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BMX Racing News - Wednesday - January 27, 2016

11th Annual Midwest
Oldschool Show & Swap

It's time for the 11th Annual Midwest Oldschool Show & Swap organized by "Old School" Ed Nowdomski. The DATE is Saturday February 11th 2012. PLACE : Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center, 17840 Laraway Road, Joliet, IL 60433. The location is across the street from route 66 Drag strip and speedway with 17,000 sq feet of heated indoor building with concrete floor and awesome State Of the Art Conference Room for banquet.

If you plan on selling or vending please contact Ed for a $10.00 reserved spot with chairs and tables. The $45.00 Pre-Registration Includes 1 Banquet Food Ticket, 1 Show T-shirt,  10 Raffle tickets. T-shirts are pre-register.....only. No T-shirts sold at the show. T-shirt only pay-pal $20.00. PAY-PAL: please include T-shirt Size.

Banquet Food Tickets the day of show is $25.00. If you don't pre-register, you are not guaranteed that you'll get one.

Schedule of events: 8:00-10:00 set up.....10:00-2:00 Voting.....2:00 Show Ends Voting Ballots turned in.....1:00 Banquet, Guest speaker, Food served, 3:30 Raffles and Awards.

Classes for show are as follows:

1970's 20 inch 1st and 2nd place.

1980-82 20 inch 1st and 2nd place.

1983-85 20 inch 1st and 2nd place.

1986-90 20 inch 1st and 2nd place.

1991 and up 20 inch 1st and 2nd place.

Retro 1st and 2nd place.

Cruisers 1970-1985 1st and 2nd place. Cruisers 1986 and up 1st and 2nd place.

Freestyle all years 1st and 2nd place.

Best Of Show.

Spectator entry is Free, Showing your bike is Free, Parking is Free ! !

Ed says, "We had around 250 bikes walk thru the door last year and it gets bigger every year, so please pre register. Some vendors so far will be: George Monty, Midwest Donation Program.

More info on donations and vendors will be posted. NEED DONATIONS FOR RAFFLE TABLE ! ! ! If you are interested in helping with donations for the raffle, contact Ed 219-381-5135.








BMX Racing News - friday - January 22, 2016

Global Supercross/GSX, Out As Contractor Of UCI BMX Supercross World Cups!

Johan Lindstrom at the 2006 UCI BMX World Cup in Frejus, France. After 15 years of running UCI BMX Supercross World Cups, Johan and his Global Supercross/GSX organization will be replaced by UCI BMX for 2016.

The BMX Rumor Mill was working overtime Thursday as the word leaked out that Johan Lindstrom's, Global Supercross organization was no longer going to be running the day to day operations of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cups beginning with the 2016 season.

GSX fell victim to financial woes and the result was that without the financial backing, UCI BMX pulled the plug on the contract which was up for renewal this season.

When reached for comment, Johan had this to say....."It all came down to finances really, where our investors decided to pull the plug. We weren’t able to reach an agreement with UCI for 2016 without financial backing so that’s the end of it… 23 events over 5 year delivered beyond and above requirements without any hiccups – all because of the amazing (former GSX) crew. End of an era.."

"We are still continuing with track building and I'm heavily involved in the Sarasota project and don’t be surprised if you see the crew (as individuals) still involved in UCI events worldwide, they are still the best of the best…"

The 2016 UCI BMX SX season begins, March 26 in Santiago del Estero, Argentina so the UCI will have to be working quickly to get up to speed with an event that it has never had to run in detail before. Will Kevin MacCuish, UCI BMX Director and the cycling pros at UCI be able to get up to speed quickly enough to pull off a compacted UCI SX season? It ought to be interesting......Hang on to your grips, BMXers, it's going to be an interesting 2016 UCI SX season!

Johan Lindstrom, GSX Director, at one of the many UCI SX races that he ran over the last five years.



BMX Racing News - Tuesday - January 18, 2016

SE Bikes Picks Up AA/Elite Pro, Jeremy Rommel!
One of the longest standing BMX brands in BMX, the legendary SE Bikes managed by the legendary, Todd 'Wildman' Lyons has announced that they have signed sponsorship agreement with Faster Then Fast, Jeremy Rommel, long standing Supercross BMX Factory Dude (6 years!).

Jeremy is a regular on the UCI BMX SX World Cup circuit (Series Ranking/33rd), and a power in the USABMX Pro Series.

BMX Mania congrats go out to Jeremy, who is one of the coolest cats in the Pro Ranks, riding for SE is a big deal, Go Fast and make mains!

From Jeremy Rommel and SE Bikes! ..... I'm excited to announce that I am now apart of SE Bikes!

I'm really stoked to be a part of the SE crew with Todd Lyons!

Todd is a true legend in the sport and one of the pros I idolized as a young kid.

It's going to be an honor riding for such a legendary BMX company. I will still be running Speedline components on my new SE ride.

I want to thank Bill Ryan and the entire Supercross family for all the support and great the last 5 years, and it has been exciting to be a part of it.

Fly Racing always takes care of me and keeps me in the best gear, thanks to Eli Piccart my trainer for the support, Turnell Henry who has been a great mentor to me from the time I was 6 years old, and the Apple Valley BMX crew, for running one of the sickest tracks in BMX.

My biggest thanks goes to who I can't thank or love enough... my Mom! She has supported me 100 percent from day one with everything. She loves BMX just as much as I do, and she truly is a great BMX mom.

 Thanks for the invite SE. Let's get 2016 started!!!




BMX Racing News - friday - January 15, 2016

“I can’t express how grateful I am that Barry Knight, BMXA and everyone is 100 per cent behind me as I try and achieve my goals and get to Rio and win a medal.” - Anthony Dean/BMX Australia High Performance Team Member
When Anthony Dean crashed to the ground during a routine training session in Brisbane last week his dreams of competing in the BMX competition at the Rio Olympic Games flashed before his eyes.

The world number seven, who was a reserve for the Australian team at the London Olympics Games, broke his collarbone in two places, bruised his ribs and gave himself a hell of a fright, spending the afternoon in hospital.

Dean was given two options to mend the busted collarbone – 12 weeks off the bike to let the injury heal itself or undergo elective surgery to have a plate inserted so he could return to the BMX track within six weeks.

With 12 weeks on the sidelines, Dean’s chance of making his Olympic debut in Rio was all but shot so the 24-year-old chose the second option - but there was one big problem – he didn’t have up to date health insurance and was staring down the barrel of a hospital bill that would have crippled his Olympic preparations.

Enter BMX Australia and their President Barry Knight.

Upon hearing of Dean’s situation, Knight rallied the BMX Australia board and they made the one-off decision to fund Anthony’s surgery in Adelaide, keeping the popular rider’s Olympic dreams alive.

When I heard about what happened to Anthony my first thought was whether he was okay,” Knight said.

“Once we knew his biggest problem was the busted shoulder and everything else would be alright we went about working out a way to support him financially so he could get the operation and continue with his Olympic dream.

“This is not something that BMX Australia has done before but we had to take the case on it’s merits and make a one off decision for the good of a valuable member of our sport."

“BMX Australia exists for its athletes and members. It’s a family sport and the Dean’s are a BMX family. There’s just no way we could turn our back on someone in such a situation.”

An emotional Dean said he was overcome with the support he had received from within the BMX community.

“I have had so many well wishes from people within the BMX community both here in Australia and overseas that I am quite overwhelmed,” Dean said.

“Right before I went into surgery I got a call from Barry Knight at BMX Australia to wish me luck and let me know that BMXA would be helping cover the cost of the operation.

“It was such a load off my mind and enabled me to start moving forward as soon as the operation was done, rather than be lying there wondering how I’d get the money and how it would effect the budgets I need to get to races to prepare and qualify for the Olympics.

“I can’t express how grateful I am that Barry Knight, BMXA and everyone is 100 per cent behind me as I try and achieve my goals and get to Rio and win a medal.”

Dean will now spend the next three weeks at home in Adelaide recovering and beginning the first phase of rehabilitation on his shoulder, before returning to his training base in California with the aim to be back on the start ramp in full health by the first round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Santiago Del Estero in Argentina at the end of March.

Even if he makes it to Argentina, he will miss several important events over the coming months.

“I’ll miss the Oceania Championships in New Zealand at the end of this month, the National Championships in Bathurst in early March and also the opening round of the USA series but I’m focussing on what I am going to do, not what I might miss,” Dean said.

About BMX Australia - BMX Australia is recognised by the Australia Sports Commission as the National Sporting Organisation for BMX racing and Freestyle BMX within Australia. BMXA is an affiliate of UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale), the international cycling federation.

BMX Australia is the second largest BMX nation behind the United States and is an organisation with 17,000 members from the age of 2 years – 80 years. There are 8 Members Associations and 120 member clubs across the country.

BMX Australia exists to provide Australians with the opportunity to compete in BMX from junior levels through to elite competition, including the National Series, National Championships, World Championships and Olympic Games. It is responsible for delivering these benefits to Australian BMX riders in collaboration with the Members States and Territories.

BMX Australia’s vision “to lead Australian Sport through successful partnerships, participation growth and performance excellence” ensures that we strive to success, building a strong and positive public profile and continue to develop high quality athletes, coaches and officials at all levels of our sport.

2016 Chase Element Frames now in stock!
The Chase Element is our 2nd frame along the RSP Series and we did not cut any corners to bring you a race ready frame.

Chase introduces the Aero seat post tube, seat post, and seat post clamp into BMX racing with our new Element and RSP 3.0 frames.

Using innovations developed to help reduce times in road racing, Chase is excited to incorporate an Aero System Seat tube and seat post on the new Element Frame.

Each new Element and RSP 3.0 will excessively use the Elevn Aero Seat Post and Aero QR Clamp. This is to not only to help gain fractions of a second on the track with improved aerodynamics, but the Aero tubes also offers a slightly stiffer feel.

We know BMX bikes don’t need to go fully aero testing into a wind tunnel, but when races are won or lost by fractions of a second, every advantage will help.

5 Sizes available - Expert XL, Pro, Pro XL Pro XXL, and Cruiser. Offered in our Chase Pro Team Color Edition - Polished and blue USA MSRP of $359.99



BMX Racing News - weekend update - January 8/10, 2016

Dale Holmes Racing Signs With Stay Strong!
Poway, CA – For 2016, Dale Holmes Racing is proud to introduce the Stay Strong/Dale Holmes Racing team and its riders who will be competing in both the 2016 USABMX National Series and the UCI World Cup.

Led by team owner Dale Holmes, the Stay Strong/Dale Holmes Racing team riders include USABMX National Elite #4 for 2015, Anthony Dean, who is also currently ranked #5 in the UCI World Cup Series and podiumed 10 times throughout the 2015 season domestically and internationally.

Joining Dean, Dani George current USABMX Elite Women National #4 and UCI World Cup #7 will continue on with the Stay Strong/Dale Holmes Racing team in 2016.

The team is honored to be able to represent Stephen Murray and to continue being a part of the Stay Strong family. Stephen is and has been an inspiration to all of us.

“2015 was a great year for the Dale Holmes Racing team, especially with both Dean and George putting in a solid year and ranking well in both the USABMX and UCI World Cup Series.

Dani will be spending the year at the Olympic Training Center in 2016 to train alongside Team USA and to give her the best chance of qualifying and representing Team USA at the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio.

The team has seen tremendous growth in both its after school program, Ride to End Obesity, and in its summer day camp, BMX Pro for a Week, offered through a partnership with the YMCA of San Diego County.

We look forward to continued growth in all areas of the team both domestically and internationally and in having both Dean and George on the gate in Rio”.

For more on Stay Strong/Dale Holmes Racing check out, ... ... ... Facebook: Dale Holmes Racing - Instagram: @DaleHolmesRacing ... Twitter: @DHolmesRacing



BMX Racing News - Monday/Tuesday - January 4/5, 2016

DK Bicycles/LKI Team video edit,  behind the scenes

The LKI / DK BMX team headed to Nerang BMX track in Queensland Australia recently to prepare for the 2016 season.

LKI where behind the scenes filming to release an edit in preparation for National Titles coming up this month.

Team Riders, Corey Stafford, Bodi Turner, Aaron Nottle, Dylan Scruton, Jye Hombsch, Sara Jones, Absent - Shelby Green.

Video & Photos - Luke Wolhuter, Real media productions