October 27, 2006 – (San Diego, CA) Bombshell/Avent Cycles has hired BMX and Mountain Bike World Champion Mike King to their staff as the company’s Brand Manager. King will oversee many facets of the organization which will include areas of marketing and promotions, product development and team management."Bringing Mike onboard as Brand Manager was an easy decision,” says company President and Founder, Gary Hickman. “His successful racing and management career which spans over three decades will bring Avent and Bombshell a wealth of knowledge and experience. We believe Mike will strengthen and add some creditability to our product lines along with mentoring future athletes.” added Hickman.
“This is a great opportunity for me,” said King. “Avent and Bombshell make great products and I want to make sure we continue that path and become even more innovative. This creates a huge challenge for me which I look forward to.”
After giving it some serious thought I came to a decision to call it a day racing AA/ Elite in BMX. I have just turned 35 and it's time for a change and some new motivations and challenges. Free Agent / KHS, my family and close friends are fully supporting me on my plans and for 07 I'm going to give 4x Mountainbiking more of a push, something I've always wanted to do without the BMX distraction. The sport of 4x suits more of my age group and it's not as hectic as BMX, so it should suit me fine. Alongside racing MTB for KHS I'm going to be working more on Team management with Free Agent, among other Free Agent/ KHS duties. I feel I have pretty much reached all my goals in BMX and had a great time along the way, and even though I'm not racing I'll still be around as BMX is still in my heart and I'm as passionate about it now as I always have been since the day I began 25 years ago. It will be cool to just be a fan instead of a racer. I'm excited about the future.
With only 3 more races plus The Grands to count for the No.1 title, REDLINE’s BUBBA HARRIS is sitting on top of the charts once again after scoring wins both days in Delaware–at the First State Nationals (Oct. 14 & 15). With the season winding down and only a few chances left to “up” your score, all of the top AA-pros converged in Delaware, in what may certainly be the tightest contended battle for the Pro title this decade. Compared to the past two years, Bubba has been in unfamiliar territory lately – sitting as low as No.5 in points, due to injuries throughout the season.
Round 12 of the 2006 ABA BMX Pro Series tour rolled into New Castle, Delaware this past weekend for some exciting Pro racing action. With the ABA Pro title still up for grabs with the top 4 AA pros in points right now, it would be an important weekend for each of the Pros looking to add the ABA Pro title to there list of accomplishments. All 3 of the Double A Marketing riders in attendance just returned from France last weekend from the UCI Supercross event. Randy and Kyle both represented the USA to help obtain a top spot for the USA in national team selection for the 2008 Olympic Games. With just one more weekend of the ABA Pro series and the ABA Race of Champions left to gain points before the ABA Grands, it will be some exciting racing coming down for the top 4 AA Pros.
Intense BMX is proud to announce the arrival of 2007 complete race bikes. Intense BMX offers the best complete line of the race ready BMX bikes you will find anywhere in the world and the amazing part is that they range from $329.99 to $399.99. Built the award winning geometry and look of our Top of the line Sabot Race frames, the new Intense BMX complete bikes will have you looking like a winner right out of the bike shop door and help you get onto the podium at the race track.
1 Donny Robinson/USA/35.072 2 Michal Prokop/CZE/35.662 3 Damien Godet/FRA/36.043 4 Robert De Wilde/NED/36.696 5 Mike Day/USA/37.112 6 Arturs Matisons/LAT/37.526 7 Roy Van Den Berg/NED/37.794 8 Roger Rinderknecht/SUI/38.702
Sea Otter Classic will shuck its hard-earned reputation as a "cycling festival" in 2007. Never fear, instead the Sea Otter Classic will best its reputation as the largest, most celebrated cycling festival in North America by adding key events that reflect Sea Otter's innovative spirit, like BMX. BMX at last gets its chance at the limelight with the eagerly anticipated return of BMX racing to Sea Otter. In preparation for its first-ever appearance as an Olympic sport in 2008, Sea Otter's BMX event will feature an NBL-style BMX track with "tabletops," rollers and one or two rhythm sections.
Robert de Wilde and Redline signed an agreement that has them work together for the next two years. Robert will still be racing in the USA and will ride a Redline frame in 2007 and 2008 and that includes the Olympics in Beijing. But not only Afro Bob signed with Redline, the complete Dutch National team will race on Redline with the goal of Olympic gold in 2008.
The deal was inked at Interbike in Las Vegas with the presence of Chuck Hooper (SBS), gOrk (Redline), Rene Takens (Accell group), Bob (Batavus marketing), Bas de Bever (Coach National team) and a handful of BMX media.
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For thirty years now, the American Bicycle Association has been the "The Sanctioning Body of BMX." and it’s that time of year again. After such a HUGE success of the 2006 ABA BMX calendar, the ABA is proud to celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2007. That’s right, thirty years of ABA BMX excellence, and we are very happy to bring you the 2007 calendar that showcases the high-flying action of ABA BMX racing captured on film by ABA ’s own photo Ace, Dan Mooney . This calendar features amazing photographs of BMX professionals, Top Am’s, Top events, and Top tracks.
I haven't watched a BMX race since I was about 7 years old. The course was technical to say the least with a huge gap jump after the start and another huge double later on the track. These guys are amazing how fast they go and the distance they jump. Derek Betcher landed sideways during a semi and got some medical attention. Luckily he walked off the track a few minutes later under his own power. Robbie Miranda crashed in his semi also and missed the cut as did 56 of the other racers who had qualified for the Supercross earlier on.