Woodward, the global leader in action sports experiences, announced today it is expanding overseas, opening its first ever Urban Center in Sydney, Australia. Scheduled to open in late 2024, Woodward Sydney will be a world-class indoor action sports community facility with a state-of-the-art design that is progression-focused, catering to all ages and ability levels from beginner to Olympians. This is Woodward’s first expansion since the opening of Woodward Park City in 2019 and one of several major investments the company is making in the future of the brand and its commitment to action sports, which also includes renovating existing facilities at Woodward Pennsylvania and Woodward West; developing new facilities and experiences focused on safe progression; and
The inaugural Vans BMX Pro Cup Series has touched down in Sydney, Australia to welcome the most talented BMX riders to the shores of Manly Beach for a premier showcase of BMX competition! With the final competitive field secured, the series’ first Global Qualifier event anticipates an explosive exhibition of invited pro riders, wildcards, and regional talent. Kicking off with an open Regional Qualifier (RQ) event earlier this week, the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series crowned Australian local Boyd Hilder as the first regional winner, leading an eager group of 12 top riders who advance to the main event beginning March 3. The event will host two Best Trick obstacle challenges, sponsored by LUX BMX, granting the most creative and innovative riders with a special cash prize.
Debuting in Sydney, Australia on February 24-March 5, the inaugural Vans BMX Pro Cup Series welcomes the most talented BMX riders to the shores of Manly Beach for a premier showcase of BMX competition held in conjunction with the celebrated Australian Open of Surfing. Fans across the globe can watch the exhilarating Live Webcast on Vans.com/bmxprocup.
The Vans BMX Pro Cup Series announces the following pre-seeded BMX pros to the inaugural 2017 tour season:
Dennis Enarson USA Maxime Charveron FRA Tyler Fernengel USA Larry Edgar USA Corey Bohan AUS Sergio Layos ESP Gary Young USA Corey Walsh CAN Dakota Roche USA Dan Foley USA Tom Dugan USA