So many will say more significant things about the man than I ever could, so I’ll keep this short and simple. Rest in peace, Mike Tag. Your DIY spirit was the exact embodiment of what BMX meant to me and gave me the drive to move past the boundaries of my hometown to find where my bike could steer my life. Thanks Mike. Hope to one day meet you on the other side.

Edit: There’s been a lot of words said about Mike online, so here’s a few of the best from those that were closest to him…

The Hardest Day – By Steve Crandall

1201 – The Back of the Neck – By Steve Crandall

Mike Tag’s Obituary in the Ithaca Legacy (be sure to click the Guest Book comments)

And, one from Leland Thurman’s Facebook page…