We are super happy to announce a record number of TV broadcasters for Simple Session 22 – four global partners (Fuel TV, Edge TV, Insight TV, and Extreme Channel/Unreel), regional MCS Extreme in France, and DROM-COM regions, and local Postimees, TVnet and 15Min. A total of 10 hours of the live program over two days will be available in four languages – English, French, Portuguese and Estonian.
Contest will be live streamed on our webpage session.ee/live and on our YouTube channel.
Schedule (GMT+3, Tallinn, Estonian timezone)
Saturday, June 11 17:00-19:45 BMX Street qualifiers
Volles Programm am ersten Tag auf der Simple Session 2022! Nachdem zuerst ein Streetspot in der Innenstadt von Tallinn nach Strich und Faden durchmassiert worden war (wir berichteten), stand als Nächstes das erste BMX-Street-Practice an – und das hatte es in sich! Felix Prangenberg, Broc Raiford, Kevin Peraza, Courage Adams und der Rest der Crew hatten auf jeden Fall richtig Bock und haben den Streetparcours schon einmal ordentlich rangenommen. Hier sind einige Highlights von einer richtig guten Trainingssessions, bei der einfach alles passte.
When you compare the official riders list to the riders that actually decided to show up for the second day of BMX Street Practice at @simplesession 2020, it's pretty obvious who partied last night and who didn't.
RIDERS: TOM DUGAN, JORDAN HANGO, ETHAN CORRIERE, MATT NORDSTROM, AUSTIN AUGIE, JUSTIN SPRIET, CORY NASTAZIO, KURT PERKINS, NICK BONNELL, MAX MILLER, JOHN NELSON, MIKEY ANDREW, VAN HOMAN, NICO BADET, DAMIAN CESPEDES, KAIRI YAMADA, EMERSON MORGAN, MARKUS HOYTE, COLTIN KNUDSON, RILEY ABRAMYK
Simple Session 2022 is on! The day kicked off with sanctioned BMX street jam at a legendary spot in Tallinn – the stairs of Viru Keskus next to the Hämarik statue, followed by a skate street jam later the day. For the first time in history, there was rail, ledge and euro-cap in this location built specially for this event.
BMX street jam winners: -Killian Roth took the win on the ledge spot with a picture perfect 180 to smith to fullcab down a very steep ledge.
Halfords has appointed its first BMX ambassador, Olympic silver medallist Kye Whyte. Whyte will be working with Halfords throughout the next year to promote the high street retailer’s range of BMX products, which includes Mongoose, X-Rated and Huffy brand bikes. To celebrate the partnership, Halfords-owned repair service Have Bike will be offering free bike checks and repairs for children on June 18th during the BMX National Series, which takes place at Whyte’s home track in Peckham, South London.
Dan Daly, group marketing director at Halfords, said: “We’re so excited to have Kye as part of our team. He’s incredibly talented, and has made his mark in BMX history. We can’t wait to work closely with him
1991 was the year I had to join the army. Everyone had to back in the day and it was my turn. Had my personal UZI 'n shit and made it to the Corporal rank in just one year, whatever that's worth. The best part of the 12 months in the army was that I managed to pass for my truck drivers licence. I rented a room so I did not have to live on the military base and could ride a bit after "work" and still manage to do the FAT-'zines.
The pace had slown down to only a couple of issues per year but they were stacked with stuff.
Just like issue #22: -Did a commercial in Gran Canaria for ProSpecs shoes in 1991 -Reported from the Trier contest -Rode the Vogelsang dirt spot in Cologne -Went to Abbeville in France for a contest -Was there a contest in the Jugendpark every 4 months or something? -Mini-FAT-JAM Aarle-Rixtel -Christmas Jam report from Denmark -Muenster Monster Mastership -Skate comp in Erp -ECC report
We've arrived in 1991 with the FAT-issues. #21 has 104 pages and includes all stories from my first trip to the USA. It was the best. For years I'd been reading the American magazines and now I was there, in San fucking Diego!
Before I had put my bike together Vic Murphy called to see if I wanted to go ride some street. Hell yeah! 20 minutes later Knock knock, who's there? Vic Murphy, Pete Augustin and Kaarlo Wik.
Damn, is this for real? I hurried getting the re-welded HARO Master together to hit the streets. Wow, this was good! Places visited were Mission Trails (daily session?), Ron Wilkerson's spine vert ramp, the San Diego Home Ave ditch, Imperial Ditch, backyard pools, rode some flatland at Mission Beach, went to the Nude bowl, the 2-HIp meet the street in Palm Springs, Balboa Park, a ditch in LA, the DirtBros mini, and much more. It was a great time and you can read about it in this issue.
But there's more. Interviews with Alexis Desolneux and Eng San Kho, reports on the FAT-JAM, a trip to Longjumeau France, UK KOV report, KOC report, the Lageja '91 comp and of course free stickers and stuff.
Go back in time, when riding real street was just being developed by the DirtBros.