After three amazing years in Whistler, Canada, Elevation 4 is moving to the Parque Metropolitano in Guadalajara, Mexico on May 10-11, 2008. Red Bull Elevation skyrocketed onto the BMX scene in 2005. It revolutionized dirt-jumping by delivering the most progressive course ever built. For the first time, the world’s best riders we’re able to show off all that they had on an awe-inspiring course designed by BMX icon Jay Miron. It was an unbelievable sight to see.
ESPN has decided to continue its 13-year tradition of vert competitions at this year's X Games. Over the past month ESPN has engaged in many conversations with the X Games BMX and Skateboard vert athletes in an attempt to transition the Vert discipline into one featuring a skatepark course design. While many athletes were initially receptive to the idea, the majority of them have indicated to ESPN that they would prefer to compete on a halfpipe. ESPN will also continue its plans to hold SuperPark as a new discipline for skateboarding and BMX at the X Games while working with the athletes to better define exactly how the SuperPark course will be designed.
"The X Games has always had a commitment to the athletes and our consistent communication with them has allowed us to collectively grow this event to where it is today," said Chris Stiepock, General Manager, X Games. "In this particular case the communication took many turns but a consensus by the athletes has emerged that
It´s pak´d - Eastpak is stoked to announce the 08/09 bmx rider line up! Yet again riders with a focus and sense for a certain lifestyle and character are the main essence to represent the image of the Eastpak brand.
TM Andy Zeiss: "I am super stoked on our team - It´s hard to say team because it´s more of a family anyway. Some of the riders have been with us for a while now and I am very happy even to add some more fresh names with that certain attitude - That´s what Eastpak is about and looks out for. All of the guys are super individual and have a unique view on bmx – but all of them connect to each other perfectly. And of course needless to say that they are kick ass riders too, hahaha.” “Even the names you might miss from this year on are not “off” the team – we are still connected and they still remain in the family”
Going out to ride or going to a contest isn't as easy as it was 15 years ago now that I have a family and two kids it just makes it harder to get things organized. With the wife in France on a school trip, daughter Veerle at her Grandparents it was time for Philip and I to head down to Cologne for the Rookie Jam. Nephew Timo climbed on board too so this was going to be our family trip for the day. You see, the Rookie jam is an event for the kids, the old dogs and everything in between who don't really have the contest experience yet. For most riders in the Rookie class it was their first event. Same for Philip. Philip is 4 years old and has been riding that Z12 for a while. When I showed him a movie of the park he said he wanted to enter the contest. It's nice when they say that at home but being in the actual hall with 130 other riders can be a bit intimidating. But Philip and I started making laps from the bank, over the jump, and back to the bank. I was getting tired of all the riding but Philip wasn't. He was like the energizer bunny and kept going, and going, and going......
Elite Men TC standings after two rounds: 1 27 NIELS TEPPER 40 2 29 JORDY VAN DER HEIJDEN 40 3 7 JELLE VAN GORKOM 23 4 2 JASPER VERKUIJL 21 5 3 EDGAR BISSELING 20 6 1 MARTIJN JASPERS 20 7 6 NIELS VERRIJT 17 8 18 HARM VAN BRUSSEL 17 9 4 KEVIN SPRENGERS 17 10 28 RICK BOK 15 11 5 RICK VAN DEN DIKKENBERG 15 12 10 KEVIN VAN DER LINDE 15 13 23 IVO VAN DER PUTTEN 15 14 8 NOUD VERSTEGEN 14 15 25 SANDER WIJNE 13 16 21 JORDY AGUES 10
The tenth edition of the world’s signature action sports competition expects to draw bigger crowds after last year’s successful event. Expect more action sports and entertainment when the KIA X Games Asia, Asia’s signature action sports competition, returns to Shanghai’s Jiangwan Stadium on April 30 - May 3 2008, organized by Asia’s No. 1 sports broadcaster ESPN STAR Sports with the Shanghai Media Group and the Shanghai Sports Federation.
The event has already earned a strong global reputation with a significant increase in awareness about action sports in the region. Last year’s event was enthusiastically received by the Shanghai community, with massive crowds enjoying three days of high-flying action sports performed by world-class athletes as well as exciting entertainment acts.
Hi everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know that some stole my purple bike (the bike i rode all last year). I've been living at Woodward for 4 years now and i always left everything in the common area in Bud's barn, I always went on trips and left stuff there and never nothing disappeared except for this time. I came back from the Albe's trip on Monday and I notice my purple bike wasn't where I left it. At first I thought someone was playing a joke on me and hid the bike somewhere so I didn't even ask and I went riding thinking I'll just figure who took my bike later. Well a couple hours later another Bud's barn guest came up looking for his bike, so I searched every single place and asked everyone at camp about our bikes finding out no one has hid our bikes and they have been stolen! It really bums me out to know someone would steal the bikes from us, my purple bike was very especial to me and I wanted to keep it as one of my precious things but thanks to someone with sticky hands that won't be possible anymore.