House of Vans London Presents: Stephen Murray, Staying Strong Book launch on Saturday 24th June - 12:00 - 18:00. Q&A session with Stephen Murray: 3pm. To celebrate the launch of Stephen Murray’s harrowing autobiography, House of Vans London are excited to announce the official launch event to celebrate the release on Saturday 24th June.
Professional BMX athlete Stephen Murray moved to California to pursue and live the action sports dream. The mind-set and focus of Stephen in his racing days are what helped him to the top in 2001 when he won gold at both the X and Gravity Games, pulling backflips and 360 flip variations. His do or die, go big approach is what set him apart from other athletes and made him a global BMX hero. In 2007, whilst competing at the 2007 Dew Tour in Baltimore, Stephen suffered a life-changing accident that left him paralysed from the neck down and confined to a wheel chair.
Stephen’s forthcoming autobiography Staying Strong details this journey, from his rise to fame to
This week Terry Adams is running an Instagram contest! Celebrating his 10 year sponsorship with Raising Canes. Terry will be giving away Free Canes for a year to one lucky winner! (Picked by Raising Canes). Head over to his Instagram to follow the simple rules of commenting under his last post for a chance to win!
Choose your three favorite athletes from each list of semifinalists. If they make it to the podium on Saturday, you earn points. Choose all three correct for maximum points per event. Top 10 highest total scores will win a signed Travis Pastrana jersey!
Follow #NitroWorldGames for live updates from semifinals on June 23rd to see if your picks are advancing to the finals. And catch all the finals action streaming LIVE on June 24th at nitroworldgames.live.
The fourth installment in the Real Series 2017 schedule, Real BMX, launches today, June 14, with six never-before-seen BMX video parts debuting on XGames.com at 12 p.m. ET. A full World of X Games episode will air June 24 on ABC, featuring all six video parts, behind-the-scenes footage and athlete interviews. The videos will be judged by a panel of industry experts and their selections for which athlete/filmer teams will be awarded X Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be announced on the ABC broadcast. Cash prizes will be awarded to the medalists. Fans will also have a chance to view and vote for their favorite videos online at XGames.com/RealBMX, with the Fan Favorite winning an additional cash prize.
Saturday 17 June Pro BMX riders will meet up in Eindhoven, Netherlands for the second edition of the 040 BMX Invitational, a Spine Miniramp contest held in the city centre. The 040BMXPARK Spine Ramp will be built up at the 18 Septemberplein during the E-Moves festival that will attract international fans of all kinds of Urban Sports. On Friday evening the practice session will take place with the entire contest scheduled for Saturday June 17th.
The international field of riders will compete for a pro purse of € 5000,= to be divided by the top 7. In the morning of June 17th a group of local riders will battle for the last spots in the 040 Invitational. In the afternoon qualification starts with a group of Pro riders from England, France, Germany, and
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is delighted to announce that the International Olympic Committee(IOC) has agreed to add BMX Freestyle Park to the Programme of the Tokyo 2020 OlympicGames. The decision was made at today’s meeting of the IOC Executive Board in Lausanne, Switzerland.
BMX Freestyle Park is a spectacular, crowd-pleasing discipline, which takes place on ramps with bigtransitions and large obstacles. Competitors are judged on tricks performed throughout the course, with points awarded based on difficulty, originality, style and execution. Each rider in both the men’s and women’s events gets two one-minute runs (which both count) to impress the judges, who will reward therider with a score between 0-100 points, with the ultimate goal being the award of an Olympic gold medal.
Famous riders include Logan Martin (Australia), Daniel Dhers (Venezuela), Alex Coleborn (Great Britain) for men, Nikita Ducarroz (Switzerland), Macarena Perez (Chile) and UCI World Cup title holder, 15-year-old Hannah Roberts (USA) for women. In addition, in line with the UCI’s strategy to promote women’s cycling and the IOC’s Agenda 2020, it was agreed that for Mountain Bike and BMX Racing, several quotas previously allocated to men athletes would be transferred to women, achieving full gender equity in both disciplines.
X Games will stream the Road to X Games: Boise Park Qualifier from Rhodes Skate Park in Boise, Idaho on Saturday, June 10 live on XGames.com. The world’s top athletes will compete in three disciplines – Men’s Skateboard Park, Women’s Skateboard Park and BMX Park – to secure their invitations to X Games Minneapolis. In addition to the live stream, fans can catch the Boise Park Qualifier coverage across X Games digital and social platforms as well as part of the World of X Games on June 18 on ESPN2 and June 25 on ABC.
The Road to X Games Boise Park Qualifier is part of the World of X Games content series, which features a variety of X Games and athlete-focused content. For the most updated schedule and
On June 21, 2017, GT Bicycles, a premium brand of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), will roll out its very first feature video, Seriously Fun. In early 2015, GT took to the streets of Los Angeles and Kansas City to uncover a plethora of untapped spots across these two vastly different cities. With Ben Ward, GT BMX product and team manager at the helm, the brand released two successful shorter web videos – GT in LA and Bleeding Kansas – to kick off the beginning of a new era for GT BMX.
"GT in LA and Bleeding Kansas were incredible for the brand and showed the industry what we could
The 040 Invitational Spine Ramp contest will take place in the city centre of Eindhoven, Netherlands on Saturday 17 June. Europe's better pro miniramp riders have been invited to come ride on the 20m x 10m x 2m spine mini built by 040BMXPARK which was commented on as 'the best mobile miniramp I've ever ridden' by last year's winner Alex Coleborn (GBR). The ramp will be set up on the 18 Septemberplein in the city centre during the E-Moves Urban Culture Festival. The one-day contest will kick off with a Wild Card qualifier in the morning followed by practice till 13:00hr. With € 5000,= prize money up for grabs to be divided by the top seven riders, it will be an interesting spectacle in front of a big crowd. The competition starts at 13:00hr and is free to attend. Around 18:00hr the winner of the
Staying Strong, the autobiography of Stephen Murray, is a raw, inspirational story that will become a collector's item and a 'must have' for every Action Sports fan and beyond and for anyone who, when they think they've got nothing left, can look inside themselves and 'dig deeper'. Following a harrowing accident in 2007 Stephen was paralysed from the neck down and is still confined to a wheelchair. When asked what his ambition for the future is now, after writing this book, Stephen replied: "I want to get out of this f*cking chair and hug my kids".
This book deals with some very dark moments, the challenges faced every day as a father going through a divorce, a custody battle and whether he will ever ride a bike again — Stephen may have lost the use of his body but he has never lost his love or passion for BMX. It's this passion that pushes him through every day. His determination teaches us all that you are more than your disability and that although he has been taken to some dark places since his accident they are also mixed with some of the best days of his life.