The 30th Annual Grand National has come and gone, and around the corner is the kick off to the 2008 season. Camp Woodward will start the season out right as the host of this year's Supercross National and NE Regional Championship. A weekend of racing will take place on the pristine Woodward Camp facilities. To start the season off with a BANG, the NBL will introduce new class structures, points system, and the North East Regional Championship!
The upcoming season will be host to a lot of exciting and history making events. The NBL announces several new and improved modifications to the national class and point structure for the 2008 season. Added to the schedule are classes like the new 41 and Over group, which will prove to be a battle of the ages. The over populated 17-24 classes have undergone some heavy sectioning, adding groups like 17-18, 19-25, 26-34, and 35-40 to the men's classes.
The Dew Tour also hosted a UCI BMX Supercross race. The starting hill and the jumps on the track were very impressive. It's good to see that they're stepping up giving the best riders in the world a challenging track. The way thing are run are as follows. Plenty of practice time, followed by a time trial to determine starting positions and then the race starting with 1/8th finals. Teams from Italy, Holland, Belgium, Colombia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Argentina, Venezuela, Australia, New Zealand, France and some other countries raced against Americans to score points for future Olympic selections.
With the ABA BMX Black Jack National event being such a huge success, and moto and rider count being one of the biggest of the year you can bet there were some major changes in the points for the ABA National #1Title chases. The Black Jack Nationals was a must attend for all the PRO's, riders, manufactures, and teams. The excitement level was high, the talent was deep, and the pressure was unbelievable for everyone. With that being said, here's a
I went over to Matt Hoffman’s warehouse & rode the ramps with Dave Mirra, Brian Foster, Luc-E, and Kennan Harkin. Then we came back to the track & checked it out. At night, us & the Hoffman crew & other trick star BMX racers went out to a club. It was $5 to get in & all-you-can-drink. There were a lot of BMXers in there. We were all acting goofy towards the end of the night. They were kicking Mike Castillo (Big Island) out, so I was jumping in to help & then a bouncer got me in a head lock & we fell to down on the dance floor. We were rolling around, wrestling on the ground. Brian Lopes & Mike King were helping out by kicking the guy. I got up before him & punched him and shaded off. Then all of the sudden we were all dancing again! Big Island still got kicked out though. We left soon afterwards before anything else happened. I stumbled back to the hotel & slept.
It's fair to say that BMX has made some progress over the last couple of years. The Supercross races might not be the easiest to set up but it does create some spectacular racing and it's this type of racing that will make it to the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The next UCI Supercross will be held in Salt Lake City together with the Dew Tour stop this weekend. Here are 4 SX movies to get you ready for it:
The UCI is pleased to unveil the BMX track layout for the 3rd round of the 2007 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Salt Lake City, USA. The event will be held together with the AST Dew Tour and the Toyota Challenge at the Energy Solutions Arena, downtown Salt Lake City. Yet another challenging track design has been created by Tom Ritz and the UCI track building crew. The temporary track is build outside the Energy Solutions Arena, together with a full Freestyle Motocross and BMX Dirt course, completely changing the skyline of downtown Salt Lake City.
The National BMX League is proud to announce the hiring of Justin Travis to its Field Staff Department. Justin brings with him a background in marketing and customer service and has been involved with the sport of BMX since 1993. Currently racing on the pro series and having actively raced all of the past 14 years, he has a long resume of establishing and promoting BMX at numerous NBL tracks across the country. Having served on two separate town committees to establish a new tracks and parks trails, he has also spent six busy summers touring the country teaching racing camps
The ABA (American Bicycle Association) is very proud to announce that company owner; Bernard (Bernie) R. Anderson will be recognized along with five other bicycling notables to the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony is to be held October 20, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick , New Jersey .
The American Bicycle Association hosted the Black Nationals Nationals this past weekend, August 31 - September 2, in Reno, NV. The summer Reno is always one the top races of the year for the fans. Being an indoor event the climate was great, the Factory Team areas were packed, and the track was great and smooth as glass! The racing at the Black Jack was awesome to say the least.
The first batch of 2008 frames has arrived. The new frames have redesigned dropouts and "S" plate for added rigidity and a cleaner look. The frames are still made with double heat treated 7005 aluminum tubing and the same race proven Staats geometry that has been winning races and championships since 1995. The new sticker design with new colors makes the 2008 absolutely beautiful.
The new colors include; Abyss Blue, Arabian Sand and Anodized Factory Finish in Electric Blue that reduces the frame weight about ½ pound. Sizes now available include: Expert 24", Pro 24", Pro XL 24", Pro XXL 20" More sizes will be arriving soon.