Kronik Energy BMX team riders KC Badger, Ryan Sher, Sean Sexton, Greg Litecky, [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1387]Hoang Tran[/url], Lino Gonzalez, Jeshua Constantine, [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1334]Steve Woodward[/url] and team manager Tyler Coleman held an autograph session April 1 at the world famous Black Mountain BMX track in Phoenix, AZ. The autograph session took place during the 2006 ABA Winter Nationals. Newly added team riders [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1357]Aaron Ross[/url] and Mark Mulville were also in attendance. Each team member inked their signatures on specially made Kronik Energy pin- ups that were unique to each rider.
Hilliard, Ohio – April 3, 2006. Hyper Bicycles is serious about their commitment to the National Bicycle League (NBL) and to BMX racing, signing on as the ‘Official Bicycle of the NBL’ for yet another year. This marks the 3rd consecutive year that Hyper has joined forces with the NBL forging an even stronger relationship to promote their quality brand of BMX bikes and components. In addition to their line of BMX race bikes, Hyper will also promote their ‘Hyper X-Games’ Motobike at select National Series events.
BMX has become an Olympic sport. 2008 will be the first time that we see BMX racers battling for the gold. It might be a bit late but the USA Cycling has hired Doug Martin to organize the American troops. We caught up with Doug to see what he's got planned for those American racers who want to be part of the team.
-With so many international BMX squads already making appearances in the USA for some extra training and some extra racing, where does team USA stand in that respect?
Doncaster is probably best know for its race course but also happens to be home to some real Riding talent...How many 16 year old riders do you know that can blast 10ft inverts, Double whips,720's and back to back Flairs? Straight out of Donnny, Liam is on the come up! So look out for this young man shredding at a park near you! Until then, check out the downloads section on valleysidedistro.com for Liam's latest rider section. Also read this interview so you can get a better picture of someone I think you will be hearing a lot more about in the future... May I introduce to you Mr Liam Hutchinson.
So, Liam, How Long have you been riding BMX for? About 4 to 5 years now.
What is the main discipline you ride? Probably park, but trails and street in summer.
Philadelphia, PA – April 3, 2006 – Todd Lyons made an extra special trip to Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans last month. Lyons’s mission was to donate over 20 bikes to a newly rebuilt Parks & Rec. center in the hardest of hit areas: The Ninth Ward. The Ninth Ward in New Orleans was one of the neighborhoods that was flooded for weeks with over 10 feet of water. All of the kids in the area lost everything. They lost their homes, their toys, their schools, their parks and even their bikes. A week earlier, the park was still completely destroyed.
Ha, the FAT-JAM on 1 April. We promised sunshine and that's what we got. But we also had hard rain, and lots of it. So much in fact that at some point we thought we'd leave the place to go watch some videos on a big screen at OJA. Fortunately, the sun did come back again and we could continue riding the Sugar Hills. Even the barbeque came out at the end of the session. After all, it's the start of the outdoor BMX season.
The Mini-FAT-JAM is a good excuse to get the trails back in shape. The place got a little bit bigger compared to last year because some of the "Jeu de Boules" fields are now part of the trails. A fence surrounds the trails now which is great to put the banners up from the sponsors of the event (HARO/Vans/Eastpak/Paul's Boutique). The FATBMX flags were posted right next to the high-jump set-up but the carbon fishing rods were taken down as soon as lightning came out to keep things safe.
Round 5 of the 2006 ABA Pro Series was held this past weekend at the world famous Black Mountain track in Phoenix, Arizona. The Black Mountain track has to be the smoothest track on the ABA tour, and one of the fastest tracks as well. With a weekend of great weather, over 300 action packed moto's, and the worlds fastest Pro riders in attendance, it would make for an epic BMX race weekend. Here is how the Double A Marketing riders in attendance finished up for the weekend.
Randy Stumpfhauser had another great weekend of racing, with 2 podium finishes. On Saturday, Randy was looking super smooth and fast all day, and when it was time for the AA Pro main, he was one of the standout riders on the track. Randy finished up just out of the 1st place spot, with a 2nd overall . This was his 5th podium in AA Pro in as 5 races in the ABA. In Pro Cruiser, Randy finished up 5th. On Sunday, Randy looked to podium again in AA Pro, but a 8th place finish in the first main would not allow it and give him 5th for the day.
The day after the Mini-FAT-JAM it was another early day when Sander, Bern and Rob picked me up to go to Belgium for the first MX GP of the 2006 season. One hour later we parked the car on the Zolder circuit and stepped in the mud to watch early morning practice. It started to rain a bit but fortunately it dried up in the afternoon so we could watch some exciting racing going on and most and for all, we same a new battle in the MX1 class between Stefan Everts, and Sebastien Tortelli! The MX2 class saw some great racing too with 6 different leaders over the 2 heats. Read what went on exactly in the official press report from the people at Youthstream.
Tortelli challenged Everts in Zolder
Weather: rain in the morning, sun and wind in the afternoon Temperature: 13°C Attendance: 16000 over the weekend
The weather has been terrible lately but the Sugar Hills trails are looking sharp. There's no puddle to be seen and all jumps are shaped. Those who expect to see mud will be disappointed, the trails proved once again that they can take a rain shower or two. Thanks to all the locals for digging. See you at the [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1339]mini-FAT-JAM[/url] during the afternoon or at the OJA party at night for cheap beer and live music.
Just added: It's Saturday and it's SUNNY out! Bring the BBQ.