The headline goes: One City, One Apartment, 30 riders, 6 months. It's a great idea and as far as we know it hasn't been done before. The apartment looks fresh too, none of your dirty couch, stained shag carpet, dirty sink, it's the opposite from the POW house, really. Maybe in 6 months it will look a little different. Anyway, riders will come and go to stay at the apartment that is set up by the Seventies crew. We have placed some FATBMX webcams so make sure to check in on a
Airing Wednesday, March 12, at 9:00 pm Eastern Time (6:00 pm Pacific Time) and telecast three additional times, Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla will appear on The Daily Habit. Today’s show is going to be death defying. Guest host Chris Pastras is back on The Habit along with BMX rider Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla. Also, the band, Armor for Sleep brings out the acoustics to rock the habit.
Sean Logan just sent us over some info about a Bike Park Petition Signing that is taking place tomorrow (Sunday) 9 March. The City Council wants to build a Bike Park so the more of you that show up, the better the chances are that they will go for it. If there are only 6 bike riders there, they will make up their mind quick. If a few hundred show up, they will see why the BMX-ers need a park of their own. The event is being held at the San Dimas Skatepark on 9 March and starts off at 11 in the morning.
The Toronto BMX Jam is taking place this weekend over in Canada. It's a good thing it's an indoor event as the riding conditions outside in Toronto aren't too great. The ams had their qualifying event yesterday and 32 riders made it to Sunday's finals. Pro qualifying is today (Saturday). Last year's top 5 riders (1 – Garrett Reynolds 2 – Mike Spinner 3 – Drew Bezanson 4 – Craig Mast 5 – Dennis Enarson) all retuned to Toronto so it will be one worth checking out.
Amateur results first though. This top 32 it to the finals:
Parano Garage have got a whole bunch of new products available. The Alianation seats and rims arrived, new Little devil stuff. The Mirraco complete bikes made it in, Stereo Panda patches, FBM stuff, new magazines from Dig, Zwanzig, RIDE UK, Freedom, RIDEBMX, new videos, the hottest Animal stuff, G-sport pegs, Orchid hoodies, Hell on Earth bandana's so you can look like Garrett Reynolds if you
The Mongoose guys have been blogging away on their bike sponsor's site. Simon Tabron test drove a whole bunch of exotic cars before making a final decision. Steve McCann had a good time hanging out with DMC and Cam White has been riding the local skateparks. Head on over to the Mongoose site to see what they have to say.
Starting with the Gator Nationals in West Palm Beach, Florida, pros will have the chance to race three big NBL weekends over the next two months. That means six big races with big cash payouts and points, plus all the 2008 NBL Pro races feature Pennant pre-races, UGP Opens, BAWLS bunny-hop contests, and much more.
NBL is famous for hosting Nationals on the best tracks in America and a busy spring will kick off with the Gator Nationals at Okeeheelee
BMX racing heats up this weekend with the UCI Oceania final two ranking rounds in Sydney at Penrith. The vital international points up for grabs on Saturday and Sunday are the incentive for other countries apart from Australia to compete. Riders from New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong and China have all got riders hoping to make the finals on both days and secure UCI points. The incentive to improve nation’s rankings comes from the qualification criteria set down for the Beijing 2008 Olympics Games in August. Australia are hoping to qualify the maximum number of riders allotted which is three male and two female riders.
Currently in the men Australia is ranked in the top three however it is the women’s current standing of four. According to National BMX Assistant coach, Wade Bootes, his focus will definitely be on the women’s racing. “It’s important for all the girls to keep high. For this weekend, it means they need to be one to four and it doesn’t matter which way. The girls just have to ride safely and not crash or put people into last.”
Nominate NOW for the Moora Cup! Once again, the entire Dutch BMX scene is dying to find out: who is going home with the title of Moora Cup winner this year? Till the 10th of March, you can nominate your favorite rider in twelve different categories. On the 10th of March, we will announce the nominees for the Moora Cup ’08. From then on, you can vote for your favorite rider on our website. On the 22nd of March, we will announce the winners during a booming award show in the Winston club in Amsterdam. YOU have a right to voice your opinion so nominate NOW and let everyone know who should win the title of Moora Cup ’08 winner! Nominating The Moora Cup, or: the Meest Oer Originele Rijder Award Cup, is an annual initiative to support the Dutch BMX scene. This way, Dutch BMX riders get the chance to show what they have achieved over the past year and get rewarded for it in the right way.