2021 Inductee: Off-Road Competitor Category (Mountain Bike, BMX, Cyclocross)
Myles Rockwell is a legendary figure in downhill mountain biking. His professional career began when he was signed by Yeti in 1993, and he would go on to win the prestigious Reebok Eliminator event that same year. Rockwell’s career included victories in the 1995 Kamikaze Downhill and the 1995 Grundig World Cup Downhill event in Kaprun, Austria.
Rockwell’s most significant results included bronze medals at the 1993 World Downhill Championships and 1995 Grundig Downhill World Cup overall competition, and gold medals at the 2000 UCI World Downhill Championships and 2000 Winter X-Games. He remains the last American male to hold the Downhill World Champion title.
Racing as part of the groundbreaking Volvo-Cannondale team, Rockwell was instrumental in the testing and development of many cycling design breakthroughs, including the Cannondale Headshok, early disc brakes by Sachs, and the original SRAM GripShift product. In 1997, Myles and Cannondale developed a revolutionary triple chain, dual-suspension downhill racing machine, named “The Fulcrum”.
Rockwell was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2019. Myles is the president and co-founder of Rockwell Ridewell which inspires youth through the coaching of bike skills and life skills.
• 8 NORBA National DH wins
• 11 World Cup podiums
• Reebok Eliminator 1st place 1993
• Bronze Medal World Championships Metabief France 1993
• Reebok Eliminator 1st place 1995
• Kamikaze 1st place 1995
• God of Gravity 1998
• World Cup Win Kaprun Austria 1995
• 3rd World Cup Overall 1995
• X Games Gold Medalist 2000
• Downhill World Champion Sierra Nevada Spain 2000
• Red Bull Roadrage 1st 2006