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September 2008


Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Inches From Disaster! - Brought to you by Australian BMX Mania Factory Rider, Josh Isaac, from the Eastfield Experience. The Eastfield Experience is the biggest prize money race in Victoria, it was a huge race and day and we'll bet that this guy got up dusted off his Hot Wheels race pants and hit the track again!

Bicycle Industry Gathers at Interbike 2008 Feeling Positive About 2009 Selling Season

New products introduced for growing commuter, urban and lifestyle categories,
as well as the latest in mountain and road bikes and accessories

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. - Sept. 30, 2008 - Bicycle manufacturers, retailers, advocacy groups and industry guests were optimistic about the market and its future as they gathered in Las Vegas during Sept. 22-26, for the industry's leading business-to-business event, the 2008 Interbike Outdoor Demo and International Bicycle Expo.

"The mood during both the OutDoor Demo and the Expo was incredibly optimistic," said Interbike Advisor, Lance Camisasca. "In particular manufacturers and retailers were talking about swelling interest for commuter, urban and electric and folding bikes, and a rise in people that are using bicycles to ride to work, a quick trip to the corner grocery store or an outing with their family. This new consumer segment is providing economic opportunities for the entire industry."

Buyers and media began the Interbike market week by testing the latest in road, mountain and cyclocross bikes and accessories at Interbike's Outdoor Demo, held Sept. 22-23 in Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, N.V. Nearly 5,000 people contributed to record attendance at the two-day Demo and more than 200 brands helped make this year's event the largest OutDoor Demo since the pre-indoor expo was started 13 years ago.
"Outdoor Demo becomes more valuable to us every year," said Doug Martin, marketing director for FELT Bicycles. "Once buyers are done test riding, they come back to the booth and ask many questions of our engineer or product manager. From there it is just a matter of getting the order on paper. Buyers are consistently pleased about trying the products before finalizing their orders for the year."
Once in the Sands Expo and Convention Center for the indoor portion of the show, more than 23,000 exhibitors and attendees filled the hall. Retail buyers with extensive buying power were able to make informed purchase decisions by interacting with approximately 1,100 brands, as well as industry non-profit and advocacy organizations.
"Interbike makes the research and ground work for buying decisions easier by putting all of the major brands in one place," said Ronnie Bratcher from Reality Bikes in Cumming, GA. "I was extremely pleased with all of the product I saw and the renewed focus on bikes that fit the need of the average consumer."

"This year's Expo was phenomenal," said Pat Cunnane, president of Advanced Sports. "Not only was our booth busy, but our competitor's booths seemed busy as well. The addition of Breezer Bikes to our product lines, well known for its emphasis on bikes as an alternative mode of transportation, brought additional attention to our booth."
After months of high gas prices, the industry placed significant emphasis on the commuter, urban and lifestyle categories. This included several new exhibitors specifically focused on this market segment along with new bikes and product lines from established brands such as Dahon, Electra, QBP, Raleigh, Schwinn, Shimano, Specialized and SRAM.
In order to demonstrate business opportunities with this new category, Interbike added a new show feature by debuting the Urban Legend Fashion and Art Show presented by Momentum Magazine. The event highlighted how real people use the latest in cycling-friendly bikes, clothing, bags and accessories for everyday life. Models rode along a path that weaved through the audience showing off the form and function of the highlighted products.
Some of the other events surrounding Interbike 2008 were two separate Web 2.0 and New Media seminar's held during the show on Wednesday and Thursday, Wednesday night's Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Sands, the CrossVegas cyclocross race, where Lance Armstrong raced in the Elite Men's category, and Thursday night's USA CRITS Finals held at Mandalay Bay Resort.
"As the new show director, I tried to meet with as many attendees as possible," continued Tompkins. "It was rewarding to hear that despite difficult economic times, both retailers and exhibitors seemed to agree that their investment in Interbike was worthwhile and the event is absolutely necessary to attend to see what's new and further develop business relationships. All in all, Interbike 2008 was a great success and we are already working on plans to create a 2009 event that continues to provide a business and community platform for the entire industry to connect and ultimately grow."
In addition to strong numbers in sold space and attendees, preliminary numbers indicate close to 550 members of the media attended Interbike, a double digit increase compared to the previous year. With this year's interest in commuter and urban bikes, along with a special appearance from seven-time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong, working media attendees represented non-endemic publications such as the LA Times, Men's Journal, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Wired Magazine along with editors, writers and producers of cycling-focused magazines, Web sites, blogs and podcasts.
Interbike will continue next month with the inaugural Outdoor Demo East to be held in Providence, R.I., on Oct. 21-22, 2008. The two-day industry demo event is the first Interbike product testing event specifically targeted at servicing east coast dealers and their staff who may not be able to attend the Interbike Outdoor Demo in Las Vegas.
Interbike OutDoor Demo East currently has 45-plus bicycle and accessory manufacturers scheduled to exhibit. The dates for the 2009 editions of the Interbike OutDoor Demo and International Bicycle Expo will be, September 21-22, and September 23-25, respectively.
For more information about Interbike and its series of bicycle industry trade shows, please visit and its blog
About Interbike
Interbike (a business unit of Nielsen Business Media, the parent company of the Outdoor Retailer (OR), Action Sports Retailer (ASR), Health+Fitness Business, and Fly Fishing Retailer trade shows) is a full-service trade show company that creates, markets and produces high-quality expos and educational conferences. Producers of the OutDoor Demo and Interbike International Bicycle Expo, Interbike is the leading bicycle industry business-to-business event management company, bringing together top manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of cycling. Interbike ( gathers more than 1,100 cycling-related brands and close to 23,000 total attendees annually.
The 2009 Interbike trade-only events begin with OutDoor Demo (September 21-22, 2008 in Boulder City), followed by the Interbike Expo, September 23-25 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Dates for the 2009 OutDoor Demo East have yet to be determined.

Hot New, Liam Phillips Web Site

Liam Phillips, BMX Olympian and all round Euro fast kid has his own web site now, and it's a pretty cool lookin' effort. Check it out, it's a fun trip.



LancasterCalifornia. –, in conjunction with the American Bicycle Association, is proud to bring you the LIVE "FREE" webcast of the ABA’s Golden State Nationals, a ABA BMX PRO Series event hosted at the AV BMX facility.  Tune in for all the race action starting Saturday, October 4th, through Sunday, October 5th. This weekend will be another great one for sure! It all starts on the October 4th, at 10:00am Pacific time with a pre-show for the Golden State Nationals. will then go right into the "LIVE" action packed event coverage starting at 11:00am Pacific time for the duration of the days event. will kick things off again at 7:30 Pacific time with another pre-show webcast, followed by the "LIVE" action feed at 8:00am sharp on August, 31st. The Golden State National in LancasterCalifornia is always noted as one of the best BMX events of the year, and this year will not be a disappointment. The facility, the track, the dirt, the racers, and the fans all seem to come together to make this a can't miss event! 

Click here for all this weekends action! -

Also be on the look out for some GO-PRO helmet cam footage of the ABA BMX Goden State Nationals race track! 

Remember, if you can't make it out to this awesome event or you can't get to a computor this weekend and miss all of the race action. will have all the Main Events (plus Pro Quarters, Semis, and Motos), interviews, and shows posted on the week following the event.  Be sure to check out and for more details.







Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, September 29, 2008


Come join us for this Tampa BMX Raceway inaugural event. Bring a table, chairs and all of your new, barely used and banged up BMX parts & supplies.

We will have a designated area for you to set-up to show off your stuff!  

This is a great opportunity for you to sell or buy those items you need just before the holidays and big races.

The concession stand will be open for the entire event for you to get your fill of burgers, dogs, chicken, fries and more!

Lake Park has multiple playgrounds, jogging trails, equestrian and western facilities,  archery range, RC track, lake for fishing and expansive areas that compliment our track.

All of the standard track rules apply.

You must be a member (or new applicant) to ride, your bike must meet all safety requirements and of course you must have the appropriate personal safety equipment.

Helmets are available for rental on a first come first serve basis. Track bikes are limited. Bring a buddy!




Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday, September 27, 2008



Hog's Breath Cafe first Australian national hails new Olympic hopefuls


Official BMX Australia News Release


Only one month after the Olympics the first 'Official BMX Australia' national event was held n Australia today with what could be the next group of London 2012 Olympic hopefuls.


The first round of the Hog’s Breath Café National series in Cairns saw three local champions blitz today men’s divisions. Former World Champion, 25 year old Ronnie Dugdell (Cairns), won the elite while fellow Cairns riders Kurt Nicholls and Joseph Costa won the junior Probikx and 16 Boys Champbikx races respectively making it a Cairns trifecta.


Dugdell, a 25 year old boilermaker, was rewarded with a win after yesterday claiming a state title in cruiser class. Second was Olympic hopeful, Townsville’s Todd Pascoe.


“I felt a bit tired this morning but after I got warmed up I was right,” admitted Dugdell. “I’ve always wanted to race Todd (Pascoe) and today I got my chance.”


Dugdell lined up with Pascoe in the motos with no clear leader until Dugdell beat Pascoe in the semi-final.


A quick start and the added advantage of knowing his home track was all Dugdell needed.


“I had a good first straight then rode the track spot on. They would need to be going fast to pass me on the last straight,” he added.


Strong Townsville rider, Ashley Pemberton placed third.


Kurt Nicholls from Cairns claimed the junior men’s race and took the fastest time trail of the day with an impressive 38.10 seconds lap. Second was Victoria’s Matthew Dunsworth (Knox) and third was Joshua Nash (Cairns).


New Cairns club member, Joseph Costa, won the 16 boys Champbikx convincingly beating world bronze medallist, Darryn Goodwin (Hills) from Perth.


The elite women’s Probikx was won by Rachel Bracken just 17 years of age from Townsville. Second and third were Cherie Simpson and Kate Fischmann both from the Gold Coast (Nerang). 


Mackay’s claimed two wins with world champion, Melinda McLeod and Jack Buchhorn winning the 16 girls and 14 boys respectively.


The 15 boys Champbikx was won by Redlands Luke Hombsch. The 15 girls winner, Chelsea King from Beenleigh beat current world champion, Madison Janssen from the Gold Coast.


The next two national rounds of the Hog’s Breath Café Hogs Breath Probikx and Champbikx will be held in Nerang in January.

Illinois NBL State Championship weekend and Pro Am King Pin race

Here's a cool Race Report from the Illinois NBL State Championship weekend/Pro Am "King Pin" Race, check it out, thanx to Race Organizer, Tim Strange / WWW. STRANGEMOTION.COM / WWW.STRANGEMOTIONBMX.COM

We had 21 riders come in for the King Pin. The racing was great and we did it true Pro style with scrambled motos, had a semis and mains. Even a "pro rollout"!

When the dust cleared it was 1 Andy Wright Factory Standard Bykes, 2 Jarrod Adcock Factory Standard Bykes, 3 Nate Schaffer Standard, 4 Robert Smith, 5 Shane Bertoni Ace Bike Shop, 6 Derek Ward Strange Motion/KIcker, 7 Jeff Tapscott Ace Bike Shop, 8 Bobby Piotrowski Bizzaro-Intense

The race was put on by Strange Motion/Kicker, Midwest Clothing and SAB Designs.

The podium winners also got custom painted flamed with custom bases Bowling Pins that were AWESOME, and the talk of the race.....everybody wanted one.

The winner also got a custom Kingpin number one plate from SAB Designs.

It total there was $750 in the purse, almost $400 to the winner!

We are in plans for a bigger and better King Pin at next years State Champ weekend. - Tim Strange / WWW. STRANGEMOTION.COM / WWW.STRANGEMOTIONBMX.COM

November 1 2008, in Rotoura, New Zealand will be host to the 1st New Zealand BMX Reunion. 30 Years of BMX in NZ. 

Do you remember the Supermax, HMX, Supersport 202? 

Do you remember watching those fast riders like, Nick Lambert, Peter Mac and Brent Harris, and wishing you could go as fast as them? Well you have come to the right place.

BMX came to New Zealand approximately 30 years ago and now it’s an Olympic sport.
What a great time for a BMX reunion to look at how far BMX has come in New Zealand, meet those heroes from the past and some from the present, also catch you with old friends and foes.

Welcome to anyone who has been involved in BMX in some way over the last 30 years.
Bring your camera and get the photo you always wanted with your hero.

•    Awards
•    Photos
•    Videos
•    Live Band
•    Bar/drinks
•    Bikes from the past and present
•    Cocktail food from Novotels best chefs

Souvenirs on the night and also collectors t-shirts available from the web site to order.
Spend the day looking around Rotorua or bring a bike and hit the track or go for a mountain bike ride.

Don't miss out it could be another 30 years till the next reunion. Limited number of tickets so get in quick

Where is Tom Ritz?

The answer is easy!

He is in Puerto Rico building a new BMX track at the west coast from PR in the town of Rincon (Capitol of Puerto Rico's Surf Scene) the best place for BMX Surfers, like Kiyomi Waller & Lee Lewis.

Complete new website

Bensink BMX gates proudly present their new website!:

With this site we keep you up to date from all the news about our BMX and 4X start-systems.  On this renewed website you can find all our systems, information, photos and videos.

We started in 2005 and have grown up from a little venture to a big and successful proposer of BMX gates in whole Europe. That means that you’ll see our name on BMX gates all over the European BMX and 4X tracks. We sold more than 20 8-person BMX gates this year!!

We are building 4 different types of gates:

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Rental 8 person indoor/outdoor gate. (

If you want to buy a gate, or if you have questions please take a  look at !!!

If you can’t find the correct information on our website, go to the contact page and ask your question by mail or phone.

We wish you a pleasant time on our  website...





Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, September 26, 2008

OOPS! BMX Mania had some Tech Trubs!

Well, not completely Tech Trubs, we got real busy at Interbike and when we did have some time to get busy on Mania, we had some connection problems at the Sands Convention Center and Thursday just got away from us.

Thaz OK.....we got it goin' on for ya, Interbike, check it out and we've got some other BMX Racing coverage comin' up for ya on Saturday!

Glad to be back with cha, see you tomorrow!

Pedals, Frames & Bikes In Las Vegas

Interbike is as much about the people as it is the bikes. Left, "Supercross Bill" Ryan is sittin' and talkin' with BMX Racing Legend and frame maker extraordinaire, Billy Griggs, who has built more frames for more fast riders than anyone on the planet. Not sure what they're talkin' bout, but it probably involves frame geometry and high speed tubing.....All the while, Old Skool Legend & ABA Hall Of Famer, Turnell "Tuni" Henry is shoppin' for something, not sure what. We'll see.

On the right, Olympic Finalist, Damien Godet is checkin' out the latest from Redline, his sponsor along with Christophe Cordier (Left) and French Elite Legend and owner of one of the coolest names in BMX. . . . . Carmine Falco as they shop a new Sponsorship Program that they are all involved with called DN1, (National Division 1) in France. Exciting stuff, AND, all of the hot companies were there releasing their new gear for 2009!

Nice! Kind of like a BMX Buffet! Want some more? Click here or on one of the pix above and check it out, cuz, Interbike is happenin' in Las Vegas and WHOOSH, we'll jet you to the show!







Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, September 24, 2008

BMX Mania's in Las Vegas for the annual BIG bike show.

Check in Thursday Morning to see what's going on with BMX at the SHOW!

What are (From Left) Christophe Cordier, Olympic Finalist, Damien Godet and Old Skool French Elite Legend, CARMINE Falco up to at the Redline booth? Speaking of French Guys. Who is Christophe Leveque (US Pro Bikes) talking to on his cell and what's in that briefcase? AND, what are Bill Ryan (Supercross Owner) and Billy Griggs (Welder To The Stars!) whispering about and why is Billy's "bodyguard" getting ready to take out our camera?

For the answer to these and other intriguing questions, tune in Thursday morning

to BMX Mania for MORE from Interbike in Sin City/Las Vegas!

Don't look now, but someone here's hunting for Lance Armstrong!






Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, September 23, 2008

SE Bikes 2009 24” Quadangle Looptail Release


SE BMX is releasing ANOTHER super cool awesome ride for all of you Old Skool BMXers out there and this one is about as insane as they come, RUSH right down to your local SE dealer and GET ONE!


Better hurry!


The Quadangle started out its life in 1979 as the STR-1.


The STR-1 was Stu Thomsen’s signature bike, which stood for “Stu Thompson Replica 1.”


Stu went on to win the 1979 the first ever ABA #1 pro title later that year on the Quadangle.


Now here we are almost 30 years later & it’s now available in a 24” version.


This bike is super limited being that there will only be 250 available in the USA.


You may have seen DC’s matte black version of the 24” Quad Loop earlier this year.


As you can see, we completely flipped the script & went with a classy white frame & fork matched with chrome parts & white pads.


This bike has more class than a chemistry professor.


Get your order in now as we are releasing these to shops this week.


Once they’re gone, they’re gone.


Oh, and check out the bottle opener in the rear of the seat. You know, for when you get thirsty on your rides…


·        Limited Edition Retro Cr-Mo Double Downtube Quadangle Frame w/ Looptail Rear End & Retro Dropouts

·        Chrome Alex Double Wall DM24 Rims

·        SE 3-pc 48-Spline CR-MO Cranks

·        Retro Blitz Seat w/ Bottle Opener

·        Fluted Seatpost

·        Quadangle Padset & Grip Donuts Included

Five riders named to USA Cycling funded team for Frejus BMX Supercross World Cup








Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sept. 22, 2008)—USA Cycling announced today the five athletes it will send to the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup event in Frejus, France, Oct 10-11. The Frejus Supercross is the final of five UCI BMX Supercross events in 2008 and will also serve as the fourth of 18 races that factor into the 2009 USA Cycling BMX Rankings on the men’s side and the third of 17 for the women. The last race will be the UCI BMX World Championships in Adelaide, Australia on July 26.


Four men – Kyle Bennett (Conroe, Texas), Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif.), Mike Day (Santa Clarita, Calif.), and David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo.), – received nominations to the funded team. Bennett, Robinson, and Herman were automatically selected as the top three riders in the current 2008 UCI Supercross World Cup Rankings. Day received the coaches’ selection after his silver medal finish at the Olympic Games in Beijing and his silver medal podium finish at the previous Supercross World Cup in Salt Lake City, Utah. 


The lone women on the squad – Arielle Martin (Pleasant Grove, Utah) was selected as the top athlete in the UCI Supercross World Cup Rankings where she currently sits in second overall, two points behind current Word Cup leader Sarah Walker of New Zealand.  Martin received an automatic nomination and no coaches’ selections were named.


To view the current 2009 USA Cycling BMX Rankings, click here.


UCI BMX Supercross World Cup - Frejus, France - Oct 10-11, 2008


USA Cycling Funded Team: 

Men - Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif.) - Kyle Bennett (Conroe, Texas) - David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo.) - Mike Day (Santa Clarita, Calif.) 

Women - Arielle Martin (Pleasant Grove, Utah)



BMX racing is about to get faster.  Conceived for unparallel efficiency in transferring pedal power and other rider inputs into lateral motion, the new Power Block from Tioga is destined to make BMX racers go faster with less wasted effort.   

A key to achieving such bold claim is the willingness to obsessively study details of riders’ riding mechanics and then design a tread that doesn’t disrupt their riding motion.  “It’s easy once you spent hours upon hours studying film, focusing on changes in the tire’s characteristics with each, seemingly minor, change in the rider’s input” said Kai Cheng, Tioga’s Marketing  Manager.  “The research is exhaustive, but the result is essentially a tread designed to anticipate rider input so its knobs are strategically placed to limit the loss of momentum” Cheng added.      

The Power Block starts fast at the gate with testing confirming that the tightly linked-together low profile central tread zone and Tioga’s exclusive UTC (Ultimate Traction Compound) providing exceptional surface contact during acceleration and full-out sprints so less energy is lost from inadequate tread to surface connection - which essentially means more power at the wheel yet with the same amount of input from the rider.  But in addition to providing faster speed on the straights, the Power Block utilizes an outer tread zone made up of smaller directional knobs aligned to not only provide seamless energy transfer from one tread zone to another when shifting side to side during hard sprints, but also provide remarkable cornering bite when needed.   

But possibly the most impressive element of the new Power Block is its weight, or more specifically its lack of weight.  The Power Block is designed for racing, elements not essential to optimal racing performance are not incorporated into the design so the Power Block, size for size,  is one of the lightest BMX tire available today!     

Special features on the Power Block include: 

Multi-Zone Tread Design – each tread zone designed for specific functions but positioned to provide seamless transfer from one zone to another.   

UTC (Ultimate Traction Compound) – specially formulated rubber compound provides exceptional grip on hardpack dirt and other hard surfaces.   

PermaTread Design – tread designed to wear evenly which helps to maintain its performance throughout the life of the tire.   

Cyclex Lightweight Casing* – 120 TPI high thread-count casing is thinner and much lighter providing a more supple and responsive tire.   

Folding Bead* – Kevlar reinforced bead further reduces tire’s overall weight.  


The Power Block will be available in Mid October 2008 in these sizes: 

                Size                  Weight            Features                                  MSRP

            20 x 2.10”       11.64oz (est)    Cylex Casing; Folding Bead     $39.95

            20 x 1.75”       10.05oz (est)    Cylex Casing; Folding Bead     $39.95

            20 x 1.60”       8.47oz (est)      Cylex Casing; Folding Bead     $39.95

            20 x 1-3/8”      TBA                 Standard Casing; Steel Bead    $19.95

            20 x 1-1/8”      TBA                 Standard Casing; Steel Bead    $19.95 


*Cylex Casing and Folding Bead are available in 20” x 2.10”, 20” x 1.75” and 20” x 1.6” models only; 20” x 1-3/8” and 20” x 1-1/8” are steel bead with standard 60 TPI casing.     


About Tioga: A design driven bicycle components company focusing on function with style.  In over 30 years in the cycling industry, Tioga has created numerous industry advancing components from the Comp-III BMX racing tire and the T-Bone stem to the standardization of the 1-1/8” steering system.   Tioga’s new generation of components are not only functionally designed to accommodate athletes with serious skills, but also styled to reflect their commitment to the sport.




Where: Falcon BMX, Meriden, CT 06455

When: Saturday, October 4 2008

$$$: $20.00 for clinic, $25.00 with a T


Registration starts at 9   (203) 630-2240 or at the window

Practice starts at 9:30

Gate Drop 11:30

Clinic immediately following race.

(Race is points only, $5.00)

Come on down and train with London Wilmot and Allen Currier




Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, September 22, 2008

Alienation BMX Hires New Sales and Marketing Manager 

Alienation Vice President Zach Taylor is pleased to announce the hiring of former Sun Rims / Sun Ringle' BMX Brand Manager Ryan Birk as Alienation’s new Sales and Marketing Manager.  The duo (Birk & Taylor) worked together while at Sun from 2000 thru 2006.    

"I'm psyched to be working with Zach again.  We made a great team during our time together at Sun and he's got big things already rollin’ with Alienation.  I just want to come on board and continue Alienation’s forward momentum and help gain additional market share and recognition," stated Birk. 

Taylor said, "Bringing Birk on board allows us amazing growth potential. I know what he is capable of. His reputation in the industry and with riders increases our credibility and we're expecting big things out of him for Alienation." 

Birk will begin working for Alienation at the 2008 Interbike show in Las Vegas.

Alienation is a BMX component design company established in 2006, specializing in grips, hubs, rims, seats & tires. For more information on Alienation and their products go to


J&R Bicycles Launches Street Team!

J&R Bicycles is creating a new Street Team to perform demos - stretching beyond the race scene. 

J&R Bicycles has teamed up with the AST Dew Tour to promote the upcoming Dew Tour stop in Orlando on October 16th - 19th. 

The J&R Bicycles Street Team will perform in front of the St. Pete Times Forum during the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game on October 11th to promote the sport of BMX and the Dew Tour. 

Stay tuned to to win tickets and prize packs. 

For more information about the AST Dew Tour visit 

Save the dates - AST Dew Tour's final stop, the Playstation Pro, is back Oct 16 - 19th at Amway Arena in Orlando Florida. 

Tickets available at

To catch the highlights from the SLC stop go to

2nd annual Italian International BMX Fast Cross

It was a great BMX show in Besnate (ITALY) for the 2° International BMX Fast Cross, where the best Italian riders, including Manuel De Vecchi still in "Olympic condition"  raced against some of Europe's top riders.

The first day won by France's, Pablo Gutierrez, with the Belgian, Arnaud Dubois in Second and Italy's, Giovanelli Andrea coming home for the Third; in this race De Vecchi crashed at the start.

The first place in Sunday's race was for DE VECCHI, with Dubois second and Gutierrez third.

DUBOIS won also the the jump contest, with an extraordinary backflip; second Manuel SCHIAVO and third Francky GAGNU.

Saturday Race Results: 

  1. GUTIERREZ Pablo

  2. DUBOIS Arnaud

  3. GIOVANELLI Andrea

  4. PAIUSCO Mauro

  5. VIOLAIN Mickael

  6. LELEU MIckael

  7. GAGNU Francky

  8. DE VECCHI Manuel

Sunday Race Results: 

  1. DE VECCHI Manuel

  2. DUBOIS Arnaud

  3. GUTIERREZ Pablo

  4. PAIUSCO Mauro

  5. GIOVANELLI Andrea

  6. GAGNU Francky

  7. FANTONI Giacomo

  8. DURAND Geoffrey

A photo gallery is available at the following link:

More photos and videos soon on the web.




Bulldog Rolls In Las Vegas!

Bulldog Bikes will be at Interbike booth #5750 this week in Las Vegas.

We will have all of our 2009 products on display, and we will also have many of the team riders there to meet people at Interbike, it ought to be fun!

We will be doing a freestyle show at Mandalay Bay Hotel on September 25th at 7 and 9 PM in conjunction with the U.S. Crit Series race.

All new products will be debuting at the 2008 Inter Bike Convention in Las Vegas, NV.

The official product release will be on September 25th, 2008.

All frames and soft goods will be available via the bulldog website, mail-order, overseas distributors and your local shop.

All sticker kits will be released at the Inter Bike Convention in Las Vegas, NV.

Complete specs and graphics will be included on our website September 30th, after Inter Bike.

For more info, hit up

Also, make sure to check in with our new website that we recently launched, .

Cairns BMX prelude to big state titles


Two big days of racing in Cairns this weekend were  a prelude to one of the biggest events in Australia, the 2008 BMX Queensland State Titles to be held next weekend in Far North Queensland.


Cairns rider, Ronnie Dugdell, showed his current top form by taking out the Pro-men’s race today ahead of Ashley Pemberton from Townsville. Third was Cairns club youngster, Joseph Costa.


The reigning world junior bronze medallist, Rachel Bracken from Townsville, took out the pro-women’s race. Second was current 15 world champion, Melinda McLeod from Mackay. Third place getter was Bridget Warren from Proserpine.


The weekend carnival attracted 255 riders from as far away as Gold Coast to Mt Isa. For the state championships a record 899 entries have been received.


Paul Ince, President of the Cairns BMX Club, said this weekend’s racing offered ideal preparation for all riders.


“Everyone was using it(carnival) for practice laps of the track. We’ve put on a new surface just after the wet season and it is holding together well. This new product should stabilize the surface and so far it seems to be working well,” said Ince.


Cairns track has been redone this year in an attempt to prepare the riders for some of the bigger jumps coming into top level competitions.


“We thought we would get our rider’s ready for the bigger jumps in the future,” explained Ince. “The challenging decider section is similar to a professional section and offered talented riders a short cut during some of the races today.”


The Cairns club and volunteers were pleased with rider’s reports on the track.


“We got a lot of positive comments about the track. Everything went well and we’ve got extra seating and marquees now all ready for the states,” said Ince.


The state championships get underway on Wednesday with the pre-titles then racing continues on Friday until Sunday. On Saturday morning the first round of the National Hog’s Breath Café Probikx and Champbikx Series will see the elite riders of the future out to gain some valuable points.


Other Cairns riders to win today were Jake Cooper (8 boys), Mitchell Hoad, (9 boys and mighty nines), Samantha Ince (11 girls),  Nathan Knight (13-14 cruiser, 14 boys);Benjamin Van Den Hooven (15 boys), Shaun Gray (19 boys), Paul Priddy (25+ cruiser), Leanne Van Den Hooven (ladies cruiser) and Paul Ince  (30 +).

Matthews to host ABA BMX Hall of Fame/Golden Crank Awards

The American Bicycle Association, the largest BMX sanctioning organization in the World, has announced details regarding the upcoming ABA BMX Hall of Fame Banquet to be held in conjunction with the ABA Grand Nationals of BMX over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.  ABA BMX Spokesperson, Shannon Gillette, confirmed that the ABA BMX Hall of Fame and BMXer magazine's Golden Crank Banquet would be held at The Adams Mark Hotel on Wednesday, November 26th at Noon.  The ABA, in conjunction with The Adams Mark Hotel and The Tulsa Sports Commission will be presenting three new inductees into the BMX Hall of Fame as well as revealing the winners of the prestigious BMXer magazine's Golden Crank awards. 

The MC for the always festive ABA BMX Hall of Fame presentation will be 2006 Hall of Fame inductee, Mr.. Cash Matthews.  Matthews has been a fixture in the BMX scene since 1972 and was a popular choice to handle the duties as presenter for the ABA.  According to Shannon Gillette, "We've had a lot of great ABA BMX Hall 'of Fame banquets since 1985, and we are excited to work with Cash on this one. We look forward to another excellent ABA BMX Hall of Fame ceremony.  The last two years Cash has been involved with the ABA BMX Hall of Fame, both as a presenter and an inductee.  Cash is very knowledgeable with the formative years in BMX as well as present day BMX, so we are really psyched to be working with him." 

A catered meal will be followed by the ABA BMX Hall of Fame inductions, BMX Magazine's Golden Crank Awards, and special awards for designated ABA BMX tracks and fund raisers.  ABA BMX President, Clayton John, will be on hand as always to present to award special recognition to the Top Fundraisers in the ABA Race For Life Program.  Seating will be limited for this special event.  For more information please contact Shannon at:

Marian College’s Miller earns 3 titles on day 2 of collegiate track

Colorado Springs, Colo. (September 12, 2008)—After a series of rain delays on Friday, four national championships were awarded on day two of the USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championships. Freshman Sinead Miller (Pittsburgh, Pa.) helped put her Marian College squad in the Division I team omnium lead sharing in three of the day’s national titles. DePauw University currently sits in the top spot in the Division II team omnium standings.

“I didn’t expect to win three, but that’s how it worked out and I’m very happy,” said Miller. “I have to thank all my teammates because without everyone we couldn’t have done this today.” 

Marian College of Indiana took the first national title of the day in the Collegiate Pursuit, an event unique to collegiate cycling combining both men and women in the team event. Sierra Siebenlist (Indianola, Ind.) and Sinead Miller (Pittsburgh, Pa.)* led out for teammates Rob Bush (Indianapolis, Ind.), Bennet Van Der Genugten (Bloomington, Ind.), Alex Wiesler (Indianapolis, Ind.) and David Williams (Grand Rapids, Mich.) to give the Knights a national title in 2:15.255. The Rams of Colorado State University grabbed second place in 2:17.543 and Lees-McRae College earned the bronze in the two-kilometer event. 

Marian’s Siebenlist and Miller teamed up with Rebecca Finley (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Megan Somerville (Indianapolis, Ind.) to take their second team title of the day in the women’s team pursuit. The foursome combined for a time of 4:06.596 to best second-place Fort Lewis College by more than 10 seconds. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology earned the bronze with a 4:23.812.    

“We really want to win all of the team events,” stated Marian College head coach Dean Peterson. “We take the team aspect of things very seriously and think it represents who we are as a group. These events take time to perfect and really bond us together as a team.” 

Miller went on to earn her third national title of the day, winning the women’s 14-kilometer points race in dramatic fashion. Only three points behind Miller, Carla Swart (Banner Elk, N.C./Lees-McRae College) jumped with one lap to go, gaining 50-meters on the field, before Miller closed the gap to take the final sprint points as well as the national title. Swart finished second with 17 points behind Miller’s 22, while Julia Manley (Fort Collins, Colo./Colorado State University) grabbed the bronze with 10 and Nina Santiago (Breinigsville, Pa./Penn State University) finished fourth with nine points.

*BMX Mania Note - Gotta brag a bit here.....Both Sierra Siebenlist and Sinead Miller are former BMX Mania Pro Training Camp attendees......NICE!

Special THE ONE Helmet awarded to 2008 ABA BMX NAG #1 Champions!

This "Special" helmet is the THE One LimitedABA BMX Nag #1 edition. This helmet will be awarded to each and every 2008 ABA BMX NAG #1 Champion for all their hard work in the 2008 ABA BMX season. This THE ONE helmet will be the icing on the cake as a reward for your years worth of great racing finishes and finishing at the top of your class.

 Made from our Composite THE ONE Helmet, the ABA BMX NAG#1 Edition shows THE’s commitment to excellence. The THE ONE Helmet is not only a thing of beauty but the most thought out and technically advanced CSPC and CE Certified Full Face Cycling helmet available. Our Engineering Team worked closely with the World’s Top Athlete’s to push the envelope in helmet design. From the ground up the ONE helmet Line is as advanced functionally as it is in its cosmetic detail. We are excited to offer such a great helmet to the riders who achieve such a well earned accomplishment, the ABA BMX NAG #1 title.

 An anatomically shaped Dual EPS Helmet liner is an industry first, covered in a removable/ washable custom printed THE helmet interior makes this the most comfortable helmet you may ever use. Massive ventilation comes from 4 air channels connecting 15 vents, allowing cool air to come in cool your body and exit through the rear of the helmet. So perfect it may become a mantel piece not your helmet.

 Features include:

  • 15 vents and 4 vent channels in EPS Liner

  • Stainless Steel D-rings and custom THE Rivets

  • Exceeds CPSC and CE standards

  • Removable and washable interior

The Helmet will be offered to each ABA BMX NAG #1 Champion in either a Youth or Adult Size. THE Products will have a sample of the helmets at the ABA BMX Grands for riders who are up for the ABA BMX NAG #1 title to come by and get sized, as well as fill out an information card. If you are awarded the ABA BMX NAG #1 title, you will be hand delivered your new THE ABA BMX NAG #1 Helmet at the 2009 ABA BMX Season Opener in Reno, NV. The THE Helmet sizing will be offered on Saturday at the ABA BMX Grands at the Intense BMX / Bawls Guarana Pro Team Trailer.

Sizes offered – Youth Small – Youth XL and Adult XS – Adult XL

Please check out all the most excellent THE and Intense BMX products here- ) Intense BMX-( T.H.E. (








Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday, September 20, 2008

New Trade Team for Formula in Europe

In 2009, Formula will be present at the European Championships Races with the brand new Formula European Trade Team.

Last weekend our Team Manager traveled to Latvia, home of the first Olympic Gold Medal in BMX, to sign our first riders for the new 2009 European Formula Trade Team.

Edžus Treimanis (Elite Men) and Rihards Veide (Junior Men) will be riding for Formula next season and proved to be a good pick.

Both riders won the final round of the 2008 Latvian Championship Series, held at the well-known Valmiera BMX Track, during the celebration weekend of 20 years BMX in Latvia.

Edžus came out of the first straight in 3rd position, chasing Artis Zentiins and Arturs Matisons down the second straight.

He jumped low over the big double and avoided the carnage in the 3rd turn to take the win in the strong Elite Men field followed by Olympic Champion Maris Strombergs coming back strong after a bad gate.

Rihards took the holeshot and led from start to finish just extending his lead on each straight.

Rihards proved himself to be a good pick and keep an eye on this kid in next year’s European title chase.

Our Team Manager, Nico van Dartel is finishing the rider roster and adding some co-sponsor deals to add to our supporting brands: Formula Bicycles, EuroBMX, Formco Parts, Swatch Watches and Navada.Net Web Design.

Interested parties can contact him on

Crupi Bicycles Invites You To Visit Them At Interbike!

Just wanted to let everyone know that this year, Crupi will have a small booth at Interbike, this coming week. 

We are sharing the booth with our frame builder, Yess Products. 

This is the first time in nearly 10 years that Crupi will have a booth at Interbike and we are excited even if it is on a small scale. 

We will have Crupi bikes and our new Rhythm wheels and cranks on display! 

Our booth number is 5220 so if you plan to attend the bike show, please stop by and say hello! 

The best days to catch us at the booth are Wednesday the 24th and Friday the 26th as we will be out at our appointments on Thursday the 25th.  

We look forward to seeing you there, so stop on by, but if you can't make the show, check out BMX Mania, cuz, they'll make sure to stop by and catch the action!







Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, September 19, 2008

Kelley Kelley's "Holeshot" Made The Official Time Trial Song Of Martijn Scherpen Dot Com!

Elite Rider "Martijn Scherpen" (Redline)  from the Netherlands, has sent BMX Fast Guy, Kelley Kelley's classic, "HOLESHOT" to the UCI to use as his Time Trial Song!!!! 

According to Kelley, "Elite Rider "Martijn Scherpen" (Redline)  from the Netherlands, just hit me up to tell me he just sent "HOLESHOT" to the UCI to use as his Time Trial Song!

Which means "HOLESHOT" is going to get major rotation all over the world in front of thousands and thousands of people at each UCI Suprecross race!"

KK continued, "Be on the look for Martijin Scherpen to be a serious threat in ELITE over the next few years! I've been watching this kid race since he was 15 and he's smooth as KB, with track speed like 365 Mikey Day!!!

Oh yeah, and he has a dope website, so you can check him out before he becomes the next CHRISTOPHE LEvEque!!! 

Remember who called it first!" 

"HOLESHOT" by Kelley Kelley - -

Haven't heard "HOLESHOT" yet? Click on the cover shot below to hear the classic.

Kelley Kelley Rides RENNEN PRODUCTS Exclusively. In the studio Kelley USES GFORCE (the whole bundle), IK MULTIMEDIA Classic ReVerb, Propellerheads REASON, Native Instruments (KORE 2/KOMPLETE 5) and Waves Plugins.


Winners To Be Announced on September 24, 2008

Tustin, CA - September XX, 2008 Transworld Ride BMX, the world’s leading BMX publication, announced the nominees for the 12th Annual NORA Cup today. The winners will be named during a live event on September 24, 2008 at The JOINT at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The show will be hosted by BMX’s man of many words, Catfish, and feature musical guest DJ Greyboy. This year’s presenters include Dirt Jumper, Stephen Murray, in his first live appearance at NORA since before his career ending injury in 2007.

The NORA Cup honors BMX’s top riders, presenting seven prestigious awards to the top six pro riders of the year in the categories of: Number One Flatlander, Number One Ramp Rider, Number One Racer, Number One Dirt Jumper, Number One Street Rider, Best Video Part, and new to this year’s NORA Cup,Video of the Year. Nominees in each of the categories are determined by polling the world’s most respected BMX pros.

Here are the official nominees for the 12th Annual NORA Cup:


Adam Kun

Jesse Puente

Matthias Dandois

Sam Foakes

Terry Adams



Cameron White

Chase Hawk

Chris Doyle

Corey Bohan

Mike Aitken



Chase Hawk

Daniel Dhers

Gary Young

Jamie Bestwick

Rob Darden



Brad Simms

Dakota Roche

Garrett Reynolds

Nathan Williams

Sean Burns



End Search



That’s It!

Two By Four Video



Dakota Roche - Insight

Josh Harrington - End Search

Mike Aitken - That’s It!

Ryan Nyquist - End Search

Sean Burns - Dead Bang



Donny Robinson

Kyle Bennett

Mike Day

Steven Cisar

“Each year we somehow outdo the previous year’s event, and this year’s NORA Cup will continue that tradition. It’s going to go off,” exclaimed Keith Mulligan, Editor in Chief of Transworld Ride BMX. “For 2008 we added Video of the Year as a new category and it’s already got the message boards talking. Add Stephen Murray as a presenter, a few other (secret) legends to hand out the Cups, DJ Greyboy, and the premiere of the Levi’s video, and it’s going to be a night to remember.”


The 12th Annual Transworld Ride BMX NORA Cup Awards is proud to be presented by LEVI’S® and sponsored by DC Shoes and Red Bull.


For more information on Transworld Ride BMX and the NORA Cup, please visit


About Transworld RideBMX - The number-one title in the industry for the past 16 years, Transworld Ride BMX has fueled participation in the sport from day one by chronicling and sharing insights on the BMX lifestyle and experience that educate new readers while inspiring the sport’s veterans.

Found online at, Transworld Ride BMX is based in Tustin, California and is published by Transworld Media, the world’s leading action sports media company.


Transworld is a division of the Bonnier Corporation. Bonnier Corporation ( is one of the largest consumer publishing groups in America and the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences through more than 40 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events.








Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, September 18, 2008

BMX Mania Photo Of The Day!


Donny Robinson, out front in UCI BMX Supercross moto action at the Dew Tour in Salt Lake City. dR won all three motos, took a 2nd in his Semi and a 3rd in his Final. Not bad for a kid who hasn't really ridden his bike since he won the Bronze Medal at the Olympics in Beijing!







Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, September 17, 2008

4th Annual BMX Pro Open of Bordeaux Big Money Race

The BMX club of Stade Bordelais is pleased to invite you to the 4th Open Pro of Bordeaux.

Being the biggest club of the Aquitaine region, The Stade Bordelais proposes an elite track and is equipped with a secured random start gate.

Listed as UNESCO’s world heritage site, Bordeaux is situated in the heart of world’s most renowned vineyards and nearby the Atlantic Ocean, where another fun sport reigns: surfing.

By positioning the event on October the 18th and the 19th, we have paid particular attention to foreign pilots present at Fréjus Worldwide Championship.

They will indeed be able to extend their stay in France and head directly to Bordeaux, while looking forward to spend a fabulous week and enjoy the city’s architectural gem, its vineyards, beaches and BMX track.

Pilots present the week before the event will benefit from free access to our sports gym, our BMX club as well as free access to Bordeaux’s indoor racing track, that among others, hosted the world’s UCI championship.

This two day racing event will end Sunday afternoon with the final results and classification.

We propose close-by lodging facilities; the track is easily accessible by bike.

Our BMX track will be open every day to both Elite and Pro riders.

We would be glad to host you during this event!

Very cool schedule!

By receiving this special invitation, you benefit from unique advantages throughout the event:

- Free lodging from the evenings of Sunday October the 12th up to Sunday the 19th of October.

Personalized activity program featuring

• on Tuesday October the 14th : visit of the city of Bordeaux in a cabriolet bus

• on Wednesday October the 15th : surf initiation at Lacanau beach

• on Thursday October 16th : visit of the winery of a grand cru classified château in the Bordeaux area

• on Friday October the 17th : press conference

Cash Award Totals

3000€ / $4300

  Men Women
1st 800€ ($1135) 250€
2nd 500€ 175€
3rd 250€ 150€
4th 180€ 120€
5th 150€ 80€
6th 100€ 60€
7th 70€ 40€
8th 50€ 20€

We would be glad to host you during this event!

- Possibility to travel to Bordeaux with Frejus’pilots – limited number of seats available

By honoring us with your presence, we will in turn be able to solicit more partners and work to increase your bonus awards. Thank you for confirming your engagement as soon as you can.

Patrick Mora / BMX Stade Bordelais Président

For all information and confirmation, please contact Jean-Hugues Curaudeau via email at

ABA Disney Cup/Fall Nationals Big Time Racing Info






Friday-ABA Fall Nationals/Disney Cup Day 1 - Gates Open: 8:00am - Practice from 9:00 am to 2:30pm - (2 Rounds of Practice) - Race Starts at 3:00 PM - AWARDS TO ALL IN MAIN - Registration 9:00 am to 1:30 PM (for Friday, Saturday and  Sunday) - Registration 3:30 pm until the end of the race (for Saturday and Sunday

Friday Practice Schedule

1st round                     CLASS                              2nd round  

9:00-9:20am                  8 & Under 20" Boys           11:25-11:50am 

9:20-9:40am                  9-11 20" Boys                    11:50am-12:15pm 

9:40-10:00am                12-15 20" Boys                  12:15-12:40pm 

10:00-10:20am              16 Over 20" Boys              12:40-1:05pm 

10:20-10:40am              All Girls 20"                        1:05-1:30pm 

10:40-11:00am              All Cruiser                          1:30-1:55pm 

11:00-11:25am              All Pros                              1:55-2:30pm 


Saturday  ABA Fall Nationals / Disney Cup Day 2

Gates Open: 7:00am                    

Practice from 8:00 am to 10:30am

Race starts at 11:00 am


Registration Saturday:  7:30am to 9:30am

 (for Saturday and Sunday)

Registration for Sunday 12:00 PM

until the end of the race


Saturday Practice Schedule

TIME                            CLASS                           

8:00-8:20am                  All Cruiser                      

8:20-8:40am                  All Girls 20"                    

8:40-9:00am                  16 Over 20" Boys            

9:00-9:20am                  12-15 20" Boys               

9:20-9:40am                  9-11 20" Boys     

9:40-10:00am                8 & Under 20" Boys        

10:00-10:30am               All Pros


Sunday  ABA Fall Nationals / Disney Cup Day 3

Gates Open 7:00am

Motos Posted 7:00am

Corrections 7:00am-7:30am 

Race starts at 8:00am


           No Sign Ups on Sunday 

DISNEY CUP  FOR RIDERS - The DISNEY CUP is a special series where riders earn points from each day of the Fall Nationals.  The points earned from each day will be combined to find out who is the Disney Cup Champion in each age class.  The ABA State Championship points scale will be utilized as the scoring system for the three days, and the Disney Cups will be presented to the winners after the completion of their main event on Sunday.  

ABA is including for the riders in Florida that have never held an ABA membership the following:  Sign up for class for all three days and receive a (1) one year membership FREE.  


DISNEY CUP FOR PROS - You will have three Pro Series paydays (Women, Vet, AA, A and Pro Cruiser) along with three chances to close the gap on the Pro leaders going into the Grands.


HOST HOTEL - Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration - 2900 Parkway Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34747 - Phone: 407-396-7000 Fax: 407-396-0097


DISNEY CUP  FOR TEAMS - Three days of team scores and team payout will be complimented by the addition of the DISNEY CUP, which will be given to the team with the best total score when combining all three days. The Cup will have the winning team name and the names of all the riders from that team on the Cup. This will be for all three team divisions. One additional Cup much like the Stanley Cup will remain at Disney Wide World of Sports and be displayed in a prominent place and continue to grow in size with each years winners.


DISNEY CUP PAYOUT FOR TEAMS - The payout for this weekend is based on the number of teams in Factory & Bike Shop that compete in this three National weekend.  Factory and Bike Shop Teams can enter up to (2) two sheets per day. We only count the best sheet for each days payout.





24 Team



32 Team


1st = $500   1st = $750   1st = $1,000
2nd = $300   2nd = $500   2nd = $700
3rd = $200   3rd = $400   3rd = $600
4th = $100   4th = $300   4th = $500

Bike Shop



24 Team



32 Team


1st = $300   1st = $500   1st = $700
2nd = $200   2nd = $400   2nd = $600
3rd = $150   3rd = $350   3rd = $550
4th = $100   4th = $200   4th = $400

The overall Disney Cup Bonus payout will be counting both of your scores each day and the best overall scores will be paid an additional Bonus purse of:


1st = $1,000      2nd = $700            3rd = $ 600                 4th = $500


1st = $700         2nd = $600            3rd = $550                  4th = $500 


Directions to the track: Osceola Heritage Park-Silver Spur Arena, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744

From Orlando International Airport: Follow SOUTH EXIT signs from the airport. Proceed south on Boggy Creek Road, go under toll road 417, then one mile to stop light (Circle K on one corner); turn right (name of street is still Boggy Creek Road). Follow this (name changes to Simpson Road) to U.S. Highway 192, turn right, to next stop light, Bill Beck Blvd. Turn right. Main entrance to Osceola Heritage Park is about one block on left.   Follow signs.

ABA BMX would like to thank all the 2008 National Series sponsors: American Suzuki-( ) Jig-A-Loo-( BAWLS Guarana ( Bawlstyle ( Redline Bicycles-( FLY Racing-( Sponsorhouse-( Tangent-( ABABMXRACERS- ( Intense BMX-( T.H.E. ( Fire Magic Premium Grills ( Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex ( (   Without their support, we couldn't make the 2008 ABA racing season such a huge success. Support the sponsors that support ABA BMX racing.

A NEW ERA FOR THE GROWTH OF MTB & BMX RACING enters into a 3 year partnership with the UCI to offer worldwide high quality free access to LIVE and on-demand MTB & BMX racing.

4th September 2008, Eurobike, Germany:, the World’s leading free source for high quality action sports videos and Apple Design Award winner, is proud to enter into a three year agreement with the UCI to feature LIVE, and on-demand, the MTB and BMX World Championships as well as exclusive coverage of the MTB and BMX World Cup races.

"This landmark 3 year partnership reflects’s continued dedication to mountain biking and BMX, and a giant leap forward in delivering World Class racing to fans.  This is also creating new opportunities to present the sports to a larger and new viewing public" said Raymond Dulieu, founder of Freecaster.

" was launched in May 2004 and has seen steady growth in viewership year-on-year.  2008 represented a new milestone in our history, with live commentators delivering all the action from the Nissan UCI mountain bike DH and 4X races.  Now, from 2009 until the end of 2011, our continued partnership with the UCI will deliver all mountain bike disciplines as we add XC racing to our rostrum of DH and 4X coverage from the World Cups and World Championships.  Furthermore, we will webcast exclusively the UCI BMX World Cup and Championships LIVE every year." he adds.

Rob Warner returns to host the English MTB DH and 4X commentaries, following a hugely popular first season behind the mic.  Our BMX and MTB XC commentators will be announced shortly.  New features on will include live results and rankings. will supplement the central UCI TV production with its own cameras to produce a course preview, a review of the competition to date, rider interviews, tech reviews and a post race analysis.  All coverage will be accessible free of charge in flash video format to any computer connected to the internet with an adsl line.

Alexandre Baudin, marketing manager at the UCI stated " has a long history of featuring and supporting mountain biking and BMX.  Their passion, professionalism and deep understanding for cycling combines with their technical expertise to make them the perfect partner for the UCI, who is further investing to strengthen media coverage of the sports.  This unique partnership is a very important step to ensure free and global visibility for cycling throughout the world thanks to's large syndication of their video player to partner websites".

Other major events on are: the MX1 and MX2 World Championships, Red Bull X Fighters, X Games, Braun cruZer Tour, the Swatch TTR Snowboard World Tour, Swatch Beach Volley Ball World Tour and many more.

Jason Bennett, Down But Not Out!

J&R Bicycle's, Jason Bennett was tough enough to survive the Discovery Channel's TV hit, "Last Man Standing", where he represented our sport well by surviving talented and tough aggressors, tribal challenges and intense physical distress to take the overall win in the TV series.

Jason recently wrestled with the NBL Grands track, and this time it got the better of him.

Anyone at the race who saw this TOUGH dude reacting violently to the pain, blood and discomfort after crashing in the NBL Grands Pro Section, knew that something REALLY bad had to be wrong. Well, you were right! Check out the X-Ray to the left, but be forewarned it's not for the faint of heart! Let's just say it doesn't look much like YOUR wrist!

To quote the man hisself, Jason recently told us....."I wrecked 1st moto and here is the conclusion...haha. You really know how much you love this sport when you get broken and everything in your life seems to go down with it and all you can think is "Man, I wanna ride." - Jason Bennett/a-pro

BMX Mania Best Wishes and prayers for speedy recover go out to Jason, we know he'll be one of the "Last Men Standing" at the track, somewhere down the road!









Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, September 16, 2008

THUNDER and ruckus END 2008 NBL SEASON


September 2, 2008 – BAWLS BMX Pro Rachel “Thunder” Smith wrapped up the 2008 NBL Elite Series with a solid #3 overall Elite Woman ranking at this weekend’s NBL Grands in Louisville, KY!

Rachel capped off a great season with a 3rd place finish in her Main at the NBL Grands on Saturday, earning her enough points to take the #3 NBL Elite Woman spot for the year! The ranking adds to Rachel’s already impressive race record, including a 2007 NBL Big A Series title.

Sporting his snazzy BAWLS Cherry helmet, Matt “Ruckus” Pohlkamp came to the Grands with a huge South Park win under his belt and was ready to end the year strong. Matt took a nasty crash on Saturday but still racked up enough points to end the year with a #4 NBL Elite Men ranking!

For more BAWLS BMX news, photos and sponsorship info, visit

Le Roc stocks up on Olympic champions

Le Roc d’Azur will have a special feel to it this year at Fréjus and Roquebrune s/Argens. The post-Olympic atmosphere, will give the event a dimension not yet reached.

The champions and medalists at last month’s Beijing Games, will be making a stopover in the Var region of France.

The world famous MTB/BMX race will be an opportunity to use their Olympic status at Le Roc for the first time, as well as being a chance to extend the celebrations and get out and meet the public.

In mountain biking and BMX alike, the new Olympic heroes will nearly all be in attendance, all with the common aim of demonstrating that they’re worthy of their solid reputation.
The celebrated Le Roc event will constitute the fifth and final stage of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup. This rendezvous has become a MUST stop on the world circuit; the BMX final having been organized at the Roc d’Azur for the past 3 years.

The world’s top racers and the six Olympic medalists will be meeting up on the nature base’s track: qualification rounds being scheduled for Friday 10th and the finals on Saturday 11th October.

The women's trio has a strong French contingent in the shape of Anne-Caroline Chausson and Laëtitia Le Corguillé, as well as the American, Jill Kintner, ranked in this order on the podium in Peking.

Last year in Frejus, victory went to Laëtitia Le Corguillé, the young Breton cyclist having benefited from the competition to take a deserved first place in the general ranking of the World Cup 2007.

The Olympic podium will also be complete in the male competition with Latvian, Maris Strombergs and Americans, Mike Day and Donny Robinson.

The Americans will doubtless be eager for revenge, after being beaten in Peking by the young 21 year old Latvian, reigning world champion, gaining fame as the first Olympic gold medalist in the history of BMX.

Watch BMX Mania for complete results and photo reports from Frejus and the Roc d'Azur the weekend of October 9, 10 & 11.

Psykopath Catches An Olympic Buzz

This summer, BMX racing made history with its Olympic debut, and Psykopath was thick in the mix. Riding Psykopath race frames, Augusto Castro and Sergio Salazar ripped it up in Beijing , China , for the Colombian national team and team Psykopath. The games introduced our frames, our boys, and our sport to an international audience and confirmed Psykopath as a leader in the BMX industry.  

Of course, Psykopath has been around for more than 25 years. From the neighborhood street club chief Psykopath Carl Renowitzky founded in the early 1980s to the small local race team he started for his three sons in the 1990s, Carl helped fuel the sport's rising popularity from the grass roots up. In 2003, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that BMX racing would be an Olympic event in 2008, and Carl once again moved to the vanguard of the sport. In 2004, Carl not only began to organize a world-class factory race and street team, but also to design the best competition BMX frames on the market. Psykopath Industries was born.  

Seeking riders with the talent to push Psykopath's frames to their max potential, Carl, having a heritage from Colombia , recruited a handful of up-and-coming riders from South America . On a budget thinner than a hole shot, Psykopath was able to offer factory sponsorship to riders Damian Lopez and Gustavo Lopez in 2004. At Randy Stumpfhauser's Sprint Trials Race in Sanger , California , later that year, Psykopath got everybody's attention with new riders Augusto Castro and Sergio Salazar and with our vow to build the best race frame in the world. For Pyskopath, Operation Beijing was out of the starting gate and breaking hard for the first turn.  

Stumpfhauser's race marked a turning point for Psykopath and for the sport of BMX. Focused on competing with the world's best and making it to the Olympics, Pyskopath continued to perfect its frame designs and build out its team. At one point, Psykopath had the largest sponsored roster in BMX history with more than 20 pro racers on the team! Psykopath changed the entire BMX racing scene by expanding the professional class of riders and giving more riders a chance to make a living on their bikes. Following our lead, other factory teams began growing their pro rosters and BMX flourished -- the action on the Laoshan BMX Field in Beijing this summer is testament to that.  

At Psykopath, we're stoked about winning races all over the world, getting two of our riders to the Olympics, and creating the fastest BMX race frame in the Olympic Games. Beijing was just the beginning.  

Are you a Psykopath? We are currently scouting new talent in the A Pro, Super X, and Girl Pro classes for our development program. If you think you have the chops to compete with the best in the world and you want to ride the best BMX race frame out there, drop us a line ( Who knows, you might be riding a Psykopath in the next Olympics. And be on the lookout for our newest race frame design, the Castro Pull, coming to a podium near you.  

Psykopath Industries ~ Psykopath




Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, September 15, 2008

Intense/Phantom/On-Trac Amateurs Shine at Dew Tour's Salt Lake SX Event!

Four Intense/Phantom/On-Trac riders hit up the Salt Lake SX race facing Olympians, AA"s and hungry up-and-comers.  If you've never attended an SX race it is a wild, terrifying and exciting race and certainly not for the faint of heart.  With an enormous starting hill and little room to maneuver, the Salt Lake track had a lot of riders rolling their eyes and anxious.  The riders competing from the team were Nic Long, Kris Fox, Jake Peebles and Connor Fields.  Nic and Kris are veterans of a few SX races and Jake and Connor were making their SX debuts.

All four riders qualified in the top 32 riders which is an accomplishment in itself, just making it to quarters.  And all four riders survived unscathed despite the speed, mid-air contact and potential for disaster.  Just completing an SX course requires skill and bravery and time trials alone are nerve-racking.  Putting 7 other riders on the gate just makes you wonder, "What was I thinking?"  However, our riders performed very well, two exceptionally!

"Quick" Nic Long has been to a few SX events.  Nic is the NBL's # 1 17-18 Expert and sitting NAG 1 in the ABA's 17-18 Expert class as the season's end approaches where he'll be competing for his 2nd Amateur # 1 title.  Until Salt Lake's SX event, he'd never gotten past quarters.  However, it was evident that Nic had been training, gotten focused and was there to win when time trials came around.  Nic rode with great skill and purpose laying down the 4th fastest time, only behind Mike Day, Kyle Bennett and French phenom, Damian Godet.  Nic won all his quarters handily controlling his destiny continuing to get his lane selection choices.

Nic got through semis easily and when the main came around, Nic found himself on the gate with two Olympians and multiple World Champions.  And when the gate dropped, Nic put together the race of his life hitting the hole barely in third and as Day and Bennett fought for position in the turn, Nic laid down an amazing high-low, dove underneath them and held off Day in the 2nd straight and went on to take the win.  Nic Long wins his first UCI SX race making he and his family proud and happy!

Would be sponsors: Nic has had a highly successful and extremely well managed amateur career, Nic is preparing to turn Professional at the end of this year.  After capturing numerous amateur titles and proving his competitiveness against the world's best riders and Olympians, he believes he is ready to take them all on.  Anyone interested in sponsoring a PROVEN, MATURE and HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL rider, please contact Nic at

Connor "the Conman" Fields was competing in his very first SX race. It was also his first UCI race as a Junior Elite as a mere 15 year old Expert, barely able to qualify age-wise due to the UCI's age classification system.  Connor found himself on the track with many of the riders he grew up idolizing and trying to emulate.  Practice went well and when the schedule came out for time trials, Connor was scheduled as the VERY FIRST time trial participant.  Nothing like adding even more pressure to an already insane event for a young rider as it is incredibly lonely up on top of that hill.

After an eternity, the gate finally dropped and Connor skillfully made his way around the track catching backside and flowing smoothly showing why many believe he has some of the best track speed in the world.  Then the time appeared on the Jumbotron.  And then rider-after rider came down and Connor found himself owning first place for half and hour and only after more than twenty riders took their turns, did someone finally pass him.  Who?  His teammate - Nic Long - the competition's eventual winner.  Eventually, Mike Day, Kyle Bennett and Damien Godet would pass him, too, leaving Connor standing with the 5th fastest lap of all and moving forward to quarters.

In quarters, the UCI "mixing" system must have thought yellow was the USA colors as Long, Fox and Fields all ended up in the same moto.  Connor's first quarter had him in the hole 7th and he managed to pull back to 4th passing top riders on a track that really didn't allow passing.  The 2nd quarter had Connor and teammate Kris Fox colliding in mid air over jump one and Connor was able to survive the collision but finished 8th.  Glum, knowing he needed a huge lap to move on to semis, Connor blasted down the first straight riding into the turn second right on teammate Nic Long's back tire.  Connor threatened Nic all the way around the track and finished 2nd, exactly what he needed to move on to semis.

A bad gate trapped him outside in the semis where he took 7th and his day ended.  However, at 15, Connor is the youngest rider to ever finish in the top 5 in SX time trials and also the youngest rider to make a semi at an SX race.  Congratulations to the Conman on a fine SX debut.

Like Nic, Kris Fox also has SX experience, but things just didn't quite go his way this weekend.  Kris qualified 12th in time trials, but the tough comp in the quarters saw his day end there.  As always, Kris' attitude was first class and he was completely supportive of his teammates through the end of the day.

Finally, Jake "Pumpkinhead" Peebles tried his hand at the SX experience.  Jake had a tremendous crash on Practice Day One, but braved through it to compete.  Jake qualified 31st through time trials and got knocked out in quarters.  However, having never even been down that enormous starting hill before this weekend, we were all proud of his bravery.

While this wasn't a team sponsored event, we're all extremely proud of our boys in yellow and look forward to seeing the rest of the team and all our BMX friends in Lancaster California in just a few weeks!




Today's BMX Racing News - Friday/Saturday, September 12/13, 2008



Intense/Phantom/On-Trac's, Nic Long, skids to a halt and comes to grips with the fact that he has just won the UCI SX in SLC!

For official results and more Race Action Pix, like this shot of Phil Delizia and Mike Brabant. . . . .

. . . . .you'll want to check out what's happenin' on the BMX Mania SLC UCI SX Race Report Page!


Mike Day Wins UCI BMX Sx Time Trials In Salt Lake City!

Saturday times trials coverage and photos posted,



Friday - UCI BMX SX Salt Lake Practice Day Pix Posted To BMX Mania Race Report Page!

Friday - UCI BMX SX Salt Lake Practice Day Pix Posted To BMX Mania Race Report Page!

Grab a Legend Before It gets away!

DC Shoes and SE Bikes have got a 'thing' goin' on. SE being one of the 'Old Skool' greats, has teamed up with DC Shoes to make some COOL retro celebration shoes.

Round One of these Special Edition shoes was a cool lookin' black and white retro style that knocked em dead, and now they're releasing one that's going to be an INSTANT Legend.

Click on the little pix to see the Big Picture of these Suh Wheet little pieces of BMX history!

They are currently available through DC Dealers. 

They are very limited so you need to jump on them right away.

SE Bikes and DC Shoes have already done special edition bikes. 

In 2007, they did a special PK Ripper Looptail.  For 2008 they did the first ever 24” Quadangle. 

DC and SE will have a third bike coming out for 2009. 

It’s a brand new bike that has never been done before. 

Keep an eye on the web for more information.







 Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, September 11, 2008

The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Travelin' Circus rolled in to Salt Lake City, Thursday. The turnout included 50 fast and furious BMXers intent on taking home some UCI Swiss Francs and scoring a little SX glory. A mix of U.S., Euro and a Japanese rider or two make up the field with the only Aussie being "Far From Home" Khalen Young who just motored on over from his home in California to make the scene.

Check back Thursday night, late for some good shots from the Practice Day at the UCI SX race at the Dew Tour!

An Olympic Souvenier From BMX Mania!

Click to play BMX Olympics Monday

We've been playin' around some with some of the photos that we got in Beijing at the first ever BMX Olympic Event, and we came up with this little "Video". It's an experiment, but we think you'll like it. Hopefully, it'll give you a little taste of what was going on with BMX at the Olympics. Sorry, it's got a little ad in there, and it's over when the little BMX logo comes around again, but, what can we say.....We're cheap, we didn't buy the "Non Ad" version! Hope you like it!


This summer, in between injuries and driving from ABA national to NBL national, REDLINE's JASON CARNE$ spent much of his time in Valparaiso, Indiana with MTV's "MADE" TV Show – hand-picked by the M-TV producers as the best BMX “coach” who could teach an 18 year old girlie-girl how to race BMX.

As her coach and mentor for two months, Carne$' always-hilarious exploits and odd training methods will have viewers bustin' up as the hot blonde who's never ridden a BMX bike before gets "made" in to a real BMX racer.  For those who know the 6-consecutive ABA No.1 Vet Pro, you’ll agree that reality TV and he were made for eachother.
And this SATURDAY, is his time to shine.

Tune in this SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th @ 3pm [PST] for the Jason Carne$ rendition of M-TV's MADE. 


Joey Davidson Memorial

Some Tucson BMXers have set up a Memorial Fund to help the mother of recently deceased Tucson A Pro, Joey Davidson with the unexpected expense she has encountered due to this tragedy.

No parent expects to lose their child before them.

According to 'Tucson BMX Mom', Debi Gilmore, "Joey Davidson was like a second son to us and will be missed deeply by all whose heart he touched".

He has been in BMX for quite a number of years and died in a tragic motorcycle accident, August 24, 2008.

If anyone could help by making contributions at any Bank of America to The Joey Davidson Memorial Fund.

Anything would be helpful at this time.

Thank you for any help you can lend at this time, his mother Cindy is lost without him.

Waukegan Illinois to host the 2008 Illinois NBL BMX State

Championship Weekend September 19th-21st 2008

Mark your calendar for Fri Sept. 19th, Sat Sept. 20th and Sun Sept. 21st

Friday 9/19 $5 Race registration 3-5pm racing ASAP points only no trophy

Saturday 9/20 registration 8-10am $20.00 per race

(register on-line or mail registration by deadline $15.00 per race)

1st race starts at 11:00am

2nd race starts 1 hour after the end of the first race.

Sunday 9/21 2008 Illinois NBL BMX State Championship

No registration on 9/21

Championship registration on Saturday September 20th $35.00

(pay on-line by 9/14 or by mail by deadline $30.00)

9/21 Championship race starts at 9:00am


You must race at least 2 state qualifier races to race the IL Championship Race. If you have not raced 2 qualifiers you still have

the option to race the 2 qualifiers at Waukegan BMX on 9/20 and register for the IL State Championship Race on the 21st and

race for an awesome trophy. You must have raced 4 state qualifiers plus the Championship race to qualify for a IL State number plate.

More weekend events:


100% payback Extra $250.00 to the winner

Saturday September 20th 2008 following the Illinois State Qualifier Races

Fee $20.00(save $5.00 if you race the Illinois State Qualifier.)

Old School Bike Show Saturday September 20th

Trophies will be awarded between the two state races in the following categories.

Best Bike 70's

Best Bike 80's

Best Freestyle Bike 80's

Best Cruiser 70's and 80's

Best Retro Ride (New School Tribute To The Old School)

Best In Show (Over All Best Bike)

Old School Main event race winner(must race old school bike)


BMX movie at dark on Saturday after the races at the track

Pizza Party Saturday night at the Residence Inn Waukegan

Live Band on Sunday

For more information visit our web site. or






Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, September 10, 2008


J&R BMX Superstore is having one of the patented awesome sales. Check it out, a good opportunity to save some hard earned cashola! See that 'Flat Gray' Maverick helmet in the middle of the ad? You will definitely want one of those, cuz, that's the one that BMX Mania Web Dude, Jerry Landrum wears when he tears around the track at gate practice at Hire Park BMX!

See that pair of pink Fly race pants right below the helmet? Don't buy those, Jerry would never be caught dead wearing pink race wear, but DO check out the deals, cuz, Pink isn't the only color that they've got and 20% is a killer discount, it'll go a long way to getting you to your next race!

J&R.....One O D Best around! Check em out!!!!!


The National Bicycle League (NBL) would like to thank everyone who attended the 2008 NBL Grand National with special shout-out to all of our sponsors, volunteers, Derby City BMX, and everyone who spent their Labor Day weekend with us.  This year’s gathering served up more entertainment, more excitement and culminated with the crowning of many new NBL National Champions.  Only nine ’07 Amateur champions were able to retain their titles and the NBL crowned four new Pro Champions.

For the riders, the weekend was what BMX Racing is all about – good times and great racing. NBL added extra events this year including the successful UGP Open Championship on Friday, the Hall of Fame on Saturday and an Old School Bike museum on the weekend. During the Pro Spectacular on Saturday evening, NBL served up contests and games for the fans including the popular Intense/BAWLS Build-a-Bike Contest which proved to be a huge hit again.  Fans were treated to a pro autograph session held before the race and the NBL booth was crowded with tons of fans who were excited to meet the stars and get signatures on all kinds of memorabilia. On Saturday evening, Stu Thomsen, Greg Esser and Kathy Schachel were inducted into the NBL Hall of Fame and the three also played an integral part of the event.  Now, on to the results >

Pro Men – Stumpy earns his 2nd NBL Pro Title - Coming off a physically and emotionally tough season, GT’s Randy Stumpfhauser showed that he can deliver the clutch win when it counts.  Stumpy took Friday’s Pro race with a vengeance and then won the Grands edging out Free Agent’s Cristian Becerine in a thrilling wire-to-wire dual.  It was Randy’s 2nd NBL Pro title, the first came in 2003, and he also picked up a cool $250 for winning the Rennen Design Holeshot award.  Becerine, the season’s most consistent rider, and Race Place BMX’s Jason Richardson earned the 2nd and 3rd place titles respectively. 

Pro Women – Barragan halts Hayashi’s winning streak at five - Redman’s Amanda Geving overtook France’s Amélie Despaux to win the Pro Women’s Grands main – her best outing of the year, but Race Place BMX’s Stephanie Barragan had already secured the title and in the process put an end to Kim Hayashi’s streak of 5 wins-in-a-row.  Props to Hayashi whos 5 titles will stand the test of time – Unfortunately, Lil’ Kim was unable to race due to injury.  Kovachi’s Madison Pitts and Kenda/BAWLS’ Rachel ‘Thunder’ Smith earned the 2nd and 3rd place titles. 

Masters - Fallen and Holmes settle their season-long rivalry in the main - The Masters class continues to get faster and tougher each year. 2007 Champ, Redline’s Jason Carnes, was lucky enough just to attend the Grands from an injury-riddled year and watched as Supercross’s Kenth Fallen and Free Agent’s Dale Holmes each made their run for the title.  Holmes, who is the reigning World Champion, won Friday’s Pro Event and looked like the favorite but a crash in the Grands main handed the title to Fallen who won the race and the Master’s crown for 2008.  Holmes settled for 2nd overall and Formula’s Tim Dinger was 3rd on the year. 

Super-Ex - Olympic hopeful Fox wins Super-Ex and moves up to Pro Men - In the super-stacked Super-ex class, Ecuador’s Fausto Endara won the main event and Intense/Phantom On-Trac’s Kris Fox snagged the title. Fox, who was part of the Olympic long team, will now move up to the full-blown pro ranks after beating out heavy hitters like Haro’s Logan Collins and Felt’s Matt Kelty, who earned the 2nd and 3rd spots overall.  Collins came into the Grands with the best chance to challenge Fox for the title but an injury two weeks prior to the Grands prevented him from racing at 100%.   

Team Titles – How the West won it all - The battle for the National and Team NBL teams came to an exciting end and two new Champions, both based out of the West, were crowned.  Intense/Phantom On-Trac came into the Grands leading six-time National Team Champions, Dan’s Competition, by a mere four points. After the dust had finally settled, the Western-based Intense/Phantom On-Trac squad came away with the win and their first NBL National Team title.  Dan’s settled for 2nd and Factory Felt rounded out the podium with the 3rd overall.


In the Team NBL division, HBR/SE had their sights on winning the Team NBL title – A title that slipped away from them only one year ago.  Extreme Sports/Answer led the chase coming into the Grands and it once again came down to another West vs. East battle.  HBR/SE turned in the best sheet of the day but in the end, the West would walk away with the 2008 Team NBL title.  Extreme Sports/Answer was declared the winner with HBR/SE playing runner-up. Audiobahn/ knocked off last year’s champions, VBS-Kenda, for third on the season. 

To mark the end of another excellent season, the NBL awarded huge trophies to Grands winners and Hotshoppe Designs awarded #1 Champion Jerseys to all overall Amateur class champions.


View the final National Standings here.

Watch the Videos on GO211 here

The 2008 NBL National BMX season was proudly sponsored by BAWLS Guarana (, Intense BMX (, Kenda Tires (, Standard Byke Company (, UGP ( Sinz Racing (, THE Industries (, HotShoppe Designs (, in association with GO211 ( and Camp Woodward (


Malaga, New Jersey, August 30, 2008


In continuation of its passion for BMX racing, Hyper Bicycles has announced the signing of a multi-year worldwide distribution partnership with Kemco Group, a global leader in

the manufacturing and distribution of high-end bicycle components. Products to debut at InterBike in Las Vegas, NV this fall will include: stems, cranks, wheels, bottom brackets, handlebars,

seat clamps and chain tensioners to name a few.


The Hyper Race Team is a prominent force at any national it attends as well as the proud sponsor of the 2008 Olympic bronze-medalist, Donny Robinson.

“This has been such an amazing year for both Hyper and BMX in general.” comments Hyper Team Manager, Jud Ciancio. “Along with Donny’s success at the Olympic Games in Beijing,

this partnership with Kemco opens the door to the development of exciting new Hyper products as well as a full line of completes.”


“I am elated to have secured this new alliance with Kemco.” said Clay Goldsmid, former BMX pro-racer and President of Hyper Bicycles.

“This plays into our long term vision of making Hyper the #1 BMX brand around the world.”


“Hyper has had a strong presence in the BMX scene for many years.” stated Tom Curran, vice presedent of Kemco Group of the union with Hyper. “To make the brands image

and product available on a worldwide level just solidifies Hyper Bicycles as an elite player among the top BMX brands”.


Hyper products will also be available online at as will as through select dealers.








Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, September 9, 2008

BMX Mania Photo Of The Day

Leroy Moses jumping the Pro Section at the NBL Grands!

Leroy Moses has his eyes locked on his rapidly upcoming landing in the Pro Section at the NBL Grands in Louisville, Kentucky.

Leroy who is a player in the Super Ex battles, tore his knee up right after this foto was taken, putting him out for the weekend.

He'll be back, you can bet on that......BMX Dedication!


Jason Carnes on MTV Made with GO211 clip


Allow yourself to walk in someone else's shoes on Saturday, September 13th at 1PM ET/PT with all new episodes from MTB's award wining series "MADE".  ( and return with all new episodes premiering on Saturday, September 13th at 3pm ET/PT.  "Made" will highlight the challenges and accomplishments that young people face as they attempt a life-changing transformation with "Made: BMX Biker.

  •  3pm - Made: BMX Biker - Courtney is a Show Choir diva with a voice that always steals the show. Off stage kids just see her as stuck-up & spoiled.  Now with college just around the corner she wants to change her prissy girl image by being MADE into a badass BMX biker. With just 6 weeks to train with her BMX coach Jason Carnes, can this sheltered princess toughen up in time for the big race?

Go211's Rich Montalvo,  provided the clip of Jason Carnes crash from the ABA national in GA for use in this latest MTV "Made" Epsiode.

Watch Jason's terrible crash on Go211 now at Warning! Not for the faint of heart!


ERA Video Report Posted to!

BMX Dutch Macho Man, Sander Bisseling has just posted a sweet five minute video from the Elite Racing Association BIG MONEY race in Kingston, Ontario - Canada to his web site, The race was awesome, with 30 of the fastest guys around battling it out on a Big Burly BMX Track built by Olympic Track Builder, Tom Ritz for $30,000! When Mikey Day wins the Final he takes home a cool TEN GRAND! NICE! And you can check it out by clicking here!

Extreme Sports/Answer wins 2008 Team NBL Title 

Season/NBL Grands Team Report: 

Sponsors - Instead of thanking our sponsors at the end, I am going to start with them at the beginning.  Without them, this season would have not happened.  To start with, a big thanks to our Bike Shop Extreme Sports for helping out with parts, service, and with our co-sponsors, including Monster Energy.  Next, Answer BMX (, even though they have a factory team of riders, they still managed to provide great support to our bike shop team throughout the season.  ODI grips ( and S&M Bicycles ( have been a main stay supporter of the team for a number of years, thanks again.  Tangent Products also stepped up with plates and goodies for the team. 

Besides sponsors in the BMX industry, it takes a number of outside sponsors to make it happen.  This year Helix Electric (, Surf City Garage (, and Star Software Consulting made significant contributions to support the team.  

Season Recap = In November of 2007, the Extreme Sports/Answer Team made its debut at the Silver State National.  With only a few riders attending from the previous year, we had just enough riders to turn in a team sheet.  At the next national at Boulder, I was lucky to have one of my fiercest competitors, Robert Raymonde, join the team to be able to turn in a team sheet of 4 riders.  With my wife in her second month of chemotherapy, I sat on the sidelines and watched the team have an incredible season start with the National Bicycle League, Team NBL competition.  Though some of our competition thought we should have been a national team, our roots have been with the Extreme Sports bike shop the past 5 years. 

Fast forward through the Coyote National, Pacific National, and the Golden State National, the team kept winning with a different mix of riders.  Though it appeared things were running smoothly, Robert Raymonde, Matt Rubeck, LeAndre Parker, and Bryce Batten had major injuries that sidelined them for a few nationals.  Also, thanks to Alvin and Keyera Prigett and Levi Pope for attending a few nationals in support of our NBL title chase.  

Since the team focused on only attending west coast nationals, it was difficult to gauge our team against the likes of 5-time Team NBL Champion HBR/SE and last year’s champion VBS-Kenda Audiobahn/ also had some good scores during the year that put them in the mix for the title.  With the huge HBR/SE roster, I knew it was going to be tough to win the title at the Grands. 

Grands Recap - With Mike Rubeck deciding to drive his son, Matt “Hot Rod” Rubeck, to the Grands this year, he allowed me to tag along for the 28+ hour drive so I could bring the team tents and chairs.  Except for some incredible monsoon thunder storms over Lake Havasu and watching the NASCAR trailers traveling back and forth across the I-40, the trip was largely uneventful as Matt had to get back to school and me back to work. 

With a total of 8 team riders attending the Grands, it would take good results from everyone to capture the title.  As most of the team flew in on Thursday, the weather report was threatening Friday’s practice.  However, the afternoon thunder showers stayed away and the team got in some good practice laps.

As Jason “The Cat” Morris raced the War of the Stars race on Friday night, the rest of the team decided to have some fun as we went to race go-carts about ½ hour south of Louisville.  The dads and kids really got competitive on the 1.5 mile track.  From blocking, bumping, and cut-offs, it looked like BMX racing with 4 wheels and an engine. 

Saturday qualifying went smooth, except for Matt “Hot Rod” Rubeck snapping his chain out of the gate in the first round of 17-24 cruiser, costing him the chance to defend his cruiser title. 

Though Jason “The Cat” Morris didn’t make his main in Friday’s Super-Ex class, he came back strong in Saturday’s Pro Spectacular to take 5th place.  Congratulations to Jason for finishing in the top ten overall with a limited number of NBL races this year. 

With the NBL running the age group mains with oldest to youngest this year, Robert Raymonde got the team started with a 2nd place finish in the new 41+over expert class.  Robert got his National #1 plate to compliment his ABA NAG #1 cruiser title from last year. 

The next team rider up was Matt “Hot Rod” Rubeck in the 17-18x class.  Could the defending two-time NBL Grand National Champion catch the super-quick Nic Long?  Matt had a good main, but Nic Long is just a few notches above everybody right now.  The 2nd place finish by Matt with 75 riders in the class was a big score for the team.  Congrats to Matt after coming back from a major shoulder injury a couple of months ago. 

The NBL magazine had Cameron Moore and Jeremy Smith as the two favorites to win the 10x crown, with Fly’n Ryan Pettigrew as a long shot.  With Ryan getting an inside gate in the main, and Jeremy and Cameron in gates 6 and 8 respectively, Ryan could take the race.  Ryan got a good pop out of the gate and flew around the track to win the title, holding off a hard charging Jeremy Smith.  Chalk up another great finish for the team. 

Jessica Navarro and Lauren Whisler made the journey to help support the team.  Both have had mixed results at the Grands previously, but both have been training hard and could make a big impact on the team sheet.  Well both of them did just that with Jessica winning 16 girls and Lauren winning 13 girls.  Though Felicia Stancil took a bad spill trying to overtake Lauren in the main, the “Rocket Girl” showed why she has that nickname to win her first ever National #1 title.  Congrats to Lauren considering that she was sick both days of racing.  Jessica Navarro had a strong season and finished National #2.   

With Robert Raymonde, Michael Darnley, Matt Rubeck, and Ryan Pettigrew also making the mains in their respective cruiser classes, the team had a chance to have a huge team score.  The cruiser mains were not a successful as the expert and girls mains, but the results were good enough to win the team title.  Robert took 5th place in 40-44 cruiser (National #2), Michael took 4th place in 35-39 cruiser (National #2), Matt took 3rd place in 17-24 cruiser (National #4), and Ryan took 3rd place in 9-10 cruiser (National #3). 

Rounding out the team sheet score was Zachary “The Scorpion” Vankammen in 12-13 open.  Zachary came back to take 4th place in the 12-13 open main after taking a bad fall in his 13x semifinal.  Zachary earned National #7 for the year in 13x. 

In the end, the HBR/SE team won the race for the day by four points, but the Extreme Sports/Answer team takes home the Team NBL title by 10 points.  

Again, thanks to our sponsors and the dedicated parents, friends, and family for making this season truly special.  If you are interested in supporting the team for the 2009 season, please contact   

Scott Angus, Team Manager


Barry Nobles.....Morphine Industries


wants to help boost one of it’s own.


Check, Check, Check it out. Barry "the Alabama Slamma" Nobles has launched his own website. It’s about time right.


All things Nobles can be found at


Definitely a cool site Barry has put together with the help of a few key players. There is info about him, his travels, his upcoming events, his bikes and his sponsors. The site is still in its beginning stages but promises to be a great addition to Barry and the BMX community.

Be sure to keep checking back to his site as it takes off and let him know how you like it. 

Fists in the air - Barry .



Randy Stumpfhauser wins NBL #1 Elite Pro Title, Becerine finishes 2nd



The 2008 NBL season concluded this past weekend in Louisville, Kentucky and it was a battle down to the last turn, as Randy Stumpfhauser and Cristian Becerine were both going for the NBL #1 Pro title. The NBL Season has been highlighted with Olympic qualifiers and some of the best racing in NBL History and the NBL Grands Main event would become the decision maker for the 2008 #1 Pro. Both Randy and Cristian were both ready to race it out for the title, while Danny Caluag was attending to support the NBL series sponsor Intense BMX and Bawls Guarana and be a factor come main event time. Here is how each of the 3 finished up the NBL season at the Grand Nationals.


Randy Stumpfhauser has had one of his best and disappointing seasons in 2008. Randy, like all other eager USA BMX’ers had dreamed of being part of the USA Olympic team for the past 4 years since the announcement of BMX in the games. Unfortunately, after being one of the favorites to earn a spot on the team, Randy suffered 2 back to back injuries that caused him to have to make the toughest decision of his BMX career, and to pass on is Olympic dreams.


Randy then put his focus to the NBL 2008 Pro title, and this past weekend, he earned the title and made his focus and decision an excellent choice. Things started out in a great way for Randy on Friday night, as the NBL held its last Pro Series event before the NBL Grands Pro Spectacular on Saturday night. Randy sat just 7 points being series leader Christine Becerine before the night started and needed to get a 5th or better in the main event to gain points to help him have a shot at the title. Randy, in his usually fashion, was out front just about every lap of his qualifiers and stormed his way into the main event. When the gate dropped, Randy was out front and untouchable. With the win, Randy gained 8 points and moved just one ahead of Cristian for the year end title.


It would all come down to who ever did better at the Grands main event. Randy carried that momentum into Saturday night’s Grand National finial event. In the 2nd moto, Randy actually crashed when a fellow racer went down just in front of him in the Pro Section. Randy was able to get up, unscathed, finish the lap in 5th, and go on to win the last qualifying round, propelling him into the main event. When the Pros lined up for the main event, not one knew what exciting racing was about to happen. Randy took the early lead, with Cristian stuck in 5th going into the first turn, and it looked as if it was an easy run away win for Randy, but Cristian took the most incredible line in the first turn and came out in 2nd, just behind Randy. Randy rode the lap of his life, holding off the hard charge from Cristian and won the main event. The result gave Randy the points to earn his 2nd NBL #1 title. Randy's sponsors include GT Bicycles, Bombshell, ODI, Tangent, Fly Racing, Sinz Racing, Shimano,, OGIO, Cyto Sport, SDG, Sharp, Sun Ringle, and


Cristian Becerine season has also been one of great results, as Cristian not only came back from a season opener, where his NBL license was expired and losing points from 2 3rd place finishes to take the lead in the NBL points after the last weekend of the NBL Pro series event in Nashville, but he just returned from the Olympics where he represented Argentina in the BMX Race. Cristian, the 2007 NBL #2 Elite Pro waned to up his overall ranking, went into the Friday night main event hoping to hold onto his lead, but with him finishing 3rd and Randy winning, event thought he gained a few points, he would sit just one point out of the title chase.


Saturdays race went well for Cristian, as he won all of his races throughout the day and looked to be ready to take home the win and National title. Unfortunately, even thought he rode his heart out in the main event, he was only able to finish 2nd, just behind Randy and miss out on the title. Cristian showed the true sportsman he is, by congratulating Randy on is win and title. Cristian is one of he sports true great all around racers and his time for a title will come very soon. Cristian's sponsors include Free Agent, KHS, Fly Racing, SINZ, Kenda, THE Products, ODI, Sun Ringle, Shimano, Cyto Sport, S & M bars, OGIO, Thomson, and


Danny Caluag attended the NBL Grands to see if he could make his first full season on the NBL Pro circuit a success. Danny had missed a few events to attend some ABA events and due to injury, so he was on the minimum amount of races to even qualify him for an overall national number in the Elite Class. Danny was able to race his way into the main event at the Saturday night Grands main event and finished up 8th, giving him the points to finish up the season in the National #9 spot. 


Danny, who currently leads both the ABA points in AA Pro and the Pro Cruiser class, is looking to make history with back to back double Pro title wins in the ABA. Look for Danny to focus on the rest of the ABA events in 2008 and hopefully rewrite the record books once again. Danny's Sponsors include Intense BMX, BAWLS Guarana, Fly Racing, Skull Candy, Shimano, THE Products, SINZ Racing, Intense Tyre Systems, OGIO, Cyto Sport, Thomson, Oakley,, S & M Bars, and


Steven Cisar was not at the NBL Grands, but at the ABA National event in Reno, Nevada. Steven raced a huge group of top AA Pros who did not attend the NBL Grands and had a great weekend. On Saturday, Steven finished up 3rd overall in AA and on Sunday, he did one better with a 2nd in the AA Pro class.


Steven looks forward to the upcoming Dew Action Sports tour in Salt Lake City, where he will compete in the BMX Supercross event and hope to move up in the overall ranking in the UCI series. Steven’s sponsors include Haro Bikes, Rockstar Energy Drinks, Troy Lee Designs, Vans, SINZ, Tangent, THE Products, Intense Tyre Systems, Time, Alex Rims, Oakley, and


Double A Marketing is the original BMX Racing Sports Marketing agency in the world. We proudly represent Cristian Becerine, Kyle Bennett, Danny Caluag, Steven Cisar, and Randy Stumpfhauser. For more information on any of the BMX Pro riders or on Double A Marketing and our services, please visit or e-mail us.






Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, September 8, 2008


BMX Mania Editor's Note - No excuse, but we have been busy and ONE's Chris v d Gronendaal sent this news release in and it just sped by us with the NBL Grands and our permanent state of Jet Lag around here at BMX Mania. Sorry to the ONE Kids and Mr. Chris, they're a RAD bunch of BMXers, from Hard Core Maris down to the little pedal turner! Congrats to ONE, Chris, The Latvian ONE Twins, Gabi


Strombergs at 2008 Olympics in China – ONE/Kenda rider takes GOLD

ONE KENDA press release


A European and World title weren’t enough for Maris Strombergs from Latvia.

The Latvian rider has won the first GOLD medal in BMX and it was also the first GOLD medal for his country at these 2008 Olympics.



Without a doubt, Maris was one of the favourites for GOLD along with Mike Day from the US.

Except for 1 quarter final, Maris made a clean sweep by winning it all.


Country fellow and team mate Arturs Matisons was unlucky today. Arturs did so well in the time trail and quarters, but bad luck was on side on the most important day of the year. No main event for him.

ONE/Kenda’s Gabriela Diaz from Argentina wasn’t able to go for a medal. A nice 5th place was her result.


We would like to thank all our sponsors for their help in this success and BMX MANIA, BMX ULTRA and BMX News for putting our press releases online.


Thank you: Kenda, UFO, Snap, WLM Design, Bombshell, The, Shimano, Fizik, NIKE, ODI, Pinch Gear, Bollé, and Thomson




Intense/Phantom/On-Trac Wins Grands and Captures NBL Title! 

The vibe at Derby City BMX in Louisville was great as energy built for the season-ending NBL Grands.  It was the first NBL Grands for a few of our riders and the outdoor environment and the self-built scaffolds (“The champagne rooms of BMX!”) made for a great weekend of racing and entertainment.  The team deployed was small, but formidable.  With virtually all our riders capped out and the team title on the line, we knew we needed to make every finish count. 


The team's first title was won on Friday night by our Super-Ex racer Kris Fox who is as kind and gentle off the track as he is fast and smooth on it.  Kris came into the Grands with a small lead over recently injured Logan Collins who heroically raced, despite his injury.  Kris finished 3rd on Friday night, but ahead of Logan, which was enough for him to lay claim to the 2008 Super Ex title.  Congratulations Kris!  


Our lone woman racer was Felicia Stancil, perhaps the toughest and most talented female rider in all of BMX.  Felicia has had one of the most dominant seasons ever and in fact the only lap she lost all season sadly happened to be her 13 Girl main where coming down the second straight she crashed exceptionally hard into turn two.  She was down for quite a while and we all breathed a sigh of relief when she limped off the track and being the warrior she is, went on to win the 13-14 Girls Cruiser class.  Felicia finishes near the top of 13 Girls and National # 1 in 13-14 Girls Cruiser


Nic Long has had a dominant season this year and continued the trend through the end of the season.  Friday night Nic won the UGP Open and some cool clothing "swag" he was sporting Saturday.  On Sunday Nic went on winning capturing 17-18X and 16-29 Open.  Nic finishes national # 1 for the season.


In 15X, Connor “Conman” Fields was sporting his version of “bling” with his bright gold shoes as he, too, ran a perfect weekend in both 15X and 14-15 Open.  Connor dominated the class and also took home National # 1. 


Rusty “Razzleberry” Nesvig was also capped out in 14X.  Rusty had little trouble with the class winning every lap including the main joining his teammates as yet another National # 1.  In 14-15 Open, Rusty takes 2nd to teammate Connor.


Derik Bergh opted to join his teammates in Louisville instead of Reno this year to check out the spectacle that is the NBL Grands.  Derik had a great time in the super-tough 13X class and finished 4th.  A big Congrats goes out to 'lil Ant DeRosa who took the main wire-to-wire. 


Carolinian Cole Tesar came into the Grands capped out in both 12X and 11-12 Cruiser.  Cole had a perfect weekend going until the 12X main where he got balled-up on the outside time-after-time ending up finishing 6th and dropping to National # 5.  However, things were different in Cruiser where he came back with a vengeance and not only won the main, but finished National # 1.


Finally, our littlest grommet, “Vicious” Vaughn Herrick also made his Grands debut and what a debut it was!  Vaughn was a monster on the track winning both 8X and 8 and Under Cruiser.  Off the track, the little man was filled with joy and happiness as he finishes the year National # 1 in class and National # 1 in cruiser. 


The Derby City track folks did a great job getting the track ready, the garbage was picked up regularly and the porta-pots even came equipped with disinfectant hand-cleaning soap.  Great job Ed and all the gang. 


And the NBL themselves ran a great event with motos running at about 100 motos and hour, quality "distractions" and contests between rounds and a vastly improved musical repetoire.  Well done. 


The Intense/Phantom/On-Trac team had a lot of fun this year racing NBL.  We were fortunate enough to win some races, the title titles and as importantly  make new friends.  We’d especially like to say “Thanks” to Bruce at Excalibur and Carlos at Felt, two men who have been sportsman-like, gracious and good friends to us and our kids helping everyone keep things in perspective as to why we are involved in BMX - it is for the kids! 


And finally, of course, we’d like to thank our great sponsors helping the squad go fast!  They include Intense BMX (, On-Trac Garage Doors (, Phantom BMX Products, Fly Racing, Bombshell (,  FSA (, THE Products (, SINZ Racing (, Intense Tire Systems, ( ), Group D (, and Scott goggles (


Next?  Can the team also take down the ABA title in 2008 and pull off the Factory title double?  Stay tuned.  The team's next race will be in Lancaster, CA for the Golden State National October 3-5th.  See you there!


Olympic Congrats From Crupi BMX!


Congratulations to both Liam Phillips of England and Scott Erwood of Canada for a job well done at the Olympics.


Although they did not make it through to the finals, they made everyone here at Crupi and all Crupi families from around the World proud!


Please help us in congratulating both of these talented riders!




Today's BMX Racing News - Sunday, September 7, 2008


ERA Race Podium - 1 Mike Day 2 Steven Cisar 3 Cristian Becerine

$30,000 was on the line in Kingston, Ontario and the pre-race hype lived up to the challenge, delivering a Rad new track + 4 gates of top pros which equaled a wicked day of BMX action!!!


Just home long enuff to stash his Silver Medal from the Olympics, Mikey puts 10 G Canadian in the bank.

Eye Poppin' BMX territory in Kingston, Ontario! TONS of big ol jumps and a track long enuff to take it's toll on just about anyone.

Check out BMX Mania, Sunday night for a full on report from the Elite Racing Association race in Canada.

Complete, Official Results posted to the ERA Race Report Page from!

Hire Park Pro-Am And

King of the Old Guys Race

Every year our local track, Hire Park BMX runs an awesome 'feature race' that includes a Pro-Am with a $1500 purse and a King of the Old Guys, 'braggin rights' race.

Add in a big time product raffle and a free Pork BBQ meal and you have a winning promo race.

This year's Pro Am was won by Matt Kelty who upset Jeff Upshaw, who's won this race every year since he was 16!

Look out next year, when Jeff will be out to take back his crown.

Congrats go out to Track Director, Dan Rumple and his crew of volunteers for putting on a GREAT show. Good racing, check out the pix!

Winners of the day include, Matt Kelty/Men's Pro Am, Krystal Kalogris/Women's Pro Am and King of the Old Guys, "The VP", Vince Potter.

Click on Mongoose's Pro Jumper, Danny Rumple and Excalibur's, Jeff Upshaw at left to check out complete results and a MASSIVE BMX Mania Photo Gallery!





Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, September 5, 2008


Morphine Industries Gives Props to two of its own



Morphine Industries wants to give props to two of its riders – “Big Bad” Benny Wright.  Congrats to the nicest bad-ass in the NBL for a great 2008 NBL season.


Benny had a great national NBL season fighting his way to the top of the rankings on his way to the NBL Grands. 


His 4th place finish in the main, locked in a 4th place title in the hottest contested class in racing, the 19 – 24 expert class.


This year, Benny also earned the #1 plate in the Florida state series and in addition was honored with the recognition of RIDER OF THE YEAR in the State of Florida.


And OOH YEAH, welcome to the BIG LEAGUES.  Rumor has it that Benny is making his move on up to Super X.  A place that we are sure he will hold his own very quickly.


Tyler Faoro.  Congrats on a great Super X season.  Tyler dealt with a few injuries this season, most notable a dislocated elbow late in the season which left him sidelined for the last few War of the Stars. 


At the Grands, Tyler went down both Friday and Saturday, unfortunately spoiling his race for the podium.


Tyler is definitely a rider to be reckoned with next season.  Pay close attention to the podiums.


Stay tuned for the new….Morphine Industries' Factory Team.  You won’t be disappointed.

Freaky Fridays In Connecticut



Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, September 4, 2008


RIGHT OUT OF THE VIDEO STUDIO FROM was at the NBL Grands and captured TONS of hot BMX Racing video action, and just sent it on over to us, make sure to check it out!


Main Profile - (All the AWESOME racing action listed for you to watch!)


Elite Women Final - (USA's, Geving and France's, Despeaux Battle To The LINE!) 


Super Ex Final - (FA's, Fausto Endara takes the win over Carlos Oquendo & Kris Fox)


Masters Final - (Kenth Fallen SWEEPS the Masters race & title for Supercross BMX)

Ryan Birk Leaves Sun/RINGLE

After 11 years at the helm of the BMX division of Sun Ringle’ BMX, Ryan Birk is leaving the brand he helped develop into a staple in the BMX industry.

“It was an extremely tough decision for me to leave the brand that I have put everything I had into for the past decade or so, but I feel this is in my best interests and the best interests of my wife and son.” Said Birk.

No word yet on what Birk’s next move will be but he did say, “I still plan to be involved with BMX in some way, it’s all Natarsha and I know.  And I hope to get to race more next season, but it will be weird not wearing a Sun Ringle’ jersey anymore.”

Sun Ringle’ Racing Components is a division of the Hayes Bicycle Group Mequon WI.


Join Smith Rock BMX in Redmond, Oregon for our first track camp out - after racing Friday night - enjoy a camp out under stars.    Camp out includes snack, breakfast,  Saturday clinic AND SPECIAL SATURDAY RACE     -  all just for $10    ---  parents are welcome to stay -  (required for all campers under 10 please)    ---  Get your permission slip at registration  -- please email or call Tracy if you plan to come so we have an accurate count- more the funner!!!

--September 6  Clinic $5 --  (included for campers)  10 am - Noon 

-- September 6 Saturday Race -  Sponsor Appreciation Day -  Registration Noon - 1pm -  $8 (included with campers)  




September 5  Regular Friday night Races Registration 6-7

September 6  SPECIAL SATURDAY RACING  Registration Noon - 1pm

September 9  Regular Tuesday night Races Registration 6 -7

September 12 Regular Friday night Races Registration 6-7  --- yes we will race this night!!

September 16 Regular Tuesday night Races Registration 6-7



River City BMX - Grants Pass

Friday September 12th (Pre-Race) 5-6:30PM Registration $6.00 entry fee

Saturday September 13th (Double) 9-10:30AM Registration $20.00 entry fee

Sunday September 14th (Final) 9-10:30AM Registration $30.00 entry fee



McCollum Park BMX - Everett Washington

September 20-21


See you at the races!! - Tracy -  (check the web for full season calendar)







Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Pro Am / King of the Old Guys (KOG) Race

Race is this Saturday, September 6 at Hire Park BMX in Warsaw Indiana

Pro Am = $1500 payout  /  Time Trials w/ Payout

KOG Race = Custom Trophies and Bragging Rights for the year

Opens, Class Racing and Mount bikes, for all ages and proficiencies all are invited.

Registration from 11:00-12:00

Entry Fee = $15.00

Hog Roast = FREE

Fun = Priceless!!!!!!



Elite Racing Association $30000 Race This Weekend!

ERA is the ultimate experience in BMX racing for riders and fans alike. The ERA race will bring together the world’s best BMX riders in the Elite class of the sport, battling it out for an unprecedented $30,000 (CDN) purse.

The ERA Kingston Cup will be decided on an entirely new and innovative track, designed by Jay Miron (6-time World BMX Freestyle Champion) in collaboration with Tom Ritzenthaler (Olympic track builder). "The goal with the new ERA race will be to do for racing what Metro did for street contests and what Elevation did for dirt jumping.” said Jay Miron creator of Metro BMX Jam, Elevation and now, the ERA race. "We're going to raise the bar."

Tom Ritzenthaler added "the new ERA race will be what the sport of BMX racing needs. With this race the riders can bump and grind and not be clipped in, so it will be a great event to watch. I am just glad to be a part of it. Finally a track and a promoter with some balls."

Clipless pedals are strictly prohibited. All ERA races are run on flat pedals...The way it was meant to be.

Stay tuned as details unfold and plan to visit us at Woodbine Park in Kingston, Ontario, Canada September 5-6 for some amazing racing.

ERA is part of the 2008 Kingston Bike Festival, going on from August 30 - September 7 at various venues across the city. For more festival information, click here.



nbl gRANDS pIX are posted to jACK McDaniel's' PHOTO SITE

You KNOW, that Jack has the best clicks.

Lock down on Doug E Fresh, in the foto above and you'll go there!


JB Sez Thanks!

Thanks to the BMX Family for the help on the Joey Bradford Disabilty Fund for Jason Carnes!

The fund was able to give Jason a check for $1500 when arriving in Louisville and raised another $1870 from donations and auction jersey's at the NBL Grands.

We would like to give out a big Thanks to the athletes for their jersey's that were auctioned in Louisville at the NBL Grands.

Thanks, Guys, you rule! Javier Columbo, Jason Carnes, Jason Richardson, Eric Rupe, Cristian Becerine, Kenth Fallen, Joey Bradford, Todd Lyons, Randy Stumpfhauser, Tim Dinger, Jeff Upshaw, Cole Tesar, Bob O'Gorman, Justin Posey, Connor Fields, Anthony DeRosa, Logan Maxey, and to everyone who participated in the auction.......With the help of the ABA's, Shannon Gillette there will soon be an online auction with big items from Danny Caluag and Donny Robinson along with many more jersey's from the top athletes.

Thanks again, Jerry Bradford

Rest in Peace Joey C. Davidson, A Pro, Tucson Arizona

Police Report / August 24, 2008: A Tucson motorcyclist traveling at a "high rate of speed" was killed Sunday night. The motorcyclist crashed into a vehicle turning in front of him as he drove northbound on Euclid Avenue at Linden Street, according to Sgt. Mark Robinson, a Tucson police spokesman. Robinson said the man was on East Speedway Boulevard when two Tucson police patrol officers and one Tucson police motorcycle officer spotted the motorcycle traveling at "a very high rate of speed" at 11 p.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The man, who was 25, was identified as Joseph C. Davidson. He was wearing a helmet, Robinson said. The motorcycle "intruded two feet into the passenger side of the car," Robinson said. The name of the driver of the car won't be made public by police. Details about the injuries to that driver and a passenger were not available Monday, Robinson said. 
"Joey Davidson was one of my favorite riders to watch at the track. His personality and his riding skills influenced me so much. I would watch him lap after lap wishing I could follow in his steps. I know I am not the only person that he has influenced, he has inspired all the Tucson Groms in some sort of way." - Tanner Yeager (Globe Arizona)
Joey we will all miss you so very much, you will be in our hearts everyday. "Ride in Peace"
 Feel free to e-mail, I will be sure to get e-mails to close friends and family.

GHP ABA Southwest Nationals Race Report


BMXMANIA.COM EDITOR'S NOTE! - Once again, BMX Mania has gotten too FAST! Yep, we've been movin' way too fast for our own good and have left out some IMPORTANT GHP Race Reports for you. BMX Mania Apologies go out to Greg and Rick, the "Head Guys" in the house, but here they are, good stuff for you to read from GHP. Hey! Make up for me, and go buy a GHP for your next BMX racing frame or bike, OK? Sorry guys, we left you out, but now we're kickin' IN! - Jerry Landrum/


GHP ABA Southwest Nationals Race Report - Two years ago the ABA started bringing the big races back to Las Vegas, Nevada. No one could predict just how big it was going to be. Two years in a row the Southwest Nationals could only be rivaled by two other Nationals on the circuit, one being the Grands.


Not able to secure a venue in Las Vegas for 2008 the ABA was at a loss. What to do? Where can they put on an event that could live up to the past two years of the Southwest Nationals? AND THEN, in steps Benjamin & Michelle Chandler. Owners and track operators of Desert Sunset BMX. Ben and Michelle made it happen. After numerous calls and countless meetings the Southwest nationals had a new home smack dab in the backyard of Rick Lehman and the Arizona GHP factory riders.......Tucson Arizona.


GhP's, Jason HerrAs the weekend began two GHP pros where in Tucson. Michael Larson flew in Thursday night while Jason Herr showed up at 10:30 p.m. on Friday. First round Saturday had Michael out front until he fell victim to the slippery turns and washed out. Unfortunately his luck would not get any better till the third round when he led from start to finish. Mike didn't quite have the numbers to advance on Saturday but Sunday he made it all the way to the main where he finished with a second.


Jason Her came to Tucson on his usual flat pedals. He showed some good speed and overtaking on Saturday but came up short by one spot, being the cutoff man. Sunday Jason swapped his luck with Larson and kept getting tangled up with other riders and going down. Both Jason and Michael will be flying in Reno and looking for redemption and posting the top finishes that both of these talented riders are capable of doing. Johnny Little was looking for some much needed NAG points against new comer to the 28-35 ex class Nick Tuttle. Saturday Johnny rode to a fourth place while Sunday he fell short racing against friend and AZ local Rob Porter. Rob Porter is a guy to keep an eye on as we have all seen him step up his game and in recent conversations has commented about switching over to a GHP over his current Intense Podium.


GHP's, Stephanee BaldwinAlexis Ortiz rode hard and battled well to make the mains on Sunday > and step on the podium for second place. Alexis's father Jerome decided to trade in his GHP 20 for a cruiser and laid waist to the 31-35 cruiser class on Saturday. Jerome has some serious first > straight pull. With Tucson only being 750 feet, it was Jerome's kind of track. He pulled an amazing second place. Sunday Jerome decided to turn his attention back to what is most important to him and help his kids out, who all race.


Also in the 31-35 Cruiser class was Donald Fisher. Making mains both days Saturday he drew the dreaded gate 8 diving hard in the first turn and put him in sixth place. Passing for fifth in the second turn and pulling hard to the last turn where carnage ensued. Having all but 3 riders going down Donald almost saved it but went down at the last second. Last down, Last up. Sunday saw him coming out of gate 1. Out of the first turn put him in third where he drew close to Freddy Chulo in the last turn but just ran out of track. Also coming from out of town Stephanie Baldwin ran against the 8 girls class, made Saturdays mains and rode to a fourth. Sunday she just barely got edged out for the main. As for Rick Lehman and family, Rick decided to sit out Tucson due to his daughter's broken foot. Family first.


Next for GHP? The GHP train will be pulling into Reno Nevada for the ABA Black Jack Nationals.


GHP would like to thank all their sponsors for their support: Atomlab, 4L Racing, Rockinrunner Designs inc., BMXMANIA.COM, PeterPaulPics, HPR Designs, Troy Lee Designs, Ciari, Swiss American Bicycles, SIXSIXONE, FLY Racing, and

GHP - Factory News - Summer Nationals - Roseville, CA


Last weekend, through the smoky sky appeared Oak Creek BMX. Home of this years ABA Summer Nationals and the first Pro series to be held in California.


Matt Zito, Factory GHP team manager, and the riders from Reno hit the rode to nor cal and put down some good laps and some serious racing.


Friday night started off with Justin "y-chi" Wike taking a much deserved 2nd in the A pro race during the 105 degree smoky weather. He came out hard and fast and was consistent all weekend, winning several motos  and finishing 5th on Saturday.


With the Nor-Cal temp gauge staying in the red, the weather didn't cool down any with Michael "Mayhem" Larson on the track. Mike has been on fire lately, showing improvement with every race and he finally pulled it of. First place. Going against the likes of Deak Brown, Travis Ohrazda and team mate Justin Wike. Mike finished Saturday with lowest points putting him on top the podium. Sunday wasn't quite as kind to Mike, with the track getting slippery, mike fell victim to two wrecks and a second for seventh overall. It's not long now, we expect that he'll turn AA by the end of the year.


John Purse and Robert Harris flew out to continue their beatings on the Vet Pro class. The Jackal was out front and looked to be a contender with his smooth and powerful style. John ended the weekend with a fourth and a fifth. Harris showed why he's earned the Factory GHP jersey by making his main both days and finishing with two sixth place finishes. These guys are serious pro's and show their professionalism both on and off the track, wherever they go.


Our amateur program is getting stronger each race with all riders making their cruiser mains and several wins. The big wins on the amateur side came from Jim "Hacksaw" Severt and Christian Martinez.


Jim won the 36 and over expert class on Saturday. With this win Jim loses his Peppermint Patty nick name and Matt Zito loses a seven month bet. Matt was forced to eat a large pizza, by himself, as a result. Jim finished Sunday just a hair behind The Coov. Congratulations to both Jim and Bob. To learn more about the bet and to see the aftermath - check out the link to Hacksaw's blog site -


Christian Martinez got his first win of the national season on Saturday in the 17-20 cruiser class. He kept the momentum going into Sunday and made an incredible pass in the main for the win over Cody Perales. Christian is powerful and made the main in 17-18 ex on Saturday. This put him against the likes of Jacob Trevino, Kory Cook and the ABA's national number one amateur Nick Long. Martinez walked away with a hard earned 6th place. 6th out of 27 is nothing short of awesome.


Little 8 girl Stephanie Baldwin made all of her mains including making the 10 and under girls cruiser on Sunday. This was her first national racing the cruiser class and she battled with the big girls. 8th in cruiser and two 7th in class.


Zach Zito put in a strong weekend making 12 cruiser mains both days. Zach battled to a pair of 4th against some pretty fast  dudes, you know it's a fast class when the current world champ doesn't take first.


Dakota Baca also put in some awesome racing this weekend. He made both cruiser mains along with 11 x on Saturday. Cruiser he finished with a 4th on Saturday and 6th on Sunday. He earned a 7th in class racing hard. With competing against likes of Jacob Abbe I would have to give Dakota a thumbs up for the weekend. Way to go Chewbacca - let's hear your wookie war cry each and every time you cross the finish line.


All in all it was a very successful weekend. The GHP crew is looking foreword to the Great Salt Lake Nationals in South Jordan UT. for a couple reasons. There the team will be able to use the Reno riders, formally factory Taboo, on the factory team sheet. This will give our sheet more depth and riders to choose from. Also just about all the GHP Factory riders will be in attendance including Greg Hill, so if your at the race stop by and check out the new GHP factory trailer and hang out for a while.


This report is brought to you by Matt "The Manager: Zito and Donald "Dead Last" Fisher.


GHP would like to thank all their sponsors for their support: Atomlab, 4L Racing, Rockinrunner Designs inc., BMXMANIA.COM, PeterPaulPics, HPR Designs, Troy Lee Designs, Ciari, Swiss American Bicycles, SIXSIXONE, FLY Racing, and





Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Adventure Travel has the BEST place to stay for the ABA Grands!

The ABA Grands in Tulsa, Oklahoma line up to be one of the best races EVER.

Thanksgiving Day is not that far off and as always, Adventure Travel's, Gary Ellis is on the job with the right place for you to stay.

Adventure Travel has already filled up one hotel and now has picked up a second awesome choice.


But it's not just close to the Tulsa Expo Center, but ALL ROOMS HAVE TWO QUEEN BEDS, REFRIGERATOR AND MICROWAVE!

Fantastic! Also and indoor pool and the best part is, it's ONLY $69.00 A NIGHT!

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UCI: Chausson and Strombergs are first-ever Olympic champions

Official UCI News Release

BMX has its first Olympic champions. At this historic moment for a young sport, but a sport with a dazzling Olympic future ahead of it, the inaugural gold medal winners are Anne-Caroline Chausson and Maris Strombergs.

For the Frenchwoman, this is the crowning glory of an absolutely fantastic career – even more than her multiple mountain bike downhill world championship victories. Chausson came to cycling through BMX and has returned to her first love to carry off the only triumph that has escaped her.

Her wealth of experience seemed to allow her to handle the pressure of the Olympic final better than her rival Shanaze Reade. After crashing in the semi-final, the British rider risked everything in the final on the last bend, while placed second to Chausson, but crashed out again, excluding her from the medals.

With the World Champion from Taiyuan on the ground and Anne-Caroline Chausson far ahead to claim her gold, another French rider, Laëtitia le Corguillé, came home for silver followed by the American Jill Kintner, already a multiple 4X World Champion, for bronze.

In the men's event, the Latvian Maris Strombergs beat his US rivals for the second time in just over two months. Strombergs had finished ahead of Steven Cisar at the World Championships at Taiyuan and today relegated Mike Day and Donny Robinson to silver and bronze at the magnificent Laoshan track, where the sun and heat had returned to replace the rain.

Strombergs received his gold medal from UCI President Pat McQuaid. After this victory, the Latvian rider is clearly the world’s best in BMX.

The finals of this new discipline in the cycling programme of the Olympic Games were watched by a passionate crowd as well as a large number of media representatives and celebrities. The spectacle offered by the BMX riders aroused great enthusiasm in those witnessing the passion of BMX racing for the first time. Pat McQuaid described the discipline's first Olympic events as “excellent from all points of view” and continued, “BMX has enriched the range of Olympic cycling competition. I'm very happy for all competitors in the sport who have earned recognition at this highest of levels.”

The Olympic cycling events conclude tomorrow. The cross-country mountain bike races will take place around the Laoshan complex. The difficult mountain bike course should be in perfect condition again after the heavy rain. The stage is set for two enthralling races. The women’s event takes place in the morning while the men race for gold in the afternoon. The last medals to be won are often the most thrilling!




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Rockford Local/A Pro Chris Powers killed in traffic accident

Rockford BMX local, Chris Powers lost his life in a car/bike accident, Sunday right when he was struck and killed by an out of control Kentucky State Police car. Chris and other BMX friends had just returned from the NBL Grands to London to visit friends and were riding on the street when the police car, swerved to miss a stopped car on the road and hit the two young men.

Chris Powers is part of a group of fast young guys who grew up together in a racing environment that included Jeremy Kaht, Nate Schaffer, Mike Lundy, Kris Lundgren, Mo Tillman and other hot, fast Rockford BMX pro racers.

More info is contained in this print story from the Fort Mill Times Online.

LONDON, Ky. — Kentucky State Police said a trooper has struck and killed a bicyclist while trying to avoid a stopped car.

The crash Sunday evening on U.S. Highway 25 south of London closed the highway while the accident is investigated.

According to a police report, Senior Trooper Christopher W. Roberts was driving a marked state police vehicle when he swerved suddenly to avoid a vehicle that had stopped in the roadway.

Roberts struck two bicyclists and killed one, Chris Powers, a 26-year-old from Jonesboro, Ill. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling.

The second bicyclist, Kevin Alshouse, a 26-year-old from McHenry, Ill., received minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Roberts was also treated for minor injuries.

The trooper is a five-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. / News Source, Fort Mill Times Online. -