Battery Energy Drink’s Slovakian local hero Libor Páleník

Published on 09.3.2012 11:48

Every year, Battery Energy Drink chooses a few so-called local heroes from all over the world. For 2012, freestyle BMX rider Libor Páleník from Slovakia has made the cut.

Battery Energy Drink asked Libor a few questions about himself.

What is your nickname?

My friends call me Libido :D

When were you born?

June 6th, 1994

What is your hometown?

I grew up in the small town of Prievidza in the Slovakia.

When did you start riding freestyle BMX?

I think I started riding in the year 2007.

What are your greatest career achievement so far?

1st place in the EAT SOME DIRT contest in Vráble, Slovakia. Some 2nd and 3rd, 4th, 5th places in Slovakian contests.

What are your favorite websites?

My favorite websites are,,

Who are your idols?  

My idols are mainly foreign riders like Michael Beran, Ondra Slez, Harry Main, Mark Webb and David Godziek – because they are the best, in my opinion.

Who gives you the best advice?

I get the best advice from my girlfriend and my family. Regarding freestyle bmx, my friends give the best advice.

What is the most beautiful thing in the world?

All big dirt jumps that are nicely formed and concrete skate parks.

What is your ideal riding destination?

My ideal destination for riding are skate parks and big dirt jumps.

How much Battery Energy Drink do you consume during a season? 

Too much to count.

How much do you travel? 

I’m on the road almost every weekend. I go mainly to events in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

What do you do when you are not riding? 

I enjoy life with my girlfriend and my friends and party. I also like photographed and filmed adrenaline sports, mainly Bike!!