After working with X Games for fourteen years, women's BMX advocate Nina Buitrago believes the time is now to make things official. Currently, the women do a demo on the park course. Nina - and the rest of the ladies - think it's time to move forward and put some medals on the line. Watch and check out her thoughts!
Monster Energy congratulates Jamie Bestwick on his silver medal at X Games Minneapolis on Thursday night for his efforts on the BMX vert ramp. In a repeat performance from last year, the BMX pioneer rode late into the night giving the massive crowd confirmation that he is still at the top of his game. Though it rained for most of the day in Minneapolis it wasn’t enough to hamper competition as crews worked a low-tech, but proven strategy for drying the vert ramp. Using leave blowers to evaporate the moisture from the wooden composite, by the time the riders lined up for competition conditions were suitable for take off. And for the legendary Jamie Bestwick it was his first run that launched him onto the podium.
Rallying the giant crowd atop the 14-foot ramp he pumped his clenched fist in the air and dropped in with all the power and excitement of a man who has dedicated his life to the progression of BMX riding. Starting things off with an alley-oop turndown, Bestwick then set himself up with a no hander before launching into two of the biggest tricks of the evening with a Superman down whip into a massive alley-oop 540 that he spun off axis, essentially flattening out during the rotation. Mixing up the rest of his run with unique tricks like a candy bar and a fast-plant flair it was clear that the he was not ready to hang up his bike just yet. Between his timeless style, consistent height, and trick selection it was undoubtedly a podium worthy run.
When his score came in at a solid 88.00 you could see him nod his head in approval as if to say, “I’ll take it.”
Raised by supportive parents in a BMX-focused family, Tucson, Arizona local and two-time X Games gold medalist Kevin Peraza has emerged as a multi-faceted contender across BMX disciplines. This is his story.
Jeremy Malott has dreamed of riding in X Games his entire life. When the invite to the Boise Qualifier didn't come, he decided to take his own trip up to the park to see what he could put down. Who knows, maybe X Games will like what they see and send him a wildcard invite?
Heading into the second year as a host city for the summer version of X Games, ESPN, Sports Minneapolis and U.S. Bank Stadium have reached a two-year extension agreement to host X Games Minneapolis through 2020.“Our first year in Minneapolis proved what an incredible fan experience X Games at U.S. Bank Stadium can offer and we are excited to build on that success over the next three years,” said Tim Reed, vice president, X Games. “Minneapolis and U.S. Bank Stadium have quickly established themselves as a destination for the world’s top sport and entertainment brands and we look forward to building off of a terrific first year in Minneapolis.”
“Minneapolis is tailor-made to host ESPN’s X Games,” said Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. “With a zip
The world’s top BMX athletes have been invited to the Road to X: Boise Qualifier, taking place June 15 - 16 at Rhodes Skate Park. The Park events serve as an official qualifying event for the X Games Minneapolis Park competitions. Twenty athletes will compete in each of the three Park disciplines. The top six BMX athletes, not already invited, will qualify into the X Games Minneapolis Park competition. For the complete list of invited athletes, please visit XGames.co.
The events at Rhodes Skate Park are free and open to the public. Tickets for bleacher seating to view the Park competitions at Rhodes Skate Park will be sold separately.
"Remembering Mirra" documents the life, legacy and influence of BMX legend Dave Mirra. April 4, 1974 - February 4, 2016 The full episode, which features dialogue from Steve Swope, Ryan Nyquist and Daniel Dhers, originally aired as part of ABC's World of X Games in 2016.