Shadow Rider and Banned BMX co-founder Ricky Bates was tragically killed in a car accident 2 years ago in Arizona. His father Rick Bates was devastated but with the support of his wife he wanted Ricky’s memory and his love of BMX to help others. He started Ricky Bates BMX Banned Together, a bike safety program that raises funds for bike helmets and distributes them to school district’s in need. He goes out to schools and speaks about bike safety and gives out free helmets. Bates also sends one child a year to BMX camp, usually through an essay contest he holds. To donate to Ricky Bates BMX Banned Together click on the photo below!