Mongoose Bikes is pleased to announce that its professional BMX team is heading to the renowned Riveter Bike Park in Mills River, N.C., on August 6 to host the inaugural Mongoose Dirtvana Jam. The event, which will feature X Games medalists Kevin Peraza, Pat Casey, Mykel Larrin and Ben Wallace, along with Olympian Nikita Ducarroz, will give local youth and bike enthusiasts the chance to meet and ride with the world-class Mongoose team. This marks the first time that Mongoose has hosted a Jam at a dirt-only bike park, drawing on the brand’s BMX roots.
“I just love that we are doing an all-dirt Jam,” said Mongoose Sports Marketing Manager, Leigh Ramsdell. “The Riveter is a perfect place to host our first Dirtvana Jam because it has something for riders of all skill levels. We have a solid team out there to help kids learn new skills, and we’ll have some special guests like Steve Crandall who will be announcing the event and bringing his personal love of the sport to the mic. The day will be filled with bikes, friends, and smiles!”
The all-day Dirtvana Jam event will be split into multiple sessions – welcoming both male and female riders. In the morning, the event will start under the canopy with the beginner and intermediate jump line jam for local amateurs with age brackets for awards and prizes from the Mongoose team. In the afternoon, the event will continue under the canopy for the open expert class. The open expert class will also feature a “Best Trick” award presented by USA BMX Freestyle. The day will finish off outside on a newly built pro-line for the pro demo from the Mongoose team. All contest participants will go home with a Mongoose prize bag for entering.
The biggest showcase in action sports is officially back! From July 20-24, X Games 2022 will host BMX, Skateboard and Moto X competitions at three unique athlete training facilities in Southern California. Monster Energy, the official energy drink partner of X Games, is ready to bring the stoke with its team of top athletes and multiple X Games gold medalists to this history-making sports spectacle. The 65th edition of X Games will be closed to the public with no spectators in attendance. Medal events will be contested at three unique athlete training facilities around Southern California and broadcast live to global audiences.
Fans can look forward to witnessing action sports history written by the world elite in all three sports:
News has arrived that Alex Hiam is no longer riding for Colony. Here's the scoop from both parties:
“After a great 15 years of road trips, video parts and a lifetime of good memories. The day has come where our good friend @alexhiam is moving on from Colony. We all know AH is an incredible rider that blows minds every time he steps on a bike and will continue to do so for many years to come.
Knowing Alex since he was 12 years old we’d be lying if this wasn’t emotional. Ever since that fateful day at Kuraby, when we first saw him ride, it’s been amazing to be part of his growth into the man he is today.
If you don't know the name Miki Fleck by now then you've definitely been living under a rock. Arguably one of the most progressive street riders of today Miki's energy on and off the bike is unmatched! We knew that Miki deserved his own signature frame and that is how the "ZUIN" was born. Miki knew exactly what he wanted when it came to the geometries, keeping some features from the Incarnate V2 like Invest Cast Drop Outs with built in Chain Tensioners and Removeable Brake Mounts, but with a few tweaks like lengthening the Chain Stay to 13.25" Slammed and having a taller Stand Over of 9.3". This frame is ready for anything Miki puts it through.
"Swing; it can be a golf shot, a Colombian dance, the meaning of a style in rap, or in this case
What are Some of the Most Popular Cycle Sports in the World? Cycling is a great way to get a workout and maintain good health. It is also great as an alternative form of travel that is just a bit better for the environment. However, as with any athletic event, we have found ways to make cycling competitive and thrilling. This is where cycle sports come in. A cycle sport is any competitive physical activity done using bicycles. This can include racing, stunts, or both. In this article, we are going to go through a list of cycle sports that enjoy quite a bit of popularity in the world today.
Surely, most people reading this have heard of BMX. It is one of the most popular forms of bicycle riding in the world today. Simply put, BMX is a race in which the competitors all ride BMX bikes. Several different alternatives of the sport exist, though the most popular ones are the Freestyle BMX and the
BMX Racing events. Hugely popular as well, are the off-road and on-road amateur recreations, done by fans of the sport and the brand. BMX’s popularity extends beyond cycling fans. It is enjoyed by athletes, fans and punters of all walks of life. For example, Novibet covers bicycle races extensively, and it appears that BMX races are some of the most popular on the website.
X Games 2022 will return to Southern California – hosting BMX and Moto X competitions from two unique Monster Energy athlete training facilities at Slayground and SloanYard, as well as Skateboarding at California Skateparks’ Training Facility from July 20-24. New to this year’s event, five-time X Games skateboard gold medalist Elliot Sloan and his backyard playground, the “SloanYard,” become new hosts of X Games 2022, debuting the first and only MegaPark ramp at X Games. Axell Hodges’ motocross compound will again host five Moto X disciplines with the addition of BMX Dirt joining the mix at the “Slayground” this year. The CATF will once again host Skateboard and BMX Street
The BMX scene is both vibrant and widespread, with races taking place across the globe. From the Dutch National Championships in Uithoorn to The Greatest Race On Earth in Tulsa, Oklahoma, riders are climbing on their bikes and competing, keeping the humble BMX in the public eye. Garrett Reynolds, Mat Hoffman, and Jamie Bestwick have helped raise the sport's profile globally, but could harnessing new digital technology take BMX racing even further? One method sports teams in other sectors or leveraging are fan tokens. These are digital assets backed by cryptocurrency, which have a real-world value. They're tradeable, meaning they could be seen as an investment, but they also deliver tangible benefits to the holder.
We’re excited to announce that this winter we will be hosting the first ever UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup round to be held on the famous Gold Coast, Australia. This will be the 3rd round of the 2022 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup – for the discipline’s Park format - and will continue to offer equal Prize Money for both the Men’s and Women’s contests. The contest will be part of ‘Urban Sport Fest’ a first of its kind festival that will offer more than just fun festival vibes including a UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup, Park format.
Matt Burgess from Evolve Sports, who is the founder of the festival, is thrilled to deliver a series of firsts for the adrenaline pumping sport within the event offering something for everyone.
Most of us get involved in riding a BMX because it is enjoyable and thrilling, rather than to get exercise, but this is a very welcome side effect of being on your bike. It’s not quite the same as taking up a sport such as soccer where you get good cardio exercise – BMX is great for building upper body strength and getting other types of exercise.
A Dangerous Sport?
Before we start we should note that there will always be some critics who argue that BMX riding isn’t good exercise because it is too dangerous. They point to how common it is for riders to break bones or that helmets might protect your head but do nothing to keep your neck safe. There might be some truth to this but Americans have never really had a problem with a sport being dangerous. Take football as the most obvious example. Players are constantly at risk for concussions and we are only just beginning to understand the dangers of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
Despite this we see millions of parents cheering their kids on in high school and college football and the NFL is America’s favorite sports league. The number of people checking and placing bets on NFL gameday odds shows even more clearly how popular the sport is despite the danger. All this to say that a sport having a bit of risk associated with it isn’t a good enough reason to stop doing it. BMX might be a bit more dangerous than some other activities but the fun and great exercise is worth the risk.
Why BMX makes such great exercise
Let’s look at the reasons why riding a BMX, learning tricks and getting good at bike riding can be really great for your body (and your mind). It also doesn’t matter if you’re 10 (like this incredible young rider) or 40 when you get started.
Often, BMX can be really intense exercise, allowing some people to burn up to 450 calories in around 30 minutes, which is much quicker than a lot of other methods of exercise. This helps to burn calories but also, over time, lowers the levels of fat that reside in your body. The intensity can vary and different people have different ways of riding. If you’re just riding from one place to another then the intensity might not be so high, but if you are going to take on ramps and learn tricks then the intensity is much harder.
If you see someone who has a lot of skill on a BMX, there is every chance you’ll also notice their muscles. Cycling works so many of your muscles, including your hamstrings, calves and quads, and you can grow your upper body strength using your back and your abdominal muscles. These are benefits of any type of cycling, but BMX allows you to cycle in different ways and head to the park and use your handlebars for tricks and maneuvers, which means you are also working your shoulders, chest and your arms.
Building muscles is great for increasing your strength but can also make you generally healthier and aid with weight loss. While it is a myth that you can turn fat into muscle, muscular frames do require more calories and this can mean it is easier to create a calorie deficit and lose weight.
Better heart health
It makes sense when you think about the nature of the exercise, and there have been studies from the Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences to back up the fact that riding can lower your chances of getting heart disease. BMX gives you short bursts of intensive exercise, which means that your heart will become healthier and this can even help to lower your blood pressure. When you start out on a BMX, you might not be thinking about your heart health too much, but over time, you may start to realize what a big benefit this is. It’s also an argument for starting later in life, as you can improve your fitness even as you get older.
Improves your balance and body coordination
You have to be pretty coordinated to be able to ride a bike and stay upright – your body is constantly being tested for balance and you will improve while riding your BMX. Okay, you’re likely to have a few falls if you are just getting started, but generally, BMX will improve your coordination and help you in other areas of your life. Balance is really important for other sports, too. We’ve already mentioned American football in this guide, and it is easy to see why aspiring NFL players and young athletes might use BMX to get fitter and improve other physical attributes in the process. BMX is also relatively low impact when you want it to be, and you don’t have to risk loads of injuries to get some decent exercise, especially if you wear the correct protective equipment to ensure you don’t get lots of cuts, scrapes or worse.
No time to lose riders coming to FISE events this season! After the huge comeback of FISE Montpellier earlier in May, then FISE Xperience Reims the last weekend, it's now time for Canet-en-Roussillon to host a stop on the Urban Sports French Tour.
FISE XPERIENCE CANET-EN-ROUSSILLON : BMX SCHEDULE
Saturday, June 18
09:30 - 10:00 BMX FREESTYLE PARK U13 MEN QUALIFICATION