World-Renowned Pros Put On Show At Mountain Biking Summit

ROGERS (KFSM) -- The International Mountain Biking Association World Summit brought in several world-renowned pros for a show Friday (Nov. 11) at the Railyard Bike Park in Rogers.

The crowd watched three professional trials riders, Ryan Leech, Hans Rey and Danny McAskill, launch their bikes across picnic tables, ramps, and a massive trailer.

Seth Carroll of Fort Smith said he drove up to Rogers with his mom to see McAskill, his favorite rider.

"Danny has just been one of my riding heroes," he said. "He’s the one who got me into [biking], so I’m just really excited to see him do his trials run," he said before the demo got underway.

Carroll said he was really excited when he found out the summit was going to be held in Northwest Arkansas.

"I think if anybody wants to get into this, mountain biking of any kind, it’s just great. It’s a great community, a great place to get into,” he said.

Teagun Wells also looks up to MaAskill and hopes to ride like him someday.

“Instead of a bedtime story I would always watch him," he said. "It’s just amazing to get to meet him, I really loved it, it’s just so cool."

Wells said the pro even signed his helmet and said the best part of the show was his most daring move.

"When he dropped off of the trailer that was pretty amazing to see in person. He’s done that in a lot of videos but that was amazing to see,” he said.

The Summit wraps up on Saturday.