Pro Rider Stephen Murray, a native of Worcester England, is well known for his amazing tricks like double back flips, 360 back flips, turndown back flips and so much more. Stephen grew up racing and went on to be a seven-time expert British champion and six-time National champion before the age of 16. He has super smooth style that carries over from racing and huge tricks that only few even attempt.
Stephen came to the United States from New Castle Great Britain over 10 years ago with a dream of riding with the best athletes in the sport. Stephen was brought up riding in a good environment which is why he cites his biggest influences as his friends and family. These influences, along with Stephen’s own motivation, have helped him blend a riding style of smooth and calculated but full throttle and giving 110 percent.
2001 and 2002 marked the biggest year for Stephen Murray of his career. He won the Gold Medal in Dirt Jumping at X Games and back to back wins at the Gravity Games, the two biggest contests at the time. Stephen is quoted on his own riding style,
“I go 110%, go big and send it!” (EXPN.com)
On Friday June 22nd,2007 at the AST Dew Tour BMX Dirt Finals in Baltimore, MD, Stephen Murray took a horrific fall on the final set of the dirt section while sending a double back flip. Stephen has received career ending injuries to his spinal cord and vertebrae. Stephen was immediately cared for at The University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD and then transferred to Craig Hospital in Denver, CO. He is currently living in Riverside, Ca. and continues to improve with the love and support of his entire family and the BMX community alike.
A personal note:
I never met somebody so passionate, dedicated, and determined as Stephen Murray. This guy has more heart than valentines day when it comes to making things happen. He’s a true leader and Pro Rider soldier that has paved the way for a generation of BMX Riders. He does what he loves and lives life to the fullest. Nobody can stop his determination to get the job done no matter what the consequences are.
I was his room mate in Baltimore, MD, so I got to really feel what his heart was set out to accomplish. He qualified fourth in the prelims with an insane run and a ghost ride dismount over the fence. Incredible. He left me a message afterwards with tremendous excitement. Made us Proud Boy! He was definitley going to step it up in the finals with a double back flip and he almost did in his first run.
His heart was set and the accident was unfortunate. I was right there the whole time and I will be right here through out his road to recovery. Thanks to Steve Mateus, Luke Parslow. Paul Roberts. Jerry Batters, Rick B. (WMI) and Wade Martin for being there the night of and thanks to all who have shown their support. Stay Strong Murray. Ridaz Ride!
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Stephen Murray, the definition of Pro Rider!