School + BMX = A New Pro
There has been a lot of talk lately about schooling and BMX. Some schools have new BMX programs , there is even a full Collegiate program now, with a Collegiate Championship. With this all in mind, we would like you to help us welcome an old face back to the Supercross BMX program as our new Pro. Mr. Alan Hudson.
Alan will make his official debut for the Supercross BMX / Dream For your Future Factory team this weekend at the Music City Nationals in Nashville, TN where he will be wearing his new colors for the first time.
Everyone remembers Alan as “Hot Pants” the infamous nick name given to him by Mike Redman, and one day you may have to call him Coach Hot Pants, or Professor Hot Pants, as he is now going for his Political Science Degree and is doing Coaching, Recruiting and Racing for Mars Hill University along with Supercross. ( Read the full story on him joining Mars Hill here )
Alan, is proving part of a continuing tradition of what we stand here at Supercross with the academics. Kenth Fallen our Vet Pro earned his degree while racing, Blake Carney our 4x Pro getting his degree while traveling the World 4x Series, Speedline/Supercross’ Kim Hayashi is finishing up her Dental Degree while racing, Dani George became the Valedictorian of her School while racing, and now with Alan being the BMX Coach/Scout while finishing up his degree and racing, it is further proof that Academics and Racing to go hand in hand.
With his program at Mars Hill, Alan will not only just be doing BMX, but will be involved with all aspects of cycling, BMX, MTB, Cyclocross, and Crit racing. And will be doing all disciplines on his Supercross’, some of them may be custom one off’s such as a Cyclocross or Road frame, but he will be helping along with the rest of the Supercross Factory team to help us continue to bring you the best racing chassis on the market.
Now unique to Alan’s sponsorship with Supercross is that he is official sponsor title is Supercross / Dreamforyourfuture.com . some of you may be wondering what dreamforyourfuture.com is? Well it is a non profit scholarship foundation that Dani George has started up to try to offer scholarship assistance to BMXers that wish to go on to College and need a little bit of extra financial assistance. It is a great program that is going to help many many BMXers over the years and is just getting started. You will be hearing more and more about it as it gets rolling, but Alan, aside from Dani is the first BMXer to wear the name and help promote the awareness of this foundation. It is a great program where BMXers are helping BMXers. If you want to help by donating to the foundation, there will be links on the site to help as soon as it is ready. We here at Supercross will keep you updated as we think it is a great idea and program to continue to help the future of BMX and BMXers.
When Alan was asked how it felt to be back on Supercross, he said “I’m glad to be continuing my relationship with Bill and Supercross as I transition into this new and exciting part of my life. Finishing my education has always been priority that I put off, until it almost fell by the wayside. But with more and more schools broadening their cycling programs, and not only welcoming those of us in the BMX discipline, but offering help with tuition. I felt it’d be foolish to not take advantage of this very unique opportunity. I’m also very happy and proud to be a part of Dani George’s very inspirational and admirable pursuit to promote education within our sport with her Dream For Your Future Scholarship Fund. To say that I’m excited to be involved and outfitted with the most thought out and best crafted products across the cycling spectrum would most assuredly be an understatement. I look forward to not only finishing my education, but being apart of the Supercross family. I definitely don’t feel weird using the phrase family, because by design the Supercross team contains people that I’ve had the deepest relationships that I’ve encountered while racing. So again, I am happy to look forward and continue being competitive while at the same time hastily and whole-heartedly pursuing my degree!”
Alan will be riding his ENVY v2 Pro for all of his BMX racing, and he is on the 2103 Shine Prototype for his 4x racing. Be on the lookout for some cool Cyclocross prototype frames soon and most likely another short run of custom Supercross Road frames so Alan can have his stable full.