Big news today. The Red Bull Circle of Balance is back, celebrating the 20th year anniversary on December 17th in New Orleans, USA. The rider list is trickling out one by one on social media with 16 riders invited, so far I see Terry Adams, Jean William Prevost, Toon Pakphum, Lee Musselwhite, Matt Wilhelm, more to follow. This is not to be missed!!
Full rider list to follow is confirmation comes through.
Round 3 of the AFA National series is going down on July 23rd at the Ramkat in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Bryan Huffman is hosting the event and already has a stack of sponsors lined up, check the poster for a reference.
Omarisquiño contest news this morning from Alberto Moya! Fancy a trip to Spain?
“The contest will be the 12,13 and 14 of August. There are two classes to compete, amateur and Pro. The Pro price money total it’s 4.100€, split among the top 5 . This is in Vigo, a beach city, this is probably the best contest! It’s a huge sports festival where you never get bored of it. There are Bmx park, Street and Flatland contests. There are also many other contest like Mtb downhill, skate or football freestyle. There are live concerts at night, that makes the Omarisquiño a really special event. To get there the you have many options, riders can take the flight to Vigo, santiago de compostela and Oporto Airports. There is shuttle service from the Vigo airport, from the other 2 airports riders have to contact Guelo beforehand and he will check.”
One for the U.K. flatland community, on the 2nd July Round 1 of the U.K. flatland league is taking place at the Ardwick Sports Hall in Manchester. If you search their Instagram there are plenty of hotel details on there, etc.
I am excited to announce The First Annual US National Championships of Flatland BMX at the Bentonville Bike Festival in Bentonville Arkansas on June 17th – 19th. This Championship will be sanctioned by USA cycling and the UCI. Bentonville Bike Festival is an awesome event celebrating all of bike riding disciplines and we are proud to have Flatland be a part of this event. A $5,000 Pro purse will be provided and USA riders will have an opportunity to attain a national ranking with the UCI. I am looking forward to seeing my fellow USA BMX Flatland riders together at one contest, showing strength and a brotherhood that’s unmatched. BMX Flatland started in the USA this is our opportunity to show the world what it means to us all.
Together with www.ggmimage.com we wanted to bring together the amazing energy of Bike N Mic ( BMX & Hip Hop ). I traveled the world during the past 22 years and when I do shows I include the competition tricks because this defines me as an athlete. It happened very often that there was a lot of magic in these moments!
Therefore we thought on bringing together the amazing line up of riders who can deliver both: an amazing show skills connecting with the crowd and epic competition tricks to let everyone with a WOW.
The public will vote with an app that measures the decibels. So riders need to connect with the crowd and still deliver amazing tricks! It’s a big challenge full of good vibes! All riders win as they will have their own time on their demand.
But don’t forget they are warriors and they will fight for the Podium! We will have one contest on Saturday and one on Sunday.
It’s a new concept and we can’t wait to see the results!
Looking for a contest to compete at? Rob Alton is hosting the annual Sportszone Contest on November 7th in Hungary, a country with a deep flatland history of amazing riders coming through the ranks. This looks like a good one, read on….
“On November 7th Rob Alton and Sport Zone SE will be hosting the Hungarian Championships and as in 2019 it is open to all international riders too. Sadly, this year no prize money for the Elite Class but the great news is that it will be held in a shopping center in Budapest with open practice on Saturday 6th afternoon into early evening and the contest on Sunday 7th. The categories are Junior (Under 14), Girls (all ages), Amateur and Elite. There will be a new version of “King of Spin” and Best Trick for each category. Elite Best trick has 30,000ft (100 Euro) prize money donated by Miklosi Peter from Hungary.
This is a great opportunity for Flatland in Hungary and hopefully a start of a contest series in 2022-3. So, we hope for a good turn out and a fun 2 days of riding in Hungary’s capitol.
Registration is open until October 31st and any International and Elite riders will be photo featured on our Instagram page.”
Great to see the legendary York jam is back on the events calendar, if you are in North America or fancy a trip to this legendary get together. Saturday 2nd October is the date, Jay Marley came through another amazing poster design taking an Aggro Rag aesthetic to this years design.