Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, X Games Dirt Gold medalist Kevin Peraza is a rare hybrid of street, dirt and ramp riding wrapped up in one giant smile on wheels. One of the young rising pro’s on the circuit, Kevin has played tourist worldwide, while traveling the to the far reaches of earth in search of the elusive hand rail, dirt jump, transition or even a curb-cut to blast. His riding style, and skill is only matched by his attitude, which is always on point. Kevin Peraza is a real life Vans BMX action figure.
WHAT SHOE DO YOU RIDE?
Lindero 2 or Crockett Pro
WHAT SHOE DO YOU CHILL IN?
WHAT’S YOUR BIKE SET-UP?
Mongoose frame with Demolition parts, full gyro brakes, pegs right side!
WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?
China is an amazing place and probably the best trip, full of adventures! I had an awesome time with all the dudes out there. Such a wild experience!
WHAT IS THE BEST STORY YOU’VE EVER HEARD OR BEEN TOLD?
Any story by catfish or my dad in general! I have so many so I can't think of one!
FAVORITE VANS RIDER?
Ryan Guettler and Gary Young for sure!
WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?
I wish I could do proper 720s and not be scared of them, but I'll work on them. Haha.
WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?
I snapped a pair of handlebars and it cut my upper arm open and had to get 17 stiches. It was wild!
WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF BMX?
I like drawing, and i'm really into music. I played the drums and jazz band all middle school and some high school, but I enjoyed doing a lot of things now a days. Anything that's chill I guess.
LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ OR MAGAZINE YOU LOOKED AT?
Dennis Enarson's Dig Magazine Interview! He's one of my heroes I can now call a good friend.
FIVE SONGS THAT HAVE TO BE ON A PLAYLIST?
Shabba - ASAP FERG
Im Leanin - Meek Mill
War Ready - Rick Ross
Welcome to Jamrock - Damian Marley
Dreams & Nightmares - Meek Mill
FIVE ESSENTIALS FOR ANY ROAD TRIP?
Bike, helmet, iPhone, passport, wallet.