The Vans BMX Pro Cup Series, the world’s leading platform for elite BMX park terrain competition, announces the official 2018 World Tour dates and locations for the upcoming season. The celebrated BMX competition series will take place in Australia, California, Mexico and Spain, welcoming a top-ranking competitive field of invited pro BMX riders and Wildcards for their chance to compete on the world stage for a piece of the grand $155,000USD prize.
The Vans BMX Pro Cup Series is also proud to expand the 2018 World Tour with the addition of two new Regional Qualifier events in the United States and Chile, encouraging more talented BMX riders from around the world to earn their way to the Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championships. The five confirmed Regional Qualifier events are open to registration by all professional men and women BMX riders beginning in Santiago, Chile on March 23. The top three podium winners from each Regional Qualifier will advance to the Vans BMX Pro Cup Pro Tour, and secure their invite to the Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championships.
This spring, Vault by Vans partners with Nickelodeon’s incurably optimistic, pineapple-living, jellyfish-loving SpongeBob SquarePants, celebrating his infectious happiness through the premium Vault by Vans label to present a robust collection of footwear, apparel and skate decks featuring kitschy renditions of the characters we know and love. “SpongeBob SquarePants is loved by trend-setters around the world, but this limited-edition collaboration elevates his style even further, offering something new and unique for his audience” said Jose Castro, SVP of Nickelodeon Soft Lines Licensing and Global Fashion Collaborations. “Vault by Vans has combined our iconic SpongeBob characters with its cutting edge skater style and we think fans of all ages are going to love the result.”
For SpongeBob SquarePants’ grand Vault by Vans debut, the limited-edition partnership introduces six
A unique new global race series is set to excite the cycling community in 2018 with the first ever Red Bull Pump Track World Championship. The series will take pump track racing to a new level and bring a fresh face to bike racing all around the world from New Zealand to the USA, Chile to India and France to Japan. Velosolutions, globally recognised for their leading pump track and bike park construction, have teamed up with Red Bull to launch the exciting series. Qualifier events will take place around the world ahead of the grand final on the 7th September 2018 in Lenzerheide, Switzerland where the official Pump Track World Champion will be crowned.
“We are extremely grateful for all the adventures, new friendships, countries and cultures we have
A new season and a new concept for FISE World Series. This year for the first time ever, the tour will be preceded by a launch event held at the stunning Jeddah New Water Front organized by the Saudi General Sports Authority. Unlike the rest of the tour where all athletes are welcome, this event is open to riders by invitation only. For FISE World Series first visit to the Middle East*, we are bringing together some of the best riders from last season to showcase their skills in: BMX Freestyle Park and Flatland, Roller Freestyle, Skateboard, Parkour, Kitesurfing and Wakeboard.
An amazing opportunity for spectators to enjoy spectacular displays of action sports in a beautiful and
New Mankind Bike Co. Complete Bikes Line out now! We are more then happy and proud to announce the release of our first complete bikes line, since we have started in 2004 as a rider owned frame and parts BMX brand! The Mankind Complete Bikes are available through BMX Shops and Mailorders, which carry Mankind worldwide from the first week of March 2018. Go check out our new complete bikes line on our also brand new Mankind website now: mankindbmx.com
The full range of 2019 Mankind Complete BMX Bikes, covers everything from entry level like the Planet 16 & 20" Bikes all the way up to the high end level pro models like the Thunder and International models. Our 2019 Complete Bike Line shows and reflects all the experience, passion and love for BMX, which we have collected since we started Mankind Bike Co. over 13 years ago! Main goal was to bring
This spring, Vans partners with global BMX team rider Dakota Roche to deliver a new colorway of the Style 112 Pro. Part of Vans’ For The Search collection, the custom Style 112 Pro integrates classic design and modern technology to support the needs of BMX’s most dynamic street rider, Dakota Roche. Built tough to withstand Dakota’s relentless riding, the Dakota Roche Style 112 Pro is engineered with Duracap reinforced underlays on the uppers and is upgraded with new exposed medial Duracap support below the inner ankle for enhanced pedal protection. For a premium feel, flex and traction, the Style 112 Pro incorporates Vans original waffle outsoles, UltraCush HD sockliners and Vans Vulc Lite construction to help keep the foot close to the pedal while providing the first-rate impact
Paul's Boutique has the 2018 Haro Boulevard in stock in two colours: Gloss Black, and Gloss Copper.* With a 20.5" top tube size the new complete bike will suit any riders under 1,75m or those taller riders who prefer simply prefer a smaller sized frame. The Paul's Boutique special prize on this Haro complete is €379,00. With a weight of 11,48 kilograms the Boulevard will do its job just fine.
2018 Haro Boulevard FEATURES:
-Full hi-ten frame with internal head tube, Mid BB shell and 20.5" top tube -Full hi-ten fork with tapered legs
Who do you give your money to? A company that supports the sport, or a company that has nothing to do with BMX? We can decide to keep the buck within the industry even if you are looking for a new jacket. Not only has 100% been supporting many top BMX riders, they have awesome products for everyone out there. We've got 4 examples for you right here; a softshell jacket, a lightweight jacket, a hoodie and a snap jacket. That moment will come when you need one.
Vans welcomes a new generation of progressive BMX talent to the family, introducing Sean Ricany, Travis Hughes and 2017 Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion Larry Edgar to the 2018 Vans BMX global team roster. “Vans is honored to showcase such remarkable talent on the global team,” states Vans Global BMX Marketing and Team Manager Jerry Badders. “With Larry, Sean and Travis on the global roster, Vans upholds a new level of progression in BMX talent and creativity, reinforcing decades of commitment to the BMX sport and supporting the next generation of inspiring BMX icons.”
Born and bred in the Golden State, Californian Larry Edgar’s powerful riding dominated the contest
The new year is here! 2017 was a good one with plenty of BMX involved. Once again we went to Tallinn for the Simple Session which we haven't missed since 2004. It's great to hear Josh Harrington is going to be riding in the next one, coming up the first weekend of February 2018. The Mini FATJAM took place in Aarle-Rixtel and the Beckers Cup at OJA was a good time. The UEC racing started in April in Zolder which was only an hour away and we managed to get some first pics of the riders in their 2017 gear. The UEC continued in Erp, Netherlands not much later which we attended as well (only 30 minutes away). With the 2017 World Cups happening in Papendal (1 hour) and Zolder (1 hour) we managed to cover a lot of racing without much travel. The trip to Argentina for the last UCI BMX SX World Cup however took around 36 hours but once there you forget the long journey quickly. Sylvain André (FRA) and Laura Smulders (NED) wrapped up the World Cup titles in Santiago del Estero.
On the freestyle side it's easy to lose track on where we all went. With multiple jams/sessions/contests happening every single weekend it was sometimes hard to pick where to go. The UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cups in France, Hungary and China were the bigger ones. The UCI World's in Chengdu were held for the first time the weekend after the last World Cup of the season and it turned out great. It was a big year anyway for BMX Freestyle as the IOC observers came to visit in Montpellier and turned BMX Freestyle into an Olympic event. That news came in while in Croatia at the Pannonian Challenge.