Ronnie Renner likes his airtime. A veteran of the motocross circuit, he's also a superstar of the freestyle world with the press coverage to prove it. But it's the view from above that really gets Ronnie flying high; he continues to reset the bar and our expectations for what is possible once a dirt bike leaves the ground. First and foremost though is his two little studs, Nate Racer and Joshua Rider Renner. They are his reason for being.
He set a world record in 2007 for step-up, launching 35 feet 6 inches to best a record that had stood for many years. In 2008, he was at it again. This time, he soared nearly six stories--59 feet 2 inches--off a quarterpipe, setting another world record.
Ronnie is looking forward to the next stage in his storied career: launching the careers of other riders with his "1onWon: all MX" training facility. But don't count the RenDawg out. Not content to be the "trick guy," he's looking to push the edges of freestyle riding with events like the X Games and the Red Bull X-Fighters. When asked why he is so into the step-up comps he replied, "I'm passionate about it because it's not about the judges; it's more about bike skills," he says. "It's dangerous, so nobody wants to do it, and it's a very gratifying feeling to win it."
At the end of the day though, it is Freeriding that fuels Ronnie's fire for riding. Being regarded as one of the best natural terrain riders has motivated him to begin "Ride Out", a Freeride Adventure Tour company that allows him to bring groups from around the world into the desert with him. Between all of this riding and family, he still finds time to go get all busted up with his friends on Nitro Circus shoots.