FAQ - Ride BMX Magazine’s Most Frequently Asked Questions

July 11th, 2008

In no particular order…

Q: Will you sponsor me?
A: Absolutely not, but thanks for asking. Ride has never sponsored a rider and has no plans to do so. However, we do have a really informative article about how to get sponsored right here.

Q: Can I have some free Ride stickers?
A: Eh, why not… Send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Ride BMX Magazine
Attn: I Love Free Stickers
1421 Edinger Ave.
Suite D
Tustin, CA 92780

Q: Will you send me free bike parts, clothes, videos, and/or other stuff?
A: Not a chance, unless you win one of our contests. Keep your eyes peeled for those and enter every one of them. You’ll snag some free gear soon enough…

Q: How can I get back issues of the magazine?
A: All you have to do is send your request and $6.00 (or $9.00 foreign) for each copy to: Ride BMX Back Issues
1421 Edinger Ave.
Suite D
Tustin, CA 92780

Payment must be in US dollars. You may want to email fattony@transworld.net first to make sure we have the issue you want tough. And no, we DO NOT have any copies of issue #1. Sorry.

Q: How can I submit photos to the printed magazine?
A: For submitting photos to the magazine, please send all images to the office. We do not accept anything for the magazine through e-mails or the Web. We accept original slides, black/white negatives, or quality darkroom prints. As for digital photos, please send RAW unprocessed images on a disk. Please do a strict edit down to the sharpest photos and most well performed tricks. And if you send us anything you wish to have returned please include a self-addressed and properly return-posted envelope/package. Also make sure to include all the info for each photo: rider, trick, location, etc.

Send photos to:
Ride BMX Magazine Photos
ATTN: Jeff Zielinski
1421 Edinger Ave.
Suite D
Tustin, CA 92780

Q: I subscribed to Ride and never got my free gift…what gives? (Or any other subscription-related questions.)
A: We apologize, but our subscription department handles those things and we have no control over that. You can call the subscription department at (866) 743-3269.

If you would like to subscribe to Ride, click here to order online.

Q: Why doesn’t this article or video on the site work?
A: There are many reasons why some content does not work or is missing. We could go on all day about that, but we will spare you the details. Basically our site has gone through two huge changes since December of 2007 and a lot of things were lost in cyber space. We will work to get some things back, but unfortunately some stuff will be lost forever. If there is something you are dying to see, email our Online Editor at fattony@transworld.net and we will see if we can dig it up for you somehow.

Q: Do you have any tips or advice for beginning photographers?
A: Sure do. Check out advice from Jeff Zielinski, Fat Tony, and Justin Kosman. Good luck and have fun shooting!

Q: I really like to write and was wondering, how do you get into writing for a BMX magazine like Ride?
A: There are a lot of aspiring writers out there and we get emails like this all the time. We responded on the site once, so click here to read what we had to say.Thanks and good luck!

Q: I’m a beginner. Do you have any tips on how to get started with some basic tricks?
A: Actually, we have just the thing for you. Several years ago Ride put out a full-length how-to video just for beginners. Since then we have split the video into four parts; dirt, street, ramps, and flat and put each section on the site. Click here to watch the Basics videos. Good luck and have fun!

Q: There is nothing to ride in my area and no one to ride with… Can you tell me any good spots near where I live?
A: Duh, that’s why we created the Spots section. Use it.