BMX lost another great. Rest In Peace, Gabe Brooks.
Yesterday we found out that BMX had lost Gabe Brooks to a shooting, taking him incredibly too early from this Earth. There’s no doubt that Gabe left an impact on so many people and his passing is a huge shock to everyone. Steve Croteau put together this short but sweet video with some footage of Gabe that he had as a tribute to him as his memory. The guys at Ride BMX have also put together a tribute video as well that is nothing short of incredible that you can find below. We won’t forget the amazing talent, drive, ambition and positive attitude he brought with him. If you want to help out Gabe’s family at this time, Steve has a pre-order for t-shirts with full proceeds going to his family that you can pick up. Link below!
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wanna help?: Limited Edition King Gabe Brooks T-Shirt
ALL PROFITS GOING TO GABES FAMILY” – Steve Croteau
“Gabe Brooks was like a BMX superhero. The first time I ever met him he had just gotten back on a bike after a small stint off of it, and he was loose as hell. He looked like he’d came straight out of a movie about the hood, and just seemed like the furthest thing from a typical BMX rider that you could possibly imagine… but he was calling out superman rail-hops to flat and other crazy shit, and actually kind of sending it. It was obvious that Gabe had at some point ridden BMX, but it’s insane to see where things went from there. Within a couple of short years Gabe got pretty damn good, racked up some sponsors, traveled to Estonia, had some sponsor change-ups, but then put out the best video part of his career in Stranger’s “No Hype”. Gabe also left a legacy behind with the influence he left on people, he had a way of motivating those around him and showing everyone what their true potential was. The circumstances of Gabe’s passing are truly tragic, but let this memoriam celebrate the life he shared with our community of BMX riders. RIP Gabe. Thanks goes out to Miles Rogoish, Darryl Tocco, Mike Mastroni, Chris Mortenson, Nuno Oliveira, Vital BMX, TCU, & Defgrip for their support in video / photo contributions.” – Ride BMX
Here’s another video looking back on Gabe’s amazing talent on a bike…