Dew Action Sports Tour Announces Qualification Criteria For Inaugural 2005 Season
Dave Mirra, Jamie Bestwick, Chad Kagy, Ryan Nyquist and TJ Lavin Among Pre-Qualified Tour Athletes
NEW YORK - February 17, 2005 - The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever, season-long professional multi-sport tour in action sports, has released its qualification criteria and pre-qualified athletes. The announcement was made today by Wade Martin, General Manager, Dew Action Sports Tour.
The 2005 Dew Action Sports Tour will feature competitions in BMX Dirt, Park and Vert. Athletes may qualify for the Panasonic Open and Right Guard Open, the Tour's first two events, in one of four ways:
Come and ride in Brooklyn, the Netherlands!
Sytse Winkel and Hoite Polkamp are organizing a flatland jam in an old Albert Heijn facility in Breukelen ("Brooklyn"). The building will be taken down soon that's why there's this rush to get together and ride.
Rendez vous: Breukelen (Brooklyn) train station, February 20, at 13 o'clock. From there we'll take ya'll to the spot, a perfectly flat indoor floor, with good beats to go with it. The place is open till 24 o'clock.
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).
Zach Shaw (UK) left the wethepeople company three weeks ago and is now enjoying the freedom to ride any frame and any part he wants. How long it will be before an other company picks up the vert riders is the question.
In Zach Shaw related news: "I got Married on October the 2nd last year and have been decorating NON stop since we moved into our new house (which is only 5 miles from Stansted airport) ready for the arrival of our baby which should be in the next 8 weeks!"
Another BMX dad coming up. Congratulations and good luck.
The people at FELT have been working on getting their rider line up for 2005 ready. As of right now it looks like they're having team riders in 9 different countries. The riders with the 3 asterisks are the members of the FELT Global team.Germany
Matti RÃ¶se ***
Olaf Stehen (Race)
We did an interview with Snafu's Mike Collins a few weeks ago. He said he had something up his sleeve but did not want to let it out of the bag. Now is the time. This is what Mike had cooking:
SNAFU WELCOMES PADDY GROSS TO THE TEAM!
Earlier this year, in fact at Interbike this year I was on the hunt for someone to distribute our product in Germany. Coming back from my first experience at the worlds contest and seeing the support and enthusiasm that country has for BMX made me want to find someone or some company whose heart was into our sport and lifestyle. Later that year Achim Kujawski my good friend and Hoffman Bikes Vert rider introduced me to Christoph Huber at Interbike. Christoph was just
Volume bikes' Mike Ardelean has started his very own streetwear label.
After cashing in his royalty checks from his signature bike at Volume, Mike decided to invest it back into BMX and start his own company called LAVAR. Together with his friend Juse, he is producing a small line of t-shirts and sweats. The idea for the label started a while back, but not untill recently did everything fall into place. Expect to see the first offering soon with a new line of products following quickly.
The team consists of Mike Ardelean (obviously), Jim Bauer and local Michigan hero Dan Closser on flow. One or two riders may be added in the near future.
More info at http://www.lavarbrand.com
b]HARO riders are uniting for another UK tour. On board will be Ryan Nyquist (USA), Josh Harrington (USA), Ben Shenker (Hungary), Stefan Geisler (Germany), Anthony Pill (UK), Senad Grosic (Austria) Ben Manuel (UK), Ben Hennon (UK) and possibly Jamie Gray (Australia).
First stop will be the Works skatepark in Leeds (March 29th). On March 30th the team will make an appearance at the Ruff Ride BMX park (BMX only) in Liverpool. On the 31st it's off to Burnley for a session at the Interact skatepark. After that the team will be present at the Bike Show in Coventry (1-3 April).
Make sure to visit one of the parks or come to the contest at The Bike Show.
For info as it comes visit: www.harobikes.com
The A-team's BA Baracus is overcoming his worst fear: flying. BA is getting his signature frame from the people at 1664BMX. When asked for more info we received the following answer:
"We would love to send you some more info on the frame, but as of right now B.A Baracus has a tighter grip on that info then he does on his gold chains in a dark alley."
Leave it to the Canadians.......
Mike Castillo, better known as Big Island has found work over in Hollywood. Big is working at Mark Mahoney's tattoo studio called: Shamrock Social Club. It doesn't get much better than that in tattoo land.
Big Island is doing jobs left and right sweeping floors and writing down appointments. With Mark Mahoney around it's a good way to learn how the job gets done. Expect Big to start taking appointments himself in a year or so.
When you're in Hollywood, stop by and say hi. Ph. 310-271-9664
Trivia: Mark Mahoney is the artist who did Pete Augustin's Madusa over 15 years ago.