Benny Kopp and his crew are organizing the Bielefeld City Jam part 3 on the weekend of 15 and 16 September next.
The comp will be held at the Bielefeld skatepark Kesselbrink. It will be a vert and park contest with park prelims and vert finals on Saturday. Sunday 16 September will have the Park finals and Best trick contest.
Pro class will have prize money and the amateur riders will battle for goodies provided by Carhartt, Eastpak, Unity, G&S, etnies, and Gleis 3.
DJ Hype and Madwax will start off the weekend on Friday with the official contest party which will be held at the Ostbahnhof in Bielefeld. If you don't want this contest season to be over, head on over to Germany for one more event.
The 66th issue of Props video magazine has an international feel to it. Leo Forte (UK) gets the cover and is featured in the United Bike Co Southern road trip with Ian Morris, Ricky Feather, Caleb Kilby and the rest of the United crew. Aussies Ryan Guettler and Nick Cooper rip it up at the Brawlin' at the Belmar in Binghampton, an event that brought back fun into BMX. Props enters European soil when they made it to Devon for the Red Bull Empire of rain. Still they show an indoor session at the barn and the Decoy trails. Props made it over to the BMX Masters in Cologne for more international footage but issue 66 didn't forget the USA completely with a scene report on the Flow skatepark in Ohio and a JJ Palmere Bio.
Results pro Combo Oakley/Twenty jam France 1. Alessandro Barbero 2. Maxime Bonfile 3. J-B Peytavit 4. Sergio Layos 5. Kevin Kalkof 6. Alexandre Bourguignon 7. Lilian Conry 8. Jérôme Gautier 9. Massardier Vincent
Past weekend there was a artshow at SLB in Los Angeles (Pro skater Sal Barbier's shop) and it was fairly interesting to see what the possibilities are decorating a Skyway Tuff Wheel II. I personally like the wheel the way it is, but nevertheless that didn't stop anyone from doing their "art" version on the legendary Tuff Wheel. Realize it is about 100 F (37 C)in the shade, while this was the last holiday weekend in the US (Labor day). The vibes were good, sun was out and the DJ was cranking it up a notch. Oh and you can't go wrong with free beer either... All and all I thought it was a cool concept, but I wish the presentation was done slightly different, since standing around a "Tuff Wheel Xmas tree" with a bunch of people, almost felt like you were spooning each other at one point.
The international bike trade show IFMA Cologne will open its doors on September 15 and 16 for the public. Outside of the trade fair building the BULLS Spine Jam will take place for the second time – held on the worldwide’s largest mobile miniramp, the Braun spine ramp. Don’t miss the chance to view rides rocking this massive ramp before the winter break – this ist he last possibility! UKs top riders such as Ben Wallace, Chris Mahoney and Phil Aller have already confirmed their participation – this is already the guarantee that this contest will rock!
We told you there was a lot of BMX at this year's Eurobike show. We have two more sets of new products to drool over or to ridicule. It's good to see that there are colours available other than black but we have our doubts by some colour combinations that manufacturers are putting on the market. At least it makes this world a bit more colourful. Today we bring you pics of Season Bikes, Redline, Haro, Fly, Alienation, Felt, GT, wethepeople, Pro-Tec, Mongoose, Kink Bike Co, Intense, and Sunday.
4130 Publishing Ltd., a factory Media company, released their August issue of Moto magazine a few weeks ago. That wouldn't make it to the BMX news pages of FATBMX if there was no BMX connection in it. Tim March wrote a story about how BMX got influenced by Motocross when it first started out in the USA in the early seventies (late fifties in Holland!). And these days rider like James Stewart and Chad Reed are taking BMX skills to the motocross track. The "Old Dogs, New Tricks" article starts on page 54. Is Supercross the new BMX?
It's been a while since I'd visited a Grand Prix because this summer there was so much BMX stuff going on. After the Eurobike trade show in Germany I drove 7 hours straight back home and swung by the track in Lierop on Saturday evening where everything was set up for the last Grand Prix of the season. Sunday came and thousands (36.000) of MX fans made it to the track mainly to see who was going to win the 2007 MX1 title. You see Josh Coppins had won 10 rounds, had a lead of 107 points but injured his shoulder and saw his GP lead disappear.
We've got a bunch more photos for you of the Eurobike show. If you like to know what the bicycle companies are going to be putting on the market in 2008, you should check out the photos of the products that we found at the first major trade show of the season. We've got photos of Jay Miron's downtown party bike, Allan Cooke's signature Bell helmet, the new Stolen grip (in orange), a removable frame decal by GT, new colours from the Odyssey camp, Primo parts, TSG helmets, Mirraco bikes, Felt flatland frame, Michal Prokop's personal BMX bike, Eastern completes and more.
The ASA has started their annual tour in Phoenix last weekend. They're having a BMX vert and a BMX box competiion which is basicallly a huge roll-in followed by two box jumps and a quarterpipe. They had quite the turn out at stop one and here are the results: BMX Box Jump Finals Phoenix, Arizona - September 2, 2007 1 Dennis Enarson