This is how you throw a BMX jam. If you haven’t gotten the opportunity to go to Texas Toast, you’re missing out on one of the best events in BMX. The list of riders is heavy, featuring up and comers to X-games gold medalists, and the stoke is high. It’s truly an event that is by riders for riders featuring the motto “together we shred.” With characters like Steve Crandall and Darryl Nau announcing, the event is full of laughs and positivity. Even with the contest format, you can tell that every single rider there is having the time of their life.
After going to an event like this, it really makes you question what needs to be done to bring an atmosphere like this to a BMX race. I think the TRA Double Cross took a huge step in the right direction a few weeks ago. You make a track that riders want to ride, hold the race a place they want to be, and find the right sponsors that support BMX.
I also did my first (and only) skydive on a BMX trip. And like Mariana, I was more scared to jump out of that plane than any double I’ve jumped in my life.
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The triple into the last turn at Chula is one of my favorite jumps to watch. This video features plenty of quality clips of Chase riders being smooooooth into the last turn!
Take a look back at the Chase Bicycles Pro team at the final round of the 2014 UCI BMX Supercross race series in Chula Vista, CA. Connor Fields was the winner of the Time Trial, while Joris Daudet, Melinda McLeod, Renato Rezende, Anthony Dean, and Carlos Ramirez all battle it out on track.
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Sugarcayne.com did a quick interview with Mike Gentilcore about TRA and the recent Double Cross race he put on in his own backyard.
I thought this was just a head to head race between Liam Phillips and some other dude, but it looks like there were plenty of other riders. Obviously in a race like this you’ll get three BMX racers on top of the podium. I think the race would have been a little better if it had some sort of flat start instead of a gate. That gave a pretty big advantage to BMX racers over the rest of the field. Anyways, it looked like fun. Who doesn’t love bombing down parking garages?
While this may come off as a bit “tacky” to some, I think unsanctioned fun races are what we need more of. They expose BMX racing to a different crowd and open up opportunities for racers to make a few extra dollars.
Anyone know where I can find some sort of GoPro footage of the complete course? If you come across a link send it to me!
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Don’t know too much about this video, but Gonzalo Bazan can get around this track quickly. Check out how the pro section split works at 53 seconds. Never seen that before on a track. The edit would have been a lot better if they kept Still D.R.E. playing instead of switching to that other song though.
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This summer, I took a week long trip out to Salt Lake City, Utah and was lucky enough to get to ride at Rad Canyon twice while I was there. The local scene out there was amazing and I got to watch a “small” race night with over 30 motos. The track was buttery smooth despite a solid week of rain. I brought the GoPro along and filmed a couple clips of myself cruising the track and got some of the locals to let the whips fly down the second straight.
Thanks to everyone I met out there and all the rad dudes I filmed with! Hopefully I can see y’all again soon!
I think saying that Santiago Hernandez is a Connor Fields superfan is a bit of an understatement. Check out his Connor highlight reel featuring a bunch of footage of him leading the pack.
If you need a quick lesson in setting goals and achieving them, Caroline Buchanan reveals all the secrets. She had a successful 2014 season that ended with winning the overall SX World Cup.
Caroline races her way onto the podium in the last stop of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup season in Chula Vista California.
2014 was a very successful World Cup season from Caroline. Starting off the year winning the first stop in Manchester and then went onto place 4th in Holland, 1st in Berlin, 7th in Argentina and with a large points lead placing 2nd in the last round in California and securing the overall World Cup Title.
Olympic Champion Maraina Pajon wound up the year in 2nd place ahead of Olympic Bronze Medalist Laura Smulders in 3rd.
Stay tuned for the final episode of #BUCHANANonAir coming soon with a whole 2014 season wrap up, plenty of lifestyle content as well as a teaser of whats to come and a sneak peak of unseen #BUCHANANonAir footage that will be airing in a one hour TV package on FOX Sport
Talk about an inspiring story of determination. Hats off to Paul Wassenaar and his willpower to beat lymphoma. Sports Illustrated did a great article on his battle, recovery, and journey back to the top of the podium. Take some time out of your day and give this article a read! Paul Wassenaar’s turbulent journey back to BMX racing.
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