2005 was a year to forget as far as riding my BMX bike goes. I only rode around a BMX track 3 times and that was it. In January I borrowed Robert de Wilde’s bike at the Bellflower track and when I was ready to jump the table top I popped out the shoulder and had to call it quits.
Sure, I took a bit of a risk riding as my shoulder had popped out the week before. I wasn’t sure though but the track looked too much fun to stay on the sideline during the early morning practice session with Afro Bob.
JOPLIN, MO. USA - The newly constructed Autumn Ramp Park will be opening its doors to the public in April 2006.
Autumn Ramp Park is located in a brand new 20,000 square foot building within the Bridge Youth Center Complex next to John Q. Hammons Convention Center off Interstate 44.
The distinctive ramp park was designed and constructed by Nate Wessel and his experienced crew of builders with some assistance from Jud Heald of Untitled Skateboards, and American Ramp Company out of Joplin. Surfaced in Skatelite, Autumn Ramp Park features an assortment of interconnected bowls and ramps ranging is sizes from 4 to 11 feet deep to keep both skaters and bikers happy. The park also features a multi-level, flowing street section with stairs, bowl corners, handrails and ledges, hips, wedges and plenty of gaps and transfers.
MADISON, Wis. - December 21, 2005 - Who’s the scariest dude on the MTB Race circuit? Here’s a hint: he’s the scariest dude on the BMX Race circuit, too, and he’s an amateur that has all the pros scared. GT proudly announces that Joey Bradford has joined the team.
Bradford has over 200 National main event wins and is fresh off accomplishing the most difficult feat in BMX. Bradford took the "Grand Slam of BMX," winning the big four Championships: ABA Worlds, UCI Worlds, ABA National Champion and NBL National Champion.
At only age 16, Joey Bradford rides like a seasoned veteran. Bradford lives in Monterey, Cali. and competes in Junior Eite or Junior Men in BMX and 18-and-under Junior Expert class in MTB. Bradford’s riding the GT Moto in his MTB comps and the GT Ultrabox in his BMX comps.
With echoes of cars above you and trains rattling past and the sounds of feet walking over broken glass, you are happier than ever at 6am in the cold waiting to drop into a homemade ramp with sketchy transitions and cracks in the floor. Underneath 95 covered in dirt and homemade concrete, at one of the southern most points in Philadelphia exists a cultural icon of public space built by the determination of young kids. Right now this is the only legal public place to ride a BMX bike in Philadelphia and it is FDR. BMX sessions there are from six in the morning until 9 in the morning.