Cadenazzo, a town in Switzerland, will be the venue of the first Freestyle BMX European Championships, a discipline that will also be part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic programme. The event will be held from 10 to 13 October and will also count as a qualification event for the Olympic Games. A huge number of riders and fans from all over Europe will travel to the Canton of Ticino, to a modern facility designed to enhance the great show that this discipline has to offer and like for this event, to host international competitions. The programme includes two days of competition with the eliminations Saturday 12th and the finals on Sunday 13th. Friday 11th is reserved as practice day for the competitors.
Rocco Cattaneo, President of the Union Européenne de Cyclisme: "BMX Freestyle is a discipline that
Inspired by decorated BMX rider Ty Morrow, the shoe that originally introduced the now-synonymous Sidestripe to Vans back in 1977 gets a toe-cap update and BMX-specific refresh. The new Old Skool Pro BMX, designed specifically for BMX riders, celebrates pioneering freestyle rider Ty Morrow and his dedication to innovation as a Vans athlete since 2007. “The opportunity to have a signature shoe colorway through Vans has been something I’ve dreamt of since the day I got on Vans,” said Morrow, on the occasion.
The ubiquitous Vans silhouette is as eye-catching as Ty's style in a bold red and gum, and equally rooted in innovation thanks to Vans’ revolutionary Wafflecup BMX technology—delivering the support of a cupsole with the grip and pedal feel of a traditional vulcanized shoe.
Our Legends, Union, and GT Bicycles today announced the launch of a limited-edition GT Pro Performer 26” bike presented by Our Legends x Union. The exclusive bike pays tribute to the heritage of the iconic GT brand while being fashion-forward enough to catch the eye of the streetwear customer. Over the last year, Our Legends has designed a wide collection of t-shirts, sweat shirts, hats, and socks featuring historic GT BMX logos. These items have brought back the nostalgia of long-time GT BMX fans and athletes, while also captivating a younger generation who love the throwback culture. This new limited-edition Pro Performer will continue to do the same. “GT is nothing short of an icon,” said Our Legends. “We wanted to bring our favorite era of GT BMX back into the
With support from the social network of the future - VERO, this years Battle Of Hastings 'Best Trick' event will see 1 rider from each team throw down in the SOURCE PARK main room and the only place to catch the action LIVE will be via the SOURCE BMX profile on VERO. Join us now via the following steps and get ready for some of the craziest action from the worlds best BMX riders!
Yup Yup, we're back for the 31st edition of the FATJAM. Saturday 24 August is the day that BMX unites at the Sugar Hills trails in Aarle-Rixtel, Netherlands. Why stop when we need grassroots BMX events more than ever to keep the scene alive. The 31st edition will be one to remember, just like any of the previous 30 editions. It is what you make of it and people know that a lot is possible in Aarle-Rixtel and not having a good time is hard. We will start around 13:00hr with the dirt session at the Valkendijk in Aarle-Rixtel. The Sugar Hills will be well prepped for the session and it has something for everyone. That's the beauty of the FATJAM in fact, 5 year old kids and veteran pros push their bikes up to the starting hill to have as many goes down the trails as they want.
Everything's free; no entry fee, no parking fee, no registration free and yes you can bring your own food and drinks. It's the best family trip of the year. If you're old enough, you might even score a free Red Bull. Also this year we've got great support from companies who are donating goodies for the best shredders on the trails. The Killer Jump will get to see some killer action. We've got music blasting, we've got tents for shade, now we want you to catch up with. The gathering lasts till around 18:00hr when it's time to hit the local snackbar before going to OJA for the evening activities.
If you've never been, it's time to make a plan for 2019. Campsites are close. Check booking.com if you want more comfort. We'll be making updates left and right on our social media channels. @fatbmx on
USA Cycling announced today that famed Freestyle BMX rider, Ryan Nyquist will be joining the organization as the BMX Freestyle Head Coach. Nyquist will play a key role in the program, organizing and accompanying riders to camps as well as domestic and international competitions. He will also work with internal staff to create selection procedures and ensure that athletes are getting the support they need on and off the bike.
“Ryan is in a unique position to continue riding at a high level while coaching,” said Vice President of Elite Athletics for USA Cycling, Scott Schnitzspahn, “We are excited to have him on staff serving as a coach and mentor and for him to be able to pass along over two decades of knowledge and experience to our Elite BMX Freestyle Athletes.”
Nyquist, a respected member of the freestyle BMX community, member of the UCI BMX Freestyle Commission, and the UCI Men’s BMX Freestyle BMX Athlete Representative, is a 16-time X Games medalist, three-time World Champion, an ESPY Award Winner, and has won nearly every major BMX Freestyle title at least once since turning pro in 1996.
“I’m not retiring from BMX Freestyle,” said Nyquist, “I still have many goals for riding, and I’m not ready to hang up my helmet just yet, but when the opportunity to be the Head Coach presented itself, I couldn’t help but think that my history and success with competing could help fast track the current and next
The level of BMX progression is off the charts right now and Monster Energy riders are pushing the boundaries. Monster Energy congratulates Larry Edgar on taking third place at the third stop of the Vans BMX Pro Cup series in Mexico City this weekend. In front of a capacity crowd at the Skatepark Metro Puebla 2, the 26-year-old from Corona, California, earned his podium spot despite a knee injury in a highly contested finals featuring the world’s best BMX park riders.
Also walking away with a trophy, Monster Energy’s Kevin Peraza took first place in the progression-driven Best Trick event. In an open session that had the high-energy crowd on its feet, the 24-year-old from Tucson, Arizona, pulled a never-been-done 180 Backflip Tailwhip over the park’s spine ramp to take
Stay Strong is excited to announce it’s second Limited Edition Vans shoe collaboration dropping very soon... The Vans brand was a longtime sponsor of Stephen Murray throughout his Pro BMX career and they have continued to show love and support for Stephen and the Stay Strong Brand since the tragic accident which left him paralysed back in 2007. His very own “Staying Strong” autobiography also launched at House of Vans in London a few years ago.
Following the success of the first Vans x Stay Strong collaboration, which sold out in just a few hours, the new release is on the same Old Skool model. This time with a monochrome design, bold repeat logos and Stay Strong’s brand motto ‘For Life’ across the heels.
etnies, global action sports footwear and apparel company, will be focusing on it’s Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree program once again for the Fall 19 season, adding even more colorways the already extensive line up. Buy a Shoe Pant a Tree. At etnies, we’re proud to stand with Trees For The Future, working together on our Buy a Shoe Plant a Tree project for the past eight years. Currently, we’ve planted over 1.7 million trees together, with the etnies forest now embodying three continents.
Our goal, planting two million trees buy 2020 is possible with your help. For every pair of Jameson 2 Eco purchased, made using both recycled plastic and recycled rubber, one tree will be planted in Africa as a representation of your support and participation.
The Vans BMX Pro Cup series nears the final countdown to the World Championships as the world’s best BMX riders head to Mexico City for the penultimate competition before the Vans Pro Cup Finals in Huntingtinton Beach in September. Once again highlighting yet another brand new tour stop for the series, the Vans BMX Pro Cup will be hosted by the vibrant community of Mexico City, Mexico at the Skatepark Metro Puebla 2. Located in the sports and culture district of town, the final qualifier for the Vans BMX Pro Cup Tour will showcase top-ranking names of the season including consistent podium vererans Sergio Layos and Teresa Azcoaga from Spain, Jason Watts and Perris Benegas winners of the Germany event, and of course, Larry Edgar, 2018 defending world champ, who has prevailed in the series following a bumpy start this past April.
Recently transformed and upgraded for the Vans Pro Cup Series, the Skatepark Metro Puebla 2 is well-known for its different quarterpipe features, concrete bowls, different heights and box jump spots. As part of the renovation, the park will also see new elements integrated throughout the course, built by Vans and with influence from global team rider Jason Watts, the new park offers competitors a huge opportunity to get even more creative and establish unique lines.
Open to all prospective competitors, the Men’s regional qualifiers will kick off the week starting on August 16, determining the best Men’s contenders from the region to meet with the top rankings from the Germany event. The final competitor field including regional wildcards will be confirmed soon.