Issue 140 is a really special one for Ride. We have reinvented ourselves after serving the BMX community for more than 15 years. We have a larger size, thicker pages, a new logo, and a whole new design for the magazine. And believe it or not, we actually have two covers this month. That’s right, subscribers will get one, and the other will only be available on newsstands. We are really excited about the direction of the magazine and hope you will continue to support us as we move forward. Inside this post you will see both covers and a detailed look at what you can expect to read in January ’08 issue.

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Issue 140 is a really special one for Ride. We have reinvented ourselves after serving the BMX community for more than 15 years. We have a larger size, thicker pages, a new logo, and a whole new design for the magazine. And believe it or not, we actually have two covers this month. That’s right, subscribers will get one, and the other will only be available on newsstands. We are really excited about the direction of the magazine and hope you will continue to support us as we move forward. below you will see both covers and a detailed look at what you can expect to read in January ’08 issue.

On the Cover (for subscribers) – Ships to subscribers on November 8, 2007: A British bike on French soil in an American mag… English John keeps it low and simple, and reminds us all that it’s still called “freestyle.” Run it however you like it, friends.

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On the Cover (for newsstands) – On sale November 27, 2007: Tom White scores another cover with this dead man hop-over smith grind in his home stomping grounds of Philly.

– Departments –

Editorial:
Our Editor in Chief, Keith Mulligan will be kicking off each issue with a page of editoral. Keith has been working with Transworld for more than 10 years and has lots of experience and wisdom to share. This month he addresses the changes in the magazine.

Start:
This photo could have easily been an inspirational poster in school--if you went to a BMX school, that is.

Up Front:
The annual madness known as Interbike, injuries, sponsor changes, fine print, and a list of what to expect next month on RideBMX.com

Pro Q&A – Brian Castillo:
Badass street rider, company owner, graphic designer, photographer, and all-around cool dude, Brian Castillo answers eight questions from our loyal readers. Want to ask your favorite pro a question? Keep checking RideBMX.com for your chance.

New Products:
We have our usual two page of hard goods including bars, grips, accessories, seats, shoes, wheels, and sprockets, but we also have a new page with ten sweet T-shirts.

Pro Shop – Rise Above:
Located in Lorain, Ohio, Rise Above is a great example of a BMX shop that carries products from companies they believe in. Support your local shops, kids!

Diversions:
Nathan Williams talks about music and the Ride staff reviews five DVDs.

Glimpse – Germany:
Random photos from a land far away. Unless, of course, you live near Germany. But for us in SoCal, it is far away and very interesting.

Bio – Dave Thompson:
Dave lives in Utah, but is from Idaho. He used to live with Matt Beringer who claims Dave is really good. If Beringer says so, we believe it and you should too.

Letters:
Only handshakes and pats on the back this month. Except for the one kid asking for free parts… Our beloved Ryan Fudger responds.

Ten To End – Nigel Sylvester
Nigel had to answer one set of questions, then another because we got all new questions starting with this issue. The NYC street rider was aa champ and got all 20 done. The ten new ones are in the mag, and we will post the old ones on the site soon.

– Features –

Asses Up – wethepeople’s Set Beat Exhibition
WTP had a really cool concept for an art show. They gave out several blank seats and asked people to transform the white seat into a work of art. Creativity and BMX tend to go hand-in-hand so there were some really cool seats hanging in the gallery.

Brad Simms Interview:
Remember back in the day when Ride had twelve page interviews with badass riders? Well those days have come back, my friends. Brad Simms put in work and got worked shooting for this interview, but it was well worth it. If you think otherwise, Brad will 180 over your head.

Down & Turned Around – DK’s Excursion in Europe:
A ton of great riding went down while DK was filming for Mega Tour in Europe a few months ago. Along with that riding went a ton of other wild scenarios. Fudger wrote about both the interesting situations and the riding. Bonus info...there is a gnarly photo of a female rider in this article!

Empty Walls – Taj’s School Project:
Here is the precursor to this amazing article...
Taj plays guitar. Taj goes on music tour and meets drummer friend in other band. Said band makes pit stop in Kansas at drummer friends’ house. House turns out to be empty high school. Taj wants to ride bike in school. Taj calls Jim Bauer at Odyssey for approval and funds. Shredding ensues shortly thereafter.

The Africa Experience:
This past summer Chase Hawk, Mike Atiken, and Brad Simms went to South Africa with a photographer and filmer. They things they encounter on their journey make for an incredible story and some amazing photos. Oh yeah, they shredded some parks and dirt jumps, too.

Committed:
One rider shows his commitment to his personal riding style by permanently branding his body.

Focus:
Twelve pages of outstanding photography from our staff and contributors. This month, the photographers give a brief insight to each photo.

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