End of An Era at BMX Mania

March 12, 2018 by  

End of an Era at BMX Mania
Jerry Landrum has been a fixture at BMX races and industry events for the past 21 years or more. His website, BMX Mania, was among the first, if not the first of the, BMX websites – starting in 1996, when the world was just waking up to the Internet.

Jerry has brought the BMX community great coverage of international World Cup races, and events here at home. And while News and Mania are technically competitors, Jerry and I have enjoyed a budding friendship over the years.

BMX Mania had been silent for more than a month, with the last update on January 12. We were concerned, and hoped everything was OK at Mania HQ in Indiana.

Then, late last week, Jerry posted the following update on the site:

A Note From Web Dude, Jerry Landrum
I will always be a BMXer…..and I never thought that I’d be writing this, but I am saying Goodbye and Thanks to the fine sport of BMX Racing that I have loved, raced and ridden since 1985 and reported on and lived through since 1996.

It’s been an honor to have been involved in this awesome, crazy sport from the grass roots to the Olympics and destinations in between. I have many great memories of my time on and around the world’s BMX tracks and send much love to my many friends that I have made through my involvement over three decades.

I’ve still got my Ssquared cruiser dialed in and will make sporadic trips to my local track at the Indy Cycloplex because I will ALWAYS love riding my BMX, and I do have a couple of projects to finish up before I hang up my BMX photo gear for good, but for the most part my full time involvement in BMXing has come to an end. (Unless, of course, someone out there needs a grubby BMX Photo Bum to take some Happy Snaps, let me know…..I can be bought!) will still occupy this space on the internet since there are a lot of BMX Memories contained herein, so stop by sometime and check out what there is to see, ride hard, wear your helmet and Watch The Lights!.


It’s going to be tough not seeing Jerry out at the races, though we have a feeling we’ll see coverage from him time to time. Afterall, BMXers never fully retire.

To celebrate Jerry’s 20-plus-year contribution to our sport, I will be doing a podcast with him this week. It’s going to be great to hear his BMX stories and post-BMX plans.

Stay tuned for that on Thursday.

Meanwhile, a big thanks to Jerry for all he has done for the sport over the years. Be sure to give him some love in the comments.

—Mike Carruth

End of an Era at BMX Mania