This summer – the world’s most anticipated BMX events Simple Session will for the first time ever travel south. At the peak of the Nordic summer it heads to the very heart of Latvia’s capital, the spectacular city of Riga. The best BMX park and street riders from around the world will go head to head on a massive Wessel designed outdoor course on the city’s legendary Freedom Monument bridge. Also skateboarding best trick will go down.
This will be the summer to remember. Date to mark on your calendars – August 26!
There's a lot going on deep in the belly of Simple Session each year so we thought we'd give you a taste of some of the behind-the-scenes antics that kick off in between the actual bike riding. Dan Paley fans are in luck this time as he was on top form, along with his spirit animal Twig. Thanks to Simple Session for another incredible contest!
1 REYNOLDS, Garrett 52 USA 26 FIEND 177.60 2 STARK, Reed 36 USA 24 BSD 173.60 3 BARRACO, Simone 42 ITA 25 RED BULL 170.00 4 TÜNTE, Daniel 49 GER 24 MANKIND 169.60 5 VARANYAK, Colin 46 USA 24 FIEND 168.20 6 CHURPINA, Max 12 RUS 24 PROPER BIKE CO 168.00 7 SMILLIE, Devon 54 USA 24 FLY BIKES 167.20 8 PRANGENBERG, Felix 45 GER 18 WETHEPEOPLE 166.00 9 DONNACHIE, Alex 47 GBR 23 BSD 161.40 10 BURNETT, Mark 51 USA 20 SUNDAY BIKES 159.60 11 PERRIN, Anthony 22 FRA 22 FEDERAL 158.80 12 CHAVEZ, Antonio 13 USA 18 PRIMO 142.00
The 17th edition of the annual Simple Session contest went down this weekend, 4 – 5th of February at the Saku Arena in Tallinn, Estonia. The BMX contest was for the first time held in two separate disciplines. Two-time Simple Session winner Garrett Reynolds USA won the BMX street contest, Reed Stark USA was second and Simone Barraco ITA third. In BMX park, Larry Edgar USA, a top qualifier in several Simple Session's, finally landed his long-awaited win. Daniel Dhers VEN placed second and Jack Clark GBR third.
"Larry Edgar took the riding level to new heights, sending his airs higher than everyone else and made it look good with style for miles. For his unique transfers the judges rewarded the Californian with maximum points.
Just as I stated in the street recap, I threw this edit together as a precursor to the official SS recap video I plan on doing, so forgive the lack of editing, stabilization, color correction, or..anything. With the 12 heaviest dudes making it to the finals, today should be nuts. - Ryan Fudger