The OSS x NoJumper Halloween jam is going this Saturday 28 October OnSomeShit L.A store and you should definitely check it out if you are in the area. There will be a Gabe Brooks high hop contest in his memory, a OSS foot down contest, the John Hicks hill bomb race and a costume contest!
Early this morning we got the terrible news that our good friend Gabe Brooks lost his life late last night. The details are still not fully developed but what we do know is that BMX has lost one of the biggest personalities and rawest talents to emerge from the Los Angeles scene. I was fortunate enough to meet Gabe in my early teens and spend a good amount time with him on BMX trips and hanging out with him during his brief stint on the OSS squad. His sheer athleticism was rivaled by very few, his larger than life presence was felt anywhere he went, and he even unofficially won the Simple Session bunnyhop contest in 2012 with a 50″ hop! His imprint in the BMX world will never be forgotten! May he rest in peace!
Stranger and Nate Richter are giving you a chance to win a Zia signature seat and 4 pegs thanks to this fun Photoshop Instagram contest! All instruction on the above flyer #strangerzia
The 2017 NORA cup awards went down last night over in the UK and here is the full list of winners! Congrats to Nathan for grabbing 3 awards and everybody else:
Legend Award: Ruben Alcantara
Reader’s Choice Award: Larry Edgar
Transition rider of the year: Dennis Enarson
Street rider of the year: Nathan Williams
Trail rider of the year: Coddy Diggle
Flatlander of the year: Jean Willim Prévost
Video part of the year: Nathan Williams in Etnies “Chapters”
Video of the year: Etnies “Chapters”
“Some of you may have heard rumors, but here is the official announcement: PROPS IS BACK. This is a one-time special new Issue and all proceeds will be donated to Chris Hallman @hallperson to help pay for medical bills related to his cancer treatment. Chris is an east coast #bmx legend, incredible photographer, and was the editor of the great Midschool publication, Tread Magazine. His outlook is very positive! #fuckcancer
We will be revealing the contents list and more info soon, with additional sections being created by @skapegoat256 @darryltocco @crandallfbm @murderbike & @infelise. Huge thanks to everyone helping get this project together and to all advertisers supporting as well. Special thanks to Bob Scerbo for kickstarting this idea.
We’ll be opening pre-orders up in the coming weeks and expect a late-October ship date. Issue 79 will be available on DVD and Bluray.
Congrats to @bobbiealtiser for scoring the cover!”
Young Philly local Lorenzo Velazquez was tragically killed in a hit and run car accident early friday morning. I never met the kid but no one has anything but great things to say about him. There’s a GoFundMe set up to help his family deal with all the expenses that come with a terrible tragedy like this, you can donate right here if you’d like, anything is greatly appreciated.
Visionary is throwing down a summer jam at the 5050 Skatepark in Staten Island, NY this upcoming Saturday and you should definitely swing by if you are in the area! All info on flyer.
As you may or may not know Ty Morrow got his camera gear stolen from his car this past Saturday night in San Francisco and he’s now reaching out to the BMX community for some help. You can donate via this GoFundMe page and also read the full story here.
” This past Saturday night (8/12/17), nearly $7,000 worth of camera gear was stolen out of my car in SF while I was eating dinner after riding. We were inside the restaurant for no more than 45 minutes before returning back to our cars. Upon walking up to my car, I was instantly filled with fear as I thought my window was left open by mistake. When I got closer, my heart dropped as I realized what had happened- my car window was smashed in and I got robbed.”
Gsport has just added Ethan Corriere to their pro team and that’s what’s up! Here’s their official statement:
“We’re happy to announce that Ethan Corriere is now part of Gsport. Coming out of Huntington Beach, CA; Ethan is high energy, always smiling and undeniable on a bike. You can now catch him killing it on our rims. Photo by Chris Eiland.”
The Sosh Urban Motion is back for the sixth year and the following pros will be participating in the video contest: Tyler Fernengel & Rich Forne, Bruno Hoffmann & Markus Wilke, Joris Coulomb & Romain Fel and Julian Molina & Fernando Marmolejo. Also for the first time, there will be not just 1 AM wild card given but 3! One for France, one for Europe & one for the rest of the world! So get out there and send your entries before Sept 30th!! More info here.
Colton Walker created the surprise today by taking the gold that the 2017 X-Games Dirt event in front of Logan Martin and Kyle Baldock. Check their runs after the jump: Continue reading
Another year, another X-Games BMX street gold medal for Garrett Reynolds! The boss took first place in front of Devon Smillie and Simone Barraco.