The Sugar Beet Bike Park in Brighton, Colorado finally got its much given dedication and opening celebration. The park, driven through the process by Logan Holland and conceptualized and designed by Plus Size BMX, had its day in the sun with music, BBQ, clinics and some big tricks. Just the way a park should.
With torrential rains all over Colorado’s front range, a blue hole formed over downtown Denver just in time for some wild riding. Plus Size BMX along with TRVE Brewing hosted an improvised sidewalk jam for visiting SE Bikes Team riders. Kris Fox, Pat “Big Daddy” Laughlin, Josh Clemens and Ross Lanier got up close and personal with fans and pedestrians alike on the sidewalk of South Broadway for a quick “up-box” jam. Locals came out to join the fun as well, with Colorado local DJ Brandt showing everyone that he too could rip it up on a 20″ bike.
Later the crew moved on to the Denver Skate Park and were treated to a fantastic sunset and some sick tricks. Not a bad night for Friday the 13th!
On a beautiful late summer night in downtown Denver, Colorado Red Bull Air Force members Miles Daisher & Jeff Provenzano made a bit of history. With a flawless leap from the top of Four Seasons, Denver, these two became the first to legally base jump from a downtown Denver building.
It was an unbelievable experience and quite an honor to be up at the top of the hotel with these two as they went through their pre-jump check-list and mental preparation for what was truly a remarkable feat.
The 2013 Colorado Freeride Festival was held the weekend of July 27th in Winter Park, Colorado and the event appeared to be a huge success. The Trestle Bike Park crew along with FMB rider Kelly McGarry built a course that featured huge hits and technical features. The progression of tricks the competitors worked through, as finals approached, was unbelievable. Big crowds, big air and lots of fun highlighted a great event.
The Mike’s Camera/Sony Outlaws of Dirt made its debut at the Lyons Outdoor Games in June. The turnout for both the amateur and pro categories was super, with many awesome BMX and Mountain Bike participants. I have been fortunate to have photographed quite a few unbelievable athletes and events and at the Lyons stop of the Outlaws series one rider really stood out.
Joey Cordova, a pro rider from nearby Longmont, Colorado, has a style and obvious comfort on his bike that really struck me. Being a very tall rider, Joey has the ability to create incredibly fluid tricks with a style that is best described as grace, regardless that the moves are happening 20-30 feet off of the ground.
Not only can this guy ride but he also was instrumental in making the event the success that it was. Joey put in a ton of work, helping build this years course and his efforts paid off with a great start to the series.