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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Mike Tag Cancer Benefit hits Ft. Wayne


In April, lifetime FBM rider and street riding pioneer Mike Tag was diagnosed with Stage ll Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The BMX community quickly rallied to support Tag's cause. Benefits were organized and money was donated to help pay for his chemotherapy.

This past weekend, Steve Crandall and the FBM crew traveled to Ft. Wayne, Ind. to host another round of benefits for Mike Tag. This time out, the 4910 Trails hosted the event, and although there were no long jump contests involving a man in a Cookie Monster costume, there was riding from the likes of Scotty Yoquelet, Jeremy Ball, Herb Hill, Chris Gerber and more. Many years ago, Crandall and Mike Tag lived in the Ft. Wayne area, and it was there that that the original idea for FBM was established, so it's nice to see the local scene, both old and new faces, giving back to a BMX legend. Video by Stew Johnson, also originally of Ft. Wayne.

All proceeds from the event went to Mike Tag's cancer fund, which is still accepting donations.