It’s never easy starting the day hearing about somebody passing away. There’s a good chance a lot of you younger guys might not know this name, but Scot Breithaupt has passed away. Scot was a pioneer in BMX racing and at a young age formed the first sanctioned body for racing called Bicycle United Motocross Society. After that he went on to be a co-founder of BMX Plus! and to start SE Bikes to go along with a ton of other things like producing 400+ TV shows, commercials and videos. You can learn way more about him on this Wikipedia page. Scot was found dead on July 4th in Indio, California in a tent on a vacant lot. Here’s a local news story. We’ve compiled a few videos and more for you to check out below! Rest in Peace, Scot! You were one of the greats that made BMX what it is today!
“Scot Alexander Breithaupt (July 14, 1957 – July 4th, 2015) was an entrepreneur, “Old School” former professional Motorcycle MX and Bicycle Motocross (BMX) racer and a founding father of BMX in 1970 whose prime competitive years were from 1970 to 1984. Many consider him, in some ways, a founder of “Old School BMX”—an era from roughly 1969 to 1987 or 1988, from its very beginnings to just after its first major slump in popularity from 1985 to 1988. Racing started to rise in participation again around 1988–89 and is considered the start of Mid School BMX, roughly 1988–2000. He was born in Long Beach, California.”