GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The late Dave Mirra has been inducted into the BMX Hall of Fame, located in Chula Vista, CA.
Mirra, who died in February at the age of 41, was honored at a ceremony Saturday night along with Dennis McCoy in the Freestyle category. More details here.
“In February of this year, the sport of BMX lost a true legend, and it’s safe to say that no BMXer has ever reached the recognition, fame and notoriety that Dave Mirra has,” said USA BMX in their announcement. Each year, only one rider per category is inducted into the BMX Hall of Fame, but USA BMX extended an automatic induction to Mirra during the voting process in March.
“Mirra truly became a household name — and put our great sport in a limelight never before achieved,” continued USA BMX. “Although his is a life that was ended way too short, there is no doubt that Dave’s accomplishments and contributions to BMX, and his legacy, will live on.”
On Facebook, fellow BMX athlete Ryan Nyquist posted a photo of Mirra’s plaque and wrote, “Last night was bitter sweet. I was happy to be at the USA BMX Hall of Fame ceremony last night to honor two of my heroes in BMX. Dennis McCoy, who continues to defy logic and doesn’t seem like he has any plans of leaving the ramp or his habit of medaling at Xgames anytime soon, and Dave Mirra, who left us all way too soon. Congrats to both of you guys! You are an inspiration to us all.”