ASA Athlete

Rick Thorne
Hometown: Bel Air, CA
Age: 51
Height: 5' 9''
Weight: 160
Sponsors: Rockstar Bikes, Boost Mobile, Famous Stars and Straps, Vestal Watches, Von Zipper Sunglasses, Kenda Tires, Draven Shoes, Monster Energy Drink, Kicker Audio, Toyo, KMC Wheels, EXPN Radio


Rick Thorne, the original "Biker in Black," is a true ambassador of freestyle BMX. When not riding in demos, Rick is one of the foremost faces of the sport he's been a part of for over twenty years. After hosting ESPN's action sports magazine show "X Today," Rick is now the face of the MSS TV Shows. He's been in the action sports movie Triple X and is featured regularly on the new Fox Sports Show "" Despite all the media he garners, Rick really tries to make his mark on both the vert ramp and street cours at every opportunity.

  • LG Action Sports World Tour, Moscow, Russia - Vert: 8th
  • Top 5 Finish in all 2003 Moblie Skatepark Events
  • 2001 MC of Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huck Jam
  • Host of EXPN's X Today
  • Featured on MTV's "Sports Unlimited" and "Access"
  • 8-time rider at the X-Games
  • Rode in the 1996 Olympic Closing Ceremonies


Riding Since: 1982
Worst Injury: Broke my face and ended up getting 27 screws to fix it.
Top three activities other than riding: Hostin', actin', and sex.
Favorite Trick: Whatever feels good at the time
Career Highlight: Being n tha game for 24 years.
Hero/Influence: No hero's or idol's only GOD