These dudes are not getting any younger but ride harder than ever before. This week they add one year to their age but that doesn't stop them. Congrats to all and keep on shredding. 16 May - Thomas Stellwag 1969 16 May - Kerry Gatt 1973 18 May - Cameron Birdwell 18 May - Michael Steingraber 1971
The folks at Hotwheels in the UK have decided to show a bit of their BMX roots by showing their old school bike collection online. Find bikes from Patterson, SE, Kuwahara, Hutch, Mongoose and Diamond Back that date way back to 1978. Cruising through the site you'll step back into time when BMX racing was just starting up and freestyle bikes like this chrome Hutch Trickstar had just hit the market. Never mind that high laid back seatpost.
Perfect trails, a good atmosphere and sunshine all around: Those were the conditions for the first T-Mobile Local Support Challenge in the Abflughalle Grevenbroich on the weekend of 21st of April 2007. All in all ten BMX teams from all regions of Germany had a great battle in front of the judges Andy Zeiss, Achim Kujawski and Sari Jörgensen. It was all about top-prizes, like a new Local Support Obstacle or a complete BBQ party. Furthermore there was a T-Mobile Wildcard to be had, awarded to the best unsponsored BMX rider who would then be able to move directly into the finals of the T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds event in Herten on the 12th of May.
The “Sport Import Team” with Markus Hampl, Bjorn Heyer and Benny Paulsen won the team challenge at the end of the day and are now looking forward to a brand new custom made Local Support Obstacle. The T-Mobile Wildcards stayed local with Mike Buse (BMX) going to ride with top-riders like Ryan Nyquist at the Dirt Session, which is the premiere of the T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds series,
The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced its pre-qualified athletes for the 2007 season. Athletes are pre-qualified for the 2007 AST Dew Tour’s first stop, the Panasonic Open, based on their rankings at the end of the 2006 AST Dew Tour season. Additionally 3-4 wild cards per discipline have been selected. Athletes who are not pre-qualified may compete as Open Qualifiers at the Panasonic Open and the Right Guard Open to earn a spot in the preliminary rounds. The full list of pre-qualified athletes is as follows:
BMX Park Daniel Dhers Scotty Cranmer Ryan Nyquist Alistair Whitton Gary Young Steven McCann
Well after 353245 late night hours the new Albes.com is up and running. For the most part it works pretty much the same it's just a way different look. While we were messing around under the hood we added a few cool features. One new feature is the ability to create "Wish Lists" of all your favorite products to save and / or e-mail to somebody you may be able to sucker into buying the stuff for you.
There have been some changes on the international Eastpak team for the next 07/08 season. We changed the team line up a bit to keep it fresh and also to provide some other younger talents a little support. Of course all of them fit perfectly to Eastpak and will extend the family even more. Be sure that all riders who we had to let go of the int. team are still family members and will get our support in any case.
The European UCI BMX championships started off with the first two rounds being held at Habay-la-Neuve in Belgium. With only two riders making both mains in the Elite men class it shows that this class is wide open. Henrik Baltersen (Denmark) won on the first day while Free Agent's Thomas Allier (France) crossed the finish line in first on Sunday. In the Elite women class Shanaze Read and Laëtitia Le Corguille took a win each. It was hard to stay upright on the hard packed track with a layer of dust over it. Watch the Kemo movies to get a better impression on the first European (outdoor) championship race of the 2007 season. ELITE MEN: Saturday- Round 1: (This race counts toward UCI points) 1. Henrik BALTERSEN (DAN), 2. Michal PROKOP (CZE),
In a prelude to the Olympic debut for BMX, racers from all over the Globe converged on Spain for the first UCi Supercross event of 2007. With a wild ‘n crazy track, similar in many ways to what you’ll see in Beijing, China next year, the BMX world came out in big numbers. Amongst those were the Dutch Redline team; led by the guy who is no stranger to UCi points–ROBERT De WILDE. Aboard their custom Orange REDLINE FLIGHT bikes, the Dutch riders made their presence known; with DeWilde going all the way to the big show. Also in the main event was REDLINE~FRANCE racer and National team member DAMIEN GODET. With two out of eight bikes in the gate being Redlines, the odds were in RL’s favor.
The NokiaFISE contest is coming up shortly. Only a month to go before Montpellier will be swamped with BMX-ers. This year the Braun Spine ramp will be there and also the Red Bull King sized Vert ramp. Next to that there is Flatland, Dirt and of course Street/Park. A few names that are on the list are Dave Mirra , Daniel Dhers and Mike Spinner. Reason enough to make the trip down to the sunny south. The 11th edition of the FISE will be held downtown Montpellier, France. Look at the drawings to get a bit of an idea.