About Us

History

Founding

On September 20, 2011. Rickey Bates was killed in a tragic car accident.  Also killed were Gary DeMartine, Rickey's friend and fellow BMX rider, and Matthew Uhl, a public safety officer. 

 

Rickey was a professional BMX rider who would travel throughout the country to film, ride, and promote BMX riding.  He would frequently give of his time to amatuer and aspiring BMX riders, and would also include them in his videos.

 

Rickey's father established this organization to honor his son's memory by providing BMX bike and safety equipment to young riders who may be in need.