Wildcat Mini BMX has a growing following of fans and riders around the world. And we are absolutely proud of all of our Wildcat Pride. We love seeing you all shred and take things up a level.
However, there are a couple of riders who stand out from the crowd when it comes to passion for the Wildcat Mini BMX Brand, and one of those is 13 year old Marshall 'Major' Gehrke, from Antioch, IL.
We took some time to ask The Major some questions so we could get to know him more, and to understand why he loves shredding on a Wildcat Mini BMX.
Wildcat: Marshall, tell us a bit about yourself.
Major: My name is Marshall "Major" Gehrke, I am 13 years old from Antioch, IL
Wildcat: We see you are mad at sports - what do you play:
Major: Bmx racing and freestyle, basketball, and football.
Wildcat: Which is your favorite sport?
Major: Bmx and basketball are tied
Wildcat: You’ve been on a show lately – tell us about that.
Major: It's called "All-Round Champion" on BYUtv. 10 champions of different sports compete against each other in new sports. It was an amazing experience! I made a bunch of new friends in the crew and the stars. Its an experience I'll never forget!
Wildcat: When did you start riding BMX, and what got you into the sport?
Major: I started racing when I was 4 years old and it was all because of my dad, he noticed that I was a very energetic kid and I also loved riding bikes. One day he took me to a bmx track in Waukegan, Illinois, and I did 50 laps and never wanted to leave and the rest is history. 😂😂
Wildcat: How many bikes do you have?
Major: SSquared BMX race bike, SSquared BMX park bike, SSquared Dirt Jumper and my Wildcat Mini BMX Original 2B Galaxy Gum. I also have my old Championship winning SSquared BMX race bike hanging on my wall. So 5 total right now.
Wildcat: How many hours a week do you train?
Major: Only occasionally, I ride my bike almost every day, but mainly for fun, just to ride.
Wildcat: what’s the best trick you’ve ever done?
Major: either a 720 or backflip
Wildcat: What do you think about your Wildcat Mini BMX?
Major: It's awesome and fun to ride. Its the only mini BMX I would ride! All my friends love it too. Every park I go to all the kids want to try it.
Wildcat: How does your Wildcat Galaxy Gum compare to your full sized BMX?
Major: It's definitely different but its really fun to go and ride when I'm taking a break from the other bike.
Wildcat: What would you love to be doing long term?
Major: Can I be a pro-bmx'r while playing for the Chicago Bulls?
Wildcat: We reckon you can!! You are a very talented lad. Big things ahead for you we think. We are super amped that you love riding your Wildcat and can't wait to see more videos of you getting air on it.
Check out 'The Major BMX on his channels and at the next USA BMX event.
How did Mini BMX start? By now you've probably seen them flying around your local skatepark or BMX track - Wildcat, Fatboy, Rocker, just some of the brands in existence today... so just where did these crazy little bikes come from? We thought it was time to dive a little deeper and pay homage to the real pioneers of Mini BMX, as well as shine a spotlight on Wildcat’s foundation as a true OG in the Mini BMX movement.
Tiny and tough! Super fun! I wish they existed when I was a kid! My little groms and I love it! Here’s a couple pics of myself playing with our new Mini freak. I’m 175 and this thing is as tough as my 20” bike and is a rush to ride! Well done to the wildcat crew for sending this gap in the in the market for young riders and adults alike. Tiny shred!!!
That’s the absolute best Edward. We love seeing dads get in on the action. Thanks for your positive review and so pleased that you and your little groms are diggin it.
Ordered a three-piece crank for my Fatboy so I needed to order the adapter kit as well got the 3-piece crank and no adapter kit send an email and lo and behold received another three-piece crank with no adapter kit still waiting on my adapter kit would love to review the crank but I can't use it yet
We are so sorry for the mix up here Cortney. We have the adapter kit coming your way - and you'll get to keep the second set of cranks. Hope it makes a difference to the Fatboy.