Dirt riders who are looking for an excuse to go on a road trip should check out the Austrian King Of Dirt. The event is coming up soon ( 1-2 June). and it's in Austria, not Australia. Many pros have visited the event in the past and also this year loads of riders are expected. We've nicked two photos of the trails from their website to give you an indication on what's waiting for you.
FELT BMX brand manager Alan Foster informed us that the ticket for Scotty Cranmer to go to the BMX Masters in Cologne, Germany has been booked. It will be Scotty's first presence in Germany and if you have been following the bigger comps you know what Scotty has to offer. We've got a link for you of the latest Scotty movie. It explains the recent FELT BMX ad a little better.
NEW YORK – May 21, 2007 – The AST Dew Tour, the world's premier season-long action sports tour, today announced the creation of a new national charity initiative, AST Drops In. In each AST Dew Tour host city, AST Drops In will work with local charities to introduce disadvantaged children to action sports, providing donations of equipment and funds to incorporate action sports into their daily activities.
Through a relationship with Charity Folks, a leading online marketplace for nonprofit fundraising, the AST Dew Tour will auction off memorabilia and experiential items from Dew Tour athletes and partners. All proceeds from the online auction will benefit the host city’s selected children’s charities.
It's just about half way through the ABA BMX Nationals series and the team battles are really starting to heat up. There seems to be a lot of jockeying by the teams for position and setting themselves up for the late season push for the ABA Titles and their piece of the more than $27,000 ABA is putting up for the year end awards. Here is a look at the ABA team standings so far this season.
Muskoka Woods and Ten Pack would like to invite you for a weekend of BMX and camping in Ontario’s beautiful cottage country. The amateur only contest will take place on June 9 and 10, 2007 at Muskoka Woods Camp. There will be a pro demo put on by Ten Pack pro riders at the end of each day. Several bike shops will be on site with tons of gear and parts for your bike. The weekend will end with a free barbeque for all signed up riders during the awards presentation.
MONTPELLIER, FRANCE -Mark Webb (GBR) began his Braun cruZer Tour title defense, winning stage one with an impressive performance at the Nokia FISE festival in Montpellier, France on May 19. Perfect weather and a stunning location on Montpellier's river side brought 20,000 spectators out to see a multitude of events, including the finest display of BMX riding ever seen on the Braun cruZer mini-ramp.
Here's the last and final part of the current graffiti art that you can find at De Berenkuil in Eindhoven, NL. In a few months we'll take another trip down there to see what's new. Here are ten more pics.
This week's list of BMX-ers who are celebrating their birthday is a mix of Germans and Americans. The score is 5-2. We wonder if that would be the score if Germany plays some football against the Americans. Probably not. Happy B-day to:
23 May - Jeff Harrington 1976 24 May - Matti Rose 1981 25 May - Brian Wizmerski 1981 26 May - Joe Butcher Kowalski 26 May - Ryan Barspinner Brennan 1978 26 May - Alex Reinke 1974 28 May - Paul Osicka
Now that the pros have been riding the course we can’t wait for the contest to start. It’s sunny out so that part is taken care of. The wind has been going crazy which isn’t good for the vert comp or dirt. The wind was crazy in pro mini qualification but that didn’t quite affect the riders. At least it didn’t look like it. The ramp is built up on a platform that sits on the water. The scenery is nice and you could watch the comp while eating something at the Italian place across the street. Ben Hennon was going huge, and we mean huge. So fucking awesome. He qualified in second behind a rider who has this ramp down; Mark Webb. When he sees a trick, it doesn’t take him long to do it and that includes all of Scotty Cranmer’s flair 540 tiretap to tailwhip drop-in moves. It took Daniel Dhers some time to get used to the 7 foot Braun Spine and he had to re-start his run a few times but got it down in the end. Long live the jam session format. Daniel is a trick machine and I’m sure he will be ready when the finals arrive. Ben Wallace is ripping too and qualified with no problems. Gary Young almost overslept the contest (which started at 3pm).
When I broke my leg I lost my job but that's ok as I have an amazing job now ............ I'm now the manager of Redditch Skatepark and the Redditch Wheels Project Coordinator. My responsibilities include everything from litter picking, ramp maintenance, first aid, raising the awareness and profile of the park both in the community and nationwide right through to organising the summers upcoming events. The annual Redditch Relax Jam will be on July 29th and include events such as; Pro and Rookie Street Comp, Pro and Rookie Spine/Mini ramp comp, Vert Jam and a Highest Hop contest.
Redditch has some new ramps for the summer they include a volcano with a flatbanked hip and a wallride, a new landing on the new hipped jumpbox, a quarter pipe on the driveway and a voltraino!