BMX racing news May 2011

    31/05 BMXV Vs BMXNSW & BMXACT Update

    BMX Victoria press release
    NSW and the ACT were the inaugural winners of the City of Wodonga Interstate Challenge when they defeated BMXV 1227 points to 1135 on Sunday at the Wodonga BMX Club.

    Whilst NSW and The ACT won the overall day, Victoria was able to extract some revenge by winning the Pro Teams Challenge.

    Southlake’s Leanna Curtis took home the big cheque in the 14+ Pro Ladies final. Frankston’s Flying Frenchman Olivier Hoarau proved too strong in the sensational 14+ Pro Men’s Final.

    30/05 Photos: Victoria Vs NSW


    It was a great day of racing on Sunday at the Wodonga BMX track. It sounds like the Wodonga council are getting right behind the Victoria Vs NSW event with rumours that prize money has been set aside for the next two years.

    There were around 40 men in the pro class including former ABA and UCI world champion, Warwick Stevenson. Warwick was hanging out with the GHP mafia and looked quite comfortable on a GHP that was borrowed from Tim Ward. He might tell you he’s a little rusty but he looked strong and was hanging with the best of them. He looked to be having a lot of fun doing it too. Warwick narrowly missed out on the main with a close fifth in the semi. Don’t be surprised if you see more of him back on the track.

    In the Pro main there were seven Victorian riders and only Alex Cameron from NSW. When the gate dropped it was Olivier Hoarau who got the edge, followed closely by Alex Cameron with the rest of the field breathing down their necks. Matt Dunsworth reeled Alex in down the second straight and got the inside running for the next corner, relegating Alex to third. But Alex came back down the second last straight to pull up next to Matt only to find himself in the loose stuff and he went down. Tom Siinmaa slipped into third, followed by’s Levi Collins and Kyle Horton. Sixth went to Dave Habicht, then Alex Cameron and Bodi Turner.

    Click here to check out the photos.

    30/05 Supercross Australia website/Alex Cameron at Vic Vs NSW

    Supercross BMX Australia press release

    Alex Cameron at Vic Vs NSW

    The 2010 Australian Elite Champion, Alex Cameron, took on a huge field of riders at the Victoria Vs NSW clash at Wodonga yesterday.

    He rode extremely well in the heats and was through the quarters and semi comfortably. He was the only NSW representative In the main. While fighting it out with Matt Dunsworth for the second place he slid out and went down in the last corner and had to settle for seventh place.

    The Supercross Australia website

    We have launched the Supercross Australia website with team and dealer information and will continue to add to it with all the infomation you could ever need. Look out for regular product and team updates.

    Take a look at, remember there’s a whole lot more information coming.

    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 co-sponsor the team, Team Hammer and Team Skorpion.

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

    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

    29/05 New-Zealand riders win UCI BMX Supercross World cup at Papendal

    UCI press release

    Papendal – the Netherlands – Marc Willers and Sarah Walker won the first ever UCI BMX Supercross World Cup presented by Swatch in the Netherlands. Both BMX-riders from New Zealand conquered heavy winds and a difficult Olympic course at Papendal. Dutch rider and hometown favorite Jelle van Gorkom became second, just before French rider Joris Daudet.

    At the press conference afterwards it was all smiles from the big man Marc Willers. In the previous rounds Van Gorkom and Daudet dominated the field, but in the final the two riders tangled together and Willers came up the strongest. He admitted being really tired after racing in the heavy wind. “This track is really brutal”, is what Willers said about the conditions. “Without the wind this track is workable though. It’s good for the fast riders and the technical riders. But I was hurting! It’s longer than we are used to and if you make one mistake you just arrive physically drained.”

    Dutch rider Van Gorkom, cheered on by the big home crowd, was happy to finish second on home soil. “I think Marc was the strongest in the final. All eight riders were strong enough to win and today Marc did very well. It was really nice though to ride here in front of an crowd full of Dutch people.”

    Sarah Walker dominated Friday and Saturday of the UCI BMX Supercross in the Netherlands. Even a small error in the final did not challenge her first position and she crossed the finish line with a couple of meters advantage. Right after Willers won, she went over to congratulate her fellow countryman to celebrate the ‘Kiwi double’ in the Netherlands. “I felt really good and with these winds you just pedal hard and hope”, is what she said about the final. “I enjoy these kinds of technical tracks, after all riding BMX is about jumps.”

    The next stop of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series will be in London (UK), August 19 & 20 after the UCI BMX World Championships 2011 in Copenhagen, July 27th – 31st.

    Results elite men UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Papendal

    1 WILLERS Marc NZL 40.963

    2 VAN GORKOM Jelle NED 41.698

    3 DAUDET Joris FRA 42.800

    Results elite women UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Papendal

    1 WALKER Sarah NZL 36.985

    2 LABOUNKOVÁ Romana CZE 37.305

    3 BUCHANAN Caroline AUS 37.897

    28/05 Dutch BMX men dominate time trials at home track UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series 2011

    UCI press release

    Romana Labounkova (CZE) surprise winner of women time trials

    Papendal The Netherlands – Dutch BMX riders Jelle van Gorkom (picture) and Raymon van der Biezen were first and second at today’s time Superfinal time trial. The fastest 64 riders qualified out of 134 Elite men for the finals on Saturday, 32 Elite women riders progress into the finals out of 42 women.

    Today’s time trials are part of the first official UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series sponsored by Swatch on the brand new Supercross track at Papendal. The track is a near replica of the Olympic track in London.

    European Champion Van der Biezen was excited about his second place finish on home turf. Insiders say that this new Supercross track is the most challenging and technical track worldwide.

    Van der Biezen said: “We have been training at Papendal for a month now, so we do have an advantage over other riders”, says the full time BMX-pro. “It is a privilege for us Dutch riders to be able to train on this track. It is very demanding.”

    Van der Biezen believes he can even do better. “The wind was of great influence today. In BMX time differences are extremely small. Because of sudden wind, it’s sometimes hard to find the perfect line during a jump. I know I can go faster!”.

    Corben Sharrah (USA), fifth in the time trials and winner of the first stop of the 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series in Pietermaritzburg was enthusiastic:

    “It’s big and it’s good. It’s the kind of technical track that I like. For the progression of the sport this track is really good, because it’s so difficult. It must be really nice for the audience to watch us on this track.”

    “I feel really good and comfortable about the track. It suits my style, which is calm and effortless. The track will probably have some casualties though as you can see today.”

    The 64 best BMX elite men and 32 BMX elite women start the finals in Saturday 28 May at 2 pm CEST / 12 GMT.

    See the action live on

    Results time trial elite men BMX Supercross WC Papendal

    1. Jelle van Gorkom (NED) 39,83

    2. Raymon van der Biezen (NED) 39,98

    3. Joris Daudet (FRA) 40,47

    Results time trial elite women BMX Supercross WC Papendal

    1. Romana Labounkova (CZE) 36,89

    2. Sarah Walker (NZL) 37,09

    3. Magalie Pottier (FRA) 37,51

    28/05 GSX Events Partners With Octagon to Market BMX Supercross World Cup

    GSX press release

    BMX SX World Cup Serves As Qualifier for 2012 London Games

    Portland, Maine USA – Leading BMX racing promoter Global SX Events, Inc. (GSX Events) and sports and entertainment marketing leader Octagon today announced a joint partnership to develop a global marketing strategy for the International Cycling Union’s (UCI) BMX Supercross World Cup Series as well as collaborate on a U.S.-based BMX Supercross Series.

    GSX Events has partnered with Octagon to help identify new sponsorship, TV and digital opportunities for the only global BMX Supercross World Cup series, which includes events in South Africa, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States. In addition, GSX Events is working to develop a BMX Supercross series in the U.S. in an effort to expand the sport’s overall presence that coincides with BMX racing’s second Olympic appearance during the 2012 London Games.

    “The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is the leading international BMX event series and Octagon’s expertise in Olympics and action sports will greatly aid our efforts to promote and market the sport,” said Johan Lindstrom, founder and CEO of Global SX Events. “We are committed to advancing the sport of BMX racing all over the world and we believe that Octagon’s global resources will enhance this next phase of international growth.”

    The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, presented by Swatch, showcases the very best riders on the most demanding and spectacular BMX tracks ever developed. Introduced by UCI in 2003, the BMX Supercross World Cup has revitalized BMX on an international level and serves as the main qualification events for the Olympic Games. The 2011 season kicked off last month in South Africa and continues this weekend in the Netherlands. Later this summer, the third stop on the five event series will be held on the Olympic BMX track in London, which will also serve as the official test event for the 2012 Olympics.

    BMX racing is commanding a growing international audience, especially among the 14 to 30­year-old male demographic. Supercross World Cup events are broadcast on 69 TV channels around the world and reach a global audience of 4.2 million. GSX Events and Octagon will work together to capitalize on the increasing fan interest and growing visibility to build momentum with added sponsorship support and media coverage throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, Middles East and the U.S. in advance of the 2012 Olympic Games.

    “I am excited about the combined efforts to help grow BMX and bring more visibility to the sport,” said Donny “dR” Robinson, the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist who is also represented by Octagon. “I am looking forward to the opportunities this partnership will create and am willing to do my part to help promote BMX.”

    The 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series schedule includes the following events:

    • April 8-9 Round 1 Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

    • May 27-28 Round 2 Papendal, Netherlands

    • August 19-20 Round 3 London, Great Britain

    • September 16-17 Round 4 Sarasota, FL, USA

    • September 30/October 1 Round 5 Chula Vista, CA, USA

    ABOUT GSX Events:

    Headquartered in Gahanna, Ohio, Global SX Events, Inc. (GSX Events) is uniquely positioned as the premier promoter of professional events worldwide. The GSX Events leadership team represents the leading edge of BMX events organization internationally, managing the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup on behalf of the UCI.


    Octagon, the inaugural winner of the “Sports Agency of the Year” Award by the Sports Business Journal, is the world’s largest sports and entertainment representation and marketing agency with global expertise in consulting, athletes & personalities, event management, property representation, marketing solutions, licensing and merchandising and talent procurement. As part of The Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG), one of the world’s leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services, Octagon employs more than 1,000 people in 60 offices around the world. For further information please visit:

    27/05 UCI Supercross round 2 at Papendal


    All heads will be turning to Papendal this weekend for the second round of the UCI Supercross Series.

    The Superfinal will start on Freecaster at midnight tonight (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

    Click here for more details:

    27/05 BMXMAD at Wodonga

    BMXMAD press release

    Check out all the great specials at BMXMAD this weekend in Wodonga.

    Answer Scythe Forks $279

    Answer Dagger Forks $299

    Sinz Chromo Forks $60

    S&M Frames $500

    661 Helmets (Australian Standards) $100

    and many more…….see ya there!!

    27/05 Morphine Industries Takes the Top Spot at the Florida State Championships

    Morphine Industries press release

    It has always been said, that if you are at the top in the Florida State Championships, then you are at the top in the country.  Morphine Industries’ riders proved once again that they are truly at the top.

    The Florida State Championships at St. Cloud BMX capped off another great 2011 race season in Florida.  The season this year consisted of 5 qualifiers starting in November and coming to a climax last week.

    Elite Men- “Money” Mike Kapes  showed up to the championship with a point to prove…. that he is BACK.  Battling all year with Florida Elite riders Tyler Faoro and CJ McGuire and others made for some of the best racing experienced by the Florida BMX community.

    Mike started Saturday by horsing the competition down the first straight in his motos with a clean 1-1-1.  Meeting Tyler in the second moto and leading wire to wire set the stage for a great showdown in the Main.  Mike went into the Main leading the points by a slight margin but it did not matter when the gate dropped.  Mike once again led the pack from wire to wire to secure the Florida State Elite Pro Title.  Welcome back Money!….Hey Mike, Smile to the crowd they want to see those pearly whites!

    14 Expert – Noah Reeves came into the final race just out of the top spot.  Noah drew the stacked motos for the day with Preston Wood, Cameron White etc.  Noah went to work and grabbed the 1-1-1 in motos battling to the end with Preston.  Noah took lane 2 in the main which proved to be an omen as Noah took 2 in the main and finished with a 2 in the Florida State Series.

    12 Expert – Richie Dey strutted into St. Cloud with a command on the top spot in both 20” and Crusier.  A hard fought season of top racing gave Richie a big cushion in points and day with no pressure.  Richie rolled through his motos and took his place at the gate for both Mains.  When he crossed the white line Richie was Florida State Champion in both 20” and Cruiser.

    This weekend capped off a great Florida State Season for Morphine Industries as well as the BMX community in Florida.  Once again the SSA put together a great season but it couldn’t have happened without the support and participation of the BMX riders in Florida.

    Morphine Industries has a top notch group of Sponsors that support our team and put our riders on the hottest whips on the track:  Haro Bikes, Fly Racing, Alienation, DK Bicycles, Tioga, Folmer BMX, Black Crown and Rennen.  Thanks for all your support.

    26/05 Video: Maris Strombergs returns to the track

    Freeagent press release

    Maris is back on his bike check out this video edit

    26/05 ONE Bicycles Australia Team at the Southlakes Open

    One Bicycles Australia press release

    Last Sunday the A.C.T. members of the ONE Bicycles Team travelled to the Albion Park “Southlakes” track for their annual Open. The track had recently been changed and the kids were excited to have a ride. This event also incorporated the third round of the A.C.T. Dynamite Series for 2011.

    Mikayla was out to try and keep up a busy training schedule and put that in to race mode! Mikayla had a small field of riders and a new comer to her age class and a local of the track. This girl was a big girl and very strong and powerful! Mikayla rode within herself in the first heat rolling through for a second. In the next heat she stepped it up and went out strong blitzing the field convincingly. Mikayla also managed to secure her second win in the third heat and was through to the final. In the final Mikayla battled local girl Emma O’Hearn all the way to the line taking out the final. We dusted off Mikayla’s ONE Cruiser for a run and found her in a Ladies Cruiser field with older and some younger riders. Mikayla rode the little ONE well and managed firsts and seconds through the heats. In the final she took off well and sat in second spot by the first corner. After a big chase she crossed the line second behind 17-24 year rider Kristylee Martin. Mikayla was happy with her racing on the weekend and acknowledged she needed some more work on her pumping in the technical sections of the track.

    Nik was looking forward to some great racing and a positive event after being taken out in the quarter finals at this year’s Aussies. There were some quick guys in Nik’s class and even with Andy Hughes riding up a class, Nik still had work to do to secure a good result. Nik came out in his heats like a scolded cat and secured two wins and a second in the heats, making it comfortably through to the final. When the gate dropped in the final, Nik had a slow reaction and gave the field a small head start, but managed to haul them in by the first corner. After some clever riding Nik found himself in third chasing the two leaders who had their own dice happening. When the dust settled, Nik could only manage a third spot, but was happy with how he raced on the day. Like Mikayla, we dusted his ONE Cruiser off and had to do a minor rebuild at the track fitting new cranks and gearing. As we didn’t have the amazing SNAP gear available for the bike, we settled for a cheapy chainring and hoped it would hold on. Now we have sorted out his gearing we will have to fit the SNAP gear and get the cruiser looking and feeling as smooth as his 20” ride. Nik was on fire on the cruiser and won all his heats heading in to the final. In the final he smashed the gate and had a good lead in to the first corner. Some nice bike control and skill saw him finish the final in first place ensuring a great weekend of racing for him.

    Josh had decided to sell his ONE cruiser to focus on his 20” and entered himself in the A Pro class as well as his age class of 16 boys. In A men he struggled a little with the older and faster riders finishing fifth in each heat. Joshua was having great gates and first straights but the field would pull away from him through the rest of the track. Josh realised he needed to step it up a little more with his strength to keep pace with this class and was still happy with the way he rode. In 16 boys, this was a different story with Josh looking to have the class mastered. Josh’s gates and first straights won him three of the heats and sitting in top spot for the final. Josh smashed it in the final and came out confidently and strong, with the holeshot and leading the field to the finish line. It was great to see his recent training finally pay off for him and the win was encouraging finish to a big day of racing.

    All three kids had a great day with 3 firsts, a second and a third for the day! Not a bad result for the Team! It was also a great opportunity to have all the bikes lined up at the event for passersby to have a look at the range of ONE bikes available. With the bikes fitted with top quality SNAP gear they looked a treat and definitely a favourite for the locals of the area, who would stop and check out the bikes and ask where they could buy them. Fortunately the bikes were sitting beside the BMXEDGE Pro shop where they were also for sale along with the amazing SNAP products.

    I would like to thank the always supportive Shane Jenkins for his ongoing belief in the kids and the BMX industry. To the family that is ECI, once again without their support we would not have the best frames and parts out there on the bikes. To Scotty Hand, a huge thanks for the amazing SNAP products the bikes wear. These would have to be the best gear out there in BMX land and hope they kick off with other racers, as it is top shelf gear at a great affordable price.

    Next event for the Team is the Mighty 11’s and NSW State Pre Titles at the Liverpool track. Mikayla has been training hard for this event in an attempt to represent her country in NZ later this year. Mikayla is no stranger to the Liverpool track and has had an amazing winning history at the track, which gives her a positive history heading in to the event.

    So if you see the Team at a track, come over and say hi and check the best bikes in the Sport in ONE, along with the awesome SNAP products they run! Nothing but the best. Don’t forget, when you try a ONE, you will want ONE!

    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

    One Bicycles are distributed in Australia by Elite Cycle Imports (

    25/05 Evolution Cycles Tyre special

    Evolution Cycles press release

    We are currently running a promo on tyres.

    Why Buy Overseas?

    Tioga PowerBlocks

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    Check this link for more details

    This sale will run Saturday 21/5/11 – Sunday 29/5/11, Orders will be placed in bulk on Monday 30/5/11 to keep costs as low as possible for you.

    Call us on (03) 9355 8176, email us, or visit us in-store to get in on this sale, stocks can’t last long so don’t wait!

    24/05 Alienation BMX Announces Sponsorship of Haro BMX Race Team

    Alienation BMX press release

    Mill Valley, California – Alienation BMX, the manufacturer of the hottest BMX racing rims on the planet have signed a sponsorship deal with one of the hottest BMX Factory Teams on the planet for the 2011 BMX race season, the legendary Haro BMX Factory Team.

    Haro Team members, Brooke Crain, Khalen Young, Nic Long and Team Manager/Derek Betcher will be spinnin’ on an arsenal of Alienation product ranging from the lightest race rims in the world, The Deviant and Insurgent; to the strong, tried and true Skylark and Runaway.

    The Haro Team which only races the toughest races in the world, are among the leaders in the sport. KY is currently ranked 3rd in both the UCI SX AND ABA rankings, Nic is #6/ABA and Top 20 in UCI SX and UCI World #2, Brooke Crain is ranked ABA Girl Pro #2 and UCI BMX SX #12 in the super tough Elite Women’s class. Besides makin’ sure that all the team details are under control, DB will be showin’ the A Pro class the back side of his Runaway.

    Khalen is on the Australian BMX High Performance Team aiming at an Olympic berth in the upcoming 2012 Olympics and both Nic and Brooke are regular Team USA members, hitting up the big gigs. At every race, they’re counting on their Alienation rims to carry them to superior World Class BMX results.

    Haro BMX is a legendary name in BMX Race and Freestyle, and for more info on Haro race bred bikes, spec’d with high qual, Alienation BMX rims and some of the lightest most affordable race frames anywhere, check out . Check out all of the fine Alienation BMX products at .

    24/05 Video: 2011 DK Bicycles Victorian Open BMX Championships ad

    bmx victoria press release

    Click here to check out the new Video advert for the 2011 DK Bicycles Victorian Open BMX Championships.

    23/05 Preview Round two UCI BMX Supercross

    UCI press release

    Second stop UCI BMX Supercross on Olympic replica track

    Papendal, The Netherlands 21 May 2011 – On 27 and 28 May the next edition of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup presented by Swatch will stop in Papendal, The Netherlands. This Supercross World Cup is the second leg of the 2011 World Cup series and the fifth event to count into the 2010-2011 UCI BMX rankings allowing the riders to accumulate points toward their country’s participation at the 2012 Olympic Games.

    See video preview on

    The brand new permanent Supercross track (picture) is the most advanced and challenging track in the world at the moment and is home to the Dutch team, although other teams are welcome to use the facilities as well.

    The design of the Papendal track is almost similar to the design concept for the 2012 Olympic Games track that currently is being constructed. Track Designer Tom Ritzenthaler will take the experience of the Dutch track forward into shaping the final track for the London Olympics.

    Elite Men

    Corben Sharrah (USA) will lead the USA men’s contingent as the number-one ranked rider in the UCI’s Supercross World Cup standings. The 19-year-old took the win at round one of the Supercross World Cup in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The world of BMX is also pleased to see #365 Mike Day (USA) return to BMX Supercross racing after a 1 ½ year absence due to a back operation. Last time BMX fans saw Mike Day in splendid form was at the 2009 UCI BMX Supercross in Chula Vista. According to experts this Dutch track will certainly suit Day’s technical style.

    Marc Willers (NZL) will be eager to improve his performance of Pietermaritzburg. In South Africa Willers looked set to make the final but the friendly Kiwi crashed in the semi-finals. Joris Daudet (FRA) also looked very strong on the African ochre-red clay, winning the time trials and finishing second in the main final. Khalen Young (AUS), who was very pleased with his third place podium result in Africa. Young looked strong and determined in South Africa, will he be fighting for the podium in the Netherlands again?

    Current World and Olympic Champion Maris Strombergs (LAT) is unfortunately still on the injury list. Strombergs is planning to return to BMX Racing in July for the UCI BMX World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Experts also expect big things from the Dutch Army. The orange team of coach Bas de Bever will have a slight home track advantage. The experienced riders like Raymon van der Biezen #121 and Jelle van Gorkom #37, Sander Bisseling #40 are reported to be very fast on this challenging track.

    Elite Women

    Manon Valentino (FRA) certainly surprised a few with her convincing win at round one of the BMX Supercross in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Valentino will be keen to proof that her Pietermaritzburg win was well deserved by mixing it up in Papendal as well. Others to watch for are the 2009 BMX World Champion Sarah Walker (NZL), 2010 MTB 4X World Champion Caroline Buchanan (AUS) and 2009 junior BMX World Champion Mariana Pajon (COL).

    Last but not least, current World Champion, Shanaze Reade (GBR) is making her return to BMX racing and will surely aim for a win, if not just to build her confidence on this Olympic replica track.

    Follow the action live on Facebook and Freecaster

    See your favorite riders live online on The preview is online!

    Facebook news updates on or on Twitter!/UCI_BMX_SX

    Please see website event:

    23/05 PROPHECY BMX in stock now!!!!!!: The fast machine….Born to race…

    Prophecy BMX press release
    After the world-wide launch on market of its high-tech products, Prophecy Bmx is raising a lot of interests with the racers of the planet who are looking for performance products.

    Design, reliability, efficiency, comfort and performance are the mains words describing all our products developed by and for the BMX riders thirsty of victories: Products dedicated to win! And for all the categories of age!


    After more than 3 years of development including 2 years of real tests on different tracks with the participation of many professional riders, the project of “Prophecy BMX carbon frame” was born under the impulse of one former World Cup Elite Champion.

    Today, after the announcement of the new carbon frame from the world-wide leader of the BMX race, following the same direction of our Prophecy BMX’s engineers, we are convinced that this will help to confirm all the new advantages of high technology and composite materials, especially on frames.

    Prophecy BMX gets no doubt about all the advantage of carbon frame since the beginning and this announce will help to change faster some opinions…

    A lot of projects are in phase of development and even right now in secret test. Progressively, years after year you will see our new product and concept pushing forward the BMX race scene in term of technology as our Scud carbon frame did already…we can say that the carbon revolution just began…

    So do as Joey Bradford (USA) and Moana moo-caille (France), and come with us to participate to this revolution adopting our products…

    The European stock just arrived!!! So if you want to place order go directly through our website to buy directly your favorite Prophecy BMX frame and parts, or send us your order by email at and we will come back to you soon.


    20/05 Morphine Industries corn holes the competition!

    Morphine Industries press release

    Some serious boredom was about to set it at the Morphine Industries compound, so we packed the limo full of HARO‘s and sent a few of the boys to Nebraska to make crop circles and race BMX. After 18 hours in the car, the boys were ready to throw down in the dirt….and here’s how it all shook out.

    Olijuwon Davis and Jason LaRev were ready to give the A Pro class a one-two punch, right up until Jrev got caught up in some carnage that resulted in Justin Dodson breaking his femur and LaRev going down hard, injuring his knee.  (Hoping for a speedy recovery for Justin)   Although Jason’s knee looked pregnant, he was still able to make mains both days with a 5th and 6th.  Olijuwon was on fire, as usual…..but so was Scott McMahon. These guys battled hard all weekend but Scott was on point, so OD had to settle with second on day 1. Day 2 brought more of the same, only this time OD slid out in the first turn in the main, so he got the snowman on Sunday.

    Speaking of guys who are on fire….Doran Bradshaw has been on a mission, winning 7 of his last 8 nationals!  DB100 walked away with a double on Saturday and a win in 36-40x on Sunday.  He had our buddy Ray Hudson from Fly Racing, keeping him honest all weekend, along with alot of other fast cats so his secret training must be working!

    And finally…..we got to “unveil”  Charlie Hunt to the 28-35X class.  On Saturday, CH3 pulled some heavy hitters in his class to take home the win at his first race back. Sunday wasn’t quite as successful but 2nd place isnt too shabby!  Overall, it was another successful weekend on the track and as always, pranks were plentiful.  The mayhem continues as we roll in to NashVegas and Rockford.

    19/05 Answer Adjustable Stems


    Now here’s a neat idea. The Answer adjustable stem. It has an insert that you can simply lift out, rotate 180° and adjust the length of the stem. What a great idea, a stem you can grow into, or you can now try different stem lengths and only need to buy one stem.

    Available in 3 sizes

    • Mini = 35/40mm reach
    • Expert = 40/45mm reach
    • Pro = 45/52mm reach
    • Pro XL = 50-57mm reach


    Available in Australia soon through Elite Cycle Imports (

    19/05 ONE/Kenda worldwide

    ONE/Kenda press release

    It was a good weekend for the ONE/Kenda team worldwide.

    In Holland, Kevin van de Groenendaal won the Top Competition round 2 in Boys 12 and Denzel Vakkers got 2nd in Boys 13.

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    In France Jordy van der Heijden got 7th in Round 7 of the French Cup for Elite Men, and in Latvia Kristers Lejins won the UCI Category 5 Latvian GP in Elite Men.

    On the other side of the ocean Gabriela Diaz from Argentina got 2nd in the Panamerican Championship in Colombia.

    Photos: Shauni Visser

    ONE/Kenda is sponsored by:

    18/05 bmxpress and bmxlife mags out now

    bmxpress and bmxlife press release

    Don’t forget to get the latest bmxpress and bmxlife mags.

    They are available at leading newsagents nationally.

    Thanks for all the support.

    Warwick Wheeler

    Bmxpress and bmxlife magazines


    17/05 Photos: Park Orchards Track Attack round 6 by Jason Bergstrom


    We keep finding photos that USA team rider/photographer Jason Bergstrom took while travelling and racing around Australia. This latest batch is from round 6 of Track Attack at Park Orchards. Click here to check them out.

    16/05 Results of “BMX Grand Prix Latvia” Round 1 at Ventspils – UCI Cat.5 Race

    Latvian Cycling Federation press release



    2 Kristaps VEKŠA LAT

    3 Elvis PUROMS LAT

    4 Roberts B?RI?Š LAT

    5 Mat?ss PRIEDE LAT

    6 Vladislav PIMKIN RUS




    1 Kristers LEJI?Š LAT


    3 Uldis BALBEKS LAT

    4 Rihards VEIDE LAT

    5 Toms SKUJI?Š LAT

    6 Kaspars ERNSTSONS LAT

    7 Toms MANKUS LAT

    8 Viesturs MOROZS LAT

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    16/05 ONE/Kenda European Championship Round 5 and 6 report

    ONE KENDA press release

    In Prague, Czech Republic, round 5 and 6 of the European Championship for Junior and Elite men/women were held under the east european sun.

    In the Boys 11/12 main, ONE/Kenda’s Kevin van de Groenendaal from Holland, lost his pedal while in 2nd place. He’s looking forward to 2012 where he can get rid of the flat pedals.


    Round 5, in Junior Women, both Nadja Pries from Germany and Simone Christensen from Denmark made the main.

    Nadja was leading the main with her incredible fast gate, but made a little mistake that put her in 2nd place. Simone got 7th.

    In Elite Women Aneta Hladikova took her ONE to a 3rd place in her home country.

    ONE/Kenda’s Elite Men rider Jordy van der Heijden from Holland missed the gate, but was on Fire and made it to 2nd in the first turn and finished in 2nd. That was an amazing race !

    Round 6 was almost a copy of round 5.

    This time last years World Champion Chris Christensen from Denmark made the main in Boys 15/16 and got 5th.

    In Junior Women Nadja Pries was once up front and got 3rd, with ONE/Kenda’s SimoneChristensen in 5th.

    Jasper Peters from Holland crashed hard in Junior Men and broke his pelvis and had surgery this week. So we wish Jasper a fast recovery.

    In Elite Women Aneta Hladikova from Czech Republic was leading but somehow messed up and finished in 4th.

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    Jordy van der Heijden took 7th in Elite Men after he nearly got over the first turn.

    Overall these were great results for the ONE/Kenda team riders.

    Photo: and BMX2day

    ONE/Kenda is sponsored by:


    16/05 press release

    Hey Guys, is now up and running and is looking to produce some of the most sophisticated BMX training programs to date. Specificity and knowledge about the appropriate methods of Strength and Conditioning have been often left out of BMX training, but not any longer! Bringing an Exercise Science degree, CSCS qualifications and minor in advanced strength and conditioning Adam Carey is looking to change the way people train for BMX to further the improvement of Australian cyclists.

    Currently is looking for a JNR or SNR elite rider to fill a vacant position in the team and applications are now open. Please apply with resume/ CV information and will be contacted as soon as possible if successful.

    Want your child to be properly trained in the NSW area? Make sure your training with and you my make the little ripper’s. is also NOW AVAILABLE for coaching CLINICS bookings, ONE ON ONE sessions and CAMPS. Check out and feel free to contact us through the details provided.

    Presently the site is undergoing significant work, so stay tuned to the site for helpful video’s about training and information that is relevent to training properly. STOP training with old school and GO WITH SCIENCE! would like to thank all the people who got it up any running.

    Sponsors directly to the site: and sponsors for Adam Carey:, ECI, One bicycles, and D2f

    13/05 Morphine Industries Hits Florida for the Easter And Gator

    Morphine Industries press release

    It’s Spring break baby, and racing in Florida is the place to be. The Easter Classic and the Gator National in Florida are a staple of the NBL race season with a bunch of pasty white northern BMXers coming down to bask in the sun and get their race on. So we got on the band wagon and sent over a few riders hyped-up on Peeps and pastel-colored Whoppers.


    Elite Men- Mike Kapes hit the track Saturday with a gate of four other AA Pro riders. Not to be denied on his home track, Mike cruised through motos with a 1-1-1. The drop of the gate for the main proved to be the same as Mike wenrt wire to wire to take the podium’s top spot.

    Sunday combined the A-Elite Men with AA-Elite Men for three racks of riders in the Elite Open. Mike again cruised thru motos to line up at the gate for the main in Lane 1. Mike horsed the gate to battle with the newly arrived Florida resident Dennison Smith for the top spot. When the white line hit Mike took the third spot on the podium.

    14 Expert – Noah Reeves hit the track with a loaded class of 16 riders. Saturday turned out to be a day of hard knocks. Noah took a 1-6-1 in the motos with a wreck in his second moto. When the gate dropped in the main, Noah found himself unable to clip in as he rolled down the first straight taking up the roll as clean up rider.

    Sunday started off the same as Saturday with Noah battled with Preston Woods for the top spot in motos taking a 2-1-1. Rolling through semis, Noah drew lane 5 in the semi. Hitting the gate is never good and especially in a stacked class. Noah took a solid 4th in the main.

    12 Expert – Richie Dey coming off a perfect weekend from the previous race was determined to keep it going. Saturday, Richie took to the track on both 20 and cruiser. He rolled through motos on 20 with a 1-2-1 and capped the day with a 3rd. On cruiser, Richie battled with Cole back and forth allday to take a 2-1-2 and a final deuce in the main.

    It’s amazing what an ice bath and a 6oz special medium well can do. Richie hit the track again on both bikes to rack up a 1-1-1 in both sets of motos. Main time was about the same as Richie top the top spot on both bikes.

    Morphine Industries will be split up this weekend with part of the crew hitting the famed track at Okeeheelee BMX for the Gator National and the rest of the crew loading up and going cross country to Nebraska to the Cornhusker National.

    We are stoked to finally have newest member of the crew Charlie Hunt hitting the track in Nebraska. Have fun with him boys in NE! The back of his jersey will be fun to look at.


    Elite Men- Mike Kapes took the opportunity on Saturday to do what he is best at WIN and make MONEY. Mike rolled up to GA to lighten the load of Long Country BMX and bring home the win and a wad….of cash.

    Sunday was back at the Gator and all business. Mike rolled through the motos and straight to the main with a solid stacked class of local pros and out of towners. Mike draw lane one and throttled down the first straight with the likes of Dennison and Tyler. With everyone meeting in the turn and getting bottled up, Mike was able to get through and finish with a strong fourth.

    14 Expert – Noah Reeves took advantage of some home track skill along with fellow local rider Preston Woods to wow the crowd as the youngest riders to pound the Pro set all weekend. Noah rolled through motos both days with unos. However, with commitment there sometimes comes a price. On Saturday railing the turn in the main to set up the 45 ft double, Noah was forced to check up and had to roll the pro set causing a 4th finish. On Sunday Noah, came unclipped horsing the first straight and turn causing him to roll the Pro set again and resigning to coast in to round up the field. Hey Noah, we will take going for it everytime!

    12 Expert – Richie Dey….speaking of going for it what better rider does that than Richie. Richie had a great weekend swapping handlebars and banging with his bud Cole Accord both on 20” and cruiser. Richie went to main both days on 20 taking a 4th and 6th. Cruiser was just as tough as Richie settled for a 3rd and 2nd.

    Morphine crew is spread out of the next week or two with Florida riders headed to St. Cloud for the Florida State Championships May 21. The same weekend we have a stacked house headed to Nashville and Music City BMX. We are coming at yeah….be ready!

    13/05 Victorian Open BMX Championships

    BMX Victoria press release

    The DK Bicycles Victorian Open BMX Championships

    November 18-20, 2011

    At the Shepparton BMX Track


    12/05 Buy local and save


    The guys over at ECI are continuing to impress us with their new prices that make the decision to buy local very easy. Of course this couldn’t happen without the help of the stores and the manufacturers doing their bit too.


    • Answer Carbon Dagger Forks $299
    • Answer Carbon Scythe Forks $279
    • Answer Carbon Exper bars $139

    We hear there will be a whole more more savings coming your way. Watch this space.

    Buy local, we do.

    12/05 SE x Oakley Factory Pilot Gloves Available NOW!

    SE press release

    The brand spankin’ new SE x Oakley Factory Pilot gloves are shipping to dealers in the U.S. this week! SE & Oakley have joined forces to create some of the sickest gloves ever. These “team fit” gloves feature the classic SE Racing & Oakley Factory Pilot logos, but the cool factor doesn’t stop there. The gloves have short & tight cuffs for greater wrist articulation, perforated thumb knuckle pads, out-turned seams on the fingers, and “B1-B” finger grippers for excellent adhesion.

    The SE x Oakley Factory Pilot gloves are available in the U.S. now at select SE retailers.


    11/05 ONE BICYCLES AUSTRALIA: Issy at the 2011 National BMX Championships

    One Bicycles Australia press release

    We already had a press release for the One Bicycles team, but in a rush missed

    Issy Penglase, here’s her wrap up of the Australian Championships.

    2011 National BMX Championships – Cairns Queensland by Issy Penglase

    This was a quick trip for me and dad as we had to get back to Melbourne for my Uncle Troy and Teresa wedding, so it was only 20 inch this year.

    We flew out late Monday night and arrived in Cairns Tuesday morning at 2 am – a quick cab ride and a bed was waiting.


    I woke up Tuesday morning with little sleep-in but I wanted to get to the track and hit it up.

    It was rego and practice day and I wanted to learn the track and also have a look at my opponents. The biggest thing I wanted to work on was my jumping and manuals to get rid of the butterflies, after plenty of laps I was feeling good and it felt smooth on the track.


    Today was practice and pre-titles day. As I start to do my practice laps I am aiming to get faster down the first two straight as in previous years it hasn’t been that fast which meant I haven’t been able to keep on the wheel of some of the girls.

    The afternoon it was pre race and dad wanted me to ride hard but also practice different lines for race days. Race one I came in 5th and knew I could do better as the girl in front was holding me up a little. Race two tried a few different lines and came in 5th again but in the third race put what I was thinking I needed to change and had a strong 4th,I was happy but knew I needed a faster time at Dynamite and 20 inch race day .


    Pro/Champ/Dynamite day didn’t start of well as our Victorian State Team Jerseys didn’t turn up so we needed to race in other jerseys. It was a great experience riding with the rest of the Champ/Pro bike riders and it was my first time to do a time trial – Except at Shanes BSX 2011.

    I was up second for the time trial and only got nervous as I stood on the gate ready to go. The gate dropped and the nerves left, I tried to ride as smooth and clean as possible; as the commentator read the results I had qualified 9th so was pretty happy.

    There were no semi finals so I knew I had to push hard to get into the final, I pushed but couldn’t get there and finished 5th in all 3 mottos and a little disappointed. I had learned from not putting in a pedal or two in a few jumps and also the first straight needed to be stronger.


    On Friday I was focused and really thought about what I needed to change, I set out to do 3 practice laps as I didn’t want to be tired for racing.

    The First race I just concentrated on the first straight and pedalled where I could and it paid off with 2 seconds, I was even happy that I had dropped my race times a heap over the week. The third race I backed off a bit and got a 3rd (forgetting that was my lane call race)

    Semi final

    I knew I need a good gate and hang with the pack down the first two straight and I had a good third straight and was one of few girls to manual and jumping down there. I just needed a top 4.

    I got a great gate from lane 7 and over the roller made some ground I was sitting second to the first double and the rider in 3rd hit my back wheel and I went down hard and fast, I started to get up and ride but my bike was damaged and I walked it across the line, not the way I wanted to finish the 2011 Aussies but was over the moon on what I learnt this year, With a new ONE BICYCLE about to be build up I want to win next year at Mt Gambier 2012

    Thanks again

    One Bicycles/ECI, Shane our team manager, and all the riders for their support. Also a big shout to Anthony and Sandy at Utopia optics and Yakima for all their support

    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

    One Bicycles are distributed in Australia by Elite Cycle Imports (

    11/05 Northern Park club race Friday night!

    Northern Park BMX Club press release

    The Northern Park Bmx Club will be holding a club race this Thursday night (May 13).

    Registration and gate practice from 6:30pm.

    Racing starts at 7.30pm

    All are welcome.

    About Northern Park BMX Club

    The Northern Park BMX Club (AKA Lalor Park BMX Club) has one of the richest histories of any BMX club in Australia.

    • Recognised as the oldest BMX club in Victoria
    • Host to the NBA Grand Nationals many times
    • Multiple Australia Vs USA challenges
    • The 1998 UCI World Cup and Pacific Continental championships

    The Northern Park BMX Track is located at Sycamore Reserve, Mill Park, Victoria (AUSTRALIA).

    11/05 Victoria Vs NSW @ Wodonga

    BMX Victoria press release

    A war of words has erupted between the BMXNSW president Neil Cameron and BMXV president Wayne Berryman in the lead up to the May 29th BMXV Vs BMXNSW race event. Speaking about the race meet over the weekend Mr. Cameron said, “ BMXNSW is keen to work with BMXV to make this event a major calendar item for both states.”

    He continued “I am very keen to see this event become a major draw card for both NSW and Victorian riders in the coming years. The fact that NSW will give Victoria a lesson in BMX racing is merely secondary to our combined efforts in developing the sport! Interstate rivalry between NSW and Victoria is a long-held tradition in many sports – BMX is no different with NSW keen to show the Victorians how BMX is done!”

    On hearing the comments Mr. Berryman stated “I hope Neil brings as many riders from NSW he can, he will need them. Victoria is a proud BMX state and we do not intend to let the trophies travel north of our border. I have no doubt that this race meeting will become a premier race meet each year. Both states have some incredibly talented BMX racers and I am sure that they will put on a great show over the weekend of the 28th and 29th of May.”

    BMXV Vs BMXNSW will take place at the Wodonga BMX Club on May the 29th. Free entry, racing gets under way at 10.00am. Full canteen will be operating.

    Information and entry forms can be found on or

    Or contact

    • Wayne Berryman President BMX Victoria 0426 101 308
    • Neil Cameron President BMXNSW 0402 253 270

    10/05 BMXMAD for sale!

    BMXMAD press release

    A great opportunity has arrisen to own your own business in a fun and exciting industry.

    BMX has been one of the fastest growing sports in the last decade.

    BMXMAD has been operating for 7 years with a great support network in the BMX racing scene.

    BMX is a lifestyle which has suited the owners Rod and Karen and has supported their family in racing bmx around Australia, meeting people and forming many friendships.

    This iconic store attracts customers from country victoria and interstate. Many people travel out of their way to visit this store. With a wide range of products including clothing, hats, DVD’s, magazines as well as the bikes and accessories it is a very popular destination shop.

    With over 200,000 hits on the website monthly it is a favourite for many.


    • Shop Stock
    • Workshop
    • BMXMAD website – online shopping
    • BMXMAD facebook
    • Pro Shop – Caravan

    BMXMAD has also sponsored and supported local council run freestyle events and race meetings local and interstate. The BMX scene is growing daily with school programs to promote racing and councils organising more freestyle events at skate parks.

    This business is a lifestyle and makes coming to work very gratifying.

    Contact: Rod and Karen on Ph: 03 9762 5210

    09/05 Videos: Australian Championships


    It’s all quiet on the news front here at, but we noticed that Gorey from has been hard at it slaving away at getting more of the Australian Championships videos up on his website.

    Do yourself a favour and check them out, and videos from other major events on the Australian BMX racing calendar at

    Tell Gorey the guys from say hi.

    06/05 Profile Elite Hubs price drop

    ECI press release

    Yeh, that’s right to continue with our fight back against USA mail order I have been able to negotiate a better buy price for the NEW Profile Elite Hub and now can pass this price onto you.


    Available separately in RED, BLUE, BLACK or POLISHED.

    Profile Elite Hubs feature the Ultra-driver, the first all-new driver design from Profile Racing in years, with six pawls and springs and 204 points of engagement. 204 points of engagement means instant engagement, no-hesitation acceleration, and a really cool buzz when you do stop pedaling. Available in your choice of cogs.

    Distributed in Australia by Elite Cycle Imports (

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    06/05 ONE BICYCLES AUSTRALIA TEAM at the 2011 National BMX Championships…

    One Bicycles Australia press release

    by Miekel Rose

    We were off to Cairns for this year’s Aussies and were looking forward to catching up with family and racing the talent from all parts of the country. We were expecting warm weather and wet conditions and were not disappointed. The track looked fast and technical but not overly hard. The kids were excited about the gate and the track and had trained hard in the lead up to the event. We were also excited to receive all our new SNAP products to fit to the bikes for the event. This is a new sponsorship for the NSW/ACT chapter of the One Bicycles team which we were very grateful for, as they are beautiful products.

    Mikayla Rose knew she had some tough racing ahead of her in the 11 girl class as Club local Ruby-Mae Hoad would be in her comfort zone and keen to take back the advantage she lost at the ACT’s to Mikayla. Along with Ruby-Mae, Mikayla also had 1A Shelby Green from Townsville and unknown rider Celeste Barr also from Townsville along with Tennile Spencer also from Queensland and Victorian Millie Reed, who beat Mikayla in wet conditions at the Victorian Championships in 2010.

    Mikayla was only riding her 20” bike this year as she was also involved in the ACT State Team for the first running of the Dynamite Series. Mikayla had very little warm up time and made good use of the Pre Titles to get a feel for the track, winning most of her heats. Come Thursday for the Dynamites, the weather came along and delivered the forecasted showers, making the track boggy and slow. Mikayla rode well and managed seconds and thirds to make it through to the final. In the final she stepped it up and crossed the line in forth position after being in third for most of the track, but the heavy conditions took their toll on her.

    That night we made some gearing changes to our new SNAP products and came out ready for the big one, the Aussies! Mikayla rode well again in her heats winning most of them, which gave her a gate in the semis. In the semi Mikayla blasted out of the gate winning the hole shot to the first corner. By the third straight challengers came and she got a little loose allowing home track rider Ruby-Mae to slip past her to take first and that’s how they finished. In the final Mikayla had her four Queensland rivals on the inside gates to her and she knew she had to get out fast to be in contention. When the gate dropped, Mikayla had a shocker and came out slow allowing the pack to leave her behind. She was boxed out down the first straight and in to the first corner coming out in almost last. She battled her way through the pack but only made it back to position 5. Mikayla was a little disappointed in her results on the weekend, but an Australian plate is a great achievement and 5A is awesome for 2011. Mikayla was happy for her friend Shelby Green to take away another 1A, with Celeste in second, Ruby-Mae in third and Tennile in the fourth spot. Well done all the girls.

    Nikalus Rose like Mikayla, was also part of the ACT State Team and ready for the new Dynamite Series riding against the best riders in each State. Nik had little warm up on the track but was relaxed and comfortable and really liked the track. In the Pre Titles Nik rode well with wins in most heats which was a positive sign. When the Dynamite event took place Nik was riding awesome and giving the more rated riders a run for their money with thirds and fourth places. Nik made it to the semi of the Dynamites which was stacked with top riders. He came out of gate 7 and had a shocker getting boxed out and after some tough battling, came through in seventh missing out on the final. Nik was happy with his riding especially in horrid conditions.

    At the Aussies itself Nik was now in dry conditions and riding fast. Nik had some tough competition in his heats with Matt White and Jay Beazley, who he had battled with at the Vics and ACT Titles. Nik rode well with thirds and a fourth to secure a spot in the quarters. In the quarters he had gate 7 again and like the Dynamites struggled to remain in the pack to the first corner. As he was about to ride around the pack in the first corner, Jay Beazley came down in front of him causing Nik to somersault over his bars to on to the concrete, ending his Aussies quest for 2011. Nik got up with his plate torn off and his seat back the front and rode the rest of the track with some “special” jumping for the crowd. Nik was happy with how he rode, just disappointed that he got taken out…..that’s racing!

    Justin Beattie too was part of the NSW State Team for the Dynamite Event and was looking for a three peat at this year’s Aussies. There were many people who doubted the NSWelchman’s ability to make it three in a row as home town favourite and 2A Mitch Hoad was on fire and on home turf! Justin got the track dialled quickly and began trying different lines and jumps in the pre titles and Dynamite heats. Justin rode well in the heats with wins and a second after shutting it down in the last straight, conserving energy for the finals. In the final Justin got an outside gate due to his slower time in the semi and this created pressure for the young man. Like a true champion Justin put the head down and bum up and rode well in the final but lost the holeshot to Mitch. After a great battle to the line Justin came in second with Mitch taking the 12 Boys Dynamite series.

    In the Aussies, Justin took comfortable wins in the heats securing a place in the finals again. He looked far more comfortable in the dry conditions and had nailed the second straight which was giving him a great advantage over other riders in his class. Come final time, Justin’s dad Jim was full of nerves and hoping his little champion could pull out another win. Well, did he ever! When the gate dropped Justin was out of the pack like lightning and was never headed. If there were doubters out there, they were quickly silenced as Justin ran away with the final and was never close to being challenged. An amazing effort to win the National Champions Jersey for the last three years running and I believe there are many more to come for the young fella. Lucky…NO WAY, just far too quick and talented!

    Josh Rose had been training hard in the lead up to the Aussies and had been playing with gearing to try and get it right before we went away. Thanks to SNAP for some impressive components for the 2011 ONE Bikes, including chainrings, chaintensioners and stems. Josh had swapped his white 2010 frame for the new 2011 black and white frame and his new ride looked awesome. His old frame is off to a new home in the NSW area with Grant Ginger, who is dying to put it together and get on a ONE. Josh was riding in the heavily contested 16 boys class. WOW there is some amazing talent in this class and some future champions there to look out for. Josh struggled in the heavy conditions for the 16 Boys Champbikx event only managing fifths which left him out of the finals. Josh said he was struggling with the gate and his first straight, but knew what he needed to do for the Aussies on the Saturday. The day break did Josh no harm as he came out ready on Saturday.

    In the heats of the Aussies, Josh rode extremely well managing seconds and a third battling with his mate from Victoria, Luke Smith. Josh had the first and second straight dialled and was handling the tricky third straight well too. That straight claimed a number of victims over the weekend. Josh was stoked as he achieved his goal of making the quarter finals, something he hadn’t done for a few years. Josh had gate 6 for the quarters and came out quickly but his second pedal let him down with the pack shutting him out in to the tight first corner. Josh tried to make the distance up but lost momentum on a few occasions missing the cut for the semis, but left the event with positives and was happy with how he rode.

    It was a good effort by the kids and they need to be proud of themselves. I would like to thank my amazing wife for all her support with the kids at the events these days, to her family for putting us up and looking after us very well. I would also like to thank Jim Beattie and his family for all their support and laughs. A huge thanks to Shane Jenkins and the family at ECI for providing us with the best bikes out there in BMX land in the ONE Bicycles brand. These are amazing frames with a proven winning history. Once you ride a ONE you will want ONE! A great big thanks to Scott Hand for the amazing SNAP products, these would have to be the best parts I have used for a long while. The kids want to also say thanks for the ongoing support for them to remain competitive and the belief in them.

    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

    One Bicycles are distributed in Australia by Elite Cycle Imports (

    05/05 Yess Products signs on as 2011 ABA Canadian National Series Sponsor

    ABA press release

    The American Bicycle Association is happy to announce the addition of Yess Products, as a sponsor of the 2011 ABA Canadian National Series.  “We’re pleased to add Yess Products as a sponsor of the ABA Canadian National Series.,” said John David, COO of the ABA.  “The Canadian National Series has continued to grow and having companies, like Yess Products, that are based in Canada will continue to help the series expand.”

    Yess Products is located in Surrey, British Columbia.  Since inception in 1994, Yess Products continues to provide its clients with high end aluminum bicycle frames and parts. Building frames for more than 15 years, Yess Products has relentlessly evolved and matured to what it is today.

    “We are excited to be a part of the World’s most popular BMX Sanction and look forward to support the growth of such a positive sport of all ages,” said Renny Husada, Vice president Yess Products.

    The Canadian National Series consists of five races, including the Canadian Grand Nationals.  Look for Yess Products at the upcoming Sea to Sky National or any one of the four remaining events.

    April 1-3Canadian NationalsChilliwack, BCHeritage Park
    June 10-12Sea to Sky NationalsSquamish, BCSquamish BMX
    July 8-10Vancouver Island NationalsVictoria, BCGreater Victoria BMX
    August 5-7Firestorm NationalsKelowna, BCKelowna BMX
    October 7-9Canadian Grand NationalsChilliwack, BCHeritage Park

    About the American Bicycle Association

    ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and headquartered in Chandler, Arizona is “The Sanctioning Body of BMX”©. The ABA organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. With 60,000 active members, over 250 racing facilities and a 32 event national race schedule, ABA is the largest promoter of action sports.

    05/05 Team Redline 2011 Australian Championships Wrap Up

    Redline Australia press release

    What a wonderful week team Redline had. We started the week with the two one day carnivals, followed by the Pre-Meet. Thursday saw the Dynamites/Champbikx/Probikx raced. Friday, Saturday and Sunday were the official Australian Title days with Team Redline going for a possible 24 Australian Plates.

    Saturday night was the Redline team dinner with Josh Callan and Sam Willoughby joining the team. The little riders got to meet their hero’s whilst the older riders and parents had a great time talking to the two boys.

    The team finished the National Titles with the following results:


    Ollie Harvey 6Yr Boys For Fun

    Jon Balaam 8Yr Boys Semi

    Sam Harvey 8Yr Boys 6A

    Max Balaam 9Yr Boys Quarters

    Joel Grace 10Yr Boys 1A

    8-10Yr Boys Cruiser 1A

    George Harvey 10Yr Boys Semi’s

    8-10Yr Boys Cruiser Moto’s

    Jarrad Drizners 12Yr Boys Semi’s

    Liam Vitale 12Yr Boys 8A

    Saya Sakakibara 12Yr Girls 3A

    Katie Van Zanden 12Yr Girls 7A

    12 & under Girls Cruiser 4A

    Aislynn Weber 13Yr Girls 4A

    13-14Yr Girls Cruiser 3A

    Rachelle Smith 14Yr Girls 2A

    Tristyn Kronk 15Yr Boys 1A

    15-16Yr Boys Cruiser 5A

    Aaron Nottle 15Yr Boys 2A

    Kai Sakakibara 15Yr Boys 5A

    Sarah Harvey 16Yr Girls 1A

    15-16Yr Girls Cruiser 1A

    Josh Callan Elite Men 3A

    Sam Willoughby Elite Men 1A

    Luke Preltove 25-29 Men 8A

    So to wrap things up, out of a possible 24 plates, Team Redline came home with a total of 19 plates. Six 1A, two 2A and three 3A. That is a total 11 podium finishes. Congratulations to all Team Redline riders. Sam Willoughby, Tristyn Kronk, Aislynn Weber and Max Balaam finished third in the team results with Aaron Nottle, Rachelle Smith, Saya Sakakibara and Joel Grace going home as the National Team Winners. This puts Redline and myself as National Team Champions three years in a row.

    Once again Congratulations to all Redline riders and thank you all for a wonderful week of racing and getting to spend time with you all.

    04/05 Team update – Australian Championships press release

    The team were at the Australian Championships at Cairns over the weekend. Kyle Horton was racing in elite on Saturday and Levi Collins, Matt Butterworth and Scooby Guyers were racing their cruisers on Sunday.

    Victorian Kyle Horton stepped it up to the Elite Men’s class after finishing third in the Junior Elite Men’s last year. It all went to plan qualifying through the motos to the quarter final, but that was as far as it went for Kyle after taking a fall.

    The current 25-29 mens World Champion Levi Collins from Victoria followed up his second on the 20″ with a win in the 25-29 mens cruiser class.

    Matt Butterworth from Western Australia was on a high after finishing with a fourth in the 40-44 mens class. When it came to cruiser he qualified nicely through the motos but missed the cut, finishing seventh in the semi.

    Scooby Guyers from South Australia was in the 17-24 cruiser class. Once again he got through the motos easily enough, but finished with a fifth in the semi.

    All of the team riders did a great job at Cairns on the weekend. Well done guys.

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

    04/05 Supercross Australia Factory Team at Cairns

    Supercross BMX Australia press release

    The newly formed Supercross Australia Factory team were taking on Australia’s best riders at the Australian Championships at Cairns on the weekend.

    Max Cairns, on his Supercross Blur, qualified comfortably through his motos, he went on to finish first in his quarter, third in his semi and in the final was at the head of the field until he went too high in the first corner and was Haulin’ Ass to get back into the mix. He finished up with a sixth place at the national championships.

    The 2010 Australian Elite Champion Alex Cameron took his Supercross ENVY through his heats, then finished up with a second in his quarter final. Unfortunatly he finished up with a fifth in the semi, and was out of the main event.

    Jade McPherson, on his Supercross Bolt LT, just missed the cut for the finals in the 30+ masters class on Saturday, but on Sunday in the 35-39 cruiser class it was a different story. Jade won his motos and his semi and was looking good for the main. When the dust settled he finished up on the podium in third.

    We are very proud of the Supercross Australia Factory team riders and their efforts at the Australian Championships.

    About Supercross BMX Australia

    Supercross BMX Australia are supporters 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

    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

    04/05 BMXMAD Aussies Report

    BMXMAD press release

    Congratulations to the BMXMAD team who made the trip to Cairns.

    Millie Reed 6A 11 Girls

    Wade Turner 8th, 5th & 6th out of finals…14 Boys

    Greg Siinmaa 1st 20″ 50+ Men 3rd……50+ Mens Cruiser

    David Lyon 5th in semi 16 Boys 20″ 7th….15-16 Cruiser Boys

    Bodi Turner 2nd Junior Elite Men

    Taylor Bennett Crashed and got 2x 6th’s……17+ Women

    Erin Anderson 8th Elite Women

    It was great weather and everyone loved the Cairns track. There had tears of heartbreak and joy but all in all we had a great time and the team rode exceptionally well.

    03/05 ONE/Kenda race report: European Championships

    ONE KENDA press release

    Round 3 and 4 of the European Championship for Junior and Elite men/women are behind us.

    Sunny France is always a good place to hang out for racing.

    This time in Compiègne, about 1 hour from Paris.

    In Junior Women, both Nadja Pries from Germany and Simone Christensen from Denmark made the main, but took themselves out in a crash. Simone got 7th and Nadja 8th.

    Jordy van der Heijden from Holland was flying and rode his ONE to a 3rd place behind Frenchman Joris Daudet and Canadian Tory Nyhuaug.

    On Sunday only ONE/Kenda’s Junior women made the main.

    Nadja Pries from got 4th and Simone Christensen 6th.

    A week earlier at the first “Top Competition” in Valkenswaard Holland, Jasper Peters took 3rd place in Junior Men.

    This past weekend in Prague, Czech Republic there was an international cup where Aneta Hladikova fromCzech Republic won and Nadja Pries from Germany took 3rd.

    In Holland a new track was opened in Klazienaveen, with the Rabobank Pro Open. Jordy van der Heijden took 3rd.

    ONE/Kenda is sponsored by:


    03/05 HRVfitness Storms Cairns Nationals

    HRVfitness press release

    What a great weekend of Racing; the HRVfitness team was back at the 2011 Australian titles to defend three Australian #1’s from last year, Jaden Rice was looking strong all weekend with some great laps in the motos and when it came to the final the big fella was ready to lay it all on the line. But this year it wasn’t meant to be and Jaden had to settle with #2 Australia.

    Tony HRV was also looking great in motos and knew he had a challenge ahead of him as he headed into the finals with some of Australia’s top 30+ masters. When the gate dropped it was neck and neck as they headed into the first turn, HRV was relegated back to fifth out of the first corner but he wasn’t finished yet. He dropped the hammer and managed to get to back to third by the next turn, rounding the second corner he was already passing second and had his sights on the leader.  When HRV hit the technical part of the rhythm section that’s when the big guy exploded, over shooting one of the rollers with too much speed he was catapulted into the face of the next table top. Unbroken but very banged up HRV had to settle for 8th place.

    But the storey of the weekend was Brandon “the Freako” TeHiko, the young fella failed to take out the Champbikx final on Friday night, putting doubt on whether he would be able to repeat his last years performance.

    But when it came to crunch time Brandon rose to the occasion. The Freako put on an amazing performance winning not only the Australian Champbikx overall series but he managed to repeat wins on both 14 boys and cruiser classes.

    The HRVfitness team wasn’t finished there, on Saturday night at the Australian Champ Bikx/ Pro Bikx awards the HRVfitness team was awarded “Australian Team of the Year”. After a fantastic 12 months of racing with plenty of State and National titles the team has truly been unstoppable.

    Well done Jaden Rice, Brandon TeHiko, Oliver Hoarau and Tony Harvey for a fantastic year of racing..

    Sponsored by: Speed Bikes, Sinz, Altegra, Skin Industries, THE, Phirebird, BMXpress Magazine

    02/05 Please Help the Tornado Survivors

    HRPdesigns press release

    HRPdesigns pleads with all BMX’ers to help out those affected by the Recent Southeast Tornados.

    The Country Music group “Alabama” has a song with a verse stating, “the stars fell on Alabama”, and the State of Alabama has adopted that as a slogan.  Well on April 27, 2011 The SKY fell on Alabama, as well as 6 of our neighboring states.

    As many already know, on Wednesday April 27, 2011 severe storms and tornados ripped through 7 states in the southeast with HRPdesigns home state of Alabama, the hardest hit with nearly 250 dead.  In all, over 340 people lost their lives during that fateful day, but the Survivors now have to tackle to overwhelming burden of picking up the pieces and rebuilding.

    Please-HelpHRPdesigns asks that you help our fellow Alabamians and our neighboring States in their recovery efforts.

    Please donate to the Red Cross at or (the Alabama Regional Red Cross site) to help us in this, and you can also Text: “Red Cross” to 90999. A response will include two options for donations, either to Japan or for DISASTERS: DOMESTIC AND SPRING STORMS.  I believe it is a $10.00 donation for each text.

    HRPdesigns has designed a number plate to get the word out, and if you wish to help spread the word in your community please contact and we will be glad to send you one for the cost of materials and shipping only.  But would prefer if you had to make a choice between the Number plate or the Red Cross, please donate your full amount directly to the Red Cross.

    02/05 BSX: ECI High Jump Video


    ECI High Jump video

    At the Speed Bicycles/Sinz Elite BSX2011 this year the guys at Elite Cycle Imports put together a high jump bar for a bit of additional entertainment. They hadn’t realised just how much pop you can pull of some of the jumps at BSX. It took some time to eliminate riders, but was a great show. Check out the video.


    Are you interested in becoming a BSX2012 partner?

    If you are interested in getting involved and becoming a BSX2012 partner email for a partnership package that suits you.

    Don’t forget you can still purchase BSX t-shirts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 1 x XL
    • 3 x L
    • 2 x M

    Buy bulk and save on postage!

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

    BSX is presented by and proudly supported by

    For more information see

    About BSX

    BSX (Bicycle Supercross) is one-on-one sprint trails style racing on a backyard track built specifically to test a rider’s skills. The short straights, lofty jumps and tight corners are very intense under race conditions but also fun for competitors and create quite a lot of entertainment for spectators. The event provides a unique experience for the local Victorian riders, as well as the interstate and international visitors during an off day of the Track Attack series. The events primary function is to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In just five years the event has raised approximately $24,500 which has provided the hospital with new equipment. Funds have been raised through gate takings, raffles, auctions and donations.

    About the Royal Children’s Hospital

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