Simpel Summer Session in Kamppi, Helsinki!

Hey everyone!

It’s Risto. Some of you guys know me from doing the Bicycle Film Festival in Tallinn.

We have a new very exciting event coming in Helsinki. I know it’s not fixed gear but hear me out:)
Well, it’s BMX but since all odds show it’s going to be very top level and fun, then maybe you guys are interested to check it out.


Time: Saturday 20th of August 2011
Place: Narinkkatori/Kamppi, Helsinki Finland

Prepare for awesome nordic BMX this summer, as Simpel Summer Session returns to Stadi – Helsinki for the second time! Unlike our Tallinn events in February, the Summer Session is an outdoor event, so expect warm sunny weather, breezy hang-outs in the greenery and lots of spontaneous street riding on the great streets of Helsinki.

Summer Session will take place in an exciting location in the very heart of Helsinki – on it’s main square – the Narinkkatori in front of Kamppi center and it’s free. The brand new course is designed by skatepark wizard Nate Wessel and built by Session Ramps. The event will be hosted by New York’s BMX living legend and super rad dude Darryl Nau together with European BMX guru Andy Zeiss. Finnish mic support will be given by Tommidmg.

Of course there is a good party in the program and everything else that has become expected from the good times of Simpel Session events.

For some insight have a look at Summer Session 10 videos:


The line-up of riders is looking better than ever with big guns such as:
Aaron Ross USA
Alex Magallan USA
Chad Kerley USA
Daniel “Naran” Peñafiel SPA
Gary Young USA
Greg Illingworth ZA
Jason Phelan IRL
Jim Cielencki USA
Nathan Williams USA
Ondra Sléz CZE
Tom Dugan USA
Tony Hamlin USA
Corey Martinez USA
Mark Webb UK
Sergio Layos SPA
Paul Ryan UK
and many others…

More information – &

See you @ Summer Session in Helsinki Finland!

Having started out as just a local jam 12 years ago, Simpel Session has worked its way up to become one of the biggest and best contests in the world of BMX bikes and skateboarding. And not because of the massive media coverage or hefty prize purse, but more for its ability of attracting the biggest names in the business, a mind-blowingly impressive new course each year, and the laid-back vibe with a feeling of a giant BMX and skateboard party. Simpel Session is a celebration of everything that is amazing about BMX and skateboarding. Now coming to Helsinki!


Oh yes, i will be there!

The annual King of Fixed is at the same time. buu.

tnts - 11:37, 29.7.2011 » The annual [King of Fixed]( is at the same time. buu.
No worries. There will be enough time to see Simpel Session while you wait between KoF events.

This is the schedule for the Summer Session.

9:00 – 11:00 BMX practice (group A)
11:00 – 13:00 BMX practice (group B)
13:00 – 15:00 BMX practice (group C)
15:00 – 16:30 BMX Qualifications (group A)
16:30 – 17:30 BMX Qualifications (group B)
17:30 – 18:30 BMX Qualifications (group C)
19:30 – 20:30 Finals warmup
20:30 – 21:30 Finals

(subject to small changes)

Some more taste what we have in store for the 20th of August. This is a Vans edit from the Simpel Session in February 2011 in Tallinn.

Would like to let you know that some of the good teams/riders will be in Helsinki for more time than the Summer Session.

Etnies US team will extend it’s European tour and will come to Helsinki on the 18th and 19th. They’re gonna stay in Finland until 25th and hope to ride street and parks. After that they’ll come to Tallinn and stay there until 31st. On this trip will be Tommy Dugan, Tony Hamlin, Corey Martinez, Nathan Williams and photographer Walter Pieringer. For the contest also Etnies EU riders Sergio Layos and Mark Vos will be here.

Sunday team will stay in Helsinki from 17th until 25th of August. On this trip we have Gary Young, Jim Cielencki, Aaros Ross, Alex Magallan and videographer Andrew Brady.

Some of the other rad dudes who stay in Helsinki for longer time are Greg Illingworth, Darryl Nau, Stefan Lantschner, videographer Albi Accettulli, several Polish dudes and more…

Dope VANS edit from Saturday!