Jubilee, 20th edition of the Pannonian Challenge is slowly coming to an end, but before the big final day, which will truly bring the best of the world's top BMX on Sunday, the selection through the difficult qualifications must be made. From the very morning, the Osijek skate park will flood drivers on small bikes, warming up for the biggest extreme sports competition in this part of Europe. Amateurs will show their skills at 10 am, while long-awaited qualifications in BMX Elite / Pro are expected at 1.30 pm. Since this season's competition has been packed with a number of high- quality riders and regional BMX riders, the same day, in the afternoon, semifinals will be held at 6 pm, where all visitors will see only a fraction of what they expect in the big Sunday finale.
It should be noted that the 20th Pannonian Challenge follows the pulse of Osijek town, which this weekend lives sporty, so all visitors beside the skate park on the left bank of the Drava river can also look at the qualification match of the Croatian national football team against Walesa for EURO 2020.
The biggest, most extreme and craziest festival in Croatia is about to start. Don't miss the 20th anniversary of Pannonian Challenge. Only two days are left until the opening of the jubilee 20th Pannonian Challenge, the biggest festival of extreme sports in this part of Europe. Throughout five days of the festival, our visitors this year will be able to enjoy top adrenaline entertainment, concerts of regional music stars, party until the dawn, excellent gastronomic offer and socializing with visitors from all over the world. Pannonian Challenge begins on Wednesday, June 5 and lasts until Sunday June 9, and the location is well-known - the left bank of the river Drava in Osijek. On the opening day of the festival, on Wednesday June 5th, famous Croatian bmxer and current world champion Marin Ranteš will with official BMX judge Igor Vukadinovic Pokijem held BMX school for children in the best equipped skate park in the region.
School begins at 3.00 p.m. At 8:30 p.m. volunteers will let lanterns from the Osijek pedestrian bridge and announce the jubilee 20th Pannonian. Exhibition action sports photography and presentation of a book "20 Years Pannonian" will be held in the Casemates at 9.00 p.m., after the opening ceremony DJ Omer and DJ Umbo will entertain guests until the early morning hours. Thursday is a day dedicated to skate in, at 6.00 p.m. the skate finals, at 7:30 p.m. awards, and from 9:00 p.m. party moves to Vega where we will party with Silente, Gužva u 16ercu and Harvo Jay. Friday is reserved for inline and scooter. From 4:30 p.m. in the skate park you can watch scooter session, while the inline pro finals in 6.00 p.m.
The city of Osijek will be a true epicenter of extreme sports from June 5th to 9th, because the Pannonian Challenge festival celebrates its twentieth birthday in the best possible way - with a handful of good fun and adrenaline competitions. The jubilee edition of the leading regional extreme sports festival will nurture the tradition, so, along with the tricks and stunts of the world's best BMX, skate and inline riders, visitors of all ages can expect an excellent music program.
This spring a unique tour brought the vibes of Pannonian Challenge to Zagreb, Varaždin and Rijeka. Challenge Tour warmed up whole of Croatia for the jubilee edition of the best extreme sports festival. Croatia became richer for another “travelling” competition, while about 80 registered riders in all disciplines proved that extreme sports are at their peak in Croatia. Local BMX, inline and skate riders have had the opportunity to win valuable prizes through the Challenge Tour, so many of them came to Zagreb on April 13th, where, despite the gloomy weather, there was a great atmosphere in which young athletes especially showed their spirits. However, the highlight of this tour was on April 27th, when in the newly opened skate park in Varaždin, Croatian Championship in BMX freestyle disciplines was
Skate park in Osijek will be a true epicenter of extreme sports from June 5th to June 9th, because the Pannonian Challenge festival is celebrating its twentieth birthday in the best possible way - with lots of fun and adrenaline competitions. The jubilee edition will nurture the tradition, but with the introduction of a new discipline in the sports program, scooters. All the visitors can expect many other surprises, especially regarding BMX competitions. Pannonian Challenge is included in the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) calendar, which is ranked among the international C1 category
The most exciting extreme sports competition, Pannonian Challenge, gathered only the best athletes from all around the world. All of them were in Osijek because this competition is something they can't miss. Even the President of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, found some time in her busy schedule to attend this year's edition of the Pannonian Challenge. More than 35000 visitors gathered to see some of the best riders perform. Pannonian Challenge, festival of extreme sports and crazy party, has come to an end. The best riders from all over the world in three categories - skate, inline and BMX, showed the audience amazing skills and tricks. Each year Pannonian Challenge collects more and more amazing rides, such as Daniel
Doing annual events for more than 15 years shows dedication. That's exactly what Pannonian Challenge is about. The 19th edition was put together by hard working enthusiasts at the permanent park at the Drava river. With full stands during the finals and temperatures around the 30 degree mark, not only the action was hot. Riders like Justin Dowell, Daniel Dhers, Jack Clark, Irek Rizaev, Marin Rantes and Michael Beran made sure the riding was on point and with Catfish on the mic it soon became a party. The President of Croatia even came over to the skatepark to see the action and as every time, the intentions are to make the event bigger and better. The 20th edition should be on your calendar already because the atmosphere around the entire event is just top notch. With parties happening in the old town on a daily basis even the entourage will find a way to have a good time.
Let's focus on the BMX Park contest here where 33 riders signed up to do a 2-run qualification round followed by a 16-men final. It's amazing to see how the level of riding is going up all the time. With the big park available we saw a bit of street riding combined with park riding by some but most focused on the park section which had a new super wide jump box that was well liked. With the Best Run counts format we saw the riders go for all their bangers. With 60 second runs there was plenty of time to show it all. Things heated up when Michael Beran and Daniel Dhers raised the bar. Justin Dowell took his first run as a scratch but came back with the Twix and more to score 5th place with run 2.