Loop’d Network, the fastest growing social network for action sports, today launched Beijingbmx.com in collaboration with BMX Mania, a premier BMX racing destination on the web. Combining race action, lifestyle and behind the scenes games coverage with social networking and community functionality, Beijingbmx.com is the premier destination to follow and interact around the sport as it makes its Olympic debut this August. Since being added to the Olympics as a medal sport, BMX has exploded into the mainstream around the globe. Up to the minute news from around the world, videos, photos, bmx history, exclusive interviews and features, Olympic athlete profiles, bmx fan profiles, interactive discussion and polls – Beijingbmx.com is a daily must visit to stay connected with the Olympic action.
"I have been involved in the sport for over 20 years and can say that this is the most exciting time in BMX history," said Jerry Landrum of BMX Mania, "This community will be the perfect venue to keep
The American Bicycle Association hosted the Dixie Nationals this past weekend, June 20-22, in Powder Springs, GA. The Cobb County BMX Facility is main stay on the ABA BMX tour and has a long standing history with the racers and fans alike.This year the return of the ABA BMX PRO Series event to Cobb County BMX and the racing at the Dixieland National event was real barn burner. The Cobb County BMX crew really stepped it up and had the facility in tip top shape and ready to race. This was the sixth PRO Series event of the season and the PRO Riders were excited to head down south for good ol' southern hospitality. With the 2008 Olympic debut for BMX racing coming up quick, and the first USA BMX Team being chosen, (BIG CONGRATS go out to Kyle Bennett, Mikey Day, "DR" Donny Robinson, and Jill Kintner for being the first ever BMX athletes to represent USA in the 2008 Olympics!) the buzz, the hype, and the media are all around. Many of the sports top athletes from around the world were on hand to take a shot at getting some much needed points towards the ABA BMX titles.
BAWLS BMX Pro Matt “Ruckus” Pohlkamp turned up the BOUNCE in a HUGE way on one of the most challenging tracks out there– the NBL Stars N’ Stripes Nationals at South Park BMX – for his first NBL Elite Series win of the year! Matt is pumped for this big win, which puts him in the run for a top spot in the NBL Elite rankings! “Pittsburgh is one of the best races of the year, FAST downhill track filled with a lot of big jumps…one race that I've always wanted to win,” Matt commented.
NBL Pro Series Checkpoint. 2008 will go down in history as the most exciting year in the history of BMX and while the Olympics continue to elevate the profile of BMX internationally, the NBL Pro Series heads to South Park, PA for the Stars n’ Stripes Nationals in what promises to set the stage for the Grands. On Labor Day weekend, only 8 days following the sport’s debut at the Olympics, the NBL National Champions will be crowned at the 2008 NBL Grand National of BMX in Louisville, Kentucky. Imagine being surrounded by thousands of fans and racers during the afterglow of the Olympics – This year’s Grands includes Hall of Fame inductions, the UGP Open Championship, and much more.
GT’s Randy Stumpfhauser has taken charge of the men’s Elite chase and is the early favorite but two of Free Agents Olympians, Kyle Bennett and Cristian Becerine, are both in hot pursuit.
UCI is pleased to announce the 2009 permanent career numbers for Elite Men and Elite Women. These numbers must be used at all international BMX events including the Olympic Games for the 2008-2009 season. In 2006, the UCI introduced the permanent BMX number system for Elite Men and Elite Women. With this system, riders can choose a “career number”, which they have the exclusive right to use for their entire Elite class career. This will give riders a possibility to market themselves and to give media and
Last week, Bubba Harris went in for surgery to get “some” floating bone chips removed from his left ankle (leftovers from his foot dislocation last August). He’d told me that his foot specialist, who is a road cyclist, was amazed that he was in contention for Olympic qualification – stating that he technically shouldn’t even be walking; let alone racing. Bubba told me that I wouldn’t believe what they took out … and looking at this photo; it’s amazing that he was able to race this year and do as well as he has done – including a win at the NBL
Round #6 of the 2008 NBL and ABA Pro Series events were held this past weekend in Prunedale, California for the NBL and Atlanta, Georgia for the ABA. With one of the few conflicting ABA and NBL national Events of the season, the Pros of BMX had to make the decision on which series to attend. A larger turnout was at the NBL event, but the ABA event was just as difficult with the level of riders in attendance. With Pros on each side of the USA racing this past weekend, it made for 2 great events. Here is how the Pros finished up:
Kyle Bennett, one of the 3 rider Team USA's BMX Olympic Team, has been on a tear in the NBL with a slew of great results. Prunedale was no exception, as he looked to be one of the fastest riders during the qualifiers on Saturday. The NBL one main event format worked out great for Kyle as he took the win wire to wire on Saturday. Sunday started out a little different for Kyle as a first moto crash
-REDLINE CUP EAST - Kettering BMX, Kettering, OH September 5-7, 2008 -REDLINE CUP CENTRAL- St. Peters BMX, St. Peters MO September 12-14, 2008 -REDLINE CUP WEST - McCollum Park BMX, Everett, WA September 19-21, 2008
After his dramatic victory at the Olympic Trials in Chula Vista, California this Saturday, GT BMX Race Team Rider Mike Day has qualified for a spot on the US Olympic Team and will be headed to Beijing to compete in the Olympic Games this August. Mike’s win at the Olympic Training Center means he will join his GT teammate, Jill Kintner, who qualified just two weeks ago with her performance at the UCI National Championships. The win was made particularly poignant because the Olympic Trials were Mike’s last possible chance to qualify and a first place finish was required
Mike Day (San Clemente, Calif.) won the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Cycling (BMX) on Saturday and will earn the second automatic men's nomination to the squad that will represent the United States later this summer in Beijing.Day won the multi-heat competition in convincing fashion by winning three of four heats and placing second in the other - a performance so dominating that Day was officially declared the winner before the finals. After four heats, Day's advantage in the overall classification had rendered the