* 1 Bikes sizes * 2 Advantages * 3 Track features * 4 Olympics
* 5 Sanctioning bodies
* 5.1 Australia
* 5.1.1 Australian
* 5.2 Canada
* 5.3 France
* 5.3.1 Fédération Française de Bicrossing (FFB) * 5.3.2 Association Française de Bicrossing (AFdB) * 5.3.3 Fédération Française de Cyclisme (FFC)
* 5.4 Italy
* 5.5 Japan
* 5.6 Netherlands
* 5.6.1 Stichting Fietscross Nederland (SFN) * 5.6.2 Koninklijke Nederlandsche Wielren Unie (KNWU) * 5.6.3 Nederlandse Fietscross Federatie (NFF)
* 5.7 New Zealand
* 5.8 United Kingdom
* 5.8.1 United Kingdom
* 5.9 United States
* 6 International sanctioning bodies
* 6.1 International
* 7 General rules of advancement in organized
* 7.1 Skill levels, race structure, qualifying methods, awards * 7.2 Skill level advancement, local points awards and district ranking * 7.3 National and special event points awards * 7.4 Open and trophy dash events * 7.5 Professionals
* 8 Examples of notable
* 9 National American sanctioning body number one racers by year
* 10 References * 11 External links
There are two
There are all types of
The Starting hill marks the start of the track. Most
A jump of which's landing is at a higher point than the jump itself
Turns are at an angle. Therefore, you can easily turn without having to brake.
The double are two hills close to each other.
A hill, then followed by a shorter hill.
A small hill, normally in groups.
A flat jump, normally for learning to jump.
A set of jumps with only a takeoff lip and a landing, usually spaced 7 to 15 apart.
A sanctioning body is a private (in the United States and most
Western Nations) governing body which controls a sport or specific
discipline thereof. One or more sanctioning bodies may operate in a
sport at any given time, often with subtle rule variations which
appeal to regional tastes. They make and enforce the rules, and decide
the qualifications and responsibilities of the participants, including
the players, owners, and operators of facilities. In legal terms, they
are an intermediary between the participants and higher governing
bodies such as (in cycling) the
Union Cycliste Internationale
In the US, loyalty to one sanctioning body or another is a fundamental example of brand loyalty , where devotees of one vigorously assert the superiority of their chosen body overall others.
Two ABMXA sanctioning bodies that formed in the history of
The first one was formed in May 1975 by Bob Smith, an Australian
businessman and two of his friends. He open the first
The second ABMXA was formed in April 1981 from three regional
Australian Cycling Federation (ACF)
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* Cycling Canada Cyclism (CCC)
CURRENTLY - Cycling Canada http://www.cyclingcanada.ca/ is the
Federal Sanctioning body for all Canadian cycling disciplines
(including BMX) under the UCI. Some tracks and Provinces have chosen
Alberta - ABA -Alberta
British Columbia - Cycling BC. http://cyclingbc.net/bmx/
Saskatchewan - http://www.saskcycling.ca/BMX.html
Quebec - http://www.fqsc.net/
(please add others)
All Ontario tracks and some BC tracks are sanctioned by an American
corporation - USA
Fédération Française De Bicrossing (FFB)
La Fédération Française de Bicrossing, which in English translates
to The French Federation of Bicrossing (FFB) was created on March 1,
1978 by Marcelle Seurat, a motorcycle importer and distributor. At
first its primary purpose was to promote
Association Française De Bicrossing (AFdB)
L'Association Française de Bicrossing, which in English translates to the French Association of Bicrossing (FAB), was founded by Raymond Imbert, Rene Nicolas, Denis Mourier, Bernard Nicolas, Fabrice Pérez, Gerard Hinault and Pascal Giboulot on March 1, 1981.
Fédération Française De Cyclisme (FFC)
On January 1, 1990, the AFdB joined the FFC. On March 4, 1993, BMX
was recognized as an important sport by the French Ministry for
sports. Today the official French
The Associazione Italiana BMX, which in English translates to Italian
Unione Italiana Sport Per Tutti (UISP)
The Unione Italiana Sport per Tutti, which in English translates to
Italian Sport For All Association, is an amateur sport association
which conducted an official
Federazione Ciclistica Italiana
Federazione Ciclistica Italiana (FCI), which in English
translates to Italian Cycling Federation, is the national governing
body of cycle racing in Italy and started conducting official BMX
activity in 1984. It was a big promoter of
Stichting Fietscross Nederland (SFN)
The first sanctioning body in the Netherlands was called the
Stichting Fietscross Nederland (SFN) (in English the Dutch Bicycle
Motocross Foundation (DBMXF)) and was co-founded on October 19, 1978
by Gerrit Does and Louis Vrijdag. It held its first race on April 21,
1979. In December 1980 it was folded into the KNWU (see below) but a
second incarnation was created in 1987 called the Stichting Fietscross
Promotie Nederland (the Dutch
On December 16, 1980 the SFN was integrated into the Koninklijke Nederlandsche Wielren Unie (KNWU) (in English the Royal Dutch Cycling Federation (RDCF)), the Dutch cycling sanctioning body that was the governing body for all types of cycling and represents the Netherlands as a member of the UCI.
Nederlandse Fietscross Federatie (NFF)
Some of the then-existing local tracks in 1980 did not become a
member of the KNWU. Operating for a while independently, they formed
another sanctioning body in 1987, the Nederlandse Fietscross Federatie
(NFF), (in English the Dutch
Both organizations function as sanctioning bodies for
The UKBMXA was created in April 1980 by David Duffield as first as a
way of promoting
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In November 1989 UK
Main article: British Cycling
The EBA merged with the
British Cycling Federation (BCF) which had
represented all other aspects and disciplines of English bicycle
racing other than BMX. This organization is now known as British
British Cycling now represents all aspects of sport cycling
in the United Kingdom including
*Not to be confused with the now-defunct United States–based
On July 10, 1969, a group of boys riding their Schwinn Sting-Ray
bicycles in Palms Park in West Los Angeles wanted to race. A park
attendant, Ronald Mackler , a teenager with motorcycle motocross (MX)
experience, helped them organize. Palms Park became to
The track operated well into the 1980s largely unchanged;, including the lack of a modern starting gate.
Since he was a motorcycle racer he knew even at thirteen the
importance of a sanctioning body and how races were run and organized.
He used his personal trophies that he won racing motocross motorcycles
as awards for the winning competitors. He gave out membership cards,
wrote the rulebook and had a points system for scoring and proficiency
level promotion. He ran the first state championship in 1972, when he
was all of 16 years old. Also due to his racing experience, he knew
how to lay out a particularly exciting course. The track was about
1,350 feet (410 m) long and much more demanding than today's typical
This first structured sanctioning body would eventually grow to seven tracks in California. This is what made him different from other track operators at the time: he did not just start one track but several others under a single jurisdiction of rules and regulations, all the requirements of a sanctioning body.
Among the firsts credited to BUMS was the first professional race in
1975 at Saddleback Park with a US$200 purse . Breithaupt also promoted
in a joint venture with the new National
Main article: National
Many followed Ronald Mackler, Rich Lee and Scot Breithaupt, opening impromptu often short-lived tracks sometimes within preexisting Motorcycle Motocross tracks; but with the exception of Breithaupt, the operators were independent "organizations" that operated individual tracks without any cohesion. What was needed was a governing body that would standardize and give direction and purpose to the grab bag of these amateur-run (in that these operators did not have this enterprise as the main concern of their lives) tracks.
The first official
Mismanagement irreparably damaged its reputation, including such
practices as not reporting points totals in time, running races late
and behind schedule, deliberately scheduling its own events opposite
the events of other sanctioning bodies to weaken their attendance, and
a less-than-attentive attitude to members. In its last two years it
went through a name change to National
Mr. Alexander did try at least one more foray into the sport he
helped to pioneer: he started the World Wide
In the United States today there are two major national sanctioning
The NBL started in Florida, and while it expanded rapidly on the East
Coast of the United States and for most of its early history, it had
only a few tracks west of the
In 1997 the NBL joined USA Cycling, a sanctioning body that has long supported road race, mountain biking and other cycling disciplines in the United States, tracing its roots back to 1920. The resulting organization is the National Federated body that represents cycling in the United States. USA Cycling is part of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) also known as UCI Cycling, the Switzerland-based international governing body that oversees virtually all aspects of cycling around the world (see International Sanctioning bodies below).
The NBL had a previous association with the UCI through its
affiliations with the defunct NBL sister organization, the
On May 17, 2011 The NBL announced that a letter of agreement was
signed and approved by their Board of Directors, to merge operations
with the ABA. The merged organization would be controlled by ABA
ownership, and would be called USA BMX. After a month of wrangling,
and negotiation between the parties, the final documents were signed
on June 18, 2011. That day was the first time in more than 35 years
that the sport of
The second current national sanctioning body is the American Bicycle
Association (ABA), created by Gene Roden and Merl Mennenga in 1977,
Chandler, Arizona , USA. Mennenga thought at the time
that the kids and their families were being cheated by unscrupulous
promoters (not the aforementioned individuals). As the NBA was
declining, the ABA inherited many of its tracks and members making the
ABA within two years the largest, albeit youngest, and the first truly
nation-spanning sanctioning body. It was the ABA which introduced the
"Direct Transfer System" that shortened the duration of race events.
The ABA also started the team trophy concept to award trophies and
prizes to the bicycle shop and factory teams with the best race
results over a season. It was also the first to install electronic
gates for its starting line with "Christmas tree" style lights
(reminiscent of drag racing), to ensure fairer starts. It also started
Today it is the largest sanctioning body in the world (a position it
won as early as 1979 when it surpassed the NBL and the old NBA in
numbers) with an estimated 60,000 members and 272 affiliated tracks in
the United States, Mexico, and Canada. It is technically an
international organization, but does not bill itself as one, based on
its mandate to grow
The ABA brand stands to be retired at the close of the 2011 season,
Other Notable American Sanctioning Bodies
Along with the majors and pioneers, there were other
INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONING BODIES
INTERNATIONAL BICYCLE MOTOCROSS FEDERATION (IBMXF)
In the old days of the IBMXF when you raced an IBMXF sanctioned race
you received NBL state points and points that went toward your
international standing, but no national NBL points that counted toward
contention for national number one plates. The World Championship
title was open to 16 and the building materials used, for example
during the 1988 Championships in Mol ,
UNION CYCLISTE INTERNATIONALE (UCI)
Union Cycliste Internationale
Riders are qualified to the annual UCI
GENERAL RULES OF ADVANCEMENT IN ORGANIZED
The sanctioning bodies have slightly different rules for qualifications of advancement in races between skill levels and age classification. For instance the ABA and the NBL uses different rules of qualifying for mains from the motos. The ABA uses almost an all or nothing system called the Transfer System while the NBL uses a cumulative scoring scheme called the Moto System.
Below is the general rules, structure of advancement within the
SKILL LEVELS, RACE STRUCTURE, QUALIFYING METHODS, AWARDS
Racers in the 20" class are grouped with others of the same relative age and experience levels; Novice, Intermediate, Expert, Veteran, "A" Pro, "AA" Pro in the ABA; Rookie, Novice, Expert, Elite Masters, "B" Pro (Superclass) and "A" Pro (Elite) in the NBL. They range from 5 & under Novice to 28 & over Expert in the ABA and from 5 & under Rookie to 35 & over Expert in the NBL. Cruiser Class (bicycles with 24" or greater diameter wheels) and the girl classes are not divided up into skill classes, only age classes in both the NBL and the ABA. The Cruiser class age brackets for example range from 9 & under to 51 & over for males, 10 & under to 41 and 9 & under to 55 & over males, 10 & under to 40 and the Moto System, the NBL's choice. In the transfer system usually one to three people are transferred to the main depending on the size of the class.
For instance, in the ABA transfer system a group of say eight racers sign up for the 17-18 Intermediate class. That is more than enough to have three motos (four is the minimum). Moto #1 will have all eight racers. The first two finishers qualify for and do not race again until the Main. Moto #2 will be a second heat for the remaining six racers; again, the first two across the finish line from that group will go the Main. Finally, a third moto of the remaining four riders is run, from which the first two racers across the finish line will be taken to the Main, forming a six-man Main. The last two racers do not qualify (DNQ) and therefore do not race in the Main, do not collect any points, trophies, a chance to take a step in advancement to a higher amateur level or if they are professionals, prize money.
The NBL and the international UCI uses the "Olympic" or Moto System of advancing to the Main. In the Moto System, you must race all three times to make the main or if the race is a large one semi finals. It is a formula combining how well you do with all the registered participant riders in your class racing all three times. It cumulatively determines who will race in the finals. The higher your points total, the more likely you will advance. For instance if you come in 1st, 1st and 1st, 40+50+60, which is 150 points, you are a virtual certainty to race in the Main (or in large races you are merely transferred to the quarter/semi-finals) barring disqualification for some reason. If you come in Last, Last, First, which in a race with eight men in your class translates to 0+0+60 or 60 points, you MIGHT race in the main (or in larger races the 1/8/quarter/semi finals) determining how well the others did. The person who came in 3rd place in all three motos or 30+40+50=120p would have a much better shot at making the Main than you. Even the person who came in 2nd+6th+6th or 35+25+35=95 would have a better shot even if you won the final moto.
In larger races in both the ABA and NBL, then a 2nd moto of the same class but different racers is run right behind the first group. They also race three times but instead of the winners going to the Main they face their first group counterparts (who also went through the three-moto shake out) in the semi finals called the Semi-Main. Then the qualifiers face off in the Main. The same for races large enough for quarterfinals or Quarter-Mains, 1/8s and even 1/16s.
The Amateurs, once they get to the mains usually only race once for the top points and the trophy. The Professionals on the other hand run multiple cumulative Mains just like in the qualifying motos for the points, trophy and most important, prize money. This is both NBL and ABA practice. Like during the qualifying motos the points you earn in each running of the Pro Main are tied into the position you finish in each of the three motos.
Cumulative scoring rewards consistency. The better the racer you are, the more consistent you will be. The transfer system lets you capitalize on the mistakes of others. The better the racer you are, the fewer the mistakes you make.
One major drawback in cumulative scoring is that it is more
complicated task in keeping track than in the transfer system. In the
1980s at least two national level scoring scandals (one in 1985) in
which the national professional number one was decided after the Grand
nationals underlined this. There was also a scoring mix up during the
1983 NBL Grand National in which it was thought
Brian Patterson was
the winner for two weeks but after a recount initiated after Eric Rupe
Eric Rupe the number one for 1983. An even larger
scoring scandal occurred in 1985 in which pro racer Peter Loncarevich
apparently beat Greg Hill for the number one pro racer by a mere 3
points. Greg Hill's wife Nancy (who was the bookkeeper for Greg Hill's
The Transfer System on the other hand, was never popular with the
racers. While very efficient and less error prone than the cumulative
method (and allowing the ABA to run much quicker events with fewer
finish line scores), the good racers generally did not like it since
they would only get to race once, win their transfer moto and wait for
hours if the races are big enough to race the mains (on the other hand
you get to relax a little without the anxiety of doing poorly in the
next two qualifying motos). This means the racers race less often in
the ABA and the fun of
Among the Pros the Cumulative method is preferred. Not only because
they get to race more, it lessens the chance of luck playing as a
factor in any given race event. In 1985 Greg Hill staged a personal
boycott of ABA nationals in part of his dislike of the transfer
system. Cumulative scoring is not only used in the ABA and NBL pro
qualifying motos but in the mains, in which the pros are required to
race the mains three times to win points and prize money. Cumulative
scoring, also known as Olympic scoring, is used by the UCI in their
SKILL LEVEL ADVANCEMENT, LOCAL POINTS AWARDS AND DISTRICT RANKING
The first ostensive goal of a
In the Amateur class, advancement to a higher skill level depends on your success in your present skill level. For instance at the ABA local level you start out as a Novice. From Novice eight local career first places in the Mains will advance you to Intermediate Class. From Intermediate twenty five local career first place wins in the Main is required to graduate to the Expert class. From there as in most other sports, it is voluntary to go professional.
The Main will determine the winner that day and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and sometimes 5th-place trophies and who gets how many points added to his total which determines his ranking in his district. The number of points a racer gets after a race is usually determined by his place in the Main. On the local level, first place Novice class will get the winner 25 points, 2nd place 20 and so on with 8th getting only 3 points. The more points a racer has the higher his ranking and thus the lower the number he gets to wear on his front number plate the following season. For instance say in ABA New York District #1 a racer had the 10th most points out of 200 racers in his district at the finish of the 2005 season. He will then be entitled to have the number "10" on his number plate for that district during the 2006 season.
The Skill level class you belong to also affects how many points you get. The winners of the Expert Classes on the local level will get 100 points while the winning Intermediates will get 50 points and the winners of the Novice classes only 25 points. Second, third et al. placers would get lower points in proportion. The 7th place Expert finishers will get only 20 points, the equivalent of second place in the Novice class.
In all classes and skill levels racers also receive the same number of points depending on how many are in their class and age group. These are called participant points. For instance if eight riders participate in 17-18 Intermediate class, all those who make the mains will get 8 points, including the last place finisher. If the class has 15 racers, all who make the main will get 15 points. So the winner of the Intermediate class will get 15 points for the fifteen racers in that class on top of the 50 points for winning for a total of 65 points.
There are separate point scoring for cruiser and girl classes and separate point tables for state and national rankings. Points for those events are gathered in a similar fashion as on the district, i.e. local, level.
NATIONAL AND SPECIAL EVENT POINTS AWARDS
Other important factors affect the point totals. Some local special event races are double or even triple point races, doubling or tripling the points each position in the Mains each racer would normally get. points are awarded, so an Expert winner could look forward to collecting 400 points for winning his class in addition to bonus points and participant points.
To compete on a National level for national titles you must compete in Nationals. Nationals have their own separate points tables that are accumulated by the racers similarly to local district points. However the points rewarded are not the same amount. For instance 240 National points are awarded to the first place Expert winner as well as his 300 district triple points, but his national points are NOT added to his district points or vice versa. Like in local races he or she is also awarded participant points. The amateur with the most National points at the end of the year is the overall National number one (#1) racer and gets to wear a #1 on his number plate at national events the following season. Professionals are not affected since they have their own points system and table separate from the amateurs for the number one pro title.
In the NBL there is no overall #1 amateur, only a number one title for their age group, so a racer in say 17 expert that has most points can wear a national #1 plate even if the number one rider in 12 expert actually has more points. Again, the professionals have their own points system for number one pro.
There is yet another points table for State/Provincial wide events for the State/Provincial Championship. However, instead of wide gap points between winners and those who follow and between skill levels, they are quite close i.e. for first place in Expert, Intermediate and Novice it is 20, 19, and 18 respectively. Also, it is only a one-point difference between places i.e. 20 points for first and 19 points for second place in Expert. The same for the Novice and Intermediate levels. Also unlike on the National and District level NO participant points are awarded.
In the NBL, the points received for moto points in the cumulative "Olympic" system at the national and regional level are similar as on the district level.
Nationals can also affect your skill level ranking. On the local level it takes eight career wins to transfer from Novice to Intermediate; from Intermediate to Expert 25 career wins are necessary. On the national level only five career wins are required in both cases. This is because of the much higher quality of competition found on the national level.
All of the aforementioned applies with minor variations to the Girls and Cruiser Classes.
OPEN AND TROPHY DASH EVENTS
A fourth class of racing in
There are separate Open divisions for Cruisers where similar rules apply.
Sometimes an exhibition race is held after all the meaningful races are run with all the amateur class winners from Novice up to Expert and including the Open, girls classes and perhaps Cruiser classes race together once. This is called the Trophy Dash . Like in the Open Classes, no points are rewarded in this case, just a chance for bragging rights and to match yourself up against people that are at a higher skill level. Only one race for a single first-place trophy is awarded. As in the Opens the Expert usually wins with the Intermediate winner pulling one out every once in a while. Novices usually win only when a major, catastrophic pile up occurs on the track and even then the mass smash up has to happen quite close to the finish line.
There are professional rankings in BMX. In the ABA the two major ones are the "A" and "AA" classifications in the 20" division. The Professionals are the only class allowed to compete for cash prizes.
The first level is pro. To become an "A" pro you have to hold at
least an Expert skill level rating and be at least 16 years old to be
issued a Pro Membership card by USA BMX. If you are a professional
BMXer with another
In recent years, A Pros decide when they want to move to up to AA Pro. There used to be a $3,000 winnings cap, however, this was removed in 2015.
"A" pro and "AA" pros race in separate classes generally, but if there are too few of one or the other type of pro to race separately-four is the minimum-then they race together in a combined class. This occurs generally in at large multi-point local district races but usually not at Nationals.
Pro ranking points are similar to the National armateur points awards. "A" Pros get the equivalent of National Intermediate points. i.e. 120 for first, 100 points for second etc. "AA" Pro get Expert equivalent points i.e. 240 for first etc. Both like in the amateur classes get participant points if the racer makes the Main. The person with the most points in a season will be District Pro #1, the same is true to become state Pro #1. However, on the national level not only you must receive the most points, you must race in at least 10 nationals plus the Grand Nationals, the ABA's multi-day season ending event, for the best 10 of your finishes will go toward your national rankings. For example, if you participate in 13 national events, your best 10 will be considered and your worst three disregarded. You must meet this qualification on the national level to wear National numbers one though ten on your number plate the following year.
The rules are similar for Pro Cruiser and Pro Girls classes.
There is a fourth class of pro called Veteran Pro. These are professionals in the 20" class that are at least 30 years old and generally past their racing prime but still love to compete. Most of the rules that apply to the "A" and "AA" pros apply to the "Vet" Pros except that they are required to race in only six national events plus the Grand Nationals and are classified as "A" Pros and get "A" Pro points, However, they can win unlimited prize money as a Vet pro on this "A" Pro level without the requirement of moving up to "AA" pro upon winning US$3000 in a season. Some Vet Pros are retired "AA" pros that have come back to the sport. In those cases they had to go through a reclassification process with certain criteria having to be met, including written permission from conventional "A" Pros. "Vet" Pros cannot compete for the National #1 Championship.
EXAMPLES OF NOTABLE
Many participants in
Pioneering "Old School"*
* Scot Breithaupt * David Clinton * John George * Bobby Encinas * Tinker Juarez * Perry Kramer * Stu Thomsen * Jeff Bottema * Jeff Kosmala * Jeff Ruminer * Scott Clark * Frank Post * Anthony Sewell * Brent Patterson * Brian Patterson * Harry Leary * Tommy Brackens * Eric Rupe * Pete Loncarevich * Greg Hill * Cheri Elliott * Richie Anderson * Debbie Kalsow * Clint Miller * Donny Atherton * Darrell Young * Andy Patterson * Eddy King * Mike King * Gary Ellis * Deanna Edwards * Tim Judge * Mike Miranda * Lee Medlin * Shawn Texas * Nelson Chanady * Mike Poulson * Toby Henderson * Shelby James
Each racer is sourced on his/her individual page. US "Mid school" racers and racers whose careers started during the "Old School" era but were not part of the pioneering 1970's generation include:
* Charles Townsend * Terry Tenette * Darwin Griffin * Eric Carter * Billy Griggs * Steve Veltman * John Purse * Kiyomi Waller * Melanie Cline * Kenny May * Danny Nelson * Matt Hadan * Cindy Davis * Alan Foster * Brian Foster * Gary DeBacker * Tara Llanes * Robert MacPherson
Each racer is sourced on his/her individual page.
Notable international Old and "Mid School"*
Each racer is sourced on his/her individual page. Newer "Mid School" and "New/Current School"* racers include:
* Jamie Lilly US * Bubba Harris US * Wade Bootes Australia * Kim Hayashi US * Shanaze Reade UK * Randy Stumpfhauser US * Samantha Cools Canada * Willy Kanis Netherlands * Donny Robinson US * Kyle Bennett US * Warwick Stevenson Australia * Robert de Wilde Netherlands * Alice Jung US * Joey Bradford US * Laëtitia Le Corguillé France * Jill Kintner US * Māris Štrombergs Latvia * Mike Day US * Alise Post US
Each racer is sourced on his/her individual page.
*Generally speaking the "Old School" generation is from 1969, the
very beginning of
NATIONAL AMERICAN SANCTIONING BODY NUMBER ONE RACERS BY YEAR
NATIONAL BICYCLE ASSOCIATION (NBA)
CDNE=Class did not exist. TDNE=Title did not exist.
NOTE: Dates reflect the year the racers *won* their plates, not the year they actually *raced* their No.1 plates. In other words, David Clinton won his No.1 plate in 1974 entitling him to race with #1 on his plate for the 1975 season. John George then won the No.1 plate in 1975 and raced with #1 on his plate during the 1976 racing season.
Pro* Nat.#1 Men
Pro Cruiser Nat.#1 Men
* 1974 CDNE * 1975 CDNE * 1976 CDNE * 1977 CDNE * 1978 CDNE * 1979 CDNE * 1980 Jeff Kosmala * 1981 Turnell Henry
Amat. Nat.#1 Men
* 1974 David Clinton* * 1975 John George* * 1976 Scot Breithaupt** * 1977 Stu Thomsen*** * 1978 Stu Thomsen*** * 1979 Greg Hill **** * 1980 Donny Atherton * 1981 Keith Gaynor
Amat. Nat.#1 Powder Puff
* 1974 * 1975 * 1976 * 1977 * 1978 * 1979 Debbie Shobert * 1980 * 1981
*The NBA did not have a true National no.1 until 1975 when the first
true national was held. Until then No.1s were strictly district.
However, since the NBA Southern
***The Number One pro title did not exist until 1979.
****NBA Pros were allowed to race in the Amateur class and hold the amateur title at the time, so Greg Hill, while a professional was eligible for and won the no. 1 Amateur title.
NATIONAL BICYCLE LEAGUE (NBL)
NOTE: Dates reflect the year the racers *won* their plates, not the year they actually *raced* their No.1 plates. In other words, Antony Sewell won his No.1 plate in 1980 entitling him to race with #1 on his plate for the 1981 season. Stu Thomsen then won the No.1 plate in 1981 and raced with #1 on his plate during the 1982 racing season.
Elite ("AA") Pro Nat.#1
* 1978 Sal Zeuner** * 1979 Greg Esser** * 1980 Anthony Sewell * 1981 Stu Thomsen * 1982 Stu Thomsen * 1983 Eric Rupe * 1984 Eric Rupe * 1985 Greg Hill * 1986 Pete Loncarevich * 1987 Pete Loncarevich * 1988 Greg Hill * 1989 Gary Ellis * 1990 Terry Tenette * 1991 Terry Tenette * 1992 Terry Tenette * 1993 Eric Carter * 1994 Gary Ellis * 1995 John Purse * 1996 John Purse * 1997 Christophe Lévêque * 1998 Christophe Lévêque * 1999 Danny Nelson * 2000 Thomas Allier * 2001 Jamie Staff * 2002 Kyle Bennett * 2003 Randy Stumpfhauser * 2004 Kyle Bennett * 2005 Mike Day * 2006 Donny Robinson * 2007 Kyle Bennett * 2008 Randy Stumpfhauser * 2009 Maris Strombergs * 2010 Maris Strombergs * 2011 ----
Pro Nat.#1 (Elite) Cruiser
* 1978 CDNE* * 1979 CDNE * 1980 CDNE * 1981 Brent Patterson * 1982 Brent Patterson * 1983 Brent Patterson * 1984 Toby Henderson * 1985 Greg Hill * 1986 Greg Hill * 1987 Eric Rupe * 1988 Eric Rupe * 1989 Ron Walker * 1990 Kenny May * 1991 Barry McManus * 1992 Barry McManus * 1993 * 1994 Justin Green * 1995 * 1996 Billy Au * 1997 Kiyomi Waller * 1998 Randy Stumpfhauser * 1999 Dale Holmes * 2000 Kevin Tomko * 2001 Randy Stumpfhauser * 2002 Randy Stumpfhauser * 2003 Randy Stumpfhauser * 2004 Randy Stumpfhauser * 2005 Donny Robinson * 2006 TD**** * 2007 TD * 2008 TD * 2009 TD * 2010 TD * 2011 ----
"A" Pro/Super-EX Nat.#1
* 1978 CDNE * 1979 CDNE * 1980 CDNE * 1981 TDNE*** * 1982 TDNE * 1983 TDNE * 1984 TDNE * 1985 TDNE * 1986 TDNE * 1987 TDNE * 1988 TDNE * 1989 TDNE * 1990 Darrin Waterbury * 1991 Barry McManus * 1992 Brian Foster * 1993 * 1994 * 1995 * 1996 * 1997 Jeff Dein * 1998 Steven Spahr * 1999 Todd Lyons * 2000 Eric Rupe * 2001 * 2002 Jonathan Suarez * 2003 Derek Betcher * 2004 Augusto Castro * 2005 Derek Betcher * 2006 TD**** * 2007 TD * 2008 Carlos Oquendo * 2009 Josh Meyers * 2010 Josh Meyers * 2011 ----
"A" Pro Cruiser Nat.#1
* 1978 CDNE * 1979 CDNE * 1980 CDNE * 1981 CDNE * 1982 CDNE * 1983 CDNE * 1984 CDNE * 1985 CDNE * 1986 CDNE * 1987 CDNE * 1988 CDNE * 1989 CDNE * 1990 CDNE * 1991 CDNE * 1992 CDNE * 1993 CDNE * 1994 CDNE * 1995 CDNE * 1996 CDNE * 1997 CDNE * 1998 * 1999 * 2000 * 2001 * 2002 Eric Rupe * 2003 Jason Carnes * 2004 * 2005 * 2006 * 2007 TD**** * 2008 TD * 2009 TD * 2010 TD * 2011 ----
Pro Nat. #1 Masters
* 1978 CDNE * 1979 CDNE * 1980 CDNE * 1981 CDNE * 1982 CDNE * 1983 CDNE * 1984 CDNE * 1985 CDNE * 1986 CDNE * 1987 CDNE * 1988 CDNE * 1989 CDNE * 1990 CDNE * 1991 CDNE * 1992 CDNE * 1993 CDNE * 1994 CDNE * 1995 CDNE * 1996 CDNE * 1997 * 1998 * 1999 * 2000 Eric Rupe * 2001 * 2002 Derek Betcher * 2003 * 2004 Eric Rupe * 2005 Dave Bittner * 2006 Kiyomi Waller * 2007 * 2008 Dale Holmes * 2009 Dale Holmes * 2010 Dale Holmes * 2011 ----
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* 1978 CDNE * 1979 CDNE * 1980 Heidi Mirisola(Am)† * 1981 Kathy Schachel(Am) * 1982 Kathy Schachel(Am) * 1983 Kathy Schachel(Am) * 1984 Debbie Kalsow (Am) * 1985 Kathy Schachel(Pro) * 1986 Kathy Schachel(Pro) * 1987 Gaby Bayhi(Pro) * 1988 Stacey Lupfer(Am) * 1989 Jennifer Wardle(Am) * 1990 Christy Homa(Am) * 1991 Melanie Cline (Am) * 1992 Marie McGilvary(Am) * 1993 Michelle Cairns(Am) * 1994 Marie McGilvary(Am) * 1995 Marie McGilvary(Am) * 1996 Marie McGilvary(Sup)‡ * 1997 Michelle Cairns * 1998 Michelle Cairns * 1999 Marie McGilvar * 2000 Natarsha Williams * 2001 Natarsha Williams * 2002 Jill Kintner * 2003 Kim Hayashi * 2004 Kim Hayashi * 2005 Kim Hayashi * 2006 Kim Hayashi * 2007 Kim Hayashi * 2008 Stephanie Barragan * 2009 Dominique Daniels * 2010 Dominique Daniels * 2011 ----
Am Nat.#1 Girls Cruiser
* 1978 CDNE * 1979 CDNE * 1980 CDNE * 1981 CDNE * 1982 CDNE * 1983 CDNE * 1984 CDNE * 1985 CDNE * 1986 CDNE * 1987 CDNE * 1988 CDNE * 1989 CDNE * 1990 CDNE * 1991 Michelle Cairns * 1992 * 1993 * 1994 * 1995 * 1996 * 1997 * 1998 * 1999 * 2000 * 2001 * 2002 * 2003 * 2004 * 2005 * 2006 * 2007 * 2008 TD**** * 2009 TD * 2010 TD * 2011 ----
*Class Did Not Exist
**Until the 1980 season the #1 plate holder was considered #1 overall amateur or professional. The NBL did have a pro class in 1977, 1978 -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em;">
* 1977 Title did not exist* * 1978 Title did not exist* * 1979 Stu Thomsen * 1980 Brent Patterson * 1981 Kevin McNeal * 1982 Brian Patterson * 1983 Brian Patterson * 1984 Pete Loncarevich * 1985 Ronnie Anderson * 1986 Pete Loncarevich * 1987 Charles Townsend * 1988 Mike King * 1989 Gary Ellis * 1990 Gary Ellis * 1991 Pete Loncarevich * 1992 Pete Loncarevich * 1993 Steve Veltman * 1994 Gary Ellis * 1995 Gary Ellis * 1996 Robert MacPherson * 1997 John Purse * 1998 Christophe Lévêque * 1999 Christophe Lévêque * 2000 Wade Bootes * 2001 Warwick Stevenson * 2002 Danny Nelson * 2003 Warwick Stevenson * 2004 Bubba Harris * 2005 Bubba Harris * 2006 Bubba Harris * 2007 Danny Caluag * 2008 Khalen Young * 2009 Randy Stumpfhauser * 2010 Sam Willoughby * 2011 ----
Pro Nat.#1 Cruiser Men
* CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * Title did not exist** * TDNE * TDNE * TDNE * TDNE * TDNE * Eric Rupe * Eric Rupe * Hans Nissen * Kenny May * Kenny May * Darrell Young * Terry Tenette * Justin Green * Kiyomi Waller * Wade Bootes * Kiyomi Waller * Kiyomi Waller * Dale Holmes * Andy Contes * Randy Stumpfhauser * Randy Stumpfhauser * Randy Stumpfhauser * Randy Stumpfhauser * Randy Stumpfhauser * Donny Robinson * Danny Caluag * Danny Caluag * Danny Caluag * Barry Nobles * ----
Veteran Pro Nat.#1 Men
* 1977 CDNE * 1978 CDNE * 1979 CDNE * 1980 CDNE * 1981 CDNE * 1982 CDNE * 1983 CDNE * 1984 CDNE * 1985 CDNE * 1986 CDNE * 1987 CDNE * 1988 CDNE * 1989 CDNE * 1990 CDNE * 1991 CDNE * 1992 CDNE * 1993 Harry Leary * 1994 Harry Leary * 1995 Eric Rupe * 1996 Eric Rupe * 1997 Eric Rupe * 1998 Eric Rupe * 1999 Eric Rupe * 2000 Eric Rupe * 2001 Eric Rupe * 2002 Jason Carnes * 2003 Jason Carnes * 2004 Jason Carnes * 2005 Jason Carnes * 2006 Jason Carnes * 2007 Jason Carnes * 2008 Kenth Fallen * 2009 Kenth Fallen * 2010 Kenth Fallen * 2011 ----
Pro Nat.#1 Women
* CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * Heather Bruns * Michelle Cairns * Jamie Lilly * Alice Jung * Alice Jung * Jamie Lilly * Samantha Cools * Samantha Cools * Alise Post * Alise Post * Dominique Daniels * Dominique Daniels * Dominique Daniels * ----
Am. Nat.#1 Men
* 1977 Title did not exist * 1978 Kyle Fleming * 1979 Richie Anderson * 1980 Richie Anderson * 1981 Jason Wharton * 1982 Steve Veltman * 1983 Doug Davis * 1984 Mike King * 1985 Brent Romero * 1986 Eric Carter * 1987 Mike King * 1988 Kenny May * 1989 Marty Christman * 1990 David Milham * 1991 Zack Roebuck * 1992 Alexis Vergara * 1993 Adam McGuire * 1994 Kevin Royal * 1995 Robert MacPherson * 1996 Matt Ortwein * 1997 Brandon Meadows * 1998 Andy Contes * 1999 Brandon Nicholls * 2000 Ian Stoffel * 2001 Wes Jones * 2002 Sean Lechner * 2003 Josh Oie * 2004 Josh Oie * 2005 David Herman * 2006 David Herman * 2007 Nic Long * 2008 Nic Long * 2009 Corben Sharrah * 2010 Joshua Klatman * 2011 Joshua Klatman
Am. Nat.#1 Cruiser Men
* CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * Jeff Kosmala * Joe Claveau * Steve Veltman * Brett Allen * Jason Johnson * Shawn Callihan * Matt Hadan * Darwin Griffin * Kenny May * Shelby James * Justin Green * In Hee Lee * In Hee Lee * Anthony Freeman * Larry Miersch * Randy Stumpfhauser * Barry Nilson * Barry Nilson * Barry Nilson * Barry Nilson * Wes Jones * Jarret Kolich * Mike Ellis * Kirk Chrisco * Terrel Proctor * Robert O'Gorman * Chris Verhagen * Anthony Russell * Corey Cook * George Goodall * Brodie Spott * ----
Am. Nat.#1 Women
* 1977 CDNE * 1978 CDNE * 1979 CDNE * 1980 CDNE * 1981 CDNE * 1982 Debbie Kalsow * 1983 Cheri Elliott * 1984 Cheri Elliott * 1985 Cheri Elliott * 1986 Dianna Bowling * 1987 Nikki Murray * 1988 Cindy Davis * 1989 Mapuana Naki * 1990 Tammy Daugherty * 1991 Marla Brady * 1992 Betsy Edmunson * 1993 Shara Wilson * 1994 Ashley Recklau * 1995 Cindy Davis * 1996 Ashley Recklau * 1997 Ashley Recklau * 1998 Jessica Cisar * 1999 Brooke Elder * 2000 Brooke Elder * 2001 Alise Post * 2002 Terra Nichols * 2003 Terra Nichols * 2004 Alise Post * 2005 Tyler Schaefer * 2006 Shelby Long * 2007 Dominique Daniels * 2008 Jordan Nopens * 2009 Jordan Nopens * 2010 Tyler Schaeffer * 2011 ----
Am. Nat.#1 Cruiser Women
* CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * CDNE * Leigh Donovan * Leigh Donovan * Dianna Bowling * Stephanie Anderson * Cindy Davis * Sheila Songcuan * Cindy Davis * Cindy Davis * Darcey Cobb * Ashley Recklau * Anna Appleby * Ashley Recklau * Ashley Recklau * Kim Hayashi * Kim Hayashi * Mailani Mcnabb * Alise Post * Alise Post * Samantha Bretheim * Tyler Schaefer * Dominique Daniels * Felicia Stancil * Carly Dyar * Kelsey Van Ogle * ----
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