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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.”
BMX Pioneer Dave Mirra Has Died
Police in Greenville, North Carolina, announced news of the 41-year-old BMX rider's death Thursday.
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.