dave mirra

Autobiographies

Nigel Sylvester Doesn't Need BMX Contests

On this episode of VICE's 'Autobiographies' series, we sit down with the rider from Jamaica, Queens, who captured Dave Mirra's attention and took the BMX world by storm.
VICE Staff
10.4.16
concussions

In Action Sports, Helmets Are Only the Beginning of the CTE Conversation

The news that Dave Mirra had CTE should be a wakeup call for skaters, skiers, and bikers about the importance of concussion diagnosis and recovery.
Will Grant
5.25.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Doctors Say BMX Pioneer Dave Mirra Had CTE, the Notorious Trauma-Induced Brain Disease

This makes him the first action sports star positively diagnosed with the degenerative brain disorder more typically associated with NFL players and boxers.
VICE Staff
5.24.16
Gaming

I Discover All the Best Music in My Life Through Video Games, and I’m Not Alone

Without Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Grand Theft Auto, and Dave Mirra, my music library would probably be a near empty vessel.
Mat Ombler
3.4.16
dave mirra

Reconsidering Dave Mirra, the Miracle Boy

Growing up, I was obsessed with BMX—but I didn't like Dave Mirra. Still, the news of his suicide earlier this month hit me like a punch in the gut.
Kevin Fixler
2.22.16
Longreads Or Whatever

'Dave Mirra's Freestyle BMX' Changed My Musical Landscape Forever

It was a lot more than Tech Decks, CCS Catalogs, and video games. It was a life.
Derek Scancarelli
2.7.16
action sports

Remembering Dave Mirra

The BMX icon’s apparent suicide, at the age of 41, has shocked the action sports community and “leaves a huge hole in the heart of BMX.”
Aaron Nardi
2.5.16
Sports

BMX Pioneer Dave Mirra Has Died

Police in Greenville, North Carolina, announced news of the 41-year-old BMX rider's death Thursday.
VICE Staff
2.5.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Hillary Clinton accuses Bernie Sanders of an "artful smear," a UN panel rules in favor of Julian Assange's release, a spider has been named after Johnny Cash, and more.
VICE Staff
2.5.16