It is four to six-man mountain board racing on BMX tracks!
How is it different to Boarder Cross?
BMX tracks are not as downhill as traditional BX tracks, so speed must be generated mostly by the rider. Not all riders have the skill or fitness to do this. But with practice the skills and fitness you build on a BMX track, will make you faster when you get back on the dirt!
Why BMX tracks?
They are built to a very high standard and the features like large tarmac berms create offer multiple racing lines and exciting racing.
They are normally situated in urban areas and often in public parks, this give us the opportunity to show off mountain boarding to the general public.
BMX’ers are very friendly, they like and support what we do, without the support of local BMX clubs Rhythm Cross events would not be possible.
The short-term goal of Rhythm Cross is, that along with other disciplines such as BX, Freestyle, Park and Street riding, is to increase awareness of the sport and encourage more people to try it.
The long-term goal is to eventually have tracks built with mountain boards in mind, creating a perfect hybrid of BX and RX, i.e. the build quality of a BMX track but with a greater downhill gradient so we can get the extra speed to really start airing features like the bikes do. We hope that eventually Rhythm Cross and Boarder Cross will blend together, to become the De Facto race format for mountain boarding.
In the mid-term we have identified and will continue to find existing BMX tracks that have been built with a constant downhill gradient to make RX accessible to riders of all abilities to race. We currently compiling a short list of new tracks for 2019 events.
Single man pump tracks?
Bike pump track events have become popular over the past few years, with bikers racing against the clock. When we find the right track, there is no reason why us boarders can’t whip around with as much style and speed as the bikes. In 2019 we hope to run the first event in this format.
Riders around the country are talking to their local councils and BMX clubs around to find and improve existing tracks for future racing.
If you have a track near you that you want to develop, put an event on feel free to message us and we can offer advice and support on how to go about it, even if it’s a completely independent event to the RX series we are still happy to help!