Music playing in the background, smoke from the BBQ is drifting around. A single dirt jump with a make shift quarter pipe at the end, a bunch of BMX riders hucking tricks and enjoying each others company without a trace of competitiveness. When I hear stories about jams like these, it’s always from riders talking about the good old times. When the scene was small and you were just happy to be able to ride BMX with other people.
However the situation just described is not from the good ‘old’ days but June 9th 2018. Many years ago Albert Moonen and his riding buddies created a spot they called the Junk trails. The name inspired by nearby homeless people that took residence under a bridge next to the spot. It has changed a lot but
Returning to Boise, Idaho for the second edition of the Road to X Games: Boise Qualifier, the world’s top skateboard, BMX and Harley-Davidson Hooligan athletes competed to secure their invitations to Minneapolis. In addition to the three events at Rhodes Skate Park, the qualifier expanded this year’s event to include Harley-Davidson Hooligan Racing at CenturyLink Arena. Over 12,000 fans witnessed six Men’s Skateboard and BMX athletes, four Women’s Skateboarders and 48 Harley-Davidson Hooligan racers punch their tickets to Minneapolis.
In the final competition of the day, Mykel Larrin (USA) showed that he’s not only a threat in Vert and
Amazing riding, awesome concerts and great crowds made the second stop of the Ride Further Tour into one hell of a weekend! 20 invited riders from all over the world attended the first ever dirt event at PULS OPEN AIR music festival in Kaltenberg together with 10.000 guests to watch international bands and DJs perform at the castle of the Prince of Bavaria. The latin american crew with Inaki Iriartes (ARG), Jonathan Camacho (ECU) and Victor Munoz (CL) as well as Jake Leiva from the US, Konrad Szabo and Danny Josa (HUN) and Kieran Reilly (UK) made their way to the picturesque bavarian town to ride the dirts together with local shredders like Chris Haas and Chris Halbritter right in the heart of the festival. Tom van den Bogaard (NL), Moritz Löwentraut (DE),
3rd traditional Turkish BMX Day was celebrated with the hosting of Istanbul Municipality and support of the Turkish Cycling Federation on 27th May 2018. BMXTR.COM has been organizing this event for the last three years and this year the event was bigger and got attention from other countries as well. More than 70 riders attended Amateur Street, Pro Street, Flatland and Bunny Hop contests. The contest results are as follows:
The most exciting extreme sports competition, Pannonian Challenge, gathered only the best athletes from all around the world. All of them were in Osijek because this competition is something they can't miss. Even the President of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, found some time in her busy schedule to attend this year's edition of the Pannonian Challenge. More than 35000 visitors gathered to see some of the best riders perform. Pannonian Challenge, festival of extreme sports and crazy party, has come to an end. The best riders from all over the world in three categories - skate, inline and BMX, showed the audience amazing skills and tricks. Each year Pannonian Challenge collects more and more amazing rides, such as Daniel
Doing annual events for more than 15 years shows dedication. That's exactly what Pannonian Challenge is about. The 19th edition was put together by hard working enthusiasts at the permanent park at the Drava river. With full stands during the finals and temperatures around the 30 degree mark, not only the action was hot. Riders like Justin Dowell, Daniel Dhers, Jack Clark, Irek Rizaev, Marin Rantes and Michael Beran made sure the riding was on point and with Catfish on the mic it soon became a party. The President of Croatia even came over to the skatepark to see the action and as every time, the intentions are to make the event bigger and better. The 20th edition should be on your calendar already because the atmosphere around the entire event is just top notch. With parties happening in the old town on a daily basis even the entourage will find a way to have a good time.
Let's focus on the BMX Park contest here where 33 riders signed up to do a 2-run qualification round followed by a 16-men final. It's amazing to see how the level of riding is going up all the time. With the big park available we saw a bit of street riding combined with park riding by some but most focused on the park section which had a new super wide jump box that was well liked. With the Best Run counts format we saw the riders go for all their bangers. With 60 second runs there was plenty of time to show it all. Things heated up when Michael Beran and Daniel Dhers raised the bar. Justin Dowell took his first run as a scratch but came back with the Twix and more to score 5th place with run 2.