Ryan Nyquist

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Ryan Nyquist
Personal information
Nationality USA
Born (1979-03-06) March 6, 1979 (age 41)
Los Gatos, California, U.S.
Height5' 6[1]
Weight160 lb (73 kg)
Spouse(s)Ali Nyquist
SportBMX, Freeride
Rank16 X-games Medals, Overall Champion (Dew Tour (dirt) Champion, ABA King of dirt Champion, DK dirt circuit, VANS triple crown of bmx, HSA...) and some other medals. For MTB, he won some medals (Red Bull, FISE, Crankworx...)
Event(s)X Games, Dew Tour, Red Bull Dreamline, Crankworx

Ryan Nyquist (born March 6, 1979) is an American professional BMX rider with 16 X-Games medals, 39 X-Games competition starts and 60 Dew Tour finals appearances (most all-time). Nyquist is considered one of the greatest and diversely skilled BMX riders ever. Nyquist 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, Vans Shoes, Rockstar Energy Drink, and The Jiffy Market of Los Gatos.[2]


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.[3]


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 Nyquist offseason of BMX, he competes in Freeride Slopestyle mountain biking and is now one of the top mountain bike competitors finishing as high as 3rd Bronze Medal in slopestyle mountain bike premier Red Bull Joy Ride event in 2017. In 2006 he performed in Cirque Rocks, a charity circus held in New Zealand[2][4]




  • Triple Crown of BMX - Park Champion[5]
  • Triple Crown of BMX - Dirt Champion[5]




  • AST Dew Tour BMX Dirt Dew Cup Champion


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


  • AST Dew Tour BMX Park Dew Cup Champion


  • 1st Place - Red Bull Dreamline 2014


  • 3rd Place - Red Bull Joy Ride, Whistler 2017


  • 2nd Place - Wipperfürt BMX Contest 2018
  • 1st place tie with Pat "the cat" Skate Cary Competition 2018


In 2003, Nyquist played himself on an episode of The Jersey called "The New Kid in Town"[7] where he switches bodies with a boy named Elliott Rifkin (played by Theo Greenway) as he has to spend the afternoon with a new kid at school who has a chip on his shoulder.

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


  1. ^ https://harobikes.com/pages/ryan-nyquist
  2. ^ a b Kurt Hohberger (30 October 2012). "Quicky: Ryan Nyquist". The Union. BMX Union. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  3. ^ Kurt Hohberger (21 November 2008). "Ryan Nyquist Interview". The Union. BMX Union. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  4. ^ Rouge, Buisson. "../people/Ryan Nyquist". 23mag.com. 23Mag: memories of bmx. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  5. ^ a b c http://expn.go.com/athletes/bios/NYQUIST_RYAN.html
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-03-19. Retrieved 2009-07-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "The Jersey Season 3 The New Kid in Town". Retrieved 2018-08-22.

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