I’m sure it will come as no surprise to you that this weeks OSS is dedicated to Dave Mirra who sadly passed away on February 4th 2016. Since a young age it was obvious to everyone that Dave was destined to be one of the greatest ever to grace a BMX bike. Watch this winning ride Dave threw down in 14 Expert at the 1988 AFA Masters in Wayne, New Jersey. So much control and natural ability.
Neil Waddington over at Ride On BMX just uploaded some great footage from the archives that ironically myself and Mike O’Connell filmed, great riding in this one from the likes of Sean Clarke, yours truly, Mark Atkins, John Yull, Fergus Heron, Ian Coy, Mike O’Connell, Larry Bull from 6:19 is definitely worth a watch plus many more! Thanks Neil for the upload and a great trip down memory lane.
The annual Toronto contest is around a month away, book your tickets now for what is widely regarded as the curtain raiser for the international contest scene each year! Thanks to Joe Cicman for putting together this hype edit for the event organised by the Canadian Freestyle Organisation, this year the event had a rebrand and is now called Maple Vibes. Jean William Prevost has taken the win in Toronto three years in a row, can he make it a 4peat?
Awesome upload by Thomas Fritscher for this weeks OSS, Albert Retey was and is for sure one of the most talented riders to ever come out of Germany. Hit play for a real treat from one of the legendary Koln Jugendpark contests under the bridge, this contest went down in 1988.
Hit play for an amazing contest edit by Anthony Schneidewind from the Battle in the Rockies 2015 contest with amazing riding from the likes of Moto Sasaki, Martti Kuoppa, Jean William Prevost, Jason Plourde, Pete Brandt, Bo Wade, John Yull, James McGraw, Bryan Huffman, Simon O’Brien and many more. This edit really captures the feel of the contest, not to mention the amazing moments that went down, don’t miss this one! Great job Anthony!
UK Flatland BMX Championships is back! Last year’s Cycle Show was the biggest in its 14 year history, hosting a record-breaking number of bike companies and welcoming over 27,000 bike-loving visitors over four days. Hit play to check out the new trailer Matti Hemmings just put together, we are working hard already to make sure this years event is much better! Stay tuned!
Jeff Desroche, Kotaro Tanaka, Jesse Puente, Pete Brandt, Ryoji Yamamoto, Aaron Behnke, Matt Wilhelm, and Seji Sekata feature in this great throwback edit Roosevelt Taylor just published. It’s not too long till the annual Toronto contest which widely regarded as the first BIG contest of the year! Enjoy this one!
With the news the AFA is reborn again, it’s as good excuse as I need to post some AFA footage from back in the day for this weeks OSS. If you haven’t seen this run from Dennis McCoy before at the AFA Kansas Finals 88, the music over the top kind of spoils it. I always like to get the energy from the music and crowd noise, but nevertheless the rolling over and out to macaroni at 00:35 is amazing!