Podcast: Donny Robinson in Saudi Arabia

November 20, 2018 by · Comments Off 

Donny Robinson in Saudi Arabia for the USA BMX Foundation

Donny Robinson is just off the plane from a week-long trip to Saudi Arabia on behalf of the USA BMX Foundation. It was Bike Week at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), outside Jeddah. The planned community around the campus itself is 13 square miles in area and is a model for the kingdom’s future progression to be the science and technology hub of the region.

Donny was there to spread the word about cycling, and inspire students of all ages with his message of “How Far Can Two Wheels Take You?” But he was also there on a mission to expose the sport of BMX Racing within the kingdom, in hopes something might-just take root in terms of getting a track built on the grounds.

We were stoked to sit down with Donny earlier this week for a quick 34-minute episode to hear all about his trip, the people he met and the “universal language of bicycles.”

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BMX News will update this story as Donny makes more progress on his international mission to get kids back on bikes. We’re sure we’ll see him in Tulsa a time or two, so who knows what other gems he will reveal. Stay tuned to News for the latest!

2018 Bob Warnicke Scholarships Awarded

May 11, 2018 by · Comments Off 

2018 Bob Warnicke Scholarships Awarded

The USA BMX Foundation announced the 2018 recipients of the Bob Warnicke Scholarship Program. A total of 70 scholarship awards ranging from $500 to $3000 were granted. Thirty-three college or trade school-bound students were first-time recipients of the award. Fourteen were second-year recipients, 16 were third-year recipients, and seven were fourth-year recipients of the award.

A USA BMX press release gives some of the backstory on Mr. Warnicke and his involvement in BMX Racing.

On November 16, 1994, Bob passed away at the young age of 48 years old. Well known for his leadership role and for his many efforts in promoting the sport, Bob’s many contributions improved the sport and the image of BMX throughout the years. He will best be remembered for his instrumental role in bringing BMX to millions of viewers through the airing of the “Road to Glory Series” on ESPN and ESPN2. More than anything else, Bob was a person who cared deeply about the sport of BMX, and his dedication showed his commitment to the youth who benefited from his efforts.

2018 Bob Warnicke Scholarship Recipients are:

Maria Willsey Goodyear Arizona
Bryce Batten Glendale Arizona
Layne Gainer Peoria Arizona
Daniel Paradine Glendale Arizona
Ramone Vick Gilbert Arizona
Drew Mechielsen Langley British Columbia
Gavin Victor Santa Barbara California
Sarah Weese Riverside California
Sumiko Yuki Sacramento California
Dustin Hammond Stockton California
Shelby Schumacher Thornton Colorado
Kyra Chiappini Cape Coral Florida
Jason Cunningham Lutz Florida
Ashley Turner Fort White Florida
Anissa May Honolulu Hawaii
Tyler Whitfield Rockford Illinois
Zachary Swim Algonquin Illinois
Dylan Seal Bloomington Indiana
Emily Brent Topeka Kansas
Emrick Swan Crestwood Kentucky
Joslynn LaRock Cambridge Minnesota
Jamie Windholz Centerview Missouri
Bryce Sprague Carthage Missouri
Shelby Fuller-Larson Lincoln Nebraska
Nicholas Arbogast Wood River Nebraska
Andrew Sanchez Las Cruces New Mexico
Danielle Sanchez Las Cruces New Mexico
Mariana Gigliuto Clintondale New York
Justin Ledoux Wallkill New York
Aliceon Calta Windsor New York
Rebecca Robison Greensboro North Carolina
Emily Mundahl Bismarck North Dakota
Mattaya Mills Bismarck North Dakota
Evan Leclair Almonte Ontario
Brenden Hay Nepean Ontario
Josh Samells Milton Ontario
Graeme Corrigan Orleans Ontario
Olivia Armstrong Bend Oregon
Debbie Slovikosky Gallitzin Pennsylvania
Brandon Bolish Hazleton Pennsylvania
Shaylee Gunzenhauser Bethel Park Pennsylvania
Benjamin Snell Seven Fields Pennsylvania
Timberly Cressman Ford City Pennsylvania
Colin Domnick Dalton Pennsylvania
Emily Garrity Sayre Pennsylvania
Healey Miller Lancaster Pennsylvania
Samantha Miller Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Caitelynn Palombo Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Brighton Alvey Salt Lake City Utah
Jordan Edwards Eagle Mountain Utah
Rylie Edwards Eagle Mountain Utah
Callie Mueller Everett Washington
Marcus Hutko Orting Washington
Rey Brewer Oshkosh Wisconsin
Skylar Schaetz Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin
Grace Peterson Reliance Wyoming

Each year, money is raised through the Warnicke Scholarship races and the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Donations to the 501(c)3 are always appreciated and are utilized for the scholarship fund.


Schedule of Bob Warnicke Scholarship Races

2018 Bob Warnicke Scholarships Awarded