Last weekend was a real banger, as some of the world's most impressive street BMX riders and skateboarders along with up-and-coming local talents gathered in the sunny and burning hot Riga, capital of Latvia, for the Simple Summer Session 18 contest. For the first time ever, the summertime event by the Simple Session series took place in Riga's brand new Barona skatepark, providing the event with the very first full concrete contest course in the history of Simple Session. The all-street event was dedicated to the 100th birthday of Estonia.
A total of 39 BMX riders and 31 skaters from 19 countries competed in the Saturday's qualifications, with 12 top qualifiers from both disciplines following through to the Finals on Sunday.
The Chase Edge has been one of the most sought after completes in BMX racing for the past few years. We don’t settle for good enough at Chase, so we decided to make our top selling bike even better. For 2019, we started out with the heart of the Edge, the frame, where we upgraded it with a new Triple butted Premium Ultralight Alloy Hydroformed tubed frame on the entire size range. We also changed the head tube, adding to the list of upgrades on the Frame.
The Edge has some of the best parts on a complete BMX race bike, including a new Chase rear cassette hub, a Tioga Tires, Tektro brake set, Insight chainring, grips, chain tensioners, KMC Chain, and a Pivotal seat / seat post, all help round out the Edge to make it one of the most dialed in complete bikes in BMX. The Chase Edge is offered in 8 different sizes, giving you the perfect size bike for just about any BMX racers needs.
The Vans BMX Pro Cup took flight in Huntington Beach, CA yesterday as 35 of the world’s best men and women park terrain BMX riders competed for the final rounds of 2018 Pro Tour stop #2. Capping off the week-long celebration of action sports at the Vans US Open, the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series crowned winners Dennis Enarson and Nikita Duccaroz in front of massive crowds earlier this afternoon. Annihilating the custom-spec Vans Pro Park, defending Vans Pro Cup Huntington Beach event winner Dennis Enarson triumphed once again, going back-to-back with his signature transfers and a gravity-defying backflip tailwhip to stun the Surf City crowd.
“Winning the Vans BMX Pro Cup here in Huntington Beach so close to home feels amazing,” said first
Pro Open Friday: 1 TYLER FAORO, DANS COMP/OPTIMUM NUTRITION, CORAL SPRINGS, FL 2 HUNTER BROWN, EXTREME TEAM, W BOUNTIFUL, UT 3 KEITH GRINE, ALPHA, PHOENIX, AZ 4 ETHAN ALVEY, LAYTON, UT 5 ERIC MULLER, UPRIGHT CLOTHING CO, EUGENE, OR 6 TAYLOR OTTERSON, COCHRANE, AB
Pro Open Saturday: 1 JEFFREY UPSHAW, DRIVEN CYCLING ACADEMY, DAYTON, OH 2 KAMREN LARSEN, HARO / US DEVELOPMENT, BAKERSFIELD, CA
Simple Summer session 2018 has been successfully completed. Travis Hughes from the USA gets the first place in Simple Summer Session BMX street competition in Riga! On second place we see Mājinieks Kristaps Reimanis followed by third classified Jiri Blabol from the Czech Republic!
USA Cycling announced today the addition of seven athletes to the 2018 USA Cycling National Team across multiple disciplines: Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif.) in BMX Supercross; Luca Shaw (Hendersonville, N.C.) and Dakotah Norton (Davidson, Mich.) in Mountain Bike; and Katie Hall (Saratoga, Calif.), Alexis Ryan (Ventura, Calif.), Jonny Brown (Covington, Tenn.), and Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo.) in Road. Each rider joins the team based on top results this year that meet the objective performance-based criteria. “We are excited to be able to extend the benefits of the USA Cycling National Team to additional riders. Having more athletes qualify for support by meeting the challenging objective standards means that our depth as a nation is increasing,” said Scott Schnitzspahn Vice President of Elite Athletics for USA Cycling.
On August, 4th Snipes Battle Square Rotterdam 2018 was the “KICK OFF” of a European wide TOUR including SIX STAGES in 2019. Open to public and free of charge, Snipes Battle Square brought 14 of the world's best BMX Flatland riders to Rotterdam. This new Flatland format will lead to an exciting Head to Head final where the riders will be Batteling for the GLORY and 7.500.- EUR in prize money.