“是的,周四,1月31日的时候,我们的母公司ASN被出售了,新东家决定让RIDE暂时停刊,并让包括Jeff, Adam和我离开了公司。说实话,我真没意料到这天会这样到来。我知道之前有很多类似的传言但我们曾经主动要求过大家不要传播这样的信息。我们并不想让任何人离开,但我们想让谣言的伤害减到最低,我们也一直在想办法购买这个品牌。Ride是我生命里比较重要的一部分,毕竟我21岁就开始在为这个品牌工作了。说到底,这就是我的生活。这对公司的其他人也是如此,我们为RIDE倾注了很多精力,虽然被辞退了但我还是很有信息Ride BMX杂志会回到我们的手中。周一听说我们的新东家不会卖给我们的消息时,我们还是很意外,不过他们的决定很有可能是因为他们的母公司目前碰到一些问题,所以暂停了所有的出售决定。目前状况就是这样,RIDE目前的一切都被暂停了。我对于未来还是很乐观,但我得退一步为我自己和家人做打算,如果有更新的消息,我一定会与大家分享,感谢大家的支持!”

Ryan Fudger

So, yeah… On Thursday, January 31st, our parent company ASN was sold and the new owners decided to put Ride on pause and let the staff (Jeff, Adam, and myself) go. Truthfully, it was a brutal day that I did not see coming. I know rumors have been flying and we’ve been actively asking people to not be public about it. It wasn’t our intention to deceive anyone, but we wanted to minimize any damaging rumors to Ride as we were in active negotiations to purchase the brand. Ride has been a core part of my life since I began working for the brand when I was just 21 years old. In most ways, it’s who I am and what I do. And I’m sure it’s the same for Jeff, who’s been with Ride for even longer than I have. We’ve all poured ourselves into Ride and really, being let go from the brand didn’t shake me because I was confident that we’d come away with Ride in our hands. So, it was rather crushing to hear on Monday that the new owners will not be selling. It’s not about money. As far as I can extrapolate, their reasoning may lie in a current national news story that is affecting the parent company as a whole and that’s trickled down to freezing any and all brand sales. So yeah, that’s where we’re at. Ride is stagnant and I don’t know what will happen. I still have hope that it will end up in our hands in the near future, but I also need to take a step back and lookout for myself and my family. If I get any good news, I’ll definitely share it. Thanks to everyone for their support…

Ryan Fudger

 

 

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