Generally, we try and stay away from heavily opinionated posts on the site, since we feel our opinion is just one voice of many, many BMX riders around the world and everyone has a different perspective on this sport of ours. But, today we are seeing a lot of discussion about the future of BMX contests after seeing the plan for the Nitro World Games, which is ultimately looking for a new way to expose BMX, moto-x, skateboarding and a few other action sports to the masses in hopes of pumping the industries full of energy and revived life that many feel is struggling to get the attention of the masses anymore. So, we’re going to toss out our perspective and then we’re hoping to get a lot of discussion going in the comments whether it be here, Facebook or really anywhere we can get riders to discuss their ideas or dreams of where to take this thing we call BMX next.
Oh hell yeah! Odyssey just dropped the news that this years Texas Toast Jam will be going down October 17th – 19th in Austin, Texas! Save the date and keep up with all things Toast by checking their site! HIGHLY suggest you make it out for this because it’s a DAMN GOOD time!
“The 4th annual TEXAS TOAST JAM is coming! We assume that you like a good time, so be sure to save the date and make your way down to Austin. We’ve got some sweet stuff in the works and a BUNCH OF RAD SPONSORS on board.
Bookmark TEXASTOASTJAM.COM for info and events as they get locked down, along with some archive videos for you guys to watch. We will disclose the location closer to the event as well.
If you are interested in supporting TOAST or getting involved, please email TOAST@ODYSSEYBMX.COM.”
Just when you thought you have seen everything there is to see from this years Texas Toast Jam… Dalton Campbell comes through with a 10-minute documentary style video with a ton of footage and interviews with different people involved in the event. This is well worth a watch even if you have seen all the other videos!
Here’s a little Texas Toast highlight reel action from Subrosa‘s Simone Barraco! Hit that play button and take all this goodness in!
Filmed and edited by Bobby Kanode
You know it was a good time when footage from the event is still surfacing nearly a month later, right? Check out a few clips from Hoang Tran’s runs that Subrosa just released for your viewing pleasure!
Filmed and edited by Bobby Kanode
This is absolutely phenomenal. Odyssey dropped this documentary about the Texas Toast Jam and its three years in existence. This is hands down one of the best things to happen to BMX and I cannot wait to see where it goes in the future! I highly, highly advise all of you to find a way to make it to the next one.
“Writing something about Texas Toast that isn’t trite or cliche is practically impossible. It’s not a bad problem by any means because to be honest, everything you’ve seen or heard about the event is all 100% true. During the past three years, more and more people have been making the pilgrimage to the jam to hang out, party and just flat out shred on little bikes.
I’ve had the pleasure of attending all three jams and each year there’s been moments where I got chills and goosebumps from behind the lens. From Aitken’s rebel run in the inaugural event to this year’s Veteran comp, Texas Toast never ceases to rejuvenate my love for BMX. Seeing everybody from my childhood heroes to the latest upcoming superstars, ride and have fun under one roof is absolutely incredible. We had dudes in that lumberyard who were in their 40′s boosting as high as their teenage counterparts!
When I was piecing together this documentary, it was almost overwhelming all the positive feedback we were getting and the best part was; the riding was almost secondary to the vibe. Sure, there were tons of bat-shit crazy moves that went down but the thing that got everyone most psyched was just how the BMX community came together. From all the brands and volunteers that helped make the event happen to the pros and kids who ventured out to just ride and have fun – everyone chipped in and helped put together on one of the best weekends of the year.
If you couldn’t make it out to any of the jams, hopefully this video will give you guys a good idea of what it was like. Thanks to everyone we talked with in the video and to ADAM BANTON and JESUS SONS for hooking us up with some tunes for it.
We also have a little bit of gear left over so if you want to get a new hat or shirt, click on over to our ONLINE STORE.
ARTIST: Adam Banton
TRACK: All the Little Things
ALBUM: Escapism (CLICK HERE to pre-order the album via KickStarter)
LINKS: FACEBOOK, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM
ARTIST: Jesus Sons
TRACKS: Who’s Around and Ain’t Talkin’ Homesick
ALBUM: Who’s Around
LABEL: MOCK RECORDS
LINKS: FACEBOOK and BANDCAMP“
James Covington, Trey Jones, Colt Fake and a few friends loaded up on a road trip from Florida to Austin for the Texas Toast Jam a few weeks back! This video gives you a look at what they got into along the way. Looks like it was a kickass trip!
“the Pay Attention boys took a trip in the RV to Austin Texas with stops in tallahassee, Baton Rouge, Houston, Austin, New Orleans, and Apopka. Jeff Hunnicutt, Austin Hunnicutt, Trey Jones, Forest Leeper, Chris Kasek, and James Covington hit the road and met up with Erk, Colt Fake, and Chad DeGroot. We just documented the madness that was the trip. Thanks to everyone that hung out, showed us spots, bought us drinks, or supported us in some way. Thanks to the crew that put together Texas Toast 2013“