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
In his latest edit for Haro BMX, Ryan Nyquist brings his signature style and bottomless bag of tricks to ramps, jumps, boxes and bowls throughout California to session everything in sight! Sit back, relax, hit play, and enjoy!