Innovative BMX Pioneer
Nigel Sylvester is a highly influential figure in the world of BMX riding and urban sports. Born on May 23, 1987, in Queens, New York, he quickly rose to prominence for his unique style and innovative approach to BMX street riding.
With an innate passion for riding, Nigel began honing his skills at a young age, pushing the boundaries of what was possible on a BMX bike. His creative and fearless riding style soon caught the attention of the BMX community, and he gained recognition through various video edits and social media platforms.
One of Nigel's defining moments came when he was invited to join the iconic BMX brand Animal Bikes. This partnership not only solidified his status as a top rider but also provided him with a platform to showcase his talents to a wider audience.
However, Nigel Sylvester's influence extends beyond the confines of traditional BMX competitions. He is renowned for his "GO" video series, which offers a unique perspective on urban riding by taking his BMX to the streets of major cities around the world. These videos have garnered millions of views and have inspired countless individuals to take up BMX riding.
Aside from his riding skills, Nigel is also known for his entrepreneurial spirit. He has collaborated with several major brands, including Nike, G-Shock, and Beats by Dre, creating signature products that reflect his personal style and love for BMX culture.
Nigel Sylvester continues to be an inspiration to riders and enthusiasts worldwide, showing that dedication, creativity, and a relentless pursuit of one's passion can lead to remarkable achievements both on and off the BMX track.
It's always a pleasure to imagine an idea and work alongside a brand like G-Shock to make it a reality. G-Shock continues to push the bar with design and technology and that inspires me to do the same with my riding and visuals.
BMX riding breaks down racial perceptions. Coming from New York City and being a BMX rider, that isn't something that's too common. I feel like for the longest time, I would ride through certain neighborhoods and people would call me a "white boy" because they associated white boys from California with BMX riding, and it bugs me so much because I'm completely not that. I completely don't fit that mold. It's really important for me to bring BMX riding to the masses and show people exactly what it is.
I'm truly doing it my own way. I'm not following what the traditional # BMX route is.
I'm so used to hate that I'm starting to embrace it.