Simple Session 21 will be back in Tallinn, Estonia, on August 20–21 for a summer-time festival and an all-around good time! The Simple Session series will host an exciting street-focused contest in the hip new Põhjala district – an old rubber factory turned into a cultural hub will serve as a thrilling new location for the event. A tight selection of the finest BMX street riders and skateboarders from around the world will be invited to go head to head on a fresh Wessel-designed 650 m2 course.
Skateboarding and BMX are all about creativity. So is Simple Session – hosting the series in a whole new venue will take the entire contest experience to another level for athletes and viewers alike. The global health crisis has created obstacles and prevented us from hosting the annual wintertime event,
A brand new collaboration between events organizer and Business and Management School, the FISE Academy by Keyce program aims to prepare future generations for careers within Action Sports. Discover, learn, progress, is at the heart of the philosophy with a desire to combine passion and education focused on the Action Sports profession.
Taking place in Montpellier, France this innovative project is a new step for the FISE Academy, which has a long offered training for athletes hoping to advance their action sports skills. This new project extends the academy’s offering and opens the doors for young people who want to progress in the profession of Action Sports.
Name: Òscar Pallarès (aka Òscar Quatredosdos) Hometown: Alella (Barcelona, Spain) Started riding BMX in: 1985 Number of bikes in the collection: Around 50
Do you remember the moment that you decided to start collecting BMX memorabilia? Òscar Pallarès: It was in 2010. I decided I wanted to find a Monty 109, which had been my first BMX bike back in 1985. Montys were made in Barcelona and, at that moment, were the most competitive
Name: Etienne Axelle Hometown: Vaujours, France Plate number: 13 Sponsors: - Armée de champions - Le coq sportif - Lempdes bmx Auvergne - Thrill Bmx - Lead Racewear - Fist hand wear - Bike’n’co- Ht Components- 100% - G Form protect ( sport Rad ) - Shimano- In’oya - Eona - Schkebdesign
-Track to race on: Shepparton, Australia -Favourite Race: Zolder UCI World Championships 2019 -Food: Pizza -Gym: SQY’s gym -Person on Instagram: @marillewellyn -Travel destination: New Zealand -People to ride with: Zoe Hapka, Arthur Pilard, Sïmba Darnan -Trainer/Coach: Mickaël Violain
Name: Jeff Utterback Started riding in: 1969-1970 after seeing On Any Sunday with my friend Mike Brinkley. His father raced scrambles. We put motorcycle handle bars on our bikes around that time. Went to my first race in 1973 at BUMS. Started racing regularly in 1974.
Teams represented: Vans Bike and Key in Long Beach Ca. Dan Gurney, Yamaha (Raced a Moto Bike for a few weeks waiting for our Race inc. frames), FMF, Scot Enterprises, SE Racing, GJS So Cal. Almost rode for R&R (after Dan Gurney) and Race Inc.(after SE Racing). Bill asked me and offered to pay me a little something. Never went past the first meeting.)
What was the first bike you used to ride Bicycle Motocross at BUMS? Jeff Utterback: Schwinn Jr. StingRay
In 1973, what were people using at the first few races you entered? Jeff Utterback: Modified Schwinns for the most part. My Dad met Marvin Church Sr. and started modifying my frames with his as inspiration. The first he did was a Schwinn girls frame with more ground clearance and a straight top tube.
You've seen the BMX bike development firsthand. What kind of full suspension bikes did you get to ride?
Dennis Enarson and Biz Jordan will be handing out cash for tricks. It is over when the money runs out. Whoever has the most cash at the end is King. Riders - Garret Reynolds, Chad Kerley, Kevin Peraza, Colin Varanyak and Devon Smilie.