This year the Vans U.S. Open said goodbye to the Van Doren BMX Invitational and hello to the Vans BMX Pro Cup. On Sunday, August 6th, the competition will crown its first ever champion. Huntington Beach may be surf city, but the festivities are known to take place both in and out of the water. This park terrain competition will showcase riders from all over the world with a range of skill and style.
The Last Leg
The Vans BMX Pro Cup Series is on its fourth and final leg of the series. They’ve been through Australia, Spain, and Mexico on a wild ride with the world’s most celebrated riders. Twenty-four pros, 13 advancing regional qualifiers, and three wild cards will compete in the men’s competition. The women’s competition will host 17 finalists. Monster’s Kevin Peraza, Dakota Roche, and Pat Casey will make up three of the pros competing on August 4th and 6th.
Who to Watch out for
Kevin Peraza’s positive energy, serious technical skill, and unique style always keeps the fans and fellow riders smiling. He is also coming off a big win from earlier this month at the Minneapolis X Games in Park. Pat Casey also found success at the recent X Games, taking a third in Dave Mirra’s BMX Park Best Trick. Both Peraza and Casey have frequented the Pro Cup’s top ten establishing themselves as a definite force to fear. Hopefully, the Huntington Beach stop will give street rider, Dakota Roche, a hometown advantage, or at least plenty of friendly vibes.
However, there will be some tough competition among these top athletes. Sergio Layos has proven to be the most consistent rider, with a podium standing at each stop. Larry Edgar is coming in close with two podium spots in the VPC series.
After a week of surf, skate, and riding, take a break from the beach and hop on over to the Vans Pro Park to see who will take home the first ever Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion trophy.
Check out Pat Casey in DreamYard3 HERE!