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.
In honor of George Esser, the original founder of the NBL who recently passed away, a storybook ending put to a close one of the most exciting race seasons in history. The 29th Annual Grand National in Louisville, Kentucky goes down in history as one of the 'Best Ever' and although weather threatened to put a damper on the festivities late in the week, dry skies prevailed and the sun finally made a timely appearance to shine on what would be a stunning day of triumph, glory, and surprise. Perhaps that was George's last gift to the sport he helped found and create. From a rider's perspective, the weekend was what BMX Racing is all about - having a good time. To start things off, each rider received a cool NBL Goody bag with stickers and catalogues and there were plenty of contests and prizes throughout the weekend to keep the crowds busy and excited. Spectators and riders were provided with extra copies of September's BMX Today magazine that included a full-color 'Grands' Program that gave everyone the inside scoop on the major showdown's for the weekend and a chance to win some sponsor prizes in the 'Predict the Winner' contest.
8 of 10 North American UCI Races to be held in U.S., exclusively at NBL Elite Series races. Colorado Springs, Colo. (September, 2006)—USA Cycling confirmed today revisions and finalized venues to the previously announced 2006-07 UCI BMX Continental Calendar. The UCI has awarded eight of the 10 North American-based events to the United States. The calendar opens November 4, 2006 with the NBL Silver State National in Las Vegas, Nev. followed by the NBL Christmas Classic in Columbus, Ohio December 28. The 2007 calendar year continues with two separate events in one weekend at the NBL Lake Mead National in Boulder City, Nev. February 24-25. After a month off, the series resumes on consecutive weekends with the NBL Gator National in Sarasota, Fla. March 31 and the NBL Easter Classic in Orlando, Fla. April 7. The NBL Freedom National in Woodbridge, Va. is scheduled for April 28 before the final U.S. stop in Prunedale, Calif. for the NBL Golden State National May 19.