BMX racing has become an Olympic sport. With only 48 spots open for the BMX community, it's good to know how to make it to the Olympics in 2008. [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1400]Doug Martin[/url], USA's Director of BMX Programs for '08 Olympics, sent over some info that should clear things up: In Beijing, there are a total of forty-eight (48) BMX start positions: thirty-two (32) for men and sixteen (16) for women. Olympic start positions are not guaranteed - they must be earned. The process described below was established by the UCI and is the same for every country.
It is important to understand that the Olympic Games represent a global ideal based on the world coming together once every four years to watch the best from every country compete.
The suns has been out lately and you have been riding loads. Your hat has suffered from the sweating you've done and it's starting to stink. The inside turned yellow and when you tried to wash the hat in the washing machine, it didn't stink any longer but the shape was gone.You've now got a problem because you want a new hat.
What's the name of your company? Achim: I started a distribution company last year called fastpace bike distribution.
What exactly do you do? Achim: BMX.
What brands do you carry and are you looking into carrying more brands in the future? Achim: So far it's Hoffman Bikes and Colony. Colony product should be available later this summer. We are definitely looking into carrying more brands in the future. Really important to us is to have enough room to represent every company in a way they deserve.
How do you plan to combine bizznizz work with all the riding/shows/travel?
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. - May, 2006 - Super fast and easy, on-line registration is now available at www.interbike.com for the 2006 Interbike International Bicycle Expo to be held September 25-29, 2006 in Las Vegas. By simply registering online, show attendees and exhibitors can ensure their access to the most energized industry gathering of the year as Interbike celebrates its 25th year as the place to be, see, touch and test the latest cycling innovations from more than 1,000 top brands from around the world. Open for all attending categories including pre-qualified retailers, distributors, importers / exporters, and exhibitors, online registration simplifies the application process and saves attendees valuable time.
Roseville, Ca., The ABA National held in Roseville recently was a great weekend of racing and one of the highlights was sidehack racing. Yep sidehack racing has had a resurgence into modern day BMX with riders looking to challenge themselves with the help of a "monkey" and a different bike setup. The sidehack race was 3 gates of racing to the tune of 9 groups entered to race.
For the first time the most important Italian sport event, the "Festival del Fitness", will give hospitality to a Bmx (Flat) contest. In the beautiful medieval Castle [url=http://www.firenze-expo.it/planimetrie/fortezza-da-basso/mappa-fortezza-da-basso.html]"Fortezza da Basso"[/url], in the very centre of Florence, your wheels could be protagonist! The Contest will have 4.000 euros of Prize-money, the biggest Prize-money ever had in Italy! The Bmx Flat Contest will start on Friday 26th (free practice) and the qualifications will take place on Saturday 27th in the morning.
Here's a quick look at the ABA TEAM DIVISION standing after the ABA Super Nationals in Desoto, TX. Some really good battles are starting to take shape and things are really heating up. With 9 events in the next 10 weeks we should see some major play for top postions by the end of summer. Good luck to all teams and we'll see you at the races real soon!
The Love Metal Jam was officially of the chain! The turn out was amazing and the level of riding was something I don’t think will ever be witnessed at Falmouth skatepark again. Seriously hammers where being thrown down everywhere from everyone, all the riders definitely upped their game and the photos speak for themselves.
Without a chain, your bike would be worthless. You might not worry too much about what chain you run but you should check out KMC, they makes some good [url=http://www.kmcchain.nl/kettingen/01c1e496f31360c10/index.html]BMX chains[/url]. With weight being an issue these days, KMC have listened and manufactured a SL (Super Light) version of the K710 Kool Chain. This saves almost 20% (365 grams against 420 grams for the K710 version). It's got a Pin Power of 250 kilograms and a Breakload (min) of 950 kg. They come in both Gold and Silver and have a length of 100 links that fits anything from a 48-16 or less.
Wowwow wooow what's up with this cover? We'll see if a portrait of Kevin "I'll be back" Robinson will get the magazine off the racks. He's got a cool 10 page interview in this 40 page mag making his sponsors proud. The remaining BMX pages cover the Metro Jam in Toronto, a No Bikes Allowed article, a Vegetarianism article by [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1505]Tom Haugen[/url] and a story by Brian "Yella" Gavigan talking about being a dad, handle the kids and do some riding. Sophisticated Rider is more than BMX alone so expect to see some FMX ( Air & Style event), The Tampa AM (Skateboarding) and a Chris Gentry interview. If you hate flipping through magazines with too many ads, Soph Rider is for you. More content than ads (for a change).
Jared Souney recently rebuilt the website. You can check it out at [url=http://www.sophisticatedrider.com]Soph Rider[/url] to find out how to subscribe to the magazine.