The Round Up - Episode 2
Here we are, Episode 2 of the LUXBMX Weekly Round Up, where we present to you the very latest news, videos, sponsorship updates, competition/jam reports and all things awesome in the BMX world.
- The AusCycling BMX Freestyle National Championship judges Dave Dillewaard, Paul Robertson & Alex Liiv. Photo: Gorak.
Straight off the bat, competitions abound in the Australian BMX scene, including the 2022 AusCycling BMX Freestyle National Championships. This event is facilitated by the Maribyrnong City Council in association with the Braybrook BMX Fest and held at one of Australia’s most symbolic facilities, ‘RampFest Indoor Skate Park’ down in Melbourne. Spanning two days over the 19 & 20 November, the event featured some of Australia’s best riders including Brandon Loupos and Jason Watts and provided a platform for not just elite riders but some of the best up and coming riders. Fittingly, it was Brandon Loupos who took the elite men's win this year, alongside Sarah Nicki celebrating the top spot in elite women. Shoutouts are also warranted to Jak Mohr for taking the amateur win and Nate Mackellar shining in 3rd place in the under 15s division, both a couple of Brisbane riders in the mix. Well done boys and girls!
- Your AusCycling BMX freestyle national elite men's champion - Brandon Loupos
Read more here.
- LUXBMX's Tristan Scott will be down in Tasmania over the coming week to participate in the AusCycling BMX Racing National Championships. Photo - Bruce Morris
Following on from the above event, the AusCycling BMX Racing National Championships is also underway with the main event taking place this weekend down in Launceston, Tasmania. LUXBMX will be there in force, kitted out in our signature black race gear. Good luck to all involved, this will no doubt be an incredibly exciting occasion. More to come in Episode 3 of the LUXBMX Weekly Round Up.
- Ryan Rostirolla and Jake Norris soaking up the King of BNE vibes
Last but not least on the competition front, LUXBMX proudly hosted the ‘King of BNE’ jam last Saturday. The day was largely envisioned and organised by LUXBMX staff member and BMX lifer Tim Storey and proudly supported by the boys at Hohly Water. The general idea is to sound the bells in the local BMX community, to get everyone with a bike and a smile to meet up at Paddington skatepark for a warm-up and then head into the city as one big group to ride street spots for the day. I speak from experience when I note that the excitement and buzz created by these types of events is palpable and critically important to the health of the BMX community. If that isn’t enough, Tim will also be producing a number of videos from the day, as well as sharing an article with a massive photo dump, keep an eye out on the LUXBMX Journal to catch the content.
- LUXBMX's Raphael Jeroma-Williams taking home the first King of BNE crown
In the meantime, shout-outs are due for Raphael Jeroma-Williams who, not surprisingly, shredded all damn day bringing the highest of vibes to every scene he enters and appropriately so, took out the day's highest honours, the King of BNE! Special mentions are also warranted to Nick Brown, Mitch Campbell, Jake Norris, Ryan Rostirolla, Will Fraser and Sunay Pabathi, each giving their unbridled passion and motivation to the day. It was particularly cool to see young Sunay pushing his capabilities to the limits in tackling the coveted botanical gardens handrail, not for the faint-hearted. Look out for these boys in the upcoming videos.
- LUXBMX's Black Friday sale is underway
Lastly, don’t forget to hit up LUXBMX for the ‘Black Friday’ sales, where a massive selection of our huge range will be up for clearance, including 50% off Federal and Tall Order products. If you are a bargain chaser or simply on the lookout for some fresh BMX gear, you know what to do! Also, don’t forget that there will be a ‘Cyber Monday’ sale where all items are 15% off store-wide. In anticipation of the day, the showroom will be shut Friday and Saturday the 25/26th of November, to accommodate the increased activity the staff will be handling.
Onwards and upwards.