Australia's BMX Freestylers set to contest the inaugural UCI Urban World Championships in China in November, their first stop on their journey towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In June 2017, the IOC announced that BMX Freestyle Park would be added to the Programme of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
BMX Freestyle Park is an exhilarating discipline of cycling which takes place in parks full of ramps with big transitions and large obstacles. Competitors are judged (scored between 0-100pts over two one-minute runs) on tricks performed throughout the course, with points awarded based on difficulty, originality, style and execution.
Australia boasts two of the world's best, both considered to be serious medal contenders in Tokyo 2020. Logan Martin, the 2016 UCI World Cup Series champion who sits fourth in 2017 after winning Stop 1 in the Series, and Brandon Loupos whoissecond overall in 2017 after taking out Stop 2.
In their first jump towards Tokyo, riders will contest the 2017 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships this November 8-12 in Chengdu, China. The Championships will see the world’s best will battle for the iconic rainbow jersey and the title of UCI World Champion in BMX Freestyle Park.
Some of the Australia riders who will participate in Chengdu 8 - 12 November are:
The Chinese stop of the FWS presented by Honor is coming up fast, and the city of Chengdu is getting ready to host the last stop of the 2017 FISE World Series, from November 3-5. After a high-intensity season, we are going to wrap things up in Nan Hu Park, in the heart of Sichuan’s capital city. Take a look below at the Freestyle Park, on which the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup will take place.
We've teamed up with Dale Holmes' High-Low Podcast Show and they've got a new one up with none other than Harry Leary, one of BMX's OG's who also invented the 'Leary' jump. Grab a coffee and listen to the show.
Harry Leary Podcast posted - We go back to the start in BMX during the late 70s, the Diamond Back days traveling the World promoting the brand and racing both the Anglo American Cup & Kelloggs Series during the 80s in the UK. We talk about the 85 World Championships battle with Gary Ellis, his thoughts on BMX as it sits today, Magazines, Photo shoots, social media and of course the legendary
With a start in Montpellier, then stopping in Budapest and Edmonton, the FISE World Series truly had a banging year so far. But we are not done: one last stop still needs to take place, and it will do so in Chengdu, China, from November 3-5. Sealing the deal for the 2017 season, the Chinese stop will unmistakeably push the riders to give their very best, in the hope of claiming a spot on the podium not only for the event but also for the overall FISE World Series rankings. So keep an eye on Nan Hu Park, in Chengdu: you wouldn't want to miss any of the action that will take place there.
Let’s end the season on the highest note for this 20 years of FISE celebration tour ! The fourth and last stopover of the FISE World Series in China and more exactly in the big town of Chengdu ! The 2017 international tour will end from November 3 to 5, 2017!
In line with the new voting system introduced this year to increase the number of members on the UCI Athletes’ Commission, applications are now open to candidates from the BMX Freestyle discipline. Elections for the representatives – one man and one woman for each discipline – will be held during the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships in Chengdu, China, from November 8 to 12. Under the new voting system, not only will the number of athletes on the UCI Athletes’ Commission increase, but there will be men-women parity across all disciplines. All representatives on the Commission will be elected for a term of four years, from the 2017 UCI Congress to the 2021 UCI Congress. To be eligible, candidates must be currently active in the sport or have retired within the last four years before the election date.
Further information, including the eligibility criteria and the application process, can be found here.
The final list of candidates, as well as more information about the voting procedure (exact venues and timetable) will be published on the UCI website on November 6th, before the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships.
Any athletes participating in the BMX Freestyle competition in Chengdu will be eligible to vote for one
In a fast moving world we can sometimes get lost. With so much happening on the BMX Freestyle side in 2017 with multiple events happening on each weekend, it's nice to enter a quiet month. But 2017 isn't over yet and November has two bigger events happening with the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Finals taking place in Chengdu, China 3-5 November followed by the first UCI Urban Cycling World Championships in the same city (but different location) on 10-12 November. Daniel Dhers (VEN) and Hannah Roberts (USA) are leading the World Cup at the moment and will do everything within their power to do well and seal the deal in Chengdu on the first weekend of November.
The second edition of the Antwerp City Drops event is taking place from 23-24 September 2017. Good times were had in 2016 at the inaugural event with lots of sunshine, high level dirt riding and plenty of partying. In short, a killer weekend in Belgium. The following riders have confirmed their presence and if you think you've got what it takes and your name is not on this list yet, make sure to enter the Open Qualifier event on Saturday morning and claim a spot. In any case, the Dirt contest is going to be a good one with these guys on the list already. A high air contest will take place on Saturday. A Best Trick contest will be held on Sunday. Other events during the ACD festival are BMX Flatland, a Pump track contest, trials, skateboarding, slackline, partying, graffiti, freerunning.
ACD 2017 Dirt contest: Joe Baddeley (GBR) Konrad Szabo (HUN) Paul Thoelen (GER) Maxime Charveron (FRA) Kenneth Tancré (BEL) Simon Moratz (GER)
’47, a privately held premium sports lifestyle brand and Nitro Circus, a global leader in action sports and entertainment, are pleased to announce that Nitro Circus x ’47 headwear and apparel is available now in select U.S. Zumiez locations as well as Zumiez.com. Three styles of the ’47 CAPTAIN hat silhouette and various’47 CLUB and ‘47 SPLITTER tee shirts are now available at the specialty retailer.“I’m really stoked that our Nitro Circus ’47 gear will be available at Zumiez. The ’47 design team worked with the riders on what we need for performance and style. We think everything looks and feels great,” said action sports icon Travis Pastrana.
“We’ve wanted to make sure that fans can connect with Nitro, so we’re pumped that these hats and tees are coming to Zumiez." ’47 was named the exclusive headwear and apparel partner for Nitro Circus and its athletes in 2016. In partnership with ’47 and premier retail partners such as Zumiez and others, Nitro Circus fans have the opportunity to get the same gear their favorite riders wear on tour, in competition and on camera.
25 Zumiez locations across the U.S. will carry Nitro Circus x ’47 product in limited quantities – fans can go to nitrocircus.com for a complete list of participating Zumiez locations. All product offerings are priced at $27.95 USD.
The wood, metal, and dirt just landed in William Hawrelak Park and the building is well underway for the third stop of the FISE World Series 2017, in Edmonton, Canada. As soon as the containers arrived from Budapest, the FISE Area builders started the process of putting everything together to recreate once more our famous riding areas. These will be the grounds for some incredible action on September 15-17. To get an idea of what is coming, take a look at the competition schedule below.
Thursday, September 14th 10.30am – 5.30pm Training BMX Freestyle Park 5.30pm – 7.40pm Training BMX Freestyle Park Women
We'll be rolling out nominees all week long leading up to the 2017 NORA Cup this Sunday in Hastings, England. Here are your 2017 Transition Rider of The Year Nominees (in alphabetical order): Chase Hawk Dennis Enarson Kevin Peraza Larry Edgar Logan Martin