Podcast: Donny Robinson in Saudi Arabia

November 20, 2018 by · Comments Off 

Donny Robinson in Saudi Arabia for the USA BMX Foundation

Donny Robinson is just off the plane from a week-long trip to Saudi Arabia on behalf of the USA BMX Foundation. It was Bike Week at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), outside Jeddah. The planned community around the campus itself is 13 square miles in area and is a model for the kingdom’s future progression to be the science and technology hub of the region.

Donny was there to spread the word about cycling, and inspire students of all ages with his message of “How Far Can Two Wheels Take You?” But he was also there on a mission to expose the sport of BMX Racing within the kingdom, in hopes something might-just take root in terms of getting a track built on the grounds.

We were stoked to sit down with Donny earlier this week for a quick 34-minute episode to hear all about his trip, the people he met and the “universal language of bicycles.”

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BMX News will update this story as Donny makes more progress on his international mission to get kids back on bikes. We’re sure we’ll see him in Tulsa a time or two, so who knows what other gems he will reveal. Stay tuned to News for the latest!