A few months ago we ran an [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=279]interview with the Condor[/url] on FATBMX. He mentioned his new site in there which is now online. You can read a lot of stories by Mat himself, go back in time and see what his plans are (Biography film and opening a Action Sports History/Creative Arts Museum next to the Mat Hoffman park in OKC). Maybe you'll get to see the Condor this summer in person at the CFB, BoomBoomHuckJam tour, Isreal, Nass, Donnington or the X-Games. Do you want to know how much Pamela Anderson paid for one of Mat's bikes? Click [url=http://www.mathoffman.com/]here[/url] to find out.
The Deconstruction tour is on the road. The first stop kicked off in Herne, Germany with Simon Tabron, Zach Shaw, Matt Fairbairn and Ronnie Remo taking care of the BMX demos.
I arrived early as they were not only desperate for a BMX/Skate MC, but a FMX announcer as well. The first show was on the program for 15:30pm but it rained a bit and the FMX ramp was set up outdoors. No show. The BMX/Skate demo took place indoors with the first show being at 18:00pm after a couple of bands had played.
Advance ticket sale for Suzuki BMXMasters 2005Duesseldorf/Cologne, May 2, 2005. Tickets for the 4-day BMX freestyle contest are available now. Tickets for spectators are available under www.koelnticket.de or at the Cologneticket-Hotline 0049 221-2801. Make sure to buy your ticket today ..!
The following riders have registered for the event:
Alex Jumelin (F)
Anthony Pill (UK)
Axel Jurgens (ES)
Barry Kohnen (NL)
Benny Paulsen (D)
Carlo Griggs (UK)
To make a perfect BMX weekend happen you basically only need a few things: Spirit, passion, dedication and heart. Exactly this is what the Rebel Bmx weekend should reflect in the first place. But sometimes you need to be a bit of a rebelâ€¦
The date of the street/dirt/mini contest is 1-3 July 2005. The place is the Mellowpark in Berlin, Germany. It's an amateur and pro contest with tons of cool prizes and 22.000 Euros in prize money for the pro classes.
More info can be found on the www.rebeljam.com website.
The Dew Action Sports Tour announced the kickoff of the Free Flow Tour, the official amateur series of the Dew Action Sports Tour. A grassroots amateur BMX park and skateboard contest series, the Free Flow Tour will bring jam-style contests to 15 communities across the country. The Free Flow Tour begins May 15 at the Vans Skatepark in Moorestown, NJ.
The Free Flow Tour will include BMX competitions at seven sites. The top BMX finishers at each stop will be flown to the Dew Action Sports
Intense BMX is proud to announce their first factory AA Pro rider sponsorship with Jamie Staff.
Jamie Staff, a former UCI World Champion, NBL #1 Pro, and current UCI World Champion on the Track, will be returning to the BMX circuit in 2005 with his first appearance this weekend at the ABA US Nationals in San Bernardino, CA. Jamie will be riding aboard an Intense XXL Sabot frame. Jamie will also compete with Products from Intense BMX Tires, THE, and Sinz.â€œI am happy to be back on the BMX race scene and look forward to mixing it up in the AA Pro Class. My training for the Velodrome is very similar to BMX racing training, and after riding BMX for the past month, I feel that I am ready to come back to BMX racing and the AA Pro Class.â€?Pete Dylewski, VSI’s Marketing manager stated â€œVSI is very proud to have such a caliber rider as Jamie work with us, as our first factory Pro rider.
New Skatepark Officially Named The Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park Of Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA CITY - Passed by the Oklahoma City Council and Oklahoma City Parks Commission, local BMX icon Mat Hoffman now has a skatepark after his namesake- "The Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park of Oklahoma City". The 26,000 square-foot concrete public park opened in February with Mat Hoffman in attendance. From May 13-May 15, Oklahoma City and the new park will proudly host for the first time Mat Hoffman's Crazy Freakin' Bikers (CFB) Series Presented by Target. The event, which is in its sixth year, is a BMX Freestyle competition that will bring together more than 300 professional and amateur athletes from more than eight countries. Admission to the public is free.
LOS ANGELES- In an unprecedented move for the X Games, ESPN, Inc. and AEG have reached a five-year agreement that will keep the premier action sports, competition in Los Angeles through 2009. It was announced today by Ron Semiao, Senior Vice President, ESPN Original Entertainment, and AEG President and CEO Timothy J. Leiweke. Los Angeles, which has hosted the last two X Games (2003, 2004), will now serve as the site for the next five, beginning with X Games 11 Aug. 4-7, 2005. AEG - owner and operator of STAPLES Center and The Home Depot Center, the two primary X Games venues - represented the City of Los Angeles in reaching the agreement.
News News News from the HARO camp:
- Dave Mirra decided to turn down the opportunity to race the Toyota celebrity race at the Long Beach Grand Prix and is concentrating on the upcoming contest season with the Dew Tour being a big part of it. Do you want to see Dave go big? wait for the new FOX ad. They've built Dave a monster ramp outside of his warehouse (it wouldn't have fit inside). Big roll in to massive jump box. Can you say airtime?
- The news that Warwick Stevenson had torn his ACL spread quickly. The Warlock's knee isn't healing, it can only be fixed with surgery. Fortunately cycling doesn't require lateral stability in the knee like basketball or tennis. He's just going to race with a brace to stabilize it. The brace should enable him to compete.
THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF STU - Each year a group of bicycle riders representing Police Agencies throughout Orange County (California) join together to commemorate the lives of those Orange County Police officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The riders do this by cycling 630 miles from Sacramento to Orange County to raise money for Project 999. Riders participate in this event on their own time.
Past Redline Pro champion and current OC Sherriff STU THOMSEN is training for the Project 999 Memorial Ride that begins on May 7.