Print costs are high these days and what better way to reach the widest audience of all than through the internet. Jarrod Allen and Joey Cobbs have done just that with their new digital magazine called Bay St. The main feature in the maiden issue is about a rider called Doug Blankenship who was literally saved by BMX after being homeless. Along with not being scared to try anything on his bike Doug also has some tales. Jarrod comes from a video background while Joey is a photographer and both had this to say about their new project:
Jarrod: "Well, Joeys an amazing photographer with original style that inspires me to create on a bike and around a camera even when we're just driving around lurking. So when he told me about this idea of Bay St. I assumed I could donate some material. I don't think I even asked him if I could."
Name: DESOLNEUX Alexis Hometown: Chelles, France Hook-ups/Sponsors: Carhartt, Vans, A Bad Thing, Profile
The favorite list: -Spot to ride: Lately some fine basketball courts in Chelles -BMX video: "Groundwork" by Props, I love the vibe of that video. A later one would be "On The Low", an amazing Japanese video...But 25 years of bmx makes it impossible for me to pick real favourites. -Website: Lately it's been DoubleCross Webzine "We'll have the straight edge and they can have the rest" -Web video: Lots of more or less obscure 80's and 90's hardcore bands on...youtube -Food: organic & vegan...now it's spring I eat this often: French bio baguette with herbed tofu salad! -Riders to ride with: 'wish I had some! I like to ride with Akira Okamura but he lives on the other side of the planet.
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural international event, Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports holds its second annual China Invitational, May 8-10 at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium, an Olympic venue from the 2008 Beijing Games. Americans can watch the event for the first time with 1.5 hours of national, NBC television coverage on Sunday, June 14. The 2009 China Invitational features the skate park and vert competitions that took place during the inaugural event along with the addition of a BMX vert contest. The top professional action sports athletes from around the world will again be competing in the China Invitational, including ‘08 skateboard vert China Invitational winner and Dew Cup champion Pierre-Luc Gagnon and four-time BMX vert Dew Cup champion Jamie Bestwick. BMX vert finals will take place on Saturday, May 9.
Based on their rankings at the end of the 2008 Dew Tour season, the points leaders in the three disciplines were invited to the
Chad Johnston sent over some info on this old School BMX show/reunion that is taking place in Arcadia on June 6th. Chad wanted to let us know that they've roped off a good section in the parking lot of the Peck Park for everyone who would like to ride flatland that day. Old School or New School, it don't matter. But next to the riding you'll be doing that day, you can check out the Old School
The National Bicycle League (NBL) is adding more value to National race weekends and this is good news for riders of all ages and skill levels. NBL is now offering NBL 'Future Stars Clinics' in conjunction with select National events where riders can learn from the current and future stars of the sport. Whether you're looking to learn a new skill, move up to the next proficiency, or even have your sights set on being an