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30/11 Team bmxultra.com update – Victorian Championships

by bmxultra.com

The bmxultra.com/One Bicycles team were out in full force at the Victorian State Championships, held at the Frankston BMX track, on the weekend. The track held up well to heavy rainfall.

bmxultra_kyle_horton_frankstonScooby Guyers, who travelled all the way from South Australia, kicked off his weekend with a strong third place in the 19-24 Mens cruiser on Saturday. On Sunday he was doing well in the A Pro class but his racing was over when he ended up with a seventh place in the semi final.

Levi Collins, current 25-29 Mens UCI world champion, entered to play with the big boys in the AA class, but the racing and the conditions were a little tough. Levi will be back in top form in no time and ready to hang with the AA’s.

Chase Collins, has been one of the fastest A pros in Victoria these past few months, but has struggled to carry his dominance in the motos through to the finals. Chase made it all the way to the semi finals, only to blow his gate, he finished up with a sixth place and out of the main.

Aaron Rogers, put in a blinder of a weekend on his first title event in bmxultra.com colours. On Saturday he placed seventh in the 30-34 mens cruiser. On Sunday he finished up with a third place in the 30-34 mens class.

Mark Dobson is always a threat in the 40-44 mens cruiser class, in his semi final he found himself battling it out with Craig Walczuk and came off second best. In his own words he was “Wallified” he’d slipped back from third to finish up with a seventh and that was the end of his day.

Kyle Horton has had a great year so far but stuggled in the Elite men’s class at the second round of the Probikes series on Saturday. He got it together on Sunday in the AA Pro class though with some great racing to get him into the semi finals. He went down on the first straight though and it was all over for him for the weekend.

Shane Jenkins competed at his 28th consecutive Victorian State Championships to finish up with a sixth place in the 40-44 cruiser class and a sixth in the 30+ masters class as well.

Jamie Bullows was battling it out with team mate Jenkins for the six spot in the 30+ masters class but had to settle for seventh, this time, he’s already in training for the 2011 season.

Well done to all riders.

The bmxultra.com team is proudly supported by One Bicycles, Supercross BMX, Dirt Designs, Tioga, Elite Cycle Imports, THE, Profile, Sun Ringle, S&M Bikes and Tektro Brakes.

30/11 Victorian State Championships

by bikemedia

Kirkham crowned Victorian State Champion

Adelaide’s Brian Kirkham took little time in making his intentions clear to make London Olympic BMX team today by winning the DK Victorian State Titles in Frankston. The 24 year old had to reclaim some ground back from Port Macquarie’s Billy Jolliffe (NSW) and Boronia’s Matthew Dunsworth (VIC).  A clash of handlebars and a swift move by Kirkham gave him the edge. Frankston’s Olivier Hoarau managed second place reconfirming his Olympic aspirations while Jolliffe claimed third.

“I came out of the gate pretty good,” explained Kirkham, “Billy and Matt were on the inside and I had to shut them down.”

By mistake I left a gap for Tom (Sinmaa) so once I was in front I played it safe and took it to the finish.”

Two days of racing started to take its toll on the off-season rider.

“I felt good yesterday but felt worst today and thankfully I just put it together for the final.”

Kirkham will line up in the first round of the World Cup Supercross soon to be confirmed for either Madrid or South Africa in April.

It was a cat and mouse race for the  Pro women’s final when Queensland’s Chelsea King looked to have the medal around her neck until Port Macquarie’s Rachel Jones overtook her on the line. Jaclyn Wilson from Bendigo claimed third.

Out of the 32 state titles claimed today 13 went to Victorian riders including:

Millie Reed from Knox (10 girls); Jaclyn Wilson from Bendigo (30-34 women); Tony Harvey from Park Orchards (30+ men); Brandon May from Knox (A men); Jaden Ride from Southern Eastern (10 boys); David Lyon from Eastfield (15 boys); Bodi Turner from Eastfields (16 boys); Jamie Mahuka from Shepparton (17 boys); Jordan Morgan from Wyndham Warriors (19-24 boys); Gary Morgan from Wyndam Warriors  (40-44 men); Nathan Evans from Frankston (25-29 men); Robert Slatter from Sunbury (30-34 men) and Greg Sinmaa from Knox (50+ men).

Kirkham wins Probikes round 2

Even though many BMX riders are too young to vote in the election held today in Victoria there was still plenty of close racing at the DK Victorian Open State Championships at Frankston. Around 800 riders hit the relatively damp track despite heavy rain that has engulfed the state however over the weekend it has not dampened the determination of riders from all parts of Australia keen to claim 49 state titles on offer.

Olympic hopeful, Adelaide’s Brian Kirkham was in top form today in Frankston, Victoria. Victorian pro BMX riders, Joshua Callan and local favourite, Olivier Hoarau, are expected to feature in the DK Victorian finals tomorrow. Gippsland’s Tom Sinmaa has given Kirkham something to worry about after matching his moves today.

Kirkham, currently the third ranked Australian in the world is hoping to maintain that position into the London Olympics in 2012.

“If I can stay there (top three) I should get selected so that’s the aim,” said Kirkham.

I’ve had a pretty pleasing season considering the injuries over the past few years. This last broken bone took a bit longer to get over.”

Over the last three seasons, 24 year old Kirkham has been plagued by injury. His seasons have been interrupted by multiple broken bones including two knuckles,  two wrists, both forearms, one scapula and one collarbone. He now hopes his injuries are behind him.

Currently ranked in the top 20 in the world, Kirkham will use the this event to kick start his season in preparation for later international events.

Victoria’s Ziggy Callan will be out to defend her state title however Bendigo mum, Jaclyn Wilson, will most certainly be in the action after defending her cruiser title today..

The sprocket and cruiser events have been run today with Victorian rider claiming a massive 12 of the 16 titles on offer.

Cruiser state title winners are:  Mikayla Rose from Tuggeranong (8 – 10 girls); Jaden Rice from South Eastern (8 – 10 boys); Lexi Merrett from Blue Lakes (11-12 girls); Joshua McLean from Sunbury (11-12 boys); James Honey from Shepparton (13 – 14 boys); James Lautier from Sunbury (15-16 boys); Brandon May from Knox (17-18 boys); Kristina Hagberg from Maitland Tenambit (19 – 24 women); Jordan Morgan from Wyndham Warriors (19- 24 men); Simon Anderson from Geelong (35 – 39 men);  Adam Kauer from Blue Lakes ( 25 – 29 men)’; Jaclyn Wilson from Bendigo (30– 34 Women);  Robert Slatter (30- 34 men); Heather Galley from Frankston )44-45 women); Bruce Morris from Beenleigh (40- 44 men); Steven Ladd from Mildura (45 – 49 men); Greg Sinmaa from Knox ( 50 + men).

29/11 Photos: Frankston Probikes/Champbikes round 2

by bmxultra.com

While all eyes were turned to the ABA Grand Nationals this weekend the Second round of the Australian National series was held in Frankston Victoria. Click here to check out the photos

26/11 Team bmxultra.com update – new jersey & Victorian Champs this weekend

bmxultra.com press release

2010 is just about over and it’s time to start looking at the 2011 season. The bmxultra.com/One Bicycles team roster has been locked in for a couple of weeks, and now the jerseys are too. You should see the team riders in their jerseys early in the new year. Replica jerseys will also be available to purchase soon! You can customise yours with your own country flag, name and number across the back.

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Many of the bmxultra.com team riders will be competing at the Victorian Championships this weekend at the Frankston BMX track. Scooby Guyers, Levi Collins, Chase Collins, Jamie Bullows, Aaron Rogers, Mark Dobson, Kyle Horton and Shane Jenkins. We wish them all good luck.

For team manager, Shane Jenkins, it will be his 28th consecutive Victorian State Championships. That’s more than any other rider in the state by 2 years according to our records.

The bmxultra.com team is proudly supported by One Bicycles, Supercross BMX, Dirt Designs, Tioga, Elite Cycle Imports, THE, Profile, Sun Ringle, S&M Bikes and Tektro Brakes.

25/11 Supercross Forks

Supercross BMX Australia press release

Hi folks, this is just a quick update to let you know that we have received another shipment of Supercross forks here in Australia in a variety of colours. Including, mini/jnr forks, Pro forks, Pro LT forks and SLT forks 20″ & 24″.

Supercross Mini/Jr. Forks

The Mini/Jr. uses a 1″ threadless type of steertube and utilizes tapered and butted legs like the Pro LT, but scaled down for the little guys. Fork weight 535grams. Rider weight limit is 130lbs.

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We have a large range of other Supercross and Speedline products currently in stock as well.

Also just landed:

  • Supercross Bars
  • Supercross Blur frames in 20″ Pro, 20″ Pro+ and 20″ Pro XL
  • Supercross E-Line pivotal seats and posts
  • Supercross Flush top caps (for forks)

And there’s a whole lot more on the way.

Order yours from your local bike shop today!

About Supercross BMX Australia

Supercross BMX Australia are supporters of BSX and the Royal Children’s Hospital and co-sponsor the bmxultra.com team.

To find out more information about Supercross BMX products check out www.supercrossbmx.com, and for Speedline Parts check www.speedlineparts.com

If you would like to purchase Supercross BMX products in Australia please have your local bike shop contact us. Please note, we do not sell direct to the public. We support the Australian BMX Industry! Do You?

For more information and dealer enquiries email sxaustralia@supercrossbmx.com.

24/11 2010 ABA Grand Nationals

GO211.com press release

Tulsa, OK – The Greatest Race on Earth is only a few short days away. If you can’t make it to Tulsa this weekend don’t worry. We will be bringing you live coverage of the entire event from start to finish. The ABA and Go211 have teamed up to provide you with the best BMX racing anywhere on the web. Go211 is the exclusive site to catch the action LIVE. Following each days webcast make sure you check out the on demand highlights.

Make sure to bookmark the Grand Nationals microsite now and set your alarm for Friday’s coverage of the Race of Champions, followed by the Pro Spectacular Friday night. Then come back on Saturday and Sunday for all of the race action from the Grand Nationals as riders from all over the country battle for NAG Points and the coveted ABA #1 Pro title.

 

Live Web Cast Schedule

Friday November 26 :

Race of Champions – Live Coverage

7:00 AM CST | 8:00 AM EST

Friday November 26 :

NAG 5/Pro Spectacular – Live Coverage

6:30 PM CST | 7:30 PM EST

Saturday November 27:

Grand Nationals Round 1 & 2 – Live Coverage

8:00 AM CST | 9:00 AM EST

Sunday November 28:

Grand Nationals Round 3 & Finals – Live Coverage

8:00 AM CST | 9:00 AM EST

For viewers outside of North America check for local times.

24/11 BMX Olympians jet in for inaugural Skin Industries HRV Classic

HRVfitness press release

BMX Olympian and three times Elite Men National Champion, Kamakazi, is heading to
Victoria to take on Australia’s best riders in the inaugural Skin Industries HRV Classic.

The biggest BMX event to hit Victoria is coming on December 12, and will be hosted at Park
Orchards BMX Club in Melbourne’s east.

Australia’s best BMX riders will be vying for a share of a massive $6,000 prize pool, put up by
event sponsor and HRV Fitness founder, Tony Harvey.

Harvey, a former Elite Men National Champion and current Vet Pro National Champion,
established the event to showcase BMX and attract the best riders Australia has to offer.

“BMX in Australia is growing rapidly since the sport made its debut at the 2008 Beijing
Olympics”, said Mr. Harvey.

“We have two members of Australia’s Olympic BMX team competing among a plethora of
home-grown stars”.

Fellow Olympian Luke Madill will be lining up next to Kamakazi, as well as Australia’s two time
UCI Junior Elite World Champion, Sam Willoughby.

“The HRV Classic will give aspiring BMX Olympians the opportunity to race against their
heroes”.
The 2010 Skin Industries HRV Classic is one of the most lucrative race meetings in Australia,
however, it’s not about the money.

“BMX is a sport that caters for male and female riders of all ages and abilities; from
youngsters through to the Elite level riders. So we hope to encourage people of all ages to
jump on a bike and enjoy our sport”.

BMX racing attracts families by providing an activity that all members of the family can
participate in and enjoy.

While still a comparatively young sport, BMX is so popular that Australia are second only to
the USA in rider numbers nationally.

“We hope everyone who enjoys cycling comes down to Park Orchards to see what BMX has
to offer”.

The Skin Industries HRV Classic will be the final major event of the Victorian racing calendar
for 2010.

23/11 BSX2011 update – new partners BMXMAD & KENDA and DVDs

by bmxultra.com

BSX (short for Bicycle Supercross, and is often referred to as Backyard Supercross) is a Royal Children’s Hospital fund raiser. It will be on again on Monday 17 January 2011 (during Track Attack). It will be the sixth running of the one on one backyard BMX race. BSX is the longest running event of it’s kind in the world and draws a large number of competitors from around Australia. The event has pulled a few international visitors and a number of Olympians.

bsx2011-poster-thumbBMXMAD Silver Partners

We’d like to welcome BMXMAD as Silver Partners for BSX2011.

BMXMAD have been big supporters of BSX since it started. Infact you could say they are MAD about BSX! For them it’s a family thing, Bodi and Wade both race at the event and Rod helps out as a volunteer while Karen keeps the wheels turning at the shop.

Look out for some great goodies from BMXMAD, only available on the day.

Check out www.bmxmad.com.au

KENDA Tyres Gate Partners

We’d like to welcome KENDA Tyres to the world of BSX.

They have taken the rights to the lanes on the BSX starting gate for BSX2011.

KENDA have a large range of great BMX tyres to suit any conditions. We’ve checked out the Small Block Eight and the Konversion tyres so far and have been very impressed by both of them.

Make sure you are at BSX2011 to get your hands on some great tyres from KENDA.

Check out www.kendausa.com/en/home/bicycle/bmx

BSX2010 DVDs

We have finally finished off the BSX2010 DVDs and should have some this weekend at the Victorian State Championships.

These things will make great Christmas stocking stuffers

  • Recorded in HD
  • Over an hour of BMX action
  • Great Aussie music from Poison City Records

They are $15 each.

If you would like to pre-order a copy email webmaster@bmxultra.com.

More partners to come

There are more partners to come, which also means more prizes for BSX and more money for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

We have been working hard to lock in extra partners for BSX and some big names are still in the pipeline. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements soon.

A new class

There is strong campaigning for a new class for the younger riders at BSX, while we have resisted in the past we are seriously considering it for BSX2011. If you have strong feelings for or against email us at webmaster@bmxultra.com and let us know what you think, we are always open for feedback.

Track Upgrades

Thanks to some awesome friends and family we now have a ram for the BSX starting gate. It should be installed some time over the next few weeks. This means that the gate will be as safe as it could possibly be, we will need less volunteers (so more people can enjoy the racing) and the gate will drop super quick.

We have been making a lot of changes to the track by hand, and the first two straights are faster and more fun than they have ever been. We still have plans for the last half of the track, but are trying to team up with the guys from Dirtz (www.dirtz.com.au) to make it the coolest little backyard track in the world. We are very excited and fingers crossed we can make it happen. If things don’t work out we still have a plan B and the track will still be significantly different to what it is now.

Partnership opportunities

If you would like to be involved in BSX2011 we have partnership packages available now, email webmaster@bmxultra.com for details. Basically we are looking for donations or products or even services for auctions/raffles. 100% of profits raised will go directly to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Naming rights are still up for grabs, contact us for details.

Track updates

The track changes are coming along very well so far, with some tweaks that will make the track faster, and a whole lot more fun and challenging, and there are still a whole lot more to come

If you are able to help swing a shovel, drive a bobcat/dingo or just help ride the track and roll the new changes in then keep an eye out for up coming working bees.

Poster

The 2011 poster for the event has been finalised. It features Luke Madill (left) who won the event in 2006 and 2007 and Josh Callan (right) who won in 2008 and 2010.

As we add partners the supported by area will be updated. So if you are interested in being a part of a very unique event and becoming a partner read the partner opportunities section below.

Go ahead and print it out and put it on your fridge, put it in your bmx club newsletter, put it on your facebook page, whatever, just spread the word.

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

If you are interested in the event drop us an email webmaster@bmxultra.com to help us determine how many riders to expect.

We need to know:

  • what class you would like to ride
    • Open men
    • Open women
    • 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.

BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Gold Partners

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

XBR (www.xbr.com.au)

Airsho

Silver Partner

ABD (blog.abdbmx.com)

BMXMAD (www.bmxmad.com.au)

Holeshot Industries

Bronze Partner

Supercross BMX Australia

Chris Van Winden Paintjobs

Trail & Track

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 five years the event has raised approximately $22,000 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.

23/11 HRVfitness Club to open in Geelong

HRVfitness press release

Tony Harvey has been a busy boy in 2010. Not only does he run a very successful personal training business in his home town of Geelong, (Victoria Australia). He is also the Victorian BMX State Coach, Tony looks after around 15 of Victoria’s best riders. He also runs his own HRVfitness Race Team of world champions, with the likes of Jaden Rice, Brandon Te Hiko, Oliver Hoarau and Kamakazi. Tony is also organising one of the biggest event on the BMX calendar this year, The Skin Industries HRV Classic on the 12th of December at Park Orchards BMX Track Victoria.

In between that he has managed to put together a brand new health and fitness club in Geelong. After a yearlong development the HRVfitness Club™ is here; opening Monday 13th December 2010!

HRVfitness Club™ is the perfect intimate boutique training venue for those who don’t like to work out in a gym supermarket; with Elite Trainer Personal Training, over 30 pieces of equipment, big screen TVs, showers, change rooms & everything you’ll need for your workout – HRVfitness Club™ is the boutique fitness club to workout in & afterwards spend some time to have breakfast and a coffee while reading the paper!

Introducing HRV’s Ultimate Fitness™ ½ Hour Workout – an exciting new group training program for busy people. 30 minutes of intensive training combines traditional weights with circuit style training, using shipping ropes, Olympic rings, aqua bags & kettle bells, to ensure you get the Ultimate Fitness™ workout for every muscle in your body.  Incorporating 3 lunch-time sessions & 3 outdoor sessions per week; there is NO excuse!

Opening Monday 13th December, HRVfitness Club™ become an Ultimate Fitness Member (for only $10 per week for 12 months and receive 3 free Ultimate Fitness training sessions for free! There are only 50 available so be quick!

Get excited & get ready to enjoy training again at HRVfitness! It’s more than a fitness club, it’s a lifestyle choice!

Memberships are now available online at www.hrvfitness.com

For more info on events, training or anything HRVfitness related go to www.hrvfitness.com

22/11 SE’s Javier’s Retirement from AA Pro/Elite. Watch Out Vet Pro Class!

SE press release

Javier-Colombo-Thanks-AdAfter many years of competing at the AA Pro/Elite level, Javier Colombo has decided to move into the Vet Pro class for the 2011 race season at 32 years of age. Our Argentinian distributor (www.lirasport.com.ar) says it best in their ad. English translation below:

“Javier Colombo has said goodbye to the AA/Elite class. His last race as AA/Elite in the USA was the NBL Grands in Louisville, Kentucky in the beginning of September. Javi was the first Argentinean to accomplish a few things on the Elite class. In 2000 at the UCI world Championship held in Cordoba, Argentina, he was the first Argentinean ever to make a main event in the Elite class and placed 5th. Six years later he made history again when he won the UCI world Championship title in Sao Paulo, Brazil becoming not only the first Argentinean, but the ONLY south American to win the World Championship 20″ Elite title.”

For all you have accomplished Javier, we want to say THANK YOU and we wish you the best in the Vet Pro class!

22/11 SE & Oakley Collaboration Projects!

SE Bikes press release

SE Bikes & Oakley have teamed up this year to bring you not one, not two, but THREE(!) ultra special collaboration projects. Check ‘em out:

#1: The much sought after Oakley B1-B re-issue grips will be outfitted on SE’s 2011 retro PK Ripper Looptail bike. Oakley is releasing this famous grip for the first time since the mid 80’s. If you didn’t know, Oakley started making BMX & MX grips long before they ever made sunglasses. This new re-issue run of the B1-B grips will consist of five different colorways with only 500 pair of each color being produced. But the 2011 PK Ripper Looptail will come with a VERY exclusive color of black-on-black that is not available anywhere else. Only 200 of this limited edition bike will be available in the USA this year.

The PK Ripper Looptail will be available in the USA at select SE retailers in February 2011.

Oakley-B1-B-Grip-on-PK-Ripper-Looptail PK-Ripper-Looptail

#2: To coincide with the grips, SE & Oakley have joined forces to create the SE x Oakley Factory Pilot glove. This “Team Fit” glove dons the classic SE Racing & Oakley Factory Pilot logos. But the cool factor does not stop there. This glove has a short & tight cuff for greater wrist articulation, a perforated thumb knuckle pad, out turned seams on the fingers, and “B1-B” grip inspired finger grippers for excellent adhesion to the grips.

The SE x Oakley Factory Pilot gloves will be available in the USA at select SE retailers & at www.BUYSESTUFF.com in April 2011

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#3: Of course a collaboration project with Oakley would not be complete without a collab pair of sunglasses. And what better glasses to join the two original brands together than the Oakley Frogskins? That’s right, Oakley has acquired SE’s blue & brown colorway & famous “SE Racing” logo & combined them with the most famous sunglasses of all time, the Oakley Frogskins. These glasses are SUPER limited with only 200 pair available worldwide & available strictly through SE retailers. One hundred pair have been sent to select SE distributors across the globe & the other 100 pair have stayed in the USA. If you want to find a pair of the SE x Oakley Frogskins, you better start hunting. These are SUPER limited!

The SE x Oakley Frogskins are available now in the USA at a few VERY select retailers.

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www.SEBIKES.com & www.OAKLEY.com

22/11 Morphine Industries Race Report – Florida State Series

Morphine Industries press release

Here We Go, Riverview!!…It’s Florida State Series Time.

The local Morphine Industries Florida based crew hit USA BMX at Riverview, FL for the beginning of the highly anticipated Florida State Series.  Unfortunately, the crew was down one with 13X Noah Reeves down for the weekend with a back injury.  Hey Noah, when you land after doing flips on a trampoline try your feet not your head!!

Elite Men – “Money” Mike Kapes is back baby!! As a longtime fixture and icon in Florida BMX, it was great to have Mike back on the scene and it was reinforced as many cheered as he lined up on the gate.  Mike started off the weekend taking a 2 1st and a 2nd in motos showing that he was back not only in person but also in performance.  Main time brought a battle with Kapes getting the holeshot and leading the pack into the first turn.  A slight over clearing of the table into the 1st turn gave the opening that other riders were hoping for.  In addition, Mike got tangled with CJ in last turn have him settle for a 3rd at the line.

Sunday was a new day with Mike repeating the same performance in motos.  The main event again proved to be a battle.  Mike once again got the holeshot a followed suit from Saturday, over clearing the table and bobbling into the first turn.  Mike regained his speed and finished with s solid second.

11X – Richie Dey came to Riverview to start off the state series with a statement…and a statement was made.  Richie lined up on the gate Saturday on both 20” and cruiser.  From the start of the day to the end, Richie took a 1st for a perfect day.

Sunday was déjà vu with Richie’s follow riders seeing nothing but the back of his helmet.  Richie went wire to wire on both 20” and cruiser ending up in the top spot on the podium.

It was a great weekend of racing a great weekend for the Morphine Industries’ riders.  The next stop for the Florida State series is St Pete BMX on Dec 3-5.  We look forward to having Noah Reeves back and look forward to a lot of the same – top spots on the podium.

Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; HARO BIKES (harobikes.com), Fly Racing (www.flyracingbmx.com),  Alienation (www.alienationbmx.com), Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), Rennen (www.rennendesigngroup.com), Tioga (www.tiogausa.com/bmx), Black Crown (BlackCrownBmx.com)  Without you guys we would be sitting in the dirt.  Instead, we are rockin’ the best looking rigs at the gate and on the podium.

22/11 BMX EDGE online store now OPEN for business

BMX EDGE press release

BMX EDGE (also known as Oz BMX Central) has opened their online store this week, although it is not finished and not in the final format it is available and open for business. To celebrate we have some awesome specials already loaded onto the site.

Over the next few weeks we will be adding more products more specials and adding a better site design.

Please check it out and keep checking back as this site will only get bigger and better.

For some of the best deals in Australian BMX go to www.bmxedge.com.au or visit us at our Shop at 39 Kembla Fyshwick ACT or call us on 0427 779 700

19/11 Marc Willers Signs With VSI as Newest Speed Racer

Speed Bicycles press release

Speed Bicycles is pleased to announce that it signed New Zealand’s Marc Willers for the 2011 race season.

“Marc caught my eye a couple of years ago and he has been really fast since the summer. I really liked what I saw at Chula Vista and decided there that he was the guy to lead Speed. We’re really happy to have him on the team and we look forward to a long relationship,” said Toby Henderson, founding partner at VSI, Speed Bicycles’ parent company.

Willers, the silver medalist at the UCI Super Cross Finals, in October in Frejus, France, and a consistent ABA podium finisher, will ride a Speed bicycle equipped with SINZ Elite, SINZ, ITS and THE gear as well as THE helmets and Fly clothing next year.

“After having such a bad year last year, I’m pleased to join with Speed and the guys and I’m looking forward to working with them as I try to take the number-one spot in BMX,” Willers said.

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Willers is a skilled dirt jumper and thrill seeker. He once rode his BMX bike at 100 kilometers per hour downhill and he owns a 1977 Toyota Corolla stuffed with a 500 hp engine.

Willers, who is 25 years old, won his first national title at age of 10 and has only lost it three times since. He left high school in 2001 at the age of 16 to paint cars. After making his first Elite Men’s World Final in 2005 he put down the spray gun to race full time.

He moved to Southern California, last year, to chase his goal of becoming the world’s best BMX racer. A shoulder injury in March 2009, however, kept him for competing at the top of his game for most of the season. He had surgery in October and returned to racing in May at the UCI Super Cross World Cup in Copenhagen where he placed 4th. Since then, he has been on the podium at seven out of the 10 ABA nationals he raced and took second in Frejus. He got his first win at the Redline Cup Western Finals in Boulder City, Nevada, last month.

Among Willer’s other racing palmares are 6th at 2005 BMX World Championships; 2nd at 2006 UCI Oceanic Continental series; 1st at UCI Supercross Frejus, France, and 1st at UCI Oceanic Continental series in 2007; 2nd at UCI Supercross Madrid, Spain, 2nd at UCI Oceanic Continental Series, 5th in UCI World Ranking and Olympic Semi-Finalist in 2008.

18/11 BSX2011 update – Ride this Saturday

by bmxultra.com

BSX (short for Bicycle Supercross, and is often referred to as Backyard Supercross) is a Royal Children’s Hospital fund raiser. It will be on again on Monday 17 January 2011 (during Track Attack). It will be the sixth running of the one on one backyard BMX race. BSX is the longest running event of it’s kind in the world and draws a large number of competitors from around Australia. The event has pulled a few international visitors and a number of Olympians.

bsx2011-poster-thumbRide session Saturday 20th November

Well it looks like the weather will be good this weekend, and we plan to make the most of it. After a little clean up on Saturday morning we’re going to have a riding session on the backyard track.

If you have time and want to pop up for a session email webmaster@bmxultra.com to let us know you are coming.

More partners to come

There are more partners to come, which also means more prizes for BSX and more money for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

We have been working hard to lock in extra partners for BSX and some big names are still in the pipeline. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements soon.

A new class

There is strong campaigning for a new class for the younger riders at BSX, while we have resisted in the past we are seriously considering it for BSX2011. If you have strong feelings for or against email us at webmaster@bmxultra.com and let us know what you think, we are always open for feedback.

Track Upgrades

Thanks to some awesome friends and family we now have a ram for the BSX starting gate. It should be installed some time over the next few weeks. This means that the gate will be as safe as it could possibly be, we will need less volunteers (so more people can enjoy the racing) and the gate will drop super quick.

We have been making a lot of changes to the track by hand, and the first two straights are faster and more fun than they have ever been. We still have plans for the last half of the track, but are trying to team up with the guys from Dirtz (www.dirtz.com.au) to make it the coolest little backyard track in the world. We are very excited and fingers crossed we can make it happen. If things don’t work out we still have a plan B and the track will still be significantly different to what it is now.

Partnership opportunities

If you would like to be involved in BSX2011 we have partnership packages available now, email webmaster@bmxultra.com for details. Basically we are looking for donations or products or even services for auctions/raffles. 100% of profits raised will go directly to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Naming rights are still up for grabs, contact us for details.

Track updates

The track changes are coming along very well so far, with some tweaks that will make the track faster, and a whole lot more fun and challenging, and there are still a whole lot more to come

If you are able to help swing a shovel, drive a bobcat/dingo or just help ride the track and roll the new changes in then keep an eye out for up coming working bees.

Poster

The 2011 poster for the event has been finalised. It features Luke Madill (left) who won the event in 2006 and 2007 and Josh Callan (right) who won in 2008 and 2010.

As we add partners the supported by area will be updated. So if you are interested in being a part of a very unique event and becoming a partner read the partner opportunities section below.

Go ahead and print it out and put it on your fridge, put it in your bmx club newsletter, put it on your facebook page, whatever, just spread the word.

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

If you are interested in the event drop us an email webmaster@bmxultra.com to help us determine how many riders to expect.

We need to know:

  • what class you would like to ride
    • Open men
    • Open women
    • 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.

BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Gold Partners

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

XBR (www.xbr.com.au)

Airsho

Silver Partner

ABD (blog.abdbmx.com)

Holeshot Industries

Bronze Partner

Supercross BMX Australia

Chris Van Winden Paintjobs

Trail & Track

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 five years the event has raised approximately $22,000 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.

18/11 New riders in ONE/Kenda team

ONE KENDA press release

In 2011 ONE/Kenda will have new riders added to their squad.

From Latvia, Maris Gutmanis and Kristers Lejins will race in Elite Men and from Germany Nadja Pries will race in Junior Women.

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Nadja is the 2010 German Elite Women national champion and took 3rd place at the 2010 UCI Worlds in South Africa.

Maris Gutmanis was injured for almost 2 years and made a great comeback this year, making mains in A Pro in the US and 10th overall in the European Championship ranking.

Kristers Lejins is a multiple National Champion in Latvia and made the podium at the 2010 UCI Worlds in South Africa with a 2nd place in Junior Men.

ONE/Kenda wishes to thank all their sponsors for their support in 2010 and is anxious to do a great season in 2011.

ONE KENDA 2011 is sponsored by:

KENDA, SINZ, UFO, KMC, BOLLÉ, THE Industries, TVE Sport, THOMSON, ODI, NIKE, F1 and BEST

17/11 Interview: Luke Madill

by bmxultra.com

We promissed we would get some interviews for you guys and by golly we stick by our word. Since it’s the 17th day of the month we thought it would be the perfect time to put the Luke Madill (aka LM17) interview up. Click here to check it out.

17/11 New Elite Psykopath Riders

Psykopath Industries press release

Psykopath Industries would like to welcome our newest team riders Matty Juster and Chelsea King. Matty races the tough AA Pro/ Elite class and has had some great results this year with a 4th at the ACT state titles in AA Pro and after a massive crash in the probikx semi where he picked himself back up to make the final, he finished 4th in Probikx at the Australian titles . He will hopefully be making his way to some major races next year including the Australian Titles in Cairns, where he hopes to finish top 3 in AA Pro/ Elite.

Chelsea races the womens AA Pro / Junior Elite and after a year where she finished 2nd in Junior Elite at the recent North Island Titles in Rotarua, New Zealand and a 2nd in the 16 year girls at the Australian titles, Chelsea hopes to get to the World Titles next year in Copenhaagen where she wants to finish on the podium and hopefully race one of the Supercross Rounds

We are stoked to have Matty and Chelsea on board for the 2011 season and look forward to some great results.

Psykopath Industries Factory Team Australia is:

Vet Pro Scott Hand Team Manager

Vet Pro Craig Fisher

AA Pro/Elite Matty Juster

Ladies Pro/Jr Elite Chelsea King

10 expert Harrison King

Psykopath Industries Factorty Team Australia would like to thank our team sponsors:

Snap Bmx Components,Dirt ID Clothing, Tioga, Speed TAP Training, Sigma Computers,
Rock n Roll lubes, Sinz Elite, THE, Fly Racing, Alienation

16/11 American Bicycle Association Releases 2011 National Series Schedule

ABA press release

With just under two weeks remaining before the culmination of the 2010 ABA National Series in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the ABA Grand National, the 2011 schedule is complete.  With a balance of central, east, and west, the ABA 2011 National Series is sure to reach out to the more than 60,000 ABA members and allow everyone young and old to experience the Series.

Once again for 2011 the American Bicycle Association has partnered with USA Cycling and the International Cycling Union (UCI) to provide a schedule that will feature the USA Cycling National Championships and numerous UCI category 2, 3, 4, and 5 races.  Each of the UCI races will figure into the points standings for individual and nation’s rankings qualification for the 2012 Olympic Games. The So Cal Nationals and USA Cycling National Championships are set for the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.  This race will have a national on Friday and Sunday with the USA Cycling National Championships on Saturday, featuring Jr. Elite and Elite racing on the Supercross track.  With the 2011 World Championships being held in Copenhagen, Denmark, this World qualifying race is sure to have a great turnout.

The 2011 series has many familiar stops such as Reno and Rockford, but there are also many new and exciting locations such as Nashville and Cape Cod.  One of the most notable changes will be the Winter Nationals, which will be held for the first time at Speedworld BMX which features a standard BMX track along with a Supercross track.  ABA will integrate the UCI events for the weekend into the Supercross track which features the second Supercross starting hill ever constructed in North America.  Equally as exciting is the return of an ABA national event to Las Vegas.  The ABA national tour will once again visit South Point Hotel and Casino, the home of the second largest regular ABA National event ever with 378 motos in 2007.

The last quarter of the 2011 schedule will be action packed with events like the U.S. Open Nationals hosted in conjunction with the BMX Hall of Fame and the UCI Supercross event.   The last two stops will be insane with the three day national event in Orlando for the Disney Cup Fall Nationals and the first ABA national event to ever be hosted in the Caribbean for the Isla del Encanto (The Enchanted Island) Nationals in Puerto Rico.  Rincon Star BMX Track will host the final national event of the series and it will no doubt be a celebration of an amazing year.

From Reno to Oldsmar, from Cape Cod to Redmond, OR the 2011 ABA National Series will reach new heights in competition, participation and of course fabulous BMX facilities and racetracks.  Follow the ABA 18-Wheeler from town to town on the road to Tulsa for the ABA Grand Nationals, “The Greatest Race on Earth!”.

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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.

15/11 Kenda Tires signs with ABA as a National Series Sponsor

ABA press release

Gilbert, Arizona – With just two weeks before the ABA Grand National, Kenda Tires has signed on as a National Series Sponsor for the 2011 season.  Kenda has partnered with the ABA on several projects this year and will be a full sponsor in 2011.

Kenda Tires is as serious about performance as you are and they know cyclist.  Since 1962, Kenda has made bicycle tires and tubes that are designed to help you do your best.  Kenda offer the latest technologies and materials, plus a legendary commitment to quality and value.

Kenda BMX tires are designed in collaboration with professional riders.  In order to handle the most extreme conditions, Kenda developed the first Stick-E race tire compound for Motocross/Off-Road tires and continues to improve traction for a better ride throughout the entire Kenda Motocross/Off-Road line.  Visit Kenda USA to find the tire that’s right for you.

“We are excited about the 2011 ABA National Series.  With familiar and new stops lined up, we are glad that Kenda Tires has rolled on board”, said BA Anderson, ABA CEO.  “With the Greatest Race on Earth just around the corner and new sponsors like Kenda Tires, we know that 2011 is going to be a great year.  We are very pleased to have Kenda Tires as an ABA National Series Sponsor and welcome them to the ABA Family of Sponsors.”

Tony Degollado of Kenda said, “Kenda is both honored and excited of the opportunity to partner up with the ABA as a National Series sponsor.  We’re a focused BMX tire brand, and BMX racing is a huge part of our passion.  With the recent release of our new super fast and light weight Konversion tire, and along with our successful Kontact Elite and KRAD tire models, we feel Kenda offers something for everyone…and there is no better place to showcase that than with the ABA and their National Series.”

The 2011 ABA National Series is a 27 race series beginning January 14-16 in Reno, Nevada and concluding Thanksgiving weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Look for Kenda Tires at the ABA Grand Nationals in two weeks, at Dan’s Comp, or at your favorite bicycle shop.  You can visit Kenda Tires online at www.kendausa.com

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.

12/11 40 Years of BMX links

by bmxultra.com

Scot Breithaupt has been very busy in the lead up to the 40 Years of BMX celebrations. The Expo opened on Friday with thousands of people pouring through to doors to lay their eyes on the biggest BMX collection in history. Also, the Mayor of Long Beach officially recognised November 14 as BMX Day. The Celebrations continue this weekend and with all the official stuff out of the way, it’s time to party like only BMXers can!

He’s sent through some links to photos and videos for the celebrations so far.

If you are lucky enough to be in the area this weekend check the schedule for more details

40yearsofbmx.com/schedule/

Links (photos & video):

12/11 40 Years of BMX bash at the bmxultra.com compound

by bmxultra.com

If you haven’t heard we are planning a 40 years of BMX bash of our own tomorrow, Saturday November 13. It’s just a ride on the backyard track and a BYO BBQ. If it rains then it’s just a BBQ, we’ll more than likely have a few rides over the coming months leading up to BSX2011. One detail we have left out is that it’s also bmxultra.com team member Kyle Horton’s 18th Birthday. Happy birthday brother!

For more details about the event email webmaster@bmxultra.com

12/11 Crupi & Pro Gate partner up in 2011!

Crupi press release

Baldwin Park, California – Crupi Parts, Inc is proud to announce the formation of the Factory Crupi/ProGate Team for the 2011 race season. Crupi has long been known as the leader in high end BMX racing components and Pro Gate is also known as the leader in high end gate systems as Pro Gate is the official gate system of the UCI and USA Cycling! Together, Crupi/ProGate will show the racing world what being the best is all about!

Greg Swingrover; President of Crupi Parts, Inc. is really proud of this team partnership as it combines 2 leading BMX racing companies together for a single goal; a show of excellence! Jesse Vargas; Team Manager of Crupi/Pro Gate says the team is really stoked about this partnership and cannot wait to train on the world’s best gate system. Jesse went on to say that the team trains hard all year long but with the addition of a ProGate system to train with, the team’s gates will only get better and as we all know, your gate is usually the difference between a podium finish or not! Pierce Barker; ProGate’s main man is really happy with the Crupi connection as he has seen Crupi riders all over the World and feels that this connection with a high profile World Team like Crupi will truly showcase how well a team that trains on a ProGate system can win!

Look for the debut of the Crupi/ProGate Team at the ABA Grands later this month in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Crupi will be showcasing a full single rider gate system at the team tent for all to see and possibly even try! Crupi will have literature and all kinds of information on how to get your own gate system to train on. In celebration of this new team announcement and all the excitement behind it, ProGate is offering 10% discounts on all full single rider ProGate systems through the end of 2010! You can learn more about this and get a quote by emailing ProGate’s operations manager; Jay Patch at Info@ProGate.net.

Look for ProGate systems at better BMX tracks around the country and all over the World and then look for the Crupi/ProGate Factory Team to dominate the podium this year. Crupi and ProGate; a winning combination!

12/11 Lebron James Is Down with SE Bikes!

SE Bikes press release

Peep Lebron James sportin’ an SE shirt. At 6’8, you thought he was too big for a BMX bike? Better think again. SE’s 29″ wheeled Big Ripper is the biggest BMX bike on the planet. Big bikes. Big wheelies. Big FUN!

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12/11 Don Ash Bike Hub Helmet Sale

Don Ash Bike Hub press release

To make way for our 2011 stock we have reduced all 2010 model helmets.

Troy Lee Designs D2 – Love/Hate carbon, XL/XXL (60-62cm) was $539, now $390

THE Biotic carbon – Large (59-60cm) was $399, now $309

THE Bone composite – Large (59-60cm) was $309, now $245

Pryme AL – silver/grey, XXS/XS (50-53cm) was $115, now $90

Pryme AL – silver/grey, S/M (54-57cm) was $115, now $90

Pryme AL – Blue/silver, XXS/XS (50-53cm) was $115, now $90

Stock is limited to 1 only of all the above. We can post Australia wide or can deliver to any Victorian BMX race meet.

If you are interested in any of the above call the store on 0358 213378 or email donash@bikehub.com.au

Don Ash Bike Hub

126-128 High St,

Shepparton Vic 3630

http://donash.bikehub.com.au

12/11 The Hunter Academy of Sport BMX team is now featuring in a TV commercial!

Hunter Academy of Sport press release

As winners of the McDonalds Junior Sports Team of the Month Award, the HAS BMX team got to shoot their very own TV commercial. The commercial features the entire team going nuts around the oversized novelty cheque they won for $1,000. The team is introduced in the commercial by team captain, and four time Australian champion, Rachel Jones.

The commercial was filmed in front of a McDonald’s restaurant, much to the surprise of many passersby. The shooting took about four takes before the film crew decided they had a perfect piece. It is now showing on NBN television to over half a million homes!

The winning of the $1,000 award capped off a huge year for the team which included dozens of podium finishes from a regional level all the way to world championship level.

11/11 40 Years of BMX

by Shane Jenkins

On November 14, 1970 Scot Breithaupt, at just 13 years of age, organized what was called “pedal-cross” and his establishment of a track in a vacant lot in Long Beach. Through the early 70’s pedal-cross was renamed BMX as the new sport took California, then USA and the world by storm.

Do you remember what you were doing on November 14 40 years ago? Chances are most of you weren’t born and can’t even comprehend 20 years ago let alone 1970. But that’s one of the great things about BMX, age is no barrier and it’s not uncommon to see 2 or 3 generations of one family enjoying a ride, or even a race, at a BMX track.

Scot Breithaupht has organised a massive 40 Years of BMX celebration (40yearsofbmx.com) in Long Beach California, the birth place of BMX.

Not all of us are fortunate enough to make the event, but it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate it in our own way, with our BMX buddies. We have organised a ride on the backyard track and BBQ at the bmxultra.com compound on November 13, heavy rainfall is threatening to spoil the fun. Maybe we won’t end up riding but we won’t let a little rain get in the way of a good BBQ and a time to reflect on our years of enjoying BMXing, and remembering the events, the places and the people that make it what it is.

You may not remember November 14, 1970, but be sure to make November 14, 2010 a memorable one.

How will you celebrate 40 years of BMX?

11/11 XBR Seeks New Editor

XBR press release

After four years and 29 editions of XBR, Gavin D Andrew is moving on.

Of his decision to leave, Gavin said this:

“The Australian and New Zealand BMX community deserves its own community paper and it needs someone with great passion to drive it; I am no longer that person.”

XBR is now seeking a highly motivated and “passionate about BMX Racing” person or persons, to form a new team and take the paper forward into 2011 and beyond.

The role of the editor is to make decisions on the paper’s content. It is not a writing position. It is however a motivational position, and it is the editors responsibility to chase content and make sure that there are enough articles and images to fill each publication. As editor, they will also have to write a short editorial at the start of each paper.

If you are interested in this position, please send an email with your contact details to:

editor@xbr.com.au

With the right team behind it – XBR can return as a monthly newspaper for the Australian and New Zealand BMX Racing Community

11/11 GHP signs multi-year deal as ABA National Series Sponsor

ABA press release

In a move that brings two of BMX racing’s biggest and most legendary names together, Greg Hill Products (GHP) and the American Bicycle Association have signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement.

Named for BMX Hall of Famer Greg Hill, GHP combines Mr. Hill’s more than 35 years of race experience with exceptional manufacturing processes to produce high-performance race products that win—most notably ridden to the top of the pro podium by current ABA National #1 Pro, Randy Stumpfhauser.

“Greg has played an integral role in the development of our sport from its early days on the dirt lots of Southern California through its emergence as a major global and Olympic Sport.   ABA membership continues to grow in large part because of the support of our partners”, stated ABA CEO, B.A. Anderson. He also added “we’re thrilled to welcome GHP on board as a National Series Sponsor”.

Today, Greg Hill can still be found racing and teaching the next generation of BMX racers on ABA tracks all across the country.  “The ABA has not only been my competitive home but my BMX family for decades.  There’s no other place I or GHP would rather be than as a partner of the ABA as they continue to take BMX racing to the highest level. We are so excited to have signed a multi-year National sponsorship deal with the ABA and cannot wait to get it going.  GHP BMX is moving up to the next level for 2011 and there is no better way to do that than to become an ABA National sponsor. We look forward to seeing everyone in Tulsa at the ABA Grand National Thanksgiving weekend.  2011 is a new beginning, we are all very excited.  See ya at the races!,” said Greg Hill.

GHP is a sponsor of the ABA National Series that includes 25 National Series events around the United States.  The 2011 ABA National Series begins in Reno, Nevada, the weekend of January 14-16 and concludes with the Grand National in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Thanksgiving weekend.  Look for GHP at your local bike shop or visit them online at http://www.ghpbmx.com.

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.

10/11 The ONE bicycles team  Australia in New Zealand

One Bicycles Australia press release

Justin and Nik from the ONE Australia team spent ten days in New Zealand, the Land of the long white cloud, riding some of the best tracks around.

Justin was touring with the Australian Mighty 11 team and Nik tagged along for the ride.

First stop after arriving at Auckland airport was the Sunset coast track at Puni. The clowns at Sydney airport had forgot to put Niks helmet bag on the flight and he had to race with borowed gear.

Nik won $15 in the dash for cash and Justin took himself out on the last straight in moto 3 while out in front. Both boys were warming up with pro straights being lined up and Justin clearing the monster first jump a couple of times.

Second stop was Whangarei. The Mighty 11 boys got 2 days here and made the most of the second day due to the first being rained out. This was a long session with heaps of gates and plenty of team riding. Nik was asked to train with the boys as a Kiwi rider. The day ended up with everyone at a really small beach, climbing cliffs and playing footy. Great fun.

Next was a long drive south to Rotorura. The boys got heaps of team training in with Nik helping.out as a kiwi again. The first day of racing ended with 12 yr old Nik in 7th spot, 11 yr old Justin in 10th and the Aussie Mighty 11 team trailing 12 points behind. Nik had riden well pulling seconds and a third. Justin had a huge first straight off in moto 1 which he ended up cracking his carbon bars and giving him an uphill battle to make the semi finals. The Aussie team had a great start winning the first race 1,2,3 and 5th but had the Kiwis claw back to be ahead at the end of day one.

The second day of racing saw both of the ONE riders lift for their finals.

Justin liked his new bars and wasted no time hitting up the big first straight, Nik had won his last moto and both both boys were hitting the second straight under pressure nicely.

The Aussie team lost narrowly in a nail bitter of a last race. Nik had riden solidly all weekend and had made the final in 5th spot.

Niks final saw him come out of the gate fast and by turn 1 had him in third place. With two riders hot on his tail he jumped through the whole second straight low and fast then pushed hard through the last two straights for a podium spot. Nik was stoked to take the North Island No.3 back home to OZ.

Justin had riden well in the team challenge and had pulled back from his disasterous start in the individual event to make the final in 4th spot. He had won his last couple of motos and also his semi final in his usual no nonsense manner. In his final he came out of the gate and launched the first straight, he had over jumped the first jump the previous race and this time he was looking to go lower. He ended up getting a small case which meant he lost half a wheel on the opposition, it also cost him a bit of velocity and he had to punch the second jump higher to get the distance which cost him another half wheel. He got into turn one just a little bit late and had to hit the second straight in second spot. Despite Justin arcing right up the 12 yr old W5 Lewis Smith held him out and he had to settle for taking home the second place.

Nik and Justin had a great time. They both got to do heaps of cool things with the Mighty 11 boys and met some of the most hospitable people on the planet.  Thanks to Tom Cole and Lorraine Dunkley for their efforts and to the NZ people we met especially those who billeted Justin during the week.

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Above is Nik in the 12yr final and below is Justin in one of the Mighty 11 races. Both are shots of the last jump on the second straight at Rotorura.

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Above, on the gate at WhangereiHow 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 ourselves we 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

09/11 Team bmxultra.com at The Knox Thunderdome

bmxultra.com press release

The Knox Thunderdome is always a popular race, especially amongst the bmxultra.com team. Despite heavy rainfall washing the surface of the track away the weekend before the event, when racing started the track was smooth and fast.

bmxultra_aaron_rogers_knoxAaron Rogers (30 & Over Open wheel) debuted in team bmxultra.com colours at The Knox Thunderdome, he just missed the podium by one position finishing up in fourth place. Welcome to the team Aaron.

Jamie Bullows (30 & Over Open wheel) is starting to get serious about his racing and is slowly stepping it up. He finished up with a respectable sixth place finish in the final.

Chase Collins (A Men) was killing it in the motos on Saturday but had a technical failure in the semi and wasn’t able to progress. He killed it again on Sunday, but managed a sixth in the semi. Chase just keeps getting faster and more determined to make the mains, it’s only a matter of time before you see him racing for a podium finish.

Levi Collins (AA Men) is a little off his normal pace after spending some time off the bike with illness, he missed the cut on Saturday but on Sunday it was a different story, he scrapped into the final after winning a run off for the final spot in the main, then he went on to take fourth place.

Adam Carey (AA Men) was struggling to get a break on the weekend in a tough AA field, he didn’t make the main, but is determined to make an impact next time.

Kyle Horton (AA Men) performed well on the weekend finishing up with a third place in the main on Saturday. On Sunday Kyle was in the main again, a massive power wheelie down the first straight put him towards the back of the field into the first corner where the riders bunched up, to avoid them Kyle went high, lost traction and went down he got up and rolled across the line in seventh.

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

08/11 Photos: Knox Thunderdome

by bmxultra.com

We were too busy to race both days at the Knox Thunderdome, so we headed down on Saturday to get some photos. You will see pro gate practice, some trophies from the upcoming HRV classic, and a fair bit of the racing including the guys out on their old school bikes. Click here to check them out.

05/11 BSX2011 update – New partners: Trail & Track, Holeshot Industries and Airsho

by bmxultra.com

BSX (short for Bicycle Supercross, and is often referred to as Backyard Supercross) is a Royal Children’s Hospital fund raiser. It will be on again on Monday 17 January 2011 (during Track Attack). It will be the sixth running of the one on one backyard BMX race. BSX is the longest running event of it’s kind in the world and draws a large number of competitors from around Australia. The event has pulled a few international visitors and a number of Olympians.

New Partners

Trail & Track

Trail and Track have been supporters of BSX on and off for some time now, although it’s been adhoc for them, in they get caught up in the moment and throw some items in to the pile of prizes for you to win in raffles, auctions, etc.

This year is the first year they are officially a partner of BSX, signing up as a bronze partner, and we would like to welcome them and their generous support for BSX.

Holeshot Industries

Travis from Holeshot Engineering has been making affordable practice gates for a little under a year now and has applied his skills and knowledge to our starting gate to install a ram. We now have UCI random cadence and a ram to go along with our fun track.

Thanks to Holeshot Industries for signing up as a Silver Partner.

Airsho

Airsho have been with us right from the start under different guises. Andrew Hepburn has supplied us with PA, scaffold and music for every BSX so far. Without him it would be very quiet and we just wouldn’t get the same awesome video footage.

Thanks again to the guys and gals at Airsho for being a Gold Partner at BSX2011.

bsx2011-poster-thumbRide session Saturday 13th November

To celebrate 40 Years of BMX we’re going to have a ride session at the bmxultra.com compound. It’s also a BYO BBQ. The session kicks off at 10am

Thanks to Travo from Holeshot Engineering we have the ram installed on the gate and ready to go, it would be nice to put it through it’s paces and iron out any potential issues, although it’s running like a dream right now.

We still have plans to bring in more dirt and change some things up a bit, but not sure when it will happen, we need to give the track time to dry up a little before getting some equipment into the track area.

If you have time and want to pop up for a session email webmaster@bmxultra.com to let us know you are coming.

A new class

There is strong campaigning for a new class for the younger riders at BSX, while we have resisted in the past we are seriously considering it for BSX2011. If you have strong feelings for or against email us at webmaster@bmxultra.com and let us know what you think, we are always open for feedback.

Track Upgrades

Thanks to some awesome friends and family we now have a ram for the BSX starting gate. It should be installed some time over the next few weeks. This means that the gate will be as safe as it could possibly be, we will need less volunteers (so more people can enjoy the racing) and the gate will drop super quick.

We have been making a lot of changes to the track by hand, and the first two straights are faster and more fun than they have ever been. We still have plans for the last half of the track, but are trying to team up with the guys from Dirtz (www.dirtz.com.au) to make it the coolest little backyard track in the world. We are very excited and fingers crossed we can make it happen. If things don’t work out we still have a plan B and the track will still be significantly different to what it is now.

Partnership opportunities

If you would like to be involved in BSX2011 we have partnership packages available now, email webmaster@bmxultra.com for details. Basically we are looking for donations or products or even services for auctions/raffles. 100% of profits raised will go directly to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Naming rights are still up for grabs, contact us for details.

Track updates

The track changes are coming along very well so far, with some tweaks that will make the track faster, and a whole lot more fun and challenging, and there are still a whole lot more to come

If you are able to help swing a shovel, drive a bobcat/dingo or just help ride the track and roll the new changes in then keep an eye out for up coming working bees.

Poster

The 2011 poster for the event has been finalised. It features Luke Madill (left) who won the event in 2006 and 2007 and Josh Callan (right) who won in 2008 and 2010.

As we add partners the supported by area will be updated. So if you are interested in being a part of a very unique event and becoming a partner read the partner opportunities section below.

Go ahead and print it out and put it on your fridge, put it in your bmx club newsletter, put it on your facebook page, whatever, just spread the word.

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

If you are interested in the event drop us an email webmaster@bmxultra.com to help us determine how many riders to expect.

We need to know:

  • what class you would like to ride
    • Open men
    • Open women
    • 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.

BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Gold Partners

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

XBR (www.xbr.com.au)

Airsho

Silver Partner

ABD (blog.abdbmx.com)

Holeshot Industries

Bronze Partner

Supercross BMX Australia

Chris Van Winden Paintjobs

Trail & Track

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 five years the event has raised approximately $22,000 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.

05/11 Team Trail and Track in Tassy

Trail and Track press release

The Trail and Track Team and PRO – SHOP made there way to Hobart in Tasmania for their state titles .

The Southern city club has done a great job on their track and surrounds , both held up well in the damp weather over the weekend , well done people.

  • “Easy” Height [ just back from injury]     1st   9 boys
  • Will Height [ also just back from injury ]   5th 12 boys
  • Ben Ramage   [ on the new redline flight pro ]   3rd  jun cruiser  &  7th 12 boys
  • Hayley Sturzaker   1st    13 girls
  • Dean Steele  6th  Bruiser cruiser

Great job guys , we are very proud of you all .

I hope we see more people making the trip over to the island for a great BMX experience next year.

Might even have a ride myself , mmmmmmmm.

Trail and track cycles

03 9794334

www.trailandtrack-bmx.com.au

04/11 Supercross Lo Pro Bars

Supercross BMX Australia press release

Hi folks, this is just a quick update to let you know that we have a large range of Supercross handlebars in stock here in Australia in a variety of colours. Including, Lo Pro’s, Straight 8’s, Straight 6’s (cruiser), P24 (5″ rise cruiser) Pro LT bars and the very popular Fox Yeah! bars.

Lo Pro Bar Specs – 7.25″ Rise, 26″ Wide, 11° Back sweep and 3° Up sweep. Weight: 755 grams

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We have a large range of other Supercross and Speedline products currently in stock as well.

Also just landed:

  • Supercross Blur frames in 20″ Pro, 20″ Pro+ and 20″ Pro XL
  • Supercross E-Line pivotal seats and posts
  • Supercross Flush top caps (for forks)
  • Speedline quick release seat clamps
  • Speedline campy headsets

And there’s a whole lot more on the way.

Order yours from your local bike shop today!

About Supercross BMX Australia

Supercross BMX Australia are supporters of BSX and the Royal Children’s Hospital and co-sponsor the bmxultra.com team.

To find out more information about Supercross BMX products check out www.supercrossbmx.com, and for Speedline Parts check www.speedlineparts.com

If you would like to purchase Supercross BMX products in Australia please have your local bike shop contact us. Please note, we do not sell direct to the public. We support the Australian BMX Industry! Do You?

For more information and dealer enquiries email sxaustralia@supercrossbmx.com.

04/11 40 Years of BMX Celebrations kick off this Friday

by bmxultra.com

Many of you would know by now that BMX is celebrating 40 years on November 14th 2010. It’s only fitting that the OM of BMX, Scot Breithaupt, the man responsible for starting this great sport, has organised the biggest celebration that BMX will ever have seen.

We are very proud to be associated with this event, it will be the Woodstock of BMX where Joe Kid on a Stingray will come to life.

While the main event is on over the weekend of November 13 and 14, the celebrations kick off on Friday.

40 Years of BMX History is on display

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5th, 6:30 PM

Bixby Knolls Expo Center @ 4321 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90807.

There will be classic collector bikes, Old School Jerseys and uniforms, banners, photos , parts, early event flyers, artwork, magazines, awards and National Champion Trophies along with Hall of Fame riders and MORE!! … Jesse James’ movie Joe Kid on a Stingray and RAD in a mini theater… ! It’s FREE to ALL !!!

For more info: www.firstfridayslongbeach.com

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The main celebrations will run over the weekend of November 13-14 in California.

The types of things to expect over the weekend include

  • Intense – Speed Bicycles ABA BMX Races
  • S&M Park Freestyle
  • Redline Dirt Jump Comp
  • Giant – 4130 Ride
  • History Of BMX Display
  • CW Racing Old School Collector Show

For more information visit 40yearsofbmx.com

For those of you who can’t make it, why not organise your own celebrations with your BMXing buddies. Take a bunch of photos and send them into the website to be posted in the photo gallery.

Celebrate the 40 Years of BMX with us at bmxultra.com in Kinglake

To coincide with the 40 Years of BMX celebrations the bmxultra.com compound will be open on Saturday November 13 for a BBQ and ride session from 10 am onwards for anyone interested in popping into the Kinglake area. BBQ is BYO meat. We’ll see if we can get some of the bmxultra.com Hall of Fame-ers along too.

04/11 All New SE Bikes Website!

SE Bikes press release

SE Bikes has an all new website which includes all the regular goodies

  • Products (softgoods, frames, complete bikes with specs and geometry)
  • Rider information
  • Dealer locator
  • History
  • Blog

Check it out! Our new website just went live with our 2011 product. You can peep it here: www.SEBIKES.com

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04/11 BMX Edge Weekly Specials

BMX Edge press release

THIS WEEKS SPECIALS FROM BMX EDGE

2011 Redline Proline Junior – R.R.P $629.00 THIS WEEK JUST $500.00

2011 Redline Proline Pro – R.R.P $819.00 THIS WEEK JUST $700.00

2010 Hillbrick Expert – R.R.P $899.00 THIS WEEK JUST $700.00

Specials available to the 7th November unless sold out prior.

BMX EDGE

Phone: 0427 779 700

email: bmxedge@ymail.com

39 Kembla Street,
Fyshwick ACT

04/11 Don Ash Bike Hub team @ Tasmania State Titles

Don Ash Bike Hub press release

Three members of the Don Ash Bike Hub BMX race team headed to Hobart for the annual Tasmania State Titles which was held on 30th & 31st October. All three riders rode their Haro BMX bikes to a podium finish.

Jay Beazley raced in 2 classes, 12 boys class & Junior Cruiser. Jay rode his 2011 Haro Pro XL+ to first place in every race & came home with a #1 plate. He backed this up by winning every race on his cruiser & gaining another #1 plate.

Tyson May raced in 2 classes, 14+ Pro class & Pro Cruiser. Tyson has only been riding pro for a couple of months & is improving every race he enters. He rode his 2011 Haro Race Lite to 10th place & rode his 2011 Haro Race 24 to 3rd.

Brandon May raced in 2 classes also, 14+ Pro class & Pro Cruiser. He rode his 2011 Haro Pro XL+ to 3rd place in 14+ Pro. He backed up this result by winning the Pro cruiser class.

Don Ash Bike Hub BMX team is proudly sponsored by Haro bikes, XLC, Troy Lee Designs.

Don Ash Bike Hub,
126-128 High St,
Shepparton Vic 3630. donash.bikehub.com.au

03/11 Join the 2011 Stay Strong / Rockstar Energy support team!

Stay Strong / Rockstar Energy press release

We have had a lot of emails from riders all over the world asking for us to sponsor them as they’d like to represent Stay Strong. This is very flattering for us to hear but unfortunately we are a charity and still a small new brand and as much as we’d love to grow the team and sponsor lots of new riders we can’t afford to yet at this point. But with the help of some of our co-sponsors we can offer you a 2011 “Limited Edition” co – team package at a discounted price which include:

  • 2011-package2011 Stay Strong Frame and headset – built by Freeagent.
  • 2011 Hot Shoppe custom “Team” jersey – (different to the one pictured!)
  • Rockstar Energy – “Athlete” fitted hat, tee shirt and BMX sticker kit.
  • United / Stay Strong pivotal seat
  • ODI / Stay Strong clamp on grips
  • Stay Strong Tee shirt
  • Stay Strong beanie (not pictured)
  • Stay Strong bracelet
  • Stickers

This will be shipped from California and available November 21st.

Colours are Matt Black or Candy Purple, Pro XL (21″tt) , 24″ and Expert – We ONLY have a total of 40 packages available Worldwide in this price offer across all sizes and colours so this is VERY LIMITED.

We have sold half the allocation in one day on Facebook, so if you’d like to reserve a package you need to be quick! Pre orders being taken now for delivery late November.

You can get the “Full factory” look for a very discounted price and support Stephen Murrays brand by contacting marco@staystrong.co.uk to reserve yours and discuss your sizing and colour requirments for frames and accessories.

For more Stay Strong product and info please go to www.staystrong.co.uk . Stay Strong also sponsors Australian Junior Darryn Goodwin.

02/11 BMX EDGE Racing Team – Positions available for 2011

BMX EDGE press release

Expressions of interest are now being taken.

As you all know BMX EDGE and OzBMXcentral.com is all about grass roots riders in BMX.

Over the last 3 years we have changed Grass Roots racing in Australia. No longer do you need to spend BIG $$$ to have your rider in a Grass Roots Program.

BMX EDGE Racing Team

This program already has support from Local and international business for our program and our riders have some great deals on the table as well as the backing of a local BMX based bike shop “BMX EDGE”.

THE LOW DOWN.

BMX EDGE with OzBMXcentral, are seeking riders (boys and girls) to join our Grass Roots Program for riders that compete at a Club and state Level and to run along side our existing GHP/Flow sponsored team and our Team riders already on our supported rider Team. The idea of this entry level team is to give your young rider the chance of being apart of a team without the normal grass roots program price tag and without the pressure. The aim of this Program is to give your rider the feel of the team environment and to learn what team and sponsored riding is about without the pressure and get them ready to move on when the time comes to bigger and better things. Some of our riders are now moving on to factory deals after a few years with us so we now have some vacant spots to fill.

Benefits:

  • Rider becomes part of a nationally recognised BMX program.
  • Increased chance of being recognised by high profile factory teams.
  • Confidence by being part of something established and respected.
  • Team meetings at all major events to discuss tactics and strategies.
  • Backed by the BMX EDGE shop and access to a very long list of brands.

The team consists of both male and female riders of all age groups including sprockets.

TEAM OBJECTIVE – “Promote the sport, the Team and team sponsors within the sport.”

SELECTION CRITERIA

In this in take we are seeking riders of all ages to join the team.

Team members must compete and carry themselves with a high level of professionalism at all times as well as having fun doing so.

Applicants should submit a Resume electronically, consisting of – Name, Competition age/class, Club, Open, Regional and State results for up to the last 3 years.

Include a brief statement – Race History, involvement within the sport BMX Racing.

Referee contact details – Club Coach, State Coach or someone within your club that knows you.

All applicants (or their parent or guardian) must be a current and active member of www.ozbmxcentral.com.

If you would like to apply for this program or just want some more information please email your resume or questions to the Team Manager at ozbmxcentral@yahoo.com.au     NOW!

Applications will close Friday 19th November 2010 at 5pm sharp.

02/11 Morphine Industries Disney Cup Race Report

Morphine Industries press release

FLA  Baby…Morphine Industries takes it to Orlando for the ABA Disney Cup.

ABA rolling back into Orlando to flex their dirt muscles in the state of Florida – who are we but to turn out to ride, race and enjoy the show.  The gathered a few of the crew and converged on Orlando to see what we could dish out.

The powers that be did a fine job at putting the last minute touches on the famed Orlando track to make it a great template for the weekend.

Elite Men – Mike Kapes showed up for his only ABA race on his comeback tour to run Friday and Sunday. Kapes showed again that he is on his way to back to the top of the field making his way around the track consistently in the top 4 on both days.  However there is no room for error in semis causing Mike to bow out on the Mains.

Elite Men – Gavin Lubbe made the trip from SoCal to mix it up on the dirt turns of Orlando.  Gavin hit Elite men both Friday and Saturday to give a solid showing but narrowing missing the main both days.  Sunday brought a new day with Gavin giving a riding clinic in A PRO class.  Gavin rode from the front wire to wire to take the main,

17-18X – Tanner Sebesta Morphine Industries’ newest addition showed that he is legit with a solid showing in both Junior Men and 17-18 X.  Tanner started off Friday killing it in motos battling for the top spot with the Razzberry in Junior Men and dominating in class.  Main time in both races found Tanner’s style to much for the dirt turns to handle sending him to the ground.

Saturday was a different day with Tanner on point.  Laying it down in motos to gain a spot at the gate in both mains, Tanner took a 2nd spot on the podium for Junior Men and Class.  Sunday was again a display of horses out of the gate securing his familiar spot in the main.  He ended up in the dirt on turn one again battling for the lead in Junior Men settling for an 8.  However in 17-18X, he went wire to wire to end the weekend with the dominate top spot of the podium.  Yo Bro you traded up for sure.

13X – Noah Reeves took command of his motos on Friday and Saturday easily making it into the main events.  Noah battled for the top spot on the podium but settled for a third spot on Friday.  Saturday, Noah hit the gate and came unclipped going into the table at the bottom of the hill.  He made the most of his track time cruising the doubles with turn bars and style that he is known for.  If Sunday is a day of rest for the Man upstairs then who is Noah to second guess – he chilled.

11X – Richie Dey came in for Sunday to turn some heads before the weekend was over.  Richie hit the 11x class with what else AIR.  Rolling to the main event and ending with a solid three for a place on the podium.

Great weekend and a great way to round up the season as we prepare for the Grands next month is Tulsa.  Be sure to come check us out if not you can be sure we will be in the mains.

Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; HARO BIKES (harobikes.com), Fly Racing (www.flyracingbmx.com),  Alienation (www.alienationbmx.com), Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), Rennen (www.rennendesigngroup.com), Tioga (www.tiogausa.com/bmx), Black Crown (BlackCrownBmx.com)  Without you guys we would be sitting in the dirt.  Instead, we are rockin’ the best looking rigs at the gate and on the podium.

01/11 Knox Thunderdome this weekend

by bmxultra.com

This Saturday and Sunday 6th & 7th November, Knox will be hosting their annual Thunderome event. And it’s going to be a big one. Make sure you get down to check it out.

If you haven’t entered yet online entries close Thursday 4th November.

Total Pro Prize Pool $4000

  • AA Men $1000 per day.
  • 14+ Ladies $500 per day.
  • A Men $500 per day

Plus

  • 30+ Masters Open Wheel $250.00
  • Old School $250.00
  • Voucher classes $400.00

Schedule

Friday

05:00 PM Registration and Gate Practice (Riders to pay $2.00  to cover cost of first aid)

07:30 PM Track Closed

Saturday

12:00 PM Coaching clinic run by Tom Siinmaa, Matt Dunsworth & Bodi Turner to 3:00 pm

03:00 PM Registration (To 05:00 pm)

04:15 PM Official Practice 

05:00 PM Registration Closed

05:30 PM Track Closed

06:00 PM Racing – Three (3) Motos Under Lights

Sunday

08:00 AM Official Practice to 09:30am

10:00 AM Racing  – Two (2) Motos and Finals

01/11 JAG BMX GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP has been postponed till 2011

by Gerrit Does

Dear friends OLD SCHOOL bmx’ers,

Sorry to say, but the JAG BMX GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP has been postponed till 2011. More details through JAG BMX on  www.jagbmx.com

Here the mail I received yesterday from Renny. Hope to have you informed enough for the time being,

regards,

Gerrit Does

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Gerrit I have good news and bad news

First the GREAT News JAG BMX will soon have a permanent home here in Florida with a Great BMX Track and a great BMX Supercross track open every day for local and worldwide BMXERS to train.  These tracks are next to over 100 miles of bike paths and trails, and even Mountain bike trails and courses. The Not so great (BAD NEWS) is that we have had to postpone our JAG BMX event till 2011.  We will produce the Reality program with Erik Estrada and our BMX teams leading up to the Finale of the series which is the JAG BMX GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP.  Will send more details this weekend.

Thank you my friend for your support

Renny Roker

CEO/Founder

JAG BMX

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