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
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.