Dennis "DMC" McCoy

Vans sponsor's legends.

Dennis McCoy is one of those people that even after he steps out of the limelight, will continue to ride, progress, and live the sport he helped to shape. Dennis has competed in every X-Games and has been riding bikes since Vans started in 1966. Started and will end his career in Vans.

Interview

What’s your bike set-up?

Haro Lineage 20.5" in Black

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

NYC back in the day with a posse from Kansas City

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

Mad Jon Taylor's tales about his neighbor -a scientist and inventor who refurbished and shot off old cannons, built ramps and an amphitheater on his property, and swooped down on dudes riding vert in his homemade microlite plane with a couch for a seat. 

Favorite Vans rider?

Gary Young

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

Barspin 900 has been on my to-do list for ages

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

Serious matters aside, I once pushed all in and lost to a 1 outer.

What are some interests outside of bmx?

Music, food, travel and poker. 

Last good book you read or magazine you looked at?

The last mag to really stand out was Rolling Stone's Bob Dylan at 70 issue. Tony Alva gave me a copy and I thoroughly enjoyed it. 

Five songs that have to be on a mix tape?

Fugazi - KYEO

Judge - New York Crew

Bob Dylan - Visions of Johanna

Flogging Molly - If I Ever Leave This World Alive

Rancid - Journey to the End of the East Bay

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Traveling to cool places with my bike - Keep on Truckin'

Five essentials for any road trip?

Bike, music, friends, Google maps and a GoPro