Cypress, CA (August 16, 2012) – The first LXVI BMX Invitational presented by Vans hits the beach on August 24th and 25th at the historic Virginia Beach Oceanfront alongside the Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships presented by Vans.  The LXVI BMX Invitational challenges twenty of the world’s best BMX riders including Scotty Cranmer, Ryan Guettler, Ryan Nyquist and Cory Nastazio as they compete in a triple box jump contest for their share of a $25,000 prize purse.   

 

This summer’s LXVI BMX Invitational will be held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships, the oldest surf contest in North America and the second longest continuously-run surf contest in the world. The Coastal Edge ECSC beach festival, held on August 20th – 26th, features skateboarding, BMX and motocross demos along with music and other beach activities throughout the weekend.   

 

Expected Riders Include: 

Scotty Cranmer (2012 X-Games Gold BMX Park, 2012 Dew Tour Champion BMX Park), Ryan Guettler (2005 Dew Tour Champion BMX Dirt and Park, X-Games medalist), Pat Casey, Gary Young, Kyle Baldock, Cory Nastazio (X-Games medalist), Ryan Nyquist (numerous X-Games medals and Dew Tour championships), Brett Banasiewicz, Dennis Enarson, Jeremiah Smith, and Brandon Dosch. 

 

Expected Judges Include: 

Robbie Morales (Cult), Keith Mulligan (Ride BMX), Ben Crockett (BMX Plus!), Dave Brumlow and Allan Cooke.

 

Contest Schedule – Best 2 out of 3 Runs 

Thursday, Aug. 23rd 2PM – 4PM – Open Practice 

Friday, Aug. 24th 12PM – 2PM – Qualifiers 

Saturday, Aug. 25th 12PM – 1PM – Finals 

 

Prizes: 

1st place: $5,000 

2nd place: $3,750 

3rd place: $3,000 

Runner ups will receive a portion of the $25,000 purse. 

 

Year in and year out, the Coastal Edge ECSC is also one of the largest surf events held globally with more than 800 participants across more than 35 divisions in 2011.  Produced annually by the Virginia Beach Jaycees and managed by Resort Management, LLC, the Coastal Edge ECSC beach festival is open to the public and is free of charge.  Portions of the proceeds raised at the CE-ECSC benefit the Jaycees many charitable projects.  For event information, visit www.surfecsc.com.  Contact: George@surfecsc.com for sponsorship inquiries. 

 

The Vans LXVI BMX Invitational is made possible by the support of Vans, Coastal Edge, and vitaminwater. 

 

For more information on the Vans LXVI BMX Invitational, please visit www.vans.com/ecsc. Use hashtag#ecsc to post photos on the website and keep track of live updates during the festival. 

 

To learn more about Vans BMX and our team, visit www.vans.com/bmx