Jeroen Pleijsier a.k.a. Prik is putting on a flatland jam in Rotterdam. The jam is called No Licence jam and will take place on 4 September next.
The event will take place on the "Schouwburgplein" which is easy for the foreigners asking for directions.
If you don't have a licence and travel by train, make sure you get to the Central Station (CS) at 12:30pm. Someone will be present to show you the way to the jam circle.
In case you need more info, got to the [url=http://www.010flat.tk]010 FLAT website[/url] and ask Jeroen all the questions you have and that should include how to pronounce the word: Schouwburgplein.
Friday started off with getting to the venue to only end up chatting with one of the Media girls who worked there who was totally awesome and really helpful. We sat in the Media Center talking about everything across the spectrum for about an hour before I headed on over to the Memorial Colleseum to watch BMX Park practice, it was an open Pro Practice so there were about 20-25 guys all out riding the course at the same time. That was something to see because every time you'd try to focus on one thing something else would happen right in front of you and distract you from what you were looking at before. But it also allowed the riders to throw some of the biggest tricks down before the public was allowed in. After about an hour or so of Open Pro practice they opened the practice up to the Free Flow Atheletes as well, which provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these amateurs to practice with the Pros that they have always looked up to, and I thought it was really cool of most of the Pros to stay out there and ride with them.
Dew Day 2: BMX Vert Prelims/Finals and BMX Dirt Prelims
Thursday started with us heading on over to the Media Center to get the newly updated schedules and start orders for Dirt and Vert Prelims as well as the schedule of signings and events occurring in the Festival Village. We then proceeded to head on over to the BMX Dirt Venue to watch them practice as their pre-lims started at exactly 2:30 when the doors to the venue opened to the public. All the riders were looking good and were excited to get the 3rd stop of the Dew Action Sports Tour underway with their prelims. Now something happened here that has never happened at any other event I have attended, either a fan or media, the actual event started on time!!
A while ago we checked in with you to see who was going to the big TV events in the USA. Cathy responded and said she was going to Portland for the Dew Tour stop there. We arranged a press pass for her to get a bit closer to the action. Here's part one of her report:
Dew Day 1: Media Day
We arrived at the Rose Garden at about 12pm and found our way to the Media Room and got our credentials and the press packet. Inside the Press Packet as all the media releases from the past tour stop as
Doug Martin formed Blue Room Sports, a marketing and communications company serving the cycling and sports industries. Blue Room Sports formalizes the independent work Martin has been doing for the last two and a half years."For some time now I've worked with a number of companies in a variety of marketing, communication and overall branding capacities including athlete and team identification and securing, team and venue sponsorship, co-branding partnerships, print ads, catalogs, PR, web initiatives and much more," Martin said.
He has held executive marketing and sports marketing management positions within the cycling industry for more than 15 years.
For the past three years, each August, a group of USA BMX pros have been invited down to Bogota, Columbia to compete in a special BMX race event. The first year, it was formed to mark a celebration of the life of Mario Soto, one of the most promising BMX stars to come out of Columbia, who was tragically killed in 2001. The event has grown greatly since then and this year's BMX pros were brought over to compete and be honored at the BMX Festival.
The local Government of Bogota funds the local BMX program and holds this event during a huge celebration in the city, on the city's anniversary of foundation.
Michal Prokop wins all the heats and the finals. A great race of the American Jill Kintner
The weather was awful at Pila (Italy), for the 4Cross World Cup race, that took place in violent rainfalls, cold temperature and even the fog. In spite of the weather, many people were there to watch an amazing show.
The absolute protagonist was Czech Michal Prokop, who dominated all the heats, semi-final and the final. Last year's World Cup winner was so excited he even left behind American Brian Lopes, the World Cup leader. The Czech started very fast and never left the lead. Lopes tried until the very end to get his bike ahead, but the rhythm was very fast and the risk of falling because of the mud was too high. Obviously, Lopes looked ahead to the World Cup that still belongs to him. The winning trio was completed by Cedric Garcia.
RIDEBMX No. 87
Out of the UK comes the August issue of RIDEBMX. 172 pages and still no sign of the HARO UK tour report...... But what do you get? Lard sitting on a toilet smoking a bad boy. You get a bunch of news, Travis Collier-eh check-up, Derek Adams itw, Leif Valin sequence, Ali's top-5, an elephant, product info on Proper-Bulldog-Profile-Standard, Ciari and KHE parts which does not include any beer cans. There's more on the next page about Alone-Federal-G-sport-Twenty-Bicycle Union and Primo parts. 2006 is around the corner.....check out the new frames on page 54. FATBMX half-page ad on page 55-word. There's a big World's report that starts on page 56 and it does include a photo of Morgan Wade going insanely high on that quarterpipe. Mongoose takes care of the pull-out poster this time. On the road again with RoadFools 14. The Voices article has more photos than words.
Here’s a sneak peek at some 2006 dirt/street stuff from SE Bikes. The new line will debut at the end of this year. Expect bigger & better things this coming year from SE.Mauler Pro frame
Ryan Nyquist, 26, from Los Gatos, Calif., clinched his win in BMX Park Finals with a run that included a suicide no-hander to barspin backflip. Nyquist edged Scotty Cranmer of Jackson, N.J., with a score of 92.75. Cranmer scored a 92.50, while Ryan Guettler, the VansÂ® Invitational BMX Dirt winner, finished third with a 92.00.â€œWith athletes like these in the competition I couldn’t just sit back, I had to go for it,â€? Nyquist said. â€œIt was a rough start to the season, I’m happy to finally have my first win on the Tour.â€?
BMX PARK Final Results
ORDER LAST FIRST HOMETOWN RUN 1 RUN 2 RESULT
1 Nyquist Ryan Los Gatos, CA 92.75 84.75 92.75
2 Cranmer Scotty Jackson, NJ 92.50 86.75 92.50
3 Guettler Ryan Brisbane, AUS 92.00 81.75 92.00