Started the day at home and set up my new Panasonic GH5 Camera. I took a flight to the other side of the world to Tallinn, Estonia with Anthony Panza to eventually meet up with Austin Augie for this weeks Simple Session Event and adventures with Visit Estonia. I added in some clips from a session in NYC from a few days earlier.
Simple Session 18 brings the whole worlds BMX family to Estonia to shred and spread positive vibes. ? The event gathers together the community of BMX where all styles of riding is respected, judged equally and everyone parties their butt off. ? ? The Simple Session event series is one huge riders celebration where the brother and sisterhood of BMX meet in a faraway country of Estonia somewhere in North-Eastern Europe where medieval fairytale ? meets the post-soviet ghost. ? With 18 years of history the SS contest is one of worlds longest running BMX events and with the biggest international turnout. ? ? Thanks to everyone for their continuous love and support! ❤️ ?? SIMPLE SESSION 18 February 3-4, 2018 Saku Suurhall, Tallinn Estonia
Street and Park used to be mixed up at the Simple Session but after last year's success of splitting it up, the Street riders also have their podium at the event. The 18th edition will see the legends come to Tallinn, including non other than Josh Harrington (USA) who got an invite through the UCI BMX Freestyle App along with Ricky Veronick (Park) and Roman Gilimzyanov (Park). It's actually unknown if Josh will ride street or park in Estonia. Maybe he should ride both. Anyway, look at the Street rider list. With cracks like Garrett Reynolds, Bruno Hoffmann, Simone Barraco, and Dan Lacey signed up, you know it's going to be one not to miss the first weekend of February.
Since Simple Session has split up their comps in a Park and Street contest there are actually two BMX contests to look forward to. The international Park riders list is promising with current and former X-Games gold medalists, the Vans Pro Cup winner, legends and talents all coming together in Tallinn, Estonia during the first big contest of the year. The event will be broadcasted live so no worries if you can't make it yourself but be sure you're missing out on a loose party weekend if you decide to stay home. The riding will be off the hook with this riders list on the Nate Wessel designed course. 3-5 February 2018. Saku Suurhal, Tallinn, Estonia.
UCI BMX Freestyle is the new grassroots digital ranking and qualifying system for amateur and professional riders to qualify for local, national and global BMX Freestyle events. This social sports media application allows up-and-coming riders the chance to gain exposure and recognition simply by uploading a video. If you've always dreamed of riding at the Simple Session in Tallinn, they're now got a competition going on the UCI BMX Freestyle App to qualify for the 2018 edition. Three riders will get to go but you'll have to download the App and post up your video before December 21st. So do it right away.
More about the UCI BMX Freestyle App: Riders start by creating an account and uploading videos of
Beyond stoked to announce that 3-time Simple Session Champion and arguably the best street rider of ALL Time Garrett Reynolds will be back in Tallinn for the SIMPLE SESSION 18 in the first week of February 2018! Check this dope video by Dmitri Shushuyev where Garrett talks about what makes Simple Session special to him and about his approach to riding and life.
This summer – the world’s most anticipated BMX events Simple Session will for the first time ever travel south. At the peak of the Nordic summer it heads to the very heart of Latvia’s capital, the spectacular city of Riga. The best BMX park and street riders from around the world will go head to head on a massive Wessel designed outdoor course on the city’s legendary Freedom Monument bridge. Also skateboarding best trick will go down.
This will be the summer to remember. Date to mark on your calendars – August 26!
There's a lot going on deep in the belly of Simple Session each year so we thought we'd give you a taste of some of the behind-the-scenes antics that kick off in between the actual bike riding. Dan Paley fans are in luck this time as he was on top form, along with his spirit animal Twig. Thanks to Simple Session for another incredible contest!