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Blast From The Past
Hartlove droppin the hammer for real! Digging the photoshop action... 2007 maybe? BANG!
EVS 2013 Rider Contract
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Racer's Edge Dominates at USAC MTB Nationals
Kevin Liebig won Gold in both Dual Slalom and 40-44 Cat. 1DH. Cory Zell took home the Silver in 19-29 Cat. 1 DH. Mike Hummel won the 35-39 Cat. 1 DH title and Tom Schuler grabbed the top spot in the 30-34 Cat. 1 DH. Great job guys! Congrats on your titles!
Liebig, Zell, Hummel. Put em up.
Kevin crushing it.
Hummel, Schuler, Liebig all smiles.
Some more random DH Action...
A f ew pics from the team:
Evan Picinotti on his way down, Windham DH
Eric Barger droppin in at WISP.
Rich Ricker stirring up dust, Windham DH
Racers Edge Puts Up Double 1st at Mass...
Big props to Kevin Liebig and Tom Schuler for tearing it up at the Massanutten DH race on 4/29. Both brought home expert 1st place medals in their respective age classes.
Liebig gettin' nice.
Schuler standing tall on top the podium.
Chesapeake BMX in Full Swing
The track in Severn, MD has been recently reconstructed with the masterful Racers Edge front man Mike Hartlove steering the loader. The track is bad ace and with two races run the feedback continues to be all positive. Check out www.chesapeakebmx.com for directions and get out there for some gates. Can you believe the weather? With the sun shinning it's made the early season a popular one, the parking lot has been packed on Sundays for sure.
Four year old Buster Barger showing off his Strider class medal after tearing it up in Chesapeake BMX's first ever Strider race.
Team GT Training Camp
Being hosted by the Ohio Dreams Actions Sports Camp, check out the Ohio Dreams website for more info.
GT/Racers Edge Jerseys
Check the new 2012 design...
Racer's Edge, Inc. Sports Marketing Manager, Don Hampton (DH Productions), made the trip to the GT headquaters in Bethel, CT. and presented a small token of appreciation for the continued support of our program. Mark Peterman (General Manager - Left ) and Tyler Barrnes ( Dir. of Marketing - Right ) hold a framed jersey from the 2010-2011 programs, where the team consistantly finished in the top 10% of all competition. GT has stepped it up another notch with their commitment to BMX racing for 2012 and we are honored to, again, be a part of their program. Look for the new 2012 GT/Racer's Edge Jerseys to be in the front of a moto near you!
Lars takes Worlds!
Our man Lars Tribus wins Vet World Championships in Brazil, check out his story on GT's news page. Way to go Lars!
Lars Tribus showing off his gold.
NBL Battlefield Nationals
The Racer's Edge/GT team traveled to Petersburg, Va. on April 2-3 for the first outdoor National of the season. The weather was super windy and chilly on Saturday but that did not stop the squad from earning it's first team win of the year! Sunday, the team was honored to lead the parade lap and despite the better weather would have to settle for a fifth out of 18 teams....not a bad weekend! Pics below courtesy of Marty Wastler.
Carl Harney is looking strong in 10 Challenger.
Northeast Regional Championship
Lexington, Va .
Last weekend the NBL hosted the first of four Northeast Regional
Championship race weekends in Lexington, Va.
Mike Hartlove went down early Wednesday morning to help with the track
build and set up. Eric Bress had the majority of the track shaped by the
time Mike got there and it was looking good.
After two straight days of raking, watering and rolling, the track was
dialed for racing. By Friday morning there was little left to do other
than hang some banners and set up the pit areas. After Friday's
practice, most of the team decided to get some dinner and rest for
Saturday. Only the Harney's would stay for the pre-race, as they
dominated the feild.
Saturday the vibe was great. Everyone was digging the track and ready to
battle. Erica, Austin and Carl Harney all won their classes and were
solid scores on the team sheet. Billy Hartlove was set up for a perfect
score but drew gate seven in the main and would have to settle for
second in his 20" class. Mike Hummel also scored a second along with Anthony Jefferson in 35-39 and 40-44 cruiser.
The team finished 5th on the day in the combined competition and joined
in Sunday morning's parade lap.
The Harney's all seemed to exhaust themselves Saturday as each of them
dropped to second on Sunday - still a terrific effort! Billy was again
looking for the elusive perfect only to have the same exact result as
Satuday. Mark Bell decided to build his new GT Speed Series and test it
out on Sunday. After some tweaking, he got things right and slayed it,
finishing a disputed third.
All in all, an awesome weekend was enjoyed by all. There will be some
down time until the next event and the team will certainly be training
hard until then.
Thanksgiving Classic...better late then never...
The 2011 NBL National Series has kicked off with a bang! The NBL Thanksgiving Classic drew nearly 200 motos while the ABA Grands were going on in Oklahoma. Combined, over 4000 people were racing BMX the weekend after Thanksgiving. Think it's safe to say "BMX racing is alive and kicking"
The Racer's Edge/GT squad descended upon Morristown with 30+ racers. The team, without several of their top riders, did exceptionally well, finishing 8th out of 20 on Sat. and 5th out of 20 on Sunday. The next stop is Columbus, OH. for the Christmas Classic, where the team hope to crack the top three.
Thanks to Nick McIntosh for the photos.
Team presence at Morristown.
Racer's Edge Team Building Weekend
Wisp Resort, Nov. 13-14, 2010
This past weekend, the Racer's Edge/GT team hosted a team building weekend in, beautiful, Garrett County, Maryland.
The weekend's activities started Saturday morning with trampoline jumping, mini motocross and four wheeler riding at the Hartlove's. After Smiley's pizza for lunch, the group made the three-minute trip over to the fabulous Wisp Resort, where we were treated like royalty. Team members enjoyed mountain coaster rides, canopy tours and ice skating on a 65 degree day.
After a long afternoon at Wisp, we returned to the Hartlove compound for an all star cook-out, courtesy of Christi and Mike.
The day ended with an awesome bonfire, where we held our first team meeting of the 2011 season. Meeting minutes are being sent out to all members unable to attend.
Sunday morning came quick and the kids were ready to ride moto's again before 7am. After a gourmet breakfast, the little kids rode moto while the big kids wrapped up the business at hand. From there, we made the short trip over to Smiley's for lunch, where again, we were treated like royalty. Teammates participated in a sinister round of laser tag, played video games and rallied the go-carts. By 2pm we were saying our good-byes and counting the days until we converge on Morristown, Tenn. for the first NBL National of the 2011 season.
A very special thanks goes out to Michael Valach at Wisp Resort, Megan Redinger at Smiley's, and, of coarse, Marty Wastler for the photos. Can't wait to see you all in Tennessee and kick off our best season yet! For more information on the best resort in the mid-Atlantic, check out www.WispResort.com
2010 Season in a Nut Shell
As the 2010 season draws to an end, the Racer's Edge team of riders, parents, volunteers, supporters, and dreamers wishes to acknowledge a few of our 2010 season highlights.
We have maintained our 12 yr. presence on the Mountain Bike circuit with just a few riders competing. Kevin Liebig made it on to the podium at every slalom he raced. Dave Mock competed, as a pro, in the US Championships in Colorado. Locally, Phil Cook and Tom Schuler dominated their classes while Mike Hummel won the overall series at Seven Springs.
The BMX team had a stellar debut year. The team finished 12th out of nearly 70 teams in the team NBL competition. Several riders achieved amazing personal results as well. Tom Kuehn (35-39 Cruiser), Jordan Bell (9 girls) and Casey Wasler (14 Nov.) each won the Northeast Regional championships. Kyle and Alex Kuhen both won the ABA Redline Cup. Anthony Jefferson (40-44 cruiser) Improved to National #2 after a serious battle for #1 which ended in the main at the grands. Christi Hartlove 35-39 W Cruiser.) earned national #3, Mike Hummel (35-39 Cruiser) earned national #7 and the most accomplished rider this season, Chris Bryan (25-29 cruiser and 20") earned the National #1 as well as the NBL Big "A" title. 90 % of the team earned a national number and improved last year's ranking.
The 5th annual BikeToberJam was a late season celebration for all the team riders and several newcomers. Held in conjunction with the Hereford Fall and Wine festival, the event drew nearly 300 racer's and spectators and enticed more than 20 new riders to test their skills on the Dual track. Surprise guests included Jim DeChamp and Special Greg from the Nitro Circus, who generously gave away autographed posters to all the kids.
photo - Mike on the mic, kept the crowd pumped all weekend long at the BikeToberJam.
"how does this thing work again?"
Photo Coutesy of Dustin Hansbrough;
Pool boy in training, Photography student, Applying Baltimore County Fireman, 5yr. Racer's Edge teammate and all around good dude.
Blue Mtn DH 10/31/10: Leibig, Shueler, Cook...
Take One, two, and three. Racers Edge sweeps the podium in expert downhill. Great job fellas! These are some fast friends for sure.
Biketoberjam Pics by George Lang
Some quality candid shots of the festival... Thanks George!
Biketoberjam 2010 - October 16th & 17th
Thanks to all who made it out this year and hats off to the winners! Another great race and an all out great time. Check out the results for both the Dual and Mini Moto. There are a ton of pics... need some time to sort through and we'll post links soon. Special thanks to Mike Hartlove for all of his time and effort to pull this race off. Give this man a permanent track!!!!
Liebig wins Giant Slalom / Schueler wins DH
10/3/10, Snowshoe. Racers Edge takes top spot in two races, Liebig on the podium twice with a 3rd in the DH too.
Ride to benefit the Arthritis Foundation
Message from Lars Tribus
Kevin Liebig wins Blue Mtn MTB Slalom
9/6/10, part of the Vertical Earth series.
2010 NBL Grand National
Derby City BMX Louisville, KY:
Thanks to all the team members who made the long trip out and to Marty Wastler for the awesome pics.
The team finished 12th on the weekend and 12th out of 66 teams overall for the year. Not too bad for our first year program.
604 Anthony Jefferson was hungry for the #1 and it all would come down to the main. Randy Bitnitis would claim the title and Jefferson would have to settle for #2 in the 40-44 cruisers - one of the biggest classes of the event.
NBL Northeast Regional Championships at Bethel Ct.
Thanks again to Marty Wastler for the pics and to everyone at GT for coming out to support the team.
275 Alex Kuhen catching some bike air
NBL Stars and Stripes National - South Park, Pittsburgh.
MTB at Seven Springs June 13th .
Racers Edge takes up some more podium in the DH.
Liebig , Hummel and sons grab 1 & 2 in the expert Downhill.
MTB at WISP June 5 & 6 .
Racers Edge takes the entire podium at this years first Dual race... it was a wet one.
NBL Keystone National 5/29-30/10
UPDATES from the last few and whats ahead..
NBL Freedom National Photo's, 5/7 /10
Thank You to our BMX Team Photographer Marty Wastler.
Massanutten YEE HA Downhill Race 5/1
Racers Edge DH team takes up some podium... Check out Massenutten's website for the complete results.
NBL Northeast Regional, Howell, NJ April 16-18
A handfull of pics below, race report to come...
Check this out!
Jack Frost Classic. Mar 20-22
Race Report and some pictures below. Team Edge looking good in 2010!
Our deepest sympathies
BMX team manager Michele Bell and her family; husband Mark, and
children, Hunter and Jordan. Michele lost her mother on Monday to Bone cancer. She was only diagnosed last week and her passing was quick.
Please keep our extended BMX family in your thoughts and prayers...
NBL Spring Nationals. Mar 3 & 4
Here is Racer's Edge team Race Report from the weekend action in Tenesee. Might be able to dig up some photos too, so check back soon...
NBL Blue Ridge National. Jan 9 & 10
The Racer's Edge makes it's 2010 BMX team debut and takes home some very positive results... check out the Race Report and a few photos of the action below.
RACERS EDGE 2010!
Click here to view sponsorship info and the race plan for the 2010 season.
GT Bikes is back with us this year! We are super pumped!
Dustin's Biketober Jam Pics.
Check out some more shots of Jam action.
Biketober Jam 2009
RESULTS are in.
We got it in! Thanks to all who made it out after all of the rain and chedule changes. And another thanks to all of the hands that helped dry the track out Sunday morning. The track was sweet by race time, just took some loving to get 'er going. As always, a great day of racing. Congratulations to the winners!! Check some of Ethan White's photos of the action...
Racers Edge makes the North County News
Check out our sweet photo from the North County News website, see below for the caption.
Mike Hartlove, foreground, BMX rider and owner of Racers Edge, will host BikeToberJam, a two-day bicycle and mini-motocross racing event, Oct. 24 and 25, on Mt. Carmel Road in Hereford. The event was supposed to be a part of the Hereford Fall Festival, but after that event was canceled last weekend due to weather, Hartlove, shown with colleagues Eric Barger, riding, and Toby Carson, atop the skid loader, set up the course and is planning to have the event. (Staff photo by Matt Roth)
More Cap Cup Pics.
Grayson Hall was snappin' away at the race too. Check em out.
2009 Capital Cup....
Read the 2009 Cap Cup Wrap Up post race report written by MIke Hartlove. Also the results are in, they are posted on the right hand side of your screen. Good racing to all, thanks to big momma nature for drying us out!
Capital Cup Photos @ Sicklines.com....
Check out your photo from the race. Mad props to Justin and the Sicklines crew for snappin some great pics of the Saturday Dual and Sunday DH. Our photographer was a no show, thank you for being there!!! Check out Sicklines.com
BMX family makes the papers, check the article.
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