Matthias Dandois takes his fluid blend of BMX flatland and street riding to the diverse landscape of NYC. Shot over a couple mild pre-Covid winter afternoons, Matthias connects select pieces of the city in a way only he can.
Terry Adams came from nothing and became a legend. His exceptional career started in Louisiana and brought him two NORA Cup Number One rider awards, multiple XGames medals and many more awards. For me he is the definition of a self-made pro rider.
If BMX had 100 riders like Matthias Dandois, the popularity of BMX would rise to a bigger level. Matthias' spirit, drive and enthusiasm is unheard of. He gets the attention he deserves but also takes the opportunities that are needed to get in the picture. Sometimes it might be out of the comfort zone, but for Matthias it lead to acting in a movie and getting the cover of GQ magazine. It is hard to keep up with Matthias and we're stoked he found some time to get back to us to answer some questions. Last contest you entered: Chimera Games in Japan end of February 2020
Eight-time BMX champion Matthias Dandois will perform acrobatics on his bike as part of a special FIAF:Talks event on how athletes have been coping with confinement during the COVID-19 crisis. Originally from Paris and now quarantined in a Brooklyn apartment, Dandois will share how he has been able to continue his BMX practice and explain how confinement has actually sparked his creativity. He will discuss how important maintaining a workout routine can be in relieving stress and keeping you sane during this difficult time.
Dandois will be joined by Patrick McEnroe, sports commentator, former professional tennis player, and former captain of the United States Davis Cup team. McEnroe will speak about his personal experience spending a month in quarantine recovering from COVID-19.
Dandois and McEnroe will answer viewer questions live on Zoom and Facebook.
Free & open to all. A Zoom link will be sent to the RSVP list on the day of the event.
Join Flatland BMX riders Terry Adams and Matthias Dandois LIVE on @RedBullBike this Friday, April 24 at 1pm ET / 12pm CT where both riders will be streaming from their homes. Terry will be streaming from his garage in his hometown of Hammond, Louisiana and will be joined by Matthias who will be going live from his apartment in Manhattan.
They will be sharing the screen while social distancing. One does tricks while the other narrates the tricks and interacts with fans. They switch it up, go back and forth, have some fun banter - trying to one-up each other.
Terry Adams: "Flatland is my heart and soul," he says. "I will do everything I can to help it grow." Growing up in Hammond, Louisiana, a small town about an hour outside of New Orleans, Terry discovered Flatland BMX when he was 12. Terry began competing in flatland contests at 16, and since then has amassed an impressive number of awards and accolades, including an X Games gold medal and two NORA Cup wins. These days, in between competing and continuing to pioneer his discipline, Terry is now widely regarded as the ambassador for flatland, taking part in demos all over the world.
Matthias Dandois: Matthias was crowned the world's best BMX flatlander at the age of just 19, but the
For the first episode of the What Does It Take Podcast, I went to London to meet Danny Macaskill. We had lots of fun riding around London from spot to spot. We also sat down to talk about Danny growing up in Scotland, being a bike mecanich, having success from one day to another, trying tricks hundreds of time, having multiple injuries, spending days to film a trick, working on the craziest projects, dealing with fear.
We can all agree this Covid-19 situation sucks. And staying home is the best thing you can do right now. BUT! Staying home does NOT mean sit on your couch and stare at your phone. I have had a workout routine the past 3 years that has helped me becoming a better BMX rider, preventing injuries and most of all staying in good shape.