About the Vans BMX Pro Cup


What is the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series?

The Vans BMX Pro Cup series debuts in 2017 as the world’s definitive platform for BMX park terrain competition, showcasing the most talented BMX athletes from across the globe. The Vans BMX Pro Cup kicks off its inaugural season in Sydney, Australia as the series embarks on a four-stop global tour, concluding with the crowning of the first-ever Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion.

How did the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series come to be? 

Vans has been supporting BMX on many levels for years, and from 2001-2004 worked with Vans BMX team rider Dennis McCoy (McCoy Productions) on the Vans Triple Crown of BMX Series. The series showcased a high level of riding in a fun atmosphere, and since that time, there has been a desire to create something even better.

In 2013, Vans returned as sponsor of the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. Jerry Badders, Vans Global Sports Marketing Manager, and Dennis McCoy approached Steve Van Doren about bringing a BMX event back to the beach. The inaugural Van Doren Invitational was a huge success and it returned to the Vans US Open for the next 3 years. In 2017, the decision was made to take VDI style events global, and the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series was born.

What is BMX Park riding?

Today, the most popular and accessible style of Park riding takes place in concrete parks all over the world. It's the first type of terrain on which BMX Freestyle contests were held, beginning in 1982 at Skate City in Whittier, CA. There are literally thousands of concrete parks spread out over the globe, featuring bowls, spines, hips, extensions, escalators and elevation changes that allow for endless gaps and transfer lines. Massive airs, flow and style, and highly technical riding goes down daily at free public concrete parks that are open year-round. Concrete parks have become the common ground where all riding styles come together and their popularity continues to rise as more and more are constructed.

Where can I watch live BMX park events and learn more?

You can find live event broadcast schedules, highlights, interviews and more at www.vansbmxprocup.com. You can follow us on social media@vansbmx66 and @vansbmxprocup. #vansbmxprocup

How many events are in the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series?

The inaugural Vans BMX Pro Cup Series will consist of three official global qualifier invitational events, coinciding with three regional qualifiers open to registrants at each tour stop. The series will conclude with the Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championship.


2017 Vans BMX Pro Cup Series

Global Qualifiers

Australia: Feb 26 & March 3-5
Spain: May 5-7
Mexico: June 2-4

World Championship

United States: August 4-6


How do competitors get to the Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championship?

There are three paths to get to the Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championship:

  • The Vans BMX Pro Cup Series

  • The Vans BMX Pro Cup Regional Qualifiers

  • The Vans BMX Pro Cup LCQ

Who can ride in the Vans BMX Pro Cup Regional Qualifiers?

Registration is open to all pro riders (men and women) over the age of 16.
For more information on rider registration, please visit www.mccoyproevents.com.

Who can ride in a Vans BMX Pro Cup?

  • Invited pro riders and Wildcards
  • 10 riders that qualify at each Regional Qualifier event
  • Riders from the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series rankings

What is the qualifying criteria for the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series?


AUSTRALIA

Feb 26 & March 3-5

Vans BMX Pro Cup Regional Qualifier: Feb 26

  • Up to 80 riders (men and women)
  • Top 10 advance to the Vans BMX Pro Cup Australia
  • Top 3 also earn an invite to the Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championship at the Vans US Open

Vans BMX Pro Cup: March 3-5

  • 21 Qualified riders and Wildcards
  • Top 10 from the Regional Qualifier Australia

SPAIN

May 5-7

Vans BMX Pro Cup Regional Qualifier

  • Up to 80 riders (men and women)
  • Top 10 advance to the Vans BMX Pro Cup Spain
  • Top 3 also earn an invite to the Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championship at the Vans US Open

Vans BMX Pro Cup

  • Top 18 from Vans BMX Pro Cup Australia
  • 3 Wildcards
  • Top 10 from the Regional Qualifier Spain

 


MEXICO

June 2-4

Vans BMX Pro Cup Regional Qualifier:

  • Up to 80 riders (men and women)
  • Top 10 advance to the Vans BMX Pro Cup Mexico
  • Top 3 also earn an invite to the Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championship at the Vans US Open

Vans BMX Pro Cup:

  • Top 15 from Vans BMX Pro Cup Spain
  • Top 3 previously unqualified from series rankings
  • 3 Wildcards
  • Top 10 from the Regional Qualifier Mexico

 


USA

August 2-4

Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championship - 24 Qualified riders and Wildcards

  • 3 riders from Regional Qualifier Australia
  • 3 previously unqualified riders from Regional Qualifier Spain
  • 3 previously unqualified riders from Regional Qualifier Mexico
  • 2 riders from Vans BMX Pro Cup Series global rankings
  • Winner of the Vans BMX Pro Cup LCQ (held at the Vans “Off The Wall” Skatepark in HB, CA)

 


Vans BMX Women’s Competition

Invites from:

  • Regional Qualifier Australia
  • Regional Qualifier Spain
  • Regional Qualifier Mexico
  • Wildcards
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