Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is excited to welcome Spain’s Courage Adams to the global BMX family. Born in Nigeria and now calling Madrid home, Courage is the first-ever Nigerian pro BMX rider. He is recognized globally as the master of manuals—be it front or back wheel, forwards or fakie, he is gifted with infinite balance and unbelievable bike control.
“It is a huge honor for me to be part of the global team with all of the greatest riders in the world,”Courage said. “I want to thank all the people who support me and help me keep going. Without them, I would never have made it. Also, I want to thank me—for believing in myself and for no days off, never quitting, and always moving forward.”
Vans BMX presents Whirlwind, a look inside team rider Scotty Cranmer’s inspirational story, nearly five years after he endured a life-changing accident. Whirlwind chronicles Scotty’s astronomical rise to notoriety, which gripped the BMX world’s attention, and his positive “anything is possible” mindset that has kept him moving forward against all odds, even in the face of an accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down.
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
Vans is proud to announce Enjoy The Ride, a new high-energy edit highlighting Vans team rider Angie Marino. Serving as an inspiration for BMXers everywhere, Angie’s dedication and fierce drive to go further hits home a powerful message: Ride because you love it, no matter who you are. Getting creative while parks were closed and contests were cancelled due to COVID, Angie took to the street to explore a different side of BMX, strengthening her skillset as a more well-rounded rider and further establishing herself as a BMX powerhouse.
“A long-term video project has always been something I’ve wanted to do, but just haven't had the time
The first time Vans BMX's Dakota Roche had the opportunity to ride Philly was 13 years ago and since then, it’s held a special place in his heart. Although Dak grew up on the west coast, he has always had a love and fascination with the style of spots on the east coast.
Back in June of 2019 Dennis Enarson set out to make the part of a lifetime; something he and the BMX community would be proud of. The goal was to capture BMX riding that lives on throughout time. He spent 8 months hammering away at his goal. This part was 90% complete before Covid hit and shut down plans for filmmaker, Rich Forne, to come out from Spain to San Diego to get Dennis’ last few bangers. Instead the two finished editing the part from other sides of the world.
Ty Morrow worked hard for his signature colorway in 2019 and he worked even harder on his epic last part for the Vans BMX feature “Shimmer.” Between injuries and LA traffic windows this final Behind The Scenes segment of “Haze” shows you what it takes to put together a Ty Morrow video part.