You have been racing BMX since an early age, did you ever think you would become a professional BMX rider? I started racing when I was almost 4 years old, to become a professional was always a dream for me, which became reality in the beginning of 2006
You are a member of the Dutch BMX team that is trying to score points to get as many tickets for the Olympics as possible. How many Elite men riders do you think Holland will be sending to the 2008 Games? We are in current 2nd place so I think we can send 3 male riders if we don’t do anything stupid... and we are hoping to send 1 woman.
You recently got nominated as an Olympic athlete. What advantages does this have?
Good things keep on popping up to help those riders who need it most. These exclusive Johnson number plates were made for the injured Stephen Murray, Tara Llanes and Shane Vincent. Only 50 are produced of the plates and that's it. All proceeds will go to the particular funds to help pay for the hospital bills and to support them to recover from the injuries. You will have a limited edition numberplate showing that you helped a good cause. The plates are available in sizes Mini / Expert and Pro. Different background colours available too. You can pay by PayPal (both USA and International).
SINZ is proud to announce the arrival of the all new 4 Bolt Expert Chain Rings. The Chain rings, offered in 11 different gear sizes, are 4 x 104 BCD Bolt pattern to fit the popular 4 bolt cranks out in the market today. Made from 6061 Cnc’d Alloy, the SINZ Gears are anodized black and have the SINZ logo and gear size laser etched on them. Each Gear has a thickness of 5mm to keep them strait and have them strong enough to handle the power from the Pros, while keeping the weight down to a minimum.
The SINZ 4 Bolt Expert Chain rings are in stock now and available at better bike shops world wide. Gears come in Anodized Black in every size from 36 to 46.
The National Bicycle League (NBL) and Bellwether Media, Inc. have teamed up to educate kids about BMX Racing in schools across the country. A new book, published by Bellwether Media and titled simply as ‘BMX Racing’, is part of an 8-book Torque-Action Sports series now available through the Scholastic School Supply network. The new book will soon show up in tens of thousands of school libraries across the country and expose BMX and NBL, directly to kids between the ages of four and ten. The 24-page color book features NBL 2006 National Elite Champion, Donny Robinson on the cover along with general sport information and tons of great NBL BMX racing images throughout the publication. It will share the library shelves with other action-sport titles including snowboarding, skateboarding and mountain biking.
We all know what this time of year means its ABA BMX Grands time. The ABA Grands is "The Greatest Race on Earth", and this year will be no exception. One of the highlights to the ABA Grands weekend has always been the PRO Spectacular/N.A.G. 5 Challenge. This event pits the best of the best against each other in a special racing format. We take the top riders from across the country and line them up on the gate. For all the Top PRO’s this event WILL BE FOR PRO POINTS once again and will be the last chance for them to move up in the ABA PRO standings.
Brock Heffron from Gilbert, AZ was announced this weekend as Sports Illustrated for Kids 2007 “Youth Athlete of the Year”. Brock was featured on national television on the “CBS Early Show” Saturday morning where they unveiled the December cover of SI Kids featuring Brock posing with Superbowl MVP, Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts. Brock flew to Indianapolis Colts Training Center earlier this month for a photo shoot with Peyton who is SI Kids “Athlete of the Year”. Brock was chosen out or over 6,000 athletes for his many athletic accomplishments in football, baseball, and BMX as well as outstanding grades in school.
Brocks father John Heffron was asked by SI Kids, what makes your son so special? John stated “Brocks desire to do what ever it takes in practice to be #1” this is the #1 quality that makes a great athlete, with this attitude Brock will achieve great success in everything he attempts.
The Dutch Olympic Committee nominated the following BMX racers for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China: Robert de Wilde, Willy Kanis, Raymond van der Biezen, Rob van den Wildenberg and Martijn Scherpen. The racers need to show form by making a top 32 result at the 2008 UCi BMX World's in China or at one of the UCi World Cups. Hup Holland Hup!
Many people might not know what, who and where ABD is from. ABD stands for Avanti BMX Development. Avanti is a bike major bike player in New Zealand and Australia. They have a very strong product line, combining rider feedback with the experience and knowledge of a development team to produce a range of innovative bikes taking on the world. Looking at how the company started was from the boom of BMX in the 80's. The name Supersport was a well known name in BMX, with a BMX team of riders travelling the country promoting BMX.
The votes are in and have all been tallied for this years ABA/BMXer magzines Golden Crank awards. This year the ABA received more votes than ever and the voting was closer than ever. The Golden Crank Awards are voted on by the fans and are awarded at the Hall Of Fame banquet in Tulsa, Oklahoma at ABA`s host hotel, the Crowne Plaza, Wednesday November 21st at 2:00pm.
The racing at the ABA Fall Nationals - Disney Cup was exciting to say the least. With three PRO SERIES scores on the line, many of the sports top athletes were on hand to take a shot at getting some much needed points towards the ABA BMX titles and the brand new Suzuki`s that go with them. Kyle Bennett continued his tear on the PRO BMX scene by picking up the wins on the first two days and taking home solid second on Sunday. Kyle is on the fast track to ABA title contention and looks to be keeping "Easy Money" Danny C. in check. Kyle has been close many time to winning it all, will this be the year? Not to be out done, Danny C. showed why he's been the man to beat this season on the ABA PRO circuit. Danny picked up a HUGE win on Sunday to stop Kyle's domination of the weekend.
This marks Danny's 8 win on the season and puts him in the drivers seat for his first ever ABA PRO title.