Freestyle Motocross (FMX) is a type of motocross where motor bike riders attempt to impress judges (and anyone standing around) with tricks, stunts and jumps. The riders usually perform with speed, height and in many cases acrobatics.

Over the development of FMX, there have been two variations of the sport we know today.

Free riding is the original Freestyle Motocross and is the older of the two disciplines.

From Free riding came Freestyle Motocross.  Freestyle MotoX is where the riders perform two routines lasting from 90 seconds to 14 minutes.  The routines are completed on a course consisting of multiple jumps of varying angles and length. Generally a lot of space is required and the arena can occupy one to two acres of land or an indoor facility. In competition, a panel of judges assigns each participant a 100-point score based on difficulty of tricks, performance and variations over the jumps.  The rider with the highest collaborated score wins.

Big Air (Best Trick) is another variation of FMX competitions.  In this competition each rider gets two jumps, usually covering more than 18 meters from a dirt-covered ramp or an arena. Through the competition a panel of judges evaluates the style, trick difficulty, rider’s performance and originality of the overall presentation.  The judge then produces a 100-point score scale. Each rider’s highest single-jump score is compared and the top riders score wins.

There are various FMX competitions in Australia and Internationally.  Riders compete in America, Europe, United Kingdom, Australasia and New Zealand.  The sport is growing in popularity and gaining a cult following of thrill seeking action sport lovers.