2008 Underground Products (UGP) is pleased to announce it has inked a sponsorship deal with the National Bicycle League (NBL) for the 2008 National Series season. The two have joined forces for this lucrative Olympic year where BMX racing will come center stage during the sport¹s inaugural appearance at the 2008 Beijing Games in August. "UGP has deep roots in BMX racing and a long history with the NBL," says Kevin O¹Brien. "Their product line fits perfectly with NBL riders and we expect them to fully embrace UGP once again."
The next UCI SX World Cup BMX race will be held in Adelaide, Australia. The Aussies are stoked to welcome the Supercross circuit to their home country and have set up a form with info for all visitors. Find the information below:
Actual Journal Entry: I went to the Orange track where Mark Losey was doing a photoshoot with Neal Wood. I watched & rode a bit. Then we went by a new skatepark in Orange, but it sucked. Then we ate & came home & went to John Paul Rogers’ house & hung out & drank. They had a pretty big party for McGoo’s 34th B-day. There was ‘nuff food & drinks. They even hired a midget to hang out for the night. Funny! Later, Virginia came & we ended up leaving when the cops came & kicked everyone out & even arrested the midget. Those bastards! Virginia stayed the night at my house. Looking Back Now: Back in the mid 90’s, you could always find Losey at just about any So Cal BMX track doing photoshoots for BMX Plus magazine or for various companies. Remember, this was the mid 90’s when sponsors were pouring in from every direction. He was probably doing a photoshoot with Neal for Pro Forks or Powerbar or Arnette or Tioga or any other company that was padding up pro racers wallets at the time.
After one of the most dominate years in ABA BMX amateur history, Intense Phantom On-Tracs Dominique Daniels receives congratulations and her Amateur Award from the Governor of Arizona, Janet Napalitono and the President of the ABA, Clayton John. Dominique is one of the few riders in ABA BMX history to hold all number 1 plates (district-national) at one time.
The American Bicycle Association hosted the Sooner Nationals in Guthrie, OK. The racing at the Sooner National event was second to none! ABA BMX stepped it up in the track department and Billy Allen built a very challenging track to kick off the season. This was the second PRO Series event of the year and Guthrie has become one of the PRO Riders favorite stops on the tour. Guthrie has some of the best dirt in the country, the Arena is HUGE and there's always a sweet PRO section. This year saw two hip jumps added into the
-REDLINE’S NEW RACE RIG HITS THE ROAD FOR 2008 Even with a gimped-out driver, the brand new REDLINE Race Rig will be on the road and hittin’ up all of the major BMX events throughout the year … well, except for those big ones in China. Look for Redline’s new 32-foot trailer at an ABA or NBL national event near you;
The first round of the UCI SX series just finished. Latvian One Bicycles rider Arthurs Matisons took the win beating the four Americans (Robinson, Brown, Bennett, Cisar), Willers, Jiminez Caicedo and sole Dutch finalist Arno Kanis. The indoor race was shown live on Freecaster.tv and Naran and Sergio Layos took part of the BMX dirt jump entertainment. Naran received a trophy for some reason, I guess the crowd judged the dirt jump event and double
If you're waiting for tonight's Supercross BMX race and have some time to kill, you might want to read about the Olympic programs that some of the countries are putting on. Over in the USA a complete replica of the 2008 Beijing Olympic BMX track was built in Chula Vista and the top USA riders have a cabin close to the track where they can live in and live the BMX life towards the big day in August. The track was opened by some US Cycling bigwigs and BMX legends like Toby Henderson, Eddy King, Stu Thompson, Dave
The International Cycling Union (UCI) has announced that Winning Medicine International (WMI Corp.) will be the official medical partner for all UCI BMX events in 2008. The aim of this new partnership is to offer BMX athletes a medical service with maximum security and top first aid treatment at all UCI events. The season gets under way with the first leg of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Madrid on February 8th and 9th.
WMI Corp. is a medical management company with worldwide