Sixteen-Time X Games BMX Medalist, Ryan Nyquist, Invited to the World-Class Action Sports Event for 20th Year

Nyquist to Compete at 22nd Edition of X Games in BMX Dirt and Park    


Santa Cruz, Calif. –  Ryan Nyquist started riding bikes at the age of three, competed in his first BMX freestyle competition at 16 and made his first X Games appearance at 18. Now at 37 years of age, Nyquist is not only a legend and household name in both BMX Dirt and Park, he has been invited to compete in both competitions at his 20th X Games which starts today through June 5 in Austin, Texas. BMX Park will be live on Saturday, June 4, at 12 p.m. ET, and BMX Dirt will be live on Sunday, June 5, at 12 p.m. ET - both finals will be aired on ABC. 

“Being involved with anything for 20 years is great, but I'm truly excited about being able to ride at a level that would allow me to be a part of such a high caliber event, such as X Games, for 20 years,” Nyquist said. “Throughout that time I've seen so many changes with the events, the sports, and also myself, and it’s really been such a learning experience for me and my riding. The X Games has pushed our riding and sports beyond where we ever could have dreamed. I couldn't be more happy to have been a part of that progression.”


X Games Highlights:

2014 - BMX Park (Austin) - 5th place

2013 - BMX Park (Barcelona) - Silver

2013 - BMX Dirt (Foz do Iguaçu) - Bronze

2012 - BMX Park (Los Angeles) - Silver

2006 - BMX Dirt (Los Angeles) - Silver

2005 - BMX Park (Los Angeles) - Bronze

2004 - BMX Park (Los Angeles) - Silver

2003 - BMX Dirt (Los Angeles) - Gold

2003 - BMX Park (Los Angeles) - Gold

2002 - BMX Park (Philadelphia) - Gold

2001 - BMX Dirt (Philadelphia) - Silver

2000 - BMX Dirt (San Francisco) - Gold

2000 - BMX Park (San Francisco) - Bronze

1999 - BMX Dirt (San Francisco) - Bronze

1998 - BMX Dirt (San Diego) - Silver

1997 - BMX Dirt (San Diego) - Bronze


Last year, Nyquist started participating in select mountain bike events when he started to gain interest in the similarities and the differences between dirt jumping and BMX. While Nyquist continues to ride BMX competitively, he is now officially committed to the competitive world of mountain bike riding. Last month, Nyquist competed in the elite Pro Slopestyle FISE Montpellier finals in France and earned a respectable second place finish.

ESPN and ABC will televise 20 hours of live X Games competition from June 2-5, 2016. BMX Park will be live on Saturday, June 4, at 12 p.m. ET on ABC; BMX Dirt will be live on Sunday, June 5, at 12 p.m. ET on ABC.