Mongoose will be expanding their BMX collection on May 17th with the launch of a 29” big BMX bike, dubbed the Hooligan. Whether you are deep in the Bike Life scene or looking for a Father’s Day gift for the dad who wants to cruise in comfort without compromising on style, the Hooligan is a simple, elegant solution that does it all. The Hooligan will come in 3 styles: -Hooligan: Hi-Ten steel frame. Available in blue and black. 29”x3.0” tires. Available on 5/17. MSRP: $529.99 -Hooligan AL: 6061 aluminum frame. Available in silver and green. 29”x3.0” tires. Available in early June. MSRP: $579.99
We are delighted to announce that the powered by FISE event in Brussels will now be an official UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup stop. The event will take place 1 month after the first stop of the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup in Montpellier, France and expects to welcome some of the world's best BMX Freestyle Park riders including Olympic athletes such as Anthony JeanJean, Declan Brooks and Charlotte Worthington. The event presents an opportunity for athletes to earn points towards their UCI rankings.
The contest is taking place as part of Urban Sessions Brussels which is a new free festival that is aiming to turn the Belgian capital into the center stage of the world’s most daring action sports and urban
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and its partner Hurricane are pleased to announce that the second round of the 2022 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup will take place in Brussels, Belgium, from 30 June to 3 July. The event comes one month after the first round of the UCI World Cup in Montpellier, France (25-29 May).
The third round is scheduled to take place in Gold Coast, Australia, from 2 to 4 December.
Competitions for both the Park and Flatland specialties will be held at the opening round in Montpellier,
Vans BMX proudly presents Courage Adams: Balanced, a new edit exploring the riding that has placed Courage on a path to success, steadily building his BMX career through hard work and dedication. Filmed in Africa, France, and Courage’s current homebase of Spain, Balanced reflects Courage’s global approach to BMX, including some of the locations that have defined his meteoric rise. Leading with his guiding philosophy, “Balance is key to life,” Courage has made a name for himself with his gift for unbelievable bike control, which is captured in this edit by director Rich Forne.
“Working with Courage on this project, I got to experience firsthand the jaw-dropping power and incomprehensible balance and imagination he brings to his riding,” Forne said. “Courage has no concept of limitation and is able to do whatever he wants on a bike so long as it is strong enough to keep up with his incredible vision.”
Today etnies is announcing the new goal of planting a total of three million trees! In 2011 etnies launched Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree (BASPAT), and millions of people in the etnies community around the world supported it. One decision may not seem like much, but the power of millions of people in the etnies BASPAT community choosing to do one good thing added up. The etnies BASPAT program started small in Costa Rica with etnies taking a step in the right direction, then it expanded into Brazil and Africa with these incredible results to-date of 2,073,405 trees planted and nearly 200 million lbs. of carbon sequestered over 20 years.
For the rest of the year, etnies will continue to plant a tree for every Jameson 2 ECO sold and the
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, presents the Old Skool™ BMX by Vans athlete Courage Adams. Incorporating elevated materials and Courage’s custom artwork, the Old Skool™ BMX comes to life with a design inspired by Courage’s Nigerian roots, symbolizing balance and patience – principles at the core of his riding. Courage has made a name for himself in BMX with his gift for unbelievable bike control. Seeking a more elevated spin on BMX footwear, Courage worked with Vans to create his signature take on the Old Skool™ BMX, featuring WaffleCup™ construction for maximum pedal feel, support, and durability. DURACAP™ reinforcements keep high-wear areas protected, and Courage’s custom elephant “scales” logo appears across the translucent rubber outsole, insole, and
X Games goes to Japan! The world’s biggest showcase in action sports is making its debut in Japan in a few days. Monster Energy, the official energy drink partner of X Games, is proud to bring some of the world’s biggest names in competitive BMX, motocross, and skateboarding to X Games Chiba 2022. The inaugural event will welcome the best in action sports from April 22-24, 2022. X Games Chiba 2022 marks the 64th edition of X Games since the event’s inception in 1995. For three action-packed days, ZOZO Marine Stadium on Tokyo Bay will be the center of the action sports world with a capacity for 30,000 spectators. For a distinctly Japanese flavor, the event will feature Park and Street course designs inspired by origami artwork to celebrate the host country.
More than 105 athletes from 18 countries will compete for a total of 30 medals awarded in 10 competitions across three sports. Athletic performances will be supplemented by a cultural festival experience, art installations, and musical performances by the likes of Japanese rock band Man with a Mission, who also supplied the official theme song for X Games Chiba 2022.
Once again, the invite-only event is reserved for the best of the best, meaning multiple-time X Games medalists and highly competitive newcomers. As the official drink sponsor of X Games, Monster Energy is looking forward to bringing the heat to Japan with its team of athletes and defending gold medalists in the following key events:
USA Cycling and Woodward - a global experiential action sports company - create a pathway for riders of all abilities with their new partnership lasting through 2028. From beginner BMX riders all the way up to Team USA, this partnership provides a constant platform for learning and progressing year-round. In addition to hosting the USA Cycling BMX Freestyle Nationals Championships and the USA Cycling Olympic Development Academy, Woodward becomes the official training facility and sponsor to the BMX Freestyle National Team.
“This partnership between Woodward and USA Cycling furthers my commitment to coach and support U.S. BMX athletes and encourage riders of all ages and abilities to pursue their dreams,” said
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is proud to unveil a new colorway of the Sk8-Hi® BMX created by Angie Marino, the perfect balance between BMX performance and a timeless design brought to life through the eyes of one of BMX’s most talented riders. Constantly pushing the limits of progression, Angie’s riding demands a shoe that’s as strong and as committed to BMX as she is. The Sk8-Hi® BMX meets those demands with Vans BMX Wafflecup™ construction for maximum pedal feel and durability. For her take on the silhouette, Angie worked with Vans to bring in her personalized floral art and soft tones, which also carry over into a curated apparel collection.
The Sk8-Hi BMX by Angie Marino features PopCush™ footbeds for maximum energy return and a DURACAP reinforced rubber underlay to protect high-wear areas. A protea, her favorite flower, come to life in a tonal deboss on the heel counter and in soft peach and earth tones on the outsole.
“I chose a flower as a soft representation of how I currently see the women's BMX scene— it's in full bloom and not slowing down,”Angie said. “The Sk8-Hi BMX is one of my favorites to ride in. The extra ankle support at the top makes a world of difference for riding.”
Angie and Vans are also excited to present her first-ever apparel collection with the brand, including a lightweight short sleeve boxy tee and boxy hoodie incorporating a similar color palette and hints of floral that take cues from her favorite season to ride: Spring. Both pieces are finished with Vans’ Checkerboard detailing, and Angie’s signature on the hoodie’s sleeve.
Started on the Monster Army, now he’s here! Monster Energy is proud to welcome BMX trick innovator and X Games medalist Jeremy Malott on Episode 28 of the sports and pop culture podcast UNLEASHED with The Dingo and Danny. Released today across Monster Energy’s social media channels, the latest one-hour episode sits down with the 24-year-old BMX talent from Lake Havasu City, Arizona. In his ongoing career, Malott started as an entry-level rider on the Monster Army amateur program. He advanced all the way through the ranks and made his debut as a fully sponsored Monster Energy pro rider in 2021 thanks to his constant drive for progression.
“There are infinite tricks that you can learn. There’s so much possibility. There’s never a stopping point in progression!” said Malott on the new episode of UNLEASHED.
BMX fans can now hit the play button (and Like and Subscribe) on Episode 28 of UNLEASHED featuring Malott. Released today, the new podcast recorded at Studio M inside Monster Energy headquarters in Corona, California, is streaming on all major platforms, including Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube.
Growing up in California’s High Desert, Malott began competing in motocross and BMX races at age 10. But once he discovered freestyle BMX, especially technical aerials, there was no holding back: Malott wrote BMX history by landing the world’s first 360 Triple Whip to Bar Spin and took first-place trophies in Best Trick events across the globe. Over the years, he paid his dues as a Monster Army recruit and