Pedal Power

Freestyle BMXer Dave Mirra used two wheels to make money to buy four.

 Ask 33-year-old Dave Mirra when he’ll stop riding bikes professionally and he’ll say, “Two years.” He’ll respond emphatically, too, despite having replied “two” for the last 10. Mirra is a New York native but lives in Greenville, North Carolina, and he is arguably the biggest deal in the history of BMX (save for maybe Mat Hoffman). Sponsored at 13, he holds the most X Games medals at a count of 21, twice hosted the MTV reality rehash Real World Road Rules: The Inferno and started his own bike company last February called MirraCo. He’s seen the release of his own video game series, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX, has been Punk’D by Ashton Kutcher and was even dubbed one of People’s 50 hottest bachelors—

after which he promptly went and got married.   To read on, grab a copy of RIDES June 2008 – on sale now!