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IMAGINATION GLEN (STEEL WHEELS) GETS AN ABA NATIONAL-THE HOOSIER NATIONALS AUG 8-10

STEEL WHEELS NUMBER ONE TRACK ABA TRACK ON THE EAST COAST.

 

 

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THE BIKE PEDDLER © 2002

  Articles and Announcements

STEEL WHEELS GETS A NATIONAL.

1/29/03

HOT ON THE HEALS OF THEIR NUMBER ONE TRACK ON THE EAST COAST AWARD, STEEL WHEELS HAS BEEN AWARDED A NATIONAL ON AUGUST 8-10.  IMAGINATION GLEN, THE OUTDOOR FACILITY, WILL HOST THE HOOSIER NATIONALS.  GOOD JOB STEEL WHEELS!

STEEL WHEELS GETS AWARD.

1/29/03

A COUPLE WEEKS AGO STEEL WHEELS WAS AWARDED WITH A PLAQUE FROM THE ABA NAMING THEM THE NUMBER TRACK FACILITY ON THE EAST COAST.  FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE NOT HAD THE CHANCE TO RIDE THERE, LET ME TELL YOU THE TRACK AND THE FACILITY ROCKS WITH TONS OF COMPETITION AND THEY AVERAGE AROUND 45-50 MOTOS PER LOCAL RACE.  TAKE OUR ADVICE AND CHECK THEM OUT.

 

BUD COPELAND GETS AN UPGRADE.

10/30/02

WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS TIME TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR VERY OWN BUD COPELAND HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO OUR NATIONAL TEAM.  BUD HAS BEEN RIDING REAL STRONG AS OF LATE AND HAS SHOWN ALOT OF IMPROVEMENT SINCE STARTING THIS SUMMER.  CANGRATULATIONS BUD!

ABA AND BMX GREAT TOBY HENDERSON ALL SET TO BRING THE VENDOR SCENE UP TO DATE.

October 11, 2002 – PRESS RELEASE

The American Bicycle Association has entered into an agreement with Pro-Bike-Parts to become the exclusive vendor at all ABA National events.  Pro-Bike-Parts is owned and operated by ABA BMX Hall of Famer Toby Henderson.  Toby has been involved with the sport of BMX since the beginning; he brings a professional vision of the sport as well as knowledge of the past. 

With the decline in the vendors attending ABA national events, the ABA felt this type of arrangement was necessary to assure the ABA membership professional services at all ABA Nationals.  This was a tough decision to make.  Vendors like Bike Alley, Crupi, Revolution, Hurricane, and Coastal that have been regulars on the national vending scene, some for as long as 20 years will be missed.  The ABA extends a most sincere Thank You for the years of support and has offered help in refocusing these businesses on vending at the local level.

Pro-Bike-Parts will bring a NASCAR or SUPERCROSS feel to all ABA National events.  The set up will be truly impressive to everyone attending.  Toby has configured his 3000 square foot BMX Superstore to include dressing rooms, dust free inventory storage, and a professional mechanic area to service every need.  Toby is dedicated to offering every BMX product made, providing that the manufacturer is supporting the sport in some way. 

This arrangement will allow for better service and support of ABA members attending National events.  Vending exclusivity on the National circuit translates into stronger buying power for Pro-Bike-Parts and better savings for the ABA membership.  Toby is dedicated to the growth of the sport and expects the same from the manufacturers represented in his store.  This understanding of mutual promotion between the manufacturers and Pro-Bike-Parts will equate to more Factory Teams, and factory-sponsored pros, and more manufacturer displays at ABA National events.

 

 

SUPERCROSS JOINS THE BIKE PEDDLER.

10/02/02

THATS RIGHT FOLKS, BILL RYAN OF SUPERCROSS INFORMED OUR TEAM HEADQUARTERS THAT THEY WILL HELP OUT TEAM BIKE PEDDLER FOR THE 2003 SEASON.  NOT ONLY DO WE GET A LITTLE HELP FROM SUPER CROSS BUT WE WILL BE RIDING THE BEST FRAMES IN THE BUSINESS.  THANKS BILL WE HOPE TO MAKE THE SUPERCROSS/ATOMIC FAMILY PROUD!

 

 

ENIGMA OPENS NEW WAREHOUSE.

10/01/02

SOURCE: BMX MANIA

  ENIGMA Racing Components, Inc. announces the opening of their new Southern California warehouse and distribution center. While their sales office remains in Arizona, the majority of their products will now ship from Compton, CA.

 

Hundreds of frames, thousands of forks and pad sets are now in-stock and ready to ship. Check-out the 2003 colors; Black, Silver, White and Orange.

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Enigma “Tusk” handlebars in aluminum, titanium and carbon fiber will be available soon. Chain Tensioners will be available at the ABA Grands. For further updates go to www.enigmaracing.com.

 

For more information call Gary Hayashi at 1-888-853-7005 or email gary@enigmaracing.com.

 

 

S.E. RACING IS HERE.

9/26/02

IT LOOKS LIKE SE RACING AS FINALLY ARRIVED BACK IN THE THICK OF THINGS.  THEY HAVE PUT TOGETHER A LOT OF INTRODUCTORY BIKES RANGING FROM $150 TO $450.  AND YES YOU WILL SEE THE QUADANGLE, ASSASIN, MAULER, PK RIPPER, MINI RIPPER, AND THE FLOVAL FLYER.  VISIT http://www.bmxmania.com/ FOR MORE INFO.

WOODEN WHEELS DISBANDS.

9/26/02

ANNOUNCED OVER AT BMX MANIA, ONE OF THE TOP TEAMS IN THE NBL HAS DECIDED TO CALL IT QUITES.  REASONS FOR THIS ARE UNCLEAR AT THIS TIME.  WITH THIS NEWS AND THE DEMISE OF CC RACING, IT LEAVES DAN'S COMPETITION AS THE LONE STANDING POWER HOUSE IN THE NBL.

SYSTEMS WEB BUYS STAATS.

9/25/02

- Jason Halverson, President of Systems Web and Team Manager of the Systems Web Factory BMX team have purchased Staats Bicycles. Steve Staats, the founder of Staats feels Staats Bicycles is at the point where it should expand to service a larger market in the bicycle industry. Due to other companies and responsibilities Steve has, he is unable to devote the necessary time to plan and execute an effective business plan to help Staats reach it's potential. Staats has new headquarters including an office and warehouse in Salt Lake City, Utah and will begin operation under the new ownership, October 23, 2003. 

 

For the last three years Systems Web has sponsored a BMX race team to gain exposure and developed relationships with companies in the bicycle industry. Jason Halverson believes Staats has a great reputation and strong potential for growth. According to Jason, "The Staats name is associated with high quality, strong and lightweight racing frames. The company is still small enough to purchase without being very complicated, while the potential to grow into a profitable leader in the BMX industry is enormous."

 

TJ Johnson who has been in working with Staats for the past two years will continue to be responsible for bike production, including working with the manufacturing contractors, relations with distributors, warehouse operations and team manager of the race team. Jason is responsible for all the business administration, including: accounting, contracts, leases, employee payroll and benefits. Jason will support TJ with his responsibilities and help plan future bike designs, marketing strategies and management of the sales personnel.

For 2003, the current designs of frames are very popular and will not have any major changes. We want to expand the bike line to include four to five complete race bikes as well as a freestyle bike for dirt and street. Staats will continue to use the same manufacturers as before. "It takes time and a lot of trial and error the find a manufacturer who understands the level of quality Staats Bicycles are known for. Staats has developed a great relationship with their current manufacturers and we intend on continuing with that relationship," Halverson said.

Staats will have the best Factory Team in BMX. The current Staats and Systems Web Factory Race Teams are both very competitive and respected. We are going to combine these teams into one exceptional team, which will completely dominate the ABA Nationals. Staats will have about ten Amateurs, four Pros and one Girl Pro. We will have two Pros focus on NBL Nationals while the other two Pros focus on ABA Nationals. We also have a Pro mountain cross racer and a Pro freestyle rider. Staats will also co-sponsor other race teams in the NBL and ABA. The Staats race team and Systems Web race team will come together after the ABA Grand nationals. Steve Staats is personally committed to the current Staats team riders and wants to finish out the year for his riders. Until the end of the year, Staats and Systems Web are running neck and neck toward the #1 ABA Factory Team title.

 

TEAM BIKE PEDDLER SPLITS INTO TWO TEAMS.

9/20/02

THATS RIGHT WE HAVE DECIDED TO SPLIT THE BIKE PEDDLER TEAM INTO TWO TEAMS.  THE REASON FOR THIS?  WELL THERE ARE JUST TOO MANY GREAT RACERS OUT THERE WE HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE A NATIONAL TEAM WHICH WILL CONSIST OF MOSTLY EXPERTS THAT ARE READY TO TEAR UP THE BMX SCENE ON A NATIONAL LEVEL.  THE SECOND WILL BE THE SHOP TEAM, WHICH WILL BE MORE A DEVELOPMENTAL TEAM THAT WILL PREPARE RIDERS TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP OF COMPETITION.  THE SHOP TEAM WILL CONSIST OF NOVICE AND INTERMEDIATE RIDERS.  STAYED TUNED, WE WILL START NAMING RIDERS TO THE TEAMS REAL SOON.

NBL YEAR END POINTS.

9/2/02

AA PRO--1.  KYLE BENNET, 2. RANDY STUMPFHAUSER,  3. MATT POHLKAMP

A PRO--1.  JONATHON SUAREZ, 2. SPANKY GRAVENMIER,  3. LANCE McGUIRE

PRO CRUISER--1. ERIC RUPE,   2. JASON CARNES, 3. JONATHON SUAREZ.

SUPER GIRL MONEY SERIES--1. GABRIELA DIAZ, 2. JILL KINTNER, 3. JAMIE LILLY

THE RETURN OF S.E.

9/2/02

JUST RECENTLY ANNOUNCED BY BMX MANIA, SE RACING WILL BE MAKING A COMEBACK.  FUJI RECENTLY PURCHASED S.E. AND WILL BE MAKING ITS DEBUT AT THE LAS VEGAS BIKE TRADE SHOW.  NOW THE RACING TEAM WILL BE MAKING ITS RETURN AS WELL BY MAKING THE ABA GRAND'S THEIR FIRST RACE.

POWERLITE, ROBINSON, AND AUBURN OH MY!

9/2/02

THAT'S RIGHT FOLKS, POWERLITE, ROBINSON AND AUBURN HAVE BEEN PURCHASED BY AN INDEPENDENT BUSINESS MAN OUT OF ARIZONA.  LOOK FOR THEM BACK BY OCTOBER.

RURAL ANIME STUDIOS SPONSORS BIKE PEDDLER TEAM.

9/2/02

ANNOUNCED EARLIER THIS MONTH, RURAL ANIME STUDIOS, PARENT COMPANY OF ANIME FAN NEWS, HAS AGREED TO HELP SPONSOR THE BIKE PEDDLER BMX TEAM THIS NEXT YEAR.