In 2009, Rich gave up everything. He sold his driveway sealing business, loaded up his van and drove from his CT home to CA to purse a freestyle career. He didn't even start riding until 18. Just two years after getting into bikes, he was landing backflips with ease. Says his background in skiing and BMX helped with the transition. By 2010, he was a regular on the Dew Tour and was the first to land dead body backflip and Paris Hilton backflip. Currently rides demos across the country; he and his fiancé will live in their van attending shows prior to X Games.
- XG rookie; was alternate for Best Trick at XG LA 2010.
- Plans on doing the switchblade flip for Best Trick.
- Didn't start riding dirt bikes until 18. Started in freestyle, not racing.
- Was a freestyle skier growing up.
- In 2010, was first to land a dead body backflip and Paris Hilton backflip.
X Games Competition History
|X Games 2010|| MTX Best Trick||6th|