Red Bull Local Hero BMX Hits Moscow

BMX rider in the air in front of the crowd at Red Bull Local Heroes in Moscow
© Daniel Kolodin

Red Bull Local Hero hit Moscow after a six-week break, switching from skate to BMX.

The Red Bull Local Hero started its BMX tour in Moscow in search of the best hidden talent in Russia on the 22nd July, following a six-week break after the skate tour.

Only open to unsponsored riders under 20 the first stage of the tour was hosted by Russia's top BMX rider and Red Bull athlete Anton Evstifeev, in the DC Banks skate park, in the historic Gorky Park, in Moscow.

Forty-nine riders took part in the competition and park rules applied with groups of four riders doing a six-minute jam session qualification, two short attempts and then a few seconds for a best trick. After this, it was narrowed down to 10 riders who competed again.

The top three 'Local Heroes' were Sergei Gladkov, Nikolai Gluhov and Konstantin Materinko, who won the amazing chance to make a profile video with Anton Evstifeev.

There are five stops on the tour and next up is Krasnoyarsk.

Check out the video from Kino Unit below for a taste of the action on the day, there is some Russian spoken without subtitles in this video but we are showing this for the unmissable visuals, check it out!
 

© Daniel Kolodin