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.
After the big finale in the skatepark, visitors of the 19th edition of Pannonian Challenge moved to Vega for an evening programme. Urban & 4 welcomed the crowd and provided them with a good time. M.O.R.T. took over the stage and with a light blues rhythm amused the audience. People danced until the early in the morning with Dj Flegma who was the last one to perform. This year our festival as one of the best ones in Europe will provide the prize of 13 000€ to the best BMX riders. The money is definitely a big motivation for our riders today, but the best motivation is of course the audience which is impatient to see them perform. This year we will get the chance to see only the best riders, such as: FISE world winer Daniel Dhers, young Marin Ranteš from Varaždin, Kostya Andreev, Irek Rizaev, Jack Clark, Michael Berran and many other big names in this extreme sport. Our judges Bart de Jong, Hank Cleworth and Luka Kovač will decide who was the best rider today. Big finale in pro BMX category starts at 6 p.m!
With future Olympians and world famous riders this year on Pannonian we will have the Championship of Croatia in BMX freestyle category. Championship will be a part of BMX amateur and BMX pro competition. Judges will give the points to the best ones, and after the competition we will pronounce
For nearly two decades, eastern Croatia is the true European center for extreme sports, and all of that is due to Pannonian Challenge festival, which, along with the adrenaline stunts of the world’s top BMX, INLINE and SKATE riders, also offers an excellent complement of urban culture. Each year skate park in Osijek becomes home for over 300 top athletes, whose three-day spectacle sees over 20,000 enthusiastic visitors from all over the region. Although many are already accustomed to summer editions of Pannonian Challenge, a somewhat earlier date for this year’s competition will certainly fit into the plans of extreme sport fans even better –regardless of their holidays, academic obligations, hellish heat and annoying mosquitos. In other words, from May 30th till June 2nd, extreme
Pannonian challenge has announced its best edition yet. For four days Osijek will be the center of extremely good fun. One of the biggest European extreme sports festival, Pannonian Challenge, brings together more than 20 000 visitors from all over the world every year. This year, the festival will be bringing even better sports and music program to Croatia. All the visitors of the festival, which is being held in Osijek at a slightly earlier time of year than previous years (from May 30th till June 2nd) will enjoy the performances of the best BMX, INLINE and SKATE athletes accompanied by a great musical