New OC Torch: What is Snowtocross? Find out...
The sport of Snowtocross was invented in Mongolia in 1934. Its more widely known predecessor, Motocross, rose in international popularity in the 1920’s and prompted a group of Mongolian teens to form their own interpretation of the sport. The extreme conditions of their home country added a layer of difficulty as they used standard motocross bikes to race across ice and sleet. Unique maneuvers such as the “glacial drift” gained popularity until a series of rider injuries lead to the sport being banned in 1947.
Is snowtocross A Thing?
The latest OC Torch imagines snowtocross as the go-to sport of 2022. The high-energy, synchronized race is inspired by both BMX and little-known winter sports like Ski Ballet. The gear features motorcross-style patches, 1970's inspired colors and redesigned OC logos.
Snowtocross’ popularity continues to rise and many in the action sports community believe it will be a contender for the 2022 Olympic games.
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