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BMX racing news, Thursday - June 30, 2011

hot new RIFT frames from tangent


Pro XL’s available now!!!
The Factory Tangent squad would like to give a big shout out and thank you to our sponsors for all they do for us. Tangent products supplying us with the best grips, plates, bars, stems, seats, sprockets you can get, Riders Pro Shop where you can buy the best products available for your bike, Fly Racing making sure we look fresh and flashy on the track. Shimano for there great shoes, cranks, peddles, chains and brake kits. Alius for Flowing smooth on their forks and hubs. Kenda tires for making sure we’re rolling smooth and fast. Alienation for the truest and lightest rims on the market. US Spokes keeping our wheels straight and Thomson light weight seatposts.

Factory Intense, Factory Speed Teams

Welcome KMC as Sponsor

CERRITOS, CA-VSI Products is pleased to announce the addition of KMC chains as a major sponsor of the Factory Intense and Factory Speed racing teams. KMC is one of the world's leading performance bicycle chain makers.

"We're really excited about having KMC join the team. They make some of the best chains available and we look forward to working with them as they build the brand within the world of BMX," said Toby Henderson, VSI's founding partner.

Combined, the teams include more than two dozen NAG riders, as well as professionals David Herman and Arielle Martin, all of whom will use KMC's Z610HX, X9SL and other KMC chains for the remainder of the season.

As part of the sponsorship deal, VSI will become the U.S. distributor of KMC BMX-specific chains. VSI will offer its dealers several models of KMC chains in 96-link lengths and proprietary colors. Among the chains to be sold by VSI are the Z610HX, X1 and X9SL.

VSI Products, Inc. designs, develops and sells a wide range of BMX and mountain biking products including bicycles, frames, forks, components, helmets, protective gear, clothing and tires. Intense, Sinz Elite, Sinz and THE are market leaders in BMX racing, while the newly created Speed, EYE and AVE (pronounced Avenue) brands are quickly gaining popularity within the BMX community.

KMC Chain is a distinguished leader and celebrated pioneer in the bicycle chain industry. It has consistently devoted itself to the production of premium bicycle chains for more than three decades. In 1986, KMC began making chains for Shimano, establishing a partnership that stands today. KMC has 11 factories and 16 sales companies around the world in Taiwan, China, Holland, USA, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam with sales in more than 130 countries
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BMX racing news, Wednesday - June 29, 2011

French National BMX Team

and Alienation BMX Join Forces!

It was announced recently by Alienation BMX that a two year sponsorship deal for 2011 & 2012 has been signed with the French BMX National Team for product support with the world’s best high performance rims from Alienation BMX.

The sponsorship deal was hammered out by French National Team Coach, Fabrice Vettoretti and Alienation BMX Sponsorship Coordinator, Jerry Landrum. According to Landrum, “Everyone here at Alienation BMX is VERY excited to be able to work with the awesome riders and World Class Coaching Staff of the French BMX National Team!”

“The French BMX Program has been at the “Elite Level” before any other national team in BMX, and we know that our product will be used at the height of BMX performance under the sterling leadership of Fabrice, his staff and of course, some of the best riders in the world.”

With the goal of being “The Fastest of the Fast”, Team France will be primarily using the Deviant/Insurgent rim combo. With the superlight Deviant on the front, weighing in at 305 grams and the 315 gram Insurgent on the rear, the Fast French will possess the lightest high performance BMX rim setup in the world.

When it comes to performance, the French Team will be contesting one of the toughest race schedules ever with a mixture of UCI BMX Supercross races, the UCI Worlds, the super tough Euro Rounds and the Coupe de France (the French National Series), the Alienation rims will be put to the test, leading all the way up to the 2012 London Olympic Games where the French Team will endeavor to place three Elite Men and Two Elite Women in competition for the coveted Olympic Medals.

The team has taken a BIG step in that direction with Joris Daudet ranking first in the UCI BMX SX Series AND First in the European BMX Series. Thomas Hamon joins Joris with a strong Second in Euro points.

In the Elite Women’s end of things, Manon Valentino got off to a GREAT start with a big win at the UCI Supercross race in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Manon currently sits at Second Place in the overall Supercross series and French BMX National Teammate, Magalie Pottier ranks Third in SX points. The two girls currently reside at #1 & #2 in the European Rankings.

Alienation BMX sends out a warm welcome to the family to the awesome French team. We welcome the best, to the best!

For more information on Alienation BMX, please visit , or for the French National Team, visit

Prophecy’s Moana Moo-caille brings home big wins in Euro rounds!

The Euro 9th and 10th BMX rounds took place in Birmingham (UK) this past 18/19th of June and Moana Moo-caille went there to finalize his preparation before the World championship in Denmark end of July.

This Birmingham track was a completely new track that most of the rider just discovered before the race….We can say that it was a fast and technical track and riders did a great show on it….

Moana Moo-Caille was our only Prophecy BMX rider going to this Euro round and he did again a great race with many “hole shots” with his Prophecy BMX carbon frame!!!!

Saturday after a really good start side by side with Joris Daudet who took the lead because of the inside line, Moana stayed in contact with him until the last turn far away from other riders…but a small mistake on the last jumping section make him loose the second place to finish finally third!

The Sunday Moana reached again the main and even if his start was not as good as the Saturday, he succeed to turn at the second place and follow Joris Daudet this time until the finish line finishing at a really good 2nd place!!!!

Is a shame than Moana did not do all Euro rounds because he would have been certainly on the top 3 of the final ranking…

Since the Switzerland Euro rounds his results are: 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd….it looks like a count down before the first victory!!!!!! That will certainly come very soon…

Elite Men results Sunday:
1 DAUDET Joris France
2 MOO CAILLE Moana France (Prophecy BMX)
3 TREIMANIS Edzus Latvia
4 VAN GORKOM Jelle Nederland
5 GODET Damien France
6 VAN DER HEIJDEN Jordy Nederland
7 HAMON Thomas France
8 BRETHAUER Luis Germany


Elite Men results Saturday:
1 DAUDET Joris France
2 VAN GORKOM Jelle Nederland
3 MOO CAILLE Moana France (Prophecy BMX)
4 HAMON Thomas France
5 VAN DER HEIJDEN Jordy Nederland
6 TREIMANIS Edzus Latvia
7 BATEY Kelvin Irelan

Many pictures on:

Next races:  French National Championships, the 2nd and 3rd July where Moana will try to get the Home Town Title.

Next will be the 11th and 12th of July, where he will battle in the finals of the European BMX Championship in Haaksbergen, NL

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Camp is right around the corner, begins at 9AM, Tuesday & Wednesday!

Train with Free Agent/Rockstar Factory Team riders, Kyle Bennett and Cristian Becerine along with Alienation BMX sponsored pro, Ramiro Marino at the 2011 version of the BMX Mania Pro Training Camp! The camp will be held at Hire Park BMX in Warsaw, Indiana; which is one of the best tracks in the Midwest. BMX Mania's been presenting this camp since 1996 and we know that you'll benefit from coming out to this year's edition. It's going to be AWESOME!!!!!

You'll love our "Team Approach" at the camp, and get to know your instructors well, and they are some of the BEST in the world. We'll give you a chance to learn from the best, and have a GREAT time in the process. Snacks and lunches are provided both days, and you'll get the chance to win a HOT Free Agent, Speedway bike, too. It's a sweet ride and every camper gets a ticket for the raffle drawing!









BMX racing news, Tuesday - June 28, 2011

Martijn Scherpen signs with


Bergeijk, Netherlands, 06-28-2011 ..... Multiple Dutch champion, 10 time European Champion, 4 time UCI World Champion, 2009 European Elite champion, SWATCH Pro Team Rider; Martijn Scherpen “The Terminator” joins the European INTENSE BMX team.

Martijn raced for the team in their early Crupi period and then took some time off and raced several years for the Dutch National team, but after parting ways with the Dutch National team last weekend Martijn was been given a WARM welcome by the European INTENSE BMX team.

Both, Martijn and team management are very pleased with their renewed cooperation and are looking forward to a bright future together.



June 28, 2011

Ah, yes......The joy of BMX! Goin' FAST, Goin' BIG!

Brenden Seibert, 12X/JW Bicycle Products, loftin' some BIG AIR over the Second Straight during the NBL/USABMX Midwest National at BMX Mania's Home Track/Hire Park BMX in Warsaw, Indiana last Sunday.

BMX is an interesting thing isn't it? Some of us go bigger than others, some of us go faster than others, but we can all ride.

THAT, my friend, is the Joy Of BMX.....when you get right down to it, it's all about getting out there and hitting up the track, huh?

Let's 'DO Some BMX", OK? I'm gonna grab my cruiser (Supercross Envy, in case you wanted to know!) and head out to Gate Practice tonight.....See you at the track! - Jerry Mania

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BMX racing news, Monday - June 27, 2011

The Warrens Ride The BMX Nation To The Heart Of The Sport!

It’s been a little over 2 months and more than 2300 miles since we left home on this bike adventure.

We are just about half way through our BMX track visits, having stopped at: Tampa, FL, Sarasota, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, West Palm Beach, FL, Palm Bay, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Augusta, GA, Lexington, SC, Clemmons, NC, Petersburg, VA, Richmond, VA, Pottstown, PA, New Paltz, NY and Hagerstown, MD.

This past week, we spent time at the Hagerstown, MD track.

It is a track that was built on one man’s passion.

One guy thought a BMX track would have been awesome to have when he was a child.

He started to shovel some dirt and talk to some township officials. He got a few bucks to put in a concrete pad at the starting hill and to pave some berms.

For over 12 years, he showed up, did the work, engaged the kids and turned parents into volunteers.

Throughout it all, he rode his bike.

He stepped down as Track Director, after 12 years, because like all of us, life puts demands on us.

I had heard a lot of great stuff about Brian and was glad to see him at Hagerstown track when we arrived on Friday evening.

I watched as the man without children of his own, was a magnet for every age rider at the track.

He played Foot Down and did cool bike tricks with cool names.

He is BMX......For the whole Ride The Nation Blog, Check THIS Out!







BMX racing news, weekend edition - June 24-26, 2011




historic BMX racing, 1st ever usabmx national

JUNE 24, 25 & 26, 2011


Sanctioning of BMX Racing is unified in the United States

Official USA BMX News Release - Gilbert, Arizona

From its humble beginnings in the 1970’s to its inclusion in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, BMX racing has seen many changes through the years. Many sanctioning bodies have come and gone during the 40 year history of the sport, but two have remained. The American Bicycle Association (ABA) and the National Bicycle League (NBL) have both been in operation since the 1970’s and now, like so many sports leagues, the two have joined forces and will operate as USA BMX.

USA BMX will operate out of the current ABA headquarters in Gilbert, Arizona. With over 350 sanctioned tracks around the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, USA BMX will serve as the sanctioning body for these tracks and over 70,000 members. USA BMX will coordinate the national, regional, state, and local scheduling for all tracks as well as manage the 2012 U.S. Olympic BMX Trials in conjunction with the United States Olympic Committee and USA Cycling. American BMX racers who grew up racing at both ABA and NBL tracks have gone on to win three Olympic medals and nine BMX World Cup events; more than any other country. BMX racing returns to the Olympics in 2012 in London.

“This is an exciting time for our sport and an exciting time for the ABA,” said Bernie Anderson, Chairman of the Board. “We have had a talented and dedicated staff that have served our sport well through the years and the unification of the sanctioning bodies is a tribute to their perseverance and hard work.” Bernie Anderson entered into the sport as a track operator in 1978 and became ABA Chairman of the Board in 1986. “BMX has seen many changes through the years,” said USA BMX, CEO, BA Anderson. “The unification of the sanctioning bodies for BMX racing will allow us to focus on the continued growth and development of our sport while better managing our resources,” continued Anderson. “We have been working towards one sanctioning body for many years,” said ABA past President, Clayton John. “I am happy that the foundation Bernie and I worked on during my 27 years has come to fruition; this is a great time for BMX racing.” Clayton John served as the President of the ABA from 1981 through 2008.

Founded in 1974, the National Bicycle League represents some 10,000 members and 100 tracks. Founded in 1977, the American Bicycle Association represents some 60,000 members and 250 tracks. Together, they are the sport’s two longest operating sanctions. Much like Major League Baseball and the subtle difference between the National and American League, the two sanctioning bodies for BMX racing do have differences. “We will finish out the 2011 season of each sanctioning body while working to complete plans for 2012 and beyond,” said Anderson. “The 2012 national schedule will feature events at tracks that in the past have flown ABA or NBL banners; they will now fly USA BMX banners,” continued Anderson. “

“Words cannot describe my excitement for the future of BMX. The rich heritage of both organizations and the combined knowledge are going to catapult the sport to new heights, while also allowing local level racing to prevail,” stated USA BMX, COO, John David. “While we will work to preserve the history and uniqueness of each organization; now is a time for advancing and growing our sport, concluded Anderson. “The staff and I are excited about the changes and look forward to the new challenges and exciting future of BMX racing.”

Elevn BMX Announces G2 SLT Handlebar Launch!

Elevn Racing is proud to announce the addition of the new G2 SLT 13 Butted Handlebar, as well as the arrival of the Mini-Junior 1”, Expert 1”, Pro 8.0, & the Pro Cruiser Lite Forks.

Elevn Racing handlebars have been designed to be the ultimate BMX race bar. Each Bar is made with ultra light 100% chromoly heat treated 13-butted tubing, building handlebars that are extremely lightweight yet strong. The G2 SLT 8” model weighs in at a mere 779 grams Size info: G2 SLT – 8” Rise, Back Sweep 6, Up Sweep 2, ¾” Cross Bar The G2 SLT is offered in Black & White Logos and White with Black Logos. All 6 sizes: 8.25”, G2 SLT 8”, 8”, 7.5”, 7”, & 5.75” are available in black or white. The 8”, 7.5”, and 7” also are offered with Blue or Red decals in both colors.

Our full line of 4130 chromoly forks are perfect for the high demands of BMX, but still are light enough to keep the weight down. We now offer forks for the little guys & Pros, & Pro Cru riders who want a light, strong fork & get a great value too!

Weight Specs: Mini/Junior 20” Weight 575 grams, Expert 20”- Weight 690 grams, Pro 8.0 820 grams, Pro Cruiser Lite 790 Grams. All are 100% 4130 Heat Treated chromoly. The Pro 8.0 fork & the Pro 24” includes an threaded in steer tube alloy stem cap and 2 steer tube spacers (3mm & 5mm)

Elevn offers a full line of 4130 chromoly forks to complement our 13-butted handlebars. The products are perfect for the hi-demands of a Supercross track, but light enough to keep your bike weight low & faster on any type of track. Our Forks feature double butted, tapered legs, CNC machined dropouts, and a double-butted steer tube with our 1 1/8th forks featuring an alloy stem lock cap and 2 included spacers making this one incredible fork. Offered in black or white: 8.0 Pro, 7.0 Pro Lite, Pro 24 Lite, Expert, & Mini/Junior. For more info, visit

Elevn BMX is a division of the BMX Racing Group .

Shanaze Reade Episode 9, Check It Out!

(I mean, she is the SUPER FAST Lady BMXer, why wouldn't you want to know what's going on with her?)

In Episode nine we get to see Shanaze race against the boys at her first UK National of 2011. After the Dagenham National, Shanaze heads back up North for more training and media - including ITV presenting and a Daily Mail photo shoot with her family in Crewe. Finally, last week - Shanaze opened the Birmingham BMX Track ahead of the Euro Round there. - WWW.SHANAZEREADESERIES.COM 



Australia's BMX riders reign in world rankings


Official BMX Australia News Release: Australia remains the top nation in the latest BMX World Rankings released this week by the International Cycling Union (UCI).

In the men's competition Australia, with a total of 2685 points, is 101 points ahead of France (2584) and the USA is sitting third on 2458 points. In the women's rankings Australia's tally of 2865 points is 247 more than the USA's total of 2618 with France almost 600 points back in third with 2045 points.

In the individual rider rankings there was more good news for the Australians as they prepare for the UCI BMX World Championships being staged in Copenhagen, Denmark from 27 to 31 July.

2009 Supercross series champion and two time junior world champion, Sam Willoughby, remains ranked second in the world on 938 points, just 20 points behind New Zealand's Marc Willers who took over the top spot after victory in the recent round of the Supercross World Cup Series in Papendal, Holland. South Australian Brian Kirkham (732 points) has moved up from seventh to fourth in the rankings due to making the final in Papendal whilst Khalen Young is the next best Australian with 495 points to be ranked thirteenth.

Australia has two other men in the elite top 25 with Luke Madill ranked 20th (402 points) and Josh Callan 25th (307 points).

2011 Australian champion Caroline Buchanan posted a third place finish in Papendal to maintain third place on the rankings with 876 points. Her team mate Lauren Reynolds is ranked fourth with 776 points. Rachel Bracken rounds out the top ten ranked women in the world with 561 points. Colombian Mariana Pajon leads the women's table on 968 points, 73 points ahead of Sarah Walker (NZL) who is sitting second.

West Australian Darryn Goodwin tops the junior rankings with 425 points, more than 100 points clear of his nearest rival. Queensland's Melinda McLeod is the second ranked junior woman with 435 points behind American Brooke Crain who has 610 points.


The Australians are motivated to maintain their nation ranking as this will determine the number Australian riders we qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The BMX High Performance program and the sport received a welcome boost on the weekend with the opening of a $4.8 million BMX track at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Brisbane.

The Australian team will use the track to prepare for the upcoming World Championships.

The track was officially opened by Sport Minister Phil Reeves, State Member for Chatsworth Steve Kilburn and BMX Australia President Barry Knight. Mr Reeves says the state of the art facilities offer riders of all levels a chance to experience a track of Olympic standard.

"This BMX track is an Australian first and is great for fans and riders alike," he said. "There are currently 32 BMX clubs across Queensland and the popularity of this sport continues to grow.

"The Bligh Government's investment of $4.8 million is a ripper for riders, and with London 2012 just around the corner it will be put to very good use as elite training squads prepare for the Games.

"Queensland will be the training ground for many Olympians and this is also great for grass-roots BMX and the local economy."

State Member for Chatsworth Steve Kilburn says Sleeman Sports Complex remains a cutting-edge training venue.

"The Bligh Government is currently investing $15.3 million to install a new pool, a water-based jumps facility for aerial skiers and this new BMX track, to ensure Sleeman remains a world-class sporting complex," said Mr Kilburn. "Along with Sleeman's other facilities (pool, gymnasium, catering and accommodation), this Complex is perfect for squad training and the feedback from the BMX community and elite training groups is they can't wait to give the track a good workout."

BMX Australia President Barry Knight says this is another step forward for BMX in Australia.

"The building of a Supercross BMX track in Australia is a wonderful facility to support the growing number of club and elite riders participating in the sport. We currently have more than 7,000 registered BMX riders and this number is growing all the time.

"Having access to a facility like this will improve riders skill levels, fitness and make them more competitive on the international stage," said Mr Knight. "Coming off the first ever BMX Olympic event at the 2008 Olympic Games, this track will be of exceptional benefit to our Olympic hopefuls for London 2012, giving our riders the chance to train on a world class track."

Quick facts
  • $4.8 million Bligh Government investment for the BMX facility
  • The track features two start ramps (5m and 8m with an 18/28° sloping angle) with major double-jumps, step ups and a technical 'rhythm section, and riders will hit speeds of up to 60km/h around the 400 metre tracks
  • More than 330 registered riders aged from 8 years of age to 45+ from as a far afield as New Zealand, Tamworth, Victoria and regional Queensland competed over the weekend in the opening event
  • The popularity of cycling in general continues to grow and the following for BMX (in terms of numbers) in Australia is second only to the United States
  • More than 840,000 people use Sleeman every year, and the complex has onsite accommodation for training camps and a number of other facilities (gym, aquatic centre) which could be utilised when riders are not tackling the new track
    Sleeman currently undergoing $17.3 million upgrade– the largest since it was established for the 1982 Commonwealth Games – to install a new pool, BMX track and another Australian first, a water-based jumps facility for aerial skiers
  • The new facilities have been developed in consultation with design experts from the UCI








BMX racing news, Thursday - June 23, 2011

Go In Depth With

Khalen Young


BIG podcast on DaleHolmes.Com with Dale and a panel of experts chewin' things over with Haro's, Australian BMX Race Rocket, 'KY' Khalen Young. Khalen goes thru a TON of stuff with the panel over a LONG (Nearly 1 hour) interview.

Khalen covers 'Growing Up' in America, strategy for the 2012 Olympics, ABA & SX tracks, Marc Willers & the pro class, and a bunch of other stuff that you might find interesting. Note, some language not suitable for all tastes. 'I'm just sayin......'

Check it out at

SpeedTech pulls in the Bike Shop Win at at ABA’s Music City Nationals

The speedTech crew hit the Music City Nationals for ABA’s 1st inaugural national event and recently converted Music City BMX.

The team hit Nashville with a strong crew looking for those hard earned N.A.G points.

SpeedTech Aces Steven Penland, Dalton Simons, Emeligh Larson, Bryce Easter, John Noerenberg, Ian Noerenberg, Cole Simons, Ty Gibbs and Charlie Biggs were on hand for the action.

A little bit of bad luck was widespread on Saturday as Bryce Easter was looking to put the cherry on top of a perfect day in 10 Cruiser, but crashed leading the main event out of the final turn.

John Noerenberg would also have some bad luck as he hit the gate on the start, but would battle back for a respectable 5th. The team would end up 5th on the day out of 13 bike shop entries.

Day 2 – Day 2 began on a much better note with the team cruising through the mottos and most of the riders qualifying to a semi or straight to the main event in the 1st round mottos.

Come main event time everyone was composed and focused on podium finishes to cap out a great weekend. Bouncing back in 10 Cruiser & 10 Expert was Bryce Easter.

Bryce took home a podium finish in cruiser & a 4th in an ultra competitive 20” field. John Noerenberg’s bad luck continued with a ball up in the 1st turn, but he would fight his way into 5th on the big bike.

Our only lady on the weekend, Emeligh Larson was busy cruising to win in cruiser & a podium finish on her 20” Steven Penland was cashed in a pair of deuces in 17-20 cruiser and as always looked “AA Pro” in the process (See photo above).

Also having a great weekend and stepping up his game was Ty Gibbs.

Ty made mains on both days on both bikes, but seemed to have his Crupi cruiser dialed in and lead both his 1st motto & semi heading into the main.

Ty had a rough start in the main, but would fight his way into 4th place. Ty’s been training & working real hard & it’s starting yield the fruits of success.

Wrapping up day 2, SpeedTech would take the win hands down in the Bike Shop division.

Everyone was stoked to be a part of the team’s first ABA National win. Hopefully it’s the first of many…….








BMX racing news, Wednesday - June 22, 2011

wins in Nashville

Nashville has always been a "big draw" event regardless of whose schedule it was listed under.


Thus it wasn't that hard of a decision in skipping Bakersfield and attending Nashville.


This decision also gave team rider Max Egdorf an additional week to heal from a broken scapula and collar bone suffered at the Winter Nationals.


Team Rider Gavin Freewalt was also on the DL with a broken bone and made his return in Nashville.


Both riders fared exceptionally well in their returns after an extended layoff.


When the dust cleared Rennen/Intense had scored a decent 202 on day 1, following that up with a nice 207 on day 2 in Factory Team competition for wins both days.


Obviously we weren’t the only team who thought Nashville was worth the trip, as ten factory teams signed up both days.

Here is how your favorite team rider fared:

Austin Loebe (Junior men-17/18x) - Scored a pair of seconds on day 1, day 2….. no comment.

CJ Fisher (16x/cru) Participated in "Excellent Adventure" four-man 2400-mile road trip. One main event crash, and 3 good main finishes for the weekend.

Gavin Freewalt (8x/7-8 open). Pulled an open win, and a nice second in class on day 2.

Shawn DiPrete (36-40 x/cru) - All aces for the ring leader of the road trip. Backing up all his "talk" of late.

Max Egdorf (19-27x) Fared quite well for his first race back from injury, pair of 2nd's in the ultra deep 19-27x class.

Nicole Mitchell (9 girls) Ageing up, no problem.... 1st both days in 9 girls.

Cam Moore (13x) This kid is a beast! Big class win on day 2 after falling on day 1. Some good open finishes also.

Devon Yeager (10x) Recovered from a subpar main finish on day 1 for a strong second on day 2

Courtney Applewhite (Elite Women) Back home in NC now that school is over and working hard on the BMX. 8th main event finis on day 1.

Will Murray (Vet Pro) - Worked his way into the main event on day 2, in a class that now may even be faster than "A" pro.


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









BMX racing news, Tuesday - June 21, 2011

Photo Caption Contest Winner

Brenden Seibert of Cincinnati, Ohio

Brenden Seibert's Winning Photo Caption

They were listening to the webinar...."Really, for just $395, u can race anywhere, anytime and as much as you me!"


Grand Prize - Fly Hat & BMX Mania Sticker Pack

Thanks to all who entered the BMX Mania Photo Caption Contest, and watch out for more BMX Mania Contests to come! It's a Summer Full Of Giveaways at BMX Mania Dot Com!


Photo posted, just because we love BMX and in this particular photo, "The Eyes Have It!" ...... Have BMX, that is!

Dance Factory Racing's, Ron Vega, Second Straight A Pro Action, Saturday at ABA Rockford!



Different view, more "Eyes On The Prize", but the same intensity and desire for the sport! (Vega's still in the lead, too!)

GT Bicycles and LakeTown Bicycles

Are proud to present

7th Annual Great Salt Lake Nationals

Hack-A-Rama Golf Tournament


“Pizza, Pong & Pro’s”

Thursday June 30th

Proceeds to go to the “I Ride For Tyler Blick” Fund

The annual ritual has become a great way for friends of the BMX community to get together and bond outside of the track. Current special guests participating are GT Bicycles Pro’s Mike Day, Corben Sharrah and Eric “Big Daddy” Rupe.

Schedule of events:

10:00am ..... Golf Tournament @ RiverBend GC Riverton, UT *** Prizes for Longest Drive and Closest to the Hole

5:00pm ..... Pizza, Pong & Pro’s @ LakeTown Bicycles West Jordan, UT

• Raffles for special autographed items from the GT BMX race and freestyle teams

• Autograph session with GT BMX Pro’s Mike Day, Corben Sharrah and Eric Rupe

• Ping Pong Tournament for prizes

• FREE Pizza and drinks for all who attend

• Special sale prices on GT products courtesy of LakeTown Bicycles

What better way to kick your Great Salt Lake National weekend off than some good, clean fun with the fastest coolest guys in BMX?! Be sure to mark it on your calendars and we will see you there!

For more info contact Steve Spencer:



BMX racing news, weekend update - June 17-19, 2011

Sam Willoughby & Alise Post.....First Place wins

at the ABA Midwest National, Sunday!


1st Sam Willoughby

2nd Corey Reid

3rd Marc Willers

1st Alise Post

2nd Caroline Buchanan

3rd Dominique Daniels

Yesterday's Second Place Finishers (Sam Willoughby & Alise Post) in Elite Men and Women, were Sunday's First Place winners, in a little bit of BMX Role Reversal.

Complete Race Results & Podium Photos To be posted.






bmx mania road trippin' to the ABA Midwest Nationals

Jerry Mania is off and running for The Rock, the site of the 2011 ABA Midwest Nationals.

Well.....the awesome track at Rockford BMX has been the site of the Midwest Nationals for as long as we can remember, and it's a GREAT location.

That track is smooth as a pool table and every year, "Magic Jake" has been adding a feature here and a feature there, and this year's no exception with some big changes to the first straight!

So, make sure to check back, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for cool pix, fast racing and BMX Mania coverage of the ABA Midwest Nationals that'll be so cool.......You'll have to open your fridge to heat your house!











BMX racing news, Thursday - June 16, 2011

Tangent Factory Race Report ABA Spring Nationals

Our A-pro Matt Baisley showed up to New Mexico feeling fast and ready for a good weekend. After watching Matt in practice he seemed to be the fast guy out there and ready to snag his first podiums of the year. Unfortunately it didn’t go that way for him and after having gate 7 in Saturdays main he’d have to settle for a 5th on day 1. For day 2 Matt came out looking good again. He would come away with a 6th place finish for the day after hitting the gate in his main. It won’t be long till you see this guy up front and getting that podium finish he’s been looking for

Tangent Cartel young gun Jacob Abbe made the trip over to New Mexico. Coming off of 2 hot wins at the national 2 weeks prior in Bakersfield, CA Jacob was ready to keep his winning streak rolling and that he did! Saturday he cruised through moto’s and right into the main where he was able to lock down a nice win on day 1! Day 2 Jacob’s winning pace came to an end but he still grabbed himself a respectable 4th place finish for the day. 

Look for the whole Tangent/Riders Pro Shop team to be representing at the up coming Great Sale Lake nationals July 1-3.

 Tangent/Riders Pro Shop team would like to thank all there sponsors. Fly Racing, Shimano, Alius, Kenda Tires, Alienation, USA Spokes and Thomson.




The boys over at Bike City in Copenhagen have launched what has to be one of the COOLEST helmet cam videos that we've ever seen. The track for the UCI Worlds is looking good and this is a GREAT way to see the whole thing. Tune it in and check it out on the video above......It will ROCK your World (Championships)!

Elite BMX racers have until July 15 to submit their requests for permanent “career numbers”

Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 15, 2010) -- Elite male and female BMX racers wishing to receive a permanent “career number” from the UCI for the upcoming 2012 UCI season can submit their requests to USA Cycling up until July 15.

The UCI introduced the permanent number system in 2006 as a way for elite riders to obtain exclusive rights to a “career number” for their entire elite career. The system allows riders to market themselves by giving media and spectators and easy way to identify them on the track.

Any licensed elite rider (born on or before 1993) can request a permanent career number. Click here to see the men’s numbers available for selection, or here for the numbers available to women.

To make your request, simply send an email to USA Cycling’s Director of BMX Programs, Mike King, at In the email, please indicate your top three available number choices.

For more information about the UCI permanent number system, please click here.

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 comprises 70,000 licensees; 2,400 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,900 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year, manages 17 national championship events and is responsible for fostering the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit











BMX racing news, Wednesday - June 15, 2011

Joey Bradford is BACK, wins BIG in Korea

Joey Bradford has had a tough Winter, with losing his long time sponsorship with the GT Factory Team last Fall, then at the ABA Grands, he suffered a really bad injury that put him Out Of Action for six months. During his recuperation time, Joey got busy and found a hot new sponsor in Prophecy BMX and has been training like a crazy man, and it showed BIG TIME in his first race back.

Joey flew to Korea last week and came home the winner of the second annual Crown-Haitai International Race in Seoul! Most of the best Elite BMX riders were invited to this race which was broadcast live on ESPN Korea to try to fight to get the big prize money of $6000 for the winner…. Even if the track was a little different than we're used to seeing, all the riders said it was a fun time and all who attended put on a great race…and got to help show what BMX is all about to the Korean public who were coming to see these great riders. During the main event Edzus Treimanis took the lead, but Joey waited to the last turn to make a great move and passed Edzus to win the BIG MONEY!!!! A great win for a rider who just got back from a long injury…and a great win for the Prophecy BMX Carbon Scud Frame!!!! (

Check out, Joey’s Report from Korea: “Although the track is different, to say the least, the Crown Haiti International BMX Competition in Seoul, Korea is definitely one of the coolest races to attend! The Korean Cycling Federation and organizers for this race do an awesome job of hosting riders from around the world, making a big effort to treat everyone to a “rockstar” style trip and race. For most, the trip is fully paid for. Everything from your flight, to transportation, lodging, and meals are taken care of and first class, and then on top of all that they have a prize purse set around $30,000 up for grabs to who ever can survive the track!

The best way to describe the track is to imagine an all concrete skate park made for bikes, and laid out over the shape of your typical m shaped BMX track. They altered the starting hill this year by placing an eight-man ProGate on top of the ramp, so instead of having a hard time slip-sliding down into the gate and then getting set up, you now had a two crank sprint before dropping into a quarter pipe-like-hill. The first straight is basically five rounded off box spines in a row, all the turns are flat with a two foot embankment at the very end, and if you don’t bump jump or pull manual a few jumps on the second and third straights your front sprocket will clip the top of the lips. 

Once you look past the facts that this track is nothing like you have ever ridden, isn’t at all fun to ride during the first practice, and the pyramid-shaped rollers before the finish line are only spaced 7 feet apart instead the normal 13-15 feet… this track is fun to race on. You have to actually use practice to dial in the track, and because of the flat corners there are a LOT of opportunities for passing and side-by-side racing instead of getting into the blue groove and holding the throttle wide open like you do on tracks now a days. The style of this track is more Formula-1 than Nascar. Come race time, my short legs couldn’t land flat in a manual off the second jump without sapping all my speed so I had to play it smart and patient.

Edzus Treimanis from Latvia has been going really fast the past few months and we were paired up in the same moto. Getting through the qualifiers wasn’t going to be very difficult, so I saved some energy and just followed him; paying attention to the lines he was taking through the corners and taking notice of places you could pass. In the final, I slowed up quite a bit before the second jump to make sure I didn’t lose all my speed, tucked in behind Edzus and then sure enough the open line on the bottom of the flat last turn was there like I thought it would be! We locked elbows a bit but I tried to give him enough room to carry on down the last straight and we went 1-2.

All in all it was a great trip, and I have to be happy with the result seeing as it was my first big race back after being off the bike for six months! I’m glad I took my time, waiting until I felt ready instead coming back too early and just getting hurt again like I have done the last two years.

I’d like to thanks Junwon Jang/EJ Koh and everybody else from KCF and Crown for putting on this event and taking such good care of us, and the companies who are supporting me – Prophecy BMX, Hasbro, Fly, THE, Sinz, Oakley, Tioga, Profile, and Snap.

See you guys in Copenhagen!” - Joey Bradford

Photos/Pete Dylewski










BMX racing news, Monday - June 14, 2011

Stay Strong Hits The Podium In Korea

Another podium for STAY STRONG’S Darryn Goodwin as he continues his World tour this time over in Seoul Korea for the 2nd Crown Haiti International event.

A TV and UCI points race aimed to promote BMX racing in Asia as they look to develop the sport with backing from some major sponsors, TV companies and national press.

This was a great experience for all riders who attended the event.

With some big prize money up for grabs and a lot of media interest Stay Strong made the trip and came away with a 3rd place finish behind Joey Bradford from the USA and Edzus Treimanis from Latvia.

Darryn also entertained the Korean crowd with 360’s, tailwhips and other tricks in his time trial run and some skatepark action between rounds, making new fans for the sport most of which were seeing BMX for the first time.


STAY STRONG would like to thank Jun and Korea Cycling Federation along with the event sponsor Crown Haitai for their hospitality and invitation to a really fun event which will hopefully continue next year.

STAY STRONG is proud to represent the following brands: Rockstar Energy ( ..... 310proshop ( ..... Clark&Kent Contractors ( ..... Oakley ( ..... Shimano ( ..... Ogio ( .....THE ( ..... Answer ( ..... Vans ( ..... Profile ( ..... Alienation ( ..... Hot Shoppe ( ..... Rennen ( ..... Segment ( ..... ARF ( )


Olaf at has some sweet pix of the awesome UCI SX BMX in Papendal, The Netherlands on line.


Wanna ck em out?


Go Here To Feel The Heat!

Coming Soon: 2012 Limited Edition Speed and Intense Race Frames

CERRITOS, CA-Later this month, VSI will offer Limited Edition Speed M-Series and Intense Podium frames. Both frames feature new lightweight tubing, 10- and 20-millimeter axle compatibility, smooth double-pass welds and new paint jobs and graphics.

Depending on the size, the frames weigh approximately 6 to 8 ounces less than the current production M-Series and Podium models. The weight loss comes from new butting profiles in the tube sets. Each tube was meticulously engineered to be lighter weight, yet retain strength and rigidity where needed. The Speed M533 frame weighs 3.5 pounds, which is 6 ounces lighter than a current model in the same size. The Podium also weighs 3.53 pounds, at a weight loss of 8 ounces, or half a pound.

The Intense Podium Limited weighs just 3.5 pounds and comes with 10-/20-millimeter drop outs.
The Speed Limited M-Series frames also weigh in at just 3.5 pounds.

Although all second-generation Speed frames larger than Expert XL have come with 10-/20-millimeter axle compatibility, the new Podiums are the first to have the versatile dropouts. Both Limited Edition frames include two sets of chain tensioner Blocks for the proprietary rear dropouts. The forged and precision CNC-machined Blocks work with either standard 10-millimeter axle wheels or the stiffer and better-handling Sinz Elite 20-millimeter through-axle wheels.

Use the 10-millimeter blocks and run any standard wheel set or, for better gate snaps, a more powerful and efficient pull down the first straight and better handling, upgrade to the Sinz Elite 20-millimeter iHub wheels and use the 20-millimeter Blocks. Sinz Elite will begin shipping 20-millimter rear hub wheels later this summer.

Two sets of precision CNC-machined 10- and 20-millimeter chain tensioner Blocks come with each frame.

Both frames are available in one color each-a "chrome" and red Flying Circus-inspired paint job for the Intense and black and red for the Speed.

Production for both Limted Edition frames was limited to 200. They come in Pro/M520, Pro XL/M533, Pro XL+ (Podium only), Pro XXL/M546, Pro Cruiser/M534 and Pro Cruiser Plus/M547 sizes. The M547 cruiser frame is new size in the Speed line.

The frames also feature smoother double-pass welds, which add strength and give the tubing junctions a cleaner appearance.

Double-pass welds add strength and smooth out the beads.

All these new features add huge value to the MSRP $399.99 frames. The Speed frames remain priced the same as last year, while the Podiums got a slight price increase of $10.

· 3.5 Pounds (Pro XL/M533)

· 10- & 20-millimeter axle compatibility

· Includes two sets of precision CNC-machined chain tensioner Blocks

· New Flying Circus-inspired paint schemes and graphics

· Double-pass welds for added weld strength and a cleaner appearance

· Available in Pro/M520, Pro XL/M533, Pro XL+ (Podium only), Pro XXL/M546, Pro Cruiser/M534 and Pro Cruiser Plus/M547 (new size for Speed)

· Super limited availability

· MSRP $399.99

Ride The Nation Tour Continues On In To New York!

We left behind the sheep of Amish Pennsylvania for the daredevil road darting deer of New York.

New York also has gasp worthy views and big hills but local cyclists guided us to routes that gave us niiiiiiiiiice rolling hill rides.

We spent 2 hours climbing one incredible mountain and then realized the magnitude of it once we arrived at the top and read the sign: “Appalachian Trail Crossing”. The next sign made all 3 of us smile: “Truckers Reduce Gear, 13% Grade Next 2 ½ Miles”.

We shot each other “see ya at the bottom of the hill” looks and took off on a white knuckled 40 mph downhill thrill ride that’s better than any amusement park could ever offer!

The fun and games were over once we realized we’d arrived in the land of over priced hotels and campgrounds, where even run down, has been motels are clinging to $80 and up nightly rates! YIKES! We just need a clean, dry place to flop our bodies and an outlet to charge up our GPS, phones and mini ‘puter, for crying out loud! I’m starting to miss that $45/night hotel in Georgia we got kicked out of!

The three of us have had our share of aches and pains from riding and luckily, our bodies usually only serve up one ailment at a time. I had a groin pull prior to arriving at Pottstown and rested it for over a week. The good news is that the groin pain doesn’t really affect me until after I get OFF the bike. Walking and sitting have become painful but manageable. The husband said that he, too, has a groin pain that’s totally unrelated to bicycling. HUH??

We’ve met a lot of unique people on the road and Coco, too, has made some friends. This past week she made friends with a 120 lb. Rotweiler named Greta and the two of them wrestled and chased one another around a local bike shop. Nothing’s funnier than watching a 20 lb. French bulldog chase a Rotweiler! ..... To read the entire Ride The Nation report, click here!

Dale Holmes Podcast With

Dr. Jrich, Sam & TonyD

It's the Dale Holmes Podcast Show! has some cool guys lined up for this week's offering, you might want to check it out.

This week the lineup includes Dr Jason Richardson, Sam Willoughby and TonyD.

Give it a listen.

click here to get in touch with dale at









BMX racing news, weekend update-o ..... June 10-12, 2011



New Zealand High Performance Coach,

Ken Cools Talks about YESS Bikes!

It don't get more "Elite" than being coached by Ken Cools!

The master coach behind the highly successful New Zealand High Performance Team wants a couple minutes of your time to listen to him give a little clinic on some hot new frames from YESS BMX!

Also, you might want to stop by the YESS website which is now up with a GREAT new look.

Check em out with Coach Cools above and swing by and check em out!

SE Bikes So Cal Photo Shoot Day

SE Bikes So Cal Photo Shoot Day

 Spring 2011 from SE Bikes on Vimeo.

Yess Products signs on as 2011 ABA Canadian National Series Sponsor

The American Bicycle Association is happy to announce the addition of Yess Products, as a sponsor of the 2011 ABA Canadian National Series. “We’re pleased to add Yess Products as a sponsor of the ABA Canadian National Series.,” said John David, COO of the ABA. “The Canadian National Series has continued to grow and having companies, like Yess Products, that are based in Canada will continue to help the series expand.”

Yess Products is located in Surrey, British Columbia. Since inception in 1994, Yess Products continues to provide its clients with high end aluminum bicycle frames and parts. Building frames for more than 15 years, Yess Products has relentlessly evolved and matured to what it is today.

“We are excited to be a part of the World’s most popular BMX Sanction and look forward to support the growth of such a positive sport of all ages,” said Renny Husada, Vice president Yess Products.

The Canadian National Series consists of five races, including the Canadian Grand Nationals. Look for Yess Products at the upcoming Sea to Sky National or any one of the four remaining events.

Date Event Location Venue
April 1-3 Canadian Nationals Chilliwack, BC Heritage Park
June 10-12 Sea to Sky Nationals Squamish, BC Squamish BMX
July 8-10 Vancouver Island Nationals Victoria, BC Greater Victoria BMX
August 5-7 Firestorm Nationals Kelowna, BC Kelowna BMX
October 7-9 Canadian Grand Nationals Chilliwack, BC Heritage Park








BMX racing news, Thursday - June 9, 2011


Prophecy BMX, the new and hottest BMX racing carbon frame maker in the BMX world have signed a sponsorship deal with two of the most famous BMX parts brands for the Prophecy European team for the 2011 BMX race season: ELEVN ( and KMC ( 

Prophecy BMX Team members, Moana Moo-Caille from France and Henrik Baltzersen from Denmark will be showing at the highest level the strong and light ELEVN Handlebar and KMC chains… 

You would be able to see the European team racing at Euro rounds, at their own national championship races but as well at some UCI world cup series and obviously at the world Championship… 

Moana Moo-Caille, 2006 Junior World Champion and 5th at the last Elite European Championship, is now aiming the 2012 Olympic selection and hopes that ELEVN and KMC parts will carry him to some world class BMX victories or even an Olympic podium! 

Prophecy BMX starts to become a legendary name in BMX Race, and for more info on Prophecy BMX check out www.PROPHECY-BMX.COM .

 Prophecy BMX availabilities:

Stock for USA will be available mid of JUNE.

Stock for Europe and other countries (except South and North America) is already here and ready to be shipped.

Do not hesitate to contact us directly with any special request: .

Stay Strong's Been Rockn' BMX Racing Around The World!

STAY STRONG just returned home from a fun weekend in Switzerland at Rounds 7 and 8 of the European Championship on a great track in sunny Winterthur.

Darryn Goodwin from Australia now staying in the UK at SS’s Euro HQ had a very consistent weekend in Junior Men with 2 solid podium finishes in a very stacked class which had over 60 riders signed up.

Darryn won a lot of laps over the weekend throwing in some signature style but just missed out putting it together in the mains but was very consistent with second’s behind 2 different French winners.

Out of Darryn’s 4 rounds in Europe so far he has three seconds and one third place finish. Unfortunately having to miss a couple of rounds due to racing commitment’s in his home country where he took the Australian Junior title he is unlikely to be able to challenge for the overall series win as he will have raced less races than the rest of the class.

He plans to now win the last 4 rounds which will hopefully get him onto the podium in the overall rankings. Continuing the tour this week as we head to Korea for the UCI Invitational race in Seoul looking to promote Stay Strong and our co-sponsors before the racing returns to Birmingham UK the following weekend for the next leg of the European Championship’s.

Team Manager / Masters rider Marco Dell’Isola also took a couple of wins in the Masters class this weekend and continues preparation for the UCI World Championships in Copenhagen which is just around the corner.

STAY STRONG would like to thank the our co- sponsors for the continued support: Rockstar Energy ( 310proshop ( Clark&Kent Contractors ( Oakley ( Shimano ( Ogio ( THE ( Answer ( Vans ( Profile ( Alienation ( Hot Shoppe ( Rennen ( Segment (

Marco leads the pack in Dagenham Darryn, featured in the latest Stay Strong poster. Junior Men's podium in Winterthur, SUI. Rockstar / Stay Strong pits are looking GOOD!












BMX racing news, Wednesday - June 8, 2011

Alienation BMX Picks Up Sponsorship Deal With GT BMX!

The Big Blue Wings of GT are going to be flying with the help of the best rims in BMX…..from Alienation.

The deal will see two of the greatest riders in the world, Mike Day and Corben Sharrah running Alienation rims around the world in competition at the highest levels of BMX racing.

Corben Sharrah…..Coming off of a big win at the UCI BMX Supercross race in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; Corben has shown himself to be one of the riders on the Elite BMX circuit to be feared as a threat in every race he enters.

Mike Day…..GT Factory Team Member, Mike Day is a legend before his time. #365 is known world wide as one of the best bike handlers ever, plus he has the winning tradition that makes him always a threat to a make his main.

Also, we can’t forget that Mike is the first ever BMX Olympic Silver Medalist.

The team will be running the Deviant / Runaway combo from Alienation BMX, which is the lightest and strongest rim duo, on the BMX race scene.

The Deviant is the dome shaped front rim with no brake track that is the world’s lightest production BMX racing rim.

The rear mounted Runaway is a strong double walled, welded rim that is sized just right for a ‘not too wide’ rear pro rim.

“Today’s racing landscape is littered with amazing talent, but none exactly like team GT.” said Alienation vice president Zach Taylor.

Taylor continued, “Mike Day is arguably one of the greatest riders of all time and Corben’s addition this season goes a long way towards strengthening the foundation for a lengthy racing legacy.”

Eric “Big Daddy” Rupe…..Rounding out the team sponsorship is GT Factory Team Manager, Eric Rupe who is one of the greatest pros of all time, and is a master at running a successful team with logistics and team know-how to keep the Elite riders ready to win.

Rupe, who still competes regularly is enjoying a successful streak of six straight UCI BMX Cruiser World Titles, and will be battling at ABA Nationals in the U.S. in 46-50 Cruiser and 41 & Over on his 20.

Watch for the GT BMX Factory Team riders to be riding their Alienation rims to victory at ABA National events around the U.S. plus Mike and Corben, contesting at the highest levels of BMX racing at UCI BMX SX races around the world.










BMX racing news, Tuesday - June 7, 2011


Alise Post, (Left) will Rock N Roll some MAJOR BMX Race activities this weekend in support of M.S. victim, Colleen Stark-Haws, Alise's former Gymnastics coach and close personal friend.

It's that time of year again for me to give back!

I have been blessed with so many amazing opportunities and experiences in life and would like to take some time to spread the love to others who are in need and have helped me get to where I am today.

On 6.12.11, myself and Pineview Park BMX will be hosting the 2nd annual "Alise Post MS Race for a Cure".

Last year at this event we raised about $5,000 for the MS Society in one afternoon through registration fees, donations, and an awesome silent auction thanks to all my friends and sponsors!

This year we want to increase that amount, so it's time to get cracking for Sunday, June 12!

Why MS? I chose Multiple Sclerosis Society based on my former gymnastics coach, Colleen Stark-Haws who contracted MS in 2006 and suffers greatly from this terrible disease.

She and her family were strong mentors in my life and were pretty much a second family to me.

The Stark-Haws helped coach my Tech gymnastics team to 4 consecutive 2nd place state finishes, and myself to 3 consecutive Vault State Championship titles along with numerous other state podiums.

Although they obviously taught me great gymnastics skills, that is only half of what I learned from them.

Dedication, courage, teamwork, persistence, toughness of both the mind and body, and just simply being a good person were also all results of training with them. Joel and "CJ" want every individual to reach their full potential and expect nothing but the best from everyone.

June 11-12, 2011 will be a weekend to remember with funds from an Alise Post clinic Saturday evening June 11 going towards the cause, followed by a day of racing at Pineview Park on Sunday with a silent auction filled with authentic pro gear and awesome prize donations from sponsors and local companies you don't want to miss!

Can you help? YES, you can!

DONATE: If you just can't make it and you still want to be part of this awesome event, you can:

-Make an online donation of any amount to the “Alise Post Race for a Cure” MS Society fund from the link on the Pineview Park website:

-Door-to-door pledge competition turned in to Pineview Park BMX. **For every $100 you collect/donate, your name gets entered into a special prize drawing!**

-Mail cheques/cash or supply donations to: (make cheques payable to MS Society for a tax deduction)

Mark and Cheryl Post

6388 Fallow Rd.

St. Cloud, MN 56301

Thank you for all of your support, and I hope you will "accept the challenge" and take part in this awesome event with me on June 12! Also, please feel free to contact me or the Pineview crew through Facebook if you have any questions. Please forward this message on to anyone you think might like to get involved. The more the merrier!

-Alise Post and the Pineview Park BMX crew

Hey, Aussie BMXers! It's time for FREE T-Shirts and Fast Bikes with the DK Bicycles and LooseKid Industries June promotion.

Purchase any DK Bike from any participating DK dealer and receive a limited edition DK/LKI T-shirt free of charge.

Check for participating dealers.

Bellflower BMX To Host

Free Agent/Rockstar Clinic!






BMX racing news, Monday - June 6, 2011


Rounds 7 & 8 of the European series were held in Winterthur Switzerland over the weekend.

Having the recent World Cup held in Holland last weekend my coach Wade Bootes decided it would be good for the Australian team to stay in Europe an extra week, collect UCI world ranking points and get world cup level race competition.

The week in between these 2 events the Australian team spent 3 days training on the Copenhagen Denmark track in preparation for the BMX World Championships being held there in 7 weeks time.

Whilst we were there Sam Willoughby, Khalen Young, Luke Madill, Lauren Reynolds, Rach Bracken, Melinda Mcloud and myself ran a coaching clinic for roughly 60 local Copenhagen riders from all ages.

It was nice to come back to Switzerland again this is one of my favorite places in Europe.

The level of competition at these European rounds is very hard, with the Australian girls being here and Columbians it was World Cup racing without the Americans......Want to read the Whole Story? Click Here!

A BIG Thank You to Etihad Airways for flying me to Europe :)







BMX racing news, WEEKEND UPDATE - June 4 & 5, 2011

Sinz Elite 20-Mil Forks and iHubs

Make Successful Racing Debut

in Papendal

CERRITOS, CA-Marc Willers impressively put his stamp of authority on the Elite Men's field, winning the second round of the World Cup Supercross race in Papendal, the Netherlands, last weekend. And he did so racing for the first time on the Sinz Elite Carbon Pro CFC 20-Mil fork and Sinz Elite 20-Mil iHub front wheel.

Marc had been riding the 20-millimeter front kit for a while, but waited until the high-profile event on the super-technical Papendal track to put it (and his new custom-painted Speed M-Series 546 frame) to the test in race conditions. Both proved more than capable, as did Marc.

Marc Willers rode his new custom-painted Speed M546 frame and Sinz Elite 20-millimeter Carbon Pro CFC forks and iHub front wheel to victory at the Supercross race in Papendal last weekend. (Photo by Jerry Landrum)

Marc began test riding the 20millimeter front end at his regular training grounds in Perris, California, several weeks ago. On his first ride Marc said he noticed a marked improvement in the handling down the straights and through the corners.

"It's a huge improvement over regular axles. It's stiffer and straighter. On the gate, I noticed that it's easier to balance because there's less twisting. And there's a corner at the Perris track that I usually have to touch my brakes to get through. With the 20-millimeter forks, I can just power through it at full speed," he said.

Arielle Martin also raced the 20-millimeter fork and wheel for the first time in Papendal where she picked up a 5th in the Superfinal Time Trial and, despite suffering the lingering effects of a bad crash, easily made it through the semifinal and picked up the sixth overall in Elite Women.

Arielle Martin also rode the Sinz Elite 20-millimter front end for the fist time in Papendal, taking 5th in the Superfinal Time Trial and 6th in Women's Elite SX. (Photo by Jerry Landrum)

After just one day of comparison testing with a standard Sinz Elite CFC fork and the 20-millimter setup Arielle was convinced the fatter axle was the way to go. "I love it. It corners amazing. I'll never go back," she said.

"For me the biggest difference is turning and pumping at the bottom transition of a three-story start ramp. It holds the acceleration better and I find I don't lose energy to lateral flex like I would with a 10-milimeter axel. I instantly liked it better. I had no idea how much a regular wheel flexed until I started riding the 20-millimeter setup," she added.

Marc and Arielle have also tested prototype 20-millimeter rear wheels. Both said the ride is noticeably different and felt advantages pulling down the straights, cornering and even jumping. "I was getting backside on jump out of the first turn in Chula Vista. I've never gone that far on that jump," she said.

VSI, the parent company of Sinz Elite, Intense BMX, Speed Bicycles, ITS and THE, will begin selling 20-millimeter front-end kits (Sinz Elite iHub front wheels and Sinz Elite Carbon Pro CFC forks) for 20- and 24-inch bikes to the public in early-July. Rear wheels will be available soon afterward.

Sinz Elite Carbon Pro CFC forks come with 10- or 20-millimeter dropouts for 20- and 24-inch bikes.

VSI currently offers 20- and 24-inch Speed frames built to work with 10- or 20-millimeter rear hubs and 20- and 24-inch Sinz Elite 20-millimeter forks and will add new limited edition 20-millimeter compatible Intense Podium frames later this month. Production delays with the wheels, however, have held up introduction of the system.


Cyclecraft BMX came to Nashville hankerin’ for some grand ‘ole bmx racin’. Our Top Gun, Jeffrey “Upshizzle” Upshaw, had this target set in his sights and came locked and loaded.

Working his  way thru the rounds and semi’s, Jeff was poised to strike in the main. The eight pilot dogfight was spectacular with a firestorm of moves that slowed a few down. Jeff dipped and rolled thru it all on his way to a second place for day one. Sunday’s rounds were much the same for Jeff. The main proved to be a bit more combative, but Jeff made it home safely with a fifth.

Our 12x pilot, Justice “Just try me” Gagnon, flew thru the moto’s and elimination rounds in one of the largest and toughest classes. Bars bangin’,legs crankin’ all the way around in this super-competitive class main event. Justice fought for a hard earned fifth on Saturday. Justice sped his way into the main on Sunday and pulled a solid sixth. With 20+ riders in class there are no picnics for these young men at nationals and Cyclecraft is very proud of Justice’s performance!

Kevin “Cut” Caccavale came in on a roll in the insanely fast 19-27x class. Blasting his way to the main in a class of 30 turbocharged spin freaks, Kevin crossed the line in fourth on day one. Day two left him a little worse for the wear as a spectator for the main.  

Michelle Cairns returned to the women's elite class in Nashville, just missing out on the main events each day.  We know she won’t be kept out of the show for long.

The CycleCraft Factory Team is supported by a great group of co-sponsors, including: Profile Racing (, Answer BMX (, Kenda Tires and Tubes (, No Fear (, Fly Racing (, Alienation BMX (, MCS Bicycles (, UGP (, Animal Customs (, 24/Seven Graphics (, HRP Designs (, JW Bicycle Products (, Toyota of Daytona (, PowerAde ( Photo credit of Jeff above to Jim Burg

ABA State Qualifier / Redline Cup Qualifier At Daytona BMX!

This weekend, there's an ABA Florida State Qualifier race at Daytona BMX, Sat 4th then Sunday the 5th is a Redline Cup Race.

This is the first instate race to go on since the ABA / NBL = USABMX merge. also has info posted.

This is also Daytona's first ABA big weekend other then local racing, and T.O., Denny Simson has a great track

Check it out, BMX Fans!

Makia Beach Resort Ormond Beach - 707 S Atlantic Ave. - Ormond Beach FL - 386-677-8060

This is the Daytona BMX State ABA race party hotel for the weekend! Fri, June 3rd and Sat, June 4th - You can get a special rate for a Standard Double Room at $49.00 - Room with Kitchen $59.00 dbl. - Room with an Ocean View is ONLY $69.00. Two Night stay Req.

Florida BMXers Beach pool party all weekend, Come out race at Daytona, BMX Sat and, Sun.

When you are not at the track be pool side, beach side, and enjoy the fun off the track at the Hotel.

Call them ASAP and ask for the BMX rates listed above.





BMX racing news, Thursday - June 2, 2011











BMX racing news, Wednesday - June 1, 2011

Global SX Events Links Up With Octagon Marketing!

GSX Events Partners With Octagon to Market BMX Supercross World Cup BMX SX World Cup Serves As Qualifier for 2012 London Games

Portland, Maine USA (May 27, 2011) – Leading BMX racing promoter Global SX Events, Inc. (GSX Events) and sports and entertainment marketing leader Octagon today announced a joint partnership to develop a global marketing strategy for the International Cycling Union’s (UCI) BMX Supercross World Cup Series as well as collaborate on a U.S.-based BMX Supercross Series.

GSX Events has partnered with Octagon to help identify new sponsorship, TV and digital opportunities for the only global BMX Supercross World Cup series, which includes events in South Africa, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States. In addition, GSX Events is working to develop a BMX Supercross series in the U.S. in an effort to expand the sport’s overall presence that coincides with BMX racing’s second Olympic appearance during the 2012 London Games.

“The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is the leading international BMX event series and Octagon’s expertise in Olympics and action sports will greatly aid our efforts to promote and market the sport,” said Johan Lindstrom, founder and CEO of Global SX Events. “We are committed to advancing the sport of BMX racing all over the world and we believe that Octagon’s global resources will enhance this next phase of international growth.”

The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, presented by Swatch, showcases the very best riders on the most demanding and spectacular BMX tracks ever developed. Introduced by UCI in 2003, the BMX Supercross World Cup has revitalized BMX on an international level and serves as the main qualification events for the Olympic Games. The 2011 season kicked off last month in South Africa and continues this weekend in the Netherlands. Later this summer, the third stop on the five event series will be held on the Olympic BMX track in London, which will also serve as the official test event for the 2012 Olympics.

BMX racing is commanding a growing international audience, especially among the 14 to 30-year-old male demographic. Supercross World Cup events are broadcast on 69 TV channels around the world and reach a global audience of 4.2 million. GSX Events and Octagon will work together to capitalize on the increasing fan interest and growing visibility to build momentum with added sponsorship support and media coverage throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, Middles East and the U.S. in advance of the 2012 Olympic Games.

“I am excited about the combined efforts to help grow BMX and bring more visibility to the sport,” said Donny “dR” Robinson, the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist who is also represented by Octagon. “I am looking forward to the opportunities this partnership will create and am willing to do my part to help promote BMX.”

The 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series schedule includes the following events: • April 8-9 Round 1 Pietermaritzburg, South Africa • May 27-28 Round 2 Papendal, Netherlands • August 19-20 Round 3 London, Great Britain • September 16-17 Round 4 Sarasota, FL, USA • September 30/October 1 Round 5 Chula Vista, CA, USA

ABOUT GSX Events: Headquartered in Gahanna, Ohio, Global SX Events, Inc. (GSX Events) is uniquely positioned as the premier promoter of professional events worldwide. The GSX Events leadership team represents the leading edge of BMX events organization internationally, managing the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup on behalf of the UCI.

ABOUT OCTAGON: Octagon, the inaugural winner of the “Sports Agency of the Year” Award by the Sports Business Journal, is the world’s largest sports and entertainment representation and marketing agency with global expertise in consulting, athletes & personalities, event management, property representation, marketing solutions, licensing and merchandising and talent procurement. As part of The Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG), one of the world’s leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services, Octagon employs more than 1,000 people in 60 offices around the world. For further information please visit: