It's summer time and loads of events are happening all over the globe which means the HARO riders are staying busy representing the HARO brand. The 2006 models and catalogs are already being finalized and before we know it, the trade shows are around the corner. Read on for some news that happened this month.
+ Congratulations to Peter Geys for pulling his first 900 air. The HARO Benelux rider has haunted the trick for many years and puling one is very rewarding. Let's see if he can pull one at the Garden of Vert, a halfpipe contest that will happen from 12-14 August in his backyard. For more info on this HARO sponsored event, visit: www.gardenofvert.com
+ Over in Paris, France the 2005 UCI World Championships took place from 29-31 July. Warwick Stevenson was defending his 2004 Elite men world title but a missed gate in one of the qualifying rounds (1/8th final) had the Australian catch up with the other riders to finish out of the top 4 when the finish line neared.
At FATBMX we ran a poll regarding the Kink Bike Co. organized Demolition Derby. The race happened last week. Check if your vote made it to the top three. Here are some words and photos from the Kink posse: Wednesday night was amazing. The Demoltion Derby was so much fun, it was total chaos on a mud track. I think the derby lasted about 20-25 min with everything from car on fire like Cory's to Ryan, Brian Tunney and George Desantos driving around with no tires. It was a total mess, just the way we like it. If you look at Odyssey's car with Atkin's face plaster on it, by the end another car had Atkin's face plastered on it!
5000 flyers were printed for the Saturday night bowl party in Montpellier. With the FISE around the corner and a happy hour on the program, you could bet on the presence of the FATBMX crew. With some imported RedBull to mix with Vodka and some fine Nice Konass drink, it wasn't only beer to get wasted on. In fact, the real beer drinkers didn't like the taste of the served booze but it was free between 10 and 11pm or you could trade a Cream sticker for a beer, so there were little complaints.
Mobile Skatepark Series brings 100 extreme sports superstars back to Sacramento in world’s first interactive youth culture festival series.
The Mobile Skatepark Series (MSS) was one of the hottest attractions of last year’s California State Fair. As the ferris wheel turned on the midway, the world’s biggest action sports superstars turned the heads of tens of thousands of fans on the MSS ramps set up in the Toyota Xtreme Zone. This September, the MSS caravan will roll back into town, bringing with it more excitement and drama than ever before â€“ and even a few big surprises.
â€œThe people and the venue in Sacramento are incredible,â€? says Rick Bratman, president of ASA Events, the Los Angeles-based producer of the MSS tour. â€œThe athletes really feed off the excitement of the California State Fair and the incredible support they get from the fans in northern California.â€?
Fans Choose Mike Laird As Winner After Flawless Double Tailwhip 360 at Tour's Right Guard Open
The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever, season-long professional multi-sport tour in action sports, today announced the winner of the PlayStation Trick of the Week Award from the Right Guard Open.
Mike Laird won Trick of the Week with his perfect double tailwhip 360 during BMX Park Finals.
"Winning the PlayStation Trick of the Week is great;
Ultimate global action sports and music festival return to Perth
For the second consecutive year, Western Australia will play host to the ultimate international action sports and music festival, Gravity Games H20, presented by Vodafone, to be staged in Perth from October 6 to 9, 2005
A dynamic field of more than 110 elite action sport athletes from across the globe will compete for up to AUD $170,000 in prize money across three medal events of Wakeboarding, Kiteboarding and for the first time, freestyle Thundercats. Non-medal events will include Freestyle Moto X, BMX, Skate and In-line Vert Ramp exhibitions.
Newport Beach, CA, July 13, 2005: Fox Riders Company (Fox) today announced the launch of its new performance footwear line - the world's first action sports branded running shoes. The Tech Perfection, Siege, Featherweight, Powerband and Freeway fuse the spirit and attitude of Fox with cutting edge performance footwear technology, fit and function. Fox Footwear is now available at retailers worldwide and also online at foxfootwear.com.
Al Dimino wanted to inform everyone that Hackettstown park has been saved by skate 57. The folks at skate 57 out of Philly have taken over the park. The new management is awesome and they have already added some new ramps and will continue to revamp sections of the park, props to them for keeping the park a float as we all need a great place to ride and have fun. The new owners have asked me to have a bmxinvasion event to kick things off. I will be hosting the "bike to school" contest on August 27th, 2005 a Saturday all day event. I recently tweaked my ankle so I'm down for a few weeks recovering and figured this would be a good time to shout out to all of you for a request to supply some products for this event rather than make it a last minute request. The new owner Brandon is a cool dude and is down with bmx. I really appreciate it that he has taken over the park along with a few friends in order to keep it available for riders to enjoy.The a/c is working again! I am looking forward to see you there.