I didn’t catch a lot of The Grands livefeed over the weekend but I did have the dumb luck to tune in at just the right time to see a little bit of BMX history go down.
Here’s the setting: Drew Motley was in the gate in the no-joke 46-50 cruiser main.
He needed a win –and only a win– to take the overall cruiser title.
No pressure, right?
Well, he got it done.
From lane 7, if I remember correctly.
That’s an accomplishment on its own…but what might be more exciting is he did it on a bicycle with no chain!
This is the first time a non-chain bike has taken a BMX title!
Motley’s performance and title certainly add some additional legitimacy to YESS BMX’s innovative concept.
It will be interesting to see if this now prompts other riders (and companies) to jump on the Belt Drive bandwagon.
(Pics: BMX News & USA BMX)