BMX Plus! goes street with the cover of their August 2007 issue. They're going even more street with their contents spread of a brakeless Jeff Maddox doing a bank to truck/wall ride with no helmet on. There was a time that you wouldn't make it in the mag if you didn't wear a helmet. That's whjen it was really hard for flatland riders to get a photo in the mag. The August issue has a special on flatland rider Terry Adams who goes clubbing with his bike in a limo and no, he didn't wear a helmet while doing flatland demos in several clubs. If you're a photographer you might want to get your hands on this issue. Plus! is giving away a Mirraco Black Pearl Ltd and a pair of Guettler's Whip shoes in a photo contest. Might be worth the $ 3.99 to get that official 2007 Mirraco Giveaway Ballot. Fit's Flow Park complete bike gets tested and it scores more hits than misses. Plus! also has a kinked rail how-to featuring a rider with no brakes, no helmet and tats.
Focus has shifted, the Red Bull Elevation course is finished. On July 1st (Canada day) the top dirt jumpers in the world will battle it out in Whistler, Canada on a brand new course which looks different from the previous years. It has a platform drop-in, three lines to choose from on the top section, some over vertical berms and a bigger than big set at the bottom of the hill. There will be a live band (Metric) playing on finals day after the Hard Trick contest. We'll give you a few names of riders that will make it to Whistler this year:
That's right we are hitting the road next week starting June 28th in Grand Rapids, MI for another Road Fools Rock-n-Roll Tour presented by LEVI'S. Bands in the line up are LUCERO AND THUNDERLIP. Riders so far include: Morgan Wade, Corey Martinez, Anthony Napolitan, Scotty Cranmer, Brian Kachinsky, Seth Kimbrough, Brad Simms, Aaron Ross, Chester Blacksmith, Neil Harrington, Rob Wise, Jamie Bestwick, Diogo Canina, Mat Hoffman,Chase Hawk, Dylan smith, Mike Aitkin plus more to come
Tour stops: June 28th Modern Skatepark, GRAND RAPIDS MI June 29th The Flow Skateaprk, Columbus, OH June 30th NEW Chenga II Cleveland OH July 3rd X-treme Wheels Buffalo, NY July 6th Incline Club skatepark Lakewood, NJ
CONSTRUCTION OF THE OLYMPIC BMX TRACK COMPLETED The UCI track building team just recently finalized the second stage of the Olympic track construction in Beijing, China. The track is now laid out and the 3rd stage of the construction is merely dress up and final touch which is going to be made within the next few months.
Over 10,000 m3 of high-quality soil was used during the 3 week long construction. The track features both a Men and a Women straight-aways, allowing the design to be purpose build.
In two years time the Rebel Jam has built up a reputation of a contest that can't be missed. Memories go from 2 insane Berlin City Tours to a unique judging system where you can even win if you're just stylin' it. The photo exhibition has been a way to combine art and BMX in the right way and this year the Seat Beat will come to Berlin.
The contest is on the calendar from 10-12 August 2007 and the location is the MellowPark in Berlin, Germany. It's actually the last contest at the Mellowpark because they have to relocate right after the comp. Also this year there will be a street, miniramp and trails contest in both Amateur and Pro classes.
With 2 outdoor events cancelled due to excessive rain, we can't wait for the real summer to start. Carhartt is thinking the same way and they're going to give away a Carhartt Beach Cruiser and 19 pairs of sunglasses here on FATBMX.com. What do you have to do? It's rather easy (again). You send in the most SUNNY/HOLIDAY photo you can think of and the winner takes the Carhartt cruiser. 19 runner ups will win a pair of Carhartt sunglasses.
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– Rockford, Illinois – Once again, the ABA steamed its way into Illinois for the annual Mid-West Nationals at the legendary Rockford BMX facility just outside of Chicago. With its long first straight and infamous first turn, the stage was set for another classic battle at the “Rock”. Factory Formula / Monster Energy / Fly Racing riders Alise Post, current and reigning National #1 Women’s Pro, A Pro Warren McDow, 17 Expert phenom Lee Lewis, Vet Pro Tim Dinger, 13 Expert Andre Norles and Formula sponsored Arielle Martin were all ready to put it into high gear and show the BMX world what Formula is all about. The team also debuted their sharp, new Factory Team jerseys to rave reviews. Special thanks goes out to Dave Marrietti at the Hot Shoppe for going the extra mile.
Arielle Martin – Women’s Pro – Solution Pro – Arielle has been sidelined for the past 6 months with a knee injury sustained at the NBL’s Christmas Classic. She is finally coming back to the track and in just her second race back, has already found the top of the
NEW YORK - June 19, 2007 - The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, begins its third season on June 21-24 with the Panasonic Open at Baltimore’s Camden Yards Sports Complex. The five-city tour also includes stops in Cleveland, Portland, Salt Lake City and Orlando. More than 260 professional action sports athletes from around the world-including skateboarder Ryan Sheckler, BMX athlete Jamie Bestwick, and FMX competitor Nate Adams-will return to compete for the Dew Cup, awarded at season’s end to the athlete with the highest number of points in each of the six disciplines: skateboarding, BMX, and freestyle motocross.