Ryan Staas

Ryan Staas was one of the youngest riders to ever join the SE Bikes team, and he continues to throw down fresh lines every time he rides. The only thing more incredible than his skills on the bike is the fact that the only food he eats is French fries!

Questions & Answers

What’s your full name?
Ryan Staas.

What’s your Instagram?
@oneway_ry_215. I got my riding name from living in Philly and working hard every day 'till I got my spot. OWTTO (One Way The Take Over)

How old are you?
I'm 16 years old.

Where do you live?
South Philly.

What’s it like riding for SE Bikes?
It’s the best being with the SE Crew getting sent around the world for riding bikes and always having a good time when you’re with them.

How did you get into bike life?
I was always into bikes since the age of two and was trying to pull wheelies. I didn't know what I was doing 'till about seven years old when I saw videos of other people doing wheelies and wanted to learn.

How far can you wheelie?
I would say I could wheelie for about 15 minutes, but we will test that out soon.

What’s the bike life scene like where you live?
The bike life scene used to be better than now. Every time I leave the house I see a couple bikes riding by.

What is your favorite thing about bike life?
My favorite thing is that you can be yourself, do your own thing, and feel free.

What’s the best rideout you’ve ever been on?
The SE Bikes Cali rideout.

Where is your favorite place to ride?
One of my favorite places to ride has to be NYC. It always has some of the best rides.

How many SE bikes do you currently own?
I have 19 bikes.

How many followers do you have on Instagram?

What is your favorite SE bike?
Fat Ripper because it’s small and very balanced.

Are you part of a riding crew?

What is a fun fact that people may not know about you?
I only eat French fries.

What advice would you give to someone getting into bike life today?
Never give up. It takes time to learn and get good. Keep pushing, don’t ever stop.

What’s your secret to improving your riding skills?
Don’t be scared to fall. Try new tricks every single day, that’s the only way to learn.

What would you be doing if you never found bike life?
I would probably still be playing hockey or football, which I gave both sports up for riding bikes.

Will you ever stop riding?
I won’t ever stop doing something I love.