What came first, the bike or the camera? Nick: Actually the bike came first, but not a BMX bike, it was a motorcycle. Photographers were our rockstars, as they captured us at our finest as well as moments of disaster.
Some of the earliest documentation of kids on modified 20" Schwinn Stingray bicycles racing around a vacant lot date back to Unbeknownst to these kids, who were only trying to imitate their motorcycle racing idols, they created a sport of their very own. Chances are, kids all around the country were doing the same thing in dirt lots of their own; converting their Schwinn Stingrays to MX machines.
Contest starts at 9AM. Although a new contest, The Pat Blackburn Open is already the biggest BMX freestyle contest in Arizona, based on rider count, audience attendance and prize count. Pat passed away in November of and this contest is named in his memory.
The jump looks spontaneous, improvisational, like a wild existential leap, but in fact the trick was meticulously plotted and choreographed. Nigel Sylvester had scouted and schemed for weeks during the spring ofriding the subway through Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, finally settling on the th Street Station, far uptown on the west side of Manhattan, at two in the morning, when no one was around to tell him no. In the published photo of the jump, the one that went viral on Instagram, Nigel looks immaculate, as if he were making a BMX tutorial.
Ranking scores are given according the placing. The year end winner will be the one who collected most points from each round. Judges should be the first ones to see it.
Photos and interview by Rob Doleckiwith additional questions by Brian Kachinsky. His "Holy Fit" part, and his most recent effort in the Real BMX video comp are testaments to his resilience and relentless determination via blood, sweat and pain to complete a project that lives up to his own exceedingly high expectations. Then brought on new opportunities for Van in the form of a white collar job that entailed moving halfway around the world.
This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. You wouldn't have blamed a young Bill Allen if he had believed that the road to a thirty year career as an actor would be quick and easy. After all, his first few projects seemed to point towards early success.
All rights reserved. Do-It-All Pro Dennis Enarson excels at both contests and videos, is continually out riding and promoting the brands he represents, and does his best to present himself as a model professional. Over the past six weeks, we've analyzed the various roles of "pro" in the many different strata of BMX, and this week, we're drawing the series to a close.
Full schedule of the Simple Session 14 is here! His highly-anticipated deadline crew video part that dropped this fall was BMX history in the making. We're very excited to have Garrett back and already so awesome line-up of riders just got that much cooler!! Ryan Sheckler and Ryan Decenzo will once again be taking up a trip to Northern Europe, to be competing in the annual Simple Session skateboarding contest.