Video: Tommy Zula's Riding Career from BMX to Pump Track World Champion

Jan 17, 2021
by Ed Spratt  

bigquotesAirborne Bicycles presents a look at Tommy Zula’s trip on two wheels from young BMX upstart to UCI Pump Track World Champion. Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Tommy found BMX at age seven which started a lifelong journey collecting trophies, then paychecks that’s taken him around the world. From local hero to Olympic hopeful, Tommy lived BMX twenty-four seven. In 2015 his BMX sponsor DK Bicycles suggested that Tommy give mountain bikes a try. Backed by DK’s sister company Airborne Bicycles, Tommy took his ride everything, give everything approach over to mountain bikes. He put in the work and elevated his riding to the next level. Tommy’s ability to jump on any type of bike and shred is well documented. This is his story growing from local ripper to Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Champion. Airborne Bicycles


  • 12 1
 That was RAD! Really nice job with the story telling and the riding was top notch... Wishing you continued success!
  • 11 1
 As a BMX kid turned XC-DH-back to BMX-XC-now road-XC-trail rider - I agree with the senti,ent of just being a bicycle rider. It's all fun and all good!
  • 7 1
 This is a Rider/Racer I can 100% get behind. Get after it in 2021 Tommy, us over here in VA got your back!
  • 4 0
 haha...I have that same photo at 2:08 from Grands that year. That photographer must have made good money that year selling those framed photos.
  • 6 1
 Very inspirational...great example to the young riders...GET OUT AND PLAY!
  • 3 0
 Great dude ! Remember watching him as 7x in bmx and now on the east coast racing DH. Dedication pays off !
  • 4 0
 Zula is the best. One of the nicest dudes in the game.
  • 4 1
 Love to see a Bike Check of his world champ pump track bike.
  • 3 0
 What a great story!
  • 2 0
 Loved the old bmx footage ! Great story !
  • 2 0
 That's one special Grandpa!
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
 That was awesome! Really inspiring.
  • 1 0
 Good for TZ....he's always been a shredder!!
  • 1 0
 that gave me the feels! thank you.
  • 1 0
 Really awesome video.

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