After training for 45 minutes this year it was time to show all my skills at the motocross track made on a cornfield. A lot of BMX'ers enter these races so it's a kind of reunion more than a real race. My goal this year was to beat my friend Frans Swinkels but I must say he beat me in both races nice and clear and the only thing I'm proud of is that my starts were better than his and even better then previous years. We both made the B-final (Losers race) and went 7th and 8th into the first corner but soon we got passed by faster riders
The Psykovan celebrated its 100 thousand miles of travelling to and from races. Most recently, the van made 2 trips to So Cal and one to Vegas. First it was the Redline cup finals west and then the ABA So Cal National and finally to Vegas for the UCI North American Qualifier. These races were awesome.
Another exciting year of Bring A Buddy has ended and left in its dust another successful season. With almost 2000 buddies recruited and over 500 new members, this year will definitely be one for the record books. This year the NBL offered a Grand Prize of the Ultimate BMX Bedroom which got many off to an excellent start on their recruiting. Kelley Cottrill was our ‘Ultimate’ winner by recruiting the most new members to the NBL and will be outfitted with new, custom one-of-kind bedroom necessities making her room the Ultimate BMX Bedroom.
In just a year’s time since Crupi owner Greg Swingrover took over the company and declared in his first press release that Crupi would be offering a “more affordable” line of products, we are proud to announce Rhythm, by Crupi! It was a difficult decision as to how to market Crupi with second less expensive line since Crupi is known as having only the highest level products in BMX racing. Thus, we developed this new line under the name Rhythm which is designed by Crupi, but manufactured outside of the US. Rhythm will feature very innovative products that will not simply be “me too” products. A lot of thought will go into each and every product that Rhythm will release and dealers will be able to make great margins!
The first wave of all new 2008 Intense BMX complete race bikes has arrived at the Intense BMX World Headquarters in Sunny So Cal. Available for ’08 are 5 models in 2 new colors. Intense BMX has added a limited edition Zebra paint scheme and a “Race Red” colors to join the ever popular Black and Silver models. Now in stock in Zebra and Red are Mini XL, Expert XL, Junior Xl, Pro XL, and Pro
By this excellent result on Saturday, October 13 in French seaside town Frejus Michal Prokop concluded the pre-Olympic BMX season. In the last of four races of the World Cup of the new Olympic discipline BMX Supercross he won after an excellent performance the second place. Thus he repeated the last year’s position on the same place and took up the fourth place of the previous round of the World Cup in Salt Lake City. After the unlucky first part of this year’s season Michal Prokop sprung from the twelfth position up to the fifth place in the overall standing of the BMX SX World Cup 2007.
The American Bicycle Association (ABA) Fall Nationals/Disney Cup bicycle motocross (BMX) is being held October 26-28, 2007 at Walt Disney World Resort. The events will be held at Disney’s Pop Century resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and will feature the excitement of top professional BMX racers in one of the final events on the 15-stop ABA BMX PRO Tour. The event will feature competitors from across the U.S. and Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan. It’s being hosted by Disney’s Wide World of Sports, which is expected to host several BMX events over the next five years.
The ABA has structured the Disney events as family adventures, allowing BMX racers and their families to enjoy the Walt Disney World Resort and race an ABA National event.
BMX Action online are having a 1970-s photo competition on their website. It features some great shots from the early days of American Bicycle Moto-X. From sidehacks to the Bonsai track, from Ditch riding to fly out jumps. JT sent us a few samples that we had to use here on FATBMX to give you an idea on how much BMX has developed since the early days. Next time you think your bike is rubbish, look at the vehicles that these guys had to deal with and the terrain they had to conquer.
After four UCI BMX Supercross World Cup races in Madrid, Beijing, Salt Lake City and Frejus, Dutchman Robert de Wilde grabs the overall title followed by Donny Robinson and Damien Godet. The last race in Frejus, France was won by Marc Willers from new Zealand in front of Michal Prokop (CZE) and Pablo Guiterez (FRA). Neither Robert nor Donny made the finals in France but still ended up on top of the 2007 overall ranking.