My name is Jackson, I’m 11 years old and I’m pretty new to riding BMX. I’ve been riding bikes since I was about seven years old but I’ve never learned any tricks! I can’t even really do a bunnyhop and my neighborhood is the worst riding spot ever. Please tell me how to some tricks in a non-BMX neighborhood!
Jackson, there is no such thing as a bad BMX neighborhood. We grew up riding a few curb cuts and building jumps with dirt that was so full of rusty nails and broken glass you would think it was a torturous game from a Saw movie rather then the rhythm section we had tried to emulate from what we saw in the magazines. It was rough, but in the long run, we could shred a curb for days and got really, really good at not falling on jumps. Focus on your bunnyhops, learn to go up and down curbs, manual, 180 and roll fakie, those tricks can keep you busy for a lifetime. Also, look for other people who might be looking for an outlet and encourage them to ride. Build your own scene and if a scene refuses to be built, ride with skaters and scooterer people. It’s all about finding your source of motivation and when you have that, you don’t need ramps.
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