This day was bound to come eventually. As of mid-May I will be leaving Sunday Bikes. This was obviously a difficult decision for me since I co-founded Sunday with Odyssey back in 2005 and I’ve been working on it every day for the last 9 years. It’s truly been an amazing experience learning the bike industry, traveling with the team and most important of all, meeting so many BMXers from around the world.
My main goal with Sunday was to do interesting things with every aspect of the company and if you’ve been paying attention since we’ve started then you know that we’ve done that many times over. Sunday has always been in great hands with everyone at Odyssey/Full Factory standing behind it, and that’s where it is going to continue to grow, with lots of exciting projects already in development for 2015.
So, now I’m off to new creative adventures. I just want to say that I’m truly honored by all the people that supported and rode a Sunday during my time with the company. Even after all these years, I’m completely stoked when I see a person riding one. BMX as a whole has never seemed brighter when you consider how amazing riders are today and when you look at the progress of the younger riders it’s clear that things are going to only get crazier. I’m very excited to cheer it all on from the sidelines.
Photo Rick Crossman. Top photo Photo: Andrew White/Dig BMX
Read some words about the departure from Jim Bauer and Nuno Oliveira.
JC has been a part of Odyssey and Sunday for as long as I can remember. His creativity has fueled many projects both on an off the bike. In my opinion, JC is one of the most influential riders of the last decade, and we were lucky to have him. Jim has influenced BMX more than the credit he has gotten, yet never asked for. I wish him well on all his future endeavors and hope his cheering from the sidelines gets to pull him on the to field from time to time.
I’ve worked along side JC for over 10 years, so it’s wild to think that he is moving on. His unique perspectives on and off his bike have led to many interesting things, and I’m sure that will carry over into whatever he does next. Any fan of unusual riding set ups and unique rail grinds should thank this man.