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BMX Racing
Olympic Team - BMX Racing
Worlds Team - BMX Racing

Payton Ridenour

Elite Women's National Team Member, Tokyo 2020 Olympian, Pump Track World Champion

D.O.B May 29, 2002
Hometown Pottstown, Pennsylvania
School Montgomery County Community College
Residence Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Pro Teams Mongoose Bicycles

Meet the Athlete

Payton "P-Nut" Ridenour is a 19-year-old BMX racer from Pottstown, Pennsylvania. She started BMX with her dad when she was five years old and has loved racing ever since. During her amateur career, she won seven national age group (N.A.G.) titles, as well as the National #1 Amateur Girl title in 2018. In 2019 she won the coveted rainbow stripes at the UCI Red Bull Pump Track World Championship in Bern, Switzerland. Whilst moving up to the pro ranks in 2021, Ridenour earned her first world cup podium in Bogota, Colombia which secured her ticket to the Olympic Games in Tokyo later that summer. In addition to her racing accomplishments, Ridenour is also the author of a children's alphabet book titled A to Z: BMX Style. She is very hardworking and determined and hopes that these qualities will help her achieve her career and educational goals.

What is your favorite movie and why?

My favorite movie is definitely White Chicks. No explanation needed; it is pure comedic gold, haha.

My favorite movie is definitely White Chicks. No explanation needed; it is pure comedic gold, haha.

What is your favorite piece of advice to live by?

One piece of advice I like to live by is that there are always opportunities to be better than I was yesterday. Every day I use my experiences to learn how I can be a better version of myself and help others along the way.

One piece of advice I like to live by is that there are always opportunities to be better than I was yesterday. Every day I use my experiences to learn how I can be a better version of myself and help others along the way.

Growing up, how did youth sports, cycling or others, impact who you are today?

Growing up, I have always looked up to the other professional athletes in BMX. I wanted to be just like them one day, and now to be in that position is a dream come true. I hope that I can fill their shoes and be that same role model to inspire kids in the sport. I want to be someone that is not only remembered for their accomplishments, but also who they are as a person.

Growing up, I have always looked up to the other professional athletes in BMX. I wanted to be just like them one day, and now to be in that position is a dream come true. I hope that I can fill their shoes and be that same role model to inspire kids in the sport. I want to be someone that is not only remembered for their accomplishments, but also who they are as a person.

Points of Interest

Payton Ridenour POI 1

2nd place finish at the UCI World Cup in Bogota, Colombia

Competing at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Payton Ridenour POI 2
Payton Ridenour POI 3

2019 UCI Red Bull Pump Track World Champion

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