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BMX racing news March 2011

31/03 Alienation Folding Cable Tires!

Alienation press release
Alienation recently released several folding cable tires. They are economical versions of our existing folding Kevlar models. Folding beads are much lighter than conventional steel beads and easier to install.

They use a dual rubber compound for a prefect mix of efficiency, traction and durability. The center tread features a firmer rubber compound that boast faster rolling and increased durability, while the side knobs are composed of a softer, slower-rebounding rubber that improves control and grip.

Alienation folding tires

What really sets these folding cable tires apart from folding Kevlar tires other than a 30+ gram weight reduction is the price. These new tires are a fraction of the price. Saving as much as 40%.

Currently these tires can be purchased at your better Independent Bicycle Dealers.

Graffiti:
20 x 2.0?, 20 x 2.2?
60 TPI
110 PSI

Differential:
20 x 1.75”, 20 x 2.0”, 20 x 2.2”
60 TPI
65 PSI

alienationbmx.com

31/03 BMXtronic is back

BMXtronic press release
After a long break BMXtronic is back. Paul at Bmxtronic will now be making one-man practice gates for racers who would like to get the edge on their competitors, coaches who require a portable setup and those who want to make their backyard trails into a proper racetrack.

The gates have the random voice call, and also have timing to a sensor mat so riders can accurately gauge how their technique and training is going. The BMXtronic practice gates are portable, powered by a small battery they fold down without tools and will fit in the boot of almost any car. The gates use an electromagnet which makes the gate safe for kids to use and much less complicated than an air ram setup.

There are two options available, you can buy a complete gate rig ready to ride, or just the kitset which provides all the complicated bits and you will need to build a platform and gate from steel tube and plywood. If you would like a Bmxtronic gate get in touch with Paul by email surreyp@optusnet.com.au or call 0405 046 049. Also you will find Paul at most BMX racing events in NSW.

31/03 PULL! Magazine Goes World Wide

ABA press release
The ABA BMX membership magazine has taken on a new look and a new name. Since its inception in June of 1978, the ABA membership publication has gone though many changes.  These changes are highlighted in the story beginning on page 85 of Volume 1, Issue 01 of the new membership publication of the American Bicycle Association, Pull Magazine.

The new magazine features a full color format, enhanced content, and exciting new monthly articles and features. Each month, in addition to being mailed to ABA members, the publication will be available online on the World Wide Web.

Utilizing some of the best viewing software in the industry, a direct pipeline to all the ABA racing action is now available to BMXers all over the world. Whether on a PC, Mac, iPhone, Droid, or any other web enabled device, Pull Magazine will be available. With ABA BMX racing having such a world wide appeal, it only makes sense to grant access to all the ABA BMX racing action to the fans across the world. So, if you are not one of the 60,000 ABA members that receive the publication, you too can be informed about the races, events, and products that are shaping the BMX racing industry.

With hyperlinks embedded in the online version you will have click through links to advertisers, contributors, tracks, and more all directly from the online magazine.  Now, no matter where you are, Pull Magazine is there.

Check out the new online version today at www.pullmagazine.com.

About the American Bicycle Association

ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and headquartered in Chandler, Arizona is “The Sanctioning Body of BMX”©. The ABA organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, 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.

31/03 NBL Offering Special Membership Pricing Incentive For West Coast Riders

NBL press release
National & Challenge Series Entry Fee Discounts May Be Credited Towards Membership Upgrade

GAHANNA, OH — Beginning at the Roadrunner Nationals in Las Cruces, New Mexico on April 2nd and 3rd, the NBL is creating an excellent incentive for new west coast riders. If you have raced NBL in the past or are new to racing the NBL scene, you can come out to a National or Challenge race near you for a great price.

For $150 you can race both class and cruiser bikes at both days of the National or Challenge race and the pre-race on Friday. You do not need a current membership and may sign up at the race. For $150 you will receive a Local NBL membership good for local races at any NBL track in the country, plus a full weekend of racing on both bikes. This is a $103 savings over the current Local membership cost plus entry fees.

Furthermore, you may upgrade your membership to Challenge or Champion at the race and have the full $150 credited towards your new membership. Should you choose to upgrade from the Local membership at a later date, normal upgrade rules will apply.

This incentive will be available at the National races in Las Cruces, NM; Lucerne Valley, CA; Fresno, CA; and Prunedale, CA; and also every West Region Challenge Series race during the 2011 season. For more info visit a NBL track or race near you or www.nbl.org!

About the National Bicycle League, Inc.

The National Bicycle League, Inc. (NBL) manages the best in BMX (Bicycle Motocross) leagues and promotes the international and Olympic sport of BMX racing across the country and abroad. As a public charity in the US, the NBL also focuses on communicating the value of healthy lifestyles for children and families through BMX racing. NBL is BMX! For more information, visit: www.nbl.org.

30/03 BSX: Riding session this Sunday

by bmxultra.com
Riding session this Sunday (10am – Late)
We didn’t get the new dirt this week like we had planned, so what better way to spend a lazy Sunday than hitting up the backyard track for one last riding session before the changes.

If you are interested in riding Sunday April, 3. 10am – late be sure to send an email to webmaster@bmxultra.com or call ahead to check on the weather/track conditions or directions before you head up to Kinglake.

Are you interested in becoming a BSX2012 partner?
If you are interested in getting involved and becoming a BSX2012 partner email webmaster@bmxultra.com for a partnership package that suits you.

Don’t forget you can still purchase BSX t-shirts
We stumbled across a box of 19 Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX2011 t-shirts and a couple of unclaimed prizes from the event as well as some older t-shirts. We are just about to bank a little over $2,500 for money raised from BSX this year and if we can sell the remaining t-shirts and get some good offers on the left over Kenda tires we should push the total donation to over $3,000. So if you missed out on a t-shirt at BSX or if you want to help a great cause just email webmaster@bmxultra.com and we’ll sort you out.

Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX t-shirts (grey) are $15 each plus postage and we are open to reasonable offers on the left over prizes.

  • 9 x XL
  • 5 x L
  • 3 x M
  • 1 x S

1 x set of Kenda Konversion Tires (a 20 x 1.95 and a 20 x 1.75) Retail value at approx $120.

Alienation BSX2010 t-shirts (red) are $10 each plus postage.

  • 4 x L
  • 2 x M
  • 1 x S
  • 1 x Youth 12

ABD BSX2009 t-shirts (grey) are $10 each plus postage

  • 1 x XL
  • 3 x L
  • 2 x M

Buy bulk and save on postage!

Don’t forget, 100% of profits from the event go to the Royal Children’s Hospital foundation.

BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

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 $24,500 which has provided the hospital with new equipment. Funds have been raised through gate takings, raffles, auctions and donations.

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

29/03 Australian BMX Industry strikes back

by bmxultra.com
For a long time the Australian BMX Industry has lost sales to international mail order, but that’s all about to stop.

About 9 months ago BMXMAD advertised that they would challenging you to buy from them first. They have been busting their bawls to match, or better, any price you can get overseas. You can bet that they aren’t the only ones that have been bending over backwards to help their fellow BMXers get the products they need.

More recently you would have seen the update from ECI, a couple of days ago, that has Profile cranks for cheaper than they can be bought overseas. Well that’s just the beginning. We know as a fact that you will see prices drop across the board and it’s only a matter of time that you will see other distributors finding ways to cut their costs and compete with the overseas market.

Who wins from this? You!

Before you buy anywhere else check with your favourite local BMX specialist and support the Australian BMX Industry.

28/03 Photos: Geelong Spectacular

by bmxultra.com
Once again Mark Dobson grabbed the bmxultra.com camera and took a heap of photos during the finals at the Geelong Spectacular. Those guys at Geelong did a fantasic job with the event and their track, setting some high standards and setting up the Geelong Spectacular as one of the premier events on the Victorian racing calendar. Spread the word, the 2012 Geelong Spectacular is a must do event! Oh, and click here to check out the photos.

25/03 Profile Cranks NOW R/Retail in Australia for $184.95

ECI press release
Profile Cranks
The Profile Racing Chrome Moly Race Crank Kit is everything you need to run Profile cranks except the bearings, tube spacer and cone spacers. As long as you already have bearings, tube spacer, and cones for a 19mm spindle in your frame, then this is all you need.

Includes Crankarms, GDH heat-treated Chrome Moly spindle, crank bolts, sprocket bolt, flush washers, and the Profile Crank Installation Tool.

Why look overseas when you can purchase your Profile cranks at your local store for less than mail order?

25/03 Photos: Park Orchards

by bmxultra.com
We got to the track at the Park Orchards Clash of the Titans event late but managed to catch some photos of the action at business end of the pro racing. Click here to check them out.

25/03 Team bmxultra.com update – Clash of the Titans

bmxultra.com press release
The bmxultra.com team was at the Clash of the Titans at Park Orchards on the weekend. Levi Collins, Chase Collins, Kyle Horton and Aaron Rogers were flying the new colours.

Levi Collins, the 25-29 Mens world champion, is finding form again, he made his way to the semi finals of the pro open class in a tough field of 22 riders. But that’s where his day ended.

Chase Collins was also in the pro open class but his day ended early when he crashed heavily in the third moto.

Kyle Horton was the only bmxultra.com team rider to make it all the way to the pro open final, but stuck out in lane 8 it made for some hard work. Kyle got a good snap an was keeping with with the leader until the first jump where it looked like he came up short manualling the step up. This put him back in the field and playing catch up. When the dust settled Kyle finished up with seventh.

Aaron Rogers had some close racing all day and did well to finish in fifth place in the 30-35 mens class.

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

24/03 BSX2012

by bmxultra.com
We have been promissing big track changes for a while, but, until now, haven’t been able to come through with the goods. Well, we have officially ordered 100 cubic meters of additional dirt, which is due to arrive within the next couple of weeks. Once it arrives we plan to flatten sections of the track to start with a clean canvas.

One of Australia’s coolest BMX events is about to blow your minds. Watch this space!

Are you interested in becoming a BSX2012 partner?
If you are interested in getting involved and becoming a BSX2012 partner email webmaster@bmxultra.com for a partnership package that suits you.

Don’t forget you can still purchase BSX t-shirts
We stumbled across a box of 19 Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX2011 t-shirts and a couple of unclaimed prizes from the event as well as some older t-shirts. We are just about to bank a little over $2,500 for money raised from BSX this year and if we can sell the remaining t-shirts and get some good offers on the left over Kenda tires we should push the total donation to over $3,000. So if you missed out on a t-shirt at BSX or if you want to help a great cause just email webmaster@bmxultra.com and we’ll sort you out.

Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX t-shirts (grey) are $15 each plus postage and we are open to reasonable offers on the left over prizes.

  • 1 x XXL
  • 9 x XL
  • 5 x L
  • 3 x M
  • 1 x S

1 x set of Kenda Konversion Tires (a 20 x 1.95 and a 20 x 1.75) Retail value at approx $120.

Alienation BSX2010 t-shirts (red) are $10 each plus postage.

  • 4 x L
  • 2 x M
  • 1 x S
  • 1 x Youth 12

ABD BSX2009 t-shirts (grey) are $10 each plus postage

  • 1 x XL
  • 3 x L
  • 2 x M

Buy bulk and save on postage!

Don’t forget, 100% of profits from the event go to the Royal Children’s Hospital foundation.

BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

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 $24,500 which has provided the hospital with new equipment. Funds have been raised through gate takings, raffles, auctions and donations.

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

23/03 Entries closing for 2011 SCOOPON Geelong Spectacular

by bmxultra.com
Don’t forget to get your entries in for the 2011 SCOOPON Geelong Spectacular. Not only do the guys and gals from Geelong put on a great race but $5 from every entry fee (excluding sprockets) being donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

There’s a whole lot of prize money up this Sunday

  • AA Men $2,500
  • A Men $1,000
  • 14+ Ladies $650
  • 30+ Masters (Open wheel) $250

It’s shaping up to be a big weekend in Geelong and the weather looks good for Sunday so get down to the track for some great racing.

Get all the info from the entry form on our racing calendar.

Online entries: https://www.clubsonline.com.au/multi/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_main&MultiID=199&OrgID=1636

23/03 New website and clothing range from HRV

HRVfitness Press release
HRVfitness has just released their new website ww.hrvfitness.com the new site is a lot cleaner and easier to navigate, it is also sporting the new HRVfitness Star logo.

The last 6 months have been flat out for HRVfitness, not only have we had the Grand Opening of the HRVfitness Club in Geelong but we are also bring out the HRVfitness clothing range for winter, hoodies, beanies.

So keep an eye out for all the new goodies. Go to www.hrvfitness.com still the number ONE place for Online BMX Training.

HRVfitness.comHRVfitness hoodies

Supporters of HRVfitness: Speed, THE, Sinz, Skin Industries, BMXpress, Altegra, Phirebird.

22/03 New Supercross BMX website

Supercross BMX Australia press release
Hi folks, while all heads turned to the ABA Winternationals at Speedworld BMX in Arizona over the weekend, Supercross BMX released a fresh new version of the website.

It has all the regular features like news, product information, videos, a link to the catalog and team news. But it’s a much cleaner design which is easy to navigate and it has all the social networking links so you can share Supercross with your friends.

If you are only interested in the race stuff, no problems there are simple links that will make sure you get just the information you are after in the news and products section of the site.

Check it out at www.supercrossbmx.com

About Supercross BMX Australia

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

We are about to announce an impressive national team, keep your eyes peeled.

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

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

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

21/03 Review: Troy Lee Designs Moto Shorts

by bmxultra.com
It’s no wonder why Troy Lee Designs produce some of the most popular race gear in Mountain Bike and BMX circles. The Moto shorts are just an example. Click here to read the review.

21/03 BMX EDGE has free shipping!

BMX Edge press release.
Until the 1st of April BMX Edge is offering FREE shipping Australia wide on all items sold including bikes.

NO Minimum spend, NO minimum buy, NO catches.

Just the best deals in BMX race in Australia.

Call us on 0427 779 700

Email us at bmxedge@ymail.com

Visit us on the web at www.bmxedge.com.au

Or drop by the shop at 39 Kembla Street Fyshwick ACT

17/03 Supercross Forks & Very special frame

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

Supercross ENVY custom annodizeSupercross ENVY Custom Annodize frame
We brought in an ENVY Expert XXL frame as a one off to check out the workmanship of the custom colours and see what all the fuss was about, we normally only import painted and polished frames, this was our first in Annodize.

It’s a 2 colour annodize process over a polished frame which is $200 just in the annodizing. For the weight weenies out there annodize is virtually weightless, lighter than a painted finish and more durable.

The frame is for sale and at a very special price that will never be repeated. If you are interested ask your local bike shop to contact us for a price, we do not sell direct.

Supercross ENVY custom annodizeIt will also be on display at BMXMAD and the BMXMAD pro shop until it’s sold.

Geometry

  • Top tube: 21″
  • Rear chainstay: 14″
  • Bottom bracket height: 11.7″
  • Head Tube angle: 74.5°
  • Post size: 22.2
  • Clamp: 25.4
  • Headset: 1 1/8″ Campy compatable
  • Weight: 2lbs 8.8oz (1.16Kg)

Although a little more expensive than the standard colours you will not find an annodized frame that looks Supercross ENVY custom annodizethis good for this price anywhere. Very unique with nowait, no fuss, just buy it and build it.

There is only one frame at this price so act fast.

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

Including:

  • Supercross Bars
  • Supercross Frames
  • Supercross Stems
  • Supercross Forks
  • Supercross E-Line pivotal seats and posts
  • Supercross Flush top caps (for forks)
  • Speedline SX cranks
  • Speedline Campy headsets

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

Order yours from your local bike shop today!

About Supercross BMX Australia

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

We are about to announce an impressive national team, keep your eyes peeled.

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

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

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

16/03 2011 BMXPRESS Gold Cup Awards

BMXPRESS Mag press release
The 2011 BMXPRESS GOLD CUP AWARDS are back for our 9th year.

The Awards are held in conjunction with the BMXA Probikx/Champbikx awards which is the Saturday night of the 2011 Aussies in Cairns.

Send in as many votes as you like. One lucky winner will score themselves a Redline complete bike.

Just make sure you make a nomination for every category otherwise the entry is invalid.

Tickets for the Gold Cup, Probikx, Champbikx awards night can be purchased through BMXA. There are limited seats, so book fast.

Click here to download the vote form.

Thank you to everyone who supports BMXPRESS Mag.

15/03 bmxultra.com team update – WA Championships

 

bmxultra.com press release
The bmxultra.com team was in action at the WA State Championships last weekend with Matt Butterworth representing One Bicycles.

This would be the first State Championships in WA that held its motos and finals for cruiser and 20” on separate days.

Matt was racing in the 40-44 cruiser class on Saturday and did not drop a lap in the qualifying heat races, despite some fast competition from Frans de Swardt and Tony Keogh. The final was no different with Matt getting the holeshot into turn one and never being headed to the stripe, taking his first state title in nine years!

Day 2 was the ultra competitive 20” and Matt was looking the goods to take the double in the 40+ class. It would not be easy with Michael Harper, Brad Lane and Stay Strong’s Paul Andrews looking to spoil the party.  A 1, 2, 1, 1 in the motos had Matt with pick two in lane choice next to top qualifier Michael Harper. When the gate dropped Matt had pulled a clip and was spat out the back going into turn one. Sadly this is where Matt’s race ended, hitting the back wheel of another rider and coming down. He recovered to finish 7th but was later checked in to hospital where x-rays confirmed a broken collarbone. For the record Paul Andrews took the title (and a double for the weekend) ahead of Steven Donnelly and Brad Brown.

Matt is now in a race against time to be fit for the National Championships in Cairns but is confident of lining up on the gate in FNQ in 7 weeks time.
 
The bmxultra.com team is proudly supported by One Bicycles, Tioga, Supercross BMX, Dirt Designs, Elite Cycle Imports, THE, Profile, and Sun Ringle.

14/03 ONE Bicycles Australia TEAM at the 2011 ACT Championships

One Bicycles Australia press release (by Miekel Rose)
This year saw the ACT Champs at the home track for the Rosetribe! The lead up to the event saw horrid weather which hampered opportunities for the kids to get any track time. The Club itself managed to hold one race meeting and we travelled to Sydney for a charity day to support our friends up north in Queensland and began some training with the State Team. With little or no race practice, I was concerned if the kids were ready for such a big event. There were some big names coming to the event which offered challenges for the kids.

Friday – UCI Round 7 of Champbikx

Josh had decided to step it up this season and has been training well in the lead up to the event. Josh rode well in the heats of the 16 Boys Champbikx and made it to the semis with a final placing of 9th overall. Amazing effort as he pushed hard to keep in the top 4 all through the heats. Josh was pumped and looking forward to the next round the following day.

Saturday – UCI Round 8 of Champbikx

Josh came to the gate with a positive attitude for the Saturday morning event. Josh rode well in the time trial but drew a tough heat of riders and felt the pressure to make it through. Josh rode extremely well with two fifths and a third leaving him missing the semis, but still happy with his riding and now looked forward to an afternoons rest before the 20” at the ACT Championships.

Saturday Cruiser ACT Championships

Mikayla was competing in the 8 to 13 Girls Cruiser class and there were some hot contenders in the small class! Mikayla rode well and managed a first, second and a third to make it cleanly to the final for another year. Mikayla was riding for extra track time and to check her fitness and she looked on target for a good result against the older and bigger girls. When the gate dropped Mikayla came out flying coming in to the third straight in a battle for third. As they raced to the fourth straight Mikayla settled comfortably in the fourth place and rode over the line securing a 4 ACT plate on cruiser for 2011.

Nik was riding as the baby in the 13 to 14 Boys Cruiser class and like Mikayla was hoping for some good track time and race prep for the 20” class. Nik rode well with sitting comfortably in the top three in his heats against some big name riders. Nik made it through to the semi and was looking good for another plate in 2011. The gate dropped and Nik pulled in to the second spot in a heavily stacked semi with 5 other Australian Plated riders in to the first corner. As they hit the second corner Nik took a wide line and was slammed by three riders and pushed back to the sixth spot. Nik tried desperately to catch the leaders but I told him to shut it down and he rolled through for a seventh position. Nik was gutted after riding so well all event.

Sunday 20” ACT Championships

Mikayla had some tough competition for her 11 year Girls 20” class with 3A Ruby-Mae Hoad travelling all the way down from Cairns to have a shot at the Title along with 6A, 2N, 3N and a number of other State plated riders. Mikayla was very nervous before her first race as I felt she knew she had some tough competition too. When the gate dropped in her first heat Mikayla came out flying winning over Ruby-Mae for a start to her attempt to regain her #1 ACT Plate. In her second heat Mikayla had 2N and her rival Bianca Robertson to tackle. Bianca and Mikayla also had young Renee Williams nipping at their heels and on her way to bigger and better things in the class. Mikayla again came out flying and secured another heat win. In the third heat Mikayla took on Ruby-Mae again and once again finished first. This set the pace for the final. Mikayla had an amazing gate and led by three or more bike lengths to the first corner. Mikayla raced away with the final and finished first ahead of Ruby-Mae by half a second. Mikayla was stoked that she managed to win back to back ACT Championships and to kick off 2011 in good form.

Nikalus was in a stacked age group in 13 Boys, with almost all the Australian plate holders in attendance. This was going to be a good test for Nik who was disappointed after his cruiser event. Nik was on fire in his heats finishing with a first and two seconds looking quite comfortable against higher ranked riders. In the quarter, Nik smashed it again pulling a second and setting his sights on the semis. Call it ground hog day, but in the semi Nik had a great gate and was in second in to the second corner again and got nailed again by four riders which spat him out the back. I couldn’t believe my eyes it was like watching the cruiser semi. Nik missed the final and placed in 11th. Nik was shattered, he was so disappointed with his weekend and stated he will come back strong for the Aussies. I am sure he will.

Justin Beattie came to the event like many with little or no racing under his belt. A coaching clinic at the Tuggeranong track the weekend before with SE Team Rider Barry Nobles and riding with his ONE Team mates did no harm though. Justin was super strong on the weekend in the 12 Boys class, not dropping a race and riding well within himself to make it through to the finals for another year. Justin was unstoppable in the final and never looked threatened as he raced away with another number 1 plate for 2011. This kid is on fire and will be an almost certainty for an Aussie #1 plate again this year!

Josh was riding his 20” well and in the 16 Boys class after some positive results in the Champbikx event. Josh too looked comfortable for a lad who like his team mates had little or no race time in the lead up to the event. Josh was riding well sitting comfortably in the top 4 in his heats. Josh was stoked when he made the semis and was determined to get his first ACT 20” plate! Josh came out hard in the semi and battled well but was out powered and ran through for a fifth, missing the cut for the final, but managing a ninth overall for the class. With more training and some more race time, Josh will be a threat for finals in this class in 2011.

Josh and Justin board a plane and make their way to New Zealand for the Oceania UCI event next so I am hoping they come back with some great results for the ONE Bicycles Australia team.

Our family and Team had a good Act’s this year and really enjoyed having Mr. BMXULTRA Shane Jenkins and his lovely lady stay with us and they brought along a couple of friends too, Jason Bergstrom from the USA and Boss the friendly Rottweiler. Thanks for the company over the weekend and thanks for your ongoing support of the team and riders Shane, it is a pleasure having someone like you to turn to for support. I would also like to thank the family that is Elite Cycle Imports, for shipping up some bits and some new ITS Micro Knobbie 2 tyres for Mikayla, they certainly did the trick and helped her to cement the 2011 ACT championship. Thanks to my lovely wife who played hostess on the weekend and ensured the kids and visitors were fed and hydrated and sheltered whilst I worked, Love ya girl!

Great to see more ONE Bikes making their ways to families in the NSW region. Contact Brett Williams at BMXEDGE for a great deal, or have a chat to your local shop and see if they are hooked up with ECI and get ya bum on a ONE. They didn’t win an Olympic gold for nothing!

How to buy One Bicycles products in Australia
If you would like to purchase a One Bicycles frame or accessories in Australia the best way to do so is to head down to your local bike store and place an order. If they don’t know what you are talking about tell them to call Elite Cycle Imports while you wait and place your order there and then. After doing some calculations ourselves we have found the cheapest way to get One Bicycles products in Australia is through a local reseller.

About One Bicycles
For over a decade ONE Bicycles (operating out of Holland), inducted into the European Hall of Fame, has solely focused all their efforts on the sport of BMX. Today they are at the forefront of BMX product design Worldwide. Utilizing advancements in the industry, some of which were conceived in ONE’s own engineering department, their products directly reflect the evolution and maturing of proven BMX design. Like a fine wine ONE Bicycles product line has come of age as a result of years of dedication to the sport of BMX.

One Bicycles are a major sponsor of the bmxultra.com team
Over the years One Bicycles have sponsored

  • Khalen Young
  • The Phirebird team which includes 2005 & 2006 World Championships finalist Jamie Gray and 2006 NBL Grands (A Pro) champion Glenn Codega

In 2008 Maris Strombergs rode his One Bicycle to victory in the Elite Men’s class at the UCI World Championships and followed that up by taking the first ever Men’s BMX Gold medal at the Olympics.

For more information about One Bicycles check out www.onebicycles.com

14/03 NBL And Strider Sports International Launch NBL Strider Cup Racing

NBL press release
Participants Will Be Eligible For Strider World Championships in Japan

GAHANNA, OH — The National Bicycle League and Strider Sports International have partnered to bring Strider Cup racing and the Strider World Cup to toddlers in the U.S. and around the world. Strider Cup qualifiers will be held at all NBL Nationals and feature no-pedal PREbike racing with classes available for 2, 3, 4, and 5-year-olds by birth year (ex. 2009 birth year will be 2-year-old, 2008 will be 3-year-old, etc.).

The season-long series will conclude with the Strider Cup USA Championship at the NBL Grand National in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition, any participant in an NBL Strider World Cup event will be eligible to compete in the Strider World Championships in Japan in October 2011. To participate in the NBL Strider Cup Series, riders will need to purchase a $25 NBL Strider Membership. This cost includes the entry fee for the first race and can be upgraded to a full NBL membership at any time.  The membership also includes a 1-year subscription to BMX Nation and an NBL Membership Card – the same card all NBL BMX racers carry.

Each Strider World Cup event will include an Adventure Zone featuring Strider test rides and opportunities for kids to play, learn, and socialize with peers while riding on two wheels.

NBL CEO Gary Aragon adds, “As part of our mission to grow the sport of BMX racing, we recognize the importance of introducing children to the sport at an early age. The increasing popularity of the Strider PREbike presents the perfect platform for the NBL to build a series that brings a taste of BMX racing to toddlers who are just learning the basics of bike riding. And already we’re seeing new families at BMX tracks looking for new adventures for their little Strider riders. We’re confident that many BMX racers of tomorrow will come from the Strider riders of today.”

Strider Sports International CEO Ryan McFarland says, “At Strider, we love riding bikes. But what we love even more is seeing really little kids light up with excitement when they get that first taste of freedom, mobility, and adventure that comes from their first bike experience. We’re thrilled to have the NBL promoting the Strider Cup Racing and Adventure Zone program as we believe it will further fuel that budding passion for riding on two wheels and inspire other kids to get outside, get on a bike, and give it try.”

For more information, log onto www.StriderCup.com or www.nbl.org/programs/strider-cup.

About the National Bicycle League, Inc.

The National Bicycle League, Inc. (NBL) manages the best in BMX (Bicycle Motocross) leagues and promotes the international and Olympic sport of BMX racing across the country and abroad. As a public charity in the US, NBL also focuses on communicating the value of healthy lifestyles for children and families through BMX racing. NBL is BMX! For more information, visit: www.nbl.org.

About Strider Sports International

Strider is the Official PREbike of the NBL.  If your toddler can walk, your toddler CAN ride a Strider PREbike™. Skip the tricycle. Skip the training wheels. Go straight to riding on TWO wheels. The Strider™ PREbike helps toddlers learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling, which develops glittering confidence and amazing bike handling skills. So ditch the tricycle and training wheels, and teach your child to ride a bike sooner, better, and safer with a Strider™. For more information, visit www.StriderSports.com.

About the Strider World Cup

The Strider Cup and Strider World Cup events are play experiences designed to let toddlers and young kids age 18 months to 5 years old explore the world on TWO wheels. Whether it is test riding a Strider No-Pedal PREbike for the first time or racing Striders on a dirt track with other toddlers, Strider World Cup events have something for every family interested in giving their child a head start. Balance, coordination, and confidence all develop naturally when children experience group play and friendly competition on Striders. For more information, visit www.StriderCup.com.

11/03 Team bmxultra.com update – ACT Championships

bmxultra.com press release
The bmxultra.com team was at the ACT Championships at Canberra on the weekend. Levi Collins, Adam Carey, Shane Jenkins, and Jason Bergstrom were flying the new colours.

Adam Carey raced in the Probikes rounds on Friday and Saturday but didn’t have much luck in the tough Elite class. He must have been saving it for AA Sunday because he came out in his first moto blitzing. Unfortunatly his day finished with a crash in his quarter final.

Levi Collins raced in the AA Class on Sunday and had some mixed results and wasn’t able to progress, but he’s getting back to the form that won him the 25-29 Mens world championship last year.

It was Jason Bergstrom’s last event before heading home to the US after 2 months in Australia and he decided to do it in the 35-39 cruiser class. Jason just missed out on the main but was happy with his results.

Shane Jenkins rode the 30+ Masters class. Although a small class it was packed with some heavy hitters. Shane was happy to stay upright and settle for fifth.

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

10/03 Morphine Industries Crew Makes a Perfect Impression on Emerald Coast

Morphine Industries press release
Ft. Walton Beach, FL was the next stop on the Florida State Series.  The panhandle brought out two of the team’s best in Mike Kapes and Richie Dey for a weekend of bumping and grinding.  The weekend started with Mother Nature letting us all know who calls the shots.

Elite Men – “Money” Mike Kapes took control of the class on Saturday with moto wins and a start to finish lead in the main to take the top podium spot.    Mike was determined to make Sunday a repeat by giving his fellow riders a long look at the back of his jersey.

Mike once again cruised through the motos and continued with a wire to wire finish in the main to repeat at the top podium spot.

11X – Richie Dey was not going to be out done by his Pro counterpart on Saturday…heck no.  He charged through his motos with top spots and kept rolling straight through the main with a top podium finish.

Sunday, Richie had the same challenge laid down by Mike…win straight out.  Richie did not shy away and repeated with straight ones for the day capping the end with a top spot on the podium.

It was a great weekend of racing a great weekend for the Morphine Industries’ riders.  The next stop for the Morphine crew is Atlanta for NBL Peachtree and for the last stop on the Florida State Series in Port Charlotte, FL.

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.

09/03 New track in Ballarat

BMX Victoria press release
BMX Victoria formally welcomes the Ballarat–Sebastopol Cycling Club. Wayne Jolly and his hard working team have completed the build on a wonderful track in Ballarat, and we can now welcome them as a new member club of BMX Victoria.

Ballarat has a wonderful history in both BMX and cycling, it excites us that Victoria‘s largest inland city once again has a BMX track. We are sure that the Ballarat–Sebastopol Cycling Club will have a long and successful association with BMX.

09/03 HRVfitness Super Camp

HRVfitness press release
The wait is over!

The HRVfitness two day Super Camp is here!

A two day training Camp designed to develop riders of every level. Covering all aspects of racing, gate starts, track skills, strength, fitness and nutrition.

This camp is limited to 15 riders only, to ensure all athletes get the most out of their weekend away. Perfect School holiday get away.

  • All riders will receive a 12 week training program, Camp T-shirts and Competition Nutrition information.
  • Food and Accommodation supplied, (athletes will need to bring own sleeping bag and pillow)
  • Interstate riders welcome: airport pickups available.
  • Price: $349
  • Date: July 9th and 10th
  • Location: HRVfitness Club Geelong/ Geelong BMX Track

Become the racer you always wanted to be.

Tony Harvey: Strength and Fitness Coach

Tony’s Stats: Victorian State Coach, Qualified cert 3 &4 Personal Trainer for 12 years, Current Aust, Vic, SA, ACT Vet Pro Champion, 2000 Elite Australian Champion.

Current HRVfitness trained athletes: Brandon Te Hiko(#3w), Jaden Rice(#1w), Oliver Hoarau (Elite Racer), Tom Siinmaa  (Elite Racer), Victorian state team.

For more information contact Tony: tony@hrvfitness.com

Register now at www.hrvfitness.com

08/03 Photos: More from the Probikes/Champbikes & ACT Titles

by bmxultra.com
Team bmxultra.com rider and photographer Jason Bergstrom also took a whole bunch of photos at Canberra on the weekend. For him it was his last event on his 2 month tour of Australia before heading back home to America. I think you will agree he got some great photos. Click here to check them out.

07/03 Photos: Canberra. Probikes/Champbikes round 8 & ACT Titles day 1

by bmxultra.com
Having a day off from racing on Saturday at Canberra gave us the opportunity to get some good photos of both the Probikes/Champbikes and the ACT titles. Our final batch includes over 300 and that’s just from Saturday. Click here to check them out.
More to come later.

04/03 Video: Kris Fox

Supercross BMX press release
Supercross’ Kris Fox dropped out of the race scene a couple of years ago to get his flow on. We’re told that he’s getting back on the track and he’s going to be racing at the Speedworld Arizona race in 3 weeks. Here’s a nice little video edit to see how he’s doing and to find out what BMX means to him.

http://vimeo.com/20519073

04/03 Evolution Cycles MARCH MADNESS

Evolution Cycles press release
Evolution Cycles has recently opened its doors to the BMX community and to celebrate this we are having a “March Madness” sale.

From 7/03/2011 to 31/03/2011 we will be having the following markdowns:

  • All Race New Race Bike 20% off
  • DK Freestyle Bikes 20% off
  • DK Part & Accessories 20% off
  • Profile Racing Items 15% off
  • Answer Products 20% off
  • All Sinz Parts 20% off
  • Intense & Tioga Tyres 20% off
  • Tubes 5 for $20
  • And many more great deals

If we do not have an item you wish to purchase in stock we will order it and dispatch it to you for small postage fee.

Evolution Cycles, 8 Attercliffe Ave, Pascoe Vale, Vic 3044, (03) 9355 8176

03/03 BSX left over prizes/t-shirts

by bmxultra.com
We stumbled across a box of 19 Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX2011 t-shirts and a couple of unclaimed prizes from the event as well as some older t-shirts. We are just about to bank a little over $2,500 for money raised from BSX this year and if we can sell the remaining t-shirts and get some good offers on the left over Kenda tires we should push the total donation to over $3,000. So if you missed out on a t-shirt at BSX or if you want to help a great cause just email webmaster@bmxultra.com and we’ll sort you out.

Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX t-shirts (grey) are $15 each plus postage and we are open to reasonable offers on the left over prizes.

  • 1 x XXL
  • 9 x XL
  • 5 x L
  • 3 x M
  • 1 x S

1 x set of Kenda Konversion Tires (a 20 x 1.95 and a 20 x 1.75) Retail value at approx $120.

Alienation BSX2010 t-shirts (red) are $10 each plus postage.

  • 4 x L
  • 2 x M
  • 1 x S
  • 1 x Youth 12

ABD BSX2009 t-shirts (grey) are $10 each plus postage

  • 1 x XL
  • 3 x L
  • 2 x M

Buy bulk and save on postage!

Don’t forget, 100% of profits from the event go to the Royal Children’s Hospital foundation.

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.

03/03 BMX PLUS! Magazine goes digital

BMXPLUS! press release
Hey, if you haven’t heard, every month we’re producing a new DIGITAL issue of BMX PLUS! Now you can read the entire issue on your home PC or Mac, and also on your Laptop, your SmartPhone (iPhone or Droid-based), AND your connected eReader (iPad, etc.). The new Digital edition has everything that the print version has, plus MORE FEATURES, like direct links to BMX videos, and all of the manufacturers and companies in the magazine, so you can go right to their websites to check out what’s hot and new in BMX!

CLICK HERE to see the March 2011 DIGITAL issue of BMX PLUS! for free!

Best of all, we’re offering you a SPECIAL subscription price if you sign up now! Get a FULL year of BMX PLUS! (12 digital issues) for only $6.99! And the first 100 subscribers to sign up will get three DVD’s from “The Best of Props”. Check out the special offer on the Digital issue.

CLICK HERE to subscribe NOW!

02/03 New bmxultra.com/One Bicycles team jersey

bmxultra.com press release
Here’s the latest bmxultra.com/One Bicycles jersey that’s available online only at www.onebicycles.com.

Each jersey is custom made to order, all you need to do is select your size, your name and number for the back and country flags for the sleeves. If you email One Bicycles with your order, or call, it’s possible to ask for custom colours to match your current race gear.

Pictured below is Jason Bergstrom from Knoxville, Tennessee who will be flying the new jersey at his last stop on his Australian this weekend at the ACT titles in Canberra.

Jason Bergstrom modelling the new bmxultra.com/One Bicycles jersey

Sizing chart

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

02/03 BMXPress due to hit shelves in April

BMXPress press release
At bmxpress we are flat out getting the next issue of bmxpress and bmxlife mags finished. I will be at the ACT’s this weekend covering what is always a big race, whilst we will have our man on the ground in WA for the WA State Titles. It all seems to happen at once! From the guys at bmxpress we would like to wish everyone all the best over the weekend in the last two big races before the Aussies.

Keep an eye out for the next issue of bmxpress and bmxlife mags at the newsagents in April.

Thanks to everyone for their support.

Warwick Wheeler
Bmxpress and bmxlife mags.

01/03 Review: Faith Race Shorts

by bmxultra.com
We had handy 35-39 rider Dean Steele check out the Faith Race shorts for us. He was very impressed with the comfort and fit, click here to check out the full review.

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