2015 is a year at a special flavor for Session Libre because 11, September 12 and 13 we will celebrate the 15th anniversary of our festival of urban culture, « Les Sessions Volcaniques » ! The program for this 15th edition:
Skate and BMX competitions, Street Art mural of 150 meters by SISMIKAZOT, DJ's evening with the IBIZA DEATH MONKEYS and free concert of Svinkels, free initiations in skateboarding, BMX and graffiti, local restaurants, exhibitor stands ... and 2,000€ in prize money for riders!
Book your weekend festivities ahead explosive!
Sessions Volcaniques 2015, taking place from Friday 11 to Sunday, September 13 at the Epicentre of Aurillac, France.
BMX sensation of the moment, Drew Bezanson, is coming to The Hague. The 25 year old Canadian, who is living in California, will be riding for the title ‘Next Gladiator’ on the 18th, 19th and 20th of September during The Hague PRO FREESTYLE 2015. Bezanson’s latest video ‘Uncontainable’ is, as we speak, a real viral hit. With this movie his is raising the bar for BMX freestyle action. The Hague PRO FREESTYLE wouldn’t have containers, but it will have a custom made BMX park.
With Drew Bezanson the tournament lines up a hot shot for the title. With his 2nd place during the 2014 X Games in the US and several Simple Session wins in Estonia Bezanson will be riding to win and hopefully enjoying the Dutch city lifestyle. But competition is strong with other well known international riders. The organisation is stoked with the confirmation of Daniel Wedemeijer (NED) and Paul Thoelen (DE). Within the coming days there will be more international hot shots announced.
Confirmed BMX riders (untill Augustus 29th 2015):
With one round to go of the World Flatland Circuit, Viki Gomez (Spain) clinched the 2015 title this past weekend in Montreal, Canada already. Fellow Red Bull riders Yohei Uchino (Japan) and Matthias Dandois (France) received second and third place points respectively at the Real City Spin flatland event in Montreal, Canada. The series still has one stop to go to be held in Japan in October 2015.
Real City Spin results:
Eurobike will showcase the eagerly anticipated release of POCs new trail/enduro helmet, the Tectal, and a brand new full face helmet, Coron, which has been developed with POC athlete Martin Söderström. Alongside the helmets will be Crave a new mtb inspired set of glasses designed for the perfect fit and function on the trail. Helmets play a fundamental part in POCs mission ‘to do the best we can to possibly save lives and to reduce the consequences of accidents for gravity sports athletes and cyclists.’ Following the success of the original trail/enduro specific helmet, the Trabec, we wanted to push the bar higher in terms of protection and performance.
Oscar Huss Head of product development at POC, says: “We
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.
-Larry Edgar on Fly parts
-Shane Weston off Fly Bikes
-Mannie Nogueira on Deco BMX
-Joe Embrey on FBM
-Mati Lasgoity on Fiend
-Mark Burnett on Shadow Pro
-Dan Lacey on Source BMX
-Lahsaan Kobza on Casual BMX
Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF Fest) is proud to once again partner with Volcom, the leading modern lifestyle brand that embodies the creative spirit of today's youth culture, to help redesign and build this year's skate ramp, ride course, and curate the Fest's 2015 action sports program. Single-day and weekend passes to the 10th annual event, set to take place November 6-8 in Austin, Texas, can be purchased at funfunfunfest.com.
On September 18th, 19th and 20th 2015, 400 (international top) athletes will show their tricks, flips and kicks during The Hague PRO FREESTYLE powered by Jeep. The action sports festival will take place in the city centre of The Hague. The Hague PRO FREESTYLE 2015 is opened from Friday till Sunday from 10:00h till 23:00h. Free entrance.
Unique are the wakeboarding games on the parliament pond, right in front of the prime minister’s office. Besides wakeboarding the festival also brings the action sports BMX, MTB, skateboarding, snowboarding and skiing. All on another city centre location (Spuiplein). For the snowboarding and skiing games there will be real snow.
Trainings, qualifications and finals will take place from Friday till
The Incase x Kelly Slater Action Camera collection is designed for GoPro users & outdoor enthusiasts in collaboration with Professional Surfer Kelly Slater and world-famous water photographer Todd Glaser. The line builds on the benefits of the Incase Action Camera Collection, while adding performance benefits for water & outdoor environments (like water-resistance and buoyancy). If you have to deal with the wet conditions (did anyone go to the UCI BMX World's in Zolder this year?), it will keep your equipment dry, which is always a good thing. The bag is designed for you to take your stuff with you and keep it safe.
Kelly Slater Pro Pack,
NORA Cup is back in Las Vegas this year during Interbike. RIDEBMX managed to escape the glitz and glamour of the strip and head to the more down-to-earth and slightly seedy Old Las Vegas to celebrate the Number One Rider Awards. Check the flier for all the details.
– Thursday September 17th, 2015. The second night of interbike.
– The Fremont Country Club is located at 601 Fremont St on the covered strip with all the lights, zip lines, and midget Mr T impersonators.
– Doors open at 8pm and we have a slew of new videos for ya (some announced, some not) that will kick off at 8:30, so be there early.
– All ages and open to the public. We’re not sure if it’s going to fill up, so arrive early.
– The BLNTD DVD will premiering with full sections from Lahsaan Kobza, Tammy McCarley, Matty Nothnagle, Aaron Maxwell, Robbie Owen, Clay Johnson, and Matt Closson.
– Cult will be premiering their new series, Cultivate.
The elite Pro dirt jumpers have made it to France for the 2015 Lords Of Dirt, a BMX dirt jump event that brings fans together from all over the world. Under sunny conditions the Amateur class finished their qualification rounds while the pro riders got some more practice in. Among them legend Cory Nastazio (USA) and former Dew Tour champion Brandon Dosch. The jumps were well prepared by Markus Hampl, contest organizer Patrick Guimez and the BMX Passion club who are hosting the event at their BMX facility which not only has the pro line but also smaller jumps and a pump track as well as a flatland area and concrete skatepark.
Riders from all over made the trip to France. Riders from Argentina and Leandro Moreira from Brasil will take on the competition from the likes of Simon Moratz from Germany and also Harry Main stepped to the dirt today with the fair share of nerves. Park specialist Harry Main received some tips from British Ben Wallace who was keeping it smooth through the lines in France. Nitro Circus
The annual FATJAM will take place at the trusty Sugar Hills on 22 August 2015. Once again BMX fans from all over will make the trek to Aarle-Rixtel for a quick visit to Paul's Boutique BMX Hardware Store at Dorpsstraat 66 in the morning before heading to the dirt spot at the Valkendijk. None of the FATJAMs are the same so also this year something special can be expected. Over the years we've had free beers, an Evel Knievel stuntman jumping from one side to the other side of the spot, and we've had free Vans waffles. We also had the BMX Olympics at the spot on the Valkendijk and beer races with the party machine. Flatland shows with Matthias Dandois and the Bike Devil? Check.
Needless to say, it's always a good time in Aarle-Rixtel. Mooon will play a live set and OJA has already opened their doors to welcome the FATJAM fans at night. 2 snackbars have stocked up on Frikandellen, Mexicanos and Kroketten so don't you worry about getting hungry. Together with some Bavaria, the puke will look interesting.
First, this weekend, the greatest "BMX riders" from all over the world meet on Reunion Island to take part in a show for the local people for the FISE West Indian Ocean.
FISE Area team installed a skatepark for the occasion. Logan Martin and Ola Selsjord will be there to do workshops with local people and also to ensure the show on saturday night. All information: fise.fr. Then to close the summer, RDV in the bowl in the city of Le Havre (France) from 28 to 30 august for the last stop of the season's Virgin Mobile FISE Xperience.
Right now & until september the 1st, french riders & filmers are invited to film an edit. The 2 best will win some cash, 2 Iphones & their ticket for the Pro Contest that will be in Paris beginning of September. Concerning the pro teams, we're happy to welcome:
Dennis Enarson X Christian Rigal
Simone Barraco X Mayol
Max Charveron X Matthias Dandois.
Here are the website with all the infos, the flyer & the teaser for the Wild Card contest.
Stay tuned for the best Wild Card clips & for the pro contest & videos in september!
Raholec Jam is coming back. Biggest trail jam in central Europe is gonna be held on 5th September 2015 at L.E.S. trails in the Czech Republic. 8 lines, more than 50 jumps of all kinds and dimensions, there is something for everybody.
Wood, trails, trains, crazy riding and non-riding comps, beer, afterparty with live bands and good time, that’s Raholec Jam and pretty much everybody is welcomed.
Raholec Jam 2015, Saturday of the September 5th, L.E.S. trails, Czech Republic.