We’re not sure how you can pack 25 years of amazing riding into 12 minutes, but the X Games have compiled some of their top BMX moments into this video for your viewing pleasure! Most of these are mega ramp and vert clips, so we’re not sure if there’s another one coming for park, dirt or flatland. Either way, these were definitely some heavy moments over the years.
The X Games coming through with another rad video. This time around they had Chris Doyle sit down to talk about how he started riding in the X Games, his long career and plenty of podiums along the way. Chris always delivers, so hit play and take this all in!
“Before taking on the role of BMX analyst at X Games, Chris Doyle was a go-to name for invites in BMX Dirt at X. From the early days of San Diego all the way up to X Games Austin, Doyle managed impressive finishes all the way up through 2015, when he took the bronze medal in Austin. Now working behind the scenes at X Games for BMX events, Doyle reflects on his time in the BMX spotlight at X.” – X Games
The X Games coming through with an awesome new video where they catch up with Jay Miron to get his story of what he’s been up to since he retired from BMX. This covers his start to the peak of his career, to a look at his new career as a furniture builder! This has a TON of great riding footage, and it’s pretty amazing to see the work he’s doing these days! So stoked on this.
“In 1995, Canadian BMX rider Jay Miron won the first X Games gold medal in BMX, for BMX Dirt. He beat out the top dirt riders of the time, in a class he typically didn’t enter at competitions.
How? He’s Jay Miron, one of the best all-around BMX bike riders in the world, still to this day. He never took one discipline and ran with it. He did it all.
Miron first arrived on the international BMX scene from Thunder Bay, Ontario in the late 1980s, riding BMX Vert at the 2-Hip King of Vert competitions. Quickly, he emerged as a progressive, unstoppable and innovative bike rider on all terrains, from flatland to vert to park to dirt. As the 1990s approached, Miron joined up with GT Bicycles and then Hoffman Bikes, moving to the U.S. and competing in a very small but prestigious pro class that included riders such as Mat Hoffman and Dave Mirra.
By the time the X Games arrived, Miron was broadening his horizons and picked up a new sponsorship from an established bike company re-entering BMX. Schwinn Bicycles took his input on their BMX line and allowed him to travel the world without worrying about sleeping on the floor. Instead of taking the check and cashing out, Miron doubled down on the Canadian BMX scene that birthed him. He started his own distribution company to import brands to Canada. He started a Canadian BMX magazine to spotlight riders in Canada. And he eventually started his own BMX company to do things his own way.
Along the way, Miron’s riding continued to evolve in ways no one thought possible. He released groundbreaking video parts, toured the world and employed some of the most progressive riders of the era on his MacNeil bikes team.
Then, in 2009, Jay Miron retired from his BMX companies and BMX riding. He had discovered a new passion and much like BMX before it, he put everything he had into that pursuit. This is the story of Jay Miron.” – X Games
Here’s a bit of a throwback that the X Games crew cooked up filled with highlights from Scotty Cranmer over the years of his domination at the contests. This is pretty cool to look back on since it goes way back to 2003 (How has it been 17 years already?) where he accumulated 9 medals in 14 appearances. This video doesn’t even show many of the years, but this highlight reel is awesome.
This will be a walk down memory lane for some of you, and maybe a lot of this is footage you have never seen because you just started getting into BMX and you have been watching Scotty’s Youtube channel after his crash. Which means this is probably going to be really cool to see since it really shows just how good he has always been on a BMX bike.
Hit play and take it all in! Definitely a lot of memories just seeing the names in the standings and everything, and it’s interesting seeing how much the courses have changed over the years!
“Starting in 2003, New Jersey BMX prodigy Scotty Cranmer started competing in X Games BMX Park competitions. And through the years, he amassed 14 X Games competition appearances, including three bronze medals, three silver medals and three gold medals.
Scotty’s riding signaled a sea change in BMX Park riding at X Games. Before he took gold in 2006, only three other riders had ever won gold in BMX Park. Then came Scotty leading a new wave of riders that did serious battle for over a decade. It was always edge-of-your-seat competition when Scotty took to the course. From turndown frontflips to ninja walk drops over unique taco configurations on the course, Scotty did it all, with a smile on his face (after he was done competing of course…)
Here, we assembled all of Scotty’s gold medal runs from his competition years at X. Enjoy!” – X Games
Here’s some news we had a feeling might be coming after hearing that the Vans BMX Pro Cup 2020 was CANCELLED yesterday. The X Games just sent through a short and straight to the point press release noting that X Games Minneapolis 2020 has been cancelled. The event was set to go off mid July, and with the way things are it looks like it was the right move.
This was the last year the X Games were set to be in Minneapolis, so it will be interesting to see if they extend the contract to 2021 or move on to their next host city! We’ll keep you posted once we hear more. We would assume this news will be further down the road since we’ll undoubtedly see decisions being put on hold until COVID-19 clears up.
“Due to the ongoing COVID-19 concerns, X Games Minneapolis 2020 – July 17-19 – has been cancelled. The safety of the athletes, staff and spectators is our top priority, and we will continue to closely monitor the situation for all X Games events.” – X Games
Last weekend the X Games went off in Minneapolis, Minnesota and there was no shortage of incredible riding that went down during the BMX contests. Here’s a highlight video that takes a look at all of the best riding from BMX vert, dirt, street mega ramp and park all in one video! Take a look at all this BMX goodness!
“Check out the best of BMX from four days of competition at X Games Minneapolis 2019. From Big Air to Street to Dirt to Park to Dave Mirra’s Best Trick, we’ve got it all. Anyone up for a tailwhip 900 or a backflip drop-in on Big Air? Check it out.” – X Games
The X Games wrapped up this weekend with the Dave Mirra BMX Park Best Trick contest. They brought in 8 riders that all brought different styles and tricks to the table, and things got wild. Here’s a look at the live replay showing you everything that went down during the 25 minute jam session! Hit play and take it all in!