Hayes Performance Systems is excited to announce the latest addition to the team, Ryan Birk! Ryan Birk of TMB BMX Consulting has rejoined the Hayes Bicycle Group as SUNringlé BMX Brand Manager, effective immediately. He’s returning to the Hayes Bicycle Group, where he operated in that same role from 1997 to 2008. For the past 8 years, Birk has served as Vice President of ANSWERBMX.
“I’m extremely excited to be back working with the Hayes Bicycle Group again. I enjoyed helping establish SUNringlé as a staple in the BMX market and my goal is to reclaim that position for SUNring- lé. The Hayes Bicycle Group has resources, technology, and support that will be extremely helpful in accomplishing the goals that we have in mind for 2017 and beyond. I can’t wait to get rolling,” stated Birk.
BMX / GROW UP – INTRO Sunday Bikes. Sunday is proud to present the intro to our full-length video, Grow Up. We'll be dropping rider sections every Monday starting with tech master Jake Seeley this coming Monday, so keep your eyes peeled. Grow Up is the result of two years of riding, filming, traveling, blood, sweat, and tears from the entire Sunday team, and we hope you enjoy. –Walter Pieringer
As preparations for the 2017 Nitro World Games get underway, a second wave of athletes has been added to the ground breaking action sports competition, airing in primetime on NBC from Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, June 24. The 2016 second and third place finishers in FMX, BMX Best Tricks, BMX Triple Hit and Skate Best Trick are invited to the Nitro World Games semifinals (taking place on Friday, June 23, also at Rice-Eccles Stadium). Earning a place on the podium last year now gives them the opportunity to skip qualifying and advance directly to the semifinals, just one step away from the epic final round. Only the top eight athletes in each discipline will then advance
"Wow. Just wow. I don't think I have ever felt so good about life in general after watching a BMX edit. Erik Elstran is infectiously happy in real life and this edit (done by the man himself) does an incredible job of conveying that happy and positive vibe that he emits. Yes, the editing is top-notch, but the riding is also out of the world. There are certainly a pile of "never-been-done" tricks in here as well as some serious bangers." —Mike Hinkens
Here's a rather raw cut of what went down (spare one day courtesy of a thief who snagged some GoPros...) to get this epic line done... Many thanks to Chad, Doeby, Albert, Matt, Ron, and that girl and her dog for all playing a roll in getting this done!
In a world where print is disappearing and magazines turn into online operations, BMX RIDER is hangin' tough. Although there are a few BMX magazines that come out on an irregular basis, the German magazine has just hit #28. Tim Korbmacher was just at the Simple Session in Tallinn so you can expect a full on report of the contest in print when the next issue comes out in a few months from now. But first things first. Here is a short list of stories that went into the winter issue where not a lot of outdoor riding got done around Germany.
-Photostory: Lost in Santos - Virtual vs. Reality -Interview: Miguel Franzem - Pimp like a Boss -Photostory: Freeze in Berlin -Gallery: The Best in pictures -Photostory: Welcome to the Chickenbarn -Spot Check: Spot Regensburg e.V.