Bio

In 1996, Ricky was named Rookie of the year. Since turning pro, he won a major title every year. Ricky redefined the sport with his approach to training and racing. RC who now is known across the world as the G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) has brought the sport to new levels even off the track, being the great ambassador and person he is has allowed him many opportunities off the bike. His results on two wheels speak for themselves – including and especially his undefeated seasons. In a nutshell, GOAT is a motocross legend, through and through. Period.

These days, he’s been ripping it up on four wheels in the NASCAR Truck Series. Watch for him to progressively make his way up to the top of the podium…and establish himself in yet another motorsports category. In other words, Ricky isn’t just boss on two wheels.

Q & A

  1. What are the events, wins, memories that stand out most throughout your career so far?

    1997 Atlanta SX 125 class was my first sx win., 1997 125cc outdoor championship (rookie year)., 2001 250cc SX supercross championship (first one)., 2002, 2004 outdoor mx championships (both perfect seasons., 2005 250cc sx championship

  2. If there’s one thing that people in the industry would recognize you by, what would that be?

    my toughness and strength on the bike and always wanting to win and being in contention.

  3. Word Association:

    • Fun= family, riding and good times with friends on a boat somewhere with good music • Vision= to be the best you can be at what you do • Friend= low maintenance and fun to be around • Foe= someone jellies or envy • Greenhouse= • Gas= a expensive must that is hard to get around

  4. When did you first start riding/racing? Where/why?

    started riding in 1985 at a sand pit of the side of a highway in Tarpon Springs, FL...I started riding because my cousins did and my father thought maybe I would like it so he got me a motorcycle..

  5. What drives you to be sicker than everyone else?

    I just never wanted to get beat and would work and train harder than anyone else because I wanted to win every race I was in and was willing to do whatever it took to make that happen even at a young age when I started racing.

  6. If you weren’t ripping on the track or dirt, what kind of menial task would you want to do?

    I have no clue because I started racing before I could even think of something else I would wanna do

  7. If you had to date one person who would it be: Pamela Anderson after Tommy Lee, Snookie from Jersey Shore or your mom in the past like Michael J. Fox from Back to the Future?

    haha!!! D.) none of the above

  8. If you had to share a bathroom with one Oakley rider, who would it NOT be and why?

    that's a good question, I have no clue actually...I don't like sharing bathrooms with dudes so no one.

  9. Tell me a funny story about an Oakley rider...(We’ll never tell)

    I only have good ones about the employees, so I won't tell so they can keep their job.

  10. Talent…other than doing no handed pushups:

    I can tear up the microphone.

  11. Your Favorite…(Start with your favorite music artist or something):

    Is having a good time somewhere with family or friends

  12. Oakleys are…

    I go through phases, Eyepatch was my favorite for a lot of years now I'm on a Holbrook kick

  13. Best song to ride to:

    the sound of the bike

  14. First thing you do when you get back from a trip is…

    drop my bags, kiss and hug my wife and two kids.

  15. A lot of riders never get to go to Prom, did you go, who did you take or who would you ask if you could go today?

    I was one of the ones that didn't go but if I could go I would ask my wife to see what she was like back in the high school days.

  16. What is something that you wouldn't normally tell someone about yourself?

    things that freak me out, like reptiles...

  17. Fist pumping? Head Banging? C-Walking? Or Funky Chicken? Which one? Or all of the above?

    Fist pumping for sure

  18. Dream vacation spot:

    my couch or my beach house in Destin, FL.

  19. Would you rather get punched in the gut by Mr. T. or super roundhouse kicked in the face by Chuck Norris?

    Punched by Mr. T

  20. If the most interesting man in the world wanted to take your girlfriend out would you let him?

    yep, because he would get rejected and she would make him feel like a clown.

  21. People would be super surprised if they knew that you…

    are down to earth...we all are the same

  22. What tricks are you working on?

    none, tricks are for kids

  23. You’ve been mistaken for…

    no one that I know of

  24. Food…

    any good restaurant, Flemmings sounds good right now

  25. Taylor Swift or Myley Cyrus? Or if you prefer older, Megan Fox or Diane Keaton?

    Sharon Stone

  26. Last words…

    we are all the same so treat everyone that way...also, always be honest with yourself if you're trying to achieve something you want and it will help you reach you goal...

Ricky Carmichael

RICKYCARMICHAEL

Do it right or don't do it at all….You get out of it what you put in to it…I never wanted to look back and regret that I didn't work hard enough or should have done more to achieve my goal...

Date of Birth:
January 27, 1979
Hometown:
Tallahassee, FL. Everyone who comes here loves it.
Sponsors:
Monster Energy, Fox Racing, Suzuki
Hobbies:
Wakeboarding, cycling, hunting, fishing

Career Highlights

    • Recognized in the sport as the G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) with 144 career victories at the professional level
    • 2006 AMA World Supercross Champion
    • 2006 AMA Supercross Champion
    • 2005 AMA Motocross Champion
    • 2004 Motocross Champion as well as his second perfect season
    • 2003 250 Supercross and Motocross Champion
    • 1st perfect season in MX history (2002 AMA/Chevy Trucks Motocross)
    • 2001 250 Supercross and Motocross Champion
    • Holds the highest win percentage in AMA history for any rider
    • 2000 5th place in the 2001 250 EA Supercross Series
    • 2000 1st place in the 2001 250 EA Motocross Series
    • 2000 Lead Team USA to a win at the Motocross Des Nations
    • 1999 1st place in the 2000 250 Supercross Series
    • 1997 Atlanta SX 125 Class - Fist SX Win
    • 1997 125cc Outdoor Championship (rookie year)