Name: David Roland Freimuth Hometown: Appleton, Wisconsin Occupation: I own a small business with underground sprinkler systems, irrigation for lawns, gardens, sports fields, etc...
You were part of the BMX freestyle scene for a long time. From when to when did you travel the most? Dave Freimuth: Standard Byke Company sent me, Chad Degroot, and KRT Schmidt to Germany in 1996, (first international trip of my life!) after that it was pretty much full on till about 2008.
How much help did you get from your sponsors to travel from contest to contest? Dave Freimuth: I got ALL the help from my sponsors! Etnies, MacNeil, UGP, Standard, DK, Huffy, and Colony sent me on some of the most amazing trips of my life! To this day I still feel so blessed to have had their support.
You were one of the few that always had a camera handy, and not only at the contest, but also at night. How much footage have you got on tapes? Dave Freimuth: Video, I can't really say, we picked the tapes over pretty well for Baco videos and such...
TSG are proud to announce their latest addition to their bike team, 21-year-old French freestyle BMX prodigy Anthony Jeanjean. Jeanjean’s love affair with BMX began at FISE Montpellier, aged 10. From that day on his line through life’s rhythm section was set – he was going to be a pro BMXer: “I knew that was what I wanted to do with my life,” says Jeanjean. “For me it was a goal and also a clear choice, I knew that was what I wanted to do with my life”
Jeanjean now joins TSG’s star-studded pro team: “We are so pleased to welcome Anthony Jeanjean into the Ride TSG family,” says CEO Ruedi Herger. “Not only is he an outstandingly skilful rider and competitor but he is also an incredible role model for BMX riders, present and future.”
Anthony’s BMX career is in full swing
Jeanjean burgeoning stash of trophies includes the first ever European freestyle BMX Championship crown; French BMX freestyle gold; and in 2019, after coming back from serious injury, his career came full circle with a win at the FISE Montpellier. “It was a very intense moment for me,” says Jeanjean. “Because I discovered BMX freestyle at FISE de Montpellier 10 years ago and my first competition was at FISE de Montpellier.”
Name: Kenny Kekow Age: 32 Hometown: Pinole CA. Currently residing in Woodland CA Hook-ups/Sponsors: Zorg Bike Co, El Sobrante Cyclery, John Buultjens, 1UP Motorsports, Tangent
The favorite list:
-Spot to ride: Alameda Skatepark. Ramp Rats. RIP. Anywhere where the session is good! -BMX video: Criminal Mischief, End Search, Markit Zero, Anthem 2, Square One Wide Awake Nightmare, Miracle Boy and Nyquist.
When you see someone ride you can sometimes tell that he has it. Flow, talent, drive, being eager to learn, someone who always seems to pull things first-go. In Aarle-Rixtel this rider was Tom van den Bogaard. You know who he is now and his talent didn't go unnoticed by companies like Vans, Monster Energy, Tallorder, Paul's Boutique and Triple eight. We cruised around Aarle-Rixtel to take some pics at some iconic places and then sat down at Paul's Boutique to do the interview. Syo van Vliet had already taken some rad action shots over in Eindhoven earlier on which you will find in this piece also.
We’re here at Paul’s Boutique live with local Tom van den Bogaard wearing Vans shoes, a Monster Energy hat, sporting a brand new Tallorder bike built up by Paul’s Boutique. But it didn’t start that way. When did you start riding BMX Tom? Tom van den Bogaard: I believe I was in group 8 in school. I was 12, or 13, I think 12 actually when I bought a brown wethepeople Reason here at Paul’s Boutique. My brother had a newer model year wethepeople bike, the Arcade and Nick had the blue WTP Nova.
Were you still playing soccer at that time? Tom van den Bogaard: Yes, I was still playing soccer at ASV ’33. I played from age 6 till I was 13. I was a goalie and there weren’t many so it was hard for me to quit because they would have to search for a