I wish to express my concern over the future of the facility of which I have been a part of for several years now, that doesn't seem to have been considered in the redevelopment designs of the southwest quadrant. I feel it is a shame that no one has put a value to our facility, which has gained respect locally and globally (type in "Bridport Indoor Skate park" or "The Trick Factory" into Google if you doubt this).Put simply, we run on a not for profit basis an all weather leisure facility that is used by locals and skateboard/bmx enthusiasts who travel from far and wide to use the unique construction.
Looking at the bigger picture it would appear that the south west
On the weekend of 28-30 September next an Amateur BMX contest will be held at Woodward camp. Disciplines: Park, Mini Ramp, Dirt, Mini Vert (9 ft.). Classes: 14 & Under Men (Mini Ramp & Park) 16 & Under Men (Mini Ramp, Park, Dirt, Mini Vert) 17 & Over Men (Mini Ramp, Park, Dirt, Mini Vert) Women (Mini Ramp, Park, Dirt, Mini Vert) ***There MUST be at least three entries to make a class. If less than 3 entries, riders will be moved to the next closest class! Entry Fees: $50 for the first event, $25 for each additional event. Registration: Online registration and information at hsabmx.com
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.
Riding at camp will be restricted to registered competitors on competition venues ONLY!
BAWLS Guarana, the drink of choice for BMX fans everywhere, today announced an exclusive partnership with Tangent to form the company’s first BMX factory team— Tangent/BAWLS/Fly Factory Racing! This team of riders will now rely on the refreshing taste of BAWLS Guarana to keep them bouncing down the track!
The ABA (American Bicycle Association) announced today that voting has commenced for the 2007 ABA BMX “Hall of Fame”. Each year since 1985, a select group of BMX (Bicycle Motocross) riders and/or industry veterans have been nominated. Once again this year the ABA BMX “Hall of Fame” committee has chosen the nominees from “Early BMX Pioneers”, “BMX Racers” and “Industry Members”. The ABA BMX “Hall of Fame” is the who’s who of BMX and it consists of riders and industry members who have made notable contributions to the sport. Although the voting is open to the public, nominations are done by committee. To be honored by the committee and be added to the ballot is important, but the public chooses the final winners.
This year marks a change in voting as the ballots will be available online at ababmx.com. The voting will be available to the public from September 5th through October 1st, 2007. Voting is restricted to one vote per person.
If you look at the bikes of sponsored pro riders you will notice parts that you have never seen before. We noticed these pedals on Mike Spinner's bike when he was over in Germany. Mike said they were prototype pedals, have a titanium axle and are super light. They've got a low profile and have a knurled central surface. They will come in two versions; The Black Label M3 Gas pedal (with ti axle) and the regular M3 which has a 9/16" crmo axle. Colours: Raw and black. Available in a few weeks (fall 2007).
Union Cycliste International is pleased to announce that for the season 2007/2008, the UCI will introduce and adopt the UCI random start gate for all UCI events including the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, the 2008 UCI BMX World Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games. After years of development, and a very successful test event held on the Olympic BMX track in Beijing China in early August 2007, the UCI has taken the decision to introduce the random gate system without further delays.
Martti Kuoppa is in thailand for three months coaching the Thai National flatland team. It's five hours of coaching per day and Martti is getting his riders ready for the Macau Indoor Games at the end of October. The KGB Flat co-owner is also organizing a competition in Thailand on 6 October. "Flatstyles Bangkok edit" is the name. Martti Kuoppa: "Flatstyles is going worldwide now. 4 years I organized the jam in Helsinki and we will continue to do so. This is the 1st intl´ Flatstyles KGB is organizing and some time later there will be "Flatstyles Tokyo homies", 1 in Mexico, 1 in Chile, Singapore, Malaysia and so on. Concept is simple and we keep it real and keep it freestyle.."
It's been a while since we have done an update but there has been so much going on in the background. Although we are in daily contact with Melissa regarding Stephen's condition, its better to do an update when one of the family is visiting Stephen as all of Melissa's time is taken up with looking after Stephen's physical care and flying back and forth to California to see Mason and Seth. I have been busy with Stephen's benefit jam here in the UK and so this update is from our Mam, Cynthia.
Hi, After being away from Stephen for 5 weeks, I had expectation of this visit being more relaxing than when I was here in Denver the last time. How wrong can you be! I arrived late on Friday evening and Stephen was in good spirits although he had just started having some issues with secretions from his lungs.
As many of you may already know, Tara Llanes crashed racing at the Jeep King of the Mountain finale in Beaver Creek (Vail area), Colorado. Tara was airlifted to Denver Health Hospital where she underwent 7 hours of surgery to correct massive trauma in her lower back. In addition, Tara also has a C-7 fracture, but was deemed stable prior going into surgery. Tara once again made it through another surgery and is now breathing on her own and able to communicate with friends and family. Unfortunately at this time she has no feeling below her waist, a symptom she suffered as a result of her crash.