Philadelphia teenager Kevin Pritchett Greene honored for national BMX bike race wins

A mentorship program in 2021 at Union Square Shoes allowed him to compete in USA BMX races both locally and nationally.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Kevin Pritchett Greene has been learning to ride BMX since 2014 at the age of 12.

The Wynnefield teen started out volunteering at the Philly Pump track.

"I just seen it for the first time and ever since then, it's been a part of my life," he said.

Some of his tasks included building ramps and shoveling dirt and soon Kevin became a regular at the pump track, developing a passion for riding and the sport.

He took part in a mentorship program in 2021 at Union Square Shoes, which allowed him to compete in USA BMX races both locally and nationally.

With about a dozen races under his belt so far, he has ten wins, including four first place wins. One of his most recent first place wins was in Tulsa at the USA BMX Grand National.

"Once you just go out there and do your best and just try and go out there, it just feels good" he said.

Kevin was honored locally for all his accomplishments in the BMX sport by receiving a citation from Council Member Curtis Jones.

"He got first place by ten bike lengths at USA BMX, the largest BMX race in the country," said Jimmy Mac McNeal, CEO of Union Square Shoes.

Kevin and his family are excited about his journey and accomplishments so far, as well as his future goals.

"The best I cant do is just try, however far it takes me. I just know I got to keep pushing forward," he said.
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