If the current sanitary crisis impacts all the world sports events, its repercussions for the professional athletes who depend on it are even bigger. In addition to a 100% digital festival that will redistribute 150,000 euros Prize Money, FISE is initiating a massive fundraising campaign for the ones who have built its history. The aim of FISE has always been to help athletes to live their passion, and to support them to push the limits of their disciplines and their development. During this unprecedented period without physical events, it wanted to continue this process. The E-FISE already guarantees a 150,000 euros Prize Money, an amount greater than last year's bonuses for the Montpellier
USA BMX - the largest BMX racing organization in North America - announced today the debut of the USA BMX Freestyle Amateur Series that will launch a virtual, BMX amateur series, to host a live national championship in December. Today through October 3, 2020, amateur riders from 12 regions will be invited to submit a 45-second video through USA BMX Freestyle Instagram using any indoor or outdoor park of their preference for their run. Classes for male and female riders will include: 10 and under Sport Class, 11-14 Sport Class, 15 and over Sport Class, Masters (40+ Amateur), Expert (Open). Pending the regression of the ongoing pandemic, and based on regional qualifiers virtually, the top three riders in all classes from each region would advance to the National Championships either virtually or a live competition, to be held in December, depending on several factors.
The Vans x Demolition collaboration of the Sk8-Hi Pro BMX model has a Demolition Print On the Heel, a Demolition X Vans Pro Cush Insole and will cost you $75.00 USD, or € 95,00 Euro. The Vans Wafflecup BMX sole has been used for BMX specific Vans models like the Kevin Peraza shoe, the Larry Edgar model, The Dent Doigts, Ty Morrow's colourway and also Scotty Cranmer's Hi-Tops. The Vans x Demolition shoe has an Added Toecap, Extra Arch Pad and Axes Logo Along the Outsole.
It's always rad to see BMX specific shoes come out and you can get them from Demolition directly.
It's been a crazy year regarding BMX events, both races and freestyle contests. The UCI just delivered the latest info on the 2020 World Cup & World Championship season. With safety in mind it doesn't look too good. Please read the update below.
BMX Racing Following extensive discussions with the event’s organising committee, the 2020 UCI BMX World Championships, which had been scheduled to take place in Houston (USA) on 26-31 May and which had previously been postponed, have unfortunately been cancelled at the request of the organisers.
This year for the first time ever FISE Montpellier goes fully digital. 7 Sports, 12 Disciplines and 46 Categories will feature in this unprecedented contest. Whether in BMX, Skateboard, Roller, Wakeboard, Parkour, Breaking or Scooter, the 2000+ athletes who usually attend the event, are instead invited to participate by submitting videos to the e-fise.com/montpellier web platform which has been specially developed for this experience.
Urban Sports communities are already familiar with video contests, however this is the first time ever that so many disciplines have been gathered together in a digital project of this scale. International federations such as UCI, World Skate, FIG and WDSF have confirmed their support and many public and
"It is with heavy hearts that we have to close our doors after eight great years due to unforeseen circumstances (COVID-19). The Kitchen was Brett Banassiewicz's dream and we are happy to have been able to share it with you all. This skatepark was more than just a place to ride and we can’t thank you all enough for the support over the years.
To celebrate everything The Kitchen has been to all of us, come join us for one last weekend of riding May 29-31. Let’s pack this place!"
The Australian Cycling Team is pleased to announce the Athlete Memberships across all disciplines for 2020/21. In BMX, three athletes - Natalya Diehm (BMX Freestyle) and Lauren Reynolds and Izaac Kennedy (BMX Race) will receive Individual Athlete Performance Support (IAPS) memberships. The trio joins reigning world champion Brandon Loupos, 2017 world champion Logan Martin, plus Saya Sakakibara and Anthony Dean.
Caroline Buchanan (BMX Race) has not been offered a new BMX IAPS membership, however, she will receive transitional support until August 2020. Kai Sakakibara (BMX Race) is receiving support as he continues recovery and rehabilitation following a racing accident in February.
“As we continue to prepare for the resumption of racing, and ultimately the Olympics and Paralympics in 2021, the confirmation of athlete memberships gives everyone a chance to continue to sharpen their focus on their preparation and individual progress and development,” said Simon Jones, Australian Cycling Team Performance Director. “I would like to thank those team members exiting the program for their commitment to their own personal development and to the Australian Cycling Team program as a whole. “Re-entry to the program for these athletes is possible. Sometimes, stepping back and taking time away from something can be a way to move forward if their ambition and desire remain.”
After many discussions regarding how to deliver an edition of FISE World Series Montpellier that can meet the safety and security requirements needed in response to COVID-19, Hurricane Events, in consultation with our partners, has taken the decision to organize a fully digital FISE Montpellier event in 2020. Due to the impact of COVID-19, Hurricane Events had initially adapted it’s events calendar in order to hopefully take advantage of more favorable conditions this summer. Given the ongoing situation and the new measures announced by the French government on April 28th, this plan had to be revised to ensure the health and wellbeing of all festival attendees, which remains our main priority.
According to a media survey commissioned by Estonia’s action sports series Simple Session 2020, the event reached 735 million people worldwide via traditional and social media. The report compiled by Meltwater, a digital media monitoring company established in Norway and based in San Francisco, finds that mentions of this year’s Simple Session festival had a cumulative reach of almost three-quarters of a billion people. The report counted social media posts, as well as traditional digital media articles published online. The survey was conducted over three months: from January 1st to March 31st 2020.
Within the first quarter of 2020 Simple Session amounted 4259 mentions in social media. This number