Dennis McCoy on ESPN
Brian Tunney over at ESPN put together an interview with Dennis McCoy regarding his 25th year as a Professional BMX rider. When I was a kid starting out in the early ’80s, Dennis was already one of the best amateurs, and had just gotten picked up by Haro — a full-factory sponsorship. A factory sponsorship for kid for the midwest, at the time, was a pretty big deal. All the big name pros lived in California. Shortly thereafter, Dennis turned pro, and has been on top of his game since. Whether it’s flatland, street, or ramps, Dennis has been on top at some point in his career. The guy has never slowed down. He’s ridden the X Games since they started, he was a pioneer in street riding, he’s ridden shows at county fairs for months on end during the lean years, and he once won a car as the rider of the year during the height of freestyle’s popularity in the ’80s.
There are a bunch of my photos in the gallery over on ESPN, including the one above, from the 2005 Gravity Games at Woodward Camp. Dennis got 2nd place at that contest. Check out the gallery and interview here.