Meet Tim Dinger
“Who is Tim Dinger? “That is a tough question to answer. I am just your average guy from the Midwest that loves BMX.” – Dinger.
Dinger is a long-time friend of the Supercross brand and an advocate for all disciplines of cycling. From BMX, Mountain bikes, Road bikes, and everything in between, He does it all! Dinger started racing BMX at the age of 16. After his first Novice race at The HILL in Elgin, IL, he became fascinated with the sport's speed and competitive nature. Before BMX, Tim was a full-fledge skater with three half pipes in his back yard. However, after his first few BMX races, he tore down the half pipes and built a local racetrack for his local community. These trails would be named "butter" trails as they were all about how smooth you could flow through the sections.
After a few years, Dinger found himself traveling to every race he could with his new team IDC. This would also become his first opportunity at riding a Supercross Frame – the SX UL. Dinger would later turn A-pro, and after several years in the class, he would transition into racing Vet Pro. Currently, Dinger resides in the Netherlands of all places, where he spends most of his time ripping through local trails and racing road bikes.
Some of Dinger's highlights in BMX include World #2 in 2007 & 2008, World #4 in 2009, and winning the NBL Grands while throwing a sick x-up into turn 2. More importantly than race results, Dinger takes great pride in coaching local kids to become better riders. If you ask him what the best part of his journey was with BMX, he will tell you endless stories and memories that he has had over the years. From epic road trips, races in the rain/mud, commentating for videos, random trails sessions, and countless jokes.
Dinger was officially welcomed into the factory ranks in 2013 after riding a Supercross for a few years on IDC. He has always been a fan of the products and chatted with our owner, Bill Ryan, which eventually lead to a mutual partnership. Dinger loves being a part of the SX family and carrying the Supercross flag as he states,
"I get to ride the sickest bikes out there!!! Supercross is constantly innovating, coming out with new products that I get to test. Being able to test out parts and frames before they come out is great, so we can always push improvement with rider inputs. It's one of the reasons why SX has constantly evolved and has been doing it for 30 Years! Not many brands can say that if any?"
Even though Dinger lives in the Netherlands, he continues to ride as much as possible with BMX and road racing (testing new SX road bike – shhh top secret). He has set his sights to work within the industry one day and maybe even start his own brand someday. Until then, he will carry the Supercross flag internationally and will be cracking jokes and having fun along the way.