It's September ... and that means the USA BMX Grands are less than 3 months away! So we thought we'd show you this years' GRANDS logo. In the coming months, you can expect to see this logo appear everywhere - from ads to numberplates, posters and of course - all of the Grands clothing that will be on sale in Tulsa.
Labor Day weekend 2012 will long be remembered for it's great racing - whether you decided to go to Reno, NV for the BlackJack's or head to Louisville for the BlueGrass nats. Here is our first sampling of some of the best Reno action photos.
The inaugural USA BMX Eastern Divisional Finals took place at the Bluegrass Nationals in Louisville, KY - over Labor Day weekend. The historic track located within EP Tom Sawyer State Park hosted yet another fabulous event.
The first-ever USA BMX Western Divisional Finals took place at the BlackJack nationals in Reno, NV - over Labor Day weekend. With an incredibly smooth and challenging track, featuring a Mad Skills BMX-inspired starting hill, it was nonstop fun from the get-go.
It's been another busy week at USA BMX HQ - as we could barely walk down the entry hall full of Race for Life jackets and shirts. For all of those USA BMX members who participated in this years' RFL series and met the requirements for bringing in donations to earn a prize - your RFL swag is now on its way to you!
Day three of BMX competition at the BMX Track in London’s Olympic Park began with three semifinal runs to determine the top eight athletes who would compete in a winner-take-all final race. Points equaling a rider’s finishing position were handed out after each run. The four riders with the lowest point totals in each of two heats moved on to the final.
BMX racing continued at the 2012 Olympic Games, with the men’s quarterfinals on Thursday. Once the day had wrapped up, two of three American competitors qualified to move on to Friday’s semifinal round. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) and David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Free Agent-Rockstar) will advance to Friday’s round of 16, while Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro Bikes) was eliminated in the quarterfinals by a single point.
It's quite an adventure here in London. Everywhere you go is packed with people from all around the World; which is easy to tell by their clothing. It does seem like an over abundance of orange clothing from all of the Dutchies, and of course - there is plenty of British spirit shown with Union Jack face paint and UK-flag clothing that would make Joe Elliott from Def Leppard proud.
Results for the Top-16 in Olympic Mens Time Trials - from earlier this afternoon. A good day for the Dutch, with all three Americans also looking VERY strong - placing 4th, 7th and 15th.
For most BMX racers, families and fans, the perception is that Nike designers were more concerned about what the clothing does, than how it looks. While USA BMX doesn't beleive the "Bad News Bears" baseball look will catch onin our sport, it will draw more attention to our racers and make them stand out amongst a sea of MX-inspired riders from around the globe.
The last few weeks the Answer/Rennen team has been on a whirlwind of races which have resulted in thousands of miles traveled, a couple of airport layovers, tons of BMX racing, a new rider added to the roster and big points up for grabs.