The world's best BMX Park riders take on the most challenging custom park ever built. Descending on Nijmegen, Nederlands this weekend is a selection of 16 world-class riders, chosen by team captains Drew Bezanson and Daniel Wedemeijer.
"Since last year I've had a couple of different miniDV-camcorders in my possession, so I knew I want to film a full SD video. Earlier this year I read the book 'The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test' written by Tom Wolfe about Ken Kesey's psychedelic bus trip. That's where the inspiration for the trippy visuals came from. For a long time I couldn't decide whether to put my pegs on or off, but now I know the trip will go on pegless. Thanks to David Schaller, Artur Meister and Valle Seuss for filming, the whole Cancelled Crew, everyone I rode bikes with in 2019 and everyone that supports me, you know who you are!" —Tim Schoberth
It had been six years since Red Bull put on a BMX event in The Netherlands. In 2013 Framed Reaction brought many pro park riders to Amsterdam and this time Uncontained invited 16 riders to come to Nijmegen. The course that was built was huge and extra practice was needed to get used to it. 2 teams were formed with Drew Bezanson and Daniel Wedemeijer being the team captains. Corey Walsh (CAN) and Mykel Larrin (USA) were injured and could not make it over to The Netherlands. Anthony Jeanjean (FRA) and Kieran Reilly (GBR) were their replacement riders. But there was still a week to go before the comp happened and on day one Tom Justice (GBR) overshot the big step up and hurt his ribs taking him out for a few days. Then Kieran Reilly knocked himself out during an Electric MX bike session and received 7 stitches in his head because of the crash. Morgan Wade (USA) arrived and crashed on a 720 on the step-up and broke his foot. Add to that Drew's situation of still recovering from a broken femur and then crashing on his head that left him with a swollen eye before the event event started.
The rough week didn't show when it was time to start the team contest on Saturday night. Red Bull turned the cold and desolate building into a booming disco with lights, bar, music, big screens and big ramps. With riders like Tom van den Bogaard, Ben Wallace, Jason Watts, Jake Leiva, Alex Coleborn,
United have been real busy of late, with some new team additions and a whole load of trips filming for their latest video offering, 'Affirmation' - a banger of a 30 minute team mix filmed over six months in 2019 (and featuring some footage that has been sat on for a while). Featuring Ben Gordon, Kris Bunnage, Jack Seymour, Jack Gruber, Alex Valentino, Frasier Hill, Justin care, Jeff Kocsis, George Duran, Fooman, Jordan Okane, Harry Mills Wakley and Miki Fleck. If you need any Affirmation that United have one hell of a stacked crew, then this it.