Looks like we've all survived another year of BMX together and as usual, we're looking forward to bigger and better things to come. From everyone at FATBMX we wish you all the best in 2020. We're looking forward to big things to happen in 2020. Paul's Boutique BMX Hardware store will celebrate its 25 years in existence on April first and BMX Freestyle Park will crown their first Olympic Champions. On top of that it looks like The Netherlands has some solid medal contenders for Tokyo 2020 in the racing category. Make sure to follow us in 2020 if you don't already do so. Use our Instagram account (@fatbmx), Twitter account (@fatbmx) or reach us on facebook (@fatbmx or @fatbmx.com) to send us your questions or simply follow our happenings. Let's make 2020 a good one!
Exciting news from the Simple Session team – we have just released our brand new 20th Anniversary event website along with the epic course design and the incredible line-up of athletes including past and present world champions and Simple Session gold medalists.
Behold – the Simple Session 20th anniversary course design! The man behind the park design is the one and only Nate Wessel, who for the 14th time in a row has blessed us with a course that will cater for everybody – the fast and loose, the tech and precise, the skaters and the bikers.
Some events become traditions. The organizers are stuck doing the work year after year. It's nothing bad, just a lot of work. Behind the scenes it's always hectic, there are always problems to be solved. While the party people have made plans for a trip, the organizers are keeping their fingers crossed that things won't go out of hand and everyone will have a good time. The 2019 Freedom BMX Awards took place in Aurich at the Adventsjam last week. Timm Wiegmann's 20th jam edition played host to the annual award show and it turned out that these riders went home with an award.
Lifetime achievement award: Daniel Fuhrmann (Kunstform)
GT Bicycles today released a modern version of the iconic 1979 26” BMX Cruiser frameset to celebrate the brand’s new partnership with original GT Bicycles founder Gary Turner and his son Craig. After reconnecting with GT in 2017, plans around a reunion project began brewing. “GT has been a part of our family since I was five years-old,” said Craig Turner. “Partnering with the company again is really exciting.”
Only 100 limited edition frame, fork, seat post and handlebar sets of the original 1979 26” BMX Cruiser design will be produced. The new framesets will be the first GT Bicycles made in the United States in almost 20 years. They will be built in the Turner’s workshop in Orange, California, not far from where it all
Red Bull BMX seemed to happen on the regular years ago. Not so much anymore, unfortunately because when Red Bull puts something on, you know it's going to be a good time. Drew Bezanson and Daniel Wedemeijer were part of the Red Bull Framed Reaction held in Amsterdam back in 2013. Both riders are now the team leaders for Red Bull Uncontained which will happen on Saturday 30 November next.
Uncontained promises to be big. With stacked containers and a roll-in of 14 meters, expect the riders to take it to the sky in De Papierfabriek in Nijmegen. The Team competition Drew vs Daniel will bring some top riders to The Netherlands next week. Drew's team has a bunch of party animals in it. Cory Walsh,
Recognized for legendary style and performance, the French freestyler infuses his personality and a pop of color into this classic with a first-ever BMX Wafflecup outsole. This holiday, Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, proudly drops a brand-new Matthias Dandois signature colorway in the Old Skool Pro BMX. The global team rider and seven-time world freestyle champion’s shoe-of-choice represents an upgraded Vans classic, enhanced for BMX-specific performance with a first-of-its-kind Wafflecup outsole meant to increase support and pedal feel.
The Matthias Dandois signature colorway adds a playful-yet-purposeful pop of color among an otherwise sea of black. Infusing his personality into the shoe, Matthias has added his custom “Dent-Doigt” (pronounced “daen-dwah,” like his namesake) heel graphic, which translates to “tooth-finger” in English.
A visual depiction comes to life on the custom UltraCush insole, all developed by Matthias’ tattoo artist and friend, who inked the rider’s original inspiration for the graphic: a tattoo on his right forearm.
Vans UltraCush HD sockliner delivers the highest level of impact cushioning, keeping the foot close to the pedal without packing out over time. The shoe is built with Vans Wafflecup BMX sole, the sport’s first-ever vulcanized cupsole, specifically designed to improve support without sacrificing grip and pedal-feel. The Old Skool Pro BMX is complete with Duracap, reinforcing high abrasion zones and prolonging
The latest and greatest BMX edit ‘The Land of Everyday Wonder’ has just dropped and is a must-watch if you have an ounce of bike oil in your blood. Starring Scottish bike-master Kriss Kyle and filmed, directed and edited by Matty Lambert ‘The Land of Everyday Wonder’ takes you on a bike spinning, wall-riding, shark-baiting, big-drop tour of Denmark and its cultural assets. Saddle up and watch in wonder as Kriss and Matty shred Denmark, the happy capital of the world.
‘The Land of Everyday Wonder’ is the latest collaboration between Scottish ripper Kriss Kyle and Matty Lambert and is a BMX masterpiece to behold. They were gifted the city keys to tear up Denmark by VisitDenmark, which allowed them to shred from looping walkways of The Wave, Copenhagen’s urban
Hannah Roberts (Buchanan, Mich.) made history yet again as she became the first woman to ever land a 360-tailwhip in competition during her World Championship-winning run at the 2019 UCI BMX Freestyle World Championships in Chengdu, China. Roberts, who won the inaugural World Championships in 2017 and placed third in last year’s competition, qualified first coming into the finals scored a total of 90 points, four points ahead of Chilean rider Macarena Perez. This ends a perfect season for Roberts who won every World Cup in 2019, securing the overall World Series title as well.
“After last year’s third place I was very disappointed,” said Roberts, “This has been the goal for the entire year. To be able to put together a run that put me back in the rainbow jersey for the entire year leaves me speechless. It just shows me that all of my hard work has paid off and I can’t wait to go home and get
As spring temperatures heat up so will the action as Nitro Circus is headed across North America with its explosive ‘You Got This’ tour, and the only way to truly experience it is live. Witness Nitro’s thrill-loving daredevils brave the world’s largest jumps - including the world-renowned Giganta ramp, one of the largest action sports ramps in the world -- as they launch close to five stories into the air. Be there live when they attempt the craziest stunts imaginable on contraptions you never imagine could fly! With no roof there are no limits. These real-life action heroes are sure to inspire fans of all ages as they push
USA Cycling published the first three stories on their newly launched storytelling platform, In Our Own Words. The platform was created to give USA Cycling members a place to share their experiences, passions and interests in their own words – a space to talk about the things that are important to them. It is envisioned that stories will cover a range of topics including such things as mental health, diversity, inclusion, clean sport, overcoming adversity, SafeSport and more.
"In Our Own Words is aimed at giving our members a way to speak candidly about issues that are important to them so that we can start having critical conversations and addressing common issues within our community," said Kelsey Erickson, SafeSport Director for USA Cycling, "We are excited to provide a space for members to share their experiences and we hope that this platform will evolve into place where our members can feel heard, recognized, supported and able to engage in productive dialogue on the important issues raised."
The first set of articles feature the voices of some familiar faces in American Cycling, including Phil Gaimon and Katie Compton, as well as a contribution from an anonymous member, with topics ranging from Depression and Overcoming Injuries to defending the sanctity of cycling and its athletes through reporting SafeSport violations.
"Our members need to know that we support them on and off the bike," said Rob DeMartini, President