BMX racing is in our blood! Each member of the SE Factory Team is a threat to win on the track, whether it’s a local, regional, or national race. We are proud of our racers who continue to “Make it Happen”!
I race A Pro within the USA BMX series and the Master Class at UCI races. I live in Albuquerque, NM.
The PK Ripper Super Elite XXL.
Yes, the big hill is fun and definitely a rush. The advantage goes to those who get to ride, train and race the hill on a regular basis.
I dabble in all BMX/cycling disciplines.
Training is a huge part of the game these days. Strength and conditioning, sprints, track time are all part of my weekly routine.
Nah, I just try and keep it simple. Maybe listen to a good couple songs or a motivational speaker to help get the mind in race mode.
My plan is to work myself back to Elite, win a Masters World title and continue to shred SE bikes with the SE family!
I race in the 26-35 Expert and cruiser class. I live in Southern California.
The PK Ripper Super Elite XL for racing, the Gaudium for trails and my current favorite, the Beastmode Ripper for wheelies and ramp’n big stuff!
Yep. Lots of speed with big doubles!
I ride everything. Trails, street, and the BMX track. I’ll even session a portable ramp at the local Jack in the Box. Ha ha.
When it comes to racing, I work hard. Sprints, plyos, gym, and I hit the BMX track consistently. I have fun, but I put in the work.
No. I’m not really superstitious. I do have this nervous cough; I usually do it in staging before my race and it probably sounds like I’m a chronic smoker. Ha ha.
My plan is to continue to have fun racing my bike and win the World Championships. I’ve raced professionally and did very well in the past and now I enjoy racing the top amateurs of our sport.
I race in the 21-30 Woman’s class and cruiser and I live in Moreno Valley, CA.
The PK Ripper Super Elite to race and the Mike Buff Big Ripper for fun.
Not really. I’ve raced it in the past. But I’m terrified of heights.
Cruise around with my son on my Big Ripper!
Yes, I hit the gym, do sprints and ride the track regularly.
None that I can think of. But I’m sure I do some weird things before I get in the gate.
I’ve raced Pro in the past. Now, I enjoy being the fastest mom in BMX!
I currently race in the 21-30 Woman’s class and I'm from Albuquerque, NM.
Honestly... I don't have a favorite. They are all pretty rad but the cutest is the Micro Ripper. I have been wanting to get my niece one!
I've never personally ridden a supercross hill but I plan on getting some practice soon! They seem awesome.
I ride downhill during the summer with my significant other, Tomas Fernandez. We also ride BMX trails. Well he does, and I at least just try to. Ha ha.
Yes, training doesn’t stop. I go to the gym, sprint, do roller sessions, and numerous different track styled training.
I pray everyone stays safe, has fun, and ask that God allows me to race to the best of my abilities. Then I close my eyes and just simply breathe.
I have actually made a joint decision with my coach and boyfriend that next season I will turn pro and race the women’s elite class. The Olympics would be nice and if it happens, that would be a blessing. We will just have to wait and see where things go.
15 Expert and I live in Long Beach, CA
The Beastmode Ripper or the Santa Cruz Big Ripper. The big bikes are so FUN!
Yes. I’ve been wanting to try it but haven’t had the opportunity yet.
Dirt jumps, street/park, and mountain biking for sure.
Sometimes when I have a big race or before the season I will do some weights and sprints. Other than that, I just try to ride twice a week on the track and do other types of bike riding so I gain more my bike control and I don’t get burnt out of the sport.
I don't have any superstitions, but I do have a quirk. Sometimes after I qualify through the motos, my dad will go to Albertsons and get some fried chicken and a Red Bull for me. It’s absolutely terrible for your body but after I eat that, I am unstoppable!
Right now, I just want to have fun riding BMX by meeting new people and pushing myself for the adrenaline rush. When I get closer to the age of pro I will consider it, but right now I just want to goof off with my friends and have fun on my bike.
16 Expert & 16 Cruiser. I’m from Lancaster, CA.
My favorite SE bike is the Big Ripper. It’s so smooth and fun to ride.
I love Supercross style starting hills. The speed you pick up & the adrenaline rush is crazy.
Yes, I race Mountain Bikes in addition to BMX. Mostly cross-country but I love downhill too.
I do a lot to improve my overall strength & riding ability. I’m pretty much training every day whether it’s working out with weights, core strengthening at home or shredding at my local BMX track.
I don’t really have any quirks or superstitions on race day. But I do make sure to leave myself plenty of time to warm up before each lap. Getting enough sleep & eating a good meal at the start of the day is also important since nerves can get in the way throughout the day.
While it would be cool to race in the Olympics, I’m more focused on my goals each year/season. As a junior in High School, my sights are set on preparing for college. I’ll be setting some new BMX goals once I’ve decided where I’ll be going to school. For now, I’m looking forward to wrapping up this year & having a successful season when I move up to the 17-20 Expert Class in 2019.
12 Expert & 12 Cruiser. I am from Lancaster, CA.
My favorite SE bike is the Beastmode Ripper because rides so smooth and looks really cool.
I like the big hills because they give way more speed for the first straight.
I don’t do any other forms of BMX, but I do race cross country mountain bikes on the Antelope Valley MTB Composite Team.
When I’m not training at my home track, AV BMX, or riding my mountain bike, I work out at home. Mostly I focus on core strengthening & agility exercises.
I don’t have any pre-race superstitions, but I do like to have my bikes completely dialed in & all of my gear organized so I can simply focus on putting in my fastest laps. I don’t like to feel rushed or unprepared when I’m at the races.
I am definitely open to the Olympics or racing Pro in the future. But for now, since it’s more than a few years off, my main goals are to keep working hard and improve each year.
Our freestyle riders specialize in riding transition, always looking to boost super high with amazing style. Whether they’re taking on the steepest jumps or the deepest bowls, these guys straight BLAST!
It’s legendary. As a kid all I wanted to do was live in Huntington Beach and ride BMX like the dudes I looked up to, and now I’m doing it.
I’ve ridden for SE for about 8 years now.
Yes I did. Raced my whole childhood and made it to AA PRO.
The best place is Queenstown, New Zealand, for sure. Amazing trails, amazing bowl, and the town itself is a little piece of paradise.
Magazine for sure! Nothing like print!
Reading and writing.
Keep the good times rolling.
BMX in Huntington Beach is alive and well! It’s definitely unique because you get to see many aspects of BMX. For example, it’s always rad being downtown HB on a Taco Tuesday night and you witness a large BMX flatland group with a really cool camaraderie, filled with legends like Eddie Fiola, Martin Aparijo, Dan Hubbard and many others! Then being down at Sheep Hills watching the young and older shredders continue the Sheep Hills roots! And of course being at my local skate parks watching the circulation of professional riders I look up to absolutely killing it!
Riding for the legendary SE Bikes has been awesome for the past 6+ years and continuing!
I ended up racing a few times just for good laughs and a few bets I won! I was definitely the best out of the slowest riders! Ha ha!
I had the opportunity to visit the Nile river, King Tut’s tomb, do a tail-whip in front of the pyramids of Giza, and ride and perform at the only skatepark in Egypt. It was definitely a great memory!
I believe I personally value a full-page spread in a magazine just because it’s tangible and of course I love hanging stuff like that up!
That’s a loaded question! Considering I just had my daughter last month, it’s been an incredible journey becoming a father and of course filling the needs there. Outside of that, I definitely love riding motorcycles, camping, building ramps and other things, and of course being with friends and family enjoying life!
That’s a great question considering I’ve had some great opportunities to pursue some awesome people in my and my family’s life to create some outside assets that’s eventually setting us up exactly where we want to be with time and finances. That way I can continue riding my bike and doing many things for pleasure. Life is definitely good in that area and we feel blessed!
#BIKELIFE has taken over the streets, and our SE Bikelife Team is at the forefront of the movement. With their positive influence, unmatched skills and social media presence, these guys have put the SE brand in front of millions of eyes.
People call me Blocks, Dblocks or RRdblocks.
I own about 15 SE bikes. But I’m always on the Famous Starr and Straps Big Ripper.
It’s the only life.
I’ve met ASAP Ferg, Travis Barker, Marshawn Lynch, 50 cent, ASAP Rocky, Meek Mill, etc.
I already knew it was the perfect bike for me. I’ve loved them since first sight.
Just being myself, and doing what I do best.
Pedro builds and fixes all my bikes at Larry’s Freewheeling bike shop.
The coolest thing that have happened to me from riding bikes is being able to be travel, meet new people and being a good influence on others.
My name is Carlos Perez aka @artbmx.
People call me Art.
I have 6 bikes and I ride my OM Flyer the most.
A big moment coming up.
Thanks to Dblocks, I got sponsored. I didn't know much about SE until Dblocks got sponsored by SE.
My little brother, myself, or the guys at Larry’s Freewheeling bike shop.
The coolest thing that has happened to me from riding bikes is being able to be travel, meet new people and being a good influence on others. I got sponsored. That’s definitely the coolest thing.
@toddlyons. Crazy, huh? Ha ha.
People call me Todd or Wildman. Back when I was a kid, they used to call me the Toad. Ha ha.
I have about 15 SE bikes in my garage. Right now my favorite is the Fast Ripper. I love blazin’ on that bike! I’d say that the Beastmode Ripper is a close 2nd and the Fat Ripper is my 3rd favorite.
It’s really just about being out on your bike and having fun. There are many other aspects to it like customizing your bike, doing crazy wheelie tricks, and riding with hundreds of your friends on rideouts. But at its heart, SE bikelife is about having fun on your bike. I’m proud to be part of this movement.
I suppose I’ve met quite a few over the past 35+ years of riding bikes. But I’d say that the ones that stand out at the moment are Marshawn Lynch from the Oakland Raiders, Chuck D & Flavor Flav from Public Enemy, and Travis Barker from Blink-182. It’s crazy to think that we have produced collaboration SE bikes for all of these guys.
I knew of SE from the early 80’s when my brother’s friends used to ride PK Rippers. The PK Ripper was the baddest bike on the block.
In the summer of 2002, I read on bmxmania.com that SE had been bought by ASI & they were going to resurrect the brand. So I went to Interbike that year & set up a meeting with the CEO, Pat Cunnane. I brought my BMX resume booklet and tried to impress him with my accomplishments. Somehow it worked! I became a sponsored rider for SE for about 2 years & then slowly transitioned into my current position of SE Brand Manager & Product Manager. I’ve been with SE now for nearly 17 years.
I build them. And nobody ever works on them, including myself. Ha ha. I’m so bad with bike maintenance. But now that I have bikes with disc brakes & gears like the OM-Duro, Fast Ripper, Beastmode & Fat Ripper, I sometimes take them over to Big Wheel Bicycles in Artesia to get dialed in.
The coolest thing is that after nearly 40 years of riding BMX bikes, riding is still my life. I am grateful every day that I have been able to turn my passion into my profession. And also travelling is so cool and FUN. I’ve been all around the world on my bike.
Our Legends Team is made up of some of the biggest names ever in BMX. When it was a fledgling sport in the late 70’s and early 80’s, these guys were introducing BMX to the world. They’re all members of the BMX Hall of Fame and are a permanent part of BMX history!
I competed in the 70's, 80's
My entire career was the best I could have ever hoped for. In the early days of the 70's, BMX racing brought on the development of bikes & parts and paved the way to better equipment. During the 80's I was able to continue my winning ways and remain a top contender up until my retirement in 1987.
I seem to forget more than I remember. So yes, I resort to others for a quick memory refresh. Some of my quick highlights include: 1974 Yamaha Gold Cup Winner, 1977 & 78 NBA National #1, 1978 Pro World Champion, 1979 ABA National #1 Pro, 1981 & 1982 NBL National #1 Pro.
Yes, and I look at those people as the historians of the sport of BMX.
With winning came coverage, more winning (money comes with winning) equates to magazine coverage.
It is an honor to be thought of a person who made a lasting impact on this sport. SE was one of my sponsors from the early years and it feels good knowing that we are able to work together to keep spreading the word of BMX.
Big wheels give me another option to keep doing what I love. Fountain of Youth? That's tough to answer. I have been cycling my whole life. For me, cycling is my fountain of youth.
I competed in the 70’s and 80’s. I started racing January 1974 and retired in early 1984.
I had my best results in the mid to late 70’s. I won some races in the early 80’s but I’d say the 70’s is when I did my best. I loved that era because BMX was such a brand-new sport, and we were racing for the love of the sport as opposed to making it our living like we did in the 80’s. The late 70’s did have the starting of the big paydays, and I won some of those.
I can answer most. 1979 Pro World Champion, 1980 International BMX Federation – Tokyo, Japan Champion, 1980 AVRO Dutch Champion, 1975 Arizona State Champion, 1976 NBA National #2, NBA 1979 #4 Pro, NBL 1980 #6 Pro, 1976 Western States Champion, 1976 NBA Regional #3. I have other National and Pro wins, but those would be my official titles.
There may be some that remember more about what parts I had on my bike, or how it was set up, but I believe I remember most about my racing career.
A lot of my wins came before we had actual big paydays, but I would say a big win would be more important to me than a magazine cover. Although when you won, you got good magazine coverage.
I get asked this all the time, as my initials have been on the PK Ripper since early 1979. It is and has always been a huge honor to have my initials on the bike, as it has been a BMX favorite for so many people. I hear from old-time BMXers that they always wanted a PK Ripper, and I don’t ever take that for granted. It is especially cool now that the old school BMX scene is so strong and so many riders ride either a 26” PK Ripper or a 29” Big Ripper. I am truly grateful to have my initials on the PK Ripper, and always will be.
I believe the big wheel bikes have been the fountain of youth since Scot Breithaupt and the other old-school BMX pioneers started racing cruisers back in 1979. I used to see 26” wheel cruiser classes for riders up to 50+. I thought those guys were so cool back then for wanting to get on a bike and race with their kids. Then the class got really competitive and I raced Pro Cruiser back in the early 80’s.
Now there are a lot of old school BMXers like me wanting to get back on a BMX bike and just ride. Without the big-wheeled bikes, we would not have the street ride scene that we have and enjoy now. I was lucky enough to be around at the beginning of BMX, and again now at the forefront of the old-school BMX street scene. I love the rides with the crew and hope to do them for many more years to come. The big-wheel BMX bikes have made that possible for me and so many other riders.
I competed in the 70’s and 80’s.
The 80’s were the best. The growth of the sport of BMX was moving so fast and being part of introducing freestyle BMX to the world was amazing.
People remember my past more than me. I remember my past pretty good but it’s amazing how other people can put a date on every photo or freestyle show they attended. And they can also remember every part was on every bike we rode.
It means a lot for me to have a signature bike with SE. It kind of represents that we did things right back in the day and we still get the support from riders.
I think the big wheeled bikes are the fountain of youth because I believe you never lose the love of riding, but your body doesn’t always work like it used to. The big wheel bikes are easier on the body and keeps you riding and enjoying the love of riding.