Chase BMX & Tioga team up for the USA Cycling Junior Development BMX Camps

By April 26, 2013Chase Bicycles

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Chase BMX & Tioga BMX once again team up for the USA Cycling Junior Development Camp Series


Chase BMX and Tioga BMX are proud to once again support the USA Cycling BMX Development Camp series for 2013. The USA Cycling BMX Development Series (Devo) is designed to take the next generation of young talented amateur BMX athletes to the highest level of BMX racing. The goal of this program is to prepare this group by allowing unprecedented access to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. The program is targeting all 15 and 16-year-olds using the 2013 UCI BMX calendar season (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) and the birth year of 1997-1998. Each of the 2013 USA BMX National events host a USA Cycling Development Series race, where the riders can qualify for a spot at one of the 4 camps per each season. The top 2 riders in each the Boys & Girls class from the USA BMX race series earn a free week long camp at the OTC!

The first Camp of 2013 was held during April 21-28, 2013, just after the 1st round of the UCI BMX Supercross in Manchester, UK. Rider Coaches Ariel Martin and Nick Koehler, as well as Coach James Herrera made the flight directly back from the UK to the Camp. The Jr Devo Riders that attended the camp, met up with a few graduated riders from past Jr Devo camps, now in the U23 program, who also assisted with the camp. Riders attending: Kelsey Van Ogle, Lexa Jones, Destiny Ford, Veronica Laughton, Ben Bryson, Walker Finch, Gavin Nelson, Colin Hudson, Dougie Butcher, Makieva Hopson, Antonio Bonessi, Lee Gaskin, Matt Chism, Bryce Betts, Alden Volle.

Camp Coaches included James Herrera, Jerry Bradford, Craig Reynolds, Ariel Martin, Nick Koehler, and Jamie Staff. Special Guest Speakers included Pete Dylewski, and Jason Richardson. Camp Manager/Coach Craig Reynolds stated “The first camp of 2013 has been very successful with a group of extremely talented riders. Their drive and determination to improve their skills on the Supercross style track has been impressive and the future of USA Cycling BMX is in very good hands. The camps main goals of helping improve the skills of the young riders is evident as graduates of past Jr Devo camps have gone on with great success at the UCI BMX Supercross events.”

Chase BMX and Tioga offered products for every rider at the camp, as well as the BMX Racing Group putting together a goodie bag of items from the Chase BMX team sponsors for each camper in attendance. Items included a set of Tioga PowerBlock & PowerBand S-Spec tires, Insight Number plate, Limited Edition USA patriot ODI Grips, a pair of Kicker in ear Headphones and more. For more information on the USA Cycling Junior Development camps, please visit http://www.usacycling.org/usa-cycling-bmx-development-series.htm Pete Dylewski from the BMX Racing Group added “We are excited to help give back to USA Cycling and do whatever we can to help out with the future stars of BMX racing. Its exciting to watch the progression of the sport and the riders at each camp and give any advise or product support we can to give the riders every advantage we can help with during each of the camps!”

About Chase BMX: Chase BMX frames were created to bring the BMX racing world a new standard for the Elite level of BMX racing frames. No gimmicks, just straightforward technological advancements to offer you the lightest and stiffest frames. These advantages allow you to get all the human generated power to the ground, and give you the biggest advantage offered from any current BMX frame – The winning advantage. www.chasebicycles.com

About Tioga: Tioga is one of the originators of the BMX racing tires. Starting off with the Comp 3, Tioga has lead the industry for almost 30 years with the worlds best tires. Tioga now Produces the PowerBand and PowerBlock – The ultimate BMX racing tires, designed to efficiently transfer pedal power and other rider inputs into lateral motion. In short, you’ll roll faster with less wasted energy. The S-Spec version utilizes Tioga’s thinnest sidewall for maximum suppleness and weight savings. Size for size, the S-Spec are the lightest BMX tires in the world. www.tiogausa.com