The American Bicycle Association Joins Team Solitaire

The World¿s largest BMX sanctioning body partners with Fly Racing Yamaha for the 2004 AMA Supercross/Motocross Series

Albuquerque, NM (December 17, 2003) ¿ Fly Racing Yamaha is proud to announce the newest member of the Team Solitaire family, The American Bicycle Association (ABA) the world¿s largest BMX sanctioning and governing body.

Team Solitaire and the ABA will work together in 2004 to continue the crossover bridge between BMX and Supercross/Motocross. Fans attending the THQ AMA Supercross Series and the Chevy Trucks AMA US Motocross Championships will have the opportunity to enter contests and give-aways that will include Mongoose Bicycles, ABA Memberships, and other swag by stopping by the Team Solitaire pit area.

¿The Team Solitaire/ABA partnership is a unique and exciting opportunity for everyone,¿ said Ryan Clark, Team Solitaire owner and rider. ¿Both sports have a strong family appeal and a big crossover between participants and enthusiasts. Team Solitaire¿s philosophy to ¿level the playing the field¿ crosses all sports boundaries, especially BMX.¿

ABA¿s President Clayton John said, ¿This is an exciting time for the ABA membership and our family of local tracks. The ABA is working hard to promote BMX by attracting new local participants. Ryan Clark and Team Solitaire¿s professionalism both on and off the track will represent the ABA well in our efforts to expose new people to the great sport of BMX.¿ is an Albuquerque-based private racing team. For 2004, the team will be supported by Fly Racing, Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, KBC Helmets, Dragon Goggles, Tag Metals, Swedetech Racing Engines, The American Bicycle Association, Enzo Racing, Polisport Plastics, Yamalube, One Industries, FMF, Racer X Illustrated, MX Culture, Bridgestone, Braking, Motion Pro, Excel Rims, RK Chains,, Pro X Pistons, V Force Delta2, Carbon Fiber Works, TekBolt, and Ride Engineering. For more information and to order merchandise, log on to

Founded in 1977, the Gilbert, Arizona-based American Bicycle Association is the world¿s largest BMX sanctioning body. It is the duty of the ABA to establish the rules of racing that provide fair competition and fun family entertainment for all of its 60,000 plus members. For more information on joining the ABA log on to