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31/01 Team bmxultra.com update – Bunbury, WA

bmxultra.com press release

bmxultra.com team rider Matt Butterworth was in the racing action again on the weekend as part of the UCI Probix/Champbix rounds held at the brand new Perkins BMX Stadium in Bunbury, Western Australia.

With a brand new track and five metre start hill, Matt was in the thick of things as part of the WA Super Series round held concurrently to the UCI rounds.

Matt was riding strongly in the Vet Pro Cruiser and 40+ Cruiser classes, easily qualifying for both mains. The Vet Pro Cruiser main saw Matt in contention for a top 2 spot, swapping positions with Wesley Hill all the way round, but was nabbed on the line and was content with 3rd place ahead of Hill and Wayne Green on the top step of the podium.

In 40+ cruiser Matt fared much better, clean sheeting the motos and having a wire to wire win in the main event ahead of NT’s Jason Eecen who, along with a large team of Territorians, came down to Bunbury to support the event. Rounding out the podium was Brad Brown and Stay Strong’s Paul Andrews in 4th.

Attention now turns to preparation for the State Championships at Westside, Balcatta at the end of the month.

The brand new track, along with another five meter start ramp is due to open any day now and those who have laid eyes on the track already claim it to be a beauty.

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.

28/01 Troy Lee Designs Get’s a Grip on things

Troy Lee Designs press release

ODI enlisted the help of Troy Lee Designs

odi_tld_grips

ODI enlisted the help of Troy Lee Designs to help put an artistic spin on a quality new design. After hundreds of drawings and designs, we have developed the most innovative grip yet

The ODI/TLD Lock-on mountain bike grip. Quality and Innovation that can only be found by combining two world leaders.

Features:

  • Grooved channels prevent mud and water buildup
  • Overmolded flap gives added protection on outside clamp
  • Unique undercut pads provide slip comfortable feel with maximum grip
  • Custom flanged design provides hand support with more usable grip surface
  • Laser etched reference marks on inside clamp simplify grip positioning on handlebar
  • Laser etched Troy Lee Designs logos on outside clamps

Suggested Retail $ 32.95

In stock and available.

Troy Lee Designs is distributed in Australia by Steve Cramer Products.

27/01 Team bmxultra.com update – Track Attack & BSX

by bmxultra.com

The bmxultra.com/One Bicycles team were out in full force last week at Track Attack, the six track event around Melboune and naturally the One on One flat pedal race the Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX at the bmxultra.com compound. Considered by many as the highlight of the week.

bmxultra_team_2011

Team bmxultra.com at the Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX

Rear (Left – Right) Levi Collins, Scooby Guyers, Jamie Bullows, Adam Carey, Aaron Rogers

Front (Left – Right) Shane Jenkins, Brandan Bullows, Jason Bergstrom, Chase Collins

Jason Bergstrom, bmxultra.com team rider and photographer, flew in from Knoxville Tennessee to dust off his bike that he hasn’t raced in over 2 years and join his Aussie team members for a couple of months of racing, riding and hanging out. Jason had a ball at the four rounds of Track Attack that he raced in 30-39 Mens class, making new friends and riding new tracks. Even qualifying for one of the Expert finals. But if you ask him, it was qualifying in the top 16 of the 30 & Over Open wheel class at BSX that was the most fun of all. He was the first ever American to compete at BSX and the first ever deaf BMXer.

Shane Jenkins raced in the 40+ Men’s class at three of the rounds of Track Attack and rode well in a large class taking three wins. He didn’t have so much luck at Lilydale where he opted to race in A-Pro with a crash but was still competitive. Shane also finished up with a third at BSX in the 30 & Over Open Wheel class for the fourth year in a row.

Scooby Guyers flew in from Adelaide for BSX and hit up the first two rounds of Track Attack in A Pro making the main on the first day where he finished fifth, after falling ill overnight Scooby had to pull out half way through the day on Sunday. When it came to BSX though he was feeling a lot better, he qualified 17th in the open mens class but was knocked out in round 1 by the eventual winner Josh Callan.

Brandan Bullows (bmxultra.com/Supercross Australia) was the only bmxultra.com team rider to compete in the whole of the Track Attack series in a large A-Pro class. He finished second overall in the points standings and seventh overall by cash earnings, some bad luck in semis kept him out of two of the finals. Brandan also had a great day at BSX, winning the big air jump competition, qualifying third in the time trial of the open men but was knocked out in the quarter finals.

Levi Collins had stepped it up since the last time we had seen him race, it shows that training hard pays off. He finished seventh overall in the money earnings at Track Attack, not bad after only riding at four of the six rounds. Levi also had a good day at BSX, he qualified second in the time trial for open men but was eliminated in the second round.

Chase Collins kicked off his week at BSX where he qualified fifteenth. Chase went on to defy the odds and made it all the way to the semi where he was beaten by Josh Callan and finished fourth overall after being beaten by Olivier Hourau in the B final. When he returned for the two final rounds of Track Attack he’d decided to step it up and take on the AA Pros, while he had good first straight pull he still has some work to do to get up to AA Pro speed.

Aaron Rogers hit up three rounds of Track Attack in the 30-39 mens class finishing up with a third, a seventh and a fifth in his mains. At BSX he qualified in 12th on the 30 & Over Open wheel class but was knocked out in the first round by finalist Brian Kelly.

Jamie Bullows hit up one round of Track Attack where he finished sixth in the 30-39 Men and at BSX he qualified 16th after a massive crash in the last straight. He was eliminated in the first round.

Adam Carey only attended BSX, he qualified eighth in the Open Men and went on to the Quarter finals where he was elmininated by Olivier Hoarau.

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, and Tektro Brakes.

27/01 BMX Victoria to take on BMXNSW in May

BMX Victoria press release

The Border BMX Club will host the first BMX Victoria vs. BMXNSW race event (of recent times) at their Wodonga club over the weekend of May the 28th and 29th. Riders from each state will compete against each other for the first time in many years.

BMXNSW president Neil Cameron said ‘Intestate rivalry between NSW and Victoria has been going on for nearly 150 years. We are hoping that this race meet will become a must do event for the members of both states associations.”

BMX Victorian president Wayne Berryman added, “State vs. State rivalry in Australia is what sport has been built on in this country. I know the members of BMX Victoria are keen to be the inaugural winners of this event.”

More details on this event will be released soon.

26/01 Review: Troy Lee Designs Lopes Signature Kneeguards

by bmxultra.com

It’s always a pleasure to check out Troy Lee Designs gear. The Lopes Signature Kneeguards were no different. Click here to check out the review.

25/01 Photos: Track Attack round 2 – South Eastern

by bmxultra.com

We put our camera to the capable hands of Fiona Dobson to take photos at the second round of Track Attack at South Eastern and she got some great shots. Thanks Fi. Click here to check them out.

25/01 HRV’s Hoarau taking the win at Victoria’s Track Attack

HRVfitness press release

Team HRVfitness’s Oliver Hoarau put on a fantastic performance over the recent week of racing in Victoria. The “Track Attack” series started on the 15th of January and ran through till the 23rd. With 6 separate race meets in 9 days, it’s truly a gruelling week of racing.

Oli put on a fantastic performance and a consistant week of riding giving him enough points to take the series win. He also came away with final wins at both Lilydale and the final round at Park Orchards. A strong Victorian field with the likes of Tom Siinmaa and Matt Dunsworth, made for some exciting battles.

World Champion Jaden Rice was also in there, racing up a class as he prepares for the 2011 season ahead. Jaden put in a big effort for the whole week of racing, after racing two classes and over 40 individual races he still managed to finish second overall in the 12 boys behind Victorian state team rider James Tait.

Team HRVfitness Sponsors: Intense, Altegra, Skin Industries, Phire Bird, THE, BMXpress magazine, scott, Strictly BMX.

24/01 Photos: Track Attack round 6 – Park Orchards

by bmxultra.com

We got a bunch of photos from the final round of Track Attack yesterday. Click here to check them out.

24/01 Intense, Speed, THE, and Sinz Elite sign on as 2011 ABA National Series Sponsor

ABA press release

The American Bicycle Association is happy to announce the continuation of Intense, Speed, THE, and Sinz Elite, as a sponsor of the 2011 ABA National Series.  VSI Products, the parent company to all of the aforementioned brands as well as ITS (Intense Tyre Systems) recently unveiled a new contingency program that will also be utilized at select ABA Pro Series races.

“We’re really excited about continuing and expanding what is already a long-standing relationship with the ABA. We share the ABA’s goal of growing the sport and we believe that implementing innovative initiatives like the Pro Contingency Program will help do that. In Reno, where the program made its debut, we awarded more than $2,300 in prize money to riders using our products,” stated Toby Henderson – Founding Partner of VSI Products.

Intense BMX and Speed both support full-factory teams competing in the ABA National Series.  In addition, several other teams at the trophy, bike shop, and factory level will be seen on Intense and Speed frames.  Professional riders as well as Junior Elite riders will also be rewarded for using select VSI products throughout the year.  Information on this program can be found at www.vsiprodcuts.com or by clicking here.

“Toby Henderson is a Hall of Fame BMX racer and a legend in our sport.  He has a vision and direction for his company as well as a passion for BMX” said BA Anderson, CEO of the ABA.  “Intense, Speed, Sinz, and THE are products that our competitors can be seen using at all levels of ABA racing.  We are happy to have not only the various VSI companies on board for 2011, but also Toby Henderson.”

VSI is committed to pushing the envelope on design and bringing the latest technological innovations to BMX racers all over the world. Visit www.vsiproducts.com to learn more about Intense BMX, Speed Bicycles, SINZ Elite, Sinz, THE, ITS and other VSI brands. VSI supports the Factory Intense and Factory Speed Teams, Rennen/Intense, Intense/Spinnz, J&R Racing/Speed, Cycling Australia High Performance Elite Team, Deluxx Racing, SE Racing, the S&M Team, Intense Europe, Team Little Dudes Racing, Atom Lab and more than a dozen individual racer and Factory Connection teams. VSI also is an official sponsor of the USA Cycling Junior Development Camps and the UCI Supercross Series.

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, in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. With 60,000 active members, over 250 racing facilities and a 27 event national race schedule, ABA is the largest promoter of action sports.

24/01 Pablo Galan Powered by Nema

nema_spainXMS Racing Imports press release

Leading bike apparel manufacturer Nema International incorporates BMX Spanish International Star Pablo Galan to the Nema Sponsorship Program. Nema`s positive relation with XMS Racing Imports (Spanish importer of the brand) and their confidence in this young rider´s talent has made this signature possible. Pablo Galan is known as one of the most strong and stylish riders on the BMX spanish and european scene with several Top 10 positions in BMX Supercross World Cup`s, European Championships, as well as being the only spanish rider selected for the 2008 Beijing Olimpic Games, too bad he got injured just a few weeks before the event. With more than 10 National Championships in his pocket, Pablo is mentally focused on reaching the 2012 Olimpic Games at his personal best so stay tuned for this riders talent all around the globe where he will fight in all ABA Grand National Events, European Championships as well as all the BMX Supercross World Cups. With this addition to the team, Nema continues to introduce it`s exclusive cycling line-up into the growing BMX world wide market. The north american brand believes that BMX riders shouldn’t have to settle for products better suited for other sports such as motorcross. The best riders in all Cycling disciplines need to know that they can count on Nema for the best quality and performance products designed specifically for them.

For more information, visit www.nemabrand.com.

24/01 Change to Victoria’s RCH Meeting

BMX Victoria press release

The past weeks have truly been a devastating period for many Australians. The floods have affected many states and have brought huge damage to a number of BMX Clubs through out the country. With this in mind BMX Australia are putting together an appeal for funds to help out these BMX Clubs. BMX Australia has asked clubs to hold a riders unite day on Sunday the 30th of January. BMX Australia is urging clubs to have a club race on this day to raise funds for this cause. A registration form is on the BMXA website

BMX Victoria have decided to change the RCH Appeal race meeting to be held at the Lilydale club on the 6th of February into the BMX Australia Flood Appeal Race Meeting. All money raised from this race meeting will be donated to this fund.

BMX Victoria has already raised over $1600 during the Track Attack series for this appeal and we would like to raise a lot more.

It is important that we try and help these clubs get back on their feet. Our sport is one of the greatest family sports in this country and it is important that we all help our sporting family out.

Wayne Berryman

President BMX Victoria

21/01 Speed/Sinz Elite BSX: Full results

by bmxultra.com

Here are the Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX results. There is still a lot of wrap up work to do and finalise a tally, as soon as we know what the final amount is we will announce it right here on bmxultra.com. We still have an event report to come and more photos and video. Stay tuned!

Full Results

Pro open Women

Semi finals Finals
1. Ziggy Callan A Final (1st Vs 2nd)
Ziggy Callan
3. Isabella Penglase
Def
2. Prue Harvey
Prue Harvey
4. Iesha Anderson B Final (3rd Vs 4th)
Isabella Penglase
Def
Iesha Anderson

Pro open men

Round 1 Round 2 Quarter finals Semi finals Finals
1. Josh Callan
Josh Callan
17. Scooby Guyers
Josh Callan
9. Steve Gedye
Steve Gedye
25. Lachie Tye
Josh Callan
5. David Lyons
David Lyons
21. Jake Tunney
David Lyons
13. Levi Barnett
Levi Barnett
29. Ravine Kelly
3. Brandan Bullows
Brandan Bullows
19. Ethan Murray
Brandan Bullows
11. James Lautier
James Lautier
27. Talon Dobson
Chase Collins
7. Brandon May
Brandon May
23. Matthew White
Chase Collins
15. Chase Collins
Chase Collins A Final (1st vs 2nd)
31. Dylan Nichols Josh Callan
Def
2. Levi Collins Bodi Turner
Levi Collins
18. Adam Shields
Tom Siinmaa
10. Tom Siinmaa
Tom Siinmaa
26. Lauchlan Kennedy
Bodi Turner
6. Bodi Turner
Bodi Turner
22. Cohen Gooden
Bodi Turner
14. Connor Hunter
Connor Hunter
30. Benjamin Peitit
4. Olivier Hoarau
Olivier Hoarau
20. Shannon Rademaker
Olivier Hoarau
12. Max Cairns
Max Cairns
28. Nat Purser
Olivier Hoarau
8. Adam Carey
Adam Carey
24. Kurtis Skinner
Adam Carey B final (3rd Vs 4th)
16. Wade Worth Olivier Hoarau
Wade Worth Def
32. Luke Parker Chase Collins

30 & Over open wheel

Round 1 Quarter finals Semi finals Finals
1. Simon Anderson
Simon Anderson
9. Jason Eecen
 Simon Anderson
5. Craig Walczuk
Craig Walczuk
13. Glen Main
3. Tom Gilfedder
Tom Gilfedder
11. Paul Knox
Tom Gilfedder
7. Craig Penglase
Craig Penglase A final (1st Vs 2nd)
15. Jason Bergstrom Simon ANDERSON
Def
2. Shane Jenkins Brian Kelly
Shane Jenkins
10. Travis Pope
Shane Jenkins
6. Chris Van Winden
Chris Van Winden
14. Peter Stagg
4. Brian Kelly
Brian Kelly
12. Aaron Rogers
Brian Kelly
8. Tim Kennedy B final (3rd Vs 4th)
Tim Kennedy Shane JENKINS
16. Jamie Bullows Def
Tom Gilfedder

The Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partners

Speed Bicycles (www.speed-bicycles.com)

Sinz Elite (www.sinz-racing.com)

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 (www.holeshotindustries.net)

Kenda (www.kendausa.com/en/home/bicycle/bmx)

Snap BMX (a_team_distro@yahoo.com.au)

Utopia Optics (www.utopiaoptics.com.au)

Bronze Partner

Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products

Supercross BMX Australia

Chris Van Winden Paintjobs

Trail & Track

Poison City Records

TheOMofBMX.com

All Terrain Cycles Bike Tours

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.

21/01 Four Riders Race into the 20,000 points club

ABA press release

The American Bicycle Association has finalized the 2010 District points and riders should now be using their new earned numbers for the 2011 season. In finalizing the points, four new riders were added to the 20,000 points club.

Kevin Pauls CA07 Boys 23,491
Haylee Medlin CA02 Girls 21,275
Colin Whittington TX01 Boys 21,175
Anthony Moreno CA03 Boys 20,614

10_districtCongratulations to all of the racers who competed in 2010.  Your new district numbers can be found by clicking here.

The District #1 plates will be mailed to those riders earning a plate in the next two weeks.

District jackets will be distributed as soon as they arrive.  If you are in the top 10 in your class (top 10% for classes under 95 riders) you will be receiving a jacket.

district jackets

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.

21/01 2011 Canadian National Series Announced – PRO BMX National Series Sponsor

ABA press release

January 21, 2010 – Gilbert, Arizona: The ABA is pleased to announce the 2011 ABA Canadian National Series Schedule and welcome Pro BMX as a National Series Sponsor.   This year’s schedule features an amazing tour of top notch facilities and exciting tracks, including a first time visit to Squamish BMX for the Sea to Sky Nationals.  For any BMXer and tourist, this year’s schedule includes some of the finest tourist locations in Canada.

ABA’s Chief Operating Officer, John David, had this to say, “The 2010 ABA Canadian National Series experienced record attendance.  With the addition of Pro BMX as a title sponsor and such a great selection of tracks, the 2011 installment will be even better.  Having the support of Pro BMX will allow us to enhance the series even more!”

Pro BMX is Canada’s #1 source for BMX and can be found at probmx.ca”PROBMX is proud to support the ABA in presenting the Canadian National Series. We are looking forward to the 2011 season and are confident this will be a great year!” Chris Jeffery and Rob Brooks

Owners PROBMX

2011 ABA Canadian National Series Schedule

For race schedule and pre-registration info:  www.ababmx.com

Date

Race

Location

Venue

April 1-3

Canadian Nationals

Chilliwack, BC

Heritage Park

June 10-12

Sea to Sky Nationals

Squamish, BC

Squamish BMX

July 8-10

Vancouver Island Nationals

Victoria, BC

Greater Victoria BMX

August 5-7

Firestorm Nationals

Kelowna, BC

Kelowna BMX

October 7-9

Canadian Grand Nationals

Chilliwack, BC

Heritage Park

The 2011 ABA Canadian Nationals Series is brought to you by:

www.probmx.ca, Intense BMX, Fly Racing & Tangent Products

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, in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. With 60,000 active members, over 250 racing facilities and a 32 event national race schedule, ABA is the largest promoter of action sports.

20/01 Speed/Sinz Elite BSX: Official Times

by bmxultra.com

bsx2011-poster-thumbThe Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX is done and dusted, but we have a whole lot of things to tell you about it. Rather than keep you waiting, we’ll feed the information through as we get it together.

The first round of elimination for BSX is the Time Trial. It’s used to seed the riders through the elimination rounds. The fastest rider in each round has earned the choice of lane. There are a few riders who are unfortunately eliminated in the timed run, but that’s the nature of BSX, it’s all about the last man, or woman, standing.

This year saw a record number of riders in all classes.

  • 41 riders in Open men
  • 5 riders in Open women
  • 17 riders in 30 & Over open wheel

Without transponders we had to run it ol’ school. Three stop watches, the times were averaged to determine the official time. A little more fair and accurate than a single stop watch.

To mix things up in the time trial we used some feedback about past events and allowed riders to choose their own way around. Allowing them to transfer from lane to lane as they please. And there were some interesting results as many riders pre planned their rides before hitting the track, others just winged it. As you can see below there were some very close times. It certainly made spectating interesting.

Josh Callan took the fastest time for the day being the only rider with a sub 20 second time at 19.63. Simon Anderson and Ziggy Callan took the fastest times in their classes too. The three of them have dominated the event over the past few years and, going by their times, it looked like it would happen again.

Here are the official results from the time trials. More to come soon.

30 & Over Open Wheel

Names Sponsor State Time
1 Simon Anderson Fox/ Dirt Designs Vic 21.03
2 Shane Jenkins bmxultra.com Vic 22.40
3 Tom Gilfedder NT 22.48
4 Brian Kelly Vic 23.05
5 Craig Walczuk Vic 23.86
6 Chris Van Winden One Bicycles Vic 24.31
7 Craig Penglase Supercross BMX / Yakima Vic 24.77
8 Tim Kennedy Vic 24.83
9 Jason Eecen NT 24.88
10 Travis Pope Clayborn Aus./Holeshot Ind. Vic 24.92
11 Paul Knox E.C.I Vic 25.80
12 Aaron Rodgers bmxultra.com Vic 25.92
13 Glen Main Utopia Optics Vic 26.54
14 Peter Stagg Vic 27.63
15 Jason Bergstrom bmxultra.com TN, USA 27.99
16 Jamie Bullows bmxultra.com Vic 30.57
17 Craig Austin Vic 41.77

Open Women

Names Sponsor State Time
1 Ziggy Callan Redline Vic 24.55
2 Prue Harvey GT Vic 25.33
3 Isabella Penglase One Bicycles/Yakima Vic 26.80
4 Iesha Anderson Marshall’s Cycles Vic 26.86
5 Emily Richardson Vic 27.93

Open Men

Names Sponsor State Time
1 Josh Callan Redline Vic 19.63
2 Levi Collins bmxultra.com Vic 20.03
3 Brandon Bullows Supercross BMX Vic 20.53
4 Olivier Hoarau HRV fitness/Skinnd Vic 20.54
5 David Lyon BMX Mad Vic 20.92
6 Bodi Turner Intense Vic 20.96
7 Brandon May Don Ash Bike Hub Vic 21.37
8 Adam Carey bmxultra.com/ECI Vic 21.47
9 Steven Gedye Staats Vic 21.48
10 Tom Siinmaa GT/BMXMAD/Faith/HRVFitness Vic 21.53
11 James Lautier Vic 21.60
12 Connor Hunter E.C.I Vic 21.60
13 Levi Barnett Vic 21.73
14 Max Cairns Vic 21.83
15 Chase Collins bmxultra.com Vic 22.13
16 Wade Worth Vic 22.23
17 Scooby Gyers bmxultra.com SA 22.35
18 Adam Shields Qld 22.50
19 Ethan Murray Flatline bmx Vic 22.63
20 Shannon Radermaker All Terrrain Cycles Vic 22.80
21 Jake Tunney M.O.S NT 23.02
22 Cohen Gooden Vic 23.24
23 Matthew White Vic 23.37
24 Kurtis Skinner NT 23.67
25 Lachie Tye BB cycles SA 23.81
26 Lauchlan Kennedy Vic 23.83
27 Talon Dobson NT 23.93
28 Nat Purser Thud Racing WA 23.99
29 Ravine Kelly NT 24.00
30 Benjamin Peitit NT 24.13
31 Dylan Nichols Monza Imports Vic 24.51
32 Luke Parker Fit Bike Co Ballistyx Vic 24.60
33 Liam Skinner NT 25.16
34 Declan Hepburn Airsho Vic 25.60
35 Wade Turner BMX Mad Vic 25.63
36 Liam Steele Vic 26.97
37 Stephen Bull Vic 26.98
38 Nathan York-Morris NT 27.79
39 Jarry Bywaters Chooka:Inc Vic 28.45
40 Jay Beazley Don Ash Bike Hub Vic 29.51
41 Corey Smith Vic 34.77

The Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partners

Speed Bicycles (www.speed-bicycles.com)

Sinz Elite (www.sinz-racing.com)

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 (www.holeshotindustries.net)

Kenda (www.kendausa.com/en/home/bicycle/bmx)

Snap BMX (a_team_distro@yahoo.com.au)

Utopia Optics (www.utopiaoptics.com.au)

Bronze Partner

Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products

Supercross BMX Australia

Chris Van Winden Paintjobs

Trail & Track

Poison City Records

TheOMofBMX.com

All Terrain Cycles Bike Tours

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.

20/01 ECI Warehouse sale this Saturday

ECI press release

Elite Cycle Imports, in association with BMX MAD  & TRAIL AND TRACK, are having a BMX Warehouse Clearance sale this Saturday. Only 2 minutes from Lilydale BMX Track, from 12:00 – 5:00..

End of Lines, Discontinued Lines and Factory Seconds

Click image below for detailed map/directions.

zECIFlyer-Warehouse-Sale-v1

20/01 2011 BMX EDGE and GHP OzBMXcentral Racing Teams Announced

OzBMXcentral and BMX Edge Press Release

After a very successful season in 2010 we have sorted our riders for the 2011 season. We have a few new members to both teams that we feel will do very well in 2011 under the two grass roots programs.

The 2011 GHP OzBMXcentral Team line up consists of:

  • Amanda Williams (ACT),
  • Ben Williams (ACT),
  • Chris Williams (ACT),
  • Phil Kaye (NSW),
  • DJ Halter (QLD),
  • Brett Halter (QLD),
  • Renee Williams (NSW),
  • Georgia Mavin (NSW),
  • Jack Mavin (NSW)
  • and Tyler Verschuren (WA).

The 2011 BMX Edge Racing Team line up consists of:

  • Ryan Williams (NSW),
  • Jacob Williams (NSW),
  • Evan Thomas (ACT),
  • Falicia Thomas (ACT),
  • Charlie Kelly (ACT),
  • Isabella Halter (QLD),
  • Jesse O’Donnell (QLD),
  • Rhiannon Gageldonk (ACT),
  • Emily Beattie (NSW),
  • Harry Elliott (NSW),
  • Jaidyn Smith (Vic)
  • and Luke Smith (Vic).

We welcome our new team members and we wish all of our riders a successful season in 2011.

A big thank you to our sponsors, without these awesome businesses these programs could not happen: GHP/Flow Distrbution, BMX EDGE (www.bmxedge.com.au), Bombshell, Risen BMX, Fly Race wear, Condemned Bike Co., Indzine Graphic Design and ozbmxcentral.com

19/01 Photos: Speed/Sinz Elite BSX

by bmxultra.com

On the day of BSX we passed our camera on to Mark Dobson to capture the day, by the time we narrowed down all his shots there were still over 500 of them, so we have run with it. The page might take a little while to load. Click here to check them out.

18/01 Speed/Sinz Elite BSX: Quick results

by bmxultra.com

bsx2011-poster-thumbThe Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX is done!

We have a whole lot of clean up work to do and things to tie off before we put together a big report for you guys, but for now, here’s a quick summary.

Results:

30 & Over Open Wheel (17 riders)

1. Simon Anderson (Fox/Dirt Designs)

2. Brian Kelly

3. Shane Jenkins (bmxultra.com)

4. Tom Gilfedder

Open Women (5 riders)

1. Ziggy Callan (Redline)

2. Prue Harvey (GT)

3. Isabella Penglase (One Bicycles/Yakama)

4. Iesha Anderson (Marshall’s Cycles)

Open Men (41 riders)

1. Josh Callan (Redline)

2. Bodi Turner (Intense/bmxmad.com.au)

3. Olivier Hoarau (HRVfitness/Skin)

4. Chase Collins (bmxultra.com)

The high jump comp was closely contested but eventually won by Brandan Bullows (Supercross BMX Australia)

The fastest lap time was by Josh Callan at 19.63 seconds.

Thanks to everyone who competed, spectated, volunteered and supported the event.

The Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partners

Speed Bicycles (www.speed-bicycles.com)

Sinz Elite (www.sinz-racing.com)

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 (www.holeshotindustries.net)

Kenda (www.kendausa.com/en/home/bicycle/bmx)

Snap BMX (a_team_distro@yahoo.com.au)

Utopia Optics (www.utopiaoptics.com.au)

Bronze Partner

Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products

Supercross BMX Australia

Chris Van Winden Paintjobs

Trail & Track

Poison City Records

TheOMofBMX.com

All Terrain Cycles Bike Tours

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.

18/01 Caroline Buchanan’s I support Women in Sport campaign

by Caroline Buchanan

Hey bmxultra.com readers,

Here is a link to Ebay.. photos they are using to raise money for the huge Queensland Floods happening in Australia at the moment

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280617326427

and there is a cool little video on this website:

http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/womens-health/women-in-sport/

This is the magazine article.. (click to enlarge)

Womens-Health-Magazine-Feb-2011

Caroline Buchanan

Web: www.carolinebuchanan.com

17/01 Speed/Sinz Elite BSX: On today – Live webcam

by bmxultra.com

bsx2011-poster-thumbThe Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX is on today!

If you can’t make it check out the webcam streaming live now at

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/speed-sinz-elite-bsx

It’s not too late to get there and see all the action in the flesh. Practice starts at 11:00am (Melbourne Time), racing starts at 1:00pm and should finish at around 5:00pm, when the real battles begin in the auctions.

Either way, don’t miss it! BSX is the most fun you can have on two wheels!

Click here for even more information and directions

Spectator entry fee

We would love to invite everyone to BSX for free but this is a charity event that’s expensive to run with public liability insurance, toilet hire and other costs so it’s just not possible. That said we have kept the prices the same as they have been since BSX started in 2006.

  • $10 adult (14 and over)
  • $5 children (6-13)
  • free children (under 6)
  • $25 family (2 adults, 3 children)

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 also pulled a few international visitors and a number of Olympians.

Speed Bicycles and Sinz Elite prizes

We are very proud to have Speed Bicycles and Sinz Elite as our joint naming rights sponsor for the BSX this year.

At bmxultra.com we have had a chance to have a good look at both Speed Bicycles and Sinz Elite products in our reviews and found them awesome in quality, strength and style with a nice little price tag to suit any budget.

We would also like to take the opportunity to thank ECI, the Australian distributor for both Speed Bicycles and Sinz Elite, for making it happen.

Prizes (with retail prices)

  • 2 x SINZ-Elite ‘Bolt-On’ Grip 90mm (White) $27.50
  • 2 x SINZ-Elite ‘Bolt-On’ Grip 115mm (White)
    $27.50
  • 2 x
    SINZ-Elite ‘Bolt-On’ Grip 135mm (White)
    $27.50
  • 1 x SINZ Stealth Alloy Fork (20″ x 1 1-8″) White 870gms
    $280.00
  • 1 x SINZ Stealth Carbon Pro Fork (24″ x 1 1-8″) 920gms
    $400.00
  • 1 x SPEED BMX Frame Expert-XL (Red/Black)
    $595.00
  • 1 x SPEED BMX Frame Pro-XXL (Red/Black)
    $595.00

SpeedBicycles-Pro-XXL-M546

sinz-stealth-carbon-ssf0-10

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What does the weather look like for Monday?

A. The weather gods have decided that the track has had enough water and will shut things down for the weekend to give the track a chance to dry up. The minute it’s dry we’ll get it under cover for the evening before the event.

The current forecast is 22 with a shower or two. Check here for the most up to date forecast: http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/yarraglen.shtml

Q. What can I win?

A. Our generous partners have donated many prizes, more than you could imagine. There’s everything from stickers, to t-shirts, enough bike parts to build a couple of full bikes and still have plenty of spare parts, including Sinz forks and Speed frames, there’s an MTB Downhill tour and a whole lot more.

We will have two raffles (a $1 and a $2 raffle), auctions and silent auctions, so there are many ways to win. The auctions will be run through the day, the first of the Speed frames will go under the hammer at around 3pm. The raffles will be drawn after the finals, the silent auctions will finish after the presentation, then on to the number plate auction and the auction for the other Speed frame and other prizes.

What can you win? There’s a pretty damn good chance you could walk away with a whole lot of goodies, but you have to be in it to win it!

Q. How does the track look?

A. The track has been well groomed leading up to the event, with improved drainage the water flows away quickly. That said, a day or two of sun and the track should be perfect for the big day.

Q. Where is BSX?

A. 55 Watsons Rd, Pheasant Creek. Check the entry form for maps and directions. Melways doesn’t have detailed maps of the area. If you are relying on GPS, it’s best to plan your trip first, GPS has been known to drop out in the area.

Q. What food is there?

A. As per usual the Kinglake West CFA will be providing the most awesome BBQ (and drinks) on the hill for the whole day. Make sure you bring some money along and help them keep the area safe. There will be some organic berries, jams and sauces from local Kinglake fruit grower Kadarina Berries and some cakes and Tasty Treats

Q. Can I bring a tent?

A. Sure, but we cannot reserve spots for you. It’s first in best dressed. Sponsor tents will be positioned before the general public is allowed through the gate.

Q. What are the classes?

A. Classes:

  • Open Men
  • Open Women
  • 30 & Over Open wheel
  • Gromits (Under 12 – non-competition class)

Q. How do I enter?

A. Look for any of the bmxultra.com team riders or the bmxultra.com banner at the first two rounds of Track Attack (Eastfield and South Eastern) or you can enter on the day at the gate from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm. You must also present your license. Freestyle BMX registered riders are also able to enter the event.

Q. Does it cost anything to spectate?

A. Since it’s a charity event there are numerous costs we need to cover, including insurances, toilet hire, etc there is a spectators fee.

  • $10 adult (14 and over)
  • $5 children (6-13)
  • free children (under 6)
  • $25 family (2 adults, 3 children)

Q. When does it all start?

A. The gates open and practice starts at 11:00am on Monday January 17.

Q. Will there be a webcam again?

A. Sure will, we expect to sort that out over the weekend and provide the link to it as soon as possible. Watch this space.

Q. Can I pre-order merchandise?

A. Yes you can, we will have a limited range of t-shirts and hoodies available on the day. Providing we have the sizes you are after we can put them on hold for you, but only until 1pm. You can pick them up at the merchandise stand. Please email webmaster@bmxultra.com for further details.

Track work

There haven’t been any major changes to the track, but a whole lot of little tweaks that have made the track flow better and faster. I’d like to thank everyone who’s helped out. A special thanks to Dean Steele who whipper snipped the who track on Saturday, it’s come up looking great.

We still do have some major changes planned but, because of the poor weather over the past months making it nearly impossible to get equipment in, they will be for BSX2012.

Riding sessions/working bees

The countdown is on and the weather finally looks like it’s going to fine up, we may not get the changes to the track we were hoping for but come race day it will look awesome and be a whole lot of fun.

We have the last riding session and working been planned for this coming Friday. If you feel like a ride and/or swinging a shovel it will be the last full day to do so:

  • Friday 14 Jan, 10am – late

Other times may be arranged but must be confirmed first.

Be sure to send an email to webmaster@bmxultra.com or call ahead to check on the weather before you head up.

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 the Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX. 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.

Currently we are thinking that we will give riders under 12 years of age the choice to race against the older guys or ride in with guys their own age. We will kick off the day with them riding the track for 30 minutes, then they get to ride the track during the breaks. It’s not racing, but the little guys should be able to join in the fun too. We still have a month to refine this, so anyone who has an opinion please get in touch with us to discuss further. (Please note this is all weather dependant too).

The under 12’s, who we will call gromits, who choose to ride (and not race) will pay a $20 entry fee. They will get a BSX number plate without a number to keep, it will have plenty of room for them to have their favourite riders sign it.

We will kick off the practice session at 11am with the gromits riding for 30 minutes then 90 minutes of riding for the guys who are racing. The gromits will ride the track between elimination rounds and will be

Partnership opportunities

If you would like to be involved in Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX 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.

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. (Plus $5 postage if you would like them mailed out.)

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

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.

The Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partners

Speed Bicycles (www.speed-bicycles.com)

Sinz Elite (www.sinz-racing.com)

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 (www.holeshotindustries.net)

Kenda (www.kendausa.com/en/home/bicycle/bmx)

Snap BMX (a_team_distro@yahoo.com.au)

Utopia Optics (www.utopiaoptics.com.au)

Bronze Partner

Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products

Supercross BMX Australia

Chris Van Winden Paintjobs

Trail & Track

Poison City Records

TheOMofBMX.com

All Terrain Cycles Bike Tours

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.

14/01 Speed/Sinz Elite BSX: The final countdown/Speed & Sinz Elite prizes

by bmxultra.com

bsx2011-poster-thumbThe final countdown is on and there are just 3 days to go until the Speed/Sinz Elite BSX! The weather looks like it will fine up just in time for us to have a dry BSX again.

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 also pulled a few international visitors and a number of Olympians.

Speed Bicycles and Sinz Elite prizes

We are very proud to have Speed Bicycles and Sinz Elite as our joint naming rights sponsor for the BSX this year.

At bmxultra.com we have had a chance to have a good look at both Speed Bicycles and Sinz Elite products in our reviews and found them awesome in quality, strength and style with a nice little price tag to suit any budget.

We would also like to take the opportunity to thank ECI, the Australian distributor for both Speed Bicycles and Sinz Elite, for making it happen.

Prizes (with retail prices)

  • 2 x SINZ-Elite ‘Bolt-On’ Grip 90mm (White) $27.50
  • 2 x SINZ-Elite ‘Bolt-On’ Grip 115mm (White)
    $27.50
  • 2 x
    SINZ-Elite ‘Bolt-On’ Grip 135mm (White)
    $27.50
  • 1 x SINZ Stealth Alloy Fork (20″ x 1 1-8″) White 870gms
    $280.00
  • 1 x SINZ Stealth Carbon Pro Fork (24″ x 1 1-8″) 920gms
    $400.00
  • 1 x SPEED BMX Frame Expert-XL (Red/Black)
    $595.00
  • 1 x SPEED BMX Frame Pro-XXL (Red/Black)
    $595.00

SpeedBicycles-Pro-XXL-M546

sinz-stealth-carbon-ssf0-10

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What does the weather look like for Monday?

A. The weather gods have decided that the track has had enough water and will shut things down for the weekend to give the track a chance to dry up. The minute it’s dry we’ll get it under cover for the evening before the event.

The current forecast is 22 with a shower or two. Check here for the most up to date forecast: http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/yarraglen.shtml

Q. What can I win?

A. Our generous partners have donated many prizes, more than you could imagine. There’s everything from stickers, to t-shirts, enough bike parts to build a couple of full bikes and still have plenty of spare parts, including Sinz forks and Speed frames, there’s an MTB Downhill tour and a whole lot more.

We will have two raffles (a $1 and a $2 raffle), auctions and silent auctions, so there are many ways to win. The auctions will be run through the day, the first of the Speed frames will go under the hammer at around 3pm. The raffles will be drawn after the finals, the silent auctions will finish after the presentation, then on to the number plate auction and the auction for the other Speed frame and other prizes.

What can you win? There’s a pretty damn good chance you could walk away with a whole lot of goodies, but you have to be in it to win it!

Q. How does the track look?

A. The track has been well groomed leading up to the event, with improved drainage the water flows away quickly. That said, a day or two of sun and the track should be perfect for the big day.

Q. Where is BSX?

A. 55 Watsons Rd, Pheasant Creek. Check the entry form for maps and directions. Melways doesn’t have detailed maps of the area. If you are relying on GPS, it’s best to plan your trip first, GPS has been known to drop out in the area.

Q. What food is there?

A. As per usual the Kinglake West CFA will be providing the most awesome BBQ (and drinks) on the hill for the whole day. Make sure you bring some money along and help them keep the area safe. There will be some organic berries, jams and sauces from local Kinglake fruit grower Kadarina Berries and some cakes and Tasty Treats

Q. Can I bring a tent?

A. Sure, but we cannot reserve spots for you. It’s first in best dressed. Sponsor tents will be positioned before the general public is allowed through the gate.

Q. What are the classes?

A. Classes:

  • Open Men
  • Open Women
  • 30 & Over Open wheel
  • Gromits (Under 12 – non-competition class)

Q. How do I enter?

A. Look for any of the bmxultra.com team riders or the bmxultra.com banner at the first two rounds of Track Attack (Eastfield and South Eastern) or you can enter on the day at the gate from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm. You must also present your license. Freestyle BMX registered riders are also able to enter the event.

Q. Does it cost anything to spectate?

A. Since it’s a charity event there are numerous costs we need to cover, including insurances, toilet hire, etc there is a spectators fee.

  • $10 adult (14 and over)
  • $5 children (6-13)
  • free children (under 6)
  • $25 family (2 adults, 3 children)

Q. When does it all start?

A. The gates open and practice starts at 11:00am on Monday January 17.

Q. Will there be a webcam again?

A. Sure will, we expect to sort that out over the weekend and provide the link to it as soon as possible. Watch this space.

Q. Can I pre-order merchandise?

A. Yes you can, we will have a limited range of t-shirts and hoodies available on the day. Providing we have the sizes you are after we can put them on hold for you, but only until 1pm. You can pick them up at the merchandise stand. Please email webmaster@bmxultra.com for further details.

Entry form

There have been a few people enquiring about entry forms for the Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX. We have finally put them together for you.

There is no panic. Traditionally we don’t take entries until the two track attack rounds leading up to BSX and on the gate from 10:30am-12pm at the gate on the day of the event. And who are we to break tradition.

For the smoothest possible experience. Download the entry form, complete it, have your money and bmx australia licence (or green slip) ready and hand it in before you hit the track.

Click here for the entry form.

Spectator entry fee

We would love to invite everyone to BSX for free but this is a charity event that’s expensive to run with public liability insurance, toilet hire and other costs so it’s just not possible. That said we have kept the prices the same as they have been since BSX started in 2006.

  • $10 adult (14 and over)
  • $5 children (6-13)
  • free children (under 6)
  • $25 family (2 adults, 3 children)

Track work

There haven’t been any major changes to the track, but a whole lot of little tweaks that have made the track flow better and faster. I’d like to thank everyone who’s helped out. A special thanks to Dean Steele who whipper snipped the who track on Saturday, it’s come up looking great.

We still do have some major changes planned but, because of the poor weather over the past months making it nearly impossible to get equipment in, they will be for BSX2012.

Riding sessions/working bees

The countdown is on and the weather finally looks like it’s going to fine up, we may not get the changes to the track we were hoping for but come race day it will look awesome and be a whole lot of fun.

We have the last riding session and working been planned for this coming Friday. If you feel like a ride and/or swinging a shovel it will be the last full day to do so:

  • Friday 14 Jan, 10am – late

Other times may be arranged but must be confirmed first.

Be sure to send an email to webmaster@bmxultra.com or call ahead to check on the weather before you head up.

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 the Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX. 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.

Currently we are thinking that we will give riders under 12 years of age the choice to race against the older guys or ride in with guys their own age. We will kick off the day with them riding the track for 30 minutes, then they get to ride the track during the breaks. It’s not racing, but the little guys should be able to join in the fun too. We still have a month to refine this, so anyone who has an opinion please get in touch with us to discuss further. (Please note this is all weather dependant too).

The under 12’s, who we will call gromits, who choose to ride (and not race) will pay a $20 entry fee. They will get a BSX number plate without a number to keep, it will have plenty of room for them to have their favourite riders sign it.

We will kick off the practice session at 11am with the gromits riding for 30 minutes then 90 minutes of riding for the guys who are racing. The gromits will ride the track between elimination rounds and will be

Partnership opportunities

If you would like to be involved in Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX 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.

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. (Plus $5 postage if you would like them mailed out.)

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

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.

The Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partners

Speed Bicycles (www.speed-bicycles.com)

Sinz Elite (www.sinz-racing.com)

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 (www.holeshotindustries.net)

Kenda (www.kendausa.com/en/home/bicycle/bmx)

Snap BMX (a_team_distro@yahoo.com.au)

Utopia Optics (www.utopiaoptics.com.au)

Bronze Partner

Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products

Supercross BMX Australia

Chris Van Winden Paintjobs

Trail & Track

Poison City Records

TheOMofBMX.com

All Terrain Cycles Bike Tours

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.

14/01 BMXV Queensland Flood Fundraising

BMX Victoria press release

BMX Victoria will be fundraising for the Queensland flood appeal at the Eastfield round of the 2011 Track Attack series on Saturday the 15th of January. To start the donations rolling BMX Victoria will be donating the Riders Levy’s from the Eastfield round. I appeal to all Victorian BMX Riders to help support this cause. Entries for the Eastfield round are open until 5pm Friday the 14th of January.

BMX Victoria will be taking donations through out the day on Saturday.

Wayne Berryman

President BMX Victoria

0421 478 443

14/01 Ho, Ho, Ho!!, Morphine Industries – Naughty and Nice at NBL Christmas Classic

Morphine Industries press release

A select few of the Morphine Industries Factory Team made the trek to the winter wonderland of Columbus, OH for the NBL President’s Cup and the Christmas Classic.  Columbus welcomed back the race after a short hiatus and with a new system in place, the race was expected to have a nice size moto count.

Elite Men – “Money” Mike Kapes hit the track Monday to represent the state of Florida in the Elite Open.   He crossed to the finish line first in the Main to bring the Elite Cup to the Sunshine state.

Christmas Classic Day 1 started off with a few firsts in motos and finished with a tight race in the Main taking a second place spot on podium.

Mike hit Day 2 of the Classic rolling through motos with a few deuces.  The main brought about some banging down the first and second straight and then a ball up causing Mike to go off the track and roll through am section hanging on for the 7th spot.

11X – Richie Dey came to Ohio with plans to end the year with a statement of domination in the 11 expert class…. And well a statement was made.

Richie started of the assault on Monday with a clean sweep at the President’s Cup with 1st in all motos for Class, Cruiser and Open.  His dominance continued as he rolled through maintime with a top podium spot in each.

Day 1 at the Christmas Classic proved that the President’s Cup was the real thing.  Richie again charged through motos in Class, Cruiser and Open and did not stop till he was sitting on the top spot of the podium once again post main.

Day 2 saw Richie continue his stellar performance with a perfect rolling through motos once again in Class, Cruiser and Open.  However due to crash in Open, his perfect three day weekend came to a halt.  Richie end Day 2 with a 2st in Class, 1st in Cruiser and 7th in Open.

It was a great weekend of racing a great weekend for the Morphine Industries’ riders.  The next stop for the Morphine crew is Miami South BMX for the 3rd stop on the Florida State Series. Then it’s the return of the ABA to Florida with the ABA Gator Nationals at Oldsmar BMX.

Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; Haro Bikes (harobikes.com), Fly Racing (www.flyracingbmx.com),  Alienation (www.alienationbmx.com), DK Bicycles (www.dkbicycles.com), Folmer BMX (www.folmerbmx.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.

13/01 JBL® Audio Equipment continues as 2011 ABA National Series Sponsor

ABA press release

The American Bicycle Association is happy to announce the continuation of JBL® Audio Equipment as a sponsor of the 2011 ABA National Series.  For more than 50 years, the JBL brand has provided award-winning sound technology to familiar venues, including concert halls, movie theaters and even Olympic Games’ sites.

“All of us at JBL are proud to return as a partner and sponsor of the ABA for 2011.  Music is part of all of our lives and for over 60 years JBL has been all about enriching people’s lives with great sound wherever sound matters.   The ABA enriches lives through promoting personal and team achievement, family recreation and the spirit of competition.  Now that is a great partnership” stated Christopher M Dragon – Director of Consumer and Field Marketing, JBL

JBL, Inc., a division of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, will continue as the official audio brand of the ABA National Series.  Harman International will supply JBL® equipment to be awarded to the 8 ABA National #1’s at the Grand Nationals and also provide product to be used throughout the season.  Look for some great promotions throughout the season featuring JBL products.

“We are happy that JBL has continued their partnership with us for the 2011 season” said BA Anderson, CEO of the ABA.  “As the sport of BMX and the ABA readies itself for the 2012 Olympic Games, it is important to have world class partners like JBL on board.”

In addition to being a sponsor of the 2011 National Series, JBL and Harman will continue to offer ABA members the ability to purchase their great products at special prices. Visit ababmx.harman.com, to find information about products, shop when you want, and know before you order if something is in stock.

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, in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. With 60,000 active members, over 250 racing facilities and a 27 event national race schedule, ABA is the largest promoter of action sports. 

About JBL

JBL is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com). Harman International designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, and maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, employing more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG®, Audioaccess®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NYSE: HAR.”

12/01 Speed/Sinz Elite BSX: Supercross Prizes & New Partner ATC

by bmxultra.com

bsx2011-poster-thumbThere is just 5 days to go until the Speed/Sinz Elite BSX!

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 also pulled a few international visitors and a number of Olympians.

Bronze Partner: All Terrain Cycles

Shannon Rademaker has been a big supporter of BSX since the idea was first conceived, he’s spent many hours digging, planning and riding at the compound. As owner of All Terrain Cycles in Mansfield he operates a successful bike Tour and Hire arm of the business which is based at Mt Buller ski resort.

ATC have donated a voucher for

Downhill 101:


Ride the chair lift up and enjoy riding down the trails of Mt Buller with the comfort of a guide. Learn DH technique and skills in cornering, rock gardens, steep terrain and picking lines.

Tour facts

  • Trip Time: 3 hours
  • Terrain: DH Single track
  • Rating: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Includes discount downhill bike hire & arnour
  • Ratio: 1 guide to 6 riders

The tour, with full protective gear and bike hire included comes to a total value of $190.

Thanks to Shannon and ATC for their generous support. Check out their website for more information at allterraincycles.com.au

Supercross BMX Prizes announced

Supercross BMX are one of the biggest names in the sport right now with the lightest race frame on the market, the Supercross ENVY.

Supercross BMX Australia, a bronze partner, have provided their list of prizes for the Speed/Sinz Elite BSX.

Prizes (with retail prices)

  • 1 x SX Lo Pro bars – black $95
  • 1 x SX Eline saddle – clear/white $32.50
  • 1 x SX Pivotal post – polished $35
  • 2 x SX UCI Number sticker kits $20

Thanks very much to Supercross BMX Australia for your generous support.

Don’t forget to support those who support you and events like the BSX. Buy local!

Entry form

There have been a few people enquiring about entry forms for the Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX. We have finally put them together for you.

There is no panic. Traditionally we don’t take entries until the two track attack rounds leading up to BSX and on the gate from 10:30am-12pm at the gate on the day of the event. And who are we to break tradition.

For the smoothest possible experience. Download the entry form, complete it, have your money and bmx australia licence (or green slip) ready and hand it in before you hit the track.

Click here for the entry form.

Spectator entry fee

We would love to invite everyone to BSX for free but this is a charity event that’s expensive to run with public liability insurance, toilet hire and other costs so it’s just not possible. That said we have kept the prices the same as they have been since BSX started in 2006.

  • $10 adult (14 and over)
  • $5 children (6-13)
  • free children (under 6)
  • $25 family (2 adults, 3 children)

Track work

There haven’t been any major changes to the track, but a whole lot of little tweaks that have made the track flow better and faster. I’d like to thank everyone who’s helped out. A special thanks to Dean Steele who whipper snipped the who track on Saturday, it’s come up looking great.

We still do have some major changes planned but, because of the poor weather over the past months making it nearly impossible to get equipment in, they will be for BSX2012.

Riding sessions/working bees

The countdown is on and the weather finally looks like it’s going to fine up, we may not get the changes to the track we were hoping for but come race day it will look awesome and be a whole lot of fun.

We have the last riding session and working been planned for this coming Friday. If you feel like a ride and/or swinging a shovel it will be the last full day to do so:

  • Friday 14 Jan, 10am – late

Other times may be arranged but must be confirmed first.

Be sure to send an email to webmaster@bmxultra.com or call ahead to check on the weather before you head up.

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 the Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX. 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.

Currently we are thinking that we will give riders under 12 years of age the choice to race against the older guys or ride in with guys their own age. We will kick off the day with them riding the track for 30 minutes, then they get to ride the track during the breaks. It’s not racing, but the little guys should be able to join in the fun too. We still have a month to refine this, so anyone who has an opinion please get in touch with us to discuss further. (Please note this is all weather dependant too).

The under 12’s, who we will call gromits, who choose to ride (and not race) will pay a $20 entry fee. They will get a BSX number plate without a number to keep, it will have plenty of room for them to have their favourite riders sign it.

We will kick off the practice session at 11am with the gromits riding for 30 minutes then 90 minutes of riding for the guys who are racing. The gromits will ride the track between elimination rounds and will be

Partnership opportunities

If you would like to be involved in Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX 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.

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. (Plus $5 postage if you would like them mailed out.)

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

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.

The Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partners

Speed Bicycles (www.speed-bicycles.com)

Sinz Elite (www.sinz-racing.com)

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 (www.holeshotindustries.net)

Kenda (www.kendausa.com/en/home/bicycle/bmx)

Snap BMX (a_team_distro@yahoo.com.au)

Utopia Optics (www.utopiaoptics.com.au)

Bronze Partner

Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products

Supercross BMX Australia

Chris Van Winden Paintjobs

Trail & Track

Poison City Records

TheOMofBMX.com

All Terrain Cycles Bike Tours

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.

12/01 New Sinz Elite iHub Race Wheels Rolling Out of VSI

Sinz Elite press release

Sinz Elite’s new iHub Wheels are some of the most advanced BMX wheels available. The high-end wheels feature a straight-pull spoke design that boosts lateral rigidity, wheel strength and reduces weight.

At the heart of the wheels are the new, lightweight, fully CNC-machined Sinz Elite iHubs, which have hollow 15-millimeter aluminum-alloy axles paired with 10-millimeter button-head bolts. Massive 22- and 25-millimeter outer flanges at the ends of the axles create massive clamping surface between the hub and the dropouts. Oversize axles further improve lateral rigidity and help support the cassette body in the rear. Connecting the iHubs to a pair of brand new Sinz Elite hoops are triple-butted, straight-pull, stainless steel spokes and oversize aluminum nipples.

sinz_elite_ihubs

The new Sinz Elite straight-pull iHubs have a minimalist design to reduce weight.

Straight-pull spokes offer many advantages over common J-bend spokes. Despite their lower spoke count and lower weight, Sinz Elite 24- (Mini) 32-hole wheels are as strong as heavier higher spoke-count J-bend spoke wheels. Because straight-pull spokes flex less, they create wheels that are up to 30 percent stiffer laterally than traditional wheels and are less inclined to stretch and break. Lighter and stiffer, what more could you want from a race wheel?

Sizes include Pro 20- and 24-inch, Expert 20- and 24-inch and Mini 20-inch.  The Pro and Expert wheels have 32 spokes front and rear while the Minis have 24. The rims, iHubs, spokes and nipples are finished in black with laser-etched hub and custom, heat-infused, full-coverage rim graphics.

Order some now for the new races season.

sinz_elite_pro_wheelset

Custom CNC-machined iHubs, 32 stainless steel straight-pull spokes and a super-strong aluminum rims, yep, these are the sweet new Sinz Elite Pro wheels. Get yours today.

Sinz Elite 20-inch Mini Wheels

  • Sinz Elite 20-inch Mini 19-millimeter, double-wall, aluminum rims
  • Sinz Elite sealed-bearing, fully CNC-machined, straight-pull hubs
  • Extra-large 22-millimeter front and 25-millimeter rear axle flanges create a substantial clamping surface between the hub and the dropouts reducing lateral wheel flex.
  • Shimano-compatible cassette body with 2 x 6 pawl system (2 sets of 6 pawls) with 72 points of Micro Engagement
  • 20-millimeter hollow aluminum axles paired with Grade-9 steel,10-millimeter, male bolts front and rear.
  • 6-millimeter Allen-key fastening bolts
  • 24 stainless steel straight-pull, triple-butted spokes with 2-cross lacing front and rear. This is comparable in strength to a 32-hole, 3-cross lacing wheel.
  • Light weight, aluminum nipples
  • Includes six extra spokes, which also are available separately.
  • New Sinz Elite heat-infused graphics
  • Part No: SEMW-20

Sinz Elite 20-inch Expert Wheels

  • Sinz Elite 20-inch Expert 19-millimeter, double-wall, aluminum rims
  • Sinz Elite sealed-bearing, fully CNC-machined, straight-pull hubs
  • Extra-large 22-millimeter front and 25-millimeter rear axle flanges create a substantial clamping surface between the hub and the dropouts reducing lateral bike flex.
  • Shimano-compatible cassette body with 2 x 6 pawl system (2 sets of 6 pawls) with 72 points of Micro Engagement
  • 20-millimeter hollow aluminum axles paired with Grade-8 steel,10-millimeter, male bolts front and rear.
  • 6-millimeter Allen-key fastening bolts
  • 32 stainless steel straight-pull, triple-butted spokes with 3-cross lacing front and rear. This is comparable in strength to a 36-hole, 4-cross lacing wheel.
  • Light weight, aluminum nipples
  • Includes six extra spokes, which also are available separately.
  • New Sinz Elite heat-infused graphics
  • Part No:  SEEW-20

Sinz Elite 20-inch Expert Wheels

  • Sinz Elite 24-inch Expert 19-millimeter, double-wall, aluminum rims
  • Sinz Elite sealed-bearing, fully CNC-machined, straight-pull hubs
  • Extra-large 22-millimeter front and 25-millimeter rear axle flanges create a substantial clamping surface between the hub and the dropouts reducing lateral bike flex.
  • Shimano-compatible cassette body with 2 x 6 pawl system (2 sets of 6 pawls) with 72 points of Micro Engagement
  • 20-millimeter hollow aluminum axles paired with Grade-8 steel,10-millimeter, male bolts front and rear.
  • 6-millimeter Allen-key fastening bolts
  • 32 stainless steel straight-pull, triple-butted spokes with 3-cross lacing front and rear. This is comparable in strength to a 36-hole, 4-cross lacing wheel.
  • Light weight, aluminum nipples
  • Includes six extra spokes, which also are available separately.
  • New Sinz Elite heat-infused graphics
  • Part No:  SEEW-24

Sinz Elite 20-inch Pro Wheels

  • Sinz Elite 20-inch Pro 28.5-millimeter, double-wall, aluminum rims
  • Sinz Elite sealed-bearing, fully CNC-machined, straight-pull hubs
  • Extra-large 22-millimeter front and 25-millimeter rear axle flanges create a substantial clamping surface between the hub and the dropouts reducing lateral bike flex.
  • Shimano-compatible cassette body with 2 x 6 pawl system (2 sets of 6 pawls) with 72 points of Micro Engagement
  • 20-millimeter hollow aluminum axles paired with Grade-8 steel,10-millimeter, male bolts front and rear.
  • 6-millimeter Allen-key fastening bolts
  • 32 stainless steel straight-pull, triple-butted spokes with 3-cross lacing front and rear. This is comparable in strength to a 36-hole, 4-cross lacing wheel.
  • Light weight, aluminum nipples
  • Includes six extra spokes, which also are available separately.
  • New Sinz Elite heat-infused graphics
  • Part No: SEPW-20

Sinz Elite 24inch Pro Wheels

  • Sinz Elite 24-inch Pro 28.5-millimeter, double-wall, aluminum rims
  • Sinz Elite sealed-bearing, fully CNC-machined, straight-pull hubs
  • Extra-large 22-millimeter front and 25-millimeter rear axle flanges create a substantial clamping surface between the hub and the dropouts reducing lateral bike flex.
  • Shimano-compatible cassette body with 2 x 6 pawl system (2 sets of 6 pawls) with 72 points of Micro Engagement
  • 20-millimeter hollow aluminum axles paired with Grade-8 steel,10-millimeter, male bolts front and rear.
  • 6-millimeter Allen-key fastening bolts
  • 32 stainless steel straight-pull, triple-butted spokes with 3-cross lacing front and rear. This is comparable in strength to a 36-hole, 4-cross lacing wheel.
  • Light weight, aluminum nipples
  • Includes six extra spokes, which also are available separately.
  • New Sinz Elite heat-infused graphics
  • Part No: SEPW-24

11/01 Troy Lee Designs Premium Protection

by bmxultra.com

Troy Lee Designs are really stepping up their protection range which covers everything from wrist supports to padded shorts to Leatt braces. Pretty much everything you can think of they’ll have you covered. The new Premium Protection range includes Shock Doctor technology making it unbeatable protection in both technology and design.

While some BMXer’s like to tough it out wearing the absolute minimum protection, there’s a growing number of riders looking to protect themselves against potential injury, allowing them to enjoy the sport more. It doesn’t matter if you are racing a club event or a UCI Supercross race, in a high risk sport like BMX racing, there is always a chance of injury. It’s not uncommon to see BMXers wearing Leatt braces, knee guards, elbow guards, wrist support and even chest protection.

Here are just some of the products from the Premium Protection range.

11TLD_WS-5205_LR 11TLD_WS-3205 11TLD_EG-5500 11TLD_CLUB-BRACE 11TLD_BP-7605 11TLD_BP-3600 11TLD_5450

Check with your local store for more infomation about the Troy Lee Designs Premium Protection range.

Troy Lee Designs are distributed in Australia by Steve Cramer Products, support you local industry. Buy local!

10/01 Speed/Sinz Elite BSX: Entry form & track work

by bmxultra.com

bsx2011-poster-thumbThere is just 1 week to go until the Speed/Sinz Elite BSX!

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 also pulled a few international visitors and a number of Olympians.

Entry form

There have been a few people enquiring about entry forms for the Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX. We have finally put them together for you.

There is no panic. Traditionally we don’t take entries until the two track attack rounds leading up to BSX and on the gate from 10:30am-12pm at the gate on the day of the event. And who are we to break tradition.

For the smoothest possible experience. Download the entry form, complete it, have your money and bmx australia licence (or green slip) ready and hand it in before you hit the track.

Click here for the entry form.

Spectator entry fee

We would love to invite everyone to BSX for free but this is a charity event that’s expensive to run with public liability insurance, toilet hire and other costs so it’s just not possible. That said we have kept the prices the same as they have been since BSX started in 2006.

  • $10 adult (14 and over)
  • $5 children (6-13)
  • free children (under 6)
  • $25 family (2 adults, 3 children)

Track work

There haven’t been any major changes to the track, but a whole lot of little tweaks that have made the track flow better and faster. I’d like to thank everyone who’s helped out. A special thanks to Dean Steele who whipper snipped the who track on Saturday, it’s come up looking great.

We still do have some major changes planned but, because of the poor weather over the past months making it nearly impossible to get equipment in, they will be for BSX2012.

Riding sessions/working bees

The countdown is on and the weather finally looks like it’s going to fine up, we may not get the changes to the track we were hoping for but come race day it will look awesome and be a whole lot of fun.

We have the last riding session and working been planned for this coming Friday. If you feel like a ride and/or swinging a shovel it will be the last full day to do so:

  • Friday 14 Jan, 10am – late

Other times may be arranged but must be confirmed first.

Be sure to send an email to webmaster@bmxultra.com or call ahead to check on the weather before you head up.

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 the Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX. 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.

Currently we are thinking that we will give riders under 12 years of age the choice to race against the older guys or ride in with guys their own age. We will kick off the day with them riding the track for 30 minutes, then they get to ride the track during the breaks. It’s not racing, but the little guys should be able to join in the fun too. We still have a month to refine this, so anyone who has an opinion please get in touch with us to discuss further. (Please note this is all weather dependant too).

The under 12’s, who we will call gromits, who choose to ride (and not race) will pay a $20 entry fee. They will get a BSX number plate without a number to keep, it will have plenty of room for them to have their favourite riders sign it.

We will kick off the practice session at 11am with the gromits riding for 30 minutes then 90 minutes of riding for the guys who are racing. The gromits will ride the track between elimination rounds and will be

Partnership opportunities

If you would like to be involved in Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX 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.

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. (Plus $5 postage if you would like them mailed out.)

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

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.

The Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partners

Speed Bicycles (www.speed-bicycles.com)

Sinz Elite (www.sinz-racing.com)

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 (www.holeshotindustries.net)

Kenda (www.kendausa.com/en/home/bicycle/bmx)

Snap BMX (a_team_distro@yahoo.com.au)

Utopia Optics (www.utopiaoptics.com.au)

Bronze Partner

Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products

Supercross BMX Australia

Chris Van Winden Paintjobs

Trail & Track

Poison City Records

TheOMofBMX.com

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.

10/01 New Rennen Threaded 104mm BCD Rennen Chainrings

Rennen press release

Rennen Design Group is pleased to announce the release of 104mm BCD 4 bolt Threaded chainrings. We Released this innovation when we developed the Pentacle 5 bolt Chainring 1.5yrs ago and finally now this has migrated down to our long time 4 bolt chainring designs.

rennen_104_thread_black_low

rennen_104_thread_detail_low

We are still keeping the original thru hole versions in stock for those who do not want to switch over.

The new Threaded 4 bolts are available from 32-52T and all of our color options except for polished and these are also available in decimal gearing sizes http://rennendesigngroup.com/Decimal.html

Check em out here http://rennendesigngroup.com/ss104.html

10/01 BMX Victoria’s Rider of the Year Awards: Rider’s Rider

BMX Victoria Press Release

This year BMX Victoria will be presenting a Riders Rider award as part of the 2010 Rider of the Year Awards. This award will be voted on by members of BMX Victoria. Voting for the award will take place on Saturday the 15th of January at Eastfield’s first round of Track Attack. When rider’s register they will be given a voting slip. All they need to do is fill a name out on it and place in the Ballot Box.

If you need any further information on this award please feel free to contact me.

Wayne Berryman

BMXV President

0421 478 443

07/01 Evolution Cycles DK Bicycles’ Newest stockist

Evolution Cycles press release

The team over at Evolution Cycles in Pascoe Vale has recently become the newest stockist of DK Bicycles in Victoria.

Whilst having access to the full rang of DKs’ Race & Freestyle bikes they also have a huge range of their Part & Accessories, and if they don’t have the item you want in stock they have no problems ordering it for you and can even dispatch it to you. (at minor extra cost)

As well as DK, they can get all the major brands such as S&M, Profile Racing, Answer Racing, FSA, Thompson, Alienation, Sun Rims, Intense, Sinz, Sinz Elite, Funn, THE, Tangent & many more.

If you have any questions about our products please do not hesitate to call us on

(03) 9355 8176 and our friendly staff will be happy to help you out.

www.evolutioncycles.com.au

07/01 Speed/Sinz Elite BSX: New partner Snap & more prizes announced

by bmxultra.com

bsx2011-poster-thumbThere is just 10 days to go until the Speed/Sinz Elite BSX!

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 also pulled a few international visitors and a number of Olympians.

New Partner: Snap BMX Products

Scott Hand from A Team Distribution (a_team_distro@yahoo.com.au) has pledged some Snap BMX Products for the upcoming BSX and will be a Silver Partner.

The high quality USA made Snap BMX Products have been around for some time and are used by some of the fastest BMXers in the world.

Prizes (with retail prices)

  • 3 x stems $90
  • 3 x chainrings $60
  • 3 x tensioners $25

Thanks to Scott and A Team Distribution for the awesome Snap products.

If you haven’t checked them out yet make sure you do at BSX, buy raffle tickets, bid at the auctions and if that fails get down to your local bike shop and make sure you support those who support you and events like the BSX. Buy local!

Trail and Track prizes

John from Trail & Track www.trailandtrack.com.au have sent us a list of products they will be supplying for you to win in auctions or raffles at the Speed/Sinz Elite BSX.

Prizes (with retail prices)

  • 1 x T.H.E. BIKE STAND  $49.00
  • 1 X BULLETPROOF SKATE HELMET  $45.00
  • 1 X F.S. GEAR BAG  $79.00
  • 1 X F.S. ELBOW GUARDS $27.00

Thanks very much to www.trailandtrack.com.au for your generous support.

Don’t forget to support those who support you and events like the BSX. Buy local!

Entry forms

We plan to have entry forms available very soon, hopefully in the next day or two. You can enter on the day (get in early) or at the bmxultra.com tent at the first two rounds of Track Attack.

Riding sessions/working bees

The countdown is on and the weather finally looks like it’s going to fine up, we may not get the changes to the track we were hoping for but come race day it will look awesome and be a whole lot of fun.

We have a whole lot of riding and a bit of clean up planned over the next few weeks. If you feel like a ride and/or swinging a shovel over the holiday period we’ll be playing in the back yard on the following dates:

  • Saturday 8 Jan, 10am – late
  • Sunday 9 Jan, 10am – late
  • Friday 14 Jan, 10am – late

Other times can be arranged but must be confirmed first.

Be sure to send an email to webmaster@bmxultra.com or call ahead to check on the weather before you head up.

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 the Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX. 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.

Currently we are thinking that we will give riders under 12 years of age the choice to race against the older guys or ride in with guys their own age. We will kick off the day with them riding the track for 30 minutes, then they get to ride the track during the breaks. It’s not racing, but the little guys should be able to join in the fun too. We still have a month to refine this, so anyone who has an opinion please get in touch with us to discuss further. (Please note this is all weather dependant too).

We have to check with our printer but there will be a donation required and the riders will not only have a ball but go home with something. We can’t make any promisses but we are hoping it’s something cool.

Partnership opportunities

If you would like to be involved in Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX 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.

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. (Plus $5 postage if you would like them mailed out.)

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

Track Upgrades

Thanks to some awesome friends and family we now have a ram for the BSX starting gate. 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.

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.

The Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partners

Speed Bicycles (www.speed-bicycles.com)

Sinz Elite (www.sinz-racing.com)

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 (www.holeshotindustries.net)

Kenda (www.kendausa.com/en/home/bicycle/bmx)

Snap BMX (a_team_distro@yahoo.com.au)

Utopia Optics (www.utopiaoptics.com.au)

Bronze Partner

Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products

Supercross BMX Australia

Chris Van Winden Paintjobs

Trail & Track

Poison City Records

TheOMofBMX.com

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.

07/01 Psykopath signs CHRIS MIRELES from MEXICO

psykopath_chrisPsykopath press release

Psykopath has sponsored Chris Mireles from Mexico one of the top riders to come out of this country with lots of skills.

Chris will be racing select UCI Supercross events, Panamerican Games, All Mexico Nationals, and select ABA Nationals in the U.S. Currently Chris is at the Chula Vista OTC training with his coach and Red Bull athlete Coach Greg Romero getting his training on.

Chris Mireles is only 17 years of age but shows great potential and very capable of having a great future in bmx.

His main goal is to train for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Welcome to the Psykopath Family.

Chris’s personal sponsors are Vans Oakley Redbull.

06/01 Speed/Sinz Elite BSX: New partner Poison City Records

by bmxultra.com

bsx2011-poster-thumbThere is just 11 days to go until the Speed/Sinz Elite BSX!

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 also pulled a few international visitors and a number of Olympians.

New Partner: Poison City Records

Andrew from Poison City Records in Brunswick St, Fitzroy has been a big supporter of BSX for a few years now and have just signed up as a Bronze Partner for the upcoming BSX. They have supplied some awesome CDs and T-shirt packs for prizes in the past and the music for the DVD’s.

Not only are Poison City Records a music store they are also a skate shop and have a great range of Vans shoes.

If you are ever in Brunswick St make sure you pop into Poison City Records and check out the shop or check out their online store at http://poisoncityrecords.com/estore/catalog/

Entry forms

We plan to have entry forms available very soon, hopefully in the next day or two. You can enter on the day (get in early) or at the bmxultra.com tent at the first two rounds of Track Attack.

Riding sessions/working bees

The countdown is on and the weather finally looks like it’s going to fine up, we may not get the changes to the track we were hoping for but come race day it will look awesome and be a whole lot of fun.

We have a whole lot of riding and a bit of clean up planned over the next few weeks. If you feel like a ride and/or swinging a shovel over the holiday period we’ll be playing in the back yard on the following dates:

  • Saturday 8 Jan, 10am – late
  • Sunday 9 Jan, 10am – late
  • Friday 14 Jan, 10am – late

Other times can be arranged but must be confirmed first.

Be sure to send an email to webmaster@bmxultra.com or call ahead to check on the weather before you head up.

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 the Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX. 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.

Currently we are thinking that we will give riders under 12 years of age the choice to race against the older guys or ride in with guys their own age. We will kick off the day with them riding the track for 30 minutes, then they get to ride the track during the breaks. It’s not racing, but the little guys should be able to join in the fun too. We still have a month to refine this, so anyone who has an opinion please get in touch with us to discuss further. (Please note this is all weather dependant too).

We have to check with our printer but there will be a donation required and the riders will not only have a ball but go home with something. We can’t make any promisses but we are hoping it’s something cool.

Partnership opportunities

If you would like to be involved in Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX 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.

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. (Plus $5 postage if you would like them mailed out.)

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

Track Upgrades

Thanks to some awesome friends and family we now have a ram for the BSX starting gate. 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.

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.

The Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partners

Speed Bicycles (www.speed-bicycles.com)

Sinz Elite (www.sinz-racing.com)

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

Kenda (www.kendausa.com/en/home/bicycle/bmx)

Utopia Optics (www.utopiaoptics.com.au)

Bronze Partner

Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products

Supercross BMX Australia

Chris Van Winden Paintjobs

Trail & Track

TheOMofBMX.com

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.

05/01 Speed/Sinz Elite BSX: BMXMAD Prizes announced

by bmxultra.com

There is just 12 days to go until the Speed/Sinz Elite BSX!

BSX (short for Bicycle Supercross, and is often referred to as Backyard Supercross) is a Robsx2011-poster-thumbyal 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 also pulled a few international visitors and a number of Olympians.

BMXMAD prizes

Karen and Rocket from bmxmad.com.au have sent us a list of products they will be supplying for you to win in auctions or raffles at the Speed/Sinz Elite BSX.

Prizes (with retail prices)

  • Rockstar Backpack $60
  • 661 Gloves $35
  • DC Shoes $149
  • Answer Clip Shoes $99
  • Troy Lee Helmet Bag $90
  • Fox Launch Knee/Shin Guards $120

Thanks very much to bmxmad.com.au for your generous support.

Don’t forget to support those who support you and events like the BSX. Buy local!

More prizes to be announced, but remember you can only win if you are at the event on Monday 17 January. Don’t miss out!

Riding sessions/working bees

The countdown is on and the weather finally looks like it’s going to fine up, we may not get the changes to the track we were hoping for but come race day it will look awesome and be a whole lot of fun.

We have a whole lot of riding and a bit of clean up planned over the next few weeks. If you feel like a ride and/or swinging a shovel over the holiday period we’ll be playing in the back yard on the following dates:

  • Saturday 8 Jan, 10am – late
  • Sunday 9 Jan, 10am – late
  • Friday 14 Jan, 10am – late

Other times can be arranged but must be confirmed first.

Be sure to send an email to webmaster@bmxultra.com or call ahead to check on the weather before you head up.

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 the Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX. 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.

Currently we are thinking that we will give riders under 12 years of age the choice to race against the older guys or ride in with guys their own age. We will kick off the day with them riding the track for 30 minutes, then they get to ride the track during the breaks. It’s not racing, but the little guys should be able to join in the fun too. We still have a month to refine this, so anyone who has an opinion please get in touch with us to discuss further. (Please note this is all weather dependant too).

We have to check with our printer but there will be a donation required and the riders will not only have a ball but go home with something. We can’t make any promisses but we are hoping it’s something cool.

Partnership opportunities

If you would like to be involved in Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX 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.

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. (Plus $5 postage if you would like them mailed out.)

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

Track Upgrades

Thanks to some awesome friends and family we now have a ram for the BSX starting gate. 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.

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.

The Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partners

Speed Bicycles (www.speed-bicycles.com)

Sinz Elite (www.sinz-racing.com)

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

Kenda (www.kendausa.com/en/home/bicycle/bmx)

Utopia Optics (www.utopiaoptics.com.au)

Bronze Partner

Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products

Supercross BMX Australia

Chris Van Winden Paintjobs

Trail & Track

TheOMofBMX.com

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.

05/01 BMXpress & Life

by bmxultra.com

We just heard from Craig at BMXPress & BMX Life magazines. If you were wondering what was going on with those mags and when they will be available at your favourite news stand here’s the lowdown.

“Just to update you that the next BMXpress and BMX Life will be out March/April. Which will have HRV Classic in it…  and BSX.”

05/01 Gavin Lubbe & Morphine Industries part ways

Morphine Industries press release

In an effort to build up it’s amateur program, Morphine Industries and Gavin Lubbe have decided to part ways. The decision was a tough one as Gavin has been with Morphine Industries since day one and has been a great asset on and off the track.  He has really stepped up his game during the 2010 season winning multiple A Pro & Pro Cruiser events and becoming a consistent main maker in Elite Men.  Gavin capped off a great year at the ABA Race of Champions with a 2nd in A Pro and at the Grands, not only did he get 2nd in Pro Cruiser but he fought through a field of 35 of the worlds fastest racers in Elite Men/AA Pro for a spot in the main event!  As if those accomplishments weren’t enough, Gavin has also become a contender in the SX series and we have no doubt that he will soon be at the top of that series as well.

When asked about the move, team manager, Doran Bradshaw  said, “Gavin has been a great representative for Morphine Industries and our sponsors.  He has been killin’ it on the track, so we know someone will scoop him up quick. No matter what colors he will be wearing, Gavin will always be a part of our family and we wish him the best of luck.”

Teams looking to add a great guy that is quickly making a name for himself in the Elite/AA class, should email Gavin at gavin_lubbe@yahoo.com or hit him up at Reno or Guthrie.

04/01 2010 BMXV Rider of the Year Awards

BMX Victoria press release

The 2010 Rider of the year awards will be presented on February the 12 at the Jika International 551 Heidelberg Rd Fairfield Vic 3078. Tickets for the night are $40 each and a two-course meal will be provided. Drinks will be at bar prices.

Awards to be presented on the night will be –

  • 2010 Rider of the Year
  • 2010 Senior Rider of the Year
  • 2010 Junior Rider of the Year
  • 2010 Veteran Rider of the Year
  • 2010 Official of the Year
  • The John Walczuk Award for service to BMX
  • 2010 Riders Rider
  • 2010 Dynamite Series Awards

Tickets need to be pre booked and paid for before the night. These tickets will be on sale at every round of the 2011 Track Attack series. For further information log on to www.bmxv.com.au or contact Wayne Berryman on email or phone 0421 478 443.

04/01 HRVfitness TOC 2011

hrv_tocHRVfitness press release

HRVfitness Team of Champions is back for 2011, this fantastic program gives riders the opportunity to be associated with the number one team in the country “HRVfitness”. With two World plate holders, 4 Nationals number one’s and an Olympian, it’s hard to deny the HRV team is setting the standard in today’s racing. This program is great value, not only do you receive your very own custom team jersey but you will also receive 12 months of training programs from Victoria’s State Coach Tony HRV Harvey. TOC 2011 will also give you free access to all HRVfitness coaching clinics and Elite Racer clinics.

This year Tony himself will be wearing the Team of Champion Jersey. If you want to be on the same team as the God Father of BMX? Go to www.hrvfitness.com and register now. Entries close Feb 2011.

03/01 Speed/Sinz Elite BSX: Two weeks to go & Gate mods

by bmxultra.com

bsx2011-poster-thumbThere is just two weeks to go until the Speed/Sinz Elite BSX!

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 also pulled a few international visitors and a number of Olympians.

Gate mods

The starting hill has been repainted and is looking the goods for the upcoming BSX.

On top of that we spent a bit of time with Travo from Holeshot Industries yesterday working on installing a new gate that’s a whole lot lighter than our old one.

The new gate needs a quick paint job but still looks amazing and makes far less noise than the old one which would keep the neighbours happy.

We’d like to thank Travo and Holehot Industries for their help. If you are looking for a one or two man practice gate check out holeshotindustries.net.

holshot_gate

Riding sessions/working bees

The countdown is on and the weather finally looks like it’s going to fine up, we may not get the changes to the track we were hoping for but come race day it will look awesome and be a whole lot of fun.

We have a whole lot of riding and a bit of clean up planned over the next few weeks. If you feel like a ride and/or swinging a shovel over the holiday period we’ll be playing in the back yard on the following dates:

  • Saturday 8 Jan, 10am – late
  • Sunday 9 Jan, 10am – late
  • Friday 14 Jan, 10am – late

Other times can be arranged but must be confirmed first.

Be sure to send an email to webmaster@bmxultra.com or call ahead to check on the weather before you head up.

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 the Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX. 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.

Currently we are thinking that we will give riders under 12 years of age the choice to race against the older guys or ride in with guys their own age. We will kick off the day with them riding the track for 30 minutes, then they get to ride the track during the breaks. It’s not racing, but the little guys should be able to join in the fun too. We still have a month to refine this, so anyone who has an opinion please get in touch with us to discuss further. (Please note this is all weather dependant too).

We have to check with our printer but there will be a donation required and the riders will not only have a ball but go home with something. We can’t make any promisses but we are hoping it’s something cool.

Partnership opportunities

If you would like to be involved in Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX 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.

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. (Plus $5 postage if you would like them mailed out.)

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

Track Upgrades

Thanks to some awesome friends and family we now have a ram for the BSX starting gate. 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.

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.

The Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partners

Speed Bicycles (www.speed-bicycles.com)

Sinz Elite (www.sinz-racing.com)

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

Kenda (www.kendausa.com/en/home/bicycle/bmx)

Utopia Optics (www.utopiaoptics.com.au)

Bronze Partner

Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products

Supercross BMX Australia

Chris Van Winden Paintjobs

Trail & Track

TheOMofBMX.com

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.

02/01 SE Racing Expands the Factory Squad & Picks Up the “Alabama Slamma” Barry Nobles!

SE Racing press release

barry_nobles_se_racingSE Racing is proud to announce the addition of Barry Nobles to the factory squad for 2011. He will make his debut at the ABA Silver Dollar nationals in Reno, Nevada. Barry has been racing in the Elite class for 5 years now & has piled up 59 career podiums, 10 wins, and one Pro National Championship in the cruiser class recently at the ABA Grands. For 2011, Barry’s focus will be repeating his title on cruiser, earning a top three plate once again in the Elite class, and earning the ultra important points at the UCI Supercross races in order to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London.

Javier Colombo, SE’s other Elite pro, has reclassified to the Vet Pro class & will be making big waves with Dave Bittner in the class for 2011. SE’s amateur race team has grown tremendously with many new additions of top riders. The new team will be hungry for some team victories this year! The team is being headed up by Troy Wagner of HBR fame.

Be prepared to see the following riders kicking some major booty in 2011 all across the USA!

Barry Nobles- Elite Pro

Javier Colombo- Vet Pro

Dave Bittner- Vet Pro

Jeremy Thompson-   36-40X

Shan Hatfield-  36-40X

Luke Segal-  30-35X

Chase Hines-  17-18X

Austin Hiatt-  16X

Trent Newkirk-  15X

Tyler Wagner-  14X

Cole Accord-  12X

Tara Wagner-  11 Girl

Carly Jacobs- 9 Girl

Zach Jacobs-  8X

www.SEBIKES.com

02/01 2011 Track Attack Series

BMX Victoria press release

Just a reminder that series entries for the 2011 Track Attack close on the 7th of Jan.

Entry to the individual rounds will be open until 5pm the day before each round but only those who have entered the series by the 7th of Jan will get a series trophy.

Track Attack Schedule

15th January Eastfield

16th January South Eastern

18th January Knox – Under lights

20th January Frankston – Under Lights

22nd January Lilydale

23rd January Park Orchards

For online entry go to

www.bmxv.com.au/html/2011_events.html

For lots of info about the series go to

www.trackattackbmx.com.au

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