The competent authorities of the Netherlands have confirmed that both the Elite and Junior races for men and women at the 2021 UCI BMX World Championships shall go ahead as scheduled on 21 and 22 August in Papendal. However, due to the current pandemic (Covid-19) linked to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the Challenge races for amateurs will be cancelled.
Still an expected 300 participants will race for the 2021 Elite Men, Elite Women as well as the Junior Men and Junior Women World titles that come with the UCI rainbow jersey. No Amateur classes, no U23, and no Master classes will be on the program for 21/22 August 2021.
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is proud to present the Vans x RADShare Project, a short video highlighting Vans’ ongoing partnership with the Richmond, Virginia-based nonprofit to uplift local underserved communities and empower more kids to ride BMX. Timed around Go BMX Day this July 20, 2021, the Vans x RADShare Project was designed to drive participation.
Earlier this year, Vans team riders Trey Jones, Perris Benegas and Marshall “The Major” Gehrke spent time at Richmond’s Gillies Creek Park, where RADShare was founded in 2019 by BMX community leader Steve Crandall. RADShare’s mission since inception is to create a safe, accessible BMX culture through
This July, Vans and SE Bikes reunite to celebrate all things rad on and off two wheels with a second collection of footwear and apparel. The legendary BMX brand and Vans come together to celebrate “Off The Wall” bike life culture with the debut of a special colorway of the EVDNT UltimateWaffle™ and Sk8-Hi® Reissue. The Vans x SE Bikes collection is available to shop now with the EVDNT UltimateWaffle™ coming this August.
SE Bikes launched the world’s first 29” BMX bike, the Big Ripper in 2009 which took the retro BMX world by storm. The Big Ripper has gone on to become the #1 bike in the Bike Life scene and serves as inspiration for the second Vans x SE Bikes collection. Driving heritage and progression, Vans and SE
Vans, the original action sports brand and advocate for creative expression, is proud to welcome adaptive BMX rider Julian Molina to the Vans BMX team. Hailing from Andres, Colombia, Julian has been inspiring the world through BMX for years. At age 7, while riding a skateboard, Julian was hit by a bus sustaining a severe break to his leg. The injury worsened and as a matter of life or death, Julian’s leg had to be amputated. Years later, Julian discovered BMX, which turned his life around in the way of 360’s, flips and whips. His first bike was purchased with his own hard-earned money, saved from selling candy, and since then has become like a true extension of himself.
Becoming a part of the Vans family holds a deep meaning for Julian: “More than something monetary
Simple Session 21 will be back in Tallinn, Estonia, on August 20–21 with a big summertime festival and an all-around good time. This years’ event will be more exclusive as the tickets are limited and the venue will be more intimate and closer to the public than ever – the Simple Session series will host an exciting street contest in the hip up and coming Põhjala district – an old rubber factory turned into a cultural hub. Simple Session 21 will also be one of the first significant international events after the big Olympic debut for BMX and skateboarding in Tokyo. Sixty-four of the finest invited BMX street riders and skateboarders from all around the world will go head to head on a new 600m2 Nate Wessel-designed street course.
“I’m delighted that we can run the event at the youthful and vibrant Põhjala factory, make the Session during Estonian summertime and the riders and viewers will enjoy these sports as they were born. The global health crisis has prevented us from hosting the annual wintertime event, so we are happy now to host the Simple Session during the sunny side of the year,” says Risto Kalmre, the founder of Estonia’s biggest and world-renowned action sports event.
The event kicks off on the day of the Estonian Restoration of Independence on the 20th of August,
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is excited to unveil the Slip-On BMX by Dennis Enarson, a finely tuned offering that is just as versatile as the rider himself. Dennis Enarson’s diverse style demands a shoe that can do it all. Together with Vans, he applied his aesthetic to the Slip-On BMX, created specifically with BMXers in mind. The Slip-On BMX features Vans’ hybrid cupsole and vulcanized Wafflecup BMX technology, which provides unrivaled support and durability without compromising precious pedalfeel.
“From the beginning, I knew this shoe had to be something durable to shred in, yet fashionable enough to wear with your favorite outfit—and that’s exactly what we made,”Dennis said.
A Flatland competition for ladies is born. This side of BMX needs some development and involvement making this competition an important one. Read the info about FlatQueens below and join in. PASSION IS AN ENDLESS FUEL.
Purpose: Our goal is to help develop the female BMX Flatland scene, push forward the progression of our community, and to shine some light on female riders with a BMX Flatland competition - "FlatQueens"! The ladies and girls will be given the opportunity to compete in one of 3 different classes (Pro, Amateur and New Generation). The aim is to showcase the passion we have for this sport and how much we embrace each other. In times like these, it's even more important to stick together and enjoy what we love. Let's be the change and do this together - it's time!
Who are we? Two motivated ladies riding and embracing BMX Flatland with over 30 years of experience combined! Paula Hesser is from Canada and Irina Sadovnik is from Austria. -Paula, mother of two small girls, is the founder of “Rad Girls BMX.” In 2012 Rad Girls was the first edit to showcase all female flatland riders with the purpose to provide a sense of community, since it is literally spread across the globe. Rad Girls BMX is still going strong today, with 10 edits and counting. Paula is hoping to compete in her first UCI event in the Women’s Pro Class this September in Montpellier!
-Irina is a 2 time UCI World Champion (2019, 2021) and the first UEC European Champion! While riding
2021 brings us the very new international contest in skateboarding and BMX in Kyiv. Keeping best traditions of winter edition — Double Triple Snow Fest that took place in 2019 and 2020, Double Triple Summer Fest invites riders to experience unique airport-look course on August 13-15 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The event is an official contest of World Cup Skateboarding. The event includes two parts: Ukrainian Nationals on August 13 and international contest on August 14-15. The location of the contest stays the same — People’s Friendship Arch in the heart of Kyiv with Dnipro panorama.
The prize fund is over 14 000 euros and will be shared among 7 top riders in each discipline —
There are more women in BMX than ever before, and playing a huge role in that is Angie Marino. Leading the charge in the emerging days of women’s freestyle, Angie has doubled as both an inspiration to get girls on bikes and a spokesperson to get a women’s class added to events around the world. Featuring the unique style that made Angie a consistent podium finisher on both the Vans BMX Pro Cup series and FISE events, the Angie Marino BMX Old Skool comes equipped with the iconic Vans-style upper, DURACAP™ reinforcement, and the WAFFLECUP™ BMX construction for maximum pedalfeel and durability. This low top BMX shoe also features sturdy suede and 10 oz canvas uppers, supportive padded collars, and Vans original waffle outsoles made of a rubber that offers grip and