My name is Joey Battaglia. I grew up in Chicago as a pretty rambunctious, hyperactive and athletic kid. I become hooked on BMX at a fairly young age and it’s been my thing for about 20 years. I’m someone who’s brain is always on, and it’s constantly thinking about BMX. It just what keeps me going and is something that’s always been there for me.
To stay patient. Very patient! Don’t aim to make big bucks or to be a superstar. Do it for the fun of it. Because fun is what it’s all about!
Don’t give up on it. Continue doing what it is you’re doing. You’re good at it (BMX Riding) already bc you’re out there doing it already.
I pretty much try to ride different obstacles. I don’t maintain or focus on ramps anymore. I try to ride everything, park, street, dirt and race tracks to keep my stamina up or get my blood flowing.
Though I’m pretty well known in this industry, but I’m not conceited or self-involved in anyway. I’m still the same kid who grew up riding a ramp that my friends and I built outside my apartment.
I’m a huge foodie! I consume proper healthy, vegan foods. I think it helps me as an athlete, of course, but also in a lot of aspects as well.
Anywhere I go, really! But especially when I take my bike to the skatepark, I just feed off of the energy of whoever it is I’m riding with at the time. Those people are my biggest inspirations.