The Metro BMX JAM is taking place at the International Bike Show Toronto, Ontario CANADA this weekend. With $12,000 U.S. Pro purse and Expert prizes and a $1,500 U.S. Oakley Hard Trick contest, the Ricoh Coliseum is the place to be. The Pro class is almost full and they've already got some of the the biggest names in BMX signed up for the 6th annual contest at the Toronto International Bike Show. With guys like Ryan Nyquist, Morgan Wade, Gary Young, Dave Osato, Corey Martinez, Bas Keep, Chris Doyle, Kye Forte, Van Homan and Kevin Porter coming, you just know the riding will be wild, and the styles will be all over the map.
The Toronto Metro and big video premiere's have become synonymous, and this year will be no different. MacNeil's road trip video 'San To Van' will follow the team of Gary Young, Alistair Whitton, Robin Fenlon, Nick Halsey, Harrison Boyce, Josh Nendza and veteran road trippers Dave Freimuth and Jay Miron as they head north on the 1-5 from San Diego to Vancouver hitting up parks and street spots all along the way.
At the start of every year we are all thinking about the summer and how bloody far away it seems when your freezing your ass off in Europe! Well if you get as far away as possible from Europe then the [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1190]X-Air event[/url] based in Wellington New Zealand kicks off the southern summer time. This year the amount of riders chasing the summer seemed bigger than ever, noteable riders who made the epic trip were Ryan Guettler, Ali whitton, Corey Nastazio, Koji Kraft, Colin Mackay , Gary Young, Matt Fairbairn...anyway you get the idea!
-Tobias Wicke....currently getting away from the bloody cold Berlin winter by passing his days with Hannu Cools (now also being helped by Etnies) and some Carhartt and Redbull 'industry types at Woodward East.....is also well on with testing his brand new signature bar. For an idea of how that's going to ride, think Cologne bar with some new technology and a unique 13butted design used only by wethepeople, stronger than the rest where Tobi (and you) need it most.
-We're currently working on some very limited and unique frames for a well known UK and definately old school wethepeople dealer. We'll let them supply the details on that one. But as a clue...there will be just 25.
-Metro is coming up, I'll be there myself and both Dave Osato and our new Canadian rider Sam Lowe will be riding.
Quality Bike Products distribution had their 18th annual Frostbike show last week. With brands present like Snafu, MacNeil, FBM, KHE, Eastern, Props, Profile, ACS and Primo it starts to look like a little trade show of its own. The open house had over 150 booths with representations from 13 countries. More than 950 dealers showed up at the QBP warehouse despite frosty weather. The QBP retailers followed seminars and checked out the latest products that Davenport, Goering, Corley, Collins, Miron, Massei and Crandall brought to Minnesota.
This weekend in San Jose , California local rider Derek Ford organised a jam contest at Stonegate park. With a decent turnout and good weather the jam format was soon dropped and it turned into a free for all. Someone bitter at the world called 911 and told them there were a "whole group of bikers causing mayhem". The cop got out his cruiser and saw it for what it was : people on their bikes having fun. He watched for a bit then drove off.
At the end "bling" prizes were handed out ( old sprockets spray painted gold on chains and trophies). These were handed out for categories like best trick , cleanest bike and representing-the-old-guys rider.
After the jam a group shot was taken with the intent to present it to the local city council in defense of allowing bmx's into the local parks.
We don't really speak Spanish over here at FATBMX. We can order a beer at the bar in Spanish but that's about it. We received this flyer and info (in Spanish) from Lalo Paredes. After taking a closer look at the flyer we noticed John Heaton, Viki Gomez and Vladdie on the contest flyer. Hey wait a minute, I took those pics! Blatently stolen from FATBMX.
Competidores confirmados de Puebla, Cancun, Campeche, Tabasco, Veracruz... Si puedes avizar de tu llegada, seria mejor para buscar algun alojamiento...