Our first French event was a success! Thanks to all the French riders, can't wait to rip and record all season long!
Julien Welsch has been training hard, competing across Europe and generally getting it in for the past year since deciding to "go pro." Already a unique rider Julien is creating an image for himself as a one-of-a kind rider on his Street Triple. Check out his amazing new promo video and his interview on his style and amazing Triumph stunt bike.
The two countries with the most influence on the global stunt scene are arguably America and France. While excelling in different areas, both countries are pushing the evolution of this sport hard; with new skills, tricks, styles and competitions. We do our best to communicate and share with our freestyle brothers and sisters abroad, but still, some things are lost in translation.
Legal spots. Some stunters are into the idea, some are not. Either way StuntBums is about helping you pursuing your passion, so if you're sick of getting kicked out of spots, worrying about your bike getting impounded or generally tired of feeling like a delinquent trying to explain your story to the cops - seriously think about trying to get a legal spot.
The long-awaited French Stunt Tour DVD was just released in France. The team is working hard to create a version with English subtitles that should be released for American sales in the next few weeks. We will let you know the second it's available on this side of the Atlantic. Until then, enjoy the latest preview and our StuntBums exclusive interview with the men behind the project.
Jorian did a little show as part of France's annual Téléthon; a charity event that is televised each year to raise money for various, often neglected, diseases. The event is big in France with tons of volunteers and celebrities offering their time to help combat diseases.
The Indian Ocean, for all you geographically challenged stunt fans, is a body of water that lies between the East coast of Africa and extends past India all the way to the West coast of Australia. The ocean is speckled with paradise-like islands, glittering beaches and many, many motorcycle fans. Lucky for the motorcycle fans residing there, the Switch Riders from France are contracted to put on a handful of stunt shows over the next six months. After a show in August 2010 on the French island "Île de la Réunion" the team was booked for nearly a half-year of overseas adventure and stunt shows.
This weekend was the "Rassemblement des Stunteurs du Sud" which is the "Meeting of the South Stuntriders," an annual event that takes place in southern France. For the last six years the "meeting" has grown and now is a staple in French riding culture, bringing in riders from all over France and even other European countries. Our friends from Switch Riders covered the event providing pictures of some amazing Frenchie riding and a special peek into the ground breaking premiere that also took place last weekend.
The eighth annual French Stunt Bike Show took place in Bordeaux this year in October after it was pushed back from an initially planned September date. With approximately 7,000 people in the stands the amateur stunt contest was broken into three categories: Scooter, 50cc, Sportbike.The results were as follows:
The Fête de la Moto, which means "Motorcycle Festival" in English, was held in early September in Pouxeux, a city in Northeastern France. And a festival it was, check out the video from our French correspondents, "Switch Riders", as they traveled from Marseille and Valence (south and south-central France, respectively) to add a little stunting to the motorcycle day in .