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 USA BMX headquarters in Gilbert, AZ.
NOMINATING PROCESS: Each year, the National BMX Hall of Fame Committee requests nominations from the public and BMX community. Anybody can nominate someone for the BMX Hall of Fame.
Nomination forms are accepted from October to January, 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 500 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 BMX; whether it be through performance and accomplishments, or outside of competition.
Nominees in the Freestyle, Pioneer, Woman, and Racer categories are required to be inactive from professional competition for at least five (5) years or be over the age of 40. 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.
Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, John Piant is known in the BMX World as one of the original “Missouri Outlaws” - and in our own history books, he is the most legendary of them all. Throughout his career, John raced for such legendary brands as DG and Huffy. While he was always a valuable asset to any of his sponsors, Piant was also a huge role model for many of us here tonight.
From Peddlepower Bike Shop to Powerlite Bicycles, Steve Rink is The Man responsible for a long-lasting brand, an iconic bike shop and two legendary BMX tracks - WSA (Western Sports-Arama) and the legendary Corona downhill raceway. Without Steve Rink’s early vision for our sport, our BMX history books would be missing quite a few chapters.
In her prime, Misty Dong was a tough competitor and an inspiration for every girl who ever threw a leg over a BMX bike. Just ask the BMX Hall of Fame’s very first female inductee, Cheri Elliott, and she’ll tell you that her first BMX idol was Misty Dong.
Known as “The Lord”, Dave Voelker grew up riding in San Diego’s thriving freestyle scene of the 1980’s. On the thriving contest scene, Lord Voelker has always been known for “going BIG” - earning him the 1987 AFA Masters 19 and over Vert Championships and both a silver and bronze X-Games medal ten years later.
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