AI – Marcus Christopher

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          Before I get into a brief description of Marcus I just want to make clear that he is only 14 years old. He has also been riding for four years but that is not only time he has been on a bicycle. He raced before he went to freestyle. The thing that inspired him to switch is when he was ten years old he saw a Scotty Cranmer video that was the start to his passion of freestyle BMX. I have not gotten to ride with him In person, but when I do I will witness a future BMX legend! His progress is unfathomable to most riders. He has found his talent and now he just rides for himself and has the best time of his life on his bicycle!

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Who is your favorite BMX rider? My favorite riders are Logan Martin and Nick Bruce.  Im friends with Nick and I get to ride with him often which helps progress my riding.

Do you like your BMX scene in Cleveland area? The best thing about the BMX scene in my area of Ohio is having Chenga and Rays only an hour away.

Who pushes you in your riding? My dad pushes me and is very supportive of my BMX riding. He gives me the needed confidence to land new tricks that I otherwise would think are unachievable.

How old are you? I am 14 years old.

How long have you been riding? I raced bmx from age 4 till 9 then switched  to freestyle at 10. So I’ve been riding freestyle for 5 years now.

What got you into riding BMX? My dad got me into racing because he had raced as a kid. I then started to watch Scotty Cranmer and got hooked on freestyle.

What inspires you to ride? Constant progression inspires me to ride and reaching my goal of becoming a X games champion.

When you go to ride, do you have a idea for new tricks or just go there and whatever comes to you, you try? I generally know what I’m going to do every time I get a session and I also try to set a new trick goal each month and achieve it.

What is your biggest accomplishment in BMX? My biggest accomplishment so far has been making Nitro World Games finals and getting to compete live on NBC.

What is the biggest problem you see in BMX? The biggest problem I see in BMX is the lack of support for riders and not enough contest in the United States. 

What is some advice you would give to a BMX rider that is falling out of the sport? My advice to someone who is falling out of BMX is to remember BMX is not Easy.  You gotta keep working hard and most importantly have fun.

Do you feel intimidated when riding with older riders? I’m actually not intimidated by older riders and very confident in my riding.  Maybe a little star struck at time though.

What is your backyard ramp’s name? How do you like the ramp? My backyard ramp was nicknamed by my dads friend and is called Graceland. I love the ramp which was built by Ramped Construction and it gives me the ability to ride a big set up whenever I want to ride except during the winter.

What is your plan for the near future? My plans for 2018 at this time are to train hard and progress. I’m hoping for some invites to big contests.

Are there any places you plan on traveling to? I plan on making some trips this winter. I’ve always wanted to ride the Mega Caverns in Louisville and All In skatepark in Canada.

What is your favorite place to ride? My favorite place to ride Rays MTB in Cleveland, Ohio.

Where is your dream place to ride? My dream place to ride is Pastrana

What is your favorite web edit or video part? I like all the videos that include park riding especially the Webbie Show and Harry Mainia Videos.

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