Recent BMX News
Fact: There are always Frogskins at BMX events. But at Odyssey’s Texas Toast Jam in Austin – despite the abundance of Oakley eyewear (of course) present on every other face, rider or fan – the most compelling stories can be found tucked away in the corners away from the modern dirt jumps, gnarly obstacles and vibrant street course. Just off the main path on the venue grounds, a small, inconspicuous tent glows with rich history. Vintage racing bikes from yesteryear are displayed in all their storied glory. And there’s one symbol on hand, on more than one of the old bikes, that reflects not only the sport’s glorious past…but also the storied heritage of a Global Powerhouse brand. The Oakley Grip. There simply is no better place to celebrate the brand’s roots in two-wheel sports than at an event so decidedly “core.”
Mike “Hucker” Clark is as talented as he is unpredictable. It’s part of what makes him such a compelling character in the BMX world. It’s that talent, though, that draws the attention of fans and fellow riders. It’s also the reason why this past Thursday he was awarded the Number One Dirt Jumper of the Year at Ride BMX’s 16th Annual NORA Cup Awards held in Las Vegas.
Josh Harrington’s forte may be crushing it on two wheels. But make no mistake, he can hold his own behind the lens. Oakley’s BMX Team ripper recently teamed up with Dan Foley in Greenville, N.C. for a few intense sessions at “The Unit” – taking turns with the camera and shooting each other for your viewing pleasure. Check it!