While a majority of BMX had their eyes pulled wide open looking at the wonderful mayhem that is Texas Toast, there was another unique event being thrown by Monster in Las Vegas, Nevada. Paying a bit of homage to the Supercross event going on as the mainstay, this completely unique event that combined racing with dirt jumping on a switchable course. Two paths, two riders, two runs, and the lowest combined score counts. Yup, each rider could choose his destiny, going for speed or tricks and the scoring system laid out for the judges would make the call.
I made this video as a kick off for the Texas Toast awards at NORA Cup...it was made about two hours after the event wrapped up and it's based off the prelims video (the reason for the same song). But, I still think it does a pretty damn good job of showing how damn good Toast is as a whole. You can pretty much hear people screaming the entire time and the looseness of the event really comes through. It's something that Toast, no matter how big it gets, should ever lose.
It's no secret that NORA Cup is the biggest party in BMX every year—where pros, industry heads, and all other riders get a chance to come together to recognize and celebrate all the incredible riding from the dudes who threw down the hardest this year. For the second year in a row we held the award show at the end of Texas Toast weekend at Emo's in Austin, Texas. Here's a look at some of the people who walked the red carpet into the show, including countless pros, entire teams, huge crews, and so many other riders from all over the country and the world.
All of the hammers from street finals at Texas Toast 2014. Keep your eyes peeled for an all expansive recap video that we'll be dropping very soon.
The dirt finals at Texas Toast this year were nuts, but what more would you expect when you take 15 of BMX's best dirt riders and throw em' on one amazing course.