Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic also cancelled our plans for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Night of Freestyle tour. We were only able to present one event in the sold-out Barclaycard Arena Hamburg in January 2020. However, preparations for the 2023/2024 season are in full swing. There we will finally go on tour again with many shows all over Germany! So more action is guaranteed!
Of course we had another big tour for the 2018/2019 season, this time with 9 shows. In order to offer our visitors interesting shows again and again, this time we gave the tour a motto: Super Heroes! Fitting the motto “Super Heroes vs Challenger”, the best of the best competed for the “Rock of Freestyle”. No matter if difficult backflip combos, front flips on the FMX bike, double flips on the FMX bike or triple flips on the BMX: This season the crowd got to see them all!
With a total of 8 shows we really stepped things up in the 2017/2018 season! No other European show presents so many events in so many different cities. With an excellent riders field and the most difficult and up-to-date tricks, the crowd was more than amazed.
In 2016 we left the usual cities and explored new territory for us: For the first time we presented the Night of Freestyle in Bremen, Düsseldorf and Magdeburg. The GETEC Arena in Magdeburg in particular made us face new challenges, because it is much smaller than all the arenas that we were used to up to then. Over the years, not only the riders field, the landings, the take off of the mountain bikers grew, but also the entire show with fire, lasers, lights and fog machines. But of course that didn’t stop us from presenting a first-class show to the fans in Magdeburg.
After two great shows in Schwerin and Rostock in 2014, we were drawn back to these cities again in 2015. But two cities should soon no longer be enough for us! Since other German cities also offered the potential for freestyle shows, big plans were made for the coming years.
In 2014 we expanded the Night of Freestyle to 2 cities: Schwerin and Rostock. With the well-known good riders line-up and an ever larger and more complex show, we were able to inspire more and more spectators. Both events were almost sold out.
After the last freestyle show took place in Lübtheen in August 2013, the gates to the Night of Freestyle in the Schwerin Sports & Congress Hall opened for the first time in December 2013. At that time we were already presenting many different disciplines such as freestyle motocross, mountain bike, BMX flatland and also a snowmobile. Of course, many well-known names such as world champion Libor Podmol, Luc Ackermann, Hannes Ackermann, Lukas Weis, Nico Scholze, Patrick Schweika or Lukas Knopf could not be missing in Schwerin.
Long before we even thought about the Night of Freestyle, we organized a freestyle show in Lübtheen as part of the Lübzer Pils Cup. In 2000, Freestyle Motocross was still almost completely unknown in whole Europe, but was already celebrated in the US. We were one of the first to show a freestyle show in Germany. Over the years the event became more and more popular and attracted up to 5,000 visitors to the motocross track in Lübtheen in the evenings. The biggest German names weren´t allowed to be missing those days: From Sebastian Radl, to Lukas Weis, Sebastian Wolter, Marc Fischer and Fabian Bauersachs. But the rider field also became more and more international over time. We were able to welcome German champions, European champions, world champions, X-Fighters and also X-Games gold medalists in Lübtheen. These included names like Remi Bizouard, Libor Podmol, Chuck Carrothers, Daniel Bodin, Nick Franklin, Hannes and Luc Ackermann. Such a riders field naturally called for a more elaborate show, as well as the best light and laser technology.Since the conditions for freestyle motocross on the open air track in Lübtheen often became shaky thanks to rain and wind, it was born: the idea for the Night of Freestyle!