After working with peta2â€”PETA’s youth divisionâ€”to help promote the riding extravaganza Flatcrap and to shoot a pro-vegetarian public service announcement, BMX pro Aaron Behnke decided he’d like to do a little more to fight animal abuse.
Aaron and his sponsors, Etnies and UGP, have joined with peta2 to create an awesome online contest giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a T-shirt, beanie, pair of socks, and stickers from UGP plus a hot pair of PETA pal Taj Mihelich signature shoes. Second-and third-place winners will take home a T-shirt, pair of socks, and stickers. Fifty runners-up will each receive a poster of Aaron’s PSA. All that contestants have to do is go to peta2.com and register to win.
Does Aaron feel he’s sacrificing anything in order not to eat or wear any animal products? Hardly:
Now Psykopath is a neighbor of the track. We got a house right next to the track. Its going to be used as the Psykopath Headquaters. There is going to be ramps in the backyard for the street riders. Here comes all the BBQ's and ramp sessions, no work's gonna get done around there.
Psykopath went to Interbike in Vegas last month. We made contact with about a million companies for possible co-sponsorships and what not. We also made it to the Mt. Dew Action Sports Contest in San Jose, Ca. A couple of our racers competed on the technical course. We got footage of the event also. We also made it out to the Roseville State Championship on Sept 24-25. We had our own little booth showin off our new product. Street rider Omar (Endo) Romero got 1st in his class, Congrats. Other Psykopath Racers competed in the ProAm race and went home with a little cash in their pockets.
There is only a little over a week to go till the EBYJ hits Brighton. Expert Street is Sold Out, Pro is getting close, and spectator tickets are going quick.
In its 12th year the Etnies Backyard Jam is coming back bigger and better. As the leading core event in the UK the riders list grows year on year and in 2005 it reads like the BMX hall of fame. Riders from teams like Etnies, Federal and Hoffman bikes include Jamie Bestwick (UK, twice X-Games Gold Medalist), Corey Martinez (US), Joe Rich (US), Morgan Wade (US, Street World Champion), Bas Keep (UK) and Sergio Layos (Spain, EBYJ winner 2003) to mention but a few. With such a line up and the relaxed atmosphere the EBYJ is famous for, the riders will push themselves, get technical and stretch boundaries to perform the sickest tricks in the race for the record $40,000 total prize money
If that was not enough, the Etnies Highest Air and the Snickers Best Trick contests on Saturday and Sunday respectively will definitely hype the crowd to frenzy and the excitement through the roof. Friday afternoon will also see a world record attempt as Snickers presents UK’s first Highest Bunny Hop contest.
Two for the price of one, the September and the October HARO Bikes news flashes. Buckle up for safety.
HARO Newsletter September 2005
- Dave Mirra was awarded for Best Male Extreme Athlete of the year. Just so you know.
A few weeks ago we ran a [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=844]contest[/url] in collaboration with [url=http://www.eastpak.com]Eastpak[/url], one of the sponsors of FATBMX.com. The correct answers are as follows:
1 Anthony Pill: J
2 Ben Hennon: A
3 Alex Jumelin: L
4 Romuald "BiBi" Noirot: K
5 Senad Grosic: H
6 Frank Lucas: I
7 Tobias Wicke: G
8 Marcus Wilke: F
9 Ben Shenker: D
10 Axel Jeurgens: E
11 Ben Manuel: B
12 Stefan "OBG" Geisler: C
To go back to the initial article, click [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=844]here.[/url] Are you one of the winners?
Those riders who are living on the Northern hemisphere are feeling that the winter is coming up. In our new poll we'd like to ask you how you kill some time when it's freezing outside and the snow is coming down. Check as many boxes as you like:
-Riding indoor parks
-Tuning my ride
You can find the poll in the left column here at FATBMX.
Vote now! (allowed for people under 18 on this site)
Just to let everyone know, the word is out, the Chenga 1 Skatepark will definitely be shutting down this winter after being open for 10 years. Most likely at the end of January. I am going to put on one last Chenga contest in the beginning of December, and I plan on it being the biggest thing Chenga has ever seen. 2 days this year. I am working on getting sponsors now and making up a schedule, but I wanted to go ahead and get the word out on the date. It's going to be Saturday December 3rd and Sunday December 4th. Start making your plans now. If you have any questions let me know.
I want to tell the folks out there in the bmx community about a "Biketober fest" jam and fundraiser that I'm helping out with for my home town extreme park. I was asked by the parks committee to host an event at the park in order to raise funds for stage 2, the addition of more ramps and obstacles for the free to ride outdoor skate park.
On October 22nd the Stroudsburg extreme park riders will have an all day event with best trick contests on the menue for bmxer's, bladers and skateboarders. I am receiving great support from the media such as the WSBG radio station who is helping by spreading the word about the event and also having me on the "air waves" this Monday (10-10-05) morning at 6am until 10am as a guest to speak about the bmx lifestyle and what's in store for the event. I'll be on The Gary in the morning show 935wsbg.com.
Over here at FATBMX we are pretty international. We care about BMX and we don't care if it doesn't happen in the USA. In fact, we like to show you how "worldwide" BMX Freestyle is. We received this flyer of a contest in Mexico. It was in Spanish but they translated the poster to English so we all can understand what is going to take place in Mexico on October 30th. If you need more information, visit their [url=http://groups.msn.com/bmxland]website[/url] or come back to FATBMX when the contest is over. We've been promised a full report with pictures and all. Can't wait amigos.
If you've got something to contribute even if you live in the neck of the
There will be a flatland contest in Zagreb, Croatia on Saturday 15.10. so here is some info:Location: J.J.Strossmayer square, Zagreb, Croatia
Date: 15.10.2005. , Saturday
Time: 10:00 - 20:00 h
Sponsors: Red Bull, Vans, Zion Bikes
The contest will take place on a 540 square meters of perfectly smooth
concrete. There is also small warm-up area and a chill-out place for
DJ Sam Bushara (Jamaica) and DJ McNugget (Croatia)
Also expect a great party after the contest, all over the Zagreb....