SE Crew: Nick Trejo
Want to see serious BMX racing skills is action? Look no further than Nick Trejo. As part of the @trejobmxracing family, you can spot him tearing up tracks on the regular!
How old are you?
I’m 19 years old.
Where do you live?
I live in Lancaster, California.
How many SE bikes do you own?
I own nine SE bikes. My favorite is definitely the Floval Flyer. I’ve had a lot of great memories and solid results throughout the years on that bike.
Where is your favorite place to ride and race?
It would probably be a tie between Metro BMX in Bakersfield, California, and Antelope Valley BMX in Lancaster, California. Metro BMX because I raced my first National there and have had many great weekends there since. Antelope Valley BMX because it’s the track I grew up on and developed the most as a rider.
What is your favorite thing about riding and racing?
My favorite thing is definitely being able to watch your own progression. I’m always learning new things on the bike and because of that, I’ve never gotten tired of riding. There are so many milestones along my journey as a rider and there’s no better feeling than seeing the outcome of your own hard work.
What’s your secret to improving riding skill?
I like to think that I’ve developed into the rider I am today through consistency, although consistency alone wasn’t enough. The secret to really making improvements in my skills has been to always try things that I didn’t know if I could do. Doing things that you don’t exactly feel comfortable doing is the only way to develop new skills and become a more well-rounded rider.
What is something people may not know about you?
Something completely unrelated to riding is that I’m a graphic designer and have even competed in some pretty big competitions on a regional and state level for advertising design.
What advice would you give to riders just getting into racing?
The advice I’d give is just to have as much fun as possible. Enjoy riding your bike and make the most of your time learning the craft. BMX can get pretty serious so it’s important to approach it that way.