WITH exciting tricks and spins, the Red Bull Foreign Bars competition took place on the 24th of March 2018 in Windhoek at Auas Valley Shopping Centre.
A first for Namibia, the competition saw both amateur and professional BMX riders compete against each other in a unique competition of skill and grit.
The event was successfully hosted by Eric Garbers, Namibia’s only Red Bull Athlete, who also created the whole concept.
The competition commenced with participants riding their own BMX bikes first and showing their amazing skills.
Those who impressed made it through to the finals and then competed on a BMX bike completely unfamiliar to them.
The first official Red Bull Foreign Bars was a great success and saw over ten amateurs and six professionals competing.
The aim of the event was to bring together all riders, to help grow the BMX community and kickstart a new BMX event.
Nigel Sheffers walked away with the first prize in the Amateur class. Followed by Pascal Maritz in second place and third was Gilbert Schiebler.
Micka Von Bentheim was the successful winner in the Expert class. Robert van der Westhuisen was second and in third was Michael Barlow.
The winners took home brand new Bmx bikes as grand prizes. In the Amateur Class, it was a slick Eastern Grame BMX bike and in the Expert Class it was an impressive Wethepeople Reason Bmx Bike.
The event was sponsored by Roco Mamas, Radiowave, Edelstahlbau and Prostudio while the judges were Murray Loubser – Red Bull athlete SA, Karl- Heinz Erni – experienced Bmxer Nam, and Eric Garbers – RB athlete Namibia himself.
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