Extend your InterBike stay in Vegas just a couple of days and catch the Vans/Hard Rock Let It Ride BMX Jam, a two-day freestyle BMX extravaganza with more than $75,000 on the line. First place will take home a cool 20 grand. With these riders vying for this money and the entire industry in the stands, the Let It Ride Jam just might end up being the most exciting contest ever. Oh, yeah. It's FREE.
The world's top BMX riders including 16 dirt competitors and 40 street riders. Dave Mirra, Ryan Guettler, Corey Bohan, Stephen Murray, Cory Nastazio, Steven McCann, Mike Aitken, Scotty Cranmer, Allan Cooke, Morgan Wade, Rooftop and Van Homan are among the riders expected.
Etnies sales rep Scott Towne and wife Gail just gained an addition to the family, please welcome Noah Simon Towne.
-DOB: 9/7/05, 6:39 pm
-Height: 20 inches. (damn right!)
-Weight: 7 pounds even
Mom and kid are doing great.
On Thursday the top BMX riders from around the world gathered to participate in the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup at the Dew Action Sports Tour. The Toyota Challenge, held last week at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, was the fifth stop on the Dew Action Sports Tour, but the first to include BMX racing. The BMX Supercross was the only event included in the Toyota Challenge that gave spectators the excitement of head to head racing along with the extraordinary spectacle of speed and jumps that is the BMX Supercross format.
Robert was excited when he saw the track on Thursday morning. The steep start ramp and big jumps on the track looked like they were tailored to his powerful and technical riding style. His only concern was the wind. As Robert’s turn to qualify approached the banner at the top of the start ramp was blowing almost completely horizontal in the wind, and he was a little worried that it would slow him down. His time trial run was .39 seconds slower than Mike Day, but strong enough for 2nd overall.
Fifth Edition â€œBraun Flatgroundâ€? attracts top International Flatlanders and Breakdancers to Amsterdam
September 23 to 25 breakdancers and BMX flatlanders from all over the world will meet in Amsterdam for Braun Flatground. The international festival will be located in the nineteenth century industrial buildings of the Amsterdam Westergasfabriek cultural park, especially decorated by Dutch graffiti artist Zedz.
Workshops and contests with riders and dancers from countries as diverse as Japan, the USA and Brazil competing in sensational one-on-one battles, will be backed-up with music from Netherlands’ best hiphop DJs. Opening and after-show parties offer performances of Pete Philly & Perquisite (NL), C-Mon & Kypski (NL) and living hiphop legend Talib Kweli (USA).
Bart de Jong crashed hard during his comeback on his MX
Riding MX is as dangerous as you make it yourself, hit the throttle and you go fast, shut down the throttle and you slow down, simple you think.
After popping out his shoulder a few times it was time for Bart to let it fix by the best doctors in the Netherlands and after 2 months of recovery it was time to start riding again. The doctor said: "do whatever you can do" and for Bart that means: Green light to ride!
We went to our local track and started to do some laps but soon Bart was beating his older brother again and he didn't slow down cause his shoulder felt right.......
You know what comes next: Crashing time! Someone was standing on the track in front of me and got me out of my trainingsession to ask if "that guy in the ditch" was Bart, and after seeing #132 the answer was: Yes!
As this was our first Jam, we did not expected too much from it. Just a few riders and hopefully some nice weather.
Our day started very good, the weather was very sunny and we took off to our big city ROTTERDAM. We had a riders pick-up at CS and from that on we took off to the Schouwburgplein in the middle of the City. Due to a festival there was little space, but we waited a bit for a few riders and also we checked the breakdancingdemo and the demo from Bram Verhallen for Braun Flatground. From there we took off to the old â€œLEFTpleinâ€? also in the city. We arrived at the spot and we all saw that this floor was very, very, very BIG and so everyone had enough space to practice and ride! Everyone chilled and rode the whole day so we can speak of a successfull day!
Around 17.00 Hrs we took off again to the Braun Flatground spot for another demo by Bram Verhallen and Sytse Winkel and that was more the end of our day.
MSS Event Provides Backdrop for New Faces in Finals and Young Rider’s First Pro BMX Park Victory
Pro BMX Vert field wows Sacramento crowd with halfpipe airshow!(SACRAMENTO, CA) -- The fourth and final day of competition at the Mobile Skatepark Series event in Sacramento shone the spotlight on the world’s best pro BMX freestyle riders. As always, the gladiators of the action sports world brought fans to their feet and kept them there most of the day. Meanwhile, one of the nation’s youngest competitors on the pro BMX circuit quietly pieced together his first-ever professional victory, defeating many of his idols and mentors in the process.
Donny Robinson has been racing BMX forever. Even in the expert classes, Donny was the small kid that was damn fast. When he turned pro a few years ago he had to race the guys that he had looked up to for so long. Donny tried hard but crashed hard a couple of times too. In fact, his crash at the 2004 UCI World's in Valkenswaard was one of the gnarliest crashes I've ever seen. He got up and kept on racing. That's Donny's attitude, never give up. His determination paid off in a pro title this year by winning the NBL Elite Cruiser #1 Title.How do you feel about your win?
It’s obviously big for me. My ultimate goals are winning such titles. My whole career has been hard so I have to start somewhere and mentally this is good for me.
As soon as Stubbylee was identified as an area lacking in fun facilities the local Groundwork charity, Groundwork Rossendale, rushed to their rescue by phasing into the improvements strategy a brand new GBH Ramps Skatepark.
When injured from the crash at the Dew Tour Simon Tabron received get well wishes from Terry Jenkins and Dave Young, two of the UK's vertical aces in the '80-s, people that Simon looked up to when he started out riding. Simon took the opportunity to send both of them some questions to see what they've been up to and how they see vert riding how it is today. Here's what Dave Young has to say and enjoy the pics.Name: Dave Young