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Merl Mennenga

Filed under Hall Of Fame on April 22, 2012 | Comment(s)

Founder and once-president of ABA. Merl founded ABA in 1977, and ran it until he sold ABA to Bernie Anderson and Jamie Vargas in 1985. Founded Chandler BMX track in 1976. Introduced "lights" to the starting system for BMX. Announcer, track builder, race director for ABA. Publisher of Bicycles & Dirt, as well as ABA Action. Started ABA’s "Race for Life" series, for the Leukemia Society in ’81.

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