The Best Things That Happened in 2020? Words with Dennis Enarson, Mat Hoffman, Logan Martin, & More

Let's face it - 2020 has been a year that most of us would like to forget. While it's easy to dwell on the negatives, we reached out to some of BMX's finest to find out what - if any - positives they can reflect on as we optimistically move into 2021. Check it! 


Dennis Enarson

 

"This year didn’t suck at all for me personally - haha! Probably my favorite year ever, to be honest. The best thing that happened for me in 2020 was growth in so many ways. It was nice to slow down a little bit and really focus on things I want to do right now."



Logan Martin

 

"Obviously, 2020 was a strange year - although there were some positives for me! Aside from winning the E-FISE video contest and being able to work on some personal goals that I set on the bike, the biggest thing that happened in 2020 was just being able to be at home the whole year with Noah while he went through his biggest year of learning. It’s been great to be able to be home and watch him grow."



Hannah Roberts

 

"For me, 2020 was a big year on and off the bike. Not traveling all the time and competing did suck and have some major impacts on my mental health, but it also gave me time for personal growth. I’m proud of my progression this year within riding, but I think the best thing that happened was buying a house with my fiancé! I’m blessed with the “stay at home” year, but I’m hoping for a normal-ish 2021!"



Matthias Dandois

 

"The best thing that happened to me in 2020 was taking the time to step back and relax. I’ve been traveling the world for 15 years - waking up in a different country every week - and I wouldn’t change a thing - but 2020 gave me the opportunity to actually appreciate the time being at home; taking time for myself and to chill for once in 15 years! I loved it, but I can’t wait to be back to some kind of normal now! See you guys soon!"



Mat Hoffman

"I finally took on the challenge of completely restoring my vert ramp. It took four months with a crew of five to make it happen. I waited 15 years to do this! It was a necessity. I do miss my roll-in, but it’s making me figure my pump back out. I hope to rebuild one soon to get my lazy air back on!

I also got to spend time gearing Hoffman Bikes up for its 30th anniversary. I have 14 different completes in the making to celebrate with. I’m doing a 12” Dream, a 16” Jet, an 18” G, a 20” Seeker, a 20” Psycho, a 20” Condor, and my first 26” - a ’92 Condor replica - two colorways each. They were supposed to be here by now, but it’s looking like April 2021. 

I have a few new BASE jump sites close by that I’ve been able to jump at frequently and I haven’t gotten busted. My daughter turned 20 this month! And my son is 17 and is kicking butt with his punk rock band. 

Yeah, a lot of crap happened this year, too - but the beauty of it is that you get to choose how to remember and reflect on it. I choose to just remember the good things and remember how lucky I am that I have a bike to get me through the bad."



Corey Walsh

 

"I honestly think this is the happiest I’ve been in my entire life."



Kieran Reilly

 

"2020 has been a rough year for BMX. Not traveling and the lack of competitions was tough. Still, some huge positives for me this year - achieving my dream sponsor - Red Bull - and moving a couple of hundred miles south the ride better facilities - like Adrenaline Alley - which has been amazing. I can’t wait to go into the next year amid these changes!"



Nikita Ducarroz

 

"I would have to say the best part of 2020 was moving to North Carolina. I was able to put myself in an environment where progression was inevitable. It also ended up working out great because when much of the world was shut down, we were still able to ride at DDASSC with our small group. The icing on the cake was getting added to Red Bull right at the end of 2020. It was definitely a huge positive after a lot of different challenges and struggles throughout the year."


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