BMX Freestyle is making its Olympic Debut in Tokyo this summer, and USA Cycling has tapped Champion® Athleticwear and the Levi’s® Brand to be the official apparel providers for the BMX Freestyle National Team.
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.
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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.
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