Podcast – Crit Plate’s Mike Rodrigues

This podcast has been in the works for a few years now with Crit Plate’s Mike Rodrigues.

Mike literally flew into town to do this, and not only did we record a podcast but he also hung out for the day and started to put some ideas together to work together for our teams and grassroots programs for 2024. Mike also donated custom plates for our upcoming 2nd Annual British BMX Hall of Fame with 01 plates for next weekend’s event over in the UK.

We talk all things Crit plates on this Pod from starting in 1980, growing Crit and sponsoring some of the biggest Pros and Teams of the 80s and 90s including Murray, Blue Max, Charles Townsend, Todd Slavik, Eric Rupe, Shelby James and Todd Lyons just to name a few.

Mike talks about Crit’s rivalry with Zeronine, paying riders $2500 for getting a Magazine cover and UGP coming into the plate game.

We talk about Crit plate sponsoring the 1992 NBL Grands until Mike got to the track and saw GT banners everywhere and chasing down Bob Tedesco to find out what was going on.

We talked about his hiatus from BMX to coming back in 2009 and so much more. Check it out.

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