Gabe Brooks, one of the most talented BMX riders of his generation, grew up in one of its toughest hoods, South Central Los Angeles. “I started gang banging when I was 11 years old and I fired my first pistol that same year,” he said in an interview. “I witnessed so much shit happen; murders, stabbing, gang beatings, drugs, and what sticks with me until this day—which is hustling.”
He ended up in jail, but after kept riding BMX, eventually ditching the gang life altogether and today he fires out gaps and rails instead. A pro BMXer with an outlaw background and inspirational story.