Mike Day

  
  


Date of Birth: October 9, 1984
Height: 6'3"/1.9m
Weight: 205 lbs./93 kg./14.6 st.
Place of Birth: Tarzana, California
Hometown: Santa Clarita, California
Residence: Santa Clarita, California
Teams: Answer (1994-99); Sunland Cyclles (1999 - 2001); Staats Bicycles (2002-06) GT/Red Bull (2007-present)


Olympic Experience/UCI World Championships Results

  • 2009 UCI BMX World Championships, Adelaide, Australia (2nd place)
  • 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China (2nd place)
  • 2006 UCI BMX World Championships, Sao Paolo, Brazil (3rd place)
  • 2005 UCI BMX World Championships, Paris, France (2nd place)

Career Highlights

  • 15th place — 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, Chula Vista, Calif.
  • 9th place — 2010-11 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, Papendal, Netherlands
  • 1st place — 2007 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2nd place — 2007 Golden State National, California
  • 2nd place — 2004 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, Camp Woodward, Woodward, Pennsylvania
  • 3rd place — 2003 X Games, Downhill BMX, Aspen, Colorado
  • 3rd place — 2007 NBL Grand Nationals, Louisville, Kentucky
  • 3rd place — 2007 Lake Mead National #1, Boulder City, Nevada
  • 3rd place — 2007 Lake Mead National #2, Boulder City, Nevada
  • 5th place — 2007 USA Cycling BMX National Championships, Waterford Oaks, Michigan
  • 5th place — 2006 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, Fréjus, France
  • 6th place — 2007 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, Madrid, Spain

Points of Interest

  • Mike petitioned the global sanctioning body of cycling to grant him the race number "365" for life so from the back, his jersey and race number read "365 Day."
  • According to Mike, if he wasn’t a pro BMX athlete, he’d be pursuing a career in architecture with an interest in designing modern and custom-made homes.
  • An avid dog lover, Mike has an English Bulldog named ‘Tater’.

Personal

On June 14, 2008, Mike Day won a place in history by securing a spot on the first-ever USA BMX Olympic Team. BMX made its Olympic debut at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, and Mike, along with teammates Kyle Bennett, Donny Robinson, and Jill Kintner, possessed the greatest chance of bringing home an Olympic medal. Mike sailed through to the semifinal round by winning the seeding run time trial and by sweeping all three races in the quarterfinal round. Then on August 22, Mike became an Olympic medalist by scoring the silver medal in the final round.
 
Before the Olympics, Mike earned international recognition after a breakout year in 2004 that saw him earn a spot on the podium at both the X Games and at a UCI Supercross World Cup race. The following season, Mike scored several national-level victories and has since medaled three times at the BMX World Championships.

Mike comes from a family of BMX competitors which includes older brother Dave and younger brother Matt. Mike followed in Dave’s footsteps. Seven years Mike’s senior, Dave was a competitive BMX racer when Mike took up the sport on his ninth birthday. Growing up with the full support of his father, Mike has raced against fellow U.S. Olympic hopeful Bubba Harris since he was nine years old. Often times, the families would carpool to races together and Mike even attended the Harris family’s BMX clinics. Nine years later, Mike turned pro and endures as one of the United States’ top BMX competitors.
 
Plagued by back problems that sometimes forced him off his bike, Mike finally resigned himself to having surgery in the spring of 2010 to replace a herniated, bulging disc with an artificial one, which is the preferred method over fusion to keep full range of motion.
 
When Mike is not racing his BMX bike around the world, he enjoys riding at the local BMX park or on local trails in Southern California. He’s also an avid snowboarder and plays golf.


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