Gilbert, AZ. The American Bicycle Association has been in the business of BMX racing since 1977 and for our 30th Anniversary we decided to make all the years of ABA BMX race photos available online through ababmxphotos.com.
ABA Vice President, BA Anderson stated "Many of the photos we shoot at each national event are never used in publication or seen by the public. To say that we have an abundance of photos is an understatement. From a historical perspective, the amount of photos and slides in the archives is priceless".
We are launching the web site with the existing archival images already in a digital format, shot by BMXer editor/phtographer Dan Mooney and past ABA photographers as well. It’s still a work in progress as we have over 500,000 plus photos to add from the last 30 years of ABA BMX. Once a month or so we will be adding vintage photos, so check back often.
This extreme sport, born in California during the 70’s(?) , will be Olympic in Beijing 2008. Madrid will held on April 13th and 14th, the first round of the BMX Supercross World Cup, an exciting competition that has never been celebrated in Spain. The visitors will enjoy themselves not only with the competition but also with Flatland (tricks on the land) and Dirt Jump (freestyle jumps) exhibitions. EXCITING COMPETITION: Some of the most famous riders in the world are coming to Madrid. Robert de Wilde (The Netherlands), Michal Prokop (Czech Republic), Mike Day (U.S.), Bubba Harris (U.S.), Donny Robinson (U.S.), Kyle Bennet (U.S.), Javier Colombo (Argentina) are very well known by all BMX lovers. All of them will compete in each jump and curve of the 400 meter course to be the winner of Madrid’s spectacular contest.
Spanish Top riders. The Spanish fans will show all their support to the local riders, specially to Pablo Galán and Rafa Álvarez.
The first Motocross Grand Prix of the 2007 season took place in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands yesterday. Due to the sunny weather over 15.000 people showed up to watch the racing in the MX1 and MX2 classes. A new season means new bikes, new outfits, new teams, new pits set-ups and new goals for every rider. With the absence of Stefan Everts, the MX1 class is pretty open. Stefan won it the last 6 years in a row or something but he's now the KTM team manager and helping the factory riders to win their first title.
MONTEREY, Calif. BMX racing will make a much-anticipated comeback to the Sea Otter Classic, A Celebration of Sport, during the weekend of April 14-15. Produced through a partnership with Golden State BMX, Sea Otter's BMX event will be a California State Series qualifier to help racers in their quest for a berth on the state team. While it's been a few years since BMX racing has graced the Sea Otter Classic, the addition of BMX racing to the Olympics has given the sport a shot in the arm through its elevated status in the competitive global arena.
Intense Tyre Systems is proud to announce the arrival of the 20 x 1.75 Micro Knobby Tire. This is one of the fastest rolling tires for riders using the 1.75 tire size. This tire has already helped Factory Intense/Socko Energy AA Pro Danny Caluag win 6 AA/Elite Pro Main events this season, and now this tire can be yours! Brandon Meadows loves them too! The Micro-Knobby is the most innovated tire in BMX history. With more than 5,000 knobby's per tire, they are ramped for a super fast rolling resistance. Tightly spaced and harshly square, makes this the worlds best BMX tire.
BAWLS Guarana has been named the exclusive Energy Drink of the 2007 ABA National BMX Series. The American Bicycle Association (ABA) has reached an agreement with BAWLS Guarana to be named the “Official Energy Drink” of the 2007 ABA National Bicycle Motocross (BMX) racing series. The exclusive agreement includes participation in every ABA national event, product sampling and a cross-promotion with select retail stores that will reach consumers nationwide.
UCI is pleased to announce the BMX track layout, which will be used for the XXIX Beijing Olympic Games 20-21 August 2008. With the inclusion of BMX racing in the Olympic Games, UCI has been determined to present BMX racing in a new exciting format, with a unique purpose build track for the very best BMX athletes in the world. The track features a massive 8 meter high starting ramp, including two separate straight-aways for Men and Women. The track will be slightly downhill with a length of app. 370 meter for Men and 350 meters for Women. Rider will complete one run in less than 35 seconds.
Today the first round of the Open Dutch MX championships took place in Gemert. It's only a 10 minute drive so we decided to get over there early. Paul and I got there in time to grab a cup of coffee at Erwin Robins' borrowed camper before practice started in the pouring rain. 40 out of 60 riders made it to the afternoon program and that included Universal MX1 riders Erwin Robins and Jarno Verhorevoort. MXJarno's coffee was good too and by the time the first race started we were high on caffeine and ready for a good race.
Retired BMX and Mountain Bike Pro Set to Lead America’s BMX Riders to Beijing. USA Cycling formally announced today that former BMX World Champion Mike King has been selected to lead American BMX athletes to Beijing as USA Cycling’s Director of BMX Programs. In his new role, one of King’s missions will be to develop a top-notch BMX squad to represent the U.S. at the sport’s Olympic debut next summer. His history as a world-class athlete makes him the ideal candidate to prepare riders who until now haven’t been exposed to the structured environment of an Olympic sport.
Chandler , AZ: The ABA Winternationals have a long tradition of excellence, and this years’ annual event at the Black Mountain BMX track is bound to give BMX racers young and old something to talk about for years to come. As the ultimate way to kick off ABA ’s 30 year anniversary, there will be the biggest gathering of BMX Hall of Famer's and racing legends. The festivities will start on Saturday as ABA’s very first No.1 Pro, Stompin’ Stu Thomsen, will lead the parade lap – followed by up to 20 Hall of Fame inductees and No.1 title holders from the past three decades of ABA BMX. Among the BMX Hall of Famer's who are confirmed to make an appearance are: Stu Thomsen, Greg Hill, David Clinton , Cash Matthews, Jeff Utterback, Perry Kramer , Tommy Brackens, Turnell Henry, Bob Hadley, Brent & Brian Patterson, Jeff Kosmala , Eddy & Mikey King, Charles Townsend, Gary Ellis Jr, Pete Loncarevich, Anthony Sewell, Tinker Juarez, John Crews, Jeff Bottema, Byron Friday, Bobby Encinas and Bob “Oz” Osborn.