BMX Worlds: So Much More Than a Race
As we were arm-chairing the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships last week--monitoring the massive flow of social media coming from friends, and friends of friends, one of the things that was abundantly clear was that BMX Racing sure creates some incredible opportunities for kids (of all ages) who ... Read More →
Great Lakes, Great Race in Waterford
Waterford Oaks BMX has hosted some amazing races in its time, in addition to supporting a thriving, day-to-day local program for 30 years. The 2014 USA BMX Great Lakes Nationals were run on the same day as the Elite program of the UCI BMX World Championships in Rotterdam, ... Read More →
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Last week, BMX News ran a story on USA BMX revoking the sanction agreement of The Hill BMX in Elgin, IL. There was a great outpouring of support for the track, opinions, concern for the future of The Hill, and a few hurt feelings on both sides ... Read More →
For all the bellyaching we BMX travelers do about the weather, this past one was proof positive that Mother Nature can cook it up just right when she wants to. The 2014 USA BMX Stars & Stripes Nationals took their normal place on the schedule--first weekend in July. Read More →
John Sawyer and the crew at Oldsmar BMX have distinguished themselves in hosting the Gator Nationals the past several years. That event has become one of the marquee events of the USA ... Read More →
One of the things that makes the modern media and our Internet-everything culture so compelling, notwithstanding the latest "Balloon Boy" story, is that it brings all of us, as fans, closer to those we admire—including our favorite BMX Racers. USA Cycling has given a tip ... Read More →
By Jonathan Reeves, Photos: Mike Carruth/bmxnews.com THE ABA DIXIELAND NATIONALS— what comes to mind when you hear that? RAIN, rain, and more rain. But, for the first time in about 8 years, we had absolutely perfect weather, sun shining and highs in the 70's, we couldn't have asked for anything more. ... Read More →
The Hill BMX has been an operating track in Elgin, IL for nearly 25 years (opening in 1990). It was founded by Jim McMahon, owner of Sundance Cycle, a popular local bike shop for the latest and greatest BMX parts, dating back to the early 80s.
The track had fallen on hard times following the closeout of the 2013 season
We have been watching the marketing moves of Eric Bess and Kid DynaMite since before there was officially a Kid DynaMite to watch. And in that time, we have come to expect a few things to emerge from the KDM design labs. A knack for design that BMXers dig from day one, and spot-on quality that some of the other players puttin...
We spotted this one on Twitter this morning, a 3D concept drawing released by French racer/track builder Thomas Hamon. Hamon’s ProTracks build company is making its mark on the Euro scene, with some impressive completed projects and the contract to build the 2015 UCI worlds track in Zolder, Belgium.
The “Straight SX”...
As of today, we are 50 days away from the opening of volunteer registration for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If you’re not training up and hitting the Supercross tour to try and earn a spot on the start ramp, you can be at the games as one of the thousands of volunteers the Rio 2016 organizing committee...
Electric motorcycles are in the news this week, with the unveiling of Harley Davidson’s “Project LiveWire–” an electric bike that ditches the famous “potato, potato, potato” engine sound, in favor of a turbine whine more reminiscent of the Bat Cycle from a Batman movie.
We spied this vid of...