Gravity-defying feats by BMX stunt cyclists

DUBAI — A 25-minute display of gravity-defying feats by trained BMX stunt cyclists have been expected to attract a volume of curious audience at various malls across the emirate as part of the on-going Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS).



By A Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 9 Jul 2007, 8:50 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:03 AM

The BMX Champs, comprising three cyclists, are performing at different malls this week. Their show started at the Al Khaleej Centre on Saturday. The team will also show off their skills at Burjuman today at 6:45pm and 7:50pm, Dubai Festival City on Tuesday at 6pm, and the Mazaya Centre on Thursday at 5:15pm, 7:50pm, and 8:30pm.

BMX or Bicycle Motocross (X) is a form of cycling on specially-designed bicycles which usually have 20-inch wheels. The sport includes freestyle tricks performed on soil tracks.

Originating in California, USA during the late, BMX has grown into an internationally-recognised sport with more than 60,000 licensed riders worldwide belonging to Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) affiliated organisations. Some 40,000 riders based in the US are also practising the sport through non-UCI affiliated organisations. Hundreds of thousands of youth participate in the sport in non-competitive ways.

Known for its all-terrain ability and ruggedness, BMX cycles have long been popular in the UAE. The brand is synonymous with adventure sporting and remains a favourite with teenagers.


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