For a long time I had the idea of organizing a European BMX Hall of Fame to honor our past and present BMX racers, pioneers and others. An important motivation to start a European BMX Hall of Fame also was the fact that present and future riders should know more about the history of their sport and her legends.
In the year 2001 we did officially start with the organization of the "EUROPEAN BMX HALL of FAME".
For many years the ABA (Amercian Bicycle Association, USA), now called USA BMX, has its own USA BMX HALL of FAME, at the moment located at the Chula Vista (San Diego) Olympic sportfacilities in California - USA. Here mainly American BMX pioneers, racers, manufacturers and organisers/promotors are inducted and presented. The USA BMX Hall of Fame has around 140 members at this moment (ending 2016). Seen below, the Hall of Fame awards wall and one outside USA HoF member, Mr. Gerrit Does (inducted in 1998).
HIGHEST NUMBER OF WORLD TITLES WON by the following European Riders in the highest age or performance class, since the start of I.BMX.F. (in 1982), now U.C.I., and at this moment that are the Elite Women and Elite Men classes.
7 BMX WORLD TITLES
Christophe Leveque - France (retired)
5 BMX WORLD TITLES
Phil Hoogendoorn - Holland (retired)
2 BMX WORLD TITLES
Wilco Groenendaal - Holland (retired)
Anita v.d. Mortel - Holland (active)
Thomas Allier - France (retired)
Dale Holmes - England (retired)
Willy Kanis - Holland (retired)
Māris Štrombergs - Latvia (retired)
Magalie Pottier - France (retired)
In this section I will summarize events & results for European riders at the Olympics, World and European Championsships and World Cup Series.