Why should you get your kid into BMX? Here’s why…

Every parent needs to read this… Steve Hulbert just posted this online, it is absolutely brilliant…

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One of my friends asked “Why do you pay so much money for your kid to race BMX bikes”? Well I have a confession to make; I don’t pay for my kid to race his bike. Personally, I couldn’t care less about bikes.

So, if I am not paying for bike racing, what am I paying for?

– I pay for those moments when my son becomes so tired he wants to quit but doesn’t.

– I pay for those days when my son comes home from school and is “too tired” to go to the track but goes anyway.

– I pay for my son to learn to be disciplined, focused, and dedicated.

– I pay for my son to learn to take care of his body and equipment.

– I pay for my son to learn to work with others and to be good team mates, gracious in defeat, and humble in success.

– I pay for my son to learn to deal with disappointment, when he doesn’t get that win he’d hoped for, but he goes back week after week giving it his best shot.

– I pay for my son to learn to make and accomplish goals.

– I pay for my son to respect, not only themselves, but other riders, officials and coaches.

– I pay for my son to learn that it takes hours and hours, years and years, of hard work and practice to create a champion and that success does not happen overnight.

– I pay for my son to be proud of small achievements, and to work towards long term goals.

– I pay for the opportunity my son has and will have to make life-long friendships, create lifelong memories, to be as proud of their achievements as I am.

– I pay so that my son can be out on the track instead of in front of a screen…

…I could go on but, to be short, I don’t pay for bike racing; I pay for the opportunities that BMX provides my son with to develop attributes that will serve him well throughout his life and give him the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment! (Adapted)

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Think about this parents… Thanks for writing this Steve, it seriously could not have been worded any better. We would love to host you & your son at our facility any time you are in Minneapolis. Ride on ! #bmxfamily

Lil Pros Tour BONUS EPISODE: NoWear Compound Surprise Session

Located right in the very center of the United States, lies a little gem in the middle of nowhere called the “NoWear Compound”. Created by NoWear Extreme Rider AppareI in the state of Nebraska, this place is jam packed full of outdoor ramps, dirt jumps, and even a whole Barn filled with indoor ramps. Join our day as we make a surprise stop at the NoWear Compound with little 6 year old Isaac Zimmer and 9 year old Reed Bleymeyer.

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Riders: Reed Bleymeyer, Isaac Zimmer, Evan Moyle, Kyle Heaser, Dustin Grice.
Special Thanks: Rob Bleymeyer & Justin Zimmer, Evan Moyle, Kyle Heaser, NoWear BMX
Sponsors: NoWear Extreme Rider Apparel, BMX Groms, Link Foundation, Dream Park Builder, Stay Strong BMX, The Factory, Fat BMX
Host: Dustin Grice
Filming/Editing: Dustin Grice

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11 Year Old Jared Thompson Lands his First Backflip & Sheds a Tear

Another “BMX Grom” backflip learned right here at The Factory during “Flip School” with TwisterX15! This past weekend in Minneapolis, 11 year old Jared Thompson just could not believe that he actually committed, sent, and rotated his first backflip ever on a BMX jump. Watch this moment of a lifetime as all the homies storm in and congratulate him on his big accomplishment.

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Lil Pros BMX Tour AUSTRALIA: Day 2 – Beenleigh Skatepark, Queensland

Another GORGEOUS day in Australia! Day 2 of the Lil Pros BMX Tour hits up one of Australia’s most legendary cement parks, Beenleigh Skatepark located in Queensland. Riders as young as 3 to 14 years old showed up for our second session, watch the future of our sport throw down right here at Beenleigh and keep an eye our for all the special guests & pros that joined the fun!

Riders: Storm Gale, Jack Donald, Harry Jeffries, Jack Gray, Eithan Humphy, Cameron Ewington, Rylan Kindness, Jake Kowal, Craig Davidson, Clay Drain, Adam Cameron, Josh Dove, Cooper Wilson, Dylan Koskas, Lewis Allbon, Fraser, Koby Drain, Taj & lil Ben!
Special Thanks: Beenleigh Skatepark, The Kindness Family, Natalya Diehm, Jayden Fuller, Nathan “Lanky” Philps, Nick Cooper, Pros, Parents, Locals
Sponsors: Total BMX, X-Rated Helmets, Jet Pilot, Colony BMX, Deco BMX, Link Foundation, BMX Plus! Magazine, Dream Park Builder, Stay Strong BMX, The Factory, Fat BMX, BMX Groms, JC Action Sports
Host: Dustin Grice
Filming/Editing: Dustin Grice

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Lil Pros BMX Tour AUSTRALIA: Day 1 – Ride On Skatepark – Brisbane, Queensland

The Lil Pros BMX Tour goes DOWN UNDA !! Australia Day 1 hits up Ride On Skatepark located in Brisbane, Queensland. Riders as young as 3 (yes THREE years old) to 15 showed up for our first ever session in Australia, watch the future of our sport throw down right here at Ride On. And yes, we even had a few special guest pros excited to join the session as well…

Riders: Storm Gale, Jack Donald, Harry Jeffries, Jack Gray, Cameron Ewington, Rylan Kindness, Jake Kowal, Clay Drain, Josh Dove, Cooper Wilson, Lewis Allbon, Koby Drain, Taj & lil Ben!
Special Thanks: Ride On Skatepark, The Kindness Family, Chris Courtenay, Alex Hiam, Nick Cooper, Pros, Parents, Locals
Sponsors: Total BMX, X-Rated Helmets, Jet Pilot, Colony BMX, Deco BMX, Link Foundation, BMX Plus! Magazine, Dream Park Builder, Stay Strong BMX, The Factory, Fat BMX, BMX Groms, JC Action Sports
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Lil Pros BMX Tour 2015: AUSTRALIA PREVIEW Video

After starting in the US in 2013, then moving to the UK in 2014, the Lil Pros BMX Tour is now making its way to Australia! Come join our sessions in 2015… Kids, friends, parents, pros, everyone is invited, all ages:

Friday 23 Jan 2015: Brisbane, QLD
1-5pm Browns Plains

Saturday 24 Jan 2015: Gold Coast, QLD
1-5pm Beenleigh
6-9pm GC Compound

Sunday 25 Jan 2015: Brisbane, QLD
3-6pm Ramp Attack

Normal skatepark admissions may be required. Always support your local parks.

Ride soon lil shredders!

HUGE Thank you to our SPONSORS!
Total BMX, JC Action Sports, X-Rated Helmets, Stay Strong BMX, Link Foundation BMX Charity Bracelets, The Factory, FAT BMX, BMX Plus, BMX Groms, Dream Park Builder App, GC Compound, Ramp Attack

Parents, pros, media, brands, parks, locals… Thank YOU for giving our next generation the time of their lives:))

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Lil Pros BMX Tour Spotlight: Meet 10 Year Old Dorian Giordano & His Backyard BMX Ramp

Have you ever imagined having your own pro level BMX ramp in your backyard? How about one with riders including Drew Bezanson, Mike Varga, and Mike Gray who will come session with you? Meet Dorian Giordano. Lil Pros BMX Tour shines its first ever “Spotlight” video on this VERY talented 10 year old from Ontario, Canada.

Filming: Tyler Rizzi
Editing: Dustin Grice

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