The UCI announces the updated qualification systems for BMX Freestyle for Tokyo 2020. Following the rescheduling of the Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) asked all International Federations with sports included in the Tokyo 2020 competition programme but whose qualification was not yet complete to review their qualification systems and propose a contingency plan. The UCI did this for a.o. BMX Freestyle, as qualification was not yet terminated for this discipline. Based on the UCI’s contingency plan, it was proposed to make some amendments to the qualification systems which had last been revised in 2020 to take into account the freezing of the UCI rankings as of 3 March 2020, and the change of date of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
What up BMX Freestyle Family! Here is the very first video from the Official RL Osborn BMX Freestyle channel. This was recorded from earlier this morning when we did our first ever Live Stream on Facebook. This video is a very basic intro to everything we are planning on doing with this community, and we also did a Q&A where we answer the questions you were all posting to our chat.
BMX Beat was a popular BMX Freestyle TV show broadcast on the UK's main commercial channel, ITV between 1984 - 1987 on Saturday mornings. Hosted by Andy Ruffell and various co-hosts including Gaz Top (Gareth Jones), Alistair Pirrie and Ron Stebbene.
With the Olympic debut of BMX Freestyle Park now less than 18 months away, Australia’s Logan Martin and Brandon Loupos have ramped up their preparations with a visit to the Australian Cycling Team Headquarters in Adelaide.
Dual Olympian, Caroline Buchanan will try her hand at a new discipline of cycling when she competes in the final round of the 2018 UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup in Chengdu China from 2-4 November. "It has been quite a challenging year for me, most of my years have been an athlete focus" said the 28-year-old, who married her longtime partner Barry Nobles in the USA last month. 2018 has been a human focus; life and health have taken priority.
"I have never had six months off the bike before, so the challenge for me this year was all about being patient, sit through injuries, recover and get back into competition again." In true Buchanan style, when faced with one challenge, the best response is to take on another. The Canberran has
SNIPES Battle Square is bringing both a NEW BMX Flatland event and a fundamentally new event format to Rotterdam. – On Saturday, August 4, 2018, 14 of the world’s best professional BMX Flatland athletes together with OPEN Class amateur riders will be competing and showing spectacular moves and tricks on their BMX bikes. This fascinating freestyle discipline represents the symbiosis of BMX riding and Breakdancing. On the first Saturday of August 2018 the last Dutch great “ship of state” SS Rotterdam and SNIPES Battle Square will present a unique event format with this new BMX event. In Rotterdam, the SNIPES Battle Square will start its tour of seven stages across Europe in 2019.
One day loaded with the “Best of the Best” in the sport — 14 BMX Flatland riders from the Netherlands, USA, Canada, Spain, France, Czech Republic, England, and Germany will compete against each other and fight to win a total of EUR 7,500 prize money. The athletes will be performing to various types of
TV show feature on the Golden Gate Park Freestyle scene. Features Rick Allison, Vander, Darcy Langlois, Kerry Clayton, Mike Perkins, Ben Rose, Brian Pearcy, Maurice Meyer and other locals. This came out before Freestylin' Magazine's first issue exposed the BMX world to the GG park freestyle scene.
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
Today also saw the BMX Flatland finals, where the top competitors had 3 minutes to prove to the judges why they should be on the podium. Taking first place was Quebecois Jean-William Prevost, demonstrating his unique vision of flatland BMX with high velocity rotations and precise back wheel control.
When asked how his winning run came together, he said: “I felt like I knew what I had to do and stepped outside of myself, like my personal meditation. Training for this, I locked myself up all night and practised in the -40 degree winters in Canada so the movements weren’t stressful because I’ve done them millions of times before.”