AMSTERDAM’S MAGERE BRUG ARENA FOR EUROPE’S TOP BMX RIDERS DURING RED BULL BRIDGE MASTER In 1691, when Amsterdam’s city treasurers commissioned the Magere Brug (the Skinny Bridge) designed by Hans Petersom, they could never have imagined that more than 400 years later the same bridge would be the backdrop for what is already being called one of the most spectacular events in Amsterdam in 2006: the Red Bull Bridge Master.
On 22 April the best European BMX riders will jump their bikes on specially constructed ramps on the most photographed bridge in the Netherlands to show their tricks and moves. Although it is not the first international BMX event to take place in Amsterdam, it is the first in such a special public location. “The Red Bull Bridge Master provides the BMX scene with a unique opportunity to share its passion for this sport with a large public”, says Michiel Verberg of the Amsterdam
With so many events being invite only it's hard for the upcoming talent to get in. [url=http://www.nass04.com/index.htm]Nass[/url] gives them a chance to participate through the following series of qualifiers: Epic - Birmingham - Sunday 11th June = BMX Southsea - Sunday 18th June = BMX X Site skatepark - Skegness - Sunday 25th June = BMX Rampworx - Liverpool - Saturday Sunday 9th July = BMX Y2SK8 - Peterborough - Saturday and Sunday 22/23 July = BMX
Last weekend out little hometown (Aarle-Rixtel) held its annual Harley Davidson meeting. It's an event that scares people off because all kind of freaks show up for the weekend. Saturday saw a lot of rain so not many rebels came by bike. Sunday was good however and the bike show was better outside than it was indoors (same shit every year).
The local Liberator HD club does a good job though and also this year they had all kind of entertainment for the crowd. It included a classic Wall of Death demonstration of motorcycle acrobatics. This show was great.
New York— April, 2006 — The Dew Action Sports Tour announced the kickoff of the Free Flow Tour, which provides amateur, locally-based athletes the prospect for professional sponsorship and recognition by the pros. As the official amateur skateboard and BMX contest series of the Dew Action Sports Tour, the Free Flow Tour begins April 29 at the Rye Airfield in Rye, NH, and will visit communities across the country all known as hot-spots within the action sports culture.
We're going old school with John Swanguen here for a minute. John grew up riding with Bob Haro down in San Diego in the '70-s and helped out making the first HARO number plates. He is also the inventor of the Rock Walk. We tracked John down in Fontana, Ca.
Where did you ride with Bob Haro in San Diego?
John: Well, we rode Oasis skatepark of course but our biggest hang out was Skate Heaven in Spring Valley because we both grew up in Spring Valley and we lived like 4 blocks apart. Bob is two years older than me. I'm like 15 and he's like 17 and at the time I'm dating his sister. We got to be really good riding partners and rode a lot together.
Were people looking weird that you did tricks on bikes and not on skateboards at the time?
John: Yeah it was weird, it was kinda one of those things where we did not know where to take it, on account of nobody had done it yet. It was a whole new thing. We actually got the skateparks to commit to letting bikes in two days out of the week. They gave us 2 - 3 hours on bikes and we did not have to deal with skateboarders. Which at the time was quite a bit.
Flatland in Japan is going strong. The King of Ground series is an estalished flatland competition that gets everyone, who can, together. Round one already took place and Mike Steingraeber was the only European that entered the comp. Scroll through the results to see how the German did.
The Sprite Urban Games is back with a vengeance. Gearing up to showcase the world’s best in skate, BMX and B-Boy action along with headlining music acts, Sprite Urban Games 2006 promises to be an unmissable freestyle festival. Taking up residence on Clapham Common, London from Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July, this three day extreme sports fest brings together the world’s finest, all performing to the backbeats of the hottest urban and rock music around.
For the 8th year running 20,000 people are expected to descend on the Common for non-stop urban street culture. Not only will you be able to see some of the best action sports on the planet expect an amazing live headline act to get you pumped up. The festival promises to be more exciting than ever with a public streetcourse for kids and adults alike, so everyone can have a piece of the action. The festival will include all of the favourites; streetcourse, vert ramp, dirt jumps, and flatland, where you can witness awesome demos, competitions, and a thrilling selection of gravity defying stunts.
April 10, 2006 Vista, CA ... DC Shoes announced today that it will host the 2006 Sprint Trails Race, marking the second consecutive year the company has sponsored and organized the event. A BMX race DC spearheaded in 2005, the highly anticipated event will take place once again in Sanger, California on April 29, 2006."Last year was great! This year we're stepping it up and trying make the track a little faster, and trying to put the "MX" back in BMX," said DC BMX Team Manager Dwayne Taylor, referring to Sprint Trails' track being more technical than a typical BMX track.
The Sprint Trails Race was designed and conceptualized to be a fun,
April 10, 2006 - The 2006 UCI BMX World Championships and BMX World Challenge Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 28-31, are less than 3 months away and U.S. athletes who are planning on attending, whether Championship (Elite) Class or Challenge Class, need to be sure of the following: - The petition deadline to be considered for a start position, unless pre-qualified and already entered, is April 17. Petitions are not limited to any one BMX racing organization or body. The process is the same for everybody. Be sure to include complete contact information, racing