G-Form, the leader in athletic impact protection, is excited to announce the addition of Kevin Peraza and Colton Walker, two of BMX’s rising stars to its athlete roster. Peraza and Walker join a star-studded roster that already include 2016 Rio Gold Medalists Connor Fields and 10 time X-Games medalist Kevin Robinson. Peraza was born into the world of BMX, as his father and three brothers all actively ride BMX. The Tucson, AZ product is known for his infectious personality and competes in both dirt and park events. 2016 saw Peraza make serious noise in the BMX scene, finishing first at Simple Session and the Summer X-Games, along with a list of other top finishes.
This summer – the world’s most anticipated BMX events Simple Session will for the first time ever travel south. At the peak of the Nordic summer it heads to the very heart of Latvia’s capital, the spectacular city of Riga. The best BMX park and street riders from around the world will go head to head on a massive Wessel designed outdoor course on the city’s legendary Freedom Monument bridge. Also skateboarding best trick will go down.
This will be the summer to remember. Date to mark on your calendars – August 26!
Vans Classic Lites return for Spring 2017 showcasing innovation across colourways and styles synonymous with the brand. By infusing several Vans silhouettes with modern construction methods like UltraCush Lite technology, the iconic footwear staples such as the Authentic, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi transform into Classic Lites models with improved fit, increased comfort and super light construction. A continuation of the Vans legacy while signifying its progressive design ethos, the Authentic Lite, Old Skool Lite and Sk8-Hi Lite are modified versions of their original vulcanized forms, presenting a diverse assortment of lightweight and comfort-driven Vans Classics with a monochrome appearance.
One of Europe's biggest extreme sports competitions celebrates its 18th B-Day Pannonian Challenge calling all BMX, skate and inline riders. For 18 years Pannonian Challenge has been a home for some of the biggest extreme sportsnames. But aside from that, it's held a top position on a bucket list of those who enjoy extreme fun as well. Sunny, hot town of Osijek in Croatia's eastern part is the country's home ofadrenaline, while on the festival's nights the adrenaline moves to the dancefloor. You'd expect sleepy faces tomorrow in the skatepark, but there's some special energy that keeps everyone in Osijek on their feet for these five days. June 7 to 11 - Pannonian Challenge is a place to be.
Time to burn some rubber on the new House of Vans street course & bowl this Sunday! Join Vans Pro rider Dakota Roche as he rolls into the park to throw down a bumper to bumper jam with £200 cash for tricks & giveaways for all!
In anticipation for a staggering lineup of BMX competition in Málaga this weekend, tour pro and winner of the Australia event Sergio Layos leads the top-seeded pros to his home country of Spain to kick off the second Vans BMX Pro Cup global qualifier event of the season. Highly regarded as one of Europe’s finest BMX talents, Layos is one of the most respected BMX riders worldwide. After taking home gold in Sydney, Spanish pro Layos will defend his Pro Cup title at his stomping grounds, El Málaga Skatepark, often referred to as one of Europe’s largest parks for BMX riding. Joining Layos, the top 17 pre-qualified seeds from Sydney’s global qualifier event will up the ante, building suspense for the final showdown.
Today, Woodward Copper announced Larry Edgar, pro BMX rider, to join the list of pro coaches that have been scheduled to rip up the terrain for the 2017 Summer BMX Camp. Larry will team up with Adam Baker and other expert BMX coaches from June 18-24, to help campers sharpen their riding skills and tricks in an array of bike courses, including the Woodward Copper Barn, indoor bowl, mini ramp and street course. Edgar, pro BMX rider for Vans, Fly Bikes, Stay Strong BMX and Ride 100% recently won Simple Session 2017 and secured third in the 2017 Vans BMX Pro Cup. His freedom to be creative through riding has inspired those in the action sports industry and even more so, those of the younger generation.
The Vans BMX Pro Cup Series reconvenes for the second global qualifier event of the season as the world’s most talented professional BMX riders converge on Spain’s beautiful southern coast to compete at the El Málaga Skatepark, May 5-7. Showcasing the unique riding styles of BMX icons such as Dennis Enarson, Ryan Nyquist, and Larry Edgar, plus highlighting Madrid native Sergio Layos, winner of the Australia event, the Vans BMX Park Series is slated for a wild ride of park terrain action!
Designed by local BMX legend Rubén Alcántara, El Málaga Skatepark sits in the culture rich corner of Spain’s port city of Málaga. Covering more than 10,000 square meters, El Málaga skatepark was
This spring, Vault by Vans and artist Taka Hayashi come together once again to present the 17th season of Hayashi’s signature Vault by Vans line with the introduction of the Derby Nomad LX. As a revered veteran of Vans’ design team, Hayashi’s commitment to meticulous craftsmanship continues to push the boundaries of Vans footwear design, while maintaining Hayashi’s distinct style and persona through his creations. Available this spring, the Derby Nomad LX is offered in two premium pony hair and suede offerings. The pony hair leopard style debuts in Black Coffee and Tan color variations and is inspired by the late ‘70s punk and hip-hop scenes in New York. The premium suede Desert Mohave and French Vanilla offerings feature a simple, clean look on the sophisticated silhouette.
The world‘s greatest Freestyle BMX Event – the SNIPES BMX COLOGNE – will be held again on July 22 and 23, 2017, in the Jugendpark. „CELEBRATING BMX“ is the motto and on these two days, the spotlight will be on the fun of the spectacular stunts and tricks as well as the fascinating lightness of the sport. On the third weekend in July 2017, the organizers return to the two-day event format and for the 33rd year continue to follow their belief in bringing the sport and the festival back to their roots.
As in past years, the focus will be on the four disciplines Street, Spine Ramp, Flatland and Kickturn Ramp Old School Style, all of which will be taken on by riders in the classes Amateur, Pro and Old Schoolers.