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What's a gravity bike?
IGSA World Champions
The International Gravity Sports Association was founded in 1996 when a group of street luge and downhill skateboard enthusiasts recognized the need for fair, unbiased leadership for the sport. Since its inception, the goals of the association have been to foster strong and fair competition, to provide reasonable rules, to administer the competition program with impartiality, and to reduce the hazards associated with the sport.
The first IGSA event was held in May 1997 in San Bernardino, California. A few months earlier, IGSA Founder Marcus Rietema had been awarded the “Street Luge Sport Organizer” contract for the 1997 ESPN X Games to be held in Oceanside, California. The San Bernardino Grand Prix served as the open qualifying event for the 97’ X Games. In the early years, the IGSA events featured Street Luge only. In 2000, the IGSA added classes for Downhill Skateboarding, Classic Luge, Inline Skating, and Gravity Bike. This brought more competitors to each race and for the first time organizing races became financially viable for event organizers.
Each year the IGSA designated one event as the IGSA World Championships. The competitor who wins their respective class at this race is awarded the title of IGSA World Champion. Past host cities include Kaurnatal-Austria, Auerburg-Germany, Scheid-Switzerland, Jungholz, Austria and Goldendale, Washington.
Unfortunately, the IGSA no longer holds sanctioned Gravity Bike races as part of their national or international world championship series. GBHQ has preserved the historical records from the IGSA should they ever been removed from the IGSA website. The official records can be found on the IGSA site here.
Year Name Nat Event Location
2018 Brett Phillips AUS Campionato Del Mondo Teolo, Italy
2009 Brett Phillips AUS Newton's Playground Bathurst, Austraila
2008 Brett Phillips AUS Maryhill Festival Of Speed Oregon, USA
2007 Cedric Burel FRA Almabtrieb Jungholz,Germany
2006 Cedric Burel FRA Chill On A Swiss Hill Scheid, Switzerland
2005 Cedric Burel FRA Almabtrieb Jungholz, Germany
2004 Cedric Burel FRA Red Bull Almabtrieb Auerberg, Germany
2003 Cedric Burel FRA Braun Hot Heels Kaunertal, Austria
2002 Donovon LeKock RSA Braun Hot Heels Kaunertal, Austria
World Champions - Fairing Gravity Bike
Year Name Nat Event Location
2003 Fermin Rodriguez USA Braun Hot Heels Kaunertal, Austria
World Series Champions
Year Name Nat
2011 Dave Stinton UK
2010 Dave Stinton UK
2009 Alex Frischauf AUST
2008 Brett Phillips AUS
2007 Andreas Johnson SWE
2006 Dave Kessler USA
2005 Dave Kessler USA
2004 Dave Kessler USA
2003 Dave Kessler USA
2002 Jason Johnson USA
2001 Frank Waterhouse USA
World Series Champions - Fairing Gravity Bike
Year Name Nationality
2003 Fermin Rodriguez USA
2002 Matt McLemore USA
2001 Dwight Garland USA
Thankfully, Gravity Bike racing is on the increase and there are many associations running national championships all over the world. In the coming months we will look to update the following list as we confirm the best of the best.
Year National Championship Name
2014 Australia Brett Phillips