Famous Cyclist Dead At 29

An accident at a motocross facility in San Diego County on Tuesday claimed the life of Pat Casey, a professional BMX rider and X Games standout from California. 

BMX bikes are pedaled. Casey has reportedly died while attempting a stunt on a motocross bike, which is engine powered.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reported that the accident happened at 3 p.m. as Casey, age 29, was jumping on a ramp at the Slayground Motocross Park in Ramona. According to NBC News, CHP Officer Jared Grieshaber said Casey failed to land correctly during a stunt attempt.

According to CBS 8, the 911 caller was given CPR instructions over the phone while paramedics rushed to the site. The sheriff’s office said that despite their best attempts, Casey was pronounced dead at the scene despite their best attempts.

According to his ASA Entertainment biography, Yorba Linda native Casey began his professional BMX riding career at the age of 16. He won multiple medals at the X Games and the annual BMX jumping competition Red Bull Dreamline.

Authorities were called to the Slayground Motocross Park in Ramona when a guy crashed his motorbike while “trying out the ramps.”

According to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, when Casey lost control of his motorcycle, it landed on top of him.

Axell Hodges, a motocross superstar who has won seven medals at the X Games, owns the racing facility. 

At age 14, Casey turned pro and was a successful competitive BMX rider. In 2012, he earned his first medal at the X Games by placing third in the BMX Freestyle Park competition. Casey earned silver in the BMX Air competition in 2013 and gold in 2021.

Casey is survived by his wife, Chase Casey, and his two children, Reid, 8, who shares his father’s passion for biking, and Taytum, 7.

Last month, Casey’s family went to Montpellier, France, to watch him compete in a FISE World tournament. They made a further trip to Paris and took more photographs while there.

A photo of Casey and his wife in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris was posted online shortly after his death.