Woodward BMX Director, Jamie Barnhart was on a mission this past summer to ride as much as possible. Between juggling radio calls, running contests and making The Woodward Experience the best it can be for all of our campers, Jamie was throwing down riding every square inch camp had to offer. Click play on this one, you will not be disappointed.
Name: Luis Brethauer Number in Rio: 572 Country: Germany Result: 15th
When was the point for you that you thought you had a good chance of going to the 2016Olympics in Rio? Luis Brethauer: Pretty much directly after the London Olympics I set myself the goal to qualify for Rio. But because of the injuries I had in the qualification years, sometimes I wasn’t really sure about my chances to actually represent Germany another time. But through the end of 2015 it started to look pretty good that I’ll get the one spot through the individual ranking.
In a sport mainly dominated by male athletes, Nikita Ducarroz has risen to great heights not only athletically but professionally as well. Ducarroz has a special skill not only on her bike but when it comes to business as well. Social media has become a very popular way for action sports athletes to promote their careers. Ducarroz has become very talented in this type of promotion. Her Instagram account alone has nearly 20,000 followers. Ducarroz is also setting a great example for BMX riders by becoming an entrepreneur at such an early age.
When she was just 15, Ducarroz started FDV, a company that offered BMX gear and clothing to riders all across the world. Getting started early was a key point for Ducarroz's success in the BMX industry. She had always loved jumping off of things on her bike as a kid, but things really changed when she was 13 and started seeing BMX videos, and being inspired by some of the greatest BMX tricks ever.
Ducarroz is excited to see more competitions and push herself as a rider. Continuing to meet her current sponsors' expectations and seek new sponsors is also a part of Ducarroz's game plan.
We were lucky enough to get to film and ride Wasatch Bike Park before it was opened. Jonesy Fedderson and Kurt Perkins had some things they wanted to try. It's super cold and snowy in Salt Lake City so this was sweet to get out of the snow to ride. Thank you Wasatch Bike Park for the hospitality
Rival Racing Bicycles out of Brisbane Australia is excited to announce the opening of a USA office in Indianapolis IN to make the brand more readily available in the US market. Daniel Yujnovich, owner of Rival Racing, has teamed up with Ryan and Natarsha Birk of TMB BMX Consulting, to set up a USA based business and grow the brand in the USA market.
Ryan Birk stated, "After meeting with Daniel at this past USA BMX Grands and learning more about his brand and his vision for BMX race technology, I was very impressed with Rival and knew this was a brand I wanted to work with. I'm excited to be able to help Daniel grow his brand, not just in the USA market, but globally as well. While the market is flooded with many brands that are cookie cutter and same thing/different sticker, Rival has done their research and is doing the right things to push frame technology in the sport. We are looking forward to the challenge of established Rival as a staple brand here in the US."
The Real Series returns to the World of X Games content lineup on XGames.com and ABC, beginning with the Real Ski video competition dropping on XGames.com February 15, 2017. A forum for the world’s best riders and filmers to create premium video content, the Real Series brings together the worlds of competitive action sports and core video parts. Originally launching with the Real Street competition in the summer of 2010, the Real Series has now grown to include six video competitions each year – adding Snowboard, Ski, BMX, Moto and Wakeboard disciplines into the lineup – due its popularity within the action sports community.
The Real Series on ABC schedule for 2017 is detailed below: