Cycling is a passion that I translated into a career, I am one of the lucky people that truly gets to do what I love for a job. Life is about taking chances and having adventures.
Inductee of the Mountain bike Hall of Fame
Pioneer of Freeride Mountain biking and Mountain Bike Slope-style
Professional Free-Skier featured in MSP Films and Warren Miller Films
1993 Canadian BMX Champion, Pro Class
Legendary Film Producer Derek Westerlund in 2004:
"It seems like in every modern sport there is an icon. In the last decade we
have witnessed the birth of the multi-sport athlete. In Extreme sports, with such high elements of skill, dexterity and risk, few
have bridged a multi sport career in such a high level as Richie Schley.
Richie spawned a whole movement in freeride mountain biking and sets the standard for ski career longevity. In such intense, youth driven sports to last more than a few years at the top is rare. To have the charisma, determination and drive to stay on top is what creates a true pro.
I don't think the world will ever get tired of good style. Richie has always brought that to the forefront of his image. He makes it look easy and that is damn hard to do.
Richie is a true pro and continues to be the standard by which all others are measured.
Whether you are eating his dust or following in his tracks you know you are in the company of excellence.
A true professional, living legend and all around good guy."