Patriot Bicycles Inc.
7441 Madison Ave.
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Bicycle Moto Cross—or BMX as it is more commonly known—had its start in the late 60’s and early 70’s. During this time, young boys around the globe were dreaming of a motorcycle they could ride in the dirt.
The sturdy Schwinn Stingray was a favorite of the time as it could easily be modified. Some very observant dads, as well as budding entrepreneurs, decided to build a specific frame for BMX riding. With this, the sport was born and kids were flocking to their local dirt lots all around the country.
BMX racing was mostly a 20″ wheel sport, even though 26″ and 24″ bikes were used as well. In the late 70’s, riding consisted of mostly dirt riding with a bit of street time thrown into the mix. Some riders found the excitement of the streets most enjoyable and began inventing creative and risky new stunts. Soon a sport of ‘freestyle’ BMX was born. Ramps and trick riding were making a name in the BMX world, and by the 80’s, competitions and skate park riding became a very exciting spectator event.
After all these years and changes, BMX has proven it is here to stay. This was most recently proven when BMX became a headliner for the “X” Games with dirt jumping and freestyle, and an Olympic sport for racing. Millions of viewers and enthusiasts watch these events worldwide.
The world of BMX has a unique appeal and has spanned decades as it has evolved and created a culture of its own. Today, bikes, frames, and memorabilia are sought after by collectors and lovers of the sport worldwide. We have dedicated Patriot Bicycles to be a local archive and showcase of this BMX collector culture. We have over 65 vintage BMX frames and parts and over 20 complete bikes. Stop by and take a walk through time as you embrace the BMX world of the 70s, 80s, and beyond!!