Last year Camilo Gutierrez started a BMX school project. The first school event was actually China but now Camilo is back in Berlin, Germany and growing the project there. His target is not only to teach the kids some tricks but rather a mindset:
"At the BMX workshop, children and young people of different ages will have access to a new sport, like BMX freestyle. The main objective of the project is the social and cultural integration / participation of children and young people through the sport. Capabilities like discipline, perseverance as well as creativity will be developed during the process to learn how to ride a BMX bicycle. An important basis for achieving this goal is the development of creativity doing sport."
Alex won the Astrolabe contest yesterday - congratulations! Several people were streaming the event live from their phones. If you are really keen to see some footage then check the Facebook event page with the posts of Clay Legrand.
Top 3 1st Alex Jumelin 2nd Matthias Dandois 3rd Thomas Noyer
40 riders followed Chris Böhm's jam and contest invitation to Cebu, Philippines. Half of them competed in the contest including a few international riders. Fumiya Kanna from Japan took the first place and Georich Cardino got first in the national ranking. Congratulation guys!
Results: 1st Fumiya Kanna (Japan) 2nd Heesung Lee (South Korea) 3rd Khaled Huerta (Saudia Arabia) 4th Kevin Meyer (France) 5th Georich Cardino (1.Place national Contest) 6th Arzen Zarate 7th Dwyne Lopena 8th Diodes Tan 9th Kebong Evasco 10th Pepin Marquez 11th Teomale Manuel 12th Paulo Gepulango 13th Rick Martin Cardino 14th Arnold Polacne 15th Andre Dictatoria 16th Loyloy Payupanin 17th Joseph Malon 18th Jeph Dabon 19th Waldemer Cortes 20th Louie Supsu
A-Style Jam took place last weekend in Japan. It was sunny before the contest, but it turned rainy suddenly. Riders rode in the rain, but the organizer announced to cancel the contest. Then the sun came back, and the organizer decided to hold the contest. Takuya Higa won the open class! Congratulations! Find the top 3 of the other classes below.
Open 1st Takuya Higa 2nd Keisuke Matsumoto 3rd Fumiya Kanna
Expert 1st Shiyu Orikawa 2nd Jun Katayama 3rd Kira Komagata
We added three new contests to our event list. The biggest one is the annual FISE in Montpellier taking place from the 24th to 28th of May. This year you need a free e-ticket to enter the event area - check their website for further information on that. We haven't seen the schedule yet but maybe you want to spend a little more time in France anyways. The Baillargues Open takes place on the weekend before the FISE just 10min by train from Montpellier. It's the 3rd round of the French Flatland Circuit. The venue is an old bull arena (not a red bull arena ;-) and there will be a video shooting for the French TV. Riders who attend the shooting get free accomodation for 1 night. Find all the details here: Baillargues Open
Last but not the Carbonera Jam in Buenos Aires, Argentina is already taking place in 2 weeks on the last weekend of April. They will have 3 classes and a best trick contest. Details: Carbonera Jam
The 4th Toyosu Jam took place on March 19th. This time Hiro was there to show not only his new hair color but also some pretty insane combos. Don't miss his clips in the beginning and end of the edit! The next jam in already scheduled for the first weekend of May: Toyosu Jam Vol.5