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The Battle for Midwest BMX | 2019

Yes indeed BMX fans, it is that time of the year when we start to load up the cannons for the 6th annual Battle for Midwest BMX! This year we are stoked to welcome the Hoffman Sports Association (HSA) as our sanctioning body, and also a brand new sponsor Hoffman Bikes.  We are stoked this year to get the winter park season blasting off!  Bill Nitschke from Wonder Wheels BMX will be helping out and the mic and other administrative orders once again this year also. 

Take a peek at the newly formed guidelines for the series points, and be ready to battle it out for the series winner in each class (excluding open) receives a free week of camp at Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camp.

The Open Class: A Shotgun format, 3 runs overall with the lowest 1/3 removed after each round.  Prize or Cash to be given out to each round winner.  This will encourage all who are just out for the fun and support of this series, and those in support of pure fun and freestyle BMX.

Example: Round 1 – Rad | Round 2 –  Radder |Round 3 – Raddest   

We are looking forward to seeing all of your friendly faces this year.  Follow BFMWBMX on Instagram for more media!

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Battle Contest Results, Photos & Video: Stop #1 The Fort Wayne Indoor

Aiden Amburgey Roasts a Flair at The Battle for Midwest BMX | Photo: Matt Hakey


JUDGES

Josh Orr | Brandon Wolferman | Bill Nitschke

Words: Rich Hoppe | Photos: Matt Hakey


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The th year in The Battle for Midwest BMX officially kicked off in Fort Wayne, Indiana at The Fort Wayne Indoor BMX & Skatepark sponsored by Wonder Wheels BMX &  Summit City Bicycles.  The weekend started off on Friday night with a practice session to help get some of the new folks used to the unique layout inside the Fort Wayne Indoor.

The day began  with a 2.5 hour practice session, Alec Rutherford was attempting to win practice but we never actually judged practice!  After practice ended we  moved straight into the contest.  Beginners were up 1st and the butterflies were tearing up everyone’s stomach for sure.  Once we got the butterflies out, Ethan Webb ended up taking the victory with various 1 footed moves and a few Steve Questa inspired wall rides was enough to take the top spot. Congrats to all the beginners who stepped up and participated in the Battle Contest!

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Oddcast B.R.O.A.D.D.C.A.S.T E6|S1

After a 4 month hiatus, Bill & Rich catch up from the past few months worth of contests and skatepark madness! Bill is live, previously recorded coming to you live super fast. This is the 3rd attempt at recording this episode after 2 failures, here we are right in your ear hole. We are all over the place so keep your ears peeled and your eyes on the horizon. Here we Go

Topics: The Fort Wayne Indoor, The Battle for Midwest BMX, The Old School Swap Meet, The Kitchen BFMWBMX Stop, Woodward Old School meetup, Bills Calendar and of course the PSA is Scooters.

We open a skatepark, we do a little Tit for Tat for Brian Leonard from cannon-fodder.com, we talk a little crap, we update, and we originate.

Give us a listen and we can’t wait to catch up with you all on ridersgottaride.com to view the videos and other links from the Bill and Rich Oddcast Broaddcast

JA – Bill & Rich

Give us a listen and we can’t wait to catch up with you all on ridersgottaride.com to view the videos and other links from the Bill and Rich Oddcast Broaddcast

JA – Bill & Rich

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The Bill & Rich Oddcast B.R.O.A.D.D.C.A.S.T – E3|S1

The Oddcast Broaddcast (3)

In this 20 minute episode we touch on the Solution Action Sports Crew at the Indiana State Fair, along with a bunch of information about The Fort Wayne Indoor BMX & Skatepark current status as well as some info on the October 1st date for our fall fundraiser. Bill touches base on YORK JAM  Also we touch on park etiquette for the newbies, getting to know your local parks department if you want to your sport to become a positive asset to your personal community.  Bill and I reflect on past times at the Indiana State fairgrounds Swine Barn over 30 years ago, as we discuss “Sexual Chocolate” – Peep it and we appreciate you all giving us a listen!

 

Below is some GoPro footage of Rich testing out the ramp set-up at the State Fair!

 

 

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Stop #3 The Fort Wayne Indoor – Results

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7 Year old DJ Martin – Winner Beginner Class!

The Battle for Midwest BMX continues at stop #3 in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the Fort Wayne Indoor BMX & Skatepark.  The support was very stong as BMX’ers rolled in from all over the Midwest to show off some BMX Freestyle!

The day began with a meeting with all the riders to go over the format for this years Battle at the Fort Wayne Indoor. We decided to do the 1st run in the street section of the park, then the 2nd two runs in the park section of the skatepark.  We moved the crown from one room to another in order to promote healthy living and also to ensure everyone in attendance got their steps in for the  day.

Thanks to everyone who made it out for some good old fashion BMX and conratulations to the all the competitors at this years Stop #3 in Fort Wayne Indiana!

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Points Update: Stop #3 – The Kitchen Pro Am+Girls March 21,22

Pro AM Schedule 3.13.15

The Battle for Midwest BMX and The 4th Annual Kitchen Pro/Am+Girls Classes are in one weeks time!  The 1st two stops have been amazing thus far in the battle for amateur supremacy.  The Kitchen BMX & Skatepark in South Bend is a very special to me personally as it is my favorite BMX Riders very own park.  I am talking about Brett Banasiewicz, the man, the myth the kid who killed contests all over this fine planet of ours year after year.

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Stop #2 The Fort Wayne Indoor, Fort Wayne Indiana -Results, Words & Pictures

A view from DJ Dap One’s office for the day!

The Blizzard Battle for Midwest BMX round #2 of the 4 stop winter series started out with actual blizzard conditions this time around.  When you live near Lake Michigan it comes with a “bonus” they call the “Lake Effect” snow.  Basically the snow moves across Lake Michigan as it gains traction and blows 40mph+ winds and snow across half of northern Indiana.  Normal drives from South Bend would typically take 1.5 hours, turned into 4-5 hour drives with completely white out conditions for most of the state.  We delayed the contest an hour for the ones who braved the straight up scary weather conditions.  Some couldn’t even make it out for this round Ie: Nico Vanderheyden, Bill & Brett Banasiewicz.  No matter the conditions outside the course inside was ready to be lit on fire by the riders who made it for this competition.  Huge props out to the crew out of Wisconsin who made a weekend out of the 2nd round battle.

Judges:  

Steve Deese – Andy Hamil – Chad Newman –  Jeremy Wysong – Christopher Noble 

 DJ: Dap One – Photos: Josh Orr

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Ray’s MTB Rookie of the Year / King of Rhythm Video

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Here is the video from the 1st stop in Cleveland, Ohio!  Stop #2 is in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the Fort Wayne Indoor BMX & Skate Park February 14th.  Bring your Valentine to Fort Wayne for some BMX Action!  Thank You to all of the sponsors and people who helped make this happen.  I hope to see everyone at the next 3 stops as we shred though this winter season!

Judges:  

Steve Questa – Nick Bruce – Scott Yoquelet – Karl Poynter – Andy Sizemore  

Brett Banasiewicz

 

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The Battle for Midwest BMX – 2015 Schedule Announced

2015 Battle for Midwest BMX

Take note of this 2015 RidersGottaRide.com Contest Series will be taking place!  Here are the preliminary dates for each contest.  Keep your eyes peeled for more information coming soon!

January 10, 2015 Rays MTB Cleveland, OH -AM Contest “Rookie of the Year”  from 3-6pm with Pro/ Open bringing back the (KOR) KING OF RHYTHM in the Rhythm Room 6-9pm $30 Pro Open Entry – Cash Payout
February 14, 2015 – The Fort Wayne, Indoor, Fort Wayne IN – AM classes Only – Park Opens at 10:30am – Contest Starts at 1pm
March 21/22, 2015 – The Kitchen BMX & Skatepark – Pro/AM  South Bend, Indiana – AM , GIRLS, PRO/OPEN -Times TBA
April 18, 2015 – Ohio Dreams Action Sport Camp – Butler, Ohio – Amateur Classes and Final Points Round Up.  -Time TBA
More Information Comings Soon!  SAVE THE DATES!
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The Fort Wayne Indoor

The Fort Wayne Indoor – BMX & Skateboard Park

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The opening of the only indoor skatepark is a few short weeks away.  We pushed through the obstacles of Indiana summers and managed to raise enough money to keep the dream alive for another year!  The park will be undergoing some big changes, all geared towards making the place a much stronger place for bikers, skaters, and the community to gather and meet up with friends, new and old.  Check out www.thefortwayneindoor.com to keep up to date with all the fun stuff going on over the cold winter months.  September 10th 2014 is the date, I hope to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones out there!  Cheers to all