BMX Street Riding Explained

BMX Freestyle is the most famous activity done using BMX bikes and is also categorised as an extreme sport. It is performed by athletes, who are classified into the different disciplines, which include:

  • Trails
  • Vert
  • Park
  • Flatland

This sport is believed to have emerged in California, back in 1975, when kids enjoyed riding bikes along reservoir channels.

These days, BMX freestyling is done in several well planned, disciplined, events. However, most of the time, freestyle has no specific rules, especially when it is done for fun.

The sport includes various manoeuvres such as:

  • Tabletop
  • Barspin
  • Superman
  • Tailwhip
  • Backflip
  • Flair

This extreme sport has been gaining popularity all across the world.

Street

This discipline simply means finding a suitable spot on the street and doing the tricks on it. Street bikes used to be unreasonably weighty. Earlier on, riders used to freestyle with race bikes, which aren’t strong enough to handle this vigorous sport. To solve this, a bicycle company built a bike that was heavy and strong. This didn’t help, as they couldn’t do anything, due to that much weight.

The current bikes solve both the strength and weight problem simultaneously. The manufacturers are using material that is strong, and light, at the same time.

They also come with gyro cables and pegs; many people fix the set of pegs on the side which they find convenient. It is very common to see many riders using bikes without brakes, but using four pegs instead. BMX offers you the freedom to be unique, and have your own style, regardless of how you tune your toy; that’s all your own business.

All that is important is to stay safe and out of danger. It’s better to put on a helmet, or any head protective gear than to wake up in a hospital with a cracked skull. Most importantly, is to ensure that you are skilled enough to handle the challenge.