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)
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 JudgesJosh Orr - Nick Summerlot - Mark Flip
Josh Orr - Bill Nitschke - Mark Flip
The Battle for Midwest BMX and The 4th Annual Kitchen Pro/Am+Girls Classes are in one weeks time! The 1st two stops have been amazing thus far in the battle for amateur supremacy. The Kitchen BMX & Skatepark in South Bend is a very special to me personally as it is my favorite BMX Riders very own park. I am talking about Brett Banasiewicz, the man, the myth the kid who killed contests all over this fine planet of ours year after year.
I packed the bike and drove up to South Bend, Indiana to see what was going on at The Kitchen BMX & Skatepark. I interviewed Bill & Brett Banasiewicz to find how the parks fundraising efforts are going, take a peek at this video and please head over to www.gofundme.com/savethekitchen to donate your $5 now!
RidersGottaRide.com, along with Solution Action Sports, LLC is proud to announce that we have partnered with Walton Webcasting to bring you this years PRO/AM BMX Contest to you LIVE! Myself along with the likes of Justin Hardin, & Chris Gerber will be on the live feed starting out at 2pm Eastern time on Saturday March 1st. We will be broadcasting the Pro Qualifyers at 2pm and the Pro Finals at 8pm. We will also be interviewing many other riders and fans alike, tune in right here to watch the event live!
Brett Banasiewicz with Daniel Sandoval in the background here kicking off the contest correctly! – Photo Credit: Dans Comp
The Kitchen BMX & Skatepark’s 3rd annual Pro/Am competition started in typical Maddog fashion with Brett in a car chase with the South Bend Police Dept. Fifteen minutes into our live feed Brett called to warn me he was coming in hot with the cops on his tail! Once he shook the coppers, Brett grabbed his BMX and took a few hot laps around his park before stopping atop Mt. Banasiewicz (the newly built huge step up). The entire building erupted with applause as we kicked off an amazing weekend in South Bend, IN.