On This Day

BMX in History

Events in Sport

  • 2008-08-22 Anne-Caroline Chausson of France and Māris Štrombergs of Latvia win the inaugural gold medals in BMX, winning the women's and men's events respectively at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2015-07-25 UCI BMX Supercross series: Niek Kimmann & Stefany Hernandez win the world title
  • 2016-08-19 Colombian BMX rider Mariana Pajón successfully defends her Olympic title when she beats American Alise Post in the final in Rio de Janeiro

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1961-03-04 David "Tinker" Juarez, American BMX and cross-country mountain bike racer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964-12-30 Duglas T. Stewart, Scottish musician (BMX Bandits)
  • 1972-01-09 Mat Hoffman, American BMX rider & businessman (Hoffman BMX Bikes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1974-04-04 Dave Mirra, American BMX rider, born in Chittenango, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1979-03-06 Ryan Nyquist, American BMX rider, born in Los Gatos, California
  • 1983-07-17 Ryan Guettler, Australian professional BMX rider, born in Beenleigh, Australia
  • 1983-08-21 Josh Harrington, American professional BMX rider, born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • 1987-01-11 Scotty Cranmer, US professional BMX rider, born in Jackson Township, New Jersey
  • 1991-10-10 Mariana Pajón, Colombian BMX rider (Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Medellin, Colombia

Weddings in Sport

  • 2012-11-02 BMX icon TJ Lavin weds longtime fiancee Roxanne Siordia (32) in Las Vegas
  • 2016-11-06 TV personality and actress Audrina Patridge (31) weds professional BMX dirt bike rider Corey Bohan in Hawaii

Deaths in Sport

  • 2012-10-14 Kyle Bennett, American BMX racer, dies in a traffic collision at 33
  • 2016-02-04 Dave Mirra, American BMX rider, commits suicide at 41