Name: Nic Long Age (it's okay): 31 Hometown: Lakeside, CA, USA Started riding BMX: 1997
It's fair to say that you are a BMX lifer. Been there, done that, and not ready to stop. Can you explain quickly what you feel your best three BMX Race accomplishments are? Nic Long: 1) 2x Olympian-1 Olympic holeshot 2) 2x ABA Amateur National Champ 3) Your dad’s favorite Pro.
You've been around the world many times and have seen most states in America because of BMX.
Bike Check interview time with San Diego's finest! Name: Nic Long Sponsors: Hyper Bikes, Snafu, Promax components, Tangent Products, HT components, 6D helmets, Rynopower supplements, Faith gear, Vans, Shadow Conspiracy. Mechanic: Me
How did you end up riding for Hyper bikes? Nic Long: They reached out to my dad to run a factory team, and they wanted an Elite men as well. So, Dad asked me and the deal was better than my Haro deal... so I couldn’t say no. Plus, I get to help my Dad got for another team title. Like the good ole days.
You had a signature frame at Haro which had a long rear end. What's the benefit of the long back-end? Nic Long: Idk if I’d say benefit, more so plagued haha. I almost can’t ride anything else now. It started cause I had a gate at my old house (that most had been to and tried) and It was super flat... I would have days where I would just wheelie over and over so I’d add a link, ultimately leading Derek Betcher to ask if I wanted a custom size cause my bolts were hanging off the drop outs.
Olympian, animal lover, cook and all around great human, Nic Long takes us along for the ride in a day in his shoes. See what he does to prepare for the next big race and how he keeps himself humble and centered on and off his bike. Huge Thank You to The Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center for letting us film at the track, to Nic's Mom for having us over for dinner, and to Lindsay for allowing us to film this Day In The Life on her birthday!
Fall National #2, Lemoore, California, USA. Sunday Pro Open results. Two wins for Nic Long in one weekend.
Pro Open: 1 NIC LONG, HARO, LAKESIDE, CA 2 JACOB PEEBLES, JET RACING, CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA 3 RYO SHIMADA, GAN TRIGGER, HIROSHIMA 4 ERIC MULLER, UPRIGHT CLOTHING CO, EUGENE, OR 5 SETH ALLDREDGE, EVANSVILLE, WY 6 TAYLOR STEPHENS, REDMOND, OR
Tattoos or not, Nic Long chooses to ride without any extra protection besides his Seven jersey, pants and gloves and that 6D helmet that he swears by. Read what Nic has to say about his new kit for 2018.
Name: Nic Long Country: USA Sponsors: Haro/Promax/HT Components/Tangent/SevenMX/6D helmets/Rynopower/Onyx/Gaerne/Vans
USA Cycling announced today the 18 elite and junior athletes that will represent the United States at the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships in Rock Hill, SC, July 25-30. Headlining the elite men’s team will be 2016 Olympic Champion Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX-Monster Energy) who was an automatic qualifier based on his gold medal performance in Rio last summer. Fields will be joined by Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro Bikes-Dans Comp), who qualified with a third place world championship effort in 2016, and by Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./Daylight Cycle Co.), who qualified as the overall 2016 World Cup and overall 2016 UCI rankings winner. Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif.), Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif.), Zach Van Kammen (Lake Elsinore, Calif.), Justin Posey (Winston Salem, NC), Jeremy Smith (Dayton, Ohio), and Jeffrey Upshaw (Dayton, Ohio) will also represent the United States in the elite men’s competition.
Alise Post (Chula Vista, Calif./Redline USA) will be another 2016 Olympic medalist representing the red, white and blue in South Carolina this summer. Post earned her automatic qualification to the elite women’s squad as the silver medalist from Rio last year. She is also the reigning national champion and the bronze medalist from last year’s worlds. Post will be joined by Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bikes-Dans Comp) who qualified with her fourth-place Olympic effort and her fifth-place spot in the overall UCI rankings from 2016. Rounding out the women’s squad will be Dani George (Palmdale, Calif.), Shealen Reno (Plano, Texas), Mika Shaw (Bailey, Colo.), and Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill.).
Sunday Results Silver Dollar National Las Vegas, Nevada. Pro Open
1 NIC LONG, HARO/PROMAX, LAKESIDE, CA 2 JACOB PEEBLES, JET RACING, CHICO, CA 3 MIKE SWEARINGEN, ONTARIO, CA 4 TYLER BROWN, 316 RACING/DK BICYCLES, CHULA VISTA, CA 5 MATTHEW CHISM, HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 6 TOMAS FERNANDEZ, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 7 COREY SALAS, SIMI VALLEY, CA 8 DAIKI IKEDA, FACTORY RIFT/TANGENT, ROCKLIN, CA
46 & Over Intermediate
1 STEPHEN A. DOLPHIN, DEVO TRAINING ACADEMY, ANAHEIM, CA 2 CHRIS MOELLER, SAN CLEMENTA, CA 3 MAX WOODS, DYERSBURG, TN 4 NICK (STORM TROOPER) DISANTI, FACTORY SKYWAY, MARICOPA, AZ 5 BILLY WARDYNSKI, ICEE/ANDERSON, OAKLEY, CA
1 NIC LONG, HARO/PROMAX, LAKESIDE, CA 2 CRISTIAN BECERINE, THRODWN, COSTA MESA, CA 3 TYLER BROWN, 316 RACING/DK BICYCLES, CHULA VISTA, CA 4 MATTHEW RUBECK, JR BICYCLES.COM/CHASE/BOX, CANYON COUNTRY, CA 5 COREY SALAS, SIMI VALLEY, CA 6 LAYNE GAINER, GORDY'S BICYCLES, MESA, AZ 7 TOMAS FERNANDEZ, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 8 JACOB PEEBLES, JET RACING, CHICO, CA
46 & Over Intermediate
1 GREG WEBSTER, GUNSLINGER/ODI, EL CAJON, CA 2 CHRIS MOELLER, SAN CLEMENTA, CA 3 MIKE JOHNSON, 805BMX/W.A. CONSTRUCTION, LOMPOC, CA