Ten fun facts about Freestyle BMX


Fact 1
It is an extreme sport descended from BMX racing.

Fact 2
Freestyling can be traced back to 1975.

Fact 3
The American Freestyle Association (AFA) was the first governing body for BMX freestyle, founded by Bob Morales in 1982.


Fact 4
Freestyle BMX riders participate in several well-established disciplines.

Fact 5
As in the other forms of freestyle riding, there are no specific rules; style/aesthetics, skills, and creativity are stressed.

Fact 6
Street riders tend to have no brakes. If they do, it is mostly straight cable, not gyro. Usually they have front and back pegs on one side of the bike.

Fact 7
Skateparks are used by BMX riders as well as skateboarders, inline skaters and freestyle scooter-riders.

Fact 8
Vert is a freestyle BMX discipline performed in a half pipe consisting of two quarter pipes set facing each other (much like a mini ramp), but at around 1015 feet tall (around 2.5 to 3.5 meters) high.

Fact 9
The biggest ramp ever used in competition is the X-Games big air ramp at 27 feet (8.2 m) tall.

Fact 10
Freestyle dirt BMX involves many air tricks.


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