Woodward, the ultimate summer camp experience for the next-generation of passionate athletes, has partnered with STOKED, an award winning non-profit. As part of Woodward’s commitment to Play Forever, the partnership aims to cultivate a more diverse and inclusive camp experience. For over 16 years, STOKED has worked with 10,000+ kids and mentors and has introduced BIPOC youth action sports culture in Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago. They have built a community of fearless leaders with mentorship, opportunity and action. Woodward and STOKED’s combined mission is to create an overall diverse experience for campers, facilitate staff development initiatives in the realms of inclusion and equity, and diversify the action sports camp program.
"We couldn't be prouder to partner with the leading action sports camps in the world. Working with
With several UCI points events behind us, we can now give you an update on the current 2021 ranking (as of 17 June 2021). More events are on the calendar including the national championships in several countries which will shake up things in the months to come. Take a look at who is doing well in 2021.
Rank, Name, Nationality, UCI Points 1 DANDOIS Matthias FRANCE 2500 2 JUMELIN Alexandre FRANCE 1910 3 SASAKI Moto JAPAN 1900
Since 1997, FISE is a festival that brings together Urban disciplines such as BMX, Skateboard, Roller, and Scooter Freestyle among many others. Its French tour, the FISE Xperience Series, is going to the emblematic cities' heart to organize competitions, initiations, and demonstrations to support the development of these sports. By going to meet local practitioners, each stage gives them the opportunity to challenge the best national and European riders from BMX Freestyle Park, Flatland and Dirt, Skateboard, Roller and Trottinette Freestyle near their homes. The objective is to promote the passion of amateurs and juniors, detect talents and offer them a springboard while demonstrating the commitment of host cities to sport and youth.
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is pleased to announce that Ryan Nyquist (USA) and Nina Buitrago (USA) have been re-elected to represent BMX Freestyle Park riders on the UCI Athletes’ Commission, in a vote organised during the 2021 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships that took place in Montpellier (France) from 4 to 8 June. Ryan Nyquist and Nina Buitrago were chosen from among the five candidates – three men and two women – by the athletes registered for the event.
Nina Buitrago obtained 70.7 % of the votes for the female candidates, while Ryan Nyquist reached 39.0 % of the votes for the male candidates. The voting participation rate was 65.1 %.
Members of the UCI Athletes’ Commission are elected for a four-year term which will take effect
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 Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships will head to Lisboa! The stunning capital city of Portugal is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities in Europe, a city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage with striking modernism and progressive thinking and it will now play host to the 2021 World Final on the weekend of 15 to 17 October. The spectacular Velosolutions Pump Track is located in Parque das Nações, next to the famous Vasco da Gama Bridge and will set the stage for the ultimate showdown as some of the best pump track riders in the world lineup in Lisbon. The main track is close to 300m in length and will provide a challenging ride, testing both skill and endurance to the max on race day.
Incredible displays of BMX in both contests as riders gave it their all to try and take home the coveted UCI Rainbow Jersey. This event is also the very last occasion to get points towards qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer, so the stakes could not have been higher.
BMX Freestyle Park Men Logan Martin pulled off an unbelievable run to take home the gold medal and UCI Rainbow Jersey, scoring 94.7. His run had everything, massive tricks and flawless execution including a Nothing Front Bike Flip and 720 double barspin.
BMX Freestyle Park Women The 2021 UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Champion is Hannah Roberts. The defending champion holds on to the title and takes home the Rainbow Jersey once again. Every time these ladies compete the bar is raised and the progression is evident, which is what makes the Women’s BMX Park Contests so exciting to watch. Today was no exception, as we saw all the girls pushing the limits with many new and improved tricks.
The UCI Urban World Championships, last qualifier event in BMX Freestyle Park before the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020, will be organized by Hurricane from June 4th to 8th. You can follow on the Action through the Live competitions schedule:
MONDAY JUNE 7 11:20 - 12:40 (CET) BMX Park Women - Finals 13:30 - 15:25 (CET) BMX Flatland Men - Semi Finals 16:20 - 17:40 (CET) BMX Park Men - Finals
It was all action in the BMX Freestyle Park Qualifications and Semi-Finals this weekend. In the women's qualifier Hannah Roberts brought her signature big tricks and can feel confident going into the finals as the top place qualifier. Her American team mate Perris Benegas was close behind in second place, her style and height cruising the park was incredible. Chelsea Wolfe finished off the top 3, with a super impressive display of bike control and tricks, she will definitely be one to watch in the final.
In the Men's Semi-Finals the level was incredible and in the end a score of over 83 points was required to get one of the 12 spots in Monday’s final. Daniel Sandoval was first with a perfect first run that earned him an huge score of 94.06. It was perhaps the clean execution and variety of his run that impressed
On Wednesday, June 2nd, we place an order with Vans Custom for the Bob Haro / Bob Morales Vans Wafflecup Custom Slip-ons. These shoes form part of a package that includes the global edition of the book (with around 200 additional pages of content), the custom Vans Tote backpack, two limited-edition T-shirts, and other items. For those who wish to grab this package and guarantee their size is locked in, now is the time to place the order.
The Limited Edition Vans X The Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement Package launches the Global Edition of the book.
With almost 200 pages of new and updated content, we journey through the history of the UK Freestyle scene in a dedicated chapter that features input from British riders and industry figureheads. We also get into the van with the Factory Tour teams in a chapter that pulls the curtain back on the mid-80s summer tours titled “East of the 5” with insights from the teams, the announcers, and the brand owners who handed over the company credit cards and AAA maps before sending their crews into the depths of every town USA and beyond for the summer months.
To send this last edition up, the good folks at Vans allowed me to design some of their new dedicated