X Games Minneapolis got underway Thursday evening with more than 14,000 spectators kicking summer into high gear as the top action sports athletes in the world took their talents to the vert ramp for the Pacifico BMX Vert Finals. Now in its second year in Minnesota, X Games Minneapolis looks to continue the proud tradition of not only progressing the possibilities of today’s most popular action sports, but also providing an accessible platform for fan participation and inclusion. With all competitions held at the state of the art U.S. Bank Stadium, the four day event will welcome spectators to watch BMX, skateboard and Moto X athletes compete for gold. Fans will also be treated to a host of attractions at X Fest, which includes interactive games, giveaways and athlete autograph signings, in
Raised by supportive parents in a BMX-focused family, Tucson, Arizona local and two-time X Games gold medalist Kevin Peraza has emerged as a multi-faceted contender across BMX disciplines. This is his story.
Today ESPN announced the sponsors for X Games Minneapolis 2018, taking place July 19-22, with live coverage from U.S. Bank Stadium on ESPN and ABC. Nexcare and SoFi join the roster of official sponsors alongside returning brands Fruit of the Loom, Harley-Davidson, LifeProof, Monster Energy, Pacifico, The Real Cost and Toyota. GEICO will once again serve as the official music sponsor. Explore Minnesota also returns as event sponsor with first-time event sponsors Go RVing and Hotels.com. Heading into its second year in Minneapolis, the premier action sports and youth cultural experience will showcase the talents of more than 200 world-class action sports athletes competing for medals and prize money, as well as feature wide-ranging interactive festival
Returning to Boise, Idaho for the second edition of the Road to X Games: Boise Qualifier, the world’s top skateboard, BMX and Harley-Davidson Hooligan athletes competed to secure their invitations to Minneapolis. In addition to the three events at Rhodes Skate Park, the qualifier expanded this year’s event to include Harley-Davidson Hooligan Racing at CenturyLink Arena. Over 12,000 fans witnessed six Men’s Skateboard and BMX athletes, four Women’s Skateboarders and 48 Harley-Davidson Hooligan racers punch their tickets to Minneapolis.
In the final competition of the day, Mykel Larrin (USA) showed that he’s not only a threat in Vert and
Monster Energy congratulates BMX athletes Colton Walker and Kyle Baldock on their respective gold-medal victories in BMX Dirt and BMX Best Trick on the final day of X Games Minneapolis 2017. Walker took gold in the BMX Dirt competition, and Baldock won bronze. Just an hour later Baldock also won gold in the Dave Mirra’s BMX Best Trick final — his second. Wrapping up competitions at the inaugural X Games Minneapolis fans were treated to a spectacle as Monster Energy athletes dominated the day on their bikes. First up was the BMX Dirt Finals in which riders link up three consecutive jumps ranging in size from 17 to 25 feet before hitting a new addition to this year’s contest, a 10-foot quarterpipe at the end of the course.
Monster Energy congratulates Kevin Peraza for his winning run on the BMX Park course at the inaugural X Games Minneapolis.The young rider made short work of the competition taking the victory in convincing fashion. This year X Games spared no expense in creating what many athletes are calling the best Park course in the long history of the games. Set inside the climate controlled US Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, the deep bowls, unique features and silky smooth transitions afforded riders free reign to bring everything they had to the competition.
Unfortunately for the rest of the field, 22-years-old Kevin Perazawas on fire today. In a three run final, Peraza went to work right away bringing his tech street style to the big transitions of the park
X Games Minneapolis 2017 Day Two News and Results – Reynolds wins street, Foster Wins Gold in The Real Cost BMX Big Air. Day two of X Games Minneapolis saw a crowd of 32,000 enthusiastic fans gather at U.S. Bank Stadium to watch the world's premier action sports athletes battle it out for X Games gold. Action included the BMX Street Final, Women's Skate Street Final, The Real Cost BMX Big Air and the crowd favorite, Pacifico Moto X Freestyle Final.
Following an afternoon of skateboard and BMX Qualifiers, the BMX Street Finals kicked off the evening's competitions. Once again it was the unstoppable Garrett Reynolds who took the top spot, winning his 9th gold medal in the event. Making quick work of the street course, Reynolds landed a
With fanfare across the state of Minnesota, X Games Minneapolis made its anticipated debut today with athletes from around the world competing in a.o. the Fruit of the Loom BMX Vert Finals. After a three year run in Austin, Texas, competition moved north to Minneapolis and the state of the art US Bank Stadium. Continuing through the weekend, the venue will bear witness to Moto X, BMX and Skateboard athletes riding side by side in a one-of-a-kind venue with the majority of competitions under the same roof. In addition, a host of today's hottest musical acts will rock the city each night at the Commons stage located outside the stadium. All of this and a wide range of