As preparations for the 2017 Nitro World Games get underway, a second wave of athletes has been added to the ground breaking action sports competition, airing in primetime on NBC from Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, June 24. The 2016 second and third place finishers in FMX, BMX Best Tricks, BMX Triple Hit and Skate Best Trick are invited to the Nitro World Games semifinals (taking place on Friday, June 23, also at Rice-Eccles Stadium). Earning a place on the podium last year now gives them the opportunity to skip qualifying and advance directly to the semifinals, just one step away from the epic final round. Only the top eight athletes in each discipline will then advance
Matt Beringer's New Backyard BMX Setup How to Ride BMX. Matt Beringer is a BMX legend known for his backyard BMX paradise. He is the only person in the world to ever have a Water Slide in his backyard that goes into a set of dirt jumps. In the event of moving, Matt had to tear down his famous back yard. Don't worry though, because he brought the waterslide with him and built a new paradise. I got the chance to visit Matt Beringer's New Backyard BMX setup and film for How To Ride BMX while I was there.