A while ago we checked in with you to see who was going to the big TV events in the USA. Cathy responded and said she was going to Portland for the Dew Tour stop there. We arranged a press pass for her to get a bit closer to the action. Here's part one of her report:
Dew Day 1: Media Day
We arrived at the Rose Garden at about 12pm and found our way to the Media Room and got our credentials and the press packet. Inside the Press Packet as all the media releases from the past tour stop as
For the past three years, each August, a group of USA BMX pros have been invited down to Bogota, Columbia to compete in a special BMX race event. The first year, it was formed to mark a celebration of the life of Mario Soto, one of the most promising BMX stars to come out of Columbia, who was tragically killed in 2001. The event has grown greatly since then and this year's BMX pros were brought over to compete and be honored at the BMX Festival.
The local Government of Bogota funds the local BMX program and holds this event during a huge celebration in the city, on the city's anniversary of foundation.
Ruff Ride BMX Park Liverpool BMX enthusiast Marcus Gallagher held his first bmx event, the Ruff Ride Gold Cup at Liverpools Ruff Ride BMX Park . The event was arranged mainly for the youth of liverpool and Ruff Rides accademy students (over 40 commited riders to date) to let them appreciate a bmx contest type atmoshpere, and how it works, plus there were loads of cool prizes up for grabs, from Haro Bikes, Premium Products, Ride BMX Magazine and the cash from the local council. The contest: just over 60 riders for the day; 4 main age groups (under 10's, under 12's, under 14's and adult); warm up sessions; qualifiers
Jeroen Pleijsier a.k.a. Prik is putting on a flatland jam in Rotterdam. The jam is called No Licence jam and will take place on 4 September next.
The event will take place on the "Schouwburgplein" which is easy for the foreigners asking for directions.
If you don't have a licence and travel by train, make sure you get to the Central Station (CS) at 12:30pm. Someone will be present to show you the way to the jam circle.
In case you need more info, got to the [url=http://www.010flat.tk]010 FLAT website[/url] and ask Jeroen all the questions you have and that should include how to pronounce the word: Schouwburgplein.
Michal Prokop wins all the heats and the finals. A great race of the American Jill Kintner
The weather was awful at Pila (Italy), for the 4Cross World Cup race, that took place in violent rainfalls, cold temperature and even the fog. In spite of the weather, many people were there to watch an amazing show.
The absolute protagonist was Czech Michal Prokop, who dominated all the heats, semi-final and the final. Last year's World Cup winner was so excited he even left behind American Brian Lopes, the World Cup leader. The Czech started very fast and never left the lead. Lopes tried until the very end to get his bike ahead, but the rhythm was very fast and the risk of falling because of the mud was too high. Obviously, Lopes looked ahead to the World Cup that still belongs to him. The winning trio was completed by Cedric Garcia.
RIDEBMX No. 87
Out of the UK comes the August issue of RIDEBMX. 172 pages and still no sign of the HARO UK tour report...... But what do you get? Lard sitting on a toilet smoking a bad boy. You get a bunch of news, Travis Collier-eh check-up, Derek Adams itw, Leif Valin sequence, Ali's top-5, an elephant, product info on Proper-Bulldog-Profile-Standard, Ciari and KHE parts which does not include any beer cans. There's more on the next page about Alone-Federal-G-sport-Twenty-Bicycle Union and Primo parts. 2006 is around the corner.....check out the new frames on page 54. FATBMX half-page ad on page 55-word. There's a big World's report that starts on page 56 and it does include a photo of Morgan Wade going insanely high on that quarterpipe. Mongoose takes care of the pull-out poster this time. On the road again with RoadFools 14. The Voices article has more photos than words.
Doug Martin formed Blue Room Sports, a marketing and communications company serving the cycling and sports industries. Blue Room Sports formalizes the independent work Martin has been doing for the last two and a half years."For some time now I've worked with a number of companies in a variety of marketing, communication and overall branding capacities including athlete and team identification and securing, team and venue sponsorship, co-branding partnerships, print ads, catalogs, PR, web initiatives and much more," Martin said.
He has held executive marketing and sports marketing management positions within the cycling industry for more than 15 years.
Here’s a sneak peek at some 2006 dirt/street stuff from SE Bikes. The new line will debut at the end of this year. Expect bigger & better things this coming year from SE.Mauler Pro frame
Ryan Nyquist, 26, from Los Gatos, Calif., clinched his win in BMX Park Finals with a run that included a suicide no-hander to barspin backflip. Nyquist edged Scotty Cranmer of Jackson, N.J., with a score of 92.75. Cranmer scored a 92.50, while Ryan Guettler, the VansÂ® Invitational BMX Dirt winner, finished third with a 92.00.â€œWith athletes like these in the competition I couldn’t just sit back, I had to go for it,â€? Nyquist said. â€œIt was a rough start to the season, I’m happy to finally have my first win on the Tour.â€?
BMX PARK Final Results
ORDER LAST FIRST HOMETOWN RUN 1 RUN 2 RESULT
1 Nyquist Ryan Los Gatos, CA 92.75 84.75 92.75
2 Cranmer Scotty Jackson, NJ 92.50 86.75 92.50
3 Guettler Ryan Brisbane, AUS 92.00 81.75 92.00
August 18, 2005 - Portland, OR -Ryan Guettler, 22, from Brisbane, AUS, took the overall lead in points at the Rose Garden Friday evening with his second consecutive first place finish in BMX Dirt Finals. He currently has 237 points in the overall Dew Action Sports Tour standings. Guettler also finished first at the second stop of the Dew Action Sports Tour, the Right Guard Open.
Guettler’s best run of the evening included a 360 off the start ramp, followed by a front flip and a tailwhip 360. His final score, an average of his best two of three runs, was a 94.13.
The two-time BMX Dirt winner was pleased with his victory at the VansÂ® Invitational. â€œI’m just all nerves right now; I’m so excited to pull out this win,â€? said Guettler.