On the heels of Led Zeppelin’s historic golden anniversary, Vans the global icon of creative self-expression partners with rock and roll legends, Led Zeppelin to celebrate their debut, self-titled album, Led Zeppelin. The Vans x Led Zeppelin long sleeve tee kicks off the collection to showcase the original album artwork, which carries over to an adjustable trucker hat. The Era features the band member’s individual symbols arranged across a premium leather construction with white tonal Led Zeppelin and corresponding symbols printed on the sidewall. Vans’ Sk8-Hi utilizes suede and canvas uppers to showcase the Led Zeppelin album art printed with silver metallic hits on the quarter panel. The Sk8-Hi is complete with a black leather Sidestripe, black tonal laces and a tonal alphabet printed sidewall. Led Zeppelin fans can unveil each of the band member’s symbols on the woven label on the
The UCI is delighted to announce that Glasgow and Scotland have been awarded the inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships. The historic and innovative event will take place over two weeks in August 2023. It will bring together 13 UCI World Championships for different cycling disciplines in one unprecedented event that will see thousands of the world’s best cyclists vying to win the prestigious rainbow jersey.
Glasgow and Scotland have considerable experience organising international cycling events including
Returning to Rhodes Skate Park in Boise, Idaho for the third consecutive year, the Road to X Games Boise Qualifier will bring the world’s best Skateboard and BMX Park competition June 28 and 29. Last year, more than 12,000 fans attended the two-day event. In addition to Park competitions, the event will again feature an interactive fan village with food, sponsor booths and music. Streamed live from Rhodes Skate Park in Boise, Idaho, the Park Qualifier will feature three disciplines – Men’s Skateboard Park, Women’s Skateboard Park and BMX Park. The top athletes in each discipline at the Boise Park Qualifier will also receive their invites to Minneapolis. In addition to the live stream, fans can catch the Boise Park Qualifier coverage on ABC as part of the World of X Games content on July 6 as well as coverage across X Games digital and social platforms.
Since 1979, Vans was among the first brands in the action sports industry to support the BMX sport across competitions, athlete sponsorships and the release of BMX-specific footwear. 40 years later, Vans continues to promote the BMX legacy with the release of the new Old Skool Pro BMX endorsed by Vans global BMX team rider Kevin Peraza. As the only BMX-specific shoe design in market to date, Vans’ Old Skool Pro BMX introduces a unique WaffleCup BMX technology, offering today’s BMXer’s the superior support of a cupsole without sacrificing any pedal feel, and paying crucial attention to flex, grip, durability, and additional support engineered within the midsole.
Highlighting Vans’ unrivaled support and durability in the new shoe, the brand’s “Feel Support’d” global
In 2018 Nitro Circus launched its all new You Got This show, performing in some of the world’s most famous arenas and wowed crowds all across the globe. Now the crew is ready to take 2019 by storm by bringing the adrenaline charged You Got This to outdoor venues across the United States for the first time. You Got This features a star-studded cast of top tier international athletes who hold over 45 X Games medals combined, including FMX riders such as 12-time X Games medalist Jarryd McNeil, 19-time X Games medalist Nate Adams, and 8-time X Games medalist Mike Mason; multi-sport sensations such as Ryan “R-Willy” Williams, and BMX stars such as X Games medalist Kurtis Downs, Accomplished female FMX athlete Vicki Golden will be making her first full tour debut
USA Cycling announced today the process that will select the 2020 Olympic Team for the exciting discipline of BMX Racing, now in its fourth Olympic Games, and the new Olympic discipline of BMX Freestyle. The organization has published the Athlete Selection Criteria for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo for BMX Freestyle and Racing on its website. The USA Cycling Selection Committee set forth to create criteria that would not only select the best athletes, but was objective and easy for athletes and their coaches to understand.
The maximum quota of athletes for the BMX Freestyle discipline is two athletes per gender. Quota slots will be initially filled in order of their ranking in the USA Cycling Olympic BMX Freestyle Rankings as of May 12, 2020. Points towards an athlete’s rankings will be awarded for their best four finishes in UCI Freestyle World Cup events plus the 2019 World Championships between January 1, 2019 and May 12, 2020. Athletes must finish in the top 8 in these events to earn Olympic BMX Freestyle Ranking points.
The maximum quota of athletes for the BMX Racing discipline is three athletes per gender. Like BMX Freestyle, quota slots will be filled per gender by athletes in order of their ranking in the USA Cycling Olympic BMX Racing Rankings as of June 2, 2020. Points towards their rankings will be awarded based on their best ten finishes in the finals (top 8) at UCI BMX Racing World Cup events plus 2019 and 2020 World Championship events with a Maximum of twelve scores counting between January 1, 2019 and
FISE World Series presented by Honor returns in 2019 to bring the best in action sports to cities around the globe. We have lined up the 3 biggest and best locations offering the most sports, riders and spectators. This year is extra special as we have the additional excitement of the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup counting towards qualification for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. True to the spirit of FISE our events remain free to attend and everyone is welcome!
Stop 1: Hiroshima, Japan
For the first stop of the season we couldn't be more delighted to be back in Hiroshima.
The reception we received in Japan last year was truly amazing. The people and the rider’s passion for
ESPN, the leading action sports content provider and creator of the X Games, announced today it has reached a multi-year agreement with REnextop Entertainment, a leading action sports platform in China, to collaborate on X Games China summer and winter events beginning in 2019. For the first time in the event’s nearly 25 year history of international events, this new collaboration will see both summer and winter events staged within the same country in the same year under the X Games banner. The first X Games China event will feature summer sport disciplines and is scheduled for late May in Shanghai.
I am a rider outside of Raleigh, NC and was hoping you might be able to share the story of a local pro and close friend who is currently fighting to regain a new kind of normalcy following a sustained major concussion.
Jordan Prince gained the moniker the “Prince of Pain” after one particular injury sustained at a contest where a failed flair-to-transfer landed flat-to-face – resulting in reconstructive surgery and permanent hardware. This title also applies to the sheer number of concussions he has managed to walk away from, currently numbering in the dozens. Some accidents had been worse than others, some with visible scarring, but those hidden beneath the surface have become the most troubling in recent weeks.
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and repeat concussions have been the buzzwords over the past couple of years especially in the wake of Dave Mirra’s struggle and untimely death. This event left a gaping hole in the riding community and continues to resonate. Mirra’s story, however, has resulted in an increased awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and heightened concern of consequence when fellow riders experience repeated blows to the head.
Jordan had been on an upwards trajectory, not only increasing the power behind his tricks, but pushing
The inventors of the Leatt-Brace® just unveiled a new design in their helmet range. The helmet to match every challenge, the new 4.0 bicycle helmet is featherlight, ventilated and offers DH-certified full-face protection. This new DBX 4.0 helmet has been included in this year’s 2018 Interbike Innovation Awards, winning in the category of ‘Mountain Bike Product Innovation’ thanks to its technological features and unique detachable mouthpiece. The Interbike Innovation Awards showcase excellence in product, retail, advocacy and exhibitor booths. Products are considered based on the level of innovation, plus their overall design and construction, ride performance and/or value.
Featuring Leatt’s award-winning 360° Turbine Tech, the helmet is lined with turbines which are 360 ̊