It's been four years since I did a mic'd up with Ryan Nyquist (in the Ride BMX), so I figured it was time we do another. Jump on board with the legend as he pokes and prods his fellow competitors (mostly Boyd Hilder) during practice at Simple Session 2020.
Exciting news from the Simple Session team – we have just released our brand new 20th Anniversary event website along with the epic course design and the incredible line-up of athletes including past and present world champions and Simple Session gold medalists.
Behold – the Simple Session 20th anniversary course design! The man behind the park design is the one and only Nate Wessel, who for the 14th time in a row has blessed us with a course that will cater for everybody – the fast and loose, the tech and precise, the skaters and the bikers.
We're back with another Ed update. This time the crew travels to Estonia for Simple Session where Denim gets an astonishing 47th place and Augie single handedly loses the traditional Skater VS BMX hockey game.
Todays DAILY SESSIONZ was poppin! I show you what I got up to in Estonia for Simple Session! Also I finished off the DS by sending it at kassett skatepark in Kings Lynn! Be sure show your support if you enjoyed the video..
The annual Simple Session in Tallinn, Estonia brings a big part of the BMX Freestyle community together for the first big gathering of the year. During the cost and wet winter months when outdoor riding is rough, simply not a lot of (outdoor) events take place. Seeing the BMX family again for the first time in the new year has always been a big part of Simple Session. The Thursday ice hockey match between BMX and Skateboarding was lost for the first time. It definitely had something to do with Reed Stark arriving a couple of hours late. He was gutted he missed it and so was any BMX-er who was watching the game. Yes, it's all about the good time, but winning makes the good time even better. Let's get that win back in 2020 when Simple Session hits its 20th B-day.
With two days of practice split by Skateboarding and BMX the riders had some time getting used to the Nate Wessel designed course. It had a Street as well as a Park section but riders could use whatever they felt like so there was no line splitting the course in two. Still, Street riders were expected to hit up the rails/ledges/flatbanks and the Park riders used the big jump, quarters and spines on the other side. All was linked up well and if you did not find anything to your liking you should take up flatland riding instead.
After missing his bike on arrival things didn't look too great for Matt Ray (USA). Thursday's practice session was missed but on Friday the baby was back and Matt got used to the course quickly to win
And the finalists are......#simplesession19. Watch the finals live on FATBMX on Sunday 3 February 2019. BMX Street TOP qualifiers: 1. Matt Ray USA 2. Felix Prangenberg GER 3. Courage Adams ESP 4. Mark Burnett USA 5. Broc Raiford USA 6. Bruno Hoffmann 7. Anthony Perrin FRA 8. Justin Spriet USA 9. Alex Kennedy GBR 10. Jiri Blabol CZE 11. Lewis Mills AUS 12. Max Chuprina RUS
BMX Park TOP 12 qualifiers: 1. Irek Rizaev RUS 2. Rim Nakamura JPN