Filmed over the course of two birthdays, countless delays, and hours of brainstorming, Ryan Nyquist delivers a mix of creative, gnarly, and unique riding in a style all his own. Haro Bikes presents 40/41.
Name Park: Boostyard v3 Operator: Ryan Nyquist Location: Wilmington, NC USA
What made you decide to build your own park in the backyard? Ryan Nyquist: Once The Unit was shut down and dismantled, I knew I needed something to keep me fresh on my bike and sane. The local parks are super fun but lacked certain ramps and obstacles that I really enjoyed. So I decided to treat myself and make something I knew I would enjoy.
How does it compare to The Unit? Ryan Nyquist: It's way smaller and simpler, but has everything I need to keep a smile on my face. Basically just big ramps that I can ride at speed and do fun tricks on.
Did you use wood from The Unit or did you have to buy everything new? Ryan Nyquist: I bought everything new. The wood from The Unit was untreated and wouldn’t last long
It's been four years since I did a mic'd up with Ryan Nyquist (in the Ride BMX), so I figured it was time we do another. Jump on board with the legend as he pokes and prods his fellow competitors (mostly Boyd Hilder) during practice at Simple Session 2020.
If you had to pick just 3 tricks you could do, 3 spots you could ride, and 3 riders you could ride with, what would you choose? In MAGIC NUMBER, that’s what we want to know. After kicking off the series with Dennis Enarson and Jordan Godwin, we continue with the living legend, Ryan Nyquist.
USA Cycling announced today that famed Freestyle BMX rider, Ryan Nyquist will be joining the organization as the BMX Freestyle Head Coach. Nyquist will play a key role in the program, organizing and accompanying riders to camps as well as domestic and international competitions. He will also work with internal staff to create selection procedures and ensure that athletes are getting the support they need on and off the bike.
“Ryan is in a unique position to continue riding at a high level while coaching,” said Vice President of Elite Athletics for USA Cycling, Scott Schnitzspahn, “We are excited to have him on staff serving as a coach and mentor and for him to be able to pass along over two decades of knowledge and experience to our Elite BMX Freestyle Athletes.”
Nyquist, a respected member of the freestyle BMX community, member of the UCI BMX Freestyle Commission, and the UCI Men’s BMX Freestyle BMX Athlete Representative, is a 16-time X Games medalist, three-time World Champion, an ESPY Award Winner, and has won nearly every major BMX Freestyle title at least once since turning pro in 1996.
“I’m not retiring from BMX Freestyle,” said Nyquist, “I still have many goals for riding, and I’m not ready to hang up my helmet just yet, but when the opportunity to be the Head Coach presented itself, I couldn’t help but think that my history and success with competing could help fast track the current and next