The season-opening is fast approaching and it's almost time to kick off the tour in style. For the third year in a row we start the series in Hiroshima, with a massive line up of sports. This will be the perfect occasion for riders to get a Japan experience ahead of the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. Can't wait for all the action? Take a look at the teaser and the 3D views of the Parks that riders will enjoy!
With a heavy heart we regret to inform you that together with our partner UCI we have decided to postpone FISE World Series Puyang which was scheduled to take place 8 - 10 May 2020. The event is due to be rescheduled and we will have more information soon.
From UCI.org: In late 2019, an outbreak of pneumonia (Covid-19) caused by a new member of the coronavirus family, known as SARS-CoV-2, was detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan (Hubei province). The virus quickly spread from Wuhan to other Chinese cities and also to other Asian and European countries.
To date, more than 74,000 cases of infection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been confirmed, the vast majority of them in China, and 2,100 people have died. Although people of all ages are at risk of contracting the virus, older people and those with pre-existing chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease appear to be more likely to fall seriously ill with it.
The virus’ incubation period (the time between infection and the appearance of the first clinical signs) is currently estimated to be approximately 14 days. However, it is thought that people infected by SARS-CoV-2 may be contagious before they show any clinical signs.
The Covid-19 virus causes a respiratory infection and a fever of over 38°C, in a person who has either travelled or stayed in the province of Hubei in the previous 14 days or who has been in close contact with a confirmed case. Any suspicion of Covid-19 must be confirmed by a doctor, following enquiries as to the patient’s recent trips and the people with whom they have been in contact, and only once the results of specialised laboratory tests have been made available – the sole method of definitively diagnosing the virus. On 30 January, in response to the spread of the epidemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared an “international public health emergency”.
This sudden and fast-moving epidemic has also impacted on the sports world. The World Athletics Indoor Championships, which were due to take place in Nanjing, China, on 13-15 March, have been postponed to 2021, the Tour of Hainan has been cancelled, the Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix scheduled for 19 April has been postponed, as have Alpine skiing events at the future Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games site at Yanqing (15-16 February), the Hong Kong and Singapore rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series scheduled for April, the Olympic boxing qualification competitions, etc. Sports competitions that attract large numbers of people can provide an environment where there is a risk of contamination, meaning appropriate measures should be taken in response. It is worth noting that the SportAccord 2020 Summit which was to take place in Beijing from 19 to 24 April has also been cancelled for health reasons.
Specific actions are envisaged in two different situations:
1. International competitions taking place in China.
Bearing in mind the potential scale of the epidemic and the data provided on confirmed clinical cases, there are justifiable grounds for postponing all competitions until such time as epidemiological data are more reassuring. The UCI has taken the decision with the Chinese Cycling Association to postpone cycling events originally scheduled for April and May. On March 15, the UCI will communicate the new dates of competitions to be organised later in the season, as well as the list of events that will be cancelled.
2. International competitions taking place outside China and welcoming delegations from countries at risk.
It is important for the UCI to watch over the health of all athletes participating in international races. That is why the UCI underlines the importance of strictly adhering to the recommendations given by the WHO, and the guidelines set out by the national authorities in charge of public health.
With this in mind, the UCI will gather information on the movements and the training locations of the members of these delegations (riders and staff members) in the three weeks leading up to the competition.
Precise information will be given on health measures taken to protect riders and technical staff from risk of contamination
The chief medical officer (CMO) at each event will be in close contact with the health authorities of the country in question, having notified them that the competition is taking place and having enquired as to the specific measures that need to be taken.
The recommendations published by the WHO with a view to reducing the risk of exposure to the 2019-nCoV will be widely published. These recommendations are not specific to 2019-nCoV but apply to all infectious respiratory diseases: wash your hands with soap and water regularly; avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes as far as possible; and sneeze and cough into the crook of your elbow or a handkerchief.
The UCI is following the evolution of this epidemic and the potential consequences for the organisation of international competitions on a daily basis. It is also concerned with protecting riders from all risk of contamination and avoiding the spread of SARS-CoV-2 to other countries.
ZEPHYR PIVOTAL SEAT. Our previous seat pattern designs have been super popular in the past, our new Zephyr seat is yet another awesome and unique addition to our linage of seats. This new design also matches up nicely with our Zephyr Grips.
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TSG are pleased to announce the signing of Australian born BMX master and overall 2019 Vans BMX Pro Cup winner, Jason Watts.
“We are over the moon to have Jason on our team,” says TSG’s CEO Ruedi Herger. “Few other BMX riders embody the lifestyle like Jason, and as one of the best transition riders in the world, he always shows an incredible amount of style alongside as his huge bag of tricks and creative lines!”
As Ruedi says, no matter the arena Jason is always pushing the limits of what is possible on his Walsh frame. He is also widely praised in the BMX for flavouring his riding with a medley of heritage tricks, showing a knowledge, commitment and respect for BMX that few other riders have.
In line with the announcement it made on 4 November 2019, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) approved its new regulations on the eligibility of transgender athletes to compete in events on the UCI International Calendar. The decision was made at the meeting of its Management Committee in Dübendorf (Switzerland) on 30 January. The new regulations, which will come into effect on 1 March 2020, are designed to encourage transgender athletes to compete in the category corresponding to their new gender, while guaranteeing a level playing field for all athletes in the competitions in question.
What are the eligibility criteria?
Up until then, the eligibility criteria for competing in the corresponding gender-identity category were those agreed on at a consensus meeting organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2015. The provision of new scientific knowledge led to those eligibility criteria being reviewed – in particular for male-to-female athletes – at a working meeting held in Lausanne on 19 October 2019, and which was attended by the UCI, other International Federations, experts and representatives of transgender and cisgender athletes. As part of the new consensus, it is agreed that if a Federation decides to use testosterone as an indicator, the transgender athlete will only be eligible to compete in the Women category if their serum testosterone level is below 5 nmol/L.
Get the World champ's frame! If somebody in the last years deserves a signature frame than it´s Dominik Nekolny! Dom loved this frame since the first days he is riding for AUTUM and returned back to it in the last years. All his hard contest combos and crazy technical runs gave us the motivation to re-launch it again. It´s a NO TOUCH!
ABYSS GUARD SPROCKET HIGHLIGHT. With over 12 months of testing and abuse we are psyched to finally release the Abyss Guard Sprocket. This sprocket is perfect for the modern street rider needing that extra chain and sprocket protection.
The world's largest multi-disciplinary action sports series is back, with an international line up of stops. Here are the first dates you can add to the calendar, stay tuned for more announcements. True to the spirit of FISE all our events remain free to attend and everyone is welcome.
STOP 1 – HIROSHIMA, JAPAN
Hiroshima will once again kick off the tour in style!
After two editions in the Japanese city of peace, this year we move to a brand new location, Chuo Park (Central Park). The event’s central location in down town and the locals passion for action sports, gives this stop it’s unique atmosphere and makes it the perfect place to begin the series.
When: 3rd – 5th April Where: Chuo Park, Hiroshima, Japan
Sports: - FIG Parkour World Championships - UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup - UCI BMX Flatland World Cup - World Skate Roller Freestyle World Cup
The whole Backyard team is thrilled to be able to host the second UCI BMX Park C1 contest in Germany! With the „Live Your Backyard Dreams“ contest we can offer international riders the chance to compete for UCI points in our great park. This is an Elite Pro (women and men) event only, so please bring your license.
Friday 20.03.2020: 15:00 – 22:00 Registration & Open Practice
08:00 - 13:00 Registration & Open Practice 13:00 - 14:00 Training Elite Pro Women 14:00 - 14:30 Warm Up Elite Pro Women 14:30 - 15:30 Qualification Elite Pro Women 15:30 - 16:30 Training Elite Pro Men 16:30 - 17:00 Warm Up Elite Pro Men 17:00 - 19:00 Qualification Elite Pro Men
Mirra Jam 2020 & UK BMX Vert Series Round 1. It’s that time of year to dust off the steed and get yourself down to the annual Mirra Jam at Skaterham skatepark, CR3 5XL. Sunday 9th Feb 2020 from 1pm – 5pm. Come ride and remember Dave. Then beers in the pub afterwards! Once again the Mirra Jam will also be the first round of the 2020 UK BMX Vert Series. The skatepark will be open for anyone not wanting to compete. £10 on the door... The jam will be a fundraiser for two charities: CALM - the mens mental health support line and Skaterham itself.
Spread the word, bring a mate, especially if you’re feeling low or have ever been affected by the UK’s biggest killer of men under 40. Last year was completely nuts. Lets do the same. Do it for Dave! This year is JUST JAMS. All about supporting each other and getting on the big ramp. No need for 44 second runs, no judging sheets, just fun, radness and prizes if you push your envelope! We will have under 13,