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November 2009


Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday/Friday, November 26-27, 2009

Three way battle set up for aba grands aa pro title


Quik Trip Expo Center ..... Tulsa, Oklahoma - 1:30PM local time: GHP's, Randy Stumpfhauser and the Free Agent duo of Kyle Bennett and Maris Strombergs are all lined up to battle it out in the three round main event to determine who will claim the crown in the ABA AA Pro Title hunt!

The current ABA AA title holder, Haro's, Khalen Young made the main event, but is out of title contention. Rookie/Aussie Sensation, Redline's, Sam Willoughby made the final as well.

For a complete lineup of ALL Pro Finalists, check out the BMX Mania, ABA Grands Race Report Page!

Check in with BMX Mania for periodic updates during the afternoon and a full on report Sunday evening from the Grands. 

Saturday fun.....complete friday night photo gallery

posted to the aba grands race report page!

Kyle Bennett, Dominique Daniels

Josh Meyers & Greg Romero

Win Pro mains at Friday Night Spectacular

At ABA Grands



GO211 and the ABA are here to make your holiday weekend extra special with a 3 Day Live Webcast of the ABA Grand Nationals. Day 1 of the race starts on Friday November 27th at 8:00 am (est). The action continues on November 28th at 8:30 am. Tune in on Sunday, November 29th at 9:00 am, for the final day of races and the 2009 Title Ceremony.

Known as the "Greatest Race On Earth" the 2009 Grand Nationals is geared up to put on a great display of racing, entertainment, and excitement. The best riders in the world, including GO211 Athletes Donny Robinson, Randy Stumpfhauser, Danny Caluag, Tim Dinger, Joey Bradford, and Alise Post are gathering at the Tulsa Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The 2009 ABA Titles will be awarded this weekend, so fans won't want to miss any of the championship races. During the LIVE webcast fans can chat with each other in the GO211 Chat Room and also watch from their cell phones with GO211 Mobile. Visit on your mobile device and enjoy the webcast on the go.

Friday Nov. 27th: 8:00 am (est)

Saturday Nov. 28th: 8:30 am (est)

Sunday Nov. 29th: 9:00 am (est)


Here is what you get for $25 if you win!
The complete Gate assembly with all pneumatics. Full set of personal controls which includes, Brain Box, Power Box, Charger, Speakers, Personal Light Set, all cables in a black Aluminum case
The Ramp and FRL are not included but can be purchased separately if desired.



Crupi-Europe and Crupi are parting ways.

A new POWERHOUSE BMX Racing Team has been formed in Europe. With Team Manager, Jan Schippers in leadership and 'Mega Trainer', Jorg de Louw keeping everybody fast and motivated, this new team could take things to the top of the Euro Rounds and UCI Worlds racing! Here's the scoop.

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FROM THE TEAM MANAGEMENT: After years of working together with Crupi, Crupi-Europe is parting ways and we will be ending a great relationship with Crupi. The European team decided to go its own way with a different bike sponsor for 2010. Everybody from Crupi-Europe would like to thank Greg and everyone of the Crupi family for all the great things we did together over the last years. THANK YOU, and see you all at the races.

Thanks for everything Greg! Team management  - Jan Schippers & Jorg de Louw


The former Crupi-Europe team will continue as Intense BMX Europe.

The Intense BMX Europe team is proud to announce that, for the 2010 BMX season, it will be supported by : Intense BMX, Shimano, Alpinestars, Sinz, Rockstar, THE, Elkay sports, Berma plaatwerk and Berma BMX race parts.

We would like to thank everyone who made this possible. Special thanks go out to Pete Dylewski at VSI products and Arno Kanis at Veltec for making it happen.

The line up for the Intense BMX Europe team 2010: Arnaud Dubois, Elite men, Belgium ..... Lorin Martinez, Junior men, France ..... Maartje Hereijgers, Junior women, the Netherlands ..... Klavs Lisovskis, Junior men, Latvia ..... Jeffrey Hoogland, Junior men, the Netherlands  ..... Abbie Taylor, Junior women, England ..... Kristaps Vinters, boys 16, Latvia ..... Jordi Schippers, boys 15, the Netherlands ..... Roy Bax, boys 12, the Netherlands

Our new website will be launched soon, we’ll keep you posted!

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VOTE FOR MARIS STROMBERGS FOR Latvian Sports Personality of the Year!


Vote for Maris Strombergs  for Latvian Sports Personality of the Year....2000 Votes  will get  him in the last  3 to be decided on Latvian National TV  at the  Awards  Show!  To vote for Maris, hit the link below, click next  to his  name at the end of the list, type in the 4 digit security code and hit the little button that says, "Balsot"......its  quick an simple! Vote more than once, let's help Maris Win!









Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday, November 25, 2009


BMX Mania Editor's Note: What's a "Pictogram"? They're something you don't think about much, but the Olympic Pictograms are pretty important to the overall event. The little pix will be on all media related items like posters, tickets to events, merchandise (T-Shirts!) and ALL OVER London when the games are in session. They're like little road signs, pointing the way to the venues, pretty important but not something that most of us would think about. But......Here they are, and that means that the 2012 Olympics are ON THEIR WAY!


UCI announces Olympic Pictograms for the 2012 Olympics!.....The pictograms representing the four cycling disciplines on the 2012 London Olympic programme have been unveiled in London.

The British organizers, in consultation with the International Cycling Union (UCI), have come up with four distinct pictograms for BMX, mountain bike, road cycling and track.

The four disciplines can be clearly distinguished in the pictograms. The BMX is symbolized by a rider clearing a jump. He is on a small bike, typical of this specialty, and is wearing a helmet with a visor. For the (cross country) mountain bike the rider is on uneven and rocky terrain. The road cycling pictogram is simpler: It shows a rider in the traditional road cycling position. Finally, track cycling is symbolized by a rider wearing a streamlined helmet and using a bike with disc wheels; his position gives an impression of high speed.

In total, 38 pictograms have been designed for all the Olympic sports.

Olympic Games pictograms were first used at the 1948 Games in London. They have been a regular feature of the Olympic movement since the Tokyo Games in 1964, and are updated for each edition.

The 2012 cycling pictograms will be used, accompanied by the London Games logo, on tickets, signs and at the cycling venues at the Games.

At the unveiling of the pictograms, British Olympic Association Chairman Lord Moynihan said, “In 2012 Olympic sports and athletes will have a unique opportunity to showcase themselves to the UK and the world and the pictograms will help do that. They look fantastic and I am confident that they will become a key visual icon of the London 2012 Olympic Games.”



Former Private Enterprise Services Expert to Build NBL’s Future and Its Vision to Support the BMX Racing World


HILLIARD, OH. (Nov. 24, 2009) — Gary Aragon, of GJ Aragon Consulting, enterprise services experts, was appointed by a unanimous board vote to assume the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer of the National Bicycle League, Inc.


Mr. Aragon will serve as the NBL’s primary executive and chief spokesperson for the organization. In addition, his responsibilities will include the implementation of the new strategic plan nearing completion by the board.


In making the announcement, Darol Carr, Chairman of the Board said: “Gary is the right executive to move NBL into the next phase of its evolution. At GJ Aragon Consulting, he had a successful history of implementing transformative and creative solutions — helping to make his clientele highly successful. He’s a solutions expert with a stellar reputation and proven track record. We are privileged to have him help formulate and implement this next stage of the NBL, as its members and the sport continue to grow and our mission expands. He’ll also be valuable in helping NBL determine the optimal structure for the league as we move into the future of BMX.”


Gary Aragon said: “I’m very excited about the opportunities presented in leading the NBL. The NBL has a brilliant future ahead, and I am thrilled to be working with such a talented group of people. I am especially pleased to work for an organization that is focused on and dedicated to the exciting world of BMX. The current team has created an excellent point from which to grow the organization, and the new plan, once in place, will truly advance BMX racing as the world-class sport it is.”


Bob Tedesco, one of the initial founders of the organization, added: “When I first flew in to meet with Gary to discuss this opportunity, I knew right away that he understood the vision and mission of our organization. After some discussion, I could tell that he was ready to help us expand that vision even further and bring us to that next level we want to get to.”


Gary Aragon was a principal at GJ Aragon Consulting, serving clientele from the public and private sectors in enterprise solutions, including finance, operations, sales, marketing, technology and human resources. There, Mr. Aragon was able to assist clients with a unique skill set that brought creative solutions to difficult and challenging situations.


Mr. Aragon sits on the boards of several organizations with a mission to help children and is the President of the Bartow Adoptive and Foster Parent Association of Georgia.  He is a graduate of Florida International University.


For more information on the NBL, please visit











Sunday November 22, 2009


Come on out to Tampa BMX for the first DOUBLE RACES of the season!

Smoothie King and Tampa BMX have joined together to offer each rider that brings

1 can of food $.50 off a small smoothie or bring 2 cans of food and get $1.00 off

a large smoothie at this event!


Registration: 11:00 - 12:15


Practice: 11:00 - 12:30


Race 1 (points only) 1:00


Race 2 (special trophy for every rider)

Following brief intermission after first race



Practice only     $ 3.00

Race 1                  5.00

Race 2                 7.00


Big Feature Race At Fresno's Woodward Park Bike Complex!


New Frame Company Picks Up Josh Meyers & Hot New Team!

With over 10 years having been put into studying, testing and researching of frame geometry as well as the construction and stresses of  the frame that is being created by the demands of the evolution of today’s  BMX tracks. Ssquared Bicycles has come up with the winning BMX frame design, and called it the “CEO”. The new “CEO” frames will be offered in 7 different sizes. The Junior, Expert, Expert XL, Pro, Pro XL, Pro XXL and Pro Cruiser will be available in mid December at better bike shops. Until then check us out at starting November 25, 2009 for more information.



Recently at the ABA Disney Cup, the final prototype “CEO” took its maiden flight. Factory rider, Josh Meyers did nothing less then fly to the front of the pack and pick up the A Pro win! Josh was heard saying. “This is the best bike I have every ridden.”


Other riders who will be riding the new Ssquared “CEO” frames are the Bent Frame team members of, Vet Pro Geofrey Ssengoba, 16 Expert Blake Sawyer, 11 Expert Mazin Shehayeb, and 7 Expert D.J. Foster. Along with test pilots Vet Pro Domingos Lamoglia, 13 expert Hobie Hoke, and 25- 29 Expert Bill Young.



Now you can have the same great equipment as these riders, to help take you to the front of the pack.


The “CEO” from Ssquared Bicycles, not reinventing the bicycle just making it better!

A Lot Better!

The Supercross Factory Team is on the way to the 2009 ABA Grands

The last minute sprints have been done, the No Fear gear has been washed, the ENVY’s have been polished, new Kevlar Blue Streaks have been mounted for that fresh tread edge on the packed dirt of the Billy Allen track masterpiece in Tulsa.

It is here, the Greatest BMX Race On Earth, the 2009 ABA Grands.

Fresh off of a few wins at the ABA Disney Cup, Kenth is looking to repeat his ABA #1 Vet Pro Title, currently sitting in the #2 points with all of his 10 wins and only an 11 point difference it is all going to come down to the Grands.

It is going to be a battle to remember as Kenth attacks the track to take his second ABA #1 Pro Title.

In AA Pro, Kris is coming into the Grands with no title pressure and is feeling healed up from his Ankle injury, he has been riding the skateparks daily and is ready to flow the track fast and with style.

And with rumors of a rad Pro Section Kris is ready to get Styley for the fans.

In Women Pro, Courtney Tomei put together a Brand New ENVY in a dual Anodize to give her a little extra boost for the greatest race on earth.

And with a 300 ft long first straight she is planning on using her sprinting skills and strength to good use to get to the first turn first every chance she gets.

On the Amateur side, the Bull Nate Padilla is ready to show a bit of his style and speed to show the world why he is Factory Supercross.

Coming off a pair of wins and a Disney Cup title, Nate is sitting in the #2 spot for the 15X NAG plate and only 43 points down in the National Amateur title hunt.

It is all going to come down to Rider points for the Bull as he has done his homework and is ready to win.

In 17/18 x, Kalvin Davis is making a year end charge after multiple collarbone breaks to get his NAG plate again. Kalvin is taking his BOLT LT to the Grands to show that Cro-mo still has a place in BMX as Kalvin is a rad Dirt Jumper as well as racer and is ready to put on a show.

17/27 Girls Kyliegh Kalapaca has been putting in some extra hours at the OTC track in Chula Vista as she just started school at San Diego State and says the lips at Danny Meadows track are helping with her jumping skills and is ready for the mains.

12x Johnny Macintyre has been studying the pics of Kris and Nate to boost the track with style and put in hours on his trainer to keep his spin going.

He is ready to take his Custom Anodized Ti Finish EVO iS to the line come main time.

And lets not forget our youngest rider representing Factory Supercross at the ABA Grands, Ashley Shrader.

Ash is doing double duty this weekend racing class and cruiser and she is in contention fro NAG plates in both.

She has been putting in the extra hours with her personal coach Courtney Tomei, has the new bike psyche going into the grands with her one of a kind Pink Anodized ENVY Expert XXL and she is ready to win.

Be sure to watch live coverage on and web reports on the Supercross BMX website along with the great coverage provided by the longest running BMX website BMXmania for all your Grands News coverage.

The Supercross BMX Factory team is proudly co-sponsored by:  No Fear Energy ( ), Alienation BMX ( ), Block Alternatives ( ), DVS Shoes ( ), ODI Grips ( ), NO Fear MX ( ) Kid Fuel ( ) Speedline Parts ( ), and ESK Clothing ( )





Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Line Of Helmets For THE Products

THE Logo


THE Products is proud to present the new line up of THE One Helmets.


The new THE ONE Helmets have been improved with a new anti-bacterial fabric for the removable and washable interior padding. The helmets use THE's industry first BMX/DH dual EPS liner for more  effective energy displacement during a crash.


10 new graphic packages are available, so there is a helmet in the THE ONE line for everyone.   

5 Carbon Fiber and 5 Composite helmets are available now at VSI Products.


Please visit for more info, photos, and helmet sizing information.



The MSRP for the THE ONE Composite Helmets is $199.99 
The MSRP for the THE ONE Carbon fiber Helmets is $299.99
They are all in stock at VSI Products now and can be found at bike shops world wide. 
THE Industries is a division of VSI PRODUCTS
For more information on the line of THE Products, please visit

We are committed to developing the best and most innovative products in the industry. This dedication pushes us to the edge, and very often we are the only ones out there. "We Like It That Way". We are proud of the fact we listen to enthusiast everywhere, and work very hard with the world's top pros to develop and test new ideas. This effort allows us to deliver fresh new products like you've never seen before. Products that fill the need and bridge the gap left by the rest of the industry.



Tulsa, Oklahoma is the host city for the ABA’s season ending 2009 Grand Nationals starting on November 27th - 28th.  This year there has been some great racing and battles between all the teams and riders.  Factory Redman/Rockstar riders Corben Sharrah, Kelsey Van Ogle,  Kory Cook AND Factory Redman/Rockstar are all within striking distance of overall titles.  


Corben Sharrah is only 2 points behind the current point’s leader for the overall Amateur Title as he heads to the Grands. Winning the overall title would cap a great year for Corben as he also competes in the UCI events, with the possibility at a shot on the 2012 Olympic Team. There are also 3 Redman riders; Lain Van Ogle, Richard Holec and Kory Cook close enough in points and in the top 10 to also have a shot at the overall title.


Kelsey Van Ogle is currently in a tie for 1st place and the overall 2009 Girls Cruiser Title (both riders have 1501 points). Kelsey’s teammates, Amanda Olguin and Shay Glynn are also in the top 20 and have a possible shot at the title. Kelsey is also the current point’s leader in the Amateur Girls Class and with her strong performances throughout the year and even more impressive wins at the Fall Nationals our hopes and expectations are high. 


Lastly, Factory Redman/Rockstar is in the hunts for the overall Factory Team Title. They are only 137 points behind the current leader and if the riders have the same weekend as they did at the Disney Cup AND with a little luck the tribe could be sipping Rockstar Energy Drinks and celebrating another Overall Team Title win!


1. Intense/Phantom/Ontrac 2790 Carly Dyar 1501 Kelsey Van Ogle 1523 Jacob Pebbles 1629
2. Redman/Rockstar 2653 Kelsey Van Ogle 1501 Veronika Gulvin 1521 Corben Sharrah 1626
3. Factory Sun Bru/Yums 2486 Amanda Olguin 1495 Jordan Nopens 1517 Kyle Stan 1625
4. Factory BFR/Haro 2477 Lauren Whisler 1493 Kristin Hokit 1517 Rickie Griffis 1624
5. Redline/Challenge 2298 Felicia Stancil 1489 Shelby Wren 1510  Lee Lewis 1623




Redman Bicycles International. 41775 Hawthorn Street Murrieta, CA. (951) 239-0538


The ABA hosted the Disney Cup Fall Nationals on October 30 - November 1 at Kissimmee, Florida.


As defending Champion Dominique Daniels was on a mission to add overall points in her ABA Pro Title chase, retain her Disney Cup Title and most importantly remain UNDEFEATED AT DISNEY.  Winning Friday and Saturday all looked good until a crash gave her 5th in the first main, while her rival Alise Post took the 1st.


3D needed to finish with two 3rds to have a shot at the overall and repeating as Disney Cup Champion. Through pure determination, power and a little luck from Mickey Mouse she did just that, winning the overall and adding to her points lead. This is her 3rd overall Disney Cup win and set of Mickey Mouse ears (2008, 2009 overall Girls Pro winner and in 2007 as an amateur).


The undefeated UCI Women's Elite Champion and Undefeated Disney Cup Champion knows you can’t will all your races but for one more year the Magic is still there.


Look for Avent/Bombshell’s Dominique Daniels at the ABA Grands Girls Powder Puff luncheon where she will have some special posters and stuff to give to her fans.


Pro Girl Points going into the Grands:

Dominique Daniels


Alise Post

Stephanie Barragan 1814
Brooke Crain 1746
Taylor Wolcott 1149


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Morphine Crew Small but Mighty in High Springs, FL



With a three man crew, Morphine Industries rolled into High Springs, Fl for the first stop on the Florida State Season.  Some chilly weather and 130 motos set a great backdrop for the race weekend.


17-18 Expert - Talbott Cross was using this weekend as a tune up from a three week hiatus due to a broken wrist.  In true BMXer fashion, he was coming back early against his doctors orders.  He gave a true Morphine Industries effort narrowly missing the main each day.   With another month under his belt, we will be looking for a strong return to the track.


12 Expert - Noah Reeves battled all weekend coming away with a string off unos in motos and settling for deuces in the Main.  On Sunday, he made the first moto exciting as he lead into the last turn to slide out and take the entire moto with him.  Hey dude clean your tires off before you race.

10 Expert, 9-10 Cruiser - Lil Richie "air dog" Dey, made the record keeping easy with vertical lines all weekend in the main on both bikes.  Airin’ it out and taking the top spot what more can you ask for.


Look for The Morphine Industries crew to hit the ABA Grands, where we will be flashing our new frames, thanks to HARO bikes, the Race Lite Frames.


Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors for a great NBL season.  We could not have had such a great first year for the Morphine Factory Team without you; Haro Bikes (, Alienation (, Fly Racing (, Tioga (, Sinz Racing (, Rennen (, Black Crown (

Dominique Daniels & Johnson Plates

Hook Up For special ABA Grands Promotion!

(Click on this plate to see

the coolness!)


Johnson Plates has designed a special ABA Grands Plate for 3D Dominique Daniels.


In recognition for her past accomplishments as ABA Am Title holder and current ABA, NBL, UCI and USAC Elite Women's Title Holder we are sending a very limited number of Plates to be given away at The Greatest Show On Dirt the ABA Grand Nationals.


One plate is usually given away after the last race but this year we have requested 3D give a few more away. If you know of an especially deserving BMXer who would appreciate one of these plates autographed by Dominique Daniels please email request to .













Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday, November 23, 2009


GHP Factory Announces 2010 Amateur program

GHP's 2009 Am Factory Lineup - 9X Justin Hendley ... 9x Kyle Kruysman ... 9G Jordan Wright ... 11x EJ Pasowicz ... 11x Tyler Klumper ... 12x Austin Barrette ... 13x Josh Banuelos ... 15x Bubba Frey ... 19x Robby Patterson


For 2010 GHP is going to hit both coasts.  We have picked the best east and west coast riders and will be supporting them in their race for the title.


We are going into our third season as a factory team and have stepped it up.  Each year we have progressed and want to be in the top 3 at the end of the 2010 season.


With the exception of Josh Banuelos, GHP will be debuting the new team and Troy Lee Designs gear at the Grands next week.  As most of you know, Josh had a bad injury earlier in the year, but is in good health as he is recovering.  He has been back on the track for a couple of weeks and is back to his normal form and working on his speed and strength.


Josh is pictured in his new uniform preparing for 2010 at home in Oregon.


Look for us in the pits at the Grands. - Matt Zito/West Coast TM ..... Erik Gerholdt/East Coast TM


GHP would like to thank their great sponsors: Tioga, Troy Lee Designs, Rhythm, Vitamin Water, HRP Designs, ODI, and Capital Contractors



SINZ Racing is proud to announce the arrival of the new SINZ line of Stealth Forks:
With 10 forks to choose from, the line from SINZ has one for everybody. Bold new graphics, 7000 series steer tubes, and gloss finishes make the SINZ Stealth forks the only answer you will need for a high end fork.

The forks are now in stock and can be found at better bike shops world wide. 

SINZ Forks
SINZ products include - Wheel sets - Carbon, Alloy, and Chromoly Forks - Chromoly and Alloy Handle bars - Chromoly and Alloy Cranks - Ti and Chromoly Bottom Brackets - Stems - Grips - Headsets - Stem Locks - Headset Reducers - Steer Tube Expander Nuts - Carbon and Alloy Stem Spacers - Chains - Chain Rings - Chain Ring Bolts - Alloy and Chromoly Cogs - Freewheels - Chain Tensioners - Brakes - Brake Cables - Brake pads - Brake Levers - Clip and Platform Pedals - Seat and Post Combos - Seat Posts - Seat Post Clamps - SPD Cleats - Tools - Bike Stands - and more.

Caroline Buchanan Wins Australian BMX

& MTB Elite Female Cyclist Of The Year














it's the weekend update!!!!! ..... Friday thru Sunday, November 20/22, 2009





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2010 Intense BMX Podium Frames Are In!!!!!


Intense BMX 2010 Podium Frames
The all new 2010 Intense BMX Podium frames have arrived. The Intense Podium is the #1 frame in BMX racing, period! 

The 2010 Podium frame features a new, lighter Hydro formed triple butted top tube on all the frames to go along with the Hydro formed triple butted swaged down tube. Matched with our triple butted chain stays and double butted seat tube and chain stays, this has reduced the weight on the new frames up to 6 ounces over previous models! We have added 4 new colors to the line - Orange, Blue, Red, and Black - for you to choose from.
Other features include - Integrated head tube, double butted chain stays, triple butted seat stays, CNC drop outs, and low stand over heights on all the frame sizes. An integrated headset is included with each frame. 15 Frame sizes and 4 colors to choose from make the Podium the best buy in BMX. Don't waste your time with any other frame in BMX; make your way strait to the Podium!
The Intense Podium frames have won the ABA #1 Bike of the year award more times than any other brand as well as more #1 titles and World Championships for a simple reason, it's the best frame you can buy for BMX racing! Upgrade to an Intense BMX Podium frame today
The Intense Podium frames comes in 15 frame sizes and 4 colors and an SINZ Integrated headset is included.
Frame Sizes offered (Top Tube Lengths)- Mini(16.5) 2lbs 10 ounces, Mini XL(17.5) 2lbs 11 ounces, Junior(18) 2lbs 12 ounces, Junior XL(18.75) 2lbs 13 ounces, Expert(19.5) 2lbs 15 ounces, Expert XL(20) 3lbs, Jr Pro (21.5) 3lbs 10 ounces(Takes 1 1/8 or 1 3/8 Wheels Only), Pro (20.5) 3lbs 10 ounces, Pro XL (21) 3lbs 11 ounces, Pro XL + (21.25) 3lbs 12 ounces, Pro XXL(21.5) 3lbs 12 ounces, Junior Cruiser(18.75) 2lbs 15 ounces, Expert Cruiser(20) 3lbs 2 ounces, Pro Cruiser(21) 3lbs 12 ounces, Pro Cruiser +(21.5) 3lbs 13 ounces.
MSRP for the Intense Podium frames is $389.99




For more information on the line of Intense Podium Frames, Complete Race or Dirt Jump Bikes offered from Intense BMX, please visit  
Intense BMX is a division of VSI Products.


Get ready for the ABA Grands with BMX Legend, Bubba Harris

And the awesome Supercamp Crew!

November 21-22, 2009


Take this last opportunity to perfect you skills to the best they can be.

The last big camp of the year!!!


Stop on your way to the Grands!!

For more information call Burlin @ 661-305-0434  or Kristi @ 623-810-1966

Carl Lein Calls It Quits For Team Racing.....The End Of An Era!

Press Release:

I started a factory team in 1999 under the Big Knobby Squad banner as an effort to stay involved in the sport after a nasty injury.

We started with six riders; John and Kathy Powell, Charlie Vogt (who paid for the first jerseys), Jimmy Ball, Jeremiah Oliver, and Timmy Weiss.

Three of those riders were in the same class; which didn't make sense, but I didn't know any better.  The crazy thing is that we were hitting factory podiums despite our roster and limited funds.  From the beginning I emphasized teamwork and having fun.  

The following year we hooked up with the International Hot Boat Association through one of our new riders, Tracy Haywood; and also picked up local hot shoes; Tanner and Bill Sebesta.  In 2001 we picked up Pryme (gOrk) helmets as one of our main co-sponsors, BADD for frames, as well as a couple of top riders, David Maclaskey and Darren Scribner; and expanded into a support team to help develop up-and-coming intermediate riders like Sean Hotman-Harris, Jamarcus White, John Charles Weisner, and Jodi Weisman.  

By this time we were getting a good reputation and consistently finishing in the top 10 for year end factory team points.  Riders were seeking us out and we picked up Chris Hillbrich, Miles McCullough, Sean Maclaskey, Aaron Fort, Silvia Bell, and Luis Rodriguez in 2002 and got a little frame help from Hyper (Mike Gul).  It was very fulfilling to see all of our riders improving, earning NAG plates, and in some cases moving on up the sponsorship ladder to the bigger factory teams.  

One of my favorite parts of running a team was designing new jerseys every year and I have to thank Hot Shoppe (Dave Marietti) for always making us stand out on the track.  Two thousand and three saw a big change for the team with a name switch to Moto Mag in support of my fledgling BMX race magazine and the addition of Fly Racing (Ray Hudson) as a team sponsor.  With a core group of riders that now included good buddy Cash Matthews (BMX Hall of Fame) we hit a bunch of nationals and took a couple of team wins in Atlanta and Delaware.

 Mid 2004 we were approached by a local sponsor (Peter Kuehn) that wanted to go national and TCI/Moto Mag was born.  Two thousand and five was a crazy year for me with a deployment to Iraq.  TCI/Moto Mag became CMC/BKS and new riders were added; Cody and Kyle McArthur, Kenny Holston, Suzy Rosbury, Amy McIntyre, and Nathaniel Oku.  Another big change came in 2006 when, after coming back from Iraq, the team became the Pryme (Pryme Protective Gear) factory team with help from Redline.  Keeping some of the core riders from the old team we added A Pro Scott Rodolf, Doc Graham, Libby Tucker, and Jessica Johns.  The next 3 years the Pryme factory team ran strong with riders like the McArthur brothers, Preston Barley, Bridget Walter, Joel House, Adam Scott, Kim Vanderpas, Ryan Macdonald, Tiva Feltman, and Cory Holthaus.  

This year will be my tenth and final year as a team manager.  There are times in life where you can't imagine things being any different and that things will just go on forever.  Life has a way of proving otherwise, but I have no regrets.  It was a good run and I managed to maintain my integrity; always delivering more than I promised.  I can't thank all of my riders, sponsors, and the ABA enough for all of the great memories they provided me in helping me live out my BMX fantasies.

 "Carl has always managed to do a whole lot with very little," summed up Pryme's marketing manager, gOrk. "And everything he's ever done, has been full throttle - 110% effort. We thank him for pumping up Pryme safety gear for all this time, and for getting Pryme the recognition he did."
The current Pryme riders, Doc Graham, Joel House, and Cory Holthaus are all hot midwest commodities and would a be a great addition to any team.  Team managers take note and keep an eye on them at the 2009 ABA Grands.
Some day I would love the opportunity to manage another team and would gladly work with any of our past riders or sponsors.
Sincerely, Carl Lein -

2nd Annual NorCal Classic

Courtesy, ESPN BMX

Cameron Birdwell is back on the scene.

November 18, 2009, 2:52 PM

By: Cody York

Due to some technical difficulties, it took a while to get this video processed but here it is. This is footage from the 2nd Annual NorCal Classic that took place in San Jose a few weeks ago. The legendary Cameron Birdwell is back riding again and has a ton of clips dirt jumping and getting squirrely on the race course! The event was for a good cause and gave a chance for the young locals to ride with some of the veteran's of the NorCal scene, more, at the link below.

From Chris - This is the second year running for Nick Valencia's NorCal Classic, an event that puts freestyle rider's young and old out on the racetrack at Santa Clara PAL. This year, a dirt jumping competition was introduced, Rohnert Parkstylecat, Chad Bautista took the win on the hastily built course, with NorCal legend Cameron Birdwell taking second place. Omar "Endo" Romero of Hayward passed the finish line just ahead of Chadin for the 29 & Under Sketchy mains, while Birdwell had a come-from-behind, ahead-by-a-tire-tread victory over San Jose's Damian "Squirrel" Schinella in 30 & Over Super Sketchy. For the full results, please visit SJBMX. Make sure to head out to your local ABA or NBL track to get some practice gates in for next year's event." -Chris McMahon








Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday, November 19, 2009



(Redman/Rockstar wins overall Factory Team Title at Disney Cup)

Kissimee,  FL hosted the ABA Fall Nationals on October 30 – Nov 1.  This is the last race before the Grands and all the heavy hitters were in attendance hoping to add some points before heading into the Grands.


Redman Bikes had some of the Factory riders in attendance and there performances were anything but disappointing.  After the Dust had settled and the points were tabulated, Redman/Rockstar had won the overall Factory Team Title all three days AND are the newest Disney Cup Team Champions.  Our riders had an amazing time and just as amazing race results:


17x-19x Corben Sharrah, 2nd place

11x  Dougie Butcher, 1st place

14g  Shay Glynn, Sat Jr. Development winner (4 wins / Disney Cup Champion)

14x  Lain Van Ogle, 1st place Day 2

11g  Kelsey Van Ogle, won all 3 days (Disney Cup Champion)

12x  Walker Finch, doubled all 3 days (Disney Cup Champion)

10x  Richard Holec, won all 3 days (Disney Cup Champion)

7x    Zack Vonbergen, won all 3 days (Disney Cup Champion)

Pro  Amanda Geving, Pro Mains


Going into the Grands the tribe is sitting in 2nd place only 137 points behind the current points leader.  With another strong showing at the Grands and a little luck the Tribe could be celebrating another overall Factory Team Title in 2009!



Redman Bicycles International. 41775 Hawthorne Street Murrieta, CA. (951) 239-0538 (W)

"Extinct" SE BMX Frame Found!

The thought-to-be-completely-extinct SE STR-1  frame has been found. 

The original Quad Angle, with the twin down tubes cradling the BB shell, the "Stu Thomsen Replica" has been one of the most sought-after, dreamed-of pieces in the vintage BMX world.

This is a key element of how SE started and was their actual first prototype product.

Check out the photos to see how the tubing from the headtube to seatmast is one long, single tube ... a tube-bender's worst nightmare.

Rumored at one time to have only made less than 5, maybe 10, only the founder of SE Racing, Scot Breithaupt knows for sure.

The legendary, Stu Thomsen himself says: "Some say they have one, others say they know someone who has one, but there has never been any proof. Now we have proof that one is out there."

The new owner uncovering this piece of BMX history is famed Old Skool BMX announcer Lenny Batycki, who received it from his good friend, famous Factory SE Pro from Florida, SE) Seth Bucceri.

All these decades, the holy grail of Vintage BMX has been stored in a Florida attic.

Soon, Lenny will be putting this legendary frame up for auction, and it is not beyond belief to say that it'll go for well over $5k.

As already mentioned on some old school forums - for many Old Skool/Vintage BMXers, the last 10 minutes of this auction could be the equivalent of watching the final moments of the Super Bowl.

Grab some popcorn and let the final bidding-battle begin!

Caroline Buchanan Signs Exclusive Race Clothing Deal!



Mooloolaba QLD, Australia – November 19 – Champion System Australia’s Operations Manager, Chris Reynolds,  has announced that  Caroline Buchanan – Current 4X World Champion, 11 x Australian BMX Champion, 6 x Australian MTB Champion, 3 x Australian MTB rider of the year and 2007 BMX Cyclist of the year – has signed to an exclusive race clothing deal.


Reynolds said “Champion System Australia is proud to be associated with Caroline – she is an excellent ambassador for her sport and her achievements thus far are phenomenal. We look forward to helping her achieve her goals in 2010 and beyond”

Caroline will be wearing Champion System’s Custom  BMX/Downhill Jerseys and custom BMX/Downhill Shorts and Pants during her hectic race schedule for 2010. Racing includes the UCI BMX rounds and UCI Supercross World Cup events all over the globe."


To check out the entire range of Custom Race Clothing from Champion Systems, visit their web site at .










today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday, November 18, 2009


SE BMX Hooks Up With the

West Coast Customs

'Street Customs' TV show!

Just a quick heads up that myself (Todd Lyons) and other SE riders, Javier Colombo & Fernando Sabat will be on the West Coast Customs, "Street Customs" TV Show on Nov. 19th at 8PM EST & PST.

We took Ryan, Big Dane & Crew out of the car customization shop and took them down to the local BMX track to see how rad they could get.

Needless to say, I think they'll be sticking to cars! Ha Ha.

Check the show this Thursday Night to see.

TODD LYONS | SE Brand Manager -

2009 Colombia National #1 Riders

This past weekend was the final round for the colombian 2009 BMX season so here are the new number one`s riders who get the overall...

The final race was in Girardota, Antioquia and the track was a nice and fast downhill track.

The amount of riders in attendance was over 350 from all over our country. 

The 2010 BMX Colombia BMX Racing season calendar will be ready in a few weeks

Elite Man ..... Fabian Hernandez / BOG
Masters ..... Angel Vives BOG
17 & over Experts ..... Gabriel Castrillon / ANT
15-16 Experts ..... Carlos Ramires / ANT
13-14 Experts ..... Harold Suarez / BOG
11-12 Experts ..... Juan C Diaz / ANT
9-10 Experts ..... Juan f Rico / ANT
8 & under Experts ..... Santiago Suarez / BOG

Retro Racing Series joins with

OzBMXcentral press release

We are pleased to announce that both the Retro Racing Series and have joined together to help assist taking this series national here in Australia.

OzBMXcentral was established and went live on the web on the 6th January 2008 with the aim to promote and support BMX in Australia. OzBMXcentral already have a successful grass roots team with major sponsors GHP/Flow Distribution and we now have a new supported grass roots rider program sponsored by Bombshell.

The move to support the Retro Racing Series is just another way that we can support BMX in Australia and we look forward to a long association with this awesome series.

OzBMXcentral welcomes The Retro Racing Series and its members, riders and supporters to the site.

The Retro Racing Series is Sponsored by: , Mongoose, BMX Press, Warzone Bikes, Phantom Cycles, Macarthur BMX, Castle Hill BMX, Crit BMX products.

Roger Rinderknecht is looking for a new ride

Zurich, Switzerland, November 16th – Swiss mountain bike 4X World Cup racer and BMX Olympics competitor Roger Rinderknecht won’t ride for GT bikes anymore. Roger and GT quit their cooperation after four successful years: two times second at 4X World Championships (2006 & 2008), second at the European championships in 2009 and countless Top 3 placings at world cups over the years.

The Cycling Sports Group (brands: GT, Cannondale, Mongoose, Schwinn and Sugoi) is rearranging all its sports marketing activities. GT will focus more on the downhill-sport in the future. Due to the world economic crisis, budgets will be slightly reduced at the same time. Therefore, the contract between Roger and GT could not be renewed. Steve Spencer, international GT team manager, regrets this fact because he is loosing a very professional athlete that has always been the man for a place on the podium of competitions worldwide.
Roger keeps calm: “I felt really comfortable with GT and regret this decision. At this point, I want to thank everybody at GT for the time we shared. Very special thanks go to the Swiss distributor, who got me into GT. But the whole thing is also a big chance for me. I am looking forward to next year and the new challenges. I can’t wait for the upcoming 4X season, as well as I am happy to represent my long term partners Oakley, IXS, Onza, SR Suntour and DT Swiss at the world cup circus. The BMX qualifications for the 2012 Olympics have also begun and I will work as hard as I can to make my way to London for Switzerland!”
Markus Zuber, sales manager, is sure that Roger will be successful in getting a new bike sponsor: “I’ve been in the sports business for over 20 years now and have been working with masses of athletes and teams. Roger is one-of-a-kind: despite all his success, he is still down to earth and a great personality – on and off his bike. He knows how to market himself and has a huge contact network. It’s a pain for me having to let him go. We all wish him just the best for his future!”
For more detailed information about Roger Rinderknecht, please visit the rasoulution website or Roger’s homepage: or

Pictures by Sven Martin, Ale Di Lullo, and David Schultheiss

New French Company, Alternate Bikes Picks Up Hamon & Pelluard!

A new French BMX company has opened and are making frames on the Euro BMX Scene : Alternate Bikes (Solutions).

In addition to the regular line-up, this company will offer custom-made frames with a 6-week turnaround.

Two top French National Elite riders are already announced as sponsored riders (and riding) :

French National Champion Thomas Hamon and Vincent Pelluard:

Those 2 know about Fast... more at the Alternate Bikes web site .....










Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Cyclecraft Wins At The ABA Fall National/Disney Cup

The 2009 ABA Fall National/ Disney Cup held at the Silver Spur Arena in Kissimmee, FL was the next stop on the CycleCraft Factory Team schedule.  The Disney Cup turned out to be the debut of the newest CycleCraft Factory Pro riders.  This was also a team rider’s first time at an ABA race and he walked away, smiling, with the Disney Cup.  Going up against some of the best teams the ABA had to offer proved to be a challenge for the CycleCraft team.  Though the team was unable to claim the desired level of success, the results proved consistent.  After each of the tough days of battle the CycleCraft team ended up fourth in the standings.  That is only part of the story for the weekend.

After never having raced an ABA event John Comerford decided it was finally time to get in the mix.  The 31-35 Cruiser class puts on a good show no matter the venue, with the fastest of the fast in town for the Disney Cup.  On Friday, John made his way through the rounds and seemed to be getting better as the day went along.  Though John made the main on Friday and ended up fourth, he was not satisfied.  On Saturday, to overcome the let down of the fourth place finish, John decided to win (as if it is that easy for everyone else), and win he did.  On Sunday, John was looking strong in the main, when a pile up occurred and one of the other rider’s bikes narrowly missed taking him out of contention.  The tough racing, and maybe the rider-less bike, it was Halloween weekend after all, may have gotten to John, and he ended up second in the main.  However, once all the points were totaled John came out with the Disney Cup.  Needless to say the CycleCraft team is very proud of this accomplishment.  Congratulations John!

With 33 of the finest A Pros showing up for the weekend of racing, Ron Vega had a tough class.  Due to a nagging injury that occurred while racing in Brazil the week prior, Ron was unable to make it out of his motos and only gave it a go one day.  Ron decided to take it easy and cheer for the team the remainder of the weekend, while letting his injury have a little time to heal. 

Two CycleCraft team riders were all set to have an exciting debut in the Vet Pro class.  World Number One amateur Vinnie Moreira had made the switch to Vet Pro.  He was able to race on Friday; but was unable to make it out of a truly stacked group of riders in the senior pro circuit.  Not wanting to reinjure a recently dislocated shoulder, Vinnie waived off the next two days to instead back the team from the stands.

Bryan Meyer also made the jump to Vet Pro this weekend.  The 22 other riders in the class did not seem to be in a welcoming mood.  Bryan looked to be growing stronger as the weekend progressed; but did not make it out of his motos.  Sometimes it helps if you go with the correct moto, hey Bryan?  No worries though, both Vet Pro riders will be making their share of mains throughout the year.

This seemed to be the weekend that the injury bug hit the team.  After a rough crash during practice, 28-35 Expert rider Troy Kasper could not get his beat up shoulder to cooperate long enough to get to the mains.  In fact, upon returning back home to Wisconsin, Troy blew out his knee in a pick-up game of basketball.  It looks like he may be on the disabled list for awhile; get well soon Troy.

With 27 riders in a stacked 10 Expert class, Justice Gagnon had his work cut out for him.  On Friday and Saturday Justice made the main; but a crash day one and hitting the gate day two proved too much to overcome.  Justice ended up with eighth place finishes both days and did not make it out of the semi on Sunday.  As usual though, it was exciting to watch Justice work the field all weekend.  This young man is definitely going to be someone to reckon with during the upcoming season.

What a weekend for the CycleCraft Factory Girl riders.  It seems that the Girls classes get tougher by the weekend and the Disney Cup was no exception. 

Bianca “Binks” Dean made the main all three days of the Disney Cup in the 13 Girls class.  Each day’s finish also proved to be better than the day prior.  On Friday, Bianca crashed in the main and ended up fifth.  Not one to let that get her down, Bianca came back with a fourth on Saturday.  Obviously, that was not good enough either.  On Sunday, with a head full of steam Bianca ended up with a third in the main.  Now that Bianca is getting comfortable on her new CycleCraft Expert XL frame, she will continue to make progress towards the front of the pack.

The Disney Cup was the first time that 15 Girls rider Kate Moore was able to try her hand at the USAC Junior Development Series.  Talk about a tough class, the competition was flying.  Following several tough rounds of racing Kate wrapped up the weekend with a third on Friday and seconds both Saturday and Sunday.  Kate did not have the results that she had hoped for; but, she was able to gage herself against the other riders and determine where she needs to improve, making the weekend an overall successful experience. 

CycleCraft’s team of Co-Factory riders made their presence known at the Disney Cup, as well.

Garret Young, totally new to the ABA way of running races, had a blast and did not lose a race all weekend in the 8 Novice class and missed the Cup by one point.  In fact, Garrett was quoted as saying that, “this was the best weekend of his life”. That is quite a statement from an eight year old.  Brittany Marsh took on a quick group of 10 year old Girls, racing two of the three days.  She ended up with a seventh in her main on day two.  Rachel Mackenzie and Allison Marchese both fought through a tough class of 11 Girls, several of them Factory riders.  Rachel had a sixth on Friday.  While Allison finished with a fourth and two fifths for the weekend.  The other half of the racing Marcheses, Thomas “Time Bomb” Marchese, had a tough go in the 13 Expert class which seemed to have 900 riders by itself.  Time Bomb worked the field; but could not quite break through to the mains.  Dylan Moreira, or Trouble Number One, as he refers to himself had a good weekend.  Dylan ended up with one third and two firsts.  Old school CycleCraft Pilot Gary Mason took on the young guns in the Pro Cruiser class.  Gary had a good showing for the weekend with a fifth and two sixth place finishes.  Gary even bested Pro Cruiser Number One Danny Caluag in one go round.  It matters little that Caluag was wearing a penguin Halloween costume; just kidding Gary, nice job.  The racer that had both the highlight and the heartbreak for the weekend was 15 Intermediate Cory Briggs.  Cory, still recovering from a couple of broken arms, won all three of his mains.  Unfortunately, he lost out on the Disney Cup due to the tie going to the expert rider.  Nonetheless, great job Cory, you made the team proud.

The CycleCraft Factory Team is supported by a great group of co-sponsors, including: Profile Racing (, No Fear (, Sinz Racing (, Fly Racing (, Intense Tire Systems (, MCS Bicycles (, Odyssey BMX (, CyberHorse Sportswear (, 24/Seven Graphics (, HRP Designs (, Kovachi Wheels (, Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium (

Look for the CycleCraft Factory Team at the Florida SSA races, and several of the NBL and ABA Nationals throughout the country.

For more information about CycleCraft, please visit our website at















Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday, November 16, 2009


Morphine Industries Picks up New Frame Sponsor!

Morphine Industries announces that it has teamed up with Haro Bikes to outfit its riders with the hottest BMX frames in the industry.  “We are hyped to add Haro Bikes to our already strong team of factory sponsors.  We are eager to represent their brand and be part of their aggressive push back to the forefront of BMX race,” states Jonathan Reeves, Morphine Industries.


We are stoked to team up with Morphine Industries for 2010 and beyond.  With our team based out of the west coast and Morphine's out of the east, it makes for the perfect brand representation. The flashiest teams at the races riding the best frame on the market. We're pumped!, adds Derek Betcher, Haro Bikes.


The Morphine Industries factory team will be riding the new highly anticipated, Race Lite Frames. 



  • 4 sizes 20.75 - 21 - 21.25 - 21.50
  • 20.75 has a 14.75 rear center.
  • 21, 21.25, and 21.50 have a 15.2 rear center.
  • 11.5 bb height
  • Fully integrated head tube
  • 21″ frame weighs 3.6lbs.
  • Available in Matte Black and Gloss White

The new Race Light frames will continue to provide our riders with the edge and attitude that is customary to Morphine Industries.


In addition to the Race Light Frame, Morphine Industries street riders will be rockin’ the CONVERT, Haro Bikes top-end street frame.  The street guys are known for their big bomb drops and smooth street antics which will be a great background to show off the Haro brand.


We look forward to a great long-lasting relationship with Haro Bikes as the Morphine Industries riders make their mark on the BMX community.


Be sure to check out Morphine Industries Factory Riders at the ABA Grands as they flash their new whips.


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Today's BMX Racing News ..... Saturday/Sunday, November 14/15, 2009


Schanewolf Cyclesport Gears up for 2010 With Some Exciting Changes 

 We’re excited to announce a few changes to the team in 2010.  First we’re happy to announce that we’ve signed some great new sponsors for the coming season.  HYPER bicycles will be the official bike of Schanewolf team.  Look for Elite Master Phil Potosnak, Elite Lady, Jessica Cartwright and Super Ex Shredders Charlie Hunt & Matt Lindley to be rocking Hyper frames as well as the vast majority of the Schanewolf team  in 2010.  Also coming on board is Profile and FLY Racing.  Also look for our Elite & amateur riders to running FLY Gear and Profile products.  We would like to extend a great big thanks to Judd Ciancio, Hyper, Ray at FLY and Gus Lanzolotta with Profile for teaming up with us for what we hope to be fun and long term relationship. 

We would also like to welcome some new riders to the 2010 team.  Charlie Hunt will be representing the crew in the Super X class.  Charlie is a consistent Podium maker and will be looking to run allot of NBL this year. The Higdon family will also be sporting the yellow & flames this year with Mike, Logan & Mason.  Other new riders include, Mikey Hewitt, Garner NC, Zack & Jacob Oliver, Wake Forrest, NC.  We are also stoked that most of our 2009 roster will return for 2010. 

We’re looking forward to getting the new season kicked off and will debut our new riders and sponsors at the Thanksgiving National in Morristown, TN.  Please stop by our Pit area and say hi to us, or let us know if you’re looking for a team for 2010.  We’re always looking at riders, and who knows…. You could be the next one to put on the Yellow & flames!

Shawn Pischke - Team Manager











Today's BMX Racing News ..... Friday, November 13, 2009


Spectacular ABA Hotel rates for the ABA Grand Nationals!

The wheels are in motion for a Spectacular ABA Grand National

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and for BMX fans young and old that can only mean one thing: the ABA Grand National.  Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma will once again be the site of the Greatest Race on Earth.   Practice will begin Thursday, November 26, at 7 a.m.  A practice schedule can be found at Racing will begin on Friday, November 27, with the Race of Champions.  Gates open at 6 a.m. and racing will start promptly at 7 a.m.  The Race of Champions is an invitational race and ROC #1 number plates will be given for Class, Open & Cruiser. If you are qualified for Class or Cruiser you may race all three classes the age you were at your State or Provincial Championship Final.


The 2009 National Racing Season will conclude on Saturday and Sunday with the ABA Grand National.  With the ABA National #1 plate up for grabs in the professional and amateur classes, this weekend is sure to be packed with racing excitement.


The American Bicycle Association has secured great room rates at some of the finest hotels in Tulsa to make this experience even more enjoyable.   Make your reservations early as we have only a limited number of rooms available at these special rates.


$75 All Rooms!!!!

100 East Second Street, Tulsa, OK 74103
1-800-227-6963 Ask for ABA BMX Rate of $75
1-918-560-2218 Ask for ABA BMX Rate of $75

Register online at (use code "BAC")

Secure 24-hour bike lock-up in Ballroom & "Family Fun Center"- Movies & Video Games

Hotel Lobby

Standard Double Room

Standard King Room

 Other Tulsa Hotels offering ABA BMX Rates!

Hilton Tulsa Southern Hills
7900 S. Lewis Ave. | Tulsa, OK 74136
P: 918.492.5000 | F: 918.492.7256

$69 ABA BMX Rate

·         Newly Renovated

·         Free Bike Storage and Cleaning Area

·         20% off in Legends Grill

·         20% off in Falls Lounge

·         Check out our virtual tour


LaQuinta Inns & Suites
6300 E. Skelly Drive | Tulsa, OK 74135
P: 918.665.2630

$69 ABA BMX Rate

·         3 miles from Expo Square

·         Microwave and Refrigerator in All Rooms

·         Complimentary Breakfast & Internet Access

6808 South 107th East Avenue | Tulsa, OK 74133
P: 918.307.2600 | F: 918.307.2907
Toll Free: 800.264.0165

$89 ABA BMX Rate

·         Luxuriously appointed with amenities that ensure a comfortable and productive stay

·         Experience the new Revive Luxury bedding with custom duvets, clouds of pillows, and luxury linens

·         High Speed Internet Access, two phone lines, and a spacious work desk for the business traveler

·         Upgraded shower heads and curved shower rods for the ultimate rejuvenating experience

·         Complimentary premium cable channels - HBO, Starz, Encore


6100 S. Yale Avenue | Tulsa, OK 74136-1904
Doubletree Hotel Tulsa at Warren Place
P: 918.495.1000 | F: 918.495.1000

$75 ABA BMX Rate

·         Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access in the hotel lobby

·         Complimentary Business Center. Open 24-hours, seven (7) days a week

·         Complimentary garage parking for all attendees

·         Complimentary shuttle service to and from Tulsa International Airport

·         Complimentary Bike Lock Up & Wash Station

·         Complimentary Movie Theater & Game Rooms for the Kids

Just 10 minutes from Expo Square

For voice reservations please call 800-801-1317 and ask for the BMX Nationals 2009 Rate or click to access the BMX nationals group booking page








Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday, November 12, 2009




That's right folks you read it correctly Eddy King the Diamondback LEGEND of BMX's glorious 80's era is now making a comback to racing at this years ABA Grands in Tulsa OK this month. Look out for Eddy in the 41 and over Expert class dressed head to toe in the yellow and black colours of STAY STRONG.

Eddy made the trip out to Riverside CA this past weekend with World Freeagent TM Dale Holmes to meet STEPHEN MURRAY at his home and personally collect his Jersey for his special comeback race.

Eddy has been following STEPHEN'S progress online since his accident back in June 2007 and has been inspired by his positive outlook on life since becoming paralyzed from the shoulders down. Eddy contacted us saying he wanted to represent STEPHEN and his cause and promote his brand STAY STRONG and said he'd be honoured to race in his jersey. The feeling was mutual as STEPHEN was stoked to say the least so the meeting was set up. The jersey's had been freshly delivered from Hot Shoppe that morning. We'd like to thank Dave Marietti for the co-sponsorship on this project. STAY STRONG will be selling these replica jersey's very soon so watch this space for more details over the next couple weeks on where to order yours!

It's good to see BMX LEGENDS from 3 decades all together in one photo promoting the same cause. The guys chatted and laughed about the old days and Eddy's visit definitely gave STEPHEN a much needed lift and the smile on his face say's it all.

Eddy King is a true gent and we at STAY STRONG are proud he will be wearing our colours for his much anticipated comeback to BMX racing.

Good luck in Tulsa Eddy and thank you again from STAY STRONG and STEPHEN MURRAY.




Thanksgiving is only two weeks away and the NBL is preparing to head back to its annual holiday stomping grounds in Morristown, Tennessee at the Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center. The weekend will kick off on Friday with the 10th Annual U.S. Open Invitational – the culmination of the 2009 Regional season. The Thanksgiving Nationals will follow on Saturday and Sunday. Competition will be fierce as riders battle to get ahead in the 2010 National points race.

In addition to the fast race action, Army Strong is co-sponsoring the race and will bring tons of cool activities to keep you occupied between motos. Besides their big rig, they will have a Hummer H3 with video games and music, including the Future Soldier Trailer video game. They will also have an X2 football toss and basketball toss along with a Dog Tag machine and rock climbing wall. Make sure to stop by and check it out! 

FRIDAY - U.S. Open Invitational

This race is an invite only race. Riders must have raced in their respective 2009 Regional Championship or have been registered for the rained-out Northeast Regional Championship at Camp Woodward to be qualified to race the U.S. Open. This race counts as a NBL Regional for the 2010 NBL National circuit and for the 2010 NBL Jacket Series. 

Registration for the U.S. Open Invitational and Thanksgiving National will be run from 9AM to 2PM!

U.S. Open Invitational Schedule:

15 & Over Practice: 12PM to 1PM

14 & Under Practice: 1PM to 2PM

15 & Over Practice: 2PM to 3PM

14 & Under Practice: 3PM to 4PM

U.S. Open Invitational will start at 4PM!

SATURDAY - National #1
Bike Inspection: 6:30–9:00AM
National Post Registration: 7:00–9:00AM
Practice by Age Group: 7:00–10:45AM

7:00–7:45AM: 15 & Over Practice

7:45–8:30AM: 14 & Under Practice

8:30–9:15AM: 15 & Over Practice

9:15–10:00AM: 14 & Under Practice   

10:00–10:45AM: Elite Practice

Race Starts: 11:00AM

SUNDAY - National #2
No Bike Inspection!  No Registration!
7:15 –7:30AM: Sunday-Only Amateur Practice
7:30–7:45AM: Elite Warm-Up        
7:50AM: Parade Lap
Race Starts: 8:00AM


















Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Finalists for the Jayco 2009 Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards

Cycling Australia is pleased to announce the finalists in the Jayco 2009 Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards.

The Awards will be presented at a gala celebration being staged at the Plaza Ballroom Melbourne on Sunday 22 November. The night will culminate with the announcement of the Scody 2009 People's Choice Cyclist of the Year and the presentation of the Sir Hubert 'Oppy' Opperman Medal and Trophy to the Jayco 2009 Australian Cyclist of the Year.

"Australian cycling has enjoyed a stellar year both at home and on the international stage," said Mike Victor OAM, President of Cycling Australia. "Forty five Australians have been crowned World Champions in 2009 across every discpline and category.

"Australia topped the medal table at the UCI Track (elite, junior and masters) and Road World Championships this year which is a clear indication of the depth of talent in our sport.

"From juniors to masters, in road, track, BMX, mountainbike and Para-cycling Australians continue to make an impact and the Jayco 2009 Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards is an opportunity to recognise the hard work and effort put in by everyone involved in Australian cycling."

The complete list of finalists in the respective Award categories are listed below. For more detailed information on each of the finalists please go to the Cycling Australia website.

The Jayco 2009 Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards finalists are:


Elite Male BMX Cyclist of the Year

  • Luke Madill
  • Sam Willoughby
  • Khalen Young

Elite Female BMX Cyclist of the Year

  • Rachel Bracken
  • Caroline Buchanan
  • Lauren Reynolds

Junior Male BMX Cyclist of the Year

  • Michael Chasteauneuf
  • Anthony Dean
  • Sam Willoughby

Junior Female BMX Cyclist of the Year

  • Rachel Bracken
  • Lauren Reynolds

Cycling Central Elite Male Mountain Bike Cyclist of the Year

  • Jared Graves
  • Mick Hannah
  • Sam Hill

Cycling Central Elite Female Mountain Bike Cyclist of the Year

  • Caroline Buchanan
  • Gracie Elvin
  • Janine Jungfels

SBS Television Coach of the Year

  • Wade Bootes
  • Matt Gilmore
  • Iam McKenzie


2009 Scody People's Choice Cyclist of the Year

The finalists nominated by popular vote are:

  • Brendan Bailey
  • Caroline Buchanan
  • Cadel Evans
  • Simon Gerrans
  • Jared Graves
  • Anna Meares
  • Mark Renshaw
  • Sam Willoughby







Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Australian BMXer, Cherie Simpson

stars in Gold Coast Ad campaign

Gold Coast BMX rider, Cherie Simpson, has become one of two athletes to become the face of a local Australian council campaign called “Mates for Life”. After winning the first round of the Australian National Probikx Series and the Queensland State Title on the Gold Coast in September, Simpson’s media exposure caught the eye of the organizers at the Gold Coast City Council.

Since then she has become part of the “m8s4life” campaign developed to make teenagers more aware of the dangers of stormwater drains. The focus of the campaign is to keep your mates for life and don't let them do anything life threatening. The message points our that there are lots of risk-taking sports our there to replace the danger of playing around stormwater drains. This year the campaign has two extreme sports people, Cherie Simpson (BMX) and Jason Hazle (bodyboard).

The campaign runs until March and involves advertisements with Cherie on her DK bicycle displayed on lots of the council bus shelters. The athletes will also feature on 50 000 mail outs. After the launch yesterday Cherie Simpson was excited, “I never thought I would be posted up all over the city! It’s great.”

The website has prizes on offer, video clips, mp3 clips, photos, fun thrill seeking games, education resources and information on the m8s4life campaign. There is also facebook and twitter.

Supercross BMX is proud to announce

the addition of Super-X Logan Collins

to the Supercross Factory Team

At the ABA Disney Cup, the BMX world saw Logan Collins wearing his new Supercross BMX Factory Colors for the first time.

Logan has long been a friend of Supercross and Friends with Supercross' AA Pro Kris Fox and it was time to bring Logan into the Factory program.

Logan is not only a hot shot A pro / Super- X racer who is consistently on the podium, but is also a rad dirt jumper and 4x racer who will help with all of Supercross' bike disciplines.

Logan has his Supercross EVO iS Pro XXL built up for racing, his Supercross Passion for his Dirt and Park riding and is patiently waiting on his new Supercross Shine 4x frame.

Look for Logan shredding his Supercross wherever he may be along with the rest of the factory team.

Be sure to check for all the latest Supercross BMX rider and product news.

The Supercross BMX Factory Team is proudly sponsored by: Block Alternatives, No Fear Racewear, Alienation BMX, Kid Fuel, No Fear Energy Drink, ODI Grips, Speedline Parts, MJT Designs, TECH BMX Products and DVS Footwear.


DK Flash Race Crank:
• 2 piece crank design
• 6061 T6 forged & machined crank arms
• 24mm hollow spindle
• Double lip sealed euro bb
• Steel insert pedal bosses to reduce stripping
• 44T 7075 T6 chain ring included
• 44T sprocket 3.9oz
• 175 Cranks 35oz
$299.99 msrp
DK Professional Race Frame:
• Constructed from 7000 series Aluminum
• Butted front triangle with special tapered top tube
• Tapered chain stays w/ Euro BB
• V-Brake mounts, 26.8mm seatpost
• 21” or 21.5” (More sizes available soon)
• 74.5º HT, 72º ST, 11.4” BB, 14.25” CS
• Weight: 3.475lbs. (21” size)
$259.99 msrp
• Padded mini seat w/ 7/8” (22.2mm) alloy post
• Super light weight: 9.4oz
$19.99 msrp
• Extra soft Kraton rubber
• Ribbed pattern
• 145mm length
• Comes w/ all parts for lock on
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BMX Championship Bike Hex?????

Olympic Gold Medalist, Anne Caroline Chausson's winning VARIO bike from the 2008 Beijing Olympics should be visible pretty soon in the International Olympic Committee's museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Her bike will represent the addition of the BMX event at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Sidenote 1: The BMX Mania "Europorter" likes that museum and never misses a chance to go check out their temporary exhibits when he's in town...

Sidenote 2: As that bike will hit its display, the VARIO company will be going on the auction block a couple of hundred miles South...It didn't survive the MTB industry jungle...


BMX Bike Display Hex????? - Europorter sez, "Its like the BMX Kiss of Death: A few years ago, when Kyle Bennett's NIRVE bike made it to the UCI headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland, Nirve's BMX program was soon history...Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?









Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday, November 9, 2009


ABA-UCI Continental Series Episode 6 Today at 4:30 pm

Tune in to GO211 today and watch Episode 6 of the ABA/UCI Continental Series. The LIVE webcast starts at 4:30 pm (est).
Today's show highlights the Elite Men and Women, plus the SuperEx races from Desoto, Texas.

Episodes 1-5 of the ABA/UCI Continental Series are available for free and On-Demand only on GO211.COM.

Check out the first five episodes, plus today's premiere here:

Rennen/Intense Dishes Out Some Tricks and Treats


Halloween weekend 2009 was full of racing activity for the Rennen/Intense squad, as a majority of the team found themselves in sunny Florida for the ABA’s Disney Cup Fall Nationals. Our crew had their Intense Podiums all lubed up with a fresh batch of Finish Line lubricants and running smoothly. Unfortunately they were in need of sunscreen for their time outside the arena with the southern temps reaching the 90’s with some high humidity factoring in.

As the only Factory/National level team competing in both sanctions team series’ our year is winding down, Disney was the last regular season event before the Grands in Tulsa over T
hanksgiving weekend. When all is said and done, the team finished up with a trio of 3rd place finishes in the Factory division and two of our riders became 2009 Disney Cup individual class champions. Here’s how our Disney riders fared over the three-day event:    

Cameron Moore: Making his 2009 debut for Rennen/Intense, Cam dominated the 11 year-old cruiser class with a trio of wins using his 2010 Fly Racing Patrol race pants along with the THE G-Cog helmet. Cam also picked up a first and second in 11 expert after washing out in the main on Friday.  

Shawn DiPrete: Took a pair of wins in the 36-40 expert and cruiser class along with a pair of seconds as he continues to recover from a torn ACL. 

Austin Loebe: First race back off the DL and he worked his Morphine Suckerpunch handlebars to a 16 expert main event win on Friday. Now he has another month to continue the rehab training prior to the Grands. 

Pat Parker: “Draped in white and ready for a fight”, Parker became the “Disney Cup” champ in 26-34 expert class with a win on Saturday and a 2nd and a 3rd the other days. Pat uses Sinz limited edition aluminum stealth forks (and what are you gonna say about it!) and lays down the power with his new D202 gold KMC chain. 

TJ Maniscalchi: Used his Morphine Thumb sucker stem and Rennen 5 bolt chain ring to work his way into the 11 expert mains all three days, finishing with a 2nd and a pair of 4th’s.  

Mike McGonigle: Mike FINALLY got a second team jersey (~phew!~) and used both to take a pair of wins in 26-34 Expert, but left the door wide open for his teammate to pick up a win and the Disney Cup by missing out on Saturday’s main (something about a knee???). 

Max Egdorf: Ran in the super deep 17/18 expert class and made two out of three mains after taking himself out on Friday qualifiers. Knowing Max, he probably tried out three different front tires over the course of the weekend, I wonder if the Micro Knobby or the Haalo worked best. Or maybe it was the old Hell Fire that came through for him in the end. 

Will Murray: Was in the Vet Pro main event mix all three days, finishing with a pair of 3rd’s  and an 8th using his Fly Racing Lite series gloves and Alienation rim bands. Hopefully he’s now running a Rennen aluminum rear cog on his race machine. 

Rob McAllister: Mr. ‘Black Crown’ took Friday off but threw his “hat in the ring” in 41-46 cruiser the remainder of the weekend using his Thomson seatpost.

Meanwhile the Halloween fun and festivities were also going on up on Long Island in New York. Victor Behm, Ross and Rochelle Wooding all took part in the rescheduled NBL Northeast Regional Championship weekend at the infamous Shoreham track. None of the three lost a lap at the championship race and were thankful for the two moto transfer system as the track is one of the longest any of them had ever ridden.

 Up next for the crew is the ABA Grand National in Tulsa, OK followed by the NBL Christmas Classic in Louisville, KY. In February the clinic crew will hit the road for a week and some events in Georgia (Peachtree City and Albany so far) on our way down to the Oldsmar national.

 Bizzarro BMX Inc is co-sponsored by: Alienation, Black Crown designs, Cane Creek, Delta/Aztec, Finish Line Lubes, FLY, Johnson BMX Plates, KMC, Morphine Industries, ODI, PowerBar, SINZ, THE, and the LH Thomson company. 

London Wilmot

Bizzarro BMX Inc  
Rennen/Intense TM

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Emerald Valley BMX Indoor Schedule Is announced!

Saturday  registration 330 to 430  fees $12 first bike and $10 second bike

Sunday  registration  10 - 11am   fees $12 first bike and $10 second bike
NOVEMBER 14&15 - 21&22 - Closed Thanksgiving - December 5&6 - 12&13
We will be running Saturday and Sunday by popular demand... HOWEVER this will only be for as long as we can pay the  bills!! we appreciate you all participating
WE WILL HAVE CONCESSIONS THIS YEAR!! In an attempt to augment the rise in rent the fairgrounds is allowing us to have conccesions this year!!! This way we did not raise the per bike fee to race hopefully!!
Please stop in and give Jerry Jones a big thanks for all his dedicated workers and his own fine effort.
AS A REMINDER  Emerald Valley Outdoor is open YEAR ROUND racing Monday and Thursday nights....
Lance Maguire - President, Emerald Valley BMX Association -

The Tachyon Micro helmet cam Is "BMX Ready"!

Industry lightest helmet cam offered with special 'holiday pricing'

What do you get the adventure enthusiast who has everything?

Tachyon just launched the industry’s smallest helmet camera with features like water-proofing without an external case, a patented shockproof design, wide field of vision, and superior light-gathering ability. The Tachyon XC Micro takes the important features of the Tachyon 2010 XC and packs them into an even smaller design. 

Get this great gadget for less than $100 for a limited time! As a special holiday deal the XC Micro is on sale for $99.99 (orig. $129.99) until the end of November.

Top Features (additional information below)

·         Fits in the palm of your hand and weighs less than 4 oz.

·         Easily mountable, comes with a mounting system that attaches to almost all gear

·         Waterproof design allows you to go from land to sea instantaneously

·         Still-photo or time lapse mode which takes one photo every second

·         Wide-angle lens (90 degrees), no unnatural distortion

·         Only helmet camera on the market that can use the full range of SDHC memory cards, from 4 to 32GB, resulting in better quality video for XC users

·         Patented shockproof design, ensuring battery stays connected and no loss of video

Preorders are now being accepted at with the product shipping no later than Dec. 12


Tachyon Introduces the Tachyon XC Micro

The world’s toughest helmet cam is now the world’s smallest


DALLAS, TX (Nov. 2, 2009) – Tachyon, Inc., the premier innovator of durable, extreme helmet cameras, has announced the launch of its latest digital, mountable camera, the Tachyon XC Micro Helmet Cam. Following the August launch of the 2010 Tachyon XC, the XC Micro offers the same quality features as the 2010 XC, but has a smaller, more compact design.  

The Tachyon XC Micro is the industry’s smallest helmet camera with features like water-proofing without an external case, a patented shockproof design, wide field of vision, and superior light-gathering ability. The XC Micro is also the only helmet camera on the market that can accept the entire range of Micro SDHC cards, from 4 to 32GB. The XC Micro’s condensed size combined with its easy to use nature makes it the ideal helmet camera for the adventure enthusiast.  

Designed for filming action in extreme conditions, the XC Micro comes with a universal mounting system that can connect the camera to goggles, helmets, sporting equipment, dashboards and more to accommodate the many diverse situations users run into.  The sheer size, simplicity and extreme ruggedness of the XC Micro will allow users to forget the camera and focus on their sport. 

The new XC Micro boasts a high-dynamic image sensor and a 90 degree wide angle lens, matching the sweet spot of human vision, allowing users to capture clear, undistorted video in low-light situations or underwater. 

With loss of video due to loose battery connections being the No. 1 helmet camera complaint, Tachyon developed and patented a shockproof battery system to keep the camera’s batteries locked and secure, so video can survive the shocks of the most adverse situations. Camera users can have peace-of-mind as they capture demanding and often once-in-a-lifetime extreme situations. 

“We’re constantly looking to produce high quality, affordable products that fill in the necessary technology holes for our consumers,” said Chris Whitehouse, creative director for Tachyon, Inc. “We listen to our customers and the XC Micro combines the top features requested in a helmet camera in a compact design, allowing customers a supreme adventure experience.”  

The XC Micro's 4-hour battery life will also tide users through their adventures, without the worry of dead batteries that plagues other more power-hungry, expensive helmet cameras. The XC Micro's use of common batteries, rather than proprietary ones, means users can easily grab more wherever batteries are sold.

The Tachyon XC Micro can be purchased for $129.99, but as a special deal until the end of November, the purchase price of the XC Micro is just $99.99.  The product will be shipped no later than Dec. 12, 2009. To ensure the earliest delivery, Tachyon is now accepting orders at

Tachyon is also offering the 2010 Tachyon XC for $149.99 (originally $179.99) as a holiday special until the end of November. During these specials, both the 2010 XC and XC Micro will come with a foot-long 3M Dual Lock fastening strip (Outdoor Version). This extraordinary fastener is strong and nearly impossible to find in stores.

About Tachyon, Inc.

Lewisville, TX based Tachyon™ Inc., is the premier innovator of durable, extreme helmet cameras.  The Tachyon XC’s ease-of-use, durability, recording time and quality, and integrated waterproofing design make Tachyon the trusted and go-to helmet camera source for people who engage in a wide-range of extreme activities. For additional information, please visit  


Battery Life:

4-hours with 2 x AAA - Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries


Micro SDHC cards, from 4 to 32GB - 4 hr continuous record time


Patented shockproof design - prevents loss of video

Video Quality:

High-dynamic image sensor - superior light-gathering ability

Field of view:

90 degree wide angle lens - undistorted video


VGA - 640 x 480


3.7 oz (105 gm) with lithium batteries


3.8 x 1.4 x 1.8 in (9.5x 3.5x 4.6x cm)


Universal mounting system - 3M Dual Lock fastening strip incl. 


Water-proof without an external case                       


Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac-OSX - plug & play

File Format:



30 frames per second

Recording Mode:

Video or time-lapse photography














Weekend update, November 7/8, 2009



Check out the awesome list of clinic instructors!


This last weekend Denmark open up for a brand new indoor track.
The track is own buy Skanderborg BMX Club. And located only 10min. From Denmark's second largest city Aarhus.
The track is 220m long with and 8 man gate, and some super smooth concrete turns.
So if you or your team need a place to dial in some winter training. 
See you there....Skanderborg BMX Club






Today's BMX Racing News ..... Friday, November 6, 2009


Tangent on Facebook?

Yes its true, after holding out as long as possible, Tangent has made a company Facebook page for you to befriend. 

We will be using this site for updates on products, riders, races and race conditions and much much more.

We will do our best to update daily, but a couple updates a week for sure.

We are currently running a contest for Halloween photos. 

Have fun with it and win a free tee or maybe even $50 bucks.

We look forward to hearing from you online or seeing you at the races.

Don’t forget to check out our latest colors on plates, gears and grips.

GHP Factory Vet Racing

GHP BMX is proud to announce the forming of GHP Factory Vet Racing for 2010.

Based out of Arizona, GHP FVR will consist of six riders who share the same beliefs and passion for BMX Racing as Greg Hill does himself.

Brain child of GHP’s Rick Lehman, and rider Randy Marchetti, FVR will be in full custom gear provided by Riderz Ready and designed by RMR designs.

Gloves are provided by Black Star.

The team will be equipped with the full line of products from Bullseye Cycle Co. along with the fast smooth rolling Tioga Powerblock tires.

GHP Factory Vet Racing will make its National debut at the 2009 ABA Grands.

GHP Factory Vet Racing roster: Greg Hill - Rick Lehman - Don Fisher - Randy Marchetti - Josh Shipp - Sean McCann


Waterford Oaks BMX Vintage Bike Show 2009


Story by: Chris Beer / Waterford Oaks BMX

2009 is the 35th year of racing at Waterford Oaks BMX. This makes Waterford one of the two oldest BMX racing tracks in the world. The track is located inside of Waterford Oaks County Park in Waterford, Michigan and is part of the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission. The track is a not for profit organization that is run by a team made up of County employees and a board of volunteers.

To celebrate the 35th Anniversary the track had a clinic on Friday night August 7th put on by two of the top riders in the country Jeffery Upshaw and Tommy Zula. All 30 clinic participants received professional instruction, goodie bags and an Upshaw t-shirt for attending. The weather was beautiful and perfect for an evening of BMX training.  Riders found the clinic informative and a lot of fun. We are already hearing talk about having this clinic again next year. It takes a lot of work to put something like this together and have it be successful so to Jeffery, Tommy and Big Jeff Upshaw job well done.

Saturday August 8th the track had planned to hold their normal Saturday race along with a Vintage Bike Show. Unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans for the day. It started raining Saturday morning and did not quit until after 6:00 that evening. The race had to be canceled but fortunately Waterford Oaks County Park has a banquet hall that is used for wedding receptions and it was not being used that day so everyone packed up and moved in to the hall for the Vintage Bike Show.

The show had approximately 120 attendees. It was great to see everyone visiting and telling stories from back when they raced and hearing people talking about bringing their kids out to the track on practice night to try BMX. What a cool thing it is to have your children enjoying the same sport you did as a kid. Both my daughters race and like it. I cannot encourage you enough to get your kids involved with BMX racing.

There were well over 50 vintage bikes on display. Of which 30 were brought out by Dugan Neal from his unbelievable collection of vintage bikes. Thank you to Dugan for sharing your bikes with all of us.  Some of the bike manufactures on display were GT, Hutch, JMC, Dyno, GJS, Patterson, Pedal Power (later known as Powerlite) Race INC., Skyway, and much much more. Ed Burnette had a lot of stories to share from the early days of BMX at Waterford, and brought out dozens of his Boss Number Plates that he manufactured out of his garage back in the day. The guys from Retro-Rad BMX .com had a booth setup and were showing vintage races from Waterford Oaks on a TV.

Waterford Oaks BMX Coordinator Vicki Zuithof has been working for the track since 1980 and is responsible for a lot of the success the track has had over the years. Including working with Lawrie Burnette (who was in attendance) to bring the 1994 UCI world Championships of BMX to Waterford Oaks.  In recognition for all Vicki’s past and future contributions to the sport of BMX the board of volunteers from WOBMX presented her with a certificate of appreciation and her very own #1 number plate made by Dog Tags Custom Plates. Congratulations to Vicki and we all look forward to working with you for years to come.

A raffle was held to raise money for the volunteer association. Thank You to Shelly Beer for running the ticket sales. Prizes were donated by the following: Alienation/Jeffery Upshaw, TB Trophies, NBL, Michigan NBL, GHP, and Waterford Oaks BMX. Congratulations to all the raffle winners.

The vintage show was put together by Chris Beer, Deanna Jamieson, the BMX county employees, and the board of volunteers at WOBMX. The board would like to thank Deanna for all her work that went into this event and also thanks to Melanie Cline for contacting all the people she could about attending the show. Thank you to everyone that had anything to do with making this event come together and run so well, even though the weather was not so pleasant.

Due to the overwhelming success of this event Waterford Oaks will have the Vintage Show again next year rain or shine.

Please check in early 2010 or call (248)858-0915 in the spring for details.

Also, don't forget to check out Waterford Oaks BMX on Facebook!

Until then stay RAD and see you at the races.

New, Gate Plates!

Check out the cool new "Gate Plate" number plates from Paradise Graphix.

On the back side is an area that you can write down your gates and moto.

Perfect for the little rider trying to remember everything in the excitement.

Three sizes are being offered from pro to mini. they are fastend with many after market velcro fasteners available (not included).

They will run you $15.99 each great price for a functional and durable number plate.

Custom versions can be created for factory teams as well.

Contact, Scot Reedy - Paradise Graphix -












Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday, November 5, 2009




The Morphine Industries Crew Hits the ABA Disney Cup


The new and improved Morphine Industries Factory Team rolled into Kissimmee last weekend for an assault on the ABA Disney Cup.  The Cup brought our newest team members, Olijuwon Davis, Damian Cherepko and Tim Dinger to the Sunshine State to strut their stuff in the Pink, Black and White.



Weekend started off with practice on Friday then followed by three days of racing.  The track was set up pretty much the same as last year with big bowl turns and compact short straights.  The track was going to prove to be a lane 3 & 4 kind of track.


VET PRO Tim Dinger showed up to the race with a last minute bike due to a five-finger discount transaction by a person with less than stellar moral values. 

Dinger started Friday with an O-T-B crash in the XXXX to miss the main.   Saturday was hard fought in true Dinger fashion.  Sportin’ a helmet cam for a few motos, Dinger led the field.  Don’t believe the cam clip.  He won 2 of 3 laps wearing cam, but showing a cam clip in first is boring.   He ended up finishing the day just outside of the main.  Sunday was a well fought day.  With a top spot in the sights, He caught a tuff block coming thru the second turn which gave a 6th for the day.


A PRO Jason LaRev was in command of the class with fellow A PRO Gavin Lubbe chillin in Cali getting ready for ABA Grands.  Jason was ready to take some name for the weekend but was brought up short due to a crash in the motos on Friday.  Recovering from a previous shoulder injury, the addition of a compressed back sidelined him for the remainder of the racing. 


31-35CR Doran Bradshaw banged bars with his fellow riders all weekend. Friday Doran finished with a respectable 2nd in the main.  Saturday was a good day of racing with a lot of bumping going on.  In the main, Doran tangled with another rider in the third turn and turtled him over the turn into the side wall.  Rider layed upside-down with his feet in air still clipped in.  It took four people to get him out.  It was all good racing as the y fought for the lead.  Doran had to settle for a 6th.  Sunday was another good day of bumping and grinding with Doran settling for another 6th in the main.


19-27X Olijuwon Davis hit the track on fire Friday.  Trying to get his motor rev’d up on the tight short straights, he settled for an unfamiliar 5th in the main.  Saturday, unfortunately was not a good day.  O.D. was killin’ it in motos until he touched his back tire rocketing down the first straight.  This sent him flying over his bars about 25 ft into the first straight.  Popping back up like a champ only to find later that he broke his wrist and will be out for an undetermined period.



15X Damian Cherepko, a new member to the Morphine Crew, showed up to make a statement and did just that.  He raced class and Junior Development all three days.  Friday started with a 2nd in JR Dev and a 1st in class.  Saturday, Damian returned to due the same but when you are battling for the top spot is does not come easy.  Hitting the dirt caused him to miss main in JR Dev. And take an 8th in Class.  Sunday was a mix of Friday and Saturday.  Damian took the top spot with #1 in JR Dev. and then got hit from behind in the first turn causing him to check up and settle for a 5th in the main..


12X Noah Reeves hit the track in his usual smooth style.  Ripping through the motos, quarters, and semis with unos and deuces.  Friday’s main ended with hard fought 3rd and Sauturday brought a 7th main as he got hit with lane 8 and ran out of track in the first turn.  Sunday was a chill day unfortunately due to a registration problem.


10X Richie “Air Dog” Dey dazzled the crowd with his high flyin’ anticts on the second straight.  Unfortunately, Richie narrowly missed mains all three days which is something that he his style.   Watch out next race, he will be gunning to make that up.


The Morphine crew will be headed to Oklahoma next for the ABA Grands.  Be sure to come check us out.


Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; Staats Motocross Bicycles (, Alienation (, Fly Racing (, Lost Energy Drink (, Tioga (, Sinz Racing (, Rennen (

Madera BMX is proud to announce

the signing of Tyler Faoro and Nick Lucas

Madera BMX ( debuted as a legit factory race team this past weekend at the ABA's Disney Classic in Orlando, Florida. Gus Lanzilotta (Profile/Madera TM) announced the riders as Tyler Faoro (Elite) and Nick Lucas (18X). I am very proud to have Tyler and Nick flying the Madera colors this year. We at Profile Racing are looking forward to fun and exciting season. As it turned out, Tyler won the Pro Disney Cup launching a new era in racing for Madera BMX.
Madera BMX components are manufactured by Profile Racing and this is the team's inaugural race season. You're sure to see Tyler and Nick at many more races to come both ABA and NBL. They will be attending a majority of ABA races and will pit with the Profile factory team.
The Madera brand offers low cost race components that are intended to help the BMX community in these economic times while providing them with quality race components made in the USA.
Contact Gus Lanzilotta for more information. Adds Alienation BMX Products!



310ProShop has added the popular Deviant and Runaway rims from Alienation BMX to their current line up of quality BMX Products.

Both of the Alienation products are available for all your BMX Shopping Needs at, so check it out, and tell em BMX Mania sent cha!





Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Palm Bay Pro-Am A Huge Success!

The staff and riders of Palm Bay (Florida) BMX would like to personally thank everyone in the NBL family for the support received during our first Pro/Am race. It is an overwhelming experience knowing that the support needed to coordinate an event is only a phone call away. We would like to thank Comfort Suites, Crowne Plaza, Fairfield Inn, DNA Energy Drink, Longdoggers, Crupi, Hot Rays Limo's, PW3, Airship, NBL, SSA and ALL of the volunteers who dedicated their services to make this event a success.

We would also like to personally thank Donny Robinson, Jamie Lilly and Josh Meyers for taking time to promote our sport during our media events. The riders mentioned were able to talk to local elementary school children about living a positive life, values in education, peer pressure but most important staying drug free. These messages from pro riders will make an impact in their lives! The message delivered is also great proof that our sport can help impact the lives of many individuals. Our sport can grow by riders leading by example in their own community, becoming involved involved in your local schools, chamber of commerce, Pal groups, Boy Scouts and other civic organizations.

Together we can strive and change lives!

The image that will remain with us all had to be watching a little girl Bailey who didn't have anyone to race her first race. The female riders all agreed they would let Bailey lead them around the track. This was an experience this young girl will never forget! It is also another point of lives being impacted through our sport! This was an experience that not only Bailey will never forget but her family will not forget either.

This is BMX! This is our sport!

The race was a learning experience for us at the Palm Bay track. We will continue to improve and continue to do our part to promote our rider count. We would also like to do our part and work together with other tracks, riders, pro's, etc to coordinate efforts, cross market and learn from each other to benefit our sport. I believe that Florida is the leader in BMX but I also believe their is strength in numbers and their is always room for improvement. By working together we can achieve anything!

We look forward to keeping our momentum, learning from this experience and becoming a successful operation in the BMX industry. We are thankful to everyone who believes in our sport and honored to be associated with the NBL and SSA.

Thank you, Jason Jones - President of Action Youth Mentoring/ Palm Bay BMX - 321-543-8466


Elite Men's Podium

1 Donny Robinson

2 Randall Neave

3 Tyler Faoro

Elite Women's Podium

1 Amanda Geving

2 Jamie Lilly

3 Alaina Henderson





Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Fans can relive the action from the ABA Disney Cup Nationals with a very special three day webcast replay. Tune in for Day 1 starting today, November 3rd at 2:00 pm (est).

Day 2 replays on Wednesday, November 4th at 2:00 pm (est) and Day 3 replays on Thursday, November 5th at 2:00 pm (est).

Besides the replay, the ABA Disney Cup Nationals Profile has a lot to offer. Check out photos from the event and Army Strong Tent, blogs from pro racers and watch exclusive On-Demand videos

Use this link to check out the webcast replay and event profile:

Formula Europe¹s Steven Wong wins the Asian Championship

Last weekend the Asian Championships were held on the brand new BMX track in Hong Kong. UCI track builder Tom Ritz was hired by the Hong Kong Cycling Association to build the first professional BMX track ever in Hong Kong.

Steven almost broke his ankle 2 weeks ago, so he didn't have the best preparation for this race. But that didn't stop him! After winning his motos and semi, Steven took the hole shot in the main and lead from start to finish to take his 4th successive Asian Title.

This victory was special for Steven as it was the first BMX event in Hong Kong and a lot of his friends and family were there to see him dominate the race.

Steven is supported by Formula Europe (Formula Bicycle Company, Shimano, Ufoplast, Formco, EuroBmx, Swatch, SixSixOne, AlienationBmx,, HKSI, Oakley, Nike and Champ System. Hooks Up with GHP press release

The OzBMXcentral Team will be changing camps to GHP thanks to a deal done with Flow Distribution the local importers of GHP, Fly, Condemned Bike Co and also R.A.D Clothing.

The team are very excited about the move from Felt to GHP as these are the best frames on the market made by a true BMX legend Greg Hill. Over the coming months you will see the team out at the track on their new GHP frames and new team jerseys. With the new awesome frame colours and jerseys designed by INDIZNE and made by R.A.D Clothing you will not miss the team at all, you may even need to wear your sunglasses or be blinded by the colour.

Our OzBMXcentral GHP Team members are:

Taneisha Griffiths

Kory Griffiths

Ben Williams

Jaydyn Griffiths

Amanda Williams

Chris Williams

Josh Wellsmore

Jesse Thistlethwaite

Cherone Griffiths

Wayne Griffiths

Phil Kaye

Team Sponsors are: GHP Bikes, Flow Distribution, R.A.D Clothing, Fly Racing, Condemned Bike Co., INDZINE Graphic Design and


The Trans Tasman Cup is a TEST TEAM RACE where four riders from Australia race four riders from New Zealand on the track at the same time.  The team with the most points at the end of five motos wins.  Each year XBR sends over a Senior Girls' and Senior Boys' team which comprises of 2x15yr old riders and 2 or 3x14yr olds that are hand selected by XBR and the captain from the previous year.  This race is a joint venture between BMXNZ and XBR.

The XBR AUSTRALIA team riders were presented with their jerseys and plates at a pre-race day function on the Friday night. It is a great tradition which allows all teams to get to know each other.  Captains from all senior teams and Mighty Elevens are asked to give a speech - which is a great introduction for these riders to some of the obligations they may face in the future if they continue to be successful in this sport.

The Senior Girls' Team of Chelsea King (Captain), Madison Janssen, Rachel Jones, Sarah Harvey and Airlie Gooden were under the watchful eye of last year's winning team captain; Melinda McLeod.  The Aussie girls took it out early and led the first day by 7 points.  The girls had a great lane draw for the first moto on Sunday morning and made the most of it - finishing with a 1, 2 , 4 and 5 finish.  This put them in an unbeatable position going into the final moto.  The younger kiwi team put up some great competition over the weekend and will certainly be a force to be reckoned with in the future. 

Final scores for the Senior GIrls' was XBR AUSTRALIA 107 defeated NEW ZEALAND 88

The Senior Boys' Team of Bodi Turner (Captain), Jake Lowe, Steven Gedye and Kyle Hughes were under the roving eye of last year's winning captain; Adam Shields.  From the first moto these guys asserted their strength and despite some good battles in the middle of the pack - the pointy end was all Aussie Aussie Aussie - with the Aussie boys pulling a clean sweep of 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the 4th Moto.  They were on target for another clean sweep in the final moto when New Zealand's Michael Bias went elbow to elbow with Aussie Kyle Hughes in the middle of the pack and put himself and the big New South Welshman on the ground.  The Kiwi crowd loved it - down but not out - the Kiwi's battled all the way.  Kyle and Michael shook hands at the finish line and had a laugh.  It was a true reflection of this spirit of this event; fight it out hard on the track, but make sure you can sit down and have a laugh and a snag with each other once racing is over.

Final scores for the Senior boys was XBR AUSTRALIA 123 defeated NEW ZEALAND 72

Congratulations to all riders who participated in this event and we look forward to the next battle in Rotorua, New Zealand in October next year.  

If anyone is interested in being a part of the XBR AUSTRALIA team for Rotorua in 2010, we will be looking closely at riders who participate in the 2010 XBR COACHING SUPER-CLINIC, the 2010 XBR SUMMER SERIES, the 2010 ACT CHAMPIONSHIPS and the 2010 AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS.



Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday, November 2, 2009

Eight finalists for Scody 2009 Australian

People's Choice Cyclist of the Year

Australian BMXers! Vote for our BMXers and let's help them win this!

Voting for the winner of the Scody 2009 People's Choice Cyclist of the Year is now open.

Australia's cycling fans have lodged their nominations with eight finalists now in the running:

  • Brendan Bailey
  • Caroline Buchanan
  • Cadel Evans
  • Simon Gerrans
  • Jared Graves
  • Anna Meares
  • Mark Renshaw
  • Sam Willoughby

The Scody 2009 People's Choice Cyclist of the Year gives Australian cycling fans the opportunity to vote for their favourite Australian cyclist of 2009. The award will be presented at the Jayco Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards being staged at the Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne on Sunday 22 November 2009.

Who has the best team spirit?

Who is the best role model?

Who has posted the most outstanding performances?

Who deserves this honour?

Voting is open to Australian residents only and all those who lodge a nomination will go in the draw for a Scody prize pack :

  • Two tickets to attend the 2009 Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards on Sunday 22 November 2009
  • Return economy air travel for two adults from the winner's closest Australian capital city to Melbourne
  • Overnight twin share accommodation at Melbourne's Swanston Hotel Grand Mercure.
  • A Scody cycling jersey and knicks

Voting will close at midnight Friday 6 November 2009.