The National Bicycle League (NBL) is proud to announce the re-opening of the Whittier Narrows BMX Track in South El Monte, California. As part of an ongoing effort to promote NBL racing in the west, the new Southern California track will be a welcome addition to the NBL Golden State program and will be running local races and practices in early January. The track is located inside the Whittier Narrows Recreation area and easily accessible to every county in the Los Angeles area.
Lake Perris BMX will host the 2008 So Cal Nationals February 15-17th located at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds in Perris California. The Lake Perris Fair Grounds is a spectacular venue, which also features Star West motocross track, Perris Auto Speedway and The Compound, the World's largest skate park. The So Cal Nationals have a long and storied tradition as one of ABA's best events.
BAWLS Guarana, the Official Energy Drink of the National Bicycle League, today re-signed sponsorship deals with NBL Elite riders Matt “Ruckus” Pohlkamp and Rachel “Thunder” Smith for the 2008 season!“Sponsoring Matt and Rachel for the 2007 season has been an incredible asset to our support of BMX racing,” said BAWLS Guarana Marketing Director Sabrina Gonzales. “2008 promises to be an even bigger year for BAWLS, as well as for Matt and Rachel and we’re proud to join them for the ride!”
UCI BMX RANKING The latest ranking has been published, and with the Olympics just around the corner it’s getting more intense than ever. All continents have already held their initial ranking events. With the North American continent slightly ahead in the schedule, Mike Day (USA) and Kyle Bennett (USA) have catapulted to the front in the Elite Men ranking. The ever consistent Sarah Walker (USA) has a slight advantage over Sam Cools (CAN) in the Elite Women Ranking.
The City of Columbus will have more to worry about than just Boxing Day sales when more than 2,300 BMXer’s take over the Columbus Convention Center for the annual NBL BMX Christmas Classic and President’s Cup. This year’s event includes two Olympic BMX qualifiers where the top National and International stars will be competing for cash and Olympic qualifying points.
The three-day long Christmas event will take place at the Columbus Convention Center from December 27-29, 2007. The event kicks off on December 27th with the 23rd Annual President’s Cup, a state-vs-state competition, where Ohio will defend their National title against Florida and other top states.
Elite Men: Saturday: 1. Sifiso Nhlapo RSA 2. Yvan Lapraz CH 3. Roy Van den berg NED 4. Ivo Lakucs LAT 5. Arturs Matisons LAT 6. Maris Strombergs LAT 7. Damien Godet FRA 8. Martijn Scherpen NED Sunday: 1. Maris Strombergs LAT 2. Sifiso Nhlapo RSA 3. Arturs Matisons LAT 4. Jordy van der Heijden NED 5. Pablo Guiterrez FRA 6. Yvan Lapraz CH 7. Thomas Hamon FRA 8. Moana Moo Caille FRA
Elite Women: Saturday: 1-Reade UK 2-Convert FRA 3-Don FRA 4-Chausson FRA 5-Hladikova CZE 6-Labounkova CZE 7-Le Corguille FRA 8-Cools CAN Sunday: 1-Le Corguille FRA 2-Chausson FRA 3-Pottier FRA 4-Cottereau FRA 5-Convert FRA 6-Hladikova CZE 7-Lazzarotto FRA 8-Reade UK
While spending the year celebrating 30 years in business, the American Bicycle Association has also been extremely busy building new BMX tracks. This year 17 new tracks have been fostered into operation thanks to the efforts of local organizations and the ABA. The mark of any company is growth. In the business of BMX, growth can be measured in two ways, memberships and sanctioned BMX race tracks. Not since the early seventies and eighties has growth of this magnitude occurred in a single year.
Free Agent, the world champion BMX race team, has just signed Free Agent New Zealand's Marc Willers to the World Team for the 2008 race season, announced team manager Dale Holmes. Marc is a multi-National Champion and winner of the last UCI World Cup in France, proving he has to be one of the favorites for the Beijing Olympics next season. Marc will be focusing on the Oceanic series, the UCI World Cup and the World Championships in China before final preparations and qualification selection for the Beijing Olympics next summer.
“'We're really stoked to have Marc on the program,” said Holmes.
Just in time for last minute holiday shoppers, we are offering a "Buy One, Get One Free" sale in the BMXTV store. This special holiday sale will last through December 31, 2007! It's your chance to pick up two of your favorite BMX race DVDs for the price of one! BMXTV DVDs make great stocking stuffers! The total cost of $39.00 includes $4.00 for shipping ($2.00 per DVD).
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