Ravil Nasirov

Everyone has their own way – my way is BMX

Ravil Nassyrov performs a tailwhip at Mega banks in Almaty, Kazakhstan on October 25th 2013
© Maxim Shatrov/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Ravil Nasirov. My discipline is BMX. My friends call me Rijyi. I was born on 23 October 1993 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. My special talent is snowboarding. My philosophy of life is if you're going to do something, do it well. My favourite food is manti, shashlik. My favourite music is rap, hip-hop, Russian rap.


Ravil 'Rijyi’ Nasirov was born and brought up in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city. He describes his first real passion as his bike, when at 10 years old, he was inspired by the local guys riding and performing tricks.

The surrounding hills and mountains of Almaty provided the perfect practice spots for downhill riding, and after buying a bike, Rijyi quickly picked up the skills and speed to take him into competitions.

His first major victory was a second place finish in Bishkek, a race that took place across the border in Kyrgyzstan. But his exposure to the riding and competition brought the young rider into the realms of the BMX scene, a sport that truly grabbed his attention. Before long, he was hooked.

"BMX became for me not just a fad, but a way of life – my lifestyle,“ he says. Rijyi began waking up at four in the morning just to ride and practise new tricks. He felt like he was living a dream, something he says is the only way to achieve good results. And it wasn’t long before he was not only entering himself into BMX competitions, but immersing himself in the scene to promote and develop BMX as a leading sport in Kazakhstan.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2012
    1. 1st Place: Snickers Urbania - BMX

      Almaty, Kazakhstan

  2. 2012
    1. 2nd Place: Red Bull Street Hero

      Almaty, Kazakhstan

  3. 2011
    1. 1st Place: Game of Bike

      Almaty, Kazakhstan

  4. 2010
    1. 2nd Place: Snickers Urbania - BMX

      Almaty, Kazakhstan

    2. 4th Place: MEGA Skatepark

      Almaty, Kazakhstan