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BMX RACING NEWS - weekend update - October 28, 2016
|wanna take a trip around the world of BMX?|
|Check out worldofbmx.com!|
|Latvian BMXer, Jānis Grīnvalds invites
you to take a trip around the
World Of BMX with his awesome web site
www.WorldOfBMX.com that he has
developed after YEARS of hard work and labor of
www.WorldOfBMX.com is THE place where you can find a BMX race track if you are traveling, no matter what part of the world you are in. Select your destination and Voila!, you are off to a BMX track near you travel location.
It's also fun to just kind of fly around the world and check out places that you've always kind of wondered about. Have you ever wondered why the Dutch are so fast when it comes to BMX? Well, maybe it's because for such a small country, they have 48 BMX tracks and have 2.832 Active BMX tracks per One Million people! Ha! Now there's a fun BMX fact for ya! You can search out all of that kind of info on www.WorldOfBMX.com, no problem!
How bout the biggest countries for BMX? Well, the USA may weigh in with the largest total of track on WorldOfBMX.com with 336, but the tiny country of Curacao reigns supreme when it comes to "Track Per Million" with a TPM factor of 20.431 per one million folks! Of course, that's because they have three tracks with a very small island population, but you get the angle, right? Run those numbers on WorldOfBMX.com and see for your self, you might be surprised at the results.
For all the scoop, check out www.WorldOfBMX.com, and you can check in with the author of this cool site on Facebook at World Of BMX or Jānis Grīnvalds
BMX RACING NEWS - Weekend Update - October 21-23, 2016
|Dale Holmes Podcast with Eric Carter, Part one!|
the BEST BMX podcasts EVER!
Dale Holmes checks in with one of the greatest BMXers ever in the likes of Eric Carter, BMX Amateur and Pro Legend who has gone on to participate as one of the most prolific MTB racers as well.
This is quarantined to be entertaining and informative to the MAX for all BMXers, everywhere!
Check it out, HERE!
BMX RACING NEWS - Tuesday - October 18, 2016
|F-118 BMX frames and SWAT BMX carbon forks FROM ice fast bmx!|
|Frames: For availabilities and deliveries please
contact us via our website. Available in sizes Pro,
Pro XL, Pro XXL, Pro 3XL, Pro 4XL, Cruiser. Also
attached, the frames geometries for each size.
Forks: After the first model we presented several weeks ago, which had been tested by our team riders, we were not satisfied concerning stiffness and strength so we decided to build and launch our new approved tapered carbon fork (steering tube in carbon too, 5 mm thick), available for November in 20" (also accepts 1 3/8th wheels) and 24" at a price of 299 Euros (or $338 USD).
These forks were produced for 20mm axles (but delivered with 10mm adaptors to fit any standard)
This fork is delivered with its own specific expander (because of the thickness of the steering carbon tube) Weight: 479 gr for the 20" fork.
For more information concerning our distributors, dealers, team, products, and contact http://ice-element.com/.
BMX RACING NEWS - friday - October 14, 2016
HOUSTON AWARDED 2020
UCI BMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!
Event to be hosted at brand-new North Houston Bike Park
DOHA, Qatar-Union Cyclist International / UCI announced today that Houston, Texas, has been selected as the site of the 2020 UCI BMX World Championships. The Harris County - Houston Sports Authority worked in conjunction with the United States Olympic Committee, USA Cycling, USA BMX and Greenspoint Redevelopment Authority to present the winning bid to the UCI.
The Championship event will take place May 26-May 31, 2020 at North Houston Bike Park. North Houston Bike Park, currently under construction, is part of a 30-acre extreme sports complex including a world-class BMX Race Track, concrete vert features, street course, pump tracks, tot track, bike trails and an outdoor events center that can seat approximately 3,500 guests. Janis Burke, Harris County - Houston Sports Authority, CEO said, "We are incredibly excited to be awarded the UCI BMX World Championships. Houston's brand-new North Houston Bike Park is truly impressive with great offerings and appealing fan fest areas than can be utilized in the green spaces surrounding the park. We are looking forward to building our cycling community with these facilities."
Adjacent to the Bike complex is North Houston Skate Park, the largest skate park in North America, featuring over 78,000 square feet of skateable surface, and Dylan Park, a park designed for children of varying abilities. The skate park had over 120,000 visitors this year, including skaters from 23 different countries. Sally Bradford, Executive Director of the Greenspoint Redevelopment Authority, said, "We are excited to host this incredible event and invite the world to enjoy this wonderful complex."
"I have no doubt that Houston will provide an exquisite route for riders to compete on, as well as provide outstanding hospitality to the athletes and guests," said Derek Bouchard-Hall, President / CEO of USA Cycling.
"USA BMX is absolutely thrilled that the UCI BMX World Championships will once again return to the US," stated USA BMX CEO, Bernard Anderson. "The North Houston Bike Park is going to be revolutionary in action sports and the participants of the World Championships will be treated to both an amazing venue and incredible Texas hospitality. We look forward to welcoming the world's best BMX riders to Houston."
BMX is cycling's newest Olympic discipline and is experiencing outstanding growth. Its popularity is widespread and UCI BMX World Championships have been organized in countries on five different continents. US Olympic Committee CEO, Scott Blackmun, said, "The USOC has worked diligently to be a meaningful partner in the worldwide Olympic Movement and the Harris County - Houston Sports Authority has been a great partner in this effort. I look forward to working with them in the run-up to 2020 UCI BMX World Championships."
The UCI BMX World Championships are held annually to crown a BMX World Cycling Champion and are expected to bring 3,000 amateur participants and 300 professional athletes from over 40 countries. Participants and their families are estimated to stay an average of 10 days in Houston. The UCI BMX World Championships will be the last stop before the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
BMX RACING NEWS - sunday - October 9, 2016
|Day One of the UCI BMX
Supercross World Cup / Sarasota is in the
books and BMX Mania
has the Hot Shots you want to see from the
2016 UCI SX Series final
Follow Jelle van Gorkum above to the DAY ONE PHOTO GALLERY, you know you want to!
BMX RACING NEWS - tuesday - October 4, 2016
|New & Improved Chromoly Elevn Race forks available, NOW!|
Elevn BMX has just launched an
updated line of Our Chromoly Forks. New forks design
and graphics for 10mm, 20mm, and OS20 forks are now
available. We offer a full range of 4130 chromoly
10mm, 20mm and OS20 forks perfect for the high
demands of a Supercross track, but still light
enough to keep your bike weight down. To
see all the new forks, visit - http://elevnracing.com/
Shown below are the new Mini/Jr, Expert, 7.0, and 8.0 10mm forks. See the full line up now on the Elevn website.
BMX RACING NEWS - Weekend Update - October 1-2, 2016
|DAY ONE PRACTICE PHOTOS FROM|
|UCI SX ROCK HILL!|
|CLICK HERE TO GO THERE!!!!!|
|The fourth round of the UCI BMX Supercross World
Cup kicked off Thursday at the beautiful Novant
Health BMX complex in Rock Hill, South Carolina and
the pros were out on the course getting things
dialed in under beautiful weather and perfect track
Turn out was a little light with the "Olympic Doldrums" in effect and many of the Top Pros / Olympic Participants were elsewhere, chillin', or whatever you do after you've spent years aiming at the Olympic BMX Experience and have some time off.
If you want to check out the action, CLICK HERE to visit our Rock Hill SX Race Report Page to see the Elites in action on one of the best BMX race tracks, EVER!