Dakota Roche

Fun is all Dakota knows, and you get this feeling when you watch him ride his bike.

His video parts will live in infamy for taking street riding to entirely new levels. His consistent level has awarded him a nod for "2012 Street Rider of the Year" from Transworld Ride BMX magazine. Dakota is skateboarding on a BMX bike. Everyone thinks it, why can't it just be stated? His tricks are never sloppy, always proper, always innovative; and at the best spots with amazing lighting and flimed so so proper. Check out the Cult video, TALK IS CHEAP.

Interview

What shoe do you ride?

Old Skools, TNT's and AVE's

What shoe do you chill in?

Old Skools and Classics 

What’s your bike set-up?

My signature Cult frame, all Cult parts and Cinema wheels. Smooth, solid and right.

What’s the best trip you’ve ever been on?

The first Cult trip, Brighton ain't Ready, Monster "Down the Middle"

What is the best story you’ve ever heard or been told?

Anything that comes out of Dan Lacey's neck.

Favorite Vans rider?

No way could I narrow it to one. Lacey, Ty, Sexton and Gary are up there.

What trick can’t you do that you wish you could?

A proper tailwhip I guess

What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you?

A few years ago I got sued for a dog bite I literally had nothing to do with. That was beat.

What are some interests outside of bmx?

Skateboarding, surfing, art, creating, working with my hands

Last good book you read or magazine you looked at?

"Monkey Minds"

Five songs that have to be on a mix tape?

Lately, it's tracks from Pink Floyd, Crosby Still Nash and Young, The Doors and The Rolling Stones

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Still riding while pursuing some other creative outlets. Whatever my heart is in.

Five essentials for any road trip?

Bike and board

Vans apparel and kicks 

iPhone

Good vibes

My people