Located at 9075 feet above sea level in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the Frisco Bike Park is not a place for the faint of heart. Dual slalom courses, loads of jump lines and a pump track for the kiddos make this a place to bring both the family and the bike quiver. A brief stop on a Saturday in August made for some cool images of some locals tearing it up.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to shoot the Denver stop of Journey’s Backyard BBQ with Plus Size BMX and Six Twenty 4 magazine. The Backyard BBQ is a national tour of some awesome action sports, music and fun. The day was record-breaking hot but the show was even hotter. There were sponsors galore handing out goodies, a battle of the bands and Etnies team riders getting rad in the pipe, ramps and even a giant pool. The Metal Mulisha put on quite and arial exhibition despite the heat and some strong winds. lots of water, sunscreen and fun.
WOW! That is the perfect way to describe the show that the riders, organizers and fans put on at this year’s dirt jump event at the Lyons Outdoor Games. The boys from Plus Size BMX and a bunch of local riders built a masterpiece at the Lyons dirt jump park and the competitors came to play. It was an event to remember to say the least.
The competition was fierce from the amateurs to the pros all to be topped off by a best trick session that should go down in history. The wind was howling, a 40 year old man threw a 720 and a flip-whip stole the show. It was hard to edit all of the super images down to even this many. All in a days work.
Well, yesterday was a fun-filled day to say the least. Woke up and headed for the Bolder Boulder to support the family and shoot some pics, then coordinate a pick-up from the grandparents and find time to get out to the Valmont Bike Park to shoot some big air. What a day.
The riders were great and I was happy to shoot as long as I could before I had to hustle back to go to the Boulder Creek Fest. It is important to never miss out on anything.
Today the racing at County Line BMX in Englewood, Colorado was in full swing. Young, old and all of the support crews were treated to a fantastic day under sunny skies and on a newly renovated track. Everyone was going for it as the days racing served as a qualifier for state championships to be held later this summer. The track organizers were amazing creating a great day for all.
Today was a very special day in Denver. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Denver saw about 55,000 people participate in the annual 5k race/walk to benefit breast cancer. Further south, at County Line BMX, about 90 athletes participated in a BMX Race for the Cure. Age groups went from 5 and under to 40+ on a very beautiful but very hot day at the track. At the end of the day there was the normal distribution of race trophies to deserving winners, as well as, awards to the “best pink racer” and the “best pink spectator”. Riders and their fans showed support with pink outfits and decorated bikes. It was a great show of support for a very good cause.
Joe from Joe’s Bike Shop in Lafayette, Colorado told me about the riders at Scott Carpenter Park in Boulder, Colorado. Today, as I was driving by, I saw a bike fly way out of the park. After a quick u-turn and a brief conversation I had the opportunity to shoot some awesome riders. Thanks to the guys and to Joe.
Last Thursday was another great night of racing at Eagle County BMX in Eagle, Colorado. The ABA sanctioned course is super cool and the light is just awesome to shoot in. Not to mentioned that there are tons of eager competitors all psyched to race hard and smile at the camera.