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(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = September 2017 ~~~)

* World Champion BMX Rider From Bend Eyes 2020 Olympics.
Eugene, Oregon USA -- 09-23-2017
BMX bike riders came from all over the nation this weekend to compete for the Gold
Cup championship, hosted for the second time in the BMX Emerald Valley track. BMX
is not a typical sport, says World Champion Olivia Armstrong. A dedicated 17 year
- old who has her eyes on a big prize, the 2020 Olympics. Armstrong says she is proud
to have all Oregon supporting her.

* BMX Gold Cup Underway In Eugene.
Eugene, Oregon USA -- 09-22-2017
The BMX Gold Cup will welcome thousands of visitors at the Emerald BMX Park next
to Autzen Stadium. Organizers say this park is one of the six location in the country
holding competitions for the Regional Championship. This is the second year that the
USA BMX asked the park owners to host the Gold Cup. --- The ABA-USA BMX DK
Gold Cup Championship Final NW Eugene, Oregon USA Sept. 22nd-24th, 2017 ( Results )

* Strider Sports Announces 2018 Strider Cup Race Schedule.
Rapid City, South Dakota USA ( BRAIN ) -- 09-22-2017
More information at: * striderbikes.com/events. - Quote: The 2018 series events are:
* Saturday, May 5: Fort Worth, Texas, in Sundance Square.
* Saturday, May 26: Cleveland, Ohio, at the Public Square.
* Saturday, June 16: Seattle, Wash., at the Seattle Center.

* When These Daredevils Hit The Ramp Friday In Pasco Hearts Will Race And Stomachs Drop.
Pasco, Washington USA -- 09-20-2017
The daredevils of Nitro Circus Live perform high-flying, death-defying tricks night after night.
The show features some of the best action sports athletes in the world, riding freestyle motocross,
BMX, scooter and inline skates. Nitro Circus Live starts 7 p.m. at Gesa Stadium. Gates open 6 p.m.

* Congratulations! 6-Year-Old BMX Champ Colton Fukanos Latest Achievements.
Richland - Seattle, Washington USA -- 09-09-2017
Colton Fukano wrapped up the Washington State BMX season Labor Day weekend at
the State Championship Finals in Richland as the #1 rider in the 6-year-old intermediate
class. Riders earn points for the their top four finishes during the season plus how
they place at the finals.

* Lincoln Park BMXers Fare Well At State Championship.
Richland - Port Angeles, Washington USA -- 09-07-2017
Lincoln Park BMX cyclists competed in 100-degree heat at the Washington State BMX
Championship in Richland last weekend. Three racers won titles at the event — Anthony
Jones was first in the 9 Intermediate division, Jaiden Albin won the 15 Intermediate
competition and Taylor Coleman was first in the 13 Girls race and third in the 13-14 Girls.

* Man Allegedly Uses BMX Bike As Weapon In North Everett Fracas.
Everett. Washington USA -- 09-04-2017
A man is looking at a felony malicious mischief charge after he reportedly found a new role
for the black BMX bicycle he rides around north Everett: using it to attack motorists. The man,
50, was arrested Aug. 11. An Everett police officer spotted him standing in the middle of the
road in the 2100 block of Hewitt Avenue, swinging a metal bicycle around like a weapon.

* Racers, Including Olympian, Take To Eagle Track For State BMX Championship.
Eagle, Idaho USA -- 09-03-2017
More than 100 racers from across Idaho flocked to Eagle this weekend for the Idaho State BMX
Championship. Sunday was the final day of competition, and the main event featured a high-profile
competitor: Jeff Upshaw, an elite mens pro with USA Cycling, and a member of the USA Olympic
team. Ive been able to travel the world and meet some great people while riding a bike Upshaw said.

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( UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #05-&-#06 - Santiago Del Estero, Argentina Sept. 16-17, 2017. )
You Can Watch This BMX Race Event Via On:- ( BMX Live.tv - Webcast )

* YouTube Videos Playlist: - UCI BMX Supercross Word Cup # 05-&-06 Santiago Del Estero.

09-19-2017: * UCI News:- The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Chronicle: Rounds 5 & 6.
09-19-2017: * Cycling Canada:- Nyhaug Finishes Third Overall In BMX World Cup Standings.
09-17-2017: * USOC + Team USA:- Olympic Champion Connor Fields Wins Final BMX World Cup.
09-17-2017: * USA Cycling:- Connor Fields Wins The Final 2017 UCI BMX World Cup.
09-17-2017: * BMX Racing Group:- Chase BMX Race Report: Connor Fields Wins UCI WC Finals.
09-17-2017: * BMX Australia:- Sakakibara Narrowly Misses Out On Second Finals UCI BMX WC.
09-17-2017: * British Cycling:- Whyte Finishes Eighth In Final Round UCI BMX Supercross W.C.
09-17-2017: * Cycling New Zealand:- Jones Earns First BMX Grand Final.
09-17-2017: * BMX Australia:- Kai Sakakibara Reaches Final At UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.
09-16-2017: * British Cycling:- Evans Just Misses Out On Final At UCI BMX Supercross W.C..
09-15-2017: * USOC + Team USA:- Five For Friday: Cycling BMX.
09-14-2017: * BMX Australia:- Sakakibara Is Ready To Take On UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.
09-13-2017: * British Cycling:- Race Guide: GB Cycling Team UCI BMX Supercross World Cup 5&6.
09-13-2017: * British Cycling:- Announces Team For The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Argentina.
09-00-2017: * Santiago Del Estero Official Website:- http://sxsantiagodelestero.com.ar = Does Not Work.
09-00-2017: * UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Santiago Del Estero Competition Guide .PDF = PDF File.
09-00-2017: * Results For UCI BMX Supercross In Santiago Del Estero: * www.bmx-results.com

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(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = August 2017 ~~~)

* Idaho State BMX Championship Friday, Sept. 1 Through Sunday, Sept. 3.
Eagle, Idaho USA -- 08-30-2017
If youd like to do more than spectate, it isnt too late: Riders who want to test their mettle
racing others on jumps and runs can register online until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31st, 2017.

* Carrie Blakes New Roadway Underway.
Sequim, Washington USA -- 08-30-2017
Work is underway to realign the entrance to Carrie Blake Park. Crews with Northern Land Development,
LLC began leveling the BMX track last week to make room for the parks new entrance between the Sequim
Skate Park and Trinity United Methodist Church.

* Former SBS Rep In Hospital After Being Struck By Vehicle .
Seattle, Washington USA ( BRAIN ) -- 08-29-2017
Greg Shepherd, a long time rep who worked for SBS from 1998 to August 2015, was recently hospitalized
after being struck by a car. Shepherd is recovering from spinal cord injuries at the ICU at Harborview
Hospital in Seattle, where hes been since Aug. 21. Shepherd was hit by a car and thrown while riding.

* ABA-USA BMX Lumberjack Nationals Spokane Wa Coverage.
Spokane, Washington USA -- 08-20-2017
All The Results, Photos, Videos and Reports from the 2017 BMX Lumberjack Nationals.

* Spokane Host To National BMX Races This Weekend.
Spokane, Washington USA -- 08-15-2017
Spokane is host to the 2017 USA BMX Lumberjack Nationals at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex on
Friday through Sunday, an event slated to attract over 2,000 participants from the U.S. and Canada.
Races begin at 8 a.m. and admission is free. The biggest BMX event in citys history, over 200 races
are expected in various skills and age divisions, ranging from toddlers to 50-year-old adults.

* St. Helens Worlitz, Dunning, MacDannald and Cardona Sweep Columbia River BMX Ride For Life.
St. Helens, Oregon USA -- 08-15-2017
Geoffrey Worlitz, Travis Dunning, Colton MacDannald and Lucas Cardona enjoyed a St. Helens
sweep in all four of Columbia River BMXs Race for Life divisions on Saturday, August 12 at their
home town Phillip S. Barlow Memorial BMX Track at McCormick Park.

* Help Wanted: State Seeks Volunteers To Count People Who Bike and Walk.
Olympia, Washington USA ( WSDOT ) -- 08-14-2017
The number of people who choose to walk or ride bicycles as their mode of transportation is
increasing in Washington each year. Just how many? Here is an opportunity to help the state
find out. Volunteer registration is now open for anyone who wants to help count the number
of people who walk or ride bicycles to their destinations during a three-day survey starting
Tuesday, Sept. 26. Volunteer support is vital to the success of this project.

* Central Oregon BMX Scenes Foster Champions, Community.
Bend, Oregon USA -- 08-12-2017
Parents and kids alike flourish at local BMX tracks. - At the BMX World Championships in
South Carolina, Bend native Olivia Armstrong bested two fields of women some with a decade
more racing experience than her — on her way to becoming a two-time BMX world champion.

* Carrie Blake Park Road Project To Start August 14th.
Sequim, Washington USA -- 08-07-2017
The project will also construct an earthen pad for the future construction of eight pickleball
courts located immediately east of the skate park, construction tentatively scheduled 2018.
All park facilities will be operational for the duration of this project, except for the BMX
facility, which is being removed to accommodate the new access road.

* Guerrilla Bike Lane Appears In Spokane.
Spokane, Washington USA -- 08-07-2017
On Sunday evening, an unknown man painted a bike lane on Riverside Avenue near Spokane
Fire Station No. 4, recreating a bike route recently taken out by the city. The miscreant traffic
engineer sprayed the lane down with light metallic paint around 6:30 p.m., according to one witness.
The line follows the the previous lanes boundary, which is clearly visible.

* Selah Putting Skatepark Improvements On Hold, Focusing On Other Projects.
Selah, Washington USA -- 08-03-2017
Plans to expand Selahs skatepark remain on hold as city officials focus on higher-priority items.
City Administrator Don Wayman said the city will instead be concentrating on finishing Volunteer
Park and making other improvements before tackling the skate park. The plans call for adding a
half-pipe, a wide, u-shaped ramp where skateboarders and cyclists can practice jumps and aerial
stunts, as well as a progressive pump track, a feature that will resemble a stock-car race track
with humps in it, to the existing park.

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( Paris 2024: * http://www.paris2024.org | Los Angeles 2028: * https://la28.org )

News From Los Angeles, California USA -- 07/31/2017 - The International Olympic Committee ( IOC )
* Los Angeles Declares Candidature For Olympic Games 2028 - IOC To Contribute USD 1.8 Billion.
In line with Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC is pleased to release today the Host City Contract 2028 following
the declaration of candidature by the Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Candidature Committee for the
Olympic Games 2028. In it, the IOC stipulates that it will make contributions to the Organising Committee
representing an overall estimated value of USD 1.8 billion. In comparison to the Host City Contract 2024,
the IOC is making two major changes: the IOC will advance funds to a Los Angeles Organising Committee
in view of the longer planning period and to increase participation and access to youth sports programmes
in the City of Los Angeles in the years leading up to the Games. The IOC welcomes this decision of the
Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Candidature Committee. -- And we are pleased to release the Host
City contract 2028 in a transparent and timely manner, said IOC President Thomas Bach. ( More )

07-31-2017:- USOC + Team USA:-
* Los Angeles Bid Committee Declares Candidature To Host Olympic And Paralympic Games 2028.

07-31-2017:- Inside The Games:-
* Los Angeles Agree To Host 2028 Olympics As Paris Gets 2024.
07-31-2017:- Inside The Games:-
* Los Angeles Hosting 2028 Olympics Preferable To 2024, Claims Mayor.
08-01-2017:- Inside The Games:-
* Exclusive: IOC Payments To Los Angeles 2028 Set To Start By New Years Day.

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( UCI BMX World Championships - Rock Hill, South Carolina USA July 25th - 29th, 2017. )
You Can Watch The BMX Race Events Via On:- ( Rockhillscbmx.com- Webcast )
* 01: Olympic Channel.com:- Watch-Replay 2017 UCI BMX World Championships In USA Only.
* 02: Olympic Channel.com:- Watch-Replay 2017 UCI BMX World Championships In USA Only.

* YouTube Videos Playlist: - UCI BMX World Championships Rock Hill, South Carolina USA. = Videos.

07-29-2017: YouTube Live Video + Replay:- UCI BMX World Championships Rock Hill, South Carolina USA
Junior Elite and Elite Competitions Takes Center Stage: ( * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9S5A9gZb-c )
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* BMX Mania Report Page: -UCI BMX World Championships Rock Hill, South Carolina USA. = Photos.

07-29-2017: * Final Results:- Women Juniors.jpg | Men Juniors.jpg | Women Elite.jpg | Men Elite.jpg

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Event News:
08-15-2017: * The Herald:- How Much Money Did The BMX Championships Bring To Rock Hill? = Around $19.2 Million.
08-03-2017: * Baku, Azerbaijan:- Next BMX World Championship Due In Baku 2018.
08-02-2017: * UCI News:- BMX Worlds: Juniors From UCI WCC Training Camp On Podium.
07-31-2017: * Cycling Canada:- Frustrating Day For Canada At BMX World Championships.
07-30-2017: * UCI News:- Laura Smulders and Liam Phillips Elected To UCI Athletes Commission.

07-29-2017: * UCI News:- Corben Sharrah and Alise Post Claim Elite Championship Titles.
07-29-2017: * Inside The Games:- Double American Gold At UCI BMX World Championships.
07-29-2017: * USOC + Team USA:- Alise Post Takes Emotional Win At BMX World Championships.
07-29-2017: * USOC + Team USA:- Corben Sharrah Wins First BMX World Championship Title.
07-29-2017: * USA Cycling:- Double Rainbow Jerseys: Post, Sharrah Strike Gold At BMX Worlds.
07-29-2017: * Olympic Channel:- Replay-Watch The UCI BMX World Championships Rock Hill USA.
07-29-2017: * BMX Australia:- A Nail Biting Finish To The 2017 UCI BMX World Championships.
07-29-2017: * British Cycling:- Britains Bethany Shriever Crowned Junior Womens BMX Champion.
07-29-2017: * Australian Olympic Committee:- Silver Buchanan Pipped At The Post At BMX Worlds.
07-29-2017: * Cycling New Zealand:- Sarah Walker Defies Odds To Final At BMX Worlds.
07-29-2017: * The Herald:- Packed Crowd Cheers On Elite Riders At BMX Worlds Final Day.
07-29-2017: * FB Photos 2:- Day 05 UCI BMX World Championships Rock Hill, South Carolina USA.
07-29-2017: * FB Photos 1:- Day 05 UCI BMX World Championships Rock Hill, South Carolina USA.
07-29-2017: * ABA-USA BMX:- 2017 UCI BMX World Championships Race Report.
07-29-2017: * BMX Australia:- Reynolds Riding To BMX Worlds With Willoughby In Her Corner.
07-29-2017: * BMX Australia:- Day 4 Race Report 2017 UCI BMX World Championships.
07-29-2017: * Cycling New Zealand:- Waikato Rider Rounds Successful BMX Worlds For Age Group.
07-28-2017: * USA Cycling:- 52 Medals For USA At BMX Worlds So Far; Elite Races On Saturday.
07-28-2017: * UCI News:- Live UCI BMX World Championships In Rock Hill, South Carolina USA.
07-28-2017: * Flickr Photos:- Team GB BMX, 2017 UCI BMX World Championships In Rock Hill.
07-28-2017: * FB Photos:- Day 04 UCI BMX World Championships Rock Hill, South Carolina USA.
07-28-2017: * FB Photos:- Day 03 UCI BMX World Championships Rock Hill, South Carolina USA.
07-28-2017: * FB Photos:- Day 02 UCI BMX World Championships Rock Hill, South Carolina USA.
07-28-2017: * FB Photos:- Day 01 UCI BMX World Championships Rock Hill, South Carolina USA.
07-28-2017: * UCI News:- Former BMX Pros Back On The Gate At 2017 UCI BMX World.
07-28-2017: * BMX Australia:- Day 4 Preview 2017 UCI BMX World Championships.
07-28-2017: * Canberra Australia:- Two-Time Olympian Caroline Buchanan Chases BMX Titles.
07-28-2017: * News Hub New Zealand:- New Zealands BMX Best Raring To Go For Worlds In US.
07-28-2017: * Cycling New Zealand:- Healthy Jones and Walker Join New Zealand Team For Worlds.
07-28-2017: * Cycling New Zealand:- Hamilton BMX Rider Doubles Up World Championship Title.
07-28-2017: * USOC + Team USA:- Five For Friday: BMX, The UCI BMX World Championships.
07-28-2017: * BMX Australia:- A Night With Sam Willoughby At The 2017 UCI BMX Worlds.
07-28-2017: * BMX Australia:- Day 3 Race Report 2017 UCI BMX World Championships.
07-27-2017: * BMX Australia:- Day 3 Preview 2017 UCI BMX World Championships.
07-27-2017: * BMX Australia:- Day 2 Race Report 2017 UCI BMX World Championships.
07-27-2017: * Cycling New Zealand:- Young Cambridge BMX Rider Makes 5 Straight World Titles.
07-26-2017: * USOC + Team USA:- Olympic Medalists Connor Fields, Alise Post Among Favorites.
07-26-2017: * UCI News:- UCI BMX World Championships: Ready To Rock At Rock Hill.
07-26-2017: * BMX Australia:- Day 2 Preview 2017 UCI BMX World Championships.
07-26-2017: * BMX Australia:- Day 1 Race Report 2017 UCI BMX World Championships.
07-26-2017: * Cycling New Zealand:- Young Hamilton Rider Retains Cruiser BMX World Title.
07-25-2017: * USA Cycling:- Americans Earn 21 Medals As BMX Worlds Open On Tuesday.
07-25-2017: * British Cycling:- Race Guide: Great Britain Cycling Team At 2017 UCI BMX Worlds.
07-25-2017: * BMX Australia:- Fast Facts For The 2017 UCI BMX World Championships.
07-25-2017: * BMX Australia:- Dean, Buchanan Prepared To Lead Aussie Charge Into Worlds.
07-24-2017: * WSOC-TV:- BMX To Bring $13 Million Economic Impact In Rock Hill.
07-24-2017: * CN2 News Live:- FB Video:- Welcoming Team USA For UCI BMX World Championships.
07-24-2017: * The Herald:- Rock Hill Welcomes Team USA For BMX World Championships.
07-24-2017: * Inside The Games:- Daudet and Pajon Seek To Defend Titles At BMX Worlds.
07-24-2017: * UCI News:- 2017 UCI BMX World Championships TV Schedule.pdf. = .PDF File.
07-24-2017: * UCI News:- UCI BMX World Challenge - Rock Hill, USA.
07-22-2017: * CN2 News Live:- FB Video:- Opening Ceremonies 2017 UCI BMX World Championships.
07-22-2017: * Flickr Photos:- Opening Ceremony 2017 BMX World Championship In Rock Hill.
07-22-2017: * The Herald:- UCI 2017 BMX World Championships Kicks Off With Food, Fun.
07-21-2017: * WSOC-TV:- BMX Championship Competitors, Spectators Battle Heat Wave.
07-21-2017: * The Herald:- Area Businesses Expect Big Boost From UCI BMX Worlds.
07-21-2017: * UCI News:- Take A Look At The History Of BMX Racing - YouTube Video.
07-20-2017: * UCI News:- BMX Racing Candidates For The UCI Athletes Commission Announced.
07-20-2017: * Cycling South Africa:- SA Athletes Head To BMX Worlds In Rockhill USA.
07-19-2017: * UCI News:- UCI BMX World Championships: Names To Watch For.
07-17-2017: * Rockhill SC BMX:- Live Streams Preview Show & Challenge Races.
07-13-2017: * Cycling Canada:- Cycling Canada Announces Team For BMX World Championships.
07-13-2017: * UCI News:- UCI BMX World Championships: American Hosts At The Ready.
07-11-2017: * UCI News:- Kiwi Contender And IOC Member Sarah Walker On All Things BMX.
07-07-2017: * UCI News:- Fine Tuning For Juniors Training At The UCI World Cycling Centre.
07-07-2017: * BMX Australia:- Australian Team - 2017 World Championships.
07-06-2017: * BMX Australia:- Aussie Riders To Have Exclusive Team Event With Sam Willoughby.
07-02-2017: * Issuu:- 2017 UCI BMX World Championships | Official Program.
07-01-2017: * The Herald:- Rock Hill Reporter: Racing BMX Is Not Just Like Riding A Bike.
06-29-2017: * British Cycling:- Phillips Withdraws From GB Team For UCI BMX World Championships.
06-28-2017: * The Herald:- Want To Welcome 20,000 Visitors To Rock Hill? Youre Needed In July.
06-28-2017: * WMBF News:- BMX World Championships To Boost Rock Hill Economy.
06-08-2017: * British Cycling:- British Cycling Announces Team For The 2017 UCI BMX Worlds.
06-02-2017: * BMX Australia:- BMX World Championships Riders Information Document.
06-01-2017: * USA Cycling:- 18 US Athletes Named To BMX World Championships Team.
05-30-2017: * Cycling New Zealand:- Peel, Walker, Jones Head New Zealand BMX Team To Worlds.
05-30-2017: * Cycling Australia:- Reminder: International Licence Requirements For All Riders.
05-29-2017: * Sydney, Australia:- Caroline Buchanan Named In Australias BMX Worlds Team.
05-29-2017: * BMX Australia:- Olympians Headline Australian BMX Team For World Champs.
05-11-2017: * British Cycling:- Information 2017 UCI BMX World Championships Rock Hill USA.
05-08-2017: * Cycling South Africa:- National Team For 2017 UCI BMX World Championships USA.
05-01-2017: * BMX Australia:- Information 2017 UCI BMX World Championships Rock Hill USA.
05-01-2017: * ABA-USA BMX:- Qualified Riders For Team USA.
04-28-2017: * ABA-USA BMX:- World Championship Deadlines & Information.
04-13-2017: * ABA-USA BMX:- Information 2017 UCI BMX World Championships Rock Hill USA.
04-13-2017: * USA Cycling:-Information 2017 UCI BMX World Championships Rock Hill USA.
07-00-2017: * UCI Information Page:- 2017 UCI BMX World Championships Rock Hill, SC. USA.
07-00-2017: * UCI BMX World Championships 2017 Rock Hill Competition Guide .PDF = PDF File.
07-00-2017: * Results For UCI BMX World Championships In Rock Hill: * www.bmx-results.com

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(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = July 2017 ~~~)

* UPDATE: Bike Stolen From Spokane Teen Who Died Last Year.
Spokane, Washington USA -- 07-28-2017
Update: Lonnie Lopezs 17-year-old son died last year.
And this past week his prized possession was stolen: A green bicycle.

* BMX Bike Stolen From Spokane Teen Who Died Last Year.
Spokane, Washington USA -- 07-27-2017
A Spokane mother is in disbelief after her late sons BMX bike was stolen out of her garage
between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Out of every bike in my garage, I have 20 bikes
in there for all my kids, and this is the one bike you take? The bike that is non-replaceable.

* Woodrow Returns To Team USA For UCI world Championships.
Roseburg, Oregon USA -- 07-27-2017
Roseburg High School graduate Nicole Woodrow is competing for Team USAs BMX team in the UCI
World Championships today and Friday in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Its Woodrows third time qualifying
for Team USA BMX. She qualified at the age of 10 and 16 back in 2001 and 2008. She is 26 now and
looking to win for the third time with team USA.

* New Skate Park Opens in Leavenworth.
Leavenworth, Washington USA -- 07-25-2017
It was an unusual setting Friday in Leavenworth where alpenhorns helped welcome in a new skatepark.
The Leavenworth Skate Park ribbon cutting ceremony was the culmination of a quick municipal project
partnering tons of local businesses, donors and the City of Leavenworth. Mayor Cheri Farivar emceed
the event Friday afternoon in the Bavarian Village. The skatepark was built and designed by Grindline.

* New Molalla River BMX Track Operator Has Sights On Long-Term Goals.
Molalla, Oregon USA -- 07-25-2017
Mike Dahlberg, former race announcer, takes over for Kim Burleson and hopes ot bring some positive
changes to the track. Molalla River BMXs new track operator has big plans now that he has taken over.
Mike Dahlberg is a familiar face around the bike track, located adjacent to Molalla Elementary School
on Toliver Road, as hes announced races for the last two years. He lives in Silverton and serves as
the Lead Worker for the Public Works Department.

* Two Local Kids Competing In 2017 BMX World Championships.
Spokane, Washington USA ( KREM 2 )-- 07-23-2017
Two local kids are en route to South Carolina this week to compete in the BMX World Championships.
Their goal, they said, is to work hard to make it to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics. For Mikkel Devore
of Spokane, and John Haynes of Coeur d Alene, there is nothing quite like riding your bike.

* Young, Local Racers Qualify For Gold Cup Competition.
Klamath Falls, Oregon USA -- 07-23-2017
Locals John Blevins and Chance Hertel qualified for the Gold Cup Northwest competition after a
strong performance at the Gold Cup qualifier Saturday. Blevins is 6 years old and Hertel is 7.
They pushed each other to excel in BMX racing the last two years when they started racing together.

* BMX Bikes Stolen From World Champion Racers.
Medford, Oregon USA -- 07-18-2017
Five BMX bikes were stolen from a Medford home Tuesday night. People around the region have been
stepping forward donating bike parts. But Adam Tredwell BMX coach said that is not the best option.
The hard part is knowing that the equipment is completely new to them, but we are going to make the
best of it Tredwell said. Telling the two kids that they wouldnt ride their bikes worlds wasnt easy.

* Public Invited To Weigh In On Bend Park Plans.
Bend, Oregon USA -- 07-15-2017
Users and neighbors of Big Sky Park are encouraged to meet with Bend Park & Recreation
District officials Monday at an open house to discuss potential changes to the park.
High Desert BMX, the BMX club that operates from the Big Sky track, has requested they
be allowed to install a public address system for events.

* Woodrow To Compete At UCI BMX World Championships.
Roseburg, Oregon USA -- 07-13-2017
Nicole Woodrow, a former Roseburg resident, will be competing on the BMX team for USA
Cycling on July 27-28 at the UCI World Championship in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Woodrow
started BMX riding at Roseburg BMX and has been racing in the sport for 17 years. This is
the third time shes qualified for Team USA BMX.

* Retailers Brace For Bike Tax In Oregon.
Salem, Oregon USA ( BRAIN ) -- 07-13-2017
Retailers will take on a new burden come January 1, 2018, as a new bike excise tax takes effect in
Oregon. State lawmakers recently signed and passed a transportation bill that requires that retailers
collect a $15 flat fee on the sale of bicycles with 26-inch wheels or larger that retail for more than $200.
Oregon currently has no sales tax on products, goods sold so the bike tax becomes the first in the state.

* Thousands Of Riders On The Road For STP Bike Ride, July 15 And 16.
Olympia, Washington ( WSDOT ) -- 07-10-2017
Drivers should plan for extra travel time Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, as 10,000 cyclists
ride western Washington’s state highways and local roads for the 2017 Kaiser Permanente Seattle
to Portland Bicycle Classic. WSDOT asks motorists to observe the rules of the road for safe driving
around people on bikes and prepare for travel delays during the popular fundraiser ride.

* Oregon Legislature Passes $15 Bike Tax.
Salem, Oregon USA ( BRAIN ) -- 07-07-2017
The Oregon Legislature has passed a transportation bill that includes a $15 excise tax on bikes sales.
The bill is expected to be signed by Gov. Kate Brown. The tax would apply to sales of new bikes with
wheels 26 inches or larger and a retail price of $200 or more. Its the only state bike excise tax in the U.S.

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(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = June 2017 ~~~)

* Police Look Into Possible Bike Chop Shop In Spokane.
Spokane, Washington USA -- 06-30-2017
The one with all the bikes and bike frames and bike rims dozens of them way more bikes
than here were people. There were enough to open up their own possibly illegal bike shop.
Ive been a police officer elsewhere and this is the first place Ive seen 30/40 year old
people riding BMX bicycles said Officer Maplethorpe.

* Local BMX Riders Perform Well In Southern Oregon Series And At Home Track.
Dillard - Roseburg, Oregon USA -- 06-28-2017
Cash Barron, Aiden Hedstrum and Tyrin Quezada came away with main event wins in their respective
classes at Sundays Southern Oregon State Race Series at the Umpqua Valley BMX Track. A total of
139 riders came to race at the track at 140 Hult Ave. in Dillard, 119 of them in the standard racing classes
and 20 in the cruiser class. Douglas County had 22 riders competing for top spots.

* Freestyle Rider Designs Frame For National Firm.
Klamath Falls, Oregon USA -- 06-27-2017
One could say that Josh Clemens has been riding BMX bikes all his life. Clemens, of Klamath Falls,
was racing BMXers along with his dad, Tim, since he was knee-high to a kickstand. But it wasnt enough,
and Clemens, now 23, sought to join the professional freestyle riders for BMX bikes. After high school,
he moved to Long Beach, Calif., and was hired on by Volume Bikes.

* Local BMX Riders Get Ready For Southern Oregon State Race.
Dillard - Roseburg, Oregon USA -- 06-23-2017
The Southern Oregon State Race Series takes place this weekend. The Southern Oregon series will end
at the Umpqua Valley BMX track in Dillard on Sunday afternoon, where more than 1,000 people from all
over the state are expected to ride and observe. Registration for the Umpqua Valley race will take
place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday with racing to start soon after.

* Spokane BMX Park Vandalized Over The Weekend.
Spokane, Washington USA -- 06-12-2017
The Spokane BMX park at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex was hit by a vandalism attack over the
weekend. They also said the attack is particularly disheartening because it comes so close to the
upcoming Lumberjack Nationals races, a USA BMX event that will take place the week of August
17th. It is also the first incident to occur in the park’s seven-year history.

* Oregon Retailers Try To Fend Off Proposed Tax On New Bikes.
Salem, Oregon USA ( BRAIN ) -- 06-07-2017
Bike retailers in Oregon are being urged to contact state lawmakers over a proposed 3 to 5 percent
tax on new bikes retailing for more than $500. The tax proposal is part of statewide transportation
funding package. PeopleForBikes is reaching out to Oregon IBDs to ask them to contact their state
representatives and members of the Joint Committee on Transportation.

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Lausanne, Switzerland

The Union Cycliste Internationale ( UCI ) is
delighted to announce that the International
Olympic Committee ( IOC ) has agreed to
add BMX Freestyle Park to the Programme
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The decision
was made on June 9th, 2017 meeting of the
IOC Executive Board in Lausanne. ( More )

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Memorial Day - Monday May 29th, 2017, A remembrance day for all the men
and women who have died while in the military service. - Please take a time out
in your day and remember all the people that has fallen. This is also a good time
to take a time out to remember all of the people in the BMX community & loved
ones that are no longer with us today. May they all never be forgotten. - Be Safe!

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(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = May 2017 ~~~)

* All Hands On Deck For Boise X Games Event, Expected To Draw Thousands Next Week.
Sandpoint, Idaho USA ( Bonner County Daily Bee ) -- 05-31-2017
The X Games qualifier on June 9-10 will feature mens and womens skateboarding and mens BMX.
Organizers expect fans to come and go, with crowds of around 4,000 at any given time. It took 19
minutes to sell 300 tickets for the bleacher seats. It has been a very large undertaking, no question
about it, Holloway said. We want to create an engaging, festival atmosphere for the public, even
if you dont enjoy skateboarding or BMX biking, to come down and just see a talented professional
athlete that you may not otherwise get an opportunity to see.

* North Bend Boy To Represent Team USA In BMX World Championships.
Snoqualmie, Washington USA -- 05-24-2017
Local 7-year-old BMX rider, Damien Comeau, has qualified to join Team USA and represent
his country in this years UCI BMX World Championships. Racing since he was 4 years old,
Comeau is used to some tough competition. Comeau says he is so excited to go.

* Another Win For West Seattle BMX Racer And Kindergartener Colton Fukano.
Seattle, Washington USA -- 05-17-2017
Race season has started again for 5-year-old Colton Fukano, a kindergartener at Genesee
Hill Elemenatary and member of team Sonic BMX. This past weekend he took 1st place at
the Fraser Valley National Race in Chilliwack, British Columbia, where he raced against the
top intermediate five-year-olds from Western Canada.

* Selah Skatepark Improvements Held Up By State Budget Discussions.
Selah, Washington USA -- 05-16-2017
Plans to overhaul the skatepark at Carlon Park are waiting on state lawmakers. The city was
approved for a state Wildlife and Recreation Program grant to cover half the cost of a $90,000
project to add a half-pipe, pump track and other amenities to the facility. But until lawmakers
approve a budget, the grant money cannot be released, Parks and Recreation Director said.

* Issaquah Skate Park Construction Gets Underway.
Issaquah, Washington USA -- 05-12-2017
The city broke ground this week on a new skate park going in at Tibbets Valley Park. Construction
began on May 9. The park, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2017, was funded in part
by Issaquah, King County, and by over $20,000 in private donations. The 10,500 square-foot park will
feature a large pool and other obstacles for skateboarders, BMX bikers, and maybe a few rollerbladers.

* Port Angeles BMX Track Opens For Season Sunday.
Port Angeles, Washington USA -- 05-06-2017
The Lincoln Park BMX Track will hold its season-opening race today, at the track at the corner of
S. L street and W. Lauridsen Blvd. Sign up runs from noon to 1 p.m. with races following. Practices
are held Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with races running Tuesdays and Sundays to Sept.

* Vintage Bike Show Set For Saturday.
Albany, Oregon USA -- 05-04-2017
The fourth annual Albany Vintage Bicycle Show & Swap Meet is set for Saturday, and among the 75
or so two-wheelers on display at Deluxe Co. will be bikes owned by Phoenix and Grayson Hulburt.
The Albany Vintage Bicycle Show & Swap Meet will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at
Deluxe Co., 635 Water Ave. NE. All bicycles produced before 1989 are eligible for registration.

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( UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #03-&-#04 - Zolder, Belgium May 13th - 14th, 2017. )
You Can Watch This BMX Race Event Via On:- ( BMX Live.tv - Webcast )

* YouTube Videos Playlist: - UCI BMX Supercross Word Cup # 03-&-04 Zolder, Belgium.

05-16-2017: * UCI News:- The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Chronicle Round 3 & 4.
05-15-2017: * Cycling Canada:- Nyhaug Third in BMX World Cup Standings After Round 4.
05-15-2017: * Cycling New Zealand:- Teenage Petch Impresses In BMX Supercross World Cup.
05-15-2017: * BMX Australia:- Testing Day For Aussies At Round 4 Of BMX World Cup.
05-15-2017: * Australian Olympic Committee:- A Pair Of Fourth Place Finishes At BMX WC3.
05-14-2017: * BMX Racing Group:- BMX Race Report: UCI BMX SX World Cup Belgium.
05-14-2017: * USA Cycling:- Fields Is Golden At Supercross Round Three.
05-14-2017: * British Cycling:- Shriever Makes The BMX World Cup Semi-Finals In Zolder.
05-14-2017: * BMX Australia:- Reynolds Round 3 Was Tough But Im Ready For Round 4.
05/14/2017: * Flickr Photos - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Day 03 Zolder, Belgium Men.
05/14/2017: * Flickr Photos - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Day 03 Zolder, Belgium Women.
05-13-2017: * USOC + Team USA:- Connor Fields Earns Gold At BMX World Cup #3.
05-13-2017: * BMX Australia:- A Pair Of Fourth Place Finishes For Aussies In Belgium.
05-13-2017: * British Cycling:- Semi-Final Finishes For Kyle Evans And Beth Shriever In Zolder.
05/13/2017: * Flickr Photos - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Day 02 Zolder, Belgium Men.
05/13/2017: * Flickr Photos - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Day 02 Zolder, Belgium Women.
05/12/2017: * Flickr Photos - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Day 01 Zolder, Belgium PMGB.
05/12/2017: * Flickr Photos - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Day 01 Zolder, Belgium PW.
05/12/2017: * Flickr Photos - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Day 01 Zolder, Belgium PMGA.
05-12-2017: * BMX Australia:- Reynolds Theres Never An Easy Race At BMX World Cup Level.
05-11-2017: * Eurosport Cycling:- Riders Will Come Back Stronger Says British BMX Coach.
05-10-2017: * British Cycling:- Race Guide: UCI BMX Supercross World Cup - Zolder.
05-10-2017: * British Cycling:- GB Cycling Team Named For UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.
05-00-2017: * UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Zolder Competition Guide .PDF = PDF File......
01-31-2017: * 2017 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup General Race Parameters.PDF = PDF File.
05-00-2017: * Results For UCI BMX Supercross In - Zolder, Belgium: * www.bmx-results.com

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( UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #01-&-#02 - Papendal, Netherlands May 06th - 07th, 2017. )
You Can Watch This BMX Race Event Via On:- ( BMX Live.tv - Webcast )

* YouTube Videos Playlist: - UCI BMX Supercross Word Cup # 1-&-2 Papendal, Netherlands... = Videos.

* BMX Mania Report Page: - UCI BMX Supercross Word Cup # 1-&-2 Papendal, Netherlands. = Photos.

05-09-2017: * Cycling Canada:- Nyhaug Takes Silver Medal At BMX World Cup #2.
05-08-2017: * Coquitlam, B.C. Canada:- BMXer Strikes Silver At UCI BMX Supercross.
05-08-2017: * UCI News:- The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Chronicle - Papendal.
05-08-2017: * Cycling New Zealand:- Walker Makes First BMX World Cup Final At Papendal.
05-08-2017: * BRG News:- Joris Daudet Wins UCI BMX Supercross In Papendal, Holland.
05-08-2017: * BMX Australia:- Reynolds Onto Podium At UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.
05-07-2017: * USA Cycling:- Bronze For Fields At UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Opener.
05-07-2017: * British Cycling:- Sixth For GBs Bethany Shriever At UCI BMX Supercross WC.
05-06-2017: * BMX Australia:- Turner, Sakakibara Just Miss Podium With A Strong Showing.
05-06-2017: * British Cycling:- Quarter-Final Exits For British Quartet At UCI BMX Supercross.
05-04-2017: * British Cycling:- Race Guide: UCI BMX Supercross World Cup - Papendal.
05-03-2017: * British Cycling:- GB Cycling Team Named For UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.
05-03-2017: * Cycling Canada:- Canada Sends 5 Riders To Opening Rounds Of BMX World Cup.
05-02-2017: * UCI News:- The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Chronicle.
04-24-2017: * Sky Sports:- BMX Star And Scholar Quillan Isidore Fired Up For World Cup........
04-01-2017: * UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Papendal Competition Guide .PDF = PDF File....
01-31-2017: * 2017 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup General Race Parameters.PDF = PDF File.
05-00-2017: * Results For UCI BMX Supercross Papendal, Netherlands: * www.bmx-results.com

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* U.S. Cycling Athlete, Amanda Geving, Accepts Sanction For Anti-Doping Rule Violation.
Colorado Springs, CO, USA ( USADA ) -- 04-19-2017
USADA announced that Amanda Geving, of Largo, Fla., a national-level athlete in the sport of
cycling, has accepted a 12-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Geving, 28, tested
positive for acetazolamide as the result of an out-of-competition urine sample she provided on
January 18, 2017. Gevings 12-month period of ineligibility began on January 18, 2017, the date
her positive sample was collected. In addition, Geving has been disqualified from all competitive
results obtained on and subsequent to January 18, 2017, including forfeiture of any medals, points,
and prizes. USA Cycling will impose this sanction. ( More )

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(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = April 2017 ~~~)

* Meet Bellevues On Duty Skateboarding Police Officer.
Bellevue, Washington USA -- 04-13-2017
Its spring break for students in Bellevue and at the Bellevue Skate Park, skateboarding camp is on.
But one of the skaters definitely stands out among the crowd of elementary school kids in Vans:
Bellevues skateboarding police officer Craig Hanaumi. Im good for a 41-year-old police officer,
he says, dressed in full uniform, skating alongside the kids, weaving in and out of the orange cones.

* Boise X Games Qualifier Athletes Announced.
Boise, Idaho USA -- 04-12-2017
Invites are out for the 2017 X Games qualifier in Boise. The June 10 event serves as an official
qualifier for the X Games Minneapolis Park competitions. Twenty athletes will be invited to compete
in each of three disciplines. The top six Mens Skateboard and BMX athletes and the top four Womens
Skateboard athletes not already invited will qualify into the X Games Minneapolis Park competition.

* Pump Track Backers Launch Fund Drive.
Corvallis, Oregon USA -- 04-11-2017
Local cycling enthusiasts are launching a fundraising drive to bring a pump track to downtown Corvallis.
While Oregon already has a few earthen pump tracks, Carroll added, this would be the first prefabricated
track in the state. It has a modular design that would allow it to be set up in different configurations
or added onto over time. It could even be disassembled and relocated if need be.

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Redmond, Oregon USA

ABA-USA BMX Great Northwest
Nationals Returned To - Redmond
Oregon On April 07th - 09th, 2017
At Deschutes County Expo Center
Indoor, The Bank Of The Cascades
Center Arena. Lots Of Smiles Seen.
See Results And Reports + ( More )
Redmond, Oregon USA

ABA-USA BMX Great Northwest
Nationals Is Returning To Redmond
Oregon This April 07th - 09th, 2017
At - Deschutes County Expo Center
Indoor - In - Bank Of The Cascades
Center Arena. - Be Ready! - See You
At The Track. (~ More Information ~)

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ABA-USA BMX Carolina Nationals Supercross Series / UCI Worlds Qualifier:
In Rock Hill, South Carolina USA On March 31 - April 02, 2017.

* Man Who Claimed Racial Bias In Arrest At Rock Hill BMX Is A No-Show In Court.
Rock Hill, South Carolina USA ( The Herald ) + ( WRHI ) -- 05-17-2017

* Man Arrested At Rock Hill BMX Event, Claims Bias "Because Were White," Police Say.
Rock Hill, South Carolina USA ( The Herald ) + ( WRHI ) -- 04-03-2017

* Joris Daudet Wins Stop #3 Of The USA BMX North American SX Series Rock Hill, SC.
Rock Hill, South Carolina USA ( BMX Racing Group )-- 04-02-2017

* Local 8-Year-Old Girl Wins National BMX Racing Championship.
Rock Hill, South Carolina USA ( WKRC Cincinnati OH )-- 04-01-2017

* Skies Clear In Time For 3 Days Of BMX Racing In Rock Hill.
Rock Hill, South Carolina USA ( The Herald )-- 04-01-2017

* Photos:- 2017 USA BMX National Series In Rock Hill.
Rock Hill, South Carolina USA ( The Herald )-- 04-01-2017

* YouTube Videos Playlist:- 2017 Rock Hill NASX Series USA BMX.
Rock Hill, South Carolina USA ( BMX Live TV )-- 03-31-2017

* YouTube Video:- 2017 USA Cycling BMX National Championship - Elite Men Final.
Rock Hill, South Carolina USA ( BMX HPU )-- 03-31-2017

* Post, Sharrah Claim BMX National Titles In Rock Hill.
Rock Hill, South Carolina USA ( USA Cycling )-- 03-31-2017

* Results:- USA BMX Carolina Nationals Supercross Series / UCI Worlds Qualifier.
Rock Hill, South Carolina USA ( ABA-USA BMX )-- 03-31-2017

* 2017 Carolina Nationals Race Report.
Rock Hill, South Carolina USA ( ABA-USA BMX )-- 03-31-2017

* Buona Fortuna! Winthrop Students To Help Bridge Language Gap At BMX Event.
Rock Hill, South Carolina USA ( The State )-- 03-30-2017

* USA BMX Carolina Nationals Returns To Rock Hill, SC, For A Third Year.
Rock Hill, South Carolina USA ( PR Web )-- 03-28-2017

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(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = March 2017 ~~~)

* Hillyard Skateboard Park Best Skatepark.
Spokane, Washington USA -- 03-23-2017
Nestled in the northeast corner of Harmon Field, the Hillyard Skateboard Park crams plenty
of features into a moderately sized plot of concrete. The coiled bowl wraparound offers enough
drop-ins to fulfill the needs of boarders and BMXers. Opened in 2003, the park thrives in the spring.

* BMX Park Proposed.
Goldendale, Washington USA -- 03-08-2017

The Feb. 21 city council meeting brought several dreams and schemes a little closer to reality,
not the least of which is a proposed BMX park. Long term, to get the track certified with the
American Bicycle Association and USA BMX. Certified tracks are eligible to host state races.

* Maple Valley Teen To Compete At UCI World BMX Championships.
Covington, Washington USA -- 03-05-2017
Zaine Stenson, a junior at Tahoma High School, has qualified to represent the United States in the 14
Challenge Boys and 14 Challenge Boys Cruiser at the UCI World Championships in July. More than
3,300 riders from 40 countries are expected to participate in the championships in Rock Hill, S.C. USA.

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(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = February 2017 ~~~)

* Congratulations Hudson White 10 Headed For BMX World Championships.
Seattle, Washington USA -- 02-21-2017
West Seattleite and Arbor Heights Elementary student Hudson White qualified to represent the
United States in the 10 Challenge Boys class at the UCI World BMX Championships late this July.
Hudson competed at the UCI Worlds Qualifier race in Phoenix racing his way into the main event
and an invitation to Team USA.

* Lights, BMX Course Slated For Bends Big Sky Park.
Bend, Oregon USA -- 02-08-2017
The Big Sky plan has two features of interest to cyclists, an expansion of the BMX park to include
a pump track and a skills course, and a 1.5-mile loop trail for cyclocross training and racing.

* Community Sports: Emerald Valley BMX To Host USA BMX Gold Cup Northwest Finals.
Eugene, Oregon USA -- 02-06-2017
Emerald Valley BMX in Eugene has been chosen to host the USA BMX Gold Cup Northwest Finals
on September 15th - 17th, 2017. The Gold Cup is a regional series of races that consist of six regional
finals. Qualifying races are held throughout the year at more than 70 local tracks with thousands of
riders competing for a spot in the finals. Nearly 10,000 riders competed in the series in 2016. ( More )

* Coeur d Alene Seeks $200K Grant To Build New Skate Park.
Coeur d Alene, Idaho USA -- 02-02-2017
The city of Coeur d Alene is looking to build a new skate park that could open in the spring
of 2018. City leaders said they are seeking a $200,000 state grant to help pay for the park.
City leaders expect to find out if they get the grant by June. ( More )

* Lazer Sport Now Owned By Shimano, Opens US Office In Washington.
Vancouver, Washington USA ( BRAIN ) -- 02-01-2017
Lazer Sport USA has opened its North American office, which will handle dealer support, sales and
customer service. The new office is located in Vancouver, Washington. Shimano American took over
the sales of Lazer in the U.S. last fall. Shimano Europe completed the acquisition of Lazer in August.

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(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = January 2017 ~~~)

* Port Angeles BMX Track Operator At Odds Over Facility.
Port Angeles, Washington USA -- 01-12-2017
The Port Angeles BMX Track in city-owned Lincoln Park should be run by a nonprofit corporation with
a governing board instead of a Port Angeles native whos been doing it for the past eight years, city
officials have decided. Thats put the current bicycle-track operator, Geri Thompson, 56, into a bind.

* Q13 News Photographer Captures Amazing, Rare Skateboard Trick.
Seattle, Washington USA -- 01-04-2017
A Q13 News photographer managed to capture a rare feat Monday evening. But, unless youre somewhat
of a skateboarder, you might have missed it. Photographer Mike McCarty was shooting b-roll footage
at the West Seattle Delridge Skatepark when he spotted one particularly good skater, Andrew Hopgood.
McCarty asked Hopgood if he could perform a trick for the camera, and the skater obliged.

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