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.
For the past 15 years Voodoo Jam has been one of the most anticipated dates on flatland BMX riders’ calendars, and this year will be no different when the event returns to Generations Hall on Saturday, August 17. Voodoo Jam started in 2004 as a way for local flatland riders to gather and compete – it now attracts participants from all over the world, including riders from as far away as France, Peru and Thailand. The NORA CUP Flatlander of the Year award will also be handed out during the event.
Started by NOLA native Scott O’Brien and X Games gold medalist and two-time NORA Cup Champion Terry Adams who has competed in the event since its inception, Voodoo Jam brings the flatland BMX
Indie micro-studio Yeah Us! in collaboration with Noodlecake have today announced that they will release their next game, Trail Boss, on 27th August 2019 with iOS pre-orders starting today. Trail Boss is an extreme biking game in which players navigate through increasingly tricky sets of jumps, pulling off wild stunts and completing fiendish challenges.
Taking cues from real life, Trail Boss features huge jumps, technical corners and authentic tricks, all tied together with a thrilling sense of speed.Boasting 40 hand crafted, full 3D levels, 360 challenges across 4
USA Cycling announced today the awarding of the 2019 USA Cycling BMX Freestyle National Championships to Cary, North Carolina. The competition will take place on October 4th, kicking-off a weekend of BMX events including the Pan American Continental Championships (10/5) and Cary BMX Freestyle Competition (10/6). The event will serve as the inaugural USA Cycling BMX Freestyle National Championships, providing fans with a preview of the top BMX athletes who will be potentially representing the U.S. at the upcoming World Championships and next year’s Olympic Games.
Cary, North Carolina, which hosted a UCI C1 event in April of this year, will partner with USA Cycling to host the event. The BMX Freestyle National Championships will be one of the seventeen National
GT Bicycles today announced a new collaboration. After a 17-year hiatus, BMX Hall of Famer Dave Voelker has teamed up with GT Bicycles once again. To celebrate the reunion, GT is releasing a special edition Dayglo Orange ’87 Dyno Pro Compe, inspired by the year Voelker turned pro for GT/Dyno. The new Dyno Pro Compe has been beefed up from the original with a 100% chromoly frame and fork, and the wheels have been super-sized to 29” with GT’s all-new Smoothie tires in a stout 29 x 2.5.
“No more ‘butter forks’,” says Dave. “That’s what I used to call them. They were like butter; they’d flex all over the place, and we would have to straighten them out. When it came to the wheels, it was important to add bigger tires because it’s like adding suspension. And, as you get older, you want to have a little bit of cush as you’re landing.”
The new ’87 Dyno Pro Compe also comes equipped with an updated version of the iconic ‘Pretzel’ Bar.