Back to school with Brian Foster
Brian Foster head back to school
Veteran Fit Bike Co. pro and multiple X Games gold medalist Brian Foster, seen here at an EXPN Invitational in 2002, has had a long and celebrated career as a BMX race professional and later on, as an accomplished street, park and trails rider. Foster, now 42, still rides at a pro level, but he's added more onto his plate, including his latest chapter, going back to school to become a physical therapist.
"I started going back to school two years ago to be a Physical Therapist to help all the people that like to push the envelope of what the body is capable of and sometimes get broke off. After trudging through chemistry, english and calculus, I'm finally getting into the good stuff: anatomy," says Foster.
Van Dore Invitational
Earlier this summer, Foster competed in the Van Doren Invitational in Huntington Beach, Calif. Foster finished in fifth place and also won the best trick award. "This contest was a breath of fresh air for BMX," said Foster.
Foster getting stylish in the Van Doren Invitational bowl.
Red Bull Dreamline
After competing at the Van Doren Invitaional, Foster was invited to judge the Red Bull Dreamline BMX dirt competition in New Mexico, where he experienced a return to the starting gate. "It's hard for me to comprehend that I used to do this every weekend," said Foster regarding gate starts.
Classic Brian Foster 360 tabletop in Chicago, Ill. at Red Bull Stomping Ground in 2010. This trick is part of the reason Foster won his first X Games gold medal in 1997.
Another classic Foster 360 tabletop, this one comes from the Red Bull Elevation contest series in Whistler, B.C. in 2007.
Although school is now in session, Foster retains sponsorships with Fit Bike Co., Fox and his latest hook up, Merritt BMX. Foster's new signature handlebars from Merritt are in stores now.