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2024 BMX Freestyle South African Championships held at Gold Reef City

A newly built skatepark will be positioned in the Gold Reef City Theme Park Town Square, specifically for this BMX Park Freestyle tournament.

Gold Reef City Theme Park will be a hive of activity when a new style of ride, the Park Lines BMX Tournament, the official 2024 South African BMX Freestyle Championship, takes place on June 2 from 09:00.

LW Mag and Dragon Energy present the championship, in association with Garmin, Balwin Sport and DJI.

Some of the country’s most talented BMX freestyle riders will compete for the South African BMX Freestyle champion title.

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The action-packed event will showcase creativity and skill as riders perform tricks and stunts in their battle to win their share of the prize money and to be crowned event champions.

A newly built skatepark will be positioned in the Gold Reef City Theme Park Town Square, specifically for this BMX Park Freestyle tournament.

Invited riders from around South Africa will compete in the pro division, and the event will allow up-and-coming riders to compete in the amateur division.

The park will offer a range of obstacles for riders to use during their runs. Competitors will go head-to-head in qualifying heats, where judges will consider use-of-park, variation, style, tricks, and amplitude when selecting riders for the finals.

Pro riders will compete for their share of the R35 000 prize money, a Garmin Instinct smartwatch, and other prizes from the official event partners.

More skills from Murray Loubser. Photo: Eric Palmer.

In the amateur division, there is a new Mongoose BMX and further prizes up for grabs.

The tournament will conclude with the Best Trick competition open to all competing riders, with the winner taking home a DJI product voucher to the value of R10 000.

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Spectators who want to witness the excitement and energy of this thrilling sport are welcome.

The Park Lines BMX Tournament is a Cycling South Africa and UCI event and endorsed by Cycling South Africa.

Park Lines organiser Ryan van der Spuy said, “We are proud to take the Park Lines BMX Tournament to the next level by bringing the excitement of BMX Freestyle to the people, and at such an iconic venue, Gold Reef City.

“As the second-ever official South African Championships, we cannot wait to see who will wear the crown of 2024 champions.”

Entrance is R265 per person (normal Gold Reef City Theme Park ticket price).

Amateur riders who want to enter Park Lines, email your details and credentials to info@lwmag.co.za

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