Solon Bicycle Racing

The resurgence of BMX racing sprung an interest in our area and seemed really appealing to mainly the older guys who have been riding skateparks and flatland for decades.  Could there be a better reason to form a racing team?  We think not!  Supporting riders at the grassroots level has always been a focus at Solon Bicycle, and we are proud to have assembled a team of awesome humans ranging from age 5 to 51.

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Andy Pauken

Andy's a lifelong cyclist who went 0 to 100 with BMX within the past few years.  His passion and dedication shines bright like a diamond.  Everyone has been keeping a keen eye on this ripper and most have witnessed that a good work ethic rarely goes unnoticed.  Big things are ahead for this rockstar!

Bike - Haro Carbon Citizen Long

Position - Team officer

(Pic: Shayne Ross)

Andy's USA BMX Profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Pullman

John started racing in the early 80s and quickly changed gears to start freestyling.  30ish years later, he has revived his passion and it truly shows in his racing performance.  We wouldn't have assembled this team had it not been for John's desire to start racing again.  Thanks, John!

Bike - Haro Carbon Citizen XL

Position - Team founder

(Pic: Shayne Ross)

John's USA BMX Profile

Bryan Chapdelaine

Bryan is new to racing BMX, but not new to all things extreme!  Spending many years as a rollerblader, skater, BMX park rider, and wakeboarder...racing was a purely natural next step.  Like most things, Bryan instantly took to the sport and has been having a blast ever since!

Position - Team founder

Bike - Haro Carbon Citizen XL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danny Sirkin

Having raced only 4 times in the mid-80s, and not being very good at it, Danny never even thought twice about entering another track. Switching to flatland freestyle for the past 34 years seemed to make more sense. But after John's nudge to race, he was hooked.  This is BMX in it's purest form and he has been having a great time riding, hanging out, and getting to know the awesome extended BMX family at the local track.

Bike - Haro Carbon Citizen XL

Position - Team founder and manager

(Pic: Shayne Ross)

Danny's USA BMX Profile

 

Nick Capp

Nick has become quite a powerhouse in his class. This dude rides more than most and is just as comfortable on his race bike as he is on his dirt jumper. Never underestimate the bowling ball!

Position - Team officer

Bike - Haro Carbon Citizen XXL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Brenner

Thomas is like a quiet storm on the race track. He doesn't say much throughout the day, as he's more of an "actions speak louder than words" kinda guy. Thomas is s super fast expert who has quite the tendency to make podium at every race he attends!

(Pic: Shayne Ross)

Jamie Sinyard

Jamie is our Canadian brutha from anotha mutha!  A former flatlander as well, Jamie is sharpening his chops at various Toronto tracks as we speak.  Jamie also runs his own apparel company that is co-sponsoring  our team.  Check it out at https://hyoh.ca/

Bike - Haro Carbon Citizen XL

(Pic: Gary Simmons)

Jamie's USA BMX / Canada BMX Profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Priebe

Paul started as a racer then quickly turned flatlander, much like many of us. His daughter had an interest in racing so he joined the fun. Since then, Paul has been on fire, making podium at almost every race he attends!

Position - Team officer

Bike - Haro Carbon Citizen XXL

 

(Pic: Shayne Ross)

 

Scotty Richmond

Scotty made his re-entry into BMX racing in late 2019 and has been on a mission ever since. He's been giving his competitors a serious run for their money 3-4 times a week at various tracks around the region. Scotty's extreme dedication to training and getting faster shines through every time the gate drops!

Bike - DK Professional-X

Scotty's USA BMX Profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Carlson

Scott started riding in the 80s, like many of us. Back then, we rode everything from flatland to kick-turn ramps. In the 90s, Scott found his new home at the original Chenga skatepark and quickly became one of the most talented mini-ramp riders that came out of the area. After a toothpick gone wrong in the early 200s, he took some time off to heal. Scott made his re-entry into BMX, only this time, as a racer. He took to it rather quickly and has been getting faster with every gate drop!

Bike - DK Zenith XXL

Scott's USA BMX Profile

 

Tony Manus

Tony was a track dad for the first few seasons of BMX. After sitting on the sidelines for some time, he decided to give racing a go. His dedication and determination shines through every week as he gets faster with every race. We are excited to see Tony grow as a BMX athlete and can't wait to cheer him on when he makes his intermediate debut!

Bike - S&M Steel Panther

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judah Chapdelaine

Son of Bryan, Judah is naturally a tiny hotshot at the track!  This little munchkin has been on fire lately and seems to have a secret gas pedal hidden somewhere on his bike!

Bike - Haro Racelite Mini

(Pic: Shayne Ross)

Paige Priebe

Paige the rage is fast. Faster than she should be for being so new at this. But who cares, right? The kid is a natural! She started not too long ago, quickly bumped classes, and continues to dazzle people every time the gate drops. 

Bike - DK Professional-X

(Pic: Shayne Ross)

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vinny Manus

The kid's got hustle. Part racer, part deep-thinker, V-Smooth is always making moves. His love for BMX is evident every time you see him shred the track. 

Bike - Chase Element

 

Peri Wisner

P-Wiz heads up the sassy department of team SBR and gets help from her executive assistant, Paige. She always delivers a consistently aggressive race performance week after week. Peri is one of our favorite additions to the crew!

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob Pauken

Sneaky fast yet questionably quiet.....this little stylecat loves to trick out on the track, all with a silky-smooth flow. Jacob always has fun on his bike and his riding is a pure reflection of that! 

 

(Pic: Shayne Ross)

 

Hannah Pauken

If you think you're seeing double, you are correct. But nobody knows which one of the twins is gonna win on any given day. They always keep everyone on their toes! Take note of that number plate! 

 

(Pic: Shayne Ross)

 

 

 

 

Alissa Pauken

We are betting that Alissa will be chasing that number one plate that her sister is running. I mean, who doesn't love an underdog, right? It's always super fun to watch the girls race then properly take their place on the podium! 

 

(Pic: Shayne Ross)

Luke Pauken

We have no idea how Luke has the amount of energy he does, but the kid puts the Energizer bunny to shame. Luke has been coming on strong lately and he will probably pass us all in just a few short years.  

 

(Pic: Shayne Ross)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Max Frank

Max started racing earlier this year after being introduced to BMX by way of Ray's Bike Park. This little track assassin has gotten quite comfy on the podium and he does it all while shredding it up on his 18" Haro Downtown freestyle bike.

Marley Frank

She may be known as Max's little sister to some, but around these parts, she's known as the girl that the boys can't catch up to! Fast and fearless are two words that best describe Marley's riding style. These two kooks are always a blast to hang with in the pits.  

 

 

 

 

(Most pics by Shayne Ross)

 

Riders not shown:

 

 

Cory Skinner David Frank Rob Cox
Nico Skinner Carrie Pauken Lilly Cox
Brandon Skinner Carrie Pauken Billy Walters
Bryce Skinner Paul Grenade Keegan Walters
Breck Skinner    
     
     
     
     
     

 

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