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Bio – Haro / US Development’s Kamren Larsen

You just finished up your first year racing some of the World Cups how was the experience?
The experience was great. I really enjoyed racing at the highest level in BMX and it was definitely an eye opener. Some injuries kept me out of Papendal, Zolder, and the World Champs, but I guess that’s all part of the learning curve.

Which was your favorite stop on the World Cup Tour?
I really enjoyed the first two rounds in France. The track was super Euro (which is technical and different) and the racing at night made for a good night show with the fans.

Domestically, after making the switch to Pro/Elite this year how would you say your season has been as we move into the last few races?
I feel it has been a pretty solid rookie year for me. Starting out with 4 A Pro wins and 5 podiums out of 7 main events total. When I decided to race Elite, I knew it was going to be a challenge, but I have managed to get a decent start with 2 main event finishes so far. I felt racing Elite was necessary to get me prepared for the World Cup circuit, which went to plan.

What’s the differences from racing Amateur to now racing the best guys in the World in Pro?
The Elite level is a huge step-up from the amateur level. In Pro, you’re doing twice as many laps, with everyone out there going for a paycheck. It’s pretty cut-throat and competitive, but that’s what makes it fun. If I had to single two things, it would be the intensity and aggressiveness of racing at the Elite level.

You based yourself for the majority of the summer down at Chula Vista riding and training with the USA Cycling crew on the daily, how much you think this has helped your game?
Staying at the center I feel was essential in transitioning my game into the Elite level. The entire staff and atmosphere is super high level and I enjoy it. I train with the Jet on the daily and I can say he’s definitely helped me a lot. We are opposites on the bike and in general, so I think it makes a pretty good mix between having a good time and training hard.

Who are some of the other current top US riders that you have been inspired by and learned from in your first full-year being around them?
I’ve been able to learn a lot from both Connor and Corben and it has been super surreal for me because that’s who I grew up idolizing. As time goes on, I’m starting to establish my own ways, so I think being around them this season was good because I was able to see how both of them prepare and race.

Favorite SX track to train on, Beijing or Rio?
Both. I prefer the Rio gate and first straight, and enjoy riding the Beijing for the track work.

What would you say you have learned the most from this year racing Elite?
That you’re capable of beating people and also getting beat. It’s about who can show up on the day and be consistent, there are so many guys capable of winning. It’s all about the little things.

What’s the plan for the rest of the season?
I plan to race Sarasota and then prep well for the Grands. I will finish out racing both the ROC and the Grands as my last A Pro races. I’m really looking forward to my future as a pro and full-time elite. I know it will be a tough task to handle, but I’m ready for the challenge.

PC: Justin Kosman

Cam Mason back from injury

Good to see Cam Mason back from injury after sustaining a broken wrist a few months ago in San Diego. Cam eased back into the race groove winning the Charlotte North Carolina State race this past weekend. Next up, Cam heads down to Sarasota, Florida for the Sunshine State Nationals and then finishes up the year in Tulsa for the Grands with the rest of the team.

BIO – Haro / US Development Brooke Craft

Where do you live?
I live in Lakeside, California

Years Racing?
I have been racing since I was 6 years old, so about 8 years now

Home Track?
I am lucky enough to call 3 tracks my home track, which are Cactus Park, Kearny Moto Park and Chula Vista BMX.

Sponsors?
USA Cycling, Haro Bikes, Dale Holmes Racing, Rockstar Energy, WD-40, 100 Percent, Answer MX, Shimano, ODI grips, BOX Components, Tioga Tires, HRP Designs, Wheel Builder. Don’t forget my parents and entire family! I owe a big thank you to all my sponsors!!!!

Major wins/titles?
I am fortunate enough to have won myself many titles over my past years of racing, I hold the following titles: 6x State Champion, 2x Redline Cup Champion, 3x Gold Cup Champion, 4x California State Games Champion, 3x Western Division Champion, 3x ROC Champion, 2017 World #7 and 2015 NAG 1 title! As for major wins in my racing career so far, I would have to say winning NAG 1 in 2015 was a big accomplishment for myself but I think my must memorable and most exciting moment in racing has been when I went to my first worlds race in 2017, competed against over 50 girls in the world and was able to take home a World #7 title. May not have been a WIN but in my mind it was a WIN!!!

How’s your season going?
Well… my season has not gone the way I have planned, however, I have learned a lot and I am continuing to make progress, working hard on and off the bike. I have had to make some adjustments to my racing program in order to compete with my competition. I race against some of the fastest girls in BMX right now. I have been able to bring home a couple wins and many podium finishes this season. I am proud of myself for continuing to get the finishes I have had with such hard competition and it is only getting harder each race but I am up for the challenge. These challenges only make me a better racer.

You’ve been easing into some SX riding down at Chula Vista how’s the Big Hill riding going?
I absolutely love riding the SX track at Chula Vista and feel I am the perfect fit for this type of track. I have eased into the SX track over the past 8 months and have been able to attend 3 super cross training camps down at Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. I have definitely stepped out of my comfort zone this year and I am now jumping massive jumps and I am learning how to better communicate with my coaching staff, trainers and teammates on making myself a better SX racer. I kind of feel like a pro when I am at the top of the SX hill. I love it!!!!

How’s the local San Diego scene? Do you ride the trails and pump tracks for fun?
The local scene in San Diego is absolutely amazing, we have prefect weather almost year round, which allows for year round training in BMX. Of course, I ride trails and pump tracks. I do ride for fun, it is so important to always make time for fun while riding. Trails and pump tracks I feel help me better my skills on and off the BMX track.

Who are some of the riders you look up to?
I look up to many riders in this sport. If I have to pick my first pick would be Alise Willoughby of course she is a powerhouse of a girl racer which is what I am going to be. Lauren Reynolds is awesome, I get to see her ride and train weekly which motivates me to be a better rider. My next pick is a girl pro who has been out of BMX for while now do to a injury, Caroline Buchanan… I have followed Caroline’s road to recovery over the past months, her determination both mentally and physically to get stronger has made me want to work harder and has shown me being mentally tough is a major part of this BMX sport. Wait… I have a couple boys I look up to, Nic Long, has to be one of my most favorite pros he keeps me laughing, never lets me get down on myself and always is pushing me to work harder and harder. I have the privilege of being able to ride and do gates with him at his home, he is a fan of mine (hahahaha). Walker Finch, teammate of mine for 6 years, taught me how to smile and keep positive with his great teeth and hair (haha). My list is so long with riders I look up to, a lot of riders have made a big impact on my BMX career.

Best part about racing?
Everything… Being able to travel and see places I would of never have seen without this sport. I have experience and have seen more in these past 8 years then most in a lifetime.

What are your goals for the rest of the year?
I want to finish strong and continue to get better and better each day. I am going to continue to work hard to get that NAG 1 title back in the 14 girls class and of course I really want to race the NAG 5 challenge for the first time at the Grands this season.

Long term goals?
My longterm goal is to first turn pro at the age of 17 years old and I want to ride for Team USA in the 2024 Olympics. I am going to keep grinding!

PC: Justin Kosman

Utah / Chula Vista

Our crew have just finished up a few weeks on the road hitting up the Great Salt Lake Nationals in Utah before heading down to Chula Vista Training Center (formally known as the OTC) for a Camp with all of the Team USA riders and staff.

Race-wise in Utah we had some good results with wins from Maddie DeSantis, Brooke Craft and Kamren Larsen. Down in Chula Vista, the riders got a chance to session both the Rio and Beijing SX tracks and also take full-advantage of riding the regular track, pump tracks and squeezing in a few photo shoots. If that was not busy enough both Brooke Craft and Payton Ridenour spent some time hanging out and helping with the kids during one of our BMX Pro For A Week YMCA Summer Camps, which was pretty cool and the campers were ecstatic to meet the girls.

Unfortunately, Cam Mason crashed out during the week’s camp with a wrist injury but we know he will be back in no time. Healing vibes, Cam.

PC: Justin Kosman

Land O’Lakes Nationals

Back on the gate post-injury Kamren Larsen put himself in the Elite Main Friday over in Minnesota and just dipped out doing it again Saturday with a mishap in the semi but still a good start for the remainder of the season. Brooke Craft was also in Minnesota getting on the podium all 3 days. Next up, the the team will be out in Salt Lake in a few weeks time for the Great Salt Lake Nationals.

PC: @usabmx

Stars & Stripes Nationals

Trilogy Park BMX in Pottstown, PA is the hometown track of Payton P-Nut Ridenour and also the latest stop on the USA BMX national schedule – the Stars and Stripes Nationals, July 6-8, 2018.

The weather leading up to the event was hay, hot, and humid with temperatures in the high 90s. Some downpours on Friday morning created a 3-hour delay but gave way to some much cooler temps and beautiful blue skies for perfect racing conditions. Thanks to the quick acting Trilogy crew for covering and keeping the super smooth track in prime shape.

Payton was featured on the event shirts, hats and stickers and could be seen giving out autographs and taking pictures with friends, family and fans. As for racing, Payton had the track dialed and dominated the 15-16 girls class by taking the win all 3 days. It was another awesome race weekend in the books and looking forward to what the rest of the season has to offer.

PC: Jim Pennucci

Nashville – Music City Nationals

Music City BMX was rockin’ this past Memorial Day weekend (May 25-27) in Nashville, TN, for the latest stop on the USA BMX national schedule. The facility and track were in prime condition as always. As for the weather, it was HOT, HOT, HOT, but so were all the racing action.

Payton “P-Nut” Ridenour was running hot laps all 3 days in the highly competitive 15-16 Girls class. Not losing a lap all weekend, she dominated the class and added three more wins to the books.

Cam Mason put in some rippin’ laps all weekend in the 16X class and could be seen boosting the triple into the second turn. He finished up with a 7th on Saturday and a 5th on Sunday.

The summer race season is starting to heat up. Look for the Haro / U.S. Development Team to be representing at more stops along the national circuit.

Bio – Madelynn DeSantis, Haro / US Development

Bio – Madelynn DeSantis

Age: 15

Years racing: 8 years

Local track: Sycamore BMX

Local crew you ride with?
Leyna Jones, Alijah Salas, Tayor Rungatis, Derek Phipps, Connor and Jack Eaton, Eric Rupe, Kevin Pauls, Dylan Lyons, Brock Arndt.

Sponsors?
USA Cycling, Haro, Rockstar Energy, WD40, 100 Percent, Answer Racing, Shimano, ODI, Box, Tioga, HRP Designs, Wheelbuilder.

Major wins/titles?
National #1 Girl Cruiser (2017), World 7 (2017), Roc #1 (2017), NAG #2 Class (2017),  NAG #1 class (2016), Gold Cup #1 (2016), State #1 (2016), Triple at the Grands (2015) Won Class, Cruiser and Open.

How did you get into racing?
My brother started racing and we spent a lot of time at the track, so my dad got me a bike, I’ve been riding ever since then.

It’s your first year on the Haro / US Development team how are you liking it?
It’s Great! The team has opened many doors for me, I got to go down to Chula Vista and ride the SX track, I have some great teammates, coaches, sponsors and team manager.

How’s your season going?
Season is going good so far. I have 5 national wins and a handful of seconds, looking forward to moving up into the 15 – 16 Girls class.

You just doubled over in Atlanta; how did the weekend go? Do you feel like you’re in full form now or can we expect even more going in to the summer?
It was a great weekend in Atlanta, winning class and cruiser both days was awesome. I took a couple of falls racing mountain bikes this season, so I’ve been recovering from those injuries. Now, I feel I’m back at almost 100% and ready to train hard this summer then I will really be in full- form just in time for the Grands!

You’ve been easing into some SX riding this year over at Chula Vista. Any plans to race on the big hill this year?
No plans to race the big hill yet, I’m looking forward to spending some more time down in Chula Vista this summer when I’m off school. The big hill is a blast to ride, though!

You’re also involved and compete in MTB cross country. Tell us a little more about that and how you’re doing this year?
This is my first year racing mountain bikes, and it is way different than BMX. My races have been about 8 to 10 miles, and I’m still learning how to pace myself. I have had some top 10 finishes and a couple of 12th place finishes when I crashed. It’s a lot of fun and I really enjoy riding the MTB, looking forward to next season.

Who are some of the riders you look up to?
Kevin Pauls, Mike Day, Jill Kintner, Ashley Verhagen,

Favorite track?
I really like Lemoore BMX, I spent a lot of time there training for the Worlds, it has the big start hill and super fast turns.

PC: Justin Kosman

Atlanta Dixieland Nationals

Big turn out for the Team over the weekend in Atlanta at the Dixieland Nationals, recognized as one of the best stops on the USA BMX Tour with a top-notch facility and friendly atmosphere from Margie Hatfield and her crew at Cobb County BMX.

Kamren Larson continued his great form coming away from the weekend with a 1st and 2nd and another nice deposit to take to the bank for his weekend’s work.

Both Noah Ramos and Cam Mason in 16x had a consistent weekend making the mains both days and with best finishes of 4th each.

Our girls were on a mission this weekend. Birthday girl Brooke Craft doubled Saturday, then upped an age on Sunday and came in a respectable 3rd place.

Payton Ridenour had a few problems on the gate Saturday during the main but was on a mission Sunday taking the win from the start and never looking back.

Madelynn DeSantis dominated all weekend long on both the 20 and 24 doubling both days and adding more points in the bank for the year-end title chase on both bikes.

In all, a great weekend for our team. Kamren Larsen now heads out to Europe for the next 2 rounds of the World Cup, with our team riders on the west coast heading out to Lake Perris for the Tangent Pro Am next weekend.

As always, big thank you to all out team sponsors for keeping this team rolling.

USA Cycling, Haro Bikes, Rockstar Energy, Dale Holmes Racing, wd40Bike, Barona Casino, ride100percent, Answer Racing, Shimano, ODIGrips, Box Components, Tioga, HRP Designs, Wheelbuilder.com.

PC: USA BMX

Interview – Payton P-nut Ridenour

PC: Justin Kosman

Age / Where do you live?

I am 15 years young and I live in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Years Racing?

My dad introduced me to racing when I was little and I have been doing it ever since, which has been about ten years.

Sponsors?

USA Cycling | Haro Bikes | Rockstar Energy Drink | Dale Holmes Racing | WD 40 Bike | 100% | Answer Racing | Shimano | ODI Grips | Box | Tioga | HRP Designs | Wheel Builder

2017 was your first year on the US Development Team how did it go?

My first year on the U.S. Development Team was amazing! I had so many awesome opportunities that I wouldn’t have had if I wasn’t on the team. I got to train at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, start a structured training schedule, and hit a lot more nationals.

PC: Justin Kosman

Being young and it being your first year in a structured team environment, what were some of the benefits you liked?

One of the benefits I like about the team is having the coolest coach, Arielle Martin-Verhaaren. From her I gain tons of knowledge whether it’s about racing, training, nutrition, recovery, etc.

We’re already into the 2018 season, how’s that going so far?

So far, the 2018 season is going really well. I have already been out to Chula Vista once for some training, won my first national in Louisville, Kentucky, and raced my first ever supercross open. It’s awesome that I have gotten to go to three nationals this early in the season, because there are still no tracks open where I live with all of the winter weather.

What are your goals for the season?

My goals for the 2018 season are to get National #1 Amateur Girl and to take advantage of all of the opportunities my team gives me.

Your mom and dad are key elements, to your race program. What are some of the benefits of having a family with the same passion for riding bikes as you?

My mom and dad play a huge role in my racing and training. At the races they keep me hydrated and eating well as well as video my laps. And during training both my mom and my dad will do sprints with me and always encourage me to be my best.

PC: Joey Cobbs

Who’s in your crew at the races?

At the races my crew is my coach Arielle, my mom, my dad, the infamous Dale Holmes, the U.S. Development Team, and some of the girls that I race with.

You also ride the Skateparks, trails and in fact have a backyard pump track and ride mtb – do you think being into all aspects in riding helps?

I think being into all aspects of riding helps so much with BMX! Trails, skateparks, and the pumptrack in my backyard help me with my technical skills. And MTB riding helps me with the endurance and strength aspects of racing.

Any thoughts on doing more MTB or even competing in Park?

Ha, definitely a no on competing in park. I can do some tricks on my trampoline bike but when I tried to take my tricks to an actual jump it didn’t go as smoothly. But, I have been getting into some more MTB stuff like dual slalom and cross country which I really enjoy.

PC: Justin Kosman

You raced your first SX race in Oldsmar last month how was that?

My first SX open race in Oldsmar, Florida was a blast! I had so much fun and loved experiencing a different aspect of the traditional racing. I am looking forward to doing a few more SX races this season.

What are your favorite tracks?

My all-time favorite tracks are the outdoor in Louisville, Kentucky and South Park, Pennsylvania because they’re downhill and super flowy. I also really liked the Grands track last year with how peaky and tight all of the jumps were.

Toughest competitors?

15-16 girls is a super competitive class, but I think that one of my biggest competitors is myself. Sometimes, I just need to believe in myself more to do my best.

PC: Joey Cobbs

Best part about racing?

I think that the best part about racing are the rewards that you get after working so hard to achieve your goals.

Long-term goals?

My long-term goals are to go to the 2020 and 2024 Olympics and bring home a medal.

Madelynn DeSantis

Perfect weekend up in Oregon for Madelynn DeSantis at the Great North West Nationals winning Open & Class both days. Madelynn continues a great start to the year with the team as we move into the summer. She’s not just on a BMX but also ripping it up on the Mountain bike as well racing XC over in So-Cal.

PC: Tangent Products

UCI BMX Supercross Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France

Big props to our Kamren Larsen finishing up his first weekend on the International front in Paris at the first World Cup of the year. Kamren made his first trip with Team USA overseas and did himself and all of us proud. He put in some solid laps over the weekend with lots of experience now in the bag racing the best guys in the World. Lots to build on moving forward.

Race Report – Rock Hill

It’s been cold, and at times, wet conditions for the Carolina Nationals in Rock Hill over the weekend. The team headed out to South Carolina, host of last year’s UCI World Championships, for the next stop on the USA BMX National Tour.

Kamren Larsen was looking to continue his good start to his Pro career in Rock Hill grabbing the Hole Shot Award during Friday’s A Pro Final but a little mistake on the second straight cost him to drop back a few positions to 5th place. He came back strong on Saturday and took the win along with the cash in the bank for his trouble. Kamren now heads straight out to Paris for the first round of the UCI World Cup next weekend and a chance to gain some experience on the International front.

Payton Ridenour continues to ease into SX on the Big Hill racing Friday’s SX Open and hitting the podium with a good 2nd place. P-Nut also made it into the main events both Saturday and Sunday on the regular track with her best place finishing Sunday with a 2nd.

Brooke Craft made her first trip out East with the team and came out swinging winning Saturday’s main event in her class.

Cam Mason was on his home turf this weekend, as Rock Hill is his local track. Cam rode solid all weekend placing 4th in the SX Open backing it up with a 2nd place in 16 x on Saturday and was back in the main on Sunday.

In all, a great weekend for the team, next up on the domestic front will be the Dixieland Nationals April 20-22 in Atlanta.

PC: USA BMX

Interview – Haro / US Development Team’s Cam Mason

PC: Justin Kosman

Age / class / years racing?

16yrs old and I race 16 expert. I have been racing for 11 years.

I started when I was 6yrs old. My parents bought me a freestyle DK for Christmas and ramps and it was just natural for me. My Dad who is from Scotland, raced there when he was younger and he said let’s find the local BMX track, which was southern Maryland BMX. Shortly thereafter, I started racing for a local bike shop called Mikes bikes. Ever since BMX has been my passion.

Live / local track?

I live in Huntersville, NC and my local track is the Novant Health BMX Supercross track in Rockhill, SC. I moved here 3 ½ years ago from Maryland for the Rockhill track.

Team / Sponsors?

Haro / US Development Team, USA Cycling, Haro, Rockstar Energy, Dale Holmes Racing, WD 40 Bike, 100% Bike, Answer Racing, Shimano BMX, ODI Grips, Box, Tioga, HRP designs, Wheelbuilder.com

PC: Justin Kosman

How is the start of the season going for you?

The 2018 season has started off pretty good. I have gotten into most mains that I would normally not make this time of year due to just aging up. I’m definitely bummed that I didn’t make the junior men team for this year but I definitely have my eye on 2019 for junior men.

What kinds of racing do you like – the traditional track or SX?

SX is my passion because I love to jump and go fast! I do still enjoy traditional racing, I love all racing and have even done some mountain bike racing. I really like the adrenalin and competition.

Name a few of your favorite tracks in the US?

My all time favorite is South Park in Pittsburg, PA. I love this track because it’s downhill and one of the fastest tracks I have ever ridden. I was the youngest to jump the pro set at 11yrs old with the help of Justin Posey.  Louisville, Kentucky is my 2nd favorite track. I really like their pro set Oldsmar, Florida is also a favorite because it’s technical.

You just spent a few weeks out West with your team riding Chula Vista on the big tracks and trails, how was the trip?

My trip was amazing! I love riding the tracks out there, and the photo shoots were pretty sick. The facility is so awesome I could live there! It was such a great opportunity to be on the big hill with the pros and training in the gym with them.

Who are some of the riders you look up to and why?

Conner Fields and Corben Sharrah…

Conner because his laps are always perfect and he is consistent.

Corben because of his skill and style on the bike.

Also Justin Posey because he has influenced me in my riding and he’s gotten me to try new things over the years and helps me feel like I can accomplish anything.

PC: Justin Kosman

How are things on the US Development Team with Team USA and your new Coach, Arielle Verhaaren?

Things are awesome on the team! I’m excited to be riding for Team USA. It’s a dream come true! Arielle is great I feel she is going to get me where I want to be and has my best interest at heart. Her workouts are tough and I like that because I can already see my body and mind changing.

Who are some of the riders you like to ride with back home?

I ride with Cole Tesar, Brady Kincheloe and KJ Romero and right now, Alfredo Campo is here and will be here for next 5 months – he really helps me out a lot and it’s awesome to get to ride with an Olympian every day. Cole Tesar was my coach for the past 4yrs until getting on the US Development team. Cole has been a huge part of my life from a coach to a best friend and has helped me develop into the rider I am today. I love riding wit KJ because he always keeps it fun and has a smile on his face no matter if he gets 1st or last.

PC: Joey Cobbs

What are your goals for the remainder of the year?

My goals are to get stronger and have more confidence in myself and to always keep it fun. And, to be in the top 5 Nag Riders.

What are your long-term goals?

To make junior men for 2019 and to one day make the Olympic team and WIN!!

Gator Nationals & USA Cycling National Championships

The Team headed out to Oldsmar for the next stop on the USA BMX Tour at the Gator Nationals and USA Cycling National Championships.

Noah Ramos, Payton Ridenour, Cam Mason and Kamren Larsen were all racing this weekend with Noah and Cam both making mains and Noah wrapping up his weekend with a solid 2nd place in Sunday’s 16x main and some added confidence in the bag.

Payton Ridenour had an up and down weekend getting her feet wet in SX for the first time and gaining some good experience on the big hill. Best finishes for the weekend were a 4th and 2nd place in her class but all positive moving forward for the “P-Nut”.

Kamren Larsen decided to step-up with the big boys on Saturday and sign up for Elite to see where he stacked amongst the best. Kamren put in some good laps on Saturday but really upped his riding on Sunday during the National Championships, putting himself in the Final and placing 6th place, which is a great booster moving forward in his first few weeks as a Pro.

Haro / US Development Team

The 2018 Haro / US Development team shot some footage with Justin Kosman during a week-long camp down at Chula Vista’s Elite Athlete Training Center, as we head into the season. Kicking off our second year of this program, we’re excited to expand the team and document our journey along the way.

Winter Nationals – Phoenix

A good start to the year for the Haro/ US Development Team in Phoenix, Arizona at the USA BMX Winter Nationals. With new signing and rookie Pro Bryce Batten unfortunately out with an injury for his home town race, it was down to our other new Rookie Pro Kamren Larsen to fly the flag on the pro department side of the team. Kamren did just that, winning A Pro both Friday and Saturday and finishing off a perfect weekend taking the win in Pro / Open on Sunday as well and had a nice check in his pocket to take to the bank from his first weekend of racing Pro.

For the girls, our crew of ladies hit the podium all weekend long with Brooke Craft coming in 2nd on Saturday, Payton Ridenour opening her account for the season with a 2nd and 3rd and Madelynn DeSantis taking home 2 wins and a 2nd place for the weekend.

Noah Ramos and Cam Mason in 16x didn’t hit the podium in Phoenix but still both made the mains both days and put some solid laps in with lots to build on.

In all, a good start to the year for the team, which now heads to Tampa, Florida for the Gator Nationals this coming weekend.

2018 Haro / US Development Team

2018 Haro / US Development Team

Team USA Cycling BMX Director: Jamie Staff @usacycling
Team Manager: Dale Holmes @daleholmesracing

Bryce Batten @brycebatten101
Kamren Larsen @kamrenlarsen

Brooke Craft @craft_brooke
Madelynn DeSantis @maddie_desantis1
Cam Mason @cam.mason
Noah Ramos @_noah.ramos_
Payton Ridenour @paytonridenour

With both Bryce Batten and Kamren Larsen going Pro for 2018, we have given them a different look from the rest of the AM’s on the team with full 100% helmets and gear. The AM’s will be branded Answer Racing and Rockstar Energy.

Our plan for the year is to ease Bryce and Kamren into the Pro Elite ranks with an emphasis on the USA BMX circuit, a few select European rounds and qualifying and racing the UCI World Championships.

Team Sponsors:
USA Cycling usacycling.org
Haro Bikes harobikes.com
Rockstar Energy rockstarenergy.com
Dale Holmes Racing daleholmesracing.com
WD40 wd40bike.com
Barona Casino barona.com
ride100percent ride100percent.com
Answer Racing answerracing.com
Shimano shimano.com
ODIGrips odigrips.com
Box Components boxcomponents.com
Tioga tiogausa.com
HRP Designs hrpdesigns.com
Wheelbuilder.com wheelbuilder.com

Website: DaleHolmesRacing.com
Facebook: Dale Holmes Racing
Twitter: @DHolmesRacing
Instagram: @daleholmesracing @usdevelopment

PC: Joey Cobbs @jcobbs

Bryce Batten & Kamren Larsen on 100%

Bryce Batten has flown into San Diego to hook up with the US Devo Team to shoot some footage and and get some riding in down at Chula Vista for the week. Both Batten and Kamren Larsen will make their Pro debut in Phoenix for our squad so we’ve decided to give them a different look from the rest of the AM’s on the Team with full 100% helmets and gear.

PC: Joey Cobbs