2017 WCMX World Championship Recap
ASF and the Florida WCMX crew had the opportunity to visit the 2017 RISE WCMX World Championships held at Alliance Action Park in Irving, Texas last weekend. The chance to cheer on our own local heroes Tony Torres, Justin Beauchasne, Jerry Diaz, and Cody Appleton just couldn't be missed, and it was GAME ON to get to Texas! This opportuinity arose at the last minute, and RISE was kind enough to offer us a booth to help spread the word about Action Sports Foundation and our efforts for the adaptive sports community. We can't thank them enough for their help, they're truly a first-class organization and their adaptive sport programs are as good as it gets.
We flew out to Dallas Airport and rented a SUV to get around town, and all I can say is WOW, Texas is huge! The airport itself is 30 square miles and the tram driver told us he puts 100,000 miles a year on those trams, never leaving the airport property! We arrived on Thursday and had time to check out the skatepark where the event was being held. It's called Alliance Action Park, and was also HUGE to go along with everything else in Texas! There were 2 different riding areas packed with various ramps, rails, and roll ins and the contest area was in the covered section called The Hangar. It was a cool setup and had lots of variety, including a nice wooden bowl built into the top deck. The foam pit had been covered up and turned into a landing zone for the mega ramp, which worked out great after The Alliance crew built a small extension so the younger kids could hit it too.
So after checking out the park, we went back to the hotel and the lobby was already buzzing with kids in wheelchairs- a sign of a fun & crazy weekend ahead at the Hilton! LOL I think the staff were a bit shocked at all the craziness, but also enjoyed the entertainment from the kids being kids- it was hilarious!
Here's a video from the event-