Ryan Nyquist

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Ryan Nyquist
Personal information
Nationality  USA
Born March 6, 1979
Los Gatos, California
Height 5'8 ft
Sport BMX, Freeride
Event(s) X Games, Dew Tour, Red Bull Dreamline, Crankworx

Ryan Nyquist (born March 6, 1979 in Los Gatos, California) is a professional BMX rider who has won numerous gold medals in the X Games Dirt Jumping & Bike Park events. Recently Nyquist has had an interest in freeride mountain biking and has been training in mountain biking as well as BMX. He currently rides for Haro Bikes, Osiris Shoes, Rockstar Energy Drink, and The Jiffy Market of Los Gatos.[1]


After living in Greenville, North Carolina for a period, Nyquist returned to the San Jose, California area where he lives with his wife and sons.[2]


Nyquist has been professional since 1995 and first competed in the X Games in 1996. He is known as one of the best contest riders in the history of BMX. He has been a regular top finisher for over fifteen years. He's also known for doing groundbreaking barspin variations. In 2015 Nyquist expressed interest in Slopestyle Mountain Biking. In 2016 he trained to make his way to Crankworx later qualifying at a spot at Red Bull Joyride, placing top 10 at 9 out of the 18 riders. He also became the first rider to ride with pegs on a Mountain Bike during an event. In 2006 he performed in Cirque Rocks, a charity circus held in New Zealand[1][3]




  • Triple Crown of BMX-Park Champion[4]
  • Triple Crown of BMX-Dirt Champion[4]





  • Gold Medal - Grand Palais BMX Contest - Red Bull Skyline



  • Winner - Red Bull Dreamline 2014


Nyquist was featured on MTV Cribs and made a guest appearance as himself on the cartoon Kim Possible.


  1. ^ a b Kurt Hohberger (30 October 2012). "Quicky: Ryan Nyquist". The Union. BMX Union. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Kurt Hohberger (21 November 2008). "Ryan Nyquist Interview". The Union. BMX Union. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Rouge, Buisson. "../people/Ryan Nyquist". 23mag.com. 23Mag: memories of bmx. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c http://expn.go.com/athletes/bios/NYQUIST_RYAN.html
  5. ^ http://www.ryannyquist.com/-/About
  6. ^ "Foz do Iguaçu 2013 BMX Dirt". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2016-04-26. 

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