Many BMX watchers argue that Garrett Reynolds is the best street rider there’s ever been, and who are we to disagree? After all, this is the man who took gold at the 2007 X Games in Brazil, Mexico and Dubai, won at Simple Session in 2008 and 2009, was named X Games street champion and NORA Street Rider of the Year in 2009, and won gold in Street at X Games Barcelona in 2013.
Born in 1990 in New Jersey, Garrett was introduced to the sport by his Dad at the Incline Club near his hometown of Toms River, and began competing when he was just 12 years old, winning the Taz Tour that year. He soon turned pro and progressed rapidly, surprising everyone by finishing seventh in the 2005 Dew Cup standings.
That was just the beginning of his Dew Tour success – he finished seventh in 2007 and fifth in 2008, and between 2009 and 2012 he never finished outside the top three. Always ensuring that his smooth and fearless riding style was on show, his Dew Tour performances earned him a reputation for being able to pull off even the most technical tricks with apparent nonchalance.
Away from competition, he has also found the time to launch BMX company Fiend, which offers high-end aftermarket BMX parts, including Garrett’s own signature stem, and clothing such as T-shirts, beanies, caps and sunglasses. In 2014, Garrett featured in the mind-blowing ‘Fiending’ promo, as well as having a part for another of his sponsors, the Cinema Wheel Co.