Meet Nick Valencia
Nick Valencia is one of our veteran members on the Factory Supercross squad. Nick currently races 36-40 expert with 24 years of BMX racing experience under his belt. He was first introduced to racing through a church youth group at the age of 12. After a few nights at the local track, Nick was hooked and couldn’t stop riding his bike!
Nick has raced a multitude of big events throughout his career. He’s made a world championship final in the ultra-competitive 17-24 men. He also raced the inaugural BMX SX race on the Dew Action Sports Tour. Nick mentions that he’s quite the 5th place specialist when it comes to semi-main events. However, Nick knows how to do more than just go fast and jump in a straight line. He’s participated in multiple professional freestyle events all while having a
blast on his bike.
Nick joined the Factory Supercross team about 3 years ago. He doesn’t think of himself as Factory guy but we don’t see ourselves as just a premiere racing team either. We here at Supercross are family and Nick was a great fit for the team culture. Nick has been a fantastic addition to the team and the feeling is mutual. Nick has also mentioned that he’s very grateful for the people and the work that goes on behind the scenes of the Supercross brand.
Nick wears many hats in addition to being a racer. He’s also the track operator for the Santa Clara Pal BMX track. You can find Nick out there 5-6 days a week running clinics, grooming the course and making the facility as pristine as possible.
For the future, Nick is focused on inspiring the next generation of riders. He also has plans to ride his bike for as long as he can. He is also working to continue to try and make World Championship Mains for his amateur age group year after year.
Outside of BMX racing, Nick loves working on import cars and making home improvements. He’s a fan of working with his hands. Nick works extremely hard and he has his sights set on retiring before 65. It’s a top priority for Nick as he wants to kick back and fly on cruise control before the recommended retiree age.