We've added flyers of events happening in 2023. Some are being held indoors but not all of them. Check before you make any plans. If you have event dates, if you've got something going, send us the info. We'll put your event on the FATBMX Event calendar so more people will get to know about your race or contest or jam that you're putting on. We're here to spread the love but you figure out yourself where you need to go. Contact the event organizers before you head over. Times/dates might have changed and we take no responsibility for that. Get together and enjoy BMX, the best thing in the world. All 2023 Flyers inside as well as the event dates. Nothing else to do!? Get out there and have some fun.
Meet new people, visit new places, take some pics for your instagram, pull new tricks, become a better person and maybe win something along the way. Lots has changed or is changing so double check and keep us posted. See you out there!
2023: BMX Race, BMX Freestyle and Pump Track events:
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.
-Simon Marquart on 100 Percent
-Andrea Escobar on Race Inc.
-Rim Nakamura on Chrome Japan
-Kaine Mitchell off Colony
-Justin Hughes on Macneil Bikes
-Omari Hashimcato on Majide
-Marco Beil on Cult Crew
-Yu Shoji on Monster Energy
-Joji Mizogaki on Monster Energy
-Nene Naito on Monster Energy
-Manon Veenstra joins Team Oegema Fieten
-Nick Bonnel off FIT Bike Co.
-Noah Miranda on Haro Bikes
Riding BMX doesn’t become a career for everyone but almost everyone has tried their hand at BMXing once or twice in their life. Why wouldn’t they? It’s a blast after all. Here we shine a light on some household names who have been caught in the act of BMXing when you perhaps associatethem to stuff that is a tad safer and more mainstream.
What celebs ride BMX?
You might not immediately put rock music and BMX together but Guns and Roses man Slash certainly did. At least he used to. In fact, the man himself has revealed that he was big into his BMX biking. Not only did Slash own several bikes but he did more than just use them as a mode of transport; explaining his decision to leave BMXing alone back in 2014 the musician revealed that he was too concerned that his jumps and stunts would lead to injury that would ultimately jeopardise his music career. We wish he’d carry on – and he might yet restart as he still owns his bikes – but we can understand why Slash called it a day. BMX is not for the feint hearted.
Sticking with the music industry, another star who has been spotted on his BMX is One Direction singer Zayn Malik. Malik, who found fame on British television talent show ‘The X-Factor’ back in 2010,
Three-Day Action Sports Spectacle Features more than 110 of the World’s Best Athletes in BMX, Motocross, and Skateboarding at ZOZO Marine Stadium on Tokyo Bay from May 12–14, 2023. X Games is back in Japan! The world’s premier showcase in action sports competition will return to Japan for the second consecutive year. Monster Energy, the official energy drink partner of X Games, is proud to bring some of the world’s biggest names in competitive BMX, motocross, and skateboarding to X Games Chiba 2023 from May 12–14.
Following the success of last year’s event in Japan, X Games Chiba 2023 marks the 67th edition of X Games since the event’s inception in 1995. For three action-packed days, the action sports world will
The Management Committee of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) met from 2 to 4 May in Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy). Following its approval by the Management Committee, the UCI also publishes today the full calendar for the 2024 UCI BMX Racing World Cup.
The discipline's flagship series will get underway in Rotorua, New Zealand, with two rounds, on 10 and 11 February. This will be the first time that the country - which hosted the 2013 UCI BMX Racing World Championships in Auckland - will host BMX Racing’s flagship series. Built in 2019, the current track at Rotorua BMX Club - home club of London 2012 Olympic silver medallist Sarah Walker - measures 440m and was the venue for the 2023 Oceania BMX Racing Championships. Rotorua is also known for hosting mountain bike events, most notably the discipline’s UCI World Championships in 2006.
The third and fourth rounds of the series will take place in Brisbane on 24 and 25 February. This will be a first for the Queensland capital. Australia becomes a regular stopover for the UCI BMX Racing World Cup, having staged rounds in 2008 (in Adelaide, which also hosted the 2009 UCI World Championships) and again in 2020 (in Shepparton and Bathurst). The Brisbane BMX Racing track is part of the Sleeman Sports Complex, the Olympic training centre for Australian BMX Racing and track cycling specialists, as well as athletes from many other sports.
There are some cool collaboration projects being done in BMX. Yesterday's GT x Starwars bike was an example. Today we've got news from the SE x Dixxon front who teamed up to create a flannel in the SE colours:
It’s go-time for the Dixxon x SE Bikes flannel at DIXXON.com! We’ve been a fan of Dixxon for a long time & when we saw Danny Dixxon riding our bikes, we were like, “Man, we gotta do a project together!” And here we are now, dropping our second collab flannel. This time in the classic OG SE Racing colors of blue, brown, and tan. So awesome!
2023 Will Welcome More Races, Clinics, Tours, and Camps, Including the Addition of Mountain Bike and Freestyle Programs. It has been one year since the USA BMX Headquarters grand opening. USA BMX has welcomed more than 40,000 visitors to the facility, between new riders, Olympians, and fans. In addition, USA BMX celebrated its first BMX Hall of Fame induction ceremony and the inaugural USA BMX Foundation Gala during this first year.
"We have officially been in the USA BMX Headquarters one year, and we have not stopped since we cut that ribbon last February," said Shane Fernandez, USA BMX President.
Industry pioneer GT Bicycles, in collaboration with Lucasfilm has re-imagined the lead character of The Mandalorian series, Din Djarin, in two-wheel form. Built on the 29-inch version of GT’s iconic Pro Performer freestyle BMX platform, the GT Pro Performer 29: The Mandalorian Edition features attention to detail that all fans and riders will appreciate, like Beskar armor-inspired paint, fantastic woven and leather accents, a Clan Mudhorn headbadge, “THIS IS THE WAY” in Mando’a debossed in backside of saddle, and even Darksaber-inspired reflective elements.
Wanting to pay tribute in a way that resonates beyond the Star Wars galaxy and across to fans of BMX, GT made sure to equip the bike with the quality components riders expect:
It’s on! People’s Store BANGERS Freestyle Film Festival is back for another round. 8th edition, baby! This year, international Pro and Amateur entries are welcome. But that’s not the only thing that’s new. Find out all the details below.
-DISCIPLINES: You can film whatever and wherever you want. Street, Park, Trails, Flatland, Bowls or even Vert – we want to see it! You want to showcase different disciplines in the same edit? No problem, BMX knows no borders!
-CATEGORIES: Amateur or Pro
-VIDEO LENGTH: 6 minutes max
-DEADLINE: August 14th, 2023 (20:00 hrs CET)
-MUSIC: Choose whatever tune you want, but please make sure, that YouTube is not going to block your video because of music rights infringement.
etnies Creates Trees For The Future Collection in Honor of Earth Day. etnies x TFTF Footwear Exists to Protect the Planet, Help End Hunger, Fight Poverty and Empower Women. Just in time for Earth Day, the company that has literally planted millions of trees since 2011 is announcing the etnies x TFTF footwear collection. A portion of the proceeds from the collections’ shoe sales go towards Trees for the Future’s Forest Garden Approach.
So far, etnies has planted over 2.3 million trees - but none of this would have been possible without the support of the etnies community. Join etnies in hitting the next goal of planting 3 million trees