In the summer of 2017 one of the most anticipated BMX events Simple Session traveled south for the first time. At the peak of the Nordic summer it headed to the very heart of Latvia’s capital, the spectacular city of Riga. The best BMX park and street riders from around the world went head to head on a massive Wessel designed outdoor course on the city’s legendary Freedom Monument bridge.
Die Organisatoren der Simple Summer Session 2017 in Riga hatten für ihren Contest eine ganz besondere Location klargemacht: den Platz vor dem Freiheitsdenkmal im Zentrum der lettischen Hauptstadt. Das ist ungefährt so, als würde in Deutschland einen BMX-Wettbewerb vor dem Brandenburger Tor abhalten. Schließlich handelt es sich bei diesem 42 Meter hohen Monument um den geschichtsträchtigsten Platz des Landes.
On the 26th of August, the spectacular city of Riga, capital of Latvia, hosted the summertime BMX edition of the Simple Session series – the Simple Summer Session. The event was dedicated to the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and to the 100th birthday of the Republic of Estonia. An exciting and sunny day of competitions culminated with Kostya Andreev (RUS) and Alex Donnachie (GBR) stealing the show in the park and street finals respectively. The contest vas held on a massive and inspiring outdoor skatepark, built on the Freedom Monument Bridge in the heart of the city.
A total of 42 BMX street and park riders from 15 countries went head to head on the Nate Wessel
The Simple Summer Session riders list for the event in Riga on 26 August 2017 is starting to look really good. More local riders will be added from the pre-qualification events in Estonia (Kuldrula) and Latvia (Ghetto Games) as well as several more international top riders. Altogether 24 park riders and 24 street riders will ride in Riga. Nate Wessel designed the course and it will be built by MindWorkRamps / Sessionramps so you know it's going to be good.
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 Nate Wessel designed outdoor course on the city’s legendary Freedom Monument bridge. Also skate best trick will go down. Simple Summer Session – this will be the summer to remember.
This summer the world’s most anticipated BMX event Simple Session will for the first time ever travel down south during the sunny Nordic summer to the very heart of the spectacular city of Riga, capital of Latvia. The best BMX PARK riders from around the world will go head to head on a massive outdoor course on the city’s legendary Freedom Monument bridge. This will be the summer to remember. Date to mark on your calendars – August 26! Free admission!
With 17-years of history under it’s belt the Simple Session has grown into one of the most prestigious and international action sports contests in the world. Besides the notorious winter-season BMX+SKATE event series, Simple Session has hosted its BMX Park contests during the summer in the very heart of Estonia’s capital Tallinn and Finland's capital Helsinki. Now it’s time for Riga!
Simple Summer Session 2017 is part of Estonia 100 program.