GT Bicycles is excited to announce the addition of three new riders to the GT Freestyle BMX crew – Mason Ritter, Parker Heath, and Maty “Ratty Matty” Stockton. Pulled from a hot-bed of BMX talent in Pittsburg, PA, Mason embodies the best attributes of his hometown scene with a solid background of trail and park riding. Growing up watching the freestyle motocross video Crusty Demons of Dirt helped Mason develop his unique style of jumping tricks including a mix of tailwhips, heel clickers, and limbless variations. Mason continued to progress and refine his skills at the indoor BMX park, The Wheel Mill. After making waves all over the Northeast for the past few years, the industry really took notice of his stand out style and original combos at this year’s Toyota BMX Triple Challenge in Denver.
“My first exposure to Mason was earlier this year at the Toyota BMX Triple Challenge dirt jumping event in Denver, Colorado. The series attracts the best dirt jumpers with the most progressive tricks from around the world, and he immediately stood out from the pack,” said Jeff Zielinski, GT BMX Freestyle Team Manager.
San Diego native Parker Heath can be seen shredding all over and placing well in jams and contests including the Vans BMX Pro Cup series in Santiago, Chile, Mexico City, Mexico, and Huntington Beach, California. Affirmed by Team Manager Jeff Zielinski, “Whether it’s a contest, jam, or whatever, rest assured I’ve seen Parker Heath out there shredding. From the first time I saw Parker ride, I could already tell he had a bright future.” His well-rounded abilities to ride everything are really showcased in his latest
FISE XPERIENCE SERIES 2019. BMX Freestyle Park, Dirt and Flatland gathered for the last stop of the French tour. The Reims Freestyle Park 3D views just came out, take a look at the spot which will host the UCI C1 event at the end of the month. The event will also host the FFC BMX Freestyle Park Championship on Friday 27th, before a weekend dedicated to the FFC BMX Freestyle Park and Flatland French Cup, as well as a BMX Dirt contest. Can't wait to be there? Watch the teaser here.
Where: Parc Léo Lagrange - 51 000 REIMS, France When: 27, 28 and 29 of September 2019
Samantha Lee Enterprises is proud to announce a new partnership. Effective today, pro flatland BMX rider, Terry Adams, has formed a strategic partnership with POW Audio. "Terry's athleticism on and off his bike, combined with his creative and innovative nature, drive to succeed, and ability to gather communities make Terry a mentor to fans of action sports and beyond,” said Evan O’Brien, VP of Marketing for POW Audio. “We're very excited to collaborate with Terry on content that illustrates how POW Audio's revolutionary, ultra-portable listening experiences enhance any moment and active lifestyle."
”We’re excited to work with a hip and innovative company that is changing the way that we listen to sound,” said Samantha Lee, Owner of Samantha Lee Enterprises. “When Terry and I came across POW Audio, I knew that it would be a perfect match. Terry is always looking for products that work with his lifestyle. The POW Mo is an excellent speaker that creates huge sound and is small enough for Terry to put in his pocket.”
Terry said, “I’m excited to be partnering with POW Audio because I use music when training, traveling,
FISE XPERIENCE SERIES 2019: The last stop of the French FISE tour will provide an Olympic opportunity. It's time to wrap the 2019 FISE French tour, and the final rendez-vous will be in Reims from the 27th to the 29th of September. Last but not least, the event will be labelled C1 by UCI, as well as being part of the FFC French Cup.
The event provides another occasion for BMX Freestyle Park riders to grab some points on the way to Tokyo 2020. The end of the qualification process is coming quickly, and it will be the last occasion in France to get points, so we can be sure to see some top international athletes competing. The event will also host a BMX Dirt contest and a Flatland competition. An "all included jam-packed gnarly way" to
Redline stands for everything BMX. It is one of the most notorious brands within the market and naturally any news regarding redline will have fans ears turning pink. Accell Group has sold its US business along with 3 bike brands to the Californian investment group, Regent. The 3 bike brands included in the sale is Redline Bicycles, DiamondBack and iZip. Although these three are being sold, Accell has kept its tight-fisted grip on Raleigh and a number of other famous brands.
BMX has been getting a great rep since online technology has been promoting events and it has even been predicted the larger BMX events will soon be showcased on popular sites including NetBet.
Cadenazzo, a town in Switzerland, will be the venue of the first Freestyle BMX European Championships, a discipline that will also be part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic programme. The event will be held from 10 to 13 October and will also count as a qualification event for the Olympic Games. A huge number of riders and fans from all over Europe will travel to the Canton of Ticino, to a modern facility designed to enhance the great show that this discipline has to offer and like for this event, to host international competitions. The programme includes two days of competition with the eliminations Saturday 12th and the finals on Sunday 13th. Friday 11th is reserved as practice day for the competitors.
Rocco Cattaneo, President of the Union Européenne de Cyclisme: "BMX Freestyle is a discipline that
Inspired by decorated BMX rider Ty Morrow, the shoe that originally introduced the now-synonymous Sidestripe to Vans back in 1977 gets a toe-cap update and BMX-specific refresh. The new Old Skool Pro BMX, designed specifically for BMX riders, celebrates pioneering freestyle rider Ty Morrow and his dedication to innovation as a Vans athlete since 2007. “The opportunity to have a signature shoe colorway through Vans has been something I’ve dreamt of since the day I got on Vans,” said Morrow, on the occasion.
The ubiquitous Vans silhouette is as eye-catching as Ty's style in a bold red and gum, and equally rooted in innovation thanks to Vans’ revolutionary Wafflecup BMX technology—delivering the support of a cupsole with the grip and pedal feel of a traditional vulcanized shoe.
Our Legends, Union, and GT Bicycles today announced the launch of a limited-edition GT Pro Performer 26” bike presented by Our Legends x Union. The exclusive bike pays tribute to the heritage of the iconic GT brand while being fashion-forward enough to catch the eye of the streetwear customer. Over the last year, Our Legends has designed a wide collection of t-shirts, sweat shirts, hats, and socks featuring historic GT BMX logos. These items have brought back the nostalgia of long-time GT BMX fans and athletes, while also captivating a younger generation who love the throwback culture. This new limited-edition Pro Performer will continue to do the same. “GT is nothing short of an icon,” said Our Legends. “We wanted to bring our favorite era of GT BMX back into the
With support from the social network of the future - VERO, this years Battle Of Hastings 'Best Trick' event will see 1 rider from each team throw down in the SOURCE PARK main room and the only place to catch the action LIVE will be via the SOURCE BMX profile on VERO. Join us now via the following steps and get ready for some of the craziest action from the worlds best BMX riders!
Yup Yup, we're back for the 31st edition of the FATJAM. Saturday 24 August is the day that BMX unites at the Sugar Hills trails in Aarle-Rixtel, Netherlands. Why stop when we need grassroots BMX events more than ever to keep the scene alive. The 31st edition will be one to remember, just like any of the previous 30 editions. It is what you make of it and people know that a lot is possible in Aarle-Rixtel and not having a good time is hard. We will start around 13:00hr with the dirt session at the Valkendijk in Aarle-Rixtel. The Sugar Hills will be well prepped for the session and it has something for everyone. That's the beauty of the FATJAM in fact, 5 year old kids and veteran pros push their bikes up to the starting hill to have as many goes down the trails as they want.
Everything's free; no entry fee, no parking fee, no registration free and yes you can bring your own food and drinks. It's the best family trip of the year. If you're old enough, you might even score a free Red Bull. Also this year we've got great support from companies who are donating goodies for the best shredders on the trails. The Killer Jump will get to see some killer action. We've got music blasting, we've got tents for shade, now we want you to catch up with. The gathering lasts till around 18:00hr when it's time to hit the local snackbar before going to OJA for the evening activities.
If you've never been, it's time to make a plan for 2019. Campsites are close. Check booking.com if you want more comfort. We'll be making updates left and right on our social media channels. @fatbmx on