What is BMX riding?
BMX riding is typically done on bicycles with 20 inch wheels. BMX as a sport involves two broad disciplines: racing and freestyle (also known as “bicycle stunt” or “trick” riding). Freestyle itself consists of several sub-disciplines: dirt jumping, park/ramp riding, vert, street and flatland. While most riders engage in more than one of these disciplines, most have one type of riding that they prefer. Dirt jumping is one of the oldest disciplines of the sport. The roots of BMX are in motocross (MX) riding, which involves dirt jumping. Dirt jumps are carved out of mounds of dirt – usually one mound for takeoff and one for landing. A BMX rider pedals quickly to first takeoff, lands and then uses the momentum from his landing to propel himself toward subsequent jumps. Often, riders perform a trick in the air before landing. Park riding consists of performing tricks on ramps and in skateparks. BMX has roots in skateboarding, and BMX riders have been building ramps and riding alongside skat