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FISE in Montpellier is unlike any event with BMX that I’ve ever been to. The crowds are just so enormous and the love for BMX can really be felt. It’s an awesome experience from my “media person” perspective, and I can only imagine how hyped it makes the riders. Another thing about Montpellier that makes it so awesome are all the BMX events they feature, including Park, Spine, Street, Flatland, and they brought back Dirt—with classes for different skill levels for both men and women. They pack so many BMX events into four days that it’s almost impossible for one person to cover all of it (even just the Pro events), so this year Justin Benthien and I went at it together. The first two days were a little more mellow, so Justin handled most of the filming and I shoot photos. As the events started to pick up—and even overlap in some instances—I switched over to filming as well. In the end, I didn’t get a chance to shoot Park Finals, or any Street or Flatland, but here’s some of my favorite shots from Park practice/qualifying, Dirt best trick/finals, and Spine qualifying/finals.
WHAT IS OUR BMX?! In short, we are the Ride BMX staff out on our own. We’re building from the ground up and our goal is pretty simple. We want to continue what we love. We want to create great content, feature awesome riders, and contribute, push, and show why we love BMX. We sincerely appreciate any and all support… —Ryan Fudger, Jeff Zielinski, Adam Watkins, and Justin Benthien.
Dirt Finals was a bit of a blood bath. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt (Buckworth got knocked out for a few seconds and hurt his shoulder, but he's good), but it just goes to show how much these dudes have to send it to get on the podium.
The Denver BMX Triple Challenge was an interesting event. The jumps were huge with a new choose your line option on the first hit, it was a welcomed change and the riders were hyped. The weather on the other hand, was crazy—it went from freezing, to warm and sunny, then it snowed. Despite the ebb and flow of the weather, the stoke was high and the level of riding was amazing. There were some new faces and some new tricks, too. Here's a mix of photos from practice, finals, and Best Trick.
Sean “Elf” Walter’s unique approach to street riding is undeniably entertaining. Here’s his section from RideBMX “Headlights”, a full length video by Mike Mastroni featuring DeMarcus Paul, Jake Seeley, Tate […]