Jeff K's Midwest BMX Night 2 Edit

Not only is our Action Village Pro Rider Jeff Klugiewicz kill it on his bike... he also has amazing editing skills.

Midwest Night 2 - Midwestbmx.net from @jklugiewicz on Vimeo.

Stay tuned for edit from each and every BMX night and if you're in the Milwaukee area check out the dates and join the fun!


12 Days of BMX-mas

We're giving away 24 bikes in the 12 days leading up to Christmas! All you have to do is sign up Here!


Off the Record with Brian Kachinsky

Brian takes a look back at the X Games street format, his not-so-awesome legal battle over some street riding, making banger trips to Cali and taking care of business.

Go to BNQT.com for more videos.


Brian Kachinsky Bikes Over Baghdad 2 Interview

Action Village rider Brian Kachinsky had the humbaling oppurtunitiy to visit Iraq for the first time in 2009 to participated in the first Bikes Over Bagdad Tour. Essentially the point of the tour is give U.S. military men and women who are stationed in Iraq a performance at their base by the top bmx athletes and give them a few hours of escape, excitement, and camaraderie with guys from back home. After that amazing first trip BK had no hesitations about going on the second tour, read about his experience after the second time on Transworld BMX HERE


Chris Doyle captures the front cover of Transworld BMX!

On The Cover: Seeing how Chris Doyle spins these jumps at the Potoczny’s trails in Pennsylvania every session, the D-Man felt like he had to up the ante a bit for this photo and let his hands fly, too. Photo by Jeff Zielinski.

On newsstand Nov. 23!


Gary Young Signature Sunday Bikes

Exclusive Action Village interview with team rider Gary Young. Learn about what went into the making of Gary Young's Sunday pro- model, who they are good for, custom features and overall stoke level. Check out the bikes on Action Village

What went into the making of your bike?
When Sunday and I were talking about putting a line of complete bikes together, the most important thing that we talked about was making sure that they were completely shreddable right out of the box. Since shreddability is our number one goal, we came up with four levels (AM, EX, Pro, and Signature) of affordable bikes that are ready to be ridden. All of the bikes also come with Odyssey parts--making the bikes simply the the most complete, completes.

What kind of custom features did you add to it?
I got to help pick out all the parts and color schemes that come on the bikes. Besides my Signature bike, I think that the Bigfoot Monster Truck inspired model is my favorite.  The gold parts with the blue frame, forks, and bars just look so good together.  I also helped choose all the angles so the bike has a solid overall feel.

What was the overall input that you had in developing your own pro model?
I got to help choose everything from start to finish. Check out the signature model for proof, it is nearly identical to the bike I am riding right now!

What kind of riders is the bike best for?
When we started talking about making complete bikes, I was really excited to help create something that was accessible and fun for a wide range of people. Whether you are just starting out on a bike or you are shredding the nearest skate park, dirt jumps or street, these bikes = having fun! My bike has been designed so that anyone will be able to jump on it, but more specifically they were designed for people who want to have fun riding.

Anything else really that your stoked on about your bike.
Check out the Sunday team where we built up some completes and rode them right out of the box.
Sunday Bikes


Jeff K Spotlight

Pro- Profile 

Name:  Jeff Anthony Klugiewicz
Age: 26
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wi
Resides: Eastside of Milwaukee
Year started bmx and why: 2000, all my friends in HS were riding so I decided to grab a bike and join them.

Top 3:

Reasons to like ActionVillage:
1. Amazing Team.
2. They have everything!
3. They have and continue to support Bmx threw Events and Contests.

Bike Spots:
1. Estabrook
2. 4 Seasons Skatepark of Milwaukee

People to ride with:
1. BK
2. Cohl
3. Lil Jon

Favorite Foods:
1. Sobelman's (best burgers)
2. Ian's Pizza
3. Comet Cafe

People to Follow on Twitter:
1. @Etniesbmx
2. @its_Jeff
3. @GaryJBusey
And make sure you follow me...  @jklugiewicz
(Ed note: and us @ActionVillage)

Things you don't know about me:
1.  I Love building things...
2.  I love throwing events and contest.
3.  Play way to many video games in the winter season.

Parts on your bike:
1.  My Mankind "Forward" Frame
2.  My new Profile Racing "dusted Purple" sig color hubs.
3.  My ODI "O" Grips...  They're Amazing!

Fill in the Blanks--

[www.Midwestbmx.net] is my favorite website besides ActionVillage.com

I would [do something stupid] for 100 dollars.

When I was 16 I was [just getting into BMX].

To me BMX means [everything].

Everyone should take time to [look at the world around you, it's amazing].

My favorite thing besides BMX is [film/photography/editing]

The last person I called was [my Mom]

[Michael Jordan]  was my hero growing up and [My Dad]  is my hero now.

The best advice I ever got was [the best way to predict you future, is to create it]

Jeff K and friends

 Jeff K and friends got third place in the midwest BMX video contest for this submission:

Team Industry - MidwestBMX Video Contest from @jklugiewicz on Vimeo.


Welcome to the Team: Devon Smillie

The Basics:
Name: Devon Smillie
Age: 18
Hometown: Santa Clara, Ca
Resides: Suwanee, Ga
Year started bmx and why: I started in 95' when I was three because my mom raised me on Jeremy McGrath Steel Roots and Crusty Demons videos. I wanted to be like the fmx guys.

Fill in the Blanks:
Being a part of the Action Village team to me means [being apart of one of the best teams put together! ]

The first thing I did when I found out I got sponsored was [do a little dance! Then went to ride. ] 

[Facebook.com ] is my favorite website besides ActionVillage.com 

I would [hang five a mile ] for 100 dollars.

My favorite pros are [The Action Village pro team! Along with Dennis Enarson, Tony Hamlin, Nathan Williams, I could go on forever. ]

My favorite bike spot is [the city of Atlanta! ] 

Everyone should take time to [enjoy what life has to offer. ]

My favorite thing besides BMX is [skateboarding. Along with bmxing, I've skated for about 8 years or so. It's fun to hop on a board every now and then. ]

The last person I called was [the tattoo shop! I'm getting my first tat! ]

The best advice I ever got was [keep movin' forward. Life goes on. ] 

With my $1000 shopping spree I'm going to buy [ A new complete skateboard! Some small parts here and there like tires, grips, etc. Clothes…a lot of clothes. and of course some new shoes will have me in a good mood!]

Devon Smillie from Eric Stewart on Vimeo.


Welcome to the Team: Joel Pierazek

The Basics 
Name: Joel Pierazek
Age: 24
Hometown: St. Pete Florida
Resides: Orlando Florida
Year started bmx and why: around 2000, I wanted this all chrome Mongoose at Wal-Mart, just to be
cool…. But then I saw Mike Aitken doing this huge unlookback on a RideBMX cover. I bought it and was like "this is cool!! I wanna do this."

Fill in the Blanks
Being a part of the Action Village team means that there is someone there that can help me out, and I
can put their name behind things I do… which will help both of us.

The first thing I did when I found out I got sponsored was call my best friend Nick Mahoney.

Thecomeupbmx.net is my favorite website besides ActionVillage.com; it’s pretty much like CNN news, but a little more relevant to life... Haha

I would pretty much do anything for 100 dollars… I’m pretty short on rent lately

My favorite pros are probably about the same as everyone else’s: Sean Sexton, Chris Doyle, Nathan
Williams, Chase D, you know…

May favorite bike spot is pretty much anywhere; as long as we aren’t getting kicked out, and my friends
and I can just have a good session and sit around and talk shit, I’m having fun.

Everyone should take time to just relax, and not be so serious about everything. For me I like going out
and road biking around town just chillin.

My favorite thing besides BMX is a good combination of girls, music and partyin… haha

The last person I called was My friend Levi, to see if he wanted to go riding today.

The best advice I ever got was probably, not to be a lurk

Joel Pierazek Edit


Brian Kachinsky's Russian Adventure on ESPN.com

Check out AV team rider Brian Kachinsky and his blog on ESPN.... "If these people were fierce enemies in our textbooks, why are they giving me a high five after pulling a trick? If these people didn't like us, why are they so happy to buy me a drink? If these people weren't welcoming, why were they asking me to visit their country?"

Read the rest HERE and be sure to check out the photo gallery!


Josh Eilken: Sun Ringle Trip and Edits

I just recently went on a sun ringle trip that was amazing. I went to Dayton Ohio for the DK Dirt Circuit witch was really fun. I had a great time got to meet a lot of riders that I have always wanted to meet. I also got a tour of the DK warehouse and got to shred the ramps all I have to say is that place is too fun! If you ever get the invite don't pass it up. 

Our next stop was Columbus Ohio where I finally got meet the legend him self, Steven Hamilton. He got on my bike at the famous Columbus curved wall ride and did an opp curved wall to 3 out. It was pretty sick. 

After our wild encounters with Steven and all the shredding we did in Columbus we made the next move to West Virgina which was weird because I have never been to West Virginia so I didn't know what to expect. It turns out there was a lot of good stuff there, like hills so there was all kinds of things to ride. 

We made our way to Pittsburgh. The trails in PA are real talk. I got to see fellow ActionVillage rider Chris Doyle ride trails for the first time in my life. It was a treat! Then we ended the trip at Mark Potoczny's crib where he had a sick jam in his back yard people rode all day and partied all night. 

The following four Sun Ringle edits were all from that trip!
Josh Eilken

Josh's Bike


BK and Jeff K

Brian Kachinsky, Mike Hinkens, Jeff Klugiewicz and Grant Castelluzzo let the L train take the strain in search of new spots. Wade Young put together this edit from what went on.

Check the full story and photos in Dig 79

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Welcome to the Team: Christopher Bracamonte

Name: Christopher Bracamonte
Age: 21
Hometown: Woodland Hills Ca
Resides: Woodland Hills Ca
Year started bmx and why: I spent a lot of time at home riding my bike around the neighborhood, then I went to a skatepark for the first time and I was hooked. I think it was 2002 that I started riding everyday

Fill in the Blanks--
Being a part of the Action Village team to me means getting opportunities to dial in my bike with good parts and possibly travel.

The first thing I did when I found out I got sponsored was
I went to the trails to celebrate.

vitalbmx.com is my favorite website besides ActionVillage.com

I would do 100 hop barspins in a row  for 100 dollars.

My favorite pros are Ty Morrow, Brian Kachinsky, Chris Doyle, JJ Palmere, Mike Aitken, Rob Wise and Dennis Enarson.

My favorite bike spot is UCLA or hans' trails

Everyone should take time to dig at the trails

My favorite thing besides BMX is making videos

The last person I called was my girlfriend Kellie to tell her about winning this sponsorship

Van Homan  was my hero growing up and Dennis Enarson  is my hero now.

The best advice I ever got was if you fall, get back up and try again 

With my $1,000 sponsorship I am going to buy  some parts I need for my bike like a fork and tires, a travel bag and a few Christmas gifts for my family.


In his own words: Josh Eilken, Boken Jaw

    About six weeks ago we went street riding in San Jose, California as a part of the Road Fools project. We started riding San Jose's City Hall and we got kicked out. I still had some tricks and a line I wanted to do. Later on that night I asked Stew Johnson if he wanted to go back and get some clips and he was more than happy to go back. At this time everyone was done riding besides myself  Stew, John ludwick and Mike Hinkins.

     We pulled up to the spot and I got one line done that I wanted to do. After the line I wanted to film a 360 over this gap so I jumped it twice I wanted to get my speed right. It wasn't really that high but the gap was long and I was very hesitant about doing it. Then the security guard decided to showed up and he kicked us out so I decided to just go for it. I did not have the right speed I needed to make it over the gap and I clipped my back tire at the end of the gap and I went straight to my face. I broke my jaw in three places, knocked a few teeth out and there was a cut on my lip that I could put my finger though and touch what was left of my tooth. I also had to get stitches in my chin. Up to this point I hadn't broke a bone in my life. Usually if you hit your jaw you would think it would be lights out, but I didn't get knocked unconscious the slightest bit... I was awake for the whole thing. In a matter of minutes there was a pool of blood on the floor coming out of my ear my nose and my mouth. At that moment I knew road fools was over for me. At that time Matt Coplon the team manager for Madera rushed over in the van and I was on my way to the hospital. Thank god Mike had his trusty i-phone on him and we got to the hospital in minutes.

   When I got to the hospital I lost so much blood I began to get dizzy and waiting room was packed there was no where to sit and they took one good look at me and before I knew it I was drugged up and I had an IV in my arm. I stayed in the hospital for a good week. I cant thank Matt enough he came in and out as much as he could, Bryce Toole and Tom Villarreal stopped by once too and I was so siked. Besides them I was all by myself with no family or friends by my side struggling to move my mouth. The first day I was in the Hospital the nurse spilled water on my phone and I couldn't even call my friends because I didn't have there numbers. IT SUCKED! My mom flew out as soon as she could my girlfriend Maggie let me use her laptop so I had something to do. Staring at a tv for a week makes me go nuts. At that point I started to feel a lil bit better. I had surgery on my jaw and it was wired shut and I could only drink out of a straw, I could not eat anything.  I could not fly home because of my head injury. I guess the air pressure on the plane could have left me in a world of trouble. So my mom and I stayed in a hotel right by the hospital until I got better so I could fly home.

   I recently got the wires and all the metal taken out of my mouth and I can kind of move my mouth again. My lip is still not back to normal but it's getting there and I am still missing teeth. I hope soon I will get that fixed but I have to wait a little bit for my jaw to heal before I can do that. I’m just siked that I’m back home with my friends, girlfriend and my family. Im back on the bike now and it feels amazing.

I would like to thank everyone that was there for me. Aaron at The Athlete recovery fund for helping me out with all my bills, Matt Coplon for being more than a TM he is one of my good friends and all this would have sucked without him, Marco and everyone at props for the support and help, My girlfriend Maggie, all my friends and homies in the thegullyfactory.com crew and last but not least my family for being there for every step of the way.

 Much Love,
Josh Eilken

Road Fools BMX Crash Segment, you'll have to keep checking back for the crash of Josh in the next episode.


Chris Doyle Re- Visits his youth

Duo x Defgrip "Gettin' Nostalgic" Part 1 from DUO Brand on Vimeo.

In the years between 1996-2001 I gained some of my greatest memories and built friendships that will last a lifetime. I owe these friendships and memories to a box jump, wooden berm, and a few mounds of dirt located in Raleigh, North Carolina… 401 trails. Lucky for me, most of these memories have been well archived by one of my best friends and the best cameraman in BMX, Will Stroud. This documentary piece is a glimpse back at some of the great times and many faces that have meant so much to me. I hope you, the viewer, like this and I hope it makes you think of YOUR old spots and friends and what they mean to you.


-Chris Doyle


Welcome to the team: James Barton

The Basics:
Name: James Barton
Age: 20
Hometown: Kingston, Ontario
Resides: St. Catharines, Ontario
Year started bmx and why: I started racing BMX when I was 10 years old. A friend who lived across the street from me was the national champion for his age, and he got me addicted quick. There is no better feeling than cruisin' on a bike. By the time I was 12, I gave up racing for freestyle. More fun, more freedom.

Fill in the Blanks:
Being a part of the Action Village team to me means getting involved in a great action sports community.

The first thing I did when I found out I got sponsored was tell my house-mates at University. We had a guys night out and saw a live band, good times.

Thecomeupbmx.net is my favorite website besides ActionVillage.com

I would try to ride up a 20 stair for 100 dollars.

My favorite pros are Garrett Reynolds, Randy Taylor, Brian Kachinsky.

My favorite bike spot is my backyard mini. 4 ft quarters and a small spine, I learned flairs there haha.

Everyone should take time to enjoy nature. I love being outside. It is an essential part of my life. Throw in a bike and that's all I need.

My favorite thing besides BMX is music. I am a proud metalhead. I also love ambient instrumental music.

The last person I called was my buddy Marty, hoping he could give me a ride to the skatepark. He did, awesome guy.

Ryan Leech was my hero growing up and Garrett Reynolds is my hero now.

The best advice I ever got was don't let things pass you by. If you have an opportunity to try something new, take it! Life is about new experiences.

With my $1000 shopping spree I'm going to buy all the essential parts that must be replaced every once in a while.
-I am getting a few KMC 710 chains (lightest strongest chain out there in my opinion)
-Some fit FAF-K tires for the front and an animal for the rear. My favourite tire combo.
-Animal Edwin grips.They have a soft grippy feel that I have not felt on any other grip.
-animal plastic pedals
-a new cult seat post

And some big ticket items that I am looking at that I haven't had before:
-Cult stem and fork
-Kink Empire Revision C Frame, looks so nice.
-Premium whiskey bars, so I can throw barspins like Garrett Reynolds haha.

 Rob Seymour Photo
 Josh Allsopp Photo
Josh Allsopp Photo


Free Lunch with Gary Young

Watch to find out about what Gary thinks about nuts, wedding djs, gymnastics and more!


Gary and Chris in Dew Tour Championships this weekend!

Dew Tour Championships
2010 Dew Tour Championships will be crowned
Oct 14 – 17 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Featured athletes include:  Shaun White, Ryan Sheckler, Paul Rodriguez, Dave Mirra, Garrett Renyolds, Twitch, Ronnie Faisst
4 days and 4 nights of competitions, music, festival and parties. 
Tickets on sale NOW starting at $15 – ticketmaster.com or The Joint Box Office
For more event info go to allisports.com
This October 14-17 the Dew Tour will head to Las Vegas for the first time, staging the largest-scale event in the Tour’s six-year history. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and the Dew Tour Championships will bring fans from around the world the best competitions in action sports as the top athletes compete for the coveted Dew Cup. Taking the Dew Tour Championships to a whole new level…
·         The vert ramp will be built over the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s West Beach Club Pool
·         The skate park course, N.E.R.D concert Friday night and the Dew Cup awards ceremony on Sunday will all be hosted in the famed concert venue, The Joint
·         New city, bigger course, more points, more prize money, one-of-a-kind venue, Sunday pool party, and more!
Discount code:
Enter the promo code “LV2010” on ticketmaster.com to receive:
-       $3 off Ground Pass for Saturday Festival Village and Sunday Vert finals at the Pool
-       $10 off Floor seats at the Joint for Friday Skate Park finals/N.E.R.D and Sunday Dew Cup Awards and Wavves.
Available at ticketmaster.com only.


Throw- back time: Brian Kachinsky 2003-04

Brian's part in "System," lots of great falls but as Evel Knievel said: "If you fall, you’re never a failure as long as you try to get up"  (it doesn't mean it won't hurt.... )


Etnies BMX presents Brian Kachinsky

Brian's Top 3:
Top three movies:
  1. Slapshot
  2. Hurt Locker
  3. Shawshank Redemption
Top three favorite non-BMX pastimes:
  1. Traveling
  2. Hockey
  3. Traveling again
Top three things you are afraid of:
  1. Losing my wallet/passport on a trip
  2. Not doing something I know I can do
  3. Running out of coffee
Read more HERE on Enties Website


Brian Kachinsky: Photos from the road

 Bug! Splat. Driving back to Chicago


Flying to Vegas

Dream ride....

Taken from an i-phone, what technology!


Chris Doyle Wins the Nora Cup!

We caught up with Action Village Pro rider after winning the Nora Cup's best dirt biker of the year award. Here are a few words from the man himself about a night that goes down in the BMX history books. 

Chris getting carried after receiving his award.
 (ActionVillage.com):What is the best thing about winning this award and what does it mean to you? (Chris Doyle): The best thing about winning this award is that it's voted on by my fellow riders and industry folks.  To me, it's everything!  Like I said on the mic, I just enjoy riding trails and doing what feels right to me.  I don't have the tricks that so many of the other riders have and what I do have probably won't ever win me titles or anything like that.  So, to have my simple style of riding appreciated to the extent that I'd win a NORA cup means SO much to me.

AV: Looking back on all of your hard work, is there anyone or groups of people that have really helped you?  
CD: There's been so many people, groups of people, that have come into my life through riding that have helped me so much. This, by no means, was a personal award but more an award for all my friends and sponsors.  

AV: What did you do to celebrate?  
CD: Haha that was a pretty wild night.  There were lots of hugs and lots of drinks... a few tears too.  Hahaha.  Believe it or not, some of my friends had tears streaming down their cheeks that night. 
Chris and friends

AV: Whats the next goal in your bmx career?
CD: This one will be hard to top!  I just wanna keep riding and stay healthy.  To me, BMX is not about winners and losers but more about being a part of a great community.  I'd just like to continue to be a part of it all and see where else it takes me in the future.

Check out this video from the event! Way to go Chris!


Brian Kachinsky- The Basics

Annaleah DeMasi Photo
Name: Brian Kachinsky
Age: 28
Hometown: Neenah, WI
Resides: Chicago, IL
Sponsors: Action Village, DK bicycles, Etnies Footwear, Arnette, 661, Cti, System Cycle
Year started bmx and why: I probably did my first wheelie at age 7 or 8 and got a legit BMX bike around age 12 and have been trying to get as rad as possible ever since.

Top 3:

Reasons to like ActionVillage:
1. I'm on a team with some of the best riders in the world who also happen to be some of my best friends.
2. A one stop shop for everything you need for your bike and beyond.
3. Fast, accurate and friendly (much like the members of the team)!

Favorite Spots:
1. Barcelona
2. Madison, WI
3. Chicago, IL

People to ride with:
1. The entire Etnies team
2. Gary Young
3. The Milwaukee and Chicago crew

Favorite Foods:
1. mediterranean
2. sandwiches
3. coffee

People to Follow on Twitter:
1. @mikeescamilla
2. @catfishcatfish
3. @tonyhamlin

Things you don't know about me:
1. I have horrible penmanship.
2. I have an insatiable sweet tooth
3. I'm resourceful and insightful (despite being blonde)

Parts on your bike:
1. DK sigma handlebars- they are tall and perfect
2. DK alpha front hub- The thing has taken a beating and still spins for days
3. My grips- (DK tsuka)- They are perfectly worn in right now and feel awesome.


Get Flow'd Contest

Our Get Flow'd contest is over. We've received so many great edits. Our pro team will be judging these edits soon. Good luck to all those that entered and just to recap what's going on, just for entering riders get two free pairs of grips and six riders are going to win a $1,000 shopping spree at ActionVillage.com and a spot on our flow team!

 Check out all the videos here HERE