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Freestyle BMX: ramp/park
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American BMX legend Dave Mirra in action at the 2003 X-Games (copyright: Shazamm/ESPN)
America's Dave Mirra is a BMX ramp legend

This involves riding and doing tricks around a specially designed ramp park.

Ramp parks can be made of concrete (nice), wood (nice) or aluminium (horrible, scary and dangerous).

When you first go to a park, don't just drop in and hog the park - remember to take your turn and let other people ride/skate.

Alistair Whitton won gold in the ramp/park competition at the X-Games in 2002 (copyright: Shazamm/ESPN)
Britain's Alistair Whitton in action

You should also try not to sit on obstacles that someone may be trying to session as this is also dangerous (and irritating).

Bikes for riding ramps are basically the same as those used for riding street.

Some good brands include: Hoffman, S&M, Standard, Fly, Volume, Dragonfly, MacNeil, Dirt Bros, Metal, FBM and Terrible One.

Some great ramp riders include:Dave Mirra, Mat Hoffman, Jay Miron (all USA), Jamie Bestwick, Carlo Griggs, Simon Tabron (all UK).


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