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Eric Rupe to be Inducted to U.S. Bicycling HOF

September 18, 2018 by · Comments Off 

Eric Rupe to be Inducted into US Bicycling HOF

The US Bicycling Hall of Fame, based in Davis, CA, has announced their class of 2018. Four highly-accomplished members of the cycling community will be inducted at a ceremony in Davis, on November 10.

Among the inductees in 2018 is one of our own, Big Daddy, Eric Rupe Read more

Podcast: Factory Redline 2018

May 10, 2018 by · Comments Off 

Podcast: Factory Redline 2018
The last time we saw someone rockin a Factory Redline jersey was at the 2016 Grands, most notably, on Alise Post hoisting the cup on the Saturday night, as 2016 the #1 Pro Woman.

Redline paused the Factory Team program in 2017, as a corporate shake-up changed the game. Read more

Grands Gate Clinic Sign-Ups Open

November 15, 2012 by · Comments Off 

2012 USA BMX Grands Gate Clinic Info, on bmxnews.org

Wednesday of Grands week, among all the set up and bro-down, it’s always great to go gate up with Dom and Tim Daniels for their annual gate clinic. This year, they’ll be joined by Big Daddy, Eric Rupe and Jordan “The Missle” Miranda for a session that will be extra-primo-good.

The full $20 clinic tuition for each participant will go into a donation to the Kyle Bennett Memorial Fund, benefitting Kyle’s daughter, Kylie. If you did not have the motivation to show up for your own fastness, then maybe helping out the KB88 cause will push you on over there.

Here is the deep-dive on the details…

2012 USA BMX GRAND NATIONALS
ANNUAL GATE CLINIC

BENEFITTING THE KYLE BENNETT MEMORIAL FUND

Hosted By
Dominique Daniels
Eric Rupe
Jordan Miranda

When
Wed November 21, 2012

Times
10 and under – 2:30pm-4:30pm
11 and over – 4:00pm-6:00pm

Location
GATE PRACTICE AREA At The Rear Of The USA BMX Grands Arena

Cost: $20.00

This year we have assembled a wide variety of Pro and Amateur Instructors who will spend a few hours working with you on gate technique, gate timing, second-pedal acceleration and track management.

We will also discuss mental and physical race preparation. Eric Rupe’s race experience in BIG RACES can provide an excellent foundation for preparing our riders for this big event.

The full clinic is normally taught in eight hours. So, in this special format, we are going to focus on the meat and potatoes, giving participants maximum benefit.

Since this is the Grand Nationals, and the most important race of the year to both rider and parent, we will do our best to follow your progress throughout the weekend and assist as much as we can.

Naturally, we cannot fully-change your gate in three hours, but we will give you insight that will help fine-tune what is already there, and help you improve your techniques to maximize your starts. Why the focus on starts? No doubt you know this, but It’s the most important part of the race, and also THE ONLY THING WE CAN CONTROL IN A RACE.

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL GO TO KYLE BENNETT’S FAMILY. OUR HOPE IS TO RAISE ENOUGH FUNDS TO START A COLLEGE FUND FOR KYLE’S DAUGHTER. DONATIONS ABOVE THE CLINIC COST WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Thank You All And God Bless.

—Dominique Daniels, Eric Rupe, Jordan Miranda and Tim Daniels

PS: WE HOPE TO HAVE MANY OTHER PROS VOLUNTEER THEIR TIME – WATCH VINTAGE, BMX NEWS AND BMXMANIA FOR UPDATES ON WHO WILL BE THERE!!!

FOR INFORMATION
Phone: 602 575 1650 or email- bethandtimdaniels@gmail.com

AGENDA

Warm Up
1. Practice Drills
2. Sprint Drills
3. Gate Position
4. Second Pedal
5. Power Down First Straight
6. Race Strategy
7. Questions

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Links

Doublecross Bikes Website





Speedco Top Story, Presented by Speedco Bicycles

Podcast: Pro Summit

November 15, 2011 by · Comments Off 

Via BMX News sister site, BMX Action Online We are pleased to present the first in a series of BMX Action Online “Then and Now” Features. Each month, we will take a feature from the BMX Action Magazine library and re-do it with modern-day stars.

In this, the first installment, we take a feature from the April 1982 issue, entitled “Top Pros Speak Out.”

We brought together three riders and two team managers to address many of the same questions asked in the original article. This will provide a unique opportunity to see contrasts and similarities between these two generations of BMX stars – three decades apart. Since there was no such thing as an Elite Womens class in 1982, we thought it would be fitting to bring a top Female Elite into the mix, and are joined by Alise Post.

Participants:

Connor Fields – Chase BMX/BMX Racing Group
Sam Willoughby – Factory Redline
Alise Post – Factory Redline
Dale Holmes – Team Manager – Free Agent/Rockstar
“Big Daddy” Eric Rupe – Team Manager – GT Bicycles Factory Team

It just so happens that Big Daddy was also one of the seven participants in the 1982 article, and his long-view perspective on present day issues really adds to the discussion.

This month’s feature is a two-part Podcast. Future installments of the series may take the form of Podcasts, or videos…web-based photo content or PDF downloads–it will vary from month to month.

And if you’re interested in seeing that the original article had to say:

Download the original story as a PDF

Part One
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iPhone Users: Paste the string below into you phone’s browser:
http://www.bmxactiononline.com/podcasts/bmxa_then_and_now_01.mp3

Part Two
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http://www.bmxactiononline.com/podcasts/bmxa_then_and_now_01a.mp3

Come on over to VintageBMX.com, where the discussion is underway.

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