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Red Bull Elevation a long time coming

‘First of its kind’ event designed to reflect progression of BMX jumping

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"Best of all, I think a BMX fan can be anywhere from eight to 80, it’s still fun to watch."

Miron doesn’t want to call any tricks, but believes competitors will definitely be pushing the boundaries in Whistler. Some of the tricks currently winning contests include twisting backflips, double backflips, double spins, front flips, and combination tricks with grabs, no-footers, and tailwhips.

"I hate to call tricks out because you never know if it’s going to go down or if someone is going to get hurt or whatever, but I can say it will be as big as anything that has ever been done before," said Miron. "If you’ve ever seen BMX on TV, dirt jumping or a demonstration or anything like that, this is going to be substantially bigger and better."

Schedule:

Aug. 25 – Riders Practice Session, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Aug. 26 – Qualifiers, noon to 6 p.m.

Aug. 27 – Finals, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.