Vans BMX Pro Rider Jason Watts takes you behind the scenes at the Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championships to get some video clips of his fellow riders, using some unorthodox techniques in his usual Aussie style.
The Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championships kicked off today in Huntington Beach, CA at the Vans US Open of Surfing, gathering 40 of the world’s top BMX riders for the event’s adrenaline-charged prelim rounds. Series pro, Dennis Enarson’s enormous transfers and powerful riding dominated the custom-spec pro park course to put him in the semi-finals lead. Qualifying in second, crowd favorite Kevin Peraza’s unflinching determination for a place on the podium shook-up the title race, while local hero and speed demon Kris Fox qualified in third. The top 20 riders from today’s semi-finals rounds will advance to the series’ first Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championship finals, Sunday, August 6.
Mike Gray - Ditch Days. SoCal has an abundance of drainage ditches that are all mostly bone-dry. Mike Gray, along with filmmaker Christian Rigal hit up 10 different ditches over a week-long period and wrapped up the project with an almighty three-tuck off an uprail. Mike rides a 20.25" Haro La Bastille.
MexiHaro Haro BMX in Central Mexico Haro Bikes. On arrival into Mexico we were surprised with a full schedule of 8 shop shops in 7 days. Finding spare time to actually ride our bikes became a challenge. Somehow with a crew like this, the good weather and amazing spots equaled quality footage and a video to add to the collection. Featuring Dennis Enarson, Tyler Fernengel, Mike Gray, Chad Kerley and Matthias Dandois.
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
Name: Michael Gray Age: 24 Hometown: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada Sponsors:Haro bikes, Premium products, Vans, Demolition, The Space Brace, Sensus grips
You've lived in San Diego for a few years now, how is that treating you? Mike: It's a dream come true. California is a truly amazing place, and an absolute Mecca for bmx and pretty much everything. Next level food. Nice to stay warm all year too and be able to work with all the best media dudes daily. I really enjoy living there.
Still you manage to organise events back in Canada. What's the main reason you're doing that? Mike: I started an event called Canadian BMX Day a few years back, and the main purpose for our event is to give the local Toronto scene an amazing opportunity to win some prizes and have the most fun day