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!
We’re really excited to be able to announce the FISE World Series Montpellier 2022 dates, 25–29 May, when we can all get together again and celebrate FISE’s 25th anniversary. So mark your calendar and clear your diary!
Why attend? Here are just 4 of the reasons: 1. FISE Montpellier is the biggest action sports festival in the world and this is its 25th anniversary so it will be bigger and better than ever. Hundreds of thousands of fans who all share common passions and values come together for 5 days.
Your iPhone, Android or Windows based smartphone or tablet’s home screen isn’t just for apps. Whatever platform you’re using, you can pin FATBMX to your home screen so you can quickly access the latest worldwide BMX news 24/7. Here's how.
Add FATBMX to the Home Screen on your iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch
Launch the Safari browser on Apple’s iOS and navigate to the home page of FATBMX.com. Tap the Share button on the browser’s toolbar — that’s the rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. It’s on the bar at the top of the screen on an iPad, and on the bar at the bottom of the screen on an iPhone or iPod Touch.
Tap the Add to Home Screen icon in the Share menu.The FATBMX shortcut will be added with a nice icon and can be dragged around and placed anywhere, including in app folders — just like a normal app icon. When you tap the icon, it will load the website in a normal tab inside the Safari browser app.
Other browsers, like Chrome for iOS, don’t offer this feature. Due the limitations in Apple’s iOS, only Apple’s own Safari browser is allowed to do this.
Add FATBMX to the Home Screen on your Android Phone or Tablet
Launch Chrome for Android and and navigate to the home page of FATBMX.com. Tap the menu button and tap Add to homescreen.
You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen. Chrome for Android loads the website as a “web app” when you tap the icon, so it will get its own entry in the app switcher and won’t have any browser interface getting in the way.
Other popular Android browsers also offer this feature. For example, Firefox for Android can do this if you tap the menu button, tap the Page option, and tap Add to Home Screen.
For other browsers, please check the documentation of your browser app.
Add FATBMX to the Home Screen on Windows 10, 8, & RT
Windows 10, 8, and RT devices also offer a way to pin websites to your Start screen. This is obviously most useful on phones and tablets, not on desktop PCs where you don’t want to see the Start screen. On the Windows desktop, you can pin website shortcuts to your taskbar for easier access.
Add FATBMX to the Home Screen of your on Windows 10 phone
Open the Internet Explorer browser. Navigate to the home page of FATBMX.com and click the three dots in the right bottom. From the menu that appears, click Pin to Start. The website will appear as a tile on your Start screen.
Windows 8, & RT
Open the Internet Explorer browser. Navigate to the home page of FATBMX.com and pull up the app bar — for example, by right-clicking or swiping up from the bottom of your screen — and tap the star icon. Tap the pin icon and click Pin to Start. The website will appear as a tile on your Start screen.
It might have been delayed by a year, but Tokyo 2020 was worth the wait for Swiss Freestyle BMX star Nikita Ducarroz who took a stunning bronze medal. She followed that up by taking the European Championship title in Moscow in November and now finishes the year with RASOULUTION, her new management. Signing with the Munich based sports marketing agency, which has a long history in managing cyclists, was a logical step for North Carolina based Nikita, who has followed the agency and its riders for some time.
About joining the agency, Nikita said: “I’m so stoked to join RASOULUTION for 2022 and beyond! I’ve been following them for many years so it’s very exciting that this amazing crew now has my back.
It's here! The 2022 USABMX Freestyle Amateur National Championship schedule is confirmed. For 2022, we've added two events, both being new locations in Longview Texas and Newberg Oregon. We're pretty happy about this schedule and are looking forward to getting it all started on January 28th in Tucson. Please note, we will be adding 5 digital competitions to the schedule in the next few days. Like in 2021, not all scores will count towards the overall National Age Group Ranking. More on this soon. We were excited about confirming the National schedule and wanted to get this to everyone asap so travel arrangements could be made.