5 riders, 3 weeks, 3 countries: the FURTHER road trip through South East Asia has begun! Take 5 riders from 4 different countries who have never travelled together before, give them 3 weeks and send them to South East Asia and what do you get? Well, here’s a first look at what Devon Smillie, Brad Simms, Jason Phelan, JB Peytavit and David Budko got up to the last few days. Riding amazing skateparks, shredding street spots in Singapore (without getting thrown in jail), exploring the streets and riding dirt in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,
Last week the Russian BMX Award show took place in Moscow. It's the Russian version of the Nora Cup which they've put on for the last couple of years. It's a legit event, put on by BMX-ers for BMX-ers and it gets the scene together in the heart of winter. And cold it was. -25 at night, but once inside things were warm and comfy. For this year's edition Aaron Ross and Matthias Dandois along with myself received an invite to experience the event. Aaron couldn't make it because of a bum ankle but Matthias and I met up in Prague and took the last plane to Moscow.
A lot of times it comes down to the same people caring about the scene. In Italy they've got a crew with a BMX passion called NoSoccer (Alessandro Civera, Frederico, Angelo). Their latest project is getting an indoor place to ride for the winter. Easier said than done but the place is ready and for 5 Euros per session you can ride till the end of February 2013. Beats the cold, the rain and the snow.
We should all push BMX to grow in 2013. Create spots, organise
Vans and Jack’s Surfboards today began construction of a 30,000 square foot Off the Wall Skatepark and Garage Skate Shop with a “ground breaking” ceremony in Huntington Beach. The park complex, expected to open in early spring, will be free to the public and features two lighted skate areas catering to both bowl and street skating, the Garage Skate Shop combined with a skate park pro shop and snack bar, landscaped seating areas, restrooms and drinking fountains. Vans is making a long-term, multi-million dollar investment in the
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13TH - 11:00 AM CORNER OF GOTHARD STREET AND CENTER AVE HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92647. Vans and Jack's Garage cordially invite you to the Vans "Off the Wall" Skatepark Ground Breaking Ceremony. Vans and Jack's Garage look forward to thanking the City of Huntington Beach and cementing our commitment to skateboarding with this brand new community skatepark and Jack's Garage shop.
Expected speakers include representatives from Vans, Jack's
This year, more precise in July was one month in Europe at the invitation of my friend Simon Hall. He called me to spend time with him and work on his next project with bmxrace where he's clinics and workshop on bmx. There are now 5 more BMX race tracks in london thanks to Simon design, did bmx clinics and workshops in schools in London and bmx tracks. The project was so successful because of the Olympics until Simon
Eurocamp has been around for a year now. Building up a park from scratch is tough, but things are heading in the right direction in Tossa de Mar, especially now that the Vans rebeljam is coming up. It's like building a new trails spot. It might now be done in a few weeks, but it can only get bigger and better if you put the work in. At Eurocamp there's not just trails to ride, but a pump track, spine, park course and some smaller street stuff as well. It can only grow from here, and it will. It's paradise already so check out the pics to get a better idea of the place: