[LINK TO IMAGE]It's with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of BMX legend Mike Tag.

Mike was diagnosed with a Stage II Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a cancer that affects lymphoid tissue, around one year ago. The BMX community rallied behind Mike as he put up one hell of a fight, but his fight has sadly come to an end.

Many BMX riders took to Twitter to discuss their reactions to Mike's untimely passing. Read a few below -


"I was lucky enough to go on a couple trips with Tag and I will never forget that. I looked up to Tag from when I was just getting into BMX. There will never be another Mike Tag." - Aaron Ross

"Mike Tag, hank you for making BMX awesome, and inspiring more people than one could ever comprehend. BMX won't be the same without you." - Catfish

"It really hits home to see people pass from such a horrific thing. I'm really sorry for his family and close friends. Hang in there guys...." - TJ Lavin

"So bummed right now. R.I.P. Mike Tag. Thanks for the inspiration. One of the most modest and badass dudes to touch a bmx bike." - Brian Kachinsky

"Dude was the man in every sense of the word. Super hero shit, I'm hurting for his friends and family. You're the dude, Tag." - Darryl Tocco

"Straight up. Thank you for taking me on my first real road trip. RIP Mike Tag." - Tony Hamlin


Here's Mike section from FBM's All Time Low. In my opinion, this section truly embodies what a badass Mike was on his bike. So much burly shredding!

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Rest in peace, Mike Tag. Thank you for everything. You will be missed.
Photo: Steve Crandall

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