My 2017: Alexia Dejoie Hometown: Monaco Sponsors: Xtrem Green
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Alexia Dejoie: This year I started with the Fise of Montpellier after 6 months of arrest due to an injury, it is rather good for me I finished 2nd in amateur girl
How many weekends/days were you away from home and at a BMX jam/contest or on tour? Alexia Dejoie: I would say at least 8 good weekends.
What was the best event you went to this year that gets your vote? Alexia Dejoie: It was the UCI World Cup and the UCI World championship in China. It was a huge experience.
My 2017: Kevin Aaron Peraza Hometown: Tucson, Arizona. Sponsors: Monster Energy. Vans Shoes and apparel. Mongoose Bicycles. Demolition Parts. Bell Helmets. Ethika. G-Form Protection. Shop GLD. Cicli Noe BikeShop.
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Kevin Peraza: Monster Energy Toyota Triples dirt Challenge. In Anaheim, California. I got 5th and had some good fun to start the year lol. Hahaha
How many weekends/days were you away from home and at a BMX jam/contest or on tour? Kevin Peraza: Every other weekend. I think I was home like a month and a half this year. With my girlfriend being 4 hours away and going back and forth from my city to hers. But, I love it. Traveling and seeing the world is an essential part of what I do. I can't complain.
What was the best event you went to this year that gets your vote? Kevin Peraza: VansBmxProCup in Malaga was the wildest event. Not to mention we all got to session Ruben's Bowl and rode the city. So much hyped and good times. I can't wait to Go back.
My 2017: Katherine Diaz (Katty) Hometown: Caracas- Veenzuela Sponsors: Happy Bike Shop
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Katherine Diaz: Yes, I do. Was great! It was the VANS PRO CUP in Malaga, Spain. I had the opportunity to know many girls and share a lot. Really was a great event.
Being away from your bike for 7 months is hell. Daniel Wedemeijer had to go through this during the winter months. But he came back but broke his jaw this summer. The struggle has been real for the Dutchman. 2018 can't come soon enough and with 040BMXPARK around the corner you can bet that these winter months will be spent the right way. Learn more about Daniel's year below.
Name: Daniel Wedemeijer Hometown: Helmond, The Netherlands Sponsors: Red Bull, G-SHOCK NL, 040bmxpark, TSG, Paul's Boutique BMX.
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Daniel Wedemeijer: Fise Montpellier it was and it didn't go as planned. After a long injury on my shoulder I wasn't ready yet for competition.
Call him the veteran, or just the most experienced rider out there. But never count him out. The BMX legend continues to ride because he loves it and because he knows he still has it. 2017 is in the books. Bring on 2018.
My 2017: Ryan Nyquist Hometown: Wilmington, NC. USA. Sponsors:Haro Bikes, Rockstar, Bell, Vans, CTI Knee Braces
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Ryan Nyquist: Yes it was Simple Session and it didn’t go that well. Hahaha! A couple small slip ups and I didn’t qualify for finals. Made for a short weekend.
How many weekends/days were you away from home and at a BMX jam/contest or on tour? Ryan Nyquist: A lot. Maybe 100-150. That’s a lot for me.
What was the best event you went to this year that gets your vote? Ryan Nyquist: The Vans BMX Pro Cup in Australia was so rad! The vibe and the crowd were amazing!
What contest placing were you stoked on this year? Ryan Nyquist: This year I wasn’t super focused on placing well. I was more into making my own goals
Name: Valentin Antonuccio Age: I’m 16 years old Hometown: I live in the South of France next to Serignan! Support: I ride for BMX Avenue and I am in the French team of cyclisme. I ride at Serignan, for me the best park in south of France ??