Archive | February, 2011

The Tony Hawk Foundation Supports BMX

According to the Tony Hawk Foundation, “A new skatepark should always be presented as a community asset, and promoting it as a mixed-use facility is the most effective way to achieve that.”

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Portland Skatepark Benefit, Friday Feb 25

On Friday, Feb 25, Team Schralp and Dean Dickenson threw a benefit for Portland public skateparks.

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Desert Hot Springs, CA Concrete BMX Park

In 2007, the city of Desert Hot Springs opened the first concrete bike-only park in California. Built specifically for BMX, it feature as hips, transfers, sub boxes, street spines, and a curved wallride. This park was designed by Charles H. Strawter Design, Inc. Here is a Ride BMX article about the grand opening. Soon after […]

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The History of BMX Park Riding

23 BMX Magazine is a great resource for reading about the history of BMX. It includes many sections on BMX park riding from the 1970s onward. Check it out here.

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BMX in California’s Public Skateparks

According to Bikes Belong,about 50% of the public skateparks in the United States allow BMX. But this varies by state. In some states, virtually all parks allow BMX. California, which is the birthplace of BMX and BMX park riding, ranks among the worst.

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El Paso Skate Ditch

This is a great example of city leaders and advocates working together to solve problems. This small community outside of El Paso, Texas wanted a skate park and had decided to build a modular one. When a local skater found out, he threw out the idea of building a skate-able drainage ditch. You can read […]

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Join The BMX Riders Organization

The BMX Riders Organization is looking for advocates to collaborate on this project. -Writers. -Editors. -Web people. -Graphic designers. -Image librarians. -Event coordinators. -Photographers. -Research geeks.

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BMX Park Check: Vancouver, WA

The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the best skateparks in the world. In the video below, Dean Dickinson describes how he got “Paradise in his own home town”.

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The Case For BMX Advocacy

BMX needs a new perspective on skatepark advocacy.

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The Public Skatepark Development Guide

  The Public Skatepark Development Guide is a book written about skatepark advocacy. It’s written from a skateboarder’s perspective, but much of the book is applicable to BMX. From The Public Skatepark Development Guide Website: Hundreds of new skateparks are being built every year. It is a boom era for public skateboarding facilities. However, no […]

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