Chandler , AZ: The ABA Winternationals have a long tradition of excellence, and this years’ annual event at the Black Mountain BMX track is bound to give BMX racers young and old something to talk about for years to come. As the ultimate way to kick off ABA ’s 30 year anniversary, there will be the biggest gathering of BMX Hall of Famer's and racing legends. The festivities will start on Saturday as ABA’s very first No.1 Pro, Stompin’ Stu Thomsen, will lead the parade lap – followed by up to 20 Hall of Fame inductees and No.1 title holders from the past three decades of ABA BMX. Among the BMX Hall of Famer's who are confirmed to make an appearance are: Stu Thomsen, Greg Hill, David Clinton , Cash Matthews, Jeff Utterback, Perry Kramer , Tommy Brackens, Turnell Henry, Bob Hadley, Brent & Brian Patterson, Jeff Kosmala , Eddy & Mikey King, Charles Townsend, Gary Ellis Jr, Pete Loncarevich, Anthony Sewell, Tinker Juarez, John Crews, Jeff Bottema, Byron Friday, Bobby Encinas and Bob “Oz” Osborn.
The National Bicycle League (NBL) is proud to announce that MCS Bicycles has signed on for the 2007 season with a focus on supporting the popular Bring-A-Buddy Program. MCS has recently introduced a line of complete bikes and they will benefit from the program by connecting their brand directly to the grass roots of the sport and establishing relationships with our tracks and local bike shops.
Arcadia, CA – There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that Mike Moeller is off Crupi and there has never been any thought of releasing Mike. By pure accident, BMX World magazine printed in their Feb/March 2007 issue that Mike was off Crupi. BMX World apologized for this miss-print and will print a retraction in the very next issue. Mike Moeller is Crupi’s one and only Elite rider in the United States and Crupi plans to hang onto Mike for a long time. Mike may not win every race he attends, but in our opinion Mike is a true professional and someone who we want representing Crupi at the races. Look for Mike flying his Crupi Team Green uniform at most big races this season and the World Championships in Canada this summer!
BE INVOLVED Did you know you don't have to be an ABA member to help in the fight against Leukemia & Lymphoma? Give a ABA BMX "Race For Life" donation envelope to a friend. They can help with a great cause, be eligible for great prizes, plus they can try out the great sport of ABA BMX! START NOW After you have received your collection envelope for the ABA BMX “Race For Life”, you need to start collecting donations from your friends, relatives, neighbors and businesses in your community. Instruct the donors to make checks payable to the Leukemia “Race For Life”. When you go back to the track, put all the checks in the envelope but don’t seal it because the track operator will have to verify what you have collected in order for you to be eligible to compete for the ABA BMX/Intense/THE/VSI awards that will be given away. If you need more envelopes see your track operator or drop us a line at www.ababmx.com.
The NBL's Elite National Series now heads to Florida for back-to-back weekends in Sarasota and Orlando. In addition to the standard NBL payout, Day 1 of Orlando will serve as the last race in the Elite CHECK-POINT chase.
Extreme sports lovers will have an mandatory appointment this mid April with the first round of the BMX Supercross World Cup, sanctioned by the UCI. The Juan Carlos I Auditory will hold this espectacular competition, in which all the best riders of the world will take part. An incredible show of ligths, and music will complete this espectacular event. The best urban music, hip hop, Freestyle exhibitions, Bike Trial and Half Pipe will amuse everybody between rounds. The competition will take place in a dirt track especially designed for this event.
BAWLS Guarana, the Official Energy Drink of the NBL, today announced a sponsorship deal with NBL Elite riders Matt Pohlkamp and Rachel “Thunder” Smith and NBL Expert rider Tony Lehman for the remainder of the 2007 NBL season.
Matt, Tony and Rachel will rely on the refreshing, caffeinated taste of BAWLS Guarana as they race their way to an NBL championship!
The American Bicycle Association is proud to announce the addition of Greg Leasure to the ABA Track Director Department. With the recent increase in both membership and tracks the ABA is excited that Greg has accepted a position as Track Director. The ABA Track Director Department is responsible for growing the sport at the grass roots level and offering all aspects of service and support to ABA tracks. Greg comes to the ABA with a wealth of knowledge and experience. He has been involved with the sport of BMX since the 1980’s and still races today in both class and cruiser. Greg is also one of ABA's top national officials. ABA President, Clayton John said this of the recent hire, "We are very excited to welcome Greg to our team. I am confident that he will be a great addition to the ABA and the tracks will benefit from his professionalism and experience in the sport." Greg said, “I am thrilled about this opportunity and look forward to building relationships with ABA tracks and offering them superior customer service and support.”
Round 4 of the 2007 NBL Elite Points series was held this past weekend in Boulder City, Nevada. The Nellis BMX Track is one of, if not the best BMX track in the NBL track list and this event had the making of a history making weekend: an all star International field of the world best Men's and Women's Pros and amateurs, UCI and NBL Pro points, history making National attendance for an NBL West Coast National, and perfect race weather.