Alamo Drafthouse has made an awesome donation to an event that The Byke Project is hosting on Sept 25th at Greenstreet, formerly Houston Pavilions. The event is a mass bike ride through Houston that ends at GreenStreet where there will be music by DJ Ill-Set, food & drinks, bike demos by the Byke Project Flatland team, and more. Details on the event can be found on Facebook. Their “Badass Movie Package” includes the following: Growler, t-shirt, $100 Food & Beverage Voucher, and four movie passes. Value = $200. You can enter to win this tomorrow night at the Byke Project tent by purchasing a $5 raffle ticket. Proceeds go to the Byke Project.
Alamo Drafthouse is an entertainment brand comprised of the acclaimed cinema-eatery chain, the largest genre film festival in the United States and a collectible art gallery. Named “the best theater ever” by Time Magazine, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including the launch of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label and plans to extend its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States. More information about Alamo Drafthouse franchise opportunities are available on the official website www.drafthouse.com.
Japanese riders take New Orleans by storm and walk away with the top three spots.
The seventh installment of the premiere flatland event in the U.S. went down this past Saturday in New Orleans. The Flatland Voodoo jam is organized by Louisiana natives Scott O’Brien and Terry Adams, and with 34 pro riders representing 11 countries; this year’s competition was no doubt the best yet.
The weekend-long celebration of friendships and BMX kicked off on Friday afternoon with the official pre-jam at a local community park where Jeremy Jones won the veteran class competition. The surrounding residents were in shock as hundreds of riders infiltrated their unsuspecting neighborhood and overtook the park for an amazing afternoon of riding and catching up with old and new friends from around the world.
Saturday’s events started off early in the morning with nearly 40 amateur riders competing for top honors. After each of the 10 finalists completed their two minute run Patrick Ras out of Czech Republic walked away victorious with the U.S.’ Steve Jordan and Todd Carter coming in second and third, respectively.
Once the pro contest began, it was an all out brawl to see who would make it into the 14-man elimination style final battles. Everyone in the pro class knew they had to throw down near-flawless runs filled with their most difficult tricks if they had any chance of cracking into the top few spots. The energy of the roaring crowd inside the packed nightclub fueled the riders as the battles ensued. One by one riders were taken out of the equation until only two riders remained. The final battle to see who would be crowned the Voodoo Jam champion pitted Tsutomu Kitayama against his fellow countryman Hiroya Morisaki in an epic fight to the finish. The fans were on their toes as the two went back and forth, pulling their most difficult links. As the final seconds on the clock counted down, pro riders were jumping around on the contest floor cheering them on as they landed their last combos. When the winner was announced, it was Tsutomu who climbed on top of the podium as Hiroya stood beside him in the second place spot and their fellow Japanese comrade Yohei Uchino took to the remaining pedestal.
The 2013 Flatland Voodoo Jam is proudly sponsored by: Red Bull, Dan’s Comp, Freegun Underwear, Headrush, Odyssey, Deco, The Byke Project, Flatland Fuel, Diversion TV, Monolithic, #Pralex, Aspire To Inspire Clothing, and Neue Creative.
Battle 1: Alex Jumelin won vs. Takuya Higa
Battle 2: Dominik Nekolny won vs. Terry Adams
Battle 3: Tsutomu Kitayama won vs. Jean-William Prevost
Battle 4: Hiroya Morisaki won vs. Viki Gomez
Battle 5: Matt Wilhelm won vs. William Perez
Battle 6: Yohei Uchino won vs. Jean-Francois Boulianne
Battle 7: Alex Jumelin won vs. Matthias Dandois
Battle 8: Tsutomu Kitayama won vs. Dominik Nekolny
Battle 9: Hiroya Morisaki won vs. Moto Sasaki
Battle 10: Yohei Uchino won vs. Matt Wilhelm
Battle 11: Tsutomu Kitayama won vs. Alex Jumelin
Battle 12: Hiroya Morisaki won vs. Yohei Uchino
Battle 13: Yohei Uchino won vs. Alex Jumelin (for 3rd place)
Battle 14: Tsutomu Kitayama won vs. Hiroya Morisaki (for the championship)
Veteran Final Results:
1. Jeremy Jones
2. Ramon Lopez
3. Derek Callendar
4. Juan Caldera
5. Charlie Patterson
6. Anthony Buglio
7. Kyle Hogue
8. Andy Guerrero
9. Steve Dodson
10. Marty Ferryman
Amateur Final Results:
1. Patrick Ras
2. Steve Jordan
3. Todd Carter
4. Kevin Brill
5. Steven Clark
6. Kenny Boucher
7. Omari Cato
8. John Yull
9. Trevor Oleniuk
10. Bryan Huffman
On the weekend of June 1 – 2 the Byke Project will be in New Orleans, LA for one of the biggest flatland bmx events in the country, the Voodoo Jam. Several of our team riders will be competing and we’ll be there promoting the new launch of the Byke Project. Pictures and video from the weekend will come soon. For more information about the voodoo jam, visit www.voodoojam.com.
What is The Byke Project?
The BYKE Project is an outreach effort by Neue Creative that works to reach out to young people through BMX and cycling. One of the major tools of the project is providing free bike repair events on the bicycles of young kids and teenagers who other wise wouldn’t be able to afford the repairs.
The Project has been going into communities in Houston and beyond since 2000. We have big ideas and big goals and we can only do this through DONATIONS and with the help of volunteers and people who have the same heart that we do.