Battle of the Bay BMX Comp Recap

Purple Couch

Today we headed out to Treasure Island for a little Oakland vs. SF BMX competition hosted by Clayton Bikes.  We lucked out with a bluebird sunny day, but we still had the usual bayside breeze to deal with.  Going down one direction, riders were greeted with a hefty tailwind that sent some guys on the step-up and table top.  Coming back into the wind, a lot of the guys just went for the casual nose manual… except the few and the proud.

Boombotix took care of getting speakers to every athlete that qualified for finals.  BMX riders live bootstrapped beyond what any other category of bike athlete does, so getting them tricked out with some ultraportable speakers felt great for guys that spend 90% of their time on the road/street hitting one spot to another.

We also made some friends with the crew that had found the SICKEST purple couch that we’d ever seen.  They picked it up at a Salvation Army store for $50.  I offered him $150 for it right on the spot and he wasn’t moved.  We will look to rent it.

Check out pics from the event album.

BMX Contest: Battle of the Bay 2

Bay Area BMX | Battle of the bay 2 poster

August 26, 2012.

Treasure Island.

Pros, amateurs and spectators head to Treasure Island this Sunday to watch local talent kill it on their BMX while checking out awesome shops, eating favorite food trucks and drinking beer and wine.

If you want to participate, it’s $20 for amateurs and $25 for pros. You can win tons of cash and prizes, even your own wireless portable speaker!

 

 

Extreme sport athletes make their way into off-road racing – sport suddenly becomes more awesome

SuperLite Championship rises in popularity due to sudden proliferation of celebs and athletes

Danny Way superlite

Ever hear of the SuperLite Championship before? It’s okay – I haven’t either.

But this sport’s stock is rising crazy fast because a bunch of surf, skate, BMX, and Motocross athletes and celebs are all suddenly getting into it.

Basically, a bunch of stadium-style spec-trucks compete against one another in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and a handful of other special events. What’s awesome about it is that anyone and everyone can compete via the series’ Arrive & Drive program. No need to secure advertisers or race team — SuperLite basically acts kind of like the entrance exam for participation in the professional-level short course off-road racing.

It kind of explains why everyone is suddenly into this sport — it appeals to all groups, from extreme sport adrenaline junkies to motorsport enthusiasts to professional athletes who just like the idea of going out there to take ass and kick some names.

Strike that, reverse it

The series started in 2009 and can be seen on CBS, CBS Sports, Speed TV, NBC Sports, and MavTV. Sponsors of the series include Exotic Engine Development, Justice Brothers, VP Racing Fuel, Lucas Oil, Safety Kleen, and more.

Check out some of the more popular current and former extreme sport celebs on the circuit:

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X Games now in Brazil, Germany, and Spain

Join L.A., Aspen, and Tignes to host X Games starting in 2013

BMX event at X Games

Exciting news: ESPN announces that they’re bringing their X Games series to three brand spanking new countries starting next year.

The X Games will now travel to b-e-a-utiful Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil; Munich, Germany; and Barcelona, Spain. They will join cities already on the circuit Aspen, Colo.; Los Angeles, Calif.; and Tignes, France.

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Going to the Sea Otter Classic – April 19th to 22nd

Sea Otter Classic

This week marks one of the biggest weeks in the California cycling community with the oncoming of the famous Sea Otter Classic.  What makes this even incredibly special is that it brings together cyclists from a broad range of disciplines and skill sets to partake in one of the biggest races of the year.  Anyone from a beginner to a seasoned pro can partake and you will see everything from adrenaline junkie downhill racers to spandex laden road racers.

The Sea Otter Classic takes place at the famous Laguna Seca raceway.  Normally, this venue hosts some of the fastest cars in the planet on a long, sweeping course with numerous elevation changes.  For this weekend, the manpowered transmissions rule and anyone can shine in their respective racing class.

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