Vans announced the formation of the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series, a new global BMX competition to establish the premier global points ranking system and to define the BMX park terrain discipline. Poised to be the world’s preeminent BMX competition, the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series will kick off its inaugural season in Sydney, Australia as the series embarks on a global tour in 2017, concluding with the crowning of the first-ever Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion.
This Friday December 16th the Moora Cup will take place at the Skate Café in Amsterdam. The new bar (with indoor concrete mini/bowl en paardenhoek) will be turned upside down when the Dutch BMX scene will welcome the cup winners. You can still vote till midnight today by going to the website. Here are the nominees.
Beste Flat Rijder * Dez Maarsen Sietse van Berkel Gino Stuart
Beste Broekie * Jari Roggeveen Niels van Maren Tristan van den Berg
GoPro’s new Karma Grip helps you capture stabilized footage so smooth your ordinary shots will look extraordinary, whether you’re filming BMX, cutting first tracks on the mountain, biking across challenging terrain or chasing your kids around the playground. You can use Karma Grip as a handheld device to capture shake-free “follow cam” footage or mount the stabilizer to a Chesty or the Seeker backpack for hands-free, POV video.
After two awesome editions in 2016 with more than 60.000 visitors, close to 500 athletes and reaching more than 12 MILLION people around the world Pro Freestyle will be back in 2017 with even more… Make sure you have all the updates first. We kick off the season in The Hague from 2-5 June on a brand new and epic location: right on the beach. The Hague is home to the biggest and busiest beach in Holland and Belgium. Every year more than 10 MILLION tourists find their way to The Hague beach. Expect sun, sea, grandstands and… a stadium.
Only one month later we have the Pro Freestyle Heerlen (30 June – 2 July) down south next to the borders of Germany and Belgium.
We give athletes the opportunity to win 3 prizes: in The Hague, in Heerlen and an overall prize. More info on disciplines, contests, setups and registrations soon.
After making headlines in its 2016 debut with electrifying feats and an unprecedented amount of world firsts, Nitro World Games will raise the bar even higher next year. Created by action sports icon Travis Pastrana with Nitro Circus CEO and Creative Director Mike Porra, Nitro World Games returns to Salt Lake City, Utah U.S.A. on Saturday, June 24 when Rice-Eccles Stadium hosts an adrenaline-fueled competition to see who will be crowned world champion in action sports’ most exciting disciplines: FMX, BMX, Skate, Inline and Scooter.
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For 2017, 100% extends its eyewear assortment by two additional models: the Speedcoupe and the Type-S. The Speedcoupe: The Sporty One The Speedcoupe are sports glasses for riders who don’t make any compromises. The design perfectly combines style and performance down to the smallest detail: the half-open frame covers the eyes without compromising the view. Thanks to the Megol-coated nose bracket and the rubberized temples the glasses are comfortable to wear without slipping out of place.
On Saturday, December 10th at 9:00 am, the Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex located in Holly Springs NC, will be hosting the 1st BMX COMPLEX AM: a competition for Beginner, Amateur and Advanced riders from all over the world.
Pro BMX rider Daniel Dhers, five times X Games gold medalist and owner of the Action Sports Complex, explained the event has been created with the goal of giving the new generations the experience of a pro level competition and to give them a path to pursue a professional career, “I have been competing for over 10 years, I know the impact it can have in your life. Without many amateur events in the country I want to give the opportunity to the up and comers to show and measure their skill level”.
Dhers also selected well known judges in the BMX community such as Mike Laird, Mark Losey and Leigh Ramsdell: “I would like to implement a new scoring system, our current one hasn’t changed since the early 90’s and it’s time to adapt to the new era of BMX Park riding and competition”. The event will also be covered by Bare Essentials Sports Medicine to provide top care for the riders.
A perfect weekend to watch the best Mountain Bike and BMX freestyle bikers in Premià de Dalt (Barcelona). The contest will have more than 120 top international riders who will finish up their season in this freestyle party, which will combine amateur and pro contests. On the weekend of 18th and 19th of October, the la Poma BikePark, in Premià de Dalt (Barcelona), will host for the 7th time the Happy Ride Weekend.
For this edition, the Happy Ride Weekend will have the best riders including the Catalan Red Bull rider, Andreu Lacondeguy, who has just landed from Utah where he has won the Red Bull Rampage 2014, the most prestigious and broadly known contest that combines freeride, freestyle, downhill and slopestyle. There will also be other riders like Xavi Pasamonte, MTB Dirt winner at the Extreme Barcelona 2014 and at the last Masters of Dirt; also the English rider Matt Jones, Yannick Granieri and Tomas Lemoune coming all the way from France, Alessandro Barbero from Italy and the 14 year old rider from Argentina,
Inaki Mazza, amongst many others.
The qualifiers will take place on Saturday October 18th, and the big PRO Mountain Bike and BMX Super Finals will be celebrated on Sunday October 19th.
Since opening its doors in 2014, House of Vans London has welcomed some of the biggest music acts in the world; 2016 follows suit, closing out the year with a show for the history books. Come 18th November, one of the world’s most successful bands and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees,