In 2002, Mike Metzger -- the FMX legend known as the "Godfather of FMX" -- became the first rider to successfully land a backflip on a dirt bike in X Games competition.
Mike Metzger became known as "The Godfather of FMX" for taking dirtbike jumping to unheard of heights. Here's a 2002 lookback at his career.
Dane Herron's FMX course designs, such as the Red Bull X-Fighters Glen Helen, are so special because "freeriding is in my blood"
Inside MOB Syndicate Tattoo Art Co. shop in Lake Elsinore
Take a tour of FMX "Godfather" Mike Metzger's MOB Syndicate Tattoo Art Co.in Lake Elsinore, Calif.
Athlete Recovery Fund offers Medjet memberships
Flem File has the balls to write about testicle injuries.
Robbie Maddison explains why he pulled out of X Games 17.
ESPN's Tes Sewell analyzes the injury-plauged 2011 FMX season.
Mike Metzger released from hospital after X Games 17 training injury, will not compete
Metzger breaks vertebrae in back and neck, injures both collarbones, lacerates kidney training for X17.
The Godfather of FMX is on the mend in a Slovakian hospital after crash.
Sullen and Red Cross host Tsunami benefit ride day at Pala Raceway
Mike Metzger switches to a KTM350 four-stroke and preps for X Games.
Mike Metzger gets a taste of Italy ... Belluno, Italy to be specific.
Photog Ricky Monti follows Metzger around as he gets a taste of Italy.