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BMX Racing News - weekend update - august 22-24, 2014
USA Cycling BMX Development Camp, Chula Vista, CA August 17-23, 2014
TRA BMX Announces 2014 Double Cross & Dirt Jump Comp, Pro Invitational Event, October 4th Bethlehem, PA
 

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BMX Racing News - weekend update - august 22-24, 2014


USA Cycling BMX Development Camp – Chula Vista, CA August 17-23, 2014

The ultimate BMX Racing summer camp took place during the week of August 17-23rd at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Camp. Chase Bicycles and Tioga partnered up with USA Cycling for the BMX Development 4 Camp series in 2014. The camps are held at the USA Olympic Training center in Chula Vista, CA. Riders qualifying through the USA BMX race series, are given the opportunity to attend the OTC for the Camps and learn from some of the best in BMX on what the transition is like from Amateur BMX racing to Elite level racing on Supercross style tracks for the World Cup tour, as well as the proper training, nutrition, and recovery techniques. 

The Devo riders are given the opportunity to live at the OTC for a week, along side of current Olympic and Olympic hopeful athletes from all types of different sports at the OTC, and get the experience of what its like to be a world class athlete. The riders attend seminars about Race Training, Nutrition, Weight Training, Sports Marketing, Social Media, and Bike Maintenance. Each of the riders are initially tested at the start of the week to get base line results and help for the coaches to determine what they need to improve on the become a better racer. The Devo riders then get to train on the Supercross tracks at the Chula Vista OTC with the major focus on the Beijing replica track, as well as 1 day of riding on the advanced SX London replica track and a night at the USA BMX Chula track. At the end of the camp, the riders are put through a race simulation on the Beijing track to test what they learned. Each of the USA Cycling Devo camps also serves as a talent ID camp for the coaches to find potential riders to be invited back for more advanced camps in the future for advanced camps. 

Chase Bicycles and Tioga both offer product support as well as put together a goodie bag of items from the Chase BMX team sponsors for each camper in attendance. Items included a set of Tioga PowerBlock & PowerBand S-Spec tires, Insight Number plate, Limited Edition USA Patriot ODI Grips, Kicker Headphones, items from Shimano and more. Pete Dylewski from Chase Bicycles attends the camps to support the riders during the camps, give guidance on social media and sponsorship, and other info. Pete added “Chase BMX and Tioga are excited to help give back to USA Cycling and do whatever we can to help out with the future stars of BMX racing. Its always exciting to watch the progression of the sport, and see the new riders learn and returning riders excel at each camp. Im more than happy to give any advise or product support, and that we can do our part to give the riders every advantage we can during each of the camps.”

For the 3rd Camp of 2014, there were 16 Development riders in attendance: Female riders - Kristen Klein, Elida Beeman, Shayla Blackmore, and Sophia Foresta. Male riders included - Anthony Martinez, Caleb Wall, Jaiden Fox, Anthony Lucchesi, Richie Dey, Dougie Butcher, Michael Boyle, Austin Palasota, Bubba Gonzales, BJ Ensey, and Trae Proctor. Coaches- Kenth Fallen, Jamie Staff, and James Herrera. Devo Camp Head Coach Arielle Martin was not in attendance, due to the birth of her first child but was calling in and helping the crew from home.

We would like to thank our supporters for sending items for the Camp riders. Companies include Kicker, ODI, Shimano, Insight, Elevn, Tioga, Chase, and Fly Racing.

About Chase Bicycles: Chase BMX frames and complete bikes were created to bring the BMX racing world a new standard for the Elite level of BMX racing frames. No gimmicks, just straightforward technological advancements to offer you the lightest and stiffest frames. These advantages allow you to get all the human generated power to the ground, and give you the biggest advantage offered from any current BMX frame – The winning advantage. www.ChaseBicycles.com

About Tioga: Tioga is one of the originators of the BMX racing tires. Starting off with the Comp 3, Tioga has lead the industry for almost 30 years with the worlds best tires. Tioga now Produces the PowerBand and PowerBlock – The ultimate BMX racing tires, designed to efficiently transfer pedal power and other rider inputs into lateral motion. In short, you’ll roll faster with less wasted energy. The S-Spec version utilizes Tioga’s thinnest sidewall for maximum suppleness and weight savings. Size for size, the S-Spec are the lightest BMX tires in the world. www.TiogaUSA.com

About USA Cycling: The vision of USA Cycling is to make the United States of America the most successful country in the world of competitive cycling.
The mission of USA Cycling is to achieve sustained success in international cycling competition and grow competitive cycling in America while delivering an exceptional customer experience. For more info, please visit : http://www.usacycling.org

For more information on the USA Cycling BMX Development camps, please visit www.usacycling.org

There is 1 more camp for 2014. Visit the USABMX.com website for points tracking info.


TRA BMX Announces 2014 Double Cross & Dirt Jump Comp – Pro Invitational Event, October 4th Bethlehem, PA
 (July 29, 2014) – TRA BMX is proud to announce the 2014 TRA Double Cross and Dirt Jump Comp, a pro invitational slopestyle trail event that will take place October 4, 2014 at the TRA compound near Bethlehem Pennsylvania, home of Posh and Catty Trails.

The event will include over 30 top dirt riders from around the globe including select Red Bull athletes competing for an $8,000 Pro Purse. The course will feature massive bowl jumps and nonstop downhill trail action by Dirtsculpt’s Dave King.

With support from Red Bull, Dan’s Comp, S&M, FIT, iON, Odyssey, United, Empire, Doublecross Bikes, Hyper, SNAFU, Soilworks, Blackman’s Cycle, Axlerad Screen Printing, and STAY STRONG, plus coverage by Red Bull Media House, Transworld Ride BMX, DIG, BMX Plus, Can You Dig It, and more, the event will bring some of the top riders in BMX together for an epic event with a backyard vibe and a worldwide reach.

The event will include two contests, the Dirt Jump Comp and the Double Cross – a one-on-one downhill trail race. TRA owner and contest organizer, Mike Gentilcore, explained the motivation behind the new event: "This event is part of TRA’s mission is to bring the pro-level dirt courses from the big TV contests into a setting that the core industry can be part of. It’s an opportunity to promote the core brands that support the sport and include many of the top trail riders you don’t normally see in the larger contests."

The Dirt Jump Comp will feature a relaxed rider judged format where everyone can throw down and have a great time on an epic course you don’t typically see in a backyard setting. "For the Double Cross part of the event, Mike added: “We’re running a head to head race right on the Dirt Jump Comp course."

The course will be built double-wide with a line down the middle, 100% trails, nothing more, nothing less. This is BMX racing on trails like riders across America build for themselves every day, the way it should be. We presented the concept to the Red Bull athletes last year and everyone was psyched on it. The course will feature a drop-in right into the first bowl jump to keep the action flowing, and steep lips and landings for big airtime. And since this is a TRA event, you can bet clipless pedals and carbon fiber equipment will be no where in sight.

We’re looking forward to doing something that’s been a long time coming for both the riders and the sport of BMX, independent of anything else out there. Video coverage of the 2014 TRA Doublecross and Dirt Jump Comp Pro Invitational will be produced by Red Bull Media House and made available online post-event.

For more information, check out www.TRABMX.com and the non-profit for Posh and Catty trails at www.PAWOODS.com . You can also check out behind-the-scenes footage from Dirtsculpt’s Dave King, the creative force behind some of the world’s largest BMX dirt events including ESPN‘s X-Games, Red Bull‘s Dirt Conquers, and more, at www.Dirtsculpt.com .


 

 

BMX Racing News - Wednesday - august 20, 2014


2014 FATJAM this Saturday 23 August. The World's longest running BMX JAM, #26.
Aarle-Rixtel, The Netherlands - 19 August 2014. Hell yeah! Time for another edition of the FATJAM, the big brother, the summer edition, for the 26th year. If you've never been to the longest running BMX JAM of the world, you should give it a shot. Not only for the good times at the Sugar Hills Trails, but the party program has none other than MOOON on the flyer. The dirt spot at the Valkendijk is legendary. Mat Hoffman, The Wildman, Chase Gouin, Ian Morris, Matthias Dandois, Fids, Jay Miron, Bruno Hoffmann, and many more have all spent time at the Sugar Hills in Aarle-Rixtel and experienced the afterparty.

This year's program will be much of the same, which means lots of fun times ahead. No invites needed to ride. No security guards to check your wristbands. No entry fee to pay to ride. The dirt spot looks better than ever and has something for everyone, including the Killer Jump.

The session starts at 13:00hr. Red Bull will take care of the sound and drinks for the riders. The BBQ will be grilling them burgers all day long. At 15:00hr the spot will be open to kids of 13 and under only and at 16:00hr the big boys will fire up the riding by hitting the Killer Jump. Let's celebrate BMX together at the FATJAM.

The afterparty takes place at OJA, so after a good day riding the dirt jumps, you can grab a cheap Bavaria beer with your buddies and wrap it up the right way. Bikes, Beers and Bitches all day.

Here's the full info. See you on Saturday 23 August for the 26th edition of the FATJAM.

Date: 23 August 2014 ... Time: 13:00hr - 19:00hr ... Location: Sugar Hills Trails, Valkendijk, Aarle-Rixtel, Netherlands. 150kms from Cologne, Germany. 80 kms from Hasselt, Belgium. 120 kms south of Amsterdam. ... Info: Paul's Boutique, tel 0492-382114 ... Twitter: @fatjam (follow us for the latest scoop) ... Why: For the fun of it. It's time to go crazy. ... Accomodation: Booking.com ... Free admission, Free to ride.

Supported by: Vans, Paul's Boutique, EBC, TSG, AES, HARO, Red Bull.

Afterparty: OJA, Schoolstraat 2, Aarle-Rixtel, NL. Open at 19:00hr. MOOON live! Don't miss it.

Photo: Daniel Wedemeijer at the 25th FATJAM last year. Pic by Bart de Jung.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Tuesday - august 19, 2014


Steven Cisar, Battlin' For BMX!
 

Steven Cisar: The Missing Years a BMX Racing video by Prime and Fire

Directed by Corinne Walder

Steven Cisar started out in Motocross as a child, later into his teens he focused on BMX racing full time and quickly became a known name on the circuit picking up good sponsorships. In 2008 he got 2nd at The BMX World Championships and was on the USA Olympic trials team. The Olympic trials race took place just before the 2008 Beijing Olympics. This would be a race that would define his career, if he did well he would have been selected to represent USA at The Olympics, unfortunately Steven crashed out which meant he wasn't selected.

A few months later Steven started getting into drugs, smoking weed, drinking alcohol and started using prescription pills to get high. He didn't realise but his body started slowly getting addicted to them where one day his friend noticed it and told Steven's family that Steven is addicted and needs help. Steven went into rehab in 2009 due to his addiction, he went in a few times over the course of two years. At one of the rehabs he met a guy who told him about Heroin and convinced Steven that it is an amazing drug to try, it's cheaper, easier to get and you get an amazing high.

When Steven got out of rehab he went to get heroin with this guy and used it for the first time, he quickly became addicted to heroin without any of his family knowing. His mother started noticing Steven selling everything, Steven even got arrested twice with possession of heroin and the court ordered him to either do rehab for the last time or he would have to go to jail for 6 years.

Steven went to the last rehab in the desert in 2012, this was serious and Steven did whatever he could to get off heroin, he did it the hard way, without medication. He was in rehab for three months, until Christmas 2012 where he was released and spent his first Christmas for a few years, clean.

Early 2013, Steven started getting back into BMX and started racing again with help of Derek Sipkoi. Since then he has been gaining sponsorship again and making it back to the top of the sport. This year Steven was selected to race the 2014 BMX World Championships in Holland. Steven made it through to the Semi finals, missing out on one place.

HIs goals for the future are definitely the 2016 Rio Olympics, he is training and racing hard to become one of the best in the world again.

Read more at mpora.com/videos/AAdv7wcajpnm#J2rtufqYsZWfFXsV.99


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BMX Racing News - weekend update - august 15-17, 2014


McCollum Park Pro Am, blows out the big bucks!

For the 2nd year in a row, McCollum Park BMX in Everett, Washington ran a Big Money Pro Am race.

Year 2 featured a Jeff Upshaw Mini Camp, Connor Fields Clinic, Tons Of Big Name BMX Pros, a guaranteed $10,000 purse and Hole Shot Award Money!

Whew! What a ride? Bob Gleyre, the Track Director / Organizer put on a heck of a show and there were hundreds of riders out for the weekend and all the Pro Festivities!

When the dust settled, there were lots of Big Checks to pass out and an exciting weekend in the rear view mirror along with big plans for another round in 2015, so keep it real and keep in touch with Bob and the folks at the track, cuz they'll put on a Killer Show once again!

Photos by Mike Albright Photography

 

Check out the McCollum Park Pro Am

race report page on BMX mania, now!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Thursday - august 14, 2014


Yess Picks Up New Zealand Distributor
YESS is pleased to announce Action Downunder is taking over the distribution of all YESS BMX products in NZ from 1st of August 2014.

Previous distributor David Fox has done a great job for YESS and will be continuing his involvement with the brand as the team manager of the high performance NZ YESS Factory Team.

We are excited at the possibilities the new arrangement with Action Downunder present for the brand to grow and develop further.

With the commitment to excellence from all involved from the YESS factory, the distribution team at Action Downunder (including brand manager, current 30+ national champion Tim Ferguson) and all the current YESS factory and grass roots team athletes, YESS is ready to take on the new 2014/15 NZ season.

New Zealand riders, If you want to know how to get on board, contact tim@actiondowunder.co.nz


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Monday - august 12, 2014

BMX MANIA is back online after a great trip to Bulgaria!

After kind of "Checking OUT" after the UCI BMX Worlds in Rotterdam, we're back on the gas with trying to keep up with what's happening around the world of BMX Racing.

Our little adventure in Bulgaria was quite successful with a GREAT Summer Camp for kids and young adults from all over the worlds. As well as Bulgarians, the camp was made up of Russian, Turkish, South Korean and American students and staff, and we had a great time together in the mountains. But that was then and now Jerry Mania is back doing another thing that he loves ..... making noise about BMX Racing! ..... Don't forget to ride your bike! - Jerry Mania



TRA BMX Announces 2014 Double Cross & Dirt Jump Comp

Pro Invitational Event, October 4th

Bethlehem, PA (July 29, 2014) – TRA BMX is proud to announce the 2014 TRA Double Cross and Dirt Jump Comp, a pro invitational slopestyle trail event that will take place October 4, 2014 at the TRA compound near Bethlehem Pennsylvania, home of Posh and Catty Trails.  The event will include over 30 top dirt riders from around the globe including select Red Bull athletes competing for an $8,000 Pro Purse.  The course will feature massive bowl jumps and nonstop downhill trail action by Dirtsculpt’s Dave King.  With support from Red Bull, Dan’s Comp, S&M, FIT, iON, Odyssey, United, Empire, Doublecross Bikes, Hyper, SNAFU, Soilworks, Blackman’s Cycle, Axlerad Screen Printing, and STAY STRONG, plus coverage by Red Bull Media House, Transworld Ride BMX, DIG, BMX Plus, Can You Dig It, and more, the event will bring some of the top riders in BMX together for an epic event with a backyard vibe and a worldwide reach.

The event will include two contests, the Dirt Jump Comp and the Double Cross – a one-on-one downhill trail race.  TRA owner and contest organizer, Mike Gentilcore, explained the motivation behind the new event: “This event is part of TRA’s mission to bring the pro-level dirt courses from the big TV contests into a setting that the core industry can be part of.  It’s an opportunity to promote the core brands that support the sport and include many of the top trail riders you don’t normally see in the larger contests.  The Dirt Jump Comp will feature a relaxed rider-judged format where everyone can throw down and have a great time on an epic course you don’t typically see in a backyard setting“  

For the Double Cross part of the event, Mike added: “We’re running a head to head race right on the Dirt Jump Comp course.  The course will be built double-wide with a line down the middle, 100% trails, nothing more, nothing less.  This is BMX racing on trails like riders across America build for themselves every day, the way it should be.  We presented the concept to the Red Bull athletes last year and everyone was psyched on it.  The course will feature a drop-in right into the first bowl jump to keep the action flowing, and steep lips and landings for big airtime.  And since this is a TRA event, you can bet clipless pedals and carbon fiber equipment will be nowhere in sight.  We’re looking forward to doing something that’s been a long time coming for both the riders and the sport of BMX, independent of anything else out there.“

Video coverage of the 2014 TRA Doublecross and Dirt Jump Comp Pro Invitational will be produced by Red Bull Media House and made available online post-event.  For more information, check out www.TRABMX.com and the non-profit for Posh and Catty trails at www.PAWOODS.com.  You can also check out behind-the-scenes footage from Dirtsculpt’s Dave King, the creative force behind some of the world’s largest BMX dirt events including ESPN‘s X-Games, Red Bull‘s Dirt Conquers, and more, at www.Dirtsculpt.com.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Monday - august 4, 2014


BMX Mania Is Off The Grid The First Week Of August!
After the UCI BMX World Championships, BMX Mania Dot Com webmaster, Jerry Landrum flew out of Schipol Airport in Amsterdam for a ten day Summer Youth Camp project in Bulgaria. While I'll be in charge of media, photos and video for the week of camp, BMXmania.com will be on a little summer holiday from Monday/August 4 until Sunday/August 10.

So, during the week off, if you're hard up for a BMX Racing FIX, maybe you might wander by our archived NEWS area, where you'll find years and years of BMX Racing NEWS to take a walk down memory lane 8!

Or, maybe you might like to check out some of the PAST RACES that we have stored in the inner sanctum of BMX Mania! Lots of fun stuff to check out and relive for your BMX Racing habit.

But don't worry, I'll be back, next weekend with lots more BMX Racing News for you to check out, Rad Racing photos and just fun stuff from the Wild World of BMX Racing.......It's what I do!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - weekend update - August 1, 2014

 

Tioga BMX PRO:Files - Felicia Stancil from TiogaBMX on Vimeo.


Unreal UCI Worlds Is Over!!!!!
It's been a week already since the end of the UCI BMX World Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Sorry, but BMX Mania took off immediately from Rotterdam for a personal project in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and we've been out of touch with the BMX world. But, WOW, what a week, last week with day after day of great BMX racing, highlighted by Mariana Pajon (COL) and "Slammin" Sam Willoughby (AUS) winning the Women's and Men's Elite World Championships!

The UCI Worlds certainly had the highs and lows this year as both of the reigning World Champs, Liam Phillips (GBR) and Caroline Buchanan (AUS) saw their chance of being "Re-Titled" go down in flames in the most dramatic of fashion. Liam was brought down in the 1/8th Final in a wild crash with Damien Godet (FRA) that saw Damien come in HARD in Turn Two, sliding across the turn and hitting Phillips, putting them both out of contention. Caroline saw her chances to repeat go up in flames when she crashed out in Turn One after misjudging the triple jump in to the First Turn and severely injuring her wrist. Ever the tough BMXer, CB came back in the next round of quarter finals and WON her quarter. Sad to say for the true champion, she just couldn't quite make it in the Semi Final, what with the pain, medications and bandages all dragging her down from what looked like a SOLID change to win "Two In A Row". Caroline Buchanan.......A true BMXer!

The new Champions? Well, not exactly newcomers to the top of a podium, Sam and Mariana both win their 2nd UCI Elite World Championship, both with wire to wire wins in the finals in Rotterdam on Sunday!

BMX Mania made the trip to the Big Race again this year to cover it for The Fans, and while we'd like to apologize for the 'slow coverage', we are slowly getting all of the photos that we were able to grab, posted on our . So check it out, we've got results, some Challenge Race Coverage and as always, some exciting Elite Racing for you from the top of the mountain in BMX, the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands!

More Elite Racing Pix posted today, Saturday, August 2, please check back, we're not done yet!.....

Sunday Elite Photos Posted To The 2014 uci worlds Race Report Page



Thrill BMX Takes On The UCI World Championships 2014 in Rotterdam (Holland)

Edzus Treimanis scores a BIG UCI World #4 for Thrill BMX!

The BMX World Championships and World Challenges were organized on July 23-27 in the Ahoy Arena (Rotterdam, Netherlands).

The Worlds week was kicked off by the World Challenge. Jan Seidl (Czech Republic) made it to the semis in Boys 9. He was in qualifying position when he came in contact with an adversary and both went down injuring both knees. We wish him a speedy recovery. Rune Deburchgraeve (Belgium) had a bad gate in the 8th finals and didn’t make a transfer spot.

In the Championship Classes we had a competitor in each category: Marie Hossay (Belgium) in Junior Women, Kristens Krigers (Latvia) in Junior Men, Aneta Hladikova (Elite Women) and Edzus Treimanis (Latvia) in Elite Men.

A lot of controversy about yet another Worlds on a small indoor track, big starting hill, small jumps and a lot of crashes, especially in the Championship Classes.

The Championships started with Time Trials. Marie Hossay finished 26th in Junior Women and didn’t qualify for the Super Time Trials in which the TT World Champion is crowned.

Our 3 other Thrill Europe Factory Pilots did qualify. Kristens Krigers qualified 7th, the same spot he also took later in the Super Time Trials. Aneta Hladikova took 16th place in the Time Trial and 15th in the Super Time Trial. Edzus Treimanis qualified with a 7th time. His Super Time Trial put him in the hot seat, but shaking his head at the finish line indicated that he knew it wouldn’t be good enough for a podium spot. He finished 8th in the Super Time Trial.

In the Championship’s Race on Sunday, Marie Hossay, Aneta Hladikova and Kristens Krigers had to race the qualifications. As a rider in the top 16 of the UCI Ranking, Edzus automatically qualified for the 1/8 finals.

Marie didn’t make it through the qualifying motos.

Aneta put in some solid laps and qualified with a 4th, 3rd and 2nd place for the elite women quarters. She was in qualifying position but lost a lot of speed in the last turn and was overtaken just a few meters before the finish line.

Kristens Krigers crashed hard during practice when he collided in mid-air with another rider and landed on the paved turn. It didn’t look like he would be able to race, but 10 minutes before the start he got up and to everybody’s surprise announced that he was going to race. His fellow countrymen nicknamed him “Zombie” for this event, as no normal person would race in this shape. He continued to impress as he qualified for the quarters and improving every lap with a 2nd place in the semis and winning the semi. In the main event he crashed in a similar way giving him 8th place for the day. He got back on his bike to finish his lap… hard as nails!

After some warming up laps and gates, Edzus Treimanis was ready for his 1/8 final with instant elimination. With some low profile racing and good turns he managed to make it to the main with all 2nd places. In the main event, Edzus was fighting for a podium spot when the 2 leaders rubbed elbows. 1 of them went down and took out the entire competitor field. By the time he managed to get back on his bike, 3 riders were gone leaving him with 4th place, a solid result in the most important race of the year.

The riders will take a short break, but soon they will start preparing for the second part of the season with 2 more rounds in the World Cup SX Series.

The Thrill Factory Team is supported by Thrill BMX, Answer BMX, Tangent Product, Maxxis Tires, Stealth True Precision Hubs, C-Bear Ceramic Bearings, Alienation Rims, MJsport.de, Navada.Net



Caroline Buchanan's UCI Worlds Race Report.....For The Fans!

For more on Caroline's dramatic UCI BMX World Championships in Rotterdam.....

check out the whole story.....here!


 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Monday - July 28, 2014

Elite & Junior Winners At UCI Worlds In Rotterdam!

ELITE MEN ELITE WOMEN JUNIOR MEN JUNIOR WOMEN
1 Sam Willoughby (AUS) 1 Mariana Pajon (COL) 1 Niek Kimmann (NED) 1 Domenica Gonzalez (ECU)
2 Tory Nyhaug (CAn) 2 Alise Post (USA) 2 Sean Gaian (USA) 2 Shealen Reno (USA)
3 Tre Whyte (GBR) 3 Laura Smulders (NED) 3 Romain Racine (FRA) 3 Tatiana Kapitanova (RUS)
Check out complete results on the 2014 uci worlds Race Report Page

TIME TRIAL WINNERS AT UCI BMX WORLDS IN ROTTERDAM!
The 2014 uci worlds Race Report Page
Has Been Posted, Click Here For More!
Elite Men Elite Women Junior Men Junior Women
1st Sam Willoughby (AUS) 1st Laura Smulders (NED) 1st Niek Kimmann (NED) 1st Sandie Thibaut (FRA)
2nd Corben Sharrah (USA) 2nd Caroline Buchanan (AUS) 2nd Collin Hudson (USA) 2nd Azuero Gonzalez (ECU)
3rd Joris Daudet (FRA) 3rd Mariana Pajon (COL) 3rd Brandon Te Hiko (AUS) 3rd Shealen Reno (USA)

The 2014 uci worlds Race Report Page

Has Been Posted, Click Here For More!

Apologies to anyone who has been trying to access the UCI Worlds Report Page and couldn't find it!
Somehow the link to that page got corrupted but it has been fixed!
So Sorry About That, It's been a LONNNNNNG week!!!!!

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Tuesday/Wednesday - July 22/23, 2014

2014 UCI world championships underway in Rotterdam!
After years of preparation, Tuesday was the day that BMX Holland kicked off the 2014 version of the classic BMX race, the UCI BMX World Championships!

Tuesday & Wednesday are practice days for the amateur/Challenge classes, and racing starts Wednesday with the Opening Ceremony at 615PM, followed by competition in the 17 and Over and Masters classes.

Thursday, racing continues with the UCI BMX World Challenge 5 to 16 year Boys & Girls. Also on Thursday the BMX Museum and Cinema open for the first time of the week and continue thru until Sunday.

Friday, the Challenge racing continues with the Cruiser class, all age groups! Another highlight of the day will be the Prize Giving Ceremony for all Challenge classes. Friday night, the Juniors and Elite will be working on their first practice session of the week.

Saturday, UCI BMX World Championships Time Trial qualification and the Time Trials Super finals will take place along with the Prize Giving Ceremony for the Junior and Elite Time Trials and the Masters class.

For the final day, Sunday, we'll see UCI BMX World Championships Race Qualifying motos for Men/Women Juniors and Elite, the special UCI Flag Hand Over Ceremony (Holland2014 to Belgium2015), then the ⅛ finals, ¼ finals, ½ finals and finals in the super fast Men/Women Juniors and Elite classes! To finish off the day and the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships, the day will end with the Prize Giving Ceremony for the Men/Women Junior and Elite classes!

What a week it is going to be! And, BMX Mania will be here keeping you up to date with one of our awesome BMX Mania Race Report Pages, some smokin' hot BMX Race Action Photos and some reporting of the events along the way.

So, keep it here all week for the BMX Mania Dot Com coverage of the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships, DIRECT from Rotterdam, The Netherlands!

Wednesday Morning ..... The BMX Mania Race Report Page will be open for business and there'll be a photo report of Tuesday's Challenge Practice Session and some goodies for ya from the BMX Expo and the great things that were going on down there, Tuesday, so PLEASE CHECK BACK!!!!! - Jerry Mania


Rebel Run BMX, Offers BMX Training Camps
 
After a lot of hard work, time, and dedication over the past year, we are excited and proud to finally announce the opening of Rebel Run Sports Camp, "Texas' premier BMX training camp". You can check us out and get info on upcoming camps atwww.rebelruncamp.com or on our Facebook page.

Rebel Run BMX is the brainchild of two friends with a passion for BMX and for individuals who always try to push and exceed the limits of what we can do as human beings.

Travis Postany and Lee Lewis have traveled the world riding BMX together for 14 years. While they gained all the knowledge and experience one can about the sport, they saw inconsistencies in training and a huge lack of places to learn and practice the sport. Rebel Run BMX was created to share their years of experience with those who are willing to get serious, listen, work, and take their skills to the next level.

If you just want to do a few sprints a day, then this camp is not for you. If you just want to go to the track, jump the second straight over and over, and call it a night, then this camp is not for you. Many say, “Well, you just have to have fun.” We say, “That mentality is killing BMX.”

How can an individual or a sport progress by only doing what is “fun”? The reality is that “fun” will not put you on the podium; “fun” will not get you Number One titles; and “fun” will not push and test and force the limits of a sport or individual, which is what keeps BMX (or any other sport) alive and growing.

Rebel Run BMX is not like any other BMX camp or clinic you’ve been to or heard of. We take a different approach to training that we believe this sport desperately needs and offer an experience you won’t find anywhere else. If you have a goal or dream to do big things in BMX then we can help you reach that.


 

 

 

BMX Racing News - weekend update - July 19-21, 2014

UCI Announces Record Breaking BMX World Championships Entries!
 
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has published the entries list for the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships which take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from July 23 to 27.

A record 2841 participants have announced their presence across the Challenge and Junior / Elite categories. They represent 41 countries, the highest number of countries since Birmingham (GBR) in 2012 when the 2204 participants represented 38 countries.

The 244 athletes registered in the Championship classes (Elite and Juniors) include reigning World Champions Caroline Buchanan (AUS) and Liam Phillips (GBR). These two athletes, who are also leading the 2014 UCI Supercross World Cup standings, will be up against reigning Olympic Champions Maris Strombergs (LAT) and Mariana Pajon (COL). World Champion in 2011, Pajon will be looking to regain the Elite Women’s World title, as will 2012 World Champion Magalie Pottier (FRA). In the men’s competition, double World Champion (2011 and 2012) Australia’s Sam Willoughby will be in the running for a third world title in Rotterdam.

UCI BMX Coordinator Ellen Bollansée welcomed the record number of entries, which reflects the ever-growing popularity and professionalism of the discipline.

“The BMX World Championships are unique in that the week leading up to the Elite racing, age-groupers from all over the world get to race at the same venue,” she said. “The fact that we have nearly 2600 athletes registered for the Challenge classes is a demonstration that cycling’s youngest Olympic sport is booming.

“But the main event of the Championships is of course the Elite racing,” added Ms Bollansée. “All the big names are coming to Rotterdam so the racing promises to be exceptional.”

Photo by UCI / Reigning World Champion Liam Phillips (No 1) will be among the record number of participants in Rotterdam.


 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Thursday/Friday - July 17-18, 2014

Novant Health BMX Supercross Track Grand Opening Announced!
Yeah, buddy! The folks down in South Carolina who run the Rock Hill Outdoor Center are Super Psyched about their new Novant Health BMX Supercross track. And why wouldn't they be? Without even having run a race, they've secured a USABMX Gold Cup East Finals Pro Series race, AND a UCI BMX World Championship!

That's OK, they're in good hands. With good coordination from USABMX, USA Cycling and the UCI, they'll be runnin' great races at Novant Health BMX SX track for years!

That all gets 'Kicked Off', August 23rd with a stellar Grand Opening that'll feature BMX Pros, USABMX staff, USA Cycling representatives and UCI personnel as well as a full gate of local officials, Novant Health reps and of course, BMXers, itchin' to get on the track!

If you're in the area, which could be the entire East Coast.....Make it on out and celebrate the new track and take in the USABMX race, Saturday afternoon!


 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Wednesday - July 16, 2014

hot New Products Available from BRG
BMX Racing Group has some brand new parts that just arrived in time for the summer BMX racing rush.
New items from Insight, Elevn, and Excess can now be found at better BMX bike shops world wide.
 

Insight Pivotal Post - Alloy MSRP $24.99

Alloy Post offered in 4 colors and 4 size options, giving you a lightweight Pivotal Post option at a great price.
 
INSIGHT Pivotal seat post - 22.2x250mm
Black anodized, Polished, Red anodized, Blue anodized
 
INSIGHT Pivotal seat post - 25.4x250mm black anodized
 
INSIGHT seat post pivotal - 26.8x250mm
Black anodized, Polished, Red anodized, Blue anodized
 
INSIGHT seat post pivotal - 27.2x250mm
Black anodized, Polished, Red anodized, Blue anodized
 
Insight Pivotal Post - Carbon MSRP $54.99 - Insight Carbon Fiber Pivotal post is offered in a short 110mm race version, to help keep the weight to the minimum. Perfect for both the ultimate light weight Pivotal set with with the Insight Mini Pivotal Seats, as well as the Pro sizes Elevn Pivotal and other Pivotal seats. INSIGHT Carbon Pivotal seat post 22.2x110mm, 26.8x110mm, 27.2x110mm
 
Insight Mini Pivotal Seats MSRP $34.99
 
The Mini size Pivotal seat is an Exclusive to Insight, this is the only true mini Pivotal seat made in BMX!
 
Super lightweight at only130 Grams, the seat is offered in 3 colors choices. INSIGHT Mini pivotal seat - Black, Clear, White
Excess Elite 16t freewheel with 60 engagement points: MSRP $49.95
Our new Elite EXCESS freewheel is a 3/32"x 16T with 3 pawls and 60 points of engagements, doubling that of most other freewheels offered today. Offered in a brushed satin and chrome combo finish in 16 tooth only. This is the ultimate Hi-end Pro level freewheel offered at an affordable price!
   
Elevn 7" Alloy handlebars - Expert + - MSRP $59.95
 
A new size for Elevn in our Alloy range, the 7" rise bar is Expert + Sizing
 
6061 T6 Butted Tubing - 7" Rise, 26" Width, 8 Degree Sweep, 2 Degree Up Sweep, 480 Grams
 
ELEVN Expert + 7.0" SLT alloy Race bar - Black/white graphics & White/black graphics

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Monday - July 14, 2014

BMX World Championship Events to Air in the U.S. on Universal Sports Network

Los Angeles (July 14, 2014) – Universal Sports Network will present national television and online coverage of the UCI BMX World Championship events in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday, July 27, at 4 p.m. ET.

 

Fans who do not normally receive Universal Sports Network as a part of their television package will be able to watch the BMX action from Holland during week-long free previews from DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, BendBroadband and CenturyLink Prism starting on July 22.

 

Following MTB World Cup stops in Windham, New York and Meribel, France, the mountain bike season culminates at the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Hafjell, Norway. Universal Sports Network coverage of the week-long event begins Tuesday, September 2 at 5 p.m. E.T.

 

Universal Sports Network BMX TV Schedule: ALL TIMES U.S. Eastern Time – subject to change

Date

TV Time

Event

Location

July 27

4 p.m.

UCI BMX World Championships

Rotterdam, Netherlands

About Universal Sports ..... Universal Sports, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, LP, is the premier multi-platform media destination for Olympic-related sports programming in the United States.

Offering more than 1,200 hours of original programming each year, Universal Sports has exclusive rights to world and national championship events in a wide array of sports, including swimming, track and field, gymnastics, cycling, skiing, figure skating and rugby.

Whether on television, online, or on the go with mobile and tablet applications, Universal Sports offers a four-screen experience to fans of global sports every day of the year. For more information, please visit www.UniversalSports.com .


Staats BMX, Dude In Charge Interview With Rich Huvard by Sugar Cayne!
 
Staats BMX owner, Rich Huvard has "been there done that" when it comes to BMX and he's gotten a hold of a hot property in Staats BMX, a long time BMX company that he now owns and is making some noise with on the BMX Race scene.

BMX Media Man, Al Cayne sat down with Rich at the recent USABMX Stars & Stripes National recently for a comprehensive look at Staats, BMX As Art and the direction of BMX in general!

It's a nice look at a good effort by some folks dedicated to BMX racing!


 

 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Friday - July 11, 2014

McCollum Park BMX Gonna Do It Again In 2014!
They're going to DO IT AGAIN! Last year, Bob Gleyre and the fine folks at McCollum Park BMX in Everett, Washington blew the doors off of BMX racing with a Mega Purse BMX Pro Invitational and the results were spectacular. Sam Willoughby took the win and a boat load of cash to take home.

This year, they are able to run a 3 day program, with  race for life on Friday the 8th, a double points race on Saturday along with the Pro Am race. Sunday will be a Washington State Qualifier.

They will have plenty of camping on site for free, as well as a couple host hotels that have blocked out a number of rooms at a special rate. This year will also include a Vintage BMX show and swap, as well as some freestyle exhibitions.

The track will be a new layout from last year's race, and they will have 2 VIP sections up for bid, that will include prize packages for both VIP areas. One prize example will be a Connor Fields signed Jersey, and some Swag from Donnie Robinson!

The week leading up to the big weekend will include a rider clinic by KUWAHARA PRO Jeff Upshaw on Wednesday the 6th,as well as a clinic by Connor Fields prior to the race for life on Friday the 8th.

Some great sponsorship packages are still available as well, so get busy, contact Bob and make your presence felt!

Just like last year, the trophies for all 3 days will be spectacular, with the pro am trophies showcasing more creative glass blowing!

For clinic and sponsorship info contact bob@rrpbmxgates.com.


BIKE CHECK: Jonas Harmon’s 2015 Factory GT Speed Series with 'Crazy Al' Cayne!
 
Our favorite, East Coast Correspondent, 'Crazy Al' Cayne, he who loves BMX and has one of the coolest BMX Racing (And just about everything else, New York Style that you can think of!) web sites around, got together with GT Factory Rider, Jonas Harmon at the recent USABMX Stars & Stripes national in South Park, PA and they did a pretty thorough once over of Jonas's new cruiser for 2015. Al done good! Actually, GT didn't do bad either, CHECK IT OUT, it's BMX Mania Approved!

From Big Al ....... "We got an exclusive Bike Check of factory GT Bikes rider Jonas Harmon's 2015 Speed Series! This is an amazing looking bike with lots of cool new features!"


 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY - July 8&9, 2014

BUSY BMX WEEKEND FOR
CHASE BICYCLES AT USA BMX
SOUTH PARK, PA NATIONAL AND
FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Connor Fields: Round #9 of the USA BMX Pro Series tour took to the East Coast of the United States to one of the most loved tracks in the USA’s BMX history: South Park, PA. South Park is one of the most historical BMX tracks in the United States, and what better weekend to have the USA BMX Pro Series tour stop in South Park, other than the 4th of July weekend.

The Stars and Stripes National event had a slightly different schedule for the Pro riders, as they races on Friday night and Saturday. Friday night was a UCI points gathering event as well, giving the riders an opportunity to collect points towards the UCI ranking and Olympic selection.

With the French National Championship this weekend as well, Connor Fields was the lone Chase Factory rider to attend the Stars and Stripes national, but he decently did not let the Chase Bicycles fans down!

On Saturday, Connor rode strong and consistent all day, and made his way info the main event. Connor would battle it out with Sam Willoughby in the final from the Gate drop to the finish line, and finished up in 2nd for the day.

Joris Daudet: Meanwhile, in France, on Saturday, July 5th, Joris Daudet raced in Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, France at the French National Championships.

Joris lead the one main event final for the title from start to finish, with a good battle from Quentin Caleyron, but Joris took the win and title.

French National Elite Men's Final: 1. Joris DAUDET 2. Quentin CALEYRON 3. Damien GODET 4. Moana MOO CAILLE 5. Remi RICCARDI 6. Romain MAYET 7. Amidou MIR 8. Axel LE NAGARD

www.chasebicycles.com


U.K. "Ride Like A Girl" Project!
Last weekend at Rounds 6 & 7 of the British BMX series, the women of the UK's top category launched their "Ride like a Girl" project.

The idea was the brainchild of Ellie Dewdney and Lauren Smith; co-founders of 'GoBMX' girls only coaching organization; along with Joey Gough; veteran of the UK women's BMX scene and ex World Champ. They were disheartened by the fact that the British BMX Series staged a podium with novelty cheques for the men but not for the women, along with the fact that the women's prize money is only a quarter of that of the men's and the winner receives only half of what the winner would have earned in the mid 1990's.

However, they did not want to stage a protest or complain. They decided the best way to tackle the problem was to begin promoting girls BMX in general and it's female stars. Joey said "Although we feel it's a shame the prize money has dropped so much since a time when the sport was actually far smaller, we felt that rather than simply have a moan, it would be far more pro-active if we set about proving the female riders in BMX are really worth something, to initiate a change in the promotion of females in the sport and in turn how they are perceived by the rest of the BMX World. We need to make ourselves marketable to potential sponsors, so being invited to stand on the podium is an important first step towards t
hat.

"We came up with a lot of ideas, the first being that we would arrange an autograph session with giveaways to give us a chance to meet and inspire a younger generation of riders, and the second a plan to sport t-shirts promoting female BMX that we planned to sell, with the profits going into the podium prize fund at he British Championships later this year....but there are more ideas in the pipeline too."

The "Ride like a Girl" t-shirts the women were sporting on mass, sent a clear and powerful message that riding a bike "like a Girl" is something to be proud of. "We want the younger generation of female BMXers to know there are no limits to what they can do on a bike, we want to encourage them to jump big, ride fast, and be rad.......like a girl, and tell everyone at the same time!" commented Ellie.

The launch at Derby was a huge success with orders flying in for the t-shirts. On top of that after discussions with the organisers of the British Series in the run up to the event, it was arranged that podiums and novelty cheques would be provided for the women's category. Ellie said "We have been overwhelmed with the response this weekend, we have had t-shirt orders from as far as Canada and Australia, and seeing the Championship Women's top 3 up on the official podium was the icing on the cake. It's been quite an incredible weekend, we'd like to thank everyone for their support!"

If you would like a "Ride Like a Girl" t-shirt, visit
http://gobmx.bigcartel.com/ but get your order in quickly as you will only be able to order until the end of this week!

(Photos courtesy of SJS Photography)


Chasing A Rainbow with
Caroline Buchanan...
Only The Best Can Get It!

Becoming a UCI Cycling World Champion you receive the elusive rainbow striped World Champion jersey. The BUCHANAN Next Gen girls are aspiring to be world champions of the future guided and mentored by the current 5 time World Champion Caroline Buchanan.

They are in the best hands to chase that rainbow, overcome adversity and find their pot of gold in their journey. Finding their lucky Oakley goggles the girls are able to see their vision clearly through the lens which gives them confidence chasing their rainbow to be World Champions of the future.

Wishing the Next Gen girls Mikayla Rose & Paige Harding good luck at the upcoming BMX World Championships in Holland. BUCHANAN Next Gen... more than just a girls team! Keep your eyes posted for whats to come!

Brought to you by BOX Components.


UCI BMX World Championships: Reunion of Champions

UCI News/Aigle, Switzerland - The list of participants for the Reunion of Champions reads like a veritable Who’s Who of BMX. It will take place during the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships and will reunite Champions from as far back as the 1970s.

“We wanted to create an extra feature for the public during these Worlds and of course give these athletes the platform they deserve,” explains organizer Eric Kersten.

The idea of a major international reunion was born during discussions between the event organizers and Gerrit Does, organizer of the World Championships in the Netherlands in 1983. Mr. Does called on his extensive contacts worldwide to bring the idea to fruition.

“This is an absolute first and unique happening,” he said. “We also hope we can attract current riders for a unique photo opportunity,” he added.

The main day of the reunion will be Saturday July 26th, with an organized bike ride through Rotterdam for the former Champions, who will arrive at the city’s Ahoy arena in time to watch the Juniors and Elite time trials.

1979 World Champion “PK Ripper” among participants - The reunion will bring back strong memories for the world’s former World Champions, such as Perry Kramer, one of the first ever USA Pros to race in Europe. Namesake for the infamous “PK Ripper” bike, Kramer was crowned BMX World Champion in Indianapolis, USA, in 1979.

“The BMX community is strong and we really try to stay connected,” says Kramer. “I see a lot (of former BMX competitors) at BMX reunions, but to try to get together racers who have earned a distinctive title such as World Champion has not been attempted before.

“It will be cool to swap some ‘World Championship’ stories with some of the other champions.”

Kramer welcomes the globalization of BMX which sees riders from a lot of different countries on the international podium.

“When I won the Pro World Championships back in 1979, all 8 riders in the main event were Californian,” he says.

The former Champion has a hard time naming some of his greatest BMX memories, although winning his first big national race in the 1976 Winter Nationals would have to be one of them… as is travelling to the Netherlands to race in 1980.

“But more of my best memories come from the off-the-track fun we had while touring the USA back in the late 70s and early 80s.”

At the end of his competitive career, Perry Kramer remained in the industry, covering a wide section of American territory as sales rep and accounts executive for Giant Bicycles.

“I actually started working in the bicycle industry when I was still racing. It was a logical step. I still really want to ride bikes all the time and I still race… but on mountain bikes and mostly for fun.”

The 2014 UCI BMX World Championships will take place at the Ahoy arena from July 23 to 27. The unofficial meeting place for the former World Champions during that period will be at the nearby BMX Museum.


2014 UCI Worlds Commemorative Frame From Crupi!

A Word From BMXmania.com ..... The folks over at Crupi are all fired up about the UCI Worlds in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and they're going to celebrate the moment with a "2014 Worlds Limited Edition Frame".

It looks pretty darn sweet, and you'll want to move fast to get one of only one hundred collectible frames......See above for all the details!


 

 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - weekend update - July 5&6, 2014

Friday, AT the USABMX SOUTH PARK NATIONAL
SATURDAY SOUTHPARK PHOTO GALLERY POSTED!!!!!
CHECK IT OUT, NOW!!!! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!
FRIDAY PRO PODIUM
ELITE MEN ELITE WOMEN VET PRO A PRO
1 Sam Willoughby 1 Brooke Crain 1 Cristian Becerine 1 Phil Delizia
2 Connor Fields 2 Lauren Reynolds 2 Matt Pohlkamp 2 Olijuwon Davis
3 Donny Robinson 3 Dani George 3 Jesse Burkes 3 Nick Koehler
Race Action Photo Gallery Coming, Saturday Morning, East Coast Time!

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Thursday/Friday - July 3-4, 2014

New Insight Mini Pivotal Seats

We are excited to announce the addition of the first Mini Pivotal seat offered in BMX from Insight.

At only 130 grams this is by far the lightest and only mini Pivotal seat out! Offered in White, Clear, and Black.

In Stock Now!

www.insightbmx.com

MSRP $34.99


 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Tuesday/Wednesday - July 1-2, 2014

Chase Bicycles UCI BMX SX Round #3 Recap / Berlin, Germany
 
The new Chase BMX Race Report Web Edit is now posted. Please take a look back at the Chase Bicycles Pro team from stop #3 of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup tour in Berlin Germany. Connor Fields, Joris Daudet, Anthony Dean, Dan Franks, Melinda McLeod, Stefany Hernandez, Renato Rezende, and Carlos Ramirez talk about the weekend of racing on one of the most unique BMX tracks ever built.

We are excited as the team riders get ready for the UCI BMX World Championships in just a few weeks in Holland, where Connor Fields looks to defend his Time Trial World Championship, while Joris Daudet, Romain Mahieu, Anthony Dean, Daniel Franks, Melinda McLeod, Stefany Hernandez, Renato Rezende, and Carlos Ramirez and the rest of the worlds fastest riders go after the Men's and Women's World Titles.


Amanda Carr & Kurt Pickard Win Big,
Sunday at USABMX Midwest National!
J&R's, Amanda Carr leads the way in Elite Women's racing in to Turn Two, Sunday at the USABMX Midwest National at Rockford BMX! She was joined on top of the podium by Haro's, New Zealand rocker, Kurt Pickard in Elite Men. Other winners in Sunday's pro events included, Cristian Becerine in Vet pro, Jake Sherbno in A Pro and Bubba Gonzales in USAC Boys.

CLICK HERE for more from Rockford!


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