GOLD CUP NORTH CENTRAL
If there is one good thing about this year’s Covid closures of states and counties, it is that tracks that might not normally have gotten a shot at hosting a National or Gold Cup event, were now given that opportunity.
2ND COMING USA BMX STOPS IN NEBRASKA ...AGAIN.
GOLD CUP SOUTHEAST
This year the DK Bicycles Gold Cup South East Finals were held at one of the fastest BMX tracks in Alabama - Circle City BMX, in Dothan. If trying to claim one of the coveted Gold Cup Plates brought you to Circle City BMX for your first time you might have been surprised when you first saw the track layout.
GOLD CUP SOUTHWEST
When you roll into the local Quiktrip and one of Tucson’s finest looks at your shirt and asks if you know Corben Sharrah, you can only be in one city in America. Often coined as the loudest city in BMX, it doesn’t matter if there is a single fan or a gaggle of Tucsonans, they know how to bring the energy.
GOLD CUP NORTHEAST
With all of the uncertainty in event planning this year, it was not a huge surprise that the DK Bicycles North East Gold Cup Finals shifted locations somewhat last minute. We were very lucky to have it and at a great location, Akron BMX in Akron, Ohio. The Big Red Truck was last here for the 2018 North East Gold Cup Finals, and the track is located in a pretty incredible location.
FALL CLASSIC NATIONALS
JUST OVER THE UTAH BORDER WE’D FIND THE WEST’S LAST STAND FOR 2020
It might not have been LaborDay, but the BMX world was anxious to finally return to the longtime Louisville tradition. ...and it was well worth the wait!
1998 HARO Monocque
“Captain America” ShowBike Custom painted by Troy Lee.
HOW TO GROW THE SPORT OF BMX RACING
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SECOND TIMES A CHARM
It just seems like yesterday that we were in Rock Hill for the Carolina Nationals and here we are again.
GOLD CUPS: SO.CENTRAL YUKON, OK
Yukon BMX may be the second most well-known thing in town. Located just blocks away from the high school that Garth Brooks attended - and sitting right off of Garth Brooks Ave., we’ll give you only one guess at who the Most Popular is.
GOLD CUP: NORTHWEST CALDWELL, ID
Caldwell BMX was first built in the mid-80’s and moved around to different locations until finally landing a permanent home nestled behind Pipe Dreams Skate Park.
TEXAS' AMERICAN SOLDIER NETWORK
PULL: Tell everyone what the American Soldier Network is and does?
Yes. Rowdy is his real name. As his dad tells us, they’d first considered Rogue, but while watching a PBR rodeo, they saw a cowboy named Rowdy go eight seconds - and instantly thought that was a cool name.
LONE STAR BMX LIVES.
The legacy of the Legendary Lonestar BMX continues with a new location, new track and a AA-pro Track operator.
Between the third and fourth straight at Star City BMX there is a small marsh, lined with tall cattails and filled with tadpoles.
A Northerner's BMX Paradise
There’s something about the cool late summer mornings that make racing a little more exciting than usual. It could be that fall is close which means that the number of nationals is quickly dwindling, and the Grands are near. In Minnesota this used to mean that the end of the season was just a stone’s throw away but thanks to the mega facility known as Rum River BMX, that no longer applies.
“In 2018, Bill Morris had asked me, ‘Yo, what song do you want me to play before your main?’ I said how about some Metallica? Let’s go! So he played Enter Sandman, and I won it from there. So last year, when I was down there, Bill asked me if I wanted to pick the song again for the main. I told him, ‘If you play Tool, right now, I guarantee you I’ll win.’ So while I’m rolling into the gate, Tool came on, and I looked over at my parents and just nodded my head. Right then, they knew - that I knew, that I was going to pull it off.”
Nestled in Burlington, North Carolina – about an hour west of Raleigh, and maybe a little longer for riders battling traffic on Friday nights – Burlington BMX has been all about family, friends and good competition since 1985.
The BMX world loves them some Tulsa - and it usually coincides with a turkey dinner. But this time ‘round, stop #3 on the USA BMX circuit was for the Sooner Nationals, held inside the Ford Truck Arena (right across the parking lot from the Grands Expo). And much like the Grands, the main event action kept getting more excit ing right up until the final main.
BLUE RIDGE NATIONALS
The secpond stop on the 2020 National circuit was close to home for riders from the East Coast, being held at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia.
Team USA Dominates Down Unda'
Now that we are well into 2020 - an Olympic year, the countdown toward Tokyo has ticked down into the mere four months away mark.
Canada takes on the World
Competing at the World-level and attending a UCI Worlds on foreign soil is an experience of a lifetime for any BMXer. After their return from Worlds, we picked the brains of three Canadians who’d raced in Zolder, Belgium - to give everyone some insight on what to expect next year when the UCI World Championships return to the USA - in Houston, Texas’ Rockstar Energy Bike Park.
Rising From Disaster - Sand Springs BMX
Sand Springs, Oklahoma.
World's Fastest Track Operator-Tyler Brown
Right as we were about to start this interview, a kid and his mom walked into the DK tent to say Hi. Tyler asked to pause the recorder, and went to shake the kids’ hand and give him a quick pre-main pep-talk. A few minutes later, TB#316 returned and told me “He’s a follower of mine on Instagram. I’ve never met him before.” Right there, dropping everything to help out a fan, pretty much sums up The World’s Fastest Track Operator.
Sitting At No.4 In Amateur Points, This Day Is Looking Bright.
2018 National #1 Girl Payton Ridenour.
Great Salt Lake Nationals
Stop No. 17 on the USA BMX National circuit was the one and only doubled-up weekend of the year, with most West Coasters heading to Rad Canyon BMX in South Jordan, Utah, for some hot racing action in cold weather.
The track is an excellent example of how important it is to have strong leadership and dedicated families.
Full House Las Vegas Nationals
Walking toward the SouthPoint Arena, to scope out the 700-foot long U-in-a-U short track, The Gambler passes by the green felt tables that are calling his name.