Our buddy Ralf Maier is inviting BMX-ers, skaters, skatepark interested people and locals for a gathering on 21 September at the People's Store in Cologne, Germany. Ralf will have a skatepark model available and will answer skatepark building questions to those who have them.
Knight Bike Co's Tuff Luv Art Show is on the road again, this time to Vegas. Greasy Comb & Interbike are sponsoring the booth & transportation to bring Tuff Luv to the bike geek masses. Check it out across from the Sunday & 2 Hip booths in the BMX Zone.
In efforts to bring awareness and financial support, to the recent injuries, his best friend Stephen Murray sustained, in a bike crash on June 22nd. Cory Nastazio will be hosting a "Ride for Stephen Murray Benefit" at his trials October 6th, 2007. This will be the first televised and media covered event, Cory has done at his new trials in Tehachapi, Ca, near Woodward West.
The Hangloose crew is organizing a bmx jam at Brussels concrete park (Park des ursulines) on SEP 29TH Next to Central station. In addition to the tight bowl, the banks, the ledges, they will bring the Hangloose box jump, an old school quarter (2m70 high with vert, 2m wide) and maybe a street spine. There will be a best trick contest and some prizes. The event is bmx only and starts at 8:30PM until late.
Contact: Phil or François @ Hangloose BMX - +32-2- 231-0693 Mike @ Ride on - +32-56-311-499 Hangloosebmx.com
Sixty is an unusual number. In human terms, turning age 60 is usually symbolic of nearing retirement, and you start getting all sorts of discounts on everything from airline tickets to bus rates. In magazine terms, it's not nearly as symbolic as an issue 50 or even an issue 100, but in this day and age, it generally does mean that the magazine has been going for a fair bit of time, which is certainly the case with Dig. We're not going to have a party, expect praise from the anyone, or tell ourselves that we're awesome. We're just gonna get back to what we've always done and start work on the next magazine.
For now though, we present you with Dig BMX Magazine Issue 60. It's packed with everything listed below and is our fist issue ever on re-cyled paper. Go get it, stay young, and sit tight a few years for issue 100....
I went over to Matt Hoffman’s warehouse & rode the ramps with Dave Mirra, Brian Foster, Luc-E, and Kennan Harkin. Then we came back to the track & checked it out. At night, us & the Hoffman crew & other trick star BMX racers went out to a club. It was $5 to get in & all-you-can-drink. There were a lot of BMXers in there. We were all acting goofy towards the end of the night. They were kicking Mike Castillo (Big Island) out, so I was jumping in to help & then a bouncer got me in a head lock & we fell to down on the dance floor. We were rolling around, wrestling on the ground. Brian Lopes & Mike King were helping out by kicking the guy. I got up before him & punched him and shaded off. Then all of the sudden we were all dancing again! Big Island still got kicked out though. We left soon afterwards before anything else happened. I stumbled back to the hotel & slept.
For people who have tried to send 3 bucks in an envelope to receive a company's catalog and didn't receive shit, we've got good news for you. wethepeople have added an online catalog for you which basically costs you nothing (as long as you've got an internet connection). You can even flip through the pages and enlarge all the sections in the catalog. It's a great way for a company to get their catalog out there and it saves everyone from a lot of hassle getting some USA dollars, put them in an envelope, and provide said company with lunch money.
It's fair to say that BMX has made some progress over the last couple of years. The Supercross races might not be the easiest to set up but it does create some spectacular racing and it's this type of racing that will make it to the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The next UCI Supercross will be held in Salt Lake City together with the Dew Tour stop this weekend. Here are 4 SX movies to get you ready for it:
The UCI is pleased to unveil the BMX track layout for the 3rd round of the 2007 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Salt Lake City, USA. The event will be held together with the AST Dew Tour and the Toyota Challenge at the Energy Solutions Arena, downtown Salt Lake City. Yet another challenging track design has been created by Tom Ritz and the UCI track building crew. The temporary track is build outside the Energy Solutions Arena, together with a full Freestyle Motocross and BMX Dirt course, completely changing the skyline of downtown Salt Lake City.
Ryan Guettler has done some gardening in his backyard. In fact, the gardening was done with a nailgun, some sawblades and plenty of wood. Ryan is now the owner of a backyard spine ramp and recently had an opening barbeque with all his friends in Greenville, North Carolina. It's not quite the same as Ryan Nyquist's Unit or Dave Mirra's warehouse down the street but it makes riding so much better if you can just hit it up in your backyard. Just check the photos of the first session.
Have you seen Ryan's 2008 Black Pearl Limited bike yet?