STARTING 2017 RIGHT! Hope the winter has been good for everyone, we are excited for the new year and the warm weather a head and more changes coming to NYC's original ramp park. This year is off to a strong start with our work being recognized by City Parks Foundation, and receiving A Golden Trowel for the Community Parks Initiative award.
We have also been lucky enough to receive a batch of 35 new helmets free of charge courtesy of BELL HELMETS to make sure all of our riders are safe this season. Also look for us on PIX 11 news soon for a feature on the work we have been doing to expand BMX in The Bronx and beyond.
It can be argued that Dave Mirra was the greatest freestyler of all time, however,it’s undeniable that Dave did more for BMX’s mainstream exposure than any other rider in the sport’s history. As a way to honor Dave’s legacy, we’ve teamed up with Mirraco Corporation to create a bike that pays tribute to one of the many models he rode during his career with Haro. In keeping with both companies’ focus on giving back to the sport, a portion of the revenue generated will be donated to DaveMirra.com to support organizations that promote youth cycling.
If Dave’s candy red tribute model looks familiar, it’ because it graced the coverof Sony’s Playstation
The Vans BMX Off The Wall BMX Street Invitational returns to Huntington Beach, CA on March 25. The contest brings together the biggest names in BMX Street riding, as well as amateur riders to the Vans Off The Wall Skatepark. The Vans BMX Street Invitational honors the sport’s elite as they illustrate their style across urban terrain including stairs, handrails, ledges and banks.
CONFIRMED RIDERS ARE: CHAD KERLEY DENNIS ENARSON TYLER FERNENGEL MIKE GRAY BROC RAIFORD BRUNO HOFFMANN DEVON SMILLIE ALEX DONNACHIE SEAN RICANY DAKOTA ROCHE ALEX KENNEDY TY MORROW TRAVIS HUGHES
Vans celebrates its long-lasting BMX heritage with the debut of the Style 112 Pro in team rider Dakota Roche’s signature colorway. Available now, the Style 112 Pro is built with proven Vans UltraCush technology to fit the demands of BMX’s heaviest street rider, Dakota Roche. Dakota Roche’s signature Style 112 Pro is featured in the Vans California Native Collection, designed in black suede and a contrasting burnt olive Sidestripe. Built with Vans’ original waffle outsole and Duracap reinforced uppers, this silhouette delivers unrivaled durability and a firm no-slip grip. The Style 112 Pro was inspired by feedback from the Vans BMX team, employing Vans Vulc Lite construction and UltraCush HD sockliners to keep the foot close to the pedal while providing the highest level of impact cushioning needed for Dak’s unforgiving riding style.
Sign up for the Vans BMX Pro Cup in Malaga. Limited spots available. Event Dates: May 5-7, 2017 Venue: Skatepark Malaga Ruben Alcantara Malaga, Spain
Participants: Up to 80 riders total (men and women) If 5 or more women are confirmed, they will ride in their own heat in the Regional Qualifier semi-final Age: 16 years + (Minors must have a parent or guardian complete registration on-site) Entry Fee: $50 US (Paid at event registration, cash only) Course: Concrete park – Helmets are required for all practices and competitions – 20″ BMX bikes only – RQ registration is open to riders from all countries
Regional Qualifiers (RQ): Cash and prizes to the top 10 – Top 10 Regional Qualifiers advance to the Vans BMX Pro Cup Spain Semi-Final – Top 3 Regional Qualifiers also earn an invite to the Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championship at the Vans US Open in Huntington Beach, CA • RQ 1st place – Flight/Hotel for Vans US Open, $1000 US • RQ 2nd place – Hotel for Vans US Open, $600 US • RQ 3rd place – Hotel for Vans US Open, $400 US
In association with Skateland, Soulcycle BMX Shop organises the ‘SOULCYCLE X SKATELAND - APRIL FOOL’S DAY BMX JAM’ as a promotion kick off for the Urban Sports Week Amsterdam 2017. During the day there will be best trick contests in jam format for kids and amateurs! There will be a “Nail The Rail” contest for the PRO riders! The complete setup includes a handrail, banks, downledges and more! *DJ KING KOEN will play some sick tunes during the “Nail The Rail” jam!
With the April Fool’s Day BMX Jam we want to include the whole BMX scene! Whether you are a little shredder or an old one, a beginner or an advanced rider, there will be a best trick contest for your level and age! Besides that we want to involve new people into BMX and show them what BMX is all about! Fun, good times, going crazy and SHRED YOUR BIKE! Don’t miss this jam because going to be OFF THE HOOK!
Do you want to join the SOULCYCLE X SKATELAND - APRIL FOOL’S BMX JAM? Sign up here:
Celebrating the X Games debut in Minnesota, X Games will bring premiere racing action to fans at Mall of America on Thursday, July 13, to kick off the inaugural event in front of one of the top tourist destinations in the country. Joining U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis as a venue for the world’s premiere action sports competition and youth culture experience, Harley-Davidson Flat Track Racing at Mall of America will feature athletes racing high-performance motorcycles in close proximity around an oval track at speeds up to 130 mph. With the roots of Flat Track Racing dating back to the early 1900s, the sport is one of the most traditional motorcycle racing disciplines.
Starting that day and through Sunday, July 16, ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 18.5 hours of live X Games coverage, which will also be accessible via WatchESPN and WatchABC to viewers who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider. Additional coverage of sports and music will be carried on ESPN3 as well as the latest coverage across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com,
Vans pays tribute to over 50 years of “Off The Wall” design history by releasing the Anaheim Factory pack, a collection of Classic silhouettes that draws inspiration from the original footwear produced in Anaheim, California. When Vans opened for business in 1966, a 400 sq. ft. retail store was connected to the front of the production factory, which sold a handful of simple canvas footwear. Today, Vans calls upon those early styling cues to release a modern update to Vans Icons. Every design element within the Anaheim Factory pack could be dated back to the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Style numbers are used to signify the original design mold of three footwear models – the Authentic 44, Old Skool 46 and Sk8-Hi 38. Each style utilizes a marshmallow sidewall with a higher profile and is treated with a slight sheen that was present after going through Vans’ early vulcanization process. The entire offering features heavy a 10-oz. canvas and the Sidestripe models showcase a
The inaugural Vans BMX Pro Cup Series has touched down in Sydney, Australia to welcome the most talented BMX riders to the shores of Manly Beach for a premier showcase of BMX competition! With the final competitive field secured, the series’ first Global Qualifier event anticipates an explosive exhibition of invited pro riders, wildcards, and regional talent. Kicking off with an open Regional Qualifier (RQ) event earlier this week, the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series crowned Australian local Boyd Hilder as the first regional winner, leading an eager group of 12 top riders who advance to the main event beginning March 3. The event will host two Best Trick obstacle challenges, sponsored by LUX BMX, granting the most creative and innovative riders with a special cash prize.
As preparations for the 2017 Nitro World Games get underway, a second wave of athletes has been added to the ground breaking action sports competition, airing in primetime on NBC from Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, June 24. The 2016 second and third place finishers in FMX, BMX Best Tricks, BMX Triple Hit and Skate Best Trick are invited to the Nitro World Games semifinals (taking place on Friday, June 23, also at Rice-Eccles Stadium). Earning a place on the podium last year now gives them the opportunity to skip qualifying and advance directly to the semifinals, just one step away from the epic final round. Only the top eight athletes in each discipline will then advance