We have seen a handful of news stories from different media outlets like New Your Times and the LA Times talking about the death of Scot Breithaupt that happened on July 4th. Today, the Desert Sun released a very in-depth story chronically his rise and fall due to drugs and his fast paced life. This is a real interesting piece and will give you a lot of insight into Scot and his battles on and off the bike. Check it out right here.
With the news of Scot Breithaupt passing away the other day, there has been A LOT of media coverage from the New York Times to the LA Times and countless others paying tribute to Scot and what he had done for the sport of BMX. Without a doubt, we would not be where we are today without Scot or any of the other guys who have done so many substantial things for BMX. Here’s a tribute video from the Joe Kid on a Stingray video for Scot. This really talks about how what he did all started, how SE Bikes became a thing and grew to be so massive and some of the things that lead to Scot having some hard times. All in all, this 11 minute video is an incredible story and will definitely make you appreciate everything he had done.
In all honesty, it kind of sucks that it seems like now that he has passed, that people are really taking notice of what he had done for BMX. Scot was definitely one of a kind, and it takes those one of a kind guys to push things and create something special. Rest in Peace, Scot. BMX will never forget you.
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!
It’s crazy to think BMX has only been around for 40 years. It’ll be interesting to see how much it grows in the next 40 years…
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Scot Breithaupt organized an event to celebrate 40 years of BMX history a while back down in Long Beach, California – the birthplace of BMX racing. Perry Kramer, Bob Haro, Eddie Fiola, Woody Itson and a long list of BMX race and freestyle legends were there to reflect back on the sport. The Protagonist crew finally dug up the footage we’ve had for some time and put together this mini-doc.
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