X Games Real BMX 2020 videos drop at on the X Games YouTube channel on August 17. Invited athletes include Simone Barraco, Erik Elstran, Lewis Mills, Julian Molina, Garrett Reynolds and Nathan Williams, all debuting a new 90-second edit of footage.
With the exception of a few vert riders, most of the mid-school BMX professionals from the 1990s and early 2000s have moved on from X Games competition. Not Ryan Nyquist though. Ryan started competing at X Games in 1997 and still gets invited. He's not getting invites based on legacy either; he's still progressing his skills on BMX Dirt and Park at a remarkable pace.
A true BMXer from a young age, Pat Casey stormed the competitive BMX world with progression and innovation across dirt, park and minicamp riding. Then he turned his aim to riding backwards, and opened up a completely new realm of technical park riding, never losing sight of the fun he was having along the way.
The world of BMX Dirt has many characters, but none bigger than Cory "Nasty" Nastazio. Since the mid 1990s, Cory has been riding progressive dirt competitions, bringing some of the world's biggest backflips with style to the front of the pack. And what's better is, he's still going.
Since the introduction of The Extreme Games in 1995, BMX has played a prominent role in the progression of sport, athletes and riding styles at X Games and beyond. From the biggest names such as Dave Mirra, to new tricks like the double flair, all the way up to technical street riding, BMX and the X Games have progressed hand in hand every year for the past 25 years.