Originally from San Clemente, California, Trigger has been around the moto-x scene quite a long time–even when you consider that he started riding relatively late in life at age 21 after breaking his ankle skateboarding. “I couldn’t skateboard anymore, so I bought a bike. Evel Knievel was probably my biggest influence,” comments Trigger. No wonder he enjoys hurtling himself across the longest jumps possible. In fact, Trigger currently holds the outright motorcycle long-distance jump world record. He smashed the previous record on May 14, 2005 at the Crusty Demons Night of World Records in Australia, launching his CR500 277.5 feet.
When avoiding the public eye, Trigger can usually be found riding his Honda by himself out in the hills, or with good friends on the weekends sometimes. In off-bike time, Trigger enjoys skateboarding, surfing, boating, hanging out with his wife and playing with animals, of which he owns many. When he’s not breaking bottles over his head while raising hell with the Metal Mulisha, he, ironically, enjoys relaxing as much as possible. Trigger’s future goals include, “Having as much fun as I can hangin’ out with my buddies and hittin’ some gaps.” Oh, and he also wants to jump a football field (300 feet). Knowing Trigger, it won’t be much of a shocker if he pulls it.
Trigger Gumm is “A Real American Hero” and a Pro Rider 4 Life. He has broken world records and most of his body. He still remains the man of steel, jumping anything and any challenging distance anybody wants to bring.