Hey there bmxers of the world. This is your chance to get the ramp setup of your dreams in your own backyard or city. Matt Bischoff and Nate Wessel are searching for a location for the next Red Bull Backyard Build off. The build off will consist of 3 teams of some of the best ramp builders. Each team will compete against each other by building the best ramp set up in a 3 day time period. At the end of 3 days some of the top pro bmx riders in the world come together for a jam style contest to compete against each other and also judge which ramp builders built the best set up. This is where you come in. Do you know someone who deserves an amazing ramp set up in their yard? Do you think your bmx scene stands out? We want your submissions to bring this contest to you. We want to know why you think you deserve this in your backyard and in your town. To submit your compelling story along with photos of the location or backyard, and to get all the details and requirements about the Red Bull Backyard Build off go to www.failurebikes.com. Submissions must be received before June 10th. The search is on!
Over the weekend I was in Indianapolis for the Dealer Expo trade show. It's a show that can be compared to Interbike but is motorcycle related. When I was a kid all I wanted to do is ride motocross. That is until BMX arrived which was the perfect fit. It seems like more people were like that and at the Indy show I ran into several ex-BMX-ers such as Hutch pro BMX-er Toby Henderson (now at VSI) and Torker factory rider from back in the day Dave Marietta. Dave also did Wizard number plates and is now running a 25 employee screening business called Hot Shoppe. Todd Huffman was also present (as was his brother who works in the motorcycle industry). Huffman used to run the marketing department at GT and was a former racer (Auburn/SE) himself. Bob Haro was running the Axio booth with his brother Ron who used to announce GT shows. Bob’s hard shell backpacks are something else.
Since August 2005 in Cologne has an indoor parc for BMX, MTB and skateboard. In March, the first BMX contest will take place.
Several locals from Cologne were involved in the planning and the construction of the Cologne BMX and Skate hall. On approx. 1000 square meters was built a varied parcours with up to date ramps and everything else what a modern skate area needs to have..
On March 11 the first Rookie Jam will take place. This contest is especial for BMX beginners who have never entered a contest until now. If the rookies are interested, they can as well help to organise the contest.
Starter fee is 5,-, for snacks and drinks will be provided. Registration deadline is Saturday, March 11 at 11 am. Apart from fame and honour there are special prices to win...
Next February 18th., for the second consecutive time, Red Bull Sewers returns to San Nicolás de los Garza. This is the only BMX cycling event where the best in this discipline participate that takes place in the drainage system of Monterrey. Red Bull Sewers has distinguished itself in the BMX world as a very attractive event, given its marked urban character. The city of Monterrey provides a first-rate alternative venue and, according to the opinions of several participants and media, this competition could very well be on its way to become one of the most important in the international BMX scene.
Mutiny are having a couple of video premiers at the end of the month. The video features riders like Morgan Wade, Joe Simon, Brandon Hoerres, Matt Roe, Neil Harrington and Vidal Vigil. On February 24th you can visit Undercover skatepark, 4 Seasons, Sixth Avenue skatepark, Mesh skatepark and Empire BMX. Next day it's Goods BMX in Oregon, Dirtwood Bike & Skate park, Hardcore Sportz, Gordy's Bike Shop and Disabled Bikes. The last day of the premier series will be the 256th. You can go to Tri City bikes to check out the Mutiny vid.
NEW YORK – February 15, 2006 –The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first professional season-long, multi-sport tour for action sports, today announced its schedule for the 2006 season. The Tour returns to all five tour stop locations from its inaugural season. The Dew Action Sports Tour schedule, events and locations are as follows: DATE EVENT LOCATION June 22-25 Panasonic Open Louisville, Ky. - Kentucky Expo Center July 13-16 Right Guard Open Denver, Co. - Pepsi Center Aug. 17-20 Vans® Invitational Portland, Ore. - Rose Quarter Sept. 7-10 Toyota Challenge San Jose, Calif. - HP Pavilion Oct. 12-15 PlayStation® Pro Orlando, Fla. - TD Waterhouse Centre
“We are excited about returning to our five host sites from the Tour’s inaugural season and we are eager for fans to see the best action sports athletes in the world battle for the Dew Cup,” said Wade Martin, general manager of the Dew Action Sports Tour.
Name: Corey Bohan Age: 24 Hometown Northern Hemisphere summer: Corona, CA Hometown Southern Hemisphere winter: Brisbane, Australia
How do you enjoy your BMX Pro lifestyle? Corey: It’s just been like a wet dream, I'm still waiting for my alarm to wake me up and me be pissed off. haha.
Do you believe it's weird making a living riding a BMX bike? Corey: Not so much weird but lucky I think. It’s pretty cool to look at your bike and see what it has done for me and the places I have taking it. Its small and the general public don’t understand how much fun it can be. I love the death stairs from business men while riding street or something, if only they new how much fun us bmxers are having haha. As Mr. T would say “I pity the fool"
AA Pro Greg Romero has agreed to fill in the now vacant position on Team Haro. Greg Romero, a highly decorated BMX racer, agreed to fill in for his good friend, and fellow racer Jason Richardson while he is out with his recent femur injury. Speaking with Richardson yesterday about the decision he commented "I'm grateful for the fact that there's no issue with Haro supporting me while I am down...which also proves that there is no place better for me in BMX. My decision to pick Greg as my replacement was backed up by many reasons, but our mutual respect for one another and his ability to compliment the existing Haro team seemed to be the two that stood out in my mind. I'm very thankful that Greg (somewhat) put his personal BMX career on hold to help out me and my Haro teammates."
Yo dudes went Orlando, Florida 2 ride/host tha Tony Hawk Grand Jam inside of Universal Studio's 4 2 dayz, it was tha bomb, we sold out of 3-4 thousand a day, we had moto, skate, bmx & my mouth. Keep rippin' & thanx 4 tha support! Much luv, Thorne Biker-N-Black