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MARCH 2011


BMX racing news, Thursday - March 31, 2011
BMXers Invade Copenhagen, Denmark!

BMX bandits taking over Copenhagen - You must see 40 BMX riders invading the streets of Denmark. They can't wait till July 2011! We look forward to hosting the UCI BMX World Championships 2011 in Copenhagen.

For more info - Check out:

This is a film produced prior to the UCI BMX World Championships 2011 in Copenhagen (Copenhagen, Denmark: July 27-31, 2011).

BlackCrown stays home for NBL Georgia Peach Nationals

The William L. Davis Facility in Peachtree City, GA is the home NBL track for the BlackCrown crew. With temps in the 70-80's for the weekend, and the technical track being fast and smooth, the weekend went well for lots of the Factory BlackCrown riders.

Our two A-Elite's Matt Beatty and Chris Murphy showed up Saturday to take care of business. Matt Beatty started his weekend by using his first straight power and working his way through motos and semi's to take the top spot on the podium with the BIG win! Chris continues to work hard and it's starting to show. He was able to make his way into main and finish 8th. We all know BMX racing can be a humbling sport. Day 2 saw Matt take a gnarly crash in the 2nd moto ending his day early. Chris Murphy was able to work his way into the semi but he couldn't make it happen and missed the main event as well.

National #1, 6X Andrew Sperano, is progressing nicely in the 7X class. He was in the mix all weekend but ended up 6th Saturday and 8th Sunday. He also grabbed his cruiser and raced the older boys in the 8 & Under cruiser class. He actually won a few motos and was competitive in the large class. He barely missed the main, but had fun racing all weekend.

Our newest team member 8X Preston Evan's made his team debut aboard his new Hyper Assault. Preston was able to grab 4th both days just missing out on a podium spot. Look for Preston to be at the front of the pack as the season goes on.

We missed 13X Nick Connelly in the pit area and on the track this weekend. Nick is healing from an injury he suffered earlier in the season and will be back on the track very soon.

16X Ty Robinson lives in Peachtree City and rides the track often, it showed when it came time to race. Ty was up front both days in the super fast 16X class and was able to get 3rd both days on his home track. Mom and Dad Robinson (Shayne and Anthony) also had great weekends. Shayne, being her usual self, raced in between all of the volunteer work she does at the races and didn't loose a lap all weekend winning both days. Anthony was able to squeeze in his races between being track director and having the track super smooth and fast. He grabbed 1st on day 1 and then got 2nd the next day.

19-25X RJ Livesay is determined to get that big win. He didn't loose a lap on Saturday until the main event where he finished 2nd. Sunday, RJ was up front again but got caught up in traffic and was only able to finish 6th in the main.

Drew Motley decided last minute to head north from Florida. Drew grabbed 2nd in the competitive 41 & Over Expert class on Saturday. Sunday he raced his way into the main to finish 6th. Drew also raced the big bike both days, but the couldn't make things go his way in the 40-44 Cruiser class barely missing the main both days.

Team manager, Rob McAllister also had a tough weekend in the big 40-44 Cruiser class. He didn't have much for the guys on Saturday missing the main, but rebounded somewhat with a 5th place finish in the main on Sunday.

You may have noticed Cheyenne Grant all over the track both days, She not only finished 2nd in every race she raced, but was also playing the role of team photographer. She had another solid weekend for the BlackCrown team.

Overall the team had some highs and lows for the weekend, but we still had a great time being at the race.

Next up for the BlackCrown Squad is Georgia State Qualifier #1 in Albany, GA on March, 26th where we be hosting a rider skills clinic. Come ride with the Factory BlackCrown team. Then it's on to the ABA Dixieland National the following weekend in Powder Springs, GA.

Thanks to everyone that helps make the BlackCrown Factory Team possible. Hyper BMX frames (, Fly Racing (, Profile Racing (, Monster Energy Drink (, Rennen (, Morphine Industries (, Sun Ringlé (, Maxxis Tires (, and Georgia Carpet Finishers.

New Web Site For Dutch Elite, Sander Bisseling!

One of the FASTEST guys on the planet has a HOT new web site! is a slick lookin' piece of work that has the goods if you're interested in keepin' up with the BMX Fast Lane.

Euro Rounds, Crazy French Indoors, UCI BMX Supercross, World Championships, Day To Day goodies on what's happenin' with the Dutch Team and a whole lot MORE.

Oh Yeah, and what's shakin' at the NEW awesome DOTC (Dutch Olympic Training Center) SX track, TUNE IN NOW! -

AND, we forgot to tell you....He does it all hizself! SWEET!

Sander Bisseling / Dutch National Redline Team

E-Mail: - Web:

Television hits for UCI BMX, Mountain Bike and Road World Championships

The 2010 UCI World Championships for BMX, Mountain Bike and Road proved extremely popular with television viewers, according to statistics provided by the TV analysis company IFM.

The 2010 UCI BMX World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (July 29 – August 1), drew a cumulated audience of 4.27 million television spectators throughout the world. Twenty four countries broadcast images of the event in addition to a global feed by World Sports. Nearly 110 hours of broadcasting time were dedicated to the BMX worlds, compared with some 84 hours in 2009.
The 2010 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships in Mont-Ste-Anne, Canada, one month later were broadcast by 42 channels in 17 countries. A cumulated audience of 11.34 million television spectators tuned in to watch the action during more than 108 hours of broadcasting time.
Meanwhile 107 channels broadcast images of the 2010 UCI Road World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, from September 29th to October 3rd. In total, 186.84 million people watched images of the racing during more than 526 hours of broadcasting time. A total of 2 million TV viewers watched one of the 53 live broadcasts of the Road World Championships.

New Sinz Elite Pro CFC Forks Provide Amazing Performance with Less Bulk

Same Great Ride, Less Weight

CERRITOS, CA—The newest addition to the Sinz Elite carbon fiber fork line, the Stealth Pro CFC Carbon, quietly made its debut at the ABA Winter Nationals this past weekend on the front of several Elite Pro bikes. Look for the Pro Plus to be in wider use starting next week in South Africa at Round 1 of the UCI Super Cross World Cup Series.

At around 615 grams, the Pro CFC (Carbon Fiber Crown) is lightweight but with the strength and rigidity of the Sinz Elite Pro forks used by many of the world’s fastest BMX racers. We did this by developing a new 4130-chromoly steerer tube and all-carbon fiber crown for the Pro CFC.

A 20-inch Pro Plus fork weighs approximately 265 grams less than the Pro—that’s more than half a pound lighter. They retain the 195-pound recommended weight limit of the heavier model fork they replace.

Want proof that the new fork can handle the needs of BMX racers? Ecuador’s Emilio Falla took a brutal header on the first jump at the Winter Nationals. His Pro CFC fork survived the spill unscathed. Emilio, on the other hand, was battered and bruised, but walked away in good shape, thanks, in part, to his THE T2 helmet and THE Storm pads.

Pro CFC forks are available in 20-inch and 24-inch sizes with 1 1/8” steerer tubes and 10- or 20-millimeter dropouts. The MSRP for the 10-millimeter models is $249.99, the same price as the Pro and Pro Lites. The 20-millimeter models retail for $279.99. Check them out at your local Sinz and Sinz Elite dealer.

Sinz Elite has discontinued production of the standard Pro forks and has closed out its inventory. The extra heavy-duty Pro Alloy forks, however, remain in the Sinz Elite fork line-up.

20” Model


Pro Lite


Pro Alloy

Steerer Tube


Aluminum Alloy




Carbon Fiber

Carbon Fiber




CNC’d Aluminum

CNC’d Aluminum

CNC’d Aluminum

CNC’d Aluminum


Approx. 615 grams

Approx. 460 grams

Approx. 890 grams

Approx. 960

Rider Weight Limit

195 Pounds

175 Pounds

195 Pounds


Steel Wheels BMX Race Clinic Coming Soon!

Steel Wheels Clinic with Brandon Brown and Blake Riley!

Be there, it's gonna be AWESOME, BAYBEE!

4th Inaugural Dixieland Vintage BMX Show!

Held in conjunction with the ABA Dixieland Nationals, April 2, 2011:
Wild Horse Creek Park

3820 Macedonia Road
Powder Springs, GA 30127

This year we will have a BIGGER area, dedicated to the show!
Best 70's Race, Best 80's Race, Best 90's Race,
Best 80's Freestyle, Best 90's Freestyle
Best Cruiser, Best Retro, Best Survivor
Best in Show

Set-up 8-10am, Viewing and judging 10am-2pm, Results and awards 3pm, Cookout 3-5pm

Show entry form is available NOW at this link:

Just click on the link and the form will appear. Type in your information then either save it locally and send it as an attachment to my e-mail ( or just click the "Attach to E-mail..." choice under the "File" menu. You can also just print it out and bring it to the show.

Entry is FREE AND you get a free t-shirt courtesy of Porkchop BMX (one t-shirt per entrant, not per bike).

Like past years, HRP Designs will be doing custom number plate "trophies" for the winner of each class. Also, prizes will include: Landrace Frame/Fork w/ padset, Kovachi hubs, Free wheel rebuild/builds (includes spokes, labor, etc.), t-shirts and stickers, PLUS MORE!

Sponsors: Porkchop BMX, Ball Park Franks, Kovachi Wheels,, HRP Designs, and Clayborn Bicycles.

NBL Offering Special Membership Pricing Incentive For West Coast Riders

National & Challenge Series Entry Fee Discounts May Be Credited Towards Membership Upgrade

GAHANNA, OH (March 28, 2011) — Beginning at the Roadrunner Nationals in Las Cruces, New Mexico on April 2nd and 3rd, the NBL is creating an excellent incentive for new west coast riders. If you have raced NBL in the past or are new to racing the NBL scene, you can come out to a National or Challenge race near you for a great price.


For $150 you can race both class and cruiser bikes at both days of the National or Challenge race and the pre-race on Friday. You do not need a current membership and may sign up at the race. For $150 you will receive a Local NBL membership good for local races at any NBL track in the country, plus a full weekend of racing on both bikes. This is a $103 savings over the current Local membership cost plus entry fees.


Furthermore, you may upgrade your membership to Challenge or Champion at the race and have the full $150 credited towards your new membership. Should you choose to upgrade from the Local membership at a later date, normal upgrade rules will apply.


This incentive will be available at the National races in Las Cruces, NM; Lucerne Valley, CA; Fresno, CA; and Prunedale, CA; and also every West Region Challenge Series race during the 2011 season. For more info visit a NBL track or race near you or

About the National Bicycle League, Inc.

The National Bicycle League, Inc. (NBL) manages the best in BMX (Bicycle Motocross) leagues and promotes the international and Olympic sport of BMX racing across the country and abroad. As a public charity in the US, the NBL also focuses on communicating the value of healthy lifestyles for children and families through BMX racing. NBL is BMX! For more information, visit:

Speedline Pro Clipless Pedals now available in COLORS

After the successful launch of the Speedline Clipless Pedals last year, the crew at Speedline was dreaming of what to do next with them, luckily this crew eats, sleeps and breath's BMX so the simple suggestion of colors was brought to light.

The same great clipless pedals that everyone knows and loves now available in 5 new Tasty Flavors.

The new colors, are Purple, Green, Red, Blue and Gold to go along with the stock colors of Black, White and Grey.

All Speedline Products are available at your favorite local BMX dealer, but for the new colors, you will have to head over to J&R Bicycles as they scooped in and grabbed the entire first production run.

For more information on Speedline Products please check out or visit your local Speedline Dealer.







BMX racing news, Wednesday - March 30, 2011

Packages only: Dates: 24 or 25 July – 1 August (7 or 8 nights) Air Fare From US is Additional.

Price List -                                                                                                                                                  DKK:            USD:

8 Nights July 24 - Aug 1

PP in twin room (2 twinbeds) with transport to and from the airport:                                                           4295.00        773.00

Add 3rd person                                                                                                                                              2300.00        414.00

Single Room / non-sharing:                                                                                                                          8355.00      1504.00

7 nights July 25 - Aug 1

PP in twin room (2 twinbeds) with transport to and from the airport:                                                            3900.00        702.00

Add 3rd person                                                                                                                                              2055.00         370.00

Single Room / non-sharing:                                                                                                                           7335.00      1320.00

 Meals: *Plans are by the day lunch and dinner

Meal Plan Per Person:                                                                                                                                   480.00             86.00

Meal Plan Per Person Child under 12:                                                                                                          240.00             43.20

 Transport Options:

Bike Rental per Day :                                                                                                                                     120.00             22.00

Hotel to Course Bus Per Person per day RT                                                                                                 180.00             33.00

 **Prices in DKK – USD prices may change dependent on the current. Exchange rate. Prices quoted are based on 1DKK = .18USD.

 Again for 2011, Adventure Travel along with 3F Sports is offering the best packages for racers, family and friends attending the UCI BMX Worlds in Denmark. Our hotel is within walking distance of the track, 10 minutes from the airport and to the center of town, near shopping, and tested by the USA Team during Supercross competitions in 2009 and 2010. All USA Cycling meetings and distributions will happen at our hotel. Prices are per person and including continental buffet breakfast.

Included Package:

7 or 8 night’s bed and breakfast

On-site professional tour managers (We will announce other tours pending the release of the UCI Training schedule – Keep watching here!!!)

Airport pick-up – 24 or 25 July

Return to airport - 1 August

Add-on Options:

Meal plan – Sports specific lunch and dinner buffets **Kids under 12 half price!

Bike rental or Bus to venue

Hotel Services and Amenities:

Business Center, Lounge/Bar/ Restaurant (room service available), Currency Exchange, Guest Laundry, Multi-Lingual Staff, Whirlpool/Hot Tub, Sauna and 100% Smoke Free Hotel

Services/Amenities in All Rooms:

Cable/Satellite TV, Computer Hook-up, Free Hi Speed Internet, Hair Dryer, In-Room Desk, Iron & Ironing Board, Pay-Per-View Movies and Wake-Up Services

We will give you quotes on Travel Insurance in the event that you should need to cancel for medical reasons or that your young rider should get hurt while riding in a foreign country.

Contact information: Call 253-531-1757 or email:

Alienation Folding Cable Tires!

Alienation recently released several folding cable tires. They are economical versions of our existing folding Kevlar models. Folding beads are much lighter than conventional steel beads and easier to install.

They use a dual rubber compound for a prefect mix of efficiency, traction and durability. The center tread features a firmer rubber compound that boast faster rolling and increased durability, while the side knobs are composed of a softer, slower-rebounding rubber that improves control and grip.

What really sets these folding cable tires apart from folding Kevlar tires other than a 30+ gram weight reduction is the price. These new tires are a fraction of the price. Saving as much as 40%.

Currently these tires can be purchased at your better Independent Bicycle Dealers or Dan’s Competition. 


20 x 2.0″, 20 x 2.2″

60 TPI

110 PSI

MSRP $25.99



20 x 1.75”, 20 x 2.0”, 20 x 2.2”

60 TPI

65 PSI

MSRP $25.99


Attention, Pros! - Here's a nice chance to pick up some extra prize money and have some fun at some NBL Nationals!)


The following classes are qualified for the Elite Classics:

AA Elite Men (age 19+), AA Elite Women (age 17+), A Elite Men (age 17+), Masters (age 30+) 

Locations - All NBL Championship Events (Saturday) beginning in Peachtree City, GA and ending at the NBL Grands. Best four (4) race scores from the Elite Classic plus Grands will determine the Champion.

Prize Money - 100% payback, minimum $1250.00 AA Elite Men, $1000.00 AA Elite Women and A Elite Men, $750.00 Masters.

Year-end awards - Each class ...1st- Trophy, Jersey & $2500.00 -- 2nd $1500.00 -- 3rd $1000.00

Additional rules 1. Each round of motos the competitors will be scrambled. ... 2. Starting lane selection order for the Main (Final) will be based on the lowest Moto points earned.

Pro Am / Super Pro Am

Category 3: Pro Am – The virtual team sheet will pair every Am regardless of proficiency with a Pro rider. The winning virtual team will split a prize valued at $2000.

Category 4: Super Pro Am – These are one-day events held on Sunday after the Nations Tour Pro races. They will feature a Pro Open with an increased purse. The virtual team sheet will work the same as at ProAm races but with a $4000 prize.




Moto Points

Qualifying Rounds Pts

Main Points

































NBL ELITE OPEN SUNDAY - Open format. 100% pay back. No points or year end award.


from British Cycling on Vimeo

BMXers all across England are motivatin' out of their houses, hitttin' the track and getting their BMX on! What's that mean? Well.....The 2011 Version of the British BMX Series is right around the corner.

BMX Video Queen, Corinne Walder unleashes a 2011 British BMX Series Preview on us, so sit back, relax and enjoy the brilliance! GOOOO!

Lubbe jets back to race for his roots

Pietermaritzburg – US based BMX rider Gavin Lubbe returned to South Africa last week ahead of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup season opener in Pietermaritzburg on 8 and 9 April, determined to do his country of birth proud.

Lubbe and his family crossed the Atlantic in 2004 and after originally setting up home in Atlanta they eventually settled in Monterey, California where they have spent the past five years. All this came about after BMX-obsessed Lubbe watched the 2001 World Champs in the United States and then made up his mind that the USA was where he wanted to pursue his BMX dreams.

“I spoke to my Dad about exploring the possibility of him finding a position in his line of work in the States and then in 2004 an opportunity came his way which we jumped at,” explains Lubbe. “It’s been fantastic being over there but South Africa will definitely always be my home.”

“Over there you have a major race at least once a month where the world’s fastest racers come together and compete so it’s always a great standard,” he added.

“To come back to South Africa is always awesome though and to see all my friends who I grew up with and have stayed in contact with over the years is great!”

Having overcome a recent quadricep and femur injury which he picked up whilst racing in Texas, Lubbe is raring to go and eager to contribute to the South African Olympic cause.

“Preparations have been going fairly well and I feel everything is coming together again after my recent injury which I’m very happy about,” said Lubbe. “I aim to give it my best shot at the Supercross and try score as many points as I can to get South Africa to the Olympics.”

“I was born here and my heart will always be here. I have incredibly fond memories of South Africa and so all that I hope to do is make my country proud!” he added. “It’s always great having the home crowd behind you, it always gives that extra bit of confidence.”

Two years ago Lubbe returned to South Africa to compete in the 2009 UCI BMX Supercross. However the 21 year old feels he is far more prepared for what lies ahead this time round.

“I’m definitely more confident this time, especially on the hill. Jumps are jumps and you can get used to those pretty easily but the hill takes a lot of practise and hard work and I feel I’ve done that now,” said Lubbe.

Rising talent and another of South Africa’s Supercross entries Kyle Dodd recently spent three months in the US with Lubbe where he gained invaluable experience.

“It was great having Kyle (Dodd) over there training and racing the circuit. He has come along in leaps and bounds over such a short period of time and the sky’s the limit for him in my opinion!” said Lubbe.

“He has a really bright future ahead of him in BMX with many great things to come!” he added.

All the action from the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup takes place at Alexandra Park on 8 and 9 April.

More information can be found at

BMX Random Gate start cadence for your iPhone / iPod Touch

OK riders, random start… Riders ready, watch the gate… beep-beep-beep-beeeeeeep...

Marc Willers kept asking me to make him an App, so even when he's not at the track, he can still snap!!!

This application allows you to play the random gate start cadence used in international BMX events no matter where you are with your iPhone or iPod Touch (random delay included!). A new random delay is generated every single playback, so you'll never know when the beeps will go. A "must have" for any serious BMXer.

Comes with a built in timer for delayed starts and auto repeat functionality so you can practice even when you are on your own. The "Gate up" beeps are also on there to give you a 10 second warning. An excellent addition to any stumpy gate or sprints session.

Just head on over to iTunes, search "Random Gate", and get training!

The App will be available for Android in the near future.


REQUIREMENTS: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later









BMX racing news, Tuesday - March 29, 2011
free agent clinic at the legendary Orange Y BMX track!
Check it out, sports fans! The legendary Free Agent BMX Team at the legendary Orange Y BMX Track! Nice combo, and you can rock it this weekend, April 3, just check out the groovieness above!

The Free Agent Rockstar So-Cal Clinic Tour is off to a great start. Two upcoming clinics slated for Orange County YMCA (Sunday, April 3, 2011 – 11;30a.m.-2;30p.m.) and Chula Vista Pre National Clinic (Saturday, April 9, 2011 – 2:00p.m.-5:00p.m.). Pre registration encouraged, please each track.

The Orange County Y line-up includes: Dale Holmes, Cristian Becerine, Stephen Larralde, & the Olympic Gold Medalist, Maris Strombergs.

Chula Vista Pre National Clinic line-up includes: Dale Holmes, Cristian Becerine, Juan Marin, Stephen Larralde, Kyle Bennett, & Maris Strombergs.

Where else can you take part in a clinic with riders that have over 45+ National Titles, over 10 World Championships, & the Olympic Gold Medalist as one of the Clinic Instructors? Clinics will be covered by all major BMX websites and BMX Plus Magazine.

For further information and updates, please visit:,, facebook – Free Agent BMX, or follow us on Twitter – @DaleHolmesFA


Vendetta Racing Team To Battle In Euro BMX!

Look out for a HOT new team of Elite Riders out of France, Belgium and The Netherlands, from the European BMX racing component manufacturer, Vendetta Racing.

The team will be highlighted by some of the hottest elite riders in Europe.

Team members include, Thomas Hamon Elite France (Vendetta Racing / Alternate Bike) ... Martijn JASPERS Elite Nederland (Vendetta Racing / GT Europe) ... Francky GAGNU Elite France (Vendetta Racing) ... Joris DAUDET Elite France (Vendetta Racing / GT Europe) ... Arnaud DUBOIS Elite Belgium (Vendetta Racing / GT Europe) ... Quentin CALEYRON Elite France (Vendetta Racing / GT Europe)

After three years of presence in French National, European and World Championship racing, the Vendetta Europe team reviewed the results obtained by the riders of TeamVendetta RACING. Here are a few:

2010 World Championship : 1st place, Sylvain Andre, Junior men category 4th place, Thomas Hamon, Elite men category

2010 European Championship : 1st place, Sylvain Andre, Junior men category 2nd place, Thomas Hamon, Elite men category 5th place, Moana Moo-Caille, Elite men category

2010 French National Championship : 1st place, Sylvain Andre, Junior men category 1st place, Thomas Hamon, Elite men category 8th place, Moana Moo-Caille, Elite men category

2009 SX World Cup : 7th place, Quentin Caleyron, Elite men category

2009 French National Championship : 1st place, Thomas Hamon, Elite men category

Team manager for this elite effort is Alexis Laurent.






BMX racing news, Monday - March 28, 2011


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Global SX Pronounces The UCI World's Track Good To Go, After a Hard Danish Winter!


On their way to the UCI SX race in South Africa, Global SX's, Johan Lindstrom and Tom Ritz stopped by the site of the 2011 UCI BMX World Championships, 'Bike City' in Copenhagen, Denmark to check out the track after a hard Danish Winter. The verdict was Good To Go for the July Worlds, as the world class track is looking good and ready to rock. Check out the video from Johan (Above) and Tom (Below) for the Big News!



During a site visit prior to the UCI BMX World Championships, world renowned BMX track builder, Tom Ritz sez that the Copenhagen track, that will be the site of the UCI BMX Worlds is ready, steady and will be the "Spot For BMX" this summer during the UCI BMX Worlds, July 27-31 2011.

J&R Bicycles-Speed ABA Winter Nationals Team Report

March 19-20, Surprise, Arizona:

After winning our first 3 ABA nationals in team competition, a number of riders on the team had birthdays just before the ABA Winter Nationals. I wasn’t sure how the kids would fair in their new age groups, but it proved to be no problem for Ryan Pettigrew and Bryce “B.B. King” Batten. After turning 13 on St. Patrick’s Day, Ryan was looking forward to see how he would do against his new group after getting wins in Reno and Redmond as a 12 year-old, but also against the 14 year-olds in 13-14 open. Ryan had another great weekend, by getting a triple-double. Bryce gets a big win for the team in 11x on Saturday and a win in 11 cruiser on Sunday. Levi Pope just missed the main in class both days, but had a solid 2nd place on Sunday in 12 cruiser.

The Winter Nationals pulled in 271 motos, including over 10 bike shop teams in team competition. The J&R-Speed has another great weekend, winning both days. The team won by a single point over the tough Bike Alley crew on Saturday with a score of 200 points, but fared better on Sunday with a score of 213 points. This puts the team in first place overall in the standings.

The feel-good story of the weekend belongs to A Pro Matt “Hot Rod” Rubeck. It looked pretty bleak for him after Sunday’s 2nd round with a crash that banged up his knee. A 4th place in the third round gave him 13 points. He just made the cut and got out of his semifinal. In the main, he was sitting in the middle of the pack and saw the potential for some carnage in front of him. Matt makes some smart moves and drags races Alan Hudson to the finish line to get his first Pro win. Congratulations Matt! He not only picks up the $500 check from the ABA, but gets an additional $200 in bonus money from the VSI Contingency Program! Matt runs the Speed 546 (XXL) frame, Sinz Forks, T.H.E. number plate and Seat, and Intense Micro Knobby tires.

Rachel Mydock also had a great weekend for the J&R-Speed team with a double in 14 girls. It was perfect timing for the team, as Lauren Whisler fell hard on Saturday’s main injuring her hip and having to sit out Sunday. Other notable finishes for the weekend include two 2nd place finishes by Zack Vankammen in 16x, Katin Mitchell winning his first national of the year in 7x, Kyle Mitchell finishing on the podium in 7x, and Nick “Little Diva” Tuttle getting a podium finish in Vet Pro.

In other team news, K.J. Romero came up from Tucson to watch some racing and hang with the team after having surgery to remove his appendix the week before. K.J. should return for Chula Vista and start his assault in the 19-27x class and he turns 19 on April 1st.

The team would like to thank all of its sponsors, including J&R Bicycles (, Speed Bicycles (, Troy Lee Designs (, Sinz (, THE (www.theindustries. com), Alienation (, Shimano (, Rennen (, and ODI ( Scott Angus, TM

Big BMX Old School Show Coming To San Jose, CA!





BMX racing news, Friday - March 25, 2011

BMX Australia's UCI BMX World Ranking and Nation points as of 22 March, 2011.

You can click on the links to view the full ranking results.

Nation Points Men -
1. Australia - 1916 ... USA - 1678 ... France - 1603 ... Latvia - 1602 ... NZ - 1273
Nation Points Women -
1. Australia - 2123 ... USA - 2003 ... France - 1312 ... NZ - 1123 ... Colombia - 1094
Elite Men -
2nd - Sam Willoughby - SASI / HP - Professional ... 10th - Brian Kirkham - SASI / HP - Elite ... 18th - Luke Madill - NSWIS / HP - Professional ... 20th - Khalen Young - WA / HP - Professional ... 30th - Josh Callan - VIS / HP - EDS
Elite Women -
3rd - Caroline Buchanan - ACTAS / HP - Elite ... 6th - Lauren Reynolds - WAIS / HP Elite ... 8th - Rachel Bracken - QAS / HP Elite ... 18th - Nicole Callisto - WAIS / HP EDS
Junior Women -
4th - Melinda McLeod - QAS / HP - EDS
Junior Men -
4th - Darryn Goodwin - WA ... 18th - Bodi Turner - VIC
As our preparations continue towards London 2012 we are pleased with where we are placed but there is a lot more work to do.


SPRING HILL, Tenn. – Jan. 13, 2011 – For the first time ever, a smart phone application created just for serious BMX riders. This is an app created for BMX athletes who want to train harder and get better.

The creators of the Ripxx Sports Performance Measurement Device have made BMX training more simple and convenient. No need for stop watches and video cameras. Everything you need for training is now available on your phone. Just tap the record button, and Ripxx does the rest.

The Ripxx BMX app includes an audible tone that beeps for a random start, much like the start at any BMX race. During the run, Ripxx will record stats such as reaction time, acceleration, top speed, pedal count, and so much more. Save, share, and compare results to see what improvements to make.

“After spending time with our BMX team and talking with several athletes, we decided that a BMX start app would be a great way to add fun and convenience to training. We have the knowledge to compile data that BMX riders need, so why not give them the ease of getting results from their phone?” said Dr. Kurt Nichol, Ripxx President and CEO.

The Ripxx BMX app will debut this weekend at the Florida State BMX series qualifiers in Miami. Ripxx riders will be on hand to provide more information and details. The Ripxx BMX team consists of 24 top-notch athletes, including elite BMX racer, Amanda Carr.

Ripxx is constantly striving to top the charts, and the podium. Keep an eye out for the Ripxx BMX team, and the newly released BMX smart phone app. Stop by the Ripxx tent this weekend to find out more.

Ripxx BMX app available for iPhone.

About Ripxx - Ripxx was designed by EDAS, a supplier of high-end vibration testing solutions for jet engines and other high performance industrial applications with a low tolerance for error. Basically, they’re rocket scientists! The same level of technological knowhow has been poured into Ripxx. We came up with Ripxx because we love outdoor sports; skiing, snowboarding, cycling, running, motocross, BMX, kayaking, motorsports – all of it. Ripxx records your movements while you’re doing what you love.

Smokin' mania Race Media!

Direct from the Biggest Little City In The World, it's the 2011 version of the ABA Reno National. Highlighted by the return of U.S. Olympians, Donny Robinson and Mike Day, the BMX Race Action was HOT. Cool down with some great race pix and rockn' BMX! - From

(Make sure to keep the volume down in case the librarian or your boss might be wandering by!)

Psykopath Picks up CHRIS MIRELES from MEXICO

Psykopath has sponsored Chris Mireles from Mexico one of the top riders to come out of this country with lots of skills.

Chris will be racing select UCI Supercross events, Panamerican Games, All Mexico Nationals, and select ABA Nationals in the U.S.

Chris has also been at the Chula Vista OTC training with his coach and Red Bull athlete Coach Greg Romero getting his training on.

Chris Mireles is only 17 years of age but shows great potential and very capable of having a great future in BMX.

His main goal is to train for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Welcome to the Psykopath Family. Chris's personal sponsors are Vans, Oakley and Redbull.






BMX racing news, Thursday - March 24, 2011

Strombergs to miss UCI BMX Supercross World Cup

Official Event News Release
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa - The title race in the season-opening UCI BMX Supercross World Cup has been thrown wide open with the news that World Champ Maris Strombergs confirmed he will not be able to compete in next month's event in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa due to injuries he sustained in a recent BMX crash not having healed in time.

'The Machine', as Strombergs is more commonly known as within BMX circles, broke the scaphoid bone in his hand, dislocated his wrist and damaged his AC ligaments in his shoulder when he crashed out of the ABA Grands late last year.

He underwent surgery on his hand and wrist on the day of his accident and then on his shoulder a month later. However Strombergs has not recovered sufficiently to be able to take his place on the startline in Pietermaritzburg on 8 April, and has a little way to go before he can start contemplating racing again.

My shoulder is feeling a lot better and isn’t bothering me at all anymore but my arm is still in a cast and the little bone in my hand isn’t healing as fast as I would like it to! My cast comes off shortly though and I'll start therapy on my wrist and shoulder at the same time," explained Strombergs.

"Its frustrating not being able to ride my bike, I'm really starting to miss racing and that feeling you get when you're standing on the gates or as you cross the finish line but I guess I've just got to try stay patient and focus on getting fit again!" he added.

"It's hard to tell at the moment how long I'll be out for but I'll definitely miss the first two Supercross races. Getting back on the bike is one thing but being ready to race is another altogether,' said 'The Machine'.

"The plan at this stage is to be ready to race at the World's again where I'll try defend my title. Hopefully things go well though and who knows, maybe I can be back a little sooner than that," he added.

With the widely feared Latvian being out of the Pietermaritzburg event, along with local hero Sifiso Nhlapo, many of the two Olympic finalists' nearest rivals will be eager to take advantage of this golden opportunity and get their seasons off on a positive note.

"Marc Willers is riding really well of late and there are a couple of the French guys who have been doing well too but I have to go with Sam Willoughby for the win in Pietermaritzburg!" said a confident Strombergs. "He is probably the most consistent rider out there and you can never count him out."

Despite not being able to take part in the Supercross in 'Sleepy Hollow' this time round, Strombergs fondly remembers the crowds and their enthusiasm from last year's World Champs.

"The crowd was awesome! There were more people than I expected and they were really loud which as athletes we really enjoy because it definitely gives us an extra boost of energy!"

"I love Supercross races! There is always a great atmosphere around them and they're awesome events to be a part of so not to be able to compete in the Pietermaritzburg event is very disappointing for me," said Strombergs.

"Pietermaritzburg is where I won my second World Elite title so it will always be a special place for me and I would have loved to have come back again this year, however
with my injuries and all the doctors appointments and therapy sessions that I now have ahead of me unfortunately that just isn't possible."

"I'll definitely be watching the race on Freecaster and cheering for all my fellow Latvians though!" he added.

The Pietermaritzburg leg of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup takes place at Alexander Park on 8 and 9 April 2011.

More information can be found at










BMX racing news, Tuesday/Wednesday - March 22/23, 2011


Diamondback BMX is one of the oldest names around the BMX race scene. .....  Haven't heard much from DB lately? Well, that's about to change.

Diamondback Dirt Jumper/Park specialist, Nate Berkheimer has spent the last couple year's kickin' around the Dew Tour and other jump comps, but he's turnin' back the hands of time a bit to his glory years of AA Pro fame.

Check out the Diamondback video welcome back for Nate




Diamondback already has a heavy hitter on the track in brand new Vet Pro, Dan's Comp Factory rider, Matt Pohlkamp. Matt launched a heavy dose of carnage on the Vet Pro class this past weekend at the ABA Winternationals when he powered his Diamondback Reactor Pro to the top spot on the podium BOTH days. Matt's going to be a force to be reckoned with in Vet Pro which ought to keep Diamondback happy.

Watch for Nate to keep things happy in AA/Elite too, as he plans to make it to a lot more nationals in 2011 then over the past couple years. Of course, he'll also be hittin' the trails and maybe park near you so watch out, he'll be the cat makin' his DB sing! - NEW - NEW - NEW!

Supercross BMX may be located in a new building in Apple Valley, California, but their presence is felt world wide with a brand new website at

The new Supercross BMX website is a ground up rebuild and is designed to work on all platforms and computers, want to check it on your Windows PC, no problem, Mac Lap top, easy as, got your Ipad for travel looks the same, want to check from your Iphone or Blackberry while on the road they have you covered. Heck even the DROID can get you to the new

The site has been in development for the last few months and will continue to add new features and updates on a regular basis, so if you want to check out the new ENVY, or see what Bubba and the rest of the Supercross Pro's are up to, it is easy enough to click on over to and check it all out.







BMX racing news, Monday - March 21, 2011

Faoro & Pajon
Sunday Elite Winners
At ABA Winternationals
#1 Elite Men - Tyler Faoro #1 Elite Women - Mariana Pajon





BMX Media Mogul, Dale Holmes hits up the stars at the ABA Winternationals for some good stuff. "Masa" translation from Sam, some not late night racing with Eric Rupe, a bit of Down Under Philosophizing with Wade Bootes and a bunch of other good stuff brought to you by the Free Agent/Rockstar Team Manager hisself.







BMX racing news, Weekend Update - March 17 & 18, 2011

Willoughby & Pajon Take Elite Wins

saturday At ABA Winternationals!

Elite Men - 1 Sam Willoughby Elite Women - 1 Mariana Pajon


BMX Mania Hits Up the ABA WINTERNATIONALS at Speedworld BMX / Wittman, Arizona

This weekend from Wittman, Arizona it's the ABA Winternationals, one of the classic races on the U.S. BMX Circuit.


Dale Holmes, roving BMX reporter

from the ABA Winternationals








BMX racing news, Friday - March 16, 2011

Pro Legend, Eric Rupe Says Goodbye To The Pro Class!

After 34 years of holding a professional BMX racing license, “Big Daddy” Eric Rupe has decided to move on and put an end to his pro racing career.

Turning pro in 1977 at the tender age of 14, Eric went on to accomplish what no other rider in the sport of BMX has done.

He won 17 national championship plates with the ABA, NBL and USBA, and two UCI world championships.

He’s a member of the BMX Hall of Fame for both the ABA and the NBL. Eric was quoted as saying, “I’ve been amazingly blessed to have not only been a pro BMX’er, but to have been a pretty good one as well. I hope I’ve been able to touch the lives of many riders both young and old and help make their BMX experience that much better. I’ve had my ups and downs as a racer, but through it all, I always tried to keep my attitude right and keep BMX fun. I’m stepping away from pro racing with zero regrets and with a great feeling of accomplishment. I’ll still keep racing, but as time has finally caught up with me, I’ll now be competing on a level more suited for my attempt to keep it fun. It’s been a blast being a BMX Pro, and to all the pro racers I’ve ever done battle with in the last 34 years, to them I say, NICE RACE DUDE.”

Pro BMX racing will miss the Big Daddy, but he’ll still be around. Good luck in 41 and over expert Big Daddy.

Here is a list of Eric’s sponsors and some of his accomplishments as a pro BMX’er.

SPONSORS Schwinn (Factory 1977 to 1980) ..... SE (Factory 1981) ..... Mongoose (Factory 1982) ..... Profile (Factory 1983) ..... Mongoose (Factory 1984-1990) ..... Parkpre (Factory 1995-1997) ..... Mongoose (Factory 1998-2006) ..... GT (Factory 2007 to ????)

TITLES 1983 NBL #1 AA Pro ..... 1984 NBL #1 AA Pro ..... 1984 USBA #1 AA Pro ..... 1987 ABA #1 Pro Cruiser ..... 1987 NBL #1 Pro Cruiser ..... 1987 UCI World Champion Pro Cruiser ..... 1988 ABA #1 Pro Cruiser ..... 1988 NBL #1 Pro Cruiser ..... 1989 UCI World Champion Pro Cruiser ..... 1995 ABA #1 Vet Pro ..... 1995 NBL #1 Vet Pro ..... 1996 ABA #1 Vet Pro ..... 1997 ABA #1 Vet Pro ..... 1997 ABA World Cup Champion Vet Pro ..... 1998 ABA #1 Vet Pro ..... 1998 ABA World Cup Champion Vet Pro ..... 1998 ABA World Cup Champion Pro Cruiser ..... 1999 ABA R.O.C. Champion A-Pro ..... 2000 NBL #1 A-Pro ..... 2000 ABA #1 Vet Pro ..... 2001 ABA World Champion Vet Pro ..... 2001 ABA #1 Vet Pro ..... 2002 NBL #1 A-Pro Cruiser ..... 2004 NBL #1 Elite Masters

For more on Eric "Big Daddy" Rupe, check out!


Strider Cup and Riders With Special Abilities Highlight First Outdoor National of the Season

GAHANNA, OH. (March 17, 2011) — The best BMX racing athletes in the nation are coming to Peachtree City, Georgia on the weekend of March 19th & 20th, 2011 for the NBL’s Georgia Peach Nationals. The event will feature the launch of two new NBL programs: the Strider Cup and Riders with Special Abilities. This exciting, action-packed event will go down in the history books at the world-class William L Davis BMX facility at 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269 and is expected to draw more than 2,000 spectators and participants.

The three-day event will kick off on Friday, March 18th with a Future Stars clinic at 11:00am and practice by age group from 2:00 to 6:00pm. On Saturday, March 19th, starting at 11:00am and Sunday, March 20th, starting at 8:30am, teams and individual athletes from all across the country will compete for 2011 NBL National Series points, as well as awards of the day.

The Strider Cup will kick off during the day on Saturday and will give toddlers ages 2 to 5 an opportunity to experience the thrill of racing on a dirt track. Participants will be eligible to compete in the Strider World Cup Championships in Japan later this year.

The official launch of the NBL Ambassador program for Riders with Special Abilities in partnership with Aurora Strategies and AHEAD Foundation will take place at the beginning of the Georgia Peach Nationals during Opening Ceremonies at 11:00am on Saturday and will include the announcement of the 2011 National Ambassador. More information about the NBL Riders with Special Abilities program will be available soon.

The racing action is destined to be exciting for all of the attendees! To find out more information about the event including full schedules and directions, visit the NBL website at and view National Races.

The NBL Georgia Peach Nationals are proudly sponsored by Hyper Bicycles (, J&R Bicycles (, Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camp (, Strider Sports (, Hot Shoppe Designs (, and TB Trophies & Awards (


About the National Bicycle League - The National Bicycle League, Inc. (NBL) manages the best in BMX (Bicycle Motocross) leagues and promotes the international and Olympic sport of BMX racing across the country and abroad. As a public charity in the US, NBL also focuses on communicating the value of healthy lifestyles for children and families through BMX racing. NBL is BMX! For more information, visit:


About Aurora Strategies - CEO Kellie Huff and Aurora Day School are recognized nationally for their expertise and results for individuals with ADD/ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Central Auditory Processing Disorders, Sensory Integration Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Kellie and Aurora produce remarkable, statistically significant social, academic and psychological results with people of all ages who are affected by various learning challenges and offer a broad level of expertise and experience in special needs. Find out more about Aurora Strategies and the Aurora Day School at


About AHEAD Foundation - AHEAD Foundation who's name is an acronym for Advancing Health, Education and Development, has a history in supporting new frontiers in education that goes back to 1927. AHEAD has a particular interest in science based technology enhancements to education of gifted students and children who can benefit from accelerated education programs. AHEAD members represent a diverse network of professionals who actively address innovations in health and education development. Find them on the web at








BMX racing news, Thursday - March 15, 2011

USA Cycling Names BMX Supercross World Cup Team

Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 16, 2011) -- Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 16, 2011) – USA Cycling is pleased to announce the nine athletes it will send to the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, April 7-9. The BMX Supercross World Cup is the fourth World Cup event to count into the 2010-11 UCI BMX rankings. The event also allows riders to accumulate points toward a country’s start spots in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.


Four men received nominations to USA Cycling’s funded team for the event. Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles) earned an automatic nomination to the team by virtue of being ranked fifth in the 2010 Supercross World Cup standings. Joining Sharrah as automatic nominees will be Nic Long, (Lakeside, Calif./ Haro-Rockstar), who is ranked sixth, and Josh Meyers (Treasure Island, Fla./ Factory Ssquared-Answer), who is ranked 15th. David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./ Intense BMX) was also named to the team as a coach’s selection.


Alise Post (St. Cloud, Minn./ Redline Bicycles) and Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./ Intense BMX) will lead the women’s funded team for the event, having earned automatic nominations as the top two Americans in the 2010 Supercross World Cup standings in fourth and sixth respectively. Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro-Rockstar), Amanda Carr (Punta Gorda, Fla./Endeavor-RipXX-GHP) and Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla./ MCS Bicycles) comprise the remaining riders as coach’s selections for the American team.


For more information about the UCI Supercross World Cup, please click here.


Click here to view all of the 2011 USA Cycling BMX Power Rankings.


All championship class riders born from 1994 or earlier with an active USA Cycling BMX license can register for the 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup by logging on to their “My USA Cycling” account. Registration costs $165 and is open until 5 p.m. MST on March 23.


2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #1

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

April 7-9, 2011

USA Cycling Funded Team:



Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles)

Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro-Rockstar)

Josh Meyers (Treasure Island, Fla./Factory Ssquared-Answer)

David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Intense BMX)



Alise Post (St. Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles)

Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX)

Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro-Rockstar)

Amanda Carr (Punta Gorda, Fla./Endeavor-RipXX-GHP)

Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla./MCS Bicycles)


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


NBL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Columbus, OH

Long time Mongoose BMX Race Team and GT BMX Race Team member Eric Rupe, was inducted into the NBL BMX Hall of Fame recently in Columbus Ohio.

After over 36 years as a BMX racer and 33 of those as a professional, Eric graciously accepted his induction into the HoF with a heart warming speech.

He attributed his longevity in the sport, to his love for riding bikes and to still feeling like an excited kid when he goes to the track. “I never thought when I first started racing my bike, that it would ever come to this, but I’m truly honored to be recognized for my career on and off the track”, Eric said.

Other inductees for this year’s ceremony included Greg Hill and the late Anthony Sewell. “Greg, Anthony and I all started out together racing each other as young boys. I’m proud to be inducted with two such super stars of the sport of BMX”, Eric was also quoted as saying.

GT proudly represents the following partners: Maxxis Tires, Epic Cameras, Alienation, KMC Chains, SDG Saddles, and Profile.

Big Daddy, surrounded by BMX Superstars on the NBL "Wall Of Fame" NBL Hall Of Famer, Eric Rupe with NBL CEO, Gary Aragon







BMX racing news, Wednesday - March 14, 2011

ASD's Got Some ATi!






BMX racing news, Tuesday - March 13, 2011

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa ready to host

two major international cycling events in April

Pietermaritzburg - Pietermaritzburg will be the focus of worldwide sporting attention in April when it hosts two major international cycling events, as part of an ongoing strategy to cement the region as a top class venue for world championship events in BMX, mountainbike and road cycling disciplines.

On 8 and 9 April the UCI BMX Supercross presented by Swatch will be staged at Alexandra Park in the city, bringing the top 150 male and female BMX riders in the world to compete in the brand new stadium built on the banks of the Dusi river. The event has massive significance as it is a full Olympic qualification event and the first World Cup event of the 2011 season.

Pietermaritzburg hosted the UCI BMX World Championships at the Royal Showgrounds last year, and garnered praise for the slick organisation and world class facilities provided for the event, which attracted a massive global television audience.

Just two weeks later the city will host the opening round of the UCI Mountainbike World Cup series at the famous downhill course at Cascades in the city, where the 2009 UCI MTB World Cup was held, attracting over 17,000 fans over the three days of competition rallying behind local hero Greg Minnaar. The MTB World Cup format consists of downhill, cross-country and four-cross events.

In between these two events, the MTB nationals will be staged at the Cascades course, giving the cream of the domestic MTB racers a chance to race on the improved and tweaked Cascades course and providing the organisers with a dry-run opportunity for the World Cup the following weekend.

Both events are part of a concerted effort by Cycling South Africa and local organisers to attract top international events to the city, and to support their longer term bids to stage the BMX World Champs again in 2015, and the mountainbike World Champs in 2013.

Just as important is the solid track record that the region has in hosting top level international cycling events, given the serious intentions to bid for the Olympic Games in 2020. The UCI vote in that process is vital, and the recent successes in hosting road, BMX and MTB events in KwaZulu-Natal will be of great significance.

"These two events are critical in terms of Cycling South Africa's 2020 vision," said Cycling SA's president Greg Till. "They are building blocks of paramount importance as we develop this reputation of being a world class player."

"The BMX Worlds last year was a high point for me personally," he added. "The UCI sets very high standards, and when they come to you after an event like that, in awe, and unashamedly say that it was the best ever, it leaves you feeling very proud. It was spectacular, and beyond my wildest expectations."

"It creates a strong desire to return," said Till. "We saw that in the recent Tour of South Africa. These events not only give the country good exposure but they also give our local riders exposure to competition at the highest level, which is vital."

Till added that the recent successes had a lot to do with the support from the public in the region. "Pietermaritzburg seems to be perfectly placed for events like this. The people are passionate, proud of their city, and their enthusiasm creates the atmosphere at these events that makes them unforgettable."

"The economic impact of events like this is profound," he added. "From the feedback we have been getting the spin-offs have been massive for businesses in Pietermaritzburg and the whole region. This hasn't just been restricted to businesses close to the cycling industry either, everyone seems to get a piece of the action."

Till stressed that the desire to host the Olympic Games hinged on showing a capability and a passion to host the events. "It's one thing being clinically competent, but when you see the passion from the people attending the events in Pietermaritzburg, it becomes special. People open their homes and send out the clear message : Welcome. That counts for a lot."

The UCI BMX Supercross takes place at Alexandra Park on 8 and 9 April. More information can be found at

The UCI MTB World Cup takes place at the cascades in Pietermaritzburg from 22 to 24 April. More information can be found at









BMX racing news, Monday - March 12, 2011

Willers, Walker dominate Oceania Continental BMX finals

It was mission accomplished for New Zealand BMX stars Sarah Walker and Marc Willers who won the UCI Oceania Continental Championships at Pukekohe, New Zealand this past weekend.


Walker, in her first competitive racing for five months, was in a class of her own in the elite women’s final while Willers, back from his base in Southern California, took out the men’s final in impressive fashion.


The championship was one of five Continental events around the world this year to earn valuable qualifying points for next year’s London Olympics. It drew competition from the leading Australian and American BMX riders to the new supercross near Pukekohe.


It proved a triple win for the BikeNZ team when Christchurch teenager Daniel Franks won the junior men’s title.


Walker, now residing in Cambridge, won all of her three motos and took out the final after she cut across aggressively from the outside lane to grab the lead on the first corner. From there she rode away from the chasers in a dominant display.


“I am really delighted with that. You know after not racing for five months you just don’t know how you are going to stack up against the opposition,” Walker said.


“I have been learning to concentrate on my own race and not concern myself with who is beside me. Overall I am happy with my form and it gives me some confidence now as we go into some big racing coming up.” She finished clear of Australians Lauren Reynolds and Caroline Buchanan in the final.


Willers won two motos and was second after a fall in front of him in the other heat. He scored the middle lane for the final and jumped best to take the all-important lead into the first corner. From there he held off fast finishing American David Herman and Australia’s Brian Kirkham.


Fellow Cambridge rider Kurt James enjoyed his best finish at this level to be fourth in the final after qualifying fifth.


Willers, who flew back from the US on Thursday, said he felt pressure coming back to New Zealand and on the track where he crashed out in the national championships last year. “I definitely put some pressure on myself. It was the first time I had ridden against Kurt Pickard who beat me in the nationals. And this was definitely a world class field. I was really pleased with that performance today. I try not to get ahead of myself, just to put in the best lap I can every time I race. I did that pretty well today."


Willers is in really good space now going into the next round of the US championships next weekend and then the first UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in South Africa next month.


UCI Oceania Continental Championships Round 1

Pukekohe, New Zealand
Elite  Men: 1 Marc Willers (NZL) 2 David Herman (USA) 3 Brian Kirkham (AUS) 4 Kurt James (NZL)
5 Nic Long (USA) 6 Josh Meyers (USA) 7 Kurt Pickard (NZL) 8 Corben Sharrah (USA)
Elite Women: 1 Sarah Walker (NZL) 2 Lauren Reynolds (AUS) 3 Caroline Buchanan (AUS) 4 Nicole Callisto (AUS)
5 Rachel Bracken (AUS) 6 Melinda McLeod (AUS) 7 Nicole Wright (NZL) 8 Victoria Hill (NZL)
Junior Men: 1 Daniel Franks (NZL) 2 Nic Fox (NZL) 3 Darryn Goodwin (AUS)

NBL And Strider Sports International Launch NBL Strider Cup Racing

Participants Will Be Eligible For Strider World Championships in Japan

GAHANNA, OH (March 11, 2011) — The National Bicycle League and Strider Sports International have partnered to bring Strider Cup racing and the Strider World Cup to toddlers in the U.S. and around the world. Strider Cup qualifiers will be held at all NBL Nationals and feature no-pedal PREbike racing with classes available for 2, 3, 4, and 5-year-olds by birth year (ex. 2009 birth year will be 2-year-old, 2008 will be 3-year-old, etc.).

The season-long series will conclude with the Strider Cup USA Championship at the NBL Grand National in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition, any participant in an NBL Strider World Cup event will be eligible to compete in the Strider World Championships in Japan in October 2011. To participate in the NBL Strider Cup Series, riders will need to purchase a $25 NBL Strider Membership. This cost includes the entry fee for the first race and can be upgraded to a full NBL membership at any time. The membership also includes a 1-year subscription to BMX Nation and an NBL Membership Card – the same card all NBL BMX racers carry.

Each Strider World Cup event will include an Adventure Zone featuring Strider test rides and opportunities for kids to play, learn, and socialize with peers while riding on two wheels.

NBL CEO Gary Aragon adds, “As part of our mission to grow the sport of BMX racing, we recognize the importance of introducing children to the sport at an early age. The increasing popularity of the Strider PREbike presents the perfect platform for the NBL to build a series that brings a taste of BMX racing to toddlers who are just learning the basics of bike riding. And already we’re seeing new families at BMX tracks looking for new adventures for their little Strider riders. We’re confident that many BMX racers of tomorrow will come from the Strider riders of today.”

Strider Sports International CEO Ryan McFarland says, “At Strider, we love riding bikes. But what we love even more is seeing really little kids light up with excitement when they get that first taste of freedom, mobility, and adventure that comes from their first bike experience. We’re thrilled to have the NBL promoting the Strider Cup Racing and Adventure Zone program as we believe it will further fuel that budding passion for riding on two wheels and inspire other kids to get outside, get on a bike, and give it try.”

For more information, log onto or

About the National Bicycle League, Inc.

The National Bicycle League, Inc. (NBL) manages the best in BMX (Bicycle Motocross) leagues and promotes the international and Olympic sport of BMX racing across the country and abroad. As a public charity in the US, NBL also focuses on communicating the value of healthy lifestyles for children and families through BMX racing. NBL is BMX! For more information, visit:

About Strider Sports International

Strider is the Official PREbike of the NBL. If your toddler can walk, your toddler CAN ride a Strider PREbike™. Skip the tricycle. Skip the training wheels. Go straight to riding on TWO wheels. The Strider™ PREbike helps toddlers learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling, which develops glittering confidence and amazing bike handling skills. So ditch the tricycle and training wheels, and teach your child to ride a bike sooner, better, and safer with a Strider™. For more information, visit

About the Strider World Cup

The Strider Cup and Strider World Cup events are play experiences designed to let toddlers and young kids age 18 months to 5 years old explore the world on TWO wheels. Whether it is test riding a Strider No-Pedal PREbike for the first time or racing Striders on a dirt track with other toddlers, Strider World Cup events have something for every family interested in giving their child a head start. Balance, coordination, and confidence all develop naturally when children experience group play and friendly competition on Striders.

For more information, visit





BMX racing news, Friday - March 11, 2011

Redline's super secret "project 79"


Redline Project 79 teaser from Redline Bicycles on Vimeo.

Redline announced today a "super secret" project to be unveiled in July 2011 (UCI Worlds?) called Project 79 that Redline claims will revolutionize BMX Racing.

According to the Redline Promo Department, the initial testing took place recently at Speedworld BMX in Phoenix, the site of next week's ABA Winternationals and the location of a UCI SX Level (Olympic sized) start ramp.

Riders from four different countries took part in the testing and evidently, all of the world class riders were awe struck and signed to non-disclosure agreements so that they won't leak what exactly "Project 79" is. Whatever it is, the word "Olympics" seems to keep coming up when they talk about it.......Hmmm!

Take a look for yourself and see what you think.

(Our guess is that somehow Redline has harnessed Alien UFO technology and that "Project 79" is somehow going to time warp three Redline riders to the top of the Olympic podium!)

Joey Bradford & LDC Team Up To Ride Rollers!

Joey Bradford and LDC have teamed up to design the ultimate set of mini rollers.

These rollers are 12" x 10" with a 2 3/4" diam roller. Because of their compact size, the JB / LDC Mini Rollers fit nicely in riding bags and back packs, which makes for easy travel.

Use them in conjunction with a bike stand so there is no balancing involved. This feature makes them great for the little racers as well as the pro's.

The mini rollers are being manufactured at the LDC factory in Gilbert, AZ and are available by contacting LDC or Joey Bradford.

If you happen to be going to the Silver Dollar National in Reno, stop by the LDC compound and check 'em out.

Click Here For More Info At, WW.LDCBMX.COM

Profile Racing ABA Gator National Race Report

The Profile Green Machine headed to Oldsmar, Florida, near Tampa, for their first stop of the 2011 ABA National Season.  The team is used to mild weather even in the winter but this weekend it was wet, cold and windy.   Everyone braved through it and took on the newly remodeled track.   Highly technical, with big jumps and deep middles, this was a track to test even the best riders.


Profile AA Pro/Elite Men, Tyler Faoro was up to the challenge but the track was tricky.  He looked strong in his qualifying motos, jumping the big pro sets and flying through the rhythms.  In the semi he ran into trouble in one of the turns, which left him just out of qualifying for the main.  On Sunday, again Tyler was strong in the motos.  In the more crowded semi, a slow gate meant he had to battle through the pack to work his way into the main.  He made great strides but ended up 1 place short of transferring.


Madera vet pro, Joey Albright, was sporting a new look for the weekend.   After losing a bet, he had to shave his head bald.  Maybe it was the aerodynamics of the chrome dome or the week of training with Tyler but it made him even faster.  He turned in solid performances in the motos and when it came down to the main he had a great first straight and came out third.  But the tough track got the better of him and down the third straight he pulled a muscle that slowed him up.  He ended up taking home a seventh place finish.  Over the night the pain became too much and Joey had to sit out racing on Sunday.


Shay Shay Glynn brought her west coast style and speed to Florida.  She was looking super fast and smooth in the motos of the Junior Development Girls class (aka Junior Deva’s).  Shay was the diva of the day on Saturday as she took home the first place finish.  In the 15 girls class, she took home a second.  On Sunday, she flip-flopped the finishes taking a second in Junior Deva and a first in 15 girls.


Lauren Lanzilotta was not slowed up by the big jumps.  She rode tough in her motos and made it to the main both days in the 10 girls class.  On Saturday she took home a sixth.  But Lauren was not satisfied with that.  After fueling up on a mix of complex carbs, protein and vegetables at BD’s she roared around the track and into fourth place on Sunday’s main.


Tanner Engel, racing 11 expert was ready to show off his skills at the Oldsmar track.  He rode tough through his motos and semi and took home a fifth in Saturday’s main.  Like Lauren, Tanner knew he could do better and on Sunday he got just a little faster and smoother run around the track and took home a fourth place finish.

For some of the Profile team, the track and big tough classes made making the main event even harder.  9 Expert Casey Minthorn looked strong in his motos but was not able to make it all the way to the main event either day.   Shane Hall racing 17-18 expert and 17-25 cruiser also had a tough weekend.  After looking solid in the motos he could not to get the mains on Saturday.  He fought back on Sunday and managed to make the main in cruiser and take home a third.


In 14 Expert, Garrett Lanzilotta and Caleb Minthorn made a strong showing for Profile.  With 19 riders and semis before transferring to the main, the classes were stacked with talent.  Garrett “G” was really riding well in the motos.  He is getting faster and smoother each race but it wasn’t quite enough to get him to the big show this weekend.  Caleb was also racing the Junior Devo Boys as well as the expert class.  On Saturday, he took home a fourth place finish in the Junior Devo and second in expert.  On Sunday, in the Junior Dev class, Caleb was flying around the track in the motos.  He was so fast down the third straight; he almost lost control several times each moto.  By the main, he settled down, pulled it together to take home the fifth.  In the expert class, he had even more control and took home a big win!


Eli Weiss, Brian Perez and Nick Lucas all raced the 19-27 expert class.  They had 29 riders and had to get through quarterfinals and semis to make the main.  Eli was looking really good on Saturday morning.  He transferred to the quarter in his first moto.  He made it out of the quarter and had a shot to transfer out of the semi and into the main, but was just a little short both Saturday and Sunday.  Nick also made it through motos and quarters to the semi.  On Saturday, he was in a position to transfer to the main but got blown up down the last straight away and watched from the sidelines.   On Sunday he was focused on redeeming himself and made it all the way through qualifying to take home a sixth in the main.


John Pringle was racing the 41-45 cruiser and 41 and over expert classes.   John’s “flying brick style” was not well suited to the “jump big or go home” design of the Oldsmar track.  Still he tried his best and got around the track as smooth and as fast as possible.  It was enough to the make the main on both bikes both days.  On Saturday John got seventh on cruiser and sixth in expert.  As he got more familiar with the track he was able to improve to a fourth on cruiser and a fifth in expert on Sunday.


The team faced a difficult track and a big challenge this weekend and did well.  Next stop is the Florida state qualifier in Ft. Walton Beach in 3 weeks.


The Profile team would like to thank everyone at Profile Racing and all our sponsors for making it happen!

ABA & USA Cycling Plan Big Races For USAC National Championships!

USAC National Championship - Elite & Jr race schedule for Chula Vista
by ABA Staff
2011 USA Cycling National Championship 
Championship Class Schedule
Supercross Track
Jr. Men, Jr. Women, Elite Men and Elite Women
Thursday, April 14th
3:00pm - 6:00pm Registration (Riders must be registered in order to practice)    
4:00pm - 4:45pm Practice Jr. Women & Elite Women
SX Track
4:50pm - 5:35pm Practice Jr. Men & Elite Men
SX Track
Friday, April 15th
8:30am- 12:30pm Registration
1:00pm - 1:30pm Practice So Cal Nationals
ABA Track
    A Pro, Vet Pro, Jr & Elite Men, Jr. & Elite Women
2:00pm Race Begins  
Saturday, April 16th
6:30am - 8:30am Registration  
9:30am - 10:00am Practice So Cal Nationals
ABA Track
    A Pro, Vet Pro, Jr & Elite Men, Jr. & Elite Women
10:30am USAC Championship Race Begins (ABA Track)
11:00am - 11:45am Practice Jr. Women & Elite Women
SX Track
11:50am - 12:35pm Practice Jr. Men & Elite Men
SX Track
Saturday, April 16th Championship Event Schedule
1:00pm - 1:20pm Warm up Jr & Elite Women
1:25pm - 1:45pm Warm up Jr & Elite Men
2:00pm Moto 1
  Moto 2
  Moto 2
  Jr. Men Semifinal
  Elite Men Semifinal
  Jr. Women Final
  Jr. Men Final
  Elite Women Final
  Elite Men Final
  Awards ceremony
Sunday, April 17th
  So Cal Nationals
ABA Track
    A Pro, Vet Pro, Jr & Elite Men, Jr. & Elite Women
8:00am Race Begins  
Event schedule subject to changes

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BMX racing news, Thursday - March 10, 2011


Attention, Pros! - Here's a nice chance to pick up some extra prize money and have some fun at some NBL Nationals!)


The following classes are qualified for the Elite Classics:

AA Elite Men (age 19+), AA Elite Women (age 17+), A Elite Men (age 17+), Masters (age 30+) 

Locations - All NBL Championship Events (Saturday) beginning in Peachtree City, GA and ending at the NBL Grands. Best four (4) race scores from the Elite Classic plus Grands will determine the Champion.

Prize Money - 100% payback, minimum $1250.00 AA Elite Men, $1000.00 AA Elite Women and A Elite Men, $750.00 Masters.

Year-end awards - Each class ...1st- Trophy, Jersey & $2500.00 -- 2nd $1500.00 -- 3rd $1000.00

Additional rules 1. Each round of motos the competitors will be scrambled. ... 2. Starting lane selection order for the Main (Final) will be based on the lowest Moto points earned.

Pro Am / Super Pro Am

Category 3: Pro Am – The virtual team sheet will pair every Am regardless of proficiency with a Pro rider. The winning virtual team will split a prize valued at $2000.

Category 4: Super Pro Am – These are one-day events held on Sunday after the Nations Tour Pro races. They will feature a Pro Open with an increased purse. The virtual team sheet will work the same as at ProAm races but with a $4000 prize.




Moto Points

Qualifying Rounds Pts

Main Points

































NBL ELITE OPEN SUNDAY - Open format. 100% pay back. No points or year end award.







BMX racing news, Wednesday - March 9, 2011

Morphine Industries Crew Makes a Perfect Impression on Emerald Coast

Ft. Walton Beach, FL was the next stop on the Florida State Series. The panhandle brought out two of the team’s best in Mike Kapes and Richie Dey for a weekend of bumping and grinding. The weekend started with Mother Nature letting us all know who calls the shots.


Elite Men – “Money” Mike Kapes took control of the class on Saturday with moto wins and a start to finish lead in the main to take the top podium spot. Mike was determined to make Sunday a repeat by giving his fellow riders a long look at the back of his jersey.


Mike once again cruised through the motos and continued with a wire to wire finish in the main to repeat at the top podium spot.



11X – Richie Dey was not going to be out done by his Pro counterpart on Saturday…heck no. He charged through his motos with top spots and kept rolling straight through the main with a top podium finish.


Sunday, Richie had the same challenge laid down by Mike…win straight out. Richie did not shy away and repeated with straight ones for the day capping the end with a top spot on the podium.


It was a great weekend of racing a great weekend for the Morphine Industries’ riders. The next stop for the Morphine crew is Atlanta for NBL Peachtree and for the last stop on the Florida State Series in Port Charlotte, FL.


Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; Haro Bikes (, Fly Racing (, Alienation (, DK Bicycles (, Folmer BMX (, Rennen (, Tioga (, Black Crown ( Without you guys we would be sitting in the dirt. Instead, we are rockin’ the best looking rigs at the gate and on the podium.







BMX racing news, Tuesday - March 8, 2011


Alienation Grass Roots 2011

Alienation is now accepting applications for our 2011 Grass Roots Support Team.  This sponsorship opportunity is set up for the individual racer/team and is designed to give back to hard core BMX racers everywhere.

Want to join some of the best riders and teams in the sport riding Alienation product?

Gain access online to place your team orders from home.

Teams like the Australian BMX National Team, BMX Mania Factory Team, Dan’s Comp, Supercross, Haro,  Formula/Europe, GT, Hyper Factory BMX, J&R  Factory, MJT BMX, Morphine Racing, New Zealand National Team, Rennen/intense,  and more.

Top level riders, like our Alienation Factory Pro’s , Jeffery Upshaw, Tommy Zula, Barry Nobles and Dominique Daniels.

Please contact Rob Morgan at for more information.

UCI Probikx National Series Rounds 7&8, Canberra Australia

Rounds 7 and 8 of the Australian National series was a perfect weekend..perfect weather..perfect track..3 days of racing and 3 convincing wins!!!

It was finally a dry weekend of racing in Canberra and was great to have the competition come to me in my home town.

My home club the Tuggeranong Vikings BMX club put on such a huge weekend of racing for such a small club. Our club would only have roughly 20 families and everyone pulled together on the day.

The UCI points rounds (world ranking points) held on friday and saturday had the biggest crowds that we have had in the series. The ACT titles on Sunday also had big crowds ..... check the whole story out, here!

Speed/Troy Lee Designs Race Report

Oldsmar, FL – To say it’s been a cold, hard winter is an understatement… Battling the winter and riding when possible the Speed/TLD riders made their way down to Oldsmar, one of the most technical and awesome tracks in the Southeast. Keely Kortman came out with 5th and 4th respectively in Junior Women after having wrist surgery less than one month in junior women and Jack Brown 7 boy pulled perfects both days never losing a lap on his SPEED Junior XL.


Desoto, TX – Speed/ Troy Lee Designs put together a very impressive weekend Baylie Kortman with a 6th and 4th barely missing podium on Sunday and Keely Kortman with a 4th and a Big 2nd place podium finish on Sunday being a junior woman and racing the Elite Woman’s class. Congratulations! As the temperature gets warmer these girls get faster.


Speed/Troy Lee Designs Support Riders – Logan Collins, Chase Campbell, Baylie Kortman, Keely Kortman, Camille Spencer, and Jack Brown.


Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Speed Bicycles, SINZ, T.H.E, IT’s Tyre Systems ( , Troy Lee Designs ( Alienation Rims ( , Alius BMX ( Formco Solutions, Chipotle (




BMX racing news, Monday - March 7, 2011


Supercross BMX is proud to welcome Shannon Troglia to the Supercross Family of Employees and Riders.

Shannon has worked for Haro/Rockstar for the last few years and prior to that he was the man in charge of setting up the FOX rigs at the Supercross Races, and through all of it Shannon has remained a BMXer through and through.

Shannon comes on board to be in charge of the Supercross and Speedline Pits at the BMX and MTB races as well as the Freestyle events, he is the Sponsor Liaison to the team co-sponsors as well as being the contact man for the Team Riders. He will be working with the team directly on product development, bringing new partners in to the program on the Sponsor and Rider side, driving the rig to the races etc..... All while racing in the 28x class ( NAG 10 last year while on flats! )

And as with everyone in the Supercross offices, his Hat will continually be changing, as this will not be the entire scope of his career with the Family, Shannon will also be helping with sales, rider and team development, marketing, shipping, track maintenance, sanitation improvement (taking out the trash) etc...

What do BMX and Surfing have in common?????????


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Host city of


Isla del Encanto


October, 28-30

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BMX racing news, Friday - March 4, 2011



At J&R, we are ready to Jump Start Spring in Florida with a special event just for our Florida customers and friends. This is a 1 day only event - Saturday March 12th from 10am - 5-pm and only at our BMX Superstore. Special pricing with up to 70% off parts and accessories and up to 50% off select race and street bikes.

Other sales include $7 T-SHIRTS, BUY ONE GET ONE 20% OFF VANS CASUAL SHOES (new item), $3 SCRATCH AND DENT ITEMS and many more great deals!



FREE jump demo by our friends at Animal Bikes and Madera!

FREE meet and great with TOM WHITE, EDWIN DELAROSA and a few other great street riders!

FREE items from our sponsors!

FREE t-shirts from J&R (with purchase while they last)!

FREE 97X Freebie Weebie concert tickets featuring PAPER TONGUES and AWOLNATION (200 tickets available - come early)!


Find more information online at or call us at 800-455-9353. (This promotion is for our store location only and closeout items and prices will not be available online).

DeFeet International Expands

 Partnership with BMX Racer

Maliek Byndloss

Hildebran, NC, 3/4/2011 — DeFeet International has announced Maliek Byndloss will be wearing DeFeet socks exclusively in 2011. Byndloss is the former UCI World #1 and is looking to add to his already long list of victories in the BMX world. DeFeet will make custom socks for Byndloss bearing the athlete's designs.

DeFeet's VP of Custom/OEM business, Brad Mettee, says, "We've been working with Maliek for some time and have watched him develop into the champion rider he is today. He is a unique person, with great qualities and work ethic, not only in cycling but the classroom as well. He embodies what the DeFeet brand is all about. We are really thrilled to get our DeFeet Custom Shop product on him and expand in the BMX market as a whole."

DeFeet International started in 1992 making custom socks for the top bicycle racers in the world. Today, DeFeet is the world leader in custom socks and accessories for cycling and running. DeFeet manufactures product of sustainable fibers in its own factory in Hildebran, NC, USA.


Every track operator needs new equipment. Jimmy Rempkowski, from Fountain City BMX in Alabama, is one of those guys. And today he is the proud owner of a new ProGate air ram system and FRL valued at over $1,100. ProGate sponsored a raffle for this valuable prize at the 2011 NBL Competition Congress.

ProGate brings great value to the racing industry in the form of reliability and safety.

Pierce Barker III, president of ProStuff LLC, the world standard in BMX race gates, says, "I was thrilled to see Jimmy win this system! This is just one way we can support the track operators all over the world."

Jimmy was the first person at the 2011 NBL Competition Congress to get involved in the random drawing and his winning ticket was ultimately selected.

Jimmy says, "We were actually saving up for a ProGate air ram system for our track, and are absolutely pumped about winning this raffle."








BMX racing news, thursday - March 3, 2011

Smokin' mania Race Media!

ABA Silver Dollar National from Reno, NV!


Direct from the Biggest Little City In The World, it's the 2011 version of the ABA Reno National. Highlighted by the return of U.S. Olympians, Donny Robinson and Mike Day, the BMX Race Action was HOT. Cool down with some great race pix and rockn' BMX! - From

(Make sure to keep the volume down in case the librarian or your boss might be wandering by!)

Kris Fox.....Always On His Bike!

Supercross's, Kris Fox is never far from a BMX bike. He works with them at Supercross BMX, he races them, he gets dirty on them at the trails and he can throw down at the skatepark with the best.

Awesome video job shot and edited by Dylan Pfohl at


Kris Fox: BMX Rider from Dylan Pfohl on Vimeo.

Supercross BMX Heads On To New Digs!

Apple Valley, California will never be the same. Bill Ryan and the happy crew at Supercross BMX have been movin' and groovin' to the point that they've outgrown their old World HQ and are moving into a bigger building and putting in a SX style BMX track on the side.

WHAT? Yes, you heard right! A Supercross track outside for Courtney Tomei and Kris Fox to jam on when Bill gives them a break from their frenzied efforts to sell Envy frames, cranks, hubs, DH frames and all kinds of other SX paraphernalia......NICE!









BMX racing news, Tuesday - March 1, 2011


King of BMX Saturday night

March 5th, 2011

 *$1,000 purse!

Entry fee- 30.00

Overall score from all three parks-Skatepark, Dirt Jumps, BMX track!

Contestants will judge themselves, then try to beat the clock on the track!

The King of BMX is an awesome, unique contest to see who is the best over all BMXer (park, dirt jumps and racing). Each contestant that runs all three venues has the chance at being crowned ‘King’ as we add up all the scores  for the overall winners. Points are simple- 1st place= 1 point, 2nd 2 points and so on, lowest points is the winner. All tie breakers for the overall are determined by the fastest time on the track). Racers, Park riders and Dirt jumpers- all competing for the title…..’King of BMX’.


Spectating is free and the action is unparalleled, so don’t miss this one of a kind night of BMX madness!


Directions-From HWY 98 go north on Beal Parkway to Hollywood Blvd. Head west on Hollywood to Jet Drive and go to 126 Jet Drive and turn into the Fred Hedricks Rec Center and the park is located down by the soccer fields.

Last week, some grade school kids in Murrieta, California were stoked to have a special guest speaker, BMX Olympic Gold Medalist, Maris Strombergs.

Maris' message was simple but profound:

1. Believe in yourself.

2. Work Hard.

3. Surround yourself with good people.

Maris took his Free Agent Limo bike and Free Agent/Rockstar gear with him for a little "Show & Tell", which the kids LOVED.

Other students will get the chance to meet Maris as more school visits are to be announced in the area.

The kids have a right to be stoked, a class like this even beats recess!