Fort Wayne Kick Ass! Mini Ramp

Backyards and Bikes | BMX

Check out a quick little flow session on the backyard mini-ramp with Brandon Wolferman and myself. The basic idea here is to go out and do anything.  Simply put, if your not doing something every single day you have to change your radio station to on that does.

Brandon Wolferman | Age 22 – Insta @WolfieBMX

Rich Hoppe | Age 44 – Insta @Rich.Hoppe

Music: The Mind Sweepers – Laid Back

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B.R.O.A.D.D.C.A.S.T. Kick Ass! The Fort Wayne Indoor

The Bill & Rich Oddcast B.R.O.A.D.D.C.A.S.T – E3|S1

The Oddcast Broaddcast (3)

In this 20 minute episode we touch on the Solution Action Sports Crew at the Indiana State Fair, along with a bunch of information about The Fort Wayne Indoor BMX & Skatepark current status as well as some info on the October 1st date for our fall fundraiser. Bill touches base on YORK JAM  Also we touch on park etiquette for the newbies, getting to know your local parks department if you want to your sport to become a positive asset to your personal community.  Bill and I reflect on past times at the Indiana State fairgrounds Swine Barn over 30 years ago, as we discuss “Sexual Chocolate” – Peep it and we appreciate you all giving us a listen!


Below is some GoPro footage of Rich testing out the ramp set-up at the State Fair!



Amatuer Contest! Contests Fort Wayne Kick Ass! Radical The Fort Wayne Indoor

Stop #3 The Fort Wayne Indoor – Results

7 Year old DJ Martin – Winner Beginner Class!

The Battle for Midwest BMX continues at stop #3 in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the Fort Wayne Indoor BMX & Skatepark.  The support was very stong as BMX’ers rolled in from all over the Midwest to show off some BMX Freestyle!

The day began with a meeting with all the riders to go over the format for this years Battle at the Fort Wayne Indoor. We decided to do the 1st run in the street section of the park, then the 2nd two runs in the park section of the skatepark.  We moved the crown from one room to another in order to promote healthy living and also to ensure everyone in attendance got their steps in for the  day.

Thanks to everyone who made it out for some good old fashion BMX and conratulations to the all the competitors at this years Stop #3 in Fort Wayne Indiana!

Amatuer Contest! Contests Kick Ass! Pro / Open Ray's MTB CLE

Ray’s MTB “Rookie of the Year / King of Rhythm” Update

Here is the day’s schedule for the Contest Kick off in Cleveland, Ohio at Ray’s Mountain Bike Park. Newly added OLD FOOLS CLASS will be held during the KOR Portion of the day with the PRO/OPEN/OLD FOOLS Jam Format Session going down directly after the Rookie Contest!  The Rookie portion of the day will count towards the overall points tally as we move from Cleveland to Fort Wayne, Indiana on February 12, 2015.

Click here to see some pictures from the very last King of Rhythm held at the Flow Skatepark in Columbus Ohio!

Kick Ass! Mini Ramp Radical

Backyard Mini Sesh -Photos by Ryan Hodges

The Fort Wayne Mini Ramp  

(L) Newman (R) Gerber Dualing Flairs
(L) Newman (R) Gerber Dualing Flairs

This ramp roots are deeper than your very own family tree.  This ramp has been a  part of our scene since the year 1988. The ramp started out its life as a 16′ wide X 6′ high mini on the North side of the city in Shane Buell’s backyard (Concordia Gardens).  In about 1995 it moved to the South-West side of town in Tym De Santos backyard. The Sweeney Skatepark was out of business just a few years earlier,  and the metal from the Sweeny park was purchased & installed as the top layer.

Kick Ass!

BMX Always Kicks Ass!

BMX Bikes

I had been thinking about what I was going to write for the 1st post of the newly revised  It all comes down to the BMX, I mean the title of this post sums it up.  Every single time I get on my bicycle, where ever I may be and what ever I may be riding that day is always a new beginning.  A fresh start, a new perspective on life, and a new experience every single time.  BMX teaches us life lessons on so many levels its unbelievable.  I have been able to spend most of my life enjoying my passion, I want others to have the same opportunity to go where BMX has taken me, my friends, and my family.