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RUBEN ALCANTARA

With nearly 2 decades of a professional riding career, Ruben Alcantara has been named world champion twice in the early 2000’s and was elected 2002 rider of the year by Ride BMX Magazine in the UK. He was also the winner of the 2007 NORA award. The influential legend from Malaga, Spain has changed BMX and the way everybody looks at riding. He is hands down one of the most humble and caring people you will ever meet. In 2015, his home town opened a huge skatepark with a plaza, pumptrack, dirt trails, mini ramp, halp pipe and bowl. The park was named “Malaga Spain, Ruben Alcantara” – Named after Ruben because of his huge influence on BMX and help in designing the park.

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Name:
RUBEN ALCANTARA

DOB:
9/3/74

Hometown:
MALAGA, SPAIN

Currently Resides:
MALAGA, SPAIN

Sponsors:
FOX, ETNIES, FLY BIKES, T-1

Fox Team Rider Since:
1999

Years Pro:
1998

Discipline:
Street, Park, Dirt

Bike Frame/Specs:
A Terrible One , 21.2 long , mellow headtube angle 

Favorite Trick:
Tables

Favorite Fox Product:
Which aren’t? ;) Well I’d say everything, but I think the t-shirts are very nice because of the awesome cuts and fabrics

Career Highlights

2001 Ride BMX Cover

2002 Fox Expendable 3 Video Part

2002 RIDE UK World Rider Of The Year

2004 Transworld BMX Cover

2004 DIG BMX Cover

2004 Props Cover

2007 Ride BMX US Cover

2011 DIG Cover

2012 DIG Legends Issue Cover

2012 Albion issue 3 – Unofficial Biography Interview

http://issuu.com/thealbionbmx/docs/the_albion_issue_3

2014 Video Edit/Interview – Ruben’s Waves

http://www.redbull.com/us/en/bike/stories/1331630230810/ruben-alcantara-riding-video

2015 Re-Print Ruben  Alcantara DIG BMX Legends Cover

http://digbmx.com/dig-this/re-print-legends-ruben-alcantara

Interview

What was your first bike? 
Motoreta

What/Where is your favorite place to ride? 
My bowl in Malaga

What are the top 3 Songs on your playlist (Band, Genre) – 
Fugazi, Metallica, Mogwai

Who did you look up to most when you first started riding? 
Many riders, but it’s very cool that one of them is my team mate now, Joe Rich

What would your career be if you didn’t ride BMX? 
Electronics

Do you have a saying or motto you live your life by? 
Something like “Just one life"

Any advice for the next generation of BMX riders? 
Just enjoy BMX and everything around you

Follow RUBEN

Instagram name: 
@rubenalcantara

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