Due to safety concerns I will not compete in this weekend’s round of the AMA Superbike championship in Topeka.
It is important to note that Topeka is a newly sanctioned round on the championship schedule. It is also important to note that Topeka has made changes to the track, but unfortunately, as is the case too many times, the track approval process was flawed and we arrived at a facility that was not ready for our caliber of competition.
Trading in his kid’s bicycle for a sportbike, Chad Kagy, two-time BMX gold medal winner in the X Games, is preparing for his first road race in August at Virginia International Raceway.
Kagy regularly competes professionally in the BMX Vert and Mega Ramp classes, and is well known for his X Games gold medals in those two classes. About his unusual profession Kagy said, "When I was in my late teens people in my neighborhood would see me on my BMX bike and ask if my parents didn’t think I was old enough to have an adult-sized bicycle.