Over the weekend I heard somebody ask if BMX Plus! magazine was still around. The answer is yes. Here's issue No. 5, Volume 30, May 2007. Yup, the mag has got some history. Anthony Napolitan gets the cover and Heath Pinter turns down the double contents page. Inside Scoop brings the B-days (we've been slacking on those), and all the latest news in BMX land. Stunt Junkie Alistair Whitton grinds upside down. We've got that video up somewhere on the FATBMX site. You're on a tight budget but what do you do? Haro F1 or Magna Torrid. BMX Plus! put both bikes to the test.
The BMX Plus! riders of the year are: -Dirt jumper of the year: Ryan Guettler -Freestyler: Ryan Nyquist -Racer: Bubba Harris
UCI is pleased to announce Swatch as an official sponsor of the upcoming 2007 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup and 2007 UCI BMX World Championships. Swatch will be the official timekeeper and data service, providing the latest technology in timing and data handling. “UCI is excited to have a strong partner as Swatch teaming up for our BMX events” says Johan Lindström, UCI BMX Sports Coordinator.
Along with sponsoring the entire Dutch National Team and putting on the Redline Cup Series in the Benelux countries, REDLINE, along with Batavus [Redline’s distributor in the Benelux countries] has also just signed on as an official sponsor of the Dutch site BMX-videos.com. Founded in 2003 as the official website for Dutch factory team schijfbmx.nl, BMXvideos.com has grown in to the first choice for International BMX race coverage. In 2007, they will cover every round of the European Championship series, the UCi World Champs in Victoria, BC, as well as every national race in the Netherlands.
The inscription deadline for the contests at the Bike Days has been extended to April 20th. A professional Racetrack as well as a dirt-line are being purpose-built fort he event and will host a series of top-level competitions (a.o. BMX-Race and BMX-Dirt). A completely even and roofed surface will be provided for the flatland BMX contest. We are thus offering the chance to effectively represent the bike world.
This is not a Bmx-Contest... this is a fight... a clash... an ultimate battle... 16 of the best riders from Germany and Austria... the best clubs... the best parties... The Battle in da Club tour, Germany`s first and one and only Bmx Flatland series, will be as extensive as never before with 5 stations in 2007. As you can guess, every tour stop take place in clubs of course. But not in any club, no! Some of German's & Austria's best and hottest club locations are elected to be part of this national series. 16 of the best Bmx- Flatland riders from Germany and Austria will be invited to ride in a head to head battle mode.
The winner will get the prize money, material prizes and even points for the ranking, because at the end there can be only on who will win the tour and earn some extra money and stuff. And as if that wouldn't be enough, at every tour stop the hottest live-acts and djs will perform at the after- show party. From famous Hip Hop artists to crazy Electro djs, they all will rock the party!
Props is running a little contest for the next tour... win a spot as a roadie on the upcoming 2007 Road Fools Rock-n-Roll Tour Presented by Levi Strauss Signature with LUCERO and THUNDERLIP....that's right Props are going to be giving one lucky winner an all expenses paid chance to go on the first 4 days of the tour and haul gear, pack trailers, wrap cords, push gig boxes and carry rock stars bikes and some bands instruments....oh yeah you might also get to ride your bike and hang out with 15 of the top riders in the sport...
The Subrosa team have been filming a bunch and here's a short movie of the team riders for you. See Eli Platt, Ryan Sher, Hoang Tran and Rich Hirsch shred the streets in black and white while you can enjoy a Beatles song. Some people are not afraid of the bands they're using....
Here are some highlights of the Metro BMX Jam finalists. It was an incredible contest with a high standard of riding.
16th: Rob Wise: Rob couldn’t repeat his amazing qualifying runs as he crashed on his ass on a tailwhip drop in right after the jam session started. After the pain had faded away a little Rob returned for the Oakley Best Rail Trick contest and won that with an over ice pick on the flatrail to back over fakie barspin. Figure that one out……
15th. Clint Millar: The always smiling Clint pulled 360 nosepicks over the spine in both directions, did a downside tailwhip to nosepick and a tailwhip nosepick. Watching tech riders with a front brake is good fun, especially when they pull over toothpicks on rails too.
With rain showing up at the end of group 3 on Saturday, the plan was to move it up into the night. Just when everything had dried up it started to rain again and plan B was to start first thing in the morning. For most of the riders 8am is pretty damn early but when Jay Miron and Paul Roberts ask you to cooperate after you've been flown to the other side of the world for a contest, you just say; "No Problem." The bar looked pretty empty on Saturday night and at 00:30am it was just BiBi and myself finishing up our last drink. Bibi had already ridden his qualifying session and didn't have to get on the bike at 8am.
I was surprised to see everyone at breakfast in the morning and at 8am riders were rolling around on the street course "warming up" for their runs. After filming a little TV introduction Matt Beyers had the opportunity to start off the day with his last tricks. Rain showed up on Saturday right before last tricks in his group.