2016 Interbike Recap 2016 Interbike Recap
photos and story by Bryce Betts As the BMX Race season is blowing by, the national schedule is getting shorter, many are left starting to plan for the next season. One thing that is certain however, is that all the manufactures, suppliers, ...   Read More →
Posted On: September 26, 2016
Major Sam Willoughby Update Major Sam Willoughby Update
**NEW Details Friday - Update below** Ever since Sam Willoughby had his accident at Chula Vista BMX on September 10, the BMX community around the world has been on pins and needles, waiting for any new on his condition, and his prognosis for the future. In ...   Read More →
Posted On: September 22, 2016
Documentary: Christophe Leveque, The Flying Frenchman Documentary: Christophe Leveque, The Flying Frenchman
Christophe Leveque is one of the winningest and most-decorated riders in the history of our sport. After his storied racing career (including what was reportedly the richest pro deal for a BMXer, ever, with Specialized), Christophe successfully-transitioned    Read More →
Posted On: September 20, 2016
Remembering Michael “Spanky” Gravenmier Remembering Michael “Spanky” Gravenmier
By Brian Fell On September 12, the BMX world lost another unique individual. Michael “Spanky” Gravenmier passed away in his sleep in his Debray, Florida home. He was 33 years of age. Spanky was as energetic as he was charismatic. ...   Read More →
Posted On: September 18, 2016
Ray’s MTB Milwaukee to Close Ray’s MTB Milwaukee to Close
Rumors have been circulating pretty heavy throughout the summer that Ray's Mountain Bike Park's Milwaukee location would not re-open for the 2016 season this October. As rumor mills go, there were lots of theories as to why the 110,000 square foot facility on the city's North side might not re-open    Read More →
Posted On: September 17, 2016
Fast After 40 Fast After 40
When you're in your late teens, the proverbial "fumes" (perfume and exhaust fumes) tend to distract you from racing. All-too-often, a promising teenage BMXer gets his drivers license, picks up a hot pit-tootsie GF, and they are off the moto sheets in mere months. If they're like me    Read More →
Posted On: September 15, 2016
Alise Updates Sam’s Progress Alise Updates Sam’s Progress
The past few days, waiting for news of Sam Willoughby's post operative condition have been tough. Toughest of all for Sam, of course; tough for Sam's family and friends who have not left his side since the Saturday accident; ...   Read More →
Posted On: September 13, 2016
Caroline Buchanan Wins 4x Worlds Caroline Buchanan Wins 4x Worlds
After crushing disappointment in the first turn of the Olympic semi in Rio, Caroline Buchanan dusted off and headed back out to the next race. After some chill time with main man, Barry Nobles in Europe, the pair ended up in Italy for the 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships    Read More →
Posted On: September 10, 2016
Chula Vista Wreck Sends Sam to Hospital Chula Vista Wreck Sends Sam to Hospital
UPDATED Below During a routine practice session on the amateur track at Chula Vista BMX on Saturday, Sam Willoughby crashed hard on the third straight and was flown, by “Mercy Air” helicopter to an area hospital (above). A witness on the scene told BMX News: “He ...   Read More →
Posted On: September 10, 2016
The Empire Writes Back The Empire Writes Back
Last Thursday afternoon, BMX legend, John Purse posted a 14-point “ What Happened to BMX?” list on his Facebook page. This was similar in tone to some of the other threads we have seen from Greg Hill and a few others. The idea was to continue an ongoing discussion on the topic.    Read More →
Posted On: September 6, 2016