If you build it, they will come… Or something like that. Check out what went down during the Red Bull Build The Trick contest.
Here’s one for all you guys that love riding DIY spots. Last summer Vasya Lukyanenko worked with Red Bull to come up with a unique video project that involved having two teams explore the Ukraine, riding street spots and building up unique DIY setups to film on. Here’s the end result that shows what both teams cooked up for riding footage during the trip!
“Full video of BMX project – “Red Bull Build The Trick”.
2 teams of professional bmx riders went through Ukraine for building spots and accomplishing tasks.
Partners: Peugeot, Citroen, Panasonic, Gud.ua, Syndicate Originals, Bagazhnik.ua.” – Vasya Lukyanenko
“Travel to Ukraine in search of tricks
Known riders Bruno Hoffmann and Vasya Lukyanenko assembled teams and went on a journey
for new spots and impressions.
The largest BMX journey to Ukraine has been completed! From August 8 to 14, two rider teams
fought for victory in the Red Bull Build The Trick, traveling the country in search of locations for cool stunts, creating new spots. At the head of the teams were Red Bull athletes Bruno
Hoffmann from Germany and Ukrainian Vasya Lukyanenko, whose team celebrated the victory.
“I consider this project one of the most interesting and useful for the BMX-scene in the history
of the development of this discipline in Ukraine. We have invited our country to one of the best
street riders in the world. In addition, we gave the chance to other riders to spend a week with
him on a trip, and also built new spots on which local riders are already riding,” Vasya
The peculiarity of the contest is that the team of winners was determined by a set of tasks:
complex, medium complexity and entertainment. To earn points, riders visited Kiev, Dnipro and
Odessa, where they showed their skills not only at the found points, but also on those that they
had to create by themselves.
“I really liked the spot our team built in Kiev. It was a kicker on a tornado. Many guys did not dare to jump, but those who jumped on the wall looked pretty impressive.” – continued Vasya Lukyanenko.
Each team had five participants. In addition to Vasya and Bruno, eight other riders from
different cities of Ukraine went on a trip. Six of them received invitations from the organizers:
Socrates Maslov and Anton Kozlovsky were represented by Kyiv, Andriy Gaevsky – Kamenets-
Podilsky, Anton Makarenko – Kramatorsk, Dmitry Zurabjants – Dnipro, and Artem Bachechey –
Two more riders were selected through a competition in social networks, where everyone
could put their video with tricks and win the right to join the teams. They were Andriy Piskun
from Kyiv and Artem Prokopenko from the Dnipro River.
"It was a very difficult and interesting project. Many forces went to the construction of spots,relocations and the organization of the entire process. But we did it for ourselves and therefore were satisfied with the results, "Vasy Lukyanenko summed up the results.
Watch the video as it was!“