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Mike Aitken Biography

Birthdate: February 12, 1983
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah

When it comes down to style and flair, few can match the flash of BMX rider Mike Aitken. Find out more on this biking sensation!

Career

Growing up in Salt Lake City, Mike started riding bikes at the age of two. His first bike was a 16-inch Mongoose that didn't have training wheels! Learning how to ride a bike the hard way developed Mike's skills and at 10 years old, he started riding BMX bikes. When he was 14, he was riding competitively around the country. At just 18 years old, Mike already had a distinguished style of riding. He has competed in the X-Games since 2000 and his best finish has been fifth place in the Dirt competition. Mike's career highlights include taking second place in the 2003 Vans Triple Crown in the Dirt and taking third place at the 2007 Dew Tour in his hometown of Salt Lake City.

Riding Style

Mike is known for his innovation and creativity when he is on the bike. His riding style is smooth and has influenced a lot of other up-and-coming riders. He gets the most height on his jumps and can control the bike as well as anyone out there. Mike's small frame allows him to loft huge airs and tweak his body. Mike can make the most basic trick look artistic. He is known for his super-unique tricks like the wallride transfer to 180 into the elevated miniramp, and a manual to fastplant 180 into the takeoff of the fun box. His popularity is undeniable, and has graced the cover of almost every major BMX magazine like Ride US, Dig 62 and Transworld BMX Magazine.

Did U Know?

  • Mike Aitken is 5'10" and weighs 165 pounds.
  • Mike Aitken is sponsored by Fit Bike Co., 50/50 Skate & Bind, Fox and Rockstar Energy Drink.
  • Mike Aitken and his wife have a two year-old son named Owen.
  • Mike Aitken enjoys snowmobiling during the winter.
  • Mike Airken still resides in Salt Lake City.
  • Mike Aitken's nickname is Mikey.
  • Mike Says...

    "I just ride my bike and let everything come; I don't really push myself to learn new tricks. It just seems like when I try to learn stuff it doesn't happen, but when I just let it flow that is when I do some of the things I am most proud of."

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