The ABA BMX “Hall of Fame” is the who’s who of BMX and consists of riders and industry members who have made notable contributions to the sport of BMX racing. Each year since 1985, a select few BMX (Bicycle Motocross) riders and industry veterans have been inducted into this elite group of individuals. In addition to the “Early BMX Pioneers”, “BMX Racers” and “Industry Members” categories, a “Freestyle Pioneers”category is being added to the BMX Hall of Fame for the first time ever. This will be a great addition to the National BMX Hall of Fame, allowing many talented riders to be honored.
The public is encouraged to attend the September 17th , 2009 ceremony. The ceremony will be limited to the first 300 individuals to purchase tickets; all proceeds will go directly to the National BMX Hall of Fame Scholarship fund.
NBL membership continues grow and the Bring-A-Buddy Program is attracting hundreds of new members each month. With more than $40,000 in prizes to be won, NBL tracks and members have been actively promoting the program and there are lots of new names, and tracks, at the top of the point standings. Bring-A-Buddy played a key role in boosting the sport's profile during the Olympic year and the trend continues well into 2009 - That's good news for the sport and ultimately, for local racing programs around the country.
Custom Cycle Supply is pleased and excited to announce that we will be distributing the latest DVD from John Swarr and Mark Eaton... "Stompin' Stu" the story of BMX legend, Stu Thomsen.
From the makers of award winning film, Joe Kid on a Stingray. Stompin' Stu is a true story about perhaps the most dominant BMX racer in history, Stu Thomsen. This film is a history of BMX champion Stu Thomsen told with short stories by racing rivals, fans and family members. From his battles off the track to his battles on the track, Stompin Stu is most importantly a film about being inspired.
Adelaide rider Sam Willoughby set a record in front of his home crowd by being the first ever rider to win back to back titles in the Junior Elite Class. If that was not impressive enough alone both those titles where won with out Willoughby dropping one lap at either of these events winning every single heat. Friday evening Sam was having dinner with the family and the question was asked how he was feeling and if there was a lot of pressure for Saturdays race, Sam replied, "I am really enjoying the track, I feel comfortable on my Yeti and the whole year I have been racing in every body elses back yards, now they have all come to mine. I feel better than I would normally do at an ABA round as I have my family, friends and fans here supporting me."
Saturday morning the crowds started to flow in and fill up the Show Grounds seating in the stadium and the fog horns and cheers let all the riders know that their fans where ready for some hot fast racing. During warm up Willoughby got out onto the track and right from
Team Free Agent is back from the 2009 UCI World Championships down in Australia. A good weekend for the Team, so so close to being a perfect weekend but I guess that's Racing. This years Worlds was the biggest ever to date showing racing is still on its way up. First bit of good news from the Worlds, Team Free Agent won the Team Trophy and became World Team Champions for the 3rd year in a row.
Olympic and defending World Champion Maris Strombergs was feeling good all weekend in Australia and qualified through to the final in 1st place winning his semi final. Ramiro Marino also made the Elite men's final coming in behind Maris in the 1st semi and it looked like we were going to get 3 Free Agent riders in the final when
We normally don't post any cruiser news here on FATBMX because I think it's a dumb class where riders just take out an extra bike with the chance of winning a title and claiming a bonus. But with no Dutch riders making the Elite men finals on Saturday in the 20" class we had to use the news of Ivo van der Putten grabbing the Elite World title in the big wheel class.
Elite men cruiser class UCI World Championships Australia.
South Australian rider Sam Willoughby became the first BMX rider to win back to back junior elite world titles today at the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships in Adelaide in front of his home crowd. After winning his first title on debut last year in China and after his main rival, USA rider, Denzel Stein, crashed out in the semis Willoughby looked a certainty for the double crown after winning every race. "There was still seven other guys in the gate, so I still had to do what I had to do,” Willoughby said after the amazing win.