Palms Park BMXers

Palms Park BMXers

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Just a few pics from Ron Mackler's personal photo album - courtesy of his younger brother, Eric (pictured w/ yellow #69 plate). Anybody got ID on any of the riders?
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Back in the day the first BMX racing in Los Angeles Palms Park good times
My 7 year old is doing a school project on a historical figure and decided as a BMX'er that Ron Mackler is the one to do. I can't get my hands on a copy of the History of BMX book so if anyone has information on Ron it would be so helpful!

Modern BMX racing began on July 10, 1969 at Palms Park in West Los Angeles. No trace is left at Palm

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The Birth of BMX: How Palm’s history of cycling lead to the extreme sport 11/28/2020

The Birth of BMX: How Palm’s history of cycling lead to the extreme sport

Nice article by Art Of Palms on the birthplace of BMX and its connection to 19th Century bicycle racer and pioneering car dealer Ralph Hamlin.

The Birth of BMX: How Palm’s history of cycling lead to the extreme sport Palms has a long and exciting history with the humble bicycle. At the end of the 19th century, bicycle use had exploded to the point where races that put the modern CicLAvia to shame were conducted annually on the 4th of July. Racers from Los Angeles would ride through “...the little village of Th...

07/10/2019

Well, happy 50th anniversary to Palms and BMX

In the 1984 book, THE COMPLETE BOOK of BMX, written by BMX Hall of Famer Bob Osborn, the sport of BMX was born on July 10, 1969 in Santa Monica, CA - in Palms Park. Join us in this celebration by sharing with your friends.

Products 04/24/2019

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Timeline photos 10/02/2016

We lost Rick Twomey today. Oct, 1st 2016. A true BMX legend. We love you, Rick.

bmxfreestylehistory 01/19/2016

bmxfreestylehistory

Check out this dynamite new website featuring our "profile picture" high flyer Devin Bank and his brother Todd Bank. http://www.bmxfreestylehistory.com/

bmxfreestylehistory Documenting some of the history of BMX freestyle as it began in 1970's Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Bike Park Collective 07/31/2015

The Los Angeles Bike Park Collective

Professional stuntman Danny Downey: "The thing that made me believe I could be a professional stuntman was riding BMX. There's something about BMX ..." https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=194&v=a4jxi_ndCN8

The Los Angeles Bike Park Collective Southern California has played such a vital role in the the growth of BMX and Mountain Biking, yet the city of Los Angeles fails to have even one bicycle san...

07/31/2015

The Los Angeles Bike Park Collective

Looks like a great project. Definitely time to bring it back to LA!

The Los Angeles Bike Park Collective Our goal is to create the first ever publicly funded, state owned dirt park in Los Angeles. A place for the BMX & Mountain Biking community to call home.

Joe Kid on a Stingray - Scot Breithaupt Tribute 07/13/2015

Joe Kid on a Stingray - Scot Breithaupt Tribute

Joe Kid on a Stingray - Scot Breithaupt Tribute Scot Breithaupt was an inspiration to a generation of kids on bikes. His independent spirit will live on within our sport. Copyright JKOS,llc

Spread the word and help us create the first ever Los Angeles Dirt Park! 01/22/2015

Spread the word and help us create the first ever Los Angeles Dirt Park!

Bring BMX dirt back to Los Angeles!

Spread the word and help us create the first ever Los Angeles Dirt Park! In the early 1960's freestyle bmx was born right here in Southern California. Inspired by motocross, the first freestyle BMX bike was created by Mongoose Bikes in Simi Valley, California. From there the sport exploded and was then picked up by the X-Games, which Los Angeles went on to host for 8 con…

Timeline photos 08/05/2014

Timeline photos

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just send me a self addressed, stamped envelope and get a FREE Rick's Bike Shop Team Sticker
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Mail to: Rick Twomey 1721 Anderson St. Simi Valley, Ca. 93065

Palms Park - Early BMX 05/23/2014

Palms Park - Early BMX

http://vimeo.com/54698090

Palms Park - Early BMX Early organized BMX competition in the U.S... Palms Park... located in West Los Angeles California... Bob Osborn publisher of BMX Action magazine talks about early…

Timeline photos 06/04/2013

Check out Rick Twomey's FB page for old school bmx.

Rick's Bike Shop Team Palms Park 1972-73

04/03/2013

City of Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee

Around since 1974 - kinda new to Facebook!

City of Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee The Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee (LABAC) advises the Mayor, City Council Members and agencies of the City of Los Angeles in the encouragement and facilitation of the use of the bicycle as a safe and regular means of transportation.

Palms Park today 01/15/2013

Pictures of Palms Park currently

Joe Kid on a Sting Ray.wmv 05/12/2012

Joe Kid on a Sting Ray.wmv

A brief section on Palms Park from Joe Kid on a Stingray (http://www.joekidonastingray.com/). Note that Palms Park is in the Palms/Rancho Park section of Los Angeles, not in Santa Monica, which is a few miles west.

Joe Kid on a Sting Ray.wmv Palms Park segment from Joe kid on a Sting ray. featuring Perry Kr

BMX Society 05/11/2012

Pictures posted on BMX Society website

The BMX Society Reunion & Show 2012 - BMX Society community forums 04/28/2012

The BMX Society Reunion & Show 2012 - BMX Society community forums

http://bmxsociety.com/topic/54117-the-bmx-society-reunion-show-2012/page__view__findpost__p__484652

Everyone is welcome. Come join the fun. This year's event will feature the usual Old School BMX Collector's show, Vintage BMX races, Sidehack races, Bunny Hop Contest, The 35th Anniversary of JMC get together, and a special Life Time Achievement Award for Mike Devitt in appreciation of his contributions to the sport and BMX culture in general.

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The BMX Society Reunion & Show 2012 - BMX Society community forums The BMX Society Reunion & Show 2012: Whittier Narrows BMX, South El Monte, CA

11/28/2010

Looking for very early photos of racing at Palms. Does anyone have photos or other documentation (flyers, etc) from 69 or 70?

01/25/2010

Three little kids riding BMX bikes in Palms Park today. No track anymore, but still outstandingly retro.

01/21/2010

The Schwinn Sting-Ray, The world’s first mass produced Chopper Bike | D-Crit

From the Design Criticism Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York, an about the history of Schwinn's Sting-Ray, the predecessor to BMX bikes.

The Schwinn Sting-Ray, The world’s first mass produced Chopper Bike | D-Crit The Schwinn Sting-Ray is the Chopper Bike archetype. It is a Chopper Bike in its purist form, and is the first of its kind. It is the earliest known example of a commercially produced Chopper Bike, hitting ...

01/11/2010

Ever ride at Palms Park? Know anyone who did?

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