Before Phil Delizia, before Brian Shute, before it all. There was a group of dudes who met on a weekly basis in Millville New Jersey to race their BMX bikes. The year was 1976. One of the riders was Dave Dechert. Dave went all the way and became the first Pro from NJ to win […]
The year, 1982. The photography,The Legendary Bob Osborn. The Magazine, BMX Action (um..legendary as well.) On the left outside? NJ’s own Dave Dechert. NJ Getting the press for over a 1/4 century.
Organized BMX racing began in 1976 in Millville, New Jersey. The East Coast Is The Right Coast is the story of one of the kids to come out of the first generation of BMX racers in New Jersey that eventually went on to be a AA Pro in the ABA and A Pro in the […]
Coming this fall to BMXNJ, “The East Coast Is The Right Coast”, The Dave Dechert Story. This past August the BMXNJ…(um, Brett and Dierdre) crew headed up to Budd Lake, New Jersey to get a little sit down chat with the first true AA Pro to come out of NJ, Dave Dechert. “Dollar” Dave as he would […]
Thanks to my Dad, John ‘Buddy’ McNiel,Jr, I have a great collection of photos to remember what was for me the ‘heyday’ of BMX. Travelling all over the country pursuing my passion – racing, allowed him to pursue his – taking pictures. He loved every minute of the races, and without his and my mom’s […]
I received word from old school NJ ladies racing legend Anne Gnecco this week that OS Pro racer Douglas Daniele had passed on. Doug was an early innovator in the “riders from NJ who decide to set out on their own and start a BMX company” set. In the early 80’s DDPro BMX frames were […]
You gotta check these out! This is direct history of BMX in NJ from one of the BIGGEST tracks of BMX’s heyday in the country, Braddock BMX in North Bergen, NJ. Braddock routinely got on a Friday night more riders at a local race than a state race in the nbl did today. Braddock was […]