Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’

BK, KP, and Jeff K all in Austin

BK, KP, and Jeff K all in Austin

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Hey UGP! I’m down here in Austin, TX with teammate and fellow wisconsinite, Jeff K. We are having a blast and enjoying

Cracked knee cap, zippers, and empty pools

Cracked knee cap, zippers, and empty pools

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Cracked my knee cap, sounds crazy, but I still can walk pretty good so I am not really bummed. Falling from a 9ft cement

New BMX Plus! scans

New BMX Plus! scans

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

These are just a few from their December/30th Anniversary issue, which includes the article of all articles: BMX at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Congrats guys!

Mondrian Shoes at the Great Wall

Mondrian Shoes at the Great Wall

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Kevin O’Brien of the NBL sent us some shots from China the other day. Here’s what he had to say:
“Well, the Mondrians were a big hit in China. The Olympic athletes, UCI, Tourists, CBC Staff, everyone wanted them. So to pay tribute to those wicked shoes, they asked me to take their picture on [...]

Congrats to Mike Day!

Congrats to Mike Day!

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

The first showing of BMX at the Olympics has come and gone, and USA came away with half of the medals. UGP rider [Mike Day] got silver, Donny Robinson got bronze, and Jill Kintner got bronze in women’s. [Kyle Bennett] just barely missed qualifying for the finals after his injury in the semi-finals.
Check the Olympics [...]

BMX Olympic Race Rained Out

BMX Olympic Race Rained Out

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Both the men’s and women’s semi-finals were postponed due to rain, and are scheduled for Friday (for us, that should be tonight). That works out for our own [Kyle Bennett], who could use that extra time to rest—he got dislocated his shoulder during the quarter-finals. And [Mike Day] is already chilling in 1st place.
If you [...]

BMX in the Olympics Starts Tonight!

BMX in the Olympics Starts Tonight!

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Just a quick reminder to keep your TV tuned to NBC tonight to watch [Kyle Bennett], [Mike Day], and Donny Robinson for the mens BMX race! Live coverage begins tonight on NBC at 10 PM EST. Check your local listings or NBC’s Olympics site for deets.
Also, here’s a pic of Mike Day’s bike setup for [...]

Watch BMX on the Olympics Aug 20-21

Watch BMX on the Olympics Aug 20-21

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

As you probably know by now, BMX is making its debut at the Beijing 2008 Olympics Games, and our own UGP riders [Kyle Bennett] and [Mike Day] are half of the US BMX team. The races will be televised on NBC in the US and CBC in Canada, and should be live, but make sure [...]

Mike Day is going to the Olympics

Mike Day is going to the Olympics

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

UGP rider [Mike Day] won a spot on the US Olympic BMX Team after his victory at the US Olympic trials this past Saturday. Mike needed first place to make it to the Olympics…and he got it! Mike’s going to be joining UGP teammate [Kyle Bennett] and Jill Kintner. We’ll find out on July 1st [...]

Kyle Bennett on NBC’s Today Show

Kyle Bennett on NBC’s Today Show

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

On April 30, NBC, the official US Olympic broadcaster for the 2008 Games, gave BMX Racing it’s 15 minutes of fame. The NBC Today Show, which draws in more than six MILLION viewers, was filmed ‘Live’ from Rockefeller Plaza in downtown, New York City. Two separate segments were filmed to showcase the sport and [...]