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(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = December 2020 ~~~)

* 11-Year-Old BMXer From Thurston County Soars To New Heights.
Yelm, Washington USA -- 12-08-2020
Rochesters Ben Holman Recently Won the Regional Championship at the USA BMX Freestyle Competition.
Ben Holman competes in the national BMX freestyle circuit. Ben is practicing diligently while the Holmans
are waiting to see if the USA BMX Freestyle national championships get postponed or canceled this week.

* RoseBud Superstar: Austin Bangs Expert BMX Racer.
Medford, Oregon USA -- 12-02-2020
Austin Bangs is an expert BMX racer out of Medford Oregon. Most of the residents here in the area
are familiar with fire season but in Austins time in the Rogue Valley, hes never seen a fire quite like
the Almeda fire. Catastrophe has a way of bringing out a unique side of people that are often forgotten
about and is always needed in times of hardship. Most people can recall a time early in their lives that
they were saving up for something they really wanted. Austin had been saving up money for a brand new
BMX bike when all hell broke loose here in the rogue valley.

* She Rides With Her Heart.
Coeur d Alene, Idaho USA -- 12-02-2020
A crash, a concussion, and a brief trip to the emergency room may have stopped Alyssa Foreman from placing
at the USA BMX Grand Nationals Race of Champions last week, but her will to succeed is stronger than ever.
Since beginning her BMX racing career six months ago, Alyssa has become an expert in her age bracket and
qualified for the USA BMX Grand Nationals Race of Champions this past week. Her coach, Jeff Upshaw of
Driven Cycling Academy in Boise, believes she has the potential for greatness. She rides with her heart,
Upshaw said. Shes going somewhere with her career in such a short time, and Im looking forward to 2021.


* ABA-USA BMX Grand Nationals November 25th - 29th 2020 Tulsa, Oklahoma USA Info.

11-00-2020: * Results:- ABA-USA BMX: Race Of Champions - Grand Nationals.

11-29-2020: * YouTube Live Video Feed:- 2020 USA BMX Grands Main Events.
11-29-2020: * YouTube Live Video Feed:- 2020 USA BMX Grands Day Two.
11-28-2020: * YouTube Live Video Feed:- 2020 USA BMX Grands Day One 02.
11-28-2020: * YouTube Live Video Feed:- 2020 USA BMX Grands Day One 01.
11-27-2020: * YouTube Live Video Feed:- 2020 USA BMX Pro Championship Finals.
11-27-2020: * YouTube Live Video Feed:- 2020 USA BMX Race Of Champions Day Two 03.
11-27-2020: * YouTube Live Video Feed:- 2020 USA BMX Race Of Champions Day Two 02.
11-27-2020: * YouTube Live Video Feed:- 2020 USA BMX Race Of Champions Day Two 01.
11-26-2020: * YouTube Live Video Feed:- 2020 USA BMX Race Of Champions Day One 02.
11-26-2020: * YouTube Live Video Feed:- 2020 USA BMX Race Of Champions Day One 01.
11-00-2020: * YouTube Videos Playlist:- ABA-USA BMX 2020 Grand National In Tulsa, Oklahoma USA.

11-00-2020: * ABA-USA BMX:- Photos:- 2020 USA BMX Grand National Tulsa, Oklahoma USA.

12-16-2020: * ABA-USA BMX:- Grands The Greatest Race Of 2020 Lives Up To Its Name Again.
12-09-2020: * ABA-USA BMX:- Meet Your 2020 National No.1 Champions.
12-04-2020: * PR Web:- Connor Fields Wins USA BMX #1 Pro Title At USA BMX Grand Nationals.
11-29-2020: * KJRH 2 News:- BMX Grand Nationals Wrap Up Special Year In Tulsa.
11-29-2020: * Tulsa World:- USA BMX Grand Nationals Comes To A Successful Close On Sunday.
11-29-2020: * Tulsa World:- Photos Gallery: 2020 USA BMX Grand Nationals In Tulsa.
11-29-2020: * Fox 23 News:- Final Day For USA BMXs Grand Nationals In Tulsa.
11-27-2020: * BMX Racing Group:- Connor Fields Wins The 2020 USA BMX #1 AA Pro Title!.
11-27-2020: * Tulsa World:- BMX Racers Happy For Chance To Compete At Grand Nationals In Tulsa.
11-26-2020: * KTUL ABC 8 News:- USA BMX Grand Nationals At Expo.
11-26-2020: * News On 6:- Thousands Spend Thanksgiving At BMX Grand Nationals Event.
11-26-2020: * News 9:- Thousands Spend Thanksgiving At BMX Grand Nationals Event.
11-26-2020: * News On 6:- USA BMX Grand Nationals Begin In Tulsa.
11-26-2020: * News 9:- USA BMX Grand Nationals Begin In Tulsa.
11-26-2020: * Fox 23 News Video:- BMX Grand Nationals Draws In Crowd Of People For Annual Event.
11-25-2020: * Tulsa World:- USA BMX Grands In Tulsa This Weekend: What You Need To Know.
11-24-2020: * KTUL ABC 8 News:- Tulsa Set To Host USA BMX Grand Finals.
11-24-2020: * Tulsa City Council:- Passes Additional COVID-19 Measures THD To Enforce New Ordinances.
11-19-2020: * Public Radio Tulsa:- Additional COVID Restrictions Under Consideration For Tulsa.
11-19-2020: * Tulsa World:- Crowded Church Concert Demonstrates Limitations Of Citys COVID-19 Rules.
11-08-2020: * Tulsa World:- Letter To The Editor: Cancel The BMX Thanksgiving Weekend Event.
11-02-2020: * Tulsa World:- With COVID-19 On The Rise, USA BMX Officials Say Grand Nationals Still On.
10-25-2020: * ABA-USA BMX:- 2020 Grand Nationals Schedule.
10-19-2020: * ABA-USA BMX:- 2020 Race Of Champions Invites. ( * Invites List. )

Gene`s BMX Quotes:- 11-05-2020 - The ABA-USA BMX Grand Nationals On November 25th - 29th 2020 In Tulsa,
Oklahoma USA Is A Go! With COVID-19 Numbers On The Rise Big Time, In The Middle Of A Global-World Wide
COVID-19 Pandemic. Allowing This BMX Event ( In-Doors ) To Proceed Even With Safeguards, Is Complete Idiocy.
I Guess We All Will See What Happens Around December 10th, 2020 After The BMX Event. Less Hope No One Gets
COVID-19 From Being At This BMX Event. Only Time Will Tell & Good Luck To Everyone.-- Geneb. Gene`s BMX.


(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = November 2020 ~~~)

* Deputies ID Suspects In Port Orchard BMX Track Burglaries.
Port Orchard, Washington USA -- 11-24-2020
A woman suspicious about the gift of two bicycles to her children from their estranged father led detectives
to a suspect in a series of burglaries at a Port Orchard BMX track.Kenneth Leslie Palmer, 22, of Port Orchard,
is charged with three crimes related to break-ins at Peninsula Indoor BMX. Another suspect identified by the
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office as being involved in the burglaries is Keith Martin McLaughlin McCune, 19, of
Gig Harbor. McCune is facing a burglary charge from October after allegedly breaking into a police impound lot
to remove items from his car before it was searched by police. The track reported five burglaries between May
2019 and May 2020, with total losses of about $16,000.

* Knife-Wielding Teen In Jail After Threatening 11-Year-Old At East Wenatchee Bike Track.
East Wenatchee, Washington USA -- 11-23-2020
East Wenatchee Police say a local teen has a hard lesson to learn after exhibiting some unsavory behavior
at the Bike Pump Track on Sunday. East Wenatchee Police Chief Rick Johnson says just before 4 p.m., his
officers responded to a disturbance at 255 N. Georgia Avenue at the Eastmont Community Park. When police
arrived, a group of juveniles took off running, but were caught on 3rd St. NE outside of the park. Further
investigation revealed that an argument occurred over a conflict stemming from a 13-year-old who was sitting
on the Pump Track blocking the path of the kids using the track. After being asked to move, there was an
argument between an 11-year-old and the 13-year-old. Police say the 13-year-old pulled a knife from his pocket,
held it out towards the victim and walked towards him. One witness says the suspect held the knife within two
feet of the victim’s face. The incident was captured on a cell phone camera and was viewed by officers during
the investigation, confirming what had been reported to the police. The 13-year-old was arrested and taken to
the Chelan County Juvenile Detention Center where he was booked for 2nd Degree Assault.- Also KPQ News.

* Lincoln Park BMX Track Comes Through For Food Bank.
Port Angeles, Washington USA -- 11-10-2020
Lincoln Park BMX track operator Sean Coleman, Marsha Robin and Jason Groves show a check for
$2,149 raised by the BMX track and riders for the Port Angeles Food Bank for the month of October.
The track and riders also brought in 360 pounds of food.

* Lincoln Park BMX Track Back Racing.
Port Angeles, Washington USA -- 11-04-2020
While preps are preparing for a hopeful late December return, kids big and small have been enjoying the
Lincoln Park BMX Park for the past several weeks. With a variety of safety precautions in place to avoid
any possible spread of COVID-19, the park reopened for competition in late September and, according to
track operator Sean Coleman, it’s the only operating outdoor BMX track in Western Washington.


(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = October 2020 ~~~)

* Flight Of The Living Shred: Kelso Skate Park Draws A Crowd During Pandemic.
Kelso, Washington USA -- 10-31-2020
That inclination to maintain their surroundings and to take pride in their shared space seems to have
intensified during the first eight months of the COVID-19 pandemic as a ragamuffin community of skaters
found refuge at the Rotary park. The regulars at the park on Thursday estimated that between 15-20 skaters
have been dependably congregating every day that doesnt have sideways rain.

* Redline Foundations Project Will Help BMX Brand Return To Its Core Company Hopes.
Kent, Washington USA ( BRAIN ) -- 10-28-2020
Today, Redline is sold by several e-commerce vendors, via Altas own e-commerce site, and by IBDs. Pizzi said
he thinks its possible for BMX to become important for specialty dealers once again. BMX bikes are relatively
simple, thats one reason a lot of people are buying online. But the more we can focus on the specialty market.

* Moses Lake BMX Hosts Final Race Of The Season.
Moses Lake, Washington USA -- 10-20-2020
Bike tires skirted the dirt track in Moses Lake for the last time this fall as Moses Lake BMX wrapped up
its season on Saturday, Oct. 17th. The single-point race closed out the year for the local organization
after a delayed start due to the coronavirus. The time off before getting started gave the group a chance
to remodel the rhythm section of the course.

* PA Parks And Local Bike Riders Combining Efforts To Build A Pumptrack.
Port Angeles, Washington USA -- 10-19-2020
Port Angeles Parks and Recreation is planning a major new facility at Erickson Playfield called a pumptrack.
Think of it as a cross between the Lincoln Park BMX track and the skatepark at the playfield. Pumptracks
are designed to accommodate almost anything on wheels, as long as its people-powered, and feature rollers.

* BMX Lincoln Park Track Back Racing.
Port Angeles, Washington USA -- 10-12-2020
Prep sports may not be returning to the North Olympic Peninsula for another couple of months, but in the
meantime kids in the area have found an outdoors outlet to break a sweat — and catch some air. While preps
are preparing for a hopeful late December return, kids big and small have been enjoying the Lincoln Park
BMX Park for the past couple of weeks.

* Lincoln Park Renovation Seeks $250,000 Chelan County Grant.
Wenatchee, Washington USA -- 10-07-2020
The city of Wenatchee this week asked Chelan County commissioners to share some cost to redevelop Lincoln Park.
The 18-acre recreation site in South Wenatchee is due for vast upgrades, and Parks and Recreation director Dave
Erickson hopes $250,000 out of funds set aside by the county for economic development can be made available for
the project. Overall, this project will include adding soccer field, replacing the restrooms with new restrooms that
meet ADA accessibility, a new stage, a BMX pump track, Erickson said.


~~~ Washington State Will Be Latest To Enact Safety Stop Law ~~~

Olympia, Washington USA -- 09-30-2020
The Safety Stop Law goes into effect for Washington cyclists on Thursday, October 01st, 2020 aimed at
making intersections safer. The law allows cyclists to roll through stop signs at a reasonable speed that
would allow them to stop if necessary. Cyclists are still required to stop for vehicles entering an intersection.

The statewide bicycle advocacy organization Washington Bikes, affiliated with the Cascade Bicycle Club,
lobbied for the law, which has now passed in five states, including Idaho, Delaware, Arkansas, and Oregon.

Facing the most danger at intersections from inattentive drivers, cyclists benefit from the law also known
as the Idaho Stop after the first state to pass it — by giving them the opportunity to roll through clear
intersections quickly. Cyclists have a better perspective of whats around them compared to drivers often
distracted by vehicle occupants and electronics.

The Washington State Legislature passed the law in the first year it was introduced.

The bills swift passage underscores the bipartisan support for biking, and Washington Bikes ability to
pass practical, safe and smart legislation," said Vicky Clarke, policy director for Washington Bikes.

After passing in Idaho in 1982, the Safety Stop Law is credited with injuries decreasing by 14%. Theres a
reason this law received huge support from both sides of the aisle in Olympia: It makes sense and it makes
the roads safer, said Alex Alston, Washington Bikes state policy director and lead lobbyist in Olympia.

* https://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=46.61.190
* http://mrsc.org/Home/Stay-Informed/What-s-New-for-Washington-Cyclists-in-2020
* https://komonews.com/news/local/new-law-allows-bicyclists-to-treat-stop-signs-as-yield-signs
* https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2020/09/30/washington-state-latest-pass-safety-stop-law


(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = September 2020 ~~~)

* From Rathdrum To The Olympics.
Rathdrum, Idaho USA -- 09-30-2020
Alyssa Foreman has big dreams of showing what a girl from small-town Idaho can achieve. Since beginning her
BMX racing career four months ago, Alyssa, 12, has quickly grown to the top, becoming an expert in her age
bracket. Consistently placing first or second in every race she competes in, Alyssa aims to show her talents
at the USA BMX Grand Nationals Race of Champions in November.

* ABA-USA BMX Gold Cup Finals - Northwest.
Caldwell, Idaho USA ( ABA-USA BMX ) -- 09-29-2020
Caldwell BMX was first built in the mid-80’s and moved around to differnt locations until finally landing
a permanent home nestled behind Pipe Dreams Skate Park. Riders arrived Friday for the last chance qualifier
to the unwelcoming haze from the ravaging fires on the West coast. Saturday, the BMX gods were smiling down.
Congratulations to all the NW Gold Cup champions and thank you to all for making this race a huge success.
Also See: * ABA-USA BMX Gold Cup Finals Northwest Photos.

* 15-Year-Old BMX Racer Hopes To Inspire Others After Donating To Almeda Fire Victim.
Medford, Oregon USA -- 09-25-2020
Austin Bangs has been saving up all summer to buy a Mongoose L-500, but the 15-year old BMX Racer
who is known as Big Red said he can always start that fund over after donating every penny of it to his friend
who lost her home to the Almeda Fire.

* Council Discusses Camping Clampdown.
Corvallis, Oregon USA -- 09-21-2020
The Corvallis City Council wrangled once again with the problem of homelessness Monday night. Once again.
The homeless campsite north of the men's cold weather shelter on Southeast Chapman Place in Corvallis. The
number of campers using the site, which includes the BMX park, has increased significantly since March, when
Corvallis stopped enforcing illegal camping ordinances.

* REI Sells Corporate Campus To Facebook For $390 Million.
Seattle, Washington USA ( BRAIN ) -- 09-15-2020
REI Co-op completed the sale of its new corporate office complex to Facebook for $390 million on Monday.
The 400,000-square-foot complex is located in Bellevue, Washington, on about six acres. The investment
furthers the outdoor infrastructure for the region thats been REIs home base for 82 years.


( Gene`s BMX.com 9-11-2001 Remembrance 9-11-2020 19th Year Anniversary )


(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = August 2020 ~~~)

* Regional BMX Race Is A Go In Caldwell Expecting Over 500 People.
Caldwell, Idaho USA -- 08-26-2020
USA BMX will host its Gold Cup Northwest Regional Championship in Caldwell, which more than 500 people
are expected to attend Sept. 18-20. The regional championships typically would see competitors from
throughout the Northwest and Canada but nonessential travel between the U.S. and Canada is restricted
because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event will be held at the Caldwell BMX outdoor track at 4700
Skyway St. in Caldwell.

* Moses Lake BMX Continuing Strong With A Rise In New Riders This Summer.
Moses Lake, Washington USA -- 08-17-2020
Moses Lake BMX hosted a single-point event at the BMX Track in town on Saturday morning. Moses
Lake BMX continues to go strong after getting a late start this year, bringing in new riders as well as
competitors from around the state. A large number of new riders have turned out this year. And with the
fall school sports season postponed, a lot of kids that wouldnt normally have the opportunity to try BMX.

* Local Groups Donate Bicycles Helmets.
Moses Lake, Washington USA -- 08-17-2020
The bikes were originally supposed to have been given away in May. But COVID-19 canceled the Kiwanis Club
of Moses Lakes 2020 bike rodeo. The event was rescheduled for September, but that wasnt going to work out either.
So a group of Kiwanis members gathered at the Moses Lake Police Department on Monday to donate more than a
dozen kids bikes as well as 100 helmets and other safety gear to the Moses Lake Police Department, in hope the MLPD
can find kids that will use them.

* REI To Sell Corporate Office, Move More Toward Regional Locations, Remote Work.
Seattle, Washington USA ( BRAIN ) -- 08-12-2020
REI Co-op will sell its newly completed corporate office in Bellevue, Washington, and intends to transition
to regional locations while giving employees more remote working options. REI made the announcement Wednesday
as it enters its fifth month of its entire headquarters staff working remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

* Everett Looking For Partners To Generate Revenue At City Parks And Facilities.
Everett, Washington USA -- 08-11-2020
A Zip Line at the Phil Johnson Ballfields? The Silverdome at Silver Lake converted to an indoor BMX course
or enclosed drone arena? Transforming the main barn at the Everett Animal Farm into a restaurant and gift shop?
At this weeks Everett City Council meeting the administration is asking the council members to approve a request
for proposals to find ways to generate new revenue at city-owned properties. Heres more from the briefing notes.

* Moses Lake BMX Hosts Single-Point Race Event On Sunday.
Moses Lake, Washington USA -- 08-04-2020
Moses Lake BMX was able to host a single-point race event this weekend, attracting riders from across
the state and Pacific Northwest. Moses Lake BMX track operator Brandon Holland said theyre gaining
confidence in hosting events after holding their first race the prior weekend. -- With COVID in effect, its
definitely creating more obstacles, Holland said. But, were finding ways. Holland said the Moses Lake
track is the third track in Washington state to open up. Originally, the non-profit organization had planned
for a big qualifying event this weekend, but was forced to cancel due to COVID-19 restrictions.


* 2020 BMX Olympics Information Tokyo, Japan.
On March 24th, 2020 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) And The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee
Postponed The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Till Some Time In 2021 In The Context Of The Coronovirus. - And
On March 30th, 2020 The Olympic Organizers Announce New Dates For Tokyo July 23rd To August 08th, 2021.
On July 17th, 2020 Olympic Organizers Set New Dates For BMX July 29th, 2021 To August 01st, 2021. ( More )


(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = July 2020 ~~~)

* Nike Announces Shake-Up Of Senior Management.
Beaverton, Oregon USA ( ISTG - Inside The Games ) -- 07-26-2020
Oregon-based Nike has served notice of impending job cuts that it says are expected to result in pre-tax
employee termination costs of $200 million (£154 million/€168 million) to $250 million (£192.5 million/
€210 million). The sports footwear and apparel giant also announced a string of senior management changes,
as John Donahoe, the new President, moves to put his stamp on the organisation six months after taking over.

* Rogue Valley BMX Holds Weekend Clinic With Professional Racers.
Medford, Oregon USA -- 07-24-2020
The Bear Creek BMX Track in Medford is hosting a clinic for BMX racers of all ages and abilities.
The two-day event is held on Friday and Sunday, with a third clinic being held in Grants Pass on Monday.
Rachel Mydock is a professional BMX Racer and is coached by five-time National #1 racer Kim Hayashi.

* City Employees Working To Keep Recreation Opportunities Going This Summer.
Moses Lake, Washington USA -- 07-19-2020
Keeping recreation opportunities going in Moses Lake has been a challenge as the COVID-19 pandemic has
created a number of hurdles in the process. Currently, working on helping Moses Lake BMX get going this
week, making sure theyre meeting all of the required guidelines and protocols in place. He said the recreation
opportunities are still out there, but added theyve just required a little more creativity.

* Moses Lake BMX Has Upgrades For The Larson Recreation Center Track.
Moses Lake, Washington USA -- 07-09-2020
The Moses Lake BMX organization finished upgrades to the Larson Recreation Center Track in Moses Lake
on July 1, fixing some eroded ramps and adding some new features as well. Brandon Holland, track operator for
the non-profit organization, said theyd noticed a great deal of decline in one section of the track in particular in
the past year. Track developer Lance Maguire, of Moses Lake BMXs parent organization USA BMX, spent a
few days in Moses Lake, moving dirt around, completely reworking one section around the third turn of the track.
Holland said he took over as track operator last year after previous operators stepped away and handed it to him.
~ Genes BMX Notes:- Cool, - A New Moses Lake BMX Track Operator. Maybe We Will See More And Better
BMX Racing Now And Less Drama And Riff Raff That The Previous Operator Made Over The Last Few Years.

* Local BMX Track Reopens For The Year.
Medford, Oregon USA -- 07-06-2020
Rogue Valley BMX has been hosting bike races in Medford for the past decade. Much like other
businesses and non-profits, it was forced to close the last few months. Its hosting its first competition
this Wednesday. The track operator says its taken weeks of work to reopen. Now, the next step is
finding people to help keep the races going. Races will be held each Wednesday and Saturday for the
remainder of the year.


Today, Sunday, June 14th, 2020 Is Flag Day! In The U.S.A. To Honor The
United States Of America Flag. - Are You Flying Your U.S.A. Flag Today?


(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = June 2020 ~~~)

* Port Angeles BMX Track Back In Action Limited Practices, LED Lighting Added.
Port Angeles, Washington USA -- 06-04-2020
Lincoln Park BMX Track operator Sean Coleman has fielded calls and texts inquiring about the tracks status
and its plans for reopening on just about a daily basis since April, Coleman said Wednesday. Coleman has
the answer now as a small number of BMX riders will resume limited practices today at the Lincoln Park BMX
Track while following a social distancing plan approved by the city of Port Angeles Parks and Recreation
Department and the Clallam County Health Department.


Memorial Day - Monday May 25th, 2020, 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!


(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = May 2020 ~~~)

* Homestead Park Bike Pump Track In Redmond.
Bend, Oregon USA -- 05-17-2020
The Homestead Park Bike Pump Track, which opened in fall 2018, fills a need for Redmond-area BMX and mt
bike enthusiasts. The half-acre pump track includes banked turns and jumps, and riders use their legs to pump
their way over the features. The land on which the new pump track was built just south of St. Charles Redmond,
flanked by an irrigation canal to the west and U.S. Highway 97 to the east, was formerly a dirt jump area.

* Wenatchee Valleys First Paved Mountain Bike Pump Track Will Be Completed This Weekend.
East Wenatchee, Washington USA -- 05-12-2020
To keep people active during the coronavirus pandemic, the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance is finishing
up the valleys new mountain bike pump track one year earlier than initially expected. Crews with the Evergreen
Mountain Bike Alliance will be laying asphalt this week at Eastmont Community Park in East Wenatchee with the
tracks anticipated completion slated for this weekend. However, East Wenatchees parks will remain closed until
the Stay-Home, Stay-Healthy order is lifted. The track is situated between the basketball courts and the playground.

* Using Precautions, Cherry Hill BMX Track To Open Saturday.
Coeur d Alene, Idaho USA -- 05-08-2020
Delayed a bit by the coronavirus pandemic, Cherry Hill BMX has announced it will start its BMX
racing series on Saturday at its Cherry Hill Park track with precautions. The Cherry Hill racing
series usually starts in April, but was unable to due to Idaho Gov. Brad Littles stay-home guidelines.
Some of those guidelines have since been relaxed, On Saturday, registration will be from 10 a.m. to
noon at the track, with racing to follow. Also, no out-of-state riders are allowed at this time. Also
See Page Video: * https://www.spokesman.com/video/2020/may/08/watch-cherry-hill-bmx-opens-
* https://www.swxrightnow.com/video/2020/may/08/watch-cherry-hill-bmx-opens-saturday-may-9th


* UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Rounds #05-&-#06 - Manchester, UK April 18th-19th, 2020.

* YouTube Videos Playlist: - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup # 05-&-06 In Manchester, UK.

03-18-2020: * UCI News:- UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Rounds In Manchester And Papendal Postponed.
03-18-2020: * British Cycling:- Manchester Rounds Of The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Postponed.
03-17-2020: * British Cycling:- Has Suspended All Of Its Sanctioned, Cycling Activities, Initially Until 04/30.
03-15-2020: * UCI News:- The UCI Takes Strong Measures Faced With Development Of The Coronavirus.
03-13-2020: * British Cycling:- Coronavirus/COVID19 Guidance: Regarding UCI BMX Supercross WC.
01-09-2020: * British Cycling:- Kye Whyte Ready To Embrace BMX Supercross WC Manchester Return.
04-00-2020: * UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Manchester, UK Competition Guide.PDF = .PDF File.
04-00-2020: * Note: - This WC Is A BMX Olympic Ranking Points Event For The 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
04-00-2020: * Results For UCI BMX Supercross WC In Manchester, UK: * www.bmx-results.com


(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = April 2020 ~~~)

* Othello Skate Park Vandalized Police Offering Reward.
Othello, Washington USA -- 04-27-2020
Othello police are offering a reward for information after the city skate park was vandalized.
Police say sometime Thursday night or early Friday morning, the skate park, located on the north
side of Lions Park, was found damaged, with several spray-painted messages, according to Othello
police. Police have not yet identified any suspects. City crews have since repaired the damage.

* Empty Spaces: No More Shredding At Portlands Iconic Burnside Skatepark Photos.
Portland, Oregon USA -- 04-17-2020
Portlands most famous DIY (do it yourself) project -- which has drawn skaters, BMX bikers and
onlookers from across the globe for decades -- is closed for the foreseeable future due to the
coronavirus outbreak. Bolyard hopes the park will be open as soon as possible. This Halloween
will mark the 30th anniversary.

* City Playgrounds, Skate Park Temporarily Closed In Moses Lake.
Moses Lake, Washington USA -- 04-07-2020
The City of Moses Lake has temporarily closed its playgrounds and skate park to limit the spread of
COVID-19. The decision was made in cooperation with the Grant County Health District and the Centers
for Disease Control, according to city officials. City parks are open but officials ask any visitors to practice
social distancing. The City of Ephrata also closed all city playgrounds temporarily.

* Everson Boy Tops In BMX Racing.
Everson, Washington USA -- 04-01-2020
For Kaiden Ireland, Everson Elementary School fourth-grader, the sport of BMX quickly turned into
more than just a hobby. He was introduced to this off-road bicycle racing sport about three years a go
when his parents found out it was popular in both Bellingham and Canada. In Bellingham, they have a
BMX track and there was a beginners league there, so we said Lets give this a go.


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* 2020 BMX Olympics Information Tokyo, Japan.
On March 24th, 2020 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) And The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee
Postponed The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Till Some Time In 2021 In The Context Of The Coronovirus. - Also
The 2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cups:- Manchester, Papendal, Rock Hill & BMX World Championships
In Houston, Have Also Been Postponed In The Context Of The Coronovirus. On March 30th, 2020 The Olympic
Organizers Announce New Dates For The Games July 23rd To August 08th, 2021. - See All The News: ( More )

Reminder, The 2020 ABA-USA BMX Great Northwest Nationals In Redmond, Oregon USA Also Postponed.


Redmond, Oregon USA

ABA-USA BMX Great Northwest
In - Redmond, Oregon
On This - April 03rd - 05th, 2020
Has Been Postponed To A Later
Date ( A Un-Known Date ) In The
Context Of Covid-19 Coronovirus.

Redmond, Oregon USA

ABA-USA BMX Great Northwest
Nationals Is Returning To Redmond
Oregon This April 03rd - 05th, 2020
At - Deschutes County Expo Center
Indoor - In The First Interstate Bank
Center Arena. - Be Ready! - See You
At The Track. (~ More Information ~)


(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = March 2020 ~~~)

* Mountain Bikers Need To Play It Safe Too.
Wenatchee, Washington USA -- 03-30-2020
With the stay home order in place, people are still able to get out to walk or ride bikes.
Some are seeing groups of mountain bikes out on the local trails, which should not be the case.
Travis Hornby is president of the Central Washington chapter of the Evergreen Mountain Bike
Alliance. Horby said most of the local trails are closed, like Number 2 Canyon and Squilchuck
State Park. We can do a better job of respecting our community and fellow riders, Horby said.
Give safe distances. Dont go out riding with your friends. This is not the time to do that.

* New Pump Track Taking Shape, But Put On Hold For Now.
East Wenatchee, Washington USA -- 03-24-2020
A pump track is coming to Eastmont Community Park. We dont know when the project will be done,
organizer Travis Hornby said by phone Tuesday morning. After all this passes and calms down and
we can safely interact, well be asking the community to help us get the project back on track.

* Wenatchee Valley Skateboarders Looking For Hale Park Improvements.
Wenatchee, Washington USA -- 03-16-2020
With the second, final phase of Hale Park improvements going out for bid soon, a local advocacy group
is raising money for lights at the skatepark. Lights would not only make the park, 720 S. Worthen St.,
safer for skaters, but also for people who use the dog park and Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail,
said Mike Leeds, founder of Community for Wenatchee Valley Skateparks.

* Moses Lake BMX Offer Spring Clinic For Kids.
Moses Lake, Washington USA -- 03-10-2020
Kids near the Moses Lake area with no spring break plans and an interest in BMX can participate in the
upcoming BMX Spring Fever Race Ready clinic at Moses Lake BMX. The clinic will run from April 6-10,
5:30-6:30 p.m. Boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 17 are invited to participate, though Holland
noted some experience is typical for participants of the clinic. Click Here For More Info And Registration.

* Seattle Golf and Bike Show At The CenturyLink Events Center Cut Short.
Seattle, Washington USA -- 03-07-2020
Ive been in business 34 years, Ive never had anything like this, he added. He runs the annual Seattle Golf
and Bike Show in the CenturyLink Events Center. He says theres a noticeably smaller crowd here this year.
With concerns over the virus, Tourtillotte said over 30 vendors backed out at the last minute. Normally during
the two-day show, over 10,000 people test out the new clubs and see the high-flying BMX bikes. This year,
Tourtillotte expects that to be cut in half because of coronavirus. Also Via: * https://www.seattlebikeshow.com
Due to a number of exhibitors that have chosen not to attend this year’s bike show due to concerns related to
COVID-19, the 2020 Seattle Bike Show will offer free admission to attendees, and be reduced to Saturday only,
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. ( Here Is A More Detailed Statement.)


The ABA-USA BMX Lone Star Nationals
In Houston, Texas USA March 6-8, 2020.

03-06-2020: * YouTube Live Video Feed 02:- 2020 USA Cycling National Championships And World Qualifier.
03-06-2020: * YouTube Live Video Feed 01:- 2020 USA Cycling National Championships And World Qualifier.

03-06-2020: * ABA-USA BMX:- USA Cycling Elite National Championships 2020 In Houston, Texas.
03-06-2020: * BMX Racing Group:- Connor Fields Wins USA Cycling National Championships.
03-06-2020: * USA Cycling:- Fields And Willoughby Win Elite BMX National Championships In Houston.


(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = February 2020 ~~~)

* Moses Lake Rotary Raising Funds To Revamp Local Skate Park.
Moses Lake, Washington USA -- 02-28-2020
Rotary Club of Moses Lake President Elect Steven Ausere says the club is committed to the remodel of Moses
Lakes skate park. Ausere says his organization is raising the funds needed to revamp the skateboard area.
Moses Lakes skate park was built over 25 years ago and is apparently in need of an upgrade. Rotary of Moses
Lake has already agreed to put in the lighting portion of the project and is raising funds. The estimated cost to
modernize the current park will cost $350,000. The city of Moses Lake will apply for grant funding.

* Indoor BMX Winter Session Happening Through March 8 At Canyon County Fair Building.
Caldwell, Idaho USA -- 02-27-2020
Indoor BMX races and clinics are taking place at the Canyon County Fair building through March 8 for families
and BMX enthusiasts, Idaho BMX Inc. announced. The Gold Cup Qualifier Race starts at 3 p.m. Saturday, and
the Idaho State Qualifier starts at 9 a.m. Sunday. Racing starts from $15 to $38, and spectators get in for free.
The fair building is at 111 S. 22nd St. in Caldwell.

* Nonprofit Aims To Build Pump Track In McMinnville.
McMinnville, Oregon USA -- 02-26-2020
Biking advocates in McMinnville have launched an effort to bring a pump track to town. Theyre also working
with the Bureau of Land Management to establish a new mountain bike trail network east of Carlton off the
popular Nestucca River Road. All they need is a hand from donors to help make it a reality.

* Idaho Indoor BMX Returns To Caldwell For The Third Year In A Row.
Caldwell, Idaho USA -- 02-22-2020
Idaho Indoor BMX is back for another year of racing, but this year the BMX community is putting together
some new clinics to help inspire new riders. This year the non-profit has put together new clinics for parents,
children, and people 30 years and older. We got the chance to catch up with the womens clinic.


* UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Rounds #03-&-#04 - Bathurst, Australia February 08th-09th, 2020.

* YouTube Videos Playlist: - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup # 03-&-04 Bathurst, Australia.

02-10-2020: * British Cycling:- Two Top Five Finishes For Great Britain At BMX World Cup.
02-09-2020: * Inside The Games:- Winds Cancel BMX World Cup As Sakakibara Thoughts Remain.
02-09-2020: * BMX Racing Group:- Chase BMX Race Report UCI BMX WC Bathurst, Australia.
02-09-2020: * Bathurst, Australia:- Strong Winds Sees BMX World Cup Round Abandoned.
02-09-2020: * YouTube Video:- UCI BMX World Cup #04 Bathurst, Australia Cancelled.
02-09-2020: * Craig Dutton Photos:- UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #04 Bathurst, Australia.
02-09-2020: * Australian Broadcasting Corporation:- BMX Olympic Qualifier By Bathurst Club.
02-08-2020: * Inside The Games:- Sakakibara Airlifted To Hospital After Crash At BMX WC.
02-08-2020: * BMX Australia:- Round 3 Of The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Bathurst Recap.
02-08-2020: * BMX Australia:- A Statement Regarding The Accident At Bathurst On Saturday.
02-07-2020: * Craig Dutton Photos:- UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #03 Bathurst, Australia.
02-07-2020: * Bathurst, Australia:- Sam Willoughby Predicts A Bright BMX Future For Australia.
02-07-2020: * Inside The Games:- Willoughby Aims For Third Win At UCI BMX World Cup Bathurst.
02-07-2020: * BMX Australia:- UCI BMX SX World Cup Round 3 & 4 Preview.
02-07-2020: * Bathurst, Australia:- BMX Star Mariana Pajon Is Thinking Of A Third Olympic Games.
02-07-2020: * Bathurst, Australia:- Star Australian Siblings Saya And Kai Sakakibara To Race Bathurst.
02-06-2020: * UCI News:- Live 2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup In Bathurst, Australia.
02-06-2020: * Bathurst, Australia:- Our Say Once Again The World Is Coming To Bathurst.
02-06-2020: * Bathurst, Australia:- Talented Teeanger Oli Moran Will Test Himself In Bathurst WC.
02-05-2020: * UCI News:- 2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Points Chase Continues Down Under.
02-05-2020: * Bathurst, Australia:- Brandon Te Hiko Out Of Bathursts UCI Supercross BMX World Cup.
02-03-2020: * Bathurst, Australia:- Race To The Finish For The World Cup Set-Up Before Crowd Descends.
01-17-2020: * Canberra, Australia:- Caroline Buchanan Takes Part In BMX Training Camp In Bathurst.
01-14-2020: * Bathurst, Australia:- Visiting BMX Riders Makes The Most Of Rare Track Time.
01-14-2020: * Bathurst, Australia:- BMX Coach Luke Madill Brings Riders To Bathurst Ahead Of World Cup.
01-13-2020: * Bathurst, Australia:- Caroline Buchanan Takes Part In BMX Training Camp In Bathurst.
02-00-2020: * UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Bathurst, Australia Competition Guide.PDF = .PDF File.
02-00-2020: * Note: - This WC Is A BMX Olympic Ranking Points Event For The 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
02-00-2020: * Results For UCI BMX Supercross WC In Bathurst, Australia: * www.bmx-results.com


* UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Rounds #01-&-#02 - Shepparton, Australia February 01st-02nd, 2020.

* YouTube Videos Playlist: - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup # 01-&-02 Shepparton, Australia.

02-04-2020: * British Cycling:- GB BMXers In Action At The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Opener.
02-04-2020: * Greater Shepparton News:- Thrilling Weekend For Shepparton Hosting 2020 UCI BMX WC.
02-02-2020: * USA Cycling:- Willoughby Rides To Double Wins And Fields Secures Gold At World Cup.
02-02-2020: * USOC + Team USA:- Connor Fields And Alise Willoughby Sweep BMX Supercross WC Wins.
02-02-2020: * Inside The Games:- Willoughby Wins Again At UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Shepparton.
02-02-2020: * BMX Racing Group:- Chase BMX Race Report UCI BMX World Cup Shepparton, Australia.
02-02-2020: * BMX Australia:- Aussies Plateau In The Second Round Of The UCI BMX World Cup.
02-02-2020:- * WC Round #02 Results:- * Final-Men-Elite. | -And- * Final-Women-Elite.
02-02-2020: * Craig Dutton Photos:- UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #02 Shepparton, Australia.
02-02-2020: * FB Photos Album:- UCI BMX SX World Cup Round 02 Shepparton, Australia.
02-02-2020: * Greater Shepparton News:- Australian Riders Shine In Home BMX World Cup.
02-01-2020: * Inside The Games:- Kimmann And Willoughby Deny Hosts Success At UCI BMX WC.
02-01-2020: * USOC + Team USA:- Alise Willoughby Powers To Win At First BMX Supercross Race.
02-01-2020: * New Zealand Herald:- Petch Leads Encouraging Efforts In BMX World Cup Opener.
02-01-2020: * Cycling New Zealand:- Petch And Bias Impress In UCI BMX WC Opener.
02-01-2020: * BMX Australia:- Australian Riders Shine In Home UCI BMX World Cup.
02-01-2020:- * WC Round #01 Results:- * Final-Men-Elite. | -And- * Final-Women-Elite.
02-01-2020: * Craig Dutton Photos:- UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #01 Shepparton, Australia.
02-01-2020: * FB Photos Album:- UCI BMX SX World Cup Round 01 Shepparton, Australia.
01-31-2020: * UCI News:- Live UCI BMX Supercross World Cup In Shepparton, Australia.
01-31-2020: * Inside The Games:- Shepparton Ready To Host Season-Opening UCI BMX World Cup.
01-31-2020: * Shepparton, Australia News:- Photos UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Practive.
01-31-2020: * Shepparton, Australia:- The Conversation Hour: Live From The BMX World Cup.
01-30-2020: * Maitland, Australia:- Maitland BMX Riders On National And State Stage At WC.
01-29-2020: * UCI News:- 2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup What The Season Start Means In Australia.
01-29-2020: * BMX Australia:- How BMX World Cup Works And How Important The First Four Rounds Are.
01-29-2020: * Greater Shepparton News:- Shepparton Gearing Up For The 2020 UCI BMX Supercross WC.
01-28-2020: * BMX Australia:- National Series Kicks Of A Three-Day Festival Of Racing At Shepparton.
01-23-2020: * UCI News:- 2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup What To Expect.
01-17-2020: * Greater Shepparton News:- Tickets Available For Landmark BMX Event In Shepparton.
01-16-2020: * BMX Australia:- Sam Willoughbys Top 5 Men To Watch And Why.
01-15-2020: * BMX Australia:- Izaac Kennedy Leads List Of Aussies To Watch In Shepparton.
01-10-2020: * BMX Australia:- Alise Willoughby Australias Favourite American.
01-07-2020: * BMX Australia:- Register Now For The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Rounds.
01-05-2020: * BMX Australia:- Anthony Dean A Star Set To Shine In Shepparton World Cup.
01-01-2020: * BMX Australia:- Olympic BMX Champion Connor Fields Eyeballs Shepparton.
12-31-2019: * BMX Australia:- BMXmas Ahead Of The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.
12-18-2019: * BMX Australia:- Fly In With Early Bird Tickets To Sheppartons World Cup Rounds.
12-09-2019: * Greater Shepparton News:- Australias Best BMX Riders In Shepparton Ahead Of BMX WC.
02-00-2020: * UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Shepparton, Australia Competition Guide.PDF = .PDF File.
02-00-2020: * Note: - This WC Is A BMX Olympic Ranking Points Event For The 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
02-00-2020: * Results For UCI BMX Supercross WC In Shepparton, Australia: * www.bmx-results.com


(~~~ News From In The Pacific Northwest = January 2020 ~~~)

* X Games Qualifier Will Not Return To Rhodes Skate Park In 2020.
Boise, Idaho USA -- 01-15-2020
An extreme sports event will not be returning to Boise this year, according to city officials. Rhodes Skate
Park in downtown Boise has hosted the Road to X Games: Park Qualifier for the past three years, but now
the City of Boise and Espn say they've mutually agreed to take a break from hosting the qualifier in Boise.

* A Pump Track Coming To Bender Fields.
Lynden, Washington USA -- 01-08-2020
Those attending the City Council meeting Monday got introduced to the concept of a BMX pump track, and
one is coming to a park near you. Councilors, after seeing a video with explanation from proponent Kevin Rus
voted in favor of allowing the undulating bicycle track to be built at Bender Fields next spring. It will be just
north of the multi-sport Rotary Park project that is already in progress, although its separate in its origination.

* Locals Hopeful To Raise Funds To Improve Hale Skate Park Safety And Create A Family Friendly Ambiance.
Wenatchee, Washington USA -- 01-07-2020
The new Wenatchee skate park, Hale Park, was unveiled in September, however the remaining grant funding
for the parks finishing touches cant cover the expenses for lighting. The founder of Community for Wenatchee
Valley Skateparks, Mike Leeds, has created a fundraiser to raise $55,000 for three light poles and $4,000 for
bleachers with the funding being directly routed through the non-profit, Wenatchee Valley Sports Foundation.
There is lighting in the parking lot, but there isnt at at the skatepark.



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