The Grounded BMX movie will be shown all over Europe in the next few weeks. Hell, it's even coming to the most famous youth club in Aarle-Rixtel: OJA, known for crazy parties and Pro BMX visits. The legendary place will show the Grounded DVD on June 3rd, right after the Tour Dur Laarbeek event that day that takes everyone to 4 miniramps in one day. So if you want to ride all day and party all night and don't want to miss the most anticipated BMX video of the last year, find yourself a way to Aarle-Rixtel on Sunday 3 June. The day kicks off in Mariahout, then we'll go to Lieshout (where Bavaria Bier is from), then Beek en Donk and the riding finishes at the miniramp in Aarle-Rixtel. After a quick snack at a snackbar you can kick back with a Bavaria in your hand and watch Grounded. Riding all day is free and also watching the movie doesn't cost you anything. If you've saved up 10 Euros, you can even end the day drunk. Bavaria's are 1 Euro each, what an opportunity.
The Federal team went to Paris to shoot a video. It will be out next month but you can check the trailer right here, right now on FATBMX. Edd Allen has not been sleeping enough lately. Ahhh the stress of finishing a BMX video......
Mankind is very happy to announce that long time friend and all around great guy Senad Grosic from Vienna, Austria is from now on riding for Mankind Bike Co.. Senad is that guy you heard about doing bike flips and double whip tailtaps as one of the first riders and who likes to tell real funny stories, which usually end with an austrian slang saying nobody understands, like: Joa, bisst Du deppert!!!! You will see Senad at all the summer contest around Europe and some in the states this year.
Sometimes you realize why people go to sports events when they can see it live on tv or see the recap of the game only a few moments later including replays. You can grab a beer from the fridge that only costs 20% of what you would have paid at the game, the temperature is good, there's a roof over your head and you don't have anything to worry about. And still people go to the stadium. And for a reason. Live events are the best. You experience the moment firsthand, hear the noise and live the moment. The miniramp contest at the FISE was one to remember. It will go in the history books of some tricks pulled for the first time, some riders riding the ramp for the first time in their life and a crowd so big it made you feel you were watching a football game.
Chris Mahoney went off in the finals. He was doing tricks back to back and didn't hold back. Ben Hennon's first boost over the spine (no-handed) scared people as they hoped he would land back on planet earth in one piece. So high.
Dude, I don't know exactly how many people were watching the Pro Dirt contest at the Fise but there were many. It's so much better when the crowd gets into it. It pushes the riders to go for those tricks that they either have been working on or trick they haven't tried on big sets yet. And big sets they had. From the top the jumps didn't look all too crazy but when you were standing next to the you realized how massive they were.
The Metropolitan frame prototype has been in the works for some time now. It has been tested and put to the test daily by Ed Nussbaum and he has given his stamp of approval. The frame is now in production and will be available at the end of May.
Stephen Murray and Ryan Brennan have teamed up together to throw the Bmx Dirt event of the summer!!! The SOIL Jam will be located at Stephen Murray's freshly rebuilt Front yard including 17ft full loop. The event will thrown on the same weekend as the Xgames and will be the final Jam at Murray's frontyard. It will be a test for many poachers on which animal to shoot. Riverside or Los Angeles, Corporation, or Underground roots. Flip a coin and head for the hills cause we are going to fill the void of Bmx Dirt jumping on the date of August 4th 2007 Representing the Sport of Bmx dirt jumping taking it back to the roots!
Expect Good Times, Mud wrestling chicks, big tricks, amateur comp, BBQ, Tom from Myspace, followed by a nighttime pro jam with live music. Sponsors already include Oakley , Vans , S&M Bikes, and myspace.com
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VH1's Mega Hit Reality Show Celebrity Fit Club has returned for it's 5th Season this year and brings with it one of the wildest groups of large celebrity's ever. This years theme, the Men Vs. The Women and the cast includes Maureen McCormick (The Brady Bunch), Dustin Diamond (Saved By The Bell), Tiffany (pop star), Cledus T. Judd (country music artist), Da Brat (Hip Hop Artist), Ross ³The Intern² Mathews (The Tonight Show), Kimberley Locke (American Idol) and Warren G (rapper).
36 of the world’s best BMX dirt-jumpers and Canadian band Metric will kick up the dirt and make this a Canada Day weekend not to be missed – Red Bull Elevation descends on Whistler July 1, once again revolutionizing the BMX scene with a new, more challenging course, the world’s best riders and high energy entertainment with Metric performing live, making Whistler the place to be this Canada Day.
With the strong wind all week long the vert competition at the FISE did not look very promising. On top of that there was a little drizzle going on in the morning for a few minutes and everyone knows that storm, the Red Bull ramp and bike riding don't go very well together. It cleared up though and it even got sunny. The wind wasn't too bad but the ramp was still very slick. A quick fix with some special water didn't help very much but it didn't hinder the riders from starting off the vert comp.
There were actually quite a few riders that climbed on top of the ramp but where was Ronnie Surridge? He must have been meeting up with his myspace chicks or something at the time Sebastian Keep, Jon Taylor, Jan Valenta, Matt Fairbairn, Tim Eichert, Jean-Marie Baertsch, Sven Kabusch, Dan Lacey and a few other brave guys started off with the comp.