Athlete Sport cyclist

Michael Chacon

Quick Facts

IntroAmerican racing cyclist
Is Athlete
Sport cyclist
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gendermale
Birth3 July 1992
Age28 years
Star signCancer

Biography

Michael Chacon (born July 3, 1992) is a Mexican-American professional fixed-gear bicycle rider. He is ranked among the top fixed freestyle riders in the world. Chacon started riding fixed gear bikes in his hometown of Culver City, CA in 2009. Before turning professional, Chacon picked up a local following performing freestyle tricks along the boardwalk of Venice Beach, CA. Since his pro debut in February 2010, he has won and placed in fixed gear competitions across the globe.

Career Highlights

  • In 2015, Chacon appeared in various commercials featuring his fixed gear freestyle skills, including commercials for Google and the Apple Watch.
  • In April 2015, Chacon released a new video showcasing his fixed gear freestyle trick riding.
  • In February 2015, MICHAEL CHACON X UNDEFEATED X LEADER BIKES released their second custom one-of-a-kind bike collaboration.
  • In May 2014, Michael Chacon was featured in a VANS X LEADER BIKES promotion for release in JAPAN and worldwide on the web.
  • In May 2013, Michael Chacon revealed two MICHAEL CHACON X UNDEFEATED X LEADER BIKES one-of-a-kind collaboration bikes—one a Leader track bike and one a Leader Hurricane freestyle bike. Chacon rode the Leader Hurricane at the 2013 Red Bull Ride + Style competition in San Francisco, California.
  • In May 2013, Chacon was invited to Tecate, Baja California by Tecate Fixed to put on a demonstration of Fixed Gear Freestyle Trick Riding.
  • In April 2013, Chacon was selected by Red Bull to be one of a handful of Fixed Gear Freestyle Trick Riders from around the world (including the U.S., Japan, Portugal and France) to participate in Red Bull’s Third Annual Ride + Style competition in San Francisco, California.
  • On February 6, 2013, Chacon was selected by Nike Sportswear to be a part of their KEEP IT COMING Campaign for the Nike AF1 shoes.
  • On June 18, 2012, Chacon was invited to travel to Japan and compete in Tokushuma’s Fixed Gear Event “Shiokaze” by Leader Bikes and Brotures Bike Shop.
  • In May 2012, Chacon was selected for the second year in a row by Red Bull to be one of few Fixed Gear Freestyle Trick Riders worldwide to participate in Red Bull’s Second Annual Ride + Style competition in San Francisco, California.
  • On March 27, 2012, Michael was invited to participate on a TV show in Rome, Italy to attempt to break the Guinness World Record on his Fixed Gear Bike for the most jumps on a bike with a jump rope in 60 seconds.
  • In November 2011, Chacon’s Signature Leader Bike “The Hurricane” was featured at the Ford Booth at the SEMA Auto show on a Ford Focus built by the ID Agency.
  • On July 17, 2011, Undefeated welcomed Chacon as its newest team member.
  • In July 2011, Chacon was featured in a video shot by photographer and director Estevan Oriol.
  • In June 2011, Chacon was invited by Rocket Company to do a demo and compete in Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • In May 2011, Chacon was tapped by Nike Sportswear for its Nike Destroyer Jacket campaign and named “More Than a Gamechanger.”
  • In May 2011, Chacon was selected by Red Bull to be one of 24 Fixed Gear Freestyle Trick Riders worldwide to participate in Red Bull’s First Annual Ride + Style in San Francisco, California.
  • In March 2011, Chacon was invited to tour Europe and participate in the Trick Trick Boom competition in Paris, France and the West Jam Fixed Competition in Lisbon, Portugal.
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  • http://mikeonabike.com/2013/05/12/mc-x-undefeated-x-leader-bikes/
  • http://mikeonabike.com/2013/05/01/tecate-madness-4272013-by-theawarewolfs/
  • http://www.redbull.com/us/en/bike/events/1331586757735/red-bull-ride-n-style
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJk09fmBcE4
  • http://www.leaderbikeusa.com/?p=1816
  • http://www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satellite/en_US/Article/ride-n-style-returns-san-francisco-021243197189861
  • http://car-tube.com/watch_video.php?v=94eb2b5c189e0d6
  • http://vimeo.com/26405661
  • http://vimeo.com/25129316
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVIMGvzb7aA
  • http://www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satellite/en_US/Red-Bull-Ride/001242989113783
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d3WFGxbRJs

In July 2011, it was announced that Michael Chacon’s logo would be designed by Los Angeles based tattoo and graffiti artist Mister Cartoon.

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