Thursday, May 31, 2007


Watching the weather channel this afternoon sure was a boat load of fun -- precipitation finally made it to the track about 4:30 p.m. -- but, it pretty quickly became a washout as you can definitely see from this radar image scanned at 4:50 p.m. Essentially -- mother nature holeshot's Milwaukee BMX and leads the first lap wire to wire.
Fond du Lac BMX also cancelled tonight's racing after rain moved through their area as well. Mother nature is off to a strong start throughout the region and is clearly an early favorite for a State Champion plate.

See you same time, same place -- one week from today.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sun Ringle' / Milwaukee BMX Silent Auction

We gotta hand it to those cats over at Sun Ringle' for their unbelievable support of Milwaukee BMX. Last year when we had our demonstration ride, they kicked in a lot of goodies so that we could run a raffle. Last weekend, Len C. brought us out a spankin' new pair of Superstock wheels -- and we're letting you guys bid on them -- silent auction style -- for the next week.


The Milwaukee BMX auction will close next Wednesday (May 30th) @ 6:00 p.m. and you can bid by leaving a reply to this post, with your name and e-mail address -- pretty simple! Even if you don't have an account ... you can post anonymously ... so long as you leave your name and e-mail address in the post. Winner of the auction will pick the wheels up from John Mittelstadt, and a personal check made payable to "The Park People" -- as we're under their common 501c3 charter.

Minimum bid is $50 - which is a steal on these wheels that retail for $150 !!! Online retailers are sellin' em for $135 + you pay shipping. And hey ... all proceeds go to Milwaukee BMX ... so, you know it's a good cause.
Happy bidding ... and good luck !!!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Riders Ready !!!

Yee-haw - we were able to hold a mock 5 moto race with the 25 new riders who attended the Milwaukee BMX new riders clinic Saturday. Thanks to all who helped make the day a complete success.

Photos and a more detailed report are coming soon.

The practice scheduled for this Thursday (May 24) is cancelled.

Milwaukee BMX has a brand spankin' new portable compressor. It's a pretty rugged Sanborn 20 gallon 6 peak horse, twin cylinder belt drive jobbie that, according to Aubrey Zabojnik, who runs Get a Gate in Texas, should be an almost ideal device for running our gate for many years to come. We didn't run the thing on Saturday because we were afraid we'd be tripping the circuit every time the thing started. It won't be a problem as soon as the dedicated boxes are installed on the hill.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

New Rider Clinic Update:

Date: This Saturday - May 19th

Signup & Registration: 10:30 - Noon (trackside)

Clinic Begins: 12 noon

Things we'll cover:

  1. how to register
  2. reading a moto sheet
  3. American Bicycle Association racing format
  4. Mandatory and recommended safety gear
  5. Basic track skills
  • the starting gate
  • jumps
  • berms
Clinic concludes: approximately 2 p.m.

Open track for clinic participants will follow.

Cost: $5 / rider

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Photos from May 2nd - '07

My new favorite place on earth ... the super smooth tranny off the back side of the double going into corner #1

The turns held up so remarkably well through the winter ... very obvious Bryan Dickerson and Todd Zimmerman knew exactly what they were up to when they capped them with the gray dirt last year. After spring rains, raking and rolling ... they are looking smooth and are firming up really well.

Start hill looking from about the position of the left side starting lights. Pro Electric is likely to finish the electrical install in the next week or so. The start lights will be really cool.

It will take a few more loads of dirt to get the hill totally dialed to the angle of the gate ... but, the gate is in, squared and pinned in place. Mark Kluth used a lot of imagination and a heckuva lot of effort to get this all worked out.

You can see the back of the gate is right at verticle, just the way it was designed to be. In addition to the gate being pinned several with several feet of rebar, the bulk heads behind the gate were constructed similarly.

Staging lanes starting to take shape. We'll stage with the moto on the gate, one on the top plateau, the next on the middle plateau ... and the rest waiting patiently in their lanes.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


A heads up for those of you interested in attending the Milwaukee BMX general meeting tomorrow evening that we are planning to meet TRACKSIDE at 7 p.m.

We're looking forward to seeing you there.