The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is delighted to announce that the International Olympic Committee(IOC) has agreed to add BMX Freestyle Park to the Programme of the Tokyo 2020 OlympicGames. The decision was made at today’s meeting of the IOC Executive Board in Lausanne, Switzerland.
BMX Freestyle Park is a spectacular, crowd-pleasing discipline, which takes place on ramps with bigtransitions and large obstacles. Competitors are judged on tricks performed throughout the course, with points awarded based on difficulty, originality, style and execution. Each rider in both the men’s and women’s events gets two one-minute runs (which both count) to impress the judges, who will reward therider with a score between 0-100 points, with the ultimate goal being the award of an Olympic gold medal.
Famous riders include Logan Martin (Australia), Daniel Dhers (Venezuela), Alex Coleborn (Great Britain) for men, Nikita Ducarroz (Switzerland), Macarena Perez (Chile) and UCI World Cup title holder, 15-year-old Hannah Roberts (USA) for women. In addition, in line with the UCI’s strategy to promote women’s cycling and the IOC’s Agenda 2020, it was agreed that for Mountain Bike and BMX Racing, several quotas previously allocated to men athletes would be transferred to women, achieving full gender equity in both disciplines.
X Games will stream the Road to X Games: Boise Park Qualifier from Rhodes Skate Park in Boise, Idaho on Saturday, June 10 live on XGames.com. The world’s top athletes will compete in three disciplines – Men’s Skateboard Park, Women’s Skateboard Park and BMX Park – to secure their invitations to X Games Minneapolis. In addition to the live stream, fans can catch the Boise Park Qualifier coverage across X Games digital and social platforms as well as part of the World of X Games on June 18 on ESPN2 and June 25 on ABC.
The Road to X Games Boise Park Qualifier is part of the World of X Games content series, which features a variety of X Games and athlete-focused content. For the most updated schedule and
On June 21, 2017, GT Bicycles, a premium brand of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), will roll out its very first feature video, Seriously Fun. In early 2015, GT took to the streets of Los Angeles and Kansas City to uncover a plethora of untapped spots across these two vastly different cities. With Ben Ward, GT BMX product and team manager at the helm, the brand released two successful shorter web videos – GT in LA and Bleeding Kansas – to kick off the beginning of a new era for GT BMX.
"GT in LA and Bleeding Kansas were incredible for the brand and showed the industry what we could
The 040 Invitational Spine Ramp contest will take place in the city centre of Eindhoven, Netherlands on Saturday 17 June. Europe's better pro miniramp riders have been invited to come ride on the 20m x 10m x 2m spine mini built by 040BMXPARK which was commented on as 'the best mobile miniramp I've ever ridden' by last year's winner Alex Coleborn (GBR). The ramp will be set up on the 18 Septemberplein in the city centre during the E-Moves Urban Culture Festival. The one-day contest will kick off with a Wild Card qualifier in the morning followed by practice till 13:00hr. With € 5000,= prize money up for grabs to be divided by the top seven riders, it will be an interesting spectacle in front of a big crowd. The competition starts at 13:00hr and is free to attend. Around 18:00hr the winner of the
Staying Strong, the autobiography of Stephen Murray, is a raw, inspirational story that will become a collector's item and a 'must have' for every Action Sports fan and beyond and for anyone who, when they think they've got nothing left, can look inside themselves and 'dig deeper'. Following a harrowing accident in 2007 Stephen was paralysed from the neck down and is still confined to a wheelchair. When asked what his ambition for the future is now, after writing this book, Stephen replied: "I want to get out of this f*cking chair and hug my kids".
This book deals with some very dark moments, the challenges faced every day as a father going through a divorce, a custody battle and whether he will ever ride a bike again — Stephen may have lost the use of his body but he has never lost his love or passion for BMX. It's this passion that pushes him through every day. His determination teaches us all that you are more than your disability and that although he has been taken to some dark places since his accident they are also mixed with some of the best days of his life.
Following up on the 2015 Japan-exclusive Patta x Beams x Vans Old Skool "Mean Eyed Cat", Vans has once again teamed up with Patta for another collaboration project, this time with a wider release. While the original "Mean Eyed Cat" came in an all-black colourway, the 2017 edition will be available in two versions: true white and black coffee. Both colours combine premium suede and canvas materials on the shoes’ uppers, leather signature "jazz" striping, and feature the "Mean Eyed Cat" text on the midsole and Patta Script Logo printed across the side panels. Every pair is finished off with Team Patta laces.
The June World of X Games lineup: BMX will take center stage this month with Real BMX, an all video competition highlighting the world’s best BMX riding. Wrapping up the month will be an all-encompassing recap of the Road to X Games Boise Park Qualifier, where 16 athletes will earn spots to compete in the first ever X Games Minneapolis.
Road to X Games – Boise Park Qualifier Airs: 6/18 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT on ESPN and 6/25 at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT on ABC As part of the Road to X Games content series, X Games will host the world’s top athletes in a Park Qualifier event on June 10 as they compete to secure their invitation to X Games Minneapolis.
This weekend, the final stop of the Vans BMX Pro Cup Global Series will bring together the event’s top-ranked athletes for a penultimate battle at Montenegro Skatepark in Guadalajara, Mexico, June 2-4. Stakes have been set high for the inaugural global series, thanks to Málaga event winner Chase Hawk, series points leader Sergio Layos, and top-ranking tour pros Corey Walsh, Larry Edgar, Matt Cordova, and more. Advancing pros will have a chance to prove their ranks at the first-ever Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championships in Huntington Beach, CA this August.
Famed for its many skateparks and prominent BMX scene, the city of Guadalajara is home to the one of the best park terrain courses, the Montenegro Skatepark. The expansive course sits amid a blossoming community park and showcases a spine, hips, extensions, and multiple uniquely shaped bowls that open possibilities for various transfer lines, and a shallow end that empties into a stone-faced wallride. Preview the contest course here!
The Vans BMX Pro Cup Series regional qualifier will take place Saturday, June 3, the day prior to the main event. Open to eligible registrants, the top 3 riders from Saturday’s regional qualifier earn an invite to the World Championship and the top 10 rankings will advance to the main event on Sunday, June 4 to join 18 advancing series pros and 3 wildcards for a final showdown.
Vans BMX Pro Cup Global Series riders, advancing to Mexico:
Pannonian Challenge bringing the extreme elite to Croatia: Whether it's inline, skate or BMX, Pannonian Challenge covers it all. One of the biggest European extreme sports festivals is celebrating its 18th B-day, and bringing some of the best riders to its all-black skate park.
Logan Martin, Michael Beran, Kostya Andreev are just some of the names who are going for the title at Pannonian Challenge, trying to beat the audience's cheering for the national hero - Marin Ranteš.
Skate day, scheduled on Friday June 9, has its own heroes, who find this city a second home. Designed by the local BMX riders, the park awaits to see some of the best tricks of the season.
Inliners will, as usual, open the festival's sports part - with Joe Atkinson and Joey Egan bringing their world-class skills to Osijek's Copacabana part.
But, don't forget, the festival prides itself on its nightlife skills, as well, and riders claim it's one of those festivals you rarely sleep at.
Watch the BMX finals live here on fatbmx.com on June 10 from 6pm. Don't miss it!
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