Scot Breithaupt

Scot Breithaupt

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Scot Alexander Breithaupt (b. July 14, 1957 in Long Beach, California) is an entrepreneur, "Old School" former professional Motorcycle MX and Bicycle Motocross racer and a founding father of BMX in 1970 whose prime competitive years were from 1970 to 1984. Indeed, in some ways, he is considered by many to be a founder of "Old School BMX" the era roughly regarded to be from 1969 to 1987 or 1988; from its very beginnings to just after its first major slump in popularity from 1985-1988. Racing started to rise in participation again around 1988-89 and is regarded as the start of "Mid School BMX", roughly 1988-2000.

The Pioneer and Entrepreneur

Scot Breithaupt was one of the pioneers of BMX; perhaps its inventor in terms of giving it its modern infrastructure, after he first organized what was called "pedal-cross" at the time on November 14, 1970 and his establishment of a track in a vacant lot in Long Beach, California. He also founded what could be called BMX's first sanctioning body of any kind, the Bicycle United Motocross Society (B.U.M.S). Breithaupt, who was a teenage MX racer for Yamaha, did set up organizational features around his races very much as the following sanctioning bodies would base theirs; rulebooks, a point system, a skill level structure, a racing season, trophies and promotions of special races that were the prototype for Nationals. He produced the 1st California State Championships in 1972....
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