Whilst surfing the net one day for inspiration and possible contacts for design work I found a few designs up on Streetphire that looked pretty good. They were by a lad called Kevin Newbury who originates from the Northeast and rides BMX and also skates. After looking at a few more of his designs and getting to know Kevin better he ended up doing some design work for Valleyside; He told me not too pay him until I was more established and could afford to pay for his design work which I thought was cool. In return for his time I wanted to help promote Mr. Newbury in some small way... I thought he would make a cool person to interview because he genuinely likes design work and gets enjoyment just from seeing his designs being worn and not just Making dollar...
Kronik Energy also fuels 45 other top professional and amateur action sport athletes spanning all 50 states. For additional information about Kronik Energy or its team of riders, check-out kronikenergy.com.
Privately held and headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Kronik Energy actively engages the sport of BMX by recognizing pro riders as well as up-and-coming talent.
Allan Cooke likes touring. He likes it so much that he fixed a co-sponsorship with Eastern Bikes so he could be part of their tours. Allan also bought a huge RV so he can live on the road whenever he feels like it. But there's more, Allan is the one who started the Local Exposure tour last year. The idea behind it is to visit local parks with a bunch of (pro) riders and check on the local talent. At each stop the locals end up with cool prizes from Allan's sponsors (Specialized, Boost, FOX, DC, Mountain Dew). The pros then pick an overall winner that can hop in the tour vehicle the next year. Last year's winner Quinn Semling enjoyed the privilege in 2005. With so much talent around at the local parks, combined with riding from Morgan Wade, Dan Sieg, Will Love, Allan Cook, Brian Kachinsky, Dave Freimuth and Leigh Ramsdell, it is agreat idea to make a DVD out of it. Throw in characters Micah Kranz, Biz and Catfish and you've got some humor on board.The intro is well done. Everyone on the tour gets described with the help of a T-shirt, a hat and an illustration. There is attention to detail that you will understand when you know the riders..
Arcadia, California – Crupi is proud to announce that Mike Moeller has signed with Crupi for the 2006 season. Mike was an original member of the Crupi/Challenge Team back in 2000 and ‘01, then moved up to the Crupi Factory Team in ’02 and ’03. Mike has since proven himself as a top 10 AA Pro and will be Crupi’s only Pro rider for 2006.
Cristian Becerine and Jason Richardson who have been with Crupi through the ’04 and ’05 seasons will move on to new teams in 2006 and Crupi would like to express how much they have enjoyed having them both on the team