Freestyle Motorcross, BMX Event to be Held at Joe Louis Arena in October


Nitro Circus, a freestyle motorcross, BMX, and skate event, is coming to Joe Louis Arena on October 18.

“We can’t wait to bring this all-new tour to North America,” says Travis Pastrana, a 17-time X Games medalist who will lead the show. “The stage set is over the top and will definitely pump up the crowd.”

The tour will feature athletes in freestyle motorcross, BMX, and skate, including the world’s first triple backflipper Josh Sheehan, along with Australian X Games gold medalists Blake “Bilko” Williams and Cam Sinclair. BMX stars include Chad Kagy, James Foster, “The Warrior” Jed Mildon, and X Games medalist Andy Buckworth.

The first woman to ever backflip a motorbike, Jolene Van Vugt, will attempt to do a double backflip on the tour, while X Games gold medalist Daniel Bodin will backflip a 400-pound snowmobile. Other contraptions include quad bikes and mini-bikes, among other motorized and non-motorized units.

Nitro Circus began as a television show on MTV in 2009 and follows Pastrana and his friends as they tour the United States. Nitro Circus: The Movie, which featured cast members from the TV series, was released in 2012.

Ticket prices range from $42 to $102 and go on sale Friday.