THE GODFATHER OF BICYCLE MOTOCROSS
On a sunny autumn day in 1970, in a vacant lot in Long Beach, CA, a young Scot Breithaupt organized the first-ever BMX race. At only 14 years old, he created the Bicycle United Motocross Society (B.U.M.S.) and soon produced the first California State Championships in 1972.
In 1977, SE Racing was born with the goal of producing innovative BMX bikes for riders everywhere. Soon after, SE produced the first race ready high-end aluminum race bike, the JU-6, featuring stiff Floval tubing. This groundbreaking bike was further modified and became the legendary PK Ripper.
From designing BMX tracks, promoting races, establishing BMX publications, and managing race teams, Scot played an integral role in the birth and growth of BMX.
THE SE RACING PHENOMENON
In 1977, Scot founded Scot Enterprises, and soon after, SE Racing was born. The next year SE produced its first bike, the JU-6. Two years later, Perry Kramer, the top rider on the SE team, insisted that a gusset be welded to the top tube junction for strength. Once the frame redesign was completed, it became Perry’s signature bike, the “PK Ripper". With over 45 years of production, the PK Ripper is not only the longest running bike in the sport, but it's also the most legendary BMX bike of all time.
FAST FOWARD OVER 45 YEARS...
Over the past four decades, BMX has morphed, expanded, and gone worldwide. With our finger on the pulse, SE has created many new styles of BMX bikes in unique sizes never seen before. We will not stop pushing the limits. And to this day we remain true to the BMX Godfather’s core motto of “BMX Innovations.”
– Todd Lyons | SE Director