August 31st , 2006, Lake Forest, CA -Heading into to 2008 product development cycle, Felt Bicycles announces that Alan Foster will be taking on the duties of an Assistant Product Manager for Felt BMX. Brian Wilson, Director of Product Development, said: “The new responsibilities of specifying the bikes and working with Asian suppliers are in addition to the duties already on Alan’s plate with BMX Team Management and BMX Marketing. Considering the fact that Alan is working essentially every facet of the BMX category, his official title has become BMX Brand Manager. We congratulate Alan on his new position and welcome him to the PD team.”
Summer is a tough time to make a magazine. Everyone involved in the construction of Dig is scattered throughout the world already. Then Summer hits, and most of us head out on the road for contests, road trips or whatever the nice weather might allow us to do. So we scatter even further away from each other, and then scramble around to find Internet cafes so we can make a magazine. The 80s pop band dubbed The Cars may have nailed it best when they said, "Summer, it turns you upside down." It definitely turns us up upside down, and forces us to work through some pretty haphazard methods. Ultimately though, it still works, and we end up with a finished product that reflects the tumultuous Summer months.
Dig BMX Issue 54 is the latest product of our Internet cafe search, and it's based around a theme we haven't explored in quite some time, travel. There's also the wide assortment of regular features to round out the issue, along with a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
NEW YORK - August 30, 2006 - The Dew Action Sports Tour, the pro tour of action sports, will host the BMX Supercross World Cup Finals as a specialty competition at the Toyota Challenge on Thursday, September 7 in San Jose, Calif. The first of two rounds of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup will be held in San Jose; the second and final round will be held in Fréjus, France, October 6-7, 2006. In BMX Supercross, points are given to individual athletes and to countries in the UCI Nations ranking, which qualifies competing countries into the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
"The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is the premier BMX racing series in the world," said Wade Martin, General Manager, Dew Action Sports Tour. "We are excited to be a part of the growth and expansion of this sport into the 2008 Olympics in Beijing."
Look out for the Padded Cell road trip from London to Aberdeen from the 16th - 24th September. It will be in BMX publications and we hope to make a DVD of the trip..... so keep an eye out for that later this year. Here is the line up so far. Some names you may know and others not but they are all shredders: James Hitchcox (Standard, Odyssey) Frank Macchio (Alone, Manmade) Darren Meenan (Manmade) Joe Cox (Sunday, Gsport) Cam Hardy (Odyssey UK, Sputnic) Ben Manual (Odyssey UK, Alone) Mike Taylor (Sunday, Gsport, BSD) Neil Keddie (Alone) Tony Watkinson (Twenty) Sam Ward (Redline) Jim Cielencki (Sunday, Odyssey).
There are a few names left to add, look out for more details in the near future!
When was the last time that the vert contest had more entries than the street contest at the same event? With Jann Valenta and Steve McCann dropping out, the vert contest in Berlin in front of the Brandenburger Tor still had 15 riders on the decks. With the vert prelims getting rained out it was straight to the finals. 2 runs each, best run counts. John Parker and Peter Geys both only managed to pull off one run and left the ramp injured. Parker in fact was still injured coming into the event with a fractured hand. He had not taken his bike out of the box since the previous LG event in England and gave it a try anyways. Peter Geys left the ramp with a hurt shoulder but had his wife and the kids there to treat him right.
Tim Eichert's second run was cut short when he strangely crashed going up the ramp. It bent his bike. Tim's first run was good though as he pulled the smoothest flair I've ever seen him do and did 540-s and one-hand 540-s.
The 2006 Deconstruction tour has started. On board this year are a bunch of BMX-ers who will be doing shows at selceted venues. On the bus are: Jay Eggelston, Mike Mancuso, Zach Shaw, Tim Eichert and Jann Valenta. They will join a bunch of skateboarders who can handle the rock 'n roll touring and the following bands: Pennywise, Bouncing Souls, Boysetsfire, Thursday and several other bands that play at selected arenas. To make sure the BMX-ers are there when you get there you should consult the deconstruction website or call them for all the info.
With bad weather forcasts for the weekend the contest could go any direction. For Park it resulted in the prelims being the final scores. With this in mind the 12 riders got to work on the decent portable street course. Again LG had found a killer location right next to the Brandenburger tor in the city center of Berlin. It was dry long enough to offer two complete runs for every rider in the street class.Patrick Steckelmann from Brandenburg was a new name in the LG circuit and he rode quite well on his green Dragonfly. Australia's Brendan Jones is practically a Berlin local these days as he has been spending a lot of time there. He's been living at the Mellow park since the Rebel Jam and made good use of the ramps set up there. For some reason he did not make it in the top ten which actually sounds pretty strange to me as he did turndown flips over the box and whips all over the place.
Gilbert, Arizona—August, 2006— The ABA (American Bicycle Association) will provide free live-streaming coverage of the twenty-second national event on its 2006 BMX (Bicycle Motocross ) racing series. The ABA has previously provided an audio feed of its national events for fans and racers to get real-time coverage of its national BMX races. Adding this streaming-video coverage is a first and unprecedented for the sport!
Axel Juergens, Senad Grosic and Ben Shenker were in Croatia last weekend for the Pannonian Challenge 7. Once again they had a great time and everyone rode great.
-Axel did barrels, 3whips, and treetaps for 3rd place. -Senad did flipwhips, hang5s, and a 5whip to a bank; 2nd. -Ben Shenker did no-hand flips, manuals on the wallride, fufanus on backrails and finished first.
Crank Clothing is a sponsor of the FATBMX site this month. They're having a competition on their site that looks like his: Rate our designs and you could be one of six to win all 6 of our t-shirt designs. It's easy, currently a score of 8 will put you in the top 6. You can't loose! Everyone who enters the competition will be emailed a voucher code, entitling them to a discount on all Crank t-shirts when the competition closes. A rating of 1 is favorite, a rating of 6 is least favorite. Note: you may not give 2 designs the same rating.