Stop #2 – The Kitchen BMX & Skatepark – South Bend, IN | 2.18.17

The Battle for Midwest BMX rolls through South Bend, Indiana on Saturday February 18th at the infamous Kitchen BMX & Skatepark.  The Battle series contests began in 2014 as “The Battle for Northern Indiana” and the only two stops were South Bend, and Fort Wayne.  We have a total of 4 stops this season, and it has been pretty sketchy arranging this years Calendar to be honest.

Stop #3 will be at Wedgwood Ramps in Youngstown, OH on March 18, 2017 | Finals are at Ohio Dreams in Butler, OH on Saturday April 8, 2017

If the 1st contest this year was any indication of things to come, The Kitchen will no doubt be an incredible show with some of the best Amateur BMX Riders in the Midwest battling it out for a chance to take home the top prize of a week of Camp at Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camp.  Come out early and get a session in on Friday to work on your lines and give the Foam & Resi a workout.  While you are there give Brett Banasiewicz and all the fine folks up there a high-5 for keeping this mid-western skatepark / training facility alive and well.  The Kitchen is a 501(c)3 Non profit so every single dollar counts.  We will see you at the Kitchen on Saturday February, 18th in South Bend Indiana!

Hank Kujawa from 2014
Click the image to see all the coverage from 2014

We leave you with midwest battler, Clayton Lee Fetters as he completely blowing this backflip from the last stop at The Fort Wayne Indoor!



The 2017 Battle for Midwest BMX – Stop #1 The Fort Wayne Indoor | Results | Video

Pro Podium
Open Class Podium
1. Chase Pauza (M) 2.  Nick Fix (L) 3. Scotty Kline (R)

Video by Ryan Mayo


Josh Orr | Scott Yoquelet | Jacob Marks

Chad Newman | Matt Lough | Wes Huddleston

Words: Rich Hoppe | Photos: Teddy Pieper

Click here for the 2017 Points Standings 

The 4th year in The Battle for Midwest BMX officially kicked off in Fort Wayne, Indiana at The Fort Wayne Indoor BMX & Skatepark sponsored by Summit City Bicycles.  The newly renovated park completely came alive on this 7th day of January, 2017.  The atmosphere was ruling and the riders were ripping up the brand new park.

We started out the day by opening at noon and had a very heavy 2 hour practice session which if we did judge, it would have been won by Mr. Nick Fix as he was throwing out some impressive combos and just absolutely shredding the place.  This was by far one of the best contests ever thrown down at the Fort Wayne Indoor and I for one am beyond stoked on how many folks showed up to ride and we have a healthy crowd of spectators through-out the afternoon. Our hats are off to the 14 Open riders who made the trek to Fort Wayne to simply shred and have some fun with our BMX Family!


The Battle Begins at The Fort Wayne Indoor 1.7.17

Glenn Salyers
Glenn Salyers from the 2014 Battle for Midwest BMX

This Saturday January 7th, 2017 the Battle Begins at the Fort Wayne Indoor Skatepark in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In this our 4th year running this series on in the beloved midwest is a battle all by itself!   We do not have a full calendar as of the time I posted this.  I plan to announce the rest of the stops at The Indoor this Saturday during the competition.  We will have trophy for all classes placing from 1st to 3rd.  The Winner of each class will receive a FREE WEEK OF CAMP at OHIO DREAMS in Butler Ohio!

Classes – Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced | Open (Pro mixed with Old Fools) – $20 Entry Fee

Friday Night Practice 6-10pm

Saturday – Doors Open at Noon – Contest Starts at 2pm!

To see the update from last years contest click the Image of DJ Martin Below!