Terry Adams came from nothing and became a legend. His exceptional career started in Louisiana and brought him two NORA Cup Number One rider awards, multiple XGames medals and many more awards. For me he is the definition of a self-made pro rider.
Name: Terry Adams Hometown: Hammond, Louisiana Sponsors: Red Bull, Tiger Balm, Profile Racing, Raising Canes, DECO, and Grind Legacy
Crazy times these days. How has your quarantine time gone so far? Terry Adams: It’s been extremely motivating actually, I’ve spent this extra time at home to spend more quality time with my family, improve my skill level on the BMX, Get in shape, and work more on becoming calm and relaxed in different situations. I’m very grateful.
Join Flatland BMX riders Terry Adams and Matthias Dandois LIVE on @RedBullBike this Friday, April 24 at 1pm ET / 12pm CT where both riders will be streaming from their homes. Terry will be streaming from his garage in his hometown of Hammond, Louisiana and will be joined by Matthias who will be going live from his apartment in Manhattan.
They will be sharing the screen while social distancing. One does tricks while the other narrates the tricks and interacts with fans. They switch it up, go back and forth, have some fun banter - trying to one-up each other.
Terry Adams: "Flatland is my heart and soul," he says. "I will do everything I can to help it grow." Growing up in Hammond, Louisiana, a small town about an hour outside of New Orleans, Terry discovered Flatland BMX when he was 12. Terry began competing in flatland contests at 16, and since then has amassed an impressive number of awards and accolades, including an X Games gold medal and two NORA Cup wins. These days, in between competing and continuing to pioneer his discipline, Terry is now widely regarded as the ambassador for flatland, taking part in demos all over the world.
Matthias Dandois: Matthias was crowned the world's best BMX flatlander at the age of just 19, but the
Adams has been competing as a professional BMX Flatland rider since he was 16 years old, he has become one of the sport’s most recognizable names. Winning dozens of championships during his 20-year career, including a Gold Medal from the X Games, a two-time winner of the NORA cup award which is the sport’s most prestigious honor, -Ride BMX Magazines “Number One Rider” Award (NORA) and he continues to push himself as an athlete as well as someone in the industry that understands the business side of being a professional athlete. Grind Legacy Apparel is a fresh new brand focused on changing the mindset of individuals to embrace the concept that “Failure is Necessary”. This is done through our companies 4’E’s, Educate, Execute, Endure and Empower!
Dwight Womack founder of Grind Legacy says: “After following Terry for the past couple of years this was the ideal fit for us. It’s also a great compliment that he really digs our apparel! Terry has embraced our culture by not being afraid to fail while perfecting his craft! He understands this is a key attribute to be great!”
Terry Adams: “I’m excited to be riding for Grind Legacy Apparel because this brand stands for everything I believe in, my entire career has been based on grinding daily to keep the dream alive, so to say Grind Legacy fits my lifestyle is an understatement”
Samantha Lee Enterprises is proud to announce a new partnership. Effective today, pro flatland BMX rider, Terry Adams, has formed a strategic partnership with POW Audio. "Terry's athleticism on and off his bike, combined with his creative and innovative nature, drive to succeed, and ability to gather communities make Terry a mentor to fans of action sports and beyond,” said Evan O’Brien, VP of Marketing for POW Audio. “We're very excited to collaborate with Terry on content that illustrates how POW Audio's revolutionary, ultra-portable listening experiences enhance any moment and active lifestyle."
”We’re excited to work with a hip and innovative company that is changing the way that we listen to sound,” said Samantha Lee, Owner of Samantha Lee Enterprises. “When Terry and I came across POW Audio, I knew that it would be a perfect match. Terry is always looking for products that work with his lifestyle. The POW Mo is an excellent speaker that creates huge sound and is small enough for Terry to put in his pocket.”
Terry said, “I’m excited to be partnering with POW Audio because I use music when training, traveling,
BMX flatland is one of the earliest and most pure disciplines of BMX. Almost every BMX rider has done some type of flatland trick in their driveway, skatepark, or nearby parking lot. All you need is your bike, and a decent spot. When it comes to flatland scene in the United States, one name sticks out more than any other. Terry Adams has risen to the top of the flatland game and has some major corporate sponsors and contest placings to prove it. Terry isn't just a rider, he's an ambassador for the sport he loves. Terry worked his way from amateur up and comer to the two time NORA Cup winner, to X Games gold medalist, and much more. Terry has performed in front of millions of fans worldwide and has traveled the globe doing what he loves. Making a living as a flatland rider is a rarity to say the least. Terry has continued to stay relevant and has figured out a way to keep his career going at age 35.