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31/01 New T-Shirt from Profile Racing

by bmxultra.com
I know Christmas is long gone, but it’s time to invent a reason to show some love for the BMXer in your household. Profile has a new t-shirt available, and I’m not talking about another winged logo in a different colour combo. This t-shirt is sweet!

Profile Elite

Based around the Elite cranks packaging tin, this shirt encompasses what Profile Racing do in the shop.
Artwork by Adi Gilbert.

– Black.
– Water based discharge.
– Hanes Comfort Soft 100% cotton material.
– 5 colour print.

29/01 DK Australia Team Report: Round 3 & 4 Australian National Series

DK Bicycles press release

Round 3 & 4 Australian National Series 26th-27th January 2013

Well the dust had finally settled from the first 2 rounds of the Australian BMX National Series and it was now time for the 3rd and 4th round in sunny Perth.

All the DK riders had been training hard during the 3 week break and were ready to lay down some rubber.

With our newest signing Rachel Jones (Junior Elite Woman) ready to have her first race in the green and black, there was going to be some exciting times for the team.

A few questions going around the pit area were, could Anthony Dean, Aaron Nottle and Matt White back up their wins from Nerang and take out the top spots in Perth? The answer to that was YES they could.

ROUND 3:

Elite Men was going to have some exciting racing, with some top athletes from Australia and New Zealand in the action. Once again DK Athlete Anthony Dean stepped up to the plate to clean sweep every lap and storm home for the win in the main event.

Rachel Jones in her first race for DK, had the Junior and Elite woman combined due to lack of riders in Elite Woman. Rach was on fire all day, taking wins during the moto’s but unfortunately a crash in the main cost her a chance to challenge for a top spot.

In Junior Elite, Aaron Nottle was looking good all day but when it came time for the final, he had to settle for 2nd behind a kiwi rider. Still not bad for his first year in Junior Elite. Blake Moore also made his first main for the season but got stuck wide and settled for 6th place.

Vet Pro was up next and DK Team Manager, Corey Stafford was on fire during the moto’s but after leading the final to the last corner, a mishap over a jump cost him the win and he had to settle for 3rd.

Matt White was flying during practice and brought that to racing, winning every lap and making it through to the main event in 15 boys. When the gate dropped, Matt lead from the start to finish, taking the win on day 1.

ROUND 4:

Once again in Elite Men, DK Athlete Anthony Dean turned up with taking the double win on his mind. Anthony once again cruised through his moto’s and semi, putting himself in the main event. Once the gate dropped, Anthony hit the front and took the win, making it a double for the weekend. Another big weekend for the man from South Australia.

Rachel Jones turned up Sunday wanting to forget about the main from Saturday and once again showed that she has a bright future in BMX with some great display of skill. After making the main again in Elite Woman as a junior rider, she battled with Olympian Lauren Reynolds all the way to the line and almost took the win but had to settle for 2nd by 1/100th of a second.

Aaron Nottle also turned up on Sunday with a point to prove and he did just that, leading from the front all day. When the gate dropped for the final, he led from start to finish taking 3 wins from 4 for the season and cementing his place as series leader.

Vet Pro Corey Stafford was riding well and taking wins in moto’s but in the final, he unclipped out of the gate and had to fight his way through the field. He almost took the win, but had to settle for 2nd.

Matt White was looking good once again and proved what a great future he has in the sport. Matt went on to double for the weekend taking out the final in the 15 boys class and is also the series leader.

Other DK riders, Blake Moore and Mitch Hoad had a tough day in the office, not quite making it through to the main events but showed good form.

Luke Madill also made the main on the Sunday but got held wide and had to settle for 5th. Luke didn’t crash all weekend, which made a change from Nerang.

After the weekend, we have 3 Athletes that have now taken 3 from 4 wins, which is a great result for the Green and Black army.

Big thanks to team Sponsors
Loosekid Industries – www.loosekid.com Skullcandy – www.skullcandy.com.au
ThorMX – www.gasimports.com.au Spy Goggles – www.gasimports.com.au
Goodlife Health Clubs – www.goodlifehealthclubs.com.au DK Bicycles – www.dkbicycles.com.au
DK Bicycles Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/dkbicyclesaus

28/01 Australian National Series round 3 & 4 results

by bmxultra.com
The Australian National Series (Probikx/Champbikx) moved on to Perth Western Australia this weekend. Here’s the results from both round 3 & 4.

Round 3

Elite Men Elite Women Jnr Elite Men 30+ Masters
1. Anthony Dean 1. Lauren Reynolds 1. Cody Hobbs 1. Justin Lamb
2. Josh Callan 2. Harriet Burbidge-Smith 2. Aaron Nottle 2. Luke Pretlove
3. Daniel Franks 3. Sarah Harvey 3. Joshua Smith 3. Corey Stafford
4. Graeme Riggs 4. Jade Parker 4. Jordan Lecher 4. William Celis
5. Matthew Juster 5. Ashleigh Gunn 5. Troy Ewens 5. Darryl Kelly
6. Trent Jones 6. Leanna Curtis 6. Blake Moore 6. Brad Lane
7. Thomas Hubert 7. Kirsten Dellar 7. Matthew Hollibone 7. Paul Thorpe
8. Trent Woodcock 8. Rachel Jones 8. Kerrod Connors 8. Harald Weber

Full results: www.ezeventing.com.au/live.php?key=233

Round 4

Elite Men Elite Women Jnr Elite Men 30+ Masters
1. Anthony Dean 1. Lauren Reynolds 1. Aaron Nottle 1. Justin Lamb
2. Matthew Juster 2. Rachel Jones 2. Jordan Lecher 2. Corey Stafford
3. Josh Callan 3. Sarah Harvey 3. Joshua Smith 3. Luke Pretlove
4. Darryn Goodwin 4. Leanna Curtis 4. Troy Ewens 4. William Celis
5. Luke Madill 5. Harriet Burbidge-Smith 5. Kerrod Connors 5. Mitchell Ramm
6. Trent Woodcock 6. Jade Parker 6. David Lyon 6. Daryl Kelly
7. Thomas Hubert 7. Jacinta Pink 7. Ryan Lewis 7. Brad Lane
8. Daniel Franks 8. Ashleigh Gunn 8. Tristyn Kronk 8. Robie Cropper

Full results: http://www.ezeventing.com.au/live.php?key=236

24/01 Review: Speedline Platform Pedals

by bmxultra.com
Doing all these product reviews on high end products is a hard job, but someone’s gotta do it. Check out these sweet platform pedals from Speedline.

23/01 Victorian PRA Pro Series dates

by bmxultra.com
2013 marks the second running of the Victorian PRA Pro Series. The series is very popular amongst the pro riders in Victoria as it provides great competition and helps them prepare for the upcoming Nationals and World Championships.

Here’s the 2013 schedule

  • Feb 10 Lilydale
  • Feb 24 Geelong
  • Mar 17 Park Orchards
  • Mar 24 Warrnambool
  • Apr 07 Shepparton
  • Apr 21 Wyndham

The 2013 Pro Tour is supported by MD Print, BMXRacer magazine, Cranked Out productions, and Brickwork Direct.

Check out the Pro Tour Facebook page for further details www.facebook.com/pro.tour.5

23/01 Sneak Peek: Troy Lee Designs A1 Helmet

by bmxultra.com
Australian helmet laws force BMX racers to wear helmets no matter what they are doing, riding on the street, doing sprints, riding on the bike path or just commuting. In most cases we just buy a cheapy bucket helmet and hope for the best should we need to call on it some day.

Troy Lee Designs have just announced the A1 helmet that’s targeted at XC/Endurance/Trail & All Mountain riders, but it would be just as relevant for BMX racers when they aren’t on the race track.

Troy Lee Designs A1 Helmet

Troy Lee Designs A1 helmet

The Troy Lee Designs A1 All Terrain Bicycle Helmet.

The newest line-up to Troy Lee Designs range of Bicycle helmets is going to explode on to the bicycle world.
A remarkable list of features that only Troy Lee Designs could incorporate into a Bicycle Helmet.
A range of colours and graphics, uniquely Troy Lee Designs.

The new Troy Lee Designs A1 All Terrain Helmet  is due to arrive early April 2013.

Features

  • Maximum Ventilation
  • Superior Protection
  • Fully Encapsulating EPS
  • World Famous Graphics
  • Moto Inspired Components
  • Lightweight  310gm
  • Sizes: Xs/Sm, Med/Lge, Xl/XXl
  • Remarkable Fit and Comfort
  • Optimum Vision Field
  • TLD Retention System
  • Accessory Kits
  • AU Standards Approved

Troy Lee Designs products are distributed in Australia by Steve Cramer Products.

22/01 BSX2013: The race report

by bmxultra.com
BSX2013 was the eighth running of the popular backyard event. BSX is a one on one elimination race to raise money for charity. The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation receives 100% of the profits from the event each year while the Kinglake West CFA run the BBQ and raise money that way.

The weather was perfect for racing, spectators and competitors turned out in droves. When entries closed there were 51 riders entered in the Open Men, 8 riders in Open Women and 17 riders 30+ Open Wheel class. It wasn’t going to set any attendance records, but it was pretty close.

Not only is there the crown for the king and queen of BSX on the line, but every year event partners donate thousands of dollars in prizes to be raffled and auctioned off. As they say in the classic, everyone’s a winner!

Barry Nobles & Caroline Buchanan

Australian Olympian and BMX/MTB superstar Caroline Buchanan and AA Pro Barry Nobles were in the area in the lead up to BSX, they were riding and running coaching clinics. Rumours were they were planning on hitting up the event. It works out that Barry had followed BSX for some time and was stoked that the timing of their trip would mean that he would finally have a chance to race it. Caroline had dropped in to watch twice but it would be her first time as well and officially her first race on board her new DK.

We couldn’t have asked for better guests. When Barry wasn’t riding he was helping maintain the track. Caroline brought gifts. Three signed Australian team jerseys, and boy were they popular! The first two were auctioned off at BSX rasing nearly $880 collectively. The third was auctioned off a week later at the final round of the Track Attack series where Travis Pope dropped the hammer at $1,000. We thank both Caroline and Barry for their contributions and for joining us for such a great day, hopefully we will get to see them again at BSX2014.

BMX Victoria means bigger bucks

BMX Victoria really got behind the event for 2013. Firstly BSX was established as a club. The major benefit in BSX becoming a club was the massive decrease in the insurance cost for the event. Normally we’d pay $1,000 – 2,000 just for the day, this was reduced to the annual club fee of $178. Since the donations are based on the profit from the event it essentially freed up $822 dollars that could also be contributed to the RCH.

In addition BMXV donated the use of transponders to the event. It’s not the first time they had been used at BSX, we’d used them before they were common place. At the time they were handy, but not essential. Steve Hunter gave up a lot of his time to install custom permanent transponder loops and ensure everything would work perfectly on the day. An unfortunate crash the day before BSX saw Steve in hospital but others were able to pick up where he left off and the transponders allowed us to push through the racing at a pace that’s simply not possible with a manual system. A special thanks go to Steve, Di Lacey, Lyndon Downing and of course BMX Victoria.

Time Trials

We had changed the track again for BSX2013. The newly shaped hip jumps were taller and built into a step up shape designed to force people to jump higher and the newly shaped corners were bowled out to carry more speed. Exactly how fast the track was going to be was anyone’s guess.

We had set the riders off with the option of using the left or right lanes for the time trail. It was interesting to watch riders as they made their lane choice but it seemed to be a faily even spread across the two lanes.

In the 30+ Open Wheel class Simon Anderson set the fastest time with 22.435, a whole second clear of the field. Only 3/10 of a second separated second to fourth place though. In second was Robert Slatter, follwed by Luke Pretlove and Shane Jenkins.

In the Open Women’s class Time Trial specialist Caroline Buchanan took the top seed with 25.013. She lead Iesha Anderson, Mandie Morgan and Madie Guyers to round out the top four. Esther Woodward who had been dominating on the big tracks during Track Attack finished in sixth spot.

In the Open Men’s class Barry Nobles was looking very smooth and fast and when the dust settled in the time trial he finished with 20.796, nearly a full second ahead of Josh Callan. Bodi Turner finished in third and BSX2012 finalist Matt White finished in fourth. A Pro’s Brandon Te Hiko and Dane Pangallo qualified in fifth and sixth place respectively. James Lautier took seventh and Connor Hunter who had been out of the racing scene for some time placed a respectable eighth.

The biggest upset in the Time Trial would have to have been David Lyon’s wash out. David is a very skilled AA Pro and tends to do well at BSX, unfortunately his day ended early.

BSX2013 Bodi Turner High JumpHigh Jump

For some the ECI high jump competition is the highlight of the event. Riders jump a specially made high jump bar and if they knock the bar off they are eliminated. The competition was quick this year. The bar was set low for a practice jump then was raised at a rapid rate. There were a number of riders knocked out at each pass. The last two remaining were Talon Dobson and Bodi Turner. Unfortunately for Talon he landed heavily over his handbars and hit the deck hard, breaking a collar bone. Bodi managed a safe landing but finished on the same height as Talon.

Round 1 (Round of 32)

Jarryd Bywaters and Talon Dobson both were out of the first round with injuries from the the high jump. There were no upsets with all the top seeds going through.

Round 2 (Round of 16)

The 30+ Open Wheel class joined in on the eliminations for the round of 16. The eliminations were playing out as if to script.

The Open men went similarly. The Dave Habicht vs James Lautier race was a highlight, the two were even until half way around the track. Dave dabbed a foot in the second corner, although he got it back on the pedal and was back on the gas in no time he washed out on the next corner just after the hip jump.

Quarter finals

The Open Women joined in at the quarter finals. The top four qualifiers from the time trial all managed to get through to the semi.

In the 30+ Men 2006 winner Brian Kelly came up against Simon Anderson, he put up a good race but couldn’t match Anderson. Paul Tomkinson was neck and neck with Luke Pretlove until the last corner where he looked to wash out a little and lose some speed. Pretlove moved on to the next round. Tim Austin was pressuring Shane Jenkins until the third corner were Tim washed out. Jenkins moved on to the semis.

Open Men, again no surprises. Out in the top eight were Brandon Te Hiko, Dane Pangallo, James Lautier and Connor Hunter.

Semi finals

In the 30+ Open Wheel semis Simon Anderson beat Luke Pretlove and put himself into yet another BSX final. Rob Slatter beat out Shane Jenkins and made his way to his first BSX final.

In the Open Women, Caroline Buchanan beat Mandie Morgan. Iesha Anderson out jumped Madie Guyers and put herself into the final for the second year in a row.

In Open Men, Bodi Turner appeared to get the jump on the first straight but Barry pulled him in and seemed to power right by him. Matt White was doing his best to hang with Josh Callan but over cooked it in the second corner and shot straight off the berm putting him out of the running.

Finals

30+ Open Wheel B final: Pretlove got the snap on Jenkins, but Jenkins couldn’t make up the ground and Pretlove went on to win.

30+ Open Wheel A final: Out of the gate Anderson gets a slight lead but Slatter keeps going at him all the way around the track. It wasn’t until Anderson carved the last corner perfectly when you could see a clear winner emerge. Anderson took yet another BSX win.

BSX2013 30+ Open Wheel finalists

Open Women B final: Morgan and Guyers were closely matched, Morgan appeared to get the early lead but Guyers was closing in. Morgan took the close win on the line.

Open Women A final: Buchanan and Anderson were even out of the gate Buchanan seemed to get more pump down the back of the first double and pulled away to a slight lead which she build on through the lap. Anderson impressed the crowd pulling off some nice air on the finsh line doubles.

BSX2013 Open Women's finalists

Open Men B final: Turner and White are both very smooth riders, but it was Turner who was able to put more power down and took the win.

Open Women A final: In the last final of the day you could be sure that John Callan and Barry Nobles would put on a good show, and that they did. Callan looked to get the edge down the first straight but Nobles hammered through the outside first corner and pulled up even at the half way point. When Nobles looked like he was on route for the win, or at least a very close finish, he dropped his pedals and handed Callan his fourth BSX win.

BSX2013 Open Men's finalists

Simon Anderson

Simon Anderson’s ultra smooth and effortless riding style is perfect for BSX. Simon missed the inaugural event but had won the six that followed. Plagued with health problems at the end of last year Simon’s BSX title defence looked iffy at best. When it came to race day though Simon did it all over again, notching up his seventh consecutive win despite the inclusion of Rob Slatter, Luke Pretlove and the landlord Shane Jenkins in the field. Congratualtions Simon.

Josh Callan

Josh Callan has spend a few years now travelling the world on the international UCI Supercross circuit. When time allowed he’d venture to BSX and had won the event three times before. Surely with Barry tearing up the track like he was and taking the fastest lap time in the time trial and Bodi Turner shredding too, the odds were against him. Josh raced the event perfectly and made it to the big final where he held on for his fourth BSX win. Congratulations Josh.

BSX2013BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by
Gold Partners
Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)
Airsho
Answer BMX (www.answerbmx.com)

Silver Partner
Geelong Health & Fitness (www.geelonghealthfitness.com)
BMXMAD (www.bmxmad.com.au)
Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com.au)

Bronze Partner
Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products
Loose Kid Industries (www.loosekid.com)
CVP – Custom Vehicle Painting
Anderson Family/Monza Imports
Dane Pangallo (www.danepangallobmx.com)
Speedline Parts (www.speedlineparts.com)
Gargantuan Events Pty Ltd

Special thanks
Factory47
Goldcross Cycles
Caroline Buchanan & Barry Nobles
Josh Callan
BMX Victoria
All the volunteers who make the event possible

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 seven years the event has raised approximately $30,000 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 Video: BSX2013 finals

by bmxultra.com
Here’s the full video of the finals from BSX2013. See UCI Supercross racers Caroline Buchanan, Barry Nobles, Josh Callan and Bodi Turner in action in Kinglake Australia.
Click here to check it out.

20/01 Photos: Park Orchards, Victoria, Australia. Track Attack Round 2

by bmxultra.com
More photos. This time it’s back to the regular racing at the second round of Track Attack at Park Orchards.
Click here to check them out.

17/01 Photos: More from Pheasant Creek, Victoria, Australia. BSX2013

by bmxultra.com
Here’s the second and final batch of photos from BSX2013. Taken by Shane Jenkins.
Click here to check them out.

16/01 Photos: Pheasant Creek, Victoria, Australia. BSX2013

by bmxultra.com
Here’s the first batch of photos from BSX2013. This lot is taken by Russell Carey.
Click here to check them out.

15/01 BSX2013 Results

by bmxultra.com
BSX2013 is done and dusted for another year!

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 14 January 2013 (during Track Attack). It will be the eigth running of the one on one backyard BMX race. BSX is the longest running event of it’s kind in the world and draws a large number of competitors from around Australia. The event has pulled a large number of international visitors and many Olympians.

Results
The eighth running of BSX is done and dusted. The suprise appearance of Caroline Buchanan and Barry Nobles helped us raise some great money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. We’ll have more about the event later, but for now check out the results, these include transponder and reaction times.

Donation forms
If you would like to make a tax deductable donation to the Royal Children’s Hospital we have official donation forms. You don’t need to be at the event to make a donation, just print it, fill out the form and send it directly to the RCH.

Click here to download the donation form.

Entry form/Directions
Click here to download the BSX2013 entry form for directions and event information.

We take entries at the bmxultra.com tent on the Saturday and Sunday at the Track Attack rounds prior to BSX so don’t worry you won’t miss the boat. That said we can also take entries on the day of the event. Since we will be using transponders we are encouraging riders to register prior to race day, this will help streamline the process on Monday morning and make it faster and much easier for everyone. Encouragement is in the form of a $5 donation to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

If you can’t make it to the Track Attack rounds to register early and you would like to avoid the $5 donation please email your details in advance to webmaster@bmxultra.com. We will take the signed registration form and your hard earned cash at the gate and sort out transponders as you enter the venue.

Transponders
BMX Victoria have generously supplied the use of transponders for BSX2013 for free. There are no additional costs to the entry fees. This is made possible thanks to the hard working board of BMX Victoria and a special mention to Steve Hunter who has made a number of site visits to ensure that everything will run smoothly on the day of the event. (That includes making up custom permanent transponder loops for the non-traditional track.)

Partnership opportunities
If you would like to be involved in BSX2013 we have partnership packages available now, email webmaster@bmxultra.com for details. Basically we are looking for donations or products or even services for auctions/raffles. 100% of profits raised will go directly to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

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

BSX2013BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by
Gold Partners
Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)
Airsho
Answer BMX (www.answerbmx.com)

Silver Partner
Geelong Health & Fitness (www.geelonghealthfitness.com)
BMXMAD (www.bmxmad.com.au)
Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com.au)

Bronze Partner
Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products
Loose Kid Industries (www.loosekid.com)
CVP – Custom Vehicle Painting
Anderson Family/Monza Imports
Dane Pangallo (www.danepangallobmx.com)
Speedline Parts (www.speedlineparts.com)

Special thanks
Factory47
Goldcross Cycles
Caroline Buchanan & Barry Nobles

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 seven years the event has raised approximately $30,000 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 BSX2013 Live Video is on today!

by bmxultra.com
BSX2013 is now live!

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 14 January 2013 (during Track Attack). It will be the eigth running of the one on one backyard BMX race. BSX is the longest running event of it’s kind in the world and draws a large number of competitors from around Australia. The event has pulled a large number of international visitors and many Olympians.

Live Video
If you can’t make BSX2013 a live web stream is the next best thing. Check it out.
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bsx2013

Donation forms
If you would like to make a tax deductable donation to the Royal Children’s Hospital we have official donation forms. You don’t need to be at the event to make a donation, just print it, fill out the form and send it directly to the RCH.

Click here to download the donation form.

Entry form/Directions
Click here to download the BSX2013 entry form for directions and event information.

We take entries at the bmxultra.com tent on the Saturday and Sunday at the Track Attack rounds prior to BSX so don’t worry you won’t miss the boat. That said we can also take entries on the day of the event. Since we will be using transponders we are encouraging riders to register prior to race day, this will help streamline the process on Monday morning and make it faster and much easier for everyone. Encouragement is in the form of a $5 donation to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

If you can’t make it to the Track Attack rounds to register early and you would like to avoid the $5 donation please email your details in advance to webmaster@bmxultra.com. We will take the signed registration form and your hard earned cash at the gate and sort out transponders as you enter the venue.

Transponders
BMX Victoria have generously supplied the use of transponders for BSX2013 for free. There are no additional costs to the entry fees. This is made possible thanks to the hard working board of BMX Victoria and a special mention to Steve Hunter who has made a number of site visits to ensure that everything will run smoothly on the day of the event. (That includes making up custom permanent transponder loops for the non-traditional track.)

Partnership opportunities
If you would like to be involved in BSX2013 we have partnership packages available now, email webmaster@bmxultra.com for details. Basically we are looking for donations or products or even services for auctions/raffles. 100% of profits raised will go directly to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

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

BSX2013BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by
Gold Partners
Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)
Airsho
Answer BMX (www.answerbmx.com)

Silver Partner
Geelong Health & Fitness (www.geelonghealthfitness.com)
BMXMAD (www.bmxmad.com.au)
Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com.au)

Bronze Partner
Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products
Loose Kid Industries (www.loosekid.com)
CVP – Custom Vehicle Painting
Anderson Family/Monza Imports
Dane Pangallo (www.danepangallobmx.com)
Speedline Parts (www.speedlineparts.com)

Special thanks
Factory47

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 seven years the event has raised approximately $30,000 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.

 

11/01 Review: BMX Racing Skills DVD

by bmxultra.com
Here’s our latest review, the BMX Racing Skills DVD. It’s an in depth coaching clinic on a DVD with some of the best in the business. Click here to check it out.

10/01 BSX2013 update – Nobles/Buchanan and Donations forms

by bmxultra.com
4 days until BSX2013!

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 14 January 2013 (during Track Attack). It will be the eigth running of the one on one backyard BMX race. BSX is the longest running event of it’s kind in the world and draws a large number of competitors from around Australia. The event has pulled a large number of international visitors and many Olympians.

Meet Caroline Buchanan & Barry Nobles!
DK’s superstars of BMX, Caroline Buchanan and Barry Nobles, have been spending some downtime in Melbourne, just down the road from the BSX compound. Rumours started to pop up that the dynamic duo would be attending BSX2013. We were unable to confirm the rumours until we heard this morning Caroline and Barry will both be racing.

Caroline and Barry join a long list of Olympians and Internationals who have ridden the track or raced the event.
The list of Olympians includes: Luke Madill, Sam Willoughby, Lauren Reynolds, Tanya Bailey, Sarah Walker, and Khalen Young.
International riders include: Bubba Harris (USA), Bryce Hocking (USA), Mischa Partridge (CAN) and our first deaf rider Jason Bergstrom (USA).
And that’s not to forget X-Games gold medalist Steven McCann

Make sure you come along and see these two shred the biggest little BMX track in the world.

Donation forms
If you would like to make a tax deductable donation to the Royal Children’s Hospital we have official donation forms. You don’t need to be at the event to make a donation, just print it, fill out the form and send it directly to the RCH.

Click here to download the donation form.

Entry form/Directions
Click here to download the BSX2013 entry form for directions and event information.

We take entries at the bmxultra.com tent on the Saturday and Sunday at the Track Attack rounds prior to BSX so don’t worry you won’t miss the boat. That said we can also take entries on the day of the event. Since we will be using transponders we are encouraging riders to register prior to race day, this will help streamline the process on Monday morning and make it faster and much easier for everyone. Encouragement is in the form of a $5 donation to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

If you can’t make it to the Track Attack rounds to register early and you would like to avoid the $5 donation please email your details in advance to webmaster@bmxultra.com. We will take the signed registration form and your hard earned cash at the gate and sort out transponders as you enter the venue.

Transponders
BMX Victoria have generously supplied the use of transponders for BSX2013 for free. There are no additional costs to the entry fees. This is made possible thanks to the hard working board of BMX Victoria and a special mention to Steve Hunter who has made a number of site visits to ensure that everything will run smoothly on the day of the event. (That includes making up custom permanent transponder loops for the non-traditional track.)

Partnership opportunities
If you would like to be involved in BSX2013 we have partnership packages available now, email webmaster@bmxultra.com for details. Basically we are looking for donations or products or even services for auctions/raffles. 100% of profits raised will go directly to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

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

BSX2013BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by
Gold Partners
Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)
Airsho
Answer BMX (www.answerbmx.com)

Silver Partner
Geelong Health & Fitness (www.geelonghealthfitness.com)
BMXMAD (www.bmxmad.com.au)
Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com.au)

Bronze Partner
Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products
Loose Kid Industries (www.loosekid.com)
CVP – Custom Vehicle Painting
Anderson Family/Monza Imports
Dane Pangallo (www.danepangallobmx.com)
Speedline Parts (www.speedlineparts.com)

Special thanks
Factory47

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 seven years the event has raised approximately $30,000 which has provided the hospital with new equipment. Funds have been raised through gate takings, raffles, auctions and donations.

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

09/01 DK Factory Team race report – Nerang

DK Bicycles press release
Round 1&2 Australian National Series 4-5th January 2013
The first race of the season is now done and dusted. The Nerang event is always the first one on the calendar and can show who has been working hard over the off season and who had one to many Christmas puddings during the break.

As always the DK factory team riders turn up with two things in mind… to win the opening rounds of the Australian National Series and make a statement that the GREEN & BLACK army is a force to be reckoned with. Well true to form this was accomplished from the new DK Professional V2 Frames that the riders had just received to the Team Pit area.

ROUND 1:

In the Elite Men ranks we had Anthony Dean World #4 who has been training hard leading up to this event coming out with all guns blazing in the opening round winning everything right thru to semi-finals. Unfortunately in the final Anthony pulled a clip and that was all it took to get stuck in the pack and coming across the line in 6th place.

In Junior Elite we had Aaron Nottle in his first race in the Green and Black colours dominate all day which also showed in the final taking the win by a good margin and stamping his authority in his first year in Junior Elite.

Vet Pro class was new to the National Series and Team Manger Corey Stafford was flying the flag for DK, cruising thru to semifinals and staking a spot in the main event. After a good start he decided to stop by the KIWI team tent which was on the other side of the last corner so that was his day done placing 8th.

15 boys was always going to be a tough class but with current Australian #1 and World #4 Factory DK Athlete Matthew White was always going to be the front runner, he proved this by dominating all day and taking the win in Round 1. Matthew was also racing the Australia V’s New Zealand Test team event which consisted of 4 riders from each country so had cut a lot of laps by the end of the day.

ROUND 2:

Once again in the Elite Men DK Athlete Anthony Dean turned up with a point to prove after his mishap in round 1, true to form Anthony showed that his training has been working with first straight pull and skills to match blasting his way thru to the main event. Anthony had lane 1 in the main and put down that horse power he has to get to the front by turn 1 where here stayed till the finish. Great Win for Anthony.

Aaron Nottle fresh from his win in round 1 was going to have a target on his back but this did not stop him showing why he is the rider that most junior elites should fear if they are line up next to him. Once again Aaron taking a great win in Junior Elite on board the NEW DK professional V2 frame.

After dusting himself of from round 1 crash in Vet Pro Corey Stafford was riding well and had 2nd pick for the main event unfortunately another crash would put him out of contention in the final. Tough weekend for the Team manager.

Round 2 for 15 boys was always going to be good racing with Matthew White leading from the front. Main Event came round and a slight mishap on the gate cost Matty the hole shot but he managed to fight his way to the front of the pack and on the last corner got swooped by a great move putting Matty back to 2nd for the day.

Other DK riders Daniel Willis, Blake Moore and Mitch Hoad had a tough day in the office not quite making it thru to the main events but showed good form leading into rounds 3&4 in Perth, WA.

Luke Madill also had a weekend to forget crashing more times than you can count on 1 hand so expect big things come Perth Rounds.

On Sunday the DK factory Athletes held a signing session with well over 100 people lining up in the heat to get their favorite athlete to sign posters and anything from helmets, neck braces and jersey’s so big thanks to all the DK fans for showing up.

Big thanks to team Sponsors
Loosekid Industries – www.loosekid.com Skullcandy – www.skullcandy.com.au
ThorMX – www.gasimports.com.au Spy Goggles – www.gasimports.com.au
Goodlife Health Clubs – www.goodlifehealthclubs.com.au
DK Bicycles – www.dkbicycles.com.au

08/01 BSX2013 update – Entry form/Directions

by bmxultra.com
6 days until BSX2013!

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 14 January 2013 (during Track Attack). It will be the eigth running of the one on one backyard BMX race. BSX is the longest running event of it’s kind in the world and draws a large number of competitors from around Australia. The event has pulled a large number of international visitors and many Olympians.

Entry form/Directions
Click here to download the BSX2013 entry form for directions and event information.

We take entries at the bmxultra.com tent on the Saturday and Sunday at the Track Attack rounds prior to BSX so don’t worry you won’t miss the boat. That said we can also take entries on the day of the event. Since we will be using transponders we are encouraging riders to register prior to race day, this will help streamline the process on Monday morning and make it faster and much easier for everyone. Encouragement is in the form of a $5 donation to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

If you can’t make it to the Track Attack rounds to register early and you would like to avoid the $5 donation please email your details in advance to webmaster@bmxultra.com. We will take the signed registration form and your hard earned cash at the gate and sort out transponders as you enter the venue.

Transponders
BMX Victoria have generously supplied the use of transponders for BSX2013 for free. There are no additional costs to the entry fees. This is made possible thanks to the hard working board of BMX Victoria and a special mention to Steve Hunter who has made a number of site visits to ensure that everything will run smoothly on the day of the event. (That includes making up custom permanent transponder loops for the non-traditional track.)

Partnership opportunities
If you would like to be involved in BSX2013 we have partnership packages available now, email webmaster@bmxultra.com for details. Basically we are looking for donations or products or even services for auctions/raffles. 100% of profits raised will go directly to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

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

BSX2013BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by
Gold Partners
Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)
Airsho
Answer BMX (www.answerbmx.com)

Silver Partner
Geelong Health & Fitness (www.geelonghealthfitness.com)
BMXMAD (www.bmxmad.com.au)
Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com.au)

Bronze Partner
Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products
Loose Kid Industries (www.loosekid.com)
CVP – Custom Vehicle Painting
Anderson Family/Monza Imports
Dane Pangallo (www.danepangallobmx.com)
Speedline Parts (www.speedlineparts.com)

Special thanks
Factory47

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 seven years the event has raised approximately $30,000 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 BSX2013 update – 1 week to go A-Team steps up

by bmxultra.com
1 week until BSX2013!

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 14 January 2013 (during Track Attack). It will be the eigth running of the one on one backyard BMX race. BSX is the longest running event of it’s kind in the world and draws a large number of competitors from around Australia. The event has pulled a large number of international visitors and many Olympians.

A Team Distribution
A Team Distribution is a smaller rider run distribution company who supply Australian BMXers with the following brands

  • Snap
  • Star Products
  • Alius
  • Blackcrown
  • Syndicate Cycles

It’s with support from the likes of A Team Distribution and our other partners that makes BSX a success each and every year.

Thanks to Scott and A Team Distribution (a_team_distro@yahoo.com.au) for the awesome products. Be sure to check out their Facebook page and hit the like button!

If you haven’t checked their products 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 local events like the BSX. Do yourself a favour, buy local!

Special thanks to Factory47

The guys at Factory47 sent down four copies of their awesome DVD “Life Behind Bars – Pedal to Medal” to be used for prizes.

If you don’t have it already it’s a must for any serious BMX racers DVD collection. The DVD captures five Australia BMX racers in their quest to make the short list for Olympic Glory.

If you can’t make it to BSX2013 and still don’t have a copy yet, pick one up for yourself at phirebird.com/pedal-to-the-medal-dvd.

Transponders
BMX Victoria have generously supplied the use of transponders for BSX2013 for free. There are no additional costs to the entry fees. This is made possible thanks to the hard working board of BMX Victoria and a special mention to Steve Hunter who has made a number of site visits to ensure that everything will run smoothly on the day of the event. (That includes making up custom permanent transponder loops for the non-traditional track.)

Partnership opportunities
If you would like to be involved in BSX2013 we have partnership packages available now, email webmaster@bmxultra.com for details. Basically we are looking for donations or products or even services for auctions/raffles. 100% of profits raised will go directly to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

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

BSX2013BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by
Gold Partners
Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)
Airsho
Answer BMX (www.answerbmx.com)

Silver Partner
Geelong Health & Fitness (www.geelonghealthfitness.com)
BMXMAD (www.bmxmad.com.au)
Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com.au)

Bronze Partner
Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products
Loose Kid Industries (www.loosekid.com)
CVP – Custom Vehicle Painting
Anderson Family/Monza Imports
Dane Pangallo (www.danepangallobmx.com)
Speedline Parts (www.speedlineparts.com)

Special thanks
Factory47

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 seven years the event has raised approximately $30,000 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 Mike King Steps Down as USA Cycling BMX Program Director

by Mike King
We were forwarded this email from Mike King announcing that he’s leaving the USA Cycling program.

Dear Friends:

I wanted to let everyone know I am no longer employed at USA Cycling as the BMX Program Director. After seven rewarding years at the helm, I would like to extend my gratitude to the USA Cycling organization for giving me the opportunity to lead a highly successful BMX program. I witnessed many great achievements which included three Olympic medals, four Pan American medals, five World Championship titles, and fourteen Supercross World Cup wins. I was also pleased to influence our partners to build the very first BMX Supercross track in North America followed by a second Supercross facility in 2012.

Unfortunately, with all that success I ultimately failed to bring home an Olympic medal for the United States in 2012. These are the harsh realities that come with this job and I want to wish my successor all the best leading up to 2016. It comes loaded with young talent and now the experience is in place for even bigger results.

I would like to thank the entire USOC Olympic Training Center staff in Chula Vista for all their hard work and dedication to the sport. This includes the operation team, sports medicine, sports performance, dining hall, facility and maintenance, and the security staff. They do such an outstanding job supporting great athletes and now hosting world class BMX events. I will truly miss the day to day interaction and conversations with these genuine people.

I would also like to express thanks to USA BMX for hosting our domestic events and being a great partner to the program. The vision we shared will continue to fuel the development pathway for future success and I will also be grateful for that endless support.

Moving forward, I have no plans but will enjoy some much needed time off to reflect with my family. I look forward to embracing new opportunities and I am excited to see what the future holds.

Onward and upward.

Mike King

07/01 HRV Crew at the Nerang Nationals

HRVfitness press release

06/01 Australian National Series round 2 results

by bmxultra.com
Here’s the results from round 2 Australian National Series (Probikx/Champbikx) at Nerang Queensland

Elite Men Elite Women Jnr Elite Men Jnr Elite Women
1. Anthony Dean 1. Melinda McLeod 1. Aaron Nottle 1. Hannah Sarten
2. Josh Callan 2. Kirsten Dellar 2. Max Cairns 2. Sarah Harvey
3. Brian Kirkham 3. Victoria Hill 3. Kerrod Connors 3. Harriet Burbridge-Smith
4. Thomas Hubert 4. Kelly Percy 4. Tristyn Kronk 4. Jade Parker
5. Alex Cameron 5. Hayley Gedye 5. David Lyon 5. Rachel Jones
6. Joel Clark 6. Leanna Curtis 6. Kai Sakakibara 6. Ashleigh Gunn
7. Daniel Franks 7. Gemma Sloane 7. Jeremy McLerie 7. Jacinta Pink
8. Matthew Cameron 8. Ryan Lewis 8. Esther Woodward

Here’s some links that might also be of interest

05/01 Australian National Series round 1 results

by bmxultra.com
The Australian National Series (Probikx/Champbikx) kicked off at Nerang Queensland yesterday. Here’s the results from day 1.

Elite Men Elite Women Jnr Elite Men Jnr Elite Women
1. Josh Callan 1. Melinda McLeod 1. Aaron Nottle 1. Rachel Jones
2. Bodi Turner 2. Hayley Gedye 2. Cody Hobbs 2. Hannah Sarten
3. Matthew Juster 3. Kirsten Dellar 3. Jordan Lecher 3. Jade Parker
4. Thomas Hubert 4. Victoria Hill 4. Max Cairns 4. Macey Gore
5. Alex Cameron 5. Leanna Curtis 5. Tristyn Kronk 5. Ashleigh Gunn
6. Anthony Dean 6. Kelly Percy 6. Donal Ross 6. Harriet Burbridge-Smith
7. Darryn Goodwin 7. Gemma Sloane 7. Ryan Lewis 7. Sarah Harvey
8. Brian Kirkham 8. Joshua Zarb 8. Monique Smith

Here’s some links that might also be of interest

03/01 Caroline Buchanan Joins the DK Race Team

DK Bicycles press release
DK is proud to announce the newest team member to our race program.

Yes, the rumors are true: Caroline Buchanan will be sporting black & green colors for 2013.

Going official 1/1/2013, Olympic BMX contender, Caroline Buchanan is now on the Elite DK factory team. After nearly 10 years without a girl on the DK race team, Nina Buitrago has been the only female on the team.

Caroline is from Canberra, Australia. She started racing in 1995 when she was 5 years old. With a huge list of accomplishments since then, she’s claimed over 12 national Australian titles, 2 World Champ 4 cross titles, 5th place at the 2012 Olympic games with a 1st in the time trial, 7 time Australian Cyclist of the year.

“We’re extremely proud to have Caroline be a part of the DK family. She’s an excellent representative of her brands, and bmx. A true professional athlete on and off the track. I think she’s a great fit for DK.” –Trevor Gay, Marketing & Team Manager, DK Bicycles

02/01 Review: Answer Carbon Fiber V-Brake Lever

by bmxultra.com
We’ve gone on a little review frenzy here at bmxultra.com HQ. Trying to make the most of the day on the bike and catch up on a lot of the cool products we’ve been asked to check out. Today’s review is on the Answer Carbon Fiber Lever, click here to check it out.

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