2015 Haro Race is showing it’s face. Here’s the Blackout PTC in all it’s glory. 📷 @fatbmx
@kurtpickard on home turf again just before a quick surgery. Send some get well wishes but he will be back in no time. 📷 Hamish Mackie
Swing by booth #B3-406 if you’re at Eurobike and check out all things Haro
@brooooklynnn South Park, PA getting excited for Louisville, KY and round #4 of the SX series in Argentina.
@kurtpickard on his Home Turf. Lubin’ the deals with a few new sponsors that’ll get him to Rio 2016
@niclong_64- McCollum Park BMX 📷 Mike Albright
@brooooklynnn - South Park, PA 📷 @bmxnews
@walkerfinch with two wins at the Mile Highs in Dacono, CO
📷 Michael Eldridge
Abbie Taylor @harobmxuk Rotterdam, Netherlands 📷 unknown
What a week it’s been in The Netherlands. Ups and downs, heartbreaks and victories. So let’s start at the beginning….
Friday practice day was nothing out of the ordinary, with all Haro riders just feeling out the track and getting used to the technical and extremely tight SX track.
Come Saturday morning, with early practices and each rider finalizing their lines throughout the track to prepare for their Time Trial. Hoping to make the Super Final show scheduled for late Saturday night, Nic and Kurt made solid efforts but with a few mistakes just missed out on the show. The margin of error was tenths-hundredths of a second. Brooke and Corben however, make near perfect laps, moving them into the show.
The ultra competitive and growing women’s class offered up a great show that literally came down to the wire in the Super Final. Brooke brought her A game, but with a sport of inches, she barely missed out on the podium. Corben on the other hand, was out there with no intentions of making a single mistake…. In which he successfully completely. After sitting in the hot seat for a decent amount of time, sadly he was edged out by less than a quarter of a second by Sam. Earning himself a silver medal in
The Elite men’s World Championship Super Final.
Moving forward to head to head race day, the team left it all on the table. Corben and Brooke not having to race, for they were pre-qualified, left Nic and Kurt to begin the battle early. Respectfully earning wins in motos, it was now cutthroat time. With the start of the 1/8th finals, it was now single elimination. Only top 4 qualify. The boys all qualify through into the 1/4 finals, where Brooke would finally begin her day. Corben, Brooke, and Nic all progress through awaiting yet even harder competitors.
Kurt, however wasn’t so lucky. With a near holeshot, Kurt tangled with another rider, planting himself hard into the face of a jump. Built like a brick outhouse, Kurt will heal up with no issues and be back winning racing in no time.
Semi finals brought devastation to the hope of any Elite men’s World title medal being brought back to the Haro pits. Nic and Corben were seeded in the same heat, which typically is a great advantage. However, with Corben having trouble with gate timing and Nic locking elbows while in air on the first jump, things were looking grim. Nic had another riders bike locked into his rear end around the whole first turn, putting him out of contention. While Corben was able to make up ground and find his way up near the front, a hit in the second turn would put him on the ground. Ending the men’s hopes of a rainbow jersey.
Brooke, was the last one standing and took her Haro Carbon frame into the Elite Women’s final. With a strong gate and fast leg speed, she was in the hunt for a podium down the front straight. In air, into the first turn Brooke was in a three way battle for first, but having an outside lane choice left her option-less with the inside of the turn wide open. Having no where left to go, Brooke was pushed into the Men’s pro section, giving her a DNF for the final.
It’s not how the team wanted to go out, but with heartbreak and struggle only leaves room for greatness in the future. They will all get back to their training and will be ready for the conclusion of the SX season as well as the USA BMX season. Upwards and onwards, the Haro race team won’t let one unsatisfactory race determine the rest of the season. They’ll heal, rest and be back with that burning desire to win again.📷 various
Your 2014 Elite Men’s TT silver medalist. @csharrah24 has some unmatched skills on a bike and being flawless most of the time as well as stylish is a couple of them. Congrats Maverick!
Haro race team representing the USA @brooooklynnn @csharrah24 and @niclong_64 got another practice then Time Trials today and on to race action tomorrow! Stay tuned.
Be sure you send some good luck to your favorite Haro riders for their participation in the 2014 UCI World Championships!
Winner has been chosen!! After going through nearly 650 comments, @t_overman had the most original and perfect comment for this contest. Teagon, go ahead and send a direct message with your address, size and color and we’ll get it sent out to you so you can start winning races! Congratulations and thank you to everyone who entered. Wish we could give more away but stay tuned for more contests in the future.
Winner for the Haro #carbon will be chosen this weekend and announced on Monday! So get your last minute responses in to why you want to win the fastest frame on the market!!
Back to where the Dream started to become a reality. #Carbon #2012 📷 @dbetcher44
@csharrah24 making it look easy in PA.
Follow @harorace and tell us why you want to win our new carbon frame for your chance to win your size and color of our new carbon frame.
Summer tour is over and the team is now training for the Worlds coming up in a few weeks. Be sure to wish your favorite Haro Riders good luck and safe travels to the Netherlands. @kurtpickard keeping it stock in PA. 📷 @bmxmania