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All-time AMA SX/MX Race Leaders Chart
Chad Reed isn’t lining up in 2021. It’s over but he’s forever an Ironman of Moto. At 386 AMA SX/MX starts alone,…
Podcast Lead Photo - Modem Killer
They told him not to. But when rookie James Stewart committed to jumping LaRocco’s Leap on a 125, Jeff Kardas knew where…
James Stewart on LaRocco's Leap, 2002
They told him not to. But when 16-year-old rookie James Stewart committed to jumping LaRocco’s Leap on his 125, Jeff Kardas knew…
Was the PW50 your first bike? It was for me! “Little Giant” celebrates the life and legacy of this iconic motorcycle, which…
Was the PW50 your first bike? It was for me! “Little Giant: The PW50 Story” celebrates the life and legacy of this…
The gruesome story behind the 1995 Doug Henry crash where he shot to the moon but fell from the sky at the…
June 3, 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of Danny Hamel’s death. He’s been gone longer than he lived but, known as The…
Ryan Hughes, 1995
It's rare when the loser gets the magazine cover, steals the spotlight and becomes a legend. Ryan Hughes did all three on…
In 1972, Terry Pratt put his life in America on pause to spend 6 months following the MXGP season. 35 years later…
The Great Cessation is an extraordinary period of our lives and I wanted to document it somehow. I asked a handful of…
More than a third of all supercross winners won one main event in their career. These are the quirky stories behind 10…
The untold story behind the day Paul Buckley messed up but captured one of the greatest photos in motocross history and Erik…
More than a third of all supercross winners only won a single main event in their career (premier class). Here’s the quirky…
In 2020, Ricky Carmichael started his second season as the primary analyst for Monster Energy Supercross on NBC Sports. It’s a position…
In 2020, Ricky Carmichael enters his second season as the primary analyst for Monster Energy Supercross on NBC Sports. It’s a position…
David Lack left his spot on the bench. On November 29, Lack died after a long battle with kidney cancer. He left…
Carlsbad 1984 – Dave Dewhurst Photo
Don't have 30 minutes to sit and read the Ron Lechien story? I'll read it to you! This is the audio version…
In Corona, CA there’s a supercross legend who never rode a single lap and hasn’t attended a race since 1992. But he…
In 1972, Terry Pratt put his life in America on pause to spend 6 months following the MXGP season. 35 years later…
Ronnie Lechien 1985 – Dave Dewhurst Photo
Ron Lechien deserves a spot in the Motorcycle Hall of Fame. With voting for the class of 2019 beginning this month, We…
Nobody cared how you looked at The Dam. Nobody cared if your bike had all the parts and pieces attached. Bruce Hawes and Doug Henry chat between motos - Photo courtesy Hawes
The story behind how a New England rock quarry shaped the career of Doug Henry, a three-time Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion…
A mother’s love, an athlete’s quest. The untold story of how Austin Forkner came into the world and his mother’s journey to…
Julie Forkner prefers to spectate alone. But first, a simple ritual: before her son, Austin, climbs on his motorcycle, she gives him…
1994 Anaheim Supercross. Photo by Davey Coombs
The untold story behind how Jeremy McGrath rescued a BMX trick from obscurity and brought it to Supercross.
Do you remember the first time you rode a motorcycle? Your first bike? That magical moment became a lifetime memory. Kids today…
With a garage full of motorcycles, helmets, sketches, drawings, Post-It notes, and projects in various stages, it’s clear that Drake McElroy is…
If you don’t already have a nickname, Ernesto Fonseca will give you one. In some cases, two are required. Nicknames are more…
Larry 'Motor Mouth' Huffman narrates the audio version of The Ballad of Big Dave. Didn't have 30 minutes to read the article when it…
Ryan Hughes_Steel City 1995_Steve Milbertson
Wyatt Seals needed to borrow a chain. The story behind why he needed a chain is slightly different from the one his…
Blackwater 100 Dave Coombs Sr. Riders' Meeting
When opening ceremonies were complete, after the national anthem was sung and the riders’ names and sponsors were announced over the P.A.…
Loretta Lynn and Big Dave Coombs
In the early eighties, a trio of motorcycle racing promoters from Ohio and West Virginia were looking for a facility. A country…
Kawasaki win ad from Jeff Matiasevich's 1990 Las Vegas Supercross victory
Holding his left shoulder, Jeff Matiasevich lay in an emergency room bed at a Corona, CA hospital. The thoughts running through his…
They saw it coming. They must have. With six motorcycles racing together at more than 90 miles per hour on wooden circle…
Chad Reed autographs, Tampa Supercross 2018
Listen up. No, seriously. I had some people make this request and I thought it was a good idea. So, here's an…
John Van Den Berk at the 1989 Unadilla 250 USGP
“You couldn’t take this photo today because they wouldn’t let anyone get that close to the track." -- Mike Sweeney referencing his…
Chad Reed: Anaheim 2018
The checkered flag stopped waving an hour ago but in a grassy parking lot in Tampa a crowd was still growing, Coors…
Kenneth Olausson's photo of Gérard Lédormeur losing his steed in 1967
The best part of the story might be that 19-year-old Kenneth Olausson had to wait more than two weeks to realize he’d…
Jeremy McGrath Vitruvian Man
An in-depth analysis of the 1996 St. Louis Supercross, the day Jeremy McGrath didn't win. Written for META.
It was 44 years ago but the most distinct memory Holland's Pierre Karsmakers has about the 1974 Daytona Supercross was not getting…
It's been 20 years since I wrote my first local events articles for Cycle News. I remember writing about (and photographing) Josh Woods sweeping…
Paul Buckley Photo
Paul Buckley messed up. He should have been at the finish line. Yet, if he had been paying attention, the photograph above…
Brett Smith: Baja Acres 1985
I told myself I was launching on my birthday, ready or not. It's March 7. Here we are. Welcome to We Went…
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