For 5 bucks you're the owner of this BMX World magazine. The October-November issue has loads of racing reports, some interviews and lots of BMX Racing news. With BMX now being an Olympic Sport, the 100% race magazine can only profit from the popularity of the sport. 100 pages of full color photos on glossy paper shows that BMX is on the upswing. Finding the mag can be difficult but you can contact them on their website. The best way is getting a subscription so you don't even have to get out of the door to score the latest issue.
Okay, what's in this issue? -Off-Track with Jason Richardson -What the hell is a manual? -Days of the Wildman -My Ride with Josh Oie -Now that's a first with Derek Betcher
The ABA BMX Fall Nationals - Disney Cup event was as exciting as ever. With 10 countries and 40 U.S. states being represented you can see why! There were also three ABA BMX PRO SERIES scores on the line, many of the sports top athletes were on hand to take a shot at getting some much needed points towards the ABA BMX titles and the brand new fuel injected 450 RMZ Suzuki`s that go with them. There were several 2008 Olympians in the house this weekend. Team USA's Kyle Bennett was back on the ABA BMX scene and was looking good all weekend long. South Africa's Sifiso Nhlapo was also
For some people it is time to look into next season at this point. It helps to have a list available of races or events to budget things. The NBL has just announced their 2009 National Racing calendar.
USA Cycling announced today dates and locations for the eight domestic events slated to appear on the 2008-09 UCI BMX North American Continental Calendar, as well as the 2009 USA Cycling BMX National Championships. For the first time, UCI Continental Calendar events in the United States will be contested at American Bicycle Association (ABA) affiliated tracks. The ABA will also host the third-annual USA Cycling BMX National Championships, which will return to Metroplex BMX in Desoto, Texas on March 21.
Tons of iron lifted in a fitness centre, kilometers on roads, days on trips, training plans, massages… enough for a talented sportsman to become successful, but too little to become a real professional. It does not depend on how his sport is big, but it depends on what all is he willing to do not to remain only a local hero…
Michal Prokop managed to step out of shadow of sports giants even before the flames went up over the Beijing. The life on pedals
Elite Men 1 Donny ROBINSON USA 63 2 David HERMAN USA 50 3 Kyle BENNETT USA 46 4 Mike DAY USA 33 5 Maris STROMBERGS LAT 29 6 Raymon VAN DER BIEZEN NED 28 7 Andres Eduardo JIMENEZ CAICEDO COL 26 8 Robert DE WILDE NED 25 9 Jared GRAVES AUS 24 10 Steven CISAR USA 24
Elite Women 1 Arielle MARTIN USA 42 2 Laëtitia LE CORGUILLÉ FRA 31 3 Sarah WALKER NZL 29 4 Amélie DESPEAUX FRA 23
Lucie Meerholz, the 12 year old daughter of Dutch Distributor FritsBMX, joins the Formula European Trade Team. Lucie is one of the talented young Dutch girls going fast and jumping smooth. She is a former European Champion with 5 Dutch National Titles on her name and numerous podium finishes in the big international races. Lucie is training hard on her custom made Nucleus bike in order to rock the Formula colors in Europe in 2009.
German Max Ganser was also recently added to the Team.
On September 4, 2008, three investors from Central Florida, Patrick Deats, Ed MacKenzie, and Darin Moore purchased all physical and intellectual assets of the company from Terry “Shag” Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy had been the owner, heart and soul, and visionary for the company for the past twenty years.
Now it is time for this new group of equally motivated owners to reintroduce this awesome brand and bring CycleCraft back to a place of prominence in the BMX community.
Percy Owens (NBL/ABA Masters/Vet Pro Racer) has rejoined the Profile Racing Factory Team. The longtime Profile racer left to venture out and accepted another Pro deal about two seasons ago. Owens commented that while he was away he never felt comfortable in the jersey he wore. Percy will be wearing his old jersey during the ABA's Disney Cup this weekend (10/17 - 10/19). Profile’s new jerseys will debut at the NBL’s Christmas Classic in December so be looking for Percy’s name on the shoulders above the vintage Profile logo on the back. Owens has won them all including a World Championship and numerous National and State Championships.
The ABA held its last National weekend before the Grand Nationals in Orlando, Florida this past weekend. The Disney Cup / Fall Nationals were held indoors and the track built by the ABA crew was one of the best of the 2008 season. With 3 days of race action at the Disney Cup, this gave all the riders a last chance to gain valuable points towards the ABA end of the year titles. Intense BMX/Bawls Guarana Pro team riders Danny Caluag and David Herman both wanted to gain points: for Danny it was to extend his current points lead in both AA Pro and Pro Cruiser and for David, he wanted to try to catch up to Danny as he sits in 4th in the AA Pro points.
For Danny, a win the Pro class was the only way for him to gain points in AA Pro. With a tough groups of AA Pros in attendance, it would be a tough battle, but the current ABA #1 Pro is used to racing the worlds best racers and coming out on top, and on day #2, he did just that in the AA Class. This would Danny extend his current lead by 90 points and give him a little bit bigger cushion over the comp.