Back in in Jan 2013 ESPN posted up the 20 Most Progressive BMX Frames. What an honor to land 3 frames on this list. 3 great frames in the nearly 25yrs of Hoffman Bikes History.
Edit – Robin Pearson
Words and Photography – Dunk
Additional Photography – John Wells
It’s been 3 years since Bob Manchester last had a jam at his yard. I was excited to visit again, the first time I went it was an amazing day of good riding, sunshine, booze and food, and this time was no different, in fact, and as it turns out, the Jam was a bit of a talking point in the village. Ladies and gentlemen of all ages and backgrounds attended, little kids, young families, enthusiastic riders and a pumping sound system – it was just a good quality get together with some amazing food provided by the Manchester family farm (This Little Piggy on Facebook).
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Matt Wilhelm getting some news coverage over the weekend.. Matt, performs in front of thousands of students each year sharing his story about being a pro bmx’er. Here is a short news clip from the NBC News in Quincy, IL
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) –
Matt Wilhelm is a Pro BMX rider and has appeared on America’s Got Talent and Cartoon Network. However on Friday, he stopped by Quincy’s Baldwin Intermediate School.
Wilhelm says he loves talking at schools because the kisd love to see tricks, such as the tornado spin, the Spider-Man and tricks he’s made up. He says what’s important to him though, is telling his story while entertaining the kids.
Wilhelm says he talks to kids about how becoming a pro took hard work and determination.
“First message, I talk about how I got last place during my first year in the X-Games and talk about how I wanted to give up,” Wilhelm said. “However, if there’s one thing we can never do, we can never give up so I went on to win three X-Game medals, two national titles.”
The other half of Wilhelm’s message was about overcoming bullying. He says when he was growing up, bikers and skaters were picked on.
Wilhelm has encouraged kids to say something or tell an adult if they see bullying.
Bob Manchester’s backyard dirt jam is less than a week away. Dirt jumps will not be the only main attraction. Bob asked Ant Ramsey a good friend and an incredibly talented ramp builder to build a 10″ high replica of the original Hoffman Bikes Original Big Air Ramp for the Jam.
Check out the article that RideUK bmx posted up today.
Over the past 2 years Mikey has been battling major back issues. At one point it took him off his bike for over 6 months. Earlier this year Mikey was able to get back on his bike to put together a smashing edit together called “Kicking Off Summer”. Since then Mikey’s been preparing for surgery, which he will undergo lumbar spinal fusion.
For most people preparing for surgery would be taking it easy and wait for the day.. Not Mikey, he had to get one more edit out before his Sept 3 surgery date. Here’s Mikey’s pushing through the pain to “Get One More In” done.
I think you’ll agree, he’s not holding anything back for this edit.
What do you get when Seth and Trent visit Oklahoma City for 3 days to hang with Mat Hoffman and hit the local spots? You get one solid split edit.
These guys put in 10 hours each day in brutal temperatures to make it happen. Shout out to “Chuck D” aka Mark Owen who makes a cameo appearance and Drew Jackson for enduring the heat filming these guys
Filmers: Seth Kimbrough, Trent McDaniel, Mark Owen, Drew Jackson
Edit: Seth Kimbrough & Mark Owen
Music: Sound: “Green Tourch” Earth Witch
The date of the jam is looming, and with less than a month to go we finally get a full look at how the line is running… But first it’s a quick visit to Bob’s shop sponsor, Crucial BMX, to gain an insight into what those dudes are all about, and the it’s straight in for a quick local session. This series made possible by Hoffman Bikes, Stay Strong Clothing and Crucial BMX Shop Work In Progress – Bob Manchester – One Month Until The Jam | Fast Forward BMX, Ep. 25