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31/07 Maliek Byndloss doubles at WORLDS for ONE/Kenda

ONE KENDA press release

ONE Kenda’s US Cycling champion Maliek Byndloss from Cape Coral, Florida, USA doubled at the Worlds in Adelaide Australia.

ONE / Kenda’s Maliek Byndloss won both cruiser (13/14) and 20 inch (14 Boys) in the 2009 UCI World Championship.

Maliek will be going to the USA Olympic training facility in California when he gets back.

In Elite Women Gabriela Diaz from Argentina took 8th in the final after she crashed.

Next race:  Supercross South Africa – August 21-23

31/07 “Stompin’ Stu” DVD available at Custom Cycle Supply!

Custom Cycle Supply press release

Coral Springs, Florida, Custom Cycle Supply is pleased and excited to announce that we will be distributing the latest DVD from John Swarr and Mark Eaton… “Stompin’ Stu” the story of BMX legend, Stu Thomsen.

From the makers of award winning film, Joe Kid on a Stingray. Stompin’ Stu is a true story about perhaps the most dominant BMX racer in history, Stu Thomsen. This film is a history of BMX champion Stu Thomsen told with short stories by racing rivals, fans and family members. From his battles off the track to his battles on the track, Stompin Stu is most importantly a film about being inspired.

Staring: Stu Thomsen, Perry “PK” Kramer, Jese James, Tommy Brackens, Eddy King, Scot Clark, Greg Hill, Skip Hess, Linn Kastan, Scot Breithaupt, Bob Hadley, Greg Grubbs, Brent Patterson, Brian Patterson, Lance Patterson, Ronnie Anderson, Bob Haro, Dennis Dain, Tanya Thomsen, Hans Thompsen, Mageline Thompsen, Jacob Thompsen, Steve Giberson, Bob Tedesco, Dana “The Duke of Oakley” Duke.

Bonus Features: Stu’s attic, Stu’s signature bike (The SE STR-1), exclusive interviews with Linn Kastan (Founder of Redline Bicycles) on the history of the Redline flight crank and Redline, Skipp Hess (founder of Mongoose Bicycles) on the history of Mongoose, The Duke of Oakley on the first Oakley goggles and more!

Proud Sponsors: National Bicycle League (NBL), Oakley and Redline Bicycles

This DVD will be available at better bike shops everywhere.

Dealer inquiries please call Custom Cycle Supply.

www.StompinStu.com

Check out the trailer… http://www.bangpictures.com/tv/stu_teaser.html

31/07 ABA BMX Hall of Fame Tickets On Sale Now!!!

ABA press release

The ABA BMX “Hall of Fame” is the who’s who of BMX and consists of riders and industry members who have made notable contributions to the sport of BMX racing. Each year since 1985, a select few BMX (Bicycle Motocross) riders and industry veterans have been inducted into this elite group of individuals. In addition to the “Early BMX Pioneers”, “BMX Racers” and “Industry Members” categories, a “Freestyle Pioneers”category is being added to the BMX Hall of Fame for the first time ever. This will be a great addition to the National BMX Hall of Fame, allowing many talented riders to be honored.

The public is encouraged to attend the September 17th , 2009 ceremony. The ceremony will be limited to the first 300 individuals to purchase tickets; all proceeds will go directly to the National BMX Hall of Fame Scholarship fund. The ceremony will include a reception, dinner, silent auction, and the opportunity to meet and greet all of the honorees. Sales of event sponsorship and table packages as well as individual seating will begin on July 29th, 2009. The ceremony will be held at the San Diego Hall of Champions located in San Diego ’s Balboa Park at 2131 Pan American Plaza , San Diego , CA 92101 . http://www.sdhoc.com/

Tickets may be purchased at http://2009ababmxhof.eventbrite.com

31/07 ABA BMX HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES INDUCTEES FOR CLASS OF 2009

ABA press release

Chandler, AZ – Seven legendary members of the BMX Racing and Freestyle community will be inducted into the National BMX Hall of Fame at the San Diego Hall of Champions on September 17, 2009. The Chula Vista Olympic Training Center will be the new home of the National BMX Hall of Fame and on Friday, September 18, 2009 at 10:00 am there will be a dedication ceremony to unveil the new facility at the training center

The seven honorees represent BMX racing and Freestyle BMX from the 1970’s and 1980’s and one industry contributor. The inductees are Danny Oakley (1960’s and 1970’s pioneer); D.D. Leone (1980’s Professional Racer); Troy Lee (BMX Industry contributor, Troy Lee Designs); R.L. Osborn and Mike Buff (legendary BMX Action Trick Team); Eddie Fiola (freestyle Pioneer); Jeremy McGrath (past BMXer lifetime achievement award). There will also be special recognition given to Clayton John (retired ABA President) and Bernie Anderson (retired ABA Chairman of the Board), current BMX Hall of Fame members, for their recent induction into the U.S. Bicycling Hall Of Fame in Davis, CA.

“It is a great honor to induct these individuals into the National BMX Hall of Fame and it is only appropriate that these individual’s accomplishments will be highlighted for future generations in the BMX Hall of Fame” stated B.A. Anderson, American Bicycle Association’s CEO

INDUCTEES FOR CLASS OF 2009:

Danny Oakley: Danny began organized BMX racing in 1970 and retired in 1981. He was instrumental in establishing organized BMX racing, and numerous tracks in Southern and Northern California, during a time when organized BMX did not formally exist. A few such tracks are The Downhill Track of Baldwin Park in 1970, Landels Park, Hamann Park and The Downhill Track of Mount Tamalpais in 1974. Danny Oakley, a true Legend of our sport, raced for such legendary teams as Bikette & Dirtmaster, Rick`s Bike Shop, Silver Shield, MotoPRO, Speedo and Mongoose. He was instrumental in forming Pro Products, Inc., MotoPRO and Speedo. Moreover, Danny was instrumental in designing product for Pro Products, Inc., MotoPRO, Speedo, B.M.X. Products, Inc., and Mongoose, including the infamous Moosegoose, a 20 inch BMX race frame Danny designed for taller riders and racers (Danny is quite tall himself). He has conducted BMX Racing Clinics and Demonstrations in the United States and in Europe. He has participated in NBA, UBR, NPSA, CBA and ABA sanctioned races. Danny raced and won numerous titles and championships, such as 4-Time West Coast Champion, 6-Time Northern California Champion, NPSA National Champion and NORA CUP, to name a few. Danny was one of the racers that were featured in the BMX episode of CHiPs.

D.D. Leone: Born Dominick Donald Leone Jr., but better known in the BMX world as “D.D.”, he began racing in 1980, at the age of 14 years old. From Louisiana, D.D. was known as the original “Ragin’ Cajun” and helped put Louisiana and the Southeast on the BMX map. He raced for over 12 years, participating in over 2000 races and won or placed in 1300. Like most racers, he started off racing for local shops. His determination and winning ways on the national scene got him some much needed recognition and before long he was hooked up by Redline with a “Factory” sponsorship 1982. Later in his career, he rode for Free Agent and Kastan. D.D. was always in the hunt for the ABA Pro Cruiser title. He officially retired from BMX and is currently working and living in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. He is also involved with the local BMX scene in Louisiana helping out at ABA’s Gretna BMX track.

Troy Lee: Troy was a long time motocross racer that started Troy Lee Designs in 1981 by following in his father’s footsteps of helmet painting. Troy first worked with BMX racer Dave “Custom Cully” Cullinan by custom painting his helmets. This led to Troy working with many of the top BMX pros around the world. Troy expanded his business from helmet painting to helmet manufacturing in the mid 90’s, with the “Edge” helmet being the first. Then in 1998, Troy launched a full apparel line. Today, his business has grown from helmet painting to one of the top brands in the industry. Troy Lee Designs now has a catalog that spans over 50 pages of product, including the innovative bicycle helmet, the D2, and a line of protective gear. Troy enjoys working with “the world’s fastest racers” from F1 to Indy Car to NASCAR, Motocross to Enduro to Freestyle, Dirt Track to Road Racing, MTB to BMX, and everything in between. Troy’s main goal is to make and design the best products in the world for the “the world’s fastest racers”.

R.L. Osborn & Mike Buff: Although they are best known as the “Godfathers of Freestyle”, both R.L. and Buff got their start as BMX racers. At age 11, R.L. was part of the first ever “BMX test team” for Bicycle Motocross News (from late ’75 to late ’76). An entrepreneur at the early age of 14, R.L. started up his own company, Hot Stickies. As the son of BMX Hall of Famer, Bob Osborn, R.L. went on to become one of the main test riders for BMX ACTION magazine. In 1978, R.L. teamed up with fellow BMXA employee Bob Haro to form the very first freestyle team, which made its debut at ABA’s Winternationals in Chandler, AZ. Local Torrance hot-shoe racer Mike Buff joined the BMX ACTION test team in 1979. Buff soon crossed over to freestyle and in the absence of Haro, the longtime teaming of R.L. & Buff began. As the “Nerd herd”, R.L. & Buff were vital in setting BMX trends during the 80’s, from jumping styles in bike tests to the 4×4 vehicle craze, to clothing fashions and hairdos. Each year from ’82 until ’88, the BMX ACTION trick team (as well as R.L.’s later sponsorship with Redline and General) spread the BMX gospel. In all, R.L. and Buff took their annual Summer Tours to 48 states in the U.S. and over 15 countries, taking BMX to places where racers and tracks couldn’t, turning many kids on to BMX in one form or another.

Eddie Fiola:  Eddie is a true legend in BMX and arguably the best rider to EVER ride a skatepark. Eddie is credited with being the first rider to do a 540 in a pipe.  Eddy won four “BMX Action Nora Cup” awards and five “King Of The Skatepark” titles. At the time, the “King Of The Skatepark” competitions were as big in the freestyle world as the X-Games and Dew Tour are today. In the early days, Eddie was sponsored by Bottema Forks, SE Racing, Haro, and Premier Helmets. At the end of 1982, Eddie was hired by Kuwahara to design, ride, and promote the E.T. Freestyle bike. Eddie was also the man behind one of the most famous freestyle bike designs to this day, the GT PRO Performer. It had a very unique design for it’s time and is a stand-out among collectors. He also brought the Potts mod to the table by working extensively with Steve Potts. Eddie is credited for taking his idea to Steve who designed the technical end of things. Eddie applied it in the skatepark and the Potts mod is still in use to this day! Eddie was known for running many “different” things than the norm in his day. He ran 1 3/8th wheels in the skatepark when no one else was. He would show up with either an all white, all black, or all yellow bike and uniform with his trademark, an upside down #1, on his back. Eddie toured all over the world and brought freestyle to the masses, performing at BMX tracks, BMX nationals, bike shops, arena’s, and even performed at Anaheim Stadium at the Superbowl of Motocross. You name it, Eddie performed for the fans. But before all that, Eddie was a racer. He was an Orange Y and Ascot local and has a great history in the BMX racing scene. Even in his heyday, the “KING of skateparks” would show up unannounced and incognito to race at local races. He was known for getting out front and busting out some tricks, which were HUGE for that time, like a 360 over a double jump, to impress the fans. It is rumored that the character of Cru Jones in the movie “RAD” was loosely based on the life story of Eddie Fiola. Although Eddie did not play the main character, he was a stunt double in the movie. Today, Eddie works in the movie industry as a stunt man and is credited with working on such great movies as The Italian Job, Indian Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and The Dukes of Hazard, just to name a few.

Jeremy McGrath: Often referred to as “MC”, “Showtime”, and “The King” (meaning the “King of Supercross”), Jeremy is the winningest Supercross racer ever, winning seventy-four 250cc Main Events and capturing seven 250cc Championships between 1993 and 2000. He also earned twelve AMA Motocross titles, 2 Motocross Des Nations titles, and an X-Games Gold Medal and Bronze Medal in his career. As a young boy he began racing BMX and became one of the leading BMX racers in the nation and even had a “factory” ride with VDC. At the age of 15, McGrath decided to try his luck at BMX’s big brother, motocross, where he was able to translate many of the racing skills he had mastered throughout his years of racing BMX. After just three years riding as an amateur, McGrath made his AMA debut in 1989 and the rest, as they say, is history. Throughout all his fame and success in motocross, Jeremy always kept his BMX roots. He worked with GT bicycles and even had a complete BMX bike dubbed the “Showtime” model.

The ABA BMX “Hall of Fame” is the who’s who of BMX and consists of riders and industry members who have made notable contributions to the sport of BMX racing.  Each year since 1985, a select few BMX (Bicycle Motocross) riders and industry veterans have been inducted into this elite group of individuals. In addition to the “Early BMX Pioneers”, “BMX Racers” and “Industry Members” categories, a “Freestyle Pioneers” category is being added to the BMX Hall of Fame for the first time ever. This will be a great addition to the National BMX Hall of Fame, allowing many talented riders to be honored.

The public is encouraged to attend the September 17th, 2009 ceremony. The ceremony will be limited to the first 300 individuals to purchase tickets; all proceeds will go directly to the National BMX Hall of Fame Scholarship fund. The ceremony will include a reception, dinner, silent auction, and the opportunity to meet and greet all of the honorees. Sales of event sponsorship and table packages as well as individual seating will begin on July 29th, 2009. The ceremony will be held at the San Diego Hall of Champions located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101. http://www.sdhoc.com/

For more information and updates on the 2009 Induction Dinner and Award Ceremony, go to www.ababmx.com

30/07 ultra laptop stolen

by Shane Jenkins

On return to work on Tuesday after the worlds I had my car still fully loaded with 3 bikes, camera gear and my laptop, parked in a private car park in Fitzroy. During daylight hours (some time between 2:30 and 5:00) someone smashed one of the windows and took my laptop. The laptop isn’t vital to bmxultra.com, it’s mostly used in the case where I might have a problem with my main computer or when I’m on road trips like the worlds, but it would be handy to get it back.

If anyone sees an unmarked Dell computer full of BMX photos and a copy of the bmxultra.com website on it, oh and there was a desktop background image of the bsx track covered in snow please email webmaster@bmxultra.com.

29/07 Free Agent at the UCI World Championships

Free Agent press release

Team Free Agent is back from the 2009 UCI World Championships down in Australia. A good weekend for the Team, so so close to being a perfect weekend but I guess that’s Racing. This years Worlds was the biggest ever to date showing racing is still on its way up.

First bit of good news from the Worlds, Team Free Agent won the Team Trophy and became World Team Champions for the 3rd year in a row.

Olympic and defending World Champion Maris Strombergs was feeling good all weekend in Australia and qualified through to the final in 1st place winning his semi final. Ramiro Marino also made the Elite men’s final coming in behind Maris in the 1st semi and it looked like we were going to get 3 Free Agent riders in the final when Cristian Becerine took the lead in the 2nd semi final only to get hit from behind going into the first corner and crashing, ending his chances of a shot at the title with his 2 team mates.

As the final took off Maris was battling hard for the lead going into the first turn with the USA’s Donny Robinson, but being so tight he had to brake to make the turn and exited the first turn in 7th. Instead of quitting Maris fought back so hard to get back up front, catching all the way to 4th place at the finish which shows his heart and determination no matter what place he is in. Maris was given a lot of respect from the fans for his never give in attitude this weekend for sure and showed everyone never to give in till the end.

While all that was going on Ramiro Marino rode a great race to come home 3rd and a place on the podium and bronze medal, nearly taking silver but just missing out on it to the USA’s Mike Day.

Elite Men results:

1st Donny Robinson
2nd Mike Day
3rd Ramiro Marino (Free Agent)
4th Maris Strombergs (Free Agent)

Other FA results:

Nicole Callisto Elite Women 7th

David Oquendo Junior Cruiser 2nd

Dale Holmes Masters 2nd

Dale Holmes Cruiser 1st (World Champion)

Marco Dell’isola Free Agent UK/Stay Strong, Cruiser 1st (World Champion)

Andy Shaw Free Agent UK/Stay Strong, 30 plus 7th

Santiago Endara Cruiser 5th

Ramiro Marino Elite Cruiser 7th (Crashed while winning)

In all we came away with 2 World titles and the World Team Trophy.

29/07 Victorian Championships entry form now available

BMX Victoria press release

The BMX Victoria 2009 Open State Championships will be held on Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November at the Eastfield BMX Club.

The event will incorporate Round 2 of the BMXA 2009/2010 Probikx/Champbikx Series.

The event is open to all holders of a BMXA Open or Sprocket licence

The entry form is available for download now from www.bmxv.com.au and from www.bmxultra.com

Entries are open now, and close (no exceptions) at the last mail on Thursday 29th October 2009

29/07 Walker claims BMX world championship double

by bikemedia

New Zealand rider Sarah Walker collected her second rainbow jersey after winning the cruiser class title at the UCI BMX World Championships in Adelaide tonight.

Walker (Kawerau) added the cruiser title to the BMX elite world championship she won last night at the Adelaide Showgrounds.

She is believed to be the first elite woman to win the double of the BMX and Cruiser class world titles, the latter raced on bikes with larger 24 inch diameter wheels.

It is her second Cruiser world championship, winning for the title in Canada two years ago and she placed third last year.

Walker, who was on cloud nine after her world championship double, said it had been difficult to focus today after her brilliant victory last night.

“I did manage to get plenty of sleep because I really wanted to give it my best shot today,” Walker said. “But I had the attitude today that I was so pleased with my performance whatever happened. So I pretty much muddled through the motos.”

She did more than that, winning all three impressively in the three fastest times in all the qualifying heats.

“Then I just talked myself into focussing. I played some music and got myself into the zone. I knew I could do the double and really concentrated on putting down a smooth lap.”

Walker nailed the final, bursting first out of the start and winning by more than a second in 32.218, the fastest time of the day. She finished ahead of yesterday’s silver medallist, Manon Vanetino from France with Lithuania’s Vilma Rimsaite third.

“This hasn’t sunk in yet. This morning I really didn’t have the time to think that I had become a world champion because I had to prepare for today.

“This is a huge confidence boost for me. I came to these championships with confidence in my own ability because I knew I had done the training and the hard work. Now I know I can be the best and I can foot it with the best.

“I’ll take some time now to re-evaluate things and plan ahead. There’s a lot to do and still a lot of improvement in me. We have the Olympic qualification starting this year and I have more world championships to come.

“But the big goal is obviously the London Olympics. That is the ultimate dream. “

Fellow Rotorua club rider Tania Carson also qualified for the final, finishing sixth after finishing seventh, fifth and fourth in the three qualifying motos.

Canterbury’s Elyse Imber finished sixth in the final of the junior women, after qualifying strongly with two seconds and a third in the motos.

Elite Results, UCI MBX Cruise World Championships:

Elite women final: Sarah Walker (NZL) 32.218, 1; Manon Valentino (FRA) 33.479, 2; Vilma Rimsaite (LTU) 34.143, 3. Also Tania Carson (NZL) 36.754, 6.

Junior women: Mariana Pajon (COL) 32.964, 1; Maartje Hereijgers (NED) 33.471, 2; Ashley Verhagan (USA) 35.354, 3.

Elite men: Ivo van der Putten (NED) 29.220, 1; Sander Bisserling (NED) 29.928, 2; Vincent Pelluard (FRA) 30.199, 3.

Junior men: Joris Daudet (FRA) 29.028, 1; David Zabala (COL) 29.430, 2; Renato Rezendo (BRA) 29.723, 3.

Full results: www.uci.ch

25/07 World Championships Day 3 results

by bmxultra.com

Here are the full results for the elite classes from 2009 World BMX Championships!

Elite Men

1 Donny ROBINSON USA 17 JUN 1983 28.648
2 Mike DAY USA 19 OCT 1984 29.544 +0.896
3 Ramiro MARINO ARG 16 NOV 1988 29.774 +1.126
4 Maris STROMBERGS LAT 10 MAR 1987 30.212 +1.564
5 Nicholas LONG USA 6 OCT 1989 30.747 +2.099
6 Luke MADILL AUS 28 MAY 1980 30.768 +2.120
7 Andres JIMINEZ CAICEDO COL 27 AUG 1986 30.936 +2.288
8 Khalen YOUNG AUS 20 NOV 1984 36.645 +7.997

Elite Women

1 Sarah WALKER NZL 10 JUL 1988 31.879
2 Eva AILLOUD FRA 25 JUN 1990 32.991 +1.112
3 Arielle MARTIN USA 30 JUL 1984 33.894 +2.015
4 Jana HORÁKOVÁ CZE 4 SEP 1983 34.458 +2.579
5 Samantha COOLS CAN 3 MAR 1986 38.465 +6.586
6 Manon VALENTINO FRA 25 AUG 1990 1:06.054 +34.175
7 Nicole CALLISTO AUS 12 NOV 1987 1:15.041 +43.162
8 Maria Gabriela DIAZ ARG 21 JAN 1981 1:15.279 +43.400

Junior Elite Men

1 Sam WILLOUGHBY AUS 15 AUG 1991 28.289
2 Andre Fossa AQUILUZ NOR 26 MAY 1991 29.435 +1.146
3 AnthonyDEAN AUS 22 APR 1991 30.033 +1.744
4 Tory NYHAUG CAN 17 APR 1992 34.748 +6.459
5 Corben SHARRAH USA 20 APR 1992 37.854 +9.565
6 Riley STAIR USA 6 NOV 1991 1:37.153 +1:08.864
7 Joris DAUDET FRA 12 FEB 1991 DNF
8 Michael CHASTEAUNEUF AUS 15 JAN 1991 DNF

Junior Elite Women

1 Mariana PAJON COL 10 OCT 1991 32.241
2 Merle van BENTHEM NED 7 DEC 1992 33.604 +1.363
3 Maartje HEREIJGERS NED 21 FEB 1992 33.727 +1.486
4 Rachel BRACKEN AUS 30 JUN 1991 34.875 +2.634
5 Dominique DANIELS USA 28 NOV 1992 35.524 +3.283
6 Alexandra WILLIAMS NZL 10 JUN 1991 36.805 +4.564
7 Alise POST USA 17 JAN 1991 37.332 +5.091
8 Lauren REYNOLDS AUS 25 JUN 1991 DNF

24/07 World Championships Day 2 results

by bmxultra.com

Looking for the results for day 2 of the world championships? Click here to check them out.

23/07 World Championships Day 1 results

by bmxultra.com

The top 8 results from the first day of the 2009 World BMX Championships are in, click here to check them out.

23/07 LIVE Webcast UCI BMX World Championship

Freecaster.tv press release

VIEWERS READY? WATCH THE GATE… LIVE on Freecaster.tv

the LIVE Webcast of the BMX Worlds Championship is available through the following link: www.Freecaster.tv

Around 2 000 riders from forty nations will converge on Adelaide, Australia, this weekend for the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships… and Freecaster.tv will be there covering all the action LIVE from 07:30 – 10:00 CEST (05:30 – 08:00 GMT) on Saturday July 25th.

This World Championships is the first since the sport made it’s Olympic debut in Beijing last year, and already marks the start of the qualification process for the London 2012 Olympics. Many of the Olympic medallists and finalists will be in attendance, hoping to add the prestigious World number one plate to their existing titles. 52 different World Titles are on offer across the various categories, so it’s certain to be a packed 4 days of racing.

Over 1,500 spectators are expected over weekend, but Freecaster’s coverage means many many more will be able to see who wins this year’s World Championship finals LIVE, as the race unfolds.

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About the UCI BMX World Championships

The annual Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), BMX World Championships have been held all around the world since 1993. The first World Championships was held 1982 in Dayton Ohio, USA Since then winners race in age and championship classes in both 20 inch and 24 inch or cruiser class. All riders making the final are awarded plates with 1 to 8 which they can use in international competitions. Elite riders receive medals while other divisions receive trophies. The coveted World Championship jersey with rainbow stripes will be awarded to the elite and junior men’s and women’s winners.

23/07 Injury forces Buchanan out of BMX Worlds

by bikemedia

Canberra’s Caroline Buchanan has been forced to withdraw due to injury from this week’s UCI BMX World Championships being staged at the Adelaide Showgrounds in South Australia.

“I’ve never had a big injury and never had to miss out on a race before so it’s pretty disappointing,” said Buchanan.

The 18 year old reigning Australian Champion injured her back during training last month in Austria and, whilst she is recovering well, doctors have advised her to pull out of the Championships and concentrate on her recovery.

“I was training starts on an old BMX gate and it didn’t drop when it should have,” said Buchanan. “I kept going though and did a scorpion faceplant over the gate and hyper-extended my legs over my head.

“It wasn’t too bad at the time and I didn’t feel much pain,” said Buchanan who soon after raced and won the four-cross event at the Maribor round of the Mountain Bike World Cup in Slovenia. “Apparently that, and the long flight back to Australia, did more damage to my back so I got an MRI done when I got home and it showed a tear in a disc in my lumbar region.”

Buchanan had originally hoped to recover in time for this weekend’s racing but doctors warned against rushing back into competition.

“All the doctors said this sort of injury needs to heal so if I had trained too early and pushed it at any time it could tear more or bulge and then it would a really long recovery time,” she explained. “The doctors said six weeks and this weekend is five weeks and I’ve been really ‘babying’ it along, not lifting anything, not bending, not sitting on the couch, sleeping on my side and doing lots of physio work to get it right.

“It would have been great to race in front of a home crowd with everyone there to support me but my focus is now on preparing for the Supercross Series with the first round on next month in South Africa,” said Buchanan. “It has been pretty difficult getting back into it but everytime I complete a new exercise and there’s no pain I get a little more confidence back.

“I wish the Australian team all the best for this week,” she said. “I have been speaking to them and they all seem really well prepared.”

The Elite and U19 riders will be on the track for the first time on Friday with finals racing scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

The Australian team contesting the Championships is listed below for reference.

BMX 20″ – Elite Men

  • Billy JOLLIFFE (Cameron Park NSW, 06.12.1986) **
  • Brian KIRKHAM (Hillbank SA, 01.01.1986)
  • Luke MADILL (Cranebrook NSW, 28.05.1980)
  • Matthew WILLOUGHBY (Trott Park SA, 03.11.1989)
  • Khalen YOUNG (Kelmscott WA, 20.11.1984)

BMX 20″ – U19 Men

  • Joshua CALLAN (Healesville VIC, 08.04.1991)
  • Michael CASTEAUNEUF (Croydon South VIC, 15.01.1991) **
  • Anthony DEAN (Wynn Vale SA, 22.04.1991)
  • Sam WILLOUGHBY (Trott Park SA, 15.08.1991)

BMX 20″ – U19 Women

  • Rachel BRACKEN (Aitkenvale QLD, 30.06.1991)
  • Lauren REYNOLDS (Clifton Park WA, 25.06.1991)

** Indicates reigning Australian Champion

22/07 All new ONE frame for 2010

One Bicycles press release

After the excellent results by riders on the race proven ONE frames, ONE decided to take it to the next level.
They came up with an all new frame.
Of course this new frame will still have the famous teardrop downtube, that always let’s you see it is a ONE.

  • 7005 T4/T6 heat treated
  • Hydro formed toptube
  • Hydro formed chainstay
  • Integrated headtube with the lasered ONE logo on both sides

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The geometry has remained as it was. This has proven to be excellent.
ONE’s Ultimate One, as this frame is called, will be available in November in BLACK, WHITE and RAW.
Sizes available will be PRO, XL, XXL and Pro Cruiser.
At this moment the designing wizard at ONE Bicycles is creating a new design for the decals to proudly show
the brandname of the first ever Olympic Champion BMX frame.

As you may expect, this will be special…

21/07 Riders hit the World Championships track today

by bmxultra.com

Registration and practice for the UCI World Championships in Adelaide Australia starts today. Practice will continue through Wednesday and competition will begin on Thursday at the Wayville Showgrounds. Challenge 20 inch classes will be split over Thursday and Friday, Elite will be run on Saturday and cruisers on Sunday. We will try to provide as much information as possible as it comes to hand, but will also be twittering from the track. Check out our Twitter updates so far (below).

20/07 Strictly BMX Newsletter – Welcome to the Team – Khalen Young

Strictly BMX press release

Strictly BMX are pleased to welcome 2008 ABA Pro Champion BMX racer Khalen Young to the team.
Look for Khalen to be tearing it up at the World Titles in Adelaide, Australia in July.

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20/07 Good luck to Kevin O’Brien

by Shane Jenkins

NBL media guru, Kevin O’Brien, is one of those people that works very hard behind the scenes for the NBL. For years he has been keeping the BMX community up to date with what’s going on down at the NBL. We heard over the weekend that he will move on at the end of the month, after a short trip to Australia. On behalf of bmxultra.com and our readers I would like to wish him luck for the future.

20/07 NBL Elite Series checkpoint

NBL press release

BECERINE AND DANIELS ROCK THE HOUSE IN NASHVILLE

The NBL Music City Nationals in Nashville, TN turned in the biggest numbers of the season so far and with only three more races left on the circuit, the NBL Elite Series chase will come down to the NBL Grands once again.  Music City BMX hosted the season’s top race again and with all kinds of entertainment and extra’s the event has quickly become one of the best races of the season. Here’s a look at the how the standings sit with only the NBL Golden State National and LCQ left before the Grands.

2009 NBL Elite Series Standings (through Nashville)

ELITE MEN 

1. Maris Strombergs CA 190-82. Randy Stumpfhauser CA 164-10

3. Cristian Becerine CA 158-12

4. Robert De wilde CA 127-8

5. Augusto Castro CA 121-10

6. Matt Pohlkamp OH 107-8

7. Javier Colombo CA B106-12

8. Barry Nobles AL E76-6

9. Kyle Bennett TX 75-4

10. Mike Day CA 74-4

ELITE WOMEN 

1. Dominique Daniels AZ 200-112. Alise Post MN 173-10

3. Madison Pitts FL 151-10

4. Amanda Geving FL 134-7

5. Ashley Verhagen CA 120-6

6. Stephanie Barragan CA E106-6

7. Allie Dragoo MI 86-8

8. Ashley Kneram FL 75-5

9. Amanda Carr FL 71-4

10. Rachel Smith OH 63-4

MASTERS 

1. Dale Holmes CA 185-82. Tommy Opincar TN 181-12

3. Tim Dinger NC 172-10

4. Philip Potosnak PA 136-10

5. Percy Owens FL 132-6

6. David Bittner CA 124-6

7. Domingos Lammoglia FL 121-8

8. Eric Rupe CA 112-6

9.  Scott Moreland IN 96-10

10. Jason Carnes TX  76-6

SUPER-EX 

1. Joshua Meyers FL 200-162. Matthew Kelty DE 171-10

3. Logan Collins TN 169-12

4. Weston Pope  IN 166-11

5. Fausto Endara EC B161-8

6. Tyler Faoro FL 149-10

7. Randall Neave FL 117-8

8. Marty Wisehart KY 97-10

9. Gavin Lubbe CA 94-8

10. Vance Wiesendanger  CA 74-7

Next up – The Golden State Nationals at Manzanita Park BMX in Prunedale, CA – August 1-2. UGP Opens are $10 so make sure to get qualified for the UGP Open Championship.

Visit the NBL website www.nbl.org to see full results and standings.

The 2009 NBL National Series is brought to you by BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com), Intense BMX (www.intensebmx.com), Kenda Tires (www.kendausa.com), UGP (www.undergroundproducts.com) Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), THE Industries (www.bmxthe.com), in association with GO211 (www.go211.com) and Camp Woodward (www.campwoodward.com).

17/07 New SE P&A Page on www.SEBIKES.com

by TODD LYONS | SE Brand Manager

Hey,

I just wanted to give you a heads up that we have our new P&A page uploaded to the SE Bikes website. We’ve added a ton of new items to our line-up. Check it directly by going here:

http://sebikes.com/Gear.aspx

Also here’s some pics of some of our cool items.

SE-PA-Key-Chain SE-PA-Beach-Seat SE-PA-Backpack SE-PA-Socks

16/07 Four Olympic medallist bound for World Championships in Adelaide

by bikemedia

Four Olympic medallist have today confirmed they will compete at next week’s BMX World Championships in Adelaide. Headlining the field is current world champion and Olympic gold medallist, Maris Strombergs from Latvia. Olympic silver medallist, Mike Day (USA) and bronze medallist, Donny Robinson (USA) also today confirmed and a part of a strong American contingent.

According to UCI BMX Sports Co-ordinator, Johan Lindstrom, “Maris Strombergs is the man to beat! He has shown great consistency throughout the season and wants to keep that jersey for another year.”

In the record books only a few riders have back-to-back wins at the World Championships,” explained Lindstrom. “However the USA, French and Dutch teams have strong riders that will put up a challenge for Maris.”

The women’s podium is wide open with the recent withdrawal of two- time World Champion, Shanaze Reade (UK). Reade was aiming to compete in three cycling World Championships this year but an operation on her shoulder has put her on the sideline. Reade now misses the opportunity of claiming her third consecutive World BMX Championship title.

Out to take the top spot will be Olympic silver medallist, Laetita La Corguille (FRA). World bronze medallist, New Zealand’s Sarah Walker, will be favourite to win while Canada’s top rider, Samantha Cools, is expected to be hot on her heels. Showing top form recently is French rider, Eva Ailloud after an impressive third in the first round of the World Cup Supercross in April.

“The competitive level amongst the women has never been better,” said Lindstrom. “We can expect to see some heated battles for sure.”

It will be the junior men’s race though that will attract the local fans from Adelaide. Current World Junior Champion, Sam Willoughby from Adelaide could rewrite record books if he wins on Saturday. Willoughby could become the first rider ever to claim two World Junior titles. Willoughby will have to contend with strong American pair, national champion, Corben Sharrah (USA) and Denzel Stain (USA)

The junior women’s race also has two Aussie favourites with silver world medallist Lauren Reynolds out to make amends from missing a national title along with bronze world medallist, Rachel Bracken also in the mix. Defending World Junior Champion Manon Valentina from France is expected to put up some fierce opposition.

Australia’s Beijing Olympians, Luke Madill and Nicole Callisto, will return to international competition.  Billy Jolliffe (Newcastle) could also be a strong chance after recent form saw him take the national title in Perth two months ago.

Construction has started on the indoor BMX track which will ne housed indoors at the Adelaide Showground. Olympic track builder, Tom Ritzenthauler, will construct the 310 metre long track in just five days.

Competition gets underway on Thursday 23rd July with the elite races on Saturday 25th July. Racing will continue on Sunday 26th July.

15/07 ABD official bike sponsors of the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships

by bikemedia

BMX Australia today announced BMX bike brand ABD has become a sponsor of the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships in Adelaide between 23 – 26 July.

BMX Australia event manager John Leary said, ‘We are delighted to welcome ABD’s sponsorship of the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships. It is great to have such a well renowned BMX brand involved in the pinnacle BMX event of 2009.’’

The sponsorship of the UCI BMX World Championships cements and celebrates ABD’s ongoing commitment to BMX racing and we look forward to working with the company in the future.’’

“After such a long association with BMX racing at a local and national level it is fantastic to be supporting the World Champs this year,” says Managing Director, John Struthers. “With the recent addition of BMX to the Olympics it’s an exciting time to be involved in BMX racing and I’m sure we’ll see even more people getting into BMX racing in Australia after the World Champs.”

A lot of New Zealand and Australia’s best road race cyclists and mountain bike racers have started in BMX.  We’re proud to be a part of that development of cyclists,” added Struthers.

“We wish all the racers the best of luck for the racing,” says Struthers, “particularly the ABD riders!”

ABD has had a long association with BMX racing. The brand stemmed from the Avanti stable has sponsored several world class riders in NZ and Australia including 2007 World Champion Sarah Walker; nine times NZ National Champion, Richard McLachlan; 2004 World Junior Elite Champion, Michael Fenwick and the high performing elite rider, Matt Willoughby.

Not content with being a strong player at the elite end of the sport, ABD has also been instrumental in developing the local BMX racing scene in Australia and New Zealand and continues to support a number of local tracks and riders through its association with its network of AvantiPlus stores.

ABOUT ABD

The pillars of ABD over the years have been the strength and breadth of the range, the quality, value for money and the wide availability of the bikes through the Avanti dealer network across Australia and New Zealand.  The race range begins with ABD Mini for youngsters entering the sport and runs right through to the ABD Team Issue Elite frame and Team Issue Cruiser frame. If you’re not into racing or you want to ride and ‘hang out’ with your mates on the weekend there’s a whole range of street bikes for every budget and performance expectation.

You can check out some of ABD’s exciting new 2010 range of bikes coming soon at the ABD expo stand during the world champs, plus visit the ABD stand and you will have the chance to meet and get autographs from some of ABD’s sponsored riders.  Alternatively go to www.avantibikes.com/abd  to see the full range or visit your nearest AvantiPlus or Avanti dealer.

15/07 MCS Nashville Rap-up!

MCS press release

This past weekend the MCS Factory Team made the trip up to Nashville, Tennessee for the NBL Music City Nationals. Leaving on Thursday morning, we made the 15 hour drive up. We got there just in time to place the trailer and scoop Cory Watts up at the airport. It was a long day to say the least.

Friday was gonna be a scorcher! Temps were up in the 90’s and I don’t think it could have been more humid than it was. But the track looked really good and the riders all liked it, so that helps to balance it all out. Robert Cambell and his Nashville Parents group did and awesome job getting ready for the race. However, there was nothing anyone could do about the weather coming in…

Saturday was just as hot and sticky as Friday, then something took the edge off… That something was a storm system that was rolling through. It didn’t fully dump on us, but it rained enough that the tarps came out and the race was on a 3 hour delay, that’s an eternity sitting around waiting to get back going again. But finally, the all clear was given and back to it we went.

The racing in “The Ville” was awesome! Riders were battling it out in almost every single main. One miscue and you were shuffled back through the pack. Our guys had a pretty good weekend… Raul Gomez took first both days in class and a first and a second in cruiser. PTP, having just moved up to 26-34X, showed that he is gonna be a contender with first both days. Cory Watts took second on Saturday and backed it up with a first on Sunday. Newly turned 16X Bryan Kipp took a digger in the first turn for a short day in class and then a fourth in open, then came back for a 4th on Sunday. Open wouldn’t go the best it could have for our guys, Kipp got two fourths, Cory got two fifths and PTP got a sixth and an eighth. Our 11X, Tucker Rice, scored a third and a second in class and a second and a third in 11-12 cruiser.

Overall, we had a great time in Nashville. Personally, I’m calling in the next “Must-do National of the summer!” The track is great, the people are nice, the city is fun, what more do you want. If you didn’t make it this year, make sure it is on your schedule for next year. See you at the Grands!

14/07 Review: ABD Pivotal seat & post

by bmxultra.com

We have been doing a number of product reviews from international manufacturers over the years and not looking at too much in the way of local gear. So, thanks to ABD, we have a Pivotal seat and post combo we have been checking out. Click here to read the review.

14/07 HRVfitness Rider Development Program

HRVfitness press release

This weekend will see the beginning of the HRVfitness Rider Development program at Park Orchards BMX track. This will weekly program designed to lift the level of racing in Victoria.

Sessions will be designed and run by current Victorian State Coach and HRVfitness founder Tony HRV Harvey. Spots are filling fast, book your spot now!

Saturday 18th 12.30- 2pm Park orchards BMX Club

For more information contact Tony: tony@hrvfitness.com

13/07 One Bicycles Australia Update

One Bicycles Australia press release

Here’s an update of how our crew from the ACT, the Rose tribe, who have been competing in the NSW Southern Regional Series.

by Miekel Rose

Mikayla, Nik and Joshua compete each season in the N.S.W. Southern Region Series to be eligible to race at the N.S.W. Championships later that year in October. This year was a good year for two of them.

Nikalus came out flying for the first round of 11 boys coming third to two Australian plate holders on his 20” and winning the 11 – 12 Boys cruiser. Unfortunately he crashed badly in practice at the ACT Championships breaking his arm in 2 places and that stopped him from competing in the four race series.

Joshua raced hard all season making semis on his 20”in 14 boys and finals on his cruiser in 13 – 14 Boys cruiser. Consistency on his Cruiser gave Josh third overall for the series and a little bit of prize money too.

Mikayla raced very consistently all series winning almost every heat and final in 9 girls 20” leaving little to chance in her winning of the Regional Champions Jersey for 2009. Mikayla competed in the 13 and under Girls cruiser against some stiff competition and finished the Series with a respectful fifth place.

As the Worlds draw closer Mikayla has been training hard under the watchful eye of Coach Craig Fisher. Thanks to Dave Shearer and ACTBMXA who have paid for Craig to fly down from the Gold Coast, back to his old stomping ground, to prepare the riders for the upcoming event. Mikayla is training hard with a SPEEDTAP program to assist her in her quest at the World Championships.

Recently Josh, Nik and Mikayla travelled to Luke Madill’s home to train on his Olympic SX Track. The kids loved riding with Luke and got a lot of his advice and guidance throughout the day. The funniest thing of the day was Mikayla climbing her way to the top of the start hill (3 shipping containers high) and riding down. As she was half way down she let go of her brakes and hit the first 11m double jump launching herself skyward to only land in the middle and crashing. She got up laughing and wanted to go again. That is courage, or madness, not quite sure! One tough little girl!

We would like to wish all the Australian Riders attending the World Championships all the very best and hope they enjoy themselves and the chance to represent their country. See ya there!

How to buy One Bicycles products in Australia

If you would like to purchase a One Bicycles frame or accessories in Australia the best way to do so is to head down to your local bike store and place an order. If they don’t know what you are talking about tell them to call Elite Cycle Imports while you wait and place your order there and then. After doing some calculations myself I have found the cheapest way to get One Bicycles products in Australia is through a local reseller.

About One Bicycles

For over a decade ONE Bicycles (operating out of Holland), inducted into the European Hall of Fame, has solely focused all their efforts on the sport of BMX. Today they are at the forefront of BMX product design Worldwide. Utilizing advancements in the industry, some of which were conceived in ONE’s own engineering department, their products directly reflect the evolution and maturing of proven BMX design. Like a fine wine ONE Bicycles product line has come of age as a result of years of dedication to the sport of BMX.

One Bicycles are a major sponsor of the bmxultra.com team

Over the years One Bicycles have sponsored

  • Khalen Young
  • The Phirebird team which includes 2005 & 2006 World Championships finalist Jamie Gray and 2006 NBL Grands (A Pro) champion Glenn Codega

In 2008 Maris Strombergs rode his One Bicycle to victory in the Elite Men’s class at the UCI World Championships and followed that up by taking the first ever Men’s BMX Gold medal at the Olympics.

For more information about One Bicycles check out www.onebicycles.com

10/07 USA Cycling and American Bicycle Association unveil BMX Junior Development Series

ABA press release

Colorado Springs, Colo. – USA Cycling, the national governing body for the sport of cycling in the United States, in conjunction with the American Bicycle Association (ABA), is proud to announce the USA Cycling BMX Junior Development Series.  The series will consist of USA Cycling branded events at all ABA sanctioned BMX tracks and ABA National Series events.

The series will qualify riders to participate in USA Cycling high performance training camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. There will be four camps per year, and qualified riders will have opportunities to train with Olympic athletes on the Beijing Olympic replica track and the new ABA sanctioned track, which will replicate the 2010 UCI World Championship track. These athletes will also receive instruction in nutrition, strength training and recovery.

“To insure the continued success of American riders internationally, we need to identify potential riders at an early age that have the skills necessary to compete on an Olympic level BMX Track,” stated Mike King, USA Cycling’s BMX Program Director. “The exciting component of the development series is the fact that every rider is afforded the opportunity to qualify for participation at these valuable camps at the Olympic Training Center.”

This level of training is becoming more and more essential for athletes to compete at the Olympic or UCI Supercross level and for a rider to reach his or her full potential.

“It is always exciting to see the impact on an athlete after experiencing the sports medicine and sports science facilities available at an Olympic Training Center,” said USA Cycling CEO Steve Johnson. “The facilities are unsurpassed in the world and offer invaluable feedback on a rider’s training capacity and potential.”

The ABA, with 30 plus years of experience in BMX programming, has proven to be an invaluable partner in helping to create this series. The organization will facilitate all points tabulations and event logistics at all national and local series events.

“We have been working very hard to create this strategic partnership with USA Cycling and we recognize that ABA has an obligation to promote and support Junior Development in order to maintain our competitive edge in Olympic BMX racing,” stated ABA Chief Executive Officer B.A. Anderson. “We are thrilled that riders will have the opportunity to qualify for these essential training camps by participating at ABA local and national events.”

2010 USA CYCLING BMX Junior Development Series Format

The USA CYCLING BMX Junior Development Series is designed to allow all riders born in the designated years (2010 = 1994 & 1995) to compete for the opportunity to receive high performance training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. Furthermore, the goal of this program is to allow our best young U.S. riders an opportunity to progress to the highest level of international BMX competition and to familiarize themselves with the bigger, faster, and more demanding style of BMX racing, which is contested at the UCI Supercross World Cup level and the Olympic Games. All Junior Development camps will take place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center while utilizing the Olympic replica BMX track, the series will facilitate competition starting at the local level and culminating at the National level. USA Cycling will run four Junior Development Camps each year, so the series will determine four times per year who will be invited. The series will run as follows;

Local Level All Multipoint events at ABA Sanctioned local tracks will host a Jr. Development Series Event. Riders will count their best three scores from these events.

    • Redline Cup Qualifiers
    • Earned Doubles
    • State Championship
    • RacesState Championship Finals
    • Race for Life” Doubles
    • National Pre-races
Local Track Point Structure
Count best three scores.
1st place 8 points
2nd place 7 points
3rd place 6 points
4th place 5 points
5th place 4 points
6th place 3 points
7th place 2 points
8th place 1 points
Riders will also recieve one point for each rider in the class
National Level All ABA National Events will host Junior Development Series Events. The National events will offer more points than the local events due to stronger competition. The Junior Development series will be run on Saturday and Sunday at all ABA National events and will be run at the start of each National event in conjunction with all other Pro Classes. It will also be run under the same format as all other Pro racing, which is a three moto scrambled total point system. The Junior Development class is in addition to a rider’s normal age class. A rider may choose to participate only in the USA Cycling Junior Development class and will not be required to have an ABA membership but will need to sign an ABA liability waiver
National USA CYCLING Event Point Structure
Count best four scores.
1st place 20 points
2nd place 19 points
3rd place 18 points
4th place 17 points
5th place 16 points
6th place 15 points
7th place 14 points
8th place 13 points
5th place semi 12 points
6th place semi 11 points
7th place semi 10 points
8th place semi 9 points
Riders will also recieve one point for each rider in the class
Points Structure

** Starting in January of 2010 this series will consist of a rider’s best three (3) local scores plus his/her best four (4) USA CYCLING National scores

** The October 23rd 2009 camp will only consider the below National events for USA CYCLING Junior development ranking, which also includes the Friday night pre-race.

Male

Twelve (12) male riders will be selected to attend each USA Cycling Junior Development camp. These riders will be determined by participation in the USA Cycling Junior Development Series. The top 8 male racers in the series will receive an automatic invite to the camp, There are also four camp slots that will be chosen at the sole discretion of USA Cycling coaches and staff and may be male or female. The points will be totaled four times per year preceding each of the four USA Cycling Junior development camps.

Female

Four (4) female riders will be selected to attend each USA Cycling Junior Development camp. These riders will be determined by participation in the USA Cycling Junior Development Series. The top 4 female racers in the series will receive an automatic invite to the camp. There are also four camp slots that will be chosen at the sole discretion of USA cycling coaches and staff and may be male or female. The points will be totaled four times per year preceding each of the four USA Cycling Junior development camps.

Camp Structure

20 total camp slots

Twelve (12) male

  • Top 8 in series receive automatic selection
  • Any remaining open spots are selected as USA Cycling discretionary selections
  • Results from the UCI World Championships and USA Cycling BMX National Championships will weigh heavy in these selections

Eight (8) female

  • Top 4 in series receive automatic selection
  • Any remaining open spots are selected as USA Cycling discretionary selections
  • Results from the UCI World Championships and USA Cycling BMX National Championships will weigh heavy in these selection

The next USA Cycling Junior Development camp (2010 JDP II) starts October 23rd , 2009. Due to time constraints of this first camp, to determine the 20 camp participants, USA Cycling will utilize the National USA CYCLING Event Point structure which for this camp only will award National USA CYCLING Junior points for the Friday night pre-race as well starting with The Great Salt Lake Nationals in Salt Lake City, UT continuing through the Black Jack Nationals in Reno, NV. The local level component of this series will start in January of 2010. Once again, for this camp only we will award National USA CYCLING Junior points for all three days at each of the below national events.

2009 Series Dates
Great Salt Lake National Salt Lake City, UT July 10-12, 2009
Empire State National Horseheads, NY July 17-19, 2009
Land O’ Lakes National Isanti, MN July 24-26, 2009
Southwest Nationals Tucson, AZ August 7-9, 2009
East Coast Nationals Raleigh, NC August 14-16, 2009
Mile High Nationals Grand Junction, CO August 21-23, 2009
Black Jack Nationals Reno, NV September 4-6, 2009

About USA Cycling

Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX, and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling consists of 64,000+ licensees including 1,500 coaches, 4,000 student-athletes, 2,200 officials, 1,800 clubs and teams, 350 professional cyclists, 200 certified mechanics, and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,500 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists through various initiatives and programs. Additionally, USA Cycling conducts national championship events for all categories of amateur and professional cycling. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org .

About the American Bicycle Association

ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and headquartered in Chandler, Arizona is “The Sanctioning Body of BMX”©.  The ABA organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, nationwide and in Canada. With 60,000 active members, 274 racing facilities and a 27 event-national race schedule; ABA is the largest promoter of action sports. For additional press information about ABA, the sport of BMX, ABA events or Professional racers, call Shannon Gillette at (480) 961-1903. To find races in your area or view the national event schedule, visit www.ababmx.com .

09/07 Morphine Industries Dominates the Podium at Rosedale and Pontiac

Morphine Industries press release

The Morphine Industries crew laid low this past weekend, except two A Pro/Super X riders, Gavin Lubbe and Tyler Faoro. They hit both sanctioned races, dominating the top of the podium with 3 of the four wins.

A Pro – Gavin Lubbe went to Rosedale for the ABA Summer Nationals. This was Gavin’s last race before he heads to the World stage to compete for his homeland, South Africa. He hit it in style, taking the top podium spot on Day 1 and Day 2 in A Pro.

Super X – Tyler Faoro headed to Pontiac, MI for the NBL Great Lakes National as he continues his tour of the Midwest. Tyler made his presence felt once again as he battled with Jeffery Upshaw for the top spot on the Podium in the Elite Open. Tyler took the 1st in the main on Day 1 and settled for 2nd on Day 2.

Tyler and the Morphine Industries team will be hitting Nashville this weekend for the Music City National. We will be introducing our newest member of the family upon the NBL – Olijuwon Davis. Be prepared boys, cuz you ain’t going to know what hit ya!

Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; Staats Motocross Bicycles (www.staatsbikes.com), Alienation (www.alienationbmx.com), Fly Racing (www.flyracingbmx.com), Lost Energy Drink (www.lostenterprises.com), Tioga (www.tiogausa.com/bmx), Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), Rennen (www.rennendesigngroup.com)

08/07 2009 NBL Elite Series checkpoint

NBL press release

SOUTH PARK TIGHTENS UP THE CHASE – NASHVILLE READY TO ROCK

The NBL Stars n’ Stripes National in South Park, PA is a classic on the NBL circuit for good reason. It’s one of the most popular tracks in the USA and has a rich history of action dating back to the 70’s when BMX was in the formative years. This years National may have proved to be the turning point in the season for several title-hungry riders looking to be on the podium come September at the NBL Grand Nationals.

GHP’s Randy Stumpfhauser continued on his hot streak taking back-to-back wins. The wins helped catapult Stumpfhauser to within 26 points of Olympic Gold Medalist, and World Champion, Maris Strombergs of Latvia (Free Agent). Celly Smelly’s Matt Pohlkamp, who doubled last year at South Park, put his new Diamondback to good use earning an impressive second and third – his best performance of the year. Free Agent’s Cristian Becerine raced his way to a second on day one and is now third overall in the standings. With 5 more left in the series, the battle for the title is set for a huge showdown on Labor Day Weekend.

Fly’s Dominque Daniels, came into South Park with the overall series lead and walked away with two huge wins. Redline’s Alise Post, who won both days in Fresno, was expected to challenge for the win but it was Intense/Dyna-Pep’s Amanda Geving who rode in for both second place finishes. Post did score a third on day one ahead of BMXTruth/Fly’s Madison Pitts. Daniels continues to lead the chase by a good margin ahead of Post and Pitts. Post will need to score huge in Nashville to stay close. Adding even more excitement to the mix, Jamie Lilly came out of retirement to race on Saturday and earned a respectable 4th. Welcome back Jamie!

Excalibur/TLD’s Josh Meyers has emerged as the man to beat in Super-Ex and he confirmed it with two big wins. Free Agent’s Fausto Endara kept Meyers honest with two second place finishes but the rest of the pack was a mix of riders not currently ranked in the top five. Kovachi’s Jason Larev scooped up a third on Saturday and BMXmania’s Vance Wiesendanger earned the same result a day later. Meyers padded his lead and is a mere three points away from capping out. Geico Powersport’s Matt Kelty, who was injured in Fresno, and Dan’s Weston Pope trail Meyers in the overall chase.

With five more races left in the series, the Masters championship is heading for a three-way battle. Intense/Dyna-Pep’s Tommy Opincar was second both days at South Park but consistency has paid off as he now sits atop of the standings. Standard’s Doug-E-Fresh Crowell, in his first appearance as a Master, and Philip Potosnak split wins at the Stars n’ Stripes and played the spoilers. Tim Dinger has also used consistency to his advantage and sits only ten points back of Opincar on the year. Free Agent’s Dale Holmes, who already has five wins under his belt, took the weekend off but will no doubt challenge for the title in Louisville, Kentucky.

Next up – The Music City Nationals in Nashville, Tennessee, July 10-12. NBL will host a Future Stars Rider Clinic on the Friday from 11am-2pm. UGP Opens are $10 so make sure to get qualified for the UGP Open Championship.

Visit the NBL website www.nbl.org to see full results and standings.

The 2009 NBL National Series is brought to you by BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com), Intense BMX (www.intensebmx.com), Kenda Tires (www.kendausa.com), UGP (www.undergroundproducts.com) Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), THE Industries (www.bmxthe.com), in association with GO211 (www.go211.com) and Camp Woodward (www.campwoodward.com).

2009 NBL Elite Series Standings (through Stars N’ Stripes)

ELITE MEN

1. MARIS STROMBERGS CA 190-8 * 2008 Olympic / World Champion
2. RANDY STUMPFHAUSER CA 164-10 * 2008 NBL Elite Champion
3. CRISTIAN BECERINE CA 114-10
4. AUGUSTO CASTRO CA 98-8
5. ROBERT DEWILDE CA 98-6
6. JAVIER COLOMBO CA 83-10
7. BARRY NOBLES AL 76-6
8. KYLE BENNETT TX 75-4
9. MIKE DAY CA 74-4
10. MATT POHLKAMP OH 69-6

ELITE WOMEN

1. DOMINIQUE DANIELS AZ 194-9
2. ALISE POST MN 173-8
3. MADISON PITTS FL 141-8
4. ASHLEY VERHAGEN CA 120-6
5. STEPHANIE BARRAGAN CA 106-6 * 2008 NBL Elite Champion
6. AMANDA GEVING FL 94-5
7. RACHEL SMITH OH 63-4
8. ALLIE DRAGOO MI 56-6
9. MARIANA PAJON CL 47-2
10. ASHLEY KNERAM FL 43-3

MASTERS

1. TOMMY OPINCAR TN 174-10
2. TIM DINGER NC 164-8
3. DALE HOLMES CA 147-6
4. PHILIP POTOSNAK PA 124-8
5. DAVID BITTNER CA 124-6
6. ERIC RUPE CA 112-6
7. DOMINGOS LAMMOGLIA FL 104-6
8. SCOTT MORELAND IN 96-8
9. PERCY OWENS FL 95-4
10. JASON CARNES TX 76-6

SUPER-EX

1. JOSHUA MEYERS FL 197-14
2. MATTHEW KELTY DE 171-10
3. WESTON POPE IN 166-11
4. LOGAN COLLINS TN 165-10
5. FAUSTO ENDARA EC 161-8
6. TYLER FAORO FL 130-8
7. GAVIN LUBBE CA 94-8
8. RANDALL NEAVE FL 81-6
9. MARTY WISEHART KY 79-8
10. VANCE WIESENDANGER CA 74-7

08/07 Crupi Latino America Team!

Crupi press release

Arcadia, California – Crupi Parts, Inc now has all it’s riders in place to finally introduce the Latin America Crupi Dream Team! These Elite riders from all over South America have proved themselves in their countries as #1’s, on their continent as the best South America has to offer and around the world as top contenders at any Elite event! As the world of BMX racing begins preparation for the 2012 Olympics, look for these Crupi riders to be training hard all over the world on their quest for Olympic Gold!

Jonathan Suarez – Venezuela
Carlos Oquendo – Colombia
Emilio Falla – Ecuador
Federico Polo – Argentina

Along with Latin America Team Manager Hernan Godoy of Chile, we would also like to announce Crupi’s new photographer and artist from Colombia, Daniel Bedoya. It takes many things to make a team successful and Daniel is the guy who captures our South American riders on film and then with his creativity puts it together for all to see. Congratulations Daniel on being part of Crupi’s World Team!

07/07 ABA and the US Olympic Training Center announce Permanent home for BMX Hall of Fame

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06/07 One Bicycles Australia update

One Bicycles Australia press release

One Bicycles Australia team rider, Isabella Penglase, finished with a 6th place in the 11 girls class at the Australian Championships and qualified to compete at the World Championships later this month. Issy recently picked up a Junior Sports Star nomination from her local Leader Newspaper and a nice little article and photo.

Click here to check out the Riding For Australia article

How to buy One Bicycles products in Australia

If you would like to purchase a One Bicycles frame or accessories in Australia the best way to do so is to head down to your local bike store and place an order. If they don’t know what you are talking about tell them to call Elite Cycle Imports while you wait and place your order there and then. After doing some calculations myself I have found the cheapest way to get One Bicycles products in Australia is through a local reseller.

About One Bicycles

For over a decade ONE Bicycles (operating out of Holland), inducted into the European Hall of Fame, has solely focused all their efforts on the sport of BMX. Today they are at the forefront of BMX product design Worldwide. Utilizing advancements in the industry, some of which were conceived in ONE’s own engineering department, their products directly reflect the evolution and maturing of proven BMX design. Like a fine wine ONE Bicycles product line has come of age as a result of years of dedication to the sport of BMX.

One Bicycles are a major sponsor of the bmxultra.com team

Over the years One Bicycles have sponsored

  • Khalen Young
  • The Phirebird team which includes 2005 & 2006 World Championships finalist Jamie Gray and 2006 NBL Grands (A Pro) champion Glenn Codega

In 2008 Maris Strombergs rode his One Bicycle to victory in the Elite Men’s class at the UCI World Championships and followed that up by taking the first ever Men’s BMX Gold medal at the Olympics.

For more information about One Bicycles check out www.onebicycles.com

06/07 Caroline Buchanan set for gold

by bikemedia

Talented BMX rider, Caroline Buchanan, who recently took out the National BMX Championships and the National Mountain Bike Four Cross title in January, is now aiming to go one better and claim a world title in both disciplines this year. The 18 year old intends to start her world title chase when she competes in this month’s UCI BMX World Championships in Adelaide. Buchanan then hopes to cap off a stellar year by adding a mountain bike world title to her already impressive list of sporting achievements in four cross on the World Cup circuit. Final team nominations for the World Championships will be announced in August and Buchanan is confident of a spot.

In another world first both cycling World Championships will be held in Australia and for Buchanan the Four Cross world title will be conducted just metres from her home in Canberra.

At the BMX World Championships, Buchanan will line up with the current Olympic silver medallists, Laetitia le Corguille (FRA). While current World Champion, Shanaze Reade from Britain, is ruled out following injury, her absence will give riders like Buchanan a chance to claim the crown. Likely challengers could be world ranked riders, Eva Ailloud (FRA) and Sarah Walker (NZ), currently first and second respectively. Also in the line up will be Australia’s Olympic finalist, Nicole Callisto from Perth.

Buchanan departs in ten days time to join the BMX National Team’s training camp in Adelaide prior to the championships. Racing in the BMX World Championships gets underway at the Adelaide Showground between the 23 – 26 July.

03/07 Review: Profile Gun Drilled Hollow spindle

by bmxultra.com

As soon as Profile announced the release of the Gun Drilled Hollow spindle and the 28% weight loss we had to check it out. Click here for the full review.

02/07 ABA BMX National Title Standing through Mid-West Nationals in Rockford, IL.

ABA BMX press release

The 2009 ABA BMX racing season has been a crazy and exciting one so far this season. Almost every ABA BMX event this season has been up in rider participation and attendance.  Some events have been the largest they have been in the past 10 years. The UCI events, the USAC National Championships, and the ABA BMX Nationals series events have been a who’s who in the BMX racing world. We’ve even seen some world class dirt jumpers make the jump back to their roots and get back out on the track. Heck, even everyone’s favorite BMX hero, Cru Jones has been spotted on an ABA BMX track in 2009! It has been a great season for everyone involved and it should only get better as we head into the second half of the 2009 season.  Oak Creek BMX in Roseville, CA. kicks off the second half of 2009 with hosting the ABA BMX Summer Nationals. The races are sure to HEAT UP this weekend with it being ABA BMX PRO Series points both days, lots AM points, and TEAM points on the line!

Here’s a look at how the ABA BMX National #1 Title battles are shaping up after the close of the first half of the 2009 season. Who’ll bring home “THE CUPS”? Only time will tell. But who ever does, will know this season was a tough one!

AA Pro 

1 KYLE BENNETT  12342 MIKE DAY  1197

3 MARIS STROMBERGS 1083

4 DONNY ROBINSON  1023

5 RANDY STUMPFHAUSER  937

6 DAVID HERMAN 829

7 JASON ROGERS  753

8 JOEY BRADFORD  731

9 KHALEN YOUNG 717

10 DENZEL STEIN  699

11 DANNY CALUAG  539

12 SAM WILLOUGHBY 506

13 NIC LONG  506

14 BARRY NOBLES  494

15 TYLER BROWN  476

16 JAVIER COLOMBO  467

17 CRISTIAN BECERINE 435

18 TRAVIS OHRAZDA 403

19 BUBBA HARRIS 395

20 KYLE CUSHMAN  343

21 STEVEN CISAR  307

22 JEFFERY UPSHAW  236

23 JARRETT KOLICH 234

24 MICHAEL LARSON  227

25 MIKE SWEARINGER 223

26 KEITH GRINE  217

27 MARC WILLERS 216

28 KARL CLARK  206

29 DEREK SIPKOI  176

30 MATT POHLKAMP 162

31 ALEXIS VERGARA 158

32 PHILIP DELIZIA 142

33 JOE SOWERS 141

34 JIM BROWN 133

35 JOSH SMITH  126

36 MICHAEL HUGHES 124

37 KRISTOPHER FOX  113

38 AUGUSTO CASTRO 113

39 ROBERT DE WILDE  99

40 JOSHUA OIE  89

41 DEREK BETCHER 77

42 SEAN STORMS  77

43 YVAN LAPRAZ 67

44 NATE BERKHEIMER  36

45 AARON JOHNSON 34

46 COREY REID  33

47 BRIAN KIRKHAM 30

48 JASON RICHARDSON  27

49 JOEY BERTHIAUME  27

Ladies Pro1 DOMINIQUE DANIELS  1895

2 ALISE POST  1403

3 BROOKE CRAIN  1336

4 STEPHANIE BARRAGAN  1134

5 ASHLEY VERHAGEN  699

6 TAYLOR WOLCOTT  589

7 ARIELLE MARTIN  512

8 COURTNEY TOMEI  447

9 AMANDA GEVING  436

10 KRYSTAL HIME  424

11 AFTON SCHRIMPF  306

12 KAILA SWEENEY  180

13 ELIZABETH PASSWATERS  87

14 SAMANTHA COOLS  86

15 ILENE VANEGAS  80

16 TERRA NICHOLS  79

17 ALLIE DRAGOO  76

18 CASSIE BUSHNELL  66

19 BRITTANY BATES  66

20 DANIELLE BRISSON  51

21 MADISON PITTS  51

22 AMANDA CARR  39

23 KYLA REED  31

24 MELISSA HARTLEY  28

25 CHRISTIAN COSSEY  26

26 ROSEMARY ADAMS  16

27 RACHAEL LUNA  16

28 CARLEY YOUNG  11

29 FRANCES MAYCROFT  9

PRO Cruiser 

1 DANNY CALUAG  15162 BARRY NOBLES  1325

3 TYLER BROWN  1182

4 JOE SOWERS  556

5 MATTHEW BAISLEY  378

6 BILLY ANDERSON  363

7 ERIC RUPE  356

8 GAVIN LUBBE  303

9 ADAM TREADWELL  186

10 JOSHUA MEYERS  167

11 JOE MATHIS  98

12 WILLY SUAREZ  89

13 DUSTIN TABOR  54

14 KEITH GRINE  45

15 KENTH FALLEN  38

16 RONALD STARR JR  37

17 KYLA REED  37

18 EDWARD OLSON  28

19 JASON CARNES  11

20 DOMINGOS LAMMOGLIA  10

VET Pro 

1 JOHN PURSE  25612 KENTH FALLEN  1967

3 CHAD STREET  1872

4 DALE HOLMES  1626

5 GREG ROMERO  1574

6 WILL MURRAY  997

7 ERIC RUPE  752

8 DAVID BITTNER  736

9 PERCY OWENS  675

10 TIM DINGER  620

11 PAUL CALDWELL  589

12 ROBERT HARRIS  529

13 TODD PARRY  272

14 ERIC DYER  221

15 JASON SILVA  195

16 DOMINGOS LAMMOGLIA  194

17 CODY SMART  187

18 ANDRES HOLGUIN  185

19 DOUG CROWELL  183

20 JEREMIAH OLIVER  165

21 RONALD WILLIAMS  161

22 DREW DOWNEY  152

23 WILLIAM ROSS  147

24 TOMMY OPINCAR  130

25 MARK NUNLEY  109

26 PAUL BROWN  97

27 MIKE ACOSTA  94

28 JASON CARNES  94

29 SCOTT MORELAND  85

30 RAY HUDSON  74

31 SHAWN OGORMAN  57

32 JOE MCCARTY  55

33 JUSTIN WHEAT  55

34 CAMERON DAVIS  53

35 JAMES REED  50

36 TOMMY BOARD  50

37 DANIEL MAIER  50

38 MIKE CASAS  40

39 GARY MASON get  40

40 PHILIP POTOSNAK  40

41 JADE MCPHERSON  32

42 COREY FOWLER  32

43 JASON ALSTATT  32

44 EFRIAM MIRANDA  31

45 GEOFREY SSENGOBA  18

46 RICK LOWRY  17

47 JEFF BICE  17

48 RYAN BIRK  16

49 TIM GALLANT  16

AM- Boys1 JACOB PEEBLES  1629  BOYS AGE: 19

2 KYLE STAN  1625  BOYS AGE: 9

3 RICKIE GRIFFIS  1624  BOYS AGE: 14

4 CORBEN SHARRAH  1616  BOYS AGE: 17

5 COLE TESAR  1613  BOYS AGE: 13

6 RUSTY NESVIG  1602  BOYS AGE: 15

7 CHRISTOPHER BLEVINS  1598  BOYS AGE: 11

8 BROCK HEFFRON  1591  BOYS AGE: 12

9 DENNISON SMITH  1583  BOYS AGE: 19

10 KORY COOK  1578  BOYS AGE: 19

11 WALKER FINCH  1572  BOYS AGE: 12

12 DOUGIE BUTCHER  1569  BOYS AGE: 11

13 LEE LEWIS  1568  BOYS AGE: 19

14 SHAYNE LEWIS  1558  BOYS AGE: 9

15 ETHAN WOLTHERS  1540  BOYS AGE: 8

16 AUSTIN LOEBE  1535  BOYS AGE: 16

17 ANTHONY DEROSA  1532  BOYS AGE: 15

18 WYATT HUBBARD  1524  BOYS AGE: 9

19 VAUGHN HERRICK  1518  BOYS AGE: 10

20 CONNOR FIELDS  1518  BOYS AGE: 17

AM- Girls1 KELSEY VAN OGLE  1523  GIRLS AGE: 11

2 VERONIKA GULVIN  1521  GIRLS AGE: 12

3 JORDAN NOPENS  1517  GIRLS AGE: 12

4 KRISTIN HOKIT  1510  GIRLS AGE: 17

5 CARLY DYAR  1507  GIRLS AGE: 15

6 SHELBY WREN  1506  GIRLS AGE: 8

7 LAUREN WHISLER  1505  GIRLS AGE: 14

8 TYLER SCHAEFER  1499  GIRLS AGE: 16

9 MADISON MARTINEZ  1499  GIRLS AGE: 9

10 FELICIA STANCIL  1492  GIRLS AGE: 14

11 KORIE GILBERT  1484  GIRLS AGE: 9

12 KRISTEN BOB  1481  GIRLS AGE: 14

13 TIVA FELTMAN  1476  GIRLS AGE: 16

14 ZOE BACA  1474  GIRLS AGE: 6

15 KRISTEN LONG  1471  GIRLS AGE: 13

16 ALIJAH SALAS  1467  GIRLS AGE: 8

17 TOWNLEY THOMPSON  1466  GIRLS AGE: 6

18 LEXA JONES  1457  GIRLS AGE: 11

19 JESSICA NAVARRO  1451  GIRLS AGE: 17

20 JENEE MADRID  1447  GIRLS AGE: 10

AM- Cruiser1 GEORGE GOODALL IV  1564  CRUISER AGE: 41

2 KYLE STAN  1536  CRUISER AGE: 9

3 COLE TESAR  1528  CRUISER AGE: 13

4 KORY COOK  1526  CRUISER AGE: 17

5 CAMERON MOORE  1521  CRUISER AGE: 11

6 BROCK HEFFRON  1519  CRUISER AGE: 12

7 ROBERT PATTERSON  1514  CRUISER AGE: 17

8 CHRISTOPHER BLEVINS  1512  CRUISER AGE: 11

9 DOUGIE BUTCHER  1511  CRUISER AGE: 11

10 WILL BISSELL  1508  CRUISER AGE: 31

11 PAUL WASSENAAR  1503  CRUISER AGE: 16

12 KADEN WELLS  1502  CRUISER AGE: 11

13 WYATT HUBBARD  1498  CRUISER AGE: 9

14 NICK TUTTLE  1497  CRUISER AGE: 26

15 K J ROMERO  1496  CRUISER AGE: 17

16 FERNIE JACQUEZ  1492  CRUISER AGE: 17

17 BERNARD UNHASSOBISCAY  1491  CRUISER AGE: 46

18 ALEXANDER FREY  1487  CRUISER AGE: 15

19 TYLER WHITFIELD  1486  CRUISER AGE: 14

20 ALDEN VOLLE  1486  CRUISER AGE: 13

AM- Girl Cruiser1 CARLY DYAR  1501  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 14

2 KELSEY VAN OGLE  1501  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 11

3 LAUREN WHISLER  1493  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 14

4 FELICIA STANCIL  1488  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 14

5 PATTY METZGER  1474  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 36

6 SHELLEY BRYSON  1470  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 36

7 ANGELA LARSON  1463  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 10

8 TYLER SCHAEFER  1446  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 14

9 JESSICA NAVARRO  1434  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 17

10 JORDAN POLLOCK  1429  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 14

11 SHANDA HILL  1425  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 26

12 NICOLE WRIGHT  1420  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 17

13 ERIN MOORE  1420  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 17

14 LEXA JONES  1399  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 11

15 MIKENNA KOTH  1389  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 11

16 NETTA GONZALEZ  1389  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 41

17 SAMANTHA BRUNGART  1382  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 14

18 HEATHER ALLRED  1354  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 26

19 MANUELA WENZEL-WRIGHT  1347  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 41

20 CATHY JAYNE  1345  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 41

FACTORY TEAM 

1  INTENSE/PHANTOM/ONTRAC  2789  122  REDMAN/ROCKSTAR  2600  12

3  FACTORY SUN BRU/YUMS  2410  12

4  FACTORY TANGENT  2083  12

5  FACTORY AVENT/BOMBSHELL/MAXXIS  1857  11

6  RACEPLACEBMX.COM/INTENSE  1849  12

7  FORMULA/PROFILE/MAXXIS  1730  9

8  FACTORY BFR/HARO  1646  8

9  GHP FACTORY RACING  1576  12

10  TEAM INSEINO RACING  1467  9

11  REDLINE/CHALLENGE  1329  7

12  FACTORY ANARCHY RACING  1320  7

13  MIKES BIKES RACING  1138  7

14  MIDWEST MILITIA  1044  7

15  RENNEN/INTENSE  1031  6

16  FACTORY LINDER STAATS  524  3

17  XS ENERGY  378  4

18  BELAIR FACTORY/MONSTER/FLY  347  4

19  TEAM ASSAULT  290  2

20  MORPHINE INDUSTRIES   201  2

21  ON THE GATE FILMS/SUPERCROSS  72  1

BIKE SHOP TEAM1  VRP/BIKE ALLEY/RED BRICK PIZZA  1628  8

2  RACEPLACEBMX/INTENSE  1600  8

3  VENDETTA/ELITE BICYCLES   1507  8

4  RRC/FLY/SUPERCROSS  1345  8

5  ORP/RICKARD BIKES  1315  8

6  HURRICANEBMX.COM  1239  8

7  MUDSLINGERS/FLY/CRUPI  1224  8

8  SUN BRU/YUMS  1193  8

9  BIG TOOL/TANGENT/INTENSE  1157  8

10  UNREEL PRODUCTIONS/INTENSE BMX  1145  8

11  OWEN CYCLERY/GHP/PROFILE  1129  8

12  TEAM HAVOK/DUB/BEYOND  1078  8

13  LOST RACING  1044  8

14  RIOT INDUSTRIES  1035  8

15  TEXAS OUTLAW/GHP/ACTION BIKES  1004  8

16  ASC/APACHE  954  7

17  AGGRO BIKES.COM  890  7

18  NAPA VALLEY BMX CRUSH`  889  7

19  505 RACING INC  877  6

20  RACERS EDGE/SUN BRU  828  8

TROPHY TEAM1  BIG DAVE/PROFILE/FORM/STAATS  1017  6

2  505 RACING/SUPERCROSS/FLY  1008  6

3  HOLESHOT BMX  977  6

4  EBR RACING  939  6

5  X-2 RACING  937  6

6  NEXT GENERATION/BICYCLES PLUS  898  6

7  EXTREME TEAM  888  6

8  KAMIKAZE RACING  885  6

9  BAKERSFIELD BMX  851  6

10  BOMBSQUAD  826  6

11  STEELWHEELSBMX.COM  787  6

12  CMC  755  6

13  RENO RACING  731  6

14  NINE SIXTEEN RACING  730  6

15  METRO BMX  722  5

16  OCTANE/GHP RACING-ARIZONA  719  6

17  PPC RACING  660  6

18  SHOWTIME BMX  654  6

19  TYPHOON RACING  646  6

20  DIRT TWISTER RACING  599  6

ABA BMX would like to thank all the 2009 National Series sponsors:

Dan’s Comp (www.danscomp.com) BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com) Bawlstyle (www.bawlstyle.com) Redline Bicycles-(www.redlinebicycles.com) FLY Racing-(www.flyracingbmx.com) Intense BMX-(www.intensebmx.com) T.H.E. (www.bmxthe.com) Tioga-(www.tiogausa.com) Tangent-(www.tangentproducts.com) GO211.com (www.go211.com) Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex (www.disneysports.com)

Without their support, we couldn’t make the 2009 ABA racing season such a huge success. Support the sponsors that support ABA BMX racing.

02/07 ONE/Kenda news round up

ONE KENDA press release

The last few weeks the last rounds before the final rounds in Denmark were held in Belgium, Norway and England.

ONE/Kenda’s European Champion Tommaso Giustacchini from Italy was sick in Belgium, but took a 2nd place and a 1st in Cheddar, England.

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Toms Skujins from Latvia took an 8th place in round 13 in Elite Men in Cheddar.

Aneta Hladikova from Czech Republic got 6th and 7th in Dessel Belgium, and 4th in Sandness Norway, but broke her arm in round 12. She will be out for 6-8 weeks.

Arturs Matisons from Latvia will not compete this year. He tried practice in Norway, but his ankle has not recovered enough to get back in competition.

In the US Maliek Byndloss is kicking ass. Maliek won the Stars and Stripes National in Pittsburgh, Pa, both classes, both days.

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Check for the videos here: BMX-VIDEOS.COM

Photos: Bruno Giustacchini and Jerrod Huffman

ONE KENDA is sponsored by: KENDA, PINCH GEAR, KMC, SHIMANO, BOLLÉ, THE Industries, SINZ, WLM DESIGN, UFO, THOMSON, ODI, NIKE, PRO GOLD

01/07 NBL Pre National Future Stars Clinic – Great Lakes Nationals

NBL press release

BMX Racing, clinics, camping, picnics, and water slides come together for a great Fourth of July Weekend at Waterford Oaks BMX, located in Waterford Oaks Park in Michigan, just northwest of Pontiac. Waterford Oaks is playing host to the NBL Great Lakes Nationals. The Great Lakes Nationals will feature more than just racing and big air. On Friday, the NBL will host a Pre-National clinic with NBL head instructor Justin Travis, and Michigan Super-Ex standout, Jared Becker. Jared is one of the hardest working riders in the Super-Ex class and his dedication to training has helped make him a podium threat at any race.

The Pre-National clinic will help riders develop their current skills so they can achieve the best possible results for the weekend. This is a great chance for extra track tips on one of the NBL’s classic BMX tracks.

Along with the Clinic riders will receive a goody bag full of values including discounts on/from:

  • $5 off your next Future Stars Clinic
  • $50 off a week at the Ohio Dreams Action Sports camp
  • $5 Bike bucks from J&R Bicycles
  • $5 Coupon from Powers Bike Shop
  • Stickers and swag from our sponsors!

Over a $65 Value!

Date: Friday, July 3rd

Times:

11:00 – 11:30am: Registration and warm-up
11:30 – 1:45pm: Clinic
1:45 – 2:00pm: Autograph and pictures with Jared

Cost: $30 – Includes professional instruction and goodie bag from sponsors.

The NBL Stars and Stripes Nationals are proudly sponsored by BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com), Intense BMX (www.intensebmx.com), Kenda Tires (www.kendausa.com), UGP (www.undergroundproducts.com), Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), THE Industries (www.bmxthe.com) and Hotshoppe Designs (www.hotshoppedesign.com) in association with GO211 (www.go211.com) and Camp Woodward (www.campwoodward.com).

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