Josh Clemens

HOMETOWN & CURRENT PLACE OF RESIDENCE

Klamath Falls, Oregon. Currently living in Corona, CA and soon to be living somewhere near the beach with my brother, Broc.

SPONSORS

Volume Bikes, Gonracin BMX

DID YOUR DAD WHO RUNS GONRACIN (BMX SHOP) IN OREGON INITIALLY GET YOU INTO BMX

My dad has been my biggest influence on me riding. I grew up watching him rid,e so naturally as a little kid I wanted to be just like my dad. When my dad opened the shop in 2009, it just made bmx an even bigger part of our lives and was pretty surreal to have access to pretty much any parts or anything I needed for my bike.

DID YOUR DAD RIDE BACK IN THE DAY TOO

Yes! My dad killed it back in the day and still shreds. I love watching old VHS tapes and going through old photo albums of him and his friends riding flatland and their backyard ramp.

GOOD AND BAD THINGS ABOUT KLAMATH FALLS (WHERE JOSH GREW UP)

Klamath Falls is a nice little town.  The downside to growing up there is just the lack of stuff to ride and things to do in general. I really can’t complain because I would have not have chosen to grow up anywhere else. We have ( in my opinion) the best skatepark ever. I learned basically everything there and I’m glad I grew up riding a gnarly skatepark with big bowls and transitions rather than a foot tall ledge, haha. I feel like it helped my riding so much and I still have those skatepark and bowl roots.  I always look forward to going back home and riding the park.

WHO WERE SOME OTHER GUYS THAT GOT YOU INTO BMX

I grew up riding with and looking up to lots of older guys in my hometown and now they are still my really great friends today, I have too many to mention but they know who they are.

I KNOW YOU AND YOUR DAD ARE BIG METAL HEADS, WHAT GETS YOU STOKED TO RIDE

Haha metal heads! Yeah my dad basically raised me on Iron Maiden and Metallica. That’s literally the first music I remember hearing every time I was around my dad. Mostly any old school rock or hair metal gets me stoked to ride. It just makes me wanna head bang and ride my bike. Thank you for the good music genes dad! Haha

WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES RIDE

I honestly don’t really do much besides ride my bike, but I do enjoy just hanging out at home, going to the beach and hanging out with my friends. I’m really into music and used to play the drums quite often. Unfortunately I don’t have a drum set anymore but one day I’m gonna get a new one. I also have a camera that I mess around with sometimes. I love filming and editing too.

WHO DO YOU RIDE WITH ON THE REGULAR

I ride basically everyday or close to everyday with Broc, and my good friend Ricky. I’ve also been starting to ride and film with Mike and some more of the Volume dudes lately and that’s been awesome!

IF YOU WERE GIVEN A MILLION DOLLARS TOMORROW, WHAT WOULD YOU DO

If I were given a million dollars I would give a large chunk of that to my family for the endless amount of support and help they have given me my whole life, and still do to this day. I would also take all my friends on a road trip so they can see the world and experience some of the things that they might not ever be able to.  I would really just try to help as many people as possible and give to those who are less fortunate.

FOLLOW JOSH ON THE FOLLOWING

FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM: @JOSHCLEMENS