For the year 2005 non-European riders are allowed to race the UCI European BMX Championships. That goes for the whole series in the Challenge and Challenge Cup series as well.
It sounds like Dale Holmes is going to do the complete series but he's actually from the UK but living in the States. Who he can drag with him for a race or two is unknown but the races do count for the UCI ranking and that list is becoming more and more important towards the 2008 Olympic games.
The Metro BMX jam is taking place in Toronto this weekend. We hope to have the results up in the next few days. Here's a list of 80 participating pro riders. Make your top three list now and see how you did come Monday.
01 Alistair Whitton UK
02 Tobias Wicke GER
03 Danny Hickerson USA
04 Gary Young USA
05 Morgan Wade USA
06 Dustin Guenther CAN
07 Karl Engstrom CAN
08 Dave Osato CAN
09 Joe Schiavi USA
10 Dean Hearne UK
11 John Heaton CAN
12 Max Vincent CAN
13 Jim Cielencki USA
14 Dave Freimuth USA
15 Vinnie Sammon USA
Simon Tabron doesn't sit on his ass and watch the world go by. He gets stuff done. After building an indoor vert ramp, it's time for a halfpipe contest. His SpinLikeHell company is expanding at the same time. What's the latest you ask?Matt Fairbairn has moved from Australia to Newquay (UK) to ride our new vert set up and both he and Zach Shaw are now riding for Spinlikehell. We've got some cool new t-shirts and other products coming out and hopefully our on-line store will be operational in the near future at spinlikehell.com
Also, we are running a vert only jam on our new ramp set up at Mount Hawke Park in Cornwall, UK on 21st and 22nd May. It will be A, B and C group format with unusual prizes and a saturday night out in
The FATBMX pin up section is suffering. It's winter which explains it. That's when we need help from the Aussies to send in their best material. Here's two more from Corey Bohan's personal stash. As long as they get a kick out of it that the pics made it on the FATBMX pin-up section, it's fine with me. We need pix of chix on the BMX. Help us out.
Props issue 55
USA $ 19.95Stephan Lilly gets the cover of issue 55 and also a Bio which was nice. Adam Baker keeps up the trail footage. His Bio has lots of dirt jumping in it. Contests that are shown are the FBM Ghetto comp, the Derby Backyard jam and the Animal Brooklyn Banks Jam. Maybe you
Premo sent in his answers regarding the Pro BMX website check up. This leaves Derek Betcher with the Slacker title but we still want to hear from him too. After TL, RM59 and Holmes explained some more about their site, it's now time for Greg Romero:Who is the first one you think to respond to this, and who is last?
TL...Or Dale if he's not out on a hot date rolling the benzo! I think I wil be the last since I've started this new bike company and starting an "All Womens" gym here in Edmond, OK..
Is that the same way it would be on the track? On a fair race with the 5 of you on the gate, what would be the results?
Well it depends if it's rodeo racing or downhill...If it was downhill it will
On display in the retail shops until 12 April
Josh Heino gets the cover of the May issue of Ride. Josh also gets the Pro interview where he talks about losing his three main sponsors now that he has a kid on the way.
The May issue is all about the FOX poster. You see Nate Wessel do a turn bar on one side (I'm sure it's a sick transfer but it doesn't come across in on single hot) but you should rip it out and check the back side. Scotty Cranmer takes flips to a new level. Front flip with a turndown thrown in over a regular jump box in the skatepark. Awesome!
The issue also has an "11 days in the Midwest" article, 5 interviews with riders on the "Pro Life", Jimmy Levan explaining how to do toothpick grinds on rails, some write up on tools, a
The UK breeds a lot of good riders. One of them is Anthony Pill, member of the European HARO team since the beginning. Although he's not afraid for adventure and travels a lot, his airmiles account has zero miles on it. Pill simply can't be bothered. What does he care about? What is your most embarrassing CD on the shelf?
I'm not embarrassed about any of them.
Are you a daredevil?
It depends what sort of mood I'm in; sometimes I can be a bit scared to do things, but other times I can be a total psycho.
Hungarian BMX street, Dirt experience with life and style.
Presented by: Marics "Nike" Tamas/Kralik DaniA video from Hungary. Do they have a scene there? They sure do. In fact, the 1992 BMX Freestyle World Championships took place in Budapest and BMX has stuck with a group of good guys.
6 riders have their own parts and those parts are mixed with riding from more than 15 other guys. Szabo Laszlo has the honour to start off the Ultralight video and if you have any doubts about BMX in Hungary, they're gone after watching Szabo ride. This is modern shredding on spots that most of us have never seen before. That's a good thing about this video. It does have some contest footage, but it's new because it has not shown up in RIDE or any other BMX magazines. They build big jumps too over there so you won't be disappointed.
Sometimes people we know have different hobbies next to riding BMX. 414's Shaun Scarfe has been riding Speedway forever but had a hard time finishing up a complete season because of all the BMX travel, riding and work. It looks like Shaun is doing well this year planning around the Speedway races that have been going on. He's even in the championship hunt. Go Shaun Go!
Here's a few pictures and some comments from Shaun who is busy organizing the BMX part at the Bike Show in Coventry at the moment. Will we be able to celebrate his championship there?