Day 2 of the first stop of the 2023 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. On the programme today it was Women’s qualifications and Men’s semi-finals. The Women qualifications started strong with huge tricks from the Chinese riders. Backflip from Quian ZHENG, Suicide no hander from Sibei SUN and a Tailwhip from Jiaqi SUN, the Chinese women showed their skills on the bike and managed to qualify for the finals. As usual, Hannah ROBERTS, Perris BENEGAS, Nikita DUCARROZ and Charlotte WORTHINGTON turned the ramps on fire with some impressive Backflips, 360 Tuck no hander, Tailwhips and so much more. With her 540, Nene NAITO impressed the judges and took 2nd place just behind the World Champion Hannah ROBERTS.
The 2023 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup starts this week with a round in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. In a breathtaking place with great stakes for the riders, the show was impressive for the first day and the qualifications. To qualify for the semi-finals, riders from all around the world had to show their best tricks and skills during two runs of 1 minute. Judged on different criteria (difficulty, height, originality, flow, etc), riders give to the public some massive tricks such as a 720 double bar, double backflip, 360 condor transfer, 180 whip on the spine, cashroll, front flair, superman backflip, huge transfers, and so much more.
The riders who made it to the semi-finals. Full results HERE.
Kicking off the 2023 season, the first round of the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup starts today in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, with a great program for the best international riders. BMX Freestyle is back in Saudi Arabia at international level and with a competition open to women for the first time in the country. The best riders from around the world will compete in the Park format at Diriyah to try to win the first medal of the 2023 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup and with a view to earning points towards qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
About 30 female riders, from across the world will compete, representing France, China, the United States, Australia, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Chile, Argentina, the United Kingdom and many more.
BMX Freestyle Park international events are back with a round of the 2023 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia! The first round of the 2023 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup is coming soon. Open for men and women the competitions will be part of the Diriyah Urban Festival and incorporated in the second edition of Diriyah Season. Amateurs and Juniors will also compete in their own dedicated competitions. During five days, riders from all around the world are going to Saudi Arabia to fight for the win and show their best tricks to the public.
UCI BMX FREESTYLE WORLD CUP - DIRIYAH, Part of Diriyah Urban Festival, 15 - 18 FEBRUARY 2023
For the closing event of Diriyah Season, the sporting performances will be breathtaking as BMX
BMX specific shoes are worth looking into. First because they are designed for BMX and second because it puts budget back into BMX. The Vans 114s come with the BMX sole with part waffle, a designed section to absorb impact (the heel) and the middle section to provide maximum pedal grip. The Pop Cush insole provides comfort and the raised Waffle Cup BMX rubber section on the heel adds to the strength of the shoe. Kevin Peraza is one of the many Vans riders who use the 114. The Vans sprocket logo on the tongue shows you're a BMXer supporting a brand that backs BMX. Around $90 USD in the States (excl. sales tax) and roughly €100 in Europe will get you a pair. Now available in Dark Olive. Don't worry, they're also available in black.
Many of you know that we have been manufacturing Bicycle, Motorcycle, ATV & PWC grips for almost five decades. Lately you’ve been asking for the classic grips you know and love. The BMX tri is the original famous grip from 1974 made from the same mold. We hear you and we are bringing them back… Beyond Better! We invite you to check out our new Dealer Portal.
A'ME is relaunching our grip business and putting our focus back on the bicycle and motorsports dealer organizations. Always manufactured in the USA with state-of-the-art technology. That will not change.
We are launching a new website, new retail packaging, and a new dealer program with deeper
Coolife fest 2023 will again host the Czech BMX Miniramp Championship! On Saturday, 27th May, the Coolife fest will be held for the fourth time on the Smíchov embankment. The event will include a BMX miniramp race for the title of Czech Republic champion and prize money of 30 000 CZK. The event will take place on a double spine mini-ramp, which will be placed on a pontoon directly on the Vltava River. The race will be held in both PRO and Amateur categories and the entry fee is FREE. There will also be a riders zone with refreshments for the riders.
From other extreme sports you can look forward to snowboarding, freeskiing, skydiving, flyboarding and more. In addition to the sports, there will be a rich accompanying program for spectators, including
Between the National Racing Series, the National Freestyle Series, the STACYC World Championship Series, the build of the new Tulsa-based USA BMX Headquarters - Hardesty National BMX Stadium, the launch of ABA ETHOS, and the significant growth of the USA BMX Foundation, the American Bicycle Association family of organizations successfully closes 2022 season. “2022 will go down in the BMX history books as possibly the most important year we have had in Tulsa,” said Shane Fernandez, USA BMX President. “Twenty-five consecutive years the Grands has been hosted in this community coupled with the first year the USA BMX headquarters has been open and hosting events, we have found our home for the sport of BMX. Since opening our HQ in February, we have seen more than 40,000 visitors, hosted the first foundation mentoring program, welcomed thousands of middle school youth for spring and summer camps, and hosted the first Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at its new home. We are grateful to Tulsa for supporting USA BMX’s vision of growing the sport of BMX while using education, bikes, and mentoring programs to reach those who need it most.”
2022 USA BMX National Series
For the 2022 season, USA BMX paralleled the previous year of event attendance and economic impact on the 28-event series. From coast to coast, 23 states hosted a national event, and as we look to 2023, USA BMX currently has 29 National events planned across the U.S.
We've been running into X-mas messages and have yet to create a "Happy Holidays" care of our own. But in the meantime we'll post up the ones we've received and came across. Ours probably won't be as fancy as some, but it's the idea that counts. We made it through 2022 and are glas we could get back to normal life after covid. With some restrictions left and right it was a year full of BMX events back on the calendar and we used every single opportunity to get to them. We covered races from all over the world. We pumped around a bit in circles and had fun at the BMX Freestyle competitions that were back once again. Jams, check. Parties, check. Sessions, check.
We've got 35 years of covering BMX behind us now and are the longest running BMX media around that covers all aspects of BMX. Proud of it? In fact, yes a little. As many have found out, it's not easy to keep things rolling on the daily for that long. 2023 is upon us and we'll keep going, regardless if the money is there. Regardless if BMX business is booming or not (it isn't right now).
Simple Session 23 will be back in Tallinn, Estonia, on August 19–20, with a big summertime festival and an all-around good time! The Simple Session series will host an exciting contest in the Põhjala district – an old rubber factory at the tip of the Kopli peninsula turned into a cultural hub will serve as a thrilling central location for the event for the 3rd year. A hundred of the finest BMX riders and skateboarders worldwide will go head to head on a new 800m2 Wessel-designed course.
Simple Session 23 also features its (in)famous four-day party & concert program from Thursday to Sunday, 17–20.08. Activities extend to six days from August 16–21, making up one extensive festival