|archived news / June 2014|
BMX Racing News - Weekend update - june 27-29, 2014
|David Herman & Dominique Take Top spots on Saturday at USABMX rockford!|
Saturday racing action saw David
Herman and Dominique Daniels atop
the podium for Day One of the USABMX
Midwest Nationals. For complete
results as well as Saturday and
Friday photo galleries from
This weekend we're at Rockford BMX for the USABMX Midwest National. This track is one of the best maintained in the country and the racing action is HOT here in Rockford!
BMX Mania will be in the house all weekend long, taking some of our patented "Happy Snaps" that BMX racers all around the world wait for, drool over and trade with their friends.
Well, it might not be THAT big of a deal, but we love it and we're Rockn' our two Canon cameras, cuz we know you want to check out the latest, so Tune In and Blow It Up! CLICK HERE for more from Rockford!
BMX Racing News - Thursday - june 26, 2014
|Defending champs Fields, Gaian and Stancil headline BMX World Team|
Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 25, 2014) -- The 21-rider team heading to Rotterdam, Netherlands, to compete at the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships, July 23-27, was announced Wednesday by USA Cycling. The talented U.S. contingent boasts all five members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, including two-time defending elite men's time trial world champion Connor Fields (Henderson, N.V./Chase BMX), as well as defending junior world champions Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif./GT Bicycles), and Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill./GT Bicycles) who is now competing in the elite women's division. All three riders will be rocking the rainbow stripes as they take to the course in Rotterdam in just four weeks.
won the 2014 Elite BMX National
Championship in March and is
currently second in the
UCI BMX rankings. He will be
joined by his Olympic teammates from
(Wheat Ridge, Colo./Free Agent
(Lakeside, Calif./Haro Bikes).
Rounding out the strong men's team
are 2014 elite national silver and
(Sun City, Calif./DK Bicycles) and
(Altadena, Calif./Avent Bombshell),
as well as recent fourth-place
finisher at the Berlin World Cup
(Tucson, Ariz./Haro Bicycles), and
up-and-coming riders such as
(Winston Salem, N.C./Dan’s
The men's juniors team is led by defending Supercross world champion Gaian who is currently ranked second in the UCI juniors men's rankings. Joining Gaian on the U.S. team is seventh-ranked Hunter Pelham (Conroe, Texas/ Haro/Promax), 2014 national champion Collin Hudson (Longmont, Colo./Redline), Jacob Abbe (El Cajon, Calif./Tangent), Walker Finch (Fort Collins, Colo./ Haro/Promax), Caleb Minthorn (Sarasota, Fla./Profile) and Alden Volle (Penryn, Calif./Dan's Comp)
U.S. national champion Shealen Reno (Plano, Texas/Hyper Bicycles) will represent the U.S. in the juniors women's portion of the competition in Rotterdam
"We had a fantastic world championships last year with four gold medals and two silvers and are looking for an equally successful performance this year," said USA Cycling Director of BMX Jamie Staff. "We’re excited to watch our two-time junior world champion Felicia Stancil now race the elite women’s class. We have an exciting new talent, Collin Hudson, in the men’s junior class, along with returning world champion Sean Gaian. We're bringing an exciting mix of experienced and up-and-coming riders that we believe will have great success at this year’s world championships
"With the commencement of UCI Olympic nation ranking points beginning at last week’s Berlin Supercross, we will be keeping a close eye on our riders performances and ensure that they maximize their opportunities going forward. These next two years are extremely important for any athlete considering a run towards Rio in 2016."
The UCI BMX World Championships & Challenge are open only to qualified championship and challenge class riders. Competitors must hold a USA Cycling BMX international license and can find out more about qualification and registration on USA Cycling’s 2014 UCI BMX World Championships webpage
2014 UCI BMX
Supercross World Championships
Rotterdam, Netherlands – July 23-27
|USA Cycling Team Roster:|
Jacob Abbe (El Cajon, Calif./Tangent)
Walker Finch (Fort Collins, Colo./ Haro/Promax)
Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif./GT Bicycles)
Collin Hudson (Longmont, Colo./Redline)
Caleb Minthorn (Sarasota, Fla./Profile)
Hunter Pelham (Conroe, Texas/Redline)
Alden Volle (Penryn, Calif./Dan's Comp)
BMX Racing News - Friday - june 20, 2014
|2017 BMX World Championship to bring $13 million to Rock Hill area|
|ROCK HILL, S. Carolina from
— Turns out coffee wasn’t the
main reason a crowd gathered at
Rock Hill, South Carolina’s City
Council chamber recently
was so chatty and invigorated.
Mayor Doug Echols made the official announcement that the city would host the 2017 BMX World Championship at the still-under-construction Novant Healthcare BMX Supercross Track. The forecasted economic impact to the area could be significant. Whereas various sports events brought $18 million of economic impact to Rock Hill during the whole of 2013, the BMX World Championship is estimated to contribute somewhere in the region of $13 million. For a 10-day event.
“The economic impact of this just really boggles the mind,” said John Gettys, the chairman of the Rock Hill Sports Commission. “Start thinking about those numbers when you have some time, and you’ll see why everybody’s smiling today.”
Three-thousand amateur and 300 pro racers will compete in the world championship, which will be held July 26-30, 2017, with practice days on the 24th and 25th. The competitors’ average stay is around 10 days.
Echols, Gettys, and South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism director Duane Parrish did the talking Friday morning. Novant Healthcare BMX Supercross Track head Mike King wasn’t present; the BMX Hall of Famer was part of a three-man delegation, including Rock Hill Parks and Recreation officials Thad Fischer and John Taylor, that was making its way back from Switzerland where BMX’s governing body, Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), made the announcement on Thursday.
A bid launched by the city about three months ago culminated in the awarding of the world championship.
“We’ve been sitting on it,” said Gettys. “It’s such a big deal, we didn’t want to let everybody know about it at the time.”
Rock Hill’s BMX Supercross track is expected to open in August and already has several events scheduled for late 2014. The track’s construction falls in line with Echols’ desire to sell Rock Hill as a destination for sports tourism. For years, the city hosted mega softball tournaments at Cherry Park, tennis events, and the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships at Manchester Meadows in 2012. But never before has the city played host to a world championship.
“When you think of the attention this will bring Rock Hill, South Carolina for a BMX World Championship as an isolated event, that’s one way to think about it, and you could put a period at the end of that,” Echols said. “I suggest to you that that’s not the case. What happens is that kind of exposure, worldwide exposure, is that people begin to look closer at our community for all kinds of reasons.”
Echols continued: “It’s a way of saying to the larger world, this is a special place. And when you have the opportunity to say that, it attracts the attention of others. I believe strongly that these kinds of opportunities lead us to other opportunities. They’re not in isolation.”
The BMX World Championship hasn’t been held on American dirt since 2001, when Louisville did the honor. After stops all over the world, including New Zealand, Great Britain and Denmark in the last three years, UCI was interested in returning to the United States. Gettys said that USA Cycling, which was contacted by the world championship organizers, cited Rock Hill as the perfect locale to host the event.
“Today is truly a day to celebrate,” he said, before adding, “We want championships in Rock Hill.”
|Caroline Buchanan Rocks UCI SX Berlin!|
BMX Racing News - Thursday - june 19, 2014
UCI BMX Worlds return to U.S. in 2017
USA Cycling News Release - Colorado Springs Colo. - The UCI BMX World Championships are returning to the United States for the first time in 16 years as the Union Cycliste Internationale has announced Rock Hill, S.C., will play host to the 2017 event at the Novant Healthcare BMX Supercross Track.
The UCI BMX World Championship has not been held on American soil since 2001, when Louisville, Ky., played host. Three-thousand amateur and 300 pro racers are expected to compete in the world championship, which will be held July 26-30, 2017, with practice days on July 24-25.
“The return of the UCI BMX World Championships to the United States in 2017 will mark the first time these championships have been held on American home soil since BMX was added to the Olympic Games,” said USA Cycling President and CEO Steve Johnson. “The Rock Hill facility is home to one of the world’s finest BMX tracks; and the local organizing committee staff and community leaders have worked tirelessly to secure this bid and we congratulate them on the success of their efforts.”
A bid launched by the city of Rock Hill about three months ago culminated in the awarding of the world championship by the UCI.
“Rock Hill is thrilled to be selected to host the 2017 BMX World Championships, joining a list of great cities like Birmingham, Auckland, and Rotterdam,” said Rock Hill's City Manager David Vehaun. “Hosting the world championships solidifies Rock Hill’s commitment as a premier cycling destination.”
Rock Hill’s BMX Supercross track is expected to open in August and already has several events scheduled for late 2014.
PHOTO: BMX action from earlier this year at the Supercross World Cup in Manchester, England. (photo by Jerry Landrum)
BMX Racing News - Tuesday/Wednesday - june 17-18, 2014
|The Netherland's, Martijn Jaspers Race Update!|
BMX Racing News - WEEKEND UPDATE - june 13-15, 2014
|rain rocks the race, but Strombergs & Buchanan|
|shine with big wins at UCI SX BERLIN, GERMANY!|
|BMX MANIA BERLIN BMX SX RACE REPORT PAGE|
completely different races in the
Men's (Left) and Women's Main
Events. In the Men's
trophy dash, Maris Strombergs
(LAT) set the pace right away and
never looked back, pulling away from
Twan Van Gendt (NED) and
Joris Daudet (FRA). One of
Stromberg's team mates said after
the race....It's amazing, "he
probably can't remember the last
time he was on a Supercross start
ramp and he just comes out here and
looks like he never left!" Certainly
Amazing, and For Sure, "BMX
The Women's Final was a TOTALLY different race, with Mariana Pajon, out front, leading the way around the track from Start to Finish......Well, ALMOST! Caroline Buchanan had some plans cooked up in case that happened and she sprung the last option of three in the last turn. C.B. made her move and passed Mariana on the track that everyone said there was no passing on! Wow! Pajon put a hard charge on the whole idea down the last rhythm section, battling back furiously, but Caroline held on and (See Above) beat her by INCHES at the Finish Line! One of the most amazing finishes EVER.
All in all it was a winner of a race. New, exciting venue with a TOTALLY different track than anyone had seen before at a UCI BMX SX race ..... Lots of rain to try to ruin the moment ..... Lots of GREAT racing to chase the rainy day away ..... Mellowpark was anything but Mellow! - Jerry Landrum/BMXmania.com
Saturday Finals Day Foto Madness on the BMX MANIA BERLIN BMX SX RACE REPORT PAGE!
For more, check out all Thursday & Friday photos which are now posted to the BMX MANIA BERLIN BMX SX RACE REPORT PAGE!
|FRIDAY FROM THE UCI BMX SX WORLD CUP IN BERLIN, GERMANY!|
|THE BMX MANIA RACE REPORT PAGE IS NOW OFFICIALLY UPDATED!|
Go check out our RED HOT BMX
RACE ACTION PHOTOS from Friday's
Elimination Round and Time Trial
Treimanis redeemed his
disqualification in the last
round in Papendal, NL with a big
win in Berlin. In Papendal, the
SuperFast Latvian forgot to
install his transponder and was
moved to the back of the pack,
Dang It! No problem, Ed, cuz,
Friday you laid down another
Ultra Fast Lap, laying claim to
the fastest Time Trial Runs, two
races in a row! Congrats, Edzus,
you rock and are definitely BMX
Caroline Buchanan (BMX Mania Approved!) crushed Felicia Stancil's (BMX Mania Approved!) dream, in the Women's Time Trial Superfinal with a last run victory over the speedy American. CB blazed in at an impressive 31.952 second, a little over a second faster the Stancil.
In the racing eliminations, 48 dudes and 24 speedy women qualified to join the Time Trial Superfinalists in Saturday's final rounds of racing, crowning ONE man and ONE woman, the Big Dogs of Mellowpark.
|UCI BMX SUPERCROSS WORLD CUP IN BERLIN, GERMANY!|
|Thursday Practice Photos Posted!!!!!|
BMX Racing News - Tuesday/Wednesday - june 10-11, 2014
|BMX Mania's On The Road To Berlin!|
|BMX Mania's, Jerry Landrum is on
the road to Berlin, Germany for the
3rd round of the UCI BMX Supercross
World Cup in Berlin's, Mellowpark!
Check in here Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for hot racing photos and the WORD from one of the anticipated stops on the SX World Tour, EVER!
|"Crazy" Al Cayne Hits Up The USABMX East Coast Nationals.....Photos Galore!|
|In this gallery set from the USA BMX East Coast Nationals at Chesapeake BMX in Seven MD I got 1166 more photos of practice and racing action from different parts of the track. I got some really cool shots from the first turn and everybody was hitting the doubles out the 2nd turn so I got some dope shots from there too. I also have a bunch of cool fisheye shots, check it out!|
BMX Racing News - Friday - june 6, 2014
Chase BMX & Tioga BMX team up for the USA Cycling BMX Development Camp Series
|USA Cycling BMX Development Camp
- Chula Vista, CA May 31 - June 7,
Chase BMX and Tioga are proud to once again partner up with USA Cycling for the BMX Development Camp series. The camps are held at the USA Olympic Training center in Chula Vista, CA, where the USA Cycling BMX program is headquartered. With the riders qualifying through the USA BMX race series, they are then given the opportunity to attend the OTC for the Camp and learn from some of the best in BMX on what the transition is like from Amateur BMX racing to Pro level Supercross racing and training.
The riders attend seminars about Training, Nutrition, Sports Marketing, Social Media, Bike Maintenance, and Weight Training. Riders are tested to get base line results to see what they need to improve on the become a better BMX rider. The riders then ride on the 2 Supercross style tracks at the Chula Vista facility with the major focus on the Beijing replica track, as well as 1 day of riding on the advanced SX London replica track. At the end of the camp, the riders are put through a race simulation on the Beijing track to test what they learned. The camp also serves as a talent ID camp for the coaches to find potential riders to be invited back for more advanced camps in the future. The riders were also taken on a field trip to the Oakley world headquarters, where they were given a tour of the facility and spoken to by Oakley Sports Marketing guru Steve Blick.
Tioga and Chase both offer product support as well as put together a goodie bag of items from Tioga and Chase BMX team sponsors for each camper in attendance. Items included a set of Tioga PowerBlock & PowerBand S-Spec tires, Insight Number plate, Limited Edition USA Patriot ODI Grips, Kicker Headphones, Shimano products, and more. Pete Dylewski from Chase BMX and Tioga added "We are excited to help give back to USA Cycling and do whatever we can to help out with the future stars of BMX racing. Its exciting to watch the progression of the sport, the riders at each camp, and give any advise or product support we can to give the riders every advantage we can during each of the camps."
USA Cycling Development Coaches - Arielle Martin-Verhaaren, Jonas Harmon, James Herrera, and Guest rider instructors: Barry Nobles, Colin Hudson, Sean Gain, Shealen Reno, Justin Posey, and Jordan Miranda.
Development riders in attendance: Brian Ensey, Chrystofer Davis, Cole Acord, Colin Whittington, Devyn Willey, Dougie Butcher, Jason Boyle, Justice Gagnon, Justice Richmond, Kelsey VanOgle, Kit Bjerk, Michael Boyle, Michael Gonzales, Shayla Blackmore, Trevor Meegan, Veronica Laughton.
For more information on the USA Cycling BMX Development camps, please visit http://www.usacycling.org/usa-cycling-bmx-development-series.htm or listen to a recent podcast on BMXnews.com http://www.bmxnews.com/2014/05/podcast-usac-development-program/ There are 2 more camps for the 2014 year, visit the USABMX.com website for points tracking info for the series http://www.usabmx.com/site/bmx_points?points_type=USAC§ion_id=48
About Chase BMX: Chase BMX frames were created to bring the BMX racing world a new standard for the Elite level of BMX racing frames. No gimmicks, just straightforward technological advancements to offer you the lightest and stiffest frames. These advantages allow you to get all the human generated power to the ground, and give you the biggest advantage offered from any current BMX frame - The winning advantage. www.ChaseBicycles.com
About Tioga: Tioga is one of the originators of the BMX racing tires. Starting off with the Comp 3, Tioga has lead the industry for almost 30 years with the worlds best tires. Tioga now Produces the PowerBand and PowerBlock - The ultimate BMX racing tires, designed to efficiently transfer pedal power and other rider inputs into lateral motion. In short, you'll roll faster with less wasted energy. The S-Spec version utilizes Tioga's thinnest sidewall for maximum suppleness and weight savings. Size for size, the S-Spec are the lightest BMX tires in the world. www.TiogaUSA.com
About USA Cycling: The vision of USA Cycling is to make the United States of America the most successful country in the world of competitive cycling. The mission of USA Cycling is to achieve sustained success in international cycling competition and grow competitive cycling in America while delivering an exceptional customer experience.
For more info, please visit : http://www.usacycling.org
BMX Racing News - Wednesday/Thursday - june 4/5, 2014
|DHR/Stay Strong/Chase BMX 'Ride To End Obesity' Program Closes Out The School Year With Tremendous Effect!|
|Ride To End Obesity from Dale Holmes Racing on Vimeo.|
BMX Mania Editor's Note: This has got to be one of the GREATEST programs in BMX! Dale Holmes is a visionary in taking his love for BMX to places that can impact young lives for the healthier and better.
Quote of the week, that's FOR SURE, BMX Mania Approved...."definitely something we want to do more of in the future, we want to expand and get more people involved and promote healthy lifestyle, healthy eating, and BMX racing.....get more people on BMX bikes, it's always our goal to get more people to the track!" AMEN! Couldn't have said it better from here at BMX Mania World HQ, Dale, GOOD JOB! - Jerry Landrum/BMXmania.com
From Ride To Obesity Program
..... Terrific ending to our
to End Obesity Program this
semester with a visit to
Bernardo Heights Middle School
The kids were fired up and ready for Exercise/Nutrition Jeopardy. The interaction was great and they all asked how they could stay in touch in the months and years ahead.
We are planning a major school program BBQ at a local track in the Fall to bring all of the schools together and to test their knowledge of what they learned during involvement in our program.
Capture a first-hand glance of our Ride to End Obesity program in action through this edit shot by Corinne Walder. We're stoked to have been able to reach more than 250 kids this semester with a positive message of eating well and exercising, while sharing our passion for the sport of BMX. It's great to have of our team involved and we're looking forward to an expansion in Fall. Learn more, daleholmesracing.com ridetoendobesity.com
#ridetoendobesity #bmxinschools #bmxproforaday #buildinghealthykids
A Corinne Walder Video Edit! = vimeo.com/corinnewalder
|Crazy Al Cayne, BMX Challenge Episode #6: George Costa, Rennen Design Group|
|BMX Mania New York Correspondent (Yeah!), Al Cayne has had a pretty rad 'BMX Challenge' going at the Brooklyn Bike Park and he recently got Rennen Design Group's, George Costa to give the course and his challenge a try, check it out and get the word from the man behind all that cool Rennen stuff, George Costa!|
BMX Racing News - Tuesday - june 3, 2014
|Redline Factory Team Makes Switch to BOX Forks|
| ANAHEIM, CA—Just before the
Silver Dollar Nationals in Reno last
January, Cycle Group, Inc. (CGI) stunned
many with the announcement that it had
signed on as a sponsor of the Redline
Factory BMX Team.
Now, CGI is pleased to announce that its sponsorship extends to BOX forks. “We’re extremely excited about this new deal with Redline. It’s a major big coup for us to be working with the Sam Willoughby, Alise Post, Tory Nyhaug and the rest of the great team, as well as Redline, as a whole. We look forward to a long relationship with Redline,” said Toby Henderson, founder and executive director of CGI.
“We believe that Box components will help our Redline athletes win more races and set them up for success on the national and international stage. We are working hard to extend these technical advances on the bikes we sell to racer’s everywhere as we move into 2015,” said Dirk Sorenson, Redline’s marketing manager.
Starting June 1, the Redline Factory Team riders will begin transitioning to BOX forks. With the switch, the team also will make the move to 20-mil front hubs. Some riders will make the switch immediately, while others may take a little time to get used to the change.
“We understand that this change, as well as any possible differences in geometry, might take some getting used to. With this in mind, and taking into consideration their upcoming race schedule, we are giving the riders some leeway. But we’re confident that once they put the stiffer forks and 20-mil front hubs on their bikes, they will be quite pleased,” said Michael Gamstetter, CGI’s senior brand manager and product designer.
Besides Willoughby, Post and Nyhaug, the team consists of Josh Klatman, Collin Hudson, Hunter Pelham, Jason Carnes, Carly Dyar and George Goodall. In addition to BOX “X”, “XL” and “X2” forks, the entire team uses BOX brakes, seatclamps and number plates.