Interview: Chad DeGroot

If you follow BMX and you’re anywhere near 30, you probably know Chad DeGroot as one of the baddest riders ever. Chad has done remarkable and unexpected things – getting corporate sponsorships on the strength of (or in spite of) his R-rated BACO videos, appearing on Jerry Springer, winning major televised competitions without taking any of them seriously, and bringing a lot of attention to flatland riding.

There are some super champion competition BMXers out there with incredible drive and skill, and there are some underground backwoods jokesters out there stirring up hijinx. But how many guys were both, at the same time, and got away with it? Chad was that guy, and he’s still that guy, so just in case anyone started to forget, we did this interview.