Being away from your bike for 7 months is hell. Daniel Wedemeijer had to go through this during the winter months. But he came back but broke his jaw this summer. The struggle has been real for the Dutchman. 2018 can't come soon enough and with 040BMXPARK around the corner you can bet that these winter months will be spent the right way. Learn more about Daniel's year below.
Name: Daniel Wedemeijer Hometown: Helmond, The Netherlands Sponsors: Red Bull, G-SHOCK NL, 040bmxpark, TSG, Paul's Boutique BMX.
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Daniel Wedemeijer: Fise Montpellier it was and it didn't go as planned. After a long injury on my shoulder I wasn't ready yet for competition.
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
Name: Valentin Antonuccio Age: I’m 16 years old Hometown: I live in the South of France next to Serignan! Support: I ride for BMX Avenue and I am in the French team of cyclisme. I ride at Serignan, for me the best park in south of France ??
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.
Name: Valters Klepis Age: 17 Hometown: Liepaja, Latvia Hook-ups/Sponsors: Rave Team
The favourite list:
Spot to ride : My local indoor (Rave Team indoor) BMX video : Drew Bezanson vs Joyride 150 Website : Youtube Food : Definitely all the meat food Person on Instagram : Me @valtersklepisbmx , My brother @robertsklepis and my sponsors @ravebmx Travel destination : I like traveling a lot that means everywhere I go I love it, but one of the dreams is probably USA; Los Angeles. RIders to ride with : Oh my teammates, just love sessions with those guys! Car : Don't have one now, but favourite is BMW Movie : Let''s be cops Color : Red, Blue, Black
My 2017. With only two flat tires in 2017 it gives an indication of how smooth Jeremy Malott really is. Being on the road riding BMX with his mates is what Jeremy lives for. 2017 was good. How good? Read below as he gives some feedback on his special year.
Name: Jeremy Malott Hometown: Lake Havasu city, USA. Sponsors: Monster, Hyper, Snafu, Unit, Triple8, Fist
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Jeremy Malott: The first event I went to this year was the Triples event in Anaheim and it was actually my first time ever riding dirt so it was awesome to adapt to it, I’m looking forward to the events next year!
How many weekends/days were you away from home and at a BMX jam/contest or on tour? Jeremy Malott: I was away at least 2 times every month and the trips lasted about a week or so each so I was definitely on the go!
What was the best event you went to this year that gets your vote?