It’s kind of crazy to think about how we have pros we have known and seen do their thing for years on top of years getting to the point where they need to call it good and retire. BMX has always been one of those things where most people tend to ride until they just can’t do it anymore, and in Kevin Robinson’s case, it sounds like all of the years of crashes, injuries and wear and tear has finally put him in a position that needs him to step back and take it easy. Head over to ESPN where Kevin and his wife, Robin, discuss some of the reasons for Kevin’s decision and what he plans on doing next.
This is pretty cool. All around good guy, Kevin Robinson, is putting together a rad event that’ll bring some old school riders together with some of the younger crowd for a interesting event. Take a peek at the official press release below to find out more.
“East Providence, RI – May 15, 2013 – The 3rd Annual Ride with K-Rob Family Fun Festival will include an exciting new event in 2013 with the addition of the 1980s-themed Wisdom to Youth contest, sponsored by K-Rob Events, Red Bull and Hoffman Bikes. Held at the Looff Carousel in East Providence on June 8, the event will be modeled after the vert and flatland contests that pushed the progression of BMX in the 1980s. Hosted by Kevin Robinson, the event will be incorporated into the Family Fun Festival as a way to celebrate the roots of BMX and spread awareness for where today’s iteration of the sport has come from.
Wisdom to Youth will include an Invite Veteran Ramp Class, Invite Veteran Flatland Class, Invite Youth Class and a limited spot Open Class. Competition will take place on two 8 foot tall, 8 foot wide quarterpipes, a kick-turn ramp, a 9 foot tall, 12 foot wide quarterpipe and a box jump. Riders will be judged in a variety of categories, including showmanship, difficulty and originality. Competitors will include legendary names such as Joe Johnson and Ron Wilkerson, along with up-and-coming riders. BMX contest commentators from the 80s will be on the scene to hype the action, and a prize purse will be awarded.
The day will close out with the screening of a documentary covering the history of BMX in New England, entitled “A Wicked Ride”. The day will also feature a group ride down the East River Bike Path and a festival complete with vendor booths, live demonstrations, a football combine and live music, as well as the awarding of the 2nd annual “Junior Seau Award of Excellence.”
For more information on Wisdom to Youth and the Ride with K-Rob Family Fun Festival, sponsored by The Center for Sports Medicine, go to krobfoundation.com.“
Anthony and Kevin get put on the spot with a little BMX trivia for this new Head 2 Head. Who wins? Hit the play button to find out.
“Anthony Napolitan faces off against fellow Red Bull Teammate Kevin Robinson in a game of BMX trivia. See who knows the most about BMX past and present in this HEAD2HEAD.” – Alli Sports
“Chad Kagy goes up against Kevin Robinson in an all out battle of BMX knowledge. Both Kagy and Robinson know their BMX history and both are up to date with what is currently going down. Listen in as Chad Kagy and Kevin Robinson go at it trivia style in this HEAD2HEAD.” – Alli Sports
There’s no denying that Mega Ramp is gnarly… Here’s a little video featuring some of the best guys on the ramp talking about what it’s like to ride the ramp and how it has changed BMX.
“Kevin Robinson has been a pioneer when it comes to taking BMX higher than ever before – second to Mat Hoffman of course, the original pioneer – and in this episode Robinson along with others break down how MegaRamp has affected BMX. Hear from Zack Warden, Andy Buckworth, Simon Tabron, Steve McCann, Chad Kagy and Anthony Napolitan what it’s like to ride BMX MegaRamp as they all take you Inside BMX.” – Alli Sports
Check out some highlights from Red Bull‘s Garrett Reynolds, Bruno Hoffmann, Simone Barraco, Drew Bezanson, Daniel Dhers, Bas Keep and Kevin Robinson at X-Games 18 that went down the other weekend!
This is rad. I’d be stoked to have Mykel as my instructor for a week! Kevin and Mykel doing good things for some little rippers!
“Pro BMX rider Kevin Robinson teamed up with Target to bring a group of kids to Camp Woodward, an elite action sports training facility in Woodward, Pa. See the full story at www.abullseyeview.com.”
Kevin Robinson is always getting involved with doing something good these days. Here’s some footage from his time he spent at St. Jude Childrens Hospital with a few other well known skaters and stuff. Check it!
“In honor of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s 50th anniversary, Target athletes Kevin Robinson, Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Dungey, Torin Yater-Wallace and Simon Dumont spent time with the kids and families of Target House. See the full story at www.abullseyeview.com.”