On Sunday 23 September 2018 another edition of Urban Matterz will take place in Helmond, Netherlands. Also this year they're providing ramps and an airbag for BMX riders to use. The 040BMXPARK obstacles will be set up at De Cacao Fabriek during the annual Hip Hop festival. The free festival will provide good vibes and good times. The obstacles present:
1x Airbag 8x6
1x bank to bank 3x2
2x bank to bank 1x0,2/0,35
The festival on Sunday 23 September starts at 10:00hr and ends at 18:00hr.
THE BMX DEATH RACE - IGHT HYPE. Ight Hype is a clothing / lifestyle brand based in Massachusetts and ran by Jake Seeley. Jake has been in the BMX game for as long as I can remember, and while his progressive BMX riding hasn't slowed down one bit, he's also managed to lend a hand in growing his local scene by throwing jams, starting up Aight Hype, and putting together events like this "DEATH RACE" through the woods of the East Coast.
We sit down with Beau Rich to learn about living with Cystic Fibrosis and how skateboarding has helped save his life. BMX pro Dakota Roche stops by to discuss “Kelly’s comment” about pegs chunking up ledges and also being a fan of skateboarding himself. We dive into Austyn Gillette’s “Radiant Cure” FORMER Part, Rick McCrank’s new show “POST RADICAL”, adidas Skateboarding presents /
After the big finale in the skatepark, visitors of the 19th edition of Pannonian Challenge moved to Vega for an evening programme. Urban & 4 welcomed the crowd and provided them with a good time. M.O.R.T. took over the stage and with a light blues rhythm amused the audience. People danced until the early in the morning with Dj Flegma who was the last one to perform. This year our festival as one of the best ones in Europe will provide the prize of 13 000€ to the best BMX riders. The money is definitely a big motivation for our riders today, but the best motivation is of course the audience which is impatient to see them perform. This year we will get the chance to see only the best riders, such as: FISE world winer Daniel Dhers, young Marin Ranteš from Varaždin, Kostya Andreev, Irek Rizaev, Jack Clark, Michael Berran and many other big names in this extreme sport. Our judges Bart de Jong, Hank Cleworth and Luka Kovač will decide who was the best rider today. Big finale in pro BMX category starts at 6 p.m!
With future Olympians and world famous riders this year on Pannonian we will have the Championship of Croatia in BMX freestyle category. Championship will be a part of BMX amateur and BMX pro competition. Judges will give the points to the best ones, and after the competition we will pronounce
The Flame Trails took some beating this winter so it was time for the spot to get some love. The annual Jam was set early this year (24 March) but that would mean the trails would be back up and running early also. Help finally came in on Saturday morning when Frits, Tobias and Philip also grabbed a shovel and lent a helping hand putting up the tents, flags and Frits' Sound system. The sun came out, we had tunes going and started off the day removing "de zut". Trail diggers know exactly what that is. For those who are not in the know, it's the shit that moves down to the bottom of the jumps and needs to be removed. When removed, you're back to the dry good soil. This is a necessity. If you skip on this process, you will have to deal with De Zut for a long time as it never packs. But removing de zut is a big process. Down the bottom of the starting hill close to 10 cm of zut needed to be removed. Once removed it creates a lower track so in case it rains, the water will stay there. Not ideal either but at least it was possible to ride wherever de zut was removed.
When building trails in The Netherlands you also need to have a plan for the water to go to. Trenches, holes, ditches, draining systems, you can't have enough of it. But for the jam the priority was to get around. The dirt was soggy so it was nice to work with. But when the soil drags the energy and speed out of you, riding isn't the best. Turns were re-shaped, jumps were put back in shape and the riders present gave their everything to clear the gaps and do a few laps. With Jari Roggeveen, Sem Kok and Niels van Maren we had a few riders who could actually do some tricks.
Stereo Bikes are proud to announce they just shot their Stereo Bike Co. 2019 line online! New bikes, new parts, new homepage, new videos ...new experience of bikes! Always unique, always in their own style. Keeping it BMX.