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CHASE HAWK

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Chase Hawk was quickly recognized as a gifted rider. From the age of 7, he began his racing career and his love for BMX continued to grow. He is of the most influential and stylish riders in the world. Known for going fast and putting together some of the most creative lines, it’s no surprise he was named BMX ramp rider of the year in 2009 and 2014. Not to mention, he has an X Games Gold medal under his belt and the mayor of Austin, TX officially named August 16th as Chase Hawk Day.

Stats

Name:
Chase Hawk

DOB:
7/25/86

Hometown:
Austin, TX

Currently Resides:
Austin, TX

Sponsors:
Fox, Rockstar Energy, Odyssey, Cult, Oakley, Etnies, Empire

Fox Team Rider Since:
2006

Years Pro:
11

Discipline:
I ride it all

Bike Frame/Specs
CULT Hawk, Size 21

Favorite Trick:
360 Table

Favorite Fox Product:
Fox Premium Tees

Career Highlights

2007 Simple Session – 2nd Place

2009 Nora Cup Ramp – Rider of the Year

2011 X Games – BMX Park, 4th Place

2013 Vans Bowl Contest – 3rd Place

2014 X Games – Gold Medal

Interview

What was your first bike? 
Mongoose Motomag    

What/Where is your favorite place to ride? 
House Park - Austin, TX    

What are the top 3 songs on your playlist (Band, genre) - 
Black Sabbath, Sleep, and High on Fire - Metal     

Who did you look up to the most when you first started riding? 
Joe Rich    

What would your career be if you didn’t ride BMX? 
Music - I love playing the drums    

Do you have a saying or motto you live your life by? 
Don't sweat the small stuff, everything works its self out in the end.    

Any advice for the next generation of BMX riders? 
Enjoy it and don't take it too seriously.  Let things happen naturally because if you're not having fun then you're never going to achieve what you want from BMX. 

What inspires your riding on a daily basis?
The feeling of flowin around town on my bike.

 

Follow CHASE

Instagram name: @chase_hawk

Twitter Account: @chasehawk512