The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is launching a new four-sport Olympic qualifier series for Paris 2024. This is an Olympic Agenda 2020+5 project, which was presented today to the IOC Executive Board. The new IOC-led Olympic qualifier series will include four sports – BMX freestyle, breaking, skateboarding, and sport climbing. The series of three festival-style events will bring together the best athletes from each of the four sports in one urban park, as they compete to qualify for the Olympic Games Paris 2024. Hosted in compact city centre venues over four days, between March and June 2024, the festivals will offer a new Olympic experience to fans from around the world, blending sport with music, art and culture.
The qualifier series builds on recommendation 6 of Olympic Agenda 2020+5 “Enhance and promote the road to the Olympic Games.” The IOC will work closely with the four partner International Federations – the International Federation of Sport Climbing, the Union Cycliste Internationale, the World DanceSport Federation and World Skate, which will remain responsible for the running of their respective competitions – to use the power of the Olympic brand in order to enhance the exposure of the athletes and their journeys on the road to Paris 2024. These three events will form part of the respective Paris 2024 qualification systems for each sport.
The Sugar Hills trails in Aarle-Rixtel really started running back in 1990. It was also the first year a jam was thrown to open up the outdoor season. The March/April date remained on the calendar for the following 30 years. The name of the jam was dubbed the Mini FATJAM as the younger brother of the FATJAM that has taken place in the same town since 1988. Unfortunately over the past two years the global pandemic forced us to pull the plug and no events were possible in the way we envison them; having fun together. But guess what, the Covid situation is allowing us to invite the BMX family and friends to make a trip down to Aarle-Rixtel again on 2 April without any restrictions as long as we don't exceed the 500 maximum capacity. So do yourself a favour and make sure you show up early in order to "get in". Bring your bike, a chair, your friends, some food, drinks, a good mood and you'll fit right in. Red Bull will handle the wings for the riders and their sound car will be set-up for tunes all afternoon. It's free to participate, it's free to spectate, it's free to park, it's free to use the toilet. We've collected some goodies from our sponsors (Thanks to @ridetsg / @paulsboutiquebmx / @fatbmx) so make sure to join the special session at the Sugar Hills Trails at 16:00hr. The trails are open for a session starting from 13:00hr and offer smaller jumps for beginners and the KILLER jump for the pros. It's an opportunity to ride dirt even if you are not a 'dirt' rider. The trails can handle some serious rain so no worries about the spot not being rideable even when snow is expected in the days leading up to the Mini FATJAM. We will ride!
Following breakthrough successes at last summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, British Cycling can today announce the dates and venues for the organisation’s first BMX Freestyle National Series and 2022 BMX Freestyle National Championships, working alongside experienced event organisers Backyard Jam. With an ambition to harness the inspiration of Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks’ inspiring performances in Tokyo and support more people to ride, compete in and watch the discipline, the six-round series will take place from April to October, with rounds in England, Scotland and Wales, and with categories for elite riders, amateurs and youth riders aged from 4-14.
Riders will have the opportunity to compete in both Park and Street categories, with national series winners and national champions crowned over the weekend of 22-23 October at Adrenaline Alley in Corby, home to the Great Britain Cycling Team freestyle park squad.
Declan Brooks, bronze medallist at the Tokyo Olympic Games, said: “It’s been great to see the
Together with ggmimage.com we wanted to bring together the amazing energy of Bike N Mic ( BMX & Hip Hop ). I traveled the world during the past 22 years and when I do shows I include the competition tricks because this defines me as an athlete. It happened very often that there was a lot of magic in these moments! Therefore we thought on bringing together the amazing line up of riders who can deliver both: an amazing show skills connecting with the crowd and epic competition tricks to let everyone with a WOW.
The public will vote with an app that measures the decibels. So riders need to connect with the crowd and still deliver amazing tricks! It’s a big challenge full of good vibes! All riders win as they will have their own time on their demand.
But don’t forget they are warriors and they will fight for the Podium! We will have one contest on Saturday and one on Sunday.
It’s a new concept and we can’t wait to see the results!
This year FISE has a huge programme of events for riders and fans with 15 events confirmed for the season so far. Check out everything that’s on the agenda and stay tuned for more information about all these events and new events coming soon.
-FISE WORLD SERIES includes the UCI BMX Freestyle Park and Flatland World Cup: MAY 25 – 29, 2022. FISE WORLD SERIES MONTPELLIER
etnies team rider Nathan Williams linked the brand with Kink BMX for a one-of-a-kind capsule collection of footwear and apparel that is available globally today. Nathan and fellow etnies and Kink BMX team rider Hobie Doan took the new gear out for a session in San Diego. The etnies KINK BMX Collection includes Nathan’s favorite Jameson Vulc, the new Wallride one-of-a-kind chino pant built specifically for BMX, as well as a hoodie, tees, hats and socks. On the hardgoods side, KINK BMX will be releasing the Williams signature frame with other accessories as part of this collaboration.
Help! Nathan feels that everybody could use a little help. From the socks to tees, hoodies and hats – Nathan took inspiration from his Help Mfg brand for the graphics of the etnies KINK BMX Collection.
USA BMX Hosts Opening of National Headquarters with the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team for BMX Racing. The long-awaited headquarters located in the historic Greenwood District includes the BMX Hall of Fame, Hardesty National BMX Stadium and the USA BMX Foundation. Officials from USA BMX, the Greenwood Community, the City of Tulsa and the State of Oklahoma hosted the grand opening of the USA BMX Headquarters earlier last week during the Olympic Games. The Olympians, who represented Team USA at the most recent Tokyo Games, also participated by treating attendees to a race demonstration on the Olympic-caliber track.
“Today’s celebration has been a journey more than seven years in the making,” said Shane Fernandez,
This BOX One duffle bag is the perfect companion for every occasion—take it with you when traveling, running daily errands, going to the gym, to the track, or on the trails. The BOX One duffle bag is spacious and will keep all your stuff neat and organized with its multiple pockets, including one with a zipper for your most valuable possessions.
Adjust the padded shoulder strap when the bag’s helping you carry heavier things, and continue your daily routine without a worry!
Patricio Morales, Jay Roe and Jack Waller have been working all Winter on the opening of a core BMX shop in the center of Barcelona, Spain (just one block away from the infamous Parallel). They aim to serve the BMX locals, and tourists from around the world with any and all things BMX they may need while in the city or from their webstore at: thecutbmx.
The opening day will be 26 February 2022 next. It will have a Parallel Jam that starts at 14:00hr with cash for Best Trick and good vibes. Even better vibes will be had at the after party at The Cut when the Cervezas are flowing and the music is pumping:
Today, etnies launches the brand-new Camber CL Clipless bike shoe - the first etnies clipless shoe built for riders who prefer the power, efficiency, and connection to the bike that clipless pedals provide. Starting from the bottom of the Formula G rubber outsole to the top of the Exo-Shield upper - this high-performance shoe is lightweight, breathable, and offers the rider fantastic comfort and durable protection where it’s required.
The sophisticated outsole has a pedal-specific tread pattern created with Formula G - a rubber compound that offers double the adhesion than standard rubber, and provides a unparalleled grip for BMX racing. It also has a nylon clipless pedal shank - optimized for pedaling efficiency and off-bike walkability. On the inside it has a lightweight STI Evolution Foam midsole that provides superior