First High-Low Podcast of 2018 and a catch up with Tony Degollado at Starbucks. We talk about his role working on the UCI BMX Freestyle App, his recent trip to the UCI Freestyle World Championships and his thoughts on BMX Park in the Olympics.
We talk about his own career from racing for Haro to becoming Brand Manager alongside working with Dave Mira and Ryan Nyquist during the big money years in the industry. We also touch on Tony’s time at No Fear, Fox, back to Haro, his views on bringing freestyle and racing closer together, sponsorship and more.
The World Cycling Centre (CMC) in Aigle is an outstanding multi-sport facility. It is used by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a training centre and features a 200m Velodrome and BMX Super X track. The World Cycling Centre is looking for a WCC BMX Coach 100%. In your capacity as WCC BMX Coach, you will be in charge of training, educating, developing and coaching athletes following training at the WCC.
Description of the position •Detect future WCC trainees •Set clear and achievable objectives for athletes •Be responsible for production and sharing of training plans, competition program and daily coaching of athletes at the WCC, its satellite centres and at competitions •Plan the annual competition schedule and budget accordingly •Be involved in the training of any development coaches or interns at the WCC •Cooperate fully with any other coaches or medical representatives in charge of the athletes •Maintain direct contacts with the organisers and other bodies concerned with securing the participation of WCC riders in national and international competitions.
Profile •You have at least 3 years' experience as a BMX coach or as high-level BMX athlete •You have a sports science degree, coaching qualification or equivalent •Excellent knowledge of current training methods •Excellent knowledge of BMX techniques and tactics •Excellent planning and organizational skills •You are at ease with MS-Office and have good written skills •You have a first aid certificate •You are fluent in English or French; an additional language would be an asset. •Flexibility to travel abroad at weekends.
Start date in position: February 2018 or date to be agreed upon
BMX and mountain bike racing legend and Hall of Fame Inductee, Eric Carter, has joined 100% and will be managing the Southern California territory as their Factory Sales Representative.Eric has had an incredibly successful career as a professional athlete, spanning over 25 years. He is not only a championship-winning racer, but also has immeasurable experience in sales and dealer relations with companies such as GT Bicycles, Specialized, Marin Bicycles and Hyper MTB.
With Eric’s distinguished competitive history and extensive product knowledge, 100% will be additionally utilizing him as both a brand ambassador, as well as assisting in product development.
Flybikes are looking for a Sales Manager with industry experience, ideally within the BMX industry or a similar sales management role. Position available Immediately.Location: Nigran, Spain (Flybikes Headquarters)
Skills / Requirements:
- Fluid in Spanish and English languages. Other languages are a bonus. - This is an in-house full time position to work with our team in Nigran, Spain.
Have you ever wondered how those complete bikes get assembled and where and by who? Here's an in-depth look at a reputable bicycle factory in Taiwan that we got to tour while on the road with the GT BMX squad... Complete with hyperbolic test chambers, moving conveyer belts, wheel building machines, and much much more. This shit is pretty nuts, but major shouts to all of the factory workers out there who keep up cruising in the streets! Thank you to Ben Ward and GT for making this happen.
Feast your eyes on these! With the influence of the 1988 line of bikes, BMX Brand Manager John Buultjens introduces the 2018 Haro Lineage complete bike line. 2018 Haro Team Master 20" and 26" 2018 Haro Team Sport 20" and 26" (2:18) 2018 Haro Group 1 "Pistol" Pete Loncarevich signature model 29" (4:19) We're taking orders now and the expected arrival date is March 2018
Sparky's is now hiring! If you the BMX lifestyle and have sales experience, you may be in luck. This is an excellent opportunity for a knowledgeable and motivated person to join the sales team in Longwood, Florida. Does this sound like you?
Perry Kramer Rejoins SE Bikes. The man who put the “PK” into the iconic PK Ripper BMX bike from SE is returning to the fold. Perry Kramer helped Scot Breithaupt launch SE Racing and kick off the BMX phenomena in the late 1970s with SE Racing’s legendary PK Ripper. Kramer will be the Southern California territory manager for Advanced Sports International brands, which includes SE Bikes.
Kramer said he is excited to be back with SE, which is seeing an explosion in sales with the introduction of the 29-inch Big Ripper and the growth of the BikeLife wheelie movement. “It's definitely cool to sell a PK Ripper or a Floval Flyer race bike, as those are what I rode,” Kramer said, adding that SE’s retro and 29-inch bikes are re-connecting riders to their pasts. “The bikes now relate to guys in my — old — age bracket. It really amazes me how many guys still are so connected to the SE brand, and I'm happy to be back and part of it.”