The BMX Support Group visited Eindhoven on a Monday night. People going through a bad time could share their sad stories of being addicted to drugs or alcohol, losing their jobs, hitting rock bottom and simply needing a shoulder to cry on. Actually it wasn't anything like that. Kevin Peraza, Sergio Layos and Courage Adams had made it to town to ride with the locals and to promote Kevin's new BMX shoe. The round circle talking session was more of a live interview with KP himself and those present used the time to ask Peraza anything they wanted. The interest for his new shoe was definitely there and Kevin explained how they've been testing the new sole for a year and a half and how stoked he is to get a signature shoe. The vibe was positive and no sad stories were shared and
The Toyota BMX Triple Challange contest series goes Street Style this weekend in Arlington, Texas. It's great that these events are being held at the FIM Supercross races in the USA. Qualification of the first Street Style event happened on 15 February with the finals taking place today followed by the Supercross stadium race. See who made it in.
Toyota Triple street style comp, Qualification results. 1. Parker Heath 2. Dakota Roche
The second BMX jam of 2019 was a banger! In Hoorn, a small town near Amsterdam, Sam City recently Opened a new indoor skatepark ‘’The sportcave’’ which is great! In honour of the new 2019 Fly Bikes completes introduction they organized a release jam in collaboration with Rock N Roll Distribution. The skatepark looks pretty interesting for most of the street riders in BMX because of all the ledges and creative rail setups. That doesn’t mean riders like Sem Kok can’t shred this park, because he surely was! The park includes some fun wallrides, hips and a foam pit. Fly Bikes rider Sem and his teammate Courage Adams all the way from Spain are representing Fly Bikes and were both killing it! Courage is known for his insane type of riding, just like Sem.
The jam was supposed to start at 8PM but it was already busy around 3PM so the vibe was there for sure! After a few hours riding and getting comfortable with the newest skatepark in NL, it was time for a Best trick contest!
DJ King Koen started playing some tunes and everyone was killing it! The best trick went down on the middle part of the park, including the long flat rail + A Frame rail. 15/20 riders where shredding this setup! Joeri Veul got a flat tire in the middle of the contest! He fixed it and did some of the sickest tricks of the day. Joeri ended up second place with an over smith to icepick 180 on the A frame rail. Simon, a Belgian rider did a massive half cab tail whip on the driver and ended up third place!
Around 75 riders entered the Park and Street contest in The Promise last Saturday. With the park located close to Belgium as well as Germany, the Dutch riders saw competition on the sheets from those two neighboring countries. Youngster Tom Clemens (GER) beat over 30 riders in the Amateur Park contest while Shanice Silva Cruz edged out Jana Murdova by 0,333 of a point to grab the win in the Women class. Team Germany's Tobias Freigang threw down some hammers to win the Park class followed by Dutchies Jari Roggeveen, Niels van Maren and Pim Scheers with Sem Kok getting 5th and Tom Selbeck scoring 6th. Good old Hannu Cools (BEL) was found on spot 8 showing he's still got what it takes. Germany also grabbed the win in the Street class. Wethepeople's Giano Vacca is practically a local at The Promise and it showed. His 84,33 for first was followed by a 78 for Frank Nabuurs and a 77,33 for Max Esser who took the last podium spot.
The annual Simple Session in Tallinn, Estonia brings a big part of the BMX Freestyle community together for the first big gathering of the year. During the cost and wet winter months when outdoor riding is rough, simply not a lot of (outdoor) events take place. Seeing the BMX family again for the first time in the new year has always been a big part of Simple Session. The Thursday ice hockey match between BMX and Skateboarding was lost for the first time. It definitely had something to do with Reed Stark arriving a couple of hours late. He was gutted he missed it and so was any BMX-er who was watching the game. Yes, it's all about the good time, but winning makes the good time even better. Let's get that win back in 2020 when Simple Session hits its 20th B-day.
With two days of practice split by Skateboarding and BMX the riders had some time getting used to the Nate Wessel designed course. It had a Street as well as a Park section but riders could use whatever they felt like so there was no line splitting the course in two. Still, Street riders were expected to hit up the rails/ledges/flatbanks and the Park riders used the big jump, quarters and spines on the other side. All was linked up well and if you did not find anything to your liking you should take up flatland riding instead.
After missing his bike on arrival things didn't look too great for Matt Ray (USA). Thursday's practice session was missed but on Friday the baby was back and Matt got used to the course quickly to win
The 19th edition of the annual Simple Session contest went down this weekend, February 2 – 3 at the Saku Arena in Tallinn, Estonia. The main contests hosted 150 athletes from 30 countries: 60 in Pro Skateboarding, 50 in Pro BMX Street and 40 in BMX Park. The Qualifications went down on Saturday and Finals on Sunday, with 12 top Qualifiers competing for the medals.
In BMX Street, Felix Prangenberg GER (Wethepeople) finished with the highest score, Matt Ray USA (Subrosa) was second, and Justin Spriet USA (Fit Bike Co) was third. Johnny Raekes USA (Fiend BMX) pulled the BMX Street Best Trick, which was a tooth hanger over pegs hard 180 crankflip.
And the finalists are......#simplesession19. Watch the finals live on FATBMX on Sunday 3 February 2019. BMX Street TOP qualifiers: 1. Matt Ray USA 2. Felix Prangenberg GER 3. Courage Adams ESP 4. Mark Burnett USA 5. Broc Raiford USA 6. Bruno Hoffmann 7. Anthony Perrin FRA 8. Justin Spriet USA 9. Alex Kennedy GBR 10. Jiri Blabol CZE 11. Lewis Mills AUS 12. Max Chuprina RUS
BMX Park TOP 12 qualifiers: 1. Irek Rizaev RUS 2. Rim Nakamura JPN
What’s the best way to conquer a lifelong fear of heights? For Scottish BMX star Kriss Kyle, throwing yourself out of a helicopter is one way of doing it. The unique attempt is the first in riders’ latest edit which sees him turn the unique architecture of Dubai into a giant BMX park. Opening with a huge cityscape shot, we see Kriss leaning out of a helicopter as he approaches the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel, one of the world’s tallest hotels and most unique buildings. We then see him jumping 14 feet from the helicopter – 720 feet up – and onto a helipad on top of the hotel, before immediately tackling a second equally daring drop and heading into the building itself.
Kriss then makes his way throughout Dubai, which sees him flying down the twisting slides of the Wild