After what has been over 2 or so years in the making thanks to COVID, the Team USA Olympic Freestyle BMX Team has been announced. Since the United States are the points leader going into Tokyo in both Mens and Womens standings, they get to send two riders. Based on their own internal points system, they’ve gone with Perris Benegas and Hannah Roberts for the Women’s team, and Justin Dowell and Nick Bruce for the Men’s team! If you have been following along these picks shouldn’t be a HUGE surprise, but the Men’s was going to be a toss up between a few riders. Expect to see all four of these riders holding it down for Team USA over in Tokyo this summer.
After being apart of the Vans flow team for a while now, it looks like she has finally been given the official bump up to the global Pro team! Here’s a short but sweet video to bring the news! We would imagine we’ll be seeing plenty more of Perris in 2021! Get stoked.
“Vans BMX is proud to announce longtime Vans family member and BMX flow rider, Perris Benegas, is now officially on board the Vans’ Global BMX team.
Perris is an inspiring force in the BMX community. Her style that has garnered recognition on a global stage. Named as Bloom BMX’s 2020 Freestyle Rider of the Year, as well as earning top honors at Vans 2019 BMX Pro Cup stops in Germany and Huntington Beach, California, Perris most recently received a signature pro frame from Cult, alongside Vans and Cult teammate Angie Marino, marking a milestone for female BMX riders everywhere.
Filmed and Edited by Dan Foley
By Dan Foley” – VANS
The nominees for the Women’s Rider of the Year for NORA Cup 2020 have been announced! Here’s a look at the ladies who made the top 5! It’s been amazing seeing more and more women riders popping up all over the world, and the level of progression has been insane over the last few years!
“The women of BMX have voted and here’s your top five nominees for NORA Women’s Rider Of The Year. Congrats to Anahi Valentina, Hannah Roberts, Nikita Duccaroz, Perris Benegas, and Teresa Fernandez-Miranda. Who’s got it this year?!
The pandemic won’t let us have a party this year, so we’ll be debuting winners online in the coming weeks. Stay tuned…
I also have to thank the following brands for supporting/allowing NORA Cup to happen…
Monster Energy, Vans Shoes, Vero, Source BMX, Profile Racing, Mongoose Bikes, Kink BMX, Subrosa, Stolen, Odyssey, Cult, Snafu, Haro Bikes, ODI Grips, Eclat, Sunday Bikes, GT BMX, Cinema, Colony, Pumped BMX’s Trail Boss, Bell Helmets, Shadow Conspiracy, Hyper Bike Co, and Eighties BMX.” – Our BMX
With a little more free time due to the shut downs, it looks like Angie Marino got around to putting a video together from the Girls Week at Woodward West last summer. Hit play to check out what she got into, along with a handful of other familiar faces, from riding to skating, swimming and more. Hopefully, with things starting to open back up again, Woodward will be able to make this one happen again this summer. Either way, take a look at the good times that were had on and off the bikes.
Woodward West Girls Week 2019! Exactly a year ago this week, we were all at Woodward West for Girls Week! I filmed so much through out the week and finally put it all together. Hopefully Woodward West can open this summer and we can do all of this again!
FRIENDS IN VIDEO
Finally, some positive sponsor news for 2020! Demolition Parts have added Perris Benegas to their line up! Above is the word from Demolition and below you can find Perris’ post about it as well. We’re not sure if Demolition plans to upload this welcome video to their Youtube, but until then you can check out the Instagram TV version!
FISE has been going off in Montpellier, France! The Women’s BMX Park Final went off and Hannah Roberts found herself on top of the podium once again! Above is a look at her winning run. Below you can find the full live replay so you can check out all of the riding that went down from all the ladies. No shortage of dialed riding to see!
“The USA’s Hannah Roberts took the W in today’s ladies park event at FISE Montpellier 2019 with Perris Benegas and Lara Lessmann following in second and third. What a wild run!” – Our BMX
Angie Marino and Perris Benegas are now doing it for Cult!
Here’s some news for you guys! Cult have added Angie Marino and Perris Benegas to the family! As you should know by now, both of these ladies have been crushing it for a while now, and there’s no doubt this is a well deserved opportunity! Hit play to watch both of the girls go to work on a few different parks and a little street during a trip to Southern California to bring the news!
“BMX is for for everyone that wants it. Don’t matter what you ride. We’re especially proud to add these 2 badass girls to the CultCrew Family. Here’s a weekend of shredding in the SoCal area from Angie Marino and Perris Benegas.” – Cult