The vibe today was mellow with just over half of the 20 riders set to ride in the first ever Vans BMX Street Invitational on course. And, with a very open practice schedule (a good thing) of 9am-6pm, the dudes were pretty spread out. So I kept it the same and simply put together a quick-hit chronological cut of what I filmed over the four hours I was there. Sorry about the wind noise; apparently my little wind sock can’t handle high-speed lines. But enough of my little excuses…it’s quite obvious that this event is gonna be dope. If you’re within driving distance of Huntington Beach, then you should be at the Vans park this Saturday. So be there…or at least hit us up for full coverage, yeah?
“Following the blowout world premiere of Vans' first-ever BMX video, ILLUSTRATED, Vans is proud to announce the debut of Vans' first annual BMX Street Invitational to be held at the Vans Off The Wall Skatepark in Huntington Beach, California. The Vans BMX Street Invitational honors the sport's elite as they illustrate their style across urban terrain including stairs, handrails, ledges and banks. The inaugural event welcomes the world's best BMX street riders including Dakota Roche, Ty Morrow, Dan Lacey, Sean Sexton, Bruno Hoffmann and more.
11:00 DOORS OPEN
12:00 SECTION 1 FINAL
1:00 SECTION 2 FINAL
2:00 SECTION 3 FINAL
3:00 CULT BEST TRICK
With a coveted $37,500 cash purse up for grabs along with five prizes awarded across three divisions, Best Trick presented by CULT, and a special top honor for best overall performance, the event is expected to go down in history as a truly "Off The Wall" experience.
For more information on the Vans BMX Street Invitational including RSVP, section schedules, confirmed athlete lists and more visit vans.com/bmxstreet.