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30/10 ABA Disney Cup Nationals Live Webcast

GO211 press release

OCTOBER 30TH-OCTOBER 31ST-NOVEMBER 1ST

Starting tomorrow, Friday October 30th at 3:00 pm (US est), GO211 is airing the ABA Disney Cup Nationals, LIVE from Orlando, Florida. The BMX racing action continues through the weekend, with webcasts starting at 11:00 am on Saturday and 8:00 am on Sunday.

The Disney Cup is the last event before the ABA Grand Nationals. This race gives riders a chance to maintain their lead or make a push to the top before the year’s Championship Event. While the racing season winds down, the hunt for National #1 is heating up. GO211 Pro, Randy Stumpfhauser, is currently in second place in the AA Pro standings. He trails Maris Strombergs by six points. Tune in to see if Randy can overcome the point deficit.

The Women’s Pro Series is also a fight to the finish. GO211 Racer, Alise Post, trails defending National #1, Dominque Daniels, by 196 points. If Post wins all three days at the Disney Cup, she has a chance to de-throne Daniels at the ABA Grands.

Check out  highlights from last year’s ABA Disney Cup:

http://www.go211.com/u/disneycup08/videos/10803

Besides watching from your computer, fans can also watch the LIVE Webcast right from their cell phones. GO211 Mobile delivers crystal clear streaming video on mobile devices. Just visit go211.mobi from your cell phone’s browser and enjoy GO211 on the GO.

The ABA Disney Cup is apart of the Army Strong Sports Tour. Stop by the Army Strong Tent at the race for great giveaways, information, and more.

http://www.go211.com/army/disneycup2009

30/10 Add @GO211 on Twitter

GO211 press release

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Follow @GO211 on Twitter and receive news and video updates, get exclusive athlete and event coverage, and WIN GREAT PRIZES.

When you add GO211 to your “following list” you are automatically entered for a chance to win BMX Superstar Donny Robinson’s Kicker Ear buds plus a GO211 Hat and T-Shirt. IT’S THAT EASY!!!

The contest starts today, October 29th, and ends November 10th. The winner will be announced on Novemeber 11th.

Keep tweeting and don’t forget to add @GO211

http://twitter.com/GO211

30/10 Launch Helmet Cams announce price reduction for the renowned POV1.5 Helmet Cam

www.launchhelmetcams.com press release

Launch Helmet Cams, Australia’s leading supplier of helmet cameras and onboard video solutions, is excited to announce that the best selling V.I.O. POV1.5 helmet camera system has been drastically reduced to $795 RRP. The POV1.5, the successor of the POV1, is renowned as being the most rugged, feature packed helmet cam on the market.

The POV1.5 has been torture tested and become the preferred system of Nitro Circus (Travis Pastrana), Teton Gravity Research, Speedweek (SBS), Crusty Demons of Dirt, HomeGrown Maniacs and many other professional production/broadcast companies.  While being packed full of pro level features – it is still a simple system that is easy to use.

Also, for a limited time Launch Helmet Cams will be throwing in their legendary  Nukeproof helmet mount with every POV1.5 purchased, valued at $79.00

Launch Helmet Cams reduce POV1.5 to $795 and are throwing in a free Nukeproof helmet mount.

29/10 XBR Australia wins senior boys’ and senior girls’ Trans Tasman Cups

XBR press release

The Trans Tasman Cup is a TEST TEAM RACE where four riders from Australia race four riders from New Zealand on the track at the same time.  The team with the most points at the end of five motos wins.  Each year XBR sends over a Senior Girls’ and Senior Boys’ team which comprises of 2x15yr old riders and 2 or 3x14yr olds that are hand selected by XBR and the captain from the previous year.  This race is a joint venture between BMXNZ and XBR.

The XBR AUSTRALIA team riders were presented with their jerseys and plates at a pre-race day function on the Friday night. It is a great tradition which allows all teams to get to know each other.  Captains from all senior teams and Mighty Elevens are asked to give a speech – which is a great introduction for these riders to some of the obligations they may face in the future if they continue to be successful in this sport.

The Senior Girls’ Team of Chelsea King (Captain), Madison Janssen, Rachel Jones, Sarah Harvey and Airlie Gooden were under the watchful eye of last year’s winning team captain; Melinda McLeod.  The Aussie girls took it out early and led the first day by 7 points.  The girls had a great lane draw for the first moto on Sunday morning and made the most of it – finishing with a 1, 2 , 4 and 5 finish.  This put them in an unbeatable position going into the final moto.  The younger kiwi team put up some great competition over the weekend and will certainly be a force to be reckoned with in the future.

Final scores for the Senior GIrls’ was XBR AUSTRALIA 107 defeated NEW ZEALAND 88

The Senior Boys’ Team of Bodi Turner (Captain), Jake Lowe, Steven Gedye and Kyle Hughes were under the roving eye of last year’s winning captain; Adam Shields.  From the first moto these guys asserted their strength and despite some good battles in the middle of the pack – the pointy end was all Aussie Aussie Aussie – with the Aussie boys pulling a clean sweep of 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the 4th Moto.  They were on target for another clean sweep in the final moto when New Zealand’s Michael Bias went elbow to elbow with Aussie Kyle Hughes in the middle of the pack and put himself and the big New South Welshman on the ground.  The Kiwi crowd loved it – down but not out – the Kiwi’s battled all the way.  Kyle and Michael shook hands at the finish line and had a laugh.  It was a true reflection of this spirit of this event; fight it out hard on the track, but make sure you can sit down and have a laugh and a snag with each other once racing is over.

Final scores for the Senior boys was XBR AUSTRALIA 123 defeated NEW ZEALAND 72

Congratulations to all riders who participated in this event and we look forward to the next battle in Rotorua, New Zealand in October next year.

If anyone is interested in being a part of the XBR AUSTRALIA team for Rotorua in 2010, we will be looking closely at riders who participate in the 2010 XBR COACHING SUPER-CLINIC, the 2010 XBR SUMMER SERIES, the 2010 ACT CHAMPIONSHIPS and the 2010 AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS.

29/10 Special THE ONE Helmet awarded to 2009 ABA BMX NAG #1 Champions!

ABA press release

This “Special” helmet is the THE One LimitedABA BMX Nag #1 edition. This helmet will be awarded to each and every 2009 ABA BMX NAG #1 Champion for all their hard work in the 2009 ABA BMX season. This THE ONE helmet will be the icing on the cake as a reward for your years worth of great racing finishes and finishing at the top of your class.

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

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

Features include:

  • 15 vents and 4 vent channels in EPS Liner
  • Stainless Steel D-rings and custom THE Rivets
  • Exceeds CPSC and CE standards
  • Removable and washable interior

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

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

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

29/10 Psykopath Industries on Facebook

Psykopath Industries press release

Psykopath Industries now has an Facebook® Fan page. Facebook ®users who become a fan of Psykopath Industries can now stay up to date on the latest products info and racing news ,also look at team photos and videos, interact with our riders Along with posting photos of your Psykopath  race bikes or racing photos or videos .

To become a fan of Psykopath Industries on Facebook ,go to PSYKOPATH INDUSTRIES  click on become a fan in the Psykopath industries BMX  on Facebook icon.( Located on the front page in the new’s section on the Psykopath Industies home page )

Or, become a fan now by clicking on the link below:

PSYKOPATH INDUSTRIES BMX on Facebook

28/10 2010 Intense Bikes

by bmxultra.com

Well, it looks like another slow news day, so we went hunting for something new and stumbled across the 2010 Intense Bikes catalog. It’s a large 26mb PDF download, click here to check it out.

27/10 BSX2010 – ride/working bee this Saturday and Tuesday

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.

We have been slowly making some small changes to the track and it’s time to get them out of the way so we can get some riding in and make sure the track is in the best condition it can be for the event. If you have some spare time and would like to help us with a shovel or you are just interested in a ride, either way is just as helpful, just drop and email and let us know if you will be coming along on Saturday October 31 or Tuesday November 3(Melbourne Cup Day) or both. Kick off at 10am each day.

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.

27/10 The Action Sports Medicine Foundation steps up on site medical coverage at the ABA Disney Cup Fall Nationals

ABA press release

The Action Sports Medicine Foundation (ASMF) will be present during the entire weekend of the ABA Disney Cup Fall Nationals providing racers an elite standard of onsite medical care. The ASMF staff consists of Orthopedic Surgeons, Physician Assistants, and Athletic Trainers with 40 plus years combined experience working in Action Sports medicine. Racers will have access to ASMF’s medical rig which is capable of x-ray, stitches, casting, taping, and supplies normally found in an ER or Athletic Training room.

“Years of covering the Dew Tour, Woodward camps, and AMA Supercross and Motocross races plus having the majority of our staff actually participating in Action Sports are two examples that go a long way in earning these athletes trust,” states Eddie Casillas AT, “athletes consistently tell us they are more at ease when one of our staff is helping them after a fall.”

The Action Sports Medicine Foundation

The Action Sports Medicine Foundation is a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to enhance the quality and availability of sports medicine to athletes participating in Action Sports. The foundation was formed in 2003, and is based in Jacksonville, Florida.

For further information about the foundation or to find our how you can help please visit ASMFjax.com.

27/10 HRVfitness 25+ coaching clinic this Sunday

HRVfitness.com press release

Only a few spots left for the HRVfitness 25+ coaching clinic, this Sunday at the home of the 2009 Victorian state titles “Eastfield BMX track”.

Learn every thing you need to know about gate starts, cornering, jumping and manualing. We will also have Gate start video analysis on hand to ensure your starts are at their best.

Every rider who turns up will received a Free HRVfitness training program. That right, a Free training program.

Get in now and get the jump on your competition.

Time and Date: Sunday the 1st of November 10am start.

Location: Eastfield BMX track

tony@hrvfitness.com

26/10 Supercross BMX is proud to announce a new Member to the Factory Race Team!

Supercross BMX press release

Official at the 2009 ABA Golden State Nationals last weekend was the addition of the 2009 USAC Jr. Devo Champion and all around cool kid, Nate Padilla to the Supercross BMX Factory team. Nate has been around BMX all of his life and had ridden a Supercross for the last 3 years with his previous Sponsor Bellflower Bikes and with Nate’s new goal of the 2016 Olympics it was time to move him up to Full Factory Status. Nate will be hitting the circuit aboard his custom Burnt Orange Anodized ENVY and is gunning for a spot in the NAG 5 Challenge. Nate’s next race with the Supercross Factory Team will be the ABA Disney Cup where Nate will be attacking the track with style along with a few of his Pro teamates of Kris Fox, Kenth Fallen, Jimmy Brown, Courtney Tomei and another newcomer tot he team Logan Collins. We at Supercross look forward to Nate and his family calling he Supercross pits home for a long long time.

supercross_padilla

For more information on Supercross BMX, it’s products and it’s team, please visit supercrossbmx.com

26/10 Freeagent Bicycles team up with Stay Strong to support Stephen Murray with a ltd edition frameset!

Freeagent press release

Freeagent the fastest brand in BMX racing has shown it’s support to injured UK rider Stephen Murray by collaborating with his brand STAY STRONG on an exclusive run of 200 Limited Edition Framesets.

Freeagent Bicycles aswell as developing the framesets for release in early 2010, have generously donated a good royalty for every unit sold throughout the World to this great cause. World Freeagent Team Manager Dale Holmes has said ” We are proud to be able to support our friend with this great offering through our brand, and Freeagent is excited to be linked with STAY STRONG on this project”.

This frameset has been ridden to more PRO Podium finishes accross the World in 2009 than any other brand in BMX racing. STAY STRONG have put their twist on graphics and colour to this already proven winning race frame!

FreeAgent-StayStrong

Simple bold branding using FREEAGENT in the STAY STRONG font links the brands with overlayed logos and LTD ED graphics. Downtube logo placement is closer to the seat tube to look a bit more core / dirt . And the blue band on the seat tube is symbolic to the charity bracelet worn by fans and riders across the globe.

If you are looking for a new frameset for 2010 that is proven on the track and want to support a fallen soldier and BMX brother then the Freeagent / STAY STRONG frameset is for you!

100 Pro Limo : 50 Limo Cruiser and 50 Expert framesets are all that are being made available so pre-ordering with your FA dealer or distributor is your way to guarantee you will get to ride one of these framesets in 2010. (Note: UK allocation selling out fast)

Frames will be delivered including headset and forks:

USA retail pricing

Pro Limo 20″ $299

Pro Limo 24″ $299

Expert 20″ $199

Pricing may differ slightly depending on region and currency.

Dealers / Distributors

USA –       www.310proshop.com email: webmaster@310proshop.com to reserve

–        www.staystrong.co.uk email: marco@staystrong.co.uk

U.K –        www.staystrong.co.uk email: marco@staystrong.co.uk

FRANCE – www.USProbikes.com email: jenault@usprobikes.com

DENMARK- www.bmx.as email:  msport@nationalpark-mols.dk

HOLLAND / BELGIUM – Meybo Fietsen email: info@meybo.nl

All South American / Australian / World enquiries please email :marco@staystrong.co.uk

STAY STRONG would like to thank all the riders and parents accross the World that have shown support for Stephen Murray in the last 2 years since his tragic BMX accident which left him paralysed from the shoulders down. Whether you’ve bought a tee shirt , wristband or simply run a sticker on your bike, numberplate or helmet, we are greatful for you helping spread the word and raising awareness for this cause. Thank you.

www.myspace.com/murraystrong : www.stephenmurrayfamilyfund.com

26/10 Results: Toowoomba Open

by Kent Elliot

PRO – MENS – FINAL

  1. JARED GRAVES
  2. KAMAKAZI
  3. JOEL CLARK
  4. DIRK WINTER
  5. JAKOB KEAST
  6. BRENDAN ABLE
  7. NICK DENINGER
  8. NATHAN GRAVES

PRO OPEN – SEMI # 1;

  1. Jared Graves
  2. KAMAKAZI
  3. Joel Clark
  4. Brendan Able
  5. Kerry King
  6. Kerrrod  Conners
  7. Matthew Kennedy
  8. Bryce Wells

PRO OPEN – SEMI # 2;

  1. Dirk Winter
  2. Jacob Page
  3. Nick Deininger
  4. Nathan Graves
  5. Jabob Keast
  6. Mitchell Thorpe
  7. Nathan Wolens
  8. Blake McCarroll

PRO OPEN – Consolation  – Pro Final:

  1. Kerrod Connors
  2. Bryce Wells
  3. Jakob Page
  4. Kerry King
  5. Jayden Buttler
  6. Blake McCarroll
  7. Nathan  Wolens
  8. Mitchell Thorpe

PRO – LADIES – FINAL

  1. Ashleigh Weier
  2. Karlie Thorpe
  3. Susie Hume
  4. Bronwyn Whyatt
  5. Georgiarna Nevin

30+ Open Wheel

  1. Aaron Alchin
  2. Michael Sharp
  3. Lee Smith
  4. Jason Borg
  5. Andrew Gray
  6. Paul Hume
  7. Adam Wessell
  8. David Budden

Gnarly NINES

  1. Izaac Kennedy
  2. Matthew Flint
  3. Declan Waller
  4. Hayden Jansen
  5. Tye Leeding
  6. Cameron Van Betew
  7. Tyson Bullock
  8. Ethan Rodighiero

Tear N TENS

  1. Billy Meredith
  2. Kevin Mathinies
  3. Joel Schneider
  4. Taylor Browning
  5. Skye Prasser
  6. Sarah Sinclair

23/10 Video: Supercross BMX at interbike

by bmxultra.com

Well it’s another one of those slow news days. We have found a video of Bill Ryan from Supercross BMX celebrating 20 years of creating high end BMX racing products. He’s presenting the latest on offer from Supercross at Interbike, check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiC5A9ECNAc.

22/10 Australia National Probikx/Champbikx Series Round 2 info

BMX Victoria press release

A reminder that entries for the Probikx / Champbikx Round to be held at Eastfield in association with the 2009 Victorian State Titles close on November 18. Flyers and On-Line entry is available on the BMXA web site http://www.bmxaustralia.com.au/

Scoring will be with transponder lap timing only and therefore acceptance of any late entries is totally dependant on transponder availability. While a small number of spare transponders will be available to cover contingencies, to avoid disappointment please make every effort to have your entries in on or before November 18.

22/10 Victorian State Titles entries close October 29

BMX Victoria press release

We have Interstate riders coming from Perth WA, from Cairns Queensland and from the Alice because they know it’s going to be a great event. Now all we need is a few (or a lot) more Victorians.

By the time you read this you’ll only have 6 days or less to get in your entry for the State Titles. Late entries will be rejected so get them in now. Consider using Express Post.

The entry list on www.bmxv.com.au is updated every day by about 6:30am so if you’ve sent an entry and it doesn’t show up on the website, now’s the time to start panicking.

21/10 Victorian Country Cup at Shepparton Easter 2010

Northern Rivers press release

Victoria’s Northern Rivers Region Presents The 2010 Victorian Country Cup. 3rd and 4th of April (Easter Long Weekend).
At the Shepparton BMX Track, home of the 2010 National BMX Championships.

Come and race the Nationals track 5 weeks before the Championships!

For more Information email Bryan Bull bryanbull@yahoo.com

Accommodation log on to www.discovershepparton.com.au

21/10 Redline Report: Qld State Titles

by Jeff Mills

What another wonderful Queensland State Titles.  The Ashmore club put on a fantastic carnival.

Thanks have to be said to a few people. The Van Zanden, Hilliam and Harvey families for setting the Redline tents up for the weekend.   The families of all team members for the support and dedication to the Redline team and product.

As for the riding it was awesome.  Very tight racing in almost every age class. The team results are as follows:

NAME AGE CRUISER AGE 20”
Mitchell Hoad 8-10 boys 2 10 boys 1
Joel Grace 8-10 boys Semi’s 8 boys 3
Katie VanZanden 8-10 girls 1 10 girls 4
Lachlan Harvey 11-12 boys 1 12 boys 5
Troy Elliott 11-12 boys Quarter’s 11 boys 7
Sarah Harvey 13-14 girls 2 14 girls 2
Liam Hilliam 13-14 boys Moto’s 13 boys 4
Adam Hilliam X X 15 boys 4
Melinda McLeod X X Jnr women 1
Mitchell Pemberton X X Jnr Men 8
Kevin Hilliam 45-49 men 2 45-49 men 2

As you can see by the above results that the redline team performed extremely well.  We also won for the second year in a row the State Championships Team Trophy, congratulations to the team members who were Joel Grace, Mitchell Hoad, Katie VanZanden and  Lachlan Harvey.

20/10 Great rooming rates available for the Disney Cup Fall Nationals

ABA press release

The Disney Cup Fall Nationals are just around the corner and whether you are looking for a family racing vacation or three days of great ABA National Racing, Orlando / Kissimmee is the place to be. October 30th through November 1st, the 3-Day Disney Cup Fall Nationals will take place at Osceola Heritage Park at the Indoor Silver Spur Arena and will be the final stop of the ABA National Series prior to the ABA Grand Nationals.  Riders in the Disney Cup Fall Nationals are eligible to earn points each day of the 3-Day series.   Points from all 3-days will be combined to determine the Disney Cup Champion in each age class.  The Disney Cups will be presented to the winners after completion of their main-events on Sunday.

The Disney Cup will attract all of the top Pro Racers as well as the top Junior Development and Amateur Racers.  This race is one you don’t want to miss!  For more information or to pre-register for the race, visit us online at www.ababmx.com.

Clarion Resort & Waterpark

The host hotel for the Disney Cup is the Clarion Resort & Waterpark.  At a rate of $65 a night, plus an $8 resort fee, this hotel is less than 2 miles from the Arena and features a Huge Arcade and Waterpark.

The waterpark is 50,000+ total square feet of pools and slides including:

  • 120,000 gallons of waterpark fun
  • 500 ft of waterpark sliding action, twisting drops and dark plunges
  • 6 Waterpark Attractions
  • 3 Main Slides
  • 6 Kiddy Slides
  • 2 Pool Areas
  • Slide Tower Features include:
    • 30 ft high Tower
    • Two levels – 18 and 30 ft. heights
    • 3 body slides with over 20 drops, turns and twists

For reservations call (407) 846-2221 and ask for the ABA BMX RATE.

Holiday Inn Main Gate East in Kissimmee

If you want to stay a little closer to the Walt Disney World® Theme parks, check out the Holiday Inn Main Gate East in Kissimmee.  This hotel offers free scheduled transportation to the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks and the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Outlet Stores.  Hotel guest parking and high speed internet access are always complimentary at the Holiday Inn Main Gate East. The outdoor heated pool, hot tub and kids pool are just the thing after a long day at the parks. Enjoy a cool drink from the Chianti’s poolside lounge. Looking for a quick bite? The Trattoria Café and food court offers a great variety for the entire family. Be sure to visit our game room and challenge your family with our air hockey game. Afterwards, you can relax in the kid’s theater and watch your favorite cartoons and movies. If the kids are still full of energy be sure to visit the playground located outside.  Less than 10 miles from the racing action for a rate of $65 plus a $4.95 resort fee.  For reservations, call (407) 396-4222 and ask for the ABA BMX RATE.

19/10 Johnny Chopper looking for an investor

Johnny Chopper press release

Due to an unprecedented demand for quality Aussie-made BMX parts, Johnny Chopper is looking for an investor to help the brand move to the next level of production and market-share. Johnny Chopper has a lot of awesome projects happening in 2010 including new race parts, street, and signature parts. Keep your eyes on the rides of some of Australia’s best pro-riders also and see who you can spot rocking JC parts. Team JC is now 10 riders strong in QLD, NSW and VIC with 4 co-sponsored Pro riders also. Team JC is spreading it’s wings to Far North QLD and WA in 2010 to expand the team to 15. Old school BMX is now bigger than ever and our retro and reproduction catalogue has grown a lot over the last 12mths. Hutch BMX has now started up again in the USA and JC is making re-issue Aerospeed and box crank arms for the famous Hutch brand from the 1980’s. We are also in discussions with 2 well known Aussie BMX companies to produce Aussie made parts for them. Genuine investors should contact Gary at info@johnnychopper.com.

19/10 Morphine Industries signs the “Master” Vet Pro – Tim Dinger

Morphine Industries press release

Morphine Industries is stoked to announce the addition of Vet Pro Tim Dinger to its Factory team.  We could not been more excited to add such a great rider, person and all around good dude to our family.  Tim brings with him a presence and attitude that exemplifies Morphine Industries’ philosophy of having fun while backin’ it up on the track.  Tim rounds out our 10 member factory team with an exclamation point.

Dinger is no stranger to being at the on the top of the National and World stage with a treasure chest full of single digit plates.  His talent speaks for itself.  Come on… what guy can borrow someone’s cruiser he has never ridden at the Worlds and finish with a World #2 plate.  Not to mention riding the World’s longest wheelie out of the gate to get the W#4 plate on his 20”, back up by the World #2 from 2007 & 2008. That is a testament to his love of the sport and raw skill as a rider.

We hope to give Tim a platform to continue his success in BMX, while promoting the Morphine Industries brand and its Factory Team Sponsors.

“I am really stoked to join the already stellar Morphine Industries team.  They have a ton of talented riders that really like to go out there and have fun while racing hard.  Morphine makes killer products and they have amazing sponsors that I am looking forward to represent this year.  I would like to thank Jonathan from Morphine for the opportunity to represent Morphine Industries this year and I look forward to a great 2010 season.”, states Tim D.

Look for Tim to debut the Morphine Industries’ colors with the Team at the ABA’s Disney Cup the end of Oct.

Check out www.morphieindustries.com in the next few days to see Mr. Dinger’s rider page and the rest of the Factory Team.  Stay tuned, this year is going to be ride to remember.

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)

16/10 Review: Sun Ringle ENVY rims

by bmxultra.com

We have been reviewing the Sun Ringle ENVY rims, click here to check it out. We have a whole lot of reviews to get through, so expect them to come through regularly for the next few weeks including the Tachyon XC Helmet Camera, Supercross SpinDrive Cassette hubs, a GHP frame and the Start Gate Pro UCI compliant practice gate system.

15/10 Interview: Supercross BMX’s Bill Ryan

by bmxultra.com

We had a chance to talk to Bill Ryan, owner of Supercross BMX and ask him about the new products, including the ENVY frame and a bit about BMX in general. Click here to check out the interview.

14/10 Supercross BMX would like to congratulate 2 new ABA #1 Pros!!

Supercross BMX press release

Last weekend in a town of Chilliwack, B.C. Canada, the ABA held their Canadian ABA Grandnationals and crowned a new Canadian Pro King and Queen.

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And we here at Supercross BMX are proud to call the new Canandian ABA #1 Pro and Women Pro our own. For the ABA #1 Canadian Pro Title, Jimmy Brown came from behind, as he was not listed in the hunt for the title when the weekend started and lap by lap seemed to go faster not losing a single lap and taking the win for the weekend both days and ending up with his first Pro Title.

On the Womens Side, Supercross BMX’s Kaila Sweeney was the reigning holder of the crown and went in to the Canadian ABA Grands in the lead to repeat her title and cinched the title chase by winning every lap on the Billy Allen built ABA Grands track to take the #1 Womens Pro Title home for the second year in a row.

Supercross BMX, and it’s team co-sponsors of Alienation BMX, No Fear MX, Block Jerseys, Kid Fuel, Speedline Parts, No Fear Energy, DVS Shoes, MJT Banners, TECH BMX Products, ODI Grips, and ESK Clothing all thank Jimmy and Kaila for a great year of racing and are looking forward to the 2010 season.

For more information on Supercross BMX it’s products and the Supercross BMX factory team and riders, please visit http://www.supercrossbmx.com for up to date news and information.

14/10 Harman International and JBL Audio Equipment Team up with ABA BMX for National #1 Titles and Series Finale!

ABA press release

ABA BMX is proud to announce the exciting addition of Harman International-JBL audio equipment to the ABA Grandnationals. The ABA BMX Title chases are always a battle to the line and this season is no exception.  This years 2009 ABA Grands is sure to be one of the best ever, and we will see all 8 of the ABA National #1 title winners receive a Harman Kardon receiver/ JBL 5.1 home theater system. THIS IS EXCITING STUFF to say the least! The ABA National #1 Title winners have a long history, or let’s call it a tradition, of winning only the best for the efforts over the years, and Harmon International – JBL Audio is no exception. As if that’s not exciting enough. Harmon International – JBL Audio will also we awarding a full JBL car audio system consisting of a 5 channel amplifier, 4 JBL speakers and a JBL prefab subwoofer to both the boys and girls winners of the ever popular event, the ABA BMX N.A.G 5 Challenge. The ABA BMX N.A.G. 5 Challenge is always a race that brings bragging rights and lots of cool prizes, but this years winners will be taking home some sweet JBL Audio equipment.

Now just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, as part of their partnership with the greatest BMX sanctioning body in the world, The ABA, Harman International will be offering all ABA BMX members and their families the opportunity to purchase great products from the best names in audio at a discounted price.  You will be able to shop 24 hours a day, 7 days week, research products and find out immediately if products are available for delivery.  You will be able to purchase home theater and multimedia products from Harman Kardon, great headphones from AKG, rockin car audio amplifiers, speakers and subwoofers from JBL and Infinity and of course great home audio products from JBL and Infinity.  Of course there is also some great IPod docks from JBL.   Timing is great as Christmas is right around the corner.  All members and their families can use the service to save hundreds of dollars on all of your entertainment needs.  As an added bonus, your purchases will help support the ABA with future joint programs and will also help support our own Olympic hopeful, Alise “The Beast” Post.  Alise and JBL have partnered through the 2012 Olympics and we are very excited to have her representing our brands and this great country.

A special URL, Username and password will be announced in the Grands issue of the BMXER. So be sure to look for the Harman International-JBL ad inside!

Now that we know all these great things are heading our way at this years ABA Grands, here’s a look at how the ABA BMX National #1 Title battles are shaping up on the 2009 season. Who’ll bring home “THE CUPS”and the sweet Harman International – JBL audio equipment? Only time will tell. But who ever does, will know this season was a tough one and it will be well earned!

AA PRO

1 MARIS STROMBERGS 2403

2 RANDY STUMPFHAUSER  2181

3 DONNY ROBINSON  1461

4 KHALEN YOUNG 1455

5 NIC LONG  1327

6 KYLE BENNETT  1251

7 MIKE DAY 1219

8 DENZEL STEIN  958

9 DAVID HERMAN 957

10 JASON ROGERS  915

11 JOEY BRADFORD  837

12 DANNY CALUAG 710

13 SAM WILLOUGHBY 652

14 TYLER BROWN  603

15 BARRY NOBLES  525

16 STEVEN CISAR  507

17 BUBBA HARRIS 501

18 CRISTIAN BECERINE 499

19 JAVIER COLOMBO  467

20 TRAVIS OHRAZDA 459

21 KYLE CUSHMAN  412

22 JOSHUA OIE  335

23 MICHAEL LARSON  303

24 JARRETT KOLICH  290

25 KARL CLARK  282

LADIES PRO

1 DOMINIQUE DANIELS  2506

2 ALISE POST  2148

3 STEPHANIE BARRAGAN 1691

4 BROOKE CRAIN  1606

5 TAYLOR WOLCOTT 1133

6 ASHLEY VERHAGEN  889

7 KRYSTAL HIME 634

8 AMANDA GEVING 436

9 AFTON SCHRIMPF 325

10 CASSIE BUSHNELL  270

11 BRITTANY BATES  260

12 KAYLA GADDIS  248

13 TERRA NICHOLS 233

14 KAILA SWEENEY  180

15 ILENE VANEGAS  95

16 SAMANTHA COOLS  86

17 ALLIE DRAGOO 76

18 DANIELLE BRISSON 51

19 MADISON PITTS 51

20 AMANDA CARR 39

21 KYLA REED 31

22 JAMIE LILLY 30

23 MELISSA HARTLEY  28

24 CHRISTIAN COSSEY  26

25 ROSEMARY ADAMS  16

PRO CRUISER

1 DANNY CALUAG 2465

2 TYLER BROWN  2233

3 BARRY NOBLES  2030

4 GAVIN LUBBE  1171

5 ERIC RUPE 868

6 MATTHEW BAISLEY  827

7 JOE SOWERS 750

8 KEITH GRINE  379

9 JASON CARNES  369

10 ADAM TREADWELL  350

11 JOE MATHIS  258

12 CHARLES HUNT III 170

13 JOSHUA MEYERS  167

14 DUSTIN TABOR  94

15 WILLY SUAREZ 89

16 RONALD STARR JR 37

17 KYLA REED 37

18 EDWARD OLSON  28

19 DOMINGOS LAMMOGLIA  10

VET PRO

1 JOHN PURSE  2561

2 KENTH FALLEN  2460

3 CHAD STREET  2067

4 DALE HOLMES  1626

5 GREG ROMERO 1574

6 WILL MURRAY 1371

7 ERIC RUPE 1003

8 TIM DINGER  710

9 SHAWN OGORMAN 697

10 ROBERT HARRIS 678

11 PERCY OWENS 675

12 SEAN DWIGHT 664

13 PAUL CALDWELL  607

14 ERIC DYER 529

15 TODD PARRY  414

16 JASON CARNES  399

17 DUSTIN ARMSTRONG  346

18 CODY SMART  293

19 DOMINGOS LAMMOGLIA  194

20 DOUG CROWELL 183

21 WILLIAM ROSS 169

22 JEREMIAH OLIVER 165

23 RONALD WILLIAMS  161

24 DREW DOWNEY 152

25 TOMMY OPINCAR 130

AM. BOYS

1 JACOB PEEBLES  1629  BOYS AGE: 19

2 CORBEN SHARRAH  1626  BOYS AGE: 17

3 KYLE STAN  1625  BOYS AGE: 9

4 RICKIE GRIFFIS 1624  BOYS AGE: 14

5 LEE LEWIS 1623  BOYS AGE: 19

6 COLE TESAR  1613  BOYS AGE: 13

7 JEREMY ROMMEL  1606  BOYS AGE: 17

8 RUSTY NESVIG 1602  BOYS AGE: 15

9 CHRISTOPHER BLEVINS  1600  BOYS AGE: 11

10 BROCK HEFFRON  1600  BOYS AGE: 12

11 LAIN VAN OGLE  1595  BOYS AGE: 14

12 THOMAS VALLEJO 1585  BOYS AGE: 19

13 DENNISON SMITH 1583  BOYS AGE: 19

14 KORY COOK 1582  BOYS AGE: 19

15 WALKER FINCH  1581  BOYS AGE: 12

16 JORDAN MIRANDA 1578  BOYS AGE: 15

17 DERIK BERGH  1571  BOYS AGE: 14

18 DOUGIE BUTCHER 1569  BOYS AGE: 11

19 OLIJUWON DAVIS  1568  BOYS AGE: 19

20 JOSHUA KLATMAN 1566  BOYS AGE: 17

21 WYATT HUBBARD  1562  BOYS AGE: 9

22 DAKOTA SENGER  1561  BOYS AGE: 13

23 SHAYNE LEWIS  1558  BOYS AGE: 9

24 MICHAEL GONZALES 1558  BOYS AGE: 10

25 CONNOR FIELDS  1556  BOYS AGE: 17

AM. GIRLS

1 KELSEY VAN OGLE  1523  GIRLS AGE: 11

2 VERONIKA GULVIN 1521  GIRLS AGE: 12

3 JORDAN NOPENS  1517  GIRLS AGE: 12

4 KRISTIN HOKIT  1517  GIRLS AGE: 17

5 SHELBY WREN  1510  GIRLS AGE: 8

6 LAUREN WHISLER  1510  GIRLS AGE: 14

7 KRISTEN LONG  1508  GIRLS AGE: 13

8 DANI GEORGE  1507  GIRLS AGE: 15

9 CARLY DYAR  1507  GIRLS AGE: 15

10 JAZMYNE HARVEY  1507  GIRLS AGE: 15

11 AMANDA OLGUIN  1507  GIRLS AGE: 10

12 TYLER SCHAEFER  1506  GIRLS AGE: 16

13 MADISON MARTINEZ  1502  GIRLS AGE: 9

14 SUMIKO YUKI  1501  GIRLS AGE: 8

15 SIENNA FINES  1500  GIRLS AGE: 11

16 CARLIE FERREE 1498  GIRLS AGE: 13

17 JESSICA NAVARRO  1498  GIRLS AGE: 17

18 FELICIA STANCIL  1492  GIRLS AGE: 14

19 LEXA JONES 1492  GIRLS AGE: 11

20 VICTORIA HOPPERDIETZEL 1488  GIRLS AGE: 15

21 MEGHAN MATTHEWS  1485  GIRLS AGE: 16

22 BAILEY BRANNEN 1485  GIRLS AGE: 8

23 KORIE GILBERT 1484  GIRLS AGE: 9

24 BRENLEE FORDHAM  1482  GIRLS AGE: 10

25 CAMILLE HARVEY 1481  GIRLS AGE: 7

CRUISER

1 GEORGE GOODALL IV 1564  CRUISER AGE: 41

2 KYLE STAN  1541  CRUISER AGE: 9

3 DAVID ARCHIBALD  1539  CRUISER AGE: 36

4 ROBERT PATTERSON  1530  CRUISER AGE: 17

5 COLE TESAR  1528  CRUISER AGE: 13

6 KORY COOK 1526  CRUISER AGE: 17

7 BROCK HEFFRON  1522  CRUISER AGE: 12

8 CAMERON MOORE  1521  CRUISER AGE: 11

9 KADEN WELLS 1519  CRUISER AGE: 11

10 LARRY MIYAMOTO 1519  CRUISER AGE: 41

11 JAMES STARKS 1518  CRUISER AGE: 36

12 CHRISTOPHER BLEVINS  1517  CRUISER AGE: 11

13 DOUGIE BUTCHER 1515  CRUISER AGE: 11

14 WILL BISSELL 1514  CRUISER AGE: 31

15 ROBERT SPANYARD  1513  CRUISER AGE: 16

16 CHRIS LOY 1510  CRUISER AGE: 36

17 BRENT LEE  1509  CRUISER AGE: 31

18 BRYCE BATTEN  1508  CRUISER AGE: 9

19 LARRY MUNSON  1507  CRUISER AGE: 10

20 ZANE ARRENDALE  1507  CRUISER AGE: 9

21 PAUL WASSENAAR  1507  CRUISER AGE: 16

22 WYATT HUBBARD  1503  CRUISER AGE: 9

23 RYAN PETTIGREW  1500  CRUISER AGE: 11

24 JUSTIN RICHMOND  1499  CRUISER AGE: 11

25 CAMERON LOWERY  1498  CRUISER AGE: 15

GIRLS CRUISER

1 CARLY DYAR  1501  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 14

2 KELSEY VAN OGLE  1501  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 11

3 AMANDA OLGUIN  1495  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 10

4 LAUREN WHISLER  1493  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 14

5 FELICIA STANCIL  1489  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 14

6 TYLER SCHAEFER  1483  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 14

7 JESSICA NAVARRO  1476  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 17

8 PATTY METZGER  1475  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 36

9 JORDAN POLLOCK  1471  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 14

10 NETTA GONZALEZ  1470  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 41

11 SHELLEY BRYSON  1470  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 36

12 SHANDA HILL 1468  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 26

13 VICTORIA HOPPERDIETZEL 1467  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 14

14 HEATHER ALLRED  1466  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 26

15 SAMANTHA BRETHEIM  1465  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 17

16 MANUELA WENZEL-WRIGHT 1464  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 41

17 ANGELA LARSON  1463  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 10

18 NICOLE WOODROW  1461  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 17

19 ANNA APPLEBY  1460  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 46

20 REBEKAH ABBE  1429  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 31

21 SAMANTHA MILLER  1428  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 11

22 DANYELLE MOYER  1424  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 41

23 NICOLE WRIGHT 1421  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 17

24 ERIN MOORE 1420  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 17

25 MCKENIZE HANSEN 1409  GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 10

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

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

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

13/10 Maris Strombergs wins UCIs ”BEST MOVE OF THE YEAR” award!

Free Agent press release

During the UCI World Cup in France this past weekend, the UCI held their Awards Banquet after the race. Free Agent’s Maris Strombergs was awarded ‘Best Move of the Year’ after hiscome back from last place at the World Championships to 4th and qualifying spot after bad start.

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It was said no one has ever come back from last at Elite level at a World Championships and still passed riders to qualify. Just proving the ‘never give up’ attitude.

Another great award for Maris.

13/10 World Cup Champion Sam Willoughby on Behind the News Today!

by bikemedia

Watch the Australian national program called Behind the News on ABC 1 this Tuesday 13 October for a news piece on Sam Willoughby’s win at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series.

BTN starts at 5.50 pm and the segment is known as the “The Score”

12/10 Le Corguillé and Willoughby win ‘the double’ in BMX Supercross

UCI press release

Laëtitia Le Corguillé from France won the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Fréjus in one of this year’s most exciting Elite women finals. With this victory in the ultimate leg of this year’s BMX Supercross World Cup the determined French rider also secured the overall 2009 World Cup win for Elite women.

Just as impressive was Sam Willoughby’s victory in France in the Elite men. The 2009 Junior World Champion claimed his second win in a World Cup event this year and with that the talented young Australian from Adelaide was also awarded 2009 overall winner.

Willoughby was not the favourite going in to the quarter finals. He finished only 17th in the time trials on Friday and he had a rough start in the 1/8 finals on Saturday. He barely qualified for the quarter finales with one point to spare. But from that moment on the young Australian was on fire winning all following heats including the main event.

Le Corguillé was only second fastest going in to the women’s finals. Mariana Pajon (COL) had the honours of picking the inside lane as best qualifier. Pajon was also leading the eight finalists until the last straight in the main event. But with the finish in sight Pajon had to give way to a determined Le Corguillé. The experienced French rider, who also won the silver medal at the Beijing Olympics, beat the Junior World Champion on the line in a crazy and extremely close final.

In the men’s final Willoughby was also up against some fierce competition. With Maris Strombergs from Latvia in lane four. Strombergs is the current Olympic Champion and winner of the previous World Cup event in Chula Vista. The Latvian was keen on winning. But there was also the current Elite men World Champion Donny Robinson from the USA. Robinson looked in good shape winning all his motos in the three heats of the 1/8 finals. But Willoughby outperformed all. He charged out of the gate in the final leading from start to finish. Willoughby battled it out with Strombergs on the first straight and was leading going into the first turn. Then he managed to keep of Donny Robinson to claim double victory.

Sam Willoughby (AUS) said:

“I had a real rough start of the day. The pressure was on. But I managed to pull my head back in and refocus on the job at hand. I learnt a lot today! Our approach for this year was to focus on the World Cup events and the World Championships. That worked out really good.”

“For the final I wanted the inside lane and used that to my advantage, Maris and I fought it out on the first straight and it was a drag race to the finish. It is a privilege to race against such formidable competition. Great to win here and to be the 2009 overall season winner.”

Laëtitia Le Corguillé (FRA) said:

“Right now, I’m delighted, very happy! The fact that there are more and more people gaining an interest in BMX is something I’m really pleased to see. The Roc d’Azur brings me luck. It’s the third year running that the last event has been staged here and it’s the third time that I’ve won this world cup!”

This season, the French rider crashed several times and had serious injuries. “Her season has been really complicated,” said Fabrice Vettoretti, national technical director of the French BMX team. “In winning this world cup she proved that she is a great champion. There was a really big fight during this crazy final. Laetitia had to dig really deep to hunt down this victory!”

Donny Robinson (USA) said:

“I was not too happy with the way I was riding and Maris, Sam and Khalen were all incredibly fast. I did not have second place speed today. So l am happy with my result thanks to some good positioning and smart riding.”

Ariel Martin (USA) said:

“I am very happy with third place. I was injured not too long ago, actually my hand is still broken. So I did not get a lot of training done lately. Only the last few weeks I was back on the bike.”

12/10 The Excitement Continues for the USA Cycling and American Bicycle Association  BMX Junior Development Series

ABA press release

Coming off a great first term Junior Developemnet series, USA Cycling, the national governing body for the sport of cycling in the United States, in conjunction with the American Bicycle Association (ABA), is proud to announce the continued excitement of the USA Cycling BMX Junior Development Series for the 2010 season.  The series will consist of USA Cycling branded events at all ABA sanctioned BMX tracks and ABA National Series events in 2010.

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

This level of training is becoming more and more essential for athletes to compete at the Olympic or UCI Supercross level and for a rider to reach his or her full potential.The ABA, with 30 plus years of experience in BMX programming, has proven to be an invaluable partner in helping to create this series. The organization will facilitate all points tabulations and event logistics at all national and local series events.

The 2010 Junior Development Series kicks off at ABA’s up coming Golden State Nationals in Lancaster, Ca. on October 16th-18th.

The next stop for the series will be the ABA’s Disney Cup in Orlando, FL. on October 30th- November 1st.

Then on to the ABA BMX Race of Champions event in conjunction with the ABA Grands on November, 27th.

2010 Camp dates to be released very soon!

USA Cycling and the ABA have taken steps to build the future of BMX excellence in the USA. The racing has been hot and heavy at these series events and the talents looks to be only getting better, stronger, and faster!

About USA Cycling    

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

About the American Bicycle Association

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

12/10 Victorian State Champs entries close in 2 weeks

BMX Victoria press release

Entries for the ‘SKIN INDUSTRIES PRESENTS THE 2009 VICTORIAN OPEN BMX CHAMPIONSHIPS’ close at the last post on Thursday 29th October.

This means that, allowing for Australia Post, you now have only two weeks to get your entry in.

The entry list at www.bmxv.com.au is updated daily, as entries arrive.

If you’ve sent an entry, and you can’t see it on the website, then we haven’t received it.

If you haven’t done so already, send it in now. Late entries will not be accepted.

09/10 BSX2010 – ride/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.

This is a little last minute but, we’ve been keeping an eye on the forecast and Sunday looks like it’s going to be a nice day for a ride. After a bit of rain stopped us from riding and working on the track last Sunday we are going to try again this Sunday. In between showers we did get the start of some changes done, it would be nice to finish off and start riding the full track. If you have some spare time on Sunday and would like to ride or help work on the track or both just send an email to webmaster@bmxultra.com so we know you are coming. We’ll get started from about 10am.

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.

09/10 Matisons back on the podium

ONE KENDA press release

ONE/Kenda’s Arturs Matisons from Latvia took his first victory after a long injury.

In Besnate, Italy, Arturs won the first BMX international Fast Cross of 2009. In the 2nd one he took 8th place.

Next race: UCI Supercross Frejus, France – Oct. 9/10

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

08/10 LIVE UCI BMX Supercross Fréjus France

Freecaster.tv press release

The LIVE Webcast of UCI BMX Supercross Fréjus France is available through the following link:

http://freecaster.tv/live/bmx/1007643/uci-bmx-supercross-by-swatch-frejus

The 4th and last round of the 2009 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup will once again be included in the classic Roc d’Azur cycling event. Since 1984 Roc d’Azur has grown to become one of Europe’s largest Mountain Bike event and festival. In 2006, there were more than 14.000 participants taking part in various events. The success of the Roc d’Azur which attracted last year more than 120.000 spectators, is linked to the choice and the variety of the events, bringing together at the same time the world’s best and the amateurs.

The Men and Women Elite will be broadcasted LIVE from 14:00 – 17:00 CEST (Check timeanddate.com for your local times)

08/10 ONE Bicycles Australia Report – 2009 N.S.W. BMX State Titles

ONE Bicycles Australia press release

by Miekel Rose

one-nsw-team-championsThis year’s State Titles was being held at the Central Region track of Maitland/Tenambit. The Maitland Club had prepared a great track for the event and provided the spectators with freshly turfed areas to sit and view the racing. Once again there was a chance of rain and thunder storms, very reminiscent of the 2008 State Titles.

Friday was a nice day for the practices and the kids enjoyed the track. We did the two training sessions and that evening the heavens opened up and fulfilled the forecast of heavy rain and thunderstorms. Saturday racing was in intermittent rain and the track held up extremely well. There were 4 motos on Saturday and another moto and finals on Sunday.

Mikayla was determined to get 1N this year. She had been training hard and rode very well, winning 3 of the 4 motos and placed second in the other on Saturday in the 9 Girls 20” class. She also raced in the 13 and Under Ladies Cruiser coming 4th in 3 of the motos and a fifth in the other. On Sunday Mikayla rode well again in better conditions and managed a first on 20” and a forth on Cruiser. Mikayla had an extra moto for 20” and Cruiser to finish off her weekend. Mikayla only needed a forth on 20” to win the 9 Girl Class and came out of gate 8 for her last race. She sat in the second spot and finished the weekend as 1 NSW. She was so excited and glad she reached her goal. On Cruiser she managed another forth getting 4 NSW in that Class.

Nikalus had a stacked age Class on both his bikes. This was to be his second big event this year after a shocker year filled with big accidents. Nik was on fire winning 3 of the 4 motos and a second in 11 Boys 20” on Saturday. In 11 – 12 Boys Cruiser, Nik was getting through the motos with seconds and thirds. On Sunday Nik won another heat of the 11 Boys 20” and a forth on Cruiser. This got Nik in to the semis on both bikes where he came second in his 20” semi and forth on his Cruiser. Through to the finals again for another year. The 11 Boy Class is loaded with Talent including 1W Andrew Hughes (Nik’s good mate). The Final was held in drizzling rain and Nik made a costly mistake choosing the wrong gate. He came out flying but found the three riders on his inside of him slightly in front. After a great race he finished 4 NSW on his 20”. On cruiser he had a shocker gate and was boxed out down the first two straights finishing with 8 NSW. We were very happy for him as he had struggled this year and did well to make both the finals.

Joshua was determined to make the final in the 13 – 14 Boys Cruiser this year and also wanted to make the semis in 14 Boys 20”. Josh rode well all Saturday making the top four on his 20” and seconds and thirds on his Cruiser. He was riding well and looked like he may achieve his goal this year. The 14 Boys Class is stacked with World and Australian plate holders and is always a challenge to make semis and finals. Josh managed to get in to the 20” semis and was unfortunate not to do better missing the finals this year. On Cruiser Josh rode a determined race and came in fifth in a 6 man semi to miss his dream of making the finals by one place. He was devastated and swore to make it next year. Josh rode extremely well and with some harder training with his strength and gates will be up there next season, but an awesome event from him this year.

This year we had the addition of 1A and 4W rider Justin Beattie on the ONE Bicycles Australia Team. Justin and his family are great ambassadors for the Team and ONE brand and had made a number of stickers up to throw out at the presentations. Justin’s dad Jim and I decided to enter the four riders in the Corporate Team’s Challenge this year and see how we went against some of the well known and established Teams that compete for the trophy each year. Due to some great results by the kids through the motos and with Justin and Mikayla winning their classes, we came down to a count back for the trophy, winning over Beyond Bikes Team and Blackman’s Cycles. This was a fantastic result for the Team in their first attempt at the Trophy. One Bicycles Australia Team were now the NSW STATE TITLES Corporate Team Champions for 2009.

I would like to thank the Beattie family for making the stickers for the kids to throw out at presentation, they were a great hit for the kids in the crowd. I would also like to thank Nat, Jim’s wife and Justin’s mum for helping with the scoring. It was nice to have a Team at the event and great to have their company. Go “Grandma” and “Grandad” for your ongoing support and contribution to the Team. Thanks to the Maitland Club for a great event. Let’s hope that Tamworth 2010 is a dry and fun event and that ONE Bicycles Australia Team can match or better their results this year. Great Bikes, Great Team, Great Friends, Great Sport.

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

08/10 HRVFitness 25+ & Female development

HRVfitness press release

HRVfitness is running a 25+ coaching clinic at this years Victorian State title track. There will be two sessions with a maximum of 15 riders per session. Tony HRV Harvey will be taking both sessions.

So book your spot now! Spots filling fast. Find out everything you need to know about BMX racing and make sure you’re ready for the Vics!

tony@hrvfitness.com

Date: Sunday November 1st

Location: Eastfield BMX track

Price $60 per session

Times: Session 1: 10-12

           Session 2: 12.30-2.30

Also the HRVfitness Female Development Program starts this Saturday at Park Orchards. Victoria’s number one female rider Ziggy Callan will be putting the girls through their paces. This is a fantastic program so make sure you girls get down there and support it..

Date: Saturday October 10th

Location: Park Orchards BMX Track

Price: $349 for 16 sessions, $30 single sessions

Time: 8am-10am

For more information contact Tony: tony@hrvfitness.com

07/10 Video: The ABD BSX2009 finals

by bmxultra.com

It’s been a long time coming but the ABD BSX2009 finals are finally available to download, we are sorry about the delay, but to say that 2009 has been a big year would be a massive understatement.

You might have guessed that this means that we have started working on the DVD, it’s still a couple of weeks off. We’ll let you know when it’s done.

The video is available in a number of formats and are very large downloads, all are high quality so it’s worth it.

Videos:

07/10 Crooks Flyer SE Bike

SE press release

In collaboration with Crooks & Castles, SE has re-released the OM Flyer, but this time in a high-end fashion that Crooks & Castles is widely known for. This bike is built around the legendary OM Flyer frame & Landing Gear forks. But you’ll quickly notice some defined changes & upgrades such as full size PK bars, white wall tires, full grain leather diamond quilt seat & pads, and Crooks logo parts throughout.

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Crooks & Castles was started in 2002 to bring a different element into the street-wear realm. With one Flagship store anchored in an upscale West Hollywood neighborhood, the Crooks family plans to expand their retail business to other parts of the nation and eventually the world.

“We’re excited to team up with one of the most influential brands in BMX. We came together to create a classic bike that Streetwear and the BMX community will love.”

-Chris Natalio

Crooks & Castles Marketing Director

Only 300 bikes were produced worldwide & each bike is individually numbered. The bikes are available now through select Crooks & Castles and SE retailers.

SE/Crooks collaboration shirts & hats are available at select Crooks & Castles retailers such as www.karmaloop.com

www.crooksncastles.com

www.SEBIKES.com

07/10 THUD INDUSTRIES riders at WA and NT State Titles

THUD INDUSTRIES press release

A HUGE Congratulations to all riders who participated at both the WA and NT State Titles on the weekend. For all those wondering about the importance of coaching, have a look at the results. THUD INDUSTRIES trained riders featured across the board in both states. In WA, THUD had a total of 48 State Plate recipients. 11 being State Champions, 6 Silver medallists, 9 Bronze medallists, 4 x 4th place, 5 x 5th place, 3 x 6th place, 8 x 7th place and 2 8th place finishes. In NT where we are just getting started with THUD Industries, we had 4 State Champions. We, at THUD are very proud of our riders and give all our riders a big pat on the back for all the hard efforts. What doesn’t show in the results is the excellent riding done by all THUD members during the course of the weekend. We are equally as proud.

The big message here is that clubs should really embrace their coaches or coaching structure and run with a scheduled plan. If help is needed to setup a structured Club plan, contact your nearest Coaching business. THUD Industries is a full-time BMX Training Specific business that travels Australia wide to help riders and Clubs set up an ongoing, long term plan. There are also similar Professional Companies such as HRV FITNESS and Justin Lamb in Qld. By running consistent coaching clinics, a club will see their riders increase in not only ability, but also confidence. Regardless of who the coach is, our message is simple.. Support BMX Specific Coaches as they are the backbone of a successful club and our sport. Also, look for Coaches that have educated themselves beyond a Cycle Skills course…Please, don’t get me wrong, Cycles Skills courses are a perfect start for any budding coach, however, the education shouldn’t stop there. If a coach is willing to gain more knowledge, he will be the best asset a club can have.

07/10 Morphine Industries signs 15X, Damian Cherepko

Morphine Industries press release

Morphine Industries is stoked to add Damian Cherepko as it’s newest inductee to the Factory Team.  Damian’s riding speaks for itself.  He tore up the NBL ranks this year to take home the #1 plate.

Damian is a great addition to our family.  His style of riding and his go for it attitude will be a great complement to our strong group of riders.  We are looking forward to supporting him and building a stronger Morphine Industries’ presence in the Midwest and throughout the ABA and NBL national circuits for us and our sponsors.

Be sure to check out www.morphineindustries.com  to read about Damian and our other riders.

Look for Damian to make his debut in the Morphine colors at the ABA’s Disney Cup at the end of October.

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)

06/10 Dirtz Traxn Trailz hard at work

by Barnsey (Dirtz Traxn Trailz – www.dirtz.com.au)

I thought I would send you a bit of goss on what we have been doing with tracks around the place.

1. In a deal between the Sakakibara family, Japanese BMX and Dirtz Traxn Trailz. ‘The Balkan’ (Geoff Cartwright) heads off to Japan today to build their first UCI standard track about 3 hrs out of Tokyo.  The design was put together by Dirtz and young Kai Sakakibara (13 old) and is off the hook. Young Kai may just be recruited by Dirtz in the near future !

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2. Dirtz just finished a 4 day complete rebuild of Pine Rivers in Qld. To create what is now the most Tech track in the sunshine state. Feedback has all been great, looking forward to their open in a couple of weeks.

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3. After Japan, the Balkan heads directly north to Jingili in N.T. for a 6-7 day rebuild of their entire track. Their committee has been working flat out to get ready for a complete knockdown and rebuild of the track. The aim is to try and give the N.T. riders something tech to train on in the lead up to next years Aussies.

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4. Following N.T. he is off to Terrigal BMX track, NSW for a 3 straight rebuild for their very picturesque track. This will be Dirtz working in conjunction with Elite GHP rider, Daniel Johnstone.

5. We have also just started on designs for a complete knock down and rebuild of the Melba track in the ACT. Famed for it’s concrete S berms it looks like the club wants these to go. Making way for a faster, more tech track with better spectator area.

6. We have just finished a design for a pretty hectic jump park in Queanbeyan, NSW . Should start building this before the years end.

For your info, we charge $250.00 for designs for BMX clubs only. This is very cheap but a rate for clubs only. If they choose not to use Geoff to build the track we will still provide a scaled, measured version of the design but at a cost of a further $250.00. Using Geoff to build the track does not incur this cost. Although most clubs are starting to realise how good and fast  ‘The Balkan’ is at building tracks.

www.dirtz.com.au

06/10 Besnate International BMX Fast Cross – Italy

by Mazzucchelli Gianni

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4, was held in Besnate (ITALY), the third edition of the now “traditional” competition of end-season; without Italy’s number one DE VECCHI Manuel (honeymoon in the USA), the starting gate was filled with riders from Italy, Belgium, Spain, France, Holland, Latvia and Venezuela.

From the Saturday’s morning time trial, the two Latvia’s athletes, Veide and Matisons (this last one back to racing after a long time) set the pace of the group, leaving little space to the remaining riders.

Arturs Matisons won Saturday’s main event, with team mate Veide second and Belgian Arnaud Dubois third, then Rossi, Gagnu, Delbert, Gutierrez and Jasper.

The victory in Sunday’s competition has gone instead to the impressive junior Veide, that beat Dubois, Gutierrez, Delbert, Gagnu, the Italian Champion Cristofoli, with the very fast but unlucky Dutch Jaspers (two final and two crash in the first corner) in seventh position, after a flying contact   with Matisons, finished eighth.

The unstoppable Veide won also the “one against one” competition, where the 16 fastest time trials compete in a two riders moto, with the first one passing on the next level until reaching the two-riders final (similar a four cross competition but with only two riders).

Finally, Italy’s Manuel “Airtime” Schiavo won the jump contest, with Gagnu second and Gutierrez in third position.

Photos on www.bmxr.it

05/10 NBL Northeast Regional Championship Rescheduled

NBL Press Release

The Northeast Regional that was canceled at Camp Woodward on September 26th has now been rescheduled for October 31st at Shoreham BMX in Long Island, New York. The Northeast Regional Championship will be run in conjunction with the 2010 Regional Qualifiers already scheduled.

All riders currently registered for the Northeast Regional Championship will have their registration transferred to the Shoreham event. Post registration will be open at the event for riders that have not registered for the 2009 Regional Championship previously, however there will be no online or pre-registration prior to the reschedule date. Any riders that are unable to attend the Shoreham event may request a refund of their Regional Championship registration by October 26 through the NBL Office (614-777-1625) or email Angel Dorr at adorr@nbl.org.

Age and proficiency classes will be frozen as of the original Northeast Regional Championship date (September 26th, 2009). For the 2010 Regional qualifiers, riders will race their age and proficiency as of the date of the race. With the anticipated changes in rider registration, the NBL will hand out the Regional Plates at the race but the final rankings will be mailed to all riders.

Shoreham 2009 Regional Championship / 2010 Regional Qualifiers Schedule

Friday

Bike Inspection                                                                      1:30pm – 6:00pm

Registration                                                                            2:00pm – 6:00pm

Practice                                                                                    2:00pm – 6:00pm

Pre-race (2 Moto)                                                                   6:30pm

Saturday

Bike Inspection                                                                      6:30am – 9:00am

Registration                                                                            7:00am – 9:00am

Practice                                                                                    7:00am – 10:45am

2009 Regional Champ Race Starts (2 Moto)                   11:00am

2010 Regional Qualifier (Day 1) Starts (2 Moto)              30 minutes after the 2009 Championship

Courtesy Registration (For Day 2 race Only)                    Open for 30 Minutes after Qualifier

Sunday

No Bike Inspection

No Registration

15 & Over Practice (Amateur Only)                                           7:00am – 7:30am

14 & Under Practice (Amateur Only)                                        7:30am – 8:00am

Elite Warm-up                                                                              8:00am – 8:20am

2010 Regional Qualifier (Day2) Starts                                    8:30am

03/10 Supercross Envy now available for little guys

Supercross BMX press release

The most popular race frame of 2009 is now available for the little guys!

Apple Valley, CA – Earlier this year Supercross BMX introduced it’s fastest frame yet, the
Supercross ENVY. Built from Supercross’s custom shaped and butted EASTON®
ULR Ultralite Race Taperwall tubing it is Fast, Light and Stiff. Kenth
Fallen has taken his Supercross ENVY to 8 straight national wins, Kris Fox
took his to a top 8 finish at the UCI Supercross Time Trials in Chula Vista
and Samantha took hers to the main at the UCI Worlds. The demand for these
frames far exceeded the supply and the first run of 200 frames sold out in
under 2 weeks, and the back orders started rolling in.

Good news is that the next run of 400 ENVY’s is finished and this time
Supercross has added in the popular Mini, Jr. Expert, Expert XL and Expert
XXL sizes to compliment the pro sizes, now the little guys can have their
ENVY too.

The new Little ENVY’s use their own special custom butted and shaped tubing
that is specially designed for the younger riders to push their riding to
the limits. The Smaller ENVY’s feature new smaller CNC’d 3D dropouts with
backside releavement, custom tapered and butted rear stays, Custom Shaped
Easton® ULR tapered and butted top tubes and downtubes, CNC’d Headtubes and
BB shells.

Bad news is that the entire run of 400 Supercross ENVY’s is presold. So if
you are looking to grab an ENVY check with your local Supercross Dealer and
see if they can get one for you from their distributor Western Power Sports,
or check with J&R Express as they are the sole mail order source for these
hot new frames and word is that they are almost sold out already on their
pre-orders. All sizes at the MSRP of only $449.95 for the Worlds Lightest
and Fastest Race Frames.

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Supercross ENVY Frame Sizes

Mini – 17.5″ TT –

Junior – 18.5″ TT –

Expert – 19.5″ TT –

Expert XL – 20″ TT –

Expert XXL – 21″ TT –

Pro – 20.5″ TT –

Pro Plus – 20.75″ TT –

Pro XL – 21.25″ TT –

Pro XXL – 21.75″ TT

Expert Cruiser – 20.5″ TT –

Pro Short Cruiser – 20.5″ TT –

Pro Cruiser – 21.5″ TT –

Pro XL Cruiser – 22″ TT –

Stock Colors : Gloss Black, Pearl White, Neon Green, Mirror Polish and 21
Custom Anodized Colors.

For more information on the Supercross ENVY’s and all of Supercross’ BMX
parts or to find a dealer near you, please visit www.supercrossbmx.com

02/10 Video: “Cover Your Tracks” – Eastfield

by bmxultra.com

Here’s the second installment of our new feature “Cover Your Tracks”

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, this week our test pilot is Chris Van Winden from the One Bicycles Australia team.

The track is the Eastfield BMX Track, in Melbourne’s outer Eastern Suburbs, host of the Eastfield Experience and the 2009 Victorian State Championships.

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:

02/10 ABA BMX Series on VERSUS Network!

ABA press release

The American Bicycle Association and VERSUS are proud to announce an agreement to televise the ABA BMX events and the 2009 UCI Continental events.The ABA and it’s  production crew have been working on these action packed events and shows for most of this season. The ABA is super excited to bring all the action to the fans and households across the USA. The ABA has been experiencing steady growth in membership and will continue growing and building upon the great success of BMX racing’s 2008 Olympic debut. The ABA and VERSUS Network will deliver over 10 hours of programming to an audience of over 56 million homes. With BMX racing emerging as the newest Olympic action sport in 2008, and with the American’s claiming three of the first six BMX Olympic medals ever awarded, the ABA is poised for tremendous growth leading up to the 2012 Olympics in London.

The televised race series will focus on the UCI events to be aired on the following dates:

VERSUS – Mon 09/28/2009 4:30 PM — Eastern

VERSUS – Mon 10/05/2009 4:30 PM — Eastern

VERSUS – Mon 10/12/2009 5:00 PM — Eastern

VERSUS – Mon 10/19/2009 5:00 PM — Eastern

VERSUS – Mon 10/26/2009 5:00 PM — Eastern

VERSUS – Mon 11/02/2009 5:00 PM — Eastern

VERSUS – Mon 11/09/2009 5:00 PM — Eastern

VERSUS – Mon 11/16/2009 5:00 PM — Eastern

VERSUS – Mon 11/23/2009 5:00 PM — Eastern

VERSUS – Mon 11/30/2009 5:00 PM — Eastern

About the American Bicycle Association

ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and headquartered in Chandler, Arizona is “The Sanctioning Body of BMX”©. The ABA organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, nationwide and Canada. With 60,000 active members, 274 racing facilities and a 27 event-national race schedule; ABA is the largest promoter of action sports. For additional press information about ABA, the sport of BMX, ABA events or Professional racers, call Shannon Gillette at (480) 961-1903 X-144.

To find races in your area or view the national event schedule, visit www.ababmx.com.

02/10 BSX2010 – big annoucement and poster coming soon & 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.

We have a massive announcement to make, but have a few details to iron out first. We’ll be finishing off the poster over the weekend and have a big surprise for you all when we post that. To keep you guessing until then we’ll just say this must do event has just become more must do, and there will be a whole lot of BMX goodies added to our raffle and auction prize list. You must be there to win them!

Working bee this Sunday

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.

02/10 ONE Bicycles Australia Report – Issy Penglase at the Castle Hill Open

ONE Bicycles Australia press release

Castle Hill Orange Blossom by Isabella Penglase

Well since the world championships I had only touched my bike once. So I’m looking forward to the summer series and the Vic state titles.

I was a little disappointed but also happy at the worlds. Disappointed by missing out with a 5th in the motos, but to see the French girl in the first moto boost the first double showed me where I need to go.

Dad has organised my training with HRV and Ziggy Callan for the next few months so I’m looking forward to the hard work and especially working on the manual and jumping skills part of the program.

Castle Hill

Dad surprised me during the week telling me we were racing in Sydney not at Eastfield – I was amped, I love road trips and racing in other states.

Friday night we packed ready for an early start Saturday morning, in the afternoon we arrived at Bruce Watman’s and he asked the question Track or Beverage – Dad won so Beverage and dinner in was.

Sunday we arrived early and straight away we parked next to a van with a big ONE sticker on it, Jim Beattie introduced himself and Justin. Next stop, the Rose Family.

I was great to feel so welcomed interstate and seeing so many Ones at a race, it was great.

The track was smooth and fast, but lack of time on my bike showed. I also found the gate hard and just couldn’t get my snap, Dad said the same but Bruce had it sorted.

I loved the first and second straight, the third was a bit lippy but over all a awesome track (Thanks Castle Hill BMX Club)

I raced 12 girls and there were 2 gates, not something I see much in Victoria so racing for a final. I managed a 3rd and two 4th so I made the main.

In the main I managed to miss the start again and got pushed high in turn one but held onto the lead pack half way down the 3rd I had no legs left and pushed as hard as I could and crossed the line in 5th.

It was a great weekend, the team together was awesome the Rose family for putting up with me under their tent! Thank You to Bruce and his Family for the hospitality. Dad and Josie for taking me up there, all thanks.

Now it’s time for me to put my head down and get back into training.

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

01/10 UCI BMX rights: UCI and ILM sign a deal

UCI BMX press release

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has agreed to a deal with Interactive Licensing Management Ltd (ILM) to allow it to exclusively represent the rights linked to interactive entertainment for UCI BMX events (in particular the World Championships and BMX Supercross World Cup).

The deal concerns all interactive platforms (notably video games) which will feature a large number of the best BMX riders in the world, existing tracks and images – approved – of UCI events.

David Colley, Managing Director of ILM is very pleased with the deal: “We are delighted to be working with the UCI,” he said. “The growing TV coverage of BMX and its recognition by the IOC as an Olympic event shows that it is developing rapidly. This is thanks to the grass roots development and commitment of the UCI. Now is the perfect time for the sport to make its official entry into the interactive arena.”

Johan Lindström, the UCI’s BMX Sports Coordinator added, “The UCI is very excited about the idea of having an official UCI BMX video game. I believe BMX racing, especially the BMX Supercross World Cup format, will adapt well to a video game format.”

The deal has also been welcomed by BMX riders, including New Zealander Sarah Walker, the 2009 UCI BMX Elite Women World Champion. “Technology is now part of everyday life, whether that is in the business world, professional life or sport. Having a video game for BMX will lift the profile of our sport and hopefully increase the number of riders and spectators,” says Walker.

American Mike Day, silver medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games, is similarly enthusiastic. “I’m super pumped of the idea of seeing myself in a video game. I play a lot of video games and BMX Supercross will most definitely be great as a video game,” he says.

About the UCI

Founded in 1900, the International Cycling Union (UCI) is the world governing body of all international cycling. Headquartered in Aigle, Switzerland, the UCI is the International Federation of Cycling and represents the associations of 173 countries and their National Cycling Federations, five Continental Confederations, 1200 professional riders, 600,000 licensed riders, millions of cycle sport enthusiasts who train on a regular basis, and more than a billion bicycle users.

The UCI is the liaison between the International Olympic Committee and the National Cycling Federations, managing rules, rankings and calendars for all cycling disciplines. The UCI is the sole owner of the UCI BMX World Championships and the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.

About ILM

Interactive Licensing Management Ltd is a specialist licensing agency for the Interactive Entertainment Industry. Founded by David Colley and Geoff Brown, who have over 50 years of industry experience between them, ILM has worked with and represented the FIFA, IOC, UEFA, Nike, the Brazilian football team, and the Ryder Cup among others.

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