(~~~ 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.
(~~~ 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.
(~~~ 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.