In the ongoing pursuit to make helmets safer, MIPS AB, the global leader in helmet-based safety systems, has unveiled its innovative Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tool. With this tool, MIPS uses state-of-the-art computer science to replicate and predict the response in helmet testing as well as in real-life impacts, more quickly and efficiently. With nearly 20 years of experience developing groundbreaking testing methodology, MIPS has become a pioneer in utilizing virtual testing for linear and rotational motion.
“Our 20 plus years of research and simulating real-world accidents has led us to this groundbreaking way to test helmets,” said MIPS CEO, Max Strandwitz. “We are committed to lead the world to safer helmets and at the same time help to improve the development process for helmet brands. This is the way forward, and in a near future we will be able to test all different kinds of helmets according to leading standards, all in the name of consumer safety.”
Developing new helmets has always been a demanding task lined with uncertainties, even for the most
Largest Action Sports Camp to Host First-Ever National Championships for BMX Amateurs; Series Organized by USA BMX Freestyle, Largest BMX Organization in North America. In August, USA BMX announced the debut of the USA BMX Freestyle Amateur Series launching a virtual, BMX amateur series. Amateur riders from 12 regions were invited to submit a 45-second video through USA BMX Freestyle Instagram using any indoor or outdoor park of their preference for their run. The deadline to submit videos was October 3. This week the top three riders in all classes from each region will advance to the first-ever National Championships. Woodward West will host the historic event December 11-13 in Tehachapi, Calif. With safety being the number one priority during this time, the intent is to have Woodward host the event in California. USA BMX will continue to monitor and follow the state’s COVID guidelines. Should the event not occur at Woodward West, the second location would be the Woodward located in State College, PA.
“We are ecstatic to be collaborating with Woodward in bringing our inaugural BMX Freestyle National
We've added flyers of events happening in 2020. Some are being held indoors but not all of them. Due to the Covid-19 virus a lot of them have been postponed to September/October 2020. Check before you make any plans. If you have 2020 event dates, if you've got something going, send us the info or better, add the event yourself.Add your event to the FATBMX Event calendar so more people will get to know about your race or contest or jam that you're putting on. We're here to spread the love but you figure out yourself where you need to go. Contact the event organizers before you head over. Times/dates might have changed and we take no responsibility for that. Get together and enjoy BMX, the best thing in the world. 2020 Flyers inside as well as the 2020 event dates and some dates for 2021.
Nothing else to do!? Get out there and have some fun. Meet new people, visit new places, take some pics for your instagram, pull new tricks, become a better person and maybe win something along the way. Lots has changed or is changing so double check and keep us posted. It's a crazy world we live in at the moment.
2020 BMX Race and BMX Freestyle events:
24 Oct 2020 Doc Memorial Jam Sheep Hills, Costa Mesa, CA. FREESTYLE / RACE 24 Oct-25 Oct 2020 Japanese National Championship JPN Sakai City, Osaka CN RACE 25 Oct 2020 Belgium National Championship BEL Massenhoven (Pulderbos) CN RACE 25 Oct 2020 Venezuelan National Championship VEN Caracas CN FREESTYLE 31 Oct 2020 UEC BMX European Cup - Round 5 BEL Zolder HC RACE 31 Oct-01 Nov 2020 Venezuelan National Championship VEN Miranda CN RACE
November 2020: 01 Nov 2020 UEC BMX European Cup - Round 6 BEL Zolder HC RACE 06 Nov 2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup - Round 5 USA Rock-Hill CDM RACE 07 Nov 2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup - Round 6 USA Rock-Hill CDM RACE 08 Nov 2020 COPA SUDAMERICANA DE BMX 2020 PER PARQUE COSTA VERDE C1 RACE 08 Nov 2020 Malaysian National Championships MAS Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia CN RACE 15 Nov 2020 Guatemalan National Championships GUA Guatemala CN RACE 26 - 29 Nov 2020 USABMX Grand Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. RACE 28 Nov 2020 Oceania Continental Championships AUS Melbourne CC FREESTYLE 28 Nov-29 Nov 2020 Australian National Championships AUS Logan City CN FREESTYLE
December 2020: 06 Dec 2020 Chilean National Championship CHI San Bernardo, Santiago de Chile CN RACE 11-13 Dec 2020 National Amateur Championship Woodward West in Tehachapi, CA FREESTYLE 12 Dec 2020 Trophée des Nations BMX FRA Saint Etienne C1 RACE 13 Dec 2020 Indoor BMX de Saint-Etienne FRA Saint Etienne C1 RACE
8-10 Jan 2021, Winternationals, Phoenix, AZ, USA. RACE 22-24 Jan 2021, Gator Nationals, Cape Coral, FL, USA. RACE 29-31 Jan 2021, Blue Ridge Nationals, Lexington, VA, USA. RACE
6-7 February, Simple Session, Tallinn, Estonia. FREESTYLE 12-14 Feb 2021, Sooner Nationals, Tulsa, OK, USA. RACE 26-28 Feb 2021, Circle City Nationals, Dothan Alabama, USA. RACE 27-28 Feb 2021 Chilean National Championships Belloto - Region de Valparaiuso CN FREESTYLE
5-7 March 2021, Super Nationals, Desoto, TX, USA. RACE 13 Mar 2021 1 HC Copa Nacional De BMX COL Bogota Dc HC RACE 13 Mar 2021 Australian National Championships Melbourne, Victoria CN FREESTYLE 14 Mar 2021 1 Valida C1 Copa Nacional de BMX COL Bogota DC C1 RACE 14 Mar 2021 Costa Rican National Championships CRC San Jose CN RACE 14 Mar 2021 New Zealand National Championships NZL Rotorua CN RACE 19-21 March 2021, Spring Nationals, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. RACE 21 Mar 2021 Copa Naciones Costa Rica CRC San Jose C1 RACE 26-28 March 2021, Carolina Nationals, Rock Hill, SC, USA. RACE
9-11 April 2021, Great NORTHWEST Nationals, Redmond, Oregon, USA. RACE 16-18 April 2021, Cajun Nationals, West Monroe, Louisiana, USA. RACE 30 April-2 May 2021, Dixieland Nationals, POWDER SPRINGS, Georgia. RACE 30 Apr-02 May 2021 Kalashnikov Cup RUSSIA Izhevsk C1 FREESTYLE
7-9 May 2021, Silver Dollar Nationals, Las Vegas, NV, USA. RACE 15 May 2021 Panamerican Continental Championships PER Parque Costa Verde-Lima CC RACE 16 May 2021 3 Nations Cup - Round 1 GER Ahnatal C1 RACE 21-23 May, Butcher Jam, Flensburg, Germany. FREESTYLE 28-30 May 2021, Music City Nationals, Nashville, TN, USA. RACE
3-6 June, Ruhr Games, Areal Stadium Bochum, Germany. FREESTYLE 4-6 June 2021, Golden State Nationals, Santa Clara, California, USA. RACE 05 Jun-06 Jun 2021 Malaysia Bmx International Race MAS Nilai, Negeri Sembilan C1 RACE 18-20 June 2021, Midwest Nationals, Rockford, Illinois, USA. RACE 19 Jun 2021 Drummondville Canada Cup CAN Drummondville, QC C1 RACE 26-27 Jun 2021 Indonesian National Championship Jakarta CN FREESTYLE 25-27 June 2021, Grand Mesa Nationals, Grand Junction, Colorado, USA. RACE 26 Jun 2021 Haut-Richelieu Canada Cup CAN St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec C1 RACE
03 Jul 2021 Estonian National Championships EST Tartu CN RACE 03 Jul 2021 Latvian National Championships LAT Avoti, Burtnieku county CN RACE 03 Jul-04 Jul 2021 Indonesian National Championships INA Jakarta CN RACE 03 Jul-04 Jul 2021 Malaysian National Championships MAS Nilai CN RACE 03 Jul-04 Jul 2021 Venezuelan National Championships VEN La Fragua, Miranda CN RACE 03 Jul-04 Jul 2021 Ukrainian National Championships UKR Kupyansk, Kharkov reg CN RACE 03 Jul-04 Jul 2021 El Salvator National Championships ESA Opico, La Libertad CN RACE 03 Jul-04 Jul 2021 Lithuanian National Championships LTU Siauliai CN RACE 04 Jul 2021 Peruvian National Championships PER Parque Costa Verde, San Miguel CN RACE 04 Jul 2021 Guatemalan National Championships GUA Guatemala CN RACE 04 Jul-05 Jul 2021 Italian National Championships ITA Padova PD CN RACE 04 Jul-05 Jul 2021 Slovak National Championship SVK Liptovsky Mikulas CN RACE 04 Jul-05 Jul 2021 Brasilian National Championships BRA Londrina - Pr CN RACE 17 Jul 2021 St. Albert Canada Cup CAN St. Albert, Alberta C1 RACE 29-30 July 2021 Jeux Olympiques / Olympic Games JPN Tokyo JO RACE 31 July - 1 August, Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan. FREESTYLE
06 Aug 2021 O Marisquiño BMX Vigo, Spain (Pontevedra) C1 FREESTYLE 17-21 August, UCI BMX Racing World Championships, Papendal, Netherlands. RACE 20 Aug-22 Aug 2021 Russian National Championship Kazan CN FREESTYLE 28 Aug-29 Aug 2021 Canadian National Championships CAN Calgary, Alberta CN RACE
05 Sep 2021 3 Nations Cup NED Erp C1 RACE 05 Sep 2021 Venezuelan National Championship Caracas, Venezuela CN FREESTYLE 9-12 September, Battle Of Hastings, Hastings, England. FREESTYLE 11 Sep-12 Sep 2021 Kazan Open RUSSIA Kazan C1 FREESTYLE 17 Sep-19 Sep 2021 Japanese National Championship Okayama CN FREESTYLE 19 Sep 2021 3 Nations Cup BEL Ravels C1 RACE
09 Oct 2021 Slovak National Championship Surany, Slovakia CN FREESTYLE 17 Oct 2021 Peru National Championships Parque Costa Verde, Lima CN FREESTYLE 23-24 October, Nitro World Games, Brisbane, Australia. FREESTYLE 30 Oct 2021 Chilean National Championships CHI Chillan/ Provincia De Ñuble CN RACE 31 Oct 2021 Campeonato Sudanmericano De BMX Round 1 CHI Chillan/ Provincia De Ñuble C1 RACE
01 Nov 2021 Campeonato Sudanmericano De Bmx Round 2 CHI Chillan/ Provincia De Ñuble C1 RACE 14 Nov 2021 Panamerican Continental Championships PERU Costa Verde, San Miguel CC FREESTYLE Keep us posted. P.S. Check with the local organizing crew before you plan any trips.
JOIN THE STREET TOUR OF HELMOND! After two successful editions of the street tour with skaters en freerunners we’re now going on a STREET TOUR through HELMOND on our BMX! On October 17th it’s happening. Want to explore Helmond in one afternoon with a group of BMX-ers? With the “Street Tour - Helmond” you also have a chance to win great prizes. A spot tour is organized for young people under the age of 18. HOW? You meet at Helmond Station and check in. After a session and some chill time, you move on to the next spot that you see appearing on the CityLegends app. PRICES There is also a chance that you win prizes! And oh yeah.. free pizza?
Meet: Station Helmond, 12:30hr. Saturday October 17th 2020.
Just upload a trick video on the spot for a chance to win one of the prizes! SIGN UP? Send a message (DM) to @citylegendsofficial official or go to www.citylegends.nl/helmond
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 the latest? Let us know. -Harrison Arcari on Kink -Julian Molina on GT BMX -Marius Dietsche on United -Polly off Colony -Jacob Cable on ODSY and Kink Pro -Henry Benitez on Eighties BMX -Kayley Ashworth on Stay Strong -Cole Tesar on Zeronine -Maxime Bringer on TallOrder
Big news today, although if you follow Julian Molina you may have realized something was up, but today it's official. Julian Molina is riding for GT. The BMX world got their first taste of Julian Molina back in 2013, when a photo surfaced of a scrawny kid in tattered clothes stretching a no-hander on a jalopy of a bike with only one leg. The photo was shared with the caption, “When you catch yourself complaining that your frame is too short or that you don’t like your bars, just think of this kid in Columbia, who’s roasting a no-hander on some beat up bike with one-fucking-leg. Julian is the man.” Damn right, Julian is the man. Not only was that image inspiring, but it slapped you across the face with perspective, for despite being both disadvantaged and handicapped, this kid from Columbia clearly saw no limits of what he was capable of. The key word here is limits, which, Julian doesn’t appear to have.
Over the course of the next eight years, Julian’s progression skyrocketed beyond what anyone probably ever imagined. With the culmination being the opportunity to film a video for the X Games Real BMX series in 2020. Where Julian was pitted against five of the best BMX riders in the world, each having to film a 90 second video part to later be judged by, well, more legendary BMX riders. When all was said and done, not only was Julian in the spotlight on the world stage, with the show being aired on NBC, but he also took the Fan Favorite win by a landslide.
Vans and Cult have joined forces once again on the Old Skool Pro BMX, inspired by both brands’ storied histories in BMX. Part of a new head-to-toe Vans x CULT collection, the Old Skool Pro BMX brings together CULT’s iconic graphic details and styling with one of Vans’ most classic silhouettes. Designed to perform at the level of shared team riders like Dakota Roche, Sean Richany, and Angie Marino, the shoe features Vans’ revolutionary WAFFLECUP BMX, a first-of-its-kind technology in BMX that delivers the best combination of support and durability without sacrificing pedal feel. Specifically designed and tested by and for BMXers, WAFFLECUP BMX features a herringbone underlayer that adds a second life beneath Vans’ classic gum rubber compound with a more rigid flex pattern, all reinforced like a tank.
Vans Europe are excited to announce a new initiative to support local BMX stores, their riders and their communities. The Circle is a brand new Vans BMX filming competition where 10 BMX shops from across the UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Russia will go head to head for the chance to win up to €10,000 in prize money. Filmed entirely at their local spots, The Circle will be a real chance for local BMX communities to showcase their crew of talent to viewers across the world – pros, ams, local heroes, creatives – everyone who contributes to their scene and makes their BMX circle what it is.
All full edits will be available to view on DIG from November 6th for the public to vote on their “Fans Favourite”, before The Circle will culminate in a live one-hour online screening on 14th November.
Vans will bring together some of the most prolific names in the BMX world to judge the competition – including Dakota Roche, Alex Valentino, Peter Adam, Jon Taylor.
The Circle guidelines are simple but solid: STEP 1 – BE INCLUSIVE: Each team can have up to 6 members but we don’t want just want the pros. We want the local heroes too. STEP 2 – BE CREATIVE: The video part should showcase the team’s creativity in riding, filming and editing. STEP 3 – BE COMMUNITY MINDED: After all, the community is the 5th judge. Gather the troops and get them involved.
GT x Team Simon AuctionIn early September a friend of everyone here at GT was struck down with a life-changing health emergency–our good friend Simon Tabron suffered an extremely raredouble-trauma, first a major heart attack and then almost immediately afterwards, a major stroke –it’s no doubt that this will affect Si and his young family’s lives forever, and they need our help. At times like these, our community comes together and does just that. Simon is one of the good guys: a multiple world champion and X-games medallist, a showman exuding in personality, talent, and a style that just makes bike riding look like a good time.
Si also spent a couple of years on the GT UK freestyle team riding in GT Air Shows during the early nineties, demoing BMX to a new crowd, before emigrating to the USA and living his BMX dream. To help raise some much-needed funds for Si and his wife and young kids, we’ve put up for auction an exclusive GT Bicycles package: the last remaining limited-edition Gary Turner built BMX frame kits. The kit includes a made-in-the-USA 4130 cromoly frame, forks, bars, along with a signed certificate of authenticity, GT cap, key-ring and more –in a GT presentation box. The limited run of handmade framesets sold out in hours –and we have two available up for auction.
Two of the world's most iconic brands in BMX team up for another collection of footwear inspired by CULT's iconic style. Celebrating both brands' storied histories together, the Vans x CULT Slip-On BMX features sturdy canvas uppers branded with a custom labeling package, enhanced sockliners for superior cushioning and impact protection, and the revolutionary Vans Wafflecup BMX construction that offers the support of a cupsole without sacrificing any of the grip or pedalfeel of a traditional vulcanized shoe. The Slip-On BMX also includes DURACAP reinforcement rubber underlays in high wear areas for unrivaled durability, and Vans original waffle outsoles made of a rubber that offers grip and support. Retail prize $65