The first day of BMX racing at the Sea Otter classic was washed out. A few drops started to come down as I headed towards the track and by the time I got there it was a steady downpour. My friends over in the Fringe Gear tent were kind enough to give myself and my camera shelter. Then it really started coming down with the help of the wind and flooded half the tent. Before it turned into Waterworld 2, I spoke to a few of the racers and had a look at the track. The layout was very simple with no large jumps and slick soil. Basically some built up berms and a few rollers.
Where we faced super good weather conditions in Holland, the UCI BMX SX race in Madrid, Spain was almost cancelled because of the rain. In the end it did happen and here is how the Saturday Elite Men results look: 1 Khalen Young 2 Robert de Wilde 3 Cristian Becerine 4 Donny Robinson 5 Damien Godet 6 Mike Day 7 Derek Betcher 8 Roger Rinderknecht
UCI is pleased to announce Swatch as an official sponsor of the upcoming 2007 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup and 2007 UCI BMX World Championships. Swatch will be the official timekeeper and data service, providing the latest technology in timing and data handling. “UCI is excited to have a strong partner as Swatch teaming up for our BMX events” says Johan Lindström, UCI BMX Sports Coordinator.
Gilbert, Arizona—April, 2007— The American Bicycle Association (ABA) and American Suzuki Motor Corporation, the official Motorcycle and ATV of the 2007 ABA Bicycle Motocross (BMX) Racing Series, will be conducting an exciting promotional contest among all ABA tracks based on the East, West and Central regions. All 274 ABA tracks across North America will be challenged to create and execute a promotional program, which enhances participation at their local track. Tracks will then document their promotional campaign and report on the success of their efforts to the ABA by September 28, 2007.
There's a good reason why you haven't seen REDLINE's SHANAZE READE at a BMX track for the past month. Her and fellow British Cycling teammates had been putting in some "track" time of another kind. At the Track Cycling World Championships being held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Shanaze was paired up with Victoria Pendleton to compete in the Womens Team Sprint. TRACK, you say? It's not what you think--this one has no dirt or jumps, but does feature high banked berms.
UCI is pleased to announce the BMX track layout of the 1st round of the 2007 UCI BMX Supercross, to be held in Madrid, Spain on 13-14 April 2007. Yet another unique Supercross track design has been created by the UCI track building team under the leadership of Tom Ritzenthaler. The temporary track is currently being built inside the Juan Carlos I Auditorium under the week leading up the event.
To follow the progress and for further information, please visit the official website; bmxmadrid.com
Scottsdale, AZ - Bicycle World, the new television show dedicated to promoting all disciplines of bicycle riding and racing, will feature the ABA BMX Winter Nationals held recently in Phoenix. Bicycle World covered ABA’s 30th anniversary celebration as the premier sanctioning body of BMX in America. The show debuts April 7th at 11:30am and every Saturday at the same time, with the Winter Nationals BMX Show airing on April 14th. FSN Arizona will be presenting an encore of the show midweek.
A SLIGHTLY-INJURED BUBBA HARRIS NEARLY WINS ON SUNDAY DENZEL STEIN TAKES 3 WINS OUT OF 4; MOVES UP IN AMATUER POINTS CHASE DAKOTA SENGER SCREAMS WITH VENGEANCE ON 11X CLASS ATOP VET PRO MAINS BOTH DAYS, JASON CARNE$ STRETCHES HIS POINTS LEAD TO NAB A 6TH NO.1 PLATE GEORGE GOODALL DOUBLES ON DAY ONE; FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS LIFE KIM HAYASHI MAKES HER RETURN TO THE ABA SCENE A GOOD ONE REDLINE LEGEND STOMPIN’ STU RETURNS TO THE RANKS Many words can sum up the 2007 ABA Winternationals. Although it may be a bit 70’s-ish, GNARLY is the one that I would choose. …
Gilbert, AZ. The American Bicycle Association has been in the business of BMX racing since 1977 and for our 30th Anniversary we decided to make all the years of ABA BMX race photos available online through ababmxphotos.com.
ABA Vice President, BA Anderson stated "Many of the photos we shoot at each national event are never used in publication or seen by the public. To say that we have an abundance of photos is an understatement. From a historical perspective, the amount of photos and slides in the archives is priceless".
We are launching the web site with the existing archival images already in a digital format, shot by BMXer editor/phtographer Dan Mooney and past ABA photographers as well. It’s still a work in progress as we have over 500,000 plus photos to add from the last 30 years of ABA BMX. Once a month or so we will be adding vintage photos, so check back often.
This extreme sport, born in California during the 70’s(?) , will be Olympic in Beijing 2008. Madrid will held on April 13th and 14th, the first round of the BMX Supercross World Cup, an exciting competition that has never been celebrated in Spain. The visitors will enjoy themselves not only with the competition but also with Flatland (tricks on the land) and Dirt Jump (freestyle jumps) exhibitions. EXCITING COMPETITION: Some of the most famous riders in the world are coming to Madrid. Robert de Wilde (The Netherlands), Michal Prokop (Czech Republic), Mike Day (U.S.), Bubba Harris (U.S.), Donny Robinson (U.S.), Kyle Bennet (U.S.), Javier Colombo (Argentina) are very well known by all BMX lovers. All of them will compete in each jump and curve of the 400 meter course to be the winner of Madrid’s spectacular contest.
Spanish Top riders. The Spanish fans will show all their support to the local riders, specially to Pablo Galán and Rafa Álvarez.