On october 22nd we organize the "Festival de la cultura Urbana" (Urban Culture Festival) in the shopping center Bonaire in Aldaya, Valencia. There will be three amatuer contests: BMX skatepark BMX flatland Inline skatepark. Contest starts at 10.00h and ends at 18.00h. There also will be other activities like a Hip-hop dance show, a Hip-hop live concert and a graffiti exposition/show. Entrance is free. No entry fees for the contests. The contest is sponsored by Eastpak!
Robert de Wilde and Redline signed an agreement that has them work together for the next two years. Robert will still be racing in the USA and will ride a Redline frame in 2007 and 2008 and that includes the Olympics in Beijing. But not only Afro Bob signed with Redline, the complete Dutch National team will race on Redline with the goal of Olympic gold in 2008.
The deal was inked at Interbike in Las Vegas with the presence of Chuck Hooper (SBS), gOrk (Redline), Rene Takens (Accell group), Bob (Batavus marketing), Bas de Bever (Coach National team) and a handful of BMX media.
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Crazy Chris from Fringe Gear put together a ghetto jam in Salinas , California (home to author John Steinbeck and the creator of Johnny Bravo ). The jam was held in an industrial area just off the 101 highway on a cul de sac. As I started taking pictures I wondered about the legality of using the area until I walked over the "No Tresspassing - Salinas PD" sign that was freshly sledge hammered out of the ground. Ask me no questions , hear no lies.
Oct. 4, 2006 — MADISON, Wis. — Pacific Cycle Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chris Hornung will leave the company he founded at the end of this year. Hornung’s departure is in accordance with the agreement concluded when Dorel Industries Inc. acquired Pacific Cycle in early 2004. Jeff Frehner, part of the Pacific Cycle management team inherited by Dorel, has been President and COO since April 2005.
We want lighter frames, we want stronger parts and we want cheaper bikes. This doesn't always go hand in hand. We checked in with Mirraco's "Product guy" Jean-Luc Ferre who gives us an insight on triple butting, tubing thickness, heat treating and that sort of stuff. Weight is a big factor for BMX bikes these days. What can be done to a frame to save weight? Jean Luc: Obviously, reducing the thickness and diameter of the tubing plays a big role. There is a limit, though, in how far we can go for both. Using single, double or triple-butted tubing is another mean of reducing weight by optimizing tube thickness where needed. Other ways of reducing weight: - Designing smaller and thinner dropouts (5 or 4mm thick), heat-treatment is required in that case, - Using smaller BB shells and bearings (Euro is most likely the lightest type), - Reducing the thickness of the head tube (same, heat-treatment is required in that case).
Yo homies what Up? I just signed 4 another year @ ESPN Radio, tha show has changed It's name 2 "EXPN ACTION SPORTS RADIO", I do a daily show on 82 FM stations around tha US0fA consistin' of 1 minute interviews PLUS an hour long show on tha ESPN Podcast Center with all types of athletes & N this show I'm doin' a lot on tha lifestyle outside of contests, from musicians/riders/skaters/actors/tattoos/ punx rock/hip hip/rock-n-roll, etc..........with X-Games riders & industry heads..........there Is no rules or limits so I want 2 make It dope-ass. I would like 2 interview my Team Managers as well If Ur down.......PLUS I wanted 2 C If any Of U would HELP ME with their athletes/artists/musicians/etc...thay would like 2 have on tha show.
12-14th January 2007, Estonia The 7th Simpel Session has once more dodged the blizzards and polar bear traps and invites you to join us midst the snowy fields of Tallinn in the Saku Arena on January 12-14, 2007. Apart from the vigorous ... we have something to get your heart bumping - you and another 12,000 spectators who will be checking out the event. That makes the Simpel Session one of the largest event of its kind in Europe accompanied by more than 130 riders from 25 different countries. The regulars - BMX Street and Skateboard Street - contests set aside, we'll be down with best trick and high air contests and the riders - they're gonna love this - will be able to take away a 12,000 Euro prize purse! If you're reading so far just think about all the funky music, friendly atmosphere, retail booths, bmx/skate film festival, the ever-so-notoriuos afterparties and you got yourself an event you don't want to miss.
Come out of your igloo and join us for the Session! Welcome to the Bash! All you computer freaks can log on to the website for fresh info.
Skatepark Zutphen is one of those new all-concrete skateparks that are popping up everywhere. The opening was scheduled Saturday, September 23. The park opened at 10.00h, but knowing the dutch bmx scene the first bmxer would probably show up around 14.00h. Arriving at that time the skatepark was completely (over)filled with skaters, kids, and yes, two bmx kids.
The park is built amazingly smooth. It's got a lot of obstacles, like steers, rails, and huge banks. Even the steel sidewalls looked as if they were ready for some serious wallriding. Next to that the park has a pool with very fast lines and to top it off, the pool was finished with a cradle, the first and only in the Netherlands.
Time to shoot some skate-pics and about one hour later Ricardo and Rick showed up: "the others are on their way". Whatever that means... About 15 minutes later Franky Elshof, Vincent de Vogel and Tim Stijnz dropped into the park and started ripping it instantly...
The Padded Cell road trip went down last week. We worked our way from London to Glasgow and a nine-day tour. Stopping at as many spots as we could along the way. Highlights included: - Riding a drained 120 year old reservoir. - What could well be the strangest skatepark in the world in the ghettos of Manchester? - Sleeping in hedge when we couldn’t find a hotel. - A mini ramp in a pub beer garden. - The whole crew taking to the track for some BMX racing action.
The Nora Cup award show this year was amazing. The Joint at the HardRock cafe turned into a BMX frenzy with everyone waiting to see what rider deserved that big Number One Rider Award (NORA) cup. Of course the cup went to Canadian Jason Enns. Jason has been ripping it up in his local park and even hops on a plane these days if he really has to. He loves his dogs and his lady and takes them out every day over there in Vancouver. Jason never misses a party so all party animals were behind the Volume rider who is finishing up his filming for the next Volume video. In the photo you see that Jason gets the full approval from Corey Bohan (left) and Biz Jordan (right).