Real BMX: Five fast facts with Chad Kerley

Check out Chad Kerley's entry into Real BMX 2017, the all-video, all-street BMX contest brought to you by ESPN and "The World of X Games." Vote for your favorite at, then watch the full behind-the-scenes show on ABC on June 24.

Since the beginning of BMX Street at X Games, Chad Kerley is the only rider to ever beat Garrett Reynolds in the competition, which he did in Los Angeles in 2013. In the time since, Kerley has concentrated on expanding his repertoire of riding to include faster lines, quicker barspins and more video parts. This year alone, Kerley has produced for videos from his sponsors Haro and Cinema BMX, as well as Rockstar Energy. And this week, Kerley is back with his first Real BMX video. Kerley's riding is hard to pin down -- he goes super fast, and he can adapt to everything from huge roof drops to technical grind combinations. And because of his roots as a BMX racer, he has the bike handling skills to make it all look good.

Here are five fast facts with Chad Kerley.

1. Chad's Real BMX part has started a mini visor revolt on Twitter and message boards.

2. Although Chad jumps on a solar panel to end his Real BMX part, he remains a solar power advocate.

3. Kerley, along with 2016 Real BMX competitor Dennis Enarson, are hosting Chase Hawk's "Born and Raised" amateur BMX competition on June 24 in San Diego. (Kerley is doing his part to give back to the next generation of BMXers.)

4. Chad's signature complete bikes and frame from Haro are available in July.

Dope getting to meet @ludacris while on set for the #RideMovie

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5. Chad did stunts for an upcoming BMX movie starring Ludacris dubbed "Ride."

Real BMX 2017 voting is open. Vote for Chad Kerley here.

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