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About

Hall of Fame

Each year, USA BMX inducts two legendary BMX racers, one legendary Freestyle rider, along with one influential Industry person, as well as one influential BMX woman into the National BMX Hall of Fame. Nominations are accepted from the public, the final list of nominees is determined by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee, and the BMX Hall of Fame inductees, industry, media and a select few history experts cast their votes on the ballot to determine each year`s class.

The official home of the National BMX Hall of Fame is located at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA.
NOMINATING PROCESS: Each year, the National BMX Hall of Fame Committee requests nominations from the public and BMX community. We receive approx 40 to 50 Nomination forms each year and review each and every one of them for the coming year’s nominations. Anybody can nominate someone for the BMX Hall of Fame. 
Nomination forms are accepted from October to February, and all entrants are considered. The Hall of Fame committee will narrow down the nominees to the Top-5, who are then voted on by over 400 votees - made up of current Hall of Famers, BMX media and Industry, and Vintage BMX experts and historians. 

CRITERIA: 
When considering all Hall of Fame Nominations - the selection committee looks for Inductees who have made a serious impact on the sport of Bicycle Motocross; whether it be through performance and accomplishments, or their off-the-track deeds. 
Nominees in the Freestyle, Pioneer, Woman, and Racer categories are required to be inactive from professional competition for at least five (5) years. Nominees in the Industry category may still be active in the BMX industry.
All nominees should have made a direct impact to the sport of BMX in some of the following ways:
 
  • Helped change the direction of the sport of BMX and left their mark in a positive manner.
  • Influential and recognized figure in the sport of BMX.
  • Took the sport of BMX to a higher level of achievement or competition.
  • Earned achievements such as National or World titles and championships, popularity awards, media attention, brand advertising and endorsement of BMX products, team sponsorship, and other competitive contributions.
 
On a personal level, the individual should display attributes such as leadership, sportsmanship, character, and integrity.

2014

  • Todd Kingsbury | 2014, Special Recognition

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    When the ABA learned that Michigan racer Todd Kingsbury was diagnosed with Leukemia, the first “Race for Life” event was held at Todd’s hometrack- Waterford Oaks.

  • Tracer Finn | 2014, Pioneer

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    It’s safe to say that Tracer Finn is responsible for putting Las Vegas on the BMX map.

  • Charles Townsend | 2014, Racer

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    You can call him Chuck, Charlie or Charles. You can call him Amtrac or Choo Choo, but nobody has ever called him slow.

  • John Ker | 2014, Industry

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    Starting his love for photography on the shores of Southern California, John Ker went from capturing surfers to BMXers on 35mm film

  • Martin Aparijo | 2014, Freestyle

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    Longtime GT freestyler Martin Aparijo was a pure showman from the moment he arrived on the fresh freestyle scene of the mid-80’s.

  • Deanna Edwards-Jamieson | 2014, Woman

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    Michigan’s Deanna Edwards raced her way to the top of the sport from 1980 to 1988