There’s a saying that goes “only the good ones die young” and this couldn’t be more true. Tuesday night, while driving through Arizona, Banned‘s own Rickey Bates and Gary Dimartine lost their lives in a car accident. This is a very sad day in BMX since both guys were amazing people and very talented riders. They will be missed by many. I’m still in shock by the news… Rest in Peace. #Banned.
For more information, ESPN has a write up about the situation and more information about Rickey and Gary.