USA Cycling announced today the eight athletes it will send to the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup event in Beijing, August 20-21. The competition is set to serve as the official test event for the 2008 Olympic Games next summer. Four men - Kyle Bennett (Conroe, Texas), Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif.), Mike Day (Santa Clarita, Calif.) and Randy Stumpfhauser (Sanger, Calif.) - received nominations to the team.
Day, Robinson and Stumpfhauser were automatically selected as the top three riders in the 2007 USA Cycling Elite Men's BMX Rankings as of May 20 respectively. Bennett received a coaches' selection after capturing his third career world title on Saturday at the UCI BMX World Championships in Victoria, B.C.
Four women were also selected for the squad - Krystal Hime (San Antonio, Texas), Kim Hayashi (Chandler, Ariz.), Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla.) and Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash.).
Peter Geys & his crew are organizing a vert and dirt contest that is taking place in the city of Hechtel (Belgium) on Saturday 4 August next. The vert comp will be held on the halfpipe that was used at the 2007 BMX Masters in Cologne. The Dirt Jumps will be built by the DirtE19 crew together with Mike. The Pro and Amateur prizes that have been gathered have a value of over 2000 euros and come from Odyssey, Haro and Premium.
-Arrivals from Thursday welcome. -Sleeping accommodation from Thursday, up to Sunday (youth hostel accommodation) -Food & drinks included. -€10 at registration office -Jury by fatbmx.com/Paul de Jong
Registration through the redcrossadventures.be website
The AST Dew Tour announced the winner of the PlayStation® Trick of the Week Award from the Right Guard Open. Voting began on Monday, July 23, the day after competitions ended. Fans were able to view video clips and vote online at astdewtour.com until Monday, July 30. Fans selected Francisco Zurita as the PlayStation® Trick of the Week winner after he performed the first triple tailwhip on a vert ramp in competition during the BMX Vert Finals. Zurita finished in sixth place in the finals. “This truly surprises me and it is a blessing,” said Zurita. “I don't really know what to say except thank you to all the fans who voted for me, thank god, and of course thank you to the crew at the AST Dew Tour for putting together great events like the Right Guard Open!"
Go211.com, the premier action sports social networking and online video share site, is proud to announce that BMX superstar Donny Robinson has joined the Go211 professional team. Robinson, will make Go211.com the home to all of his unique content including interviews, tips, videos and pictures, as well as his general communications with fans. The partnership between Go211.com and Robinson comes at an exciting time, as BMX will make its Olympic debut next summer at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.
The date has been set, the skate park is being swept, the trails are being groomed and the bands have been booked. TWOAND8 presents the 2007 Worcester BMX Stephen Murray Jam. This is going to be the biggest BMX jam in the UK for the summer. TWOAND8 is taking BMX back to its roots! No big prize money, no strict TV schedule – back to why we all started riding our bikes……..For fun! This jam is to raise money for The Stephen Murray Family Fund. After a tragic crash at the Baltimore Dew Tour June 2007,
Holy smokes, do we have a good one for you. The Rebel Jam is coming up shortly and in cooperation with FATBMX supporter wethepeople and La Finca distribution we are having a new contest on FATBMX. This will not be an easy one because the prize is just great and some effort needs to be made to win. First of all, you need to go to the Rebel Jam. The wethepeople complete bike will be given away to the winner of the FATBMX competition right before the finals on Sunday.
The start of 2007 saw the Insurgent blaze into the forefront of the Nike 6.0 stables… With hidden lacing the shoe is completely self-contained - a mesh tongue and perforations let air circulate evenly around the shoe – meaning no matter what trick you’re pulling, your feet feel as cool and smart as you look! The Insurgent, feature the infamous Nike Air cushioning unit to absorb every impact, whilst the super grip soles make sure you will never slip up again. This season will see the Insurgent in the sharpest colour ways;
BMX riders Tobias Wicke, Ben Hennon, Dave Osato and Mike Spinner already confirmed +++ The Hives confirmed as headlining act ++++ Ten of the best athletes in the world, as well as local stars, will pit their skills in competition against one another at the Summer Session in Hamburg. The unique nature of the T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds lies not only the combination of two action sports at each event, but also in the mixture of the sports’ stars and bands of the moment.
-Props Mega Tour 6 shipped this week. Teams include: KINK BICYCLES, WOODWARD CAMP, FAILURE BIKE COMPANY, ALBE'S, TEAM MAJOR AIR, TEAM HARLEY DAVIDSON/ DIVISION. 42 riders from across the country trek across the South East from Greenville, NC to Atlanta, GA. tons of street riding, some park and even a heavy metal video from the 80's....we will just let the quality of riding speak for itself..... -KINK BIKE CO: KC Badger, Dan Bogard, Chris Doyle, Jason Roe, Sean Sexton, Darryl Tocco -WOODWARD: Quincy Dean, Chad Kagy, Ben Kellgren, Ron Kimler, Ron Thomas, Zack Warden -ALBE’S: Daniel Dhers, Mark “Flip” Filipowicz, Kris Marcum, Matt Sparks, Mike Spinner, Jaimy Spreitzer, Eric “Vinnie” Vasquez, Dane Wild, Shanton Wilson -TEAM MAJOR AIR: Joel Barnett, John Corts, Mike Corts, Dave Harrison, Sam Morten, Jordan Stewart, Leland Thurman, Cameron Wood