Known to the BMX world as Pedalin' Lee Medlin, this year's Pioneer inductee began his BMX quest at the world famousdownhill track, Corona Raceway. Quickly, he became one of the fastest riders in his class. From the age of 13 to 18, Medlin was a Nationally-ranked Top-3 Am in the NBA and multi-time Grands Champion. Perhaps his biggest accomplishment was doubling at the Jag BMX World Championships in 1981 - winning both 16x and the 14 over Trophy Dash. When Lee turned Pro in 1983 - then riding for Kuwahara, Lee would be considered a contender for "Rookie Pro of the Year." As one of the original members of the GT Factory team, "Pedalin' Medlin" inspired many a BMX racer and motivated his competition to up their game.
In mid-80's BMX, you either stepped up to Lee's level - or got left behind.