Off-Road cyclist Gary Ellis was inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in Davis, Calif. on Saturday.
Here’s a portion of the press release from the hall of fame:
Gary Ellis, who began racing at age 11 and turned pro six years later. He was the first amateur to win as an expert at the Grandnational Championships and soon after became the “A” professional Grandnational Champion. Gary is a four-time BMX Plus! “Racer of the Year,” and a four-time International Bicycle Motorcross Federation Pro World Champion. He is also a 1998 ABA Hall of Fame inductee. After retiring from BMX in 1998 Ellis became the team manager of the Nirve BMX team.