Ryan is a 10 year old BMXer that definitely turns heads. He was on the first Lil Pros BMX Tour. BMX Groms caught up with Ryan to find out what inspires him to ride BMX. With kids like Ryan, BMX has a great future.
Name: Ryan Slusher
Where do you live: I live in Auburn California. Its in Northern CA. near Lake Tahoe.
Sponsors: Sunday Bikes, T.H.E Industries and Fdv Clothing.
What Size Bike do you ride: I ride the 16″ Sunday Primer Jr.
How old where you when you started to BMX: I’ve been pretty much riding a bike my whole life. I raced one year when I was seven but when I turned eight I started riding freestyle at the skateparks.
How much time do you spend on your bike: For a few years I rode five or six days a week but lately i’ve been riding about two or three days a week.
What do you like best about riding BMX: I just like riding and spending time on my bike because it makes me happy. Riding with friends is fun because we push each other to learn new tricks. Also I like traveling to new places, riding parks and meeting new people.
Favorite type of riding: Park and street. I like parks with really good flow. Riding bowls with hips and spines are fun for me. I also like to grind on my pegs. I can feeble rails, double peg and feeble smith etc.
Which riders get you stoked to ride and influence you the most: Dennis Enarson is my favorite rider. He has all the style and tricks. I also look up to Kris Fox and Matt Cordova. I like riders with a lot of style and flow.
If you could ride with any pro for a day which one would you choose: Dennis Enarson! I’ve ridden with him before but I want to ride with him everyday. lol
What is your goal with BMX: I just plan on riding forever. I’d like to turn pro one day so I can travel the world with my friends.
Do you have any advice for kids your age who are just starting with BMX: I would say to just have fun with it.
I want to thank Sunday Bikes, T.H.E. Industries, FDV Clothing, my Mom and Dad, and all my friends for all the help and support.