Ronnie Renner

Motocross has shaped and formed my life

Ronnie Renner performs during a sideact at the seventh stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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Hi, my name is Ronnie Renner. My discipline is motocross freestyle. My friends call me Renner. I was born on 10 June 1977 in Florida, USA. My special talent is multi-tasking. My philosophy of life is have good intentions, treat people as you'd like to be treated and follow your heart. My favourite food is BBQ. My favourite music is dubstep and rock.


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.

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.

Now in his 30s, Ronnie is looking forward to the next stage in his storied career: launching the careers of other riders with his “all MX” training facility. But don’t count the Ren Dawg out. Not content to be just the “trick guy”, he’s now pushing the edges of freestyle riding with events like the X Games and the Red Bull X-Fighters.

“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...”

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 1st Place: X Games Austin - Moto X Step Up

      His fifth X Games gold medal

      Austin, Texas, USA

  2. 2013
    1. 1st Place: X Games LA - Moto X Step Up

      Los Angeles, USA

    2. 3rd Place: X Games Munich - Moto X Step Up

      Munich, Germany

    3. 1st Place: X Games Barcelona - Moto X Step Up

      Barcelona, Spain

    4. 2nd Place: X Games - Moto X Step Up

      His fifth X Games silver medal

      Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

  3. 2012
    1. 1st Place: X Games - Sony Moto X Step Up

      Los Angeles, USA

    2. World Record - Highest Sony Moto X Step Up Jump

      Ronnie cleared the 47ft jump at the Sony Moto X Step Up event at the X Games, smashing the previous record of 37ft

      Los Angeles, USA

  4. 2006
    1. 1st Place: FMX Riot 3

      Dubai, UAE