If you want to know what is going on at the HARO camp, keep reading. Here's the February HARO news flash for you:
- Ben Shenker is going to a freestyle contest in Zagreb, Croatia at the end of the month. It's called Bike Fight 05. I hope he read the information well.......
- The people at Moore Large in the UK are sponsoring a BMX specific ramp park in Liverpool called Ruff riders. Ramps are done up in HARO and Premium logo's. It will be one of the stops of the HARO UK tour that starts on 29 March in Leeds at "The Works" skatepark, goes to Liverpool on the 30th, then goes to Burnley for a session at the "Interact" skate park followed by a presence at the Bike Show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On board will be: Ryan Nyquist (USA), Josh Harrington (USA), Stefan Geisler (Germany), Ben Shenker (Hungary), Anthony Pill (UK), Senad Grosic (Austria), Ben Manuel (UK), Ben Hennon (UK) and possibly Jamie Gray (Australia).
- Mike King has opened up a bar/restaurant in San Diego and just had the grand opening with over 600 people visiting.
- Jamie Gray, Australia's HARO BMX dirt jumper/4X rider is going to spend 6 months in the UK starting in March to do the BMX/MTB thing over there.
- Stefan Geisler has been contacted to do flatland shows in a TV studio. He currently is at the try-out in Cologne, Germany and the actual riding is going to take place in March. You would be surprised how good Stefan's flatland riding is.
- Dave Mirra and Bart de Jong were both on the list for the Suzuki Crossover Challenge at the SBC park in San Francisco. The supercross race for athletes and celebrities was held during the evening program of an official THQ sponsored AMA supercross. Dave never made it to the event which left the HARO representation with Bart. In front of 38.000 people he made it out of the first turn in 3rd to crash and dislocate his shoulder in turn number two. Oh well, worth a try.
- With someone taking away a picture at the stairway at the HARO offices, one of the freestyle dudes replaced it with a rad illustration.
- Australian Luke Parslow won a big one over in New Zealand. Luke won the dirt competition at the X-air contest beating lots of x-games medalists in front of a huge crowd. The contest was sponsored by HARO Bikes so it was a good match. Haro Australia's other young gun Tim Casey came in 11th. Ryan Nyquist finished 3rd behind Guettler. In the street event Ryan finished 5th and Josh Harrington behind him in 6th.
To celebrate Parslow's victory, the people at HARO Australia offered Luke a flight in a MIG Jet fighter. What's up G!
- Did you see the MTV Made show with Warwick Stevenson in it? Did you count the HARO logo's during the show? It was an incredibly long HARO commercial and a good one at that. Props to Warwick for sticking with the program. Warwick taught a girl how to ride a BMX bike around the track and the camera's followed every step. In no time Warwick received over 1000 e-mails on his personal site (www.thewarlock.com) after the show aired on MTV. Next up for Warwick is MTV Cribs. That's right, they're going to check where Warwick magic's happening and what he has in his fridge. Time to clean up that house.
- Senad Grosic is back on the bike. After some proper treatment to his ankle, Senad got the green light and is back on the HARO, a 2005 Nyquist to be exact. Senad got a great part in the Front Brake Revolution (FBR) DVD as did Anthony Pill. Both riders are going to the FBR part 2 at Rampage, USA. Sounds like Chad de Groot is heading in the same direction for this Front Brake specific contest.
- The Bike Devil has returned to Belgium from Woodward training camp and had an amazing time. He's working hard to pull off his backyard vert ramp jam this summer.
- Over at HARO we noticed a start of some Old School HARO memorabilia. The green HARO freestyler in Jim's office is in mint condition and comes from the UK. If you have something to offer, send in an E-mail.
- HARO BIKES are now doing web advertising on www.fatbmx.com and www.bmxonline.com. It's worldwide coverage so enjoy the HARO exposure.
- Anthony Pill and OBG did shows at the Ispo trade show in Munich, Germany. Actually Stefan Geisler was sick all weekend and couldn't ride much leaving Pill with extra runs to do. Geisler also went to England to ride Simon Tabron's new ramp and sessions Achim Kujawski's indoor vert ramp on a regular basis. Winter is bad.