Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Anahi Valentina: My first event in 2017 was “Briathong On Fire” in Lima, Peru. I worked hard to get the money for one month and my family helped me too.
How many weekends/days were you away from home and at a BMX jam/contest or on tour? Anahi Valentina: I think 9 mounths .. I go out to my house in February and come back in last days of November. I traveled around South America.. I went to Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brasil; This Was crazy!
My 2017: CAM PEAKE Hometown: Loughborough, England Sponsors: EXTREME, BLACK+DECKER, COYOTE SPORTS and supported by Profile Racing, Ninjaz Gloves, Waller BMX Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Cam Peake: It was SIMPLE SESSION back in Feb and the contest went awful for me. It was my first one back after I snapped my collarbone towards the end of 2016 and I was riding a bit slack all winter but I took a lot away from it in terms of what I needed to do for the rest of 2017 so in a way it gave me the kick up the back side I needed haha! I had a wicked time with everyone though.
How many weekends/days were you away from home and at a BMX jam/contest or on tour? Cam Peake: This took some working out but around 14 weeks in total away at contests in 2017. 32 flights, 8 ferries and god knows how many miles in the car!
What was the best event you went to this year that gets your vote? Cam Peake: This was a hard question because I have a sikkk time at all the contests I go to, some
My 2017: Marin Ranteš Hometown: Varaždin, Croatia Sponsors: Red Bull; Oakley, Buzz Sneaker Station; BIM sport; Elite BMX Shop
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Marin Ranteš: Simple Session was my first competition this year. I was really happy to be there because it was hard to get there for me. On the first practice before prequalification I almost broke my ankle. It got huge and colorful but this didn’t stop me. I rode pre-qualification and transfered in 1st place to the normal qualifications. Didn’t sleep for next 3vnights, I was putting ice all day and all night
My 2017: Kalkoff Kevin Hometown: Annecy, France Sponsors: Vans, Monster energy, Subrosa brand, The shadow conspiracy, the Roster, Sparkys FR.
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Kalkoff Kevin: Yes it was the Vans bowl contest in Sydney, Australia and I had to ride during the open qualifier to get a chance to enter the actual pro contest and I did ride and qualified for it but also had some issues with my bike there and that made me struggle a little bit with it after the contest...
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Brandon Loupos: Yes, it was the first stop of the Toyota Bmx Triple Challenge in Anaheim, CA. Went pretty good, Qualified 1st on the first day, then second in the semis and finished 4th in finals but I had fun! Can’t wait to do it all again in a couple of weeks!