Back in 1990 we were happy to see that the local council had given us a place to ride our bikes in the dirt. That place at De Valkendijk needed some work and in April we invited over some friends for a session to open up the outdoor season. That turned out to be the first Mini FATJAM, the little brother of the summer edition of the annual FATJAM that started a few years before that. Anyway, fast forward 25 years and the dirt spot at De Valkendijk is still there being used by the BMX locals all year. Two days out of the year it's time to prepare the jumps a little better for the visitors. This year the season opener will take place on March 28th, the 25th edition of the Mini FATJAM.
On Tuesday March 24 the contract signing took place at the ceremony for FISE World Chengdu - China 2015 organization. After a first successful edition in October 2014, the officials revealed a few major points to the press and media gathered. First of all, the FISE organizers released the dates of the 2015 edition, taking place on October 16-18 2015. The new competition location was also revealed, and it is Nan Hu parc in the new Tian Fu zone in Chengdu that will be the playground for this second Chinese edition of the FISE World
It is especially the inner values that count – not only with sushi. Thus, ION decided to bring these inner values to outside: the all-new Ledge gloves feature an inside-out seam construction at the fingers. Called Maki_Seams this detail makes for most direct feel of the grips/bar and identify the Ledge as a great companion in gravity riding. Moreover, these gloves score with a single piece palm layer to provide great fit without creasing especially when you clench the fist around the bar. This also results from a strongly pre-curved
Are you losing track on who rides for who? Here's a long list with the most recent team changes and pick ups. The latest team changes get added to the top. The industry never chills, always adding and dropping. What's new for 2015? Let us know.
-Renato Rezende on GT
-Harry Main off Kunstform!?
-Connor Fields on Audi Autos Henderson
-Justin Spriet on etnies
-Lewis Morgan on Stranger
-Dylan Lewis on Mutiny
-Julian Arteaga on Sunday
-Daniel Wedemeijer on Cock 'n Balls wear
-Ben Hennon off Chain Reaction Cycles
-Scott Ditchburn off Chain Reaction Cycles
-Tom Justice off Odessa
-Matt Cordova off Haro
-Brad McNicol on HARO
-Anton Evstifeev on HARO
-Ben Hucke off Shadow
TSG and Masters of Dirt (MOD) cooperate and release a helmet in a special MOD design. Masters of Dirt is the world’s wildest freestyle motocross, BMX and mountain bike show. The riders go extreme to create a spectacular show for the audience. In 2013 the show already set a world record. 18 motocross riders, 2 snow mobiles and 21 bicycles performed the biggest ever mass backflip: in total 41 backflips!
The BMX and mountain bike riders can easily keep up with their motorized colleagues. They jump over FMX ramps and doubles over a distance of up to 12 meters, sometimes even side by side.
"The riders‘ safety during the show is paramount. A collaboration
Today we are excited to announce the Matthias Dandois Pro model “La Bastille” Haro frame and fork to the world. These are in stock and available world wide. Matthias Dandois signature product for street, flat, dirt, vert whatever you like to ride. Built strong, short and responsive.
· Full chromoly frame with integrated head tube and “hour glass” mid BB shell.
· Double butted top and down tubes.
Extend the ride, that’s what Shadow Riding Gear is all about. With that thought in mind, Shadow introduces their brand new Invisa-Lite pad line! Pads so slim and minimal you may forget you’re wearing them! The Shadow Invisa-Lite pads feature the highest quality 3D multi-density foams. With intricately designed pad placement, the knee, shin, and elbow pads are comfortable while still providing the protection you need to help take that next step in riding progression.
The 15th edition of the Simple Session is bringing the BMX elite to tallinn once again. New location this year, new course, but same old insane riding and crazy parties. If you haven't booked your trip yet, maybe you should look into it today. Make it happen.
BMX riders list:
Ondra Slez CZE
Josh Matthews AUS
Anthony Perrin FRA
Diogo Santos POR
Ryan Nyquist USA
Tyler Fernengel USA
Matthias Dandois FRA
Daniel Wedemeijer NED
Mike Gray CAN
Colton Walker USA
Felix Prangenberg GER
Anton Evstifeev RUS
The Butcher Jam BMX Contest at the Schlachthof??, embedded within a main Music & Cultural Festival the Butcher Jam, is getting bigger and bigger every year. Up in the North of Germany, Flensburg is really a great host, for all visitors and riders coming from Germany, Scandinavia, Europe and nowadays all over the World.? This is the 7th anniversary for the BUTCHER JAM and we will get bigger again with a NEW set up for Street and Dirt!
We are all curious to see which Riders will get outstanding Price
The Wild Night Contest - a professional BMX contest - will take place on the 28th of March in la Halle de Glisse of Lille. It is the 3rd biggest BMX contest in France, where 10 of the best international riders compete to win a Prize Money of 10 000€. A concert of local rappers is organized before the competition. At 7pm, the contest begins! Riders like Jack Clark (the winner of the WNC14), Daniel Dhers, or even Daniel Wedemeijer will be there. This year, 2 amateur riders will take part in the contest : they will have the opportunity to compete with the best international riders!
An after show at the Magazine Club of Lille will allow everyone - staff, audience & riders - to finish the day in the best way possible!
If you wanna be sure to attend the #WNC15, take your ticket here
More info: Facebook page Wild Night Contest
We're spending some time on the road to bring you the latest in BMX. We have been doing this for many years. But years ago, you could not follow us doing this. Now you can, through facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pheed and all that Social Media shizzle. We run into some funny stuff on the road, meet interesting people and see amazing stunts. On and off the bike. What might not always be good to post on the FATBMX.com website, could be good enough for Facebook. Or an Instagram picture tells the story without adding many words. Follow us if you want, here are the links to our social media accounts so you don't have to search for it to hook it up.
To celebrate the anniversary and salute 15 years of history of the series, Simple Session will be moving to the brand new and awesome Tondiraba Hall in Tallinn, Estonia.
Get in on the action and don’t miss Simple Session’s unforgettable
How would you feel if you were in a contest with the best park and street riders in the world? Who would you snake in practice? Who would you follow whenever he drops in? So many big time names on the list here for Simple Session number 15. Don't forget to follow the action live online if you cannot make it to Estonia yourself. But let's be honest, who doesn't want to go when so many good riders get together in party town number one? Try to make it out there. It'll be worth it. Here's the latest riders list:
Grant Germain USA
Talis Viirpalu EST
Rain Randväli EST
Ed Zunda LAT
Kostya Andreev RUS
Lahsaan Kobza USA
Alex Coleborn GBR
Tom van den Bogaard NED
Dillon Lloyd CAN
Simple Session is stoked to present Subrosa as a proud partner for it’s 15 year anniversary contest! A likely surprise, as this time around will already count as fith year in a row of brotherhood in BMX between the event and the brand. The world of BMX ows Subrosa a lot of respect for its love for the bikes, support of the BMX scenes and for pushing the sport in the right direction. It has been an absolute delight working with Subrosa since 2010 and each year proves even better than the year before, thanks to their support. Together we make Simple