Andrew Taylor has worked his way up to become one of the current examples of a model freerider. He puts on one contest a year – AT’s Showdown – then he devotes a lot of his time traveling, filming, shooting and riding with a wide range of talented athletes. What is left of his schedule allows him to pick and choose the contests he wants to enter without feeling forced to chase after the FMB top prize. - See more at: -Decline Magazine
With 26 World Cup victories and four World Championship titles, Brian Lopes has won more races than any other mountain biker. From the ﬁrst time his father took him to a BMX track in 1975 he was addicted. Brian Lopes has had an unprecedented 20 year career as a professional cyclist, he has been labeled "Undisputedly the best all around world class cycling athlete" by USA Today.
George Ryan is one of the most unique and talented mountain bikers to hit the scene in recent years. He can usually be seen shredding the local downhill trails or riding in front of thousands of spectators at the top slopestyle events. George has gained prominence in the mountain bike scene since he started riding in 1996 at age 13. George's competitive career began at the age of 13 with local cross country events followed by amateur downhill racing and eventually turning pro in 2002.
A legend of mountain bike freeriding and trials riding, Jeff Lenosky travels the country competing and performing demos. A native of New Jersey, Lenosky is a pioneer of MTB street and urban riding and he holds the world record for the highest bunny hop on a mountain bike (45.5 inches).
Macky first rode a bike sans training wheels when he was three. But because the tallest hill in New Orleans is man-made Monkey Hill (approximate elevation: 40ft), his early years were not filled with mountain biking. Instead of dodging trees, he dodged tourists on the sidewalks of the French Quarter. Instead of descending mountains, he descended the levies of the Mississippi. Instead of bouncing over rocks, he bounced down the set of 16 stairs in Jackson Square. (And he learned to look both ways before crossing the street.)
One of the pioneers of the freeride scene, Richie is still hard at work schmoozing the guys at Mercedes and Adidas while jetsetting between Germany, Whistler and his new digs in Laguna Beach. Who could really beat the life of this guy? Wintering in Laguna, summering in Europe and Canada, and literally always chatting up the hottest girl at nearly every bar in each locale. When he's not on his strict 1 to 4 hour work day schedule, you can catch him hitting the raddest jumps with his good buddy Ale making it all look like Rampage 2014.