How to Become a Pro BMX Rider and Earn Money Doing What You Love
Riding as a professional BMX cyclist includes several approaches for anyone who likes to ride BMX. One possible approach is professional street BMX cycling, flat terrain BMX, professional vertical BMX vertical tubing and that star on ESPN X Games and NBC's Dew Tour. Other areas in which you can become professional for BMX enthusiasts is the BMX motocross. The BMX motocross is not just an Olympic sport, it also appears on the Dew Tour and includes two professional racing leagues, the American Bicycle Association and the National Bicycle League.
The arrival of the X Games and the subsequent creation of the dew tour. , has jumped most of the BMX styles to the front. The most popular BMX events in the X Games are half pipe, super half pipe and the X Games Big Air. For someone who wants to participate in this type of event as a professional pilot, they must qualify as individual trips throughout the country.
There are also local shows in most cities that include professional BMX riding competitions on streets and terrains. Winning a local contest can launch a relatively unknown pilot in the national spotlight if the event receives coverage from a national BMX magazine. Learning tricks and techniques is as easy as traveling to the local skate park. Many professional BMX pilots perfect their skills every day.
Acquiring sponsorship from BMX bicycle manufacturers, clothing manufacturers and BMX parts manufacturers is as easy as posting videos on the Internet. Posting a video on the Internet will give a potential BMX professional an outlet to show new tricks and get his name in the mix. The more style and new tricks shown by a BMX cyclist in their Internet video publications, the more likely a cyclist can sign sponsorship contracts.
Sponsors seek both style and substance. A rider who is extravagant and elegant while doing tricks and has a great personality when speaking in front of a camera is gold for a BMX sponsor. Its objective is that the brokers that sponsor represent them inside and outside the bicycle.
One of the aspects of being sponsored is that of promotion. Many sponsors require their runners to make appearances for them in cities across the country. This helps the cyclist not only gain exposure, but also helps the sponsor sell their products.
Professional BMX motocross is another way to become a professional BMX cyclist. There are two ways in which a rider can become a professional. The American Bicycle Association is the original BMX motocross professional series and features professional BMX riders who travel the country with national tours. BMX professional events are in a course that includes large table jumps, a rhythm section and large, wide berms at the corners to allow passage.
It's easy to become a professional cyclist at the American Bicycle Association. Run through the ranks from beginner to expert and win to move to the next level. There are classes for professional beginners to facilitate the riders in the professional class and, once they compete against the professional BMX riders, it is easy to catch the attention of BMX sponsors. The goal of winning sponsorship in the BMX motocross is the same as all forms of BMX disciplines. Personality and style are as important as talent.
The National Bicycle League is another form of BMX motocross and is home to the majority of BMX riders competing in Olympic BMX motocross events. The National Bicycle League competitions throughout the country as well and the professional BMX classes are extremely competitive. Runners competing at the high level of the National Bicycle League can quickly achieve national prominence.
Fans follow BMX cyclists with fierce loyalty and pilots are loved in the fan community. What the sponsors are looking for is a cyclist who transcends this and becomes a national professional eminence such as Matt Hoffman or Ryan Nyquist.