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30/09 Red Bull “Under My Wing” with Luke Madill

Red Bull press release

Are you a young BMX racer that wants to be the best?Well, here is your chance to learn from the best!

redbull_under_my_wing_luke_madillRed Bull Under My Wing is a 3-day coaching clinic, designed to equip young riders with
the knowledge and expertise to assist them in taking their BMX racing career to the next level.

Red Bull rider, Luke Madill plus other industry experts will take the lucky juniors through the key facets of BMX racing, on and off the track, at this ‘money cant buy’ workshop. Participants will be left with the information essential to becoming a professional BMX racer.

Red Bull Under My Wing will be held from December 18 – 20, 2009. Luke Madill will host the clinic in his backyard in Western Sydney, which hosts a world class track – a replica of the 2008 Olympic Games track.

A panel of BMX racing experts including Luke Madill, the current coaches of the NSW,
VIC and Australian squads, will select a total of 20 lucky riders from the following events:

Events:

  • Rd 1 of 2009 – 2010 BMX Australia Probiks / Champbiks Series (QLD): 26th Sept, 2009
  • NSW State Titles: 3-4th October, 2009
  • Rd 2 of 2009 – 2010 BMX Australia Probiks / Champbiks Series (VIC): 28th Nov, 2009:

Categories: 14s 15s 16s

Note: Selection will not be based on performance only, rather a demonstration of high potential, good attitude,
strong dedication and of course a solid skill level.

For more info, go to redbull.com.au

30/09 2010 Haro Bikes landed at Don Ash Bike Hub

Don Ash Bike Hub press release

Don Ash Bike Hub have just received a huge drop of 2010 Haro race BMX, with over 20 bikes in store now. We have stock of Race Mini, Race Expert, Race Pro, Race Pro XL, Team Issue & Race 24.

donash_2010_haro_bmx_bikes

All specs, weights & frame geomery for these bikes are on our website http://donash.bikehub.com.au

If you are chasing a custom wheelset, Forks, Frame or any other part, we deal with all the major companies including Profile, Chris King, Answer, Bombshell, Shimano DXR & many more. Please phone or email for our best price.

If you wish to purchase any of these bikes please call or drop into our store in Shepparton, Vic. We can also deliver any of these bikes to Melbourne or country Victoria. Mention this ad to receive 10% off any Haro race BMX.

Keep an eye out for the Don Ash Bike Hub race team at all the Major race meets. Dont hesitate to say hello and ask any questions you may have, or to test ride one of these new bikes.

30/09 ONE Bicycles Australia Report – Justin “CheekyBoy” Beattie Wins the Ten Boy class at Castle Hill Open

ONE Bicycles Australia press release

Orange Blossom open Castle Hill N.S.W by Jim Beattie

Castle Hill BMX club is known for putting on a great race and this year they didn’t disappoint.

The Castle Hill boys had spent long weekends getting ready for the big event and the track surface was grippy, smooth and uniform. It looked and rode great.

This is always Justin’s last hit out before the N.S.W state titles and he was keen for a ride before the big event.

CheekyBoy had a comfortable run through the motos and picked lane 8 in the final just to liven things up a bit. The final saw Justin come out of the gate a bit slow and was in a fight for the lead with his best mate (Will Moran) who came underneath and rode him up out of turn one. Justin put the foot down and took the lead by jumping low through the second straight and cruised through for the win.

Along with the win Justin also got to meet fellow ONE Bicycles Australia Team member Issy Penglass and also spend some time with his good mates the Rose tribe.

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

29/09 New Risen BMX forks

by bmxultra.com

There are some new race forks by Risen BMX that will hit the market around November and if they look suspiciously like Marzocchi Sinister forks, that’s because BMX legend Greg Hill is behind these forks as well. We asked him a couple of questions about the forks and Risen BMX, here’s the scoop.

risen-bmx-forksbmxultra.com: Tell us about Risen BMX and your new forks

Greg: My wife and I started Sinister Steering Systems about 10 years ago, after a year we were getting traction and then I met the guy’s at Marzocchi, we entered into a business deal where we got the short end of the stick, sold our interest and walked away..Bad situation for sure…I left the sport for a few years as a result of that and regrouped, got back in and ultimately it led to the return of GHP BMX in 2005. So about 1 year ago my wife said “hey, we should finish what we started with the fork project” I said let’s start looking at the market and see what is going on. We decided the aftermarket fork business needed some new blood and started Risen BMX, we now have an LLC corp, all our business is layed out with a 5 year plan and we just got our first sample 20″ Risen BMX forks about 4 days ago. They’re on my bike and I have to beat them up for about 2 weeks. The fork legs are made of 6061 T6 aluminum extruded and CNC’d, the crown is 7005 aluminum as well as the steer tube. They weigh about 30 ounces and look like the stealth plane, very cool looking for sure.

Risen BMX will be sold as direct marketing to the end user right off our website www.risenbmx.com and the site will be fully operational within 6 weeks. Made in the United States. In regard to the Sinisters, Risen BMX is from the same family tree just a different branch and much improved, were going after the fork market with everything we have. The company is formed and founded by myself and my wife Liz Hill. We have been friends for 35 years and married for 16, have 4 kids Gregory 25, Loren 23, Christine 22, and Jeremy 12, also have a 4 year old grandaughter and 1 year old grandson. It’s all family and BMX 24/7 lol.

bmxultra.com: Why alloy? Why not carbon, cro-mo or some other material?

Greg: The reason for aluminum extrusion is simply by design it is simple and aircraft quality looking. If you examine most carbon forks they are just carbon wrapped around aluminum, all carbon forks I have seen are not very light considering they are carbon. The GHP cromoly fork is 28 ounces and is lighter than most every carbon fork I have seen. I believe the Answer Scythe fork is 27 ounces however you probably cannot find one lol. I like to forge our own path with new and different things.

So there you have it folks, new forks from Greg Hill, keep an eye out on www.risenbmx.com.

29/09 BSX2010 – working bee this Sunday

by bmxultra.com

BSX2010, a Royal Children’s Hospital fund raiser, will be on again on Monday 18 January 2010.
It will be the fifth running of the one on one backyard BMX race.

The clean up of the track is well under way and there looks to be a good break in the rain coming up this weekend. We have some track changes planned for this Sunday October 4 as well as a bit of a lunch time birthday BBQ for Shane, so bring your shovels and your bikes and head up to Kinglake for a few hours. We’ll be kicking off at 10am. If you are interested in helping out drop an email to webmaster@bmxultra.com and let us know you are coming and if you have any further questions.

This just in – Keep an eye on the Auction

We don’t want to get into too much detail just yet, but one of the true legends of BMX might have some signed t-shirts for us to auction at BSX. It’s not Scot Breithaupt who signed some Joe Kid DVD’s a couple of years ago, but just as legendary, or maybe even more so. Just as the DVD’s went for big bucks, these probably will too, so all you collectors start saving, this is going to be big.

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 Partners

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

XBR Magazine (www.xbr.com.au)

Airsho

Bronze Partner

Chris Van Winden Paints (CVP)

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.

29/09 Clark wins Qld Crown

bike media press release

Clark misses crash to clinch Queensland BMX title

Sunshine Coast’s Joel Clark left nothing to chance at the Queensland BMX State Championships on the Gold Coast today. Clark was lucky to be ahead of a fall in the first straight but then had to await a photo finish to determine first and second. Clark was declared winner and local favourite, Steven Janssen had to be satisfied with second.

“I’ve been racing states for five years and finally I’ve got one,” said Clark.

Clark’s training partner, Dirk Winter and  yesterday’s national series winner, was involved in the crash and finished in eighth place. Third was Andrew Gillett from Western Australia.

For Gold Coast girl, Cherie Simpson, a win in the state titles today finished off a stellar weekend after she won the national series race yesterday. The 18 year old was again challenged by former dual world champion, Jaclyn Wilson-Thompson. The 32 year old mother of two from Bendigo just faulted slightly during the race leaving Simpson to take it out.

“It’s my first Queensland title,” exclaimed Simpson.”It was a close race as I had two faster ones who had beaten me in the motos but I stuck to my race plan and it turned out the way I wanted it to. I’ve had a really good weekend and I’m wrapped with my results.”

Junior men’s winners were a repeat of yesterday’s national round places with Victoria’s Matthew Dunsworth and Perth’s Darryn Goodwin placing first and second respectively.

“It was tougher than yesterday,” declared Dunsworth. “Back to back’s not bad.”

Former World Champion, Melinda McLeod from Mackay returned to form to win the state junior women’s title over Gold Coast’s Lacey Oliver. McLeod withdrew from racing on Saturday and missed the finals of the national round.

“It hasn’t been a great weekend. I had to pull out of the Probikx yesterday as I had a stomach virus,” explained McLeod.

McLeod had obviously recovered by today though to take the win.

“It’s so good the competition we’ve got there’s Lacey (Oliver) and Molly (Nichols-Pavy) up there,” McLeod said.

Several Mackay riders picked up wins in both the national round and the state championships and according to McLeod they and the track will be ready to host next year’s State Championships.

“It’s looking good for Mackay we’ve picked up a few plates here this weekend. The home track is going to be good for next year. I only live about ten minutes from the track so I won’t have so far to travel then!” laughed McLeod.

The Masters 30 plus men’s race was won by the local club favourite, Justin Lamb from Ashmore.

Winter wows BMX national series with first win

Two Queensland riders took out the first round of the BMX National Tour on the Gold Coast today.  Sunshine Coast rider, Dirk Winter returned to national racing by taking out first round of the National Tour on the Gold Coast.  The 19 year old took to the lead after training partner Joel Clark left a gap.

“I was pushing it. I gave it everything,” exclaimed Winter. “Overall I’m probably the best under pressure. I use that pressure and it makes me ride better. I put pressure on everybody else and come out on top.”

Winter was a world silver medallist at 14 years of age and admits to having ‘lived and breathed’ BMX. However after recently taking a year and a half off the bike the 19 year old has discovered a renewed enthusiasm for the sport.

Second was strong local rider, Steven Janssen from Nerang. Third was Perth rider, Brock Murray.

The elite women’s race came down to the line with local rider, Cherie Simpson winning after her nearest rival, Jaclyn Wilson-Thompson from Bendigo crashed on the line.

“It was pretty tough,: said Simpson. The 18 year old from Mermaid Waters rider was challenged in the final metres but was not worried.

“I knew I had that last straight over that girl. I ride this track fairly regularly,” she said.

To crash just before the finish line was disappointing for the former two time world champion. “I think maybe I was going a little bit too hard,” she explained. For Wilson – Thompson this race marked her return to elite race in over a decade. “ I’m loving it. It’s great to be mixing it with the best,” she explained.

Eventual second place went to Kelly Percy from Brisbane and Victorian Erin Anderson finished in third.

After tough racing in the junior men the win was secrured by Victoria’s Matthew Dunsworth. Last year’s series winner Darryn Goodwin from Perth had to be content with second.

Junior women’s race was taken by the world plate holder, Lacey Oliver from the Gold Coast. In her first junior elite race Oliver was comfortably ahead of South Australian Molly Nicols-Pavy.

The elite trials were dominated by three Nerang riders, Steven Janssen (elite men), Cherie Simpson (elite women) and Lacey Oliver (junior elite women. Western Australia’s Darryn Goodwin from the Hills Club won the junior elite men’s time trial.

Winners of the Champbikx races were:

14 boys, Aaron Nottle, Westside, PERTH WA

15 girls, Rachel Jones, Lake Macquarie, NEWCASTLE NSW

15 boys, Jack Buchhorn, Mackay Pioneer, MACKAY QLD

16 girls, Chelsea King, Beenleigh, BRISBANE QLD

16 boys, Corey Frieswyk, Mackay Pioneer, MACKAY r QLD

28/09 ONE Bicycles Australia Report – Castle Hill Orange Blossom

ONE Bicycles Australia press release

Castle Hill Orange Blossom By Miekel Rose

Each September the Castle Hill BMX Club in Sydney hold the Orange Blossom event. This event attracts 300 riders and is the last shootout before the N.S.W. Titles.

The club had worked tirelessly to resurface the track and it was fast and smooth. This is a favourite track for the kids and they look forward to racing there each year. We had travelled up to the Titles track a few weeks before this event and visited the Castle Hill track on the way home for some practice.

Mikayla hadn’t raced an open event since the World Titles and was looking forward to renewing her rivalry with Bianca Robertson who is the current W5 plate holder in the 9 Girls 20” division. Mikayla raced like a child possessed and managed to clean sweep the event not dropping one moto. She was well ahead of the field and her determination was evident. Mikayla is manualing and trying to jump everything she can at the moment. She jumped on her cruiser to mix it up with the 13 and under Junior Ladies Cruiser division too and managed an overall third place for the day. Mikayla is hoping to bring home the number 1 plate this year and also plate on her cruiser. She looks like she may be on task to do so.

Nikalus hadn’t had a good year, or should I say 12 months. He knocked himself out at the 2008 Victorian Titles after sitting in the top 3 on both 20 and cruiser for the event. Earlier this year he managed one round of the NSW Southern Series coming 3rd on 20 and winning 11-12 Boys Cruiser, then at the ACT Championships crashed in warm up, knocking himself out again and breaking his arm, which required surgery. He then raced the Aussies after only having the cast removed a week before the event and failed to qualify for the Worlds. The Orange Blossom was his first event this year to see how he stacked up against his competition. As you could imagine we were both nervous and curious how he would go.

Nik raced well on 20, coming home with an overall 2nd for the event behind his good mate W1 Andy Hughes. On cruiser Nik rode well but continued to pull himself out of his pedals. Due to the pedal situation at one stage, gave the field a 20m head start and ran the field down to manage a third in one of his motos. Nik made it to the finals and was still struggling with the pedals and only managed a 6th. Time for new pedals I believe. Nik was happy and enjoyed being back in some kind of form.

ONE-josh-092009Joshua loves this track and has been training hard on his strength and fitness. He still needs work with his gate and acknowledges this. On his 20” he rode well sitting in the top 4 all day. At the end of the motos there was a 3 way run off for the last spot on the gate for the final. Josh had a shocker gate and followed the other two riders for the first 2 straights before getting one spot back along the 3 straight. He had left his run too late and missed the final by a bike length. He was a little disappointed but was determined to make it up on cruiser. He was on fire in the 13-14 Boys Cruiser and at the end of the motos was sitting in third. In the final he rode very well and managed to secure the third spot for the class. Josh is hoping to get his first plate this year at the NSW Titles and has been training hard to achieve it.

The day was made more fun because Issy Penglase had travelled up from Victoria with her Dad Craig to race at the event. It was the first time the younger members of the ONE Bicycles Australia Team were together. Justin Beattie’s Dad Jim and Mother Nat took a number of photos of the Team together and they had a ball hanging out with each other at the event. I would like to thank Jim’s parents for returning home to get Justin’s spare jersey so Mikayla could wear the Team Jersey for the photos, as she is awaiting the new jersey to land in Australia form the Netherlands. Her old team jersey now takes pride of place in the lounge room, framed with a signature and a photo with Maris Strombergs. Big thanks to Craig for bringing Issy up to the event. It was great to have her there and the kids had a ball together. Also another huge thanks to Shane Jenkins and the lads at ECI for getting the Cruiser handlebars to the kids in time for the event. Maybe I should have ordered some pedals for Nik whilst I was at it!!!!

ONE-austeam-092009A great Day for the ONE Bicycles Australia Team, riding great bikes with good friends!

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

25/09 Queensland State Titles/national BMX series on the Gold Coast

by bikemedia

The BMX Queensland State Championships are gearing up to be one of the biggest events on the Australian calendar with state titles up for grabs from tomorrow at Ashmore on the Gold Coast. Over 1350 race entries over the weekend will be chasing a prize pool of over $ 9 000. The action will heat up even more on Saturday morning with the first of seven rounds in the National Series.

For many it will be their push to make it into the Olympic team for London in 2012. The line-up boasts the national bronze medallist from Adelaide, Matthew Willoughby. Willoughby’s younger brother, Sam, is currently overseas and leading the World Cup Series. Matthew will be just as serious on making the national series his goal this season.

Willoughby will have a tough time defeating the Sunshine Coast duo of Dirk Winters and Joel Clark. Both Winters and Clark have dominated the last ten state level events and will be hard to beat.

Another rider, Nathan Graves from Toowoomba, may also find it hard to better his brother, Jared Graves’, recent overall win of the mountain bike world cup series in four cross.

Local support will be behind Steven Janssen from Nerang while Western Australian rider, Andrew Gillett, will be out to make his trip worth his while.

Fellow Western Australian rider, Darryn Goodwin from the Hills club, will be out to make his mark in the junior men this series after winning the 16 boys champbikx last season. Also out to reclaim a champbikx titles will be Bodi Turner from Eastfield (VIC) and Jack Buchhorn from Mackay (QLD).

Another successful Mackay rider, Melinda McLeod is hoping to claim some points in the probikx junior women’s race after winning the overall for 15 girls. Beenleigh’s Chelsea King (QLD) and Sarah Harvey from Pine Rivers (QLD) will be out to reclaim their champbikx crowns again this season.

In the warm-up event on Wednesday in the pre-titles Bundaberg’s Kurt Grambower took the elite men’s top place while Gladstone’s Daniel Wallace placed second. Third was Mark Miles from Centenary Plains.

The elite women’s Bendigo’s Jaclyn Wilson-Thompson (VIC) dominated over junior rider, Gemma Sloane from Nhulunbuy (NT). Mackay rider, Ashley Wyatt picked up third.

After the Queensland titles official opening tomorrow racing gets underway with the 24 inch or cruiser classes. On Saturday morning the first round of the national series racing will be followed in the afternoon by challenge classes and the younger sprockets.

The elite and other age classes return to the track on Sunday for the 20 inch state title finals. Racing is expected to finish by 2 pm.

25/09 Tasmanian State Titles

by Graeme Falla
Secretary
BMX Tasmania Inc.

I am writing to you to invite along anyone at your club that may be interested in coming down to Tassie to compete in our State Titles. The event will be held on the weekend of the 31th Oct.& 1st Nov 09, and would make a great Vic pre-titles hit out. So if you’re keen to get out of Victoria and get some ‘overseas’ racing in before the Vic states, then come and try your luck at the Tassie State Titles.

If you would be so kind as to advertise our event among your members it would be greatly appreciated. A contingent of at least 10 Tassie riders will be hitting Melbourne in late November to compete in the Vic titles, so please take this opportunity to secure yourself a “T” plate, to make up for the “V” plates that we will be taking home.

I am looking forward to seeing as many Victorian riders down here at our State Titles as possible. This year’s Tassie Titles are in Launceston, and we still run a format where all classes race on both event days, so come along and have a great weekend of racing.

For more information click here to download the entry form.

24/09 Review: ABD Kochwuerste grips

by bmxultra.com

Well we are back on the review train, with a whole lot of reviews backed up and ready to go. This one is about the ABD Kochwuerste grips, an interesting grip idea that we won’t go on about here, because we already have in the review, if you want to find out what they are then you are going to have to click here to read the review.

Other reviews coming: Sun Envy rims, Supercross SpinDrive Cassette hubs, Tachyon XC Helmet Camera and the Start Gate Pro UCI compliant practice gate system. Keep an eye out for those.

24/09 Denmark will host another two great cycling World Championships In 2011

Sport Event Denmark press release

The future of cycling in Denmark is bright!  The International Cycling Union (UCI) Management Committee met in Lugano today to decide on a host for the 2011 BMX World Championships and for 2011 UCI Para-cycling World Championships. Denmark was awarded both events!

2011 is shaping up to be a momentous year as Denmark is honoured to host another two great cycling world championships in 2011: 2011 UCI BMX World Championships and 2011 UCI Para-cycling World Championships. Previously Denmark has previously been assigned the 2011 UCI Road World Championships.

“With continual inspiration created through the UCI Bike City brand, Denmark is persistently looking for opportunities to strengthen the commitment to the sport of cycling. Hosting the 2011 UCI BMX World Championships and 2011 UCI Para-cycling World Championships in combination with the 2011 UCI Road World Championships offers a unique opportunity to create an unprecedented marketing platform that can serve as a benchmark for the sport in years to come. Also the sequence of these events will attract continual media exposure for cycling in Denmark,” says Lars Lundov, CEO, Sport Event Denmark.

“We presented a strong bid concept focusing on creating a breakthrough for BMX, establishing it as a dominant Olympic cycling discipline. We have hosted two very successful BMX World Cups in 2008 and 2009 as a part of the “Bike City Copenhagen” cooperation between Copenhagen and the UCI. A brand new BMX track in the centre of the city has received praise from BMX specialists, athletes and media and it is ranked among the best in the world,” says Jørgen Bitsch, president of the Danish Motor Union.

Lars Vallentin, Business Development Manager, Wonderful Copenhagen, the city’s tourism agency says: “The 2011 World Championships is crucial in building the right momentum for BMX. At our state of the art permanent BMX track Copenhagen is determined to create the best platform for the sport to grow and be promoted in the years leading up to the 2012 Olympics. Therefore we are also pleased to be hosting the SX world cup in 2010 before the best cycling year ever – 2011 in Copenhagen”.

“To host the 2011 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships is a great opportunity to show that Danish athletes can make themselves known on an international level”, states Karl Vilhelm Nielsen, President of NPC Denmark, “and at the same time we believe that large events within sports for the disabled in Denmark will give a lot of media attention to disabled sports and have a positive effect on our sports clubs as well as increase focus on accessibility for people with a disability. 2011 will already have a lot of focus on cycling as the UCI Cycling Road World Championships and other cycling event will take place the same year and therefore we see great opportunities in the synergy that will come when Denmark will host 3 major cycling events in 2011, continues Karl Vilhelm Nielsen.

23/09 RIDE BMX announces nominees for the 13th Annual NORA CUP Hosted by Paul Roberts

Ride BMX press release

Winners To Be Announced On September 24, 2009, At The House of Blues, Las Vegas

Tustin, CA Ride BMX, the number-one BMX magazine, announced the nominees for the 13th Annual Ride BMX NORA CUP Awards presented by Fit Bike Co. today.  The winners will be named during a live event on September 24, 2009, at the House of Blues, Las Vegas.

The NORA Cup Awards honor BMX’s top riders, presenting seven awards to professional BMXers in the categories of Number One Racer, Number One Flatlander, Number One Street Rider, Number One Ramp Rider, Number One Dirt Jumper, Best Video Part, and Video of the Year. The award winners are determined by polling professional BMXers.

“From Olympic medalists to the most hardcore street riders in BMX, the 2009 Ride BMX NORA Cup Awards will surely be one star-studded event that’s guaranteed to get wild and crazy.” Keith Mulligan, Editor in Chief of Ride BMX says. “NORA Cup is the one time a year where the biggest names in BMX riding and industry converge to pay respect to the best riders of the year and to celebrate the sport and lifestyle we all love. With legendary presenters and the World Premiere of Fit Bike Co.’s new video Stay Fit capping off this year’s show, it’ll be the party of the year.”

Chris Moeller, CEO of Fit Bike Co., states, “Everybody in the BMX biz is slammed trying to make ends meet on a daily basis, 12 months a year. Sure we attend events and talk about the state of things from time to time, but NORA Cup is the one place the entire industry comes together to look back on another crazy year and celebrate being in a business we all love. Even if we’re competitors on or off the bike, we’re all a part of something larger and to me that’s what NORA Cup is all about. And getting hammered.”

In addition to the awards, Ride BMX is pleased to host the world premiere of the newest Fit Bike Co. video, Stay Fit, featuring Mike Aitken, Eddie Cleveland, Chase Dehart, Edwin Delarosa, Brian Foster, Chase Hawk, Van Homan, Justin Inman, Dakota Roche, and Tom White. 

The official nominees for the 13th Annual Ride BMX NORA Cup Awards presented by Fit Bike Co. are:

Number One Racer:Donny RobinsonMaris Strombergs

Randy Stumpfhauser

Mike Day

Number One Flatlander:Terry AdamsHiroya Morizaki

Matthias Dandois

Waldemar Fatkin

Dane Beardsley

Number One Street Rider:Ty MorrowNathan Williams

Dakota Roche

Garrett Reynolds

Rob Wise

Number One Ramp Rider:Gary YoungJamie Bestwick

Garrett Reynolds

Dave Mirra

Chase Hawk

Number One Dirt Jumper:Mike AitkenChris Doyle

Corey Bohan

Chase Hawk

Mike Clark

Best Video Part:Colt Fake – Better Off DeadDennis Enarson

Writing on the Wall

Garrett Reynolds

Writing on the Wall

Chris Doyle – Safety First

Davey Watson – Shola

Video of the Year:Nike – Writing on the WallKink – Safety First

Banned 3 – Better Off Dead

Levi’s – The Levi’s Video

Seventies

Brighton Ain’t Ready

The 13th Annual Ride BMX NORA Cup Awards is proud to be presented by Fit Bike Co., and associated with sponsors: DC Shoes, Ball Park Franks, Jack’s Links, and Red Bull. For more information on Ride BMX and NORA Cup, please visit www.ridebmx.com

About Ride BMX

The number-one title in the industry for over 15 years, Ride BMX has fueled participation in the sport from day one by chronicling and sharing insights on the BMX lifestyle and experiences that educate new readers while inspiring veterans of the sport. Found online at RideBMX.com, RideBMX is based in Tustin, California, and is published by TransWorld Media, the world’s leading action-sports media company.

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

22/09 New feature “Cover Your Tracks”

by bmxultra.com

Here at bmxultra.com we try to keep things a little different to make your visit worthwhile. We have been given a Tachyon XC 2010 Helmet Camera from the guys over at Tachyon to review and we thought we would put it to some good use.

Our idea is to show you a rider’s perspective of a full lap or tracks that we hit up, and we plan to do this on an ongoing basis.

We’ll try to use guest pilots where possible, the first test pilot is Chris Van Winden from the One Bicycles Australia team.

The first of the “Cover Your Tracks” videos was taken right here at the bmxultra.com backyard. The track was neglected over winter, so after a day of tidy up work you can see how the track has come up so far, and yes there is a lot more work to do. We’ll take other videos to show you the progress over the next few months.

All the videos are high quality so we are sorry if you don’t have a fast internet connection, it could take a while to download them.

Videos:

22/09 EPIC Action Video Cam Announces Sponsorship of GT Bicycles Teams

EPIC Action Video Cam press release

Oceanside, CA (September 21, 2009) EPIC Action Video Cam is pleased to announce their sponsorship of GT Bicycles and their Mountain Bike/BMX race programs for 2010.  The GT Bicycles teams consist of world renowned MTB rider Mick Hannah and BMX Olympian Mike Day.

EPIC Action Video Cam’s are mini digital video camera’s that can quickly mount to any athlete’s equipment, including helmets, bicycles, cars/ trucks, motorcycles and more, for point-of-view video and photo capturing. The EPIC comes with a 2GB SD Card and 2 AAA batteries, giving user “out of the package” ability to shoot over 1-hour of nonstop video and sound. Also included are numerous attachments for different mounting options and a waterproof case to keep dirt and water out.

EPIC will debut their new 168 degree Wide Angle camera this week at the Interbike show in Las Vegas followed by their HD camera towards the end of 2009.

GT Factory MTB Rider, Mick Hannah, will also be signing autographs in EPIC’s booth, # 5430, during the show on Thursday, September 24th at 11AM.

“We are excited to be involved with GT on a variety of levels”, stated EPIC Action Video Cam’s VP of Product Development and Marketing, Doug Mann. “Besides just being associated with such a prestigious brand and group of athletes, this gives us the platform to showcase our line of POV cameras to cycling enthusiasts and racers all over the world. We are thrilled to add the GT team to our list of supported properties, which include Troy Lee Designs and the U.S. Cup Mountain Bike Series.”

The GT Bicycles Pro Team, with riders such as Mick Hannah and Mike Day, will utilize the cameras to film web videos for fans to experience the feeling of riding like a pro. GT Pro riders will also provide EPIC with continual product feedback to assist with future product updates and improvements.  The GT Demo program (www.gtbicycles.com)  will have an inventory of cameras for lucky demo riders to use at over 80 locations nationwide in 2010.  The Dirt Coalition and Co-Factory grassroots program members will have access to purchase cameras at a discounted rate.

Sarah Ostermeier, GT’s Sports Marketing Manager added, “Everyone at GT, including all of our athletes, are excited to utilize the EPIC Action Video Cam’s in 2010. We look forward to capturing some exclusive POV content of our riders in race conditions to share with the world.”

About EPIC Action Video Cam

Weighing only 2.5 ounces and measuring under three inches, the EPIC Action Video Cam contains everything you need to become a YouTube action hero. Now you can easily broadcast your EPIC adventures for your friends, family… the entire world! You simply set it, shoot it, and share it with our exclusive YouTube Action Upload web link button. No matter your sport, land or sea, the EPIC is available with multiple attachments to easily anchor, strap or mount to capture all the adventure from your point of view. The EPIC Action Video Cam…full digital integration, complete adrenaline renovation. For more information, check out http://www.epicstealthcam.com

About GT Bicycles

Built on its race-proven performance products, GT Bicycles has been designing technologically advanced bikes in the road, mountain and BMX categories since 1973. For more information about GT Bicycles, please visit www.gtbicycles.com

21/09 Morphine Industries Lays it Down at Redline Cup East

Morpine Industries press release

The Morphine Industries crew took no time off after the NBL Grands and headed straight for Garner, NC for the Redline Cup East Championships and 3 days of PRO racing.

A Pro – Tyler Faoro threw down all 3 days battling with his fellow Morphine riders for the Unos.  When the dust settled, Tyler took the top spot and the big check Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

A Pro – Gavin Lubbe tore it up on both rides in Garner.  On 20”, he swapped rubber with Tyler all weekend challenging for the podium spot.  His style paid off taking 2 seconds and a third for the weekend.  Driving the 24”s in the PRO Cruiser class Gavin battled to a solid 4 on all three days.

A Pro – Jason LaRev help up in the mix all weekend providing a solid display of Pink/Black/White in the front of the pack but fallin’ short of making the mains.

36-40 Cr – Doran Bradshaw lived up to his “Sure Thing” amongst the Morphine crew , taking the top spot Saturday and Sunday securing his Redline Cup Championship and a forever comfortable place in all our hearts.

Morphine Industries sponsored AA PRO – Barry Nobles made is debut back on the track this weekend in Garner.  He definitely turned heads as he gave a great performance after such a short time post-op.  It was obvious that he is on a mission to come back and come back strong.   It is great to have him back and we look forward to seeing him hitting it on all cylinders.  OOH! – check out that cool helmet.

Morphine Industries will continue its assault on the track with a group rolling out to Chula Vista this weekend.  Check ‘em 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)

18/09 ABA Hall of Fame ceremony and US Open Nationals live webcast

Go211.com press release

Starting today at 11:00 pm (US est) GO211 is webcasting the 2009 ABA BMX Hall of Fame ceremony LIVE from San Diego, California. Then on Saturday and Sunday fans can watch the ABA US Open Nationals LIVE webcast at 11:00 am (est).

The 2009 Hall of Fame class includes BMX racing and Freestyle BMX legends 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 .

Check out GO211 MOBILE and watch the LIVE webcasts on your cell phone. Visit go211.mobi for more details.

GO211 will replay the ABA US Open Nationals September 22nd and 23rd at 2:00 pm. Plus fans can enjoy On-Demand videos from this great race.

http://www.go211.com/u/abausopennationals2009

18/09 EPIC Action Video Cam goes wide at Interbike!

EPIC press release

The Debut of the EPIC Action Video Cam Wide Angle to Provide Action/ Adventure Enthusiasts with a Wider POV Perspective

EPIC brings action/ adventure enthusiasts into the world of YouTube with a self-contained, ultra compact, lightweight digital video camera ideal for capturing your best moments from the rider’s point of view. Weighing just three ounces, the new, WIDE ANGLE version of the already popular Epic Action Video Cam can go anywhere; whether it is mounted to your helmet or the handlebars of your bike, it brings a new perspective to video. The high resolution video and SD compatible memory with up to 200 minutes of video at 30 frames per second and audio makes this an ideal tool for capturing those unforgettable moments with a 168 degree Wide Angle lens.  And if that is not enough, this unit doubles as a 5 Mega Pixel camera with Burst Mode Technology™ for multiple still images.  Multiple mounting adaptors make this a must have for any action/adventure enthusiast.

Epic Action Video Cam will be available to demo during the Interbike Outdoor Demo, Sept 21 & 22, within both the GT Bicycles and Troy Lee Designs demo booths. Make sure to visit EPIC in booth #5430 during the Interbike Show, September 23-25.

Epic Features:

  • Store up to 200 minutes of 640×480 video at 30 frames per second, AVI format
  • Built-in microphone for continuous audio sound
  • SD slot supports up to 4gb memory card (2gb included)
  • LCD display for image count and unit status
  • Convenient and EZ to use 2-button design
  • Automatic white balance and exposure
  • Operates on two AAA batteries (included)
  • View photos/video through USB or optional Card Reader
Camera Lens 5P Glass with IR Coating, 168º View Wide Angle
Camera Aperture 2.8mm
Image Sensor 1/3” 2M Color CMOS Video
Focus Fixed or 1 Meter to Infinity
AVI Resolution VGA: 640 x 480QVGA: 320 x 240
Still Image Resolution 5 Mega pixels (Hi), 3 Mega pixels (Lo)
Supported Formats Video: AVI Photos: JPG
Camera Dimensions 1.3” x 2.75”
Waterproof Casing 1.9” x 3.25”

Founded in 2000, Stealth Cam, LLC offers specialty digital cameras, along with a variety of accessories to enhance outdoor pursuits. For more information, contact: Stealth Cam, LLC, 3385 Roy Orr Blvd. Grand Prairie, TX 75050, Phone: 877-269-8490, www.epicstealthcam.com

18/09 BAWLS BMXer of the year – The polls are open!

BAWLS press release

Miami, FL – As you know, eleven stand-out amateur riders were selected by BAWLS at nationals across the country this season to win a BAWLS BMX Can Trophy, unlimited drinks and a feature in BMX Today Magazine. IT’S TIME TO PICK THE BMXer OF THE YEAR!

Fans can now vote for their favorite BAWLS BMXer Award winner to receive a BAWLS Guarana PRO Sponsorship in 2010!  The rider with the most votes will score an exclusive BAWLS helmet and BMX jersey just like the pros!  It’s our way of FUELING the rides of ALL BMXers and for thanking them for their support. Get your favorite amateur rider some pro love and VOTE TODAY AT WWW.BAWLS.COM!

About BAWLS

Named for the “bounce” the drink packs, BAWLS Guarana is a refreshing, high-caffeine soda infused with guarana – a naturally-caffeinated berry harvested in the Amazonian rainforest. Since 1996, the guarana goodness of BAWLS – smooth, citrus crème soda taste, eye-catching packaging and naturally-caffeinated kick – has fueled the days and nights of millions of heavy-eyed students, techies, professionals and athletes everywhere. Headquartered in Miami, FL, BAWLS Guarana beverages are available at supermarkets, convenience stores and electronics retailers nationwide. For more information, visit www.bawls.com.

17/09 Crupi releases its new 4-bolt chain ring! 

Crupi Parts press release

Arcadia, California – Crupi Parts, Inc is proud to release the new Crupi 4-bolt chain ring.  Like most of Crupi’s products, this new gear is fully CNC machined here in the USA and its quality and performance will match if not surpass the popular 5-bolt ring released nearly 10 years ago.

Crupi-4-bolt-rings-2 With the increasing popularity of the Rhythm Pro cranks which are now available, the Crupi 4-bolt ring is the perfect match for these cranks along with any 4-bolt model crank.  Here are the features of the new 4-bolt ring:

  1. CNC machined in the USA for a perfectly flat and round gear!
  2. 7000 series aluminum material which is more expensive but also much stronger!
  3. Available sizes are 36t through 46t in black and machine finish
  4. The unique machined cut-outs around the gear do not penetrate the gear and keep it solid in this area.  This not only creates a unique look to the gear but reduces the weight while maintaining its strength and stiffness.  With the power riders are laying down today, this strength is a must!
  5. A 42t ring weighs just 96 grams!

For more information on Crupi rings or any of our products, visit Crupi’s website at www.crupibmx.com.

17/09 NBL National Champion Says Thank You

Joshua Meyers press release

Joshua Meyers, the new NBL Super X  National #1 would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to those people and companies that helped achieve this lofty goal in his first season as a Professional BMX Racer.

“A lot of great companies and people have helped me achieve this goal. Awesome friendships have been made as well with the people from these great companies. I truly appreciate all of your support in the past and hope to continue in the future.”

A huge THANKS goes out to; Bruce, Becky and family of Excalibur BMX Racing Team who without them and their support, this goal would not have been possible. Greg and all at Troy Lee Designs for everything as well as the best race clothes on the planet. Pete, Toby and everyone at Intense/THE for the great frames and tires.  Jim, Charlie, Gus, Cory and everyone at Profile Racing for the hubs, cranks, gears, and everything else. T.J. and Rich at Tangent Products for the number plates and seats. Ryan at Answer for the best forks available. George at Rennen Design for the awesome gears and chain rings.  Shannon and Jerry at Vans for the great shoes. S & M for the great race bars. Everyone at ODI for the lock on grips. Thomson for the seat posts. Tim (Shimmy) Dinger is the Hornball for the shirts and jokes. John, Marla and the Sawyer family for their support and friendship, thanks for everything. The whole NBL crew for putting up with me all these years. Everyone at J & R Bicycles. Rich and the Go211 crew for the live and archived races. Big Mike from BMX Now, BMX News, and Vintage BMX for the photos and exposure. Jerry at BMXMania.com for the props, pics and exposure. Jrod, Johnny, Tom, Kris and all the other photographers out there sweating to get the best possible shots you all are great. Jack sorry you were not able to be with us for the Grands, see you soon and thanks for believing. Everyone who picked me up, drove me, housed me and helped in any way. And my newest sponsor Drinkgarbage.com.

To all the people, my family, my friends and my fans that have cheered for me all through the years a big thank you, and this title is for all of you.

A very special THANKS to my Dad, for all his continuous support since I started racing.

Thanks again to all and see everybody at the up and coming races.

17/09 BSX2010 – working bee this Saturday

by bmxultra.com

BSX2010, a Royal Children’s Hospital fund raiser, will be on again on Monday 18 January 2010.
It will be the fifth running of the one on one backyard BMX race.

If you have any spare time on Saturday September 19 from 11 am onwards, we’d love some help with the clean up before we start moving forward with the changes (happening at a later date) that we have in mind for the event next year. We will also be having a riding session, we just need to clean up the track a little first. If you are interested in helping out drop an email to webmaster@bmxultra.com and let us know you are coming and if you have any further questions.

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 Partners

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

XBR Magazine (www.xbr.com.au)

Airsho

Bronze Partner

Chris Van Winden Paints (CVP)

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.

17/09 ‘EARLY BIRD’Entries for the Vic State Titles close in one week.

BMX Victoria press release

All entries for the ‘SKIN INDUSTRIES presents the 2009 VICTORIAN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS’ close at the last post next Thursday 24th September.

All entries received before then go into a draw. The winner gets back all their entry fees, whether it’s one rider or a whole family, so get your entries in now.

Entry forms are available for download from www.bmxv.com.au , or www.bmxultra.com , or pick up a copy from your local BMX Club.

Entries close entirely in just over a month, on Thursday 29th October 2009

14/09 Josh Callan @ Sth African Supercross

Josh Callan press release

It has been an interesting season for Josh Callan as he has had some mixed results throughout the year. He finished a great 4th in AA men whilst racing in the USA in Southpark’s Star and Strips. He also set the 5th fastest lap time of any man at the world titles in his 8th final only to be knocked off his bike whilst sitting a qualifying position in his quarter final. Josh has attended 2 supercross races the first in Denmark where he was ranked 39th after the time trial and came 5th’s in his motos not transferring into quarters. Josh showed a huge improvement at the 2nd round of the Supercross at Pietermaritzburg in Sth Africa. Josh came in 15th in the time trial and made the semi final unfortunately crashing down the 1st straight after Mike Day moved across on him over the first jump. Josh was really pleased with his improvement and feels he is on track to achieve his goal of qualifying and then medalling at the 2012 Olympics. Josh would like to congratulate his team mate Sam Willoughby on his fantastic win. Josh would also like to thank Cycling Australia and his coach Wade Bootes for the opportunity and guidance given to him. Also his sponsors Redline, THE, FUNN, Answer. Josh will now take a break from the supercross circuit and concentrate on completing year 12 so that next year he can really focus on his BMX racing.

11/09 Morphine Industries Hits Derby City for the NBL Grands

Morphine Industries press release

The NBL Grands, One of the few races that everyone always looks forward to has finally came and past, with Morphine Industries leaving its mark yet again. It was a long hot weekend with tons of great racing action.

Super X – Tyler Faoro who has been on a hot streak all season led the team with the first win of the weekend in the most stacked super-x class of the season on Friday night at the Last chance qualifier national. And with a small ball up in turn 1 FERRO pulled a very respectable 5th place in the Grand National main event putting him in 4th place overall in super x points.

Super X -Gavin Lubbe was tearing it up all weekend blowing through qualifiers but coming unclipped in the semi kept him from making the big show. But Gavin ended up #7 over all in super x points.

Elite Women – Kyla Reed gave it a go against the stacked Elite women?s class all weekend with her trademark park and dirt style. Blowing a tire and a few other hard knocks unfortunately kept her out of the main on Sunday.

Doran Bradshaw who had one of the biggest cruiser classes of the weekend with 43 riders came to prove a point at the Grands. Doran easily made it through quarters and semi’s to make the big show, pulling off a 5th place and a national #5 plate

12 Expert – Noah Reeves made the trek from south Florida to come put a stompin to the 12 year old experts this year. Noah Killed his motos with 1st place finishes in all 3 and easily made it out of his quarters. Some bump and grinding and bad luck kept kept Noah out of the Main.

10 Expert – Lil Richie “air dog” Dey, the kid everyone stops to watch race killed it this weekend. Richie started his rampage Friday night at the UGP open easily making the main event and pulling off a killer 2nd place finish. AIR DOG Kept the momentum going for the next 2 days of racing and in his typical big air fashion ended up boostin? his way to a 4th place finish in 10x.

Look for The Morphine Industries crew to hit the ABA East Coast Redline Finals, then it?s off to Chula Vista baby!!! And don?t forget the ABA Disney Cup

Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors for a great NBL season. We could not have had such a great first year for the Morphine Factory Team without you; 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)

10/09 BMXPRESS Magazine, now 100% racing, issue #51 is out now

bmxpress-51-coverBMXPRESS Press Release

BMXPRESS Magazine, now 100% racing, issue #51 is out nationally across Australia, East Coast today, West Coast this Friday, and New Zealand next week.

Once again wall-to-wall full gloss, full colour, mainstream race mag.

BMXPRESS celebrates our 10th anniversary by bringing Australian readers their own fully blown race mag.

BMXPRESS is written by riders for riders. From the Editor down, we are all riders, bringing you the best in Aussie/NZ racing.

Thanks for all those who support BMXPRESS Magazine and BMX.

If you have an idea for an article, please contact BMXPRESS magazine.

[Editor: We got hold of an early release of this issue and have to say any fan of BMX racing will dig it. It’s got it all, from Old School BMX from Aus and UK to current day races from across Australia and the UCI SX in Copenhagen. There is a massive feature (about 14 pages) on the Australian Championships, the ACT titles and the NZ titles with lots of photos. There’s also regular features like the interviews, bike checks and a great article on Sibling Rivalry featuring WA’s Taylor brothers and SA’s Willoughby brothers, as well as the Gold Cup awards. Check it out.]

10/09 SE/Hundreds 26″ PK Ripper Looptail Bike!

SE Bikes press release

SE Bikes is set to release the first ever 26” PK Ripper Looptail this week. But as you can clearly see, we have designed this highly anticipated bike in collaboration with The Hundreds streetwear clothing company. Check out the custom Jags motif on the entire frame, fork, & bars. For sure you’ve never seen a bike like this before.

Since Day One, The Hundreds has been about California Culture / Los Angeles Lifestyle. California has been a breeding ground for some of the world’s most prolific subcultures. From the punk scene of the ’80s, to gangsta rap and skateboarding, California lifestyle is all about Doing It Yourself, questioning authority and the norm, and being different. At the core, The Hundreds is influenced by this attitude, and all the various subcultures that we grew up in during the 80s and 90s. The SE/Hundreds collaboration bike follows the same logic

Direct from The Hundreds:

“I think it was Smokey Robinson who said cruisers are made for loving. And The Hundreds have to agree with that. So we’ve teamed up with one of the longest standing, and most respected names in BMX, the pioneers at SE Bikes, to develop this completely original, and custom made from scratch 26” cruiser. The design is based on SE’s world famous PK Ripper – one of the most popular and longest selling bikes in the history of the sport. Scot “OM” Breithaupt founded SE Racing, way back in the mid-70s, pioneering many aspects of the world of BMX. It would be all but impossible to leave a bigger impression on the sport of BMX than Scot Breithaupt has.

Named after team rider Perry “PK” Kramer, the original PK Ripper was one of the first aluminum frame BMX bikes on the market, and so it’s fitting that this brand new 26” variant was manufactured with all new 6061 Floval aluminum tubing. It also features a looptail rear end, retro dropouts, and is finished in an eye-catching monochrome, tonal “Jags”motif. If you need it to have a deeper meaning than just looking great, consider that the contrasting black front half and white rear half serves as a metaphor for social and philosophical issues.”

Only 300 bikes were produced. Each is individually numbered.

Collaboration SE/Hundreds t-shirt available here:

https://shop.thehundreds.com/p-530-th-x-se-t-shirt.aspx

www.thehundreds.com

www.SEBIKES.com

10/09 DK Australia Website launched

DK Australia press release

We thought we’d would drop you a line and let you know that DK Australia has just launched its very own site with all the News and Athlete Profiles on the BMX race team and many other great things.

So check it out at www.dkbicyclesaustralia.com.au

09/09 BSX2010 – working bee

by bmxultra.com

It’s getting to be the time of the year we start to prepare the backyard track for 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.

The track was neglected this winter and will need a bit of a tidy up, which will include a little whipper snipping and getting some good shape into the existing jumps and corners. It is also a good reason for a riding session. If you have any spare time on Saturday September 19 from 10 am onwards, we’d love some help with the clean up before we start moving forward with the changes (happening at a later date) that we have in mind for the event next year. If you are interested in helping out drop an email to webmaster@bmxultra.com and let us know you are coming and if you have any further questions.

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)

XBR Magazine (www.xbr.com.au)

Bronze Partner

Chris Van Winden Paints (CVP)

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.

09/09 Skin Industries is Victorian Open BMX Championships naming rights sponsor

BMX Victoria press release

BMX Victoria is proud to announce that Skin Industries will be the naming rights sponsor for this year’s 2009 Victorian Open BMX Championships.  The championships will be known as “Skin Industries presents the 2009 Victorian Open BMX Championships.”  BMX Victorian president Wayne Berryman said today “We are extremely excited to have Skin Industries as our naming rights sponsor for the 2009 Victorian Open Championships.  Skin Industries are one of the world foremost Sports Fashion Brands and we are hopeful that this will be the start of a long association between Skin Industries and BMXV. This year’s Championships will be one of the biggest ever and with Skin Industries now on board as the naming rights sponsor we feel that it will also be one of the best.”

The “Skin Industries Presents the 2009 Victorian Open BMX Championship” will be held at the Eastfield BMX Club Colchester Rd Kilsyth Victoria on November the 27th to November 29th.  For more information log on to www.bmxv.com.au

For more information on Skin Industries log on to www.skinindustries.com

07/09 Free Victorian Sprocket Coaching Clinic

BMX Victoria press release

As part of the re launch of the Sprocket Program, BMXV will be holding a free Sprocket Clinic on Saturday the 24th of October.  To register for this clinic you need to contact your Club Sprocket Coordinators.  Clubs that do not have a Coordinator need one.  If you are a Club without one could you please nominate someone and get their details to Renee Richardson on RRichardson@ums.com.au.

For Sprockets to attend this clinic they will need to pre nominate through their Club Coordinators.

The Details

What: Free Sprocket
Coaching Clinic

When: Saturday the 24th of October. Starting at 2.00 pm

Where:
Knox BMX Club

Who:
Coaches will be the Victorian
State Team

How to register:
simply contact
your clubs
Sprocket Coordinator

Further information: email
Renee Richardson
RRichardson@ums.com.au

04/09 Review: Supercross Envy Pro XL Cruiser frame

by bmxultra.com

It goes without saying that we here at bmxultra.com are big fans of Supercross products so needless to say our head honcho Shane was pretty excited about reviewing and racing the new Supercross Envy frame. Click here to read the review.

04/09 The 2009 Victorian Open BMX Championships

BMXVictoria press release

3 WEEKS LEFT TO GET IN ‘EARLY BIRD’ ENTRIES

All competitors who get their fully-paid entries for the 2009 Victorian Open BMX Championships in to BMXV before the 24th September, automatically go into the draw to win a full refund of all their entry fees.

Download an entry form now from www.bmxv.com.au or our friends at www.bmxultra.com, fill it in and get it into us now with your cheque or money order to be in the draw.

For those that don’t get an ‘Early Bird’ entry in, please note that entries close at the last post on Thursday 29th October. No exceptions; no late entries will be accepted.

03/09 NBL Grand Nationals live this weekend

Go211.com press release

The 32nd annual NBL Grand Nationals start Friday, September 4th. GO211 is webcasting all the races LIVE from Louisville, Kentucky throughout Labor Day Weekend including the Elite Championships, which air Saturday.

Don’t miss the exciting pro races as Olympic Gold Medalist Maris Strombergs goes head-to-head with GO211’s Randy Stumphauser for the Elite Men #1 Title. In the Elite Women series, GO211’s Alise Post trails Dominique Daniles by a mere 13 points in the hunt for a national title, tune in to see who finishes on top.

The Amateur and Pro qualifying races also air Saturday. On Sunday, fans can watch the Pro and Amateur finals which start at 7am EST.

Watch the NBL Grand Nationals on the go. GO211 MOBILE  delivers streaming webcasts right to your cell phone. Just visit go211.mobi from your mobile device to watch the webcast from the palm of your hand.

GO211 will re-air all three days of racing Sept. 8th – Sept. 10th.

http://www.go211.com/u/nblgrandnationals2009

September 4-6 (US EST times and dates)

Fri 04
3:00PM EST

Sat 05 7:30AM EST

Sun 06 8:00AM EST

02/09 One Bicycles Australia team update

One Bicycles Press release

By Jim Beattie

On Sunday the 23rd of August 2009  One Bicycles Australia team member Justin (CheekyBoy) Beattie clean swept the Ten year boy class at the Blue Mountains Open in NSW.

Sunny skies, a home track advantage and a new One frame helped the dual state and national champion to a comfortable win against some stiff competition.

It was Justin’s first outing since picking up a W4 in Adelaide last month and his first race on his new machine.  After 5 weeks on his new frame he is going faster and smoother than ever. He is hard at work training for the upcoming NSW state titles in Maitland.  A win at Maitland would be his third state title win in three years. Before that is the Three track Classic on the NSW central coast and than the Orange Blossom open at Castle Hill.

justin_beattie

Blue Mts first jump third straight  6.5 metres @ 41.6kmh

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

02/09 The Enterprises Worldwide Presents… MEGARAMPAGE in Melbourne

MEGARAMPAGE press release

Over 9 storeys high, as long as a football field, & the biggest action sport structure in the world today.

The Megaramp….

Revered by every skater and bmx rider in the world.

And it’s coming to Melbourne.

THE BIGGEST AND THE FIRST ACTION SPORTS  & MUSIC SPECTACULAR IN AUSTRALIA OCTOBER 31, 2009 @ ETIHAD STADIUM, MELBOURNE

After months of whispers and rumours, it’s now official. The Megaramp is coming to Australia!

On the 31st of October, exclusive to Melbourne comes the MASSIVE inaugural extreme sports spectacular, Megarampage, which will welcome the largest ramp the southern hemisphere has ever seen and some of the world’s best skaters and BMX riders – the gladiators of the 2000’s.

As if that wasn’t enough, playing live are THE OFFSPriNG, GOOD CHARLOTTE, THE WU TANG CLAN and KELLEY JAMES who will be making their way from the US of A to bring in this colossal event alongside Australia’s COG, MAMMAL and SHAMAN SON.

Etihad Stadium will barely be able to contain the absolute magnitude that is Megaramp, which takes four labour-intensive days to build; the treacherous ramp is over nine storeys high, nearly reaching the top of the stadium, and covers over 12 acres of ground.

The riders attempt ‘Big Air’ where they go for amplitudes of over 20 to 30 feet in the air, over and above the height of the ramp. We are not talking about some dinky vert ramp – you do not want to fall from this monster!

There are only 14 guys in the world who can skate the beast known as the Megaramp, and they will all be in Melbourne for Megarampage.

World-famous pro-skaters confirmed for MEGARAMPAGE, in the insane pursuit of first prize include this year’s winner of the first-ever Big Air Rail Jam at X Games in LA, America’s Danny Way and second place winner, Brazil’s Bob Burnquist. Braving the terrifying Megaramp again is Australia’s true ironman, Jake Brown, who walked away from a 15m fall in 2007 and continues to conquer the mighty

Also confirmed are Buster Halterman, Rob Lorifice, Andy Macdonald, Adam Taylor and Alex Perelson from the States, Lincoln Ueda and Vovo from Brazil and rumoured appearances from Ryan Sheckler (USA) and Jake Duncombe (AUS). Judging the event are American skate legends Christian Hosoi, Chris Miller, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain and Rune Glifberg. HUGE!

As for the BMX riders, confirmed are American champs Morgan Wade, Kevin Robinson, Anthony Napolitan, Allan Cooke, Dave Mirra and Chad Kagy, and reppin’ Australia is Steve McCann, with judges to be decided in conjunction with Mat Hoffman.

Watch the pros in action WHILE LISTENING TO MUSIC HEAVYWEIGHTS FROM THE US AND AUSTRALIA this October the 31st at MEGARAMPAGE, at Etihad Stadium (nee Telstra Dome). Don’t miss out!

Tickets on sale Thursday August 20th @ Ticketmaster

Register at www.megarampage.com

Check out  the MEGARAMPAGE PROMO VIDEO @ the below link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3KiB0awAMM

Check out the Megaramp with Bob Burnquist and Mat Hoffman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvZk2ir-YvA&feature=fvsr

PLAYING LIVE:

The Offspring (USA)
Good Charlotte (USA)
COG
The Wu Tang Clan (USA)
Mammal
Shaman Son
Kelley James (USA)

Judges:

Christian Hosoi (USA)
Chris Miller (USA)
Steve Caballero (USA)
Lance Mountain (USA)
Rune Glifberg (USA)

Athletes:

Skate

Danny Way (USA)
Bob Burnquist (BRA)
PLG aka Pierre Luc-Gagnon (CAN)
Jake Brown
Buster Halterman (USA)
Rob Lorifice  (USA)
Andy Macdonald (USA)
Adam Taylor (USA)
Lincoln Ueda (BRA)
Vovo (BRA)
Alex Perelson (USA)

BMX

Morgan Wade (USA)
Kevin Robinson  (USA)
Anthony Napolitan (USA)
Allan Cooke (USA)
Dave Mirra (USA)
Steve McCann
Chad Kagy (USA)

RUMOURS:

Sheckler (USA)
Jake Duncombe

01/09 ONE/Kenda news

ONE KENDA press release

Although things may have appeared slow, nothing is less true.

ONE/Kenda’s Gabriela Diaz from Argentina took 2nd place in South Africa at the 1st ever Supercross there. In her 2nd major international race this year, Gabriela showed she has not lost her speed and skills.

Things in South Africa look good for the 2010 Worlds.

In Latvia, Elite rider Toms Skujins, took 3rd place in the Latvian National Championship.

Behind the scenes ONE is working on their new frames and the team for coming 3 years.

The future looks good….

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

01/09 HRVfitness Female Rider Development

HRVfitness press release

female_rider_development

01/09 Tachyon™ Introduces the 2010 Tachyon XC – The world’s toughest helmet camera gets tougher

Tachyon™, Inc press release

DALLAS (August 4, 2009) – Tachyon™, Inc., the premier innovator of durable, extreme helmet cameras, has announced the launch of its latest digital, mountable camera, the 2010 Tachyon XC Helmet Camera. The 2010 XC features a patented shockproof design, wide field of view, superior light-gathering ability, a remote control, and the longest battery-powered recording time of any helmet camera on the market, up to 12 hours.

The 2010 XC can also be integrated into the world’s first affordable digital 3D video and still camera system.

Designed for filming action in extreme conditions, the 2010 XC is easy-to-use and comes with multiple mounting systems that can connect the camera to goggles, helmets, sporting equipment, dashboards and more, accommodating all adventure enthusiasts. With loss of video due to battery connection being the No. 1 helmet camera complaint, Tachyon developed and patented a shockproof battery system to keep the camera’s batteries locked and secure, so video can survive the shocks of the most adverse situations. Camera users can have peace-of-mind as they capture demanding and often once-in-a-lifetime extreme situations.

The 2010 XC boasts a high-dynamic image sensor and a 90 degree wide angle lens, matching the sweet spot of human vision, allowing users to capture clear, undistorted video in low-light situations or underwater. The 2010 XC is also the only helmet camera on the market that can accept the entire range of SDHC cards, from 4 to 32GB, allowing for an extended battery-powered recording time of up to 12 hours.

The camera’s indoor light sensitivity, combined with Tachyon’s Green Power Pack (a rechargeable battery cartridge with wall socket and car light adaptors), gives the 2010 XC an additional function as a surveillance camera, nanny cam, scouting/hunting camera, or on-board accident camera.  Running in time-lapse photo mode, the XC can record up to 10 full days on a 32GB SDHC card.

“Tachyon is committed to providing the highest quality, affordable helmet camera on the market,” said Ty Clark, marketing director for Tachyon, Inc. “The 2010 Tachyon XC was born out of our desire to refine and extend our camera’s features, fulfill customer requests, and to remain the leader in the helmet camera industry.”

Tachyon is also taking affordable digital cameras into a new dimension with the Tachyon XC 3D system. Tachyon’s 3D system includes two XC cameras, a 3D mount, 3D glasses and Tachyon’s proprietary 3D Movie Maker software (for Mac or Windows) that integrates the right and the left video files into a single 3D video that can be uploaded onto popular video sharing sites. 3D video clips are compatible with and may be further combined and edited in common video editing software.

“We’re constantly looking to stretch technological boundaries and bring the impossible to consumers at an affordable price,” said Chris Whitehouse, creative director for Tachyon, Inc. “3D is exploding right now, with talented directors such as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, James Cameron and Peter Jackson pushing the medium.  We figured why shouldn’t everyone be able to shoot in 3D and create their own amazing videos? After all, the world is 3D.”

The 2010 Tachyon XC can be purchased for $US179.99. The Tachyon XC 3D System, consisting of two complete XC packages, plus a 3D mount, 3D glasses, and Tachyon’s 3D Movie Maker software, will be available for $US379.99.  To ensure the earliest delivery, Tachyon is now accepting orders for the 2010 Tachyon XC and the Tachyon XC 3D system at www.tachyoninc.com/XC2010.html. Cameras will be shipped no later than Sept. 16, 2009.

About Tachyon, Inc.

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

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