August 2005 - Brighton will host one of Europe’s most prestigious BMX competitions as the Etnies Backyard Jam (EBYJ) hits the Brighton Centre from 21 â€“ 23 October 2005, ready with a 375 m2 purpose built street course, retail area and Snickers public street course.
Now in its 12th year the Etnies Backyard Jam is coming back bigger and better, with riders confirmed from Etnies, Federal and Hoffman bikes including Jamie Bestwick, Morgan Wade, Taj Mihelich, Mike Escamilla, Ruben Alcantara, Mike Aitken, Van Homan, Corey Martinez, Bas Keep, Jon Taylor and Sergio Layos to mention but a few. With such a line up and the relaxed atmosphere the EBYJ is famous for, riders will be pushing themselves in the face of a record prize pool of $40,000 overall.
Hey guys and gals, the BMX-ers needs your help. Nyquist, Bestwick and Guettler have been nominated for the PlayStation Trick of the Week, and it’s up to you to help them win! They're up against some pretty tough competition (skateboarders Dias and Lasek), so let’s go to www.dewactionsportstour.com and let Ryan, Jamie and Ryan know they've got the best fans out there by casting your vote for them.
Here’s the nominees:
Haro Bicycle Corporation, a California company best known for its leadership position in the worldwide BMX and freestyle market, is looking for a distribution partner in Germany. Haro offers a full range of BMX and Mountain bikes and related parts and accessories.
In addition to providing European based marketing support for its distributors, Haro promotes its products globally through the sponsorship of World-Class athletes and extensive advertising. For more information visit our website at www.harobikes.com or speak to us at Eurobike - Stand A6-204
Lake Forest, CA, (August, 2005) â€“Felt Racing, LLC is very pleased to annouce that it has joined creative forces with Troy Lee Designs (â€œTLDâ€?) to develop and offer a special limited edition cruiser called the Happy Hour. Set to debut at both the upcoming 2005 EuroBike and InterBike shows, the Felt/TLD Happy Hour collaboration was born from the mutual racing heritage both companies share and enjoy together. As inspiration, Troy Lee and his design team opted to tap into the culture of an annual event they host that has reached celebrity status in the southwestern U.S., A Day in the Dirt. This gathering of motocross and bike riders, film celebrities and aficionados, for a day of riding and socializing in the spirit of the legendary Steve McQueen has quietly reached cult status.
LG World Tour Rimini Italy
Another stop for the LG Action Sports World Tour, this time in Rimini Italy. After a Helltrip of 2 hours car drive to Germany, 2 hours flight to Italy, 1 hour busride to trainstation, 1 1/2 hour train ride in a hot train whithout airco and 1/2 hour taxi ride we made it to the nice hotel and started to recover from the trip.
Rimini is a small beach town with 150 Beachclubs so the streetcourse and halfpipe were about 100 meters from the beach at the Piazzale Fellini. Doing Halfpipe shows with girls in bikini all over the place it was a pleasure for the Spanish Fly and John Parker, they did demos with skaters Ringstrom and Dias and some Inliners to please the Italian boys & girls. No halfpipe contest this time.
RED BULL BACKYARD BUILD-OFF invades Cincinnati. Worlds’ best to compete on the unknown at inaugural course design competitionSanta Monica, CA â€“ August, 2005 â€“ The inaugural Red Bull BackyardBuild-Off is hammering its way to the Queen City backyard of Matt Bischoff aka The Failure Compound October 5 â€“ 9, 2005.
Whether they use a jigsaw, drill press, or just good old fashion blood and sweat, the three teams of world renowned ramp designers and builders will each have the same amount of raw materials and three full days to design and construct the ultimate BMX course.
The BMX Park Prelims would go down early afternoon on Saturday and the Finals would follow that evening. As we got to the venue we headed straight to the Memorial Coliseum to watch the guys practice and as we took a seat in the completely empty VIP area, we figured we would be able to just chill there at least until they opened the doors to the public if not later. But we were soon told that Media was on the other side of the course, and Alex and I kinda looked at each other like "huh" because directly across is where the riders were so we asked again and they said yes, directly across on the floor from where we had been seated, so we walked over there. We felt so out of place because there was no Media there yet so it literally was us and the riders and their team managers. None of the riders or managers said anything about us being there but still feeling awkward we left to go check out the Festival Village and to find Noah, who was our Media guy, to make sure that's really where we were suppose to be seated haha.
Redline's Mike Escamilla broke the Guinness Book World Record for long distance backflip on a BMX bike over the Big Air ramp at the X-Games. First, he beat the world record of a back flip off the mega ramp. The previous record was 54 feet. Mike jumped 62 feet, 2 inches, and then went on to set another record for Distance 360's at 50 feet 6 inches. This was an unexpected record, that had never been attempted before. In setting this mark, Rooftop and his DEVICE frame spun a one-handed tabletop during the fifty-foot long 360.
Ruff Ride BMX Park Liverpool BMX enthusiast Marcus Gallagher held his first bmx event, the Ruff Ride Gold Cup at Liverpools Ruff Ride BMX Park . The event was arranged mainly for the youth of liverpool and Ruff Rides accademy students (over 40 commited riders to date) to let them appreciate a bmx contest type atmoshpere, and how it works, plus there were loads of cool prizes up for grabs, from Haro Bikes, Premium Products, Ride BMX Magazine and the cash from the local council. The contest: just over 60 riders for the day; 4 main age groups (under 10's, under 12's, under 14's and adult); warm up sessions; qualifiers