Hello everyone, it has been a minute. As many of you know, last year I put the site on hold to pursue an opportunity with Ride BMX. Unfortunately there’s been some shake ups with the publisher and that meant I was cut from the editorial side of things. I don’t know much about what’s going on or what’s in store for Ride in the future, but I wish them the best and appreciate the opportunity.
Now! What does that mean for BMX Union? Well, that’s a good question. I kept the site live just incase things didn’t end up working out, and that meant that I could literally just log back in and go back to posting! That’s what I’ve done, and I think I’ve already posted 6 or 7 new things between products and news. I’m going to try and keep up with everything as best as I can, and I look forward to covering everything I can for every brand that has something good going on, whether that’s new videos, team news, products and more. Just like before!
However, I’ll be straightforward and honest. This isn’t a money making venture. You would think with over 500,000 Facebook fans and a surprising amount of traffic (the BMX Color App gets over 2,000 visitors on its own every day) that it would be, but this is BMX. Unfortunately that also means I’ve been juggling 4 jobs the past few years (This plus 3 OTHER jobs…) to keep things going. I won’t lie, I love doing this and the money isn’t a big factor for me. But, I would love to get a few contributors on board and I’d love to get some original content firing out again from videos to photos and editorial stuff. I don’t want people working for free. I’m tossing around the idea of bringing back the store, but in reality that never generated much for sales, so that is going to require some work to figure out. So, if any brands are interested in working out a plan for support, please let me know! I’m open to all ideas right now and I want this to be around so riders around the world can have somewhere to check out the latest products and news, and check out fresh videos from riders all over the world from Pro to the unheard of shredders out there.
So that’s what’s going on right now. I’m stoked to be back, and I’m looking forward to getting the wheels turning again. As I said a few months ago, I appreciate every single one of you who have visited the site, all of the brands and people that have supported the site over the years. None of this would be possible without you.
Let’s get this party started… again!