The odd little bikes don’t look rideable by anyone over twelve years old – and they are, in point of fact, designed for children. But no one who rides a BMX (and no, it’s not “BMX bike,” since the “B” in BMX stands for “bicycle”) ever sits down on one unless they’re posing for a photo. The bikes are made for stunting and soaring – tiny platforms for airborne maneuvers in imitation of moto-cross moves, without the motor. “Born out of the ‘70s motorcycle race scene in southern California as kids tried to emulate the adults on their own dirt bikes,” notes Style Magazine, “BMX was a ‘sport created by kids, for kids,’ explained John David COO of USA BMX.” Read more >
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