Many BMX riders picked up the sport during their schooling years. We would have thought it would be relatively easy to contact Ash for a simple interview. Welcome to the new world! Student and BMX prodigy Ash spends his time on 3 things: School, family and the rest of his waking hours on nothing else but riding! An interview? Nah, he would rather be riding. It’s easier to film him doing his stuff at the park than get him to stay still long enough for 5 questions. We managed to pin him eventually. Here’s Ash!
What could be better than watching the world’s most epic freeride mountain bike event, Red Bull Rampage, live and in person? Perhaps watching it with two certified legends of the sport? Still not enough? How about an epic day’s riding with Danny MacAskill and Matt Jones? Maybe throw in some ATV jumping in the Utah desert and a helicopter ride over the Red Bull Rampage site to put the breathtaking location into perspective?
Alan Liang is no stranger to cyclists in Singapore. From his bike trials days to him helping us with our bikes’ mechanical needs to seeing him whizz pass us at the local mountain biking trails … and he is always ready to smile and chat. We catch up with him on this long overdue interview to find out what he has been busy with.
She taught herself how to ride a bicycle. Doesn’t own a bicycle and practiced with club bikes. Never left her home country by plane until her first competition. Khothalang Leuta is now faster than the boys in her Lesotho. Against the odds, she is ready to take on the world at the 2021 Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships in Portugal this October. This is inspiration.
At 36, Daniel Dhers has shown a remarkable ability to adapt as freestyle BMX grew over the past decades. Finding new winning strategies has kept him at the top of the sport for over 20 years. We sat down to discuss how that allowed him to clinch a silver medal on the biggest sporting stage of all in Tokyo. The Venezuelan rider discusses his ability to strategise and adapt, and his desire to help those around him.
We have watched their spectacular races, their rad video edits and checked out their latest bikes. But how many of these stars would we be able to recognise if we are to bump into them at a bike park? With their faces usually shielded by their flashy helmets, it’s small wonder we might have missed them even if we had the chance to brush shoulders with them. So here’s a montage of these super folks. May you have the good fortune to meet them at a bike park or trail near you.