USA BMX - the largest BMX racing organization in North America - announced today the 2022 USA BMX Freestyle Amateur Series has partnered with Hyper Bicycles for a second year. The USA BMX Freestyle 2022 schedule will consist of seven national events and one Grand Final competition where membership and pre-registration are required for both.
“Hyper Bicycles has been supporting the BMX industry for more than three decades, and to have them on board for a second consecutive year for the BMX amateur series, is a per- fect fit,” said USA BMX Freestyle President, Shane Fernandez. “Hyper Bicycles signed on last year for the inaugural event not knowing how a first-time contest series would end up, but believed in the same vision and hope of helping to progress the sport of BMX. Now that we know how successful that first year was, we couldn’t be more excited to see what 2022 brings for the riders and the sport alongside Hyper.”
“Hyper Bicycles is proud to continue our support of the 2022 USA BMX Freestyle Series following a
Inspyre Bicycles has today announced the signing of Arthur Pilard until 2024 and beyond. The 2021 European champion and 2021 World number 5 found a new home on the Inspyre Factory team. Consistent performer years after years, the 26-year-old French Man backed-up his 5th place at the Worlds in 2021 with a super strong season and ending the 2021 season with a second place at the French Championship.
"I've known Arthur since his very young age, we originally come from the same region, I still remember joking with his father around the track. I was really impressed by Arthur since the beginning, technical, incredible flow and super fast on the track. I am super happy to have Arthur on board.
Etnies has once again joined forced with the cult-classic BMX film, RAD, to bring you a brilliant new collection - expanding on the footwear and apparel released in 2021, with this much-anticipated “Prom Scene-themed” line. Owing to RAD’s devoted and international fan following - the first etnies x RAD Collection sold out in a matter of days. Available now on etnies.com and at better retailers, the etnies x RAD collection is stacked with a variety of apparel and footwear options, the product’s movie-inspired designs aim to capture the excitement of longtime and new fans alike, as the love for the film is passed down from generation to generation.
RAD, originally Executive Produced by the late Jack Schwartzman in 1986, was restored and re-released
Simple Session 22 will be back in Tallinn, Estonia, on June 11-12, 2022 with another big summertime festival and an all-around good time! The Simple Session series will host an exciting contest in the Põhjala Factory district – an old rubber factory turned into a cultural hub will serve as a thrilling location for the event. Around a hundred of the finest BMX riders and skateboarders from around the world will go head to head on a new 600m2 Wessel-designed course. Skateboarding and BMX are all about creativity. So is Simple Session – hosting the series at the coolest and liveliest venue in Tallinn will take the entire contest experience to another level for athletes and viewers alike. We are coming closer to fans and back to the core of these sports as well as to our roots.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) must announce that the opening round of the 2022 UCI BMX Freestyle Park and Flatland World Cup which should have taken place from 25 to 27 March in Hiroshima, Japan, has had to be cancelled at the request of the organisers and the Hurricane Group – the UCI’s partner for BMX Freestyle – following restrictions imposed by the country’s government. The UCI would like to thank the event’s organisers for their cooperation in this difficult situation, as well as the athletes, National Federations and all concerned parties for their understanding.
Updated calendar for the 2022 UCI BMX Freestyle Park and Flatland World Cup:
Get ready to go all out with the new Title Full Face Helmet. Featuring durable hardshell construction, 360° padding, and air vents, this helmet was built for thrilling BMX rides and laps at the (pump)track. It’s even got a pivoting visor to shield your eyes from sun, wind, and rain. Plus, it’s cool. Seriously, just look at it. Gear up for your next ride with the Title Full Face Helmet.
TSG is super excited to announce the addition of three brand new BMX riders, Marin Rantes (CRO), Declan Brooks (GBR) and Daniel Dhers (VEN), to their Global BMX Team. They join the crew’s most recent recruit Paul Thoelen (GER) as well as veteran team members Daniel Wedemeijer (NED), Anthony Jeanjean (FRA), Lara Lessmann (GER), Teresa Fernandez-Miranda (ESP) and Jason Watts (AUS).
TSG’s BMX global team roster just went golden with the inclusion of three of the disciplines brightest and boldest stars: Croatian 2021 UCI World Champi-onship bronze winner Marin Rantes; UK’s Tokyo BMX Freestyle Bronze medal-list Declan Brooks; and the legendary Venezuelan master of freestyle and park and winner of Silver at the Tokyo Games, Daniel Dhers.
Here’s to ending a heavy year with bang! Monster Energy congratulates BMX team rider Felix Prangenberg on releasing the innovative ‘URGE’ video on the Monster Energy YouTube channel. In an encore performance finishing a breakout 2021 season, the 23-year-old X Games gold medalist from Cologne, Germany, pushes the boundaries of freestyle BMX at genuine street spots. Produced by Monster Energy with filming and editing by David Schaller, ‘URGE’ captures Prangenberg at street spots across Europe over the course of 2021. Filmed in stunning high-definition video with artful 16mm film montages, the release marks Prangenberg’s first official Monster Energy video part since joining the pro athlete roster in early 2021.
‘URGE’ shows some of the most creative and progressive riding courtesy of the rising star who dreamt of becoming a BMX pro since the age of 6. Respected for one of the strongest work ethics in BMX, Prangenberg puts his signature combinations of technical and burly tricks on full display. Expect gnarly handrails, impossible gap transfers, technical spins and manuals, plus never-been-done combos at some of the BMX world’s most iconic street locations.
The new ‘URGE’ video segment completes a milestone-heavy year for Prangenberg. Recognized as a pacesetter of progressive BMX street riding, the German BMX pro joined the Monster Energy BMX team in April 2021 and proceeded to up the ante with contest podiums and acclaimed video parts, plus a constant barrage of face-melting Instagram clips.
2021 wasn't the easiest year and it doesn't look like we're back to normal come January 1st. Making the most of life during the pandemic is what we need to do. We have bent some rules to keep going and we'll continue to find a way so we can do what we love most. Looking back at 2021 it actually wasn't such a bad year (event-wise) but they were just not ran the way we want to. No crowds allowed, wearing masks, staying 6 feet apart, testing, testing and more testing, vaccinations, disifecting the hands...... it has been a mess. Just getting a beer at the bar with your friends seems like ages ago. Here's to better times in 2022. Keep doing what you love most. We'll see you at the next occasion. BdJ
P.S. This is the annual Happy Holidays post where we collect the best BMX inspired X-mas cards. Got one? Send it in, we'll post it up. Cheers.
Hiroya Morizaki just started a new bike brand, Crown. He introduces the new sample that just arrived: "The first frame is based on Delta, which I used to design for Quamen Bikes, a California-based BMX frame company back in 2005, and improved the design suitable for the modern flatland needs." Hiro continues:"The fork is initially designed for the Garuda frame of Aresbikes but pursing as small a clearance as possible and shortens the length of the fork for the best possible usability at doing various types of tricks, front and back tricks, rolling, and spinning." Every detail of geometries results from numerous tries and errors over two years. Hiro will keep testing until the release, although the production schedule is still up in the air due to the COVID situation. Stay tuned!