Eindhoven has a legal sport for graffiti artists or whoever wants to express their feelings with a spraycan. Some of it is good, some is rubbish, but everybody needs to start somewhere. It's better to do it at a legal spot. The tFAT piece you see here is not made by the FATBMX crew. We stopped doing this in 1985 when we made our first "piece" and got caught (and spent the next day cleaning the wall). Enjoy part one of the Berenkuil art. Part two follows later and can also be found in the Comic 'n Art section on FATBMX. BdJ
When Lance Armstrong's wristbands came on the market I didn't expect much of it. Before I knew it though, I saw loads of people wear those yellow bracelets. It didn't take long before the copycats thought they could cash in on this. We've seen pretty much any colour of the rainbow by now. Enter Mat Hoffman. When he was asked to make some art for a wristband, he had some doubts too. But the Condor was also asked to pick two good causes
The 2006 Premium team has been announced with pride. Things have been really good working with the Premium guys on new products and the crew looks forward to putting out even better stuff in the future. Everyone that was on the team in 2005 stays on for 2006. Joining us from Las Vegas, NV is Jake Farley (18), he's already friends with most of the crew and is a perfect fit to the team. Also, from Oregon is Vince Kroff (17), Joe , Ryan, Ben and Matt are all living in Oregon now and have been riding with Vince daily. They all wanted him on the team so he's definitely a welcomed addition. 2006 Premium Team (USA): Josh Harrington Joe Riley Ryan Mills Matt Colisch Ben Hucke Vince Kroff Jake Farley
We've done some wacky ads and this one isn't much better. That's what you get when you're working deep in the night to reach RIDE UK's deadline the next morning. Anyway, check it out and remember the ad when you see it in the next RIDE. We've used a few celebrities in this one so we hope they won't sue us for money. That would suck, having to pay extra to place an ad. We just want to keep reminding you on our website. Maybe you should bookmark it now and put it on your favorite list before you forget. That way you don't have to type it in all the time.
Redline's Bubba Harris is leading the ABA BMX series. The ABA season is going to see the end at the Grand Nationals in Oklahoma at the end of November. Bubba has a maximum number of wins going into the Grands. All he can do now is keep his competition away from scoring maximum points by grabbing the victory himself. See how he did in Phoenix at the Fall Nationals last weekend. Saturday Pro Results, including the AA pros, Girl Pro, Vet Pro and Pro Cruiser class:
Getting trails in Helmond has been in the works for a long time. Meetings were had at the council and solutions needed to be found. A location was the first problem. After a spot at the fenced off motocross track did not work out, I gave up hope. But not Mike van de Kerkhof. He went on and finally checked out a spot at the Johannes-Vermeerlaan in Helmond-Noord.
Gilbert, Arizona- October, 2005: The American Bicycle Association, the World’s largest BMX sanctioning body, has created an all new Factory Team program for 2006. In an effort to improve the existing program the ABA met with Factory Team representatives during the Blackjack Nationals as well as communicated extensively with several members of the BMX industry. The results are a revamped program which will create a much more competitive and exciting format that will benefit everyone involved. The following are the key enhancements:
This jam was at an art exhibition. We had all the ramps from the "Kongsi" where we couldn't stay any longer. We wanted to ride again, so we decided to build for 12 days to be open for just 10 days... With help from Wouter, Rutger, Ron and Ronaldo, Ed and I redesigned the park (in other words trying to sort out the way we could build it, as we used every inch of wood we had...). We did this with a very low budget and even had to use the screws from last time. Maybe next time we need some sponsors. Anyway, it resulted in a good rideable ghetto park.
We were kinda surprised how many people drove to "Dutch Texas". Riders from all over Holland found the place. Many had a longer trip than planned due to traffic jams etc. We really liked the atmosphere at the jam, nice relaxed good riding and live music. It was good to see you guys back again!!
It may take a while but we try to build the park at another location again! Also for permanent use, let's see how that works out.
October, 2005-Vista, CA- Haro’s Joe Hawk has been appointed by the Board of Directors as Chief Operating Officer to take the reins of the 27-year-old company and lead it into the next chapter of its existence.
Hawk, who has most recently served as Haro’s Vice President of Sales for the past twelve years, plans to not only build upon the success from past, but to also work on â€œfine-tuningâ€? the organization. â€œThe folks at Haro are extremely talented and nothing needs to be reinvented,â€? says Hawk. â€œInstead, some fine tuning will take place and with the exception of a few key enhancements, the same great people that brought success to the company in the past are the same ones that will continue to bring them in the future. My job is made much easier with the resources available to meâ€?.