Once again an example of the BMX community coming together and trying to look after our own, FBM are releasing a Limited Edition version of the Mike Tag Night Train frame to commemorate his passing and also to help raise proceeds for Mike’s local park. It’s always sad to hear of a fellow rider passing, so this is an excellent way of remembering one of the most innovative riders to ever ride.
Some words from FBM –
When FBM started in 1993, it was nothing more than a simple journey amongst a few teenage friends who loved riding bikes. Along the way the company grew into something awesome and one rider in the group began to shine as someone special in the BMX community; it was Mike Tagliavento from Ithaca, NY although many knew him simply as Tag or MIke Tag! As one of the founding members, and a huge part of the development of FBM, Mike earned the honor of getting the first pro model frame we built in house, the Night Train.
Mike passed this year, but his legacy lives on and he will forever be in our hearts. We are proud to present a limited edition of 50 Night Train frames in 2012 as tribute to our great friend, and a legendary rider!
All proceeds from the sale of the Limited Edition Night Train frame will be donated to the Ithaca Skatepark Fund to be used to improve and expand the park. After constuction is complete, a memorial to Mike will be installed at the park.
And here is the Limited Edition Night Train – against the original 2001 version.