Since RIDE BMX is a FATBMX media partner, we'd like to believe that we can send you to a movie that was posted on their new and improved message board. Click the [url=//fatbmx.com/adstats/adclick.php?bannerid=9&zoneid=2&source=&dest=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ridebmxmag.co.uk]RIDE banner in the left column[/url] to go to their news/blog and find a very interesting clip made by Mark Eaton's Bangpictures. Tailwhip to icepics, crazy tailwhip transfers, pocket airs, front flips, no-handed 720-s and a new trick that I'm not giving out yet.
Who- You! All amateurs and pros from the California area are encouraged to come out and participate in the first ever Pro/Am races which will award a true year end #1 Overall champ for both Best Amateur and Top Pro!
What- State series race April 1st and 2nd Pro/Am Open races both days with CASH PAYOUTS!!! Get your chance at the exclusive #1 California state plate! Pro/Am is open to any 16 Expert and above with a seperate class for older riders "30 and over" 100% payback with increased pro purse from donating sponsors. Series kickoff the 1st and 2nd, with next race May 6th and 7th. Professional clinic Saturday immediately following the races just $20.00 pre signed or $25.00 the day of the event.
Street luge and canoe sky diving didn't really fit the X-Games program but with additions like Super-motard (superretard) and now Rally racing, the extreme sports festival is turning into a motorsports event. Or maybe you can call it the Travis Pastrana Nitro circus show as he can participate in Freestyle Motocross, Supermoto and Rally racing at the 2006 edition in Los Angeles. Anyway, here's the press release on the addition of the latest sport to the games.
With much amiability we were in the city of Lima for the first great Dirt Jump event of that was made in that city. Some demos were held a few days ago on the the dirt jumps. After that, Peter Heningsen of www.bmxperu.com and Omar Cosio' de Red Bull contacted us so that we made madnesses after a championship that would have the premises. In demo they were my two brothers, Mauricio and "Junior", Mauricio Mayorga and I, all mounting a little and trying to make a pleasant spectacle for the people who attended the event.
On Saturday 18th March in Moscow, Russia at Europe’s coolest Skatepark “Adrenalin” a festival for alternative sport, music and street culture ‘EXTREME NATION’ was organized, resulting in the first Russian national premier for outstanding contributions to Extreme sport and business and the highest award in Extreme sport and business – Extreme Awards 2005.
Here are some of the results (there were 23 categories in all).
It's been almost 2 months since I've been in Peru. It has literally been a long and dangerous road. My time has been spent in highs of the mountains in Cusco and Macchu Picchu, all the way through spiral roads into valleys all the way to the desert coast of Peru. New adventures and wild rides are what this country is all about, the highs and lows are all around you, from the rich to the poor, from the desert to the jungle, it truly is a country of extremes. My time has been varied between many different sports, sailing off the coast of Lima to an island called Fronton (old prison), playing tennis, swimming, horse back riding and of course riding Flatland with the locals.
The council involved in freestyle BMX contest? In Rotterdam the city is organizing a huge sportsevent for children aged 12 - 20 years. For the first time this year there will be held a BMX jam also. Just riding along with kids of your own age. Students are working on a simple course and some badass riders will be there to show off. For those good kids there wildcards to be won for The Final Battle.
It's for free, and kids you don't have to life in Rotterdam to join!
BMX-ers have had their fair share of trouble with FMX-ers in the past. Let me recall the Troy McMurray vd Metal Mulisha battle that escalated at one of Todd Huffman's events. As in every sport there are good guys and bad guys. The good FMX-ers (read trouble free) have found themselves a gig at the Hardcore Freestyle Motocross tour that travels Europe at the moment. The first stop was in Antwerp, Belgium this weekend and FATBMX took a look.
Live Nation is the company that puts on the 3 stop tour. Frankly, it's a show and the people who are coming to the stadium pay around 30 bucks to be entertained.
Doug Martin has been hired as the new Director of BMX Programs at USA Cycling. The Director of BMX Programs position was created to help clarify and communicate processes and guidelines by which BMX athletes and teams qualify for competitions. BMX will make its debut as a full-medal sport at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Martin brings to USA Cycling more than 14 years of professional team management experience, including work with GT Bicycles, Nirve Sports, as well as World Championship and Olympic teams. “In addition to an intimate knowledge of the BMX industry and community, Doug brings a tremendous amount of experience organizing and managing international programs and teams,” said Director of Athletics, Steve Johnson. ”The addition of BMX to the Olympic Games is an incredible opportunity for both the sport of BMX racing and American cycling in general.”
With the Olympics coming up (2008) it's up to the riders to score UCI points for their national federation. The more points, the more riders from that nation are allowed to race in Beijing. Dutch hope is in Afro Bob's hands. He did the utmost at the UCI points race in Las Vegas this weekend. Good job Bob! Here's the full results:
Elite Men 1 Robert De Wilde 2 Donny Robinson 3 Derek Betcher 4 Randy Stumpfhauser 5 Mike Day 6 Tyler Brown 7 Henrik Baltzersen 8 Matt Pohlkamp
Elite Women 1 Stephanie Barragan 2 Krystal Hime 3 Arielle Martin 4 Vilma Rimsaite 5 Kim Hayashi 6 Amanda Sorensen