A summary of the top tips for riding well on BMX Bikes includes riding styles, jumps, turns, flips, and other tricks is sure to help you in your quest to be a better BMX rider.
With a good summary of tips, you can be well on your way to enhanced riding. However, the main reason to get a full awareness of all the tips available out there for you is so that you don’t spend years making the same mistakes that have already been corrected by thousands or riders, er, including me! An indecent amount of riding occurs because people tread the same tracks that other BMX bikers make, at least in metaphor. The extent of this metaphor is seen in the thousands of newbie BMX riders around the country that are failing to make the most basic connections between BMX riding and looking good while doing it.
Those people with natural talent that have already done all the tricks and perfected their riding craft to the highest degree can be seen on bikes in DVDs, books, and magazines, and their tips, collectively, can save many novices from years of painstaking labour in figuring out how to ride, as if they are doing it for the first time. The tips you’ll learn from articles, books, magazines, and so forth is not nearly as good as getting first hand experience from a truly good rider at a skatepark, so strike up a conversation with the top rider there and ask if you can get free tips, or if not, pay him to give you tips. Er, that was a joke!
BMX riding tips can basically be collated into the kind of gear you need to get. After you get the gear, the jumps can take care of themselves, especially if you have access to a BMX park. Most BMX parks distinguish between small skateparks and big skateparks. These skateparks within a skatepark are for beginners and pros, respectively. There is usually not just one set of facilities for both beginners and pros in a skatepark. There are separate areas for both kinds of riders. You work your way up to the bigger ramps, rails, and jumps. If you have the gear, then you take the natural route of progression, and no further tips are involved.
You’ll need gear. The clothing is the most important thing in racing, jumping, freestyle, you name it. You’ll be spending a lot of time laying on the ground after falls. Long sleeve shirts and pants will prevent wood burn or concrete burn from sliding across the wood of the ramp or the concrete of the skatepark. Close-toed shoes without shoelaces are another most so you don’t injure your toes or get your shoelaces caught in your bike.
You’ll also need some extra equipment like a bike repair kit, ramp, and a map to all the BMX parks in the area. If you can, select a BMX park that is unofficially registered and outdoors so you can be outside when you are first learning to jump. It is safer to fall on dirt, grass, and hills than it is to fall on concrete or wood.
Look, this is an introductory article on BMX riding tips & tricks, what do we know anyway. Why not drop us a line in the comment box below to tell us what we don’t know?