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BMX racing news August 2009

31/08 32nd NBL GRAND NATIONAL

NBL press release

The 2009 NBL Grand National is scheduled to take place September 4th, 5th and 6th at Derby City BMX in Louisville, Kentucky. The track has been groomed and polished and awaits the top riders in BMX to showcase their skills and capture those coveted NBL National #1 plates. For those early birds the weekend starts out with a bang on Wednesday (2nd) with the “Future Stars” Clinic kicking off at 3:00pm. Top Elite Pros join the NBL to assist riders in their final preparation for the biggest event of the season.

Thursday (3rd) is dawn to dusk practice, with two scheduled practice sessions for each group. Free practice sessions begin on Friday (4th) morning, with single sessions scheduled for all groups. Highlights of the holiday weekend include Friday night’s Last Chance Qualifier (start time 3:00pm) for the Elite Men and Women as well as the Super Ex and Masters. The UGP Open will run in conjunction with the Elite L.C.Q., and puts up over $4,000 in prizes for those qualified Amateurs.

Opening ceremonies begin at 7:30am on Saturday (5th), with the “Grand-Daddy” of all BMX races dropping the gate for amateurs at 8:00am. Amateurs will complete the first two rounds on Saturday. Check out your favorite Elite riders on Saturday at the NBL autograph session scheduled for 2:00pm.  Saturday afternoon (4:30pm) is the Big One, the NBL Elite Championship. Elite riders from across the country and around the world compete for NBL Elite titles. Plenty of action with three full rounds of motos, followed up with Qualifying rounds and the Mains. The Elite championship podium is scheduled for 7:00pm Saturday evening with awards for the Championship race and Year End awards.

Sunday continues on with the 3rd round of racing action starting at 8:00am and runs until the final gate drops in the Mains. Check out the nbl.org website or BMX Today for additional schedule information.

31/08 2009 Vic State Championship Format and Champbikx and Probikx Round

by Wayne Berryman
– BMX Victoria President

This year will see the National Champbikx and Probikx series return to Victoria for the first time since January 2008.  The board at BMX Victoria is extremely excited about having this high class racing series back in Victoria and it gives our home riders the chance to compete on a National stage in their home state.  Not only do we have the second round of the 2009/2010 series at the Victorian Open BMX Championships in November we will also have the final round in May when Shepparton hosts the 2010 National BMX Championships.

With the steady increase in rider numbers over the past year at the Victoria Open BMX Championships and the addition of the Champbikx/Probikx round to this 2 day event, we have found it necessary to change this year’s format.  Pushing in excess of 850 entries through a complete State Championships in a day and half is going to place enormous pressure onto the organizers and the officials and we have decided, through the EMG, that we will this year go with a Nationals style format and only have 3 motos per class plus finals.  This is a huge change to our normal format but with the Nationals in our state next year we feel that it will give riders participating in next year’s Shepparton Nationals the opportunity to ride a national’s style of event.

This format is not cast in stone as to being the way the Victorian Open BMX Championships will be run in the years to come.  As we do every year we will review the race meeting through the EMG at its completion.  Remember all BMXV club members can attend the EMG meetings.

The 2009 Victorian Open BMX Championships in November will be the start of one of the hottest 6 months of BMX racing Victoria has ever seen.  Track Attack in January is shaping up as one of the biggest, The Northern Rivers series this year was one of its biggest and will be bigger again next year. In Easter Shepparton BMX club will host a two day event at the Nationals Track.  And in May the big one the 2010 National Titles.

If anyone wants any further information on the above or has any other issues they are wanting to discuss, please feel free to give me a call on 0429 605 356.

31/08 Kama Coaching in Victoria

by Eastfield BMX Club

Olympian and former Multi National Elite Men champion Kamikaze will be part of the HRV Elite Racer Coaching Clinic on Saturday the 19th of September.  Kama will join Current National Elite Men Champion Billy Jolliffe, 2000 Elite Men Champion Tony Harvey and Victoria’s leading Elite Men rider Olivier Hoarau as coaches at this clinic.  Cost is $50 and the day starts at 8.00am and goes until 2.00pm. To book a place email tony@hrvfitness.com.  And don’t forget all these guys will be competing on Sunday at the Eastfield Experience.

31/08 BMX on One HD

by bikemedia

The UCI BMX World Championships held in Adelaide, Australia will air on national television. The 60 min program will show highlights of the elite and junior elite race program. Tune in to watch some of the best and biggest BMX action.

Tuesday 1st September, 2009 at 07.00 or 7.00 am

Plus

Thursday 3rd September, 2009 at 16.30 or 4.30 pm

Also check your TV timetable for further repeats of the action packed program. Watch the best riders in the world compete indoors on the purpose-built BMX track. Watch winners Donny Robinson (USA), Sarah Walker (NZL), Mariana Pajon (COL)  and Sam Willoughby (AUS).

28/08 Photos: Ausbike Australia. Australian Bike Trade Expo

by bmxultra.com

On August 16 we headed down to the Melbourne Show Grounds to check out Ausbike Australia. It’s been a little while since the Australian bike industry has had a big trade show so Ausbike was pretty big and surprising that there was so much BMX gear on display. There probably wasn’t a whole lot of race specific product that you wouldn’t have already seen so we have taken some more generic photos that would still be of interest like street helmets, leatt braces, etc.

We checked out a whole lot of booths including ECI, Black Phoenix Films/VAS Entertainment, Trickbits, Advance Traders, Jet Black, and a bunch of others.

A couple of stand outs where the Cannibal stand which does some pretty cool custom jerseys from design to production, they have started to do custom printed shorts too. We also checked out the Black Phoenix Films/VAS Entertainment stand who we hear are going to be bringing in the “Stompin’ Stu” DVDs amongst a bunch of others, they are also the Australian distributor for VHoldR Contour HD wearable cam corders, these puppys are loaded with features and a great buy at only $525. There were a bunch of nice looking street helmets from Nutcase too. We can’t forget to mention ECI, their booth was chockablock full of goodies, as per usual.

Click here to check out the photos.

26/08 Eastfield Experience

by bmxultra.com

Victoria’s richest one day event, the Eastfield Experience, is on again
Sunday September 20.

This racing meeting has grown in leaps and bounds over the few years and this year looks to be the biggest yet.

$5000 pro prize pool

  • $3000 for AA Men
  • $1000 for A Men
  • $750 for Pro Women
  • $250 for Vet Pro

Free entry for sprockets classed riders.

Vouchers 1-3 in all age groups.

Don’t forget there will be an Elite Racer Coaching Clinic by HRVfitness on Saturday from 8am until 2pm.

Full details on the entry form in the bmxultra.com racing calendar. Click here for more information.

25/08 BSX2010 – we need your help

by bmxultra.com

BSX, a Royal Children’s Hospital fund raiser, it will be on again on Monday 18 January 2010.
It will be the fifth running of the one on one backyard BMX race.

Track

We have big plans for track changes over the coming months, if you are able to help swing a shovel, drive a bobcat or just help ride the track and roll the new changes in then keep an eye out for up coming working bees.

Volunteers needed

We will also need some new volunteers for administration leading up to the event as well as running the event on the day. Jobs include parking attendants, ticket sales on the gate, taking entries, selling raffle tickets, manning the silent auctions, track maintenance and so on.

Riders

We have already had verbal confirmation that Aussie BMX legend and Olympian Luke Madill
is planning on coming. If you are interested in the event drop us an email webmaster@bmxultra.com to help us determine how many riders to expect, we would need to know what class you would like to ride (Open men, Open women or 30 & Over Open wheel) where you are from (City/State) and your name. Generally we end up with 32 riders in the Open mens class, about 12 in the 30 & Over open wheel and 2-4 Open women. But there is plenty of room for more.

Partnership opportunities

If you would like to be involved in BSX2010 we will have partnership packages available soon, email webmaster@bmxultra.com for details. Basically we are looking for donations or products for auctions/raffles. 100% of profits raised will go directly to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Gold Partner

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

For more information see bmxultra.com/bsx

About BSX

BSX (Bicycle Supercross) is one-on-one sprint trails style racing on a backyard track built specifically to test a rider’s skills. The short straights, lofty jumps and tight corners are very intense under race conditions but also fun for competitors and create quite a lot of entertainment for spectators. The event provides a unique experience for the local Victorian riders, as well as the interstate and international visitors during an off day of the Track Attack series. The events primary function is to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In just four years the event has raised approximately $15,000 which has provided the hospital with new equipment. Funds have been raised through gate takings, raffles, auctions and donations.

About the Royal Children’s Hospital

‘The Royal Children’s Hospital is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services and health promotion and prevention programs for infants through to adolescents. Each year the Royal Children’s Hospital treats tens of thousands of children through our Emergency Department, inpatient admissions and outpatient visits. The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in providing additional funding to support important research projects and purchase state of the art medical equipment to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.

24/08 Willoughby and Walker win World Cup

by SEAN BADENHORST -Fresh Media Solutions/SHARON PAYNE – Bike Media

photo by: UCI/Getty/ Craig Dutton

SOUTH AFRICA: Two time BMX World Junior Champion, Sam Willoughby from Australia, continued his meteoric rise to fame after winning the second round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, presented by Swatch in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on Saturday.

The current elite men’s World Champion and World ranked number one rider, Donny Robinson from the USA placed second with Rob van den Wildenberg of the Netherlands in third.

Willoughby made history last month by be the first rider to claim back-to-back junior world titles in front of his home crowd and did not disappoint again today by winning every heat plus his quarterfinal and semifinal.

In the final, 18 year old Willoughby started in the favoured inside lane, with Robinson on his left in lane two. Willoughby’s powerful start gave him the edge and this secured the all-important holeshot into the first turn.

A bike-length gap opened up and Willoughby kept his lead into the technical third straight. Willoughby gave his signature one arm up salute across the finish line to claim his first ever Supercross World Cup win.

“I’m really excited with this win! It’s the right end to a perfect day I guess,” said the charismatic Willoughby. “I had lane two in my first heat, but won that and held lane one for the rest of the day which proved decisive.”

It was exciting to win the junior(world championships),” explained Willoughby, “but it’s all about the men’s race. This is the real business now.”

Robinson was full of praise for Willoughby but felt that the inside lane was undoubtedly a factor in the final result.

“Sam is improving all the time. He’s a real talent and so consistent. I would have loved to have had lane one for the final, but he made the most of it and he never made a single mistake. I planned to run at him in the third straight, but he was flawless through there.”

Van den Wildenberg claimed third making it his first ever podium in a World Cup.

In the elite women’s race it was a clean sweep for newly crowned World Champion, Sarah Walker from New Zealand. The 21 year old Olympian was a hot favourite after qualifying fastest on Friday but a hand injury during practice put her in doubt during the day.

“It feels really good to get a World Cup win so soon after winning the World Championships,” she said. “I have definitely developed a lot of confidence lately and it’s showing in my results.”

“I took it a bit easy in the semifinal motos because I didn’t want to risk doing something silly and not making the final. But in the final I let it all out and I had a really good race,” smiled Walker, who had crashed during practice.

Walker recovered enough to win comfortably ahead of Maria Gabriela Diaz from Argentina in second. French rider Eva Ailloud claimed third. The best placed Australian was Rachel Bracken who crashed in the final but rode across the line to place sixth.

An enthusiastic crowd watched the first elite BMX race of its kind in Africa which is a precursor to the 2010 UCI BMX World Championships, which will also be held in Pietermaritzburg next July.

24/08 Retro Bmx East Coast Shootout

by John McInnes

The Retro Bmx East Coast Shootout is an extension of the successful Retro Race Series being held in NSW, QLD VIC, and soon to be in SA and WA. Its an opportunity to see who the fastest retro racer is on the east coast of Australia and is proudly supported by Mongoose BMX Press, Warzone Bikes, Modular Plastics and the Castlehill Bmx Club. There is racers from BITD and past Aussie champions and even a current world champion. Names such as Magic Mick Wiltshire, Craig Fisher, Jim O Neil, Brett Phillips, Bundy Ward, Brett Scruse, Rohan Clark and a few more of the old legends are considering a comeback.

There is a small cash purses and very exotic trophies and a bike give away and a show n shine.

The rules are pre-86 frame and forks and period friendly components and no clip pedals or triple walled rims.

The classes are:

  • Juniors 9-16
  • Under 40
  • Over 40
  • Over 45.

So all you old bmxer’s get off the couch and grab a bike and come along and have some fun.

For further info email: …retroracer64@yahoo.com.au

24/08 Todd Lyons talks about the 2010 SE Bikes

by bmxultra.com

Check out the interview Todd Lyons has done with www.ESPN.com on the 2010 line of bikes. Pretty cool!

http://espn.go.com/action/news/story?page=se_bikes

21/08 2009 BMX Hall ‘O Fame Ceremonies Just Keep Getting BETTER!!!

ABA press release

SPECIAL SHOWING OF STOMPIN’ STU at the 2009 BMX Hall ‘O Fame Ceremonies!!!!

Event Info:

2009 ABA BMX Hall Of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony

Thursday, September 17, 2009 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM (PT)

San Diego, CA

San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum

2131 Pan American Plz

San Diego, CA 92101

Ticket Information

Seats are moving FAST so get your tickets now and get ready to rub elbows with the stars of past, present, and future!

Everything you need to Know about ordering seats can be found on this link!

http://2009ababmxhof.eventbrite.com/

Event Details

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 the evening of September 17, 2009.

Join for the 24th induction ceremony, as we honor seven BMX Racing and Freestyle legends from the 1970s and 1980s, and one industry contributor.

The 2009 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 (Of the 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.

The Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista will be the new home of the National BMX Hall of Fame, and on the morning following the banquet (Friday, September 18, 2009) at 10:00 am there will be a dedication ceremony to unveil the new facility at the training center.  Be one of the few who, years from now, will be able to say “I was there…”

Your Ticket Includes

The Hall Of Fame reception, dinner, silent auction, and the opportunity to meet and greet all of the honorees.

The Food

All entrees will feature a delicious beef and chicken combo.  A vegetarian entree can be arranged by prior request (send vegetarian requests to 2009hof@ababmx.com no later than September 1, 2009, and include the names of all those in your party who are requesting vegetarian entrees)

Ticket Pickup

All tickets for this event will be held at will-call at the San Diego Hall of Champions, for pickup immediately before the event.

Sponsorship Opportunities and Questions Concerning This Event

Sponsorship Opportunities are available.  Please contact Shannon Gillette at shannon@ababmx.com of by phone at 480.961.1903 ext 144 for more information.

List of notable attendees

Clayton John President of ABA for over 25 years, 2009 member of the US Cycling Hall ‘O Fame.

Bernie Anderson ABA owner, Rebel, Blazer owner, member of the US Cycling Hall ‘O Fame

Jim Melton Founder of JMC Bicycles

Dennis Dain Factory Ralph’s and Redline

John Crews Factory Speedo, Patterson, Redline

Cheri Elliott Factory Skyway, Boss – 3-Time ABA National #1 female

Ernie Alexander – Founder of NBA

Bobby Encinas Factory Shimano, NBA #1

Bob Haro – Founder of Freestyle and Haro # Plates and Bicycles

Stu Thomsen ABA’s- 1st National #1 PRO

Jeff Kosmala – ABA’s 1st National #1 PRO Cruiser

Dave Clinton – 1st Superstar of BMX! Factory Kawasaki ,Weinert, DG, Shimano, Diamondback, and NBA #1

Eric Rupe – Factory SE Racing, Schwinn, Profile, Mongoose, GT 9-Time ABA Nationals #1 3-PRO Cruiser and 6-VET PRO

Mike King – 2-Time ABA National #1 AM and 1-Time ABA National #1 PRO

Eddy King – Factory Wheels & Things, Torker, and Diamondback

Toby Henderson – Factory Raleigh, Hutch, and SE Racing

Cash Mathews – Factory Webco, Mongoose/BMX Products

Brian Lopes Factory SE Racing, Elf, Hawk, multi-time ATB National and World Champion

Greg Grubbs Factory Redline and Jag

Greg Hill Factory FMF, Schwinn, Redline Shimano, GT, GHP

Jeff Bottema Factory DG, Raleigh, Team Murray

Dale Holmes 5-Time World Champion

Woody Itson Factory Hutch

Perry Kramer Factory Mongoose/BMX Products, SE Racing, P.K. Ripper himself!

Danny Oakley Factory Mongoose/BMX Products, The man the MOOSEGOOSE was made for!

Eddie Fiola Factory SE Racing, Haro, GT, 5-time King Of Skateparks

Jeremy McGrath Factory VDC, 12-time AMA Champion

DD Leone Factory Redline, Free Agent, Vector

Mike Buff BMX Action Trick team member. SE Bikes

Troy Lee Founder of Troy Lee Designs

Scott Clark Factory Speedo, Robinson, Rondo, Redline, Team Murray, NBA #1 PRO

Tommy Brackens Factory Jag, Powerlite, GT, Torker – The Human Dragster

Vance Patterson Founder of Patterson Racing

Brent Patterson Factory Patterson Two-Time ABA National #1 PRO

Brian Patterson Factory Patterson ABA  Speedo, National #1 PRO

Tracer Finn Factory CW Racing

Harry Leary Factory JMC, Diamondback. ABA National #1 Vet Pro

John Kerr – BMX PLUS! Action photographer

Damian Fulton – Creator of Radical Rick cartoon that ran in BMX PLUS! For over 13 years!

Misty Dong – Factory Raleigh

Ricihe Anderson – Two-Time ABA National #1 AM. Factory, Patterson, Skyway, Torker

Ronnie Anderson – ABA National #1 PRO , Factory Boss, Zeronine

Chris Moeller – S&M owner, BMX ACTION test rider

Doug Davis Factory Diamondback, ABA National #1 AM.

Denny Davidow – Factory TRW, Skyway, Free Agent

Maris Strombergs 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2008 World Champion

Mike Day Olympic 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist

Donny Robinson 2008 Olympic Bronze medalist, ABA National #1 PRO Cruiser, 2009 World Champion

Media Coverage –Vintagebmx.comBMXmania.com, BMXworld magazine, BMXPlus! Magazine, Sessions, BMXer magazine, BikeWearWorld.com

Some of the Silent Auction Items!

Bikes From:

GHP and Intense

Signed Jerseys from:

OS Riders!
The Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze riders!
World Champ Eric Rupe!
5- time World Champ Dale Holmes!

Items from:

Cheri Elliott
Damian Fulton – Creator of Radical Rick
The Hot Shoppe
And much More!

21/08 HRVfitness Elite Racer Clinics

HRVfitness press release

HRVfitness has taken coaching clinics to the next level. HRVfitness Elite Racer gives you not one Pro rider, but 3 of the top Australian Pro riders ever.

Learn from three Elite Australian champions

  • Smaller groups for more quality coaching
  • Greater value for money
  • Elite Australian champions
  • Up to 6 hours of hands on coaching

The next Elite Racer clinic near you;

Rockhampton BMX Club QLD: Saturday August 29th 8am start

Coaches: HRV, Kamakazi, Billy Jolliffe

Rockhampton BMX Club QLD: Sunday August 30th 8am start

Coaches: HRV, Kamakazi, Billy Jolliffe

Cairns BMX Club QLD: Saturday September 12th 8am start

Coaches: HRV, Kamakazi, Billy Jolliffe

Cairns BMX Club QLD: Sunday September 13th 8am start

Coaches: HRV, Kamakazi, Billy Jolliffe

Eastfield BMX Club VIC: Saturday September 19th 8am Start

Coaches: HRV, Billy Jolliffe,

For more information contact Tony@hrvfitness.com

For club interested in hosting their own Elite Racer Clinic contact Tony@hrvfitness.com

20/08 2010 UCI BMX Permanent Career numbers assigned

UCI BMX press release

UCI is pleased to announce the 2010 permanent career numbers for Elite Men and Elite Women. These numbers must be used at all international BMX events for the 2009-2010 season.

In 2006, the UCI introduced the permanent BMX number system for Elite Men and Elite Women. With this system, riders can choose a “career number”, which they have the exclusive right to use for their entire Elite class career. This will give riders a possibility to market themselves and to give media and spectators an easy way to identify riders.

This has proven to be very successful, where top athletes now have been established numbers. Riders like #77 Robert De Wilde (NED) and #365  Mike Day (USA) are certainly nowadays always easy identified with their numbers.

In addition, the number 1-8 is reserved for the finalists of the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships, where Donny Robinson (USA) will display the #1 on the back of the rainbow jersey, while Sarah Walker (NZL) will stick to her familiar # 96.

To view the complete list of permanent numbers, see link or attachment: http://www.uci.ch/templates/UCI/UCI1/layout.asp?MenuId=MTU0NTU&LangId=2

20/08 Morphine Industries East Coast National Report

Morphine Industries press release

A few members of the factory team met up in Raleigh North Carolina this past weekend at the ABA’s East Coast Nationals and managed to put together another solid weekend before heading off the the NBL Grands.

Jason LaRev (A Pro) has been on a tear this season and managed a podium spot once again by taking a 3rd place finish on Sunday.

Doran Bradshaw killed it in 31-35 cruiser by winning both days and also pulled in 3rd and 4th in 28-35X

Olijuwon “Nugget” Davis continues to dominate every time he hits the track. He won both days in 19-27X and in 17& over open.

Now that another weekend of racing and pranks are over with, it’s time to get down to business…. In a few weeks, Morphine Industries will be at the NBL Grands, then off to the ABA’s Redline Cup Finals and we will follow it up with a trip to Cali for the SX race in Chula Vista.

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)

19/08 LIVE UCI BMX Supercross Pietermaritzburg by Swatch

Freecaster.tv press release

The LIVE Webcast of the UCI BMX Supercross Pietermaritzburg by Swatch is available through the following link:

http://freecaster.tv/live/bmx/1007436/uci-bmx-supercross-by-swatch-pietermaritzburg

The 2009 UCI Supercross World Cup sponsored by DCM Chrome in Pietermaritzburg will be staged in the Cattle Arena at the Royal Show Grounds in the centre of Pietermaritzburg. The competition track will be constructed as per the UCI’s design before the event and will be removed after. This venue offers many unique features that is sure to make the Pietermaritzburg leg of the UCI BMX World Cup one to remember for both athletes and supporters alike.

Watch the Elite Men and Women semis and final LIVE on Saturday August 22 at 15:00 until 17:00 CEST

Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane Sunday August 23 at 1:00am

Los Angeles Saturday August 22 at 8:00am

New York Saturday August 22 at 11:00am

19/08 310proshop co-sponsors Free Agent world team

310proshop press release

310proshop, the new BMX racing specialist website is proud to announce to be co-sponsor with the Free Agent world team.

Find the best racing products on our website to www.310proshop.com and the
special offer 50% off on worldwide shipping until end of September.

Your online racing dealer.

18/08 Lauren Reynolds’ new website

by bmxultra.com

Aussie BMX racing starlet Lauren Reynolds has just launched her new website www.laurenreynolds.com.

Check it out for the latest news, results, photos and more from Lauren Reynolds. Drop her an email and tell her that bmxultra.com sent you.

18/08 Andres Jimenez on MCS Bicycles!

MCS Bicycles press release

MCS Bicycles is pleased and excited to announce that we have added Andres Jimenez to the MCS Factory Team. Hailing from Colombia, Jimenez will be calling the United States home for the remainder of 2009 and on into 2010. Jimenez will be focusing on the UCI races both in the USA and the SX races around the globe. “We are very excited to have him come on board!” Said Brian Fell, MCS Marketing Director. “He brings a lot of experience and world wide exposure to the program.” he added. Having gotten 4th place at the Beijing Olympics and most recently a 7th place at the World Championships in Adelaide Australia, Jimenez has showed that he has the potential to get the job done. Jimenez’s first race for MCS will be the UCI SX in South Africa on August 22nd.

17/08 New Rhythm Pro Cranks

Crupi Rhythm Pro cranksetCrupi press release

Arcadia, CA – We are very proud to announce the release of the new Rhythm Pro crankset. Much like
our current model Rhythm crank but stronger like the Shimano DXR crank. This new Pro crank features
a 2 piece design with an external bottom bracket and designed to work with any 104mm BCD (4 bolt
chain ring). Our new pro cranks are a great alternative to the expensive DXR’s. Here are the specs
and details about this crank:

  • Available now!
  • Sizes are 170, 175 and 180mm and in black, white and silver colors
  • Suggested retail price on these cranks is just $269.99
  • 104BCD for use with a 4-bolt chain ring
  • Featuring the BOB bottom bracket system (Big Outboard Bearing)
  • Steel pedal inserts for maximum strength at the pedal position
  • Uses standard Shimano tools to remove bottom bracket
  • Pinch bolts on non-drive arm for easy and secure installation

Find more details on these cranks at www.crupibmx.com or contact your local dealer to get yourself a
set today!

14/08 Calendar updated

Things are about to ramp up on the racing front here in Victoria with some open racing coming up in the next few weeks, so it was time to update the racing calendar with some new entry forms.

Upcoming events:

  • Aug 29 (Sat) Portland Open
  • Aug 30 (Sun) Warrnambool Open (Held at Portland)
  • Sept 5 (Sat) Frankston Helltrack

For full details check out the calendar for entry forms.

13/08 Rennen G-Cog THE Helmets

THE Rennen G-Cog helmetRennen Design Group press release

Rennen Design Group is thrilled to announce the completion and delivery of the “Rennen G-Cog THE Helmets!” These helmets will be exclusively for the soon to be announced official G-Cog sponsored riders. These riders will receive a Coach level G-Cog device, a Custom G-Cog/THE helmet and a slew of Chainrings/Cogs to help them take their training to a new level. The group of riders selected are a diverse group who are at the top of their game, looking to take things to the next level. Training with G-Cog will help them achieve their goals. G-Cog is the Worlds first True Electronic BMX Powermeter!

Keep your eyes open at the ABA Raleigh NC national for a preview of the riders, also one of our riders will be in South Africa for the UCI supercross which is sure to be “Insane”

We at Rennen would like to personally thank Pete Dylewski and Toby Henderson of THE for working with us on this project without their involvement this idea would not have happened. They stepped up when no else would to help us realize our vision for these helmets. Please support the companies that help support BMX!

www.RennenDesignGroup.com www.G-Cog.com www.the-industries.com

12/08 One Bicycles Australia press release

Justin Beattie’s world title experience Adelaide 2009

 

by Jim Beattie

On Friday 17th of August CheekyBoy (Justrin), his Mum ,Dad, sisters  Brianna, Emily and Grandmother jumped in the family’s new Van and drove to Adelaide to compete in the 2009 UCI BMX world titles. Mum had booked a decommissioned railway station which we shared with my parents and our friends the Elliott’s and which had been fitted out for accommodation. This was great fun with trains rolling past at all hours and blowing their horns whenever the kids were near the platform fence.

Justin had been in near constant training since the new year with his coach Adam Carey. 8 months of sub-zero temp morning track and sprint sessions. Of learning that you can train on a muddy track if it is minus 6 deg. and frozen solid,. Of travelling all over NSW most weekends looking for a race. Of dozens of clubbies and opens. Of ACT and Australian titles. In that time he has won the XBR summer series, the NSW southern region Series, got a forth at the ACT titles (injured in a fall) and won the Australian title in Perth. He is also the current NSW and Victorian champion. It’s been a big 8 months.

Justin, like most people, got his first sight of the track on Tuesday  We looked at it together and soon realised that the first Jump was simple. Whichever 10 Year old who didn’t jump the 8.5m monster would loose…..Simple. He lined up and rolled around his 1st lap. Nearly pulled himself over backwards jumping the first jump on the 2nd lap. Cleared the first jump nicely on the 3rd lap, and on the 4th lap landed the first ok and promptly catapulted himself over the handlebars due to a set of snapped forks. It was his last lap for the day anyway. On Wednesday he got a new set of forks, some bandaids, and this time 5 laps  of the track. He had also mapped the first jump. He got a total of 9 practice laps (and that was allot compared to some Aussies ) and I lost count of how many laps some of the other countries riders were lucky enough to get.

Thursday was race day and saw him get a hot draw with everyone in his heat owning either a national or world plate. Justin won the first 2 motos without any real dramas but in the third found himself boxed in after a poor start and was in second. Predictably he fell off in the last corner after taking a low line, challenging for the lead and a result he just didn’t need. This time a bruised knee and sore shoulder to add to this growing injury list. You get that when you race with your heart and not your head. He was hurt but had made it through to the quarters which he ended up winning. He got a very safe third in the semis and drew lane seven for the final.

In the final he got boxed in after another poor start and found himself without the room to wind up and having to jump locked up with a South African rider. He came out of the first corner in last spot by 2 bike lengths. Justin at that point decided to arc up. I asked him later about how he felt at this point and he said. “it was my one shot”. He then used the next two straights to pull back four spots and challenged for third in the last straight and missed out by a couple of inches. He came 4th.

As a parent you take your kids to events like these for the experience and to see how they rate against their contemporaries. At times CheekyBoy was hurt, tired and scared. Yet at no point did he fail to hit that first straight as hard as he could even though he was jumping with overlapping riders zones and landing interlocked with other riders. He knew there was a huge chance that he would fall  heavily but went anyway and I think it was because he didn’t want to miss his chance or let anyone down. When he was behind he never gave up. As his Dad I’m far more pleased with the personal qualities that support his backbone than with his skill on a bike or his excellent result. I certainly didn’t jump and was promptly ridden of the motos as a result. He rates in the very top few riders in his class and with a bit more luck the result could have been very different.

Justin had a massive amount of fun, he got to meet his heroes and his sponsors and he got to race against the best 10 year olds in the world.

CheekyBoy would like to thank the following in no particular order.      His coach Adam Carey, for getting out of bed and always being positive, even at minus 6.  Shane Jenkins,  Miekel Rose and family for welcoming him onto the ONE Bicycles grass roots team, and for their help and advice.  ECI for his new very cool ONE frame and helping out with replacing his snapped forks. Grandma for not fainting after the final for a change. Mum and Dad for putting a DVD player in the new van.  All the guys he races and trains with.

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

10/08 Supercross Racerhead FL Stem

Supercross BMX Racerhead FL StemSupercross BMX press release

The new Racerhead FL came to be by a round table discussion in the shop one night. Kris and Mikey ride park and trails as much as they ride the race
tracks and wanted a cool front load stem to slap on to their new Passion
frames. So we sat down sketched something up, took it to the machine shop
and made a sample, it was close, but we wanted it to be a little sleeker,
and a little lighter, so we refined it down three more times to get what we
wanted. Then we slapped them onto Kris and Mikey’s personal trail bikes and
let them have at it. After a few months of testing and making sure it was
what they wanted we put it into production and what you see today is the
final result.

A superlight 9 ounce piece of carved and whittled 6061 Aluminum billet. ( 9
ounces includes all 6 Grade 8 Allen Bolts )

The Racerhead FL is available in 2 sizes the 53mm ( 9.0 ounces ) and soon a
48mm for the smaller riders that will be even lighter.

Available in Black, Red, Teal and Purple at your favorite local
Supercross BMX dealer.

For more info please check http://www.supercrossbmx.com

07/08 Ed Mroz joins team bmxultra.com and new jerseys

Ed Mrozbmxultra.com press release

The bmxultra.com crew met Ed Mroz, from Delaware USA, when he took a trip to Australia in January 2009. He borrowed Shane Jenkins’ (the bmxultra.com head honcho) cruiser, and race gear and competed at a round of Melbourne’s Track Attack series. Although injured in practice he went on to scare the locals in the final. Ed wears the current Deleware ABA #1 plate, and looks to defend that title this year with plans to take on the tough 40-44 cruiser class in the NBL on his Supercross RCR. After spending the first half of the year injured you can expect to see Ed flying the bmxultra.com colours across the US from now on.

“Ed is our second US based rider, joining Jason Bergstrom from Tennessee. He shares the passion for the sport that all the bmxultra.com team riders possess and is a great addition to the team. We are proud to have him on board and flying the bmxultra.com team colours.” said team manager Shane Jenkins. Not only should you expect to see more of Ed on the track but we should expect to see a whole lot more racing photos out of the US.

Welcome aboard Ed.

Ed is the first of the bmxultra.com team riders to be wearing the 2010 bmxultra.com jersey.

Customised replica jerseys are available only through the One Bicycles website. Not only can you chose your own size but also your own name across the back and your country flags for the sleeves. Check out www.onebicycles.com for more information.

The bmxultra.com team is proudly supported by One Bicycles, Supercross BMX, Dirt Designs, Tioga, THE, Profile, Sun Ringle, and Tektro Brakes.

06/08 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

Here is the latest list of notable attendees—

Clayton John President of ABA for over 25 years, 2009 member of the US Cycling Hall ‘O Fame.

Bernie Anderson ABA owner, Rebel, Blazer owner, member of the US Cycling Hall ‘O Fame

Jim Melton Founder of JMC Bicycles

Dennis Dain Factory Ralph’s and Redline

John Crews Factory Speedo, Patterson, Redline

Cheri Elliott Factory Skyway, Boss – 3-Time ABA National #1 female

Ernie Alexander – Founder of NBA

Bobby Encinas Factory Shimano, NBA #1

Bob Haro – Founder of Freestyle and Haro # Plates and Bicycles

Stu Thomsen ABA’s- 1st National #1 PRO

Jeff Kosmala – ABA’s 1st National #1 PRO Cruiser

Dave Clinton – 1st Superstar of BMX! Factory Kawasaki ,Weinert, DG, Shimano, Diamondback, and NBA #1

Eric Rupe – Factory SE Racing, Schwinn, Profile, Mongoose, GT 9-Time ABA Nationals #1 3-PRO Cruiser and 6-VET PRO

Mike King – 2-Time ABA National #1 AM and 1-Time ABA National #1 PRO

Eddy King – Factory Wheels & Things, Torker, and Diamondback

Toby Henderson – Factory Raleigh, Hutch, and SE Racing

Cash Mathews – Factory Webco, Mongoose/BMX Products

Brian Lopes Factory SE Racing, Elf, Hawk, multi-time ATB National and World Champion

Greg Grubbs Factory Redline and Jag

Greg Hill Factory FMF, Schwinn, Redline Shimano, GT, GHP

Jeff Bottema Factory DG, Raleigh, Team Murray

Dale Holmes 5-Time World Champion

Woody Itson Factory Hutch

Perry Kramer Factory Mongoose/BMX Products, SE Racing, P.K. Ripper himself!

Danny Oakley Factory Mongoose/BMX Products, The man the MOOSEGOOSE was made for!

Eddie Fiola Factory SE Racing, Haro, GT, 5-time King Of Skateparks

Jeremy McGrath Factory VDC, 12-time AMA Champion

DD Leone Factory Redline

Mike Buff BMX Action Trick team member. SE Bikes

Troy Lee Founder of Troy Lee Designs

Scott Clark Factory Speedo, Robinson, Rondo, Redline, Team Murray, NBA #1 PRO

Maris Strombergs 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2008 World Champion

Mike Day Olympic 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist

Donny Robinson 2008 Olympic Bronze medalist, ABA National #1 PRO Cruiser, 2009 World Champion

06/08 Psykopath Race from the Golden State Nationals in Prunedale, CA Elite Series

Psykopath press release

Psykopath was in the house this weekend in Prunedale Ca, our Factory Team had some good laps and a few results, Super X Jesse Langland was looking fast all weekend, and scored a 5th in the main event, on Sunday he had low points going into the main and crashed pretty hard his last moto which side landed him for the rest of the day. Elite rider Augusto Castro just came back form the UCI BMX worlds in Adelaide, Australia, and was feeling a little ill could only race on Saturday.  Super X rider Alan Hudson missed the main on Saturday but made for it on Sunday and scored a 7th in the main.  Super X rider Kyle Zondervan only raced on Sunday and had some good laps and missed the main by one spot.  19-27 expert team manager Nick Valenica made his mains both days in this tough class.  Elite Masters Rider Carl Renowitzy has been out for over a year and took a boat ride to the main both days.  This weekend the Factroy Team will be in Tucson AZ for the ABA National.  Other Psykopath News last night the San Lorenzo’s School Board approved the Youth BMX program. Big thanks to the riders that showed up, AR and his Life Goes on Foundation (LGO)BMX committe, Psykopath Industries Team, Alameda County Supervisor Alice Lai Bitker, her staff Rubien, Shawn Wilson, Larry @HARD, Hayward City Councilman Kevin Dowling and many others. This will be a great youth program and AR and his staff at LGO are excited to be a part of this new program in the East Bay.

05/08 One Bicycles Australia Update

One Bicycles Australia press release

Here’s an update of how Mikayla from the ACT enjoyed the world championships experience..

by Miekel Rose

Mikayla and Maris StrombergsMikayla and I drove down to Adelaide with her Cruiser and 20″ in the back of the car to compete at this year’s BMX World Championships. For the two months leading up to the event Mikayla had been training hard and was looking good for her quest at the Worlds. Her Coach Craig Fisher was also there for her at the event as he was racing Cruiser (eventually claiming W1 in 40-44 Men). Mikayla practiced well, but was struggling with what to do at the first jump on the first straight. She attempted to jump it but was a little short, she struggled pumping it as it was launching her, so her tactic was to pedal hard, grab a small amount of brake at the last moment and ride through it.

When it came to race day, Craig showed me her draw in the 9 Girls. She had a tough block getting Australia 1,2,3, USA 1 and NZ 1 in her heat. I was a little disappointed for her as this made it extra tough. She rode well through the heats and only managed a 5th and 6ths, not enough to progress to the semis. It was good to see her mixing it up with the girls she raced at the Aussies and the ground she had gained on them, but sad she had such a tough draw. She had fun and came away with a smile and that is what counts.

Sunday she raced Cruiser in the 12 and under Girls division. As Mikayla is still only 8 I didn’t expect too much, just wanted her to have fun. On the Saturday the day before we went for a practice ride at the Happy Valley Track and Mikayla had a ball, jumping and playing on the very flowing track there. On the Sunday she raced hard mixing it up with the big girls and came away with two sixth places. I went and spoke to her and said to have fun in the last race as she couldn’t make it through. She had a fun race and gave us all a wave over the finish line rolling in 8th place.

What an experience, our first World titles. The highlight for her was getting a photo with the 2008 World Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist and ex ONE Team rider Maris Strombergs. Maris was kind enough to sign her ONE Australia Team Jersey and pose for a photo with her. The Jersey and photo are now framed and take pride of place in the lounge room at home.

Unfortunately her two brothers Nikalus and Joshua did not ride or travel to the event with us due to the large cost involved and they missed qualification by the smallest of margins. I was disappointed they missed such an awesome experience, but hope it drives them to train harder in an attempt to qualify to race for Australia at a World Titles in the future.

Training starts again next week in a lead up to the NSW Titles being held in Maitland. Mikayla, Nik and Josh are looking forward to some good results and hope to report on a great event at its conclusion.

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

05/08 Morphine Industries Dominates the Podium at Golden State Nationals in Prunedale

Morphine Industries press release

Morphine Industries’ top riders Tyler Faoro and Gavin Lubbe showed up to the Golden State Nationals in Prunedale this past weekend to display their colors.  Both riders, fresh off impressive weekends, with Tyler Faoro taking a 1 and 3 in Trumbull and Gavin Lubbe representing his homeland, South Africa in Adelaide at the World BMX Championships.

Super X – Gavin Lubbe started the weekend off with a first, putting him on the top spot on the podium for Day1.  Gavin returned Sunday for another great day taking a second and a return appearance on the podium.

Super X – Tyler Faoro looking to keep his podium streak going, threw down a great performance to take a third place finish and a spot on the podium for Day 1.  Tyler came back on Day 2 with a strong performance finishing just off the podium with a 4th place finish.

Both Tyler and Gavin are in the top five making a push toward the Super X title up for grabs next month in Louisville.

Morphine Industries will have riders in Tucson next weekend for the ABA Southwest Nationals and the following week in Raleigh for the ABA East Coast Nationals.  Be sure to come check us out.

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)

04/08 Photos: UCI World Championships and Randy Stumphauser/GHP Clinic

by bmxultra.com

During the week of the world championships in Adelaide last month we took a bunch of photos, first of the Randy Stumphauser/GHP clinic at The Cove BMX track, then at the indoor worlds venue. There are so few indoor events in Australia that we haven’t bothered to buy the equipment to take good indoor shots, besides we aren’t allowed in the track area because of some BS policy about requiring insurance. (We are good enough to send press releases and announcements all year but not take photos at Aussies and Worlds? Whatever!) So we have tried to get some photos for you but weren’t all that happy with them. Since some of you have been asking I decided to put them up. We like some of the arty ones that show lots of movement but it’s probably not the style of photo you guys are looking for. We took photos from the first two days of practice and the first day of racing with the Junior Challenge classes, but had to focus on racing after that.

Click here to check out the photos.

04/08 hrvfitness hits Rockhampton

HRVFitness press release

HRV is heading to North Queensland and taking some of the fastest guys in the country with him, Brian Kirkham and Olivier Hoarau.

We will be running two coaching clinics at the Rockhampton BMX club, Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of August.

This weekend is open to all riders so book your spot now! Positions are filling fast!!

04/08 SE 2010 Sneek Peek

by bmxultra.com

Todd Lyons from over at SE sent through some sneek peek photos of the 2010 range. For all you SE fans it’s time to start saving again.

SE BMX 2010 sneek peek

03/08 Startgate Pro Random Start Gate Practice system

Startgate Pro press release

We’d like to tell you a little bit about a new product called Startgate pro, which is now available to purchase.

STARTGATE PRO:

  • Was designed to give BMX and 4X racers an affordable practice gate system, which conforms to current UCI random start regulations.
  • Can be used with any professional or homemade start gate
  • Uses a simple one-button operation
  • All that is required to power Startgate Pro is a 12-volt power supply (ie. a car battery).

To make this an affordable product for more riders to use, there is no voice saying “Riders ready, Watch the gate”, instead this has been replaced with a series of tones. All times in the system meet with the UCI Cycling regulations.

Startgate Pro is available from £120

This link below shows you the Startgate Pro in operation:

http://startgatepro.com/Video.html

03/08 NBL Bring-A-Buddy Program – June results announced

NBL press release

– Cape Coral BMX, FL the top recruiting track / Jeffrey Heath of Central Jersey BMX, NJ the top recruiter

NBL membership continues grow and the Bring-A-Buddy Program is attracting hundreds of new members each month.  With more than $40,000 in prizes to be won, NBL tracks and members have been actively promoting the program and there are lots of new names, and tracks, at the top of the point standings.  Bring-A-Buddy played a key role in boosting the sport’s profile during the Olympic year and the trend continues well into 2009 – That’s good news for the sport and ultimately, for local racing programs around the country. The month of June was a big one for the program this year!

Jeffrey Heath of Central Jersey BMX, NJ is the top recruiter for June with 2,500 points and if he continues on this pace, he could be selecting from a number of cool awards including a chance to choose between a Supercross Bolt LT frame or Intense Podium frame, each worth 3,800 pts.  Cassidy Ellis of Maryland is close behind with 2,400 and Jakob Cavalli of Santa Barbara BMX in California is third with 2,300.  View the complete stats on the NBL website.

NBL tracks are also a key part of the program and the top recruiting tracks for each reward period win sponsor products. The top recruiting track for the month of June is Cape Coral BMX in Florida. The top recruiting track from each region receives a free complete bike and recognition in BMX Today Magazine for their efforts. “Several different tracks have emerged as top recruiters this year and that tells us that the program is being promoted more than ever” said Ken Masters, NBL President. “It’s the best year for recruiting to date and this will help local programs around the country”. The top recruiting tracks by region are:

Top Recruiting Tracks by Region for June

  • ·         Midwest – Grand Rapids BMX, MI
  • ·         Northeast – Wakefield BMX, MA
  • ·         Southeast – Cape Coral BMX, FL
  • ·         West – Santa Maria BMX, CA

Visit the NBL website at www.nbl.org for more details and click on the Bring A Buddy banner to view full standings and the rewards catalog.

The 2009 NBL Bring-A-Buddy Program is proudly sponsored by Intense BMX (www.intensebmx.com), Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com), Kenda Tires (www.kendausa.com), UGP (www.undergroundproducts.com) Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), THE Industries (www.bmxthe.com), and Camp Woodward (www.campwoodward.com) in association with BMXWORLD, BMX Plus! and BMX Today magazines.

About NBL Bring-A-Buddy

The program is simple and offers an exciting, points-driven, incentive platform that rewards NBL members for their efforts. In the April and May issues of BMX Today magazine, members received a full sheet of ‘Buddy’ cards and were tasked to distribute them to any ‘buddies’ who might be interested in trying BMX for the first time. When any ‘Buddy’ redeems a card at a local NBL BMX track, both the recruiter and the ‘Buddy’ win a free ‘limited-edition’ NBL sticker kit.  Recruiters receive 100 points for every ‘Buddy’ who redeems a card and when the ’Buddy’ joins as a full NBL member, the recruiter pockets an additional 300 bonus points. To further support super-active recruiters, additional cards and supplies are available at local NBL tracks.

 

 

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