Birth of Big Air: Mark Owen

Hoffman Bikes' Mark Owen was along for each stage of Hoffman's quest for big air.

Updated: June 21, 2010, 10:48 AM ET
By Brian Tunney | ESPN Action Sports

Mark 'Chuck D' Owen began working for Hoffman Bikes in 1992, and through his time with the brand, he has bore witness to the evolution of Hoffman's quest for big air. Starting out as a rider that traded time stickering frames for riding the Hoffman Bikes warehouse ramp, Mark Owen eventually moved into product manufacturing, helping to oversee Hoffman's in-house Oklahoma City production facility. Owen continued on as product designer for Hoffman Bikes, and to this day, oversees the many ...

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