The Ramp Rats Bike and skatepark in Petaluma, California are inviting to a Spring BMX contest. It doesn't matter what level you r riding's at, there is a class for you.
Ams pay 25 bucks to enter and they can win some great prizes from some of the sponsors of the event. They've actually lined up a whole posse of good companies to support the Ramp Rats contest such as 2-hIP, 661, Props, FIT, Animal, System, BlackOut, S&M and Kink.
Pros pay 50 bucks to enter and there's 100% payback so the more pros that enter, the bigger the purse without the organizer putting dough in their own pockets.
Contests are fun. If you're down in Norcal, check in at Ramp Rats on the 25th.
With four ABBMX events just on this year done, we already can count a total of 10 competitions in 2006. With certainty the ABBMX mark recounts in this unpublished fact in BMX of Brazil. In this fourth championship we had athletes' presence of several states and cities of the state of São Paulo that it also shows that the text "friendship & BMX" this making effect, rescuing biggest value inside of our sport, the friendship and the pleasure of to find and meet BMXer friends.
We're happy with the answers on the most recent poll on FATBMX.com. It showed that you don't need the shit talking on this site through chat rooms and forums. It also showed that you don't need a myspace.com/fatbmx site. We didn't listen there and saw that the URL was still available. Webmaster Jos got to work and within 30 minutes he hooked it up. Even though myspace isn't our thing, it doesn't hurt to do some FATBMX promotion on a website that has over 60 million members. www.fatbmx.com is and will be the real deal so make sure to bookmark it.
Ricky Adam is one of Dig's main photographer. Next to taking BMX pics, Ricky takes on other projects too. His website is completely redone and you can check it out by clicking the link at the bottom.Here's what Ricky had to say: I've been up for long time now drinking coffee, chewing gum and listening to The Big Boys 'Lullabies help the brain grow' LP for inspiration (R.I.P. Randy Biscuit Turner). So finally after 15+ months of pure neglect I have got around to updating/redesigning my site ...If someone treated their kids like I treat my website social services would have taken them away by now! In the meantime I'd like to thank 'you' for checking it out (if you decide to!), Thomas Fritscher for kicking my ass in gear and doing a stellar job helping to redesign/programme my site, a big thank's to Ed Docherty for letting me use his excellent camera illustrations as well as everyone else who is a decent human being ...even if it's not hip this year. Enjoy the photos! I'm off to bed... Love, Ricky xx
The Hypnoz park in the South of France is re-opening on 1 April. If you are living close to the amazing park and you're going to skip the mini-FAT-JAM because of it, you have our permission. Everyone else should make it to Aarle-Rixtel, NL for the mini-FAT-JAM on 1 April 2006.
Anyway, back to the topic. We spent some time down in Carmaux last year and had a great time. Next to the concrete park and a bunch of ramps, the place offers a sort of youth hostel next to the park. It also has a variety of other sports that you can try out such as wakeboarding, basketball, downhill go-carts, horseback riding and they can throw you down the hill inside a huge plastic ball (it's sick dude!). The [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=715] Twenty/Oakley jam [/url] saw a lot of riders make the move down South. April 1st shouldn't be any different. Go there, fool!
– El Cajon, California – Factory Formula riders Donny Robinson, Amanda Geving, and Warren McDow still lead the pack in UCI and NBL points, once again establishing Formula as a dominant force on the race scene. After a UCI win at the NBL Boulder Dam National, dR Donny Robinson took over the lead in UCI Elite Men’s Standings. With his NBL win on Sunday, coupled with a second on Saturday, dR extended his lead in NBL Elite Men’s points as well. Consistency has paid off for Donny. “I’ve been working real hard to stay on top of my game and it feels good that it’s working,” stated Robinson. Donny is also still on top of the ABA Pro Cruiser points heap and is sitting in the #2 spot in AA Pro. Donny Robinson rocks the Formula Solution Pro for his 20” and the Solution Pro Cruiser, for, uh, his cruiser.
Amanda Geving also sits atop the UCI standings in the Jr Women’s division. With a victory in Saturday’s UCI main, Geving extended her points lead giving her a nice cushion, especially since she will be missing the NBL’s Nellis national. In NBL standings, Geving also
gOrk and his posse of riders including Redline's Rooftop, Dustin Gunther, Tyrone Williams and Bubba Harris are now working/riding for a Dutch firm called Accell Group. We're pretty sure it will be business as usual over there at SBS but the company got bought by the Accell Group at the beginning of this month. Accell will probably use this position to sell Redline bikes through their giant network in Europe so if you happen to see a Redline in the shop window of your local bike shop, you know where that's coming from. Here's a bit of official info on the acquisition:
Last year we visited the [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=192] etnies skatepark in Lake Forest[/url] and were denied access so all we could do is take pictures from behind the fence. One year later we gave it another try hoping that the rules had changed. I parked the Subaru Outback in a spot and walked by the cop car on my way to the entrance with the Canon in hand. My question was simple: "Can I take some pictures?" as I wanted to walk into the park. This innocent approach usually works but not at the etnies park.
Man I appreciate it when people go out of their way to get a good cover. Welcome to RIDEBMX May 2006. That title you see in the cover photo is an actual billboard and Gary Young is footplanting it. You can tell by the table that San Diego's Gary comes from the school of Vic Murphy. Sweet. The May issue happens to be the Photo issue. I thought every issue of RIDE was a photo issue already. It's a quick read but at least I can say I read the issue, something that's harder to claim on some of the fellow BMX mags. RIDE is on top of things though and the (photo) quality is high. Find out who's stuck in the bathroom creating a mess. It's over dude. Here's the contents, stolen from Ride's Myspace:
Features Private Property: Nyquist's Unit: It's big, odd shaped, and covered in Skatelite.
We're still freezing our butt off here but in two weeks time we'll be shredding the Sugar Hills trails at the Valkendijk in Aarle-Rixtel, The Netherlands. For the umpteenth time (sorry, lost count) we're opening the BMX outdoor season with a session at the longest going trails in Holland. The weather has always cooperated so why not this time. Don't forget to bring your shorts, barbeque and sunglasses. I hope we're not pushing it too much.
Anyway, bring your friends and show them the legendary Sugar Hills, the venue of the FAT-JAM, the place ridden by Mat Hoffman, Jay Miron, Todd Lyons, Chase Gouin, Dave Clymer, Ian Morris, Stuart King, James Shephard, Leigh Ramsdell, Day Smith and all the party people from Cologne in the past. Don't expect much of the trails so bring some booze because we'll have some tunes. That parasol you're bringing will get you some friends in case it does rain.