Putting the X in TX
Show Of Support
On June 5, action-sports fans in Austin, TX, put on a BMX, skate and music rally -- complete with mechanical bull -- to show why their city's the perfect host for the X Games in 2014. X Games competitor and Etnies BMX pro Tommy Dugan blasts an air in front of the state capitol to show his support for the X Games Austin bid. Nobody has seen such airtime here since Robbie Knievel jumped two Budweiser trucks!
Santa Barbara dub-step group Candyland set the mood down on Congress Avenue outside the state capitol during the X Games rally.
It doesn't get more extreme than this. BMX pro Brian Hunt stretches a nothing in between double duties as the emcee for the pro ramp demo.
Lucas Hillman nails a front blunt grab during the pro skate demo at the X Games rally.
Midwest transplant and OTX mini-ramp killer Bobby Parker throws a tabletop mid-demo, then has a go at the mechanical bull.
Candyland gets the X Games ATX crowd going with his own brand of electro dub-step DJ mash-up.
Austin's skateboard pros also showed their support for the X Games bid. Cory Thornhill drops an invert to a picture-perfect landmark postcard of the state capitol.
Local Austin rapper Zeale performs to the skate and BMX crowd with true ATX hip-hop swagger.
Garrett Young casually drifts a Benihana to a coupla-thousand-strong ATX crowd.
DK Bikes pro Nina Buitrago talks to Fox News about Austin's X Games bid and her hopes for a Women's BMX Park event at a future X Games.
Local BMX legend Mike Santana slaps a fastplant for the old school and the new school. Legends never die.
Keep It Weird
"Keep X Games Weird" is a play on Austin's much-loved slogan -- and what better way to say it than with a foam party, mechanical-bull rides, gladiator jousting and having a true TX mascot show up for the event.
Mutiny Bikes pro and local ATX rider Andy Martinez flairs the lip of the jump box before heading to the foam party to cool off from Austin's 95-degree heat.
The ATX crowd goes nuts for free X Games swag and the possibility of an X Games Austin 2014.
Chill skate session and ambiance, winding down from a extreme takeover of Congress Avenue to rally the masses in support of the X Games 2014 bid.