The year in BMX, 2012

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Mike Tag, 1974-2012

Photograph By Steve Crandall

In mid-April, FBM BMX pro and street-riding influential Mike Tag lost his battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Following intense chemotherapy and an outpouring of support from the BMX world throughout 2011, Tag ultimately succumbed to the disease in Ithaca, N.Y. He was 37. To everyone he touched, he remains an invincible force -- a force that never compromised who he was and faced every challenge with the utmost bravery. A force that stared down triple-kinked handrails with ease. And a force that inspired all of us to be better people. In memoriam, FBM re-released a new version of his signature frame, the Night Train. The first batch sold out within days of its release.