The 2021 Eurobike bicycle trade show also had to deal with the corona virus. The show was smaller than usual but with two BMX shows doing several demos per day it sure gave us a good reason to drive down to the Lake of Konstanz in the very south of Germany. The flatland demos were done by the Deep BMX crew and included the 2019 UCI Flatland World Champion Dom Nekolny as well as Martin Drazil. On the Braun the sessions were heating up with a bunch of solid riders including Tom van den Bogaard, Evan Brandes, Tobias Freigang, Dean Florian, Sikharin Supanmart, Jan Mihaly, Timo Schulze and Paul Thölen.
With fitting music and a good MC, the people who took a break on checking out the 2022 bicycles got to see the latest in BMX tricks. The Braun Spine Mini proved its value and offered a challenging ramp for spine tricks and the extension was there for the daredevils to step it up. With two days of sunshine and perfect weather for good miniramp sessions the crowd was treated with flair whips (Schulze), triple barspin 540's (Sikharin), whip to footjam whip to footjam whip (Florian), double downside whips (Tom) and brakeless barspin tailtaps on the extension to fakie by Paul Thoelen. Shows like these where riders naturally get pushed to 'one-up' each other can explode pretty quickly. Doing improvised runs together on the spine mini at the same time did the job for the Eurobike public. Good stuff people, good stuff.
BMX Freestyle Park was recognized as an Olympic discipline by the IOC in 2017 and has seen rapid development since then. Some of the best BMX riders will now meet for an exclusive show event at EUROBIKE 2021. For this purpose, an imposing ramp is being built in the action area, which has also been used at world championships and which leaves nothing to be desired. At the end of the day, the “Lord of the Lake” is awarded to those who pull off the toughest tricks in the “Best Trick” session.
The free practice starts on Thursday and there are three half-hour show sessions on Friday and Saturday. Of course, every rider wants to accelerate and push the limits in order to be crowned “Lord of the Lake” in the late afternoon. So there will be a lot of action in every session, after all, the field of riders is very top-class and the format allows you to concentrate on very difficult and risky tricks.
Rider field: Paul Thölen, Tom van den Bogaard, Timo Schulze, Tobias Freigang, Evan Brandes, Dean Florian, Jan Mihaly, Sikharin Supanmart.