A2! Driving in California ain't bad when there is no traffic. Roughly 30 minutes it took from Newport Beach to the Anaheim Angels stadium. During rush hour you could add an easy 15 minutes. The highways are wide, but they're also full. Two in a car gets you in the carpool lane so that was a help for us while trying to dodge the jams. Anyway, a new day of Supercross racing ahead.
We made sure to go check out the oldskool BMX bikes that once again were on display during 'Fan Fest'. A Freestyle MX show also entertained the sold-out crowd that had shown up early to take it all in. We ran into BMX-er/filmer Oscar Mendoza from Spain, Tom Jacobs from Belgium, Big E, Alan Foster, and the Garcia brothers (Joey and Jimmy) who had made the trek down from San Jose that morning.
Friday morning and off to Anaheim in the morning for Supercross media day. We had passed by this Shepard Fairey mural all week and decided to stop for a minute to take a few pics. It wasn't as short as a Max Verstappen pitstop but we didn't waste much time adding the images to the camera. Picked up the media passes and left some stroopwafels that we had still left. The ladies at the welcome office were stoked. We strolled around the pits and saw the paddock being put up.
Red plate holder Aaron "the cowboy" Plessinger was seen walking around with a horse at the KTM rig. There's a first for everything. Honda HRC had called all the media for a brunch meeting as Dakar winner Ricky Brabac was on hand to talk about his 2024 Dakar rally experience.
The coffee machine in the room didn't produce the best coffee ever, but the convenience and price (unlimited free supply) won it on Saturday morning as we set sail to San Diego again. We parked in the streets near the hotel to avoid the $22 per day parking that Solarena offered. We only had to take note of sweeping days, something that kicked our ass back in 2023. The vehicles in America are something else. Maybe 90% or more are owned by the bank still, but damn, the cars are nice. On so many occasions I would say, that's perfect, or give it a simple, wow, making the 90 minute drive to SD a breeze. I remember from years ago that traffic on the weekends to San Diego was really bad, but that might have been because it was summer time and a hot day or something. No problems this time.
Simply put BMX came from Motocross. The connection between the two still remains. Josh Hill has seen both worlds as his dad was a sponsored GT Freestyle rider back in the day doing sick turndowns. Josh still has a BMX bike but currently is busy making mains at the Supercross series that travels around the USA. Josh is also someone exploring new terrain, riding his Dirt Bike in ditches, in the streets and sometimes skateparks. When noise is an issue, and speed is needed, the E-bike comes into play. We fired over some questions to Josh. Answers below.
Name: Josh Hill Age: 33 Sponsors: Monster energy Mountain Motorsports team Tedder
When was the first time you picked up a BMX bike? Do you remember? Josh Hill: 2 years old was the first time I rode a BMX without training wheels.
What brand was it? Josh Hill: No idea, but knowing my dad probably GT or Dyno.
Elite Results British Open SuperCross C1 BMX race - Manchester - 16 Mar 2019 Elite Men: 1 313 KIMMANN Niek NED 60 points 2 148 VAN GENDT Twan NED 45 3 7 GRAF David SUI 40 4 179 MARQUART Simon M. SUI 35 5 8 VAN DER BURG Dave NED 30 6 164 ISIDORE Quillan GBR 25 7 6 EVANS Kyle GBR 20 8 243 KIMMANN Justin NED 15
Elite Women: 1 1 SMULDERS Laura NED 60 points 2 3 BAAUW Judy NED 45 3 5 CHRISTENSEN Simone Tetsche DEN 40
Round 1 of the 2019 Toyota Triple Challenge took place in Anaheim, CA last weekend. It's a win-win situation as the event is held at the Supercross series so even if you don't make the podium, you still get to see some awesome supercross racing. Check the results to see who did grab the medals and the big checks in Anaheim.
Dirt Results Finals: 1. Pat Casey 2. Andy Buckworth
The World Cycling Centre (CMC) in Aigle is an outstanding multi-sport facility. It is used by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a training centre and features a 200m Velodrome and BMX Super X track. The World Cycling Centre is looking for a WCC BMX Coach 100%. In your capacity as WCC BMX Coach, you will be in charge of training, educating, developing and coaching athletes following training at the WCC.
Description of the position •Detect future WCC trainees •Set clear and achievable objectives for athletes •Be responsible for production and sharing of training plans, competition program and daily coaching of athletes at the WCC, its satellite centres and at competitions •Plan the annual competition schedule and budget accordingly •Be involved in the training of any development coaches or interns at the WCC •Cooperate fully with any other coaches or medical representatives in charge of the athletes •Maintain direct contacts with the organisers and other bodies concerned with securing the participation of WCC riders in national and international competitions.
Profile •You have at least 3 years' experience as a BMX coach or as high-level BMX athlete •You have a sports science degree, coaching qualification or equivalent •Excellent knowledge of current training methods •Excellent knowledge of BMX techniques and tactics •Excellent planning and organizational skills •You are at ease with MS-Office and have good written skills •You have a first aid certificate •You are fluent in English or French; an additional language would be an asset. •Flexibility to travel abroad at weekends.
Start date in position: February 2018 or date to be agreed upon
Monster Energy is proud to announce the 2017 Toyota BMX Triple Challenge at Monster Energy Supercross, a three-stop series that brings together the best BMX dirt riders in the world and combines the best of two worlds, on two wheels. The Toyota BMX Triple Challenge will take place during the Monster Energy Supercross events with the first event on January 6-7 in Anaheim, CA, followed up by the January 27-28 event in Glendale, AZ, and the final event will be on February 24-25 in Atlanta, GA at Motofest.
For three years, Monster Energy has brought the best BMX dirt riders in the world to compete at a unique dirt event that has helped progress the level of riding in BMX.