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Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Updated: June 14, 5:05 PM ET
The New Breed of Greenville


Left to right: Dan Foley, Darren Bouldin, Kelly Bolton, Chris Hughes, Craig Mast.

In 1994, Dave Mirra moved from Chittenango, New York to Greenville, North Carolina. Prompted by the arrival of an outdoor skatepark and the promise of warmer weather, Mirra made Greenville his home, and along with a tight knit group of locals, the scene began to grow. A few years later, professional BMXers from across the country began migrating to Greenville, and the BMX world took notice. Greenville was dubbed "Pro Town USA," and the small NC town began raking up pro BMX residents by the dozen. To date, Greenville, North Carolina has been home to 34 pro BMXers, and the wave of transplanted BMX pros continues to flow. 16 years after Mirra's arrival, the latest wave of Greenville residents is making moves on the BMX scene, including Dan Foley, Darren Bouldin, Kelly Bolton, Chris Hughes and Craig Mast. Welcome to The New Breed of Greenville.

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Photos by Tyler Northrup.