08 May - Chris Rye 1972 10 May - Ron Kimler 1971 10 May - Mike O’Connell 1973 11 May - Cory Nastazio 1978 11 May - Jason Enns 1976 12 May - Kevin Jones 1967 12 May - Thomas Goring 1971 13 May - Mark Eaton 1969
We received the results and rider comments from the Asian X-Games. There's a surprise in the Park results. How much longer before the Asians are going to rule the Dew Tour? Heard of Kiattichai Wanitsakun before?
The Liberation Jam in Tilburg was another excuse to get together and ride together. It's a theme that Team Neighbor lives by and fits well in the Dutch BMX scene. After 5 weeks of amazing sunshine and summer temperatures in Holland also this day was a good one. We are welcoming Global Warming as long as the dikes keep the water out.
Anyway, back to the Liberation jam which was organized by BMX-er Jesse de Doelder. On the 5th of May each year we celebrate the end of World War II and festivities take place all over. In Tilburg this year Jesse got a roll-in, jump ramp and quarter to wall at a prime spot in the city center and with the back-up from Red Bull there were some good tunes too. During the day anybody could ride the set-up. MischaRath was on the MIC to talk some shit and gap between the launch ramp and landing changed a few times during the day. It was a little flashback to the old GT Airshows that took that same (shitty) take-off ramp all over Europe.
Factory Formula Bicycles / Monster Energy / Fly Racing's roster just got a little bigger. The team has just announced that it signed Elite Masters/Vet Pro rider Tim Dinger (North Carolina) and 13 Expert Andre Norles (Missouri) to the Factory Team roster. They join BMX Racing's most elite group of riders including 2006 NBL National #1 Donny Robinson and 2006 ABA National #1 Alise Post.
Tim Dinger has been tearing up the NBL Elite Master's class as of late, scoring a ton of great finishes so far in '07. Those of you who know Tim, know that he is definitely a character as well being an outstanding talent on a bike. He's seemingly been on the podium all year and sitting third in the standings behind Rupe and Carnes certainly reflects that.
After riding a USA BB and Normal Headset Flybikes Diablo for some years it was time to "update" his bike. While putting the new bike together we found out the Flybikes frame was totally cracked at the headtube so he got some luck and didn't knock himself into coma again......
-2-HIp BIKES is doing its 18th annual Summer demo tour co-sponsored by FRINGE CLOTHING, featuring the likes of Jarrod Allen, Jake Ortiz, Joel Hulsey, and flatlander Jeff Smee... For team riders, tour is the best time EVER, as you do demo's by day and ride the local spots all around the USA by night! So if you're a rider anywhere NEAR one of these demo's, come meet the 2-HIp team riders and bring 'em to your hot spots and don't forget to introduce them to all your local hotties...
The Baco Boys get away with a lot of shit, like this flyer. It does show however that they like to have fun and don't see things too seriously. We're down with all that. They're taking the Baco Jam to the mid-west again (Neighborhood skatepark) on the weekend of 26-27 May 2007.
The pro part will be on Saturday so they can go all out on Saturday night after the Pro and Bowl comp. The poor ams will have to get up early on Sunday to do their contest. Once they've put their time in they can follow the pro schedule next year.
The Neighborhood Skatepark is the largest hybrid skatepark in the Midwest. Their 25,600 square foot skatepark is located in the middle of the beautiful Jellystone Park Resort, which includes both indoor and outdoor waterparks, a hotel / conference center and lodging ranging from tenting sites to 10 person log villas.
Patrick Guimez (France) is currently testing his signature frame from Koxx. Patrick will also get his own signature bars. Testing has gone really well and from the looks of it they're trying to do something different. Check the photos for now.
Red Bull Empire of Dirt, the world’s first BMX DIRT SLOPESTYLE contest, is the brainchild of UK rider Kye Forte, and combines influences from each of the BMX styles, to create one unholy new discipline guaranteed to challenge the very best on the planet: BMX DIRT SLOPESTYLE...
CONFIRMED RIDERS Red Bull Empire of Dirt will feature 35 Top International, All-Round Riders including... Alex Dropsey FRA, Ali Whitton UK, Antony Napolitan USA Bas Keep UK, Brian Foster USA, Chase Hawk USA, Chris Doyle USA, Corey Bohan AUS, Gary Young USA, Heath Pinter USA, Joe Rich USA, Josh Harrington USA, Kye Forte UK, Leo Forte UK, Liam Elthan UK, Martin Murray UK, Mike Aitken USA, Mitch Yates USA, Owain Clegg UK Robin Fenlon UK, Romuald Noirot "bibi" FRA, Ruben Alcantara ESP, Ryan Guettler AUS, Ryan Sher USA, Taj Mehilich USA. More names announced soon....