BMX icon Dave Mirra dies, aged 41


We are extremely sad to report that an icon of BMX and later other segments of cycling, Dave Mirra has died, aged 41.

The North Carolina-based star went on an unstoppable run of X-Games triumphs between 1995 and 2008, scooping 24 medals – a record tally that to this day stands within BMX.

In recent years Mirra had become a rally driving enthusiast, as well as Triathlete, although the freestyle influence often remained

ESPN, the broadcaster of X-Games paid tribute saying: “Dave Mirra, your courage, determination and natural skill in everything you pursued pushed the world of action sports to become a better place. From all of us at X Games and ESPN, we salute your contributions.”

Mirra was married to wife Lauren and has two daughters – Mackenzie and Madison.