Dennis McCoy

Dennis Mccoy

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If the purpose of life is to gather as many memories and experiences as possible, then DMC is surely winning. Dennis has lived the equivalent of 20 lives and has the memory and vocal cord strength to tell you all about them. A true encyclopedia of BMX knowledge is a byproduct of being a professional BMX rider for over 30 years, I suppose. Dennis McCoy turned pro in 1986, at a time when BMX events involved riding flatland, airing an eight-foot-wide quarter, and doing kickturns on a wedge ramp. Dennis not only dominated those contests in the ’80s, but he was on the forefront of progression in every aspect of the emerging sport. In flatland, he was the first to begin linking fast, spinning tricks into longer combinations. On street, he was sending massive 360s down ten stairs (in 1987!). On ramps, he was pushing lip trick combinations by adding barspins and tailwhips and, in 1992, he was the first person to land a 360 barspin, now known as a truckdriver. Dennis’ legacy of contest wins and invented tricks can only be outshined by his longevity. He’s been in every X Games —every single one of them since they started in 1995! Hell, at the most recent X Games he stomped a 900. At the age of 52, Dennis has the same energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to BMX that he had 30 years ago and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. 

Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Currently Resides: Kansas City, MO
Date of Birth: December 29, 1966
On Vans Since: 2001
Instagram: @bmxdmc

Dennis McCoy | BMX | VANS

Vans BMX team rider Dennis McCoy doing his thing in the park.

Dennis McCoy Watches a Lady's Boobs Explode | Classic Tales | VANS

A teenage Dennis McCoy takes a huge practice bail that lands him in the hospital and off the tour. Does he almost die in an insane car wreck and watch a lady's boobs explode? Yes. Yes he does. Music: "Sister Menthol" by Audacity and original compositions by Mark Behm SUBSCRIBE: About Classic Tales: Director/animator Jim Dirschberger and artist Jay Howell have created a hilarious animated interview series called Classic Tales, where Vans team riders tell wild and weird stories that are brought to cartoon life with ridiculous results. Epic dudes and crazy stories mixed with cartoons make Classic Tales. Connect with Vans: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Snapchat: Pinterest: Tumblr: Vine: Google+: About Vans: Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans. Vans Top Athletes: Anthony Van Engelen, Geoff Rowley, Kyle Walker, Chima Ferguson, Gilbert Crocket, Tony Trujillo, Elijah Berle, Rowan Zorilla, Lizzie Armanto, Joel Tudor, Leila Hurst, Nathan Fletcher, Dane Gudauskas, Tanner Gudauskas, Patrick Gudauskas, Mikey February, Dakota Roche, Scotty Cranmer, Kevin Peraza, Dennis Enarson, Larry Edgar, Angie Marino, Jake Kuzyk, Hana Beaman, Mary Rand. Dennis McCoy Watches a Lady's Boobs Explode | Classic Tales | VANS

Vans x Haro: Dennis McCoy Promo | BMX | VANS

In promotion of the new Classics x Haro collaboration, we catch up with Dennis McCoy as he discusses Haro and its roots in freestyle BMX. MUSIC: "Age of the Mullet" by Daniel Holter