It looks like Nick Busey's preparation for his trip around the world on his BMX bike could use some support. We admire his courage of just grabbing his bike and start pedaling with a few bucks in his pocket. read about his idea and if you see him at your local park, give him some space on your couch and cook him a macaroni and cheese. He'll need that power food to keep pedaling around the globe.
Hey everyone, I've been busy training and preparing for my upcoming journey. I leave in just under three months now, and it's time to get everything ready. People have been posting on the forums, and telling their friends. I've seen posts on several message boards and news listings. Donations have been trickling in over the last few weeks, and I really appreciate everyone's support.
The new kid on the block in the USA in the BMX magazine market is Twenty BMX. Spearheaded by ex-Transworld BMX managing editor Kevin McAvoy and photographer Justin Kosman, the Twenty crew have already finished three issues since the beginning of this year.
The question is if there is space for a new magazine. With BMX Plus!, Dig, Ride, Faction and RIDEBMX available on the USA market already you would say, not really. Unless it's refreshing and I think the mag brings a bunch of good stuff. The pages are massive to start with which is good for bringing big pictures and putting lots of content on each page. BMX racing doesn't have much of an outlet in the USA and with the demise of Transworld BMX and Moto-Mag, all eggs were in BMX Plus!'s basket. Twenty is helping out with a different look on racing than ever before.
Hey! it's time for the......... WOOZYJAM ! 22. may 2005. cologne, heinsberg, germany
Planning on woozyjam is on full throttle, building of the ramps has begun..... see you on Sunday 22 may 2005.
Personal note from Woozy: Without positve thinking there would have been no single woozy jam in the last 5 or 6 years.
Bombshell / Avent welcomes Tyler Brown back to the team. Tyler has the skills and desire to compliment our team of TOP NOTCH AA and A PRO riders. Tyler's upbeat personality and skills are right at home in the Bombshell / Avent family which consists of Donny Robinson, Jason Rogers, Javier Colombo, Randy Stumpfhauser, Jason Richardson, Scott Taylor, Tony Harvey, Daryl Dawes, Kevin Jones, Adam Treadwell, and Cassie Bushnell.
Tyler was an integral part of our improved frame geometry for 2005 through testing and recommendation. He has put the Avent Morpheus through torture testing, even performing back flips on the frame to prove the strength of a carbon fiber race frame.
The biggest news for Tyler this year is that he was asked to train at the UCI World Headquarters in Switzerland for 3 months.
Nine vert riders climbed on top a a huge vert ramp in Moscow last weekend. It was the first international stop of the LG series. Tom Stober nailed his double whip in the finals and came out on top. Congratulations.
BMX Vert Finals, Moscow, Russia - May 15, 2005
Rider-Hometown-Age-Run 1-Run 2-Score
1 Tom Stober
Woodward, PA 30 93.00 90.75 93.00
Jeffrey Bignell used to be one fast BMX racer. He won many titles and then moved his interest into freestyle skiing where he has won many Dutch titles too. Jeffrey is working on a project that shoud be finished at the end of next month. It's a roll-in with a jump at the end, placed in front of a lake. That's how freestyle skiiers practice and Bignell thought it would be cool to let BMX riders use the ramp also. The ramp will have three sections. One for snowboarders, one for skiers and one for BMX. The set-up will be placed at "De Ijzeren Man" in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
LET THE â€˜VERT’-ICAL BATTLE COMMENCE!
-The Red Bull Vertical Battle, Old Market Square, Nottingham, 30th July 2005-
What do you get if you mix eight of the best international BMX riders with eight world class skateboarders, performing their most impressive tricks on Europe’s largest vert ramp? The answer is the very first Red Bull Vertical Battle, a free skate and BMX event taking over Old Market Square, Nottingham on Saturday 30th July from 6pm!
In partnership with Kerrang, the Red Bull Vertical Battle is a free, unticketed event, hosted by the radio stations very own Ed Leigh, along with commentary from the distinctive voice of â€˜Grotbags’ - all provided to the backdrop of live music from Kerrang themselves.
THE BMX FREESTYLE WORLDS CHAMPIONSHIP IN PRAGUE
Prague central tennis court on Stvanice Island will host flying BMX riders instead of typical tennis balls
From June 1st till June 5th Prague will become the number one on the World extreme sport map. The Prague Stvanice Island hosts the World freestyle BMX Championship, the official title is Nokia BMX Freestyle Worlds 2005. Over 500 riders from all over the World will participate in. Freestyle BMX is a leisure BMX variation originated from bicross races and nowadays consists of 5 different disciplines: dirt, street, flatland, miniramp and vert. The race highlight is the contest in the 3.8 meter high vert, located directly on Stvanice central tennis court.
It's no secret that we do like Motocross over here at FATBMX. It's a nice workout and a blast to do. Some of our buddies entered the MON championship race in Venlo on 15 May. We decided to show some support and took some pics in the meantime. Christian Mandigers was the only guy to make it to the podium. He finished 2nd in the 250cc Inters class with a 2nd place in moto 1 and 3rd place in moto two on the sandy track. Enjoy the photos and if you're not into the moto-x thing, just wait for the next BMX article to show up.