The Got Dirt BMX trail jam went down on last week in conjunction with the BMX racing nationals at Wayville showground in Adelaide. The course consisted of a massive 5m high roll in and drop off which went straight into 3 big sets of jumps. The riders then had a 6m high wall ride to hit and 3 more sets of jumps on the way back. The course was definitely the best competition dirt course ever built in Australia and saw some awesome riding over the weekend. There were competitions for Pro and Am with $4000 pro purse and well over that in prizes. The Comp format was a head to head battle, the riders were split into pairs and had 3 runs through the jumps to show their skills. The winner for each round progressed to the next and so on right through to the final. This format saw some interesting results with consistency and planning your runs taking a big part in the results.
The Am comp proved that the future of BMX is strong with a stack of good riders battling it out for the golden got dirt #1 shovel.
The sun made it seem like August as I drove through early afternoon traffic. Marley’s ears caught the wind as he poked his fury head out the window of my little red pick up. “April showers? Yeah right, its 70 degrees and there isn’t a cloud in the sky” I thought as I sped towards the skatepark. “Marley, who do you think is going to win the BMX comp at Thrill-Zone?” “Woof” he replied…. “Me too”
The last Friday in April couldn’t arrive quickly enough for me. I knew this weekend was going to be amazing. Funky Monkey Radio in Tacoma had been hyping up the contest at Thrill-Zone for weeks. A 3 day BMX and Skateboard event with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes is a great recipe for fun. Redline Bicycles, Diamondback Bikes, Props Video Magazine, Animal, Pryme safety gear, Grand Prix Raceway, Applebee’s, Scion, The Volcano News, Monster energy drink, Kronik energy drink, Mountain Dew’s MDX energy drink and Full Throttle energy drink all donated prizes so generously that all in attendance were wired and no one left empty handed.
Flatlanders united for the FLAT-JAM in Rhode Island. Here's the results: Pro
1st. Matt Wilhelm ($1,500) 2nd. Jeff DesRoche ($1,200) 3rd. Cory Fester ($1,000) 4th. Dave Petrin ($800) 5th. Stephen Cerra ($500) 6th. Dane Beardsley 7th. Raphael Chiquet 8th. James McGraw 9th. Terry Adams 10th. Scott Ditchfield 11th. Justin Miller 12th. Alex Jumelin
The announcement of the Red Bull Bridge Master arrived pretty late. With only a few weeks before the event date, it was still unclear of what it was about. When the first drawings hit the internet, it started to look pretty interesting and with Red Bull behind it, you know it was going to be a crazy event. The starter list of invited riders looked like this: Ben Hennon UK, John Petit FR, Dimitri Ivanov FR, Tobias Wicke DE, Benny Paulsen DE, Hannu Cools BE, Greg van Tulder BE, Senad Grosic AU, Craig Stevens UK, Kye Forte UK, Sebastian Keep UK, Barry Kohne NL, Mark Vos NL, Michael van der Lee NL, Daniel Wijsmuller NL, Bas Brouwer NL, Pim van den Bos NL and Bjorn Mager DE. Not too shabby, especially for Dutch standards.
The day previous to the comp was a hot one. I wore a T-shirt and shorts for the first time of the year and with the event being on the water, I was expecting a good time. The organization had asked people to come over by boat to watch the contest which was taking place on top of the Magere Brug, a historical bridge in Amsterdam.
Flatland in Japan is going strong. The King of Ground series is an estalished flatland competition that gets everyone, who can, together. Round one already took place and Mike Steingraeber was the only European that entered the comp. Scroll through the results to see how the German did.
Those are some of the adjectives of a great objective reached in the event of Carapicuiba 2006, see the images registered by the photographers of ABBMX, and in the best sites of BMX of Brazil . The Pictures speak for themselves! Any text of the best writer would not get to describe the emotion and pleasure of seeing so much people and so many friends that love BMX.
On 18 .03 it was the dicipline Flatland that illuminated the arena with the presence of more than 60 Flatlanders and the technical judges of Flatland, Cleybon, Koy and Andre Ramon were perfect, which in the format Jam session evaluated. 1st Rômulo Jacinto Guerra deservedly-Nova Iguaçu-RJ with splendorous sessions and in 2nd Sérgio Ricardo Balu-Guarujá-SP with tricks and movements unspeakeble, 3rd Anderson Rogério Alves-Bauru-SP it was style and constant.
Firstly I thank God, for to guide us and to give us wisdom for working with all that emotion of doing some of the more style champ of all of the times in Brazil, done by BMXers for BMXers, perfect and very organized and with a lot of love. I thank the team of sporting programming of SESC Santos, Sra Marise mentor of the movement CicloVida, to Mr. Carlos Pimentel and the Mister Fernando Oliveira that was until finishing instant in the area excited with the great competition. Andre Ribeiro and Marcelo Ribeiro the brothers Dream Bike were the maximum, they worked day and night from the beginning of the month, you are special boys, stopped even for doing this event well done.
In the 18 .03 it was the discipline Flatland that illuminated the arena with the presence more than 60 Flatlanders and the technical judges of Flatland, Cleybon, Koy and Andre Ramon were perfect, which in the format Jam session evaluated.
Ha, the FAT-JAM on 1 April. We promised sunshine and that's what we got. But we also had hard rain, and lots of it. So much in fact that at some point we thought we'd leave the place to go watch some videos on a big screen at OJA. Fortunately, the sun did come back again and we could continue riding the Sugar Hills. Even the barbeque came out at the end of the session. After all, it's the start of the outdoor BMX season.
The Mini-FAT-JAM is a good excuse to get the trails back in shape. The place got a little bit bigger compared to last year because some of the "Jeu de Boules" fields are now part of the trails. A fence surrounds the trails now which is great to put the banners up from the sponsors of the event (HARO/Vans/Eastpak/Paul's Boutique). The FATBMX flags were posted right next to the high-jump set-up but the carbon fishing rods were taken down as soon as lightning came out to keep things safe.