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September 15, 1991
Cale McConnaughy of Forest Hill made another addition to his more than 30 trophies last weekend by winning the Maryland State Bicycle Motocross Championship in the 6-expert class at the Columbia BMX Super Track.McConnaughy qualified for the main event by placing first inone of three "mottos," or preliminary laps.He finished in front of Justin Townsend of Lowman, N.Y., Tommy Geary of Mount Airy and Charlie Furr of Mount Airy.McConnaughy earned triple points for the race and was awarded a trophy, along with the No. 1 plate and a BMX racing jacket.
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By Paul Pierre-Louis, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2014
Before BMX rider Jamie Bestwick could hop on his bike and spend time doing what he loves most, he had to go to work. Starting at 16, Bestwick spent 12 years working various jobs to earn his living. He was a ceramic tiler, then worked at a chocolate factory and then at an airplane engine repair company. Back then, BMX was just a hobby - a part-time job, at best - that he couldn't get off his mind. “Every day, I would go to work and I would work this job, but all I would sit there thinking about was riding my bike,” said Bestwick, who will compete today at the Dew Tour Beach Championships in Ocean City.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | August 16, 1995
Hidden away in Columbia -- little-known to even many of its neighbors -- Maryland's only BMX race course carries the torch for a youthful subculture that's on the rise again after years of decline.Tucked behind Harper's Choice Village Center on Columbia's west side, the dirt, one-fifth-mile-long bicycle motocross track is largely quiet six days a week. But every Sunday, more than 100 helmeted thrill-seekers -- from 6-year-old Christopher Daley of Damascus to 48-year-old Larry Simpson of Bridgeville, Del. -- flock there for jumps, hairpin turns and spills.
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By Andrew Bahl and The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2014
The 2014 Dew Tour will return to Ocean City for the fourth consecutive year, organizers announced Monday . While the remainder of the schedule has yet to be announced, the Ocean City event, scheduled to run from June 25-29, will kick off the 10th incarnation of the Dew Tour. “The continued support of the city for the past three years sets us up for an exciting return to Ocean City during our 10 th Anniversary season,” Eric Grilly, President of Alli Sports, which operates the tour, said in a news release.
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By Christy Kruhm and Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 10, 1997
IF KEITH BUSWELL has his way, BMX racing will be coming to Mount Airy.Buswell is optimistic about plans to construct a dirt BMX racetrack at Mount Airy's Watkins Park as early as spring. The Mount Airy resident recently formed Mount Airy BMX Inc., a nonprofit organization to promote the sport. The organization is sanctioned by the American Bicycle Association.Buswell is pushing for approval to lease a 2-acre section of Watkins Park from the town. His efforts, he said, are fueled by community interest and support from local residents and bicycle shops in Frederick and Westminster.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | July 13, 1997
Mount Airy may become the first Carroll town to take control of a county-owned park -- an unusual move that could bring the county its first BMX racing track.A county official has offered Mount Airy a long-term lease on Watkins Park, a 44-acre tract within town borders on Route 27, south of Watersville Road.The Town Council responded favorably to the offer at its meeting Monday.If the town leases the park, the council would consider a proposal from a private business owner to build a bicycle motocross (BMX)
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Staff writer | November 4, 1990
In May 1985, the Lane family of Sykesville spent an ordinary day shopping for shrubs -- little knowing that day would help plan their weekends for the next five years.It was on that day that John and Pat Lane's oldest son, Matthew, now 9, noticed a couple of youths across the street from the nursery racing what he and his mother thought were motorcycles. It turned out to be a bicycle motocross track."The following week, Matt raced a neighbor at the Howard County BMX track and he has been racing ever since," Pat said.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,SUN STAFF | June 12, 1996
Operators of Maryland's only BMX bicycle race course -- Columbia BMX Supertrack -- are looking for a new home now that a Rouse Co. subsidiary has told them to make way for a Safeway supermarket to be built in a west Columbia village center."
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April 22, 1999
FireWestminster: Firefighters responded at 4: 59 p.m. Tuesday to an auto fire in the first block of Hahn Road.PoliceWestminster: A resident of Bond Street told police on Tuesday that someone took a yellow BMX bicycle from her back yard. Loss is estimated at $400.Pub Date: 4/22/99
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | July 13, 1997
Mount Airy may become the first Carroll town to take control of a county-owned park -- an unusual move that could bring the county its first BMX racing track.A county official has offered Mount Airy a long-term lease on Watkins Park, a 44-acre tract within town borders on Route 27, south of Watersville Road.The Town Council responded favorably to the offer at its meeting Monday.If the town leases the park, the council would consider a proposal from a private business owner to build a bicycle motocross (BMX)
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By Rachael Pacella, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2013
The Dew Tour Beach Championships brings the action to Ocean City this week for the third year in a row. The extreme sports competition includes events in BMX, skateboarding and surfing all right on the beach. Here are 10 tips on how to really enjoy the action. 1. Bring the kids. Nothing is cooler than seeing your favorite skater up close. Sponsors typically have some extra surprises for the kids- skateboard and BMX courses set up so they can skate like the legends. They can also get their boards and other items autographed by the skaters.
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By Aaron Kasinitz, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2013
Coral Shreve held her breath as her 10-year-old son Ethan lost control of his bike and thudded down onto the track's dirt surface during a practice run in early March at the Chesapeake BMX track in Severn. Any mom would be concerned, but Ethan is a bit different. He was born 26 weeks premature, spent the first four years of his life on a ventilator and needed to eat through a feeding tube until he was 5. Several years ago doctors weren't sure he'd ever be able to ride a bike, let alone compete in bicycle motocross races.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2013
Few sports can claim participants from toddlers to retirees, but BMX is one of them. BMX - short for bicycle motocross - will begin its local season when the first event in 2013 for Chesapeake BMX is held Sunday at Severn-Danza Park in Severn. The season will be highlighted by the BMX national championships in Severn in mid-June. According to Karen Bean, whose 5-, 7- and 11-year-old sons are seriously into BMX: "We're trying to draw some attention and attract families to the sport.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2011
Logan Pringle and Abby MacLeod are typical kids when it comes to playing sports, trying to figure out which suit their talents and temperament. But when it comes to the sport they are best at - bicycle motocross, or BMX - Logan and Abby are among a select group of youngsters who can call themselves national champions. And, perhaps, Olympic champions someday. Just as kids their age - Logan is 9 and Abby is 12 - have long dreamed of taking home an Olympic gold medal in basketball or figure skating, a new generation of BMX racers can have the same aspirations now tha the sport was added to the Olympic ledger for Beijing in 2008.
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By From Sun staff reports | July 25, 2011
Dundalk native Bucky Lasek made history Sunday night, winning his Dew Tour-record 10th skateboard vert final. The 38-year-old bested some of the biggest names in vert skating, Pierre-Luc Gagnon and Shaun White, in front of the largest skate vert crowd in Dew Tour history at the Pantech Open on the beach in Ocean City . "Words can't explain how I feel right now. I went all last year without a win. To come back this year to win the first...
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July 21, 2011
The Dew Tour's Pantech Open starts today in Ocean City. Qualifiers for skateboarding get underway at 12:30 p.m. The rest of the events also have qualifiers today, including BMX Park, BMX Vert and skate bowl, which is a first-time event for the tour. Check out this video tour of the beachfront BMX Park with professional BMX rider Ryan Nyquist.
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By Dana Hedgpeth and Dana Hedgpeth,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1996
Two youths on bicycles tried to rob a pizza deliverer Wednesday night in the 10000 block of Governor Warfield Parkway, Howard County police said.About 7: 15 p.m., the Papa John's driver was standing by his car after making a delivery when two males on BMX bikes approached. One drew a silver revolver and demanded his money and wallet. The victim refused to hand them over and fled on foot, leaving his car.One suspect is described as a 16-year-old black male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds.
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September 1, 1994
POLICE* Westminster: An official of J&B Plumbing and Heating Services of East George Street reported someone broke into the business Tuesday and stole copper tubing and fittings valued at $600. The representative said the intruder also did an estimated $1,000 in damage to a motorcycle inside the building.A resident of Mayfield Court told police someone stole his lawn mower from his house Tuesday. He estimated the loss at $343.A resident of Johahn Drive reported someone stole a black and gray BMX bicycle valued at $90 from the rear yard of her house Sunday.
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By Sirage Yassin and Sirage Yassin,Sun reporter | July 14, 2007
Ryan Nyquist had seen Stephen Murray execute the move many times. It was a move, Nyquist said, most bicycle motocross riders - even professionals - won't dare try. But this move, a double back flip at the highest point of ascension, had won many BMX events for Murray over the years. When performed correctly, it would send a rush through a crowd. And because of the move's inherent danger, it would force judges to give Murray a top score. Nyquist, who won the BMX dirt finals at the Dew Tour's first stop at the Camden Yards Sports Complex three weeks ago, also had seen Murray crash before.
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By Dan Igo and Dan Igo,Sun Reporter | June 25, 2007
After his run in yesterday's BMX park finals, defending champion Daniel Dhers thought his score wouldn't trump Michael Spinner's 92.67. Fortunately for Dhers, the judges disagreed and he took home the event's championship at the AST Dew Tour's Panasonic Open at the Camden Yards sports complex. Dhers' score of 93.17 overtook Spinner, and Dennis Enarson's 90.17 was good for third place. Despite being the defending Dew Cup champion and coming into the finals ranked first overall, Dhers said he didn't feel any additional pressure.
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