It takes someone to do it. It took Alain Massabova a year to do it. Some things are easier said then done. "You should write a book about the history of BMX!" Alain took on the challenge and pulled it off, and in a great way. 300 pages of French BMX history, from the early days to 2022. From racing to freestyle. Jams to competitions. Road trips to photo shoots. France has some rich history in BMX and flipping through the book you will face familiar names. Some you've forgotten. Some are still ripping. In 35 years a lot has happened in BMX and seeing everything together in one thick book is great. Collecting the photos alone must have been a challenge. Back in the day nothing was digital so that scanner must have made some overtime scanning all the early photos. Then archiving them first, putting them in the right order before making a selection. Which ones to use?
It only works when eveyone pitches in, and lots of them did. This makes the book something special for everyone. The book starts off with the 1978-1988 oldschool phase. How it started, the pioneers,
Title of the book: A to Z: BMX Style Author: Payton Ridenour Illustrator: Andy Lendway Date published: 2020 Pages: 32 Copies printed: 2,000 How long was the thinking process before you decided to get to work on the book? Payton Ridenour: I actually wrote my first draft with my mom when I was around ten years old. I originally got the idea from my Aunt Jennifer who wrote a hockey themed alphabet book. Then it sat on the computer for years until my mom and I rediscovered it during quarantine in 2020. Since then I did a lot of rewriting and decided to make it my COVID project. It was the perfect thing to keep me busy and
If you lived through the midschool BMX era and have no magazines left for reference, the book that Jared Souney created pretty much sums it up. 404 pages of goodness that will bring back some fond memories. We caught up with Jared to see how his experience was creating a book that pleased many out there.
Title of the book: Things Seen Along the Way Author: Jared Souney Date published: August 2020