Here’s a throwback to 2013 that some of you may remember! Alex Valentino has re-uploaded all of the “Perspective” videos that were originally released in 2013 as a video series through The Diggest. The videos get an in-depth interview with Edwin Delarosa, Mike Aitken and Joe Rich that focuses more on the person than the riding. These interviews were definitely a fresh take on three guys that every rider was very familiar with, getting to know them in a new way. It’s pretty wild that these videos are already 9 years old, but a lot of it is still relevant despite time passing. Check out Edwin’s video up top, then Mike and Joe below!
Holy stacked video from the past! The full “NineNineZeroFour” video that was released back in 2009 is now online and it is over 30 minutes of riding from an absolutely insane list of legendary riders. The video is focused more around the U.K, but has footage from all over Europe and the U.S as well. If you grew up riding BMX in the early 2000’s, you’re going to love every second of this one. Check it out!
“NineNineZeroFour by SteevCVM
This video was made around 2009 and comprises of footage shot between 1999 to 2004.
Mike Aitken, Ruben Alcantara, Phil Aller, Markus Arnoldi, Chris Arriaga, Mark Atkins, Adam Banton, Andy Barber, John Barnett, Alex Bender, Seb Bennerson, Matt Beringer, Jamie Bestwick, Blackjack, Boyley, Phil Bray, James Brooks, Robert Brown, Buzzard, Garrett Byrnes, Effraim Catlow, Piers Chapman, Ashley Charles, James Chiny, Jim Cielencki, Owain Clegg, Dan Collier, Hannu Cools, Keith Cowans, James Cox, Bruce Crisman, Jason Davis, Matt Devine, Billy Dexter, DJ, Farren Downes, Chris Doyle, Shaun Eglington, Josh Elkington, Elvis Ellis, Jason Enns, Mike Escamilla, Sven Fanghanel, Tom Farrell, Fids, Ben Foakes, Kye Forte, Jesus Fuentes, Jerry Galley, Joey Garcia, Steve Geall, Stefan Geisler, Matt Gillespie, Tim Green, Toby Greswell, Carlo Griggs, Senad Grosic, Chris Hallman, Markus Hampl, Graeme Hardie, Josh Harrington, Dean Hearne, John Heaton, Josh Heino, Ben Hennon, James Hitchcox, Mat Hoffman, Christoph Huber, Colin Hunt, Shaun Jinks, Chad Kagy, Baz Keep, Ron Kimler, Achim Kujawski, Lard, Sergio Layos, Jimmy Levan, Colin Mackay, Chris Mahoney, Scott Malyon, Ben Manuel, Pete Marseille, Steven McCann, Dennis McCoy, Paul Meacher, Lee Mellor, Taj Mihelich, Drake Millar, Jay Miron, Dave Morgan, Mike Mullen, Stephen Murray, James Newrick, Mark Noble, Northern John, Mike O’Connell, John Parker, Dave Parrick, Anthony Pill, Chris Pink, Ronnie Remo, Joe Rich, Rob Ridge, Jon Robinson, Kevin Robinson, Chris Russell, Paul Russell, Zach Shaw, Ryan Sher, Mason Smith, Olly Smith, Dave Sowerby, Chris Stauffer, Thomas Stellwag, Craig Stevens, Joe Surridge, Ronnie Surridge, Simon Tabron, Martyn Tambling, Mark Tanner, Jon Taylor, Scott Timmins, Toledo Joe, Ricky Tribble, Ben Wallace, Matt Warren, Mark Webb, James Weetch, Nate Wessel, Alistair Whitton, Markus Wilke, Matt Williams, Pepi Winder, Dennis Wingham, Mitch Yeates & Gary Young.
London, Cologne, Germany, Madrid, Spain, Southsea, Birmingham, Shimerville, Pennsylvania
Derby, Leigh on Sea, Bristol, Manchester, Weymouth, Bournemouth, Pagham, Redditch, Woodward, Pennsylvania, Bridport, Newport, Sittingbourne and many more.” – SteevCVM
Here’s a throwback for you! Fit Bike Co. uploaded the full “Fit Puerto Rico” trip video from way back in 2004! This was a trip filmed when they had an absolute all star legend team that consisted of Van Homan, Chase Hawk, Edwin Delarosa, Mike Aitken, Brian Foster, Robbie Morales and Justin Inman. Hit play to check out the full 30 minute video that is filled with amazing riding, along with plenty of laughs and good times. If you have never seen this one, you cannot pass this one up!
“Ay papi! That high def PUERTO RICO comin’ atcha! Originally released in MAY 2004.
Editor: Glen PP Milligan
Filmers: Brian Wizmerski / Bob Scerbo“
Snakebite uploaded another gem from the past for your viewing pleasure! The Lotek Vancouver video originally came out in 2006, which is crazy because time flies. We also always forget how absolutely STACKED the Lotek team was at this time. The Lotek Vancouver video features Chase DeHart, Mike Hoder, Dakota Roche, Jesse Whaley, Ian Schwartz, Eddie Cleveland, Jason Enns, Chase Hawk and Mike Aitken which is a legendary squad for sure. Hit play and take in all 26 minutes featuring the guys going to work on parks, street spots and more around Vancouver!
Snakebite dug deep into the archives and pulled out this gem for your viewing pleasure. This is the full Snap “How To Dirt Jump” video from 1999 that features Tim “Fuzzy” Hall, with guest footage form Brian Foster, Mike Aitken, Cory Nastazio, Matt Beringer, TJ Lavin, Robbie Miranda and more. Things have changed quite a bit in the past 22 years, but there’s still some great advice in this from basics about trails to trick tips, safety equipment and more! Plus, the classic riding footage from all these legends is awesome. Take a look!
There have been so many rad classics popping up online lately. Fit Bike Co. just uploaded their “Fit BCN” video from a team trip they took to Barcelona way back in 2003! It’s pretty wild how this video is already 17 years old. It’s also a really good reminder of how STACKED the team was at that time. Needless to say, this is a BANGER that you’ll want to see.
“Quarantine is the perfect time to throw it back to our 2003 release of “Fit BCN”! Tune in for a LEGENDARY crew including the likes of Edwin DeLarosa, Mike Aitken, Brian Foster, Vic Ayala, Justin Inman and Van Homan riding a previously untapped Barcelona, Spain.” – Fit Bike Co.
Enjoy the Mike Aitken “Anthem II” part once again!
Fit Bike Co. coming through with a surprise upload today with the Mike Aitken “Anthem II” section for everyone to enjoy! This goes along with a raffle that’ll benefit Mike, Posh and Catty Woods as well! Hit play and take in all the glory from one of BMX’s most stylish riders every! This is a BMX video you can have on loop and never have it get old.
More details on the fundraiser below!
“In 2008, while filming for this now legendary Anthem ii video part, Mike Aitken suffered a life-threatening crash at Posh.
He was in a coma for three weeks.
Having suffered a traumatic brain injury, complete paralysis of his right side, a broken jaw, broken eye socket and a tracheotomy, Mike’s road to recovery was a long one.
He had to learn to walk again, to swallow… to control his right side, balance, and eventually, ride his bike.
Mike and his family’s life were completely changed by this incident, and as is common with brain injuries of this magnitude, continues to face multiple challenges as a result… compromised vision, memory loss and fatigue being just a few.
Mike Aitken’s journey and recovery has been an exceptional and highly inspirational one. In an effort to show our ongoing gratitude and appreciation for everything Mike has done for BMX, we are raffling off the very bike Mike rode in Anthem ii to raise funds for both the Aitken family and Posh and Catty Woods’ insurance premiums.
Mike Aitken’s contribution to BMX is immeasurable. Let’s show him how much we appreciate the influence and sacrifice he’s made.
Fit Bike Co. have decided to kick your week off with a classic! They’ve uploaded Mike Aitken‘ section from the the “FITLIFE” DVD online for everyone to enjoy again. This video came out 13 years ago and it’s still as good now as it was then! Mikey doesn’t disappoint, so hit that play button and take in a classic that is on so many riders favorite video parts of all time list.
“For this #MikeMonday we are taking it back to Mike Aitken’s CLASSIC 2007 section in FITLIFE. Mike brought a well rounded onslaught to the streets, dirt and ramps of SLC, Utah and delivered a certified legendary section.” – Fit Bike Co.