The town of Laarbeek (that includes Aarle-Rixtel, Mariahout, Beek & Donk and Lieshout) is having their second annual "Tour of Laarbeek" on 28 May. If you're wondering what it's about, let me explain. All four villages have their own mini-ramp. One is a hipped version (In Lieshout, that's where they brew the Bavaria beer), one has a spine (B&D, home of the 1982 Open European BMX championships), one mini ramp has an extension (Aarle-Rixtel - of the FAT-JAM fame) and the ramp in Mariahout is simply high and wide. All those ramps are used fairly well and on this day, all 4 ramps will be ridden. Anybody can enter on anything and there is some sort of contest format that will determine a winner at the end of the day. If you feel like riding 4 different ramps in one afternoon, make sure to show up in Mariahout first (11:30am). The day will end with a session in Aarle-Rixtel (starts at 17:30pm). FATBMX will be there.
Tom Stober made the trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil for the PRO RAD BMX vert contest. The ABBMX had turned the floor of the Ibirapuera Gymnasium into a giant vert ramp. With a R$10.000 Reais Prize purse on the line it wasn't only Tom who did giant flairs on the vert ramp.
Thanks to Charaba for putting on the contest and taking the time to send in the results and some cool photos. Vert riding in Brazil, enjoy the photos.
For every rider it's an honour to be invited to go on Road Fools. The following riders received a phone call with the good news to get on the bus for RF 15.
Telling from the list of riders, it's going to be another amazing video to look forward to. If you can't wait that long, tune in on the [url=http://www.propsvisual.com/index_alt.html]Road Fools website[/url] for daily updates. Oh yes, they're leaving this weekend in Chicago.
At the World Cup mountain biking they've got the Hot Seat. It's where the leader of the Downhill Race awaits a faster rider. He then has to make room for the rider that beat his time. The rider who remains in the hot seat till the end is the winner. The Pin-Up of today is making a seat hot too...........
You don't need to have 10 years of riding behind your belt before trying big tricks. Redline's Garrett Reynolds proved that when he pulled a 900 at the Metro jam. The NKE6.0 sponsored rider takes it a step further. He has his hands zip-tied behind his back and drops in on a mini ramp. If that isn't bad-ass enough, he does a pocket air with a barspin in it with his hand still behind his back. Believe it, or not!? That's the name of the FATBMX news section. Oh, we've got a movie for prove:
Don’t go looking for SE’s Lance Mosley from May 17th – 22nd. He’ll be down in the Dominican Republic on an all expense paid vacation, uh…. I mean “riding trip” for Fuel TV.
Fuel is going to do a series of shows uncovering the BMX talent in Latin America. And they’ll be taking a few BMXers from the USA on the trips. The Dominican Republic will be stop #1 and Lane has been invited as one of the U.S. riders to go shred south of the border. Keep your eyes peeled for Lance on your new plasma TV.
OKLAHOMA CITY, May, 2006 -Hoffman Bikes announced that it will expand the Hoffman Bikes/Target/Right Guard team by welcoming two riders this year: Will Love and Anthony Napolitan."There is a new generation of rippers and we are now honored to support two of the best," Mat Hoffman said. "Welcome to the team!" -Anthony Napolitan, from Austintown, OH, has been with Hoffman Bikes as a flow team rider for the last year. During this past year, Anthony has been residing at Woodward East, focusing on his riding, and was able to hit many of the major contests, including the Dew Tour. -Will Love, from Kingsport, TN, is one of the youngest riders on the team at the age of 20. While Will may be new to the team, he is not new to the BMX scene. Last year, Will made the finals at the CFB contest in Oklahoma City, along with major coverage in RideBMX magazine, BMX Plus! magazine, Props Videos, a section in the RideBMX video "Living in Exile" and an upcoming spot on the next Props "Road Fools."
The Drop-out BMX hall will be the place to be for the Eastern Jam meets Jam Session. The BMX disciplines will be flatland A and B class and also street A and B. Next to that there will be a highest jump contest and a best trick competition. The date is 8 July 2006 which clashes with the Street Justice in Canada and the Slovanian race/dirt contest but if you're not living in that area and ccloser to Germany, mark this contest in your calendar for July 8th.
Cheerleading will be one of the side events so you know some chicks will be there to impress. Invite one of them out to the Chill-out and grill party in the AJZ that night. Make it happen.
The ABA National #1 Amateur Titles are really starting to tighten up, and with Atlanta and Lake Perris just around the corner things will only get tighter. Both the ABA National #1 Boy and Girl will again be winners of brand spanking new Yamaha Waverunners, so you can bet the pressure will be high come ABA Grands time. Here's a quick look at the standings as of ABA Super Nationals in Desoto, TX.