The Long Road: A Candid Interview With Ryan Nyquist

Long Nguyen

Catch a candid conversation with 4-time X Games gold medalist Ryan Nyquist. The 38-year-old has been riding BMX professionally since 1995, but a chance encounter in Puerto Rico got him on a mountain bike for the first time. After flying over the handlebars, Nyquist told himself, “Never am I ever going to do this again.”

But more than a decade later, he found himself competing in one of the most prestigious mountain bike competitions in the world: Red Bull Joyride. He placed in the top 10 of 18 riders.

Watch the interview to find out the moment that inspired him to transition to MTB, how he juggles work and family life, and what his plans are for 2017.

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