It's Rad

After all these years, the 1986 cult BMX film "Rad" is finally available on DVD. As campy as it might be, this film helped usher in the sport we love. These days, thanks to the re-release of "Rad," projects like Freestylin's Generation F Book and the emergence of BMX swap meets, old-school BMX has officially arrived. Iconic pros from the '80s have returned to the sport, and even Bill Allen, the actor who played the protagonist Cru Jones in "Rad," made an appearance at last year's Interbike trade show. This pushes generational respect among the different breeds of young BMXers and showcases an enigmatic history that any rider can be proud of.  (Photo: Brian Barnhart)