This spring, Vault by Vans and artist Taka Hayashi come together once again to present the 17th season of Hayashi’s signature Vault by Vans line with the introduction of the Derby Nomad LX. As a revered veteran of Vans’ design team, Hayashi’s commitment to meticulous craftsmanship continues to push the boundaries of Vans footwear design, while maintaining Hayashi’s distinct style and persona through his creations. Available this spring, the Derby Nomad LX is offered in two premium pony hair and suede offerings. The pony hair leopard style debuts in Black Coffee and Tan color variations and is inspired by the late ‘70s punk and hip-hop scenes in New York. The premium suede Desert Mohave and French Vanilla offerings feature a simple, clean look on the sophisticated silhouette.
The world‘s greatest Freestyle BMX Event – the SNIPES BMX COLOGNE – will be held again on July 22 and 23, 2017, in the Jugendpark. „CELEBRATING BMX“ is the motto and on these two days, the spotlight will be on the fun of the spectacular stunts and tricks as well as the fascinating lightness of the sport. On the third weekend in July 2017, the organizers return to the two-day event format and for the 33rd year continue to follow their belief in bringing the sport and the festival back to their roots.
As in past years, the focus will be on the four disciplines Street, Spine Ramp, Flatland and Kickturn Ramp Old School Style, all of which will be taken on by riders in the classes Amateur, Pro and Old Schoolers.
Box Components and the UCI have reached an agreement by which Box has been named an Official Supplier of the UCI BMX World Championships and UCI BMX Supercross World Cup for 2017 and 2018 seasons. Since 2015 Box has supplied the UCI with number plates for all athletes participating in these events, and now the relationship has been formalised to acknowledge Box's contribution to the sport.
The 2017 UCI BMX World Championships will be held in South Carolina from July 25th to July 30th. The 2017 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup consists of three events: Papendal (Netherlands, May 6-7), Zolder (Belgium, May 13-14), and Santiago del Estero (Argentina, September 16-17).
Kevin MacCuish, UCI BMX Coordinator, said, "We are very pleased with the level of support provided by Box for the UCI BMX World Championships and UCI BMX Supercross World Cup. Riders appreciate the well-designed and high-quality number plates that they provide, and it is great to have them on board."
Phil Maxwell, BMX brand manager for Box, said, "We are all about supporting BMX Racing. Box has been supporting athletes, race promoters and USA BMX since it started operations. The UCI is pushing the sport through Supercross events, and we are happy to be supplying customised number plates to them."
Faded Days Sunglasses, the rapidly-growing, independently-owned sunglasses firm based in Orlando, FL, is proud to announce its collaboration with flatland BMX Rider Mr. Terry Adams. The partnership between the two parties will include a sponsorship aspect, as Faded Day Sunglasses aims to broaden its scope of operations through actively supporting athletes in popular outdoor sports. Mr. Ben Saperia, founder and owner of Faded Day Sunglasses, started the business out of a love of Floridian weather – and his very own need of owning a pair of sunnies which would withstand the inevitable wear and tear that comes with wearing them on a daily basis under the hot Floridian sun. Growing via word of mouth, Faded Days Sunglasses soon transitioned from being Mr. Saperia’s hobby to his full-time job, without, however, ever losing sight of the company’s origins: conducting business with a personal approach, which makes creating and owning one’s enterprise even more rewarding.
Commenting on the collaboration with Mr. Adams, Mr. Saperia stated that “We are buzzing to be working with Terry Adams. He’s as skilled in business as he is on a BMX. We are all about making our business a pleasure, needless to say, Terry fit in with us immediately.”
Reciprocating the sentiment, Mr. Adams said “After hearing the story of how Faded Days got started, I immediately wanted to be a part of the team. I take pride in aligning myself with companies that standout and have a bigger vision for the future. I am stoked to be a part of their program and look forward to being involved in their journey.”
Nigel Sylvester has added Go Pro to his list of sponsors:
GoPro is proud to officially welcome Nigel Sylvester to the GoPro Family, and join him in announcing the next installment of his incredible GOvideo series. Using his talent on a BMX bike and his appreciation for art, style and travel, Nigel created GO to express his creativity and share his perspective with his audience.
Staying Strong, the autobiography of Stephen Murray, will be 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”.
The competition schedule for the inaugural X Games Minneapolis at U.S. Bank Stadium is now available at XGames.com. More than 200 elite athletes will compete at the world’s premier action sports event July 13-16, 2017, with live coverage on ESPN and ABC and streaming live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app. Additional X Games Minneapolis content will also be available across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com, the X Games app, and X Games pages across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more. The world’s best will battle it out for a podium spot in Skateboard, BMX, Moto and more.
Alienation, an innovator of bicycle rims and accessories, is proud to announce theaddition of Nick Bruce to the factory freestyle team. With Nick’s continued contest dominance and Midwest work ethic, we feel he is a powerful addition to our international team.Nick’s progressive attitude, combined with our quest for consistent quality riders and products, fit perfectly into the dynamics of Alienation. We look forward to many years of success with Nick and all other riders in our family, in hopes of producing top of the line products that serve the BMX populous.
Follow Nick and Alienation on all socialmedia accounts; @nick_bruce @alienationbmx. Welcome Nick Bruce!
Are you losing track on who rides for who? Here's a long list with the most recent team changes and pick ups.The latest team changes get added to the top. The industry never chills, always adding and dropping. What's the latest? Let us know. -Kai Sakakibaraon DK -Saya Sakakibaraon DK -Cameron Moore on Yess -Robert Tkalčec on AUTUM -Connor Lodes off Kink -Jack Mould on The Lab -Colton Walker on G-Form -Dawid Godziek on O'Neal -Kevin Peraza on Demolition -Nick Bruce on Alienation
The world’s top BMX athletes have been invited to the Road to X: Boise Qualifier, taking place June 10 at Rhodes Skate Park. The event serves as an official qualifying event for the X Games Minneapolis Park competitions. Twenty athletes will be invited to compete in each of the three disciplines – Men’s Skateboard Park, Women’s Skateboard Park and BMX Park. The top six Men’s Skateboard and BMX athletes and the top four Women’s Skateboard athletes not already invited will qualify into the X Games Minneapolis Park competition.
Ryan Nyquist (Santa Cruz, California) – A 16-time X Games medalist, Nyquist is the second most-decorated BMX athlete in X Games history. Nyquist has two Park gold medals and two Dirt gold medals, with his most recent podium being silver medal at X Games Barcelona 2013.