Date of Birth:
Colony, VANS, Mellowpark, AEZ (Alcar).
How long have you been riding?
I started riding in 1994, which is 24 years ago.
What got you interested in BMX?
When I was 12years old, they build a little concrete-park right across the street where I lived and people where riding there bikes on it. It looked super interesting to me and i had to try it as well. Thats my way into BMX.
Biggest influences in BMX:
Dave Mirra and X-Games.
Where are you living at the moment? And where did you grow up?
I live in Erkner / Germany, which is right next to Berlin and only 15min away from the Mellowpark. But I grew up in Berlin City and lived there till I was 18.
What does a regular Saturday out on the bike usually consist of?
Well, that depends on what you have planned. But it does not always have to be planned on the bike.
What are you doing for work these days?
At the moment I am working on different things. I train with the German Bmx team and make my matching coach tickets. But I also like to help my friend on the construction site or travel through Europe and evaluate MTB competitions.
Top 3 places you’ve ridden over the years:
LG Worldchampion 2005 / Manchester, 2nd Place Metro Jam 2003 / Vancouver, 1st Place Simple Session 2004 / Tallinn.
What are your interests outside of Riding? Haha, I really like fishing, PingPong, flying my Drones and spending times with my friends.
Car you own/drive:
German technology… Audi A4 station wagon.
Tell us something about your local scene:
In Berlin there are a lot of BMX scenes and you know a few people here and there, because the city is just huge. But at Mellowpark, I feel personally most comfortable and have my most friends and very good riding opportunities.
What motivates you to go out and ride all the time?
Sun, nice weather and good friends… I do not need more.
Favourite place you’ve travelled to and why?
I really like Vancouver and I will never forget the good times with Dave Osato, Dustin Guenther and Clint Millar riding our bikes together. Good memories…
Good meals to eat:
Sushi and german and Thai food.
Give us some bands/musicians you are into these days:
I’m into everything. It depends on the day and the right mood.
Favourite Colony product?
Alex Hiam Sweetooth Frame 20.7“.
What has BMX has taught you:
Getting to know the world, speaking English, getting to know different cultures and taking a look behind the scenes of the BMX.
The usual thanks…
Thanks to my lovely Claudi, my family and my friends, who always believed in me.
Instagram account: @tobiaswicke
Photos courtesy of @janbekurtz