Childhood for Mat Hoffman was a high-flying, hazardous, nonstop search for the next big rush. At age eleven he experimented with his bike on a plywood ramp and discovered his true calling -- BMX freestyle.
By age fourteen, he had earned national notoriety for his skill, passion, and daring on a bike. In the two decades since, his ingenuity and talent have taken him around the world and helped him shatter records while redefining the sport of BMX. His fearlessness has earned him the respect of his peers, and he has the battle scars to prove it -- he's suffered more than fifty broken bones and more concussions than he can remember.
In The Ride of My Life, Hoffman reveals the ups and downs of his own life and the story of the sport he helped define.
Mat Hoffman divides his duties as a father, rider, action figure, and the H.M.F.I.C. of Hoffman Bikes. He continues to develop, promote, and organize BMX stunt riding events around the world. He lives in Oklahoma City with his wife and daughter. He still rides every day.