NEW YORK - August 31, 2005 - The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever, season-long multi-sport professional tour in action sports, will host the International Cycling Union (UCI) BMX Supercross World Cup Finals as the specialty competition at the Toyota Challenge on Friday, September 9 in San Jose, CA. The fourth stop of the Dew Action Sports Tour, the Toyota Challenge takes place September 8-11 at San Jose’s HP Pavilion, and features professional competitions in skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross. The event also includes a Festival Village with interactive courses, video gaming and athlete autograph sessions.
We want to say congratualtions to Dave Freimuth and his wife Patie on the expansion of their family. Yup, it's a son! Here's the 411 from Dave:
I just wanted to write and let everyone know that Patie finally let the bun out of the oven. Our new son Thompson was born at 5:16AM this morning after keeping his mother up for 26 hours... Patie did invent a couple new swears, but who can blame her. I'd rather break my pelvis 2 more times before going through what she did last night!
We are proud to present the Go Home Contest on 1 and 2 October 2005 at Impact in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.A contest by riders for riders. You can register for the contest at the riders page on www.gohomecontest.tk
-It's 15 euro for the 2 days if you ride the contest.
-If you just wanna ride ist 5 euro a day.
-If you wanne check the contest without riding 0 euro.
How about one last ultimate battle for this summer? Crime Scene has lined up the 8 eight leading Belgian bmx cities for a two on two battle in the new skatepark at Kooigem Belgium.
Kortrijk, Kuurne, Brugge, Antwerp, Roeselare, Brussel, Ninove and St-Niklaas will be battling each other to become the best Belgian BMX City. On Saturday 17th of September, the Kooigem skaterpark will make place for a bloody battle between some of the world's top riders. Entrance is free. The war starts at 18:00. See you there.
More info on [url=http://www.crimescene.be]Crimescene[/url]
Got News!? Yes we do. Take a few minutes to read the August HARO newsletter.
- German Stefan "OBG" Geisler is back on the bike doing vert demos all over the place. This weekend he's doing some riding for a 2 minute Freestyle.ch commercial for MTV and VIVA.
- The complete HARO UK team, consisting of Ben Hennon, Ben Manuel and Anthony Pill, went on a week tour through England with Eastpak riding local skateparks and the transportable miniramp.
The American Bicycle Association, with collaboration from many of the top professional athletes and manufacturers, is proud to announce an exciting new pro program for 2006 which features increased payouts per event and expanded year-end awards. The new pro series will feature a reduced fourteen race weekend series for the AA Pro, Girl Pro, Pro Cruiser and Veteran Pro classes to determine the #1 Pro in each division.
Also new for 2006, the ABA Race of Champions held on Friday, the day before the Grand Nationals, will be included in the pro points chase.
August 2005 - Brighton will host one of Europe’s most prestigious BMX competitions as the Etnies Backyard Jam (EBYJ) hits the Brighton Centre from 21 â€“ 23 October 2005, ready with a 375 m2 purpose built street course, retail area and Snickers public street course.
Now in its 12th year the Etnies Backyard Jam is coming back bigger and better, with riders confirmed from Etnies, Federal and Hoffman bikes including Jamie Bestwick, Morgan Wade, Taj Mihelich, Mike Escamilla, Ruben Alcantara, Mike Aitken, Van Homan, Corey Martinez, Bas Keep, Jon Taylor and Sergio Layos to mention but a few. With such a line up and the relaxed atmosphere the EBYJ is famous for, riders will be pushing themselves in the face of a record prize pool of $40,000 overall.
Hey guys and gals, the BMX-ers needs your help. Nyquist, Bestwick and Guettler have been nominated for the PlayStation Trick of the Week, and it’s up to you to help them win! They're up against some pretty tough competition (skateboarders Dias and Lasek), so let’s go to www.dewactionsportstour.com and let Ryan, Jamie and Ryan know they've got the best fans out there by casting your vote for them.
Here’s the nominees:
Lake Forest, CA, (August, 2005) â€“Felt Racing, LLC is very pleased to annouce that it has joined creative forces with Troy Lee Designs (â€œTLDâ€?) to develop and offer a special limited edition cruiser called the Happy Hour. Set to debut at both the upcoming 2005 EuroBike and InterBike shows, the Felt/TLD Happy Hour collaboration was born from the mutual racing heritage both companies share and enjoy together. As inspiration, Troy Lee and his design team opted to tap into the culture of an annual event they host that has reached celebrity status in the southwestern U.S., A Day in the Dirt. This gathering of motocross and bike riders, film celebrities and aficionados, for a day of riding and socializing in the spirit of the legendary Steve McQueen has quietly reached cult status.
RED BULL BACKYARD BUILD-OFF invades Cincinnati. Worlds’ best to compete on the unknown at inaugural course design competitionSanta Monica, CA â€“ August, 2005 â€“ The inaugural Red Bull BackyardBuild-Off is hammering its way to the Queen City backyard of Matt Bischoff aka The Failure Compound October 5 â€“ 9, 2005.
Whether they use a jigsaw, drill press, or just good old fashion blood and sweat, the three teams of world renowned ramp designers and builders will each have the same amount of raw materials and three full days to design and construct the ultimate BMX course.