You don't have to travel to Tasmania to ride 30 year old skateparks. Smaller budgets can bring you to Liege/Luttich/Luik. This Belgian city hosts a really old concrete snakerun. Inspired by the Burnside project in Portland, some people are looking into expanding the park. They're having a jam soon to collect some funds for cement bags. Here's all the 411 from Stephf:
Last year we organized two â€œconcrete workshopsâ€? at the snakerun of LiÃ¨ge (Belgium) with the Brusk crew. Young and old generation skaters and bmxers worked together in order to update the 30 years old skatepark!
It's been a busy month. Somehow there does not seem to be a slow time. Also in March we've kept the updates coming with the appreciated help from contributors worldwide. Without their help you would be stuck with what's going on in Helmond and Aarle-Rixtel and I can tell you, that's not enough for 3 updates a month!
What did we see at FATBMX in March?
This coming Monday FATBMX will be on tour with the HARO Bikes crew in England for a week. Updates during that time depend on internet access while on the road. Expect a full blown report when we're back though. HARO UK tour 2005 - 29 March - 3 April
After two years it's time to get back to the UK with a posse of HARO riders for another little fun tour. The riders on the HARO tour are the following:
1) Ryan Nyquist (HARO USA)
2) Josh Harrington (Premium USA)
3) Ben Shenker (HARO Europe)
4) Anthony Pill (HARO Europe)
5) Stefan Geisler (HARO Europe)
6) Senad Grosic (HARO support)
7) Ben Hennon (HARO UK)
8) Ben Manuel (HARO UK)
The following BMX videos are nominated for a "2005 Extremey Award":-Please Kill me (S&M)
-Drop the hammer (RIDE)
-Roadfools 13 (Props Visual)
-Cheap Thrills (KinkBMX)
To enter your vote, go to: www.Xtremey.net
Okay, so you're broke but need some gloves? Or a new T-shirt now that the sun is coming out? You want to go to the Bike Show in Coventry but don't have enough cash to get in?
Here's FATBMX with a contest to get the stuff mentioned above for free. We're making three contests out of it. You can enter once using the online contest form.
1) Metal Mulisha T-shirt contest.
3 T-shirts available.
Value: 20 pounds per T-shirt
Answer the following question:
Tony D. over at FOX Racing has made sure we're receiving the FOX press releases. This one is about their new line of shoes. Looks like there's no more need to buy white New Balance jogging shoes any longer....
by Press Release
Fox Announces Performance Footwear Line Irvine, CA - For three decades, Fox has been producing the most technically advanced motocross equipment, apparel and accessories in the world, revolutionizing the industry and sport in the process. In recent years, the company has kept its momentum going by successfully expanding into the active wear and optics markets with the launch of its men's and women's lifestyle clothing line and its soon-to-launch (Spring 2005) fashion eyewear collection featuring Oakley's cutting-edge technology and premium craftsmanship.
Vans International, Euro & UK Team Signing Session,
47 Carnaby Street, London, W1
4 - 5pm Monday 4th April
Vans are excited to announce a Vans International BMX Team signing taking place in the Vans European flagship store, 47 Carnaby Street, London, W1
Scheduled for Monday 4th April and fresh from their appearance at â€˜King Of Street’ at the Bike Show, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, International riders taking part include :
Gary Young â€“ 1st place, Backyard Jam ’03, 2nd place, X-Games â€˜03
Ryan Guettler â€“ ranked 7th overall for Vans Triple Crown of BMX
Alistair Whitton â€“ 1st place titles for both X-Games and X-Trials
Scotty Cranmer â€“ 1st place Vans Triple Crown Championship â€˜04
For the first time in 5 years, the Crank BMX contest will be free. This year we all hope to see you May 8th at the new skatepark Warande in Heule - Kortrijk, Belgium.
On the program we have various bands and a spine contest for AM and PRO. Overflown with a shitload of prices from our sponsors and the lovely Red Bull girls who come to keep us company you got no reason not to come. It is free, you have tons of stuff to win, you got chicks, music and did we say it is free? The fun starts around 13h.
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ESPN, Inc. and AEG announced that the 11th annual X Games will be held in and around Los Angeles for a third consecutive year. The event is scheduled for August 4-7, 2005.
The annual X Games is the premier action sports event in the world and showcases more than 150 of the world's top athletes competing in Bike Stunt, Moto X, Skateboard, Surfing and Wakeboard. X Games 11 will be telecast live on ESPN and ABC.
For 2005, the Home Depot Center will host an increased number of X Games competitions, while other events will return to STAPLES Center. Additional venues and ticket sales information will be announced on a later date.