My 2017: Hannah Roberts Hometown: Buchanan, MI. USA Sponsors: Alienation, Nowear BMX Apparel, The Kitchen Skatepark, GoPuck
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Hannah Roberts: Battle of Midwest at The Kitchen BMX and Skatepark. I got first place in the Expert class against the guys
How many weekends/days were you away from home and at a BMX jam/contest or on tour? Hannah Roberts: About 110 days or 4 months I was at a contest or event.
What was the best event you went to this year that gets your vote? Hannah Roberts: I think the two weeks in Chengdu, China was the best trip this year. I was with all my friends and got to explore a little bit.
What contest placing were you stoked on this year? Hannah Roberts: The UCI World Championship! I'm so blessed that I was able to keep my riding together and get that top spot.
What trick/move were you happy to pull for the first time this year?
My 2017: Nick Bruce Hometown: Hubbard, OHIO, USA. Sponsors: Rockstar Energy Drink, Total BMX, Jack Link's Beef Jerky, Kali Protectives, Krusher BMX, & Alienation BMX
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Nick Bruce: The first BMX event of 2017 was the Monster BMX Triple Dirt jump contest in Anaheim, California. It was a lot of fun! However, I did end up crashing super hard trying a 360 Backflip Tailwhip in which I still haven't gotten redemption on lol...
Call him the veteran, or just the most experienced rider out there. But never count him out. The BMX legend continues to ride because he loves it and because he knows he still has it. 2017 is in the books. Bring on 2018.
My 2017: Ryan Nyquist Hometown: Wilmington, NC. USA. Sponsors:Haro Bikes, Rockstar, Bell, Vans, CTI Knee Braces
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Ryan Nyquist: Yes it was Simple Session and it didn’t go that well. Hahaha! A couple small slip ups and I didn’t qualify for finals. Made for a short weekend.
How many weekends/days were you away from home and at a BMX jam/contest or on tour? Ryan Nyquist: A lot. Maybe 100-150. That’s a lot for me.
What was the best event you went to this year that gets your vote? Ryan Nyquist: The Vans BMX Pro Cup in Australia was so rad! The vibe and the crowd were amazing!
What contest placing were you stoked on this year? Ryan Nyquist: This year I wasn’t super focused on placing well. I was more into making my own goals
The United States of America officially has a freestyle BMX team. Yesterday in Colorado Springs at The Olympic Training Center, USA Cycling named the following riders as members of their national team - Nick Bruce Colton Walker Daniel Sandoval Pat Casey Justin Dowell Hannah Roberts Angie Marino Cory Coffey Along with naming the team, the athletes (and I, for some reason) got to explore the amenities The Olympic Training Center had to offer. From nutritionists to psychologists to masseuses - and much, much more - the riders have access to countless tools to maximize their abilities.
2017 is almost over and we picked Carley Young's brain to see how her year was. What were the highlights, and what sucked. What results did she get that she was stoked on and what stood out. Read Carley's 'My 2017' interview below.
Name: Carley Young Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA. USA. Sponsors: Ride Like A Girl, Dans Comp, SSquared, Answer, Fly Racing, Spawn Cycles, Profile Racing, G Form, Stealth Hubs, Blot Out Graphics, Cyclean Bike wash.
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go?
My 2017. Pat Casey rides different. And in Freestyle, different is good. His fakie stuff is so hard which is also a reason you don't see it happen often in contests. Watching Pat ride practice is one of my favourite things. He treats the course like a Supercross MX track and finds a take-off where he can send it sideways every time. With all the traveling, his family and his vlog, Pat has his hands full. Never a dull moment.
Name: Patrick Casey Hometown: Placentia, California, USA Sponsors: Monster Energy, Mongoose, Vans, Fox, Bell, Ethika.