Staying Strong, the autobiography of Stephen Murray, will be 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”.
The competition schedule for the inaugural X Games Minneapolis at U.S. Bank Stadium is now available at XGames.com. More than 200 elite athletes will compete at the world’s premier action sports event July 13-16, 2017, with live coverage on ESPN and ABC and streaming live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app. Additional X Games Minneapolis content will also be available across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com, the X Games app, and X Games pages across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more. The world’s best will battle it out for a podium spot in Skateboard, BMX, Moto and more.
The world’s top BMX athletes have been invited to the Road to X: Boise Qualifier, taking place June 10 at Rhodes Skate Park. The event serves as an official qualifying event for the X Games Minneapolis Park competitions. Twenty athletes will be invited to compete in each of the three disciplines – Men’s Skateboard Park, Women’s Skateboard Park and BMX Park. The top six Men’s Skateboard and BMX athletes and the top four Women’s Skateboard athletes not already invited will qualify into the X Games Minneapolis Park competition.
Ryan Nyquist (Santa Cruz, California) – A 16-time X Games medalist, Nyquist is the second most-decorated BMX athlete in X Games history. Nyquist has two Park gold medals and two Dirt gold medals, with his most recent podium being silver medal at X Games Barcelona 2013.
Nitro Circus, the world’s top action sports entertainment brand, and FIST Handwear, a prominent maker of premium quality motocross, mountain bike and BMX gloves, have announced a new licensing partnership. The global agreement takes effect immediately. As part of this alignment, FIST Handwear is releasing a signature series of Nitro Circus gloves. This exclusive Hand wear line will combine FIST’s industry-leading technical expertise and innovation with design input from Nitro Circus’ record-breaking athletes.
As the Nitro Circus Live “Regional Rampage Tour” packs stadiums across Australia this autumn, area fans now have the first opportunity to check out the FIST Handwear Nitro Circus series: it is available in Australia now online at fisthandwear.com. More details regarding the global release of the FIST Handwear Nitro Circus series will be announced soon.
This spring season Vans introduces the Freshness Pack. Marked by the predominance of red, white and blue and taking inspiration from the 90’s, this range includes hoodies, graphic tees, accessories and footwear. The featured garments adopt a minimalist and 90’s anti-conformist approach to fashion, which is a contrast to flashy trends featured across other decades.
Across footwear, new iterations have been introduced across the Authentic, Old Skool, Era and Sk8-Hi silhouettes. Much like the apparel, footwear features strong seasonal colourways with a throwback to Vans original year of birth ‘1966’ emblazoned across the heel of the iconic Old Skool and Sk8-Hi.
Following a lively series kick-off in Sydney Australia, the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series announces the top pre-qualified seeds of the series thus far, as the tour advances to Spain, May 5-7 for the second qualifier event of the season. The most talented BMX riders will venture to the southern coast of Malaga to compete at the internationally renowned El Skatepark Malaga, a bmx rider’s dream terrain, featuring dynamic opportunities for speed and flow.
Spanish pro Sergio Layos leads the pack, winning the series’ first global qualifier event in Sydney, Australia last month, to set the tone for competition at his hometown proving grounds.
“Making it to the top of the podium at an event that I respect so much made me the happiest human on earth,” said Layos. “Going to Malaga for the next event and getting to ride with all my friends is going to be truly amazing.”
Top 18 from Vans BMX Pro Cup Sydney Global Qualifier, advancing to Spain: Sergio Layos ESP Tyler Fernengel USA Ryan Nyquist USA Jason Watts AUS Dennis Enarson USA
This summer the world’s most anticipated BMX event Simple Session will for the first time ever travel down south during the sunny Nordic summer to the very heart of the spectacular city of Riga, capital of Latvia. The best BMX PARK riders from around the world will go head to head on a massive outdoor course on the city’s legendary Freedom Monument bridge. This will be the summer to remember. Date to mark on your calendars – August 26! Free admission!
With 17-years of history under it’s belt the Simple Session has grown into one of the most prestigious and international action sports contests in the world. Besides the notorious winter-season BMX+SKATE event series, Simple Session has hosted its BMX Park contests during the summer in the very heart of Estonia’s capital Tallinn and Finland's capital Helsinki. Now it’s time for Riga!
Simple Summer Session 2017 is part of Estonia 100 program.
The Flame Trails in Helmond Brandevoort are calling for a get-together on Sunday 9 April. If you've always wanted to ride some dirt but never picked a day to actually do it, this is your chance. The dirt spot in Brandevoort has lots of rollers, and a line with some small doubles that take you around a full lap without pedaling once. For the little kids, or those who don't want to roll down the container for the first time, a little kids track is right there where you can warm up or get the skills down for the real deal. Lots of transfer lines are possible so even the most skilled BMX racer will find a challenge at the Flame Trails.
At 13:00hr the session will start. Around 17:00hr the session is over. No big deal if you're late as there's no real program. We'll make sure the spot is in good shape on April 9th for y'all to enjoy. Spread the word, tell your friends, load up that car with bikes. Helmond-Brandevoort Train station is a 5 minute pedal away if you want to max out that NS card on Sunday. Location: Sportpark Brandevoort, Kaldersedijk, Helmond, NL.
For those want to have a session prior, every Tuesday from 18:30hr - 20:00hr it's time to ride together and work on the jumps. Everyone welcome.
Following the conclusion of the Aspen and Norway events, the World of X Games content slowly transitions focus onto the summer sports and athletes with a mix of winter and summer content. The month of April features two athlete-focused projects, beginning with skier Tom Wallisch’s latest project and followed by an in-depth look into the life and career of BMX rider Kyle Baldock. World of X Games will also feature coverage from the start of the 2017 World Surf League season.
Kyle Baldock Project Airs: 4/22 at 3 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on ABC The Kyle Baldock Project provides fans an in-depth look at the life of the five-time X Games gold