NBC Sports Coverage Begins this Sunday August 21, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. ET The 2012 London Olympics BMX track makes its debut as NBC Sports presents the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series on Sunday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET. The event brings the world’s top BMX riders to the brand new BMX track in London, which was built for the 2012 Olympic Games. This is the first time any BMX riders will be competing on this track.
One of the most prestigious and exiting events in all of BMX is the annual State vs. State NBL President’s Cup, and one of the most frequently asked questions is, “When and where will the President’s Cup be?”. As the face of BMX racing in North America evolves and the NBL and ABA National Series are molded into one mega series under USA BMX, great events like the Presidents Cup are taking on a whole new meaning.
Danny MacAskill's new video is now available! The clip is called "Industrial Revolutions" and the name says it all: In a perfect location for such a clip, an ancient ironworks factory deeply in Danny’s Scottish homeland, the exceptional rider is again fascinating his fans with his extraordinary creativity and bike control.
On Thursday, September 29th, the National BMX Hall of Fame will add four more legends to its illustrious list of BMX racers, freestylers, pioneers and industry professionals. For the class of 2011, the inductees will be as follows.
Merel Smulders, member of the Team MeyBo/Bensink BMX Gates, is the new word champion in the category girls 13 year. In Copenhagen, she rode a nice final and could profit from a fight for the first place to pass on to the head of the race.
Morphine Industries headed up I-95 north to NC than a quick zig zag to Burlington, NC for the ABA Tarheel Nationals this past weekend. HOT was not the word for the temp than was going to hang around for the weekend. You know you’re in trouble when the thermometer on the car reads 107 on Saturday.
Famed Fixed Gear Freestyle Bike Rider, Ed “Wonka” Laforte Joins the Chrome Familia. Born and raised in New York City, Wonka first got introduced to
riding fixed gear bikes at the age of 17 when he was working as a messenger. In the winter of
2008 he was nearly killed when hit by a van while riding his bike. Coming off of those related
injuries that summer is when the fixed-gear freestyle caught fire and motivated Wonka to apply
his BMX and skateboarding approach to this new medium.
The Team MeyBo/Bensink BMX Gates returns home with a very good feeling after the European Final Rounds in Haaksbergen, The Netherlands. On Sunday Laura Smulders took the victory at the junior women category and she became second in the final ranking. Her younger sister Merel got the silver medal at the girls 13; in the same category Karo Vertessen became fourth. Also Niels Bensink took the fourth place at the boys 15. In the elite men category Rihards Veide could reach the final, what gives him confidence for the upcoming World Championships.
After years of providing the world with free BMX race videos online, filmmaker George Vick
will soon take viewers on a journey into the cycling world that is widely unknown.
Chosen - A Chronicle of the Black BMX Experience is a full length feature documentary film.
Merel Smulders in Holland and Karo Vertessen in Belgium have won in their country the national title in their age group, girls 13-14. Vertessen surprised because she was ill that day, but nevertheless she could take the victory. The national championships were held in Baarn (Holland) and Massenhoven (Belgium).
From its humble beginnings in the 1970’s to its inclusion in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, BMX racing has seen many changes through the years. Many sanctioning bodies have come and gone during the 40 year history of the sport, but two have remained. The American Bicycle Association (ABA) and the National Bicycle League (NBL) have both been in operation since the 1970’s and now, like so many sports leagues, the two have joined forces and will operate as USA BMX.
Laura Smulders, rider for the Team MeyBo/Bensink BMX Gates, has won Rond 9 and 10 from the European Championships in the junior woman category. In Birmingham, England, she showed being the best in her age-group at the moment. In the elite men category we saw a strong Rihards Veide.
The beverage industry’s first all-natural Power Beverage, FMF Power Beverage, is partnering up with Dew Tour Champion, action sports industry icon and BMX rider Ryan Nyquist. This commitment reflects FMF Power Beverage’s heritage in the BMX community and builds upon the mission of becoming a mainstay in the market by providing a healthy, refreshing beverage that can deliver maximum performance to any athlete.
Nashville is famous for country music and Music City BMX. We’re not into country music but we can’t pass up a rad track with big jumps, so we made the trip to NashVegas to put our new DK Race Forks to the test. The track was fast and burly….and the weather was HOT! The racing action was just as hot as the weather, as every class main looked like a main at Grands. This made for some killer racing and our riders were in the mix every time.
This coming July, "gOrk" will return to working for the American Bicycle Association (ABA) as their Chief Communications Officer. Prior to coming to work for Seattle Bike Supply (Redline) in 1999, gOrk had been with the ABA throughout the 90's, as their Editor/Photographer for the BMXer membership magazine.