Nikita Ducarroz, reigning European BMX Freestyle Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist, is the latest addition to Riding Culture’s team of high-profile athletes. The 25-year-old BMX park rider joins top riders like FMB Slopestyle World Tour rider Lucas Huppert and world-class skateboarder Jonny Giger on the team of the Swiss brand of ultra-durable jeans and apparel for mountain biking, cycling, skateboarding and BMX. Born in Nice, France, to an American mother and a Swiss father, Nikita grew up between Geneva and California. Aged 14, Nikita discovered BMX through videos and edits on YouTube and was instantly hooked. It didn’t take her long to progress from learning tricks to entering BMX Freestyle competitions. Following several successful seasons with a number of podium
Alex Valentino's new Signature Auto Portrait Frame is finally here! The Auto Portrait features some similarities with our Incarnate V2 frame, like a solid tubeset throughout, invest cast dropouts with built in chain tensioners, and our ultra slim invest cast wishbone, but this frame also features a seatstay wishbone to further strengthen the rear triangle. This double wishbone design sets the Auto Portrait Frame aside from anything else in our line up, and yet fits in perfectly.
Coming in 3 colours, Blue, Pale Grey, and Raw, the headtube graphics for this frame have also been painted by Alex Valentino himself, further adding to the name.
- 4130 SEAMLESS SANKO JAPANESE TUBING
- BUTTED AND TAPERED THROUGHOUT
- DOUBLE WISHBONE DESIGN
- TOP AND DOWNTUBE GUSSETS WITH EMBOSSED REBORN LOGO ON DOWNTUBE GUSSET
- TOP TUBE: 20.5", 20.8", 21", 21.25"
- HEAD TUBE: 75.5°
- CHAINSTAY: 13"
- BOTTOM BRACKET: 11.8"
- STAND OVER: 8.6"
- SEAT TUBE: 71°
- REMOVABLE BRAKE MOUNTS NOT INCLUDED
The Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games (MASG) presented by Drug Aware, will go ahead as planned at Hall Park and Mandjar Bay on the picturesque western foreshore of Mandurah, Western Australia in March 2022. The Mandurah Action Sports Games combines Wakeboarding, Skateboarding, BMX Freestyle, Scooter, and the Apex Imaging Freestyle Motocross (FMX) demonstrations and athletes will be competing for an overall combined prize pool of over $20,000 in cash and prizes.
Due to current COVID border restrictions, the event’s focus will be to attract the best Western Australian action sports stars to Mandurah. Mandurah has stunning beaches and pristine inland waterways making it the perfect location for this world class action sports event.
Today, etnies welcomes Miki Fleck to the pro BMX team. Miki calls Barcelona home, and he made a name for himself with a fast, aggressive, and raw style that is unique in BMX street riding today.
Miki joined the etnies flow team back in 2018, and he’s run many styles of etnies shoes over the last four years. He’s currently riding in the etnies Marana, which he likes for the 3x more durable Michelin outsole, padding and protection.
His riding has consistently progressed every year, and it looks like 2022 will be a strong year for him.
USA BMX is pleased to welcome ten new team members filling various roles at the amazing new Tulsa headquarters. The new complex features the Hardesty National BMX Stadium, the Nation- al BMX Hall of Fame and Museum and the new headquarters of both USA BMX and the USA BMX Foundation. New hires include facility General Manager, Hardesty National BMX Stadium Track Operator with additional positions within USA BMX and the USA BMX Foundation in brand marketing, operations, special events, and community relations. The ribbon-cutting and Grand Opening event will take place on February 15.
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: