Ready for the first EX&HOP Contest of the year?! As it will still be a little while till the events in Munich we are starting the season a little earlier this year with the EX&HOP Cash4Tricks Contest at the RAP AGAINST Festival in Vienna, Austria.
Two days of BMX and Skateboarding on the portable FURTHER Streetpark at one of the most beautiful squares of the Austrian capital: the Karlsplatz. The Riders from all over, as well as Austrian’s BMX Legend Senad Grosic announced their coming and are ready to shred the course.
Besides prize money of 1000€ there will be great stuff by Blue Tomato and SP Gadgets to be won at the CASH4TRICKS Sessions.
The park will open at 2pm on 29. April 2015, CASH4TRICKS Sessions will start at 5pm (Skate) and 6pm (BMX). Thursday the open training will beginn at noon and again from 5pm on the Cash4Tricks Sessions will take place.
The city of Montpellier is the birthplace of the FISE World, where the first edition and first success happened 19 years ago! This event has become a key event in the action sports world, being the biggest gathering of extreme sports in the world. On this stop of the Fise World Series (FISE), about 2000 riders from 53 countries and 250 journalists regroup around their passions. Amateur competition are present alongside the high level pro events and mark the rhythm of these 5 insane days, where 500 000 spectators come watch the show in the streets of
After 30 years of BMX in the “Kölner Jugendpark” our motivation to organize this event has not changed. We always were driven by the passion for our sport BMX. To provide a platform where BMX is recognized as a sport and culture rather than a circus or stunt-show has always been in our focus. To show the variety that BMX has to offer has always been a main part of our concept. BMX at the Jugendpark has become a ritual to us and to thousands of BMX lovers from all over the world.
In 2015 the BMX CGN will take a break. It’s time for a concept overhaul and to give the venue the opportunity to improve its infrastructure to secure the future of BMX at this very special location. Since 2011 we have been facing higher standards and restrictions set by the City of Cologne year by year. Now it has reached a level that makes it impossible for us to proceed the way we did it in the past. We were working on solutions, but for this year’s event we are running out of time.
Are you losing track on who rides for who? Here's a long list with the most recent team changes and pick ups. The latest team changes get added to the top. The industry never chills, always adding and dropping. What's new for 2015? Let us know.
-Matt Ray on Shadow
-Maxime Charveron on Vans
-Mariano Santiago on Mutiny
-Kotya Andreev on Total BMX
-Darryl Nau on S&M
-Dean Cueson off Oakley
-Harry Main on Custom Riders
-Renato Rezende on GT
-Lewis Morgan on Primo
-Harry Main off Kunstform!?
-Connor Fields on Audi Autos Henderson
-Justin Spriet on etnies
-Lewis Morgan on Stranger
-Dylan Lewis on Mutiny
We're spending some time on the road to bring you the latest in BMX. We have been doing this for many years. But years ago, you could not follow us doing this. Now you can, through facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pheed and all that Social Media shizzle. We run into some funny stuff on the road, meet interesting people and see amazing stunts. On and off the bike. What might not always be good to post on the FATBMX.com website, could be good enough for Facebook. Or an Instagram picture tells the story without adding many words. Follow us if you want, here are the links to our social media accounts so you don't have to search for it to hook it up.
Apr 18th - Apr 19th
UCI BMX SX World Cup Manchester
Nick Ziegler's homies over at FIT & S&M and The Building distro sent over some parts for the Midwest bmx donation program to build some more bikes for kids. Here is the latest creation from help from many people and Nick himself. He decided to build a bike and do a nation wide search to find this bike a perfect home with a girl rider. After talking with Chris Moeller, he sent me over to Angie Marino. Me, Chris and Angie will do some kind of contest to see who needs a new bike the most and give this bike away.
StreetFest - the UK’s No.1 Live Art and Culture Festival returns for its 8th year, presenting the very best in urban sport. 2015 sees the festival dedicating a space bigger than ever for the sport programme’s sensational displays and competitions. A new breed of festival, StreetFest fuses together innovative talents from an eclectic mix of genres, covering sport, music, art and dance. Taking place on Sunday 3rd May 2015, StreetFest will be located in their brand new and visually dramatic venue – Tobacco Dock – located on Wapping’s riverbank.
Is flat back? Not really, but ESPN added another motorcycle event (Flat Track racing) to the X-Games. Here's the release if you even want to read any further on this one.
ESPN has teamed up with Harley-Davidson in a multi-year agreement as one of the official sponsors of X Games Austin 2015. For the first time ever, Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing will make its debut at X Games Austin and join a diverse sports lineup featuring the world’s top action sports athletes competing for X Games medals and prize money in BMX, Moto X, Skateboard,
Get ready! Session starts in 2 days. Riders are arriving, the contest course is already looking rad and we have now revealed the full line-up for what is to be the best Simple Session 15 event to date! In just 2 days the doors of Tondiraba hall will open to greet 100 BMX riders and 75 skaters from 35 countries to the brand new and awesome Nate Wessel designed contest course for 2 intense training days, to heat the brand new hall up for some insane action on Saturday and Sunday!
With the announcement of Tony Hawk and all new Vert ramp, NASS is proud to announce the introduction of BMX Vert and Skate competitions. Some of the biggest names in BMX join an all-star cast to battle it over a weekend of the best in class for BMX Vert. UK BMX Vert Series 2014 Pro Champion Mike Mullen will be joined by a slew of incredible riding talent, including 2013 winner Paul Meacher, Fabien Giess and Declan Brooks with many more riders still to be announced.
This sees a welcome return for the Vert ramp to NASS and Mike Mullen and Co have the pleasure of being the first to drop in on a brand new build ramp for the occasion. Each rider will be looking to claim their slice of the £2,000 prize pot and to ride away with the claim of being the NASS Pro Vert BMX Champion.
Zach Shaw from the BMX Vert Series will be overseeing the contest and had this to say about the introduction of Vert to NASS - “We’re stoked for the UK BMX Vert Series to be working with NASS running three BMX comps in Pro, AM and U13s that will showcase both international and UK riders as they battle it out. NASS will be the second round of the UK BMX Vert Series events
GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today’s most engaging content, today announced the launch of HEROCast™, the smallest, lightest, and most cost-efficient wireless HD micro transmitter to hit the broadcast market. Developed with Vislink, the HEROCast transmitter enables professional broadcasters to deliver engaging, live content with immersive POV footage and unique perspectives that are synonymous with GoPro. HEROCast integrates with GoPro cameras and its ecosystem of mounts, and delivers the most versatile,
Since 2009 the little town of Peynier in the beautiful South of France has annually witnessed a world class BMX event: VANS Kill the Line. After six years, the BMX the trails competition in the pinewoods with the incomparable relaxed atmosphere has gained the reputation of being absolutely unique. The list of international top riders that made their way to the legendary Peynier trails speaks for itself: Brian Foster, Ryan Nyquist, Chris Doyle, Cory Nastazio, Corey Bohan, TJ Ellis, Mark Mulville, Mike Hucker Clark, Dane
When's the last time you saw 100 of the best BMX Pro riders ride a contest? You'll have to be in Tallinn on 18-19 April to see it happen. The live feed will only show the finals so if you're not there in person, you won't be seeing it live. More reason to get to Estonia for a weekend of BMX fun. The pro list is insane. Harry Main signed up, Aaron Ross the boss, Devon Smillie, Ryan Nyquist, etc. Dutch fans won't be seeing a high fufanu from Daniel Wedemeijer in Tallinn as he is injured and won't ride. Roy van Kempen will be there instead. Just read through that list one more time and see who you're predicting to make finals.
2015 Simple Session PRO BMX riders list:
Devon Smillie USA
Tom van den Bogaard NED
Simone Barraco ITA
Tyler Fernengel USA
Alex Kennedy GBR
Ryan Nyquist USA
The first round of the UK Park series that Zach Shaw and Chris Job are putting on will be held the same weekend as Simpel Session. For those who can't make it out there or get entered, the UK BMX Park Series might be the right solution. Round one will take place at Area 25 in Ipswich and has an Under 13 class, Am and Pro categories. Saturday 18 April is the day. You pay the entree fee for the park and enter the contest for free.
Round 2 will be held at BeastRampz in Manchester on May 23rd, with the Final round at Mount Hawke in Cornwall August 29th.
Date for round 2 of the Vert Series coming, final round is Sunday August 30th at Mount Hawke.
Awesome to see that people with a big BMX heart are keeping the comps alive for those who feel like getting together and show what they've learned on their bikes so far.