Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Brad Simms’ Thrilling Ride from BMX to Mountain Biking

February 19, 2024

Today, I’m joined by BMX legend turned mountain biker, Brad Simms. From his humble beginnings in BMX, Brad has carved a path with resilience and passion that continues to inspire riders around the globe. But Brad’s story is more than just about bikes; it’s about exploration, adaptation, and a spirit of adventure. Join us as we journey through Brad’s experiences. Discover the challenges, triumphs, and unexpected twists that have shaped Brad’s path, as he shares candid insights into his life on and off the bike. From riding with BMX legends to forging new connections in the mountain biking community, Brad’s story is a testament to the power of perseverance and the universal language of two wheels. So, it’s time to sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Brad Simms.

You can watch this episode on the Downtime YouTube channel here.

You can follow Brad on Instagram @brad_simms, find him on YouTube here, or on TikTok here.

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