Berry

Michael Beran

I was born to do something, and I chose BMX

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Hi, my name is Michael Beran. My discipline is BMX Freestyle. My friends call me Berry. I was born on 10 July 1989 in Czech Republic. My special talent is box jumps and creating sick new tricks. My philosophy of life is don't be a ghost of someone else; be original. My favourite food is chicken steak with potato salad. My favourite music is Nicki Minaj, Enya, Moby... (I like pretty much everything).

Bio

Michael Beran is without doubt the best Czech BMX freestyle rider out there with a big future in front of him. He has already achieved some astounding results in competitions with seemingly unattainable achievements all within his grasp.

Michael – "Berry" to his friends and fans – has made it to the finals of high profile contests including the BMX Masters and Vans Rebel Jam events. During the winter, he travels from Europe to the US where he can train at the world famous Woodward facility, where he rides with the world’s elite.

First hooked on BMX in 2004, he is now a fully-fledged member of the sport’s top professionals. In 2010 Michael made the podium in a whole host of contests including a spectacular first place in the Hard Trick category at the Vans Rebel Jam. He also took the top honours in the Best Trick contest at the Nike 6.0 BCN BMX Pro event in Barcelona, Spain, for his bikeflip to tailtap to tailwhip.

Michael ripped it up with the best of the best at 2012 Red Bull Skylines and the FISE X BMX Pro contest in Paris. He has since taken home some more metalware from Simple Session 2013, with a second place in the BMX thanks in part to his history-making sick 360 bikeflip to tailwhip. "I was born to do something, and I chose BMX," Michael has said... and we're sure he could have made no better choice... 

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 3rd Place: FISE WORLD Andorra - BMX Freegun Air Spine

      Andorra

  2. 2013
    1. 2nd Place: Simple Session

      Tallinn, Estonia

  3. 2012
    1. 3rd Place: FISE X - BMX Pro

      Paris, France

    2. 1st Place: Red Bull Metro Pipe

      Madrid, Spain

  4. 2011
    1. 2nd Place: Nike Pool Jam

      London, United Kingdom

    2. 2nd Place: BMX Masters

      Cologne, Germany

  5. 2010
    1. 1st Place: Vans Rebel Jam (Hard Trick)

      Portimao, Portugal

    2. 1st Place: BMX Street Station

      Lyon, France