Arcadia, California– Crupi is proud to announce that Mike Moeller has signed with Crupi for the 2006 season. Mike was an original member of the Crupi/Challenge Team back in 2000 and ‘01, then moved up to the Crupi Factory Team in ’02 and ’03. Mike has since proven himself as a top 10 AA Pro and will be Crupi’s only Pro rider for 2006.
Cristian Becerine and Jason Richardson who have been with Crupi through the ’04 and ’05 seasons will move on to new teams in 2006 and Crupi would like to express how much they have enjoyed having them both on the team
When there is a problem and no one else can help, you have two options. 1) You call the A-team or 2) You do it yourself. Andreas Lindqvist and the Capital Athletics Crew didn't have Hannibal's number. Here's what Jimmy Roestlund wrote:
The riding situation during the winter has been a total disaster here for the last few years. There's only been one indoor park here for as long as I can remember - Stockholm Skatepark in a place called Fryshuset. And every time the ramps have been changed, they have changed for the worse for us riders, and actually for the skaters too!
Andy Zeiss and Mike Emde found a date for next year's Rebel Jam in Berlin: 11-13August 2006.
"To be honest it wasn't the easiest part to find a space in 2006 as such many and good events will happen and also the Soccer Worlds are taking place here in Germany starting 09.06.- 09.07.2006." says co-organiser Zeiss. For the location Andy and Mike would like to provide everybody the great facilities of Mellowpark in Berlin once again. Also there will be some minor changes on the set-up to make things even more interesting on that weekend. Emde: "Feel sure that we and our partners will give our best again to ensure a great rebeljam 2006 and a nice time in Berlin - But once again: rebeljam wouldn't have been such a great success without your huge interest and support. THANKS A MILLION!!!"
The rebeljam website will also be updated by early 2006. So keep an eye open on any news: www.rebeljam.com
- Jason Richardson's HARO contract started on 1 December 2005 and the very next weekend J-Rich was over in Switzerland representing in HARO colors. Jason made both mains but a few crashes held him back. Main one on Saturday he went down (with the rest of the pack) in turn one and finished 6th. On Sunday Jason was in third until the last turn where he started slipping and sliding and went down on the slick track. read his report in the HARO BMX news section.
- Congratulations to Haro Europe rider Anthony Pill. He's getting married this month.
- HARO's new BMX racer Derek Betcher had been the center of attention on some message boards. Let's see if he can shut the critics up.
- The Chenga 1 park in Ohio is nearing their final chapter. They had one more contest earlier this month and HARO's Dustin Bauer finished 6th in Pro Park which was stacked with pros.
SHADOWS AMERICAN PREMIER DATES FEATURING ALISTAIR WHITTON, BYRON ANDERSON, JOE SIMON, JOHN JENNINGS, RYAN SHER. The Shadow Conspiracy Premier BMX video release parties will be happening all over the country
December 9,10,11,12, 2005 at a local bike shop listed below. There is going to be more shops added but we wanted to start getting the word out as early as we could. So if you do not see you local shop listed bug them to set one up by calling Sparky's Distribution.
Each of these shops are not only going to open their doors for you to come hang and watch a video but they are supporting the local scene and giving you a chance to be one of the first to check the new Shadow video.
Also as a bonus your local shop will be one of the only shops in the world to have the Shadow video untill the week of the 12th. So if you want to be the first to get your grubby little hands on the first ever Shadow video, make it out and support your local shop.
It rules getting BMX magazines in the mail. For a while we were on BMX Business News' list but for some reason stopped receiving it. Now we're back on so we'll do a review of the trade magazine. The Nov/X-mas issue features Jim Ford on the cover who announced his resignation with HARO just before deadline. GT goes IBD again and you can read why. Transworld put on a "Selling BMX successfully"seminar at Interbike and they'r looking back on it by this article. Jay Miron leaves the IBMXFF because he's too busy with his other projects. Chris Moeller's Guest Editorials are always a good read, if you agree with him, or not. TL looks back on the Eurobike show, SX finds new distributors, 1 question - 1 company with FIT Bike Co. Transworld also puts on the NORA CUP awards and they look back on the 2005 edition in Vegas. There's an article on Top 5 selling products and new is the exposure meter with Dave Mirra coming out on top (with a huge lead).
Michal Prokop and friends will finally have a brand new BMX/4X track in Prague, capitol of the Czech Republic! It was named Polis XIII: The Fourcross & Bicross Capital. Check the photos of the current situation over there. They started to build it three weeks ago and everything should be done before the end of this year. This is Michal Prokop´s home track designed by Mr. Holeshot himself. He'll be the man to beat in Prague.
I’ve met Julie through internet on some BMX message board, she was living in Paris at the time. I invited her to come over to Nottingham where I used to live to attend the winter UK girlz jam in Thornaby. Julie has this motivation and enthusiasm about BMX that makes her eyes sparkle when she talks about her projects. She was working on the organization of the Rid2z event 2005, 3rd edition, and especially the BMX part of the comp. The 2 first editions were disappointing BMX-wise with only 3 girls the 1st year and 2 the 2nd year. So Julie took things in hand and decided to motivate more girls to come and more sponsors to support. With so much energy passed on me with this encounter, I couldn’t do anything but to help her a little bit, especially the flatland part and the English-speaking bits. Rid2z event is the competition organised by the French association Rid2z and aims to promote and develop extreme sports for the ladies.