Ryan Nyquist was in my house. Obviously you guys all realize that I love Nyquist. He's the ultimate ambassador for BMX on pretty much every level annnnnd he's factually just a good human.
While out in Texas, Ryan and I met up waaaay too early in the morning to film a bike check in the courtyard of the hotel. I think we were both tired, cold, and a bit delirious. Here's the outcome.
Woodward, the ultimate summer camp experience for the next generation of passionate athletes, is excited to announce the addition of two BMX Program Advisors – 13 time X-Games Gold Medalist and British National Coach, Jamie Bestwick, and 17 time X-Games Medalist and USA National Coach, Ryan Nyquist. As BMX Program Advisors, Bestwick and Nyquist will consult on all-things related to BMX Freestyle programming to elevate the camp experience. Woodward will rely on the duo's extraordinary BMX expertise to provide professional advice on coaching, curriculum, and course design.
BMX started at Woodward in 1983 and rapidly grew into the epicenter for BMX riders to progress. Since then, the program has expanded to include 350,000 sq ft of rideable parks at Woodward PA and 115,000 sq ft at Woodward West. Woodward’s BMX program gives campers an unmatched opportunity to meet, train and ride with their heroes.
For more information on Woodward BMX camps, facilities, and program visit:
With the exception of a few vert riders, most of the mid-school BMX professionals from the 1990s and early 2000s have moved on from X Games competition. Not Ryan Nyquist though. Ryan started competing at X Games in 1997 and still gets invited. He's not getting invites based on legacy either; he's still progressing his skills on BMX Dirt and Park at a remarkable pace.
USA Cycling Backyard Cribs!!! Have a look at my backyard in this little video I did for USA Cycling!
Raw cut of what it takes to be a 41 year old legend. Filmed by Dan Foley.
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.
Episode 4 of our quarantine check in we hit up our friend Ryan Nyquist to see how the Nyquist family is holding it down during these crazy times. Thanks for checking in Ryan!!
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.