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Old 07-20-06, 10:54 AM
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sponsored

Anyone sponsored.By who?
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Old 07-21-06, 06:26 AM
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Im sponsored by my parents.
I get free cloths, food, and a house!
Sometimes they hook me up with some parts too!
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Old 07-21-06, 09:06 AM
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me too
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Old 07-21-06, 12:35 PM
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Well, the team i'm on(minnesotabmx) has sponsors....but i'm not sponsored individually.

Are team is sponsored by Red Bull, Five BMX Co, Sag Wagon bike & board, I think some clothing company...i'm not sure.

I'm hoping to get MY first real sponsor from a biek shop soon though....



The parents are the best though, I couldn't be riding without them.
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Old 07-22-06, 02:00 AM
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Who cares if your sponsored? Go and ride your damn bike.
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Old 07-22-06, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by lunchbox
Who cares if your sponsored? Go and ride your damn bike.
Seriously.
Riding is about having fun and just ****ing riding, not having 88 sponsors.

Allthough being sponsored by either Fit, Solid, Odyssey or Profile would be nice.
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Old 07-22-06, 09:30 PM
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It was just a question, he said nothing about riding not being about having fun and riding your bike.

I think you guys should just calm down a weeee bit.
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Old 07-22-06, 09:35 PM
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I've been offered a sponsorship for downhill, but I've rejected them.
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Old 07-22-06, 10:14 PM
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I wouldn't say no to some free parts or clothes as long as I didn't have to go around entering a crapload of contests or something. I'd be far more likely to work for a company as a photographer than as a sponsored rider, though.
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Old 07-22-06, 10:24 PM
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its good to have parents help
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Old 07-23-06, 10:06 AM
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im sponsored by my dads company hot gear bag, but i guess that counts as parents
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Old 07-23-06, 02:34 PM
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Haha, yeah. lol
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Old 07-23-06, 04:32 PM
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I'm on team Dilly. My captain and co captains gives me the hookups.
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Old 07-23-06, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
Seriously.
Riding is about having fun and just ****ing riding, not having 88 sponsors.

Allthough being sponsored by either Fit, Solid, Odyssey or Profile would be nice.
I just wanted to know and yeah it would be nice.
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Old 07-23-06, 09:12 PM
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Bmxinvasion rides for Dans Comp. But he never posts on here anymore.
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Old 07-24-06, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by lunchbox
Bmxinvasion rides for Dans Comp. But he never posts on here anymore.
He posts rarely.

I think hes on flow from S&M too...
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Old 07-24-06, 09:02 AM
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umm to bmichaelx
jefferson from 5bmx is the coolest person everrrr
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Old 07-29-06, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by THE BMX RIDER
its good to have parents help

My dad told me if i put another penny in my bike for repairs or anything hes going to take the sawz-all(sp?) to it and cut it into 8" pieces.
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Old 08-01-06, 07:44 PM
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YEAH!!!! I got MY first REAL individual sponsor! Sag Waggon Bike & Board(the same one that sponsors our teams comps)is sponsoring me now!!!

I am to cool. Hahaha, I know sponsors do not matter, I still ride for fun and everything, but it's good to know I get free parts!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-01-06, 10:25 PM
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Congrats, that's sweet. So what kind of stuff do you get?
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Old 08-02-06, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by MadMan2k
Congrats, that's sweet. So what kind of stuff do you get?
Anything about 100$ or so...or less, I get for free. Anything more than that I get for wholesale. I also get shirts with the shops name, of course.

I'm pretty sure I might have peed a litle when he asked me because I was so excited. haha
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Old 08-02-06, 10:30 AM
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well even if u did pee, u could have got some new pants from the shop
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Old 08-03-06, 12:22 AM
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Go work for a retailer that is into BMX or even just bicycles in general.

A lot of the bike shops and outdoor retailers around where I am will look to sponsor one of their employees before they look anywhere else. Most places I know of will make you earn your keep and proove that you are worth your salt, so if you are lazy avoid this route.

1. It is real easy to get the days/times off that you need for practices and races.
2. You will usually get your entry fee paid for at the very least.

Go work for any decent bike shop and a lot of them will let you order directly from Quality Bike Parts or whoever they are using as their distributor and get it will give you access to "wholesale" prices (actually QBP prices are distributors prices...but who's counting). Any bike shop that is only willing to give you a small percent off for working for them is wrong; I personally wouldn't give them the time of day.

I have found that having access to sales reps from a lot of companies has also helped out. Let them know what you are up to and what you are asking of them and they will usually come through for you. Don't expect a brand new bike but a lot of them will be more than happy to throw down on some parts you need. Just my personal experience though.

I had a friend trade a space on his jersey for either $200 in merchandice (of is choice) or money and came away pretty well off. He hit up vendors and local places alike.
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Old 08-04-06, 12:52 PM
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I used to be sponsored by ODI and two shops, but that was when I raced. I only raced once this year and broke my collarbone... can't ride until probably at least Sept... so pursuing sponsors is out for a while.
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