Transworld Media made the decision to suspend publication of BMX Business News with the December issue. As the BMX industry has consolidated, the ad support has slowed for BBN. The BMX industry and Transworld are better served by reinvesting these resources in the continued multi-media expansion of the largest and strongest brand in the sport, RIDE BMX, and RideBMX.com.
Transworld Media are currently soliciting industry opinions and ideas to find additional ways we can serve the business side of the BMX industry for 2007. - Bill Dies.
A reaction from BBN's James Ayres: "Last Friday the plug was pulled on the title. As of our November/December issue (which should be out any day now), BBN will cease to exist, as will my job. I really feel like we had a good thing going...
Stolen BMX is going to make a lot of BMX’ers happy this Holiday Season by releasing ALL of the Limited Edition Color Team Cranks, as well as introducing a new Team Light Crank option. Stolen Limited Edition Color Team Cranks- Stolen BMX debuted seven new (Limited Edition) colors for their Team Cranks at the 2006 Interbike Show this year. “We were originally going to offer a small run of each color, and then maybe switch to another color after three or four months. The response that we got from people on the Limited Edition Color cranks has been amazing. Dealers have been pre-booking all of the colors, and don’t want to wait for any of the colors, so we decided to offer all of the colors at once.”
What do you do when the winter is setting in? You update your website or re-design it, and put on a BMX jam at the local indoor park. When it's getting difficult to ride outside or make plans to go to an outdoor spot, it's nice to look up the indoor parks. They need your support too. Over in Switzerland the BMX-Tradition crew have recently changed their website. If you can read German, you can find out what they're about. If not, enjoy the pics in the team section.
Over in Switzerland VANS and PRO-TEC are supporting an indoor DIRT night event on 25 November. It' will be held at the Magic park, the park where magic happens so you might learn a new trick or two. Click the flyer for URL's that will get you all the info you need.
That's two Swiss BMX events in two weeks. Let's move there.
Today was a day filled with MX. First of all the weather has been getting shitty and I spent more time digging at the trails on Saturday than I got to ride. The rain last night didn't help either so off to the Stoppelcross in Boekel I went. Paul, Pieter Does, Harm van Brussel, Jurgen Meyer were out there representing BMX in the mud. After one heat it was time for home to watch the Red Bull Knock Out beach race live and now I'm watching the FMX show at the Bercy SX while I type this. Last night one of the riders pulled a barspin flip on a modified bike. Go do your Youtube search for that one.
So here we are...yet another trip, but this time with some of Dutch greatest riders visiting California. Barry Kohne, Mark Vos and “Opa” Marek de Heus had visited HB a week before right after Interbike in Vegas, where they actually brought over Niels Thanild from Simple BMX, Denmark and Rutger Pauw a great photographer from Holland. Barry, Mark and Marek were planning a week at Woodward West, while Niels flew back home (which he can tell you the craziest story on how he got back) and Rutger chilled in San Diego. This is where I chose to join the peeps in Woodward on their last weekend there, I was there at the grand opening, so my mind was already set on certain lines at one of the most anticipated parks on the West Coast.
Ride along with the crew on the 3rd installment of the Local Exposure Series. “The Southern Comfort Tour” shreds across Georgia and Florida’s finest skate parks: United, Hazard County, The Factory, Skate Park of Tampa, and Mesh. Featuring Allan Cooke, Mike Cleaveland, Gary Young, Ryan Guettler, Chris Doyle, Corey Martinez, Ryan “Biz” Jordan, Kenji Tsuruta, Special Guest Dave Mirra and the 2005 Local Exposure Champion Brandon Hoerres. And of course the tour would not be complete without our dynamic duo announcers – Catfish and Micah Kranz.
Local Exposure Tour is a voyage that sets out in search of unknown BMX talent. At the end of tour one fortunate local BMXer will be voted on by the crew to join the next tour. Our number one priority is to give local kids some much deserved coverage on an insane road trip with the sole purpose of having a good time!
Olivier Morineau sent us the results and some photos of the Vibrations Urbaines contest that took place last weekend. If you want to see who placed where in Pro street and Pro dirt, just hit the READ MORE button and you will get the full list.
The St-Martin video is finished, ready to be watched by thousands riders all over the world. And it is free and fully environmentally friendly... We are among the growing number of people concerned by Nature and its respect. So, the St-Martin video is available online only (exclusively on agoride.com). No DVD available, as a DVD generates pollution : production pollution, transportation pollution and after-life pollution. The goal of St-Martin video is to show the St-Martin riders. No money will be made on these images. Download the St-Martin video is free and legal. Riders have been filmed at home on their own spots, except for Taka (Japan) who was captured during his 1.5 month stay in France this summer. On the St-Martin video, they are free to express themselves. No pressure. This video is totally exclusive and original. You won't see these images anywhere else. How to download the video?