My name is Tyler Brown. I am a professional BMX racer that has transitioned from just being a pro to having a career in the best industry in the world! I still race in the hardest class in the world, but now I also run the best team in BMX GT Bicycles, and run the best track around Chula Vista BMX!
I love the sport I do and am truly blessed I am still able to do what I love to do for this long!
I have been in the sport for so long now my goals have switched from being fully results based to looking at all aspects of the sport. Sure I still train as hard as I can and every time I get on the gate I want to cross the finish line up front, but I look beyond that now.
As for racing I look to continue to be as competitive as possible in the AA class, and enjoy racing the hardest class in the world! As for being a TM I want to help influence the riders in the program to be the best athletes they can be, and for Chula Vista BMX I look to give back to the sport that has given me so much! I want to give kids a place to ride, and enjoy the same sport that changed my life!
I would say a couple of my elite wins, making some world cup finals, and being a part of the first ever USA BMX Olympic Long Team even if I didn’t make the final 3 to go to Beijing it was amazing to be a part of the process.
There is so much going on in our sport. So much as riders can control, but so much out of our control as well. All we can really do is at the end of the day show up to each event knowing we prepared the best possible and execute the skills we have. Beyond that have a little luck it all works out and we finish the day how we want!
There is nothing like crossing that finish line in front of the fastest guys in the world! Knowing I left it all out on the track and tried my best that day are a couple of things that would make for a good weekend racing.
Chula Vista BMX! That is the best place we have to train and love riding there!
I think it is important to train for a goal and not just “work out” those are two very different things! One will make you better the other will just be going through the motions.
I wouldn’t say I get nervous anymore, it is more of an anxious feeling of wanting to compete and wanting the race to go good.
I would say my Mom. She has been there with me through it all. The good times, and the injuries. She has put as much work into me being a pro as I have. She is probably my biggest fan and deserves to be!
I think just don’t quit! There is a lot of times when things feel hard and you felt like you have given everything possible to give and it still doesn’t work out. Those are the times you need to keep pushing and when greatness tends to happen!
I want to continue my roles in this sport. I will still be lining up on the gate in the AA Pro class in 2015. Still being the TM for GT Bicycles, and running the best track in So-Cal!