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The BMX In Our Blood

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Interviews with current and retired personalities from the BMX community

Interviews with current and retired personalities from the BMX community
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Interviews with current and retired personalities from the BMX community




Episode #13 - Susie Levan - The Best Known Levan

Episode 13 of The BMX In Our Blood is all about the big sister, Susie Levan. There is definitely talk of Jimmy but we'll leave the big story about him up to the Chris Rye (Props) documentary coming out next year. Go Fast Pull Up. Don't miss that, in that there are many more interviews with the Levan family. Go Fast Pull Up is going to be amazing. Anyhow, Susie has her own story about her BMX career that includes National and World titles as well as just completing her 34th year of racing....

Duration: 01:16:05

Episode #12 - TNT - Mark Zalewski

For Episode 12 I ventured down to New Jersey and met up with Mark Zalewski of TNT Bicycles at the annual Ironman BMX race in Howell, NJ at Central Jersey BMX, Mark's home track. Never put two guys together with unlimited time to talk about the old days of BMX if you want a short podcast! It was well worth the time. We talked about everything from manufacturing to whose idea it was to have Dave Clymer on the team! Mark also talks about the most influential team members of TNT. Many thanks...

Duration: 02:03:37

Episode #11 - Keith Terra - High Sodium BMX Legend

Episode #11 was only natural with Keith Terra's major involvement with the iconic 7-11 trails on Long Island. In this interview I go back to the campfire chat format with a bunch of great trail guys along for the interview after the FiftyFoe Jam ended at the Flatlands Trails in Medford. Lots of great questions from the crowd and social media. Thanks for having us Jay! Be sure to listen back to past episodes for more great history. Also, please check out my Instagram account @gromdad2000 or...

Duration: 01:37:52

Episode #10 - Flatlands Trails

Episode 10 is with the diggers behind the Flatlands Trails in Suffolk County, NY-Jay Emmerich and Brian Chliek. The interview took place at the Flatlands trails as they had a jam for FiftyFoe54 to help with his recover from a broken leg at Posh a bit over a month ago. Plenty of trails sounds happening in the background! I talked to Brian about the Splish Splash riding incident he was involved in and how far people will go for YouTube clips. When do YouTube profits outweigh legal costs....

Duration: 00:39:40

Episode #9 - DB4 Danny Bailey - Trails Legend

Episode #9 should be #4, for Danny Bailey aka DB4. Danny was a long time BMXer from Long Island that has left an impression on so many over the years. Currently an amazing endurance athlete on the road bike, Danny discusses how important relationships have been to him over the years with great stories to convey that. You won't find a more passionate guy. Enjoy! By the way, thank you for all of the kind words in support of the podcast. Many more to come throughout the winter! Thank you BMX!

Duration: 01:32:18

Episode #8 - Matt Dallas - BMX Racer And Promoter

In episode #8 of The BMX in Our Blood I talk to modest Matt Dallas, a current World #4 title holder as well as top 3 nationally ranked rider going into the USABMX Grands this Thanksgiving weekend in Tulsa, OK. Matt has been an integral part of the growth of BMX at Bethel Supercross in Bethel, CT through running an amazing social media campaign to bring riders back each week, if not for their 1st time. In his spare time he has rung the Wall Street Bell and is one fast guy with loads of...

Duration: 00:51:07

Episode #7 - Superfly John Skvarla

The Episode #7 recording was diverted from the John Superfly Skvarla Keyko birthday trail jam to his Super printing studio because of rain but only after an amazing, heavy session at the trails. The interview turned into an audience participation podcast that worked out really well. Didn't plan on it so turn up the volume to hear the audience questions, it's worth it. John Skvarla has been in BMX for over 30 years straight. Anyone that wants to hear a detailed account of the Long Island...

Duration: 01:26:56

Episode #6 - Roger Williams Pump Track

The story of the Roger Williams Pump Track is amazing and during the interview for this podcast you will hear why. Cara and Vic Bettencourt spearheaded the effort to accomplish one of the best public riding spots around for all levels. The facility is located within the Roger Williams Park that is also the home of the Roger Williams Zoo. Cara gives a detailed account of how the project happened and how generous the City of Providence is to cycling and BMX alike. Cara and Vic have big plans...

Duration: 00:31:45

Episode #5 - Circuit BMX Shop

Since coming back into the sport it became evident very quickly that Circuit BMX in Pawtucket, RI was a shop that is deeply rooted in today's BMX community. Cara and Vic Bettencourt own the shop and have both ridden for years. What impressed me the most is their passion for holding BMX events and trips for the community throughout the year for riders of all levels. Just for the love of it, not for shop promotion. I am posting two podcasts today from interviews with them because they are...

Duration: 00:33:46

Episode #4 - Cody Diggs - Trail Rider Of The Year

NORA Cup Trails Rider of the Year Cody Diggs talks about his riding, trail building, importance of helmets, how he stays stoked on BMX, FBM for the people, etc. (as well as a few questions from the fans). I love every interview but this one was a laugh a minute as we sat by Cody's trails campfire on the Friday night before the Circuit Pump Track Jam and the FiftyFoe54 benefit jam the following day at Cody's trails. Bonus background insight from James Nutter, Jake Straight, Seth...

Duration: 01:10:36

Episode #3 My BMX Story

Quick podcast to get to know me and my history with BMX until the next interviews are ready to go! Great interviews are being recorded in the next few days so hopefully this snapshot of me and why I do what I do from fundraising to riding to doing this podcast is interesting to you. As always, please send questions and subscribe. Thank you!

Duration: 00:31:27

Episode #2-Cunningham BMX Park Trails - Jim Martinez

On the 2nd episode of The BMX In Our Blood I interview Jim Martinez, a long time BMX trail builder with an amazing skill to shape dirt into the best trails around. As access to BMX trails becomes more and more difficult Jim has teamed up with to create trails that will remain safe for years to come. Jim also talks about the upcoming Percy Raynor project in Setauket, NY and the amazing trails there that will become a reality next year. Please support climb and...

Duration: 00:30:08

Episode #1 Chelsea Fiets Godin

Interview with Chelsea Fiets Godin, an aspiring professional freestyle BMX rider and first openly transgender BMXer. Chelsea gives a mesmerizing account of overcoming personal challenges and the hurdles she will face while eyeing a spot on the first Olympic BMX Freestyle team to compete in the 2020 Olympics.

Duration: 01:08:24