Prepare to witness history in the making! In just a few days, Monster Energy’s team of world-class athletes will compete at X Games Sydney 2018, the first-ever X Games spectacle on the Australian continent. As a unique actions sports and festival experience, X Games Sydney will see the biggest names in BMX, motocross, and skateboarding battle for X Games medals from October 19 – 21 at Spotless Stadium inside Sydney Olympic Park.
Over the course of three days, the Australian debut of X Games will stoke the crowd in Sydney with a signature mix of world-class athletes and youth culture. Each day will showcase a full schedule of competitions, including finals and medal presentations. Aside from headline competitors such as
Hurricane Park's have become renowned for their box jumps and this park is no exception. We also see the return of the legendary "cradle" that we first saw in Chengdu last year. We can't wait to see how the riders incorporate these features into their runs. This park will play host to the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup. There is also the added excitement of the events being the first to count towards qualifying for the Olympics in Tokyo 2020. Current leader American Nick Bruce will be determined to hang on to the top spot, however as he is coming back from his recent shoulder injury this will not be an easy task. He is being closely chased by 2017 champion Daniel Dhers currently in second and his Red Bull team mate Marin Rantes who sits in 3rd.
We've entered the month of October and we'd like to show you what's going on in BMX this month. With BMX Racing happening at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on October 7th and BMX Freestyle taking place in BA on 10-11 October, we have interesting events on the calendar. It will be the first time BMX Freestyle Park will be part of a Youth Olympic Games so make sure to check back in for coverage on that one next week. Also the X-Games are coming to Australia for the first time. We've got a crew out there taking care of the coverage as well. As we go we will add flyers of the October events to this post so check in to see if anything is happening in your corner of the planet.
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. -Jason Watts on Cult -Tobias Freigang off Maddgear, off Harsh protective gear -Twan van Gendt on TVE-Oegema BMX team -Laura Smulders on TVE Sport -Merel Smulders on TVE Sport -Raul Reez on Alive Industry -Niels Bensinkj on TVE-Oegema BMX team
Winter is coming, everybody! The Simple Session 19 will go down again in the beginning of frosty February in Tallinn, Estonia. We are happy to present you the brand new contest course for the 19th edition of the series! For the 13th year in a row, we have Mr. Nate Wessel to thank for his incredible job on coming up with yet another glorious course design.
A lot of both – street and park elements – are combined together on this masterpiece! The park is envisioned to inspire lines of all riding styles in both BMX and skateboarding, so expect for historic action to gown at the legendary Simple Session 19!
Vans and CULT, two BMX industry leaders, reunite for a fourth time this October to create a footwear and apparel capsule designed to showcase the creative lifestyle behind BMX. Available now, the Vans and CULT collaboration delivers new renditions of Vans core staples to commemorate a longtime partnership between two like-minded BMX brands. Highlighting the Sk8-Hi Pro, Vans and CULT bring a subtle design aesthetic to the Pro Classic silhouette that’s been upgraded to withstand the maximum performance needs of today’s most talented BMXers. The Vans and CULT Sk8-Hi Pro features embroidered heel details, hand drawn graphic motifs on the outsole and
Croatian Coachella is the synonym for Pannonian Challenge festival in Osijek. For 19 years in a row this festival, except from extreme sports, offers plenty of amazing music and entertainment for all generations. After the amazing 19th edition of the festival, the organisers announced the date for the next festival. Next year the skate park will gather the best BMX, inline and skateboard riders from all over the world. The festival will take place from 5th to 9th June. As always the party doesn't end at the skate park. The audience can continue to party with amazing musicians, Djs and many others until early morning hours.
Skate Park in Osijek is the biggest and best equipped skate park in this part of the Europe. For this jubilee edition of the festival, Skate Park in Osijek will welcome more than 300 riders who will compete for a rich cash prize. One of the most interesting things is that BMX and skate as extreme sports will be a part of summer Olympics in Tokyo, 2020. So we will be able to watch some of the future Olympians perform.
-In my opinion, I think that together with our „lega“ and „legice“ we created a brand, an amazing event which everyone is eagerly awaiting. We organised the first edition of the festival primarily for young people, and we still do it. We organise the festival for young generations, for our city and for the message this festival carries to our visitors: “It can be done, we should always try our best, and we should never give up!“ Next year is our big 20th anniversary and we guarantee that it will be the biggest
Monster Energy congratulates its newest athlete, Larry Edgar, on doing the unthinkable: repeating as the 2018 Vans BMX Pro Cup Series overall champion. Bursting onto the contest scene in 2015, Edgar has refined his unreal ability to blast transition to become one of the most revered riders on the deck. Edgar’s amazing talent on a bike, passion for competition, and all around winning attitude makes him a great addition to the Monster Energy family.
“To be a part of Monster Energy is surreal; I’ve wanted it for so long. Picking up that helmet and putting it on felt like Christmas morning,” said Edgar.
A true world series event, the Vans BMX Pro Cup has eight stops—four regional qualifiers and four
We are returning to China for the final event of FISE World Series 2018 and we could not be more excited. It's all still to play for with a number of key battles taking place that will decide who will be the overall winners of FWS 2018. Plus, the added excitement of this event being the first UCI BMX Freestyle Park event that will count towards qualifying for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. Chengdu is becoming a permanent feature on the FWS thanks to the city's amazing atmosphere and its resident’s passion for actions sports. This year we have a few new features for spectators to enjoy:
It's not every day that some of the top Pro BMX riders make it to The Netherlands for a Park contest. Pro Freestyle over in Heerlen was supposed to be the place to see the good action this past weekend. On Friday practice got on its way. The 040BMXPARK ramps were available all day to ride. Unfortunately Pim Scheers had a collision with an other rider and broke his finger. With a trip already booked for China (UCI World Cup) this is now going to be a challenge. Get well soon Pim. With many pro riders in town such as Marin Rantes, Jack Clark, James Jones, Declan Brooks, Senad Grosic, Cam Peake, Tobias Freigang, Dominik Freigang, Micheal Meisel, Daniel Wedemeijer, Shaun Gornall, Joe Ferguson, Levi Weidmann, Steffen Buyle and Val Ward, Shanice Silva Cruz, Valeri Steffe and Emma Finnegan on the female side, it's a pitty that the weather gods had different plans. What was supposed to be a good weekend full of riding in the city centre of Heerlen turned into indoor riding sessions elsewhere (The Promise and 040BMXPARK).