICK HERE for more from Rockford!