Friday 21 October will be the day of the Expo in Hengelo, The Netherlands. The jam contest will take place between 8pm and 2am. Bands and a bar are present.
The place is already open if you feel like riding indoors. Times are: 16:00hr - 20:00hr every day during the week. Saturday and Sunday from noon till 6pm. There is no cover charge and the expo takes place until 26 October 2005.
The Palast Der Republik was the venue of the first Berlin City Games, a pro and amateur flatland contest. The DVD we received in the FATBMX mailbox arrived right before the [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=923]second edition of the City Games[/url] and consisted solely about Berlin City Games 1 (2004). The production of the DVD was of a very high level as was the quality of the filming.
It starts off with a 30 minute highlight of the event which, I believe, is the best part of the DVD. All the better tricks are pulled and edited to a 30 minute DVD of great flatland from pros (Kuoppa, Penonzek, Jumelin, Mike S., Sauter, Chiquet, Roese) to amateurs, a.o. Dez and Sytse from Holland. Jesse Puente gets a separate part in the bonus section but they might have well stuck the extra clips in the video itself. The bonus section also shows the work that goes into putting on a flatland contest (more than you'd think) and the separate runs from all pro and amateur finalists. This resulted in a bit of an anti-climax in the DVD because it shows that the pros and ams do get off their bikes during their runs on a few occasions.
Paul's Custom Choppers PCC
Paul de Jong from Paul's Boutique BMX is closing his BMX business after 25 years in the sport it is time to move on and build some supersick Custom Choppers in his backyard and earning more money on PCC Shirts than on his bikes like fellow builders OCC and WCC.
Here you can see his first model called the "PEEWEE" and after a succesful testride of 15 mph it is time to sell it to the highest bidder, everything over Euro 419,00 is welcome.
BMX BOK Series 2005 Burnside Deventer
Another tradition went on: BMX BOK Series at pegless park BURNSIDE Deventer. Over thirty riders entered the contest and it shows that the scene in the Netherlands is finally growing bigger and bigger and the level is improving a lot lately.
Herm and Crew are always improving the park and even raised the roof so the BMX'ers could go higher on the Wall of Death and other places in the park.
The riders are improving as said before and we saw new talents showing up in the finals and leaving some top riders to the side. More riders were present but didn't enter so next year it is:
Enter the contest or you can't ride the park!
Cycling Australia and BMX Australia are pleased to announce the eleven cyclists selected as members of the inaugural BMX High Performance Program (BMX HPP)."The partnership between Cycling Australia and BMX Australia means elite level BMX has now come under the current high performance programs section within Cycling Australia," said Graham Fredericks, CEO of Cycling Australia. "This means it will benefit from the management, direction and administration support already established for our highly successful road, track, mountain bike and disability programs."
Rampage park in Iowa was going to close down but not before the FBR posse made it over for a session. Riders who showed up for the front brake tech session at Moliterno’s park included Osato, Anthony Pill, Ryan Nyquist, Chad de Groot, Freimuth, James Hitchcox, Eben Fischer and more high level tech riders. Legend is basically a video that covers the happening at Rampage plus a few extra’s like an insane Rob Ridge part, a pre Rampage road trip of the UK squad to Area 51, 4 Seasons and Terry’s Barn. If you like chaos, you’ll like the Hummer riding over two cars and all the fire that went on in that session.
The riding covers roughly 30 minutes. A good part of that comes from Anthony Pearson who rips and seems to learn tricks on the fly. A bunch of riders get a riding part followed by a little interview where they talk about riding with a front brake, the event and Rampage. The video has a bronze feeling to it. It’s like having a black and white roll of film developed on colour paper. It didn’t disturb me.
BESTWICK crowned FIRST-ever dew action sports tour champions in BMX VERT Discipline. October 16, 2005 â€“ Orlando, Fla. â€“Jamie Bestwick, 34, of Nottingham, GBR took top honors today in BMX Vert at the PlayStationÂ® Pro at Orlando’s TD Waterhouse Centre. With his win, Bestwick clinched the Dew Cup in the inaugural Dew Action Sports Tour and receives a $75,000 year-end bonus and 2006 Toyota Tacoma.
Bestwick led Kevin Robinson of East Providence, R.I. by just five points entering Sunday’s event, but Bestwick clinched the title with a brilliant tour-best first run of 97.75. Fellow Briton Simon Tabron finished second at 93.25. Robinson was third at 92.25. Bestwick’s fourth consecutive Dew Tour event title gave him 400 points to win the BMX Vert season crown. Robinson finished second with 358 and Chad Kagy of Gilroy, Calif., was third with 303. Bestwick was the only four-time winner on the Tour.
Mike Laird Takes Home $10,000 After Fans Crown Him First Ever PlayStationÂ® Trick of the Year WinnerOctober 16, 2005 - Orlando, Fla. - The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever, season-long professional multi-sport tour in action sports, today announced the winner of the PlayStationÂ® Trick of the Year Award. Voting ran the entire week of the PlayStationÂ® Pro in Orlando, Fla. Fans were able to view video clips and vote online
October 15, 2005 - Orlando, Fla. - Ryan Guettler, 22, of Brisbane, AUS won his second Dew Cup of the inaugural Dew Action Sports Tour at the PlayStationÂ® Pro in Orlando's TD Waterhouse Centre on Saturday night. With his third place finish in BMX Park, he secured the overall points lead and earned a $75,000 year-end bonus and a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. "This is a dream come true," said Guettler, "and I couldn't be happier. I came into this series hoping to win one, and to win two [Dew Cups] is really unbelievable." Guettler also took top honors in the Panasonic Open in Louisville, Ky. and Denver's Right Guard Open.
Jackson, NJ native Scotty Cranmer, 18, finished with a score of 93.50, which earned him first place in the PlayStationÂ® Pro's BMX Park competition. His winning run was highlighted by a front flip over the box to earn him his first win on the Dew Action Sports Tour.
GUETTLER crowned FIRST-ever dew action sports tour champion in BMX DIRT discipline.
Ryan Nyquist Wins PlayStationÂ® Pro BMX Dirt Competition and Finishes Fifth in Final Dew Tour StandingsOctober 13, 2005 - Orlando, Fla. - Australian rider Ryan Guettler concluded a historic season in BMX Dirt competition winning the first Dew Cup of the inaugural Dew Action Sports Tour at the PlayStationÂ® Pro in Orlando’s TD Waterhouse Centre on Thursday night. With a second place finish, Guettler secured the overall points lead and earned a $75,000 year-end bonus and a 2006 Toyota Tacoma.
Guettler, 22, also winner of the Right Guard Open in Denver and VansÂ® Invitational in Portland, Ore., had a score of 90.25, an average of his best two of three runs, to place second in tonight’s competition, and clinch the overall points lead and year-end title.