Here's a copy of a Blazer ad from an early issue of BMX Action. It shows that back in the day they used real cowboys to test BMX bikes. The little kid in the middle is all padded up because if he doesn't do his job, the whip comes out. Whap!!
It's a good thing that Terrible One (located in Austin, Texas) have not taken up the traditional way of testing bikes. Poor Ruben in the range like a torro and Taj and Joe handling the whip...... whap!!!
Intense BMX is proud to announce their first factory AA Pro rider sponsorship with Jamie Staff.
Jamie Staff, a former UCI World Champion, NBL #1 Pro, and current UCI World Champion on the Track, will be returning to the BMX circuit in 2005 with his first appearance this weekend at the ABA US Nationals in San Bernardino, CA. Jamie will be riding aboard an Intense XXL Sabot frame. Jamie will also compete with Products from Intense BMX Tires, THE, and Sinz.â€œI am happy to be back on the BMX race scene and look forward to mixing it up in the AA Pro Class. My training for the Velodrome is very similar to BMX racing training, and after riding BMX for the past month, I feel that I am ready to come back to BMX racing and the AA Pro Class.â€?Pete Dylewski, VSI’s Marketing manager stated â€œVSI is very proud to have such a caliber rider as Jamie work with us, as our first factory Pro rider.
New Skatepark Officially Named The Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park Of Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA CITY - Passed by the Oklahoma City Council and Oklahoma City Parks Commission, local BMX icon Mat Hoffman now has a skatepark after his namesake- "The Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park of Oklahoma City". The 26,000 square-foot concrete public park opened in February with Mat Hoffman in attendance. From May 13-May 15, Oklahoma City and the new park will proudly host for the first time Mat Hoffman's Crazy Freakin' Bikers (CFB) Series Presented by Target. The event, which is in its sixth year, is a BMX Freestyle competition that will bring together more than 300 professional and amateur athletes from more than eight countries. Admission to the public is free.
LOS ANGELES- In an unprecedented move for the X Games, ESPN, Inc. and AEG have reached a five-year agreement that will keep the premier action sports, competition in Los Angeles through 2009. It was announced today by Ron Semiao, Senior Vice President, ESPN Original Entertainment, and AEG President and CEO Timothy J. Leiweke. Los Angeles, which has hosted the last two X Games (2003, 2004), will now serve as the site for the next five, beginning with X Games 11 Aug. 4-7, 2005. AEG - owner and operator of STAPLES Center and The Home Depot Center, the two primary X Games venues - represented the City of Los Angeles in reaching the agreement.
News News News from the HARO camp:
- Dave Mirra decided to turn down the opportunity to race the Toyota celebrity race at the Long Beach Grand Prix and is concentrating on the upcoming contest season with the Dew Tour being a big part of it. Do you want to see Dave go big? wait for the new FOX ad. They've built Dave a monster ramp outside of his warehouse (it wouldn't have fit inside). Big roll in to massive jump box. Can you say airtime?
- The news that Warwick Stevenson had torn his ACL spread quickly. The Warlock's knee isn't healing, it can only be fixed with surgery. Fortunately cycling doesn't require lateral stability in the knee like basketball or tennis. He's just going to race with a brace to stabilize it. The brace should enable him to compete.
THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF STU - Each year a group of bicycle riders representing Police Agencies throughout Orange County (California) join together to commemorate the lives of those Orange County Police officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The riders do this by cycling 630 miles from Sacramento to Orange County to raise money for Project 999. Riders participate in this event on their own time.
Past Redline Pro champion and current OC Sherriff STU THOMSEN is training for the Project 999 Memorial Ride that begins on May 7.
Having your own place to ride is sweet but it's easier said than done to get your local park. The core builders of The Promise park know all about it. It was work, work and more work for months. 2 divorces and 1 broken relationship later they have their own spot to ride. Learn more about the park with Max Laisina:
Last month we ran a contest to give out free sets of tickets for the Bike Show event and 3 Metal Mulisha T-shirts and a pair of Skin Gloves. Thanks to everyone for entering the comp. The correct answers are:1) Who's not down with the Mulisha: Troy McMurray & the FATBMX crew. Both correct.
2) Former profession of the Skin Industries owner: Porn Star
3) Not a discipline at the 2005 Bike Show: Lake Jumping.
BMX vert riders Simon Tabron, Zach Shaw, Matt Fairbairn and Sebastian Keep are coming to a town near you. Well, maybe, depends on where you live. The 2005 Deconstruction Tour with bands such as Strung-Out, Mad Caddies, Boysetsfire and Lagwagon goes from 29 April till May 15th. The BMX shows will not take place at every stop. Here are the dates and venues where you can see Si, Zach, Matt and Baz ride the RedBull ramp and enjoy tons of good bands:
29.04.05 - D - Herne - Eissporthalle Gysenberg
30.04.05 - B - Meerhout - Groezrock Festival