It is great to see the positive reviews of Haro’s supported Dale Holmes Racing - Ride to End Obesity RTEO After School program. A quote from a Poway Unified Administrator- “A belated thank you for coming to MBMS last week. Cindy and Laura gave RTEO rave reviews of the presentation, bike riding, and overall good vibes. There were 2-3 students who can now ride a bike that couldn’t before – cheers!”
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Name - Cal Strickland
Age - 26
Live - Preston UK
Social media - @calstrickland instagram and twitter
Team - Haro UK
Years racing - 20
Best results - 2nd at 2015 Worlds, 3rd at 2016 Euros. Won in St Étienne a couple of times. National and British Champ a long time ago!
Why I race - I enjoy the competition and even though the nerves can sometimes get pretty bad, those moments before the race are what make you feel alive. The feelings of achievement after a good result keep me going and I just love being on my bike!
Goals - Get a World Challenge title, win a UK National in Elite. Carry on enjoying racing as much as I do now.
Photo Credit: Abi Taylor
This week the Haro supported Dale Holmes Racing Ride To End Obesity
School program kicked off in San Diego. It’s all about educating the
kids on eating well, staying active, making positive life choices and an
introduction to BMX. This week’s visit included Olympic Gold Medalist
and Team USA’s BMX Director, Jamie Staff, as he put on a presentation
for the kids alongside helping to coach the kids on bikes during the
second half of the visit in the school yard. Great start to the school
season. It’s all about getting more kids on BMX bikes.
📷 Joey Cobbs
weekend both Haro Pros, Brooke Crain and Nic Long, made the trip to
Bakersfield for the Tangent / Shimano Pro Am at the new revamped, Metro
It was an action-packed weekend with a Pro Autograph session complete with a big Pro turn out in both the women’s and men’s Elite classes including a handful of top Olympians and top Amateurs all in attendance. Big shout out and props to the Tangent, Shimano and Metro BMX crew for an awesome event. And, to top it off, Brooke took the win in the Elite Women’s class.
Photo Credit : George Gomes
Check out Episode 1 of the new BMXLive.tv Inside BMX Show with industry
interviews and news brought to you by Pete Dylewski & the crew at
BMXLive.tv. Episode 1 also features a segment with Haro’s Nic Long
where Nic talks about working hard & keeping his racing fun. Nic
also talks about his family’s involvement in the sport, giving back and
why he loves BMX. Great job, Nic! (Link Below)
The “Quick 4” with Brooke Crain
How’s your season going so far?
My season is going great so far. Two wins and two 2nds. Best start to a season I’ve ever had!!
Did you do anything differently training this winter?
I didn’t do anything different this winter other than not stress because it’s not an Olympic year and I really have no pressure on myself. I think that has helped me this year.
What are your goals for the year?
My goal for this year is to win my
first World Cup and get my first ever, USA BMX women’s pro title. I’ve
gotten 2nd way too many times.
8 meter hill or 5 meter hill?
5 meter or flat, lol. I’m not a fan of the big hill at all.
Name - Kamren Larsen
Age - 17 years old
Social media - Instagram: @kamrenlarsen twitter: @kamrenlarsen75 Facebook: Kamren Larsen
Local Scene - Metro Bmx
Team - Haro / USA Cycling Junior Development Team
Years racing -11 years racing
Best results - 2012 world 7, 6x Nag top 10, 7 national wins in 2016, Western Divisional Champ in 2016.
Why you race - Ever since I learned how to ride a bike at the age of 5 I fell in love. I can’t go a day without thinking about riding my bike and have learned so much from it. I race because I enjoy being competitive and like that it’s not a team sport. If you want to you win, you have to make it happen.
Goals - My goals for 2017 are to make the Jr Men worlds team, and be on the podium in Rockhill this summer, I want to win some USA BMX races and be on the podium at the Grand Nationals this Thanksgiving.
Photo Credit : Bridget Holland Stone
USA Cycling / Haro Junior Development Team Report
From Phoenix, the US Junior Development team headed to Oldsmar, Florida for the Gator Nationals with much better conditions than last week; easy breeze with the sun out. Kamren Larsen, Colin Whittington, and Noah Ramos were all racing with Colin and Kamren not only racing the national but also racing Friday’s SX open on the big hill. Both guys have not ridden SX in over a year - so it was a bit nerve wrecking for both - but they managed to push through and qualify for the final with Colin coming in a respectable 6th place and Kamren going from 3rd place in the first turn to passing both riders ahead of him and taking the big win! Saturday & Sunday all three guys raced the USA BMX National - Colin had a bit of trouble qualifying during the weekend but Kamren hit the podium again on Saturday with a 3rd in 17-18 x and also making the main on Sunday. Clearly, a solid weekend for Kam. Noah rode consistently all weekend despite not hitting the podium, he made 3 out of 4 mains and has lots to build on going into the National Championships next month. Now, the guys all head back to California for a little rest before heading to Chula Vista’s Olympic Training Center for the first US Training Camp of the year.
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This past weekend was the first stop on the North American Supercross Series in Oldsmar, Florida. It was also the second round of the USA BMX Pro Series points chase. Haro’s, Brooke Crain continued her good form from last last weekend in Phoenix and came in 2nd both days in the Elite Women’s Class. Nic Long, always excels on the SX track and finished a solid 4th on day 1 and due to a bit of bad luck didn’t make the main on day 2 - but is still looking strong for the first part of the year, as we move into the National Championships in Rock Hill in a month’s time.
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The Winter Nationals in Black Mountain - Phoenix,
Arizona has deep race history in the American race scene and for a lot
of us - the real first test for the season is here with such a big turn
out in most
classes across the board. The USA Cycling Junior Development Program has
just partnered up with Rockstar Energy Drink in the last few weeks and
looking to make its first full team line up appearance for the 2017
Payton Ridenour was first up for the team racing Friday night at the World Championship qualifier and coming home with the big win and setting the stage for the rest of the weekend for the Team.
Saturday, as predicted all week, the heaven opened up raining all day long and turning the track into a slippery mud fest lotto for every rider racing. Noah Ramos 15 x, Colin Whittington 17-18 x & Kamren Larsen 17-18 x all were riding good but crashes due to the slick conditions made it impossible to be consistent up front all day but all still managed to make some Open finals – but again, crashes in the mud kept them off of the podiums. Payton Ridenour coming from the East Coast and a little more used to these kind of conditions put another solid day in coming in 1st in Open and 3rd in class.
With Sunday’s National cancelled due to more rain over Saturday night that’s a wrap on the Winter Nationals and the Team all head back to the East Coast for next week’s Gator Nationals in Oldsmar, Florida where everyone is looking for better conditions.
Big thanks to Jamie Staff and everyone at USA Cycling for the support of this new program and all the Teams sponsors for 2017.
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conditions on the first stop for the Elites at the USA BMX Tour this
past weekend in Phoenix for the Winter Nationals. As predicted, the
rain came in strong Friday night. Still, the Elites managed to get one
race in with somewhat good conditions - Nic Long was looking good all
day in qualifing putting himself in the main even but a bad start in the
final cost him a podium but he still came in with a respectable 6th
place. Brooke Crain started her season with a perfect weekend in Phoenix
taking the win both Friday and backing it up Saturday with another win
and a the double for the weekend. Solid start to the year, as we move
onto Oldsmar, Florida for the Gator Nationals this coming weekend.
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As we move into
the Pro Series events on the USA BMX 2017 schedule in the next few
weeks, don’t forget to keep an eye on our Social Media channels for all
of the racing latest with Haro.
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East Coaster, Kevin Tomko did not have a glittering Amateur career like a lot of top AA Pros he raced with during the 90s. However, he made it through A Pro into AA and he was making waves in the Pro Class signing for Haro alongside British transplant Jamie Staff. During his time on Haro, Kevin captured 2 Florida Pro titles, won a NBL Pro Cruiser title and got on the podium at the Vans Triple Crown Downhill race in Mt High in Southern California. In all, during his time on Haro, Kevin made 33 AA Pro Main events, an impressive showing how deep AA was during this time in racing. Since retiring, Kevin became a fireman, and he’s still a fan of the sport. Kevin comes out most years to check out the local Florida Nationals.
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USA Cycling Junior BMX
Development / Haro rider, Payton P-nut Ridenour kicked off her her 2017
season debuting her new Haro this past weekend at the USA BMX Bluegrass
Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. Payton already at 14 is a 6 x
National Champion and only got her bike built up a week ago but still
managed to take 3rd place on Saturday and back that up with the big win
on Sunday despite little time on the bike setting the stage for a great
year ahead on the new USA Cycling Junior Team. Keep an eye on Payton and
the full Junior Team in Phoenix in a few weeks time.
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Haro Promax this past weekend at the Bluegrass Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. PC Mike Carruth / BMXNews.com
an eye on Haro’s Nic Long, Brooke Crain and all of our North American
Haro supported teams this season on the USA BMX Tour and the 2017 UCI
World Championships that will be in Rock Hill, South Carolina later this
*Phoenix Feb 17-19
*Oldsmar Feb 24-26
*Rockhill March 30-April 2
*Redmond Or April 7-9
*Austin April 21-23
*Atlanta April 28-30
*Nashville May 26-28
*Salt Lake June 9-11
*Pittsburgh July 7-9
*Vegas July 14 - 16
*Grand Junction Aug 4-6
*Louisville Sept 1-3
*Fall Nationals Sept 15-17
*ROC/Grands Nov 23-26
*World Championships July 25-29
Haro’s stoked to partner with Dale Holmes Racing this year on their Ride to End Obesity after school program. Dates are set and we’re excited to be part of not only visiting every middle school in the Poway Unified School District but also many Elementary Schools too with a positive message of leading a healthful lifestyle, staying active and avoiding destructive decisions while introducing BMX.
Round 1 School Dates:
March 15, 22, 29
April 5, 19, 26
May 10, 17, 24
With one in three youngsters overweight or obese, we’re honored to continue our work and to do our part to combat obesity with positive messaging from athletes. Join the movement. Get involved. www.RidetoEndObesity.org
PC: Justin Kosman
The 2017 USA BMX race season kicked off in Las Vegas with the Silver Dollar Nationals at the South Point Hotel & Casino.
Even though Vegas was not a Pro Series event, Haro’s 2 x Olympian, Nic Long was in attendance using this race as prep for his 2017 season taking the win Friday night and backing that up with wins both Saturday & Sunday. Solid start to the year for Nic and a little extra cash in his pocket.
The Haro / Promax Team was out in full force repping their new uniforms and looking good all weekend long out on the track placing second in the Team Event both Saturday & Sunday.
Haro will be backing a new Team/Project for 2017 sponsoring the new USA Cycling Junior BMX Development Team, which will be run in conjunction with Dale Holmes Racing - see press release - LINK. New signing, Kamren Larson made his debut in Vegas finishing up his weekend with 2 wins and a second place. The full Team along with Brooke Crain will all start their 2017 season in Phoenix in a few weeks time.
Photo Credit: Mike Carruth - BMXNews.com.
(January 23, 2017) – USA Cycling today announced the creation of the U.S. Junior BMX Development Team.
The team, which will serve as the premiere BMX development team in the United States, will focus on developing athletes who will be targeted to win medals at the 2020 and 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
USA Cycling and Director of BMX Jamie Staff have teamed up with Dale Holmes Racing to improve the development of young American riders. Both Staff and Holmes are passionate about youth development in the sport and hope their combined 60 years of experience will help to develop the United States’ next, great BMX athletes.
The team, which will compete in both domestic and international events, will work alongside USA Cycling’s current Olympic medal winning athletes at the training center in Chula Vista, California and have access to top facilities and sports performance staff.
“With this team, we will be able to make sure that our athletes get experience competing alongside the best riders in the world at all major events, which will be key to their development as athletes,” USA Director of BMX Jamie Staff said.
The team, which is made up of junior riders who have shown interest in Supercross style racing and who have proven themselves domestically, has four riders:, Kamren Larsen (Junior Men, Bakersfield, California), Noah Ramos (15 Men, Meadow Vista, California), Payton Ridenour (15 Girls, Pottstown, Pennsylvania) and Colin Whittington (Junior Men, Riverside, California).
The team will compete at a majority of the USABMX national events with possibility of earning places to the UCI World Cup series and other UCI International events during the course of the season.
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