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4 Seasons Skatepark Milwaukee Cancelled

The entire world has been flipped upside down since the last contest at The Kitchen in South, Bend Indiana. We were all stoked to visit 4-Seasons Skatepark in Milwaukee, WI this coming weekend as it is one of the raddest skateparks in the midwest and has remained radical through-out the test of time. (Props to the Crew at 4 Seasons)

We are still waiting the clock out to see if you the world is going to allow us to get the final contest done over at Chenga in Cleveland, Ohio.

Please keep your family and friends safe as we druge through this monumental time in all of our lives. And at this point we can still go outside and RIDE some bikes when the weather permits, stay radical and we hope to see you all in the very near future!

Stay Safe Friends -Rich Hoppe & the entire BFMWBMX crew.

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Stop #1 The Kitchen BMX & Skatepark | South Bend, IN

Hank Kujawa stretching a text book Superman Seat-Grab during his way to a victory in South Bends Open Class!

JUDGES

Josh Orr |Brett Banasiewicz |Nate Hecke | Matt Patterson |Jordan Bowen

Words: Rich Hoppe | Photos: Teddy Pieper

The world famous stage was set once again in South Bend, Indiana for the 7th annual “Battle for Midwest BMX” amatuer contest series brought to you by Wonder Wheels BMX and Hoffman Bikes!

The date was 2.22.20 and over 40 riders showed up to stunt in the dead of winter in the park the was built by Brett Banasiewicz and friends. Once notable friend of course was none other than Glenn Salyers. Glenn’s Mother Janice was in attendance for the festivities as we began the contest with a moment of silence for our man Glenn Salyers. (Rest in BMX Heaven)

Beginner Class:

1st Place (M) Ayden Wells | 2nd Place (R) Hailey Robbins | 3rd Place (L) Colin White

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The Battle for Midwest BMX | 2019

Yes indeed BMX fans, it is that time of the year when we start to load up the cannons for the 6th annual Battle for Midwest BMX! This year we are stoked to welcome the Hoffman Sports Association (HSA) as our sanctioning body, and also a brand new sponsor Hoffman Bikes.  We are stoked this year to get the winter park season blasting off!  Bill Nitschke from Wonder Wheels BMX will be helping out and the mic and other administrative orders once again this year also. 

Take a peek at the newly formed guidelines for the series points, and be ready to battle it out for the series winner in each class (excluding open) receives a free week of camp at Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camp.

The Open Class: A Shotgun format, 3 runs overall with the lowest 1/3 removed after each round.  Prize or Cash to be given out to each round winner.  This will encourage all who are just out for the fun and support of this series, and those in support of pure fun and freestyle BMX.

Example: Round 1 – Rad | Round 2 –  Radder |Round 3 – Raddest   

We are looking forward to seeing all of your friendly faces this year.  Follow BFMWBMX on Instagram for more media!

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Battle Contest Results, Photos & Video: Stop #1 The Fort Wayne Indoor

Aiden Amburgey Roasts a Flair at The Battle for Midwest BMX | Photo: Matt Hakey


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Josh Orr | Brandon Wolferman | Bill Nitschke

Words: Rich Hoppe | Photos: Matt Hakey


Click the Image Below to view the Video by Backyard BMX Co

The th year in The Battle for Midwest BMX officially kicked off in Fort Wayne, Indiana at The Fort Wayne Indoor BMX & Skatepark sponsored by Wonder Wheels BMX &  Summit City Bicycles.  The weekend started off on Friday night with a practice session to help get some of the new folks used to the unique layout inside the Fort Wayne Indoor.

The day began  with a 2.5 hour practice session, Alec Rutherford was attempting to win practice but we never actually judged practice!  After practice ended we  moved straight into the contest.  Beginners were up 1st and the butterflies were tearing up everyone’s stomach for sure.  Once we got the butterflies out, Ethan Webb ended up taking the victory with various 1 footed moves and a few Steve Questa inspired wall rides was enough to take the top spot. Congrats to all the beginners who stepped up and participated in the Battle Contest!

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Stop #4 – The Kitchen – Beginner, Intermediate, Expert & Girls Coverage

Eddie Rovi Winner Expert Class
Eddie Rovi – Winner Expert Class

The Battle for rages on as we made the trek to South Bend, Indiana to visit the gigantically amazing skatepark the Brett Banasiewicz built nearly 6 years ago.  The fine folks at the kitchen hosted yet another amazing event for both AM’s and the visiting Pros were in town for a crazy finals that went down on Sunday directly after the #RideforGlenn Street Jam.

The weekend was action packed with BMX family’s and supporters alike in attendance.  Saturday we saw all the AM Classes ride, Sunday was Girls, Old Fools, The Glenn Salyers Street Jam, we wrapped the day up with PRO Finals.

Thank all of you who support these events, we plan to make this series bigger and better over the years.

 Beginner / Intermediate / Expert Judges
Josh Orr - Nick Summerlot - Mark Flip

Girls Judges
Josh Orr - Bill Nitschke - Mark Flip
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Teddy Pieper / TedisGraphic.com

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Special Thanks: 
Brett Banasiewicz & The Kitchen Volunteers
Bill Nitschke
The Roberts Family

The Maddog

Results:

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RidersGottaRide Contributor Jordan Bowen has some #rideforglenn stickers available for purchase – All money goes toward the Glenn Salyers Memorial Fund.

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Today I will meet up with all of my BMX friends in Kokomo Indiana to celebrate the life of Glenn Salyers.  Glenn was one of the coolest dudes you could have ever met on this planet of ours.  Glenn could ride a bicycle so flawlessly it was like watching an talented artist paint a beautiful picture on canvas.  Glenns canvas was the world around him, he saw places and spots that no one else would have even noticed.  He was instrumental in designing and building The Kitchen BMX & Skatepark in South Bend, Indiana.

To me personally, I want to thank Glenn for helping judge some of my contests over the years, it was so fun to ride with him and all the boys where ever we found ourselves.  We always had good times doing shows & contests over the years and he will most definitely always have a special place in my heart for putting it all out there, every single time.

Glenn was absolutely brilliant with with his edits, and the dude was super smart in everyday life as well. Glenn was the absolute BEST all around rider and person and I will miss him dearly.   Thank You Glenn Salyers for being so rad, thanks for helping the youth of our sport excel, and thank you for being you buddy!

Below are pics from this website over the years, Glenn is the type of dude who comes into your skatepark and Icepicks the ceiling.  Have a Rad afterlife buddy we will all miss you and we will continue to ride for you buddy! #RIDEFORGLENN