A recycled rail and a potential location...That’s all we needed to get started on this DIY set-up. With the San Diego BMX DAY event approaching (July 18th) we decided it was the perfect time to get this rail in the ground.
The 2022 NORA Cup for Video Part of the Year goes to Lewis Mills and Ben Norris for “Lew is Fiending”!! Lewis and Ben really outdid themselves with this one. The video is an absolute banger, Lew’s style is mesmerizing and his trick choice is top tier. Ben crushed it behind the lens and put together a video that gets anyone hyped to ride after watching it.
Fly fishing. I've never done it and I don't know how it works, but when I got the chance to tag along with Pedro, Craig and Max I went for it. Something new I'm always up for it. Little did I know that the plan was to leave the hotel at 04:20am to beat traffic. But Pedro had his vehicle well prepared with fresh coffee and breakfast sandwiches which was really nice. It was dark when we made it up north so not much of the environment could be enjoyed at that point. The roads are a mess in
Two years of being the two-time winner of both these awards and his fifth cup overall...The 2022 Nora Cup for Street & Reader's Choice Rider of the year is Felix Prangenberg! Felix has had a hell of a year, Multiple video parts, Non-stop insta bangers, X-games medal, and just overall killing it constantly.
On the first day off in Bogotá the plan was to meet up with Hiroshi Euhara and the Palencia brothers to see what the local BMX freestyle scene had to offer. When Esteban and Sebastian told me there were at least 10 core BMX shops I was surprised to hear that. We first stopped at Fuel BMX Distribution. They import brands like Federal, Tallorder and Fiction BMX and have 'core products from several other brands available at their shop. Entering the shop it felt like a real BMX shop which offered only BMX Freestyle products. Fuel distro has been supporting the scene for many years and it was a good first stop of the day.
Up next was a shop called Stike, located at Cra 52a #45a-29sur in Bogota. Also here the feeling was
The reason for me being in Bogotá is the UCI BMX Racing World Cup. Working with the media has been something I've done for many years now at these races and it's great to get on the road a couple of times a year to see the best BMX racing in real life. The work isn't too complicated but on arrival on Friday the media centre did not exist, we had no wifi, tables, chairs or anything that normally makes up the media centre at these events. The media tent was used for the medical centre or team Colombia who had priority over media on Friday. Come Saturday all was good and work could be done by local (Colombian) media as well as the international press that made it to the first Olympic Qualifier weekend for BMX Racing.
What makes races in Colombia so special is the crowd. Anything is better with an enthusiastic crowd in the grandstands. It was clear that Mariana Pajon and Carlos Ramirez are the national BMX heroes but after doing several BMX clinics in Colombia Niek Kimmann has his fair share of fans as well. Unfortunately for the fans Carlos Ramirez had two bad racing days with crashes. The good thing is that two more UCI World Cup rounds will be held on the same track that has his name on it. 1-2 October it's redemption time for Carlos so everyone watch out. Niek Kimmann added some fans after winning on Saturday. Sunday didn't go as well. Mariana was consistent but missed out on a podium this weekend.