Meet Makieva Hopson
Makieva (The Hulk) Hopson is another one of our professional factory riders hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada. Makieva was first introduced to BMX at the age of 5 when he was invited to a friend’s birthday party at the local Las Vegas track.
The Hulk has had his fair share of wins accumulating multiple District, State, and Gold cup number ones. However, his biggest achievement came from earning the N.A.G 1 plate and National top ten. Makieva received this honor during his first year of racing the stacked 19-27 expert class. Makieva also runs the Whitney Mesa BMX track, partakes in BMX personal training, and manages his very own development team called Impact BMX.
Makieva has been with Supercross for about 2 seasons after we picked him up in 2018. Makieva came to appreciate the family atmosphere and team culture in the factory pit. He also mentions that he loves riding some of the best parts on the market. His Speedline equipped Envy BLK 2 is one of his favorite bikes that he’s ever owned.
Makieva is committed to BMX. One of his favorite aspects of Racing is the lessons that he learns through victories and defeats. BMX has taught him how to set goals and achieve them. He enjoys the accountability that comes with the individualistic sport. Makieva keeps a "no one to blame but yourself" mentality as he cherishes the personal growth required to excel in this sport.
Looking forward, Makieva is hoping to win the Grands as an A-Pro. After that, he seeks to transition into the competitive field of Elite Men racing. Outside of BMX, Makieva loves to work out and partake in athletic activities of all kinds. He’s also a bit of a PS4 enthusiast. Makieva is currently enrolled at UNLV and expects to graduate within the near future. From there Makieva looks to set a course for what he wants to do for a career later on.