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BMX racing news, Tuesday - May 31, 2011

"Ride The Nation Tour" Rolls In To NBL Pottstown!

This past weekend, as I scored at the Memorial Classic National at the finish line, I heard many along the fence wonder aloud just how the Trilogy Park team got the track to its current condition.

I heard one say, “it’s as smooth as glass”, I overheard another say, “it can’t just be SoilTac.

They had to have ordered a special soil.”

I smiled as I shook my head and recalled all the times I witnessed the entire Knapper family adding the special ingredient to their track soil: THEIR SWEAT!

Wanna read more? Check out "Ride The Nation" Here!

Australian team for UCI BMX World Championships

Cycling Australia and BMX Australia are pleased to confirm the elite & elite junior riders selected for the Australian BMX High Performance team to contest the UCI BMX World Championships being staged in Copenhagen, Denmark from 27 to 31 July.

Australia goes into the event as the number one nation in the latest (April 12) UCI world rankings in both men's and women's elite competition. It's this ranking that will determine how many riders Australia can start in the 2012 Olympic Games.

2009 Supercross series champion and two time junior world champion, Sam Willoughby, is currently ranked second in the world with Brian Kirkham sitting seventh and Khalen Young eleventh. Willoughby, Kirkham and Josh Callan all made the final of last weekend's Supercross World Cup round in Papendal, the Netherlands. Willoughby is the reigning Australian champion, winning the title in Cairns ahead of Kirkham and Callan.

2011 Australian champion Caroline Buchanan, who posted a third place finish in Papendal, Lauren Reynolds and Rachel Bracken all made the final at last year's world titles and this year hope to repeat that effort and be in the medals as well. The three are all ranked in the world's top eleven riders as a result of consistent performances in key events.

Melinda McLeod, who claimed bronze last year, and Darryn Goodwin head to Denmark as the reigning Australian junior champions and both are ranked number two in the world.

Rounding out the team is Beijing Olympian Luke Madill, 31, and first year elite junior Bodi Turner, 17, who claimed silver at last month's nationals.

BMX 20" - Elite Men

BMX 20" - Elite Women

BMX 20" - U19 Men

BMX 20" - U19 Women

The team has been nominated in accordance with the selection policy. Appeals against non-selection must be lodged by 5.00pm AEST Friday 3 June 2011.








BMX racing news, weekend - May 27-29, 2011

New Zealand Sweeps UCI BMX Supercross in Papendal!

Elite Men - 1 Marc Willers/NZL 2 Jelle van Gorkom/NED 3 Joris Daudet/FRA 4 Tory Nyhaug/CAN
5 Edzus Treimanis/LAT 6 Josh Callan/AUS 7 Brian Kirkham/AUS 8 Sam Willoughby/AUS
Rad Ladies catchin' air over the First Straight in Papendal, The Netherlands.
Elite Women - 1 Sarah Walker/NZL 2 Romana Labounková/CZE 3 Caroline Buchanan/AUS 4 Magalie Pottier/FRA
5 Mariana Pajon/COL 6 Arielle Martin/USA 7 Aneta Hladikova/CZE 8 Jana Horakova/CZE
Raymon van der Beizen, stylin' his way thru one of the sweetest jumps in BMX history at the UCI BMX SX race in Papendal, The Netherlands.


bmx mania field report - check it out, here!

Friday's Time Trial Results

UCI BMX Supercross World Cup

Papendal, Netherlands

Elite Men Elite Women
1. Jelle van Gorkom (NED) 39,83 1. Romana Labounková (CZE) 36,89
2. Raymon van der Biezen (NED) 39,98 2. Sarah Walker (NZL) 37,09
3. Joris Daudet (FRA) 40,47 3. Magalie Pottier (FRA) 37,51

Dutch BMX men dominate time trials at home track

Papendal The Netherlands 27 May 2011 - Dutch BMX riders Jelle van Gorkom and Raymon van der Biezen were first and second at Friday’s Superfinal time trial. The fastest 64 riders qualified out of 134 Elite men for the finals on Saturday, 32 Elite women riders progress into the finals out of 42 women.

Today’s time trials are part of the first official UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series sponsored by Swatch on the brand new Supercross track at Papendal. The track is a near replica of the Olympic track in London.

European Champion Van der Biezen was excited about his second place finish on home turf. Insiders say that this new Supercross track is the most challenging and technical track worldwide.

Van der Biezen said: “We have been training at Papendal for a month now, so we do have an advantage over other riders”, says the full time BMX-pro. “It is a privilege for us Dutch riders to be able to train on this track. It is very demanding.”

Van der Biezen believes he can even do better. “The wind was of great influence today. In BMX time differences are extremely small. Because of sudden wind, it’s sometimes hard to find the perfect line during a jump. I know I can go faster!”.

Corben Sharrah (USA), fifth in the time trials and winner of the first stop of the 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series in Pietermaritzburg was enthusiastic:

"It's big and it's good. It's the kind of technical track that I like. For the progression of the sport this track is really good, because it's so difficult. It must be really nice for the audience to watch us on this track."

"I feel really good and comfortable about the track. It suits my style, which is calm and effortless. The track will probably have some casualties though as you can see today."

The 64 best BMX elite men and 32 BMX elite women start the finals in Saturday 28 May at 2 pm CEST / 12 GMT.

See the action live on


MARIS IS BACK! ( Well .... "Kind Of" )

Here's a tasty bit for you. Dale "Free Agent" Holmes sent over a nice piece from Maris Strombergs, who is known around here, as "The Champ", since he IS the boss.....And Maris is back on the bike and making progress back from his severely broken wrist from WAYYYYYY back in November. Straight from his Latvian Heart, only to you!

Speed/Troy Lee Designs At ABA Music City National!

The Music City Nationals in Nashville, TN were sweet music to the SPEED/TLD team.

Logan Collins tunes it up in A-Pro for the podium win #1 Saturday and 4th Sunday.

Congratulations to Baylie Kortman her first elite women podium 2nd place finish.

Keely Kortman with a respectable 5th/4th including moto wins all day Saturday!

Speed/TLD amateurs Camille Spencer 2nd place both days in 9 girl and Jack Brown 1st place both days in 7 boys.

The team had a very good weekend and special thanks to all the sponsors that make it happen, including Speed Bicycles, SINZ, T.H.E, IT’s Tyre Systems ( , Troy Lee Designs ( Alienation Rims ( , Alius BMX ( Formco Solutions, Chipotle (

Barry Nobles Rocks It At ABA Nashville




BMX racing news, Wednesday - May 25, 2011


Sorry for the lack of updates, the last couple of days, but BMX Mania's on the road to The Netherlands for the UCI BMX SX World Cup at the Dutch Olympic Training Center in Papendal.

Coverage of this awesome event will begin Thursday evening, U.S. East Coast Time.

UCI BMX Supercross, it's THE BOMB!


We’ve now ridden over 1500 miles and this week we’ll add Trilogy Park in Pottstown, PA to our list of scheduled track stops.

Last week we made an unscheduled stop @ VMP BMX in Petersburg, VA and had a BLAST!

Besides a BMX escort back to the track and a fun evening of race announcing, we also got outdoor haircuts.

What a cool experience! I’m telling you … there’s a market in that!

Richmond welcomed us with a BMX escort through town to one of it’s best kept secrets: the Richmond BMX track!

Unfortunately for Kelley Lee, I passed him, yes passed him! At Richmond BMX!

Learn to ride, Big Boy and you won’t have 40 something BMX moms leaving you in the dust!

After a quiet night of sleeping in a St. John’s Church, we rode with the Mayor for Richmond’s Bike to Work Day.

The Beast posed for pictures and gave TV and newspaper interviews like she was a pro......


"2nd Crown Haitai International BMX Racing Competition"

June 11th, 2011



Attention, BMX Pros!!!!! 


It is our pleasure to invite you to “Crown Haitai International BMX Racing Competition”.


This event will take place in the heart of Seoul, Korea.


The total amount of prize money is set to be around US$30,000. Full board and lodgings will be provided for your team and 2 officials* from 9th to 12th, 2011 and we will reimburse US$ 800 to each person for overseas transportation expenses. 

If you are interested SIGN UP NOW 

* Ask for an application from BMX Legend, Thomas Allier via email at! 

* The Korean Cycling Association will also help with officials attending with their team of pros.

   For a team over 4 riders 2 officials

   For a team less of 4 riders 1 official

Contact Thomas Allier via email at!

Two New Additions to the SE Bikes Squad!

SE Bikes is pleased to announce the addition of not one, but two great additions to the SE crew: Mike Gonzalez and Kris Fox. They bring years of experience in the BMX world and offer unique skills & knowledge of the industry to the SE brand. These guys are complete shredders on their bikes, but they will be doing much more than just riding for the SE brand. Mike has just been hired on as a full-time SE Product Advisor, and Kris will take the reins in the new position of Freestyle Team Manager.


Mike spent more than a decade competing in BMX races across the country. He went on to turn pro & made a name for himself with his unbelievable bike handling skills. Mike set his race bike down a few years ago and has since been riding trails & skateparks. He spent the last year in Austin, Texas riding with some of the best riders on the planet.


In Mike's new role as Product Advisor, he will work closely with Brand Manager, Todd Lyons on the design & spec for all SE bikes, parts, and accessories. Mike will be moving back to his home city of Philadelphia & will start his new position on June 1st, working out of SE headquarters.


"I couldn't be happier to move back home to Pennsylvania for such a great job!" Mike said. "I look forward to working with The Wildman to design some of the raddest SE Bikes yet."


Kris Fox had an awesome racing career, winning many amateur titles, and he was one of only eight Elite Pro racers invited to race at the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2008. After that grueling year of chasing the Olympic dream, Kris shifted his focus to trails & skateparks. Over the past two years, he's really made an impact in the freestyle world with his race- inspired smooth style & huge air. Kris has received a ton of coverage lately & recently scored the cover of the May ‘11 issue of BMX Plus magazine. Besides riding, Kris will now be in charge of expanding & managing the SE freestyle team & commandeering road trips, photoshoots, and video edits.


"I am stoked to be a part of SE Bikes - not only as a rider but also as someone who can expand SE's brand recognition in the freestyle world," explained Kris. "I know that SE makes some badass bikes. I just need to sponsor some more shredders, do some road trips, have fun, and get the word out!"


SE Bikes would like to officially welcome Kris & Mike to the SE crew!







BMX racing news, Thursday - May 19, 2011

gOrk Leaves Redline For ABA

Seattle Bike Supply has some good news and some bad news.

The good news is that Craig "gOrk" Barrette - SBS' Marketing Director, has accepted a promotion. His new title will be CCO.

The bad news - at least for SBS, is that it will not be with our company.

This coming July, "gOrk" will return to working for the American Bicycle Association (ABA) as their Chief Communications Officer. Prior to coming to work for Seattle Bike Supply (Redline) in 1999, gOrk had been with the ABA throughout the 90's, as their Editor/Photographer for the BMXer membership magazine.

"All of us at SBS will really miss Gork," expressed Chuck Hooper, President of SBS.

"He has been a great person to work with and has really helped SBS, Redline and our proprietary brands progress and grow over the past eleven years. We are all happy for Gork and wish him well in his new position. As a longtime sponsor of the ABA thru our Redline Cup series, we will continue to work closely with gOrk and the ABA."

In giving his notice, Gork reminisced with Hooper - both members of the National BMX Hall of Fame, how when he came to work for Redline, they had a National No.1 Pro in the U.S. (John Purse) and now nearly 12 years later, he leaves Redline still with a National No.1 Pro (Sam Willoughby). But one of the biggest differences is that now Redline has potential Olympic riders in 14 different countries and is the official Bike sponsor the Dutch and Norway National Teams. Redline becoming the leading brand in BMX racing, and finally earning the 2010 Golden Crank for "Bike of the Year" are two more great achievements that gOrk is proud to have been a part of.

"I am grateful for the knowledge and experience that SBS/Redline has given me," commented gOrk. "As much as I look forward to what's to come with the ABA and USA BMX, I will definitely miss working with the incredible family-like staff at Seattle Bike Supply. I never could have accomplished what I did at Redline without their teamwork."

Dan Mooney

To Leave


One of the coolest of the "Infield Media Mob", the ABA's, Dan Mooney is leaving the ABA for other responsibilities.

Dan, who is getting married this Summer to fiancé, Emily Souza, will be moving to Oregon where the couple will pursue other occupations.

Mooney who has been the Editor of the ABA's, 'BMXer' (Newly renamed, 'Pull') magazine for fourteen years, has a deft eye for fast BMX action photos and turns a pretty good word in an article, as well.

According to Dan, "the ABA Spring Nationals are my last race. I will keep on shooting and try and shoot photos for BMX Plus when I can. I'll be living in Bend, Oregon. I've been accepted to Oregon State University Cascades and will be going in as a senior. I want to teach photography and psychology to high school and junior college age students." 

"Life in the ABA was great. I've worked here 13 years and it will really be a hard change for me.....It's been a great journey. Actually another new goal that I have is to run a successful ABA BMX track in Oregon one day. So I will be hitting the local scene again trying to make a mark at the beginning. You (all) will see and hear from me again." We hope so, Dan!

Speaking as one of the many photographers who have inhabited many an infield with Dan over the years, I can say, "Good Job, friend, thanks for all your hard work for the sport of BMX, and YOU WILL be missed!" - Jerry Landrum /


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S2BN Entertainment, Global Action Sports and Godfrey Entertainment announce:


North American Debut to be Filmed for 3-D Movie, With the World’s Best Action Sports Athletes Performing in the Most Spectacular Live Action Sports Show Ever Produced

LAS VEGAS – Based on the MTV smash hit series Nitro Circus, the explosive touring sensation Nitro Circus Live today announced details for a North American premiere Saturday, June 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

With sold-out shows in Australia and New Zealand, the international tour is being billed as the “greatest live action sports show of all time” for its stunning choreographed displays in FMX, BMX and skate, as well as world-first stunts and crazy contraptions launched off the infamous 50-foot high Nitro Giganta Ramp, all performed by the best action sports stars on the planet.

Presented by a coalition of S2BN Entertainment, Global Action Sports and Godfrey Entertainment, the Las Vegas event also will serve as the stage for a portion of the filming of the 3-D Nitro Circus movie, scheduled to be released in early 2012.

A limited pre-sale for the MGM Grand Garden Arena event in Las Vegas will be available only through Ticketmaster from Friday, April 8 at 10:00 am to Sunday, April 10 at 10:00 pm. The general public on-sale begins Monday, April 11 at noon.

Seventeen-time X Games medalist and current gold medalist in FMX Travis Pastrana (USA) will headline the show along with the entire Nitro crew as well as the current X Games gold medalists in all three Big Air disciplines – Australia’s Jake Brown (skate), America’s Chad Kagy (BMX) and Australia’s Cam Sinclair (FMX Biggest trick).

Pastrana said, “We have some incredible stunts planned for the Nitro show in Vegas which have never been performed before anywhere in the world and are unlikely to be attempted ever again. Almost 10 world firsts have been thrown down during our tours in Australia and New Zealand and we are going to try and match that in this one-off show. You really don’t want to miss it.”


Morphine Industries corn holes the competition!

Photos courtesy of Dan Mooney

Some serious boredom was about to set it at the Morphine Industries compound, so we packed the limo full of HARO's and sent a few of the boys to Nebraska to make crop circles and race BMX. After 18 hours in the car, the boys were ready to throw down in the dirt....and here's how it all shook out.

Olijuwon Davis and Jason LaRev were ready to give the A Pro class a one-two punch, right up until Jrev got caught up in some carnage that resulted in Justin Dodson breaking his femur and LaRev going down hard, injuring his knee. (Hoping for a speedy recovery for Justin) Although Jason's knee looked pregnant, he was still able to make mains both days with a 5th and 6th.

Olijuwon was on fire, as usual.....but so was Scott McMahon. These guys battled hard all weekend but Scott was on point, so OD had to settle with second on day 1. Day 2 brought more of the same, only this time OD slid out in the first turn in the main, so he got the snowman on Sunday.

Speaking of guys who are on fire....Doran Bradshaw has been on a mission, winning 7 of his last 8 nationals! DB100 walked away with a double on Saturday and a win in 36-40x on Sunday. He had our buddy Ray Hudson from Fly Racing, keeping him honest all weekend, along with a lot of other fast cats so his secret training must be working!

And finally.....we got to "unveil" Charlie Hunt to the 28-35X class. On Saturday, CH3 pulled some heavy hitters in his class to take home the win at his first race back. Sunday wasn't quite as successful but 2nd place isn't too shabby! Overall, it was another successful weekend on the track and as always, pranks were plentiful. The mayhem continues as we roll in to NashVegas and Rockford.

Alex Fowler Picks Up Vitalah Sponsorship

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Registration open for UCI BMX World Championships and Challenge

Colorado Springs, Colo. (May 12, 2011) --Registration is open now for all riders planning to compete at the 2011 UCI BMX World Championships and Challenge scheduled for July 25-31 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Qualified riders who hold a valid USA Cycling International BMX license can register online through their “My USA Cycling” account.

Once you are logged in, click on the 2011 World BMX Challenge registration link (Only qualified riders with active BMX licenses will see this link). The registration fees are $258 each for both Challenge Standard 20” entries and Challenge Cruiser 24” entries. The registration fee for the Championship Class Standard 20” entry is $283. Fees include TravMed insurance, as well as one Team USA jersey per entry.

In order to qualify, a rider must have advanced to the main of his or her event at the 2010 World Challenge in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa OR recorded a top-16 finish at the 2011 USA Cycling BMX National Championships held last month in Chula Vista, Calif.

A complete list of qualified challenge class riders can be found here.

Registration will close for all challenge class riders on May 20 at 5 p.m. MST and the final USA Challenge class roster will be announced on May 27 at

More event and registration details are available on the USA Cycling 2011 UCI BMX World Championships and Challenge information page.

About USA Cycling

Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 70,000 licensees; 2,400 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,900 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year, manages 17 national championship events and is responsible for fostering the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit









BMX racing news, Wednesday - May 18, 2011



The CEO's of both the American Bicycle Association and the National Bicycle League appeared together today in two NBL Track Director "webinars" to announce the merging of the NBL and ABA BMX sanctioning organizations. The historic event ends a decades long battle between the two groups for "BMX Supremacy" that has involved tracks waging "sanction bidding battles", legal battles, wrestling back and forth with UCI involvement, competing World Championships and riders battling off the track on internet forums bickering over "Who's Best".

BMX Mania got a media pass in to the "back of the room" at the second webinar of the day, and took some notes on the proceedings, so here's a quick overview of what is taking place, and it IS historic for the sport of BMX Racing.

The Webinar featured both ABA CEO, "B.A." Anderson and NBL CEO, Gary Aragon, with B.A. being very active during the event explaining what is going to happen as a result of the merger of the two groups and the formation of the new sanctioning body called USA BMX.

The NBL CEO will submit his resignation as head of the NBL but indicated his desire to add his name to the list when the interviews for the position of leading the NBL Foundation begin.

The two sanctions will be united under the umbrella organization of a new structure to be called USABMX.


The NBL side will still be configured as a Non-Profit and the ABA side will still be configured as a For-Profit organization.

Both groups will work together to make BMX better.

Although the NBL board has approved the concept, it will not be legally implemented until the "lawyer work" is done. Maybe by the first of June?

The NBL side will be run by the current board under the name of NBL Foundation.

One license will be good for both sanctions.

There will only be one magazine for both sanctions and it will be the newly launched Pull Mag that the ABA has invested heavily in. Although it was not really addressed, logic would say that the last NBL magazine has been launched.

The rules of both sanctions will remain intact, i.e., ABA races will be run with the "transfer system" and NBL races will be three moto events.

The ABA and NBL Grands will stay the same for both sanctions with a Super Bowl of BMX at the Christmas Classic.

The ABA expressed a dedication to keeping the NBL legacy strong as well as the ABA. The desire is to keep both groups doing what they do well in place.

The headquarters for USA BMX will be at the ABA office in Gilbert, Arizona, and the NBL's Columbus offices will be closed.

The revolutionary NBL "All You Can Race" Membership plan will be terminated and the more traditional yearly membership plan will be reinstated. A pay back formula will be announced that will pay members back with the difference between their cafeteria plan and the number of races that they raced at a value of $5.95 per local race will be similarly applied to national races that the NBL member has raced. This will encompass the diff between the number of races run and the membership paid. USA BMX will honor the "value" remaining until it is used up, then the former NBL member will pay individual entry fees, per each race run.

It appears that there will be a combined Competition Congress run by USA BMX and hosting both ABA and NBL track representatives.

The style of track building will be up to the local track, and not dictated by USA BMX.

Much emphasis was placed on the advantages of unifying logistics 'under one roof'. One of the biggest and most obvious unifiers will be to have both ABA tracks and NBL tracks under one insurance umbrella. All staffing will be under the USA BMX roof at the ABA offices in Gilbert, Arizona.

One of the last things that was highlighted came from former NBL national staffer and current ABA C.O.O., John David, when he spoke of the many logistic aids that the ABA can provide to USA BMX tracks. Currently, the ABA has their own print shop, their own banner making operation, their own clothing line, PLUS a $1500 per track advertising match all of which will be available for track promotion use by NBL tracks.

The future of the NBL NationsTour series is evidently in limbo. According to the NBL no money has been budgeted for the "Supercross Style" race series that was scheduled for Pittsburgh/South Park; Louisville/NBL Grands and the NationsTour Finals in Sarasota, in conjunction with the UCI SX race. Evidently, the remaining NBL Nationals will all be Pro Open style races.

The big changes for all of the ABA and NBL plans to be merged in to the USA BMX will be implemented with the 2012 BMX season, which for the ABA in the past has been calendar year time frame, so expect the BIG changes to take place in January of 2012.

Gonna be a BIG change comin' to BMX.




BMX racing news, Monday - May 16, 2011

Tioga BMX News

Spring 2011 Edition

Since 1978, Tioga has been active, not only in creating great BMX products used by some of the greatest BMX riders in the world, but also actively supporting the sport and the athletes that make up this great sport.   

Today, Tioga continues to work with a strong network of athletes that are not only achieving their best on track, but doing great things off the track, too. Here is a recap of what’s gone down with our riders and friends!  

TylerVision – Tyler Brown has been documenting his life behind the scenes and letting the fans check out what it’s like to be a BMX pro and travel the world! Check out the latest edition here 

Sam Willoughby winning Aussie Titles – Sam traveled back to his home country last month and raced it out for the Australian National Championships. Sam beat out Brian Kirkham for the title, putting Tioga 1 & 2 in Elite Men.  

Caroline Buchanan wins the Elite Women’s Australia title. It was a top 3 finish for Tioga in the Elite Women’s class, with Caroline taking the gold with Rachael Bracken in 2nd and Lauren Reynolds in 3rd.  

Redline Project 79 – Tioga is proud to have our tires and saddle on this groundbreaking bike, check it out! 

Joey Bradford Japan Support tour – Joey headed over to Japan this month to do what he could to help raise money and give back to the people of Japan.  Joey put on some free BMX clinics, giving away products donated by some of his sponsors, as a way to support the Japanese BMX community affected by the recent events.  

Keep in touch with Tioga all the time with our new Facebook page and tweets over at twitter @TiogaBMX

Tioga’s Factory lineup of Teams and Riders for 2011

Factory BMX Race Teams: (not all team riders listed)

Chase BMX – Connor Fields, Robert Rio Frio

Redline Factory – Sam Willoughby, Alise Post, Jason Carnes, Denzel Stein

SE Factory – Austian Hyatt, Chase Hines, Dave Bittner

Ssquared Factory – Josh Meyers, Samantha Cools, Maliek Byndloss

GHP Factory, Morphine Industries

Dutch National BMX Team – Martjin Scherpen, Raymon Van Der Beizen

Australian National High Performance – Brian Kirkham, Rachel Bracken, Lauren Reynolds, Caroline Buchanan

Individual Riders - Donny Robinson, Tyler Brown, Danny Caluag, Joey Bradford, John Purse, Stephanie Barragan

Fly Racing & JB Bars

Perfect Connection!

Castro & Pajon Take Big Wins At Pan-American BMX Championships

Augusto Castro and Mariana Pajon are the new Pan-American Champions of BMX

Augusto 'Tin' Castro and Mariana Pajon, achieved gold medals in the Elite Classes and 'Pan-American Championship BMX' which was held Saturday at the sports track Tulio Ospina in the municipality of Bello, Colombia.

The event was run under the technical direction of German Medina and Wilson Jaramillo of Colombia BMX with important world ranking point that will lead to the 2012 London Olympics.

With the victory, Mariana Pajon took the lead in the UCI South America ranking while team-mate, 'Tin' Castro, took first dislodging the Argentine, Ramiro Marino, who was conspicuously absent from the meeting Bellanita. - Aicardo Torres. Press Center Pan American Championship BMX.

1. Augustus 'Tin' Castro - COL
2. Sergio "Nacho" Salazar - COL
3. Jonathan Villa - COL
4. José Luis Díaz - COL
5. Andres Jimenez - COL
6. Jair Corrales - COL
7. Ruben D. Murillo - COL
Andres Felipe Loaiza - COL
1. Mariana Pajon - COL
2. Gabriela Diaz - ARG
3. Stefany Hernandez - VEN
4. Dominik Daniels - PUR
5. Andrea Zuluaga - COL
6. Stephanie Gomez - COL
7. Squeil Steim - BRA
Lesly Orellana - VEN
1. Lucas Bustos - ARG
2. Igor Martins Ferreira - BRA
3. Jean Correa - BRA
4. Freddy Fajardo - COL
5. Israel Hernandez - VEN
6. Nicolas Palacios - ECU
7. Andrés López - COL
8. Andrew Johnston - COL





BMX racing news, weekend update - May 13-15, 2011

Alienation BMX Signs Sponsorship Deal

With Haro BMX Factory Team!

Alienation BMX / Mill Valley, California

Alienation BMX, the manufacturer of the hottest BMX racing rims on the planet have signed a sponsorship deal with one of the hottest BMX Factory Teams on the planet for the 2011 BMX race season, the legendary Haro BMX Factory Team.

Haro Team members, Brooke Crain, Khalen Young, Nic Long and Team Manager/Derek Betcher will be spinnin’ on an arsenal of Alienation product ranging from the lightest race rims in the world, The Deviant and Insurgent; to the strong, tried and true Skylark and Runaway.

The Haro Team which only races the toughest races in the world, are among the leaders in the sport. KY is currently ranked 3rd in both the UCI SX AND ABA rankings, Nic is #6/ABA and Top 20 in UCI SX and UCI World #2, Brooke Crain is ranked ABA Girl Pro #2 and UCI BMX SX #12 in the super tough Elite Women’s class. Besides makin’ sure that all the team details are under control, DB will be showin’ the A Pro class the back side of his Runaway.

Khalen is on the Australian BMX High Performance Team aiming at an Olympic berth in the upcoming 2012 Olympics and both Nic and Brooke are regular Team USA members, hitting up the big gigs. At every race, they’re counting on their Alienation rims to carry them to superior World Class BMX results.

Haro BMX is a legendary name in BMX Race and Freestyle, and for more info on Haro race bred bikes, spec’d with high qual, Alienation BMX rims and some of the lightest most affordable race frames anywhere, check out . Check out all of the fine Alienation BMX products at .





from Shanaze Reade Series on Vimeo.

Team Venezuela To do battle at the

Pan-American Championship BMX

- Stefany Hernandez will go for the elite title.
- Jonathan Suarez absent due to illness.
- Four strong contenders announce their presence for Venezuela.

Aicardo Torres. Press Center Pan American Championship BMX. Without the presence of its stellar figure, Jonathan "The Mosquito" Suarez, being just recovering from an illness, Venezuela will be present with six riders of the elite and junior classes in the 'Pan-American Championship BMX' this weekend to be held in the municipality of Bello, Antioquia, Colombia.

Pedro Estaba, trainer and Ruben Garcilaso de la Vega, representative, led the selection defined by the current female star, Stefany 'La Brujita' Hernández, fresh from successfully participating in the European Championship.

Hernandez, third in the UCI Latin American ranking will arrive
together with the fallowing riders, Carlos Manrique, José Luis First, Israel Hernandez, Orellana and Keisha Jisly Rosas.

This way, Venezuela joins Ecuador, Chile and Argentina, strong nations and announced groups for the competition with points for the Olympic ranking qualifier for nations.

Flavio Vaccarezza trainer, chose Gabriela Diaz, Maria Ruarte, Martin Costigliolo and Ramiro Marino for Elite. The junior group will be with Lucas Bustos, Federico Villegas and Florencia Soriano.

Pablo Delmonaco, coach, will be with Rosario Aguilera, Cristobal Palominos, Sebastian Perez y Cristobal Molina in challenger, Ignacio Cruz and Raymond Guzman in junior Daniel Galleguillos, IsaiasZapata and Elias Aguirre elite.

The engineer Rodrigo Borja, president of the National Commission, announced an estimated 107 riders headed by Emilio Falla, Alfredo Campo, José Escudero, Daniel Nicola, Mario Jarrin and Jorge Roura.

Morphine Industries Hits Florida for the Easter And Gator.

It’s Spring break baby, and racing in Florida is the place to be. The Easter Classic and the Gator National in Florida are a staple of the NBL race season with a bunch of pasty white northern BMXers coming down to bask in the sun and get their race on. So we got on the band wagon and sent over a few riders hyped-up on Peeps and pastel-colored Whoppers.


Elite Men- Mike Kapes hit the track Saturday with a gate of four other AA Pro riders. Not to be denied on his home track, Mike cruised through motos with a 1-1-1. The drop of the gate for the main proved to be the same as Mike wenrt wire to wire to take the podium’s top spot.

Sunday combined the A-Elite Men with AA-Elite Men for three racks of riders in the Elite Open. Mike again cruised thru motos to line up at the gate for the main in Lane 1. Mike horsed the gate to battle with the newly arrived Florida resident Dennison Smith for the top spot. When the white line hit Mike took the third spot on the podium.

14 Expert – Noah Reeves hit the track with a loaded class of 16 riders. Saturday turned out to be a day of hard knocks. Noah took a 1-6-1 in the motos with a wreck in his second moto. When the gate dropped in the main, Noah found himself unable to clip in as he rolled down the first straight taking up the roll as clean up rider.

Sunday started off the same as Saturday with Noah battled with Preston Woods for the top spot in motos taking a 2-1-1. Rolling through semis, Noah drew lane 5 in the semi. Hitting the gate is never good and especially in a stacked class. Noah took a solid 4th in the main.

12 Expert – Richie Dey coming off a perfect weekend from the previous race was determined to keep it going. Saturday, Richie took to the track on both 20 and cruiser. He rolled through motos on 20 with a 1-2-1 and capped the day with a 3rd. On cruiser, Richie battled with Cole back and forth allday to take a 2-1-2 and a final deuce in the main.

It’s amazing what an ice bath and a 6oz special medium well can do. Richie hit the track again on both bikes to rack up a 1-1-1 in both sets of motos. Main time was about the same as Richie top the top spot on both bikes.

Morphine Industries will be split up this weekend with part of the crew hitting the famed track at Okeeheelee BMX for the Gator National and the rest of the crew loading up and going cross country to Nebraska to the Cornhusker National.

We are stoked to finally have newest member of the crew Charlie Hunt hitting the track in Nebraska. Have fun with him boys in NE! The back of his jersey will be fun to look at.


Elite Men- Mike Kapes took the opportunity on Saturday to do what he is best at WIN and make MONEY. Mike rolled up to GA to lighten the load of Long Country BMX and bring home the win and a wad….of cash.

Sunday was back at the Gator and all business. Mike rolled through the motos and straight to the main with a solid stacked class of local pros and out of towners. Mike draw lane one and throttled down the first straight with the likes of Dennison and Tyler. With everyone meeting in the turn and getting bottled up, Mike was able to get through and finish with a strong fourth.

14 Expert – Noah Reeves took advantage of some home track skill along with fellow local rider Preston Woods to wow the crowd as the youngest riders to pound the Pro set all weekend. Noah rolled through motos both days with unos. However, with commitment there sometimes comes a price. On Saturday railing the turn in the main to set up the 45 ft double, Noah was forced to check up and had to roll the pro set causing a 4th finish. On Sunday Noah, came unclipped horsing the first straight and turn causing him to roll the Pro set again and resigning to coast in to round up the field. Hey Noah, we will take going for it everytime!

12 Expert – Richie Dey….speaking of going for it what better rider does that than Richie. Richie had a great weekend swapping handlebars and banging with his bud Cole Accord both on 20” and cruiser. Richie went to main both days on 20 taking a 4th and 6th. Cruiser was just as tough as Richie settled for a 3rd and 2nd.

Morphine crew is spread out of the next week or two with Florida riders headed to St. Cloud for the Florida State Championships May 21. The same weekend we have a stacked house headed to Nashville and Music City BMX. We are coming at ready!

Props where props are due!! Rich Snipes, you are the man on the camera. Thanks again for the sweet shots.

Washburn Guitars and ABA BMX partner for Music City Nationals

Music City National - May 20-22, 2011 - Nashville, TN.

Winners of the Saturday Elite Men, Elite Women, A-pro, and Vet Pro classes will receive a guitar courtesy of Washburn Guitars.

The Music City Nationals will take place at Music City BMX, May 20-22. With seven weekends of pro points on the line leading up to Nashville and seven weeks after Nashville, this marks the half-way point in the pro points chase.

Marc Willers (Speed Bicycles / New Zealand), is currently leading the Elite Men’s points chase and defending champion Sam Willoughby (Redline Bicycles / Australia) is sitting in second. There are past champions, Olympic medalist, and Olympic hopefuls all in the mix for the Elite Men’s #1 Title.

On the women’s side, three-time defending champion Dominique Daniels (DFR/Grand Canyon University/USA) leads the way with a whole group of up and coming talent trying to unseat the three-time champion. Brooke Crain (Haro, Rockstar / USA), is fresh off her Stars and Stripes win in the Junior Elite Women’s class; two-time ABA Girl Pro champion Alise Post (Redline / USA) is returning from injury and coming off of a three win weekend in Chula Vista, with more than half of the pro-series races left, it is anybody’s race.

With the ABA title up in the air, UCI points on the line, and Olympic qualification reaching the critical mass for each country, Music City BMX will be BMXers version of Ryman Auditorium. With so much on the line, Saturday’s winners will be playing a different tune and doing it courtesy of Washburn Guitars.

“We are pleased that Washburn Guitars has once again stepped up to provide our athletes with a unique award,” said BA Anderson, ABA CEO. “This will be the first ABA National at Music City BMX and it is only fitting that Washburn Guitars is partnering with us for the event.”

About the American Bicycle Association - ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and headquartered in Chandler, Arizona is “The Sanctioning Body of BMX”©. The ABA organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. With 60,000 active members, over 250 racing facilities and a 27 event national race schedule, ABA is the largest promoter of action sports.

ATTENTION: To all BMX racers that have never held an ABA (American Bicycle Association) membership, for the Music City National if you register for both Saturday and Sunday Nationals you will NOT need an ABA license. The ABA has waived the membership fee for non cardholders for the weekend. This is your chance to make history with the very first ABA National in the Music City and race the biggest BMX national of the year.





BMX racing news, Wednesday - May 11, 2011

USA Cycling names seven to funded team for BMX Supercross World Cup #2

Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 26, 2011) -- USA Cycling is pleased to announce a roster of seven athletes it will send to round two of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Papendal, Netherlands on May 28.

This World Cup is the fifth World Cup event to count into the 2010-2011 UCI BMX rankings and it also allows riders to accumulate points toward a country’s start spots at the 2012 Olympic Games.

An automatic qualifier to the team, Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles) will lead the men’s contingent as the number-one ranked rider in the UCI’s Supercross World Cup standings.

Sharrah is not only fresh off of his win at the USA Cycling BMX National Championships, but the 19-year-old rider also took the win at round one of the Supercross World Cup in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa earlier this month.

Sharrah will be joined by two other automatic qualifiers: David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Intense BMX) and Josh Meyers (Treasure Island, Fla./Ss quared-Answer), who earned their spots on the team as the eighth- and 12th-ranked riders in the UCI’s Supercross World Cup standings. Rounding out the men’s team will be discretionary pick, Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro-Rockstar).

Three talented ladies will make up the women’s team as Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro-Rockstar) and Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles) both earned automatic nominations to the team by virtue of their 12th- and 13th-place rankings in the UCI’S Supercross World Cup standings. Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) will also represent USA Cycling as a discretionary selection in Papendal.

2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #2
Papendal, Netherlands
May 28, 2011
USA Cycling Funded Team:

Men: Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles) - David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Intense BMX)

Josh Meyers (Treasure Island, Fla./Ssquared-Answer) - Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro-Rockstar)

Women: Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro-Rockstar) - Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles)

Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX)

'Ride The Nation' Trio Rolls On Toward Virginia!


Monday - May 5, 2011 ..... With 2 and a half weeks and over 700 miles of road behind us, we started to think: "piece of cake".

We got our roles and routines down: we apply sun block in a circle, change tire tubes at pit crew speed and rode two 90+ mile days in pursuit of a "Century" before leaving the flat lands of Florida.

While following the coast from West Palm Beach to Jacksonville, we got comfortable. We felt like our fellow four wheeled road travelers respected us.

THEN, we arrived in Jacksonville, the bicycle riders' spirit crushing city. Besides the absence of Bike Lanes, there was seldom a shoulder and no bike baths to be found. We felt invisible to drivers who passed within inches of us, ignoring the 3' rule: give cyclists a 3' clearance when passing. The Jacksonville BMX track is a riders' only Oasis in the paved dessert. Track President Michelle Messing has mastered the art of wrangling the local powers that be to make sure her "empire of dirt" and local riders get the support they need to grow and thrive. - Read More About "Ride The Nation", Here on the BMX Mania exclusive 'Ride The Nation' Blog!





BMX racing news, Tuesday - May 10, 2011


2011 European Championships Rounds 5&6 Prague (Czech Republic)

Rounds 5&6 of the UEC Championships Series where held on the new BMX track in Praha-Bohnice, Czech Republic. The weather was great and so was the racing action.

Bastien Merle, our Junior Men¹s Rider from France, was back after a small injury. He was looking good on the track. Saturday he stranded the Semis, but Sunday he made his way to the Main. He got strangled up in the pack at the first turn and finished in 7th place.

In Elite Women, Sandra Aleksejeva was struggling to find her form and was eliminated in the motos on Saturday. On Sunday, she was riding more consistent and made the Final, finishing in 8th Place.

Edzus Treimanis was going strong in Elite Men, although suffering from a heavy cold. He was hole-shotting and earning valuable points for his ranking. Saturday, he made it to the semis, but was eliminated with a 5th spot. On Sunday he made the Main. With a strong last straight he managed to fight his way to the second spot. With this podium finish, Edzus is now back in spot #3 of the European Ranking.

Team Manager Nico van Dartel took 7th place in the Men 25+ Main on Saturday.

A successful weekend for Formula Europe with all the competing team riders making the Main.

Formula Europe is supported by Formula Bicycles,, Answer Forks, Tioga Tires, Ciari BMX Parts, BES&T Sports Care, SixSixOne Helmets, FMX Shop, Alienation Rims, DBM Endurance Sports Food and

Quebec cycling federation Signs Multi Year Deal With ProGate!

ProGate: the reference in start gates

Quebec’s cycling federation (FQSC) is glad to announce that ProGate, manufactured by ProStuff LLC, is now the official BMX start system in Quebec. The enterprise which has developed the start protocol recognized by the International Cycling Union (UCI) will, among other things, support the FQSC in its efforts to promote BMX. ProStuff LLC is the official start gate of the UCI.

But ProGate’s implication does not stop there! Aside from the three year deal sealed with the FQSC, ProGate has involved itself with Quebec’s BMX Club as well as with Bromont’s Cycling National Center (CNCB). Within the framework if these partnerships, the start gates in both Quebec and Bromont will be modernized. With the upcoming BMX National Championships in Quebec, this association arrives just in time! “ProGate clearly raises the bar on the standard of safety and performance never seen before in the sport of BMX!” says Bruno Vachon, FQSC’s BMX and Cyclocross Technical Director.

Through the use of patented Transfer Bar technology, the ProGate Safety Gate System optimizes performances sports wise while improving security and safety. Thus, the system’s eight gates will always be synchronized and protect the riders at the same time.

The work will be done during the month of May. “We are excited about the future of the relationship with FQSC and very much look forward to working with our friends in Quebec” commented Pierce Barker III, President of ProStuff LLC.

To learn more about ProGate, visit


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Back on the BMX and bringing BMX to the big screen in the new VISA advert. We also see Shanaze riding on the Olympic Velodrome with the other track athletes.. Whilst Shanaze is in London she stops off to do a bit of shopping in Adidas then finally heads back North to launch her Olympic countdown - being a Sport presenter for ITV.



Alienation Grass Roots

sponsorship for 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, Jeff Upshaw, Tommy Zula, Ramiro Marino, Mariana Pajon, Barry Nobles and Dominique Daniels.

Please contact Rob Morgan at for more information.









BMX racing news, Monday - May 9, 2011

Amanda Carr Sets Her BMX Sights On 2012 Olympics!
Amanda Carr - Behind The Helmet.

Here's a slick fourteen minute video on BMX Elite Lady, Amanda Carr by Andrew Marinari of Moneybags Entertainment.

A great look at Amanda's BMX and personal odyssey thru trials and triumphs in and out of BMX.

An awesome story about a great rider!

Alienation BMX Easter Egg Hunt Winner

Alienation BMX has announced the winner in the Alienation BMX Easter Egg Hunt Contest!

Shaye Murawa of Michigan took the prize with the recent contest and he sent us a photo for bragging rights.

A special thanks to everyone that participated including the contestants as well as the supporting sites!

Issue 2 of Twenty24 BMX Race Magazine is now available

Issue 2 of Twenty24 BMX Race Magazine is now available.

Featuring a preview of the 2011 British BMX Race Series, Rookiespotting spotlights the young guns stepping it up and making the move into the Elite class, race reports from the indoor races at Kortrijk (Belgium), Caen (France), Dagenham, Braintree and Bradford.

As well as team and industry profiles there we have coverage of the 2011 Dialled Bikes/Hardcore Hobbies 'Heaven 11' winter road trip to the south of France and Marcus Bloomfield's trip to the Copenhagen Supercross facility.

Regular features include news, new product, columns from Marcus Bloomfield and Charlotte Green and the directory.

Twenty24 is available direct at or email, in store at Groove BMX, Green Machine BMX Store, Urban Air, Ultimate BMX Parts, Urban Crusader Cycles and of course trackside at Regional and National events up and down the country as well as through you local club.





BMX racing news, Friday - May 6, 2011

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kingstar components

hot new

hideaway headsets

Kingstar is now shipping our 1 1/8th Hideaway integrated headsets in both Alloy & Carbon versions.

The Kingstar Hideaway Headset Features include:

Campagnolo compatible size

Silky Smooth sealed bearing (OD:41.8x45°x45°)

Hideaway top cup & cap have the Kingstar name & logo laser etched (Alloy Version)

4mm Allen key type alloy bolt

Slotted bearing race for easier installation

Carbon Version reduces overall weight by 16 Grams

Alloy: 80 Grams MSRP $39.95 Carbon: 65 Grams MSRP $59.95

In alloy, the Kingstar Hideaway Headset is offered in Red, White, Gold, Silver, Black, Blue, and Pink. The Carbon version is natural carbon and features a Carbon Top cap as well as top headset cap. Hideaway headsets are now available at your local dealer.
Kingstar BMX is a division of BRG

Free Agent Rockstar So-Cal Clinic Tour Visits Whittier Narrows

Ride the Nation Monday Blog*

*Oops! Email Malfunction! Somehow we inadvertently missed the week's blog from Ride The Nation, so it's the Friday Blog instead! Sorry bout that! - BMX Mania

In the past week, we've visited Charlotte BMX in Punta Gorda, Okeeheelee BMX in West Palm Beach, FL and Palm Bay, FL BMX. Our first stop of the week made me realize who I want to be when I grow up: Amanda Carr. She's fast, she's cool and she has a head of hair any 70s girl would have killed for! Not to mention, she drives a JEEP!

We rode across Florida and rode our toughest day yet: 56 miles into HOT headwinds in a desolate area, with no place to buy water let alone an outdoor spigot! Some gusts were so powerful, I think it blew us backwards a few times. We saw more roadkill than we'd ever seen before and for entertainment we debated what species the critters were before they mixed guts with asphalt. During a 97 degree day, we actually saw a dead frog, on it's back with one hand over it's chest. We surmised he died of a heart attack; it didn't give us hope that we'd ever get back into civilization. Click here to read more!

Team Intense/ Monster takes Florida by storm

The Sarasota and West Palm Beach tracks hosted the Spring Break Nationals this year and the weather and both tracks were dialed in perfectly to make these two races a huge success. 

Team Intense Monster Stormed these two races like Love Bugs lol (All over the place) and grabbed 4 first place finishes to make it a clean sweep on their home turf.

At the end of the Gator National weekend, with scores of 330 on Saturday and 330 on Sunday, the total points combined puts the team into first place overall in the NBL Factory Team Division.

"A" Pro rider Justin (J-Ride) Riddell - .  Grabbed his first perfect of the year on Saturday of the Gator….Congrats!   

37 X and Cruiser, Mike (Mr. Consistent) Powers rode awesome both weekends grabbing a 2nd, 2nd on Cruiser and a 2nd and a 3rd on 20.   

38 X and Cruiser, Todd Lackey (Lack) Out with a back injury since GA. And still managed to stay in the same zip code as Gomez and Powers lol 

41 X and Cruiser, Darin Houston (D-Houst)- grabbed his 20 inch out of the shed, knocked off the dust and rode it like he never stored it….got to love that! 

46 Cruiser, Pat Sheridan (Roady)- is back on his bike after numerous crashes and pulled a pair of 2’s for the weekend (Glad to see you back) 

50+ Cruiser, Steve (The Latin Lover) Gonzales combined with the younger class he still pulled in 5th but no matter what if you know Steve he is just happy being on the bike. 

Woman’s Cruiser Patty (German Girl) Gonzales stayed consistent riding out of class and grabbing a first and a second for the weekend.  She also is flying on her new Intense 20 inch.  

17 X Geoffrey (G Ban Man) Banser was one lap away from pulling two perfect weekends.  This kid is the real deal with his work ethic on and off of the track….enjoy those Stealths bro you deserved them. 

16 X King Kong Kody Wong he’s pulling out 2nd’s to some very hard competition, plus he’s really starting to fly on that 24 as well. 

15 X Jacob Cross (Jaykie)-making mains in this class is no joke...the training is starting to pay off so keep up the good work.

14-girls, Sarah Gross (I don’t like this track lol) she’s 6 for 6 on perfect races and just got on the list to do the Super Cross races for this Summer. 

13-X  Zaityel Soekandar ( Aruba) I watched this kid all weekend very closely, his riding style is very close to Banser’s and Riddell’s  and he’s about the same size too. So I wasted no time and signed him to the team.  Congrats Z! 

12X, Eli Garcia (Little Sexy), unfortunate crashes left him with a cracked elbow and a chip missing (get better little man we love you) 

10X, Joey Leto (Golden Boy), Mad jumping skills and loves to win

9 X, Dylan Shipley  (Baby Riddell), Skills, Skills, and more Skills

10G, Halle Friedel  (Halle Berry),and Campbell Lackey (lil Powers), both have to battle each other for the rest of the year…Good 

And to the rest of my little riders, Rowdy, Drew, Fisher and Zane keep up the great work…..

Our next National stop will be at the Dixieland Nationals in Clemmons, NC. Followed by the Florida State Championship series which we we will look to three peat as the Florida State Money Team Champions (

Thanks to our great family of sponsors: VSI Products for always believing in us and supporting us. (, Intense BMX frames the best in BMX, ITS, THE, Monster Energy Drink, Subway, Scream and Fly racing, Compass Banners and Signs, Profile Racing, Pro Gold Lubricants, Troy Lee designs, Hawk Racing, Animal Customs, Ernie’s Southern Off road and Club Rodeo.






BMX racing news, Thursday - May 5, 2011

Lee Lewis Joins VSI Inside Sales Team, Speed

CERRITOS, CA--VSI Products, Inc. is proud to announce that Lee Lewis has joined its inside sales department. VSI is the parent company of THE, Intense BMX, Speed Bicycles, Sinz & Sinz Elite, ITS, EYE BMX, AVE and Vigor, all product lines Lee will be selling to retailers across the country. He started his new job today.

A native of Houston, Texas, and an A Pro racer, Lee previously worked in sales at Formula Bicycles in San Diego. More recently, he has been living in Phoenix working retail at Industrial Ride Shop and on the road teaching Super Camps. He made the move to Long Beach, California, this week to work for VSI.

"I'm really excited to be here at VSI. It's the perfect job for me. Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be in California and be in the industry. I surf as well, so I first came out here to San Diego hunting for waves. I'm looking forward to being part of the team and contributing to the company," Lee said.

Known around the racing circuit for his aggressive riding style, Lee is a frequent maker of A Pro mains with the occasional podium spot. He picked up his first pro win last summer at Boulder City, Nevada. Starting with the U.S. Nationals in Bakersfield this month, he will be riding a Speed M-Series 20 frame equipped with a full range of Sinz Elite, Sinz, THE and ITS products.

Lee joins Sales Manager Michelle Enriquez (Factory Speed rider and NAG 1), Erik Engstrom (professional freestyle rider), Robert Burgos and Brian Schrimpf (A Pro racer) in the sales department.

VSI is proud to have Lee on board in sales and racing its products. He can be reached at (562) 407-2184 x 313 or

ITS Introduces New Hustler Tyres For BMX Racing

For the past couple of years the ITS Micro Knobby and MK2 have been two of the most successful and popular tyres used in BMX racing. As great as the tyres are, with their 5,000 mini-knobs, low rolling resistance, low weight and high pressure, ITS has another great racing tyre-the Hustler.

Although it was designed for street riding, the Hustler caught the eyes of several pro riders who recognized its potential as a great racing tyre. Sifiso Nhalapo may have been the first to start running it in the front then front and rear. Others soon began giving it a try. Last year at the UCI Supercross race in Chula Vista, the semi-slick Hustler was the hot rear tyre for beating the slippery starting gate.

The Hustler is now part of the rubber arsenal of proven winners like Marc Willers, David Herman, Arielle Martin, Dominique Daniels and dozens of other top pro and amateur racers.

All Hustler tyres, regardless of size or bead type, have a semi-slick profile that is punctuated by a counter-sunk polygonal tread pattern. The result is a long-lasting, lightweight tyre with super-low rolling resistance and excellent traction for maximum acceleration and speed.

Hustlers are available in two wire-bead sizes-20 x 1 1/8" and 20 x 1 3/8"-and three folding Kevlar-beaded sizes-20 x 1.5", 20 x 1.75" and 20 x 1.95". The folding tyres have a suggested retail price of $19.99. The Folding tyres have a suggested retail price of $24.99.

Wire-bead Hustler tyres come in

20 x 1 1/8" and 1 3/8" sizes.

Kevlar-beaded folding Hustlers come

in 20 x 1.5, 1.75 and 1.95 sizes.

Wire Bead

20 x 1 1/8" 265 grams IBMX-20118

20 x 1 3/8" 302 grams IBMX-20138


20 x 1.5" 300 grams IBMX-20150

20 x 1.75" 385 grams IBMX-08

20 x 1.95" 430 grams BMX-07

Call (800) 844-6768 to speak with Michelle, Erik or Robert to order some today.


Stay Strong’s Darryn Goodwin continues his recent good form coming off the back of 2 podium finishes in Euro Rounds 1 and 2 in Belgium by winning the JR Men’s Australian National Championship in Cairns QLD this past weekend.

Darryn battled all the way to the line determined to get the lead back after getting passed on the second straight by local boy Joey Costa..An exciting lap which resulted in Darryn taking home the 1A plate and topping off a solid domestic season which also includes winning the Australian Jr Men’s Champbikx series.

With his sight’s now set on Europe Darryn will be based in the UK for the next couple of months at Stay Strong’s Euro HQ. Training and racing UK nationals while continuing his final 2011 World Championship preparation representing Stay Strong and their team sponsors at the SX World Cup in Holland, Euro Rounds in Switzerland, Birmingham UK and The European Championship finals in Holland before capping off the Euro tour in Copenhagen at the UCI World Championships.

Watch the final here:

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BMX racing news, Tuesday - May 3, 2011

Bike Alley/Redline/Rockstar ABA Socal Nationals & USAC National Championship Team Report

April 15-17, Chula Vista, CA:

After a good showing at the teams last national in Arizona the previous month, The Bike Alley/Redline/Rockstar team was ready for a big weekend at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA for the ABA Socal Nationals & USAC National Championships. The Track was in great shape, especially considering the amount of rain this past winter, the crew at Future BMX did a great job getting the track dialed for the weekend. The OTC is a great showcase for this sport with amazing facilities in place, if you haven't been to this venue and are a fan of BMX racing, a trip to Chula Vista is a must, especially later this year.

The weekend started out a little rough for the team, while getting in some extra track time Thursday evening, 13X Daniel Johnson went down with a major leg injury sending him to the hospital where he would undergo 2 surgeries before the weekend of racing had even ended. Friday morning, during practice 16X Beau Gregorios went down with a wrist injury and after a trip the ER to confirm a fracture in 2 places his weekend was over and what made the injury even more difficult to handle was that Beau was to spend the following week at the Junior Development Camp at the OTC. Hoping for a speedy recovery guys!

Friday afternoon racing was finally underway and the Bike Alley riders were back on track. This weekend the team was led by its 9X dynamic duo, AJ Saldivar and Patrick Coo. Both AJ and Patrick could be seen out front all weekend long on board their Redline Flights. Saldivar and Coo finished 1st and 2nd on Friday and 2nd & 3rd on Sunday in 9X. AJ with one of his best weekends of racing, also placed 2nd in 9 cruiser on Sunday. Both Coo and Saldivar also won USAC Championship Gold medals on Saturday as well in 9 and 10 Boys Challenge divisions, respectively. 7 girl Taylor Cornelius took a weekend off from hitting home runs in softball to score a 1st & 2nd on Friday & Sunday, as well as taking home a silver medal in 8 Girls on Saturday. Jordan Nopens managed a silver medal also on Saturday and even squeezed in a trip south of the border between motos on Sunday.

This weekend also marked the return of Wyatt Hubbard, who took a 14 month break from BMX racing and returned with some solid laps including an exciting 3rd place finish on Sunday in 11X. Kyle Bastin also had a good weekend, looking very fast and consistent, making mains all 3 days in the super-tough 17-18X class in his first weekend of racing after coming back from injury last month. Big things to come from these riders once they're both back to top form.

The Socal Nationals pulled in about 200 motos, with all the top teams in attendance. The Bike Alley/Redline/Rockstar team had another great weekend, winning both days. The team turned in some solid scores on Friday & Sunday with a scores of 204 and 210 points. This puts the team in 2nd place overall in the standings looking to close the gap on the always strong J&R team that is off to a great start this year. See you in Bakersfield...

The team would like to thank all of its sponsors, including Bike Alley (, Redline Bicycles (, Rockstar Energy Drink (, QSI, Chism Commercial, ODI (, S&M Bikes and Fly Racing (









BMX racing news, Monday - May 2, 2011

Caroline Buchanan Is Psyched To Win BMX Australia Elite Women's Nationals Title!


   ONE KENDA press release

Round 3 and 4 of the European Championship for Junior and Elite men/women are behind us.

Sunny France is always a good place to hang out for racing.


This time in Compiègne, about 1 hour from Paris.


In Junior Women, both Nadja Pries from Germany and Simone Christensen from Denmark made the main, but took themselves out in a crash. Simone got 7th and Nadja 8th.


Jordy van der Heijden from Holland was flying and rode his ONE to a 3rd place behind Frenchman Joris Daudet and Canadian Tory Nyhuaug.


On Sunday only ONE/Kenda’s Junior women made the main.


Nadja Pries from got 4th and Simone Christensen 6th.


A week earlier at the first “Top Competition” in Valkenswaard Holland, Jasper Peters took 3rd place in Junior Men.


This past weekend in Prague, Czech Republic there was an international cup where Aneta Hladikova from Czech Republic won and Nadja Pries from Germany took 3rd.


In Holland a new track was opened in Klazienaveen, with the Rabobank Pro Open. Jordy van der Heijden took 3rd.


Photo: Cyrille Lecointe -





BMX racing news, Weekend Update - April 30/May 1, 2011

Sinz Elite Introduces New

XXX Pro & Expert

Bottom Brackets

Both new bottom brackets fit 24-mm spindle cranks such as our XXX and Shimano's DXR, XTR, etc.

SINZ Elite XXX Pro BB:

  • Super-Durable Precision Taper Roller Bearings

  • Forged & CNC-Machined Aluminum Cups

  • Sinz Elite XXX & Shimano Compatible

  • BSA 1.37" x 24T, Fit 68 & 73-mm BB Shells

  • 118 grams

SINZ Elite XXX Expert BB:

  • High-Precision Sealed Bearings

  • Forged & CNC-Machined Aluminum Cups

  • Sinz Elite XXX & Shimano Compatible

  • BSA 1.37" x 24T, Fit 68 & 73-mm BB Shells

  • 89 grams

Retail prices are $59.99 for the Expert and $99.99 for the Pro.