What started as a joke last year when the locals were hanging out at Paul's Boutique BMX in Aarle-Rixtel, turned into an annual happening at the best BMX shop of Aarle-Rixtel; The Kerstshow was born. It's a special day full of specials and discounts on BMX parts with soup and warm wine for everyone to stay warm. 08 model complete bikes were on display outside and inside the discounted products were shown in yellow crates or had special price tags. The locals made sure those blue crates were empty at closing time.
Name: Mike Emde Age: 32 Job: Marketing BMX/Events/Sponsoring/Guitar
When did you start working for Carhartt? In 1998, Frank Lukas and I got the chance to build up the first Carhartt BMX team. Shortly after, Carhartt asked me to become some kind of TM. And since 2004 I'm working as a permanent employee at the Carhartt Marketing Office in Düsseldorf!!
What sort of things do you do on a daily basis? Uhhhh......you know!?! Solving daily problems, answering too many e-mails and letters, and what's happening way too often during the last couple of months: Meetings!
How many people work at the Carhartt office? There are 10 people working at the Marketing Office in Düsseldorf.
Eastern Bikes are looking for a warehouse person. 2 years warehouse experience prefered, organized, detailed, strong work ethic, good phone personality. Must have BMX knowledge, you will be quizzed. Located in Landis, NC. Position available immediately. Send resume and three work references to:
Fancy working in the bike business? Volume Bikes / Demolition Parts is looking for a full-time warehouse employee. -Location: Buena Park, CA -Experience: In either retail or wholesale is helpful but not mandatory -Full Time Position: Competitive starting salary -Job description:
Kent, WA – Diamondback (Raleigh America, Inc) is currently seeking an inside Customer Service/Inside Sales Representative for its Kent WA office. The position seeks to build and maintain relationships with Raleigh and Diamondback dealers and consumers through phone calls and e-mail communication. Duties include:
I've been meaning to write a review of The Industry for a few weeks now. First issue of this BMX trade magazine came out at Interbike and that's where I picked up the first issue. After BMX Business News was no longer in business there was no BMX trade magazine out there. To our knowledge there is no BMX specific website out there so the logical stepwas to make a magazine version to keep the dealers up to date on what's hot and to give BMX companies a chance to get in touch with the dealers at the same time. It can only help grow the sport. The Complete Picture is a big article in the first issue about all the (new) companies that started making complete bikes. Ryan Sher (Subrosa), Jim Ford (Mirraco), Zack Phillips (Kink), Brian Castillo (Volume), Corey Muth (Verde) and Robbie Morales (FIT Bike Co.) all talk about what it takes to be a player in the complete bike business.
What was the reason to look out for a new shop location? We had a 2 year contract for the old store. We were kind of sure that the owner would raise the rent after the two years. Also the mail-order business grew in the last months and the office rooms were too small for organising it properly. We liked the old store, but it was located near a busy road junction, was hard to park and not the place you'd take a walk. So even the chance of passing trade was limited. Not many non-bmx people walked by and checked out our clothing-section for example.
If there is a will, there is a way. MTNT Bikes started out of BMX passion. Doing a BMX company in a country like Mexico isn't an easy task but if you stick to it and you are having fun, you can get really far. We sent MTNT's Alex Vazquez some questions and he explains everything you need to know about the Mexican BMX company.
When did MTNT start? 1986 was the year I started riding BMX, I was 15 years old, and it was so dificult to see and get BMX quality parts over here, let alone paying the price. My father had a small tool work shop, and in the same year I started making gyros, pegs and stems, just for my own use, then my friends were asking for them, it was so funny, cause every part was made by hand and actually was like a child game.