In a sport mainly dominated by male athletes, Nikita Ducarroz has risen to great heights not only athletically but professionally as well. Ducarroz has a special skill not only on her bike but when it comes to business as well. Social media has become a very popular way for action sports athletes to promote their careers. Ducarroz has become very talented in this type of promotion. Her Instagram account alone has nearly 20,000 followers. Ducarroz is also setting a great example for BMX riders by becoming an entrepreneur at such an early age.
When she was just 15, Ducarroz started FDV, a company that offered BMX gear and clothing to riders all across the world. Getting started early was a key point for Ducarroz's success in the BMX industry. She had always loved jumping off of things on her bike as a kid, but things really changed when she was 13 and started seeing BMX videos, and being inspired by some of the greatest BMX tricks ever.
Ducarroz is excited to see more competitions and push herself as a rider. Continuing to meet her current sponsors' expectations and seek new sponsors is also a part of Ducarroz's game plan.
BMX riding continues to grow in popularity as the riders push the sport to new levels. Since its initial fame in the 1980's, BMX riding has been a staple in the action sports community. Breaking the rules has always been the norm for BMX riders. To hit the rails and other street spots, riders have had to look the other way at no trespassing signs and other warnings. This is why it was no trouble for 5 friends to break into a waterpark to make one of the most entertaining BMX that has been seen in a long time.
Scotty Cranmer (and many others) enjoy riding BMX race bikes. Intended for use on a variety of challenging surfaces, both on-road and off-road, this equipment does not always withstand accidents well. Scotty Cranmer recently posted a video online discussing his recovery from life- threatening injuries he sustained while riding.
His account reveals both the unbridled enthusiasm of dedicated BMX hobbyists and the potential hazards involved in biking over randomly selected and potentially unsuitable off-road locations.
Anyone who is familiar with the world of action sports has heard the name Jed Mildon. He has been known as one of the most successful BMX riders in the world since his viral success in 2011. However, many don’t know his incredible story. Mildon started from very humble beginnings working as a welder and riding his bike when he could. He saw the potential that he had when it came to his riding and decided to put all of his eggs into this basket.
In 2011, Mildon's life really changed. You can read on Nitro Circus that Mildon has changed the world of action sports for everyone involved. Deciding that he wanted to break a world record, Mildon enlisted the help of a local McDonald's restaurant. Mildon convinced McDonald's to pay for the application that was needed to apply for a Guinness World Records. McDonald's agreed to help with this feat, and Mildon went on to be the first BMX rider to ever successfully complete a triple backflip.
This was life changing for Mildon as his video of this record breaking event went viral. It wasn't long before the biggest names in the industry were contacting Mildon.
Welding quickly became a thing of the past for this overnight BMX celebrity.