Name: Shannon Gillette Hometown: Chandler, Arizona Started riding BMX in: Racing in 1980, but have been riding BMX bikes since about 1976. Number of bikes in the collection: Only a few as of now. It's alway revolving stable.
Do you remember the moment that you decided to start collecting BMX memorabilia? Shannon Gillette: I always just kind of hung on to my personal stuff. Like jerseys and number plates. But the first bike? I lived in Hawaii at the time and the year was 1989. It was actually a friend's old race bike, a 1979 Supergoose and he was throwing it in the garbage in front of his house. So I swooped it up and he told me I couldn't take it. I had to buy it from him. hahaha.. I said what?! You're throwing it out in the garbage. He said I want $40 for it. I said DEAL! It was in rough shape, but working in bike shops for 10 years I was up for the task. Long story short, I cleaned it up, rev=built the wheels as the spokes were all rusted. Hawaii does that to bikes with all the salt air.
Hurricane Group and UCI are pleased to announce the first two rounds of the 2024 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup, to be hosted in Enoshima, Japan, and Montpellier, France. The additional rounds of the 2024 calendar will be announced at the beginning of next year. The 2024 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup kicks off in style, in the beautiful location of Enoshima, Japan. Japan has previously played host to the contest in 2018 and 2019 and FISE couldn’t be more delighted to once again hold an event in this amazing country.
This first UCI World Cup stop will see some of the world’s best BMX Freestyle athletes compete in both the Park and Flatland formats, with categories open for Men and Women.
The competition will be part of the Enoshima Wave Fest, a unique and exciting new event combining BMX Freestyle, Live Music and a Food Festival.
UCI BMX FREESTYLE WORLD CUP (Park and Flatland) ENOSHIMA, JAPAN Part of ENOSHIMA WAVE FEST 22 - 25 FEBRUARY 2024 Enoshima, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, 251-0036, Japan
We've added flyers of events happening in 2023. Some are being held indoors but not all of them. Check before you make any plans. If you have event dates, if you've got something going, send us the info. We'll put your event on the FATBMX Event calendar so more people will get to know about your race or contest or jam that you're putting on. We're here to spread the love but you figure out yourself where you need to go. Contact the event organizers before you head over. Times/dates might have changed and we take no responsibility for that. Get together and enjoy BMX, the best thing in the world. All 2023 Flyers inside as well as the event dates. Nothing else to do!? Get out there and have some fun. Meet new people, visit new places, take some pics for your instagram, pull new tricks, become a better person and maybe win something along the way. Lots has changed or is changing so double check and keep us posted. See you out there! 2023/2024: BMX Race, BMX Freestyle and Pump Track events:
08-10 December 2023, CN French National Championships Park & Flatland. St. Quentin-en-Yvelines, FRA. FREESTYLE 09 December 2023, C1 Sudamericano Open de BMX Flatland. Lima, Peru. FREESTYLE
We are backkkkkk! The ODI Outside series continues. This time around we hit the streets with local San Diego Pro Demarcus Paul. Follow along as we check out some unlikely spots and make the best of what we find. Enjoy!
1 Tom VAN DEN BOGAARD 27 NED 200.00 UCI Ranking points 2 Levi WEIDMANN 23 NED 160.00 3 Paul THÖLEN 25 GER 130.00 4 Yurii ILLIUSHCHENKO 23 UKR 110.00 5 Kaede OZAWA 16 JPN 90.00 6 Hans Wilhelm KITTLER 19 GER 70.00