The 2016 Van Doren Invitational is upon us and the bowl has gone through some major changes from year's past. We had Gary Young take a run and do his best to talk his way around the bowl...as you'll be see, the course is fast, tight, and a little dangerous, haha. We'll have full coverage of the VDI all week on ridebmx.com, so stay with us.
When shops are on the phone with a company, they want to talk to someone not only knowledgable of the product, but someone who actually rides and knows what real riders are into. Shops on the west coast will be talking to such a person as LA OG Eric "Barney" Cupier joins the Animal Bikes sales team. Shops can hit firstname.lastname@example.org with all inquiries and everyone else should hit the jump to check out some of his clips from Animal's "Cuts".
The Learning Curve continues with Drew Bezanson upping his confidence level on the big bike into foam in preparation for the upcoming Joyride contest. Crazy to see a rider like Drew, arguably one of the best riders in BMX, struggling a bit to get on the level to qualify for a legitimate slopestyle event.
Mikey Tyra gives up the game and lets us in on all the secrets to learning and locking into the elusive nose manual. From one parking space to clean across the lot, Mikey's got these things dialed as anyone in the game. So take some tips from the nose manny god himself, then get out there and give them a try!
Young gun Justin Gautreau has been on a MISSION in California. Despite a couple crashes, and a ranting women blocking his path with a golf cart, Justin fires out a whip down El Tora with relative ease and lands him a spot on Cult in one fell swoop...Insanity...I shouldn't have to tell you that this is a MUST WATCH.