REPLAY: 2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Kevin Peraza

Date of birth: September 2, 1994
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Sponsors: Vans, Monster Energy, Mongoose Bikes, Demolition Parts, Ethika, Bell

Bio


What have you been doing since the 2019 finals in September? After the incredible 2019 VPC world championships came to an end, I continued event after event. Flying straight to Guadalajara, Mexico for at the Mexican National Championships. Walked away with first in both park and dirt. The weekend after I then went to another national event in North Carolina, winning another C1 event helping me add points to my name for the Olympic qualifying rankings. Mongoose then hosted a Mongoose Am-Jam event at my local park in Tucson, Arizona (Premises Park) The whole team came down to visit and session my local spots, along with Will Stroud to help film a cool little team video of the whole thing. I then Drive to Las Vegas for the Monster Energy Cup Supercross event where monster hosted a dual speed and style event.

I took a small family break after that only to jump on a 30 hour + journey to Chengdu, China for the FISE World Cup Finals. The Finals got rained out but super hyped to have finished in an incredible 6th. I then session the best trick contest to finish off the weekend and among all the craziness, I ended up winning with a gap to wall ride 180 cab opposite downside whip. after a week and half in China, I came back home to marry my best friend Itsel. Where we hosted our small civil wedding in Arizona with some family. We then took a small vacation to Mexico City with some close friends to enjoy our time off. Vans invited me for a week in Hawaii and where I Invited itself so we could disconnect from the world for a few days while being in paradise. - THANK YOU VANS.  To wrap up the year I jumped on my 72nd flight of 2019 and flew to Madison, Wisconsin to visit the mongoose office and meet up with our tm Leigh Ramsdell to talk about my upcoming Signature frame and projects with the company. With the already exciting trip, I was surprised and gifted the Vital BMX Rider of The Year Award from Kyle Carlson. It was definitely an incredible way to finish my 2019. - After an amazing year, holidays came around, Christmas, and New Year’s was all about being with family and focusing on my physical and mental health. Spent some time in Mexico to rest up and get motivated for this new decade and the 2020 season to come.

We’re heading back to Waiblingen, Germany in July. What was something you remember from that event in 2019? Waiblingen was absolutely incredible!!! The weather, the sessions, but mainly the vibe and positive energy from everyone that went to ride or watch that weekend. I personally loved the vibe the day the hosted the welcoming dinner in the beer garden next to the bowl. The fence was removed around the bowl and there was music, free drinks and food given out. An open session and just good times with everyone there. It was like a family day in the park. Priceless.

We head to Salt Lake City in September, home of Mike Aitken, Fuzzy Hall and Matt Beringer. What do you think the vibe will be like having these guys on deck during the event? It's going to be a treat to see those dudes there watching and supporting us all. Definitely going to be a huge motivation. I haven't been to SLC in a long time. Honestly just excited to be there already. The VPC brings the best of the best from all over the world to these events, it’s hard not to be excited.

For the first time Sydney, Australia is our host for the Vans BMX Pro Cup finals in October. Who are you backing for the series win this year? Hyped to be going back to Sydney!!! Always an unforgettable time. The amount of incredible riding that happens throughout the full series, makes it super hard to pick just one dude. But I am saying Dennis. He has been on a constant fire of explosion at every event. As always, the variety and trick selection are endless on his end. Plus, I'm a fan of his riding and energy he brings to every event.

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