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31/12 Review: Maxima BioWash

by bmxultra.com
We thought we’d slip another product review in before the year comes to an end. Click here to read about Maxima’s Eco Friendly BioWash.

28/12 BSX2013 update – Answer BMX and DanePangalloBMX.com

by bmxultra.com
Wow, the clock just keeps ticking and it’s 2.5 weels 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 a many Olympians.

Answer BMX supports BSX
Answer BMX return as a Gold Partner for BSX2013.

Answer BMX are the leader in carbon forks, with many many years of design and development under their belt Answer push their forks to the limits so you can have the lightest fork on the market. The Dagger fork is the most sort after carbon fork in the BMX scene, but Answer is far from a one trick pony. They have a growing range of tricked out products that includes the innovative adjustable stem, headsets, handlebars, wheel sets, hubs, brakes, and so much more.

We’d like to thank Answer BMX and the Australian Distributor Elite Cycle Imports (ECI) for their ongoing support of BSX.

For more information check out their website at www.answerbmx.com or get down to your favourite bike shop.

To make sure you are in the running to win one of the Answer prizes make sure you don’t miss BSX Monday January 14, 2013.

DanePangalloBMX.com supports BSX
Dane “Daneosaur” Pangallo is bmxultra.com’s very own A Pro, although he’s relatively new to the BSX event he’s been putting his all behind it helping push the track to the next level. He’s already committed a lot of his own personal time to make things happen. Now Dane has also opened his wallet and will make a cash donation directly to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

We’d like to thank Dane for his amazing support and his kind donation to the RCH.

Check out Dane’s website at DanePangalloBMX.com.

Dig/Ride this Saturday December 28 & Sunday 29
The bulk of the track changes we had planned for the next BSX are coming together. We are now at the refining stage and would love to have people ride the track this weekend . We will be doing some work this Saturday and Sunday, but would probably end up doing more riding than track work. The sessions are from 12pm – 6pm. If you are free to come along for a rider and/or help just email webmaster@bmxultra.com to let us know. Make sure you bring full race gear.

For additional dig/ride dates and updates on weather check our Facebook page facebook.com/pages/BSX-Bicycle-Supercross/109673275756490BSX2013

New Poster
We are very happy to announce the BSX2013 poster is now completed. We will be updating it as new partners join us. A big thank you to Cosmo for doing the design for us.

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.

BSX 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
Lazer Sport (www.lazersport.com)
Geelong Health & Fitness (www.geelonghealthfitness.com)

Bronze Partner
Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products
Loose Kid Industries (www.loosekid.com)
CVP – Custom Vehicle Painting
Anderson Family/Monza Imports
Supercross BMX Australia (www.supercrossbmx.com.au)
Dane Pangallo (www.danepangallobmx.com)

For more information see bmxultra.com/bsx

About BSX
BSX (Bicycle Supercross) is one-on-one sprint trails style racing on a backyard track built specifically to test a rider’s skills. The short straights, lofty jumps and tight corners are very intense under race conditions but also fun for competitors and create quite a lot of entertainment for spectators. The event provides a unique experience for the local Victorian riders, as well as the interstate and international visitors during an off day of the Track Attack series. The events primary function is to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In just 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.

28/12 Track Attack t-shirts have arrived

Track Attack t-shirts have arrived. This years style is white with a colourful Track Attack design on the front and is available now direct from the Jurrjens household. Email jeffjurrjens@yahoo.com.au with your order and include name, mobile number and sizes required. Cash on pick up $25.00 ea.

For more information about Track Attack check out the entry form: bmxv.com.au/Track_Attack_2013_entry_form.pdf

28/12 BMX EDGE Team positions available

BMX EDGE press release.
BMX EDGE Racing Team and the BMX EDGE Doublecross Australia Rider Development Teams now have positions available for the 2013 season.
We are looking for riders that are willing to go that extra step for their sponsors and team. We are looking for results driven riders that are also good role models both on and off the track, we have spaces available in 2 out of our 3 teams for 2013 for the right riders.
Expressions of interest are now being taken from riders in all states of Australia and New Zealand.

As you all know BMX EDGE is all about grass roots riders in BMX.
What we are announcing is a BIG change to Grass Roots racing in Australia. No longer do you need to spend BIG $$$ to have your rider in a Grass Roots Program, we have openings in 2 of our 3 teams for 2013.

The 1st team being the BMX Edge “Doublecross Australia Rider Development Team” and the 2nd team being the “BMX Edge Race Team”.

This program already has support from Local and international business for our team program riders at a grass roots level with some great deals on the table for our team members.

THE LOW DOWN.

BMX Edge, are seeking riders to join our Grass Roots Program for riders that compete at a Club, state and National level and to run along side our exciting new Doublecross Australia Factory Team and our current team riders. The idea of this entry level team is to give your young rider the chance of being apart of a team without the normal grass roots program price tag and without the pressure. The aim of this Program is to give your rider the feel of the team environment and to learn what team and sponsored riding is about without the pressure and get them ready to move on when the time comes to bigger and better things.

Benefits:

* Rider becomes part of a nationally and now an internationally recognised BMX program
* Increased chance of being recognised by high profile factory teams
* Confidence by being part of something established and respected
* Team meetings at all major events to discuss tactics and strategies
The team will consist of both male and female riders of all age groups including sprockets.

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

SELECTION CRITERIA –

In this in take we are seeking riders of all ages.
Team members must compete and carry themselves with a high level of professionalism at all times as well as having fun doing so.
Applicants should submit a Resume electronically, consisting of – Name, Competition age/class, Club, Open, Regional, State and National results for up to the last 3 years.
Include a brief statement – Race History, involvement within the sport BMX Racing as well as a brief on yourself. We would also like to know what you think being a sponsored rider means and what you can offer your team and sponsors in return.
Referee contact details – Club Coach, State Coach or someone within your club that knows you as well as personal references.
Please address the selection Criteria in full before sending your resume.

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

20/12 Review: Freelap Timing System

by bmxultra.com
I’ve been spending some time playing with my Freelap Timing System. I think it’s a great toy and is going to get a bit of a hiding this summer. Click here to find out more.

19/12 BSX2013 update – Supercross BMX

by bmxultra.com
Wow, the clock just keeps ticking and it’s less than 4 weels 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 a many Olympians.

Supercross BMX support BSX
Supercross BMX have been big supporters of BSX for a number of years now and have donated thousands of dollars worth of product over that time to help the cause.

Supercross have been around for over 20 years and are the recipient of the Pull Magazine Bike of the Year for the past two years. It’s only hard work, innovation and dedication that could keep a BMX company alive during some of the toughest years of BMX. But it’s all paid off with SX’s collection of awards filling up their trophy cabinet.

If you are looking for handlebars, stems, forks, frames, hubs, seat clamps, seats, posts, or cranks Supercross BMX make some of the most sort after products on the market.

Head over to www.supercrossbmx.com to check out the latest frames and other products that Supercross BMX have to offer. Supercross BMX is distributed in Australia by Supercross BMX Australia (www.supercrossbmx.com.au/dealers).

To make sure you are in the running to win one of the Supercross prizes make sure you don’t miss BSX Monday January 14, 2013.

Dig/Ride this Saturday December 22 & Sunday 23
The bulk of the track changes we had planned for the next BSX are coming together. We are now at the refining stage and would love to have people ride the track this weekend so we can finish off the corners and move on to the last straight. We will be doing some work this Saturday and Sunday, but would probably end up doing more riding than track work. The sessions are from 12pm – 6pm. If you are free to come along for a rider and/or help just email webmaster@bmxultra.com to let us know.

For additional dig/ride dates and updates on weather check our Facebook page facebook.com/pages/BSX-Bicycle-Supercross/109673275756490BSX2013

New Poster
We are very happy to announce the BSX2013 poster is now completed. We will be updating it as new partners join us. A big thank you to Cosmo for doing the design for us.

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.

BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by
Gold Partners
Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)
Airsho

Silver Partner
Lazer Sport (www.lazersport.com)
Geelong Health & Fitness (www.geelonghealthfitness.com)

Bronze Partner
Troy Lee Designs by Steve Cramer Products
Loose Kid Industries (www.loosekid.com)
CVP – Custom Vehicle Painting
Anderson Family/Monza Imports
Supercross BMX Australia (www.supercrossbmx.com.au)

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.

18/12 Factory Ssquared adds New Elite Woman to Team

Ssquared Bicycles press release
Ssquared Bicycles is pleased to announce the signing of 2012 Australian Olympian Elite Woman Lauren Reynolds to their Factory Team  effective January 1, 2013.  Ssquared Bicycles owner John Sawyer stated, “I’m thrilled to have Lauren on our team for 2013.  I think she’ll be a great asset to our program not only because she’s an Olympic level rider but also because her personality and experience make her a great role model and representative for our brand and the sport of BMX.  She’ll help us gain more global notoriety as we continue to grow the brand in new markets around the world.”  Lauren’s first race in the USA for the Ssquared Factory Team will be the 2013 USA BMX Pro Series season opener in Phoenix AZ on March 1, 2013.  She plans to race the USA BMX Pro series all season and chase a USA title, and also continue to compete in the UCI Supercross Series and UCI BMX World Championships as well.  Lauren’s ultimate goal is to get back to the Olympics and to win a gold medal in 2016 in Rio.  Lauren commented, “I’m excited to be part of the Ssquared and Answer BMX family.  I’m very picky about my equipment and I know that the Ssquared frame built up with all Answer BMX products will give me the best advantage I need to attain my goals.  I can’t wait to get the season started in Phoenix as a member of this very supportive team.”

The Ssquared Bicycles Factory Team is proudly sponsored by Answer BMX, Rennen Design, Tioga, Troy Lee Designs, and MJT Media.  For more information on Ssquared Bicycles and Answer BMX Products visit www.ssquaredbicycles.com and www.answerbmx.com.

17/12 BMXPress Magazine issue #60 (Olympic Special) available now

BMXPress Magazine press release
BMXPress issue 60Make sure you head out and get your copy of the latest BMXPress Magazine issue #60. BMXPress is a riders magazine written by riders.

This is truly a monster issue. This is a world record setting issue of 164 pages of unmatched comprehensive coverage of 100% BMX Racing. NO other 100% BMX race magazine has ever been published with this amount of pages. It is wall-to-wall BMX racing action…

This issue has the exclusive coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games and just about everything you wanted to know about BMX at the London Olympics.
We have over 60+ pages of full coverage of the London Olympics BMX event. This coverage alone is bigger then most other magazines.
Every lap and race is covered. Each race from the first race to the finals is covered on its own full page spread with at least three pictures from each and every race.
The finals has a double page spread on each of the male and female finals. Throw in a bunch of exclusive interviews, and the coverage is huge. It doesn’t get any better than that!!!

We didn’t stop there. We bring you the best coverage from the best races across Oz with another 12 races. Just in case you wanted more, look for our exclusive bios, interviews etc.

Read what National Coach Wade Bootes really thought of our performance in London, and see what Barry Knight and the crew at BMXA have planned for BMX in Australia.

+ Exclusive coverage of the Lauren Reynolds gate 1 tribute…. And lots more.

This is our “SPECIAL 2012 LONDON OLYMPICS COLLECTORS ISSUE”. Make sure you have a copy in your collection.

Still only $9.95 in Oz.

Thanks to all the riders, readers, advertisers, photographers and supporters of BMXPress. It is these people who make BMXPress the magazine of choice for Australian / New Zealand BMX.

Merry Christmas and happy New Year to everyone, and we will see you at the next big race…
Warwick Wheeler
Editor
BMXPress Magazine.

15/12 Speedline Parts/Supercross BMX Australia at the Victorian Championships

Supercross BMX Australia press release
There was a strong Speedline Parts/Supercross BMX team presence at the Victorian State Championships held at know last month. The team did an outstanding job representing the Speedline Parts and Supercross BMX products on and off the track. Here’s how they went.

Madie Guyers (South Australia)
The 2012 Victorian State Titles were held at Knox BMX club, which is one of Madie’s favourite Victorian tracks. “It’s always smooth and fast with great transitions and also it’s a great track to manual and jump. The only downside is the flat start hill which you need to have lots if leg power to snap out and get out front like Gemma-lee Thomas did.”
“In my first moto of 15 girls I came out strong and got third.I followed this up with 4th in my next two motos.
In the final it was tight and close racing into the first berm, I got squeezed out but managed to come back and pick up a couple of places finishing with 6V.”
“My first interstate A-Pro ladies race was a great experience,I came 5th,6th and 5th so missed on the final,but met sum really great girls..overall it was a great weekend and looking forward to getting my 2013 Supercross frame.”

Craig Austin (Victoria)
Craig enjoyed the track and the racing. “I loved how fast the track was.” Craig was looking trim and fit with his Supercross bike looking awesome as always. Craig put in some solid racing in his motos but just missed out on the finals, it was top effort concerning he was at the birth of his new daughter the day before. Congrats to Craig and family from all the Speedline Parts/Supercross BMX Australia team..

Simon Trewin (Victoria)
The 32 of Trewin was doing it for the Speedline Parts/Supercross BMX Australia team on the Saturday with some awesome racing on his Supercross Envy cruiser. Simon easily transferred to the main event the only obstacle was the massive infamous Knox doubles. Seeing as Simon has broken both ankles and wasn’t walking for the first four months this year due to injury the thought of not making the double and crashing was the reason he didn’t have a go at the jump. Once the dust settled in the final he crossed the line in 2nd place.

Ethan Zrna (South Australia)
Here’s Ethan’s Vic champs experience in his own words. “We arrived on Friday and did some practice, it was good to have some practice on a dry track as last time we were there it was the pre-titles and it was very wet.

Saturday was sprocket and cruiser racing day and we watched some racing.

On Sunday I had 3 motos and I won all of them. In my semi I came first which gave me first gate pick for the final. I chose lane 2 and I got the hole shot out of the start. In to the first corner Patrick Bognar took a dive but didn’t pass me and he did the same on the second corner which meant I had more speed out of the corner and I sped away and won back to back Vic titles.

I was very happy how my ENVY junior plus handled and I can’t wait to get my new expert frame.”

Craig Penglase (Victoria)
Craig was a little distracted at the Victorian State Championships with his official role as BMX Victoria president and cheering on his daughter Issy, however he still managed to get some racing in. The 40-44 Men’s cruiser class is always a tough field. Too tough on the day for Craig to make the main.

The team would like to thank Shaun Collins for his help over the weekend as the Speedline Parts/Supercross BMX Australia team manager.

The Speedline Parts/Supercross BMX Australia team is proudly supported by Speedline Parts, Supercross BMX, Dirt Designs, bmxultra.com and TECH.

Speedline Parts
Speedline Parts is a bicycle parts manufacture located in Southern California. We currently produce cranksets, pedals, chains, headsets, brakes and seatpost clamps. All of our products are tested and used by team riders. Speedline Parts are distributed in Australia by Supercross BMX Australia.

Supercross BMX Australia
Supercross BMX is a leader in BMX by design, innovation and manufacturing. The Supercross ENVY is the lightest production frame, full stop! However there is much more to the brand than the ENVY frame. There is also the alloy BLUR and the cromo BOLT LT, both of which have the same race winning geometry as the ENVY. Supercross BMX currently produces some of the most respected cromo/heat treated handlebars and forks in the business as well as hubs, stems, seats, posts, tires, cranks and a while lot more.

Supercross BMX Australia are the exclusive Australian distributor, keeping prices competitive and in many cases cheaper than the US. On top of that SX Australia put back into Australian BMX sponsoring some of the most talented riders in Australia on the Supercross Australia factory team and supporting the Speedline Parts/Supercross BMX Australia and bmxultra.com teams. Supercross BMX Australia is also a big supporter of the BSX charity event.

14/12 BSX2013 update – One Month to go/factory47

by bmxultra.com
Wow, It’s axactly 1 month until BSX2013! We still have a lot of work to do!
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 a many Olympians.

factory 47 supporting BSX
The guys over at factory47 are sending four copies of their feature length documentary “Life Behind Bars Pedal to Medal” DVD to BSX to be used as prizes.

We were blown away by the documentary when we had the opportunity to review it earlier this year. The film follows some of the biggest names in Australian BMX in the lead up to the 2008 Olympic games as they qualify for the historic first ever appearance of BMX on sports biggest stage.

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank factory47 for their support. Maybe one day we could get them down to BSX to cover the event.

To make sure you are in the running to win one of the DVDs make sure you don’t miss BSX Monday January 14, 2013.

Dig/Ride this Saturday December 15 & Sunday 16
There will be quite a lot of rain over the weekend, yet the working needs to be done. We still have a lot of work to do to get the BSX track up to the high standard that people are used to, so we will be doing some work this Saturday and Sunday, it seems there won’t be much opportunity to ride the track. The session is from 12pm – 6pm. If you are free to help just email webmaster@bmxultra.com to let us know.

For additional dig/ride dates and updates on weather check our Facebook page facebook.com/pages/BSX-Bicycle-Supercross/109673275756490BSX2013

New Poster
We are very happy to announce the BSX2013 poster is now completed. We will be updating it as new partners join us. A big thank you to Cosmo for doing the design for us.

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.

BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by
Gold Partners
Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)
Airsho

Silver Partner
Lazer Sport (www.lazersport.com)
Geelong Health & Fitness (www.geelonghealthfitness.com)

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

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.

12/12 Last minute Christmas gift ideas

by bmxultra.com
Apparently I’m difficult to buy gifts for, if I find something I want I work my butt off and get it for myself. Every year I’m asked what I would like for Christmas, it something I would have to think through, put on the spot I can never think of anything. I’m sure I’m not the only one.

So what do you buy for a Christmas gift for the BMXer in your life?

Here’s some suggestions

Stocking fillers

  • Pro-BMX Skills book
  • BMX Racing Skills DVD
  • T-Shirts: Profile Wing, THE, Intense, Answer, Loose Kid Industries, Troy Lee Designs
  • THE Socks
  • Foldable ITS Micro Knobby 2 or Tioga PowerBlock tires
  • Alienation Pivotal Slider Seat (Back n Black, MikRib, or MisFit)
  • A coloured Pivotal post from Supercross
  • A new Dirt number plate
  • Gloves: The new THE Cosmos gloves or maybe some LKI or TLD
  • A magazine subscription

Gifts that won’t break the bank but might break the stocking

  • THE 0.5 Helmet
  • Supercross SLT Cromo forks
  • Answer Hoodie
  • Madera hub set
  • Stem by Profile, Supercross, Answer…
  • Profile Elite 4 bolt chainring
  • New hoops maybe some of the wide selection of Alienation rims
  • THE Cosmo race shorts
  • TLD Race pants or shorts and matching jersey
  • Some nice platform pedals for BSX
  • Profile Race Cranks and/or an outboard bottom bracket upgrade kit
  • A Profile 20mm front hub
  • A bike service from your local bike shop

Gifts that can be later used for blackmail

  • A DK Bike bag
  • Alienation Royal Hubs
  • A TLD D3 helmet
  • Profile Elite Hubs
  • Profile Elite Cranks
  • Answer Dagger forks
  • A new frame: One Bicycles, Supercross, Anarchy, Kuwahara, Intense, Speed Co, SSquared, Syndicate, Star…
  • A FreeLap Wireless Timing System

Well that’s about all I can come up with, so if you can’t get any inspiration from that I’m no help, but you can’t say I didn’t try.

11/12 One Bicycles Australia at the ACT Championship

One Bicycles Australia press release (Written by Miekel Rose)
This year saw the ACT’s postponed in March due to ridiculously wet conditions and run in December where the Pre-Titles were supposed to be run. The weather on the weekend was almost perfect, a little hot Saturday but nice on Sunday until the heavens opened up at the on track presentations. The ACT pulled together to get both clubs working on the one track to ensure the best event they could for the running of the 2012 ACT Championships. The track was smooth and fast and there were promises of some fast times and close competitive racing

As this was the home track for the Rose family, there were high expectations of the kids to perform on home soil! Mikayla was hoping to get the threepeat as State Champion on her 20” which was a huge ask after only being out of a leg brace 3 weeks before the event.

Mikayla had cruiser on Saturday to kick off her campaign in 8-13 Girls and was looking forward to starting her weekend off well. Mikayla rode well and did not drop a lap all through the motos. In the final she came out well and got the hole shot to the corner, riding away to a 1ACT plate and a great way to kick off her weekend.

In her 20” class on Sunday, the numbers were down for the 12 Girls which was disappointing, but her rivals were no slouches, so Mikayla knew she needed to bring her A Game if she wanted to hold on to the number 1 plate. Mikayla was riding fast and very confident on a track she knew well. Mikayla didn’t drop a lap all through the heats again and was looking good to take away the win. In the final heat she took off and was never touched, winning comfortably in the end to seal her third consecutive State Champion’s Plate.

Nik had the 13-14 Boys Cruiser class up first on Saturday and was hoping to do well in this very competitive age group. Nik is a confidence kid and he knew it had been years since he secured a 20” State plate. Nik was determined to do well and had trained consistently leading up to the event. Nik had some tough battles in his heats and came out sitting in third overall for the final. The trick on the weekend was to navigate the big second straight well by jumping through the whole series of jumps to get the advantage. Nik was struggling with getting shut down and did not get the smooth run he was hoping for. In the final Nik came out slowly and had to make it up to the first corner. He struggled again on the second straight not getting a smooth run through and only managed 4th in to the second corner, but after a drag race down the 3rd straight, Nik managed to hold his line in to the last corner to pull away with a clear third in the final securing his first plate for the weekend.

In 14 Boys 20” Nik had a tough class to compete against but was determined to get his first final on the 20” for a while at State level. Nik rode his heats well with a 2nd, 4th and a fifth, making his way to 8th place after the motos and earning himself a finals birth. Nik was still having some trouble with the second straight as it was getting congested with riders and not allowing him to get the flow he needed to gain speed. Nik ended up with gate 8 for the final and came out strong sitting in 5th by the second straight. The front 4 riders had taken off but Andy Hughes washed out in the fast second corner and went down causing a pile up of 3 of the top 4 riders allowing Nik and others through and the battle was then on for the podium. Nik fought hard to the line crossing in third to stand on the podium twice in two days. He was stoked and later said he had a smile on his face all the way down the third straight knowing he had made top 3. Great confidence boost for the young fella.

Josh opted to race his age and competed in the 17-18 Mens Class for 20”. Josh had a memorable first heat doing some creative pack jumping to come away from almost last to winning the first heat. Josh remained consistent and was sitting in the number one spot after the motos. Josh sat on the gate in the final feeling pretty confident he had dialled in the demanding second straight and was hoping for a great result. When the gate dropped, Josh had a slow gate which found him in 4th heading in to the first corner. When the dust settled and the second straight was gone, josh had made his way to second and was in a hot battle for first, which continued to the line, with Josh finishing in second for the final.

It was a great weekend of racing for the Rose kids and they had their old coach Craig Fisher in their corner for the event as he had stayed with us. It was great to catch up with my child hood mate Michael J and have Fisho staying with us. I loved catching up with friends and when I got a chance to scratch to walk around and say hello to people I hadn’t seen for months. Gotta love this sport.

Big thanks goes out to my lovely wife, who not only put up with me but my mad mates, but managed to transport the kids and feed everyone over the 3 days, love you heaps. To Craig and Mickey, thanks for coming down and making it a memorable weekend. Huge thanks to the sponsors, ONE Bicycles, ECI, SNAP, Alius and Lizard Skins Grips for all the support. To Shane Jenkins, Scott Hand, the family at ECI and Craig Fisher, thanks for the ongoing dedication to supporting my kids, we all truly appreciate it.

Mikayla finished with 2 State Champion Plates, Nik two Podiums and Josh a second so not a bad weekend for the kids. Well done guys, I am ONE very proud Dad.

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

One Bicycles are distributed in Australia by Elite Cycle Imports (www.eciimports.com)

10/12 BSX2013 update – New partners Geelong Health & Fitness/Andersons

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Wow, It’s just 5 weeks until BSX2013! We still have a lot of work to do!
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 a many Olympians.

New Silver Partner Geelong Health & Fitness
Geelong Health & Fitness is owned and run by Tess Anderson, the wife Simon Anderson (6 times winner of the 30+ Open Class at BSX). Together Tess and Simon have been very supportive of BSX over the past 6 years and donated a lot of time and money over the years.

Tess has decided to step it up this year through her business Geelong Health & Fitness.
Geelong Health & Fitness can customize training plans to suit everyone’s individual needs. Geelong Health & Fitness currently trains a number of BMX Racers from Juniors to Seniors.

Geelong Health & Fitness do not only focus on training riders but on all your fitness or weight loss requirements.

For more information visit www.geelonghealthfitness.com or email tess@geelonghealthfitness.com

Geelong Health & Fitness have kindly donated a brand new: Intense Podium XLT Race frame LTD white-red Pro XL RRP $599.00

To make sure you are in the running to win make sure you don’t miss BSX Monday January 14, 2013.

New Bronze Partner The Anderson Family & Monza Imports
Recently Iesha Anderson has been diagnose with QT syndrome. It has to do with the electrical pulse with her heart. So not great news. What is great is that her and her family will have the care and support of the Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital. Given this Simon (with the help of Monza Imports) and Iesha are following in Tess’ footsteps and helping us to raise money for the RCH through BSX2013.

Iesha Anderson (Team GT) is donating a brand new Youth Large GT race jersey RRP $79.00

FOX/Monza imports is donating Simon Anderson’s race gear that he will be wearing on the day.

  • FOX Covert jersey Medium RRP $59.95
  • FOX Push pant size 32 RRP $129.95
  • FOX Rampage Helmet Black-White Size Medium RRP $ 179.95

We’d like to thank the Anderson family for their very generous donation.

Dig/Ride this Saturday December 15 & Sunday 16
We still have a lot of work to do to get the BSX track up to the high standard that people are used to, so we will be doing some work this Saturday and Sunday, and naturally getting a ride in as well. The session is from 12pm – 6pm. If you are free to help just email webmaster@bmxultra.com to let us know.

For additional dig/ride dates and updates on weather check our Facebook page facebook.com/pages/BSX-Bicycle-Supercross/109673275756490BSX2013

New Poster
We are very happy to announce the BSX2013 poster is now completed. We will be updating it as new partners join us. A big thank you to Cosmo for doing the design for us.

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.

BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by
Gold Partners
Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)
Airsho

Silver Partner
Lazer Sport (www.lazersport.com)
Geelong Health & Fitness (www.geelonghealthfitness.com)

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

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.

08/12 Review: Alienation BMX Tubeless Compatible System

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The Alienation Tubeless Compatible System is one of the most important innovations to have hit the BMX race scene in the history of the sport. The tubeless system is more reliable, faster and lighter than coventional tire/tube set ups. Click here to check out the review

06/12 BMX Sports Western Australia 2013 State Championships

BMX Sports Western Australia press release
BMX Sports Western Australia are pleased to announce the 2013 State Championships has been awarded to Eastern Goldfields BMX Club.

After a very busy year for the EGBMX Club, rebuilding the ramp, and remodelling the track, the club is excited to host the premier event for BMX in Western Australia.

BMXWA President, Matt Butterworth  has acknowledged the work of the EGBMX Club President Steve McClerie and the Committee in what he believes will be one of the best BMX events in WA to date.

In commenting on the venue, Mr Butterworth said “The club stepped up to mark, to provide athletes and spectators with a first class facility and also the opportunity for families from all over the state to explore the rich history of the Golden Mile. It’s got an absolute professional feel to it from the moment you walk in the gate,” he said. “It’s good for the competitors, but not only that it’s good for the spectators as well.”

EGBMX Club President Steve McLerie had this to say: “The EGBMX Club looks forward to welcoming riders from all over the State to the BMXWA 2013 State Championships to be held in Kalgoorlie-Boulder”.

“Our committee are ready to commence planning for the event in an effort to host an event that will be remembered by all for years to come”.

Further upgrades are scheduled to compliment those already completed earlier this year.  This will provide a facility for the Championships that will have an excellent start ramp, challenging track and outstanding viewing areas for all.

For those wanting to book accommodation, Pre States 1 will be held on Tuesday 1st October 2013, Pre States 2 will be held on Thursday 3rd October, Registration and Official practice on Friday 4th October, and Racing will be Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October.

04/12 Supercross Australia’s newest team member

Supercross BMX Australia press release

When we originally set up the Supercross BMX Australia factory team we also set up a Speedline/Supercross team. The idea behind Speedline/Supercross team was to have a good mix of riders who represent the brands in a variety of ways. First and foremost they all love BMX racing, they are also fans of the Speedline and Supercross brands. While not all of the riders will go on to the Supercross factory team it’s also a feeder team. As a team we help riders to become the best they can be, on the best equipment available and provide support along the way.

There is no doubt about it, we have some great personalities and awesome riders on the team. While we were looking for a Supercross factory team rider who could step it up in the Junior Elite class in 2013 we couldn’t overlook Speedline/Supercross rider Peter Little. The more we looked into it the more Peter rose to the top of our list. Peter has been riding Supercross for many years, his bike handling skills and speed are equal to the best in his class, which is why he’s been in the mix at National Championships for many years, and he continues to show improvement every time we see him ride.

Peter Little joins the Supercross BMX Australia factory team

We’d like to welcome Peter to the Supercross BMX Australia factory team. Peter joins Esther Woodward and Jade McPherson as the final rider to round out our three rider team for 2013.

We hope to have Peter in the Supercross factory jersey soon, but until then you can see him continue flying Speedline/Supercross team jersey and Troy Lee Designs pants and gloves on the track.

The Supercross BMX Australia factory team is co-sponsored by Troy Lee Designs/Steve Cramer Products, Speedline Parts, Dirt Designs, and bmxultra.com.

About Supercross BMX Australia

Supercross BMX Australia are supporters of BSX and the Royal Children’s Hospital and while we have our own Supercross and Speedline/Supercross teams we also co-sponsor the bmxultra.com team and the Anarchy Australia team.

To find out more information about Supercross BMX products, Anarchy BMX frames and Speedline Parts check www.supercrossbmx.com.au

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.

03/12 Team bmxultra.com update

bmxultra.com press release
The last weekend in November was a big weekend for the bmxultra.com team. Dane Pangallo headed to Tulsa to be a part of the first ever USABMX Grand Nationals. While the remainder of the team were flying the bmxultra.com colours at Knox for the Victorian State Championships.

Dane at the USABMX Grand Nationals
Dane Pangallo had already travelled to the UK for the World Championships earlier in the year, however he wanted to see out the year with bang. So he packed his bike and headed to Tulsa for the biggest race in the world, the first ever USABMX Grand Nationals.

Dane may not have come home with the result he was looking for, although a quarter finals berth isn’t too bad, but he learnt a lot from the trip and is already planning to head back for more USABMX races in 2013.

The Victorian State Championships
The rest of the Team bmxultra.com riders hit up the Knox track for the Victorian State Championships.

Aaron Rogers had a nice ride on Saturday in the 30-34 cruiser class. He finished in fourth place in the main. He then followed that up with a fifth place in the 30-34 mens class on Sunday.

Shane Jenkins was competing at his 30th consecutive Victorian State Championships. On Saturday Shane finished with a fourth place finish in the 40-44 mens cruiser class. On Sunday Shane crashed in the final of the 30+ Masters class while hot on the heals of the race leaders, he had to settle for eighth place.

Levi Collins was looking good in the AA Men’s final and was looking to move to a top three position when it all went horribly wrong for him in the third straight, when the dust settled Levi had to settle for eighth place.

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

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