Thursday, July 31, 2008

Volunteer Request:

We are planning to drag, rake, water and roll the straights tonight and over the weekend. This will give us a great racing surface for next Tuesday and for the upcoming double / triple weekend. Because of this -- THURSDAY (tonight) PRACTICE IS CANCELLED:

If you can join us tonight (6:30 to dusk) to help rake straights and wheel out the piles of gravel we'll generate as a result ... it would be helpful and appreciated.

Last night, we pulled weeds out of the straights and from the first turn. We also worked on the exit of the second corner, and straightened up the staging area.

Also, a reminder that if anyone has extra tarps they can lend or donate over the next week ... we can use them to keep the turns covered as much as possible before the upcoming double / triple weekend.

Thanks, and we hope to see you tonight.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


With our big 500 point weekend just two weeks away (State Championship Qualifier / Redline Cup Qualifier) we are charting out possible work-nights and asking for your help and cooperation.

First, To get the track all spiffed up and dialed in we are looking at the following dates as volunteer work times.

Wednesday July 30th (evening)
Thursday July 31st (evening - tentative - would take place of regularly scheduled gate practice)
Sunday August 3rd (daytime)
Wednesday August 6th (evening)
Thursday August 7th (evening)

As always, if you can make it ... please bring leaf rakes, thatch rakes, or shovels if you have them.  Milwaukee BMX is always looking for these items as well, so, any donations would certainly be well appreciated.

Second, in an attempt to preserve the good work our volunteers do on the start hill and turns, we'd like to cover whatever we can in the event that showers would move through the area.  If you have unused or extra tarp covers that you would be willing to donate, or allow the track to use for the week preceding the August 9 & 10 multi pointers, we'd certainly be grateful for your generosity.  

Third and last for now, awards will be given out to 4th place at our Redline Cup and not to all participants in the main (as was printed in BMX'er magazine - which was a mis-print). 

Friday, July 25, 2008

Gend-AIR Equity

19 years away from BMX must have cost Tina Gillis a bundle in frequent flyer miles. Since discovering Milwaukee BMX she's been logging more air time than most Midwest Airlines pilots. Pictured above ... Gillis navigates her non-stop from lip to lip over our big 23' set of doubles ... and she is clear for landing on runway 414.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Results: July 22nd
Moto 1: 41-45 Cruiser
1. Ed Morris
2. Mike Froh
3. Brian Woods
4. Kevin O'Donnell
5. William Wilson
Moto 2: 6 Novice
1. Devonte Smith
2. Ian Tweedie
3. Carson Walkowiak
Moto 3: 8 Novice
1. Max Wilson
2. Luke Windsor
3. Brittany Brzezinski
Moto 4: 10 Intermediate
1. Dalton Schramm
2. David Smith
3. Dane O'Donnell
Moto 5: 11 Expert
1. Kasen Vanooyen
2. Jaden Vanooyen
3. Cole Baake
Moto 6: 12 Novice
1. Nathanial Windsor
2. Anthony Brzezinski
3. Samantha Brzezinski
Moto 7: 14 Intermediate
1. Jacob Hinzpeter
2. Eric Hahn
3. Cory Baake
Moto 8: 16 Intermediate
1. Brad Olson
2. Andrew Wipijewski
3. Christopher Wipijewski
Moto 9: 19-27 Intermediate
1. Chris Bratz
2. Dana Mittelstadt
3. Dan Blink

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Our sanctioning body, the American Bicycle Association has agreed to grant us a "make up" race - tomorrow night - Thursday July 17th - instead of open gate practice.

As with all TUESDAY races ... signup and registration will be open between 5:30 - 6:30.

All of this, of course, is weather permitting.

We hope to see you there.

ALSO - a reminder from our friends at Fond du Lac BMX

Don't forget the Stile Industries Race Camp coming up on Tuesday July 22nd and Wednesday July 23rd, the Camp will run from 11am to 6pm each day. The knowledge you get from this Camp will definitely help you win more races. Fond Du Lac BMX Club is the only track in the State to have this National Instructional Team visit this year. Please don't miss out on this great opportunity

Call Linda Weimer soon and let her know that you're coming so she can plan out the two day event. Hope to see you there!

*Just click on the Stile Industries link below for full details.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Thanks to Brad and Randy Olson, John and Dana Mittlestadt and a little cooperation from Ma Nature the track is back in good form and ready for racing tonight.

Registration at our normal time -- 5:30 to 6:30 -- Racing ASAP.

We hope to see you there.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


8:20 A.M. -- Yet another band of rain showers moved through the area early Saturday morning forcing the cancellation of Saturday's Milwaukee BMX racing activities at Crystal Ridge.

Our next event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 15th and the forecast between now and then is excellent.

We'll also be checking with the ABA on the possibility of adding a Thursday night race in place of our regularly scheduled practice.  An announcement will be made at Tuesday night's race and, as always, we'll keep you posted right here.

Other scheduled racing in the area can be found this weekend at - I am providing weblinks to each ... like Milwaukee ... please do not assume they are racing based on schedule alone ... please call ahead to check: 

Friday, July 11, 2008

Mother Nature Continues Messing with Milwaukee BMX

There must be a skip in this record ... but rain not only washed out our Tuesday race, but, also a fair amount of the scheduled rake and ride last night. When I finally arrived at the track at 7:15, it was evident that work had been done on the start hill and that dirt had also been moved into the areas of the washouts on the second and third straights. For that effort, we have the Dickersons, Mike Froh, the Kohls, Bratz's and the Middelstadts to thank.

We are continuing to plan on racing tomorrow and there will be some modest activity at the track throughout the day today (Friday) if it dries enough for us to get on it. If not ... a few volunteers arriving early (between 8 and 9 a.m. would be helpful) tomorrow morning ought to be adequate for us to get the thing in shape to race on.

More rain tonight could obviously have an effect on our plans -- so, please look for a morning update right here. And, as always, you can call the track at 414-429-3485 for up to the minute updates.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Tuesday July 8 Race is CANCELLED:

Additionally, the gate practice scheduled for Thursday will be rake and ride ... meaning, until volunteers have had enough time to work on the track in preparation for Saturday's single point race ... the track will be closed. If we get enough accomplished Thursday p.m. and there is still daylight ... we'll definitely drop some gates for the volunteers that help out that evening.

We're sorry for any inconvenience this causes -- but, until we can control the weather around us -- the best we'll be able to do is offer our apologies and keep moving forward.

We hope to see you Thursday night.

Volunteers can help by bringing thatch rakes and flat shovels as the corners need the most attention.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Milwaukee Riders FLYING in Minnesota:

We received these photos from Tina Gillis recently showing how she totally cleaned house over the weekend at the Land O' Lakes Nationals in Minnesota. Far out, Tina ... that's some pretty spiff looking hardware you scored ... and, nice leads too, eh? (that's supposed to be Minnesota humor). Thanks for sending along the pics.

Nice to see that Curt Zizzo and Collin Kohls also brought home a couple of wins, while Bryan Dickerson won the 41-45 cruiser class Saturday and made the main on Sunday and other area riders, including Jacob Hinzpeter, Cory Calliendo, Fred Yanke, Kommanche Jordan and a bunch of others made mains and scored some nice finishes.
Congratulations to you all.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

A Reminder:

There is no race tonight, and no practice on Thursday night.

We hope you have a very happy and relaxing Independence Day.

And, please don't forget -- the reason we can all celebrate:


The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

John Hancock

New Hampshire:Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts:John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island:Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut:Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York:William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey:Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania:Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware:Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland:Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia:George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina:William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina:Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia:Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton