Are you losing track on who rides for who? Here's a long list with the most recent team changes and pick ups. The latest team changes get added to the top. The industry never chills, always adding and dropping. What's the latest? Let us know. -Aleksander Jaworski on TSG -Lexis Colby on Supercross BMX -Erik Garza off Prisen Co. -Rufus Dubery on United Bike co. -Declan Brooks on Noble Dude clothing -Noah Hospodka on NoWear BMX -Leo Garoyan on AlpineStars Cycling -Jason Watts off Cult -Laury Perez on Tall Order -Heston Novotny on Chase -Daniel Sandoval on J-Walkers Apparel -Charlotte deVolder off Compiègne
Name: Jeff Tollefson, aka JT & The Torker Kid Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota (USA) Started riding BMX in: 1974 Number of bikes in the collection: Down to 25
Do you remember the moment that you decided to start collecting BMX memorabilia? Jeff Tollefson: I actually started the day I got my 1974 Redline Squareback frame and fork 46 years ago. As a kid I traded and sold various parts yet by 1984 I had a basement full of vintage items then started JTFreestyle, my mini bike shop/mail order selling new school parts while doing Freestyle shows. So basically I was collecting from the start.
Do you feel there is a need for BMX products to survive for history's sake? Jeff Tollefson: Yes, there are so many BMX innovations throughout the years and having those documented/displayed is key for all future generations to experience BMX. My daughter, Jemma (8), grew up with my vintage bike collection in our home. Seeing first generation Redline parts, Motomags, Addicks sprockets, various stems, one piece/alloy/chromoly cranks, into the crazy Freestyle parts she knows so much about the history of our sport before she became a National #1 BMX racer. When I bring vintage bikes to a BMX race the kids and adults all freak out on what we rode back in the day and have an opportunity to explain the history of BMX through the bikes.
What's one of your oldest BMX products in your collection? Jeff Tollefson: My original 1974 Redline Squareback frame and fork
We've added flyers of events happening in 2023. Some are being held indoors but not all of them. Check before you make any plans. If you have event dates, if you've got something going, send us the info. We'll put your event on the FATBMX Event calendar so more people will get to know about your race or contest or jam that you're putting on. We're here to spread the love but you figure out yourself where you need to go. Contact the event organizers before you head over. Times/dates might have changed and we take no responsibility for that. Get together and enjoy BMX, the best thing in the world. All 2023 Flyers inside as well as the event dates. Nothing else to do!? Get out there and have some fun. Meet new people, visit new places, take some pics for your instagram, pull new tricks, become a better person and maybe win something along the way. Lots has changed or is changing so double check and keep us posted. See you out there!
2023: BMX Race, BMX Freestyle and Pump Track events:
29 Nov 2023, C1 Freedom Freestyle Series #3, Longview, USA. FREESTYLE 30 Nov 2023, C1 Freedom Freestyle Series #4, Longview, USA. FREESTYLE
United's Marius Dietsche has to be one of the most underrated riders out there right now. Consistently taking on enormous and scary setups, Marius likes to send bangers on the regular. Now you can watch all the unseen and raw clips from his outstanding United video from earlier this year. All hail Muz!
Name: Ben Murphy Hometown: Dublin, Ireland but now living in Vancouver, Canada Started riding BMX in: 2000 Number of bikes in the collection: 20 I think, plus Tons of spare parts, Boxes and boxes of Magazines and a VHS/DVD collection for around 700 or so, who knows haha?
Do you remember the moment that you decided to start collecting BMX memorabilia? Ben Murphy: I remember it to the day. It was 26 December 2015, I bought an FBM Night Train with Kick Ass Forks, 44t FBM sprocket. I had joined the group Mid School BMX Day on Facebook a while before. I got some money for Christmas and I knew I had to buy it.