The National Bicycle League (NBL) is proud to announce that America’s most prestigious race is headed back to the World Famous Derby City BMX Track in Louisville, Kentucky from August 30 to September 2. The 30th Anniversary of the NBL Grand National comes complete with an exciting blend of intense race action, awards presentations, entertainment, contests, and culminates with the highly-anticipated crowning of the 2007 National Champions.
For Free Agent's Kyle Bennett, a 1st and 2nd at South Park put him only two points behind his teammate, Cristian Becerine, near the top of the Elite Men standings. Becerine, who has the most wins under his plate this year, traded wins with Bennett at the Stars and Stripes National to set-up the finale’. This will make for a thrilling finish to the NBL season and don't count out NBL's reigning Champion, Formula's Donny Robinson - he showed his true colors at last year’s Grands and would like nothing more than to be the first Pro to repeat since the ’97 & 98 seasons when France’s Christophe Leveque earned back-to-back NBL Championships.
Redline's Kim Hayashi holds a comfortable lead over Supercross's Sam Cools and Krystal Hime and is focused on earning her 5th consecutive NBL Elite Women’s title. Felt's Jason Morris and MCS's Jonathon Villa gained ground on Profile/J&R's Mike Kapes which should set up an epic finish to the Super-Ex season.
Warren Bancroft our Elite men’s rider shows the rest his skill and power The team rolled into action again over the weekend at a newly revamped Coppull track. Coppull is a fast and tricky place. Designed by Dylan Clayton it can catch the best riders out but rewards those that give it some love, attention and plenty of practice. A few of the team are local and they have put in the hours at the pace which showed during the races. I arrived just in time for the finals to begin, the forecast was for heavy showers and the camping field was pretty muddy but apart from a couple of puddles the track looked fine.
The National Bicycle League is excited to announce the April/May Bring a Buddy winners! This month, we had well over 200 recruiters and over 250 buddies joining. The top recruiters from each region include Josh Pappas—Akron BMX, Cameron Johnston—Bethel Supercross, Zach Denniston—Tanglewood BMX, and Shawn Hogg—Manzanita Park BMX. Our winners this month
Miami, FL – July 11, 2007 –BAWLS Guarana-sponsored rider Rachel “Thunder” Smith has been chosen to represent the United States as one of two female BMX racers at the XV Pan American Games. Held every four years as an athletic gathering of North and South America’s best, the Pan American Games will be held on July 13th – July 29th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “I am really excited and becoming nervous as the games approach,” commented Smith. “This is a huge honor and I am proud to be a part of the USA’s team!”
A veteran of the sport, Smith has been racing BMX for 17 years and is currently ranked 2nd in the UCI 2007 Elite Women rankings. Smith is also an honors student in the School of Therapy at the University of Toledo and maintains a strict balance between her studies and her racing career.
Smith has represented the BAWLS Guarana brand through the 2007
Staats Bicycles has moved our warehouse and opened up a new retail store front. The new location is large enough to use as a warehouse and is in a great location for retail. The new Staats Bike Shop is just minutes away from some of the best mountain bike trails in Utah, two awesome Skate and BMX parks and only 15 minutes from the World famous RAD Canyon BMX track.
The Psykopath Van got loaded and ready and headed for the Pacific Coast National’s in Santa Barbara California!, Beautiful weather, beautiful beaches and awesome track! The volunteers at Santa Barbara BMX did a Great job Keeping the Track dialed the hole weekend. The track was fast so our rider, Nick Valencia was flying the hole weekend no wonder he got a call to be on the National Team.
Sponsored by Haro! November 5th, 1993. Actual Journal Entry "Rode to work in the morning at GT BMX. I got home & called Haro. They offered me a $500/month sponsorship salary & all travel expenses! I'm cool with that. It's a deal! Welcome to fatness! I'm going to quit my job at GT tomorrow. At night, John Paul Rogers & I drank beer & then rode down by Main Street in Huntington Beach & went to the heavy metal bar, Mazotti's. I met this girl (woman), Leslie. She's from England & she was all up on me. John Paul & I went to another bar with her. We had fun!
Hilliard, Ohio - The National Bicycle League (NBL) has expanded their Marketing Department and is pleased to announce the addition of Kristin Siebenlist as the new Communications Coordinator. Siebenlist, who has a strong background in the industry with years of race experience, joins the NBL at an exciting time and will work directly with the marketing department to fulfill ongoing commitments and several new initiatives. With the sport’s transition into the 2008 Olympic program, Kristin is excited to be a part of the transformation of BMX through the many exciting programs the NBL offers.
PRO Spectacular Information. Schedule of Events: -Friday June 29th – Pro only Practice from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on the Olympic replica track Normal Pro Practice on the Rad Canyon BMX track from 5:05 PM to 5:30 PM Normal Pre Race to start at 6:00 PM on the Rad Canyon BMX Track -Saturday June 30th - Normal Pro Practice on the Rad Canyon BMX track from 10:20 AM to 10:45 AM Saturday National starts at 11:00 AM for amateurs and PRO Cruiser. No PRO Open will be run on Saturday. Pro only Practice from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on the Olympic replica Track. Immediately following the amateur National but not before 5:00 PM the Pro spectacular will begin on the Olympic Replica Track for A pro, AA Pro, Girl Pro and Vet Pro. Pro Cruiser will be run on the Rad Canyon BMX track Saturday during the day.