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extra curricular activities (texas toast and urban rhythm) November 25, 2013

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Over the past month I have found myself in a few amazing extra curricular activities that Fairdale fans may not know about. For the last 3 years I have helped put on the Texas Toast Jam and the 3rd edition went down a few weeks ago. Also, last week I helped out with the Redbull Urban Rhythm event as a ramp builder/ designer. Although none of these events were exactly Fairdale related it might be interesting to see some of the other things we get involved with over here at Fairdale.  There’s a really cool documentary about Texas Toast from Odyssey BMX that is worth checking out.


It’s November Already?? November 2, 2012

Fairdale news posts have been missing from your life for a month now! Let me tell you what’s been going on…


Interbike/ Texas Toast Jam September 29, 2012

Just last week Fairdale returned from a trip out to Las Vegas to show off our bikes at the big Interbike trade show. The show is primarily for bike shops to check out bike manufacturers like us. We were amazed and flattered by the great response we had from all the shops. Our little booth seemed busy all week and I found it so inspiring all the great compliments folks gave us on our bikes.


Texas Toast Jam 2 October 11, 2011

Tomorrow I am touring Austin trying to nail down next year’s venue for Texas Toast Jam. We’re thinking the event will be in spring sometime but no date is yet confirmed. It is happening though!

The big question is what will we do this year? Like, for real, what the hell are we going to build this year? I have no clue. You guys got any ideas? The good thing is that with Ryan Corrigan heading up building stuff we know anything is possible.

Check out some of the amazing coverage from last year’s event all gathered together:

And what people were saying about Toast jam:

“Having a blast… don’t want the weekend to end.”
Scotty Cranmer
X-games gold medalist/ Champion of FOX TX TOAST Gauntlet of Death

“Best contest ever”
Gary Young
World Champion Street Rider/ 1st place pro dirt TX TOAST

Empire BMX

“I know the comp scene might be a little stale as of late, but that’s sure to change in the coming months, thanks in part to the Odyssey Texas Toast Jam.”

“Texas Toast has come and gone, and I really can’t think of a single thing that could have made the weekend better. Any expectations about the Odyssey BMX sponsored and Taj Mihelich organized event were certainly blown out of the water and there is no doubt in my mind that this was one of the best BMX events I’ve ever been to in my life.”

PHOTO ABOVE: Chase Hawk in one of my favorite photos from last years jam by Devon Hutchins.

Interbike and NORA Cup bound September 14, 2011

Looks like the Fairdale-mobile is all warmed up and I’m about to shred some tires on the drive out to Interbike. Also looking forward to attending the Nora Cup awards and doing the annual bike industry reunion.

I’m also kind of gearing up for going into Texas Toast Jam mode. Hoping to get to talk to a lot of people out at Interbike and get some more good ideas for this years comp. My first quest when back after Interbike is to find a venue. Got a couple cool ideas that will make this years comp really special.



Texas Toast is Done! June 2, 2011

Going through all my TX Toast Receipts and I think this is my favorite. Our princess from the Gauntlet of Death course.

Whew….. I can’t even begin to write about the TX Toast Jam yet. Lets just say we’ve finished cleaning up. On to sorting through the receipts and sorting out my life now.

Odyssey BMX has a good bit of the great coverage consolidated under the Texas Toast Jam tag here:

All I can say is that I am blown away by all the positivity around the contest and am already thinking about next years!


Tx Toast Schedule May 25, 2011


We’re getting the contest site ready and finally got an official schedule going.


Texas Toast Jam
Friday is practice for dirt, curved wall ride and rail jam contestants only.

11:00AM – 1:30PM Gauntlet of Death
1:30 – 2:30PM Dragon Slayer Practice
2:30 – 3:30PM Dragon Slayer Best Trick
3:30 – 8:00PM Gauntlet of Death reopens
3:30 – 4:30PM  Leap Frog Beard (Bunny Hop) Contest
5:00 – 7:00PM PRO Dirt Qualifying
7:00 – 8:00PM PRO Rail Jam Best Trick

11:00AM – 2:00PM Gauntlet of Death
12:00 – 1:30PM Longest Icepick Grind
2:00 – 3:30PM PRO Curved Wall Ride Best Trick
3:30 – 4:30PM Gauntlet of Death reopens
4:30 – 6:00PM PRO Dirt Finals

Fox’s Gauntlet of Death
First person to make it through this death defying obstacle course wins a treasure chest of prizes. Everyone who makes it through gets something. Runing all weekend, free to enter with entry and waiver, donations to benefit Mike Tag suggested.

Odyssey’s Dragon Slayer Best Trick.
A winner take all best trick contest on the ferocious Odyssey Dragon.
$300 Bounty and prizes, free to enter with entry and waiver.

Oakley, Failure Bikes, Austin Facial Hair Club present the Bearded Leap Frog Contest.
This bunny hop high jump contest is winner take all for highest hop. Free to enter with entry and waiver. Winner gets $100, one of a kind hand made Oakley trophy and Failure Beach Cruiser.

Sunday Bike’s Longest Ice Pick Grind Challenge.
Whoever can do the longest Ice Pick Grind on Sunday’s 100 foot long rail wins $250 and prizes. Free to enter with entry and waiver.

Empire BMX’s Pro Curved Wall Ride Best Trick Contest.
Do the best trick on Empire’s step-up curved wall ride and win $500 and prizes. $10 to enter.

Van’s Pro Rail Jam.
Whoever does the best trick on Van’s handrail wins $700 and prizes. $10 to enter.

Odyssey Presents Pro Dirt.
Pro’s compete for a $12500 purse.

1st place wins $5500 (thanks in part to a $2500 bonus for the winner from Fox)
2nd place wins $3000
3rd place wins $2000
4th place wins $1250
5th place wins $750

Spectators $5 per day, or $20 for both saturday and sunday and get a free Texas Toast T-shirt.

Texas Toast Dirt! May 19, 2011

First photos of dirt being built. This the roll-in , first roller and the lip for the skipper set that leads into the big sets. Stoked!!!

TX Toast News April 25, 2011

I don’t really know how Fairdale is sponsoring the Texas Toast Jam, but because I’m organizing it I’m saying we’re a sponsor!

Got a little news update for you…

Texas Toast Jam is coming up May 27-29. Dirt registration is starting to fill up so hurry up and register here:
dirt registration.

We just added Fox, Subrosa, Shadow, Tree Bikes, Blacken and KVRX 91.7 to the event sponsor list. So glad to see BMX pulling together and pitching in to make sure we all have a fun event.

Confirmed royalty VIP guests to the event are Mat Hoffman, Mike Dominguez, and Brian Blyther. We heard Ron Wilkerson, Dave Friemuth and The Lord Voelker may make it as well!

All the best pro riders will be here to shred the dirt jumps and street obstacles. Darryl Nau of Blacken is heading up announcing duties with assistance from FBM’s Steve Crandal. Darryl is also using his considerable party skills to set up some epic after parties. Ringmaster Leland Thurman is now directing the action at the Gauntlet of DEATH. Watch riders brave its treachery and take on a 48 foot long dragon!

I need help running the event and building dirt jumps and ramps, please email me to volunteer:
Find all the information you need for your trip here: