September 20th, 2012 brings the BMX world together for the 16th Annual Ride BMX NORA Cup Awards–and today, we’re here to present the top five nominees for the evening.

For those who aren’t in the know for how NORA Cup works, we get in touch with the pros we’re aware of (there’s a lot) and have them send in their votes for who they thought were the best riders at ramp, dirt, flatland, and street riding. Oh yeah, we also give out NORA Cups for the best video, best video part, and the best racer of the year, too. These dudes know everyone and see everything–so there’s no doubt that they’re not a half bad panel of judges to decide things.

Each year, we bring in a solid group of presenters to give these awards away–riders that have a storied and long past in the BMX game. This year is no different; we’ve got a full lineup of guys that have put plenty of their lives into the BMX world.

Enough talk though. Get to The Venetian on September 20th (early) and see which of the guys below are going to be taking home trophies….

2012 Ride BMX NORA Cup Top 5 Nominees
(Listed in alphabetical order.)

Number One Ramp Rider:
Brett Banasiewicz
Drew Bezanson
Scotty Cranmer
Tom Dugan
Dennis Enarson

Number One Dirt Jumper:
Mike “Hucker” Clark
Chris Doyle
Brian Foster
Clint Reynolds
Ben Wallace

Number One Flatlander:
Matthias Dandois
Viki Gomez
Alex Jumelin
Dominik Nekolny
Yohei Uchino

Number One Street Rider:
Chad Kerley
Ty Morrow
Garrett Reynolds
Dakota Roche
Nathan Williams

Number One Racer:
Connor Fields
David Herman
Barry Nobles
Maris Strombergs
Sam Willoughby

Best Video Part:
Mike Aitken – Killjoy
Tom Dugan – Empire’s Bad Idea
Chad Kerley – The Hunt
Aaron Ross – Empire’s Bad Idea
Dave Thompson – Killjoy

Video Of The Year:
Any Which Way (BSD)
Bad Idea (Empire)
Killjoy (Shawn “Elf” Walters & Jordan Utley)
Skavenger (Skavenger)
The Hunt (Justin Kosman)

For more information on the NORA Cup Awards show, stay tuned online at ridebmx.com/NORAcup2012 or follow on twitter and instagram @ridebmx (#noracup2012) and (#noracup).

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Official Event Info:

Thursday, September 20
The Venetian Showroom At the Venetian Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV

8:00 P.M. Doors Open
Seating For The Awards Is Limited,
Please Arrive Early