The Top Ten BMX Riders of the Decade - Part 2 2

The Top Ten BMX Riders of the Decade - Part 2

A decade isn't just a cool trick. It's a block of time. Ten years, to be exact. One hundred twenty months. Three thousand, six hundred fifty days. You get it, right? Yeah...

Freestyle BMX is still such a young sport that, in addition to being a significant amount of time, this decade also represents a very meaningful portion fo the sport's lifetime. BMX is growing, progressing, and advancing every day and this past decade was full of riders and riding that have transcended anything imaginable in the early 80s. 

As we welcome in 2020, let's celebrate ten of the riders who had the biggest impact on the sport this past decade!


5 - Drew Bezanson

 

Drew started off 2010 with a win at Simple Session and it was pedal-to-the-metal from there. His creative style combines burly and technical riding in a way that the BMX world had never seen before. Combine that with his willingness to push boundaries and think outside the box, and you have something really special. Drew won plenty of events across the globe this past decade, but his multiple viral video parts are what really left an impression that will last forever. Do yourself a favor and watch Uncontainable again. Then repeat twice a week for the rest of your life. You're welcome.



4 - Daniel Dhers

 

He may have one of the most impressive trophy cases in the game, but filling it up is just a small portion of what he brought to BMX this past decade. Daniel Dhers is always on the road. Literally always. In the past ten years, Daniel rode BMX in over sixty countries. From Kazakhstan to India, Daniel has dedicated his life to spreading the good word of BMX in countries that haven’t yet been blessed. Combine his mission with the facts that he owns a training facility where many of the best riders on the planet ride and has all of South America on his back whenever he drops in, and you really start to understand just how much this guy does for BMX. Daniel isn’t getting any younger and he’s usually the oldest rider on the deck at this point, but he did manage to lock down a spot in the 2020 Olympics. And, if you want to play the numbers game, you’re not going to find a rider with more first place finishes from this decade.



3 - Garrett Reynolds

 

Between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2019, there were twelve X Games street events. Garrett won nine of those. Let that sink in. And, at the three events he didn’t win, he was still on the podium. Factor in that he was filming mind-bending video parts and progressing street riding as a whole while bringing home these results, and something doesn’t quite add up. Garrett can't be human. He’s proven himself time and time again and pushed the sport far beyond what seemed possible in the not-so-distant past. Garrett won’t conform for anybody and does things his own way. All we can do is sit back and watch the magic happen!



2 - Scotty Cranmer

 

Scotty Cranmer is a hero. The amount of motivation and positivity he brings to the BMX world is second-to-none. He started off this decade just as he finished the last - winning major events and dropping wild videos - but everything took a drastic turn in 2016 when he suffered a life-changing crash. The results will affect Scotty for the rest of his life, but the amazing progress he made since has left left doctors perplexed and millions around the world inspired. Though Scotty’s competition days are behind him, he continues to feed the BMX beast through the bike shop he owns with his family, announcing events for X Games and Monster Energy, and constantly updating his popular YouTube channel. BMX loves Scotty Cranmer and Scotty Cranmer loves BMX. This will never change.



1 - Dennis Enarson

 

There are good BMX riders. There are great BMX riders. Then there’s Dennis Enarson. Dennis is in a league of his own and pushed BMX beyond fathomable limits countless times this past decade. He started things off winning huge dirt contests in 2010. From there, it was his Last Chance section in 2011. Fast forward through the Markit era, an X Games victory, some banger Nike videos, and we’re only about halfway through the decade. Dennis has matured greatly in recent years. His riding has become much more thought-out and, off the bike, he’s taking care of his body and his mind. He feels better on his bike now than he has in ages and it really showed in 2018 and 2019. For proof, watch Caps Lock. The influence Dennis Enarson has had on BMX touches the entire world we’re very lucky to have him. He is the number one rider of the decade!


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Unranked: Nina Buitrago, Pat Casey, Scotty Cranmer, Daniel Dhers, Dennis Enarson, Chad Kerley, Logan Martin, Kevin Peraza, Devon Smillie, Garrett Reynolds

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