My memory of my first Zombie Jam is actualy rather faded. It wasn't because of the lack of good riding, good times, fun people, activities or the good old BBQ. It was really more of a matter of the fact that I got WAY too drunk afterwards, whoops. The jam was pretty damn fun & a great job was done by the organisers, Mike from Zombie fame himself & Mike from triplesix distro NZ. There wouldv'e been about 250 plus people hanging out, riding, chillin' & basically taking BMX in the NZ way. Very relaxed.
The NBL 2007 points season kicked off this past weekend at the beautiful NBL Nellis BMX track. Nellis is a fan favorite and between the excellent track and the perfect weather, the first NBL Elite Pro and UCI event for the 2007 NBL National season was a huge success with a large moto count, new sponsors for the NBL series, and a huge international Pro turnout.
On November 18th the last stop of the PSP will take place in Weil am Rhein/Germany (close to Basel/Switzerland). The miniramp-comp will be held in the categories pro and amateur. Everybody that has ever ridden the ramp at the Carhartt skatepark will know that this sweety is well worth a trip! The entry fee is 15 Euros (including free entry to the concert [Highfly and Dog Eat Dog] and catering for the riders). The top three pros will get pricemoney and the amateurs will receive loads of stuff. Practice starts Friday 6pm and the skatepark will also be open on Sunday 'til 5pm.
The Stoppelcross season has started. The first race was held in Handel and saw quite a few BMX-ers and friends on the starting gate in the several classes.Bjorn Wijnants was hella fast on his 250, didn't even know he rode some motocross. Jurgen Meyer and Harm van Brussel had some problems in the beginning of the MX1 hobby final and worked their way up to the front but got stuck somewhere around 15th place. These races become a mess after a couple of laps and it's hard to keep track.
Attention all riders: Don't miss out on some easy money for your future! If your photo appears on the front cover of BMX Today or any other major BMX magazine (BMX Plus!, BMXWorld, BMXer, etc.) out there and you have a clearly visible NBL sticker showing on your number plate, YOU WILL WIN A U.S. SAVINGS BOND! Elite riders will receive a $500 savings bond, and amateur riders will receive a $250 savings bond. If there are multiple riders in the photo, and they all have visible NBL stickers on their plates, then THEY ALL WIN! Stop by the NBL Registration trailer at any National or Regional and pick up a free NBL sticker for your number plate.
On the cover:Ryan Sher with a big tuck no-hander from the Shadow Euro Tour.
- Departments - - Up Front: Sponsor changes, injuries, a new company and 2006 Vancouver Metro Jam, a scenester contest, an interview with Seth Kimbrough and tons of fine print... - Pro Q & A: Chase Hawk Questions on riding pools, going brakeless, Austin, Texas, and Fitlife. - Diversions: What songs do contest riders listen to as they drop in? Plus four video reviews. - Then & Now: Jim Cielencki From working at an amusement park to owning a bike company … a lot changes in 15 years. -Products: We've got our bases covered this month from head to toe: helmet, shirt, gloves, shoes, backpack and bike parts.