Talk Show – “The Side Show”: This original Rip.TV series featuring the comedy and insight of one of the Industry’s most recognized figures: Corey Leclerc, along with our resident house DJ Josh Martinez, will entertain our weekly internet viewers, and live studio audience, with on-location comedy vignettes and one on one interviews with the top action sport professionals of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Each show will interact with an online audience through viewer emails directed at Corey, Josh, and the guests from week to week as well as satellite phone calls and iChat with Corey's guests from anywhere in the world.
Santa Monica, CA – August 23, 2006 – The second installment of the Red Bull Backyard Build-Off makes its way to the suburb of Plainfield, IL., 40 miles southwest of Chicago. The contest will be held at the home of lucky contest winner Jaimy Spreitzer. Jaimy’s yard was selected to host the BMX building and riding event from September 20-23rd. After the success of last year’s event, at Matt Bischoff’s Failure Compound , the world’s best course builders will be back at it using their expertise, sweat and a little bit of sabotage in an all out battle for ramp building supremacy. Guided by famed builder Nate Wessel, the three teams of ramp designers and builders will each have the same amount of raw materials and three full days to design and construct the ultimate BMX course. The final day will see some of the worlds’ best Pro riders battle it out on the newly built ramps for a cash purse and the Red Bull Backyard Build-Off riders title. Invited riders include: Anthony Napolitan , Josh Harrington, Alan Cooke, Koji Kraft, Van Homan, Taj Mihelich, Brian Kachinsky, Chad Degroot, Brian Vowell, Rick Moliterno and Dave Freimuth,. A full rider list and builder teams will be announced soon.
Woodward Am Jam Contest this weekend! -Dates: September 22-24 -Disciplines: Park, Mini Ramp, Dirt, Mini Vert (9' Vert ramp in lot 8) *Classes: 14 and under mens (Mini Ramp, Park) 16 and under mens (Mini Ramp, Park, Dirt Mini Vert) 17 and over mens (Mini Ramp, Park, Dirt, Mini Vert) Womens (Mini Ramp, Park, Dirt, Mini Vert)
*Must have at least 3 entries to make a class, if less than 3 entries, riders will moved to the next closest class.
-ALL participants MUST have proof of medical insurance. -Those participants under the age of 18 MUST have a signed and NOTARIZED waiver for the event.
Ricky Ratt and his Sheep Hills Locals crew need your help. It's not a donation of prizes or money that they want. It's help re-building Sheep Hills. The legendary spot dries out during the summer months and Direct BMX bought a generator and a water pump to help wet the dirt. Ricky Ratt:"There's a line that runs from the water to the trails. So we are pumping water every day to fill in holes and wet the dirt. We're almost done clearing all the bushes and the section we're working on right now is the 8 pack / boozer / styles/ paradise / step-up. It's me Ricky Ratt and midget Cory doing this."
Gilbert, Arizona—August 23, 2006— The ABA (American Bicycle Association) announced today that it has retained the brand, event and marketing specialist group; bonspeedMedia of Anaheim, California. ABA, founded in 1977 is approaching thirty years of organizing BMX (Bicycle Motocross) racing on local, regional and national levels. As youth sports have grown the ABA has become the largest promoter of action sports in the world. bonspeedMedia is primarily known for their specialized branding, event and product marketing in the automotive, luxury and motorsport markets. bonspeedMedia clients have included Ford, Jaguar, Saleen, BMW, Barrett-Jackson, Bombardier Aircraft, Michelin and many others. It is bonspeed’s President, Brad Fanshaw who brings a vast knowledge base to the ABA, Fanshaw was a former Vice President of the ABA in the early 1980’s, when he retired as an active racer. After ABA, Fanshaw became Director of World Wide Marketing for Vision Sports an early action sport industry leader. Vision was a company he assisted in growing from $10 million to $120 million in just five years and is heralded as the one of the founders of X-Sports!
Hannu Cools is cool enough to make the Freedom cover once again. The shot looks really Cali style but it's in fact the Kortrijk bowl in Belgium. The new paper and bigger pages is already giving Freedom BMX its own identity. Kay's pics are ultra sharp and they come out nice on the new paper. What's in issue 70 you ask? Hmm, after the regular stuff like news, post, video reviews and the calendar, it's time for the Bjoern Heyer interview with some special photos. The Escape the Rain tour can also be called the Eastpak/Carhartt Belgium-Holland tour. When you are planning to tour in Holland, it is no surprise that you have to escape the rain and ride indoors. Benni Kopp organized the etnies Bielefeld City Jam and Sergio showed up. La Finca's catalog is somewhere in the issue too so start shopping. The 4 page gallery gives you 4 pics to choose from to put on your wall.The Munich contest is also called the Country Bikes contest which means they either sponsored the event or we the title sponsor.
Results PSP The Champ Series 1st stop. Augsburg/Dirt: 1 Markus Hampl 30 2 Noirot Romuald 29 3 Moritz Paul 28 4 Guimez Patrick 27 5 Wildner Volker 26 6 Petermüller Perry 25 7 Heyer Björn 24 8 Herbolzheimer Max 23 9 Mark König 22 10 Kauper Moritz 21 11 Humer Marcus 20 12 Thomas Florian 19 13 Grunt Norbert 18
What do you do when you're injured, you have to wait for surgery in October and you won't be able to ride after that for another six months? You can stare at your bike, pimp it up, clean it once more and to keep your sponsors happy, you send in a "Bike Check" to your favorite online magazine. "Allan Copenhagen" from Denmark rides for Simple Bikes but unfortunately won't be able to get some riding done because of a bum knee. Here's his bike check though:
This contest might be something for you. If you have a buddy that you ride with and he lives in the same city or town you live in, you can form a team to enter the BMX City Battle.
Teams of two riders ride against 2 riders from another city in true battle style. The best team transfers. The day starts off with the amateur teams. The 6 best amateur riders (3 teams) will ride in the contest against the pros. The pro comp starts at 17:00hr.
All this takes place at the skatepark of Kooigem (near Kortrijk) in Belgium.
The event is supported by: ridebmx UK, padded cell and odyssey, red bull, crimescene and crankbmx.