In celebration of our second year of, “BMX Pro for a Week”, summer camp through a cooperative adventure with the YMCA of San Diego County – we had a new edit done to show you first-hand a day in the life of our campers. We cover bike and street safety, the importance of wearing protective gear, why leading a healthful lifestyle is important both on and off the track and the fundamentals of BMX Racing. Our ultimate goal is to introduce the sport of BMX racing to more kids and to excite those already interested in getting more involved. We’ve been grateful for the support of our sponsors and also for the support of USABMX. Check it out.
Like most years, the World Championships is an emotional roller coaster – and this year’s was no different. With schedule changes, wind and rain it was all about adapting and dealing with it, as there was a World Title on the line. Dani George was feeling good all day despite the weather and put herself in the semi-final but unfortunately, got tangled and went down in the first straight. We know she’s disappointed but she’ll come back strong in Sweden in a couple weeks time. Anthony Dean, like always, was well-up for the challenge after crashing out in last year’s World Final. Anthony didn’t let the bad weather affect him and remained motivated all day long and put himself in the final once again. A slight wheel-spin coming out of the gate, Anthony, didn’t let this throw him off and pulled through to 3rd and 4th place going into turn one but bumped with David Graf going into turn one and went down. Anthony is focused on taking away the positives from the race, as he always does and has already set his sights on the next World Cup in a few weeks time. Congrats to Niek Kimmann for winning the title – he rode strong and smart all day long and is a worthy Champion.
Photos BMXMania / Craig Dutton
Another good weekend for the team in South Park, PA at the Stars and Stripes USA BMX Nationals. Anthony Dean and Dani George flew out East and both put in a good performance showing good form going into the World Championships later this month in Belgium. South Park is one of the most fun tracks on the USA BMX tour with a lot of history – well-known for its technicality and downhill speed. Dani started out Friday night with a good third place – and backed it up Saturday, Day #2 with a 2nd place on the podium once again. Anthony started off with a rough weekend – crashing on Friday night’s semi-final – even though he was banged and bruised up – he soldiered through on Saturday – only to crash again during qualifying but still put himself in the main event and walked away with a great 2nd place behind, Connor Fields – adding to his points for the year-end. Both riders are now heading back to San Diego for the last few weeks of preparation before heading out to Europe for the Worlds.
Photo Credit JPennucci Photography.