Tragically, the athlete lost his life following an ejection from his bike.
The motocross community is mourning the devastating loss of BMX rider Pat Casey, whose untimely death has shaken them to the core.
At the young age of 29, Pat Casey tragically passed away on June 6 following an incident at Slayground Motorcross Park, a renowned freestyle motocross track located in San Diego. While enjoying a ride with his companions, Pat was ejected from his bike, resulting in the devastating loss of BMX rider. The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office has officially announced the heart breaking demise of this accomplished professional BMX rider through a press release.
Based on the findings from the medical examiner’s report, it was determined that Casey had been operating a motocross bike when he experienced a loss of control, resulting in his ejection and subsequent fall. Emergency medical personnel promptly arrived at the location around 2:45 p.m. local time, only to discover Casey without a pulse and not breathing. Despite their efforts to administer advanced cardiac life support in hopes of reviving him, the athlete could not be resuscitated.
In response to the devastating loss of BMX rider, the official USA Cycling organization released a statement on their Instagram platform. The statement paid tribute to Casey, acknowledging him as a devoted husband and father. The organization expressed their heartfelt condolences for his untimely demise.
“We are saddened to hear about the passing of BMX legend Pat Casey. Pat was a member of our inaugural BMX Freestyle National Team in 2018, a multi-time X Games medallist, and made his mark immeasurably on the BMX community. Off the bike, Pat was a dedicated husband and father to his wife, Chase, his son, Reid, and his daughter, Taytum. Our condolences go to his family, friends, and the BMX community.”
In a heartfelt Instagram post, the BMX division of Vans expressed their deep sorrow over the passing of devastating loss of BMX rider. The post featured a collection of poignant photos showcasing the athlete in various moments of his career. Through this tribute, the BMX community within Vans mourned the loss of their fellow rider, reflecting on his remarkable journey and the impact he made on the sport.
“Our hearts are heavy following the news that Pat Casey tragically passed away following a freestyle motocross accident yesterday. Our thoughts are with Pat’s family during this time. Pat was a beloved member of the Vans team since 2010, and his passing brings a world of emotions for all of us at Vans and the BMX community worldwide. Having been such an integral part of this community, there’s endless stories to share about Pat. Please join us in sharing your favourite memory in the comments so that we can all reflect and celebrate him together.”
“Thoughts and prayers for the family. Tomorrow is never promised. Live and love,” Before his unfortunate passing, Casey had shared a post on Instagram on May 25. Among the comments on that post, one user left a comment that would later hold an unforeseen weight following his death. The comment serves as a poignant reminder of the fleeting nature of life and the unexpected turn of events that would soon unfold.
“Rest in peace, thanks for every good vibe shared around the world, BMX mourning, BMX life,” another commented to the post.
In a profile page dedicated to Casey, Van’s celebrated the rider for his groundbreaking contributions to the world of BMX, recognizing him as an “innovator” on a global scale. Notably, Casey held the distinction of being the sole individual to successfully execute a trick known as the “fakie cashroll,” a feat that had never been achieved by anyone else in the sport.
It reads: “Pat’s daily sessions are on a level that few will ever touch. Pat has stacked wins across the world, but you’ll find him most comfortable on his home turf with his family. Especially getting to session with his oldest son (and future beast) Reid.”