BMX racing news April 2010

    30/04 Richfield Park BMX in MI- Grand Re-Opening May 2nd

    ABA press release

    Davison, MI  –
    Richfield Park BMX, located at 6550 N. Irish Road, has announced its BMX Schedule for 2010 with the ABA and will host its Grand Re-Opening Sunday May 2nd.  Richfield Park BMX features a beautiful park setting with ample parking and shade as well as a terrific track layout.

    Richfield Park 2010 Schedule:

    Practices: Wednesdays 5pm-8pm

    Sunday Day Races: Registration 11am-2pm

    • May 2nd*, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th*
    • June 13th & 27th
    • July 4th, 11th, 25th
    • August 1st &29th
    • September 12th, 19th &26th
    • October 3rd, 10th, 17th*

    Saturday Night Races: Registration 6:30pm-7:45pm

    • May 22nd
    • June 26th
    • July 3rd &10th
    • August 28th

    Special Events:

    • May 1st Opening House (Practice)
    • May 2nd Opening Day
    • May 30th ABA Race For Life (Double Points)
    • June 27th ABA Michigan State Race (Double Points)
    • July 9th Trail Jam
    • July 10th Trail Jam Night Race
    • October 17th Chili Contest Race

    June 24th Clinic with the #1 Ranked American Female and Pro Rider Dominique Daniels, Details TBA

    For More Information:

    Track Hotline:810-653-2632

    Dennis Ybarra, Track Director mobile 810-210-0480

    Rob Young, President  mobile 810-422-4271

    Track Location: Richfield Park, 6550 N. Irish Road, Davison, MI 48423

    RPBMX is a Non-Profit Organization, and is always is accepting of Volunteers, please just talk to the President or Track Director to find out where help is needed. Monetary Donations are also accepted, and for $25 your name can be burnt into a section of RPBMX’s new fence!

    Check the Vs. Network Wednesday afternoons for BMX Racing!

    29/04 Huge Incentives for ABA Tracks to Support the Wiregrass Nationals

    ABA press release

    Gilbert, Arizona – The American Bicycle Association and the Dothan Area Convention & Visitors Bureau are pleased to present an exciting awards program for ABA tracks to promote the ABA Wiregrass Nationals May 14th -16th to their local riders. A $2,000 purse will be awarded to the top 4 ABA tracks with the most riders in attendance for the weekend.

    ABA C.E.O. Bernard Anderson had this to say, “We are constantly analyzing new and creative ways to add value for both our tracks and membership. Through our partnership with the Dothan Area Convention & Visitors Bureau we have funding available to promote the event and feel that there are no better organizations to reward for their efforts than ABA tracks. Simply by promoting a national in their area, ABA tracks can win as much as $1,000. This is a great program to promote the event and an even better program for local ABA tracks!”

    The ABA Track Bonus will be awarded as follows:

    • 1st $1,000
    • 2nd $500
    • 3rd $300
    • 4th $200

    The Holiday Inn, Dothan will be the host hotel for the event. With a rate of $69.95 (plus tax) per room and 2 complimentary hot buffet breakfasts per room, this too is incentive for families to attend. Participants can call the hotel directly to book ((334)794-8711 or (800) 777-6611) and mention they are with the BMX event to get the rate and rooms. The hotel is located at 2195 Ross Clark Circle SE, Dothan, AL 36301. The hotel website is

    The Wiregrass Nationals will be held at Circle City BMX, one of the best facilities and most exciting tracks on the ABA National circuit. The track is simply amazing with beautiful red clay, huge smooth asphalted turns and jumps throughout which can best be described as fun! The track is best known for its cross over section, where the first straight is crossed over by the second straight, creating a unique and exciting twist for the riders. Additional facility attributes, which will make this race exciting, are a beautiful park setting, covered staging, and FREE asphalt parking.

    To pre-register for this event, visit

    27/04 World Cycling Centre’s BMX track in demand

    UCI press release

    With the second leg of the UCI BMX Supercross just weeks away, the Supercross track at the World Cycling Centre (WCC) in Aigle, Switzerland, is in high demand.

    Once repair work on the WCC track after the winter season was completed, three BMX riders from Team Ireland were the first to take to the dirt during a four-day training camp (April 11th – 14th) at the WCC.

    They will be followed over the next three weeks by BMX riders from Germany, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Ecuador, Switzerland, France and Australia. Between April 18th and May 5th, the riders will travel to Aigle for training camps lasting from two to six days. The Latvian National Federation and two Dutch riders will stage two training camps each during this period. All the riders are preparing the Copenhagen (Denmark) leg of the UCI BMX Supercross, which takes place on May 7th and 8th.

    Among the athletes at the WCC over the next weeks are Shanaze Reade (GBR) and Caroline Buchanan (AUS), who finished second and third respectively in the first round of the Supercross series in Madrid, Spain, on March 27th.

    After the Copenhagen round, the UCI BMX Supercross will continue in Chula Vista (USA) on September 18th and 19th and in Fréjus (FRA) on October 8th and 9th. A fifth leg in Monaco has yet to be confirmed.

    27/04 Morphine Industries laying it down – Baby! – ABA Dixieland Nationals

    Morphine Industries press release

    THE ABA DIXIELAND NATIONALS, what comes to mind when you hear that? RAIN, rain, and more rain. But for the first time in about 8 years we had absolutely perfect weather, sun shining and highs in the 70’s, we couldn’t of asked for anything more.

    So with the weather on our side finally, and the track being better than it ever has been in the history of Powder Springs BMX we knew this weekend was gonna be a good one.

    Morphine Industries hit the Dixieland Nationals with only 3 riders, while the rest of the team was in Florida and Cali taking the weekend off from a gnarly spring racing schedule, DB 100, OD, and J-Rev took it to the mean streets, the Burbs of Atlanta, to handle business.

    A PRO – Jason LaRev made the 30 minute journey to the race track still a little sore from Saturday nights activities down in Tampa the previous weekend. Jason didn’t know if he was going to be able to race or not. But after taping up the hand, he handled business and got on top of the box with a 1st place finish in A Pro Saturday. Sunday he hoped to follow it up with another Victory, but a solid Bonk down the first straight kept him off the box with a 4th place finish.

    36-40X – Doran Bradshaw had a killer weekend of racing by getting two 3rd place finishes in one of the hardest classes of the weekend 36-40 cruiser. Then again pulling a 4th place finish Saturday in the super stacked 36-40X. Unfortunately Sunday in 36-40X he wanted to get his freestyle on down the rhythm section by doing a Front Flip mid race, it didn’t turn out as planned, and ended up with the snowman, 8th place.

    19-27X – Olijuwon Davis made the long trek down from Chicago Il. to show some of these east coast boys what Mid West pull is all about. And in typical OD fashion he didn’t disappoint. OD horsed the comp on his Haro race LT, and rode across the finish line victorious both days in 19-27x, bumping him up a few more spots in the 19-27x NAG standings. If you haven’t seen OD in action get to a track and check it out.

    Be sure to check the Morphine Crew out at up coming races in Sebring, FL – Dothan, AL – Woodbridge VA, Cape Coral, FL – Lexington SC.

    Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; HARO BIKES (, Fly Racing (, Alienation (, Sinz Racing (, Rennen (, Tioga (, Black Crown (

    27/04 Speed Bicycles signs as a ABA National Series Sponsor

    ABA press release

    The Launch of Speed Bicycles offers the everyday rider a chance to own the most technologically advanced frame for BMX racing. The Speed M Series frame embraces the highest standard of modern technology, while remaining true to BMX Racing. If skeptics doubt that technological advancements in BMX don’t help you win races, they have never ridden a Speed Frame. What better place to showcase the Speed Bicycle Brand than with the #1 BMX race association, the ABA. Speed Bicycles is proud to become a member of the ABA BMX Sponsorship family.

    Speed Bicycle engineers took up the daunting challenge of designing and producing a race frame to take on the best in the world and they have surpassed their expectation’s. There are unmistakable characteristics that define a Speed Bike: a distinctively designed frame tube set, breathtaking graphics, transfer of pedal power and overall riding performance. Each bike is refined and offers an exhilarating riding experience. It is the combination of these characteristics that makes Speed so unique. The Speed M Series frames are constructed from custom drawn, 6061 Alloy, triple butted, Hydroformed tubes, and integrated head tubes. Lightweight and strong, Speed frames offer the perfect blend and design for BMX racing.

    Speed Bicycles

    “ABA is excited to work with VSI products on the launch of their new SPEED line of bicycles.” said ABA CEO BA Anderson. “This shows the commitment they have to ABA and the sport of BMX Racing. SPEED will make a great addition to our long line of National Series sponsors”

    The Speed M Series Frames will be offered in 7 sizes –M438–Mini XL, M476–Junior XL, M508–Expert XL, M520–Pro, M533–Pro XL, M546–Pro XXL, and M534–Pro 24”. MSRP is a minimal $399.99 and each frame includes a headset. The Speed M Series are built to be the most efficient and fastest way to the finish line. Check out all the exciting SPEED Bicycles action at –

    “As it has been for over 30 years the American Bicycle Association is the leader in BMX Racing” said CEO Toby Henderson of VSI. “When we decided to launch Speed Bicycles of course our first contact was the ABA. The ABA has been the source for the marketing of VSI products for many years now and we very happy the relationship that focuses on the growth of BMX Racing. This Team effort makes us again, proud to be an official sponsor of the ABA with our new brand SPEED Bicycles” said Toby.

    Speed Bicycles is a division of VSI Products. With VSI’s added resource, deep roots in racing, and on the forefront of new and advanced technologies, Speed Bicycles momentum is already further advanced than most other brands. Speed Bicycles – the definitive Racing Bicycle Company, dedicated to developing and crafting the world’s most desirable high performance racing bikes. VSI Products: Intense BMX, Speed Bicycles, EYE BMX, THE Products, SINZ Racing, ITS, Vigor Helmets.

    About the American Bicycle Association

    ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and headquartered in Chandler, Arizona is “The Sanctioning Body of BMX”©. The ABA organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, nationwide and Canada. With 60,000 active members, 274 racing facilities and a 27 event national race schedule, ABA is the largest promoter of action sports.

    27/04 ABA updates

    ABA press release

    The American Bicycle Association has been in the business of BMX racing since 1977. That’s 33 years of BMX history in the making. We’ve decided to make all the years of ABA BMX race photos available online through As of now we have every photo uploaded on our through the 2004 – 20010 seasons, with some older events sprinkled for some added ABA BMX history. We’ve just update the site with the last of the 2010 Great Northwest Nationals. Our goal is to have every picture from every ABA BMX National Series event uploaded on this site.

    We are hosting the web site with the existing archival images already in a digital format, shot by BMXer editor/photographer Dan Mooney and past ABA photographers, and we will work from there. Once a month or so we will be adding vintage photos, so check back often. was created for your enjoyment and all the images you see on this site are now available for purchase.

    27/04 ONE Bicycles Team Australia Update

    One Bicycles Australia press release

    The One Bicycles team has been representin’ all over the place lately and performing well coming into the Australian Championships. Keep an eye out on the blue and white colours flying high at Shepparton early next month.

    Lake Macquarie’s East Coast Championships

    One Bicycles team member Justin Beattie wins the 11 year boy class at Lake Macquarie’s East Coast Championships by Jim Beattie

    Justin’s weekend started with a trip down to Canberra’s Melba track, He picked up a new set of wheels and had a ride with the Rose tribe who make up the majority of the ONE team.

    Justin would ride with the Rose boys every day of the week if he could and going to Melba was a great warm up for what would turn out to be a tough weekend.

    We arrived on Saturday for some practice and on his first lap he pulled his bike over backwards and landed flat on his back. 45 minutes later we come back from the chemist with him all patched up to find he has only 15 minutes worth of gate practice left. He made the most of this then worked on the rest of the very technical track for another half an hour.

    Not a great way to start the weekend.

    He won the first two motos from lanes 8 and 7. He drew lane 5 in moto 3 and fell in turn 1 while in the lead.  This meant that he got lane 5 in the final which he won by releasing some pent up frustration.

    He had everything going against him, tough competitors who had a home track advantage, rough riding, dodgey gate draws and two heavy falls. He lifted above all of that and out performed some highly rated competition.

    Justin congratulates his mates Reece Rowbottom and Will Moran for pulling in 2nd and 3rd respectivly.

    Justin’s next big event is the Australian titles which he is working hard in preparation for and having been selected for the Australian team is also looking towards the upcoming Mighty 11’s challenge against the Kiwis.

    South Lakes Open, NSW

    On Saturday the 24th of April 2010 the Rosetribe made their way to the Southlakes Club near Wollongong for a last minute shootout before the Aussies. The Club was running combined classes which made some of the racing very interesting! I entered the kids for 20” and Cruiser for a bit of a run and to get their race fitness up.

    Mikayla rode in the 9-10 Girls 20” class and had some great competition from some of the girls in the usual 9 year class in Taneisha Griffiths (1ACT), Chloe Dallinger (3A) and Renee Williams (3N) in the 10 year class. Mikayla started her day with a shocker gate and chased hard to pull a second in her first heat. She did not do that again and won the next 2 heats comfortably. In the final she got gate 7 and her rivals were all on inside lanes. The gate drops and Mikayla pulled an amazing snap to lead the other riders out and down the first straight. She rode the lead all the way to the line for the overall win on the day.

    Mikayla was to ride in Junior Ladies cruiser but numbers were low so I put her in the 8-10 Boys Class. She rode well with a couple of seconds and a third in the motos. In the final she landed gate 8 with the other three riders in the inside lanes. Gate dropped and she came out flying to chase young Kirk Cleaven all the way to the third straight where she dropped back a spot and finished the final in third. She hadn’t ridden the cruiser since the ACT’s and was enjoying herself on it. A good warm up for the Aussies. She also managed to get some prize money on the day.

    Nikalus wanted to take away both the 20” and Cruiser class titles on the day in 11-12 Boys. On his 20” Nik was flying with comfortable wins in all three heats leading up to the semis. In his semi he showed his intentions and was well on the way to fulfilling his goal by a great win and through to the final. In his final Nik had some close competition in home boy Jiye Ellis (2N in the 11 Boys Class) who pushed Nik all the way and was leading to the end of the third straight when Nik got loose and caught his pants in his seat and nearly ripped them off himself. Jiye rode away with a great win and Nik got to the line in second, only to pull up his pants and have a good laugh. (Funny to watch on the video)

    On Cruiser Nik was on fire and with Andy Hughes riding up a class in 20” and not riding cruiser Nik dominated the class. He had comfortable wins in all his heats and in the final he rode beautifully to take the win from his good mate Stephen Henderson. Nik was happy with his results and more especially his riding. Nik is looking forward to the Aussies this year and hopes to do well! He too was very happy with the prize money and had it spent before he got home, planning for a deposit on a new dirt jump mountain bike.

    Joshua had a crash at Club racing the Friday night before the event and was very sore in his left hand which made riding uncomfortable on the day. He rode well in the 15-16 Boys class on 20” and Cruiser. On 20” he was mixing it up with a fifth in his first heat and a nice fourth in the second heat. In the third heat he came out flying and managed a third, giving him a spot in the semi. There were some tough competitors in the class including W6 Jake Lowe and his mate Kyle Hughes. Josh rode hard but only managed a sixth in the semi and knew it was now up to him to better that result on Cruiser.

    He was riding his cruiser well as he usually does and placed fourth in the first two heats behind some talented riders. In his third moto he managed a good third and placed him well for the final. In the final Josh rode from lane 1 and had a great run up the inside of the first straight. He came in to the first corner in fourth and kept that position all the way to the line to finish the day placed fourth on cruiser. Unfortunately his payday was not as lucrative as his siblings, but Josh was happy with the way he rode considering an injury and a new track the kids had not ridden on until that day!

    Now there is only a week and a half to the big one for the kids this year. They have trained well and their machines are in great shape (as only ONE’s can be!) and ready to take on the assault which is the 2010 Australian Championships. Hope to catch up with some friends and watch some great racing! See ya there!

    Geelong Spectacular

    On the 18th April Isabella raced her Last race before the 2010 Australian titles, with all the sprint training and skills work Issy has put in over the last 6 weeks it was going to be good to see how she performed.

    We both first must thank Tom Siinmaa for what ever he said to her on adjustment in her gate start technique but it working a treat – A big thanks.

    It was our second time to Geelong and well over due being the first time was Isabella’s first race meeting back in 2003 as a 4 year old so much has changed

    The track was great a little technical on the third straight and a good size jumps in the first two straight so all was looking good.

    With 4 strong wins and a win in the final Isabella had a good boost in confidence after the weekend and was getting good starts and first straight power producing good leads at the end of the first straight, the third straight gave Isabella some valuable time to work on her jumping and manual skills.

    Thanks again to Utopia for all their support coming into this years Aussies- Come and have a look at there product if you see us in Shepparton and One bicycles Australia for their continual support.

    Good luck to all competing in Shepparton and have a safe trip on the roads and arrive safe.

    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 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

    21/04 INTENSE BMX has landed at Don Ash Bike Hub

    Don Ash Bike Hub press release

    Don Ash Bike Hub have just secured Intense BMX. To celebrate we have some 2010 bikes at crazy prices.

    • Race Junior XL – green. SRP $675, special $575
    • Race Expert 24 – black. SRP $719, special $619
    • Factory XL – silver. SRP $1305, special $999
    • Factory 24 – silver. SRP $1312, special $999

    If you are interested in a bike not listed please call either Nathan Barker or Nathan May for a deal. The shop number is 0358 213378.

    Come & see us at the 2010 Nationals for savings of up to 30% on Intense, Haro, Profile, Troy Lee Designs, S&M, Tuf Neck, THE, Sinz, Answer, Bombshell, Maxxis, Tioga, Sun Rims, Odyssey, Snafu & much more.

    20/04 Morphine Industries crew hits Tampa for Gator National

    Morphine Industries press release

    Week two of the sunshine state NBL Nationals rolled into Tampa BMX with the Morphine crew in tow.  Once again a smooth track, tons of sun and a lot of racing action to be had.

    You ever know that there is something that you need to do but can’t quite remember.  Then someone comes up to you minutes before the motos are going to start and says hey a few of your riders are not on the moto sheets .%@&#……then you remember that you forgot to register them.   Thanks Erma.

    Masters – Tim Dinger coming off some podium time at the Easter Classic, came back to Florida for a little more glory.  Unfortunately, it appeared that a Friday late night grub session put the hurt on Tim that would keep him down for the weekend.  We will keep the details to our self but trust we the man was hurting from both directions.

    In true PRO determination, however, he suited up and hit the track on Saturday.  With moments of grandeur in motos, his chicken wrap had gotten he best of him and he did not have what it took to be on the gate in the main.

    Things took a turn for the worst with Tim showing up to the track on Sunday with a fever, chills and an all fours on the floor position.  We had mercy on Tim and he pulled out and watched from the sidelines rooting on the rest of the Morphine Industries crew.

    Super X – Jason LaRev, hit the track with his skill and flow on Saturday with a uno in motos.  Getting an outside gate in a stacked semi unfortunately proved to be a day stopper.  Jrev showed up Sunday pulling out of racing due to an injury that was sustained the day before.  Rumor has it that a few boys tried to help a little old lady cross the road in Sarasota and things went bad.  You may need to talk to him or Barry to get that story straight.

    17-18X – Talbott Cross continuing to better himself on this road back to 100%, rode well both days but came up start to put this tire on the gate in the main both days.  Watch out boys, soon that wrist brace will be off.

    13X – Noah Reeves coming off a perfect weekend at the Easter Classic, Noah was looking to make the same statement. Hitting the track, Saturday brought about deuces in the motos and an uno in the semi.  Then coming from lane 8 on the main, Noah finished with a solid 3rd.  Sunday was a repeat of the same with deuces in the motos but he captured a spot higher in the main with another deuce

    11X – Richie Dey came ready to race in one of the most hotly contested class.  Saturday, Richie raced his way to a few 1st in the motos and put a finish on the day with a top podium spot.  Sunday heated up with the class determined  to try and keep Richie off the top spot.  Taking no for an answer, Richie took all his motos .  When main time came, Richie hit the gate on the way out and came from behind to take second into the last turn and was pushed of the track running out of real estate to take a second at the line.

    Morphine Industries will be hitting the Florida State Series race in Highlands at beginning of May and then Florida State Championship in mid May

    See ya there.

    Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; HARO BIKES (, Fly Racing (,  Alienation (, Sinz Racing (, Rennen (, Tioga (, Black Crown (

    20/04 JBL® Audio Equipment announces additional plans for ABA National Series

    ABA press release

    Gilbert, Arizona – In January, JBL was announced as a sponsor of the ABA National Series. In an effort to enhance visibility at the ABA Nationals, JBL is announcing that at select ABA Nationals they will be awarding JBL equipment to the top 3 podium finishes for Men’s and Women’s Elite, and Jr. Elite Men and Women.

    Top Podium finishers at the Spring Nationals, Summer Nationals, Midwest Nationals, Great Salt Lake Nationals, Blackjack Nationals, Redline Finals West, Disney Cup, as well as the Friday Night Pro Spectacular, will receive a JBL On Stage IIIP unit.

    2nd and 3rd place finishers at these events will receive either JBL Roxy 430 or JBL Roxy 250 series headphones

    Christopher M. Dragon, Director of Consumer Marketing, Harman Consumer Inc. stated, “JBL is thrilled with our ongoing partnership with the ABA and ABA Grands and we are thrilled that we can celebrate accomplishments with the champions of the series.”

    JBL, Inc., a division of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, is the official audio brand of the ABA National Series.  Harman International will also supply JBL® equipment to be awarded to the 8 ABA National #1’s  at the Grand Nationals.

    In addition to being a sponsor of the 2010 National Series, JBL and Harman is offering ABA members the ability to purchase their great products at special prices. With this new web site,, you can get all the information you want about products, shop when you want, and know before you order if something is in stock.

    “We are pleased that JBL recognizes the value of our partnership and has contributed this great line of products to be awarded to our podium finishers,” said B.A. Anderson, ABA, CEO. “We are always looking at ways to enhance our National Series and we are excited JBL is contributing.”

    About the American Bicycle Association

    ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and headquartered in Chandler, Arizona is “The Sanctioning Body of BMX”©. The ABA organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, nationwide and Canada. With 60,000 active members, 274 racing facilities and a 27 event national race schedule, ABA is the largest promoter of action sports.

    About JBL

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

    16/04 BMXMAD One Day Sale!

    BMXMAD press release




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    16/04 ABA news

    ABA press release

    BMX racing returns to the Binghamton area.

    by Chris Edwards

    After a two year delay we are pleased to announce the opening of Grippen Park BMX located at Grippen Park in Endicott, NY. with the opening race Friday April 23rd. For over twenty-five years BMX racing has been in Binghamton, NY but when the group running Cheri A. Lindsey BMX decided to join the sanctioning body American Bicycle Association (ABA) to better suit its future growth and align with other tracks in the area it was determined a move was needed. The new location is the former Grippen Park ice rink in Endicott, NY which was damaged beyond repair in the flood of 2006.

    The new track is located inside the former rink with a roof overhead eliminating any rain outs that occur during a racing season. This also allows for a longer race season and is more attractive for bigger race events to be held at Grippen. The track is run by a non profit group with volunteers. Racing will be every Friday night with registration from 6:00PM to 7:30PM and racing beginning as soon as possible. Tuesday night racing will also begin in the summer.

    BMX or bicycle motocross racing now a Olympic event is done on 20″ wheel bicycles around a dirt track having jump obstacles and turns with up to eight racers at a time in a one lap race. There are no age limits young or old and all family members can compete so “no one rides the bench” and riders are grouped by age and skill level. For more information or to contact the track director visit the track website at

    The USA Cycling Challenge Team list

    The USA Cycling Challenge Team list is now available for the 2010 UCI BMX World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: July 26 – Aug 1, 2010 . All qualified riders will need a valid USA Cycling International BMX license in order to register for the event. A current list of qualified riders and more details on how to register are available on the USA Cycling BMX World Championship information page and on the national governing body`s BMX homepage .

    Registration for all amateur (challenge) class riders closes May 7, 2010 and on July 15, 2010 for all championship class athletes.

    All riders must be pre-qualified, either by finishing in the top-eight at last year`s UCI BMX World Championships/Challenge, or by recording a top-16 finish at the 2010 USA Cycling BMX National Championships on March 20. For a list of qualified riders, click here .

    Everyone at ABA BMX would like to wish the riders of Team USA good luck and safe travels.

    15/04 STAY STRONG team news

    Stay StrongStay Strong press release

    STAY STRONG’s Australian Junior rider Darryn Goodwin is on a little Euro tour right now and has been out here since the Madrid SX a few weeks back. Stopping off in France the following weekend and racing the first Euro rounds in Besancon he put on a good show with some stylish solid laps and made light work of the pro section even throwing a few no handers over the big dubs for the fans.. He stayed out in France for the French Cup round over in Descartes this last weekend and took a convincing win in Saturday’s main event in the competative National class which had over 50 riders.. Now over at Stay Strong UK headquarters he will be getting plenty of riding and training in before the first UK National at Cheddar in 2 weeks time before flying out to Perugia Italy for rounds 3-4 of the European Championship the following weekend..

    Darryn and STAY STRONG would like to thank all their co-sponsors for 2010 : Freeagent Bicyles, FOX Racing, Rockstar Energy, Oakley , Ogio, Sinz, THE, Shimano,  Sun Ringle, ODI, Profile racing and Vans.

    STAY STRONG is the brand and life message of injured BMX dirt rider Stephen Murray who was parallysed from the neck down in June 2007 on the Dew Action Sports Tour in the BMX dirt final in Baltimore MD. For more information on Stephen and his recovery, all products and collaborations made by STAY STRONG plus team and blog updates then please check out the website and webshop on  . We ship Worldwide! ;

    14/04 Review: Ground Up DVD


    The Ground Up DVD from On the Gate Films is a must have for any BMX racer. Click here to find out why.

    13/04 The Mildura NAB Classic


    Mildura’s NAB Classic looks like it’s shaping up to be one of the richest events we’ve seen in a while.

    The one day event has $4000 in prize money

    • $2000 for AA Men
    • $800 for A Men
    • $700 for Pro Women
    • $500 for 30+ Open wheel

    Trophies 1-8 for other classes

    The event is on the Saturday 22 May with the South Australian State Series on the Sunday.

    For more details check out our racing calendar and download the entry form.

    12/04 Sneak peek at the new “Big BMX” from Supercross


    We’ve been sent some new sneak peek photos of the latest “Big BMX” from Supercross. It’s a 4X mountain bike frame, they already have their cromo frames, but this time in alloy.

    This is all the extra information we could get from Bill Ryan over at Supercross “They are Easton ULR 7005 Double Heat Treated Aluminum and check out the Adjustable Horizontal dropouts they are trick!!”

    The frame looks suspiciously like a beefed up Envy, is this possibly the first time that the BMX industry has something cool to give to MTB?

    Supercross BMX 4X MTBSupercross BMX 4X MTB

    Supercross BMX 4X MTB

    09/04 ONE/Kenda European Championship round 1 and 2

    One Bicycles at the Euro ChampionshipsONE KENDA press release

    The first rounds in the Junior and Elite European Championship were held in Besançon, France.  It turned out to be a wet and freezing cold weekend, with lots of wind.ONE/Kenda’s Aneta Hladikova from Czech Republic did very well on both days with a 3rd place on Saturday and Sunday in Elite Women.

    Simone Christensen from Denmark made it to the main without a problem and. She took a 2nd place.

    Her brother Chris crashed hard in pratice and wasn’t able to race.

    Jordy van der Heyden and Rowdy van Harsel from Holland also crashed in the quarters and Toms Skujins from Latvia made it to the semi.

    Check for the videos here: BMX-VIDEOS.COM

    Photo: Bruno Giustacchini


    09/04 HRVfitness @ Vic Country Championships

    HRVfitness press release

    HRVfitness: We make you faster!!

    What a weekend of racing. The HRVfitness team was out in force.

    Brandon Te Hiko led the way by smashing the competition and taking out the win in the 13 boys. Jaden Rice also put in a great performance by riding up a class and finishing 5th in the 11 boys. Tony Harvey took a step back to age for the weekend and came away with a win in the 30-34 class. Olivier Hoarau rode strong all weekend in AA. He made finals both days and managed to pull out a 2nd and 4th on a very technical pro track. The new Shep track is fast and furious; a few riders felt the brunt of the new track and needed some medical attention. But after a few tweaks hopefully the track will be race ready for the Nationals in May.

    Other riders that use HRVfitness training programs that dominated over the weekend:

    • Jaclyn Wilson Thompson 1st AA women
    • Billy Jolliffe 1st AA
    • Brandon May 1st A Pro

    To get your own HRVfitness Training Program go to

    HRVfitness Team Sponsors: Intense BMX, Skin Industries, Strictly BMX, BMXpress magazine, Altegra, DNA BSC and Phirebird.

    Remember to book your spot for the Elite Racer clinic on the 25th of April.  Book your spot now!

    08/04 New Supercross/Speedline stock landed in Australia

    Supercross BMX Racerhead stemsSupercross BMX Australia press release

    At Supercross BMX Australia we are proud to be able to provide light weight and affordable parts and frames to the Australian BMX scene.

    We have just landed more Supercross Racerhead frontloader stems and Speedline quick release seat clamps.

    We now have a wide range of handlebars, forks and stems in stock, including;


    • Pro forks
    • Pro LT forks
    • Straight 8 bars
    • Pro LT bars
    • Front loader stems
    • Top loader stems


    • Chains (hollow link/hollow pin)
    • Sealed integrated headsets (45/45)
    • Headset spacers
    • Speedline SX mini cranks
    • Quick release seat clamps

    Supercross BMX Australia are a supporter of BSX and the Royal Children’s Hospital and co-sponsor the team.

    To find out more information about Supercross BMX products check out, and for Speedline Parts check

    For more information and dealer enquiries email

    If you would like to purchase Supercross products in Australia please have your local bike shop contact us.

    08/04 Morphine Industries Heads South with Sunscreen for Easter Classic

    Morphine Industries press release

    Its spring time and that means racing in the Sunshine State.  It all started this past weekend with the NBL Easter Classic at Okeeheelee BMX in West Palm Beach, FL.  For all of you that came and always wondered why the locals had big legs and big lungs….now you know.

    High fives, definitely go out to Tommy Cross and Mitch Horne for putting together one of the best tracks on the planet and running on a smooth race.

    Okee is hometown territory to part of the Morphine Industries team and we represented with a small crew headed by the Master Tim Dinger – (one word – sunscreen dude).

    Masters – Tim Dinger demonstrated his smooth skill and style with moto wins on Saturday to take him to the Main.  Getting a gate 8 spot made the race exciting as he fought his way to the inside and to a spot on the podium with a 3rd place finish.

    Sunday brought about more of the same with a repeat trip to the Main.  With a spot on the podium in his sites again, he got tangled up in a mishap in the 2nd turn causing multiple riders to take a dirt nap.  Having to check up pulled him off the podium a 4th place finish.

    17-18X – Talbott Cross getting his groove back after a broken wrist rode both days to narrowly miss the main.  We are eager to get Talbott off the wrist brace and back to riding a 100%.

    13X – Noah Reeves was on a mission this weekend making his hometown track seem like an easy days work.  Noah started the weekend with a perfect day chalking up unos in the motos, semis and Mains.  It was like Groundhog Day on Sunday.  Noah repeated the same performance posting up hash marking all the way to the Main.

    11X – Richie Dey was looking to turn heads by his high flying aerial display over the pro set on the third straight, however, it was business when the gate dropped.  On Saturday in class, Richie hit a few top spots in motos and rounded out the Main with a 3rd after slipping a pedal out of the gate.  Sunday was not going to be the same.  Richie came out of the gate in the Main with a mission to hit the chalk line first and that is what he did taking the top spot.

    The Morphine Industries boys are headed to Tampa for the NBL Gator Classic for another round of sunshine, dirt and glory.  Then headed to powder Springs for the ABA Dixieland National. See ya there.

    Yo, Joey – Duke Sucks

    Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; HARO BIKES (, Fly Racing (,  Alienation (, Sinz Racing (, Rennen (, Tioga (, Black Crown (

    08/04 ABA Super Nationals on DVD press release has event DVDs for sale now at

    Relive the action with event DVDs. Study the competition or check your style.

    DVDs are ready to ship

    Current Selection

    Silver Dollar Nationals

    – Main Events $15

    – Semi Finals $10

    Sooner Nationals

    – Main Events $15

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    Super Nationals

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    USA Cycling National Championships.

    – Main Events $15

    – Semi Finals $10

    07/04 One Bicycles Team at the Victorian Country Cup event – Shepparton

    One Bicycles Australia press release

    The Rosetribe drove down from Canberra to take a look at the venue for this year’s National Championships and to trial some gearing and tyres. The complex looks great and though it still appears a little unfinished in spots, it will be a great venue for this year’s Aussies, providing it doesn’t rain. The kid’s first impression was the track looked long and technical, with a huge first straight. Photos and video do not do this track justice. Having two pro straights and fast bitumen corners makes lines in to each of the three berms very difficult to judge. After a few warm up laps the kids thought they had some aspects sorted. It was also great to catch up with Paul from ECI who came over and met all the kids. The kids also got to meet their other Team mate Kyle Horton who was unable to race on the weekend as his entry could not be found.

    Mikayla only raced her 20” bike in the 10 girl’s age class. There were only three entries for the event, which was disappointing, but as this was a training run, we were not too concerned. Mikayla found some great competition in Jemma Heraper from SA who challenged Mikayla all the way to the stripe on the Saturday with Mikayla winning all three heats on day 1. Overnight I stepped up Mikayla’s gearing to see what she could push on the track. Day 2 and she came out flying but it appeared that Jemma had got some distance back from her. Mikayla managed to win the first heat on the Sunday but lost the next heat to Jemma. It was now finals time and due to the horrid Deadman finals concept, it only ended up being Mikayla and Jemma racing for the final with little Millie Reed missing out. Both girls got great gates but Mikayla had no energy left to push the big gears and came in second in another close race. Congratulations to Jemma who rode well all weekend. We now know what we need to do for the Aussies and are so happy with the way Mikayla rode. Some hard training and some bike mods for the big event and we will see if she can plate again this year.

    Nik was excited to ride the Aussies track and is looking forward to this year’s Aussies after his disappointment of 2009 where he was competing one week after getting out of plaster. This too was a test for Nik to see if his bike was set up for the track. Nik has been in good form in the 12 Boys class leading up to this year’s Aussies, with silly little mistakes and mechanical issues hindering better results for him. He managed to have either Josh McLean or Andy Hughes or both of them in every heat he raced on the weekend and this was good for him to see where he needed to improve. Day 1 and he managed consistent seconds and a close third. Day 2 and I increased his gearing too to see what worked better for him. Sunday he looked more comfortable in the first straight and even managed to lead Andy and Josh in to the second straight in a heat. When it came to the final he had third pick and was looking good for a great final when he pulled himself out of his left pedal and blew the gate. He had to chase from last again and managed to claw his way back to fourth by the second straight. He battled with his mate Brody Moore all the way to the line with Brody taking third by half a bike from Nik. Andy won the final with Josh in second spot. Back to the drawing board with the pedal issues and after a chat with his Coach, we may need to look at where to from here.

    Josh was back on his bike and trying hard. He wanted to improve his position in the 15 Boys Class and was training hard and mixing it with some 4X to try for better results. In his warm up he looked quite comfortable on his gearing and liked the feel of the bike on the track. Day 1 and Josh was riding awesome with him sitting in second in the first heat until riding high in the last corner to drop back to fourth. In the next heat he also managed a fourth. In the last heat on Day 1 he had all the top riders in the class and struggled to better a seventh position over the line. That night after some discussion he asked to stay on his set up and stated he liked the feel of it. Easy one less bike to pull apart for me, I was grateful! Day 2 and Josh came out swinging with another fourth. This sat him in good shape for a finals berth. In the last heat before the finals he got shut out in the first straight and fought his way back in the second straight, but found himself in no man’s land and got boxed out again. When it came down to the stripe he had managed sixth, but this was not good enough for him to get through to the final as he missed out by one point. Josh was disappointed but like his siblings, now has a better feel for the track and how unforgiving it can be.

    It was a good weekend for us all and we learnt a lot. We spent some good times with some great friends and had a few laughs. Thanks to Paul Burbidge-Smith for helping fix the bikes Saturday night. Thanks too to Wayne Hughes for the awesome coffee whilst we were building the bikes. A huge thanks to Karen and Rod at BMX MAD for having all the bits and pieces I needed over the weekend to take home and ready the kids for the Aussies. A special thanks to my beautiful wife for coming down to help out, with all that amazing wives and mothers do! It was great to have a few ACT racers come down and gave us a more comfortable weekend away. Next time we come to the track it will be to challenge for the Aussies. See ya all there.

    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 myself I 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 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

    06/04 New gear chart calculator for your phone


    We have been working on a new gear chart/calculator that works on the iphone (because our flash version won’t work on the iphone) and other web enabled devices with smaller screens. It’s still in the testing phase, we plan to make it fit to a smaller browser screen but we need you to test it. Click here to check it out, then email with any feedback.

    05/04 Augusto Castro wins Gold

    Psykopath press release

    Psykopath Olympian Augusto Castro wins two gold medals at the 2010 BMX South American Games Medellin, Colombia .  Augusto has been riding for Psykopath since 2004 when he started his quest for the Olympic’s in 2008, now he has his sight set for 2012.

    01/04 Easter Break ahead


    As the Australian national championships approach riders from all over Australia will be racing at Shepparton this weekend dialling in their lines and having a blast. There’s a whole lot of others just like me who won’t be able to make it due to other committments or injury. What will they be doing? I’m sure any keen BMX racer with four full days off to ride their bike will find time to do the one thing we all enjoy. Me, well it’s probably a few weeks before I can even think of riding a bike, so I’ll be checking out the Ground Up DVD from On the Gate Films (ECI just got a batch of them in recently so your local store should either have it or be able to get it). Most likely the DVD will have grooves worn it in by the end of the four days. But we have to satisfy that hunger one way or another don’t we?

    No matter how you spend your Easter Break, be safe and happy BMXing.