When I started riding BMX as a kid, I never thought I'd still be riding in my 20s, never mind at 50! So this year I wanted to create a riding edit documenting that I'm still at it (however infrequently).
Votes are in and here are your top five nominees for NORA Flatland Rider Of The Year. Congrats Kio Hayakawa, Matthias Dandois, Terry Adams, Hiroya Morizaki and Viki Gomez!! Who’s got it this year?!
When the Street comp was done and dusted at the NK BMX Freestyle in Rotterdam it was time for Flatland to determine who the 2021 champions would be. A part of the Park section was used for the comp and a new crew of judges had arrived to give the right amount of points to each participant. It was the first time that Flatland was on the program for an official KNWU title and as always there's always room for improvement, especially when it comes to participation. In that respect it was good to get together and put the hammer down. Especially the Men title was a night battle between international starts Sietse van Berkel and Dez Maarsen who have represented The Netherlands on multiple occasions. It was Jorrit van Drumpt who edged out Bodean Maarsen for the
Name: Céline Vaes
Hometown: Hossegor, France
Hook-ups/Sponsors: Unicorn We Are Legends
---The FAT favorite list---
-Spot to ride: Place du Foirail Tyrosse
-BMX video: E.T
-Web video: Celine&Raph on YouTube
-Food: Poké bowl
-Person on Instagram: Camille Lellouche, Ines Reg (french humorist)
-Travel destination: Thailand, California
-Riders to ride with: Caroline Carbonne, Aviva Kerchenbaum, Irina Sadovnik, Julia Preuss, Anne-Sophie, Louise Seigner
-Car: Jeep Wrangler
-Movie: La Cité de la Peur, Jeux d’enfants
Ultimate Flatland League Round 1. Ground Tacitcs. 1st place. Irina Sadovnik.
Flatland Men Semi Finals 2021 UCI Flatland World Championships, Montpellier, France.
1. JUMELIN Alexandre 93.00 Q
2. DANDOIS Matthias 88.33 Q
3. SASAKI Moto 88.00 Q
4.MUSSELWHITE Lee 82.33 Q
5. HERNANDEZ Varo 81.67 Q
6. ADAMS Terry 81.33 Q
7. BONNECUELLE Matthieu 81.00 Q
8. WILHELM Matt 76.00 Q
9. ALT Dustyn 75.67
10. MOYA FERNANDEZ Alberto 70.67
Courage Adams | Viki Gomez in Madrid; street and flatland
MATTHIAS DANDOIS IS UNDENIABLY THE KING OF FLATLAND BMX
The drive-by celebration has become a staple for celebrating big moments in 2020, and the holidays will be no exception. This past weekend, X-Games gold medalist Terry Adams took on the spirit of the season with a two-mile ride through JINGLE BEAT, Nashville’s outdoor drive-thru light, sound and sensory experience. While guests enjoyed enchanting lights from the comfort of their car, Terry put on his own display of showstopping tricks, captured through the lens of Nashville-based celebrity photographer, Robby Klein.
“It was a fun opportunity to have the racetrack to myself,” said Terry. “Riding around with all the lights made it feel like a real-life video game.”
Terry is no stranger to taking the sport of Flatland BMX to places it’s never been before. To celebrate this year’s Harvest Moon, the 2020 NORA Cup Rider of the Year brought Flatland to the edge of a cliff in Northwest Arkansas for a special photo project.
“This year has given me a unique opportunity to innovate and improve through photo projects with Red Bull, digital Flatland contests and finding ways to stay close with the bike community on social media.”
Terry continues to redefine the perceived limits of what Flatland BMX is and where it can go. By showcasing his trademark tricks at JINGLE BEAT, he continues push the sport into 2021 with the style
Name: Claude Hickman
Hometown: Riverside, CA
Hook-ups/Sponsors: None, but I’m taken care of.
The FAT favorite list:
-Spot to ride: anywhere flat but Kobe Japan Meriken Park is legit.